Coronation Street airs worrying scenes next week, as Gary Windass is attacked as he continues to hide his secret job from girlfriend Sarah Platt.
Gary was forced to work for loan shark Rick Neelan, after owing him a lot of money.
After being told to con the elderly out of their money on their own doorsteps, Rick soon had a new job for him.
This week sees Gary told to become a debt collector for him after failing to bring him any new loan clients.
Amid his concern for Cathy’s nephew Alex who took a loan out with Rick recently, he struggles to keep his secret life from Sarah.
Next week, he’s in much bigger trouble though as events take a darker turn.
Gary is exposed but promises Sarah that he has paid off all his debts.
It’s not long though until she finds out Rick is the loan shark, with him having visited her at her house just weeks earlier.
Stunned that he would allow such a dangerous man in her home with her children around, she’s not sure she can forgive him.
But Gary’s later beaten up, with Seb Franklin finding him battered and bruised in the Builder’s Yard.
Gary tells him his van and tools have been stolen, but what is he hiding?
It’s not yet known who attacks Gary or if Rick is definitely behind it, but viewers will no doubt believe this to be the case.