Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.
Yes folks, next week on Coronation Street, finally, we’ll discover exactly how evil businessman Tony ‘JR’ Gordon snuffs out Liam Connor. The ‘murder week’ hits our screens this coming Monday and three different killings have been filmed to keep the storyline secret. All five episodes next week will cover one 24-hour period.
Apparently Gray O’Brien, who plays Coronation Street’s Tony ‘JR’ Gordon, said that he’s bracing himself for heckles after his character murders heart-throb Liam in a ’24-style’ climax. Speaking at a press conference in London, he said: "It was hard work. Very draining. It was a long shoot – we normally do 10 days, we shot it in 19. So there was a lot of night shoots."
So the question we’re all dying to have answered is: how will Liam Connor meet his death? What we do know is that three alternative endings have been filmed. Want to know what they are? Well, in the first alternative ending, Tony ‘JR’ Gordon uses his paint-ball outing stag do to kill Liam. Old ‘JR’ Gordon then pulls out a real gun and shoots him. Now, I don’t know about you but I reckon that this ending would leave the finger of suspicion pointing directly at Tony ‘JR’ Gordon, so I’m ruling it out.
In the second ending, Liam is mown down in the street by a ‘hit-and-run’ driver and left to die in Tony’s arms. The third alternative sees Tony ‘JR’ Gordon push Liam over the balcony at one of his luxury flats….nope. Not buying this ending either.
I’m not one for gambling but if I were, my money would be on the second alternative ending. Why? Well, it just makes more sense that dastardly Tony ‘JR’ Gordon would do everything in his power not to implicate himself in the murder. Yeah, he’s an evil so-and-so but give the man credit for not being stupid (unlike an ex American Football player with a similar surname to Homer and Bart who shall remain nameless). The idea of Liam Connor dying in Tony’s arms after being killed by a hit-and-run driver is just the kind of perfectly executed crime we’d expect from a scheming villain like Tony ‘JR’ Gordon. I can’t wait to see him get his comeuppance; let’s just hope that his ending will be one fitting for a soap villain of his stature.
A note to any Coronation Street script writers: I’ve written enough alternative endings for Tony ‘JR’ Gordon to fill the encyclopedia Britannica, so if you’re short of ideas, give us a call. But for now it’s goodbye to Mr Liam ‘hunk’ Connor. Whatever you do guys, don’t miss Coronation Street next week.
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