Max Turner, the troublemaker on Coronation Street, has demonstrated he has a rebellious streak, but after a spat with Amy Barlow on Friday’s hour-long episode of the ITV soap, he could be Weatherfield’s next serial killer.
Max (Paddy Bever) has been at the center of a lot of turmoil on Coronation Street in the last six months, and it doesn’t appear that things are going to get any better for him. He was subjected to a barrage of criticism from Amy (Elle Mulvaney) in the most recent episode of the ITV soap after her best friend Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) was upskirted. However, the Barlow girl should be cautious, as Max’s rage could lead to her death in future episodes if the two have another fight.
Amy and Summer began Friday’s episode by studying for their examinations, but Summer was concerned because she had a diabetes appointment later in the day.
She met her closest friend outside the hospital after the consultation, where Amy had waited as a show of support.
They ran with old drug dealer Jacob Hay (Jack Ryan) as they were about to return to the cobbles, which started a conversation with Asha Alahan (Tanisha Gorey) in Victoria Gardens.
Amy, on the other hand, noticed Max leering close on his phone, and when she questioned him, she discovered a number of photographs on the device.
They were upskirting images of Summer, which upset her greatly because her privacy had been violated.
Because Max had the photos, Amy leaped to conclusions and assumed it was he who had taken the photos hidden beneath Summer’s clothes.
Even though he denied any guilt, he and Amy got into an argument in the second half of the episode.
“Well, you must know who delivered it,” Tracy Barlow’s (Kate Ford) daughter observed outside the har salon as she confronted Max.
“There are about ten of these per day. It isn’t all that deep, “He retaliated as the schoolgirl realized the upskirting was a major issue on the cobblestones.
“It’s that deep,” she explained, “and looking at it is just as awful as posting, forwarding, or shooting the photo in the first place.”
“Well, that’s like saying that watching a murder film is the same as killing someone,” Max countered as he attempted to defend himself.
“So, do you tell your pals how awful it is?” Amy inquired. However, the adolescent boy appeared to have a response prepared for her.
“Look, I erased it right away, and they aren’t my friends,” he explained, but Amy countered, “If you go along with it and don’t say anything, you’re complicit.”
“You’re a coward,” she said, and Max made it plain he didn’t appreciate it when he jumped up from his bench and told his neighbor to “back off.”
“I don’t take images like that,” the youngster defended himself once more, though Amy’s rage continued to boil.
“Imagine being a girl and having a photo taken of you like that,” she speculated, to which Max replied, “I’d get over it.”
The youngster said, “I’m going to put an end to this and I’m going to call you out, every single one of you.”
“Whoever took that photo should be suspended, and everyone who looked at it should be punished,” Amy said, prompting the adolescent boy to tell her that she had looked at it as well, implying that she would be penalized.
“[Summer] is a nervous wreck as it is,” Tracy’s daughter retorted. Do you believe she requires this in addition to everything else?
“This makes me ill, and it makes you sick,” she stated as she walked away from Max, leaving him to ponder the situation.
Although this was an essential discussion on the social issue of upskirting and the life-altering consequences for the victims, it could have also hinted at Max’s future on the show.
With the young schoolboy quickly maturing into a man, his physical appearance may take on a malevolent slant.
Amy may be the first inhabitant he kills as his reign of terror begins, as she appears to have touched a nerve.
In search of vengeance after being suspected of taking the photos, and as the fallout from his feud with Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) intensifies, Amy appears to be the ideal target.
Will the teenager’s murder of one of the show’s most adored characters be discovered, or will he get away with it?
Paddy, the actor who plays Max, discussed his character’s darker side and what can happen in the future.
“Unfortunately, we’re not going to see him calm down; we’re going to witness his uncertainty and frustration with life, and I believe we’ll see more of his trauma pouring out,” Paddy said.
“Until I think people grasp what he’s going through, there will be more of him lashing out at others.”
“There will be some reconciliations,” the actor continued, “but I think he’ll rebel the most of the time.”
So, might this storyline and his animosity with Amy have been hinted at by the soap star?
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm on ITV.