Ken Barlow of Coronation Street reaches the crossroads of his relationship with Claudia Colby tonight (April 22).In the past few weeks, the couple have been staying together at the Still Waters retirement complex, but Ken slowly realizes that it’s not the right place for him.
Ken and Claudia (Rula Lenska) sit down in Wednesday’s episode for a serious talk when it dawns on them that they might want different things. Ken has already told Claudia that he has second thoughts about going to Still Waters, leaving her shocked.
Opening up more tonight, Ken explains to Claudia that in Still Waters, where everyone is so focused on the finer stuff of life, he’ll never feel at home. Ken feels even more settled at home on the cobbles, surrounded by his family and friends.
All this is terrible news for Claudia, who enjoys Still Waters every minute of her life and has no intention of leaving. With the ball firmly in Ken’s court, what’s he going to try to do next?
Ken’s Still Waters storyline started in February’s 10,000th episode of Corrie, which saw him decide to leave Number 1. Subsequently, the soap legend made an enemy of schem Charles Lake at the retirement complex and never truly settled in afterward.
Coronation Street airs on ITV tonight at 7.30 pm.