Coronation Street viewers have pointed out a horrifying mistake made by Sarah Barlow as things ramped up with her and Adam Barlow’s stalker Lydia during tonight’s show
Coronation Street fans have spotted a huge mistake on Sarah Barlow’s part – as Lydia Chambers’ stalking ramped up.
Vindictive Lydia (Rebecca Ryan) has been causing havoc for Sarah (Tina O’Brien) and her husband Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson), leaving them both terrifying messages and messing with their flat.
Both Sarah and Adam have no idea it’s Lydia behind all the stalking, with both of them convinced it must be an enemy of Adam’s, who has targeted him in the past in a campaign of harassment.
But fans were left fuming as Sarah made a silly mistake amid the couple’s stalking hell.
One wrote: “Oh Sarah REMEMBER where you left them there keys lol,” as a second added: “Sarah leave your keys on the bus with your address on it next time for goodness sake…she must really enjoy having her flat ransacked #Corrie.”
A third fan shared: “Okay but surely if someone is stalking you and your husband, you take extra care in making sure you keep your valuables with you? Sarah leaving her new keys lying around and Adam leaving his entire wallet at home is a tad silly. #corrie.”
“Sarah really is thick as mince. Who leaves their keys lying around like that especially having been broken into before ffs #Corrie,” a fourth fan explained online.
A fifth wrote: “Surely Sarah’s going to realise its Lydia when she notices a key missing or she sees Lydia’s handwriting. #Corrie #CoronationStreet @itvcorrie.”
Lydia was introduced on the show as Adam’s former flame, but her main role on the soap has now been described as “an updated version of a ’90s thriller,” by producer Iain MacLeod.
“You might remember all the way through the ’90s there were loads of thrillers like Fatal Attraction . Looking back on them now, they look horribly dated in terms of the gender politics,” Iain said.
“So we thought: ‘What might a story of that type look like in the 21st century?’ And I hope we’ve cracked it. I think what we’ve got is a really nuanced story where everybody is capable of behaving badly, but there is no vilification of a scorned woman.”