Coronation Street's Rowan Cunliffe Targets Simon After Manipulating Leanne Battersby

Rowan Cunliffe targets Simon Battersby, Leanne's son, after manipulating Leanne through his self-improvement group. Toyah grows suspicious of Rowan's intentions and tries to expose him, fearing for Leanne and Simon's safety.

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Coronation Street's Rowan Cunliffe Targets Simon After Manipulating Leanne Battersby

Coronation Street's Rowan Cunliffe Targets Simon After Manipulating Leanne Battersby

Coronation Street's Rowan Cunliffe has set his sights on a new target: Simon Battersby, the son of Leanne Battersby, whom Rowan has been manipulating through his self-improvement group called The Institute. Leanne has been missing since earlier this week after being drawn into Rowan's group, where he encouraged her to open up about past trauma while secretly recording their conversations.

Leanne's sister Toyah has grown increasingly suspicious of Rowan and his intentions. She attempted to expose him by finding an online forum for former members of Rowan's Altovalent Institute, but her efforts were thwarted when the post was removed due to legal reasons. Undeterred, Toyah met with Rowan's ex-girlfriend Una to further discuss her concerns about his manipulative behavior.

As Leanne becomes more embroiled with The Institute, she introduces Simon to a man named Jared who offers to help the teen with his food delivery app. Toyah fears this may be yet another scam orchestrated by Rowan. Her worries intensify when Leanne abruptly leaves for a retreat without saying goodbye, leaving Simon vulnerable to Rowan's influence.

In the upcoming week, a hungover Simon admits to remembering little about the previous day, while Nick and Toyah despair over Leanne's continued absence. Rowan takes advantage of the situation, approaching Simon and "suggesting they chat and offering to help him find direction in life." With Leanne out of the picture, Rowan appears poised to tighten his grip on the impressionable teen.

These dramatic scenes will unfold on Coronation Street, airing Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX. As Rowan's manipulations escalate, viewers will be left wondering just how far he will go to maintain control over Leanne and now Simon. With Toyah determined to expose the truth, a showdown seems inevitable, but will she be able to protect her loved ones from Rowan's insidious influence?

Key Takeaways

  • Rowan Cunliffe targets Simon Battersby, Leanne's son, through his self-improvement group.
  • Toyah suspects Rowan's manipulative behavior and tries to expose him.
  • Leanne introduces Simon to Jared, who offers to help with his food delivery app.
  • Rowan takes advantage of Leanne's absence to influence Simon.
  • A showdown between Toyah and Rowan seems inevitable as she tries to protect her loved ones.