The son of Ken Barlow (played by Rob Mallard) recently fessed up to pushing his father down the stairs two months ago, while last week he was arrested for the attack.
However, Ken (William Roache) will show his son remarkable compassion as he tries to understand Daniel’s motives.
Painfully worried about Daniel, Ken pushes him to see a therapist and even offers to foot the bill.
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He is depressed and not really feeling anything, he just wants to feel something
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But, plagued with guilt, Daniel refuses and stresses that he doesn’t deserve any redemption.
And his woes go from bad to worse as his ex-girlfriend Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) refuses to have anything to do with him and, in turn, Daniel turns to the bottle; but not before seeing Rich – a drug dealer who has connections to Robert Preston.
While Rich and Robert pretend to have Daniel’s best interests at heart, Robert is stunned when the dealer demands payment.
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Speaking about the harrowing storyline, Rob said: "He is depressed and not really feeling anything, he just wants to feel something.
“It comes off having been riled up by Tracy and he just goes too far."
Coronation Street continues tomorrow night at 7.30pm on ITV.