Coronation Street: Roy attends Hayley’s funeral

But will he keep quiet about her death?

31 January 2014: After the devastation of losing his wife, it looks as though Coronation Street's Roy Cropper is struggling with the circumstances leading up to her death. Deciding to end her own life rather than continue to suffer, it's a choice that has led to incredible heartache for her loving husband. After originally deciding not to attend her funeral, it looks as though he's had a change of heart. But will he reveal the truth to her friends and family?

[Previous Coronation Street episode: Roy struggles with Hayley's funeral plans]

It's been an incredibly difficult time for poor old Roy as he struggles to come to terms with everything that's happened. Devastated by the loss of his wife, it's ten times worse knowing that he she ended her own life… despite his protests. And it looks as though he's not the only one gutted by the news, as Tyrone is shocked to learn the truth. "Roy doesn't want to come," says Fiz. "Because he's angry with her." And she explains what really happened to Hayley.

Explaining that Roy intends to boycott Hayley's funeral, Fiz is absolutely gutted. After all, it's not at all what Hayley would have wanted. And after planning every last detail, it's clear that she only wanted what was best for Roy. But can anyone talk him round?

Taking it upon herself to whip Roy into shape, Carla orders Roy to get dressed. And it looks as though he has little choice. "You won't forgive yourself if you don't come," she says. "It's not a charade - it's a funeral… it's how we say goodbye." Still fighting it, Carla forces him to get dressed. "Put this on," she says. "You're coming whether you like it or not."

But as they join their friends and neighbours, Hayley's coffin arrives in the hearse. Can Roy really keep himself together on such a difficult day?

Meanwhile, Sophie heads back to the homeless shelter and she's shocked to find Maddie there with a bruised face. "What's happened to your face?" she asks. But Maddie doesn't want to talk about it. "It's just makeup," she replies. Of course, Sophie has been busy finding out everything she can about her new friend. But that doesn't exactly go down well.

"You were checking up about my mum," she says. "Because you didn't believe me." Annoyed to find that Sophie has been asking around about her, Maddie makes herself scarce. And while Sophie only wants to help, it looks as though she's in for a lot more than she bargained for when she chases after her.

Elsewhere, Nick's progress still isn't as speedy as he'd hoped… and he's convinced that he's just a burden to his family.

Adamant that he's only getting in their way, he decides he needs to get out of their hair and stand on his own two feet. And it looks as though Leanne is sympathetic to his cause. "I think you should move back to the flat," she says. "I'm going to stay with mum." Suggesting that he moves back into their flat at Victoria Court, she takes Simon to move in with Stella. But will he really let her put herself out like that?

Over at Hayley's funeral, Fiz gets up to speak, sharing her memories of Hayley and what she meant to her. "I remember the first time I met Hayley," she says. "I was a gobby, sixteen-year-old girl. I said that her house was old-fashioned and me room was too small…"

In pieces, she opens up about how she felt… and it's an emotional tribute to the woman who was there for her. The woman she felt was closer than her own mother. But while the rest of the street is bowled over by this display of emotion, it looks as though Roy can't bear it any longer.

"People deserve to know the truth," he says as he stands up in front of everyone. "I'm sorry, the do… " But will he reveal what really happened? Will he really tell all of Hayley's friends and family that she ended her own life?

Will Roy reveal all about how she ended her own life? Can Fiz and Carla convince him otherwise?

Ryan Leston is a TV addict from Cardiff and has been watching soaps since Mike Baldwin owned the knicker factory. His favourite soap is Coronation Street and his favourite character is Norris Cole. But he's not that fussed on Hollyoaks. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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