Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) in Coronation Street has dealt with a difficult sex abuse past but now she has got herself back on her feet she has found her life is somewhat empty.
Soon things will get a little more positive for Bethany in the form of a new romance, but is all as it seems?
Bethany drops her coffee in the street and James (Nathan Graham) hurries to her aid and listens as she explains she is upset for Daniel (Rob Mallard) after the recent news about Sinead’s (Katie McGlynn) cancer returning.
When Audrey (Sue Nicholls) tackles Bethany about her feelings for Daniel, she maintains they are just friends.
The Bailey boys have lunch in the bistro and Bethany thanks James for his kindness before Ed (Trevor Michael Georges) and Michael (Ryan Russell) suggest he asks her out. To shut them up, James lies and says that he already has a date lined up with Bethany.
Bethany agrees to a drink with and Audrey is surprised to see her on a date with James in the Rovers. Bethany later agrees to join James at Ed’s surprise party.
Bethany, Cathy (Melanie Hill), Dev (Jimmi Harkishin), Eileen (Sue Cleaver) and Steve (Simon Gregson) assemble at the house and when Ed arrives he is greeted by his guests.
A drunken Daniel tucks into the rum punch but when Bethany checks if he’s OK, he gives her a scathing reply. James follows upset Bethany into the backyard and is touched by his kindness.
When Bethany leans in for a kiss but James resists, she goes to leave but James blurts out that he is gay.
When will Bethany learn the reasons behind why James doesn’t feel like he can come out publicly, how will Bethany help James in this tough situation?
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