Corrie: Mary and Bernie clash over relationship with Dev

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Mary (played by Patti Clare) has been taking a back seat from the drama on Coronation Street of late but during Friday night’s hour-long episode, she made an appearance. This was to tie in with Dev Alahan’s (Jimmi Harkishin) latest storyline in which he has been having secret rendezvous with Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove). Although the latter agreed not to interfere with Mary’s role within the Alahan household, upcoming episodes of the ITV soap could see the troublemaker replace the super nanny. No longer feeling needed, will the beloved character make a heartbreaking exit?

Dev and Bernie had been trying to keep their dalliance on the down-low but to no avail when Aadi Alahan (Adam Hussain) discovered what his father had been up to.

The teenager walked in on Gemma Winter’s (Dolly-Rose Campbell) mother making breakfast for the shopper and couldn’t believe his eyes.

Although Dev tried to cover his tracks in the best way he knew how, the youngster wasn’t buying any of it and made a hasty exit.

Needing to speak to someone about his father’s antics, the schoolboy was talking to his sister Asha Alahan (Tanisha Corey), but Mary overheard their conversation.

After the twins told her Bernie had slept with Dev, the super nanny asked: “Did he tell you this?”

“No, but it was written all over his face when he came downstairs,” Aadi told Mary, with Asha explaining her brother had walked in on the lovers.

“They’ve been winding us up about going out,” the young Alahan boy continued, with the super nanny replying: “Perhaps they still are.”

“Well, if it is a joke, they’ve taken it way too far,” the schoolboy declared with the florist looking more troubled than ever.

Over the years, she has fought her own romantic feelings for Dev and to hear this would have been a blow to her.

Not only that, it was clear she began fearing that her mothering role for the twins was going to be taken away from her.

Some of us aren’t in inappropriate relationships

Mary Taylor

As a result, she started spreading the gossip that Dev and Bernie were now a couple and the local residents were in awe of the drama.

Towards the end of the hour-long episode, the two women in the shopkeeper’s life went head-to-head as Mary felt she was going to be replaced.

Seeing Bernie walking in the street, the florist stopped in her tracks as she said: “If you’ve come for round two, then forget it.

“Some of us aren’t in inappropriate relationships with our bosses and have work to do,” she continued as she grabbed her work utensils.

“Tracy [Barlow] must be gutted,” Bernie yelled as Gemma told her to quieten down and be more respectful.

Trying to offer Mary some reassurance she was not going to be replaced, Bernie said: “Listen, I’m not a lover, I’m not a fighter.

“I don’t want to go to war with you over Dev. You’re a good sort and I’m sorry if I’ve offended you,” she added.

A more understanding Mary replied: “Strong words were said on both sides, I suppose,” referring to spreading the gossip about Bernie.

“But I feel very protective of that family,” she continued, having been a mother figure to the twins since their mother passed away.

“I get that and Gemma’s explained how much you’ve done for those kids over the years, proper Mary Poppins,” Bernie said.

Mary replied: “I have an umbrella and well-travelled,” with Bernie saying: “Yes, any road, I want you to know I have no intention of stepping on your toes.

“Because Mary Poppins, I’m not,” she continued before asking the florist if they could “bury the hatchet” once and for all.

“I know people can find happiness in the most unlikely of places,” Mary remarked but will Bernie’s words be turned on its head?

As she starts to settle into the Alahan household, the troublesome character could find herself feeling quite comfortable being the woman of the house.

Getting the children ready for the day ahead and offering them some life advice, she could very well replace Mary, leading to the latter’s exit from the show.

Since arriving on the cobbles almost two years ago, Bernie has undergone some big changes to her larger than life personality.

Speaking about her alter-ego’s new direction, the actress who plays the troublemaker, Jane, said: “Her priorities have shifted quite a lot since she landed in the street.

“I think she’s shown now that she can care about her family, she’s made some really bad decisions in the past and her parenting skills weren’t great because she was so selfish.

“I think she’s a little less selfish now, and her love for her family and what the quads are bringing, and her love for Gemma and Paul, and Chesney is overriding some of the mistakes she’s made in the past – she’s got a big past!”

Will looking after Dev’s children allow her to right some of the wrongs she made with her own offspring?

Coronation Street continues Monday at 9pm on ITV.

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