Nina, played by Mollie Gallagher, and her boyfriend Seb were brutally beaten and left for dead by Corey and his gang – which also included Kelly Neelan.
In his last moments of consciousness, Seb was able to call the emergency services to have them both rushed to hospital, but he tragically died.
Next week Roy sees Nina packing her bags at the hospital and she tells him that she needs to be released so that she can go to the crime scene to try and refresh her memory.
Roy is heartbroken to see Nina’s condition as he tries to persuade her to stay in the hospital.
However, later Roy is furious when he catches Evelyn making a sarcastic comment about Kirk’s IQ.
As he unleashes his anger, he throws her out after comparing her remarks to the prejudice suffered by Nina.
The couple soon reconcile as Roy admits he may have overreacted and tries to apologize.
But Evelyn nods to him and tells him there is “no need”, remarking: “I have been told that I am too callous, on several occasions”.
“I found mischief where there was none,” Roy insists. “As if the genuine article weren’t in abundance just beyond that door. “
In touching scenes, Evelyn and Roy open up to each other as the cafe owner laments intolerance, transphobia, and hatred in the world.
“I’ve seen him up close with Hayley, quite often,” he says. “Sometimes under the cloak of banter, other times more naked, but always on the same continuum. And I’m like, ‘Why do you care so much that our choices don’t concern you?
* Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on ITV