Carla (played by Alison King) has been really suffering on Coronation Street in recent weeks.
Ever since the horrific Underworld factory collapse claimed lives and destroyed livelihoods of Weatherfield residents – Kate Connor lost her soon-to-be wife Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Lambachia) in the wreckage – Carla has felt enormous guilt on the ITV soap.
The businesswoman blamed herself for what happened, as she failed to act on some building advice when it was revealed the roof needed urgent repairs.
Carla then went missing from the ITV soap, leaving her cousin Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) panicking and worrying about her safety.
But things are set to get a lot worse for the character in upcoming episodes, as Carla’s pain intensifies.
In Friday’s episode Peter Barlow (Paul Gascoyne) and Michelle pick her up from the hospital and inform her she’s going to be living at Roy Cropper’s house from now on.
While Carla and Roy (David Neilson) once shared a powerful bond on the cobbles, the former has turned on her friend since.
The character is left angry with her family for their decision when she blames the cafe owner for putting her in the hospital.
Carla’s delusions continue to get worse and she is convinced Roy had a dark side.
Determined to help Carla as her mental state continues to deteriorate, Roy accepts Ken Barlow’s (William Roache) offer to move into number one instead for the time being.
Peter is struggling with his own issues, having cut short his stay in a rehab facility for alcohol addiction.
With Roy gone, Peter will be the only one taking care of Carla, and things could unravel very quickly.
How will Peter cope trying to support Carla while shutting out his own problems?
Upcoming scenes will see Carla standing on the roof of Underworld contemplating her next move.
Peter desperately tries to talk her down from making a decision she can’t take back, but for a while her mind is made up.
Carla thinks she has seen her dead brother Aidan Connor (Shayne Ward), who took his own life on the soap last year.
In search of Aidan, Carla keeps climbing to danger and cries out she is to blame for Rana’s death.
A soap source told The Metro: “The scenes are really dramatic. When things can’t seem to get any worse for Carla, it appears they do. She’s at her lowest and climbs up the stairs after thinking she’s seen Aidan, and appears to be looking for a way out of all her troubles.
“Luckily Peter spots her and convinces her there’s something to live for, eventually managing to talk her down.
“She is taken away by an ambulance and examined by mental health professionals.”
Will Carla survive her ordeal? Or will the there be a tragic ending?
Coronation Street continues tomorrow at 7.30pm on ITV.