CORONATION Street stalwarts Audrey Roberts and Rita Tanner's recent spat goes one step further when the salon owner smashes the newsagent's car.
Gail Platt's mum was left reeling when a tell-tale note, written by the late Norris Cole and read out at his funeral – exposed Rita's secret trips to Audrey's rival Claudia to get her hair coloured.
Unable to get over the betrayal, Audrey takes her pain out on her family and accuses Gail of laughing behind her back.
Yet things go from bad to worse as Sue Nicholls' character fails to bury the hatchet at her own birthday party.
Corrie spoilers show Helen Worth's Gail throw a surprise bash to cheer her up – where she also invites Rita to make amends.
Initially Audrey is less than impressed at the scant guest list of Gail and her children, Sarah Lou and David, before she becomes riled by what she sees as her 'old lady' gifts.
When Rita arrives it's the last straw for the stylist, who storms out and into her car.
Yet as she fires up the motor she hears a loud crunch, and Gail reveals she has reversed into Rita's vehicle.
Rita is left fuming and Gail organises a showdown for the pair in the cafe.
Audrey civilly apologises for the incident and offers to pay for all the damage.
Yet she point blank refuses when her family and friends suggest she should go for an eye test, branding them "ageist."
She tells Gail in no uncertain terms she will not be "bullied" into having a check up – but is something more sinister at play?
NORIS' LAST LAUGH
After his passing last week, scenes saw mourners gather in church for Norris’s funeral and Audrey hand round a hip flask of tequila.
Mary took a huge gulp while Gail watched on with concern.
Everything came together as Rita delivers a touching eulogy about her best friend.
When Billy reads a letter left by Norris, Freda and Mary were touched by his words.
After teasing that the paperboy outside The Kabin contains a secret, Norris finished by revealing that Rita used to surreptitiously have her hair coloured by Claudia.
It all kicked off as Audrey rounds on Rita for her betrayal, leaving a lasting stain on their friendship.
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