CORONATION STREET’S Mary Taylor is known for being on hand to nanny the children of some of Weatherfield’s most renowned families. However, as Mary steps in to help Tyrone Dobbs, it seems the mechanic will believe the nanny has ulterior motives.
Mary will notice Tyrone is struggling to mange with the childcare of his young daughter Ruby Dobbs on Coronation Street, whilst also trying to maintain his workload at the garage.
Tyrone has been left to fend for himself as wife Fiz Brown is living in Birmingham, trying to seek help for daughter Hope Stape’s behavioural problems.
The mechanic’s grandmother Evelyn Plummer is also taking a break from life on the cobbles as she enjoys a holiday with her other adopted grandson James in Italy. However, Tyrone will believe all his prayers have been answered when Mary turns up on his doorstep on the ITV soap, but he will issue some words of caution when he begins to question her motives.
Initially dismissing the comments, Tyrone will become more concerned when he discovers Mary has left a hot water bottle in his bed after a long day at work.
What strikes a chord with Tyrone that Mary may have really developed feelings for him is when he receives a Valentine’s card from a mystery admirer. Noticing the handwriting matches Mary’s, it’s not long before Tyrone confronts his new nanny about her feelings towards him.
Next week, Tyrone will tell Mary he only sees her as a friend, trying to let her down gently. However, Mary won’t take the comments too well and leaves Tyrone wandering whether he got misread the signals.
Tyrone is then left grovelling to Mary, trying to make amends for misinterpreting her intentions for helping him. Will Mary forgive and forget, or is her reaction a deflection of her growing feelings for Tyrone?
If the florist realises she sees Tyrone more than a friend, she may be trying to fight for his attention when Fiz and Evelyn return to the street in the near future. However, this could have serious repercussions as the lovestruck nanny finds herself a victim of the factory collapse set to rock Weaterhfield later this year.
In an attempt to get closer to Tyrone, Mary could spend more time hanging around the garage, which neighbours with the Underwold factory.