Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Gemma Winter-Brown is accused of poisoning stepson Joseph in upcoming Coronation Street scenes.
While it turns out the young boy was fine in that instance, the ordeal makes Gemma doubt herself in upcoming scenes when Joseph complains he's not feeling well.
Chesney is eventually called out of work to pick up Joseph from school, and he gets upset with Gemma for not taking the boy at his word.
Gemma is understandably hurt by Chesney's criticism, leading to her walking out after describing herself as a "terrible mother".
She tries to focus on the family's early Christmas celebration, which has been planned because Bernie may be behind bars on the actual holiday. However, Chesney is concerned that Joseph still isn't feeling well.
Gemma takes Bernie's suggestion that Joseph drink some lavender tea, only for the child to pass out shortly after having some.
Chesney takes Joseph for another check at the hospital and he's stunned when the doctor reveals that Joseph has been poisoned.
Back on the cobbles, the family are in the middle of their early Christmas celebration, though the mood is soured when Chesney returns home with a child protection officer to interview Gemma.
Once everyone clears out, Gemma is forced by the officer to face questions over whether she intentionally poisoned Joseph.
Will Gemma get to the bottom of the traumatic incident?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include the NHS, Samaritans on 116 123 or Mind on 0300 123 3393. Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.
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