He returned and has been trying to convince everyone he is okay, but every now and then the mask keeps coming loose.
This week on Coronation Street, after agreeing to go to a party with Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson), Daniel will meet Nicki.
Despite not being obvious at first, it will soon become clear that Nicki is an escort, and with Daniel looking for any company he can grab, the two will go up to her hotel room.
Daniel and Nicki will hit it off, so much so he will open up to her about how difficult he has been finding everything since Sinead died.
However, as he begins to open up even more about how he is really feeling, it will become clear that he has a lot of work still to do.