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Greetings and welcome to another week of words from Weatherfield. And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.
It’s a little hard to get excited about writing the Corrie update this week, I’m afraid. I’ve found it rather dire with the constant merry-go-round of Peter and Carla falling out and getting back together. Sadly, I’m beginning not to care about two of the strongest characters in the show. But don’t give up reading the update just yet because there was something that did entertain me, and that’s coming later in the update. But back to Peter and Carla and their will-they-won’t-they get back together and does it really matter anymore? Thank heavens then for Carla’s mate Lucas who turns up this week to throw a spanner in the works between Peter and Carla.
Over at Yasmeen’s house, she’s up to her eyes in debt over Geoff’s unpaid bills which are sadly in her name and she’s responsible for paying. Worse news comes her way when the bailiffs call on Yasmeen. Then Tim reveals to Sally that Geoff’s left him half of Yasmeen’s house in his will. Geoff’s will also leaves Tim a quarter share in Speed Daal too. However, Yasmeen mentions this week that she owns Jamila House, the community centre. I’m not sure I knew that she owned it, but even if this has been shoe-horned in as a plot device to stop Yasmeen going broke, selling up and moving on, I’m all for it.
Elsewhere this week, it’s Gail’s dad’s funeral and for some reason which was either not explained or I missed it, George the funeral director lets Steve and Tim fight between them as to who will drive the hearse. Tim’s too scared of ghosts and so Eileen steps into the driver’s seat instead, (accidentally) runs over the floral wreath and is generally horrible and nasty to Gail. George sees another side to Eileen, and to Gail, as the women bicker in the street and this whole storyline left a rather nasty taste in my mouth.
But onto brighter things, well, if you can call drugs and gangs better things. I’m enjoying the storyline with Simon and evil Jacob because it’s exciting, something’s happening, and it’s exactly right for Simon’s character to be led astray in this way. The lad who plays Jacob is an excellent actor too. But it looks like young Sam is being roped in to Simon’s seedy world and this is when it starts to get complicated, and more than a little bit sad.
And finally this week, as Nina and Asha’s relationship deepens, Dev and Mary go all out to show their approval of Asha’s lesbian, or whatever she wants or doesn’t want to call it, relationship. In fact they’re so desperate to prove they’re ‘woke’ (and I hate that word used in this new hipster context) that they embarrassing themselves and it’s wonderful to watch them try to get to grips with something they still don’t understand but are more than willing to learn about.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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This week’s writers were Sam Holdsworth and Julie Jones (Monday); Cameron McAllister and David Isaac (Wednesday); Owen Lloyd-Fox (Friday). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at Coronation Street Blog: Exclusive: All Current Corrie writers online
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