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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.
Sally and Tim pack their belongings for their move out of their home. (Except, you know, we all know they won’t be going anywhere when push comes to shove). But bear with me, nonetheless. When they’re packing up Sally’s aghast to find the Streetcars chair of doom in her living room. Tim tells her he won it off Steve in a bet but it’s too much for Sally to cope with and she shoves it in her conservatory out of sight. As they’re packing, Tim realises there’s something wrong with Faye but she won’t tell him what. She’s not feeling well, she’s being sick in the morning and she confides in Maria that she might be pregnant by Ray. When Faye is out of Maria’s flat, Tim storms in and demands that Maria tells him the truth. It doesn’t take him long to find out what’s going on after he spots a pregnancy kit, and then speaks to Faye. She reveals everything to her dad, about Ray, about hitting Adam, about Gary covering for her and him being sent to jail instead of her. Tim hits the roof when he finds out about Ray and barges to the Bistro intent on having it out with Weatherfield’s best-dressed villain. On the plus side, Faye’s pregnancy test is negative.
And so, to Gary in prison where he’s on the Weatherfield Wing with Johnny who’s putting the con into Connor. Yes, our two Corrie scoundrels meet up in the jailhouse and Johnny’s not well. His MS has flared up and when Jenny visits, she worries for his health.
Over at the Rovers, Jenny copes on her own, until the annoying Daisy moves in. But then, to balance Daisy’s sourness, lovely Emma moves in too. I’m still no fan of Daisy, although I’m willing to change my mind, I’m still waiting to like her. She’s all teeth, smiles and overacting, and it’s like nails down a blackboard for me each time she’s on screen. And when she goes off, a calmness returns to my head.
In the Kate Oates memorial ward at Weatherfield General (yet more hospital scenes? Come on, Corrie, you can do better than this!) Peter’s told his liver stands a chance if he never drinks again. And so he, you’ve guessed it, drinks again, aggressively and copiously, collapsing in a heap in the ginnel. The Barlows are at their wits end wondering what they’re going to do with the drunken (ex) sailor.
Elsewhere this week, in some lovely scenes, Dev celebrated Aadi and Asha’s 16th birthday by presenting a new sign at the corner shop. It’s no longer D&S Alahan’s (Dev and Sunita’s); it’s now D&A&A Alahan’s (Dev and Aadi and Asha). Neither of the twins appreciate what Dev has done but I thought it was wonderful. Aadi had been hoping for a moped instead. Asha received a lacy black choker as a gift from Nina in Roy’s Rolls, a present she liked very much. However, Asha’s boyfriend Corey didn’t like the choker and made Asha take it off. Yasmeen witnesses Corey bullying Asha and steps in to offer advice. Asha finally sees sense, dumps Corey and Dev and Aadi support her and tell her she’s done the right thing. In a wonderful scene, Asha heads into the kitchen and while her back is turned, Dev and Aadi celebrate her dumping Corey by dancing in the living room. Nice. I also enjoyed, very much, Dev putting Aadi on course to take over his business empire by making him part of the management team and telling him to conduct personal development reviews in the kebab shop with Bernie and Cathy. A really lovely, funny scene.
And finally this week, in a last-ditch effort to stop evil Ray from demolishing the street and building a high-rise temple to his ego, Roy begins proceedings for a judicial review. I have no idea what this is, but it sounds impressive and it certainly rattles Ray enough for him to go and threaten Roy. The review will bring the council’s decision to allow Ray’s development under scrutiny, but there’s a problem for Roy. It’s a very expensive thing to do and if he loses, he loses his café and his home on the street. (See first paragraph above re Sally and Tim not moving anywhere but for now, we have to pretend they all are).
And that’s just about that for this week.
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This week’s writers were John Kerr (Monday); Nessah Murthy (a new writer) and Ian Kershaw (Wednesday); David Isaac (Friday). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at Coronation Street Blog: Exclusive: All Current Corrie writers online
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