Update – July 26 "Our (disputed) House"
Who’s House Is It Anyway?
Well, it’s Charlie’s of course, but that doesn’t stop Tracy from beginning her morning by yelling at him in the street that she wants him out of the house.
“I don’t do guilt and I don’t give away houses,” Charlie, pointing out that he, in fact, owns the house. “So either we kiss and make up or you’re the one that’s out. Which?”
Tracy insists that he’ll be the one moving out and walks off down the road. Charlie at this point calls to Jason and says, “Let’s get this done.”
Later, Charlie and Jason have installed new locks on the doors. Meanwhile, Maria walks by and Charlie calls out to her, leaving her frightened.
At No. 1, Tracy sits at the dining room table wondering what she’s going to do. She says she’s entitled to that house as much as Charlie.
Have you no pride?” asks Blanche. “Do you not care what folk think about you? That you must be soft in the head putting up with his behaviour.”
Tracy says he’s made a fool of her, and now he’s going to pay.
Meanwhile, Violet spots Jason and Charlie hauling several garbage bags in the back alley behind the Rovers. The bags are deposited in the back garden of the Barlows. He texts Tracy to inform her of the new situation.
“That rat!” she exclaims. It looks like Tracy is moving back in with the Barlows after all.
Tracy tries to find Charlie, but to no avail. Later that evening, she and Deirdre spy Charlie coming out of a taxi with a recently acquired bird. He makes a show of kissing her in full view of Tracy and her mother, as well as a bemused Cilla and Yana, who themselves appear to be out on the pull.
Tracy looks furious, yet quietly resolved.
“I swear,” she says. “I am going to kill him.”
The Family Platt in Therapy
At Gail’s, David wonders what the point of this therapy session is. Audrey can’t tell him and he wonders, given Sarah’s attitude toward him, if it’s going to be a blame David session.
Later on after work and school, Simone, the counsellor arrives. After a bit of coaxing, Audrey, Gail, Sarah, and David (no Bethany), sit down and start talking. Simone asks them to think of her as a referee, but with no red or yellow cards. David asks if there are penalties for head-butts as his middle name is Zidane.
Simone asks the family to each define their roles. Gail says she is mother, cook, cleaner, babysitter, blinker, and only gets help when she asks for it. Sarah is a mother and apprentice hair-dresser. Audrey is mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a business owner. David says his role is to make life interesting. Audrey thinks her family has had its ups and downs but on the whole, they’re tight.
Sarah starts pointing out some of the things David has done (the lies about being bullied, the Richard Hillman cards) but every time the truth comes out, Audrey hushes her up.
Simone asks everyone if they had a wish to change one thing about their family, what would it be? Gail says she wishes she was smarter in her choice of men. Sarah wants David to go and live somewhere else. Audrey wishes everyone were a little nicer to each other. David, in a rare moment of honesty, wishes he was someone else, because he doesn’t like who he is.
Bill Will Fix It
Bill is cutting quite a swath across Coronation Street. He puts up shelves for Audrey and says he may ask a favour in return and starts flirting with her. He later tells Kevin his secret to a successful marriage is to keep your wife in another country as much as possible. Later he goads Kevin into coming out for a pint later on with him, on a school night, no less. Bill thinks the women in Weatherfield must have big thumbs to keep all the men under them.
Cilla and Yana discuss the pros and cons of cosmetic surgery. Cilla wants her breasts streamlined, even if Les says he likes her just the way she is. Later, Yana admits she’d like some botox as she worries about wrinkles. Cilla chalks that up to her being skinny and not have firm skin like her.
They both admit they don’t have the money and Cilla thinks Yana would look very funny with one eyebrow injected. Yana thinks Cilla would look silly with one breast done, too.
In other news
Frankie pushes Danny on the move to Spain. He finally gives in. It looks like they’re moving.