Update for the week ending March 30, 2012
We’ve reached Christmas Day on Coronation Street which means we’re now 3 months and 1 week behind the UK schedule.
It wasn’t a good week for Becky. After securing a new contract for Streetcars, she expressed her desire to get back with Steve. He rebuffed her, saying his responsibilities to his unborn twins came first. Tracy, meanwhile, mad with rage because she thinks Becky and Steve are back together tried to track them down at the hotel when she suddenly fell ill with massive stomach pains.
She is taken to the hospital and learns that she has lost the twins. The next day, she goes to Becky to confront her but Becky tells her the truth (as she sees it): Steve is with Tracy because Tracy can provide Steve with bairns. Then Tracy throws herself down the stairs and goes full evil: “Becky pushed me.”
Deirdre knows the truth but Steve believes Tracy and now Becky thinks everyone thinks she’s a murderer. Except for Roy who is steadfast for Becky (even Hayley wobbles and Becky overhears this, Downton Abbey-style). Much vodka and cider is drunk.
For his part, Steve presents Tracy with her Christmas day present: The purchase of Number 13 (to be bought with the proceeds from the sale of the Rovers) and an engagement ring.
At the Nativity play, Katy went into labour. Gary and Chesney, scrambling to make up the lost money from the old dried up Christmas trees they sold, were dressed as elves. Gary’s van died so they stole a pair of bikes, which broke down. Then they follow a star in the Heavens (or was it Manchester) to the play in time to be there for the birth of Joseph Peter Brown. I have to hand it to those kids for giving their child a sensible name instead of something like X-Box Red Bull Brown.
Lloyd left the street this week but I’m pretty sure it’s just temporary. The actor was off filming the new series of Red Dwarf at this time last year.
Line of the week: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how chavvy will it be?” -Amber on Rosie’s Hen night for Sophie.
Peter and Carla are in a full on affair now. For Christmas Peter got Carla a nice necklace and an iPhone (we’ll say that’s what it was) for Leanne. Except Stella saw the necklace and wondered why Leanne didn’t get one. How many days before she sees Carla wearing it and she puts two and two together?
Kirsty’s moving in with Tyrone to absolutely nobody’s delight.
Rita and Emily were going to have a Christmas dinner throw down, a showdown (hell no, they can’t slow down) but peace prevailed and … it happened at Roy’s? I missed it, I’m not sure.
Next weekend, I’m off to NB for a week of family visiting so posting will be lighter than usual but I’ll try to check in here with some posts before I take off. After all, there’s a wedding happening this week.