Okay children, I hope you all remembered that the weekday Corrie starts again today – and not yesterday. I received a call last night from our Debbie asking, ‘Glacia, where is Coronation Street?’.
‘In Manchester.’ I responded, only to be met with an icy silence.
Anyway, here’s what happened last week:
Who’s On Claire’s Shit List?
- Ashley – for obvious reasons.
- Audrey – for not telling Claire that Ashley was having an affair.
- D.I. Parks – for doing his job.
Claire has declared that her marriage is OVER! Ashley tries to convince her to give him another chance, but he’s camping out on the Webster’s couch. She allows him to see his children and they even go out for a family walk and when Emily comes over to coo over the vision of happy family, Claire abruptly tells her that Ashley slept with KC and that their marriage is OVER! (*Which is why I’m thinking Emily is on her shit list, cause it was almost killed poor Emily with that news.)
They tell Josh and use some weird analogy about Ashley stealing Claire’s toys, which even Josh seems to think is strange.
There’s the usual moaning about with Ashley getting support from his mates. When Claire tells Eileen, she suggest to Claire that if they break up, then the mad woman wins.
YES! They played ‘the song’ in the Rovers.
Violet and Sean go to get an ultrasound done of the baby and while they are there Sean manages to get the ‘snogafer’s’ (him what does the ultrasound) phone number. Back on the street they let all and sundry know about the baby and the best part was when Sean was telling the factory workers in the Rovers, this was playing.
You may remember that song from this post, which means that the Corrie writers think JUST like Glacia. Yeah me!
Anyway, general reaction is happy mixed with one part ‘WTF?’. Betty is happy the Sean finally found a nice girl to settle down with.
Myself, I’m still not comfortable with this, because it’s all fine and dandy right now, but I think Sean will lose his mind in the end. When it comes to emotional matters, I don’t think Sean thinks straight. (no pun intended.).
David and Gayle Sit Down To A Nice Game of ‘Push My Buttons’
David and Gayle are at each other’s throats whereby Gayle assumes the worse of him and he retaliates by doing something EVIL. She found out about the mail and the freezer and wonders what it is about her that makes him hate her so much, he replies that it’s her that hates him. He is still having issues with the Richard Hillman thing and finding out that she wanted to abort him.
Meanwhile over at the salon, Maria notices that he has a knack for the hair and Audrey says how together he is since working there. He’s encouraged enough to enroll in college to become a stylist and everything is on an upnote. He even expressed what seems like sincere concern about Ashley and Screamie McFee.
I don’t know which order all of this happened in, but he tries out Darryl’s new air rifle and when Gayle sees this she does the screaming harpy bit. He retaliates later by shooting at her groceries and huge fight ensues. Later she tells him that she wants him to start contributing to the household income by giving a portion of his wages over. He balks at that, but doesn’t say yes or no.
Gayle however, decides to take matters into her own hands and tells Audrey to dock his wages directly and give her the money…oh yes and take out money for the groceries too. He is outraged by this and I have to say I’m kind of on his side with this. Also, how legal is that? I know this is all in the family, but a third party has asked an employer to dock an employee’s wage without a court order.
David confronts his mom and says that he’s mad because he was going to give her the rent to begin with and that …and I totally agree with him here…the conflict is between him and her and that she manipulated her own mother into the arguement.
Then he does something weird and shaves the hair off of Bethany’s doll’s head. I’m not so in agreement there.
Later, very calmly he tells his mom that it’s not working out and that it’s best if he finds his own place to live….mainly because he doesn’t like her. So he leaves home only to be brought back later by the police a bit beaten up. He claims that Gayle did this to him, but later recants his story. (We never do find out about the bruises, but it’s assumed he got into some kind of fight.)
Seriously, I think the best thing that could happen here is if he went to live with Audrey and worked at the Salon. I think he and Gayle need to stay far, far away from each other.
Just as an aside, as much as David can creep me out, this dude makes me keep garlic and a crucifix with me at all times.
P.I. Sexy returns to the cafe with a package for Haley, containing information on her son. Inside is a picture and details of where he works (at a record store not far from the street). She rushes to go see him and Becky decides to tag along.
Overwhelmed a bit, Haley is not sure about going in, so Becky goes in first and comes out with the report that he’s a bit of ‘all right’. Haley goes in and starts flipping through the ‘P’ section of the CD’s and when he notices that she’s got an interest in The Pixies he suggest Doves for her. She asks if they are lovely and he assures her they are lovely.
As the business transaction happens, Haley realizes that her son is also lovely. I think the casting was wonderful on this because he really does seem like he could be her son in both looks and manners
After the shop, she goes directly home to tell Roy. As predicted he does not take the news well because she lied to him, she handled the situation with Becky not him and finally also something about her talking like an american.
Anyway, he his HUGELY pissed, like ‘Who are you?’ and ‘Don’t touch me, Haley!’ pissed.
In Other News
Maria and Liam seem to be an item.
Jerry disciplines his kids.
Tyrone still jealous of Paul.
Rosie makes goo goo eyes at John.
But most importantly, Dev’s Hooogo Boss gets wet.