Hailey’s Other Son, Jerome
The show opens with Hailey at the lake with her son. He’s about to learn that yes his life is indeed the stuff that soap operas are made of. At this point it looks to Christian that Hailey is covering for her scoundel of a brother. If only it were that easy. Hailey tells Christian that Harold was a very troubled person. She tells him that Harold was unhappy and never felt right. Then she lets the bomb drop and tells him that she was born Harold but always knew that she was a Hailey and that she is Christian’s father.
You can’t blame the boy for being shocked.* But, it gets a little ugly. As Hailey is begging for some understanding, Christian hits her with the back of his hand. He hits her pretty hard and she falls to the ground bleeding all over her sweater. He’s shocked but when Hailey reaches her hand out for help, he turns his back on her.
Later we see Hailey cleaning herself up. This is the low point. She goes home and while walking along the cobbles Lloyd spots her from his cab and stops to show concern. At home she and Roy have it out and it is clear that he just doesn’t get it.
*Boy or man? How old is this dude? He dresses and styls his hair like a 19 year-old but has more wrinkles than Deirdre’s neck.
It’s Fiz Bomb Brown’s birthday and what are her big plans? She get’s to go see Henry V with her boyfriend and Sally Webster. On the up-side Kevin will be there. Fiz complains about this to Kelly and Vicki. Vicki educates her on the finer points of Polish theatre. Our pharmacist has suprisingly low brow tastes.
They all head into the pub and try to figure out if there will be any sex in he play. But, it looks grim.
Over at the Webster’s Sally and Kevin are getting ready to go to the play. Sally is under the impression that the place will be filled with Manchester’s jet set. She is behaving like an idiot over what she is gointg to wear. The woman has lost her mind, and I kind of love it.
Meanwhile she and Rosi are having a conflit over Rosie’s non-existant skirt. Sally calls it a “pelmet.” Sophie demands to know what a “pelmet” is. I could tell her, I went to Catholic school. In any case I am only 95% sure of what a “pelmet” is. But, let’s see if the Corrie Canuckster’s can guess. Hint, it doesn’t mean “really short skirt.”
After the play, Sally, Kevin, Fiz and John head to the Rovers. The reviews are mixed. But, Sally seems unimpressed by the calibre of the audience. That woman in the Disney jumper would NOT stop talking. That didn’t stop Kevin from enjoying the play or from making the apt parallel between Henry V and Tony Soprano. Sally thinks Kevin is being thick even when John agrees with him.
In Other News
Rosie kind of asks Liam out. It doesn’t go over well but makes me laugh.
They are trying to set up sexual tension between Liam and Carla in the form of Carla insulting Maria and Liam taking exception to that bloke Tony. It isn’t working for me.
Meanwhile, Carla is getting the signals for that Tony bloke
Becky plans to drink her face off and eats a big sandwich to create a base for the booze.
Sarah will never forgive David. This makes Gail sad.