UK Time: Monday November 5th 2007 – Episode 2
Hands up if you have mixed emotions for Sally Webster. I think she’s an idiot. I think she’s immature. I think she’s kind of pathetic. But, I also love her. I think she tries to be sensitive. I think she is even tempered. I think she is lots of fun especially after a bottle of chardonnay. Wildly ambitious, but perpetually frustrated, Sally has always considered herself to be better than the hordes on the cobbles. I think it comes from an inferiority complex masquerading as a superiority complex. I don’t know too much about her but from what I have gleaned over the years, it seems that Sally may have been dragged up rather than brought up and has a dog rough background. Strangely, Sally’s past isn’t spelled out anywhere except that we know that it wasn’t pretty. Talk about a character with potential. The complexity and slight sadness of her personality is that she also feels superior to Kevin, but thinks less of him because he loves her. Deep down Sally is running from the sinking feeling that she really is no good. Maybe this is why social ambition looks brash on her while the same looks endearing on Vera Duckworth and somehow justified on Ken Barlow.
Anyway, this is just one woman’s opinion on Sally, you may disagree, think I’m crazy or feel that I am giving her way too much credit. But, if there is one thing we all can agree on it is that Sally Webster is totally delusional. How else can one explain what went on with her and John Stape last night. Seriously folks it was painful to watch. There sat Sally in her dining room looking at John and confessing that not only does she have feelings for him but she actually thought they had a connection. It was just plain madness. Her crush went from kinda of cute to just down right pathetic.
At least John was respectful and kind … at first. He looked at her and explained that he has a partner and she is married. He is her teacher and she is her student. But, the main problem here is that Sally isn’t a hot-to-trot 16 year-old girl because if she was then it would be game on.
Sally got a little emotional just in time for Rosie to flounce through the door. Sally escaped upstairs and John asked Rosie if she could make herself scarce. This drew the same scowl previously perfected by the murderous Tracey Barlow. Oh Rosie!
Sally and John talked more and decided that it was time the lessons stopped. Sally is gutted but she knows it is for the best. Afterward John ups his sleaze level by lying to Fiz about why he has stopped the lessons. Why not make this as beneficial to him as possible?
Later, while Weatherfield watched Sarah’s wedding dress go up in smoke on the Morton’s Guy Fawkes bonfire, Rosie heads over to the school to carry on with John. Than in one of the biggest dick moves in the history of dick moves, he tells her about Sally’s crush. Rosie plays to his ego and John lets her.
Later that night Rosie heads home and this is where I really start to dislike her. She basically tried to get her mother to admit that she had a crush of John and really rubs the whole situation in Sally’s face. It was pretty nasty.
In the Platt world Jason lost Sarah’s wedding dress – well, David took it and binned it. And the Morton kids used it for their Guy Fawkes bonfire. Awesome. They even won a prize.
I gotta tell you that when Jason was talking to Becky in the café, I really liked them together. I also like that she flirts with him so obviously. I love that she openly finds Jason a turn-on.
In Other News:
Jody and Lloyd take his son Finley to the hospital because something got in his eye. Jerry behaves like Jody should have been watching the kids when it is her night off.