Sean and Violet
Sean is trying to make amends with Violet for declaring the sex of her baby to all and sundry. He protests the suspense was killing him but Violet simply counters and that he and Markus are a disgrace.
Later, Jamie is trying to play the peacemaker between the two when Kelly asks if Violet has thought of any names. Violet sarcastically replies that she’ll leave that to Sean who, if she’s lucky will allow her to attend the birth of her son.
Later in the cafe, Roy is telling Jamie and Violet about Hayley’s work in Mozambique and how proud he is of her. Violet wonders if everyone in Mozambique knows about the sex of her baby.
For those of you keeping score at home:
PEOPLE WHO KNEW VIOLET WAS HAVING A BOY BEFORE VIOLET
- The staff of Underworld
- Mozambique (population 21,397,000)
Violet gets increasingly angry at Markus for revealing the sex to Sean. Markus meets up with Violet outside the Rovers where she threatens to take him before the tribunal.
Later, Sean finally tells Violet that he tricked Markus into revealing the sex of the baby. Violets relents that she won’t do anything to Markus but Sean is still on her Shit List.
Later, they talk about things and Sean apologises but says it’s the most exciting thing to even happen to him. Violet takes offense at this and tells him this is happening to her. She also tells him that this is her son, not his and that he should stop hijacking her pregnancy.
‘I want you to BACK OFF!” she says, “I will decide how much time, if any, you get to spend with my son, all right? Drop the proud father routine, Sean, because you’re the donor! End of.’
Which is exactly what my wife’s been telling me these past 8 months.
Seriously though, Sean did say that he would be as uninvolved with the child as Violet wants him to be so he does bear some responsibilty here. That said, he’s Sean, and, as my wife says, unless Violet had him sign something legal, he does indeed have a right to be involved with his son.
In Other News
John is moving in with Fizz and Maria because Maria keeps spending the rent money. In a scene cut from the CBC broadcast, there was also more flirting between him and Rosie.
Sarah is now going to work two jobs so she and Jason can move out of Gail’s.
Lloyd and Jodie would have broken up if that whole thing ever achieved liftoff.
Claire wants better furniture in the cab office. This plot was already done when she brought in a new chair intended to replace Steve’s old threadbare one, which never did leave.
There was some stuff about Doreen and Norris but honestly, I wasn’t paying close attention.
AND NOW A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM CORONATION STREET
Emily is selling poppies for the Royal Legion as it’s two days before Remembrance Day. Lloyd buys one (he and Emily both had relatives in the rifle brigade. My great-uncle was in the infantry) and mentions some hippie in the local bookshop was trying to sell him a white poppy. Emily thinks their intentions are good, but misguided as the poppy is red to symbolise bloodshed. It does not glorify war, but simply remembers those who died. Lloyd agrees and reckons white poppies are like tofu bacon – just wrong.
It was an odd scene and kind of shoehorned in there. Normally, the writers don’t come right out and take a stand like that (the white vs. red poppy was the subject of some controversy in the UK and Canada a while back).
One thing I’d like to see, however, is showing actual remembrance on November 11th. One thing I like about the show is that stories tend to converge around the holidays like Christmas and even Guy Fawkes. I’d like to see an actual wreath laying or something along those lines on November 11th. I think it would be a nice touch.