The Key to Claire’s Heart
Claire and Sally are in the cafe talking about Claire’s plan for the singles night. Women wearing locks will be approached by men with keys to which of them has the key to her heart. Sally thinks it sounds a little sordid and not a little like a 1970’s key party. Claire assures her it’s intended as a ice-breaker. Sally offers to help Claire with her make-up. This causes Becky, who’s been eavesdropping, to burst out laughing.
“I never thought you had a sense of humour, Sal!”
Later that night, Claire is at the singles night, quite drunk, dancing like Elaine Benes, and asking if anyone has the key to her heart. Nobody, apparently, does so she catches us with Lloyd, who is about to leave with Chantal the coroner for some Chinese buffet.
Claire tries dancing some more but decides to call Sally when it’s clear she’s not having a good time. Sally offers Kevin to go pick her up. (Sally is having a lesson with John Stape and appreciates the chance to be alone).
Kevin finds her at the party as she starts putting herself down as nobody fancied her.
“I am a moose,” she says. “You may as well stick my head on a big wall in ….(wait for it) Canada. Mmmmoooooose head!”
(I swear the writers are just messing with our heads now)
Kevin tells her it’s not true and she’s quite good looking. She responds by kissing him squarely on the lips. Kevin pulls back and suddenly Claire is not as drunk as before and looking quite remorseful.
Kevin drives her home and Claire tries to tell him how she doesn’t fancy him at all. Kevin seems willing to just forget about it but Claire is just making it work.
She stumbles up to her door and, if it wasn’t bad enough that nobody had the key to her heart, Claire can’t even manipulate the key to her house. Ashley lets her in and she collapses in his arms.
They have a long chat about his infidelity and how much she misses him. They seem to making good progress toward a reconcilliation when Claire blurts out that she snogged a guy. Ashley seems understanding until she tells him it was his best mate Kevin. Then she stumbles off upstairs, leaving Ashley thinking, “…the Hell?”
The Role of Baby Daddy Has Been Filled, Thank You
Well, it looks like Violet and Jamie are a couple again. They tell Sean and Marcus the news and Sean is hurt, knowing that his desire to be a proper father to his son will come to naught now that Violet has Jamie in the role of father figure (who sometimes fancies his stepmum).
The news is too much for Sean, who flies out of the Rovers and tells Marcus he wants to be alone.
In Other News
Fizz asks Kevin if, when Sally and John are doing their lessons, are they ever alone. This sends up warning signals in Kevin’s brain that strengthen when, that evening, Sally sends Kevin off to get Claire at the singles night.
Liam has returned from Ireland. He makes like he brought Maria back a crappy pen but gives her a nice bracelet instead.
Before he gives it to her, however, he hands her the box, claiming it’s Irish pornography.
“Lepreporn,” he calls it.
Do you know what I get when I Google “lepreporn”? This totally NSFW post from former Corrie Canuck contributer MJ.
Yeah, like the Streetcars radio conversations Becky picks up on her iPod, I’m convinced the writers are sending us messages.