Ok Canucksters I have to come clean here. I am not all that interested in the Carla, Liam and Tony thing. It just doesn’t do anything for me. And, I believe I can find sympathy from a number of you when I say that I am similarly disinterested by the Mortons. So, I launch into this particular update with somewhat little excitement.
Still, I present to you, the update for Monday September 15th 2008. UK time Monday December 3rd – episode 2.
Liam and Maria needed a moment. Now, I know I am thinking with a rational soap opera mind, but a snap proposal after an unplanned pregnancy from a dude who acts all sketchy around his dead brother’s Manchester-glam widow would make me a little nervous. But, maybe these kids would make it work. Let’s all hope against hope. I would like to see more of a nice functional relationship. I guess we have to rely on Molly and Tyrone for that.
Audrey has to sit outside of her own business to wait for the two to emerge with Maria’s yes or no answer. Oh, romance is alive in the salon. When they come out, everyone is pleased with the result, there will be another wedding on the street.
As they stroll down the street feeling dead romantic Tony comes by to confront Liam about his conversation with his ex. Tony is pissed and lets Liam know he was out of order.
At Underworld Tony and Carla talk about Liam and his behaviour. I guess Tony doesn’t really mind that Liam is checking up on him and assumes it is for business reasons – I think. I wasn’t really paying attention here. All I know is that Tony asks Carla if they can hang out later and she puts him off.
At the end of the day Carla ends up on Liam’s doorstep. She comes in to talk about Paul, but it looks like she is there for something else, if you get my meaning. It looks like she is going to tell him that she has feelings for him, but Liam drops the ‘I’m marrying Maria’ bomb. Maria then shows up with beer and crisps – the perfect girlfriend. Carla does a crap job of being happy for them and leaves.
Outside, she is clearly heartbroken and then calls her back-up man, Tony, to come pick her up. I am finding it really difficult to empathize with Carla. You could slice bread on that woman’s forehead. They do an excellent job making her look harsh.
Steve met the Masons. He met dad Mason outside the bookies and had an amusing exchange about pubs, sons, moms and Elieens. Later, in the pub, Steve catches bookie son hitting in Michelle. They have yet another funny exchange and Steve is hilarious. He accuses him of trying to cop off with his bird after his dad tries to nick his staff. Hilarious. Bookie son gets the message and backs off.
I gotta say, I agree with Sarah Lou. I would not at all like some other woman was flirting with Papa Smurf text messaging my man throughout the day and signing off with the triple X. We all know what that means. She has every right to be upset and Jason should understand and stop texting Becky. Too bad he isn’t texting Becky and it is actually David. He stole Becky’s phone and is now being a jerk and causing trouble. I wonder if it will become clear that Becky’s phone was stolen and I wonder what is plan is when he’s found out. Even though I am kind of sick of David, I’d like to see him get caught for this, and I want to see him get what he deserves in the end. Yes, Corrie, you got me.
Eileen and Jerry had a special night planned. She got dressed and assumed they were going out. No! Since Jerry, like the rest of the street, is afraid of the babysitter they stay in with Kayleigh and Lloyd Jr. Finley.* Kayleigh is flipping channels and being amazingly rude.
Eileen’s had enough. Outside the house she dumps Jerry away from the prying eyes of his and Lloyd’s kids. Jerry takes it a little too well for Eileen’s liking, but the relationship is done. Jerry lost a great catch there.
*Considering the Street’s history of crazy babysitters, Baby-stalkers and baby-stealers you can’t blame them.
In Other News:
Liz told Deirdre that she wants Jim to sling his hook as she is happy with a man who loves are and doesn’t have the tendency to get hammered and beat the pulp out of everyone who looks at him sideways. To me, it sounded like she was trying to convince herself, not Deirdre.