Update: October 2, 2008 – You live, You learn.

The Lads


Gail is off to the Rovers and tells David if she needs anything to call her. He sarcastically mentions he will call her if he tops himself. When the door closes behind her Sarah replies to his comment “Poor little David. A failure in everything. Can’t even top himself without screwing it up!”

Sarah begins to put the next stage of into action and sighs to Stephen alone in the kitchen. She says she is angry with David for letting Stephen down. Sarah mentions how she is back to square one looking for a new place to live with Bethany and Jason. There is no comment from Stephen.


Vern and Dev are at the Rovers discussing the ‘entertainment’ for Liz’s hen night. Apparently a stripper “Commando Sam” (That is funny on so many levels) will be the entertainment for the evening. Jim overhears the conversation replies, “That is thing with Elizabeth so it was. She could never resist a man in uniform.” (Jim was in the army…)

Commando Sam

All the men are shooed away from the Rovers by Liz. All of the sudden, a man with dreadlocks, sunglasses and camouflage fatigues starts dancing around the pub. Each take turn having a lap dance. Personally, I think he was wearing too much. Remember Tony the stripper from the garage? They should have called him….

The Ladettes

Maria and Carla

Everyone is sitting around for the hen do to start. Blanche discusses her favourite man. Betty mentions Eamonn Holmes. Liz tells Vernon was the best kisser ever. Carla pops in and says that her Tony was the best. Maria says that no one can beat her Liam. (Can I find out) When Carla replies: “Oh please. He’s not ‘that’ good!” All eyes turn to Carla.

Eamonn Holmes, Betty's main squeeze

Maria looks at Carla across the bar, their eyes meet but Carla turns away. I don’t    think she realized what she just admits to everyone. Michelle confronts Carla but she admits to her it was before Paul and after his his death.

Blanche in her usual comical fashion says to Maria: “Your boyfriend puts it about a bit then?. Our Deidre used to be a bit like that but now she has the sex life of a nun.” She is hilarious!!

Maria confronts Carla in the ladies’ and wants to know all the details. She tells Maria the same thing she told Michelle. Carla says she is not having an affair and that it hasn’t/won’t happen again. She tells her, “I could never be the other woman. I’ve got too much self respect.”

At the flat, Liam is surprised to see Maria so early and asks what is wrong.

She confronts Liam and asks about the kiss and if Carla fancies him. He is taken aback and realizes what is happening… He tells her that he has never asked about all her other kisses and it is not a big deal. He was in a ‘bad place’ and it happened out of the blue. He apologizes and says that he can’t stand her. She looks at him and asks him if he wants another lager.


Back at the pub…. Fiz gets a phone call from John at the Rovers during Liz’s party. She tells him that he really didn’t have to call from his mum’s. The line falls dead. Fiz asks Sally if she has missed anything. Sally tells her that Carla has revealed that she kissed Liam. Sally adds: “Can you imagine if you caught your John kissing someone else?” Fiz smiled: “I’m just grateful I am with someone who is familiar the word faithful.”

The Losers


Rosie gets ready for her weekend away with John. She tells her mum that she is sorry they had to cancel her birthday meal in order for her to have a sleepover with her mates. Sally tells her that she will re-book her birthday meal at another restaurant.

Later on in the hotel, Rosie dressed in a black lace nightie sits on the bed with John. He tells her, “ “If I was wearing my glasses now they’d be steaming up!” She sees that she is getting a gift from him and sees that it is a book. ‘Shoot All The Blue Jays You Want If You Can Hit ‘Em But Remember To Kill A Mockingbird Is A Sin.”

He tells her it was the best book he had ever read. She looks thrilled.

She looks at him and says – “John? Just kiss me!”


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14 Responses to Update: October 2, 2008 – You live, You learn.

  1. John says:

    I don’t think Commando Sam was ever in the army.

  2. Corrie newbie says:

    Thanks for the update – wondering why I see so many formatting marks? Am I missing anything? They come at the end of almost every paragraph and look like this:

  3. Tom Veitch says:

    The stripper at Liz’s Hen Party proves that there IS life after Milli Vanilli – the surviving member is now a B Boy!

  4. Mar says:

    I think the old stripper from the garage was named Sam as well — Or ‘the python’ when he was performing. They SHOULD have called him; He was a great character 🙂

  5. missusmac says:

    Loved Deirdre’s line that the stripper’s boyfriend picked him up after the show!!!

    This was a fun episode. Loved when they get drunk and do silly things.

    A little grossed out about Snape handing a negligee-clad Rosie a book… especially that book. Yech, not sure I can claim it as one of my own favorites ever again.

  6. beanie says:

    I wonder if there’s anywhere in England that people actually wear all that stupid stuff. I wouldn’t be caught drunk in any of it.

  7. lovethestreet says:

    The worst part of the episode was Deidre handing Liz a cigarette and saying “there’s always surgery”–followed by a phlegmy laugh. PLEASE stop smoking Deidre! Your voice is already two octaves lower than Ken’s.

  8. corrierules says:

    I beg to differ. The absolute worst part of the episode was the scene where John is sitting on the edge of the bed in his undies. Ewwww.
    But I will concede the phlegmy smoker’s cough is a close second.
    All in all, a fun episode.

    Oh, and if Sarah had a moustache? She’d twirl it. A right little Dr. Evil, so she is.

  9. Glacia says:

    You know, I didn’t hate Carla in this episode.

    She did let it slip and I think that was an accident, plus she went up to Maria at the bar to explain herself and tried to make amends in the ladies bathroom.

    Sure she was being Carla about it, but she owned up and tried to make amends.

  10. pip says:

    Carla always sounds insincere to me when she tries to make amends. She’s never sounds sorry, she only apologizes so the other person won’t be mad at her, and she seems to think they shouldn’t have been mad about her behavior in the first place because that’s just the type of person she is. But I always find Carla amusing.

    ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is one of my favorite books. I wanted to scream at the screen ‘and what would Atticus Finch think of your behavior right now Mr. Stape!!!’

  11. geenee says:

    Atticus would be appalled! And could John be less sexy? It has to just be a power thing with Rosie – loving to blackmail a teacher into doing what she wants. Surely she’s not that attracted to him.

    Carla is insincere IMO. It’s not the first time she’s let things slip to hurt Maria. She told everyone about the engagement and pregnancy before Maria and Liam had a chance.

    It was funny when stripper Sam entertained and his mother dragged him home. That has to be yukky when the stripper turns out to be one’s son.

  12. beanie says:

    It also has to be yukky to be stripping and have your mom show up.

  13. Mandy says:

    I think strippers are just yukky in general!

  14. Glacia says:

    Commando Sam in particular.

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