UK Time actual Christmas Eve – December 24th 2007
It is Christmas Eve in Weatherfield and the residents of Coronation, and Roseamund, Victoria and Viaduct all begin to gather with their loved ones to celebrate. This is the time of year to huddle close to your English teacher, lodger, employee and forgotten uncle.
The show opens with Rosie in a strop angry with John. She is raising the steaks and wants John to dump Fiz because, you know, that is the ONLY thing standing in the way of them actually being together. Since John is demonstrably a fool, he tells Rosie that, yes, he will dump Fiz so the two of them can continue to sneak around together, but this way he’s not cheating on Fiz, he’s just having an affair with his student.
So, John goes home to try and break up with Fiz. He is finding it difficult because she is so adorable. Once she picks up on his droopy mood John goes on some tangent about turning into his father. Ah, THAT is why he is cheating on the lovely Fiz with the teenager over the road. He’s having a pre-mid-life crisis. OF COURSE! Now, I totally understand why he makes such stupid decisions and acts like he has no self control. He doesn’t want to turn into his dad and he kinda has low self esteem. I’m in my 30’s, I wonder what I can justify if I use the fear of turning into my mother as the reason. Corrie Canucksters, what would you justify?
In the end John just can’t do it and even tells Fiz that he had no intention of breaking up with her. The pair head to the Rovers where John runs into Rosie and her parents. Rosie is openly nasty to him, and her parents don’t seem to notice how she is behaving. John and Fiz leave the Pub and John spends the rest of his evening making Fiz feel sorry for him. As they walk home arm in arm, Rosie stands by watching and looking really really mad.
Sarah is about to win the pot in the Platt household, and I love her for it. Since David will not be going to Milan Sarah has been dropping bombs about going in his stead. Steven, who must be the thickest man in the planet kind of misses the all the hints and then when Sarah finally kind of gets the message through, he asks her if Jason would be interested. That’s right, Jason, the builder, the second least qualified for the job and the man who has expressed absolutely no interest in even going to Italy on holiday. Sarah very patiently suggests that she could be the one to take the job. Steven was confused because who would look after Bethany while Sarah is at work. Sarah reassures him that she is the one working now anyway, and Bethany spends most of her time in the dishwasher. Then Steven says, and this is golden, I don’t know that Jason would want to be a house husband, because you know he is miserable now.
It takes a while, but Sarah manages to lead Steven to the obvious conclusion. However, convincing Jason is another story. That man loves Weatherfield. He isn’t big on the adventure that a three month trial in Milan could bring. Sarah seems to sway him with talk of how good it would be for Bethany, and I have to say, I agree. I don’t care how she gets to Milan, I think it is the best idea.
Michelle is loosing big time. She goes over to Nick’s place to discuss the situation and makes a really good point. The boys are very young and this could be too much for them to handle at this age. Nick pushes his point. As Steve says later, it is a good thing she went to talk to him because this dude isn’t letting it go. Moreover, if he did stalk Ryan for a couple weeks, what else is he prepared to do to find out the truth.
She does a lot of crying in this episode – AGAIN and Steve does some comforting.
Liam and Tony lock horns over some stupid guy stuff. Tony offers to buy the factory girls some drinks for Christmas. Liam sees that offer and refuses to let him as he feels that he should buy the staff drinks. Something tells me the girls don’t care who buys them drinks.
Later Tony tells Liam that he is taking Carla to a restaurant where the chef for 1 Michelin star. Liam sees 1 Michelin star and raises him 4 Michelin tires. That was Corrie Gold.
Maria and Carla are sitting in a booth and Carla brings up the kiss she shared with Liam wanting to see that Maria is upset about it. Maria sees her bait but then raises and closes the game saying that she got over it because it was along time ago and she is marrying Liam AND she is pregnant with his child. Carla shuts up.
Because this episode really needed some Christmas cheer, we got a real nice story from Chez and Kirk. The dynamic duo are in the house looking for a recipe they can rely on for their holiday meal, why Chezny is not with Fiz and John is beyond me. Anyway, after Chezny opens a lame present from his mom – OK, it was only kind of lame. I’m love an Elvis mug that sings Viva Las Vegas – they head over to Roy’s to look for some cooking implements to make their Yule regret it. Becky is funny.
At Roy’s, he and Becky talk about Christmas at the Salvation Army and their different experiences there. Roy talks about missing Hailey. In pops Chezney and Kirk and they decide to spend the holiday together. That should be a fun meal.