UK Time: Sunday January 6th 2008
The show opens with Maria perched on the edge of a rocky cliff calling after Liam who is lying lifelessly on the rocks below. It looks dire and Maria tries unsuccessfully to get to him. She stays with him as long as she can then goes to find help.
She’s along in the dark tramping through the Lake District looking for help. To get to the road she has to ford a small river and once she had done that she sees their hotel in the distance. She makes it there and the inn organizes the rescue and some tea by the fire.
At the bottom of the cliff Liam is being watched by his ever faithful dog (I really think that dying beside your dog is every Brit’s hope). Liam stirs and wakes up briefly before passing out again. There’s hope for our boy yet.
John Stape, on the other hand, really should have no hope. He is in the café with Fiz who seems to be softening to his advances while Becky, the voice of the entire viewing public, looks on ready to pounce.
Becky can’t believe what she is seeing and when the pervert teacher goes for a loo break she tries to make Fiz see sense. It doesn’t seem to work, but you know what does, Rosie Webster walking through the door. I guess the whole spectacle that was Christmas day come rushing back and Fiz leaves John at Roy’s and heads home.
I loved this scene. This was the classic Corrie writing that I love so much. Really, it was Becky who shone here. She had two lines that were fantastic. One was aimed at John, she called him garbage, and the other was aimed at Rosie, she made it clear that she was welcome there right now.
Later Chezney pops round to Fiz’ flat to offer some chippy dinner. What a great younger brother.
In last night’s “what the hell were you thinking’ segment, Michelle figures that the best way to deal with the possibility of Ryan’s birth switcharoo is to tell her son a barely plausible lie fraught with consequences. She tells him that the police caught the stalker so now it’s over and no the police don’t want to talk to you, the victim of the crime.
Later Ryan asks Steve about it and he clearly has no idea what he was talking about. I guess Michelle’s complicated scheming prevented her from calling Steve on his mobile.
The pub was a great place last night. Blanch has her opinion on Becky. She thinks Becky is moving in on Jason since Sarah has left. Maybe she is. I don’t blame her.
The Masons come in and deal with the aftermath of barring Blanch from the bookies. The senior Mason tries
to smooth over the situation.
After Jason leaves the pub he goes home to hear Sarah’s message. He talks back to the machine but it was clear to me that she didn’t understand what the problem is. If she wants a call back, perhaps she should try admitting some wrong doing or try to extend a bit of understanding.