Update – Wednesday November 5, 2008. Not Even Remotely Related to Guy Fawkes Day Edition

The Maury Povich Storyline

Michelle and Steve find Ryan at th’ospickle where, other than a few cuts and bruises, he is already. Alex is being kept overnight, however. Michelle pleads with him to never run off and talk to her if he has a problem in the future.

Nick shows up and asks to see Ryan. Michelle blames this all on him but Nick asks her to think about why Ryan went to his place. Wendy shows up and soon enough, there is a heated discussion about doing the DNA tests. We do learn, however, that learning Alex wasn’t their son wasn’t the only thing that ended Nick and Wendy’s marriage, despite Nick’s declaration that it was. Oh, and Steve asks if someone would please think of the children.

In the end, it is decided that Michelle and Ryan will take the DNA test and it will be the boys’ decision if they want to have a relationship with their biological parents.

Steve, Michelle, and Ryan return to the Rovers where Liam tells him that no matter what happens, he’s still family and he’d better not think about trying to get out because he’s stuck with them. “We’ll pull you back in,” he says, doing Al Pacino in the not-very-good Godfather III.  

In the end, Michelle knows that Alex is the baby she birthed because of the resemblance to Dean. Still, the episode ends with the mother and son swabbing their mouths and putting their DNA in the test kits provided.

Everyone I know goes away in the end.

Tyrone tells Molly that he’s worried about Jack. Some people pass away quickly after their spouse dies. Johnny Cash, he recalls, went just after June Carter Cash died. Molly tells Tyrone not to talk like that.

Seeing Jack is struggling to cope with Vera’s death, Ty, Molly, and Paul agree to handle the funeral arrangements.

In Other News

Carla and Liam are still going to Birmingham on business, to Maria’s annoyance but little does she know, Carla booked a single room for the two of them to share.

Kelly’s designer bag ripped, forcing her to use a Frescho’s bag to keep her stuff, which everyone made fun of. In a bit that was cut from the CBC broadcast, Kelly expressed jealousy that Wiki is making money on the side with her Fantasia lingerie parties and decides to compete for her business.

Lloyd seemingly went from dropping Tyrone and Molly off to getting a haircut from Maria. Trying to balance her job and planning a wedding, she cut his ear when she got distracted by the phone. Audrey downplayed it, telling him that he probably moved his head without warning and not to be “such a babeh.”

What else happened in the news? Is that U.S. election still going on? I haven’t seen a thing about it on the news.


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21 Responses to Update – Wednesday November 5, 2008. Not Even Remotely Related to Guy Fawkes Day Edition

  1. Jody says:

    I’m so tired (yawning) of this storyline with Michelle. Poor Steve just runs around after her, walking on eggshells with a sappy look on his face. Time to move on.

  2. haili says:

    I thought it got a bit better last night as they finally all – except Alex – got together in hospital. Maybe when the boys get together, it will improve; we can only hope. And Michelle only cried once last night!

    The other storyline seems predictable too: the wedding, then the affair. I wish Maria would either get out or get some backbone to stand up to Carla a bit more.

  3. Michigander Fan says:


    Most excellent Johnny Cash reference – his cover of Hurt was unbelievable. Honest to God the best cover ever.

    And one that sounds like it wouldn’t work on paper.


  4. papasmurf1964 says:

    It was shocking Steve didn’t offer to make everyone at the hospital a bacon sandwich.

  5. pip says:

    I heard that Trent Resnor of Nine Inch Nails was extremely pissed that Johnny Cash covered their song and did a better job, without even asking permission!

    Michelle needs to suck it up and deal with the reality of the situation and stop wishing she could turn the clock back. The only good thing about this story line is seeing Steve be such a rock. Go Steve!

  6. Mrs. D says:

    Great video for Hurt by Cash as well.

  7. S. Poole says:

    Trent Reznor came around to the idea eventually.


    Best. cover. ever. PERIOD

  8. debbie says:

    I’m sad to say that toward the end of the episode, when Michelle started crying AGAIN I changed the channel immediately. I just can’t take it anymore.

  9. Yanyan says:

    Agreed. With everything. From Johnny Cash’s Hurt to everyone’s boredom with Michelle/Ryan/Alex

  10. fondue says:

    “…In a bit that was cut from the CBC broadcast…” – So how you know this, John?
    Just askin’!!!

  11. haili says:

    Such a sad Johnny Cash video, especially since I remember when he first started and had such a strong voice. But really fitting for the Jack and Vera storyline.

  12. John says:

    fondue –

    When I do the updates, I often refer to the updates posted 9 months ago at corrie.net, because I’m terrible at remembering exact lines or the order in which certain plot points proceeded. When referring to that site, I sometimes notice that there are references to scenes we didn’t see.

    CBC usually trims about 2 minutes per episode to make room for Sophie promos (did you know CBC has a show called Sophie?). Supposedly, they’re reinserted during the Sunday omnibus but I’m not sure if that’s case still.

  13. fondue says:

    Thanks for the info John, I figured as much. I know that they cut scenes for the weeknight showings, and air “unadulterated” on Sunday’s omnibus. I just didn’t know what your source was.
    BTW, I enjoy these updates enormously, your’s and everyone else’s. Some Corrie story lines are crushingly boring, but you guys see the humour in them, and make us smile!

  14. mayfairgirl says:

    michelle is getting tiresome. can someone pull an airplane on her?

  15. tanzie says:

    Papasmurf….i was thinking the same thing about Steve, he seems to feel all is solved with a bacon sandwich, or food of some sort. Emotional eater i guess lol. And about the Sophie ads…my hubby goes on the computer while i’m getting my fix of corrie, but even he is getting tired of the ads. “Hasn’t she changed that diaper yet?” he shouts in reference to her taking on the world one diaper at a time. And last..if i had been playing a drinking game where i’d down a shot everytime Michelle whined RyyAAnn ..i’d be drunk and passed out before the end of the show.

  16. pip says:

    The sad thing is, that although the ‘switched at birth’ storyline is a trite one, it does hold tremendous potential for character development and for examining the issues of ‘family’ and ‘personal identity’. The writers aren’t doing any of that. Michelle is stuck in the same place she was stuck in when she first heard about the whole thing, and we really have no idea what Ryan thinks about it, other than that it bothers him, and he wants the DNA test to prove that Michelle is his mom (Earth to Ryan: didn’t you admit that the picture of your dad as a teenager is the spitting image of Alex). The only good scene to come out of the whole sorry treatment of this plot is Liam telling Ryan that he’s stuck with them all whether he likes it or not.

  17. Michigander Fan says:

    John said: CBC usually trims about 2 minutes per episode to make room for Sophie promos (did you know CBC has a show called Sophie?).

    Rick Mercer had a promo on his show Tuesday for a new CBC show for women called “Unicorn Lawyer” which featured a number of Sophie type cliches – I laughed so hard!!!


  18. Michigander Fan says:

    Doesn’t it say something when we are all more interested in Johnny Cash than the actual episode?


  19. Long time lurker says:

    I’ve never not-liked Paul and he has really grown on me these last few episodes. I hope they keep his character as basically a good young man who sometimes loses his way, and don’t have him return to his scheming ways. I do think that he and Leanne would be a good match, because they do both seem basically good, just sometimes straying into “gray areas”. I didn’t watch Corrie when his father (Terry?)was around and so I can’t compare Paul to him.

  20. eps says:

    John, To answer your query: yes, we in the US did have our election and a chinese fellow from Orem, Utah won. It wasn’t even close. Alas, no caribou Barbie as VP.
    Of course, since the election all (OK, most) of the talk has been about how the chinese community is responding to the victory and very little about the tremendous leadership shown by the candidate
    and what needs to happen now to bring about this carrot of change that has been dangling on the stick before us for the past almost 2 years.
    His acceptance speech was excellent.

  21. pip says:

    It’s hard to keep all those minorities straight, isn’t it eps!

    I have to say that in my household we were all very excited to see Mr. Obama elected. We watched it on CNN which just silently (that is, without commentary) showed Barack, his family, the Bidens and everyone else milling about on the stage after the acceptance speech while the dramatic music played in the background. It felt like the end of an inspiring movie. But of course, it’s just the beginning. I can hear Mr. Movie-trailer-voice now: “In a world where George Bush ran a great country into the ground for 8 years . . . in a world where no one thought a black man could be elected to the highest office . . . a new refrain was heard: Yes We Can.”

    If anyone can do it, he can.

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