I’ve really played fast and loose with my Corrie watching over the holiday break and decided to watch the omnibus on Sunday but was too hung over tired and slept right through the programming. Thankfully, Glacia came to the rescue with her suggestion – obvious to most – that I could watch the episodes online. Thanks be to Glacia.
I have to say that I have joined the chorus of Corrie fans who have been less than thrilled with the direction of the show, some of the performances *chough* Michelle *cough chough.* Story lines were dragging and things were getting a little ridiculous. However, over the past two weeks a couple of things happened to change my mind. First, I caught an episode of Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives. Then I saw what bad TV really was. Those characters make Carla Conner look like she’s ageing authentically. Second, Corrie is on the upswing. They have managed to phase out Michelle’s crying, bumped up the Dev and Amber and set up three highly dramatic turns that I have been loving. What follows is a point form catch up-on the street over the last couple weeks. I’ve tried to drill down to the finer points:
The Shit-Show that is the Plats:
Tina aborted the baby she and David made without David’s knowledge. Mind you, Gail and Audrey knew and Gail paid.
David found out and was clearly angry about it. He and Gail got into an argy bargy and it ended when David pushed his mother down the stairs.
His totally understandable reaction was to go Tina’s place and not tell a soul as his mother laid at the bottle of the stairs.
David asked Tina to lie to the police to give him an alibi and she said no. David is now in police custody. He will be questioned by the weirdest looking woman I have every seen. Gail has come to, but her memory is spotty at best.
The Shit-Show that is the Battersby-Browns:
I have to admit that Kirk was doing a miserable job taking care of our Chezney. Everyone saw it. He was having problems with school and looked a mess.
Clair Peacock, reminding everyone that she is a busy body called child services and they took Chezney away.
Kirk delayed telling Fiz until she came back from holiday and yes, she is now trying to get Chezney back.
The Shit-Show that is Valandro’s
Leanne is entertaining buyers for the restaurant and Paul doesn’t want to sell. However, when she is presented with a great offer he relents. It all falls apart when the buyer, upon closer inspection of the books, dropped his offer.
In related news, Leanne and Dan continue their flirting and she drops the “I was a prostitute” bomb. This doesn’t seem to really bother Dan. I’ve had boyfriends vanish on me because of my taste in music. But, whatever.
To my delight, Amber has started working at Valandro’s and Dev has decided to go there every night to embarrass her.
The Connor’s Redux
Michelle sent Alex home. He has since vanished and now Ryan is spending time with his newest best dad, Nick. They are going to either Cornwall or Corfu for Easter.
Tony the developer is officially nut bar. He proved it when he proposed to Carla. He popped the question during a surprise Monday night dinner party attended by Liam, Michelle, Steve and Maria.
On a semi-related note, Kelly almost lost her job as she was caught nicking the knickers. Wiki spoke up for her – even though Kelly almost dropped her in it – and got her job back.
There’s your primer for tonight. I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season!