Corrie Time – October 17, 2008
Previously on Corrie
The Stag and Hen parties were going full bore. The ladies got a stripper named Zorro. The lads were off to see some strippers. Maria was going to tell Liam that she was pregnant. And she got to listen to Petula Clark in the cab on the way downtown.
So it looks like everyone was going to be happy after all.
Cheese and Crackers! Liam just got hit by a speeding car! It would all seem so random and tragic if Tony hadn’t leaned in very closely to Liam as he breathed his last:
“Son. Husband. Lover…Roadkill.”
And thus, Liam Connor is gone.
We pick up right after as Tom is frantically waiting for the ambulance. Tom thinks there’s still a chance but Tony tells him to stop pretending. Just then Maria arrives and sees her husband lying on the ground. Jason gives her the news as Tony tells her he sorry. Maria, understandably, loses it. She leans down to tell him that she came to tell him that they were having a baby.
The ambulance arrives and Liam is seen to by the paramedics. Kirk consoles his sister as Tony looks devastated by the news of the baby.
Steve calls Michelle to tell them there’s been an accident and she and Carla rush to the scene, only to be told that everything was done to revive Liam. He’s gone. Carla and Michelle also lose it. The paramedic assures Steve that it would have happened quickly and Liam wouldn’t have suffered much.
In the saddest scene, Maria places Liam’s hand on her belly to tell him that he was going to be a father.
The men come back to the Rovers to give the news and by now, everyone has pretty much sobered up. It’s Steve who gets the task of telling Ryan that his uncle Liam has died. Ryan can’t believe it as they had plans to go to Newcastle to see Manchester City play Newcastle United. He was excited because it would be his first time seeing St. James’ Park. (They tied.)
At the hospital, Tom is voicing suspicion that the car never slowed down, as though it was deliberate. Tony tells him that it was just an accident.
Back at Carla’s, Tony tells her that he never realised how much she loved Liam. He’s quite masterful here, and in the whole episode, really. The evil side is content that he got what he wanted but the human side is just beginning to fill with self-loathing. When Carla goes to bed, Tony sneaks out and walks to the canal and under a bride, where he pulls out the wallet that Liam had gone to retrieve when he met his end. Tony had it on him the whole time which proves, of course, it was all planned.
In Other News
Tina and David barged in on Darryl and Amber’s night of passion which would have been cut short anyway by the return of Dev. Her maidenhead remains intact for another night.
Tyrone is really good at selling “Hugo Ross” clothes. Auntie Pam reckons it’s on account of his honest face with nary a hint of guile.
And just so you know, CBC trimmed the scene but, in the original broadcast, when Michelle and Maria arrived home, they were driven by John Stape, who, again, begged off as he had to feed his late gran’s cat. Fizz noticed some large scratches on his face, which John blamed on the cat.
That’s some cat, I tells ya.