Update for Wednesday, Sept. 9: Come and Knock on Our Door

We here at Corrie Canuck usually have something to say about the writers that bring us our daily dose. The quality of their output can range from brilliant to clueless, and everything in between. I am one who normally ignores the pain of poor construction, but found myself dragging my dinner fork across my arm at the manufactured tensions and hysterics produced by Steve’s dilemma: put up balloons or keep a friend out of prison. The entire roadblock placed before him in the form of Barry and Helen’s party reminded me of….well…..

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So without further ado, here is the skinny:

Our story begins in the Rovers, and Steve Tripper looks as though he’s going to leave Becky Chrissy hanging. Michelle Janet decides the morning should be spent taking her parents shopping. Development! This would free Steve Tripper up in the morning for court. Yay!

Barry and Helen mention they have some presents for Maria’s baby. Barry then says more or less that he doesn’t want to be roped into shopping and asks what Steve is up to. Oh no! Michelle notes however that Steve will be very busy all morning – getting the food organized and decorating the pub. Now there are streamers blocking Chrissy’s road to freedom.

Barry sits Steve down at one point and tells him that should he wish to marry Michelle, he has a lifetime supply of Advil their blessing.

Over at Maria’s, it’s a soggy cryfest when Liam’s parent’s drop in. Maria mentions it’s the little things that stop a grieving person from moving on. Hey, anyone else notice that Helen looks like Auntie Pam’s sister? Just sayin’.

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Maria says she misses having someone to do nothing with. She reveals she is too frightened to go for her scan alone; Helen offers to go along with her. Holy Kleenex.

Steve meanwhile comes into the cab office and begs Lloyd to put up the decorations so he can go to court. Lloyd winds him up a bit, but he’ll be there. Yay, now Steve can go to court!

Back at the Rovers, Michelle then decides she wants Steve to go to the photo place and blow up a wedding picture of Barry and Helen for the party. And he can do it in the morning! Oh no! (laugh track).

Steve is out back having a fag to get his head around the massively complex set of variables before him. Becky comes out. She tells him rather sadly that in the end it’s her responsibility…he’s off the hook in terms of testifying. She will neither expect him there nor pressure him. As the scene fades, we see her scared little face.

All in the Family

Amber Alahan lugs a suitcase the size of a chest freezer down Coronation Street street as Dev follows, harassing her about her decision to go to Finland. She’s well pissed off about Dev’s seemingly deliberate plans to break up her and Meathead.

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Darryl meets her, and they say a sad goodbye, sealed with a kiss as Dev looks on. The young sweethearts exchange ‘I love you’s’.

Later, Dev is in the kebab shop, attempting to prepare a kebab for David. His atrocious slicing skills make Norris look like the Iron Chef. In frustration he calls Minnie/Lauren to come in and take over, but she says she has college.

Darryl and Graeme happen by, and orders a meal combo Dev knows nothing about, including a milkshake. Vanilla. Dev’s attempts to whip one up results in a geiser eruption from the blender. Darryl is highly amused. Dev realizes that he needs someone to run the kebab shop, and offers the job to Darryl very grudgingly. Meathead says he’ll have a think.

Later, Dev is trying to fix the blender when Darryl waltzes in, having typed up a set of conditions, which includes a hefty raise and bonuses. Dev goes from “no fucking way,” to “okay, dammit!” in about a nanosecond. Thus Darryl improves his own situation fairly quickly.

Now we need Darryl, Tina, Graeme and David to get a flat!! It would be like an episode of friends where the guys don’t look like wax mannequins!

Earlier that day, as David strolls along on the phone, sorting a Kozy Kitchens customer, Badass Mini Windass is on the corner trying to wind him up about the car; David stupidly says the Audi was knicked…setting off the whole feud again.

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Hailey is wandering the neighbourhood in her anorak. She pops into the Rovers to reassure Becky. Becky lets her know that the sitch is a little more dire than Hailey imagined. Hailey admits that although Becky has a knack for stepping in it, her straightforwardness and balls will serve her well.

Later, she meets up with Fiz, who fills her in on Psycho John. Fiz shares that she wanted to move away, and then realized she was over-reacting…her life and her friends are there.

Hailey finally returns to the Cafe. She tells Roy she wants to talk again. Roy is understandably agitated as the ‘talks’ have sort of sucked lately. Hailey is trying to determine her next step in terms of work. Roy suggests that Hailey might consider a career as a professional counsellor.

In Other News

Fiz pops into Maria’s for tea. While she is there, the reporter Hanna Steele knocks on the door. She wants to talk about, and then to Fiz, saying some people think she’s had a part in Rosie’s kidnapping. Fiz is nearly sucked in by this manipulation, but then clams up. Steele gives her a business card, in case.

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40 Responses to Update for Wednesday, Sept. 9: Come and Knock on Our Door

  1. Gayle says:

    Regarding putting up the decorations…why couldn’t Steve ask Liz to do it? I can never understand the staffing of the pub, Michelle obviously sets her own hours, sometimes they are tripping over one another and then other times they seem really short-staffed. Doesn’t Kelly work there now as well?

    Funny you should mention Three’s Company, I was flipping channels the other day and came across it. I made feel rather sad knowing John Ritter is no longer with us.

    I am liking Darryl more and more and do get a kick out of Graham.

  2. haili says:

    LOL! Loved the update.

    It would be great to see David, Graham, and the gang sharing an apartment. I yelled Oh No at the TV when stupid David told the Windass the car was nicked.

    Auntie Pam and Mrs. Connor really could be sisters and maybe they are in real life!

    The pub staffing makes no sense at all and Liz seems to have no say in anything, even though she’s supposed to be running the place. Michelle seems to be running it – and Steve – most of the time.

    Most people seemed to enjoy Dev acting the clown in the kabob shop but I don’t like the way he’s turned goofy. The old Dev wouldn’t be cooking in a kabob shop but would have made a deal with Darryl right away – or brought in one of his ex-girlfriend employees to run it.

  3. chumola says:

    Love this update and the relating of the episode to long-ago written TV shows!

    Does anyone else think that it’s a little weak sending Amber away from her great love, Darryl? Would have thought that she would have just moved in with him to really bug Dev???

    Thanks for the great updates! They have saved my life between wonky VCR and travelling at air times!

  4. TracyEmm says:

    Michelle is completely annoying! I haven’t worked a better storyline in my own little head yet — but, I think the writers should have come up with some better reason to keep Steve busy while the court case is on… They are throwing a party for the Connor parents, whom are barely known by the area residents; not to mention they just lost not 1, but 2 sons in a fairly recent timeframe – it just seems like a big pharse to me! (yes, I know that life goes on, but the Connor parents don’t even live there!)

    • chumola says:

      too right – I was wondering about that too. Don’t they have any friends wherever they come from? And if it’s really from Ireland, how come none of their kids have/had Irish accents? Hmmm…

      • TracyEmm says:

        hmmm… seems I’ll have to take back my mean comments, as it appeared they have quite a bit of relatives in Manchester! Too bad they didn’t mention the guest list prior to the day of the party! gee… all these ‘guests and relatives’ must have very lucky lives to be able to drop everything and show up for the party on a Wednesday (they did say it was a Wednesday, didn’t they????)
        *yes, I know, more mean coments! sorry!!!!

  5. missusmac says:

    Michelle is such a nag! This whole story line is so unreal. (In fact, even more unreal than the whole babies swapped at the hospital storyline.)

    And where is Michelle’s biological son in all this? I thought there were promises to keep in touch etc.,

    Carla is coming back, and the old guy Tony kicked out of the house is on the street…looks like Tony is going to be on the Harry Mason train get-out-of-town train soon.

    Anyone else want to smack Hayley hard across the head?

  6. margs says:

    chumola
    trying to help you out here. possibly the Connors are wealthy and sent michelle and liam to English Boarding school so they did not have Irish accents but then I thought michelle, nah….and liam…what was that accent?

  7. haili says:

    Michelle has been her usual annoying self lately. How could anyone put up with her?

    And Hayley needs a smack upside the head too. Let’s hope she comes to her senses soon. I don’t blame her for wanting a change from the factory job, but she used to just love it there and that was why she didn’t want to work in the cafe.

    We need more from Eileen and Steve in the cab office and less of Michelle in the Rovers.

    • TracyEmm says:

      and some more of Lloyd! I love his humour! My husband and I get such a kick out of his cheeky comments! here’s hoping he gets a good storyline soon……

  8. haili says:

    Graham is funny but such a crook, I can’t imagine he’ll stay out of trouble for long. Lloyd’s humour is great too; just don’t tell him any secrets!

    I still haven’t taken to Auntie Pam but I think she’s supposed to be funny.

  9. eps says:

    Headline in the Everett (Washington) Herald yesterday:
    “School principal pleads guilty to kidnapping student”

    Evidently, our very own tribute to John Stapes. I’m soooo proud

  10. GetExBack says:

    Very interesting stuff.

  11. glacia says:

    Hi Margs….

    The reason you get that message is that we approve the first comment of each reader. The reason for this is because we tend to get spammers and trolls.

    Sorry that it took me so long to approve your first comment, my sister’s 60th birthday was this weekend and I was pre-occupied.

    Thanks for your comments and hope you enjoy the blog.

  12. margs says:

    Hi Glacia…

    Thanks so much for the explanation.

    I have been clicking into your blog for many months now, sometimes late at night when I cannot sleep. I live alone and sometimes surprise mysef laughing out loud at the humour of some of the regular writers, yourself included.

    this is my favourite site – thank you.

    • Mark says:

      I second that! Corrie Canuck is a great site, and all the writers do a great job.

      As for Coronation Street, well the entire bit with super suavio Asian business magnate Dev attempting to make kebobs and milkshakes was really lame.

  13. missusmac says:

    Steve and Becky? OMG, it’s brilliant! What a comedy act this is going to be. The new Jack and Vera?

    Well, it will be great when/if Moany Michelle gets her walking papers… Please God, let it be soon.

    And bonus– Liz and Becky under the same roof. Liz may like Becky as a bar maid, maybe not so much as live-in love interest for her son. Sure to be some nice dialogue there!

  14. haili says:

    Liz has been very restrained about Michelle. Before Michelle moved in, Liz used to make remarks about her combing her hair with a pork chop, etc. She didn’t have the best relationship with Karen either.
    Michelle has been acting like she owns the place, asking Becky to work and running the schedule and I thought that was Liz’s job as landlady. This should be an interesting transition. It’s a tough time to break off with someone who has just lost her brother and it would mean she has to find a new job and a new place to live.

  15. TracyEmm says:

    While I look forward to seeing Steve and Michelle break up; I’m not quite feeling the ‘spark’ between Steve and Becky… this might be because of the fact that Steve and Karen were my absolute favorite couple – I miss her character lots! I think she was a huge loss for the show; I can still hear her calling Steve ‘behb’ (ie. babe)… I just can’t see Steve getting that same chemistry with another actress…

  16. Long time lurker says:

    So, have all we brilliant Corrie Canuckers figured out why Carla is so suddenly so keen to marry Tony and wants to do it right away – wink, wink, nudge, nudge. I can hardly wait to see Tony’s eyeball bulge when he figures out that Liam may be haunting him from the grave, yet again.
    This is all speculation on my part, but it sure doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

    Love Steve and Becky together; but Becky’s heart will always belong to Jason.

    • TracyEmm says:

      I love your ‘can hardly wait to see Tony’s eyeball bulge’ comment! a ha ha ha ha! I think I’ve made this horrible comment before on this website: Corrie does have some wonky eye casters… Leanne Battersby, Paul (grandson to Jack/Vera), and Tony Gordon.
      (I’m ‘almost’ ashamed to have typed that, but just thought I’d point it out) (don’t hate me for being an observer!)

      • beanie says:

        I never noticed Leanne’s eye, now I’ll be obsessed LOL I never really noticed Paul’s either probably because I was distacted by his Pillsberry Dough Face.

  17. S. Poole says:

    Another lurking Karen and Steve fan here, each time the actress is rumoured to be coming back I get excited to see how they would look together again.

    • TracyEmm says:

      me too! There’s no couple like them! Absolute dynamite with sparks when they’re together!

    • fondue123 says:

      I’m another Karen and Steve fan. They were believable together, and Karen was such an interesting character; I thought she had great depth. Miss her loads, wish she’d return.

  18. haili says:

    They were good together for awhile but I got tired of her constant screaming towards the end. I loved the fight, chase, etc. with her and Tracy. It was great but it’s time to move on. Steve does love his drama queens.

    Can’t wait to find out how Michelle finally leaves him and who is the one to tell – or if she catches Steve and Becky. At least Becky has enough pride not to go back to Jason, who thinks of her as second best.

    Carla must have her reasons for marrying Tony but surely she’s not pregnant on the show.

    • Long time lurker says:

      Regarding Carla – On Friday I was absolutely positive that she was marrying Tony in a hurry because she’s pregnant. But after seeing her drink champagne today, I guess that theory is out the window. Then why her sudden (and dramatic)change of heart – that just doesn’t seem like Carla.

  19. TracyEmm says:

    Yes, the showdown between Steve/Michelle and perhaps even Becky/Michelle (if we’re lucky) will be fabulous! But our cunning Steve seems to have a plan to turn Michelle against him, by the sounds of it. Hmmm… that shouldn’t be too hard, given Michelle’s cloud of misery glooming over the Rovers!

  20. haili says:

    I can’t get over how nice Carla is being to everyone. Why is she being so nice? They used to call her Cruella and now everyone seems to be toasting the happy couple.

    Ma and Pa Connor seem to be always around these days and I thought it weird to have him beaming over Maria’s bare tummy during the ultrasound. He seems overly jolly for a man who has lost 2 sons and really pushy with Steve, wanting him to marry Michelle. Maybe I’m just anxious to have them gone – and Michelle too.

  21. missusmac says:

    “He seems overly jolly for a man who has lost 2 sons”

    Thank you Haili, I was thinking the same thing!

    Steve and cunning plan have never met. This is going to be a disaster, and one I’ll thoroughly enjoy watching!

    Let Operation Bad Boy Friend begin…

    • chumola says:

      Too funny! I think (hope) we are in for a good romp! Bring it on!

      • Long time lurker says:

        I adore Steve. I don’t think it would be in Corrie’s best interests to have him stay with one woman for any length of time – especially sourpuss Michelle.

  22. haili says:

    He made a good start tonight by missing the wedding and if he drinks all those pints, won’t be in very good shape for the reception – if he gets there. And he finally told her he was tired of the nagging.
    Tomorrow should be interesting with the aftermath of the wedding and the hangover.

    • TracyEmm says:

      oh I so enjoyed tonights episode! can’t wait for 2morrow! but I must say, I’m still not feeling the chemistry between Steve and Becks. I think it could be due to the way she dresses… she is still too tarty, they should try and soften her up just a wee bit… I know it is part of her character – but its just a bit too much for me. Tone it down I say, tone it down darnit!
      Also, noticed that Tony’s brother didn’t seem too happy with his brother near the end of the episode there… perhaps the brother senses old Tony is a bit of a headcase? hmmm… wonder if he’ll stick around for a while… it would be great if he ended up with Maria! or should cousin Tom try his chances first? a ha…

      • beanie says:

        I think cousin Tom will admit to himself that he is gay and in love with Sean.

      • chumola says:

        I agree with beanie – Tom is soooo gay, he’s the only one who doesn’t know it (yet). I hope Maria doesn’t get hurt over this – I think she needs a soft place to fall and Tom has been there for her.

  23. haili says:

    Steve grew up with a tarty dressing mother, and they say men marry women like their mothers! I do admit that Liz has more class and doesn’t go in for the drunken binges and violent temper tantrums.

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