Update for Wednesday, Sept. 23rd: There Goes the Neighbourhood



Morning in the Morton house for the last time. Darryl asks Teresa, still in her dressing gown, if she’s packed yet. She has woken up in a militant mood; pissed at Jerry, pissed at the world, and pissed at Darryl, even though he let her crash and sponge. Darryl tells her it’s time to ship out. Teresa is petrified of course, at the prospect of getting a job and fending for herself. She slides some ciggies into her housecoat pocket and cons Darryl into going to the store to get her more. He leaves the house.

Darryl returns to find the door locked. From the upstairs window, Theresa cheerfully informs him both front and back are shut and bolted. She is squatting, apparently. Darryl says it’s freezing outside. She tosses down a hoodie. Darryl points out that Jerry has every right to do with his house as he sees fit. “You’d have made a good errand boy for HItler,” Teresa retorts.

Teresa lobs Darryl’s knapsack out the window, yelling and yapping about how hard Doz was to breastfeed. David and Tina have happened by, then Gail and Joe. Gail suggests that Teresa admit defeat; Teresa yells down to Gail that she needs a face, head and body transplant. The Platts offer to take Darryl for a hot drink, but he says he has to remain there on mentalist watch.

A loud, beat up blue van pulls up and disgorges the new tenants…all four Windasses. Darryl sees them and explains that there is a bit of a standoff underway. He, of course, doesn’t have a clue who they are. Darryl, the soul of patience, is still attempting to dislodge Teresa in ways other than by force. Gary Windass just wants to kick the door in…Doz begs him not to. The WIndasses give him an hour to rectify the situation.

Amber Alahan returns to the street. She gives Darryl a  big hug and kiss…he is happy to see her but has to get going and solve his problem. Back in front of the house, Darryl has resorted to dropping money in the letterbox to entice Teresa out. Mom Windass brings Doz a hot drink.

In Dev’s a reunited Dev and Amber are hugging, happy to see one another. Amber doesn’t waste any time bringing Dev up to speed on Darryl’s housing problem. She says they will have to get a place together; Dev says no way, but offers the spare room.

The Windasses have returned, out of patience. Gary takes his Da’s crutch and smashes the window. Inside, they find Teresa has handcuffed herself to both the oven door and a cupboard. She is singing rebel songs loudly, and has no idea where the handcuff key is. In short order, the Windasses have thrown Teresa, still tethered to one stove door and one cupboard front, out into the street.

Joe and Gail come around the corner, at first amused by Teresa snarling like a cougar on the curb. Tina and David are returning at the same time…and they all stare in shock at the new neighbours…the Windasses. There goes the neighbourhood!!

Something doesn't add up, Ozzy....

Something doesn't add up, Ozzy....


The new day finds our girl sleuth Maria still feverishly on the case; determined to puzzle together clues that make no sense.

She asking Tom, her permanent appendage and sounding board, why Pat would lie. She absolutely must talk to Tony, but his phone is still switched off. Maria finds it bizarre that Tony booked the swanky weekend away for the four of them after seeing “the kiss”. Tom tells her to stop torturing herself. Maria says that no one realizes the truth will set her free to move on – it’s the not knowing driving her crazy. For whatever reason, Tom is still being utterly daft to the possibility that Liam and Carla were together.

Later, Maria sits alone on the Maxine Peacock bench. Tom and Ozzy happen by. Maria says she likes the cold air on her face…Liam always kept the house like a sauna. She says Liam would be gone for hours sometimes while walking Ozzy. She repeats again that she needs to talk to Tony. She is sure Tony hated Liam and just can’t puzzle out the best man thing. She says she’s not losing the plot…they were having an affair…and Tony knew.


In the cab office, Eileen is listening very, very, very patiently as Emily drones on about the fact that she is training a new volunteer in the tea and charity shop at the hospital…someone who is serving out her community service. Emily says she plans to show her faith in the trainee by leaving her purse out in the open and giving the newcomer a chance to rebuild her faith in the world.

Janice Battersby arrives at the hospital….apparently she is Emily’s trainee. Emily is less than thrilled, but determined to make the best of it. Janice is gung-ho, expecting a tour of duty in the emergency room. She is dismayed to hear the job entails washing up, clearing tables and sorting through jumble. She is also surprised to learn that Emily has to give a report to Janice’s case worker.


Molly return home and as she greets Tyrone, she smells the same cheap, reeky perfume she smelled off Minnie, who came into Dev’s earlier. Molly becomes increasingly suspicious of Tyrone’s gym alibi. She tells Tyrone she herself needs to tone up and says she’ll accompany him to the gym. Tyrone makes the uh-oh face.


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36 Responses to Update for Wednesday, Sept. 23rd: There Goes the Neighbourhood

  1. debbie1975 says:

    That charity shop thing with Emily was hysterical.

  2. Barbie says:

    Thanks Kunzie, I missed yesterday’s episode.
    I’ve got a problem with the Windasses though, how the hell can they afford to rent Jerry’s place? And speaking of places to rent, I wonder why Dev hasn’t let the flat above the shop?

  3. missusmac says:

    Barbie, I’m with you. Who is in the flat over the shop? Wouldn’t that make a grand place for Graham and Darryl to rent???

    I don’t really see how the Windasses can afford this either. Perhaps it’s just a short term thing.

    Loved Theresa telling Gail how many body parts (all) needed to be transplanted. Also loved Gail keeping in character by bitching at her beau to hurry up and finish putting in the new, very expensive, she’s not paying for it, kitchen. Vintage Gail.

    • corrierules says:

      Darryl and Graeme roomies? Sweet!

      I thought Amber played Dev like a violin. She had no intention of moving in with the lovely Daz. She just wanted Dev to give ha room. Which he did. I too, thought it would be the one above the shop.

  4. Barbee says:

    And who is living above the kebab shop? It had 2 bedrooms when Martin lived there. It is another ideal place for Darryl and Graeme. Continuity must be such a nuisance for the writers.

    • rw_too says:

      Speaking of continuity, where are:
      – Jack
      – Audreh
      – Claire (surely to goodness that house is rewired by now)
      – Betty
      I’m not a big fan of their current ‘style’ of focusing on only two major and perhaps two minor story lines at a time.

      The nondescript exchanges over a newspaper, pint, or a cuppa were what made Coronation Street.

      • lovethestreet says:

        Perhaps they are visiting with Sean’s baby or Michelle’s biological son…speaking of dropped story lines (just sayin’)

      • TracyEmm says:

        Lovethestreet: Brilliant!

      • Barbee says:

        I think Jack is in Blackpool (again). Audreh finally returned today. Love her.
        After Claire’s last few storylines, I’m happy not to see her (she’s had a baby in real life).
        And yes, where is Betty???? Extended visit with Gordon – NOT!
        And what happened with Sarah supposedly returning? I missed that.

  5. haili says:

    What I can’t understand is why the Windasses would order kitchen cupboards for a rented house – except they never intended to pay for them! I suppose Joe doesn’t check things like ownership before he starts the jobs – or even get a deposit.

    Jerry had better watch out for them. If he got first and last month’s rent, that will likely be the last money he sees from them. I wonder if they’re related to Les.

  6. margs says:

    Barbie and Haili
    In the real world Joe would never have installed a kitchen without a down payment.

    I read in Britain today large families on Social Assistance get housed in expensive homes if there is nothing else. The Windasses don’t appear to have any jobs.

    How about when Mom Windass was lovingly patting her House sign when it fell to the ground and broke in half again… aawww !

  7. beanie says:

    ROFLMAO when Mom Windass squeezed Gail till her eyes popped.

  8. tanzie says:

    I think Janice is living above the kebab shop. Thats why the mail for “rosie” went there instead of the flats upstairs.

    • Barbee says:

      I’m pretty sure she lives a couple of doors down. It was originally above the butcher shop, but when I’ve been watching recently, she goes in the door in the side of the bay windowed house next door to Ashley’s shop.

  9. haili says:

    I wonder if some of the older actors get more time off these days and that’s why we don’t see them in as many storylines. The actors seem to get extended breaks these last few years.

    It’s really noticeable at weddings and funerals when people who would naturally be there aren’t.

    • lovethestreet says:

      I’ve been thinking the same thing. However, it didn’t affect the Tony-Carla storyline too much as they don’t seem to have any friends at all.

      • missusmac says:


        Not sure what to think of the Windasses. First of all, that’s a really lame name. The best the writers could come up with?

        Dad reminds me of Granpa Morton. Gross, disheveled and difficult to watch. Mom is very Cilla-sweet when she wants to be. The son has true potential though — as the next resident psychopath. He is truly creepy.

    • S. Poole says:

      Johnny Briggs mentioned the long hours shortly after Mike Baldwin was written out at his request. When they went to five episodes a week (some days 7am to 7pm), it is a tough go for someone half his age.

  10. TracyEmm says:

    I could not stop laughing at crazy-hair-Windass, commenting to his wife (about him having to get a taxi job) “yeah, you just want to be lying in bed like a starfish”!!!!

    such a quick, quirky, hilarious comment!

    loved it! 😉

    • antik says:

      I also loved the starfish crack..

      They’re so.. Dickensian.. right down to the name.. Windass.. who ever heard of such a thing?

  11. beanie says:

    Is laying like a starfish like making an X on the bed? That’s what I call it when I get the king size bed by myself for a little bit.

  12. elocin says:

    Anyone else super-super-SUPER annoyed with Audrey for doing the whole ‘she’s crazy’ thing with Maria when Richard had them all thinking she was nuts a couple of years ago? How quick they forget.

    I’d also like to slap Molly up the back of the head. talk about making a mountain out of a mole-hill. “I don’t even know who you are anymore!” PUH-LEEZE!

  13. haili says:

    I’m super annoyed at Audrey too. She must be really going senile this time. And Fizz is just as bad. After what went on with John and Rosie you would think she’d pay more attention to Maria and not dismiss everything she says as imagination or insanity.

    But it’s Tyrone and Auntie Pam I’d like to slap upside the head – or bang their two heads together! I don’t blame Molly for being angry as she can’t believe one word of what they say, and aggravating Auntie Pam is still lying. Poor dumb Tyrone said it himself – he’s too easily led – but needs to smarten up. Maybe Molly is just too bright to be tied up with Tyrone, though it took her ages to figure out what they were up to.

  14. Gayle says:

    I wonder where the hell Kirk is? Maria (annoying as she is) needs the love and support of HER OWN FAMILY. If Fizz and Audrey care so much why don’t they get in touch with Maria’s parents? They seemed quite nice and supportive when they were with Maria when Liam died.

    I can’t believe that Tony didn’t fire both Sally and Rosie.

  15. TracyEmm says:

    last night’s ending was fantastic! I’m going to watch tonights episode in a while, and can’t wait! I can’t believe that Tony took his hand off Maria’s stomach! Does he actually feel guilty?
    and I completely agree — it is amazing how no-one is taking Maria seriously… surely when and if Kevin gets wind of Maria’s accusations, he’d support her! It’s amazing that the folks of Weatherfield aren’t gossiping about this subject a wee bit more; figuring out the possibilities of truth to the story! My god, where is Blanche when you need her!!!!!

  16. haili says:

    Yes, where is Kirk? And Blanche? Why do all Maria’s friends believe Tony instead of her? He’s going to have quite a time talking his way out of this one though he has a perfect alibi. It should be interesting to see how he spins it.

    Now that Carla knows he knew all along, what must she be thinking? It sounded like she was doing some spin of her own with the “one off” defense.

    • TracyEmm says:

      um hum…. lets see if Carla and Maria join forces! Carla would be less obvious though, and alot more cunning with her plan of his admission!
      I’m quite looking forward to seeing this storyline through!

      • Long time lurker says:

        Exactly… they both loved Liam. If anyone should believe Maria, it should be Carla. However that means admitting that you’ve married a killer, which is mighty creepy, even for Carla.

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