As the NFL enters week 9, quite a feisty game is underway on Corrie, with plays both offensive and defensive.
The Fourth Quarter
Molly and Tyrone’s wedding winds down…
As the happy couple sign their register and the Korean harpist plays, Tyrone thinks about explaining the cop situation to Molly. Before Tyrone can say much, Molly is whisked away for photos. Pam takes Tyrone aside and they exchange some heated hissing about the incident. Some time later, Pam is discussing it with Kirk. Kirk fills her in that some palm-greasing was done to spring Tyrone.
Molly and Tyrone emerge from the church in a flurry of white petals and applause. While Molly socializes with the guests, Pam chats with Tyrone…she has put two and two together; the “cop” in the bar wasn’t – it was Whispering Jeff. Despite being scammed, Tyrone is intensely relieved that he is not really arrested. Now he can enjoy his wedding day for real.
The Tailgate Party
The reception gets underway at the Rovers. Diggory, despite his absence has contributed a beautiful cake. Pam, Jack and Tyrone still do a little under-the-breath sniping at one another about the near-miss. Kirk uses the last-call bell to call the room to order and Jack delivers a lovely speech to the newlyweds. Among the guests, in a brown wig, or a hair re-think, is Jackie Dobbs, hearing much but saying little initially.
Kevin rings the bell for Tyrone, who delivers a cute speech, reliant on his cue-cards. He thanks Jack warmly, also Pam, and their friends. He says he didn’t do too well family-wise, so is thankful for his great friends.
Kevin then presents the happy couple with two tickets to Paris, and they are thrilled. Jackie, who has overheard Tyrone’s comments, is less than thrilled. It isn’t long before Tyrone and Molly spot her. She says after 18 hours of agonizing labour, she’s offended at the family put-down. Molly decides reluctantly it’s okay for Jackie to stay. Jackie has come to learn about Tyrone’s near-arrest, I assume by eavesdropping.
Out back of the Rovers, Fiz is in tears. Julie finds her, and Fiz confesses she has been receiving letters from John and is undone by them. Julie is wonderful and comforts her.
Jackie is socializing but sees Liz needs help and offers to help her take dishes into the kitchen. Once she is in back of the Rovers’ with the gift table, she wastes no time finding and stealing the tickets to Paris. She is almost caught by Liz and then by Pam.
Later, the guests troop outside to see Tyrone and Molly off. As they applaud and watch the “just married” car bearing Tyrone and Molly half a block to their house, Jackie disappears down a back alley with the tickets.
In a predictable turn of the game that I didn’t see coming…JD has come into the Rovers to see if Michelle would like to do a great-paying gig in York, that has raspberry vodka on the rider. Steve overhears and encourages Michelle to “pursue her dream”.
Later, Steve brings JD a beer out back. He unrolls his story to JD – the fact that he and Michelle are on their last legs, and going to Ireland was a last-ditch attempt to save their relationship. JD is confused because he can see Michelle is happy…he knows her inside-out. Steve hints that JD is more suited to Michelle than he is. He also intimates that he and Michelle don’t get it on. The look on JD’s face is as if he’s discovered something green and fuzzy in the fridge. Steve goes on to say they’ve simply run out of steam. JD accuses him of attempting to pimp his girlfriend. No, says Steve, it would be better for all of them if he and Michelle split. He leaves JD turning over this information in his mind.
Later, as Michelle, Steve and JD join the well-wishers bidding Tyrone and Molly farewell, Michelle shivers in the cold; JD takes off his jacket and gives it to her. Steve says JD is a gentleman; JD looks uncomfortably at Steve.
The Field Goal
Peter emerges from his bedroom, buttoning up his shirt. He and Leanne have finally scored three points and enjoy some cuddling on the couch. He says he never expected ‘this’ when he came back to Weatherfield. That evening, Simon and Peter nip into the shop and Peter buys a bottle. The secret drinking continues.
Home Field Loss
David Platt comes home, chatting to Tina about the horse-drawn carriage…he is quickly turned icy by the sight of Gary Windass drinking tea in his kitchen. David is rude and Gary shifts in short order. David is super-cheesed off for Tina’s lack of loyalty, but Tina says she’s had enough of falling out with everyone, and David’s not to tell her who she can and can’t talk to. He says no, her brewing up for the enemy is a first.
In other news…
Tara tells Dev she has decided to stay in Weatherfield. He is overjoyed and plants one on her.
Blanche is bitching to anyone who will listen that she was insulted that her best slacks were referred to as ski pants.