Synopsis For Episode #7003 – November 20, 2009

Janice, after having her road to Damascus moment, continues with her plan to become a nurse. Her colleagues express a healthy dose of skepticism to this plan. Vicky sums up their feelings by telling Janice to stop talking about it and just do it.

David returns home from the hospital to the gentle administrations of Gail and Tina. The Romeo and Juliet of the street make sure they have their stories about who started the fight straight.

Ken continues his flirtation with his potential new bit on the side. They talk over lunch about an article by Bernard Levin that deals with the importance of drinking beer out of a glass, rather than straight out of the bottle, in order to properly experience the taste. Ken, sounding quite profoundly pretentious, apologizes for being recondite. (dealing with profound, difficult or abtruse subject matter – like forgetting to mention you are still married) Martha, doing her best Blanche DuBois, tells Ken that she wants magic, not reality.

Sophie and her friend Shannon run into Rosie and Sal on the street. It turns out that a boy named Ben has caught the eye of Sophie, and he has asked her and Shannon to come to a church youth group activity. Rosie thinks this makes him a dweeb. Sal thinks this makes him a nice boy. Sophie is unsure which of the terms is more pejorative.

Mother Windass calls the police station to find out what is happening with young Gary, but to no avail. Eddie sits and flights his arrows, since there is nothing else for him to do. Anna tells him to shift it and get ready. When they all return from the court, Gary and Uncle Len go for chips and have a chat about what really happened between gary and David. Back at the house things get a bit heated regarding guilt and innocence, and they have a bit of family argy-bargy about deciding whose fault it is that Gary is in the trouble that he is.

Carla is trying on scarves at home, which of course makes her wonder about the supposed strangulation of Jed Stone. At work later Carla tells Rosie (who looks almost respectable for a change) that she has to pop out to see a client. It turns out the ‘client’ is actually Maria, and Carla wants to talk to her in order to ‘bury the hatchet’, and find out what Maria knew about the Jed Stone affair. They make a bit of progress on the topic of the nonmurder of Jed, and the possible murder of Liam, before they share an awkward farewell. Carla then goes to The Rovers and is bitchier than usual towards the serving staff, before having a chat with Leanne.

Later, back at the flat, Tony shows up and is given the cold shoulder/cheek by his darling wife. He wants to know why she has been out of contact all day. Carla tells Tony that she had a visit with Jed Stone, that she saw the marks on his neck, and wants to know what really happened. Tony, darkly lit, gives his wife an ominous glare.

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28 Responses to Synopsis For Episode #7003 – November 20, 2009

  1. corrierules says:

    Great update, thanks.
    My goodness, Miss Wiki looks great with child… delivering her baby can be Janice’s first nurse-like activity.

  2. haili says:

    Wiki does look pregnant; perhaps it’s catching! There seems to be an epidemic on the Street.

    Looks like Sophie may be getting a storyline along with the new boyfriend. Let’s hope she practices speaking more clearly. Thank goodness for these updates as I miss most of her dialogue.

  3. missusmac says:

    Wicki is (was) really pregnant. I think at the time Carla, Wicki, Leanne, and Kirk’s and David’s real-life ladies were all pregnant. Maria is/was pregnant in real life around this time as well. Michelle was too, but sadly had a miscarriage.

    (When looking for info on Stephanie Beacham, I ran across a story saying the actress who played Sarah had just broken up with the actor who plays Jason. In real life they have a daughter, who one assumes does not live in the dishwasher.)

    Who makes the better Miss Marple — Maria or Carla? Discuss.

    • Piper77 says:

      I saw the story on real-life Sarah and Jason as well. Just a word of warning – if you do go research more – some articles contain some reasons for the break-up which hint at some spoilers for our time-frame.

      • missusmac says:

        Thanks! I very rarely troll for stories because I don’t like spoilers. Seems even when finding old stories online, there are links and headlines about current Corrie plots always to the right of the page.

  4. Mandy says:

    Although I like Maria better, I have to say that Carla is a better sleuth!! She doesn’t go ballistic and emotional but keeps a cooler head. I’m excited to see what happens!

  5. Trudy says:

    I have to agree that Carla makes the better sleuth. She didn’t run around like a banshee looking the fool.

  6. missusmac says:

    This has nothing to do with this episode, other than one has to wonder if David would have been in the canal (twice) if the actor who plays Martin had not left to follow his dream. 🙂 Found this on a U.K. website last weekend:

    The former Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson who played the part of nurse Martin Platt, has revealed his career change as an artisan cheese-maker.

    Last weekend, the 44-year-old actor, was at Cricklade, Wiltshire, to promote his range of Lancashire cheeses at the local Butchers shop. After much success in the North of England, Sean took his Saddleworth Cheese Company on a tour of the South.

    The cheeses also come with a host of unusual names such as; Mouth Almighty and How’s Yer Father, with some of the delicacies winning awards.

    After playing the part of Martin for 21-years, Sean decided that he didn’t want to work day and night anymore, choosing to work in the daytime and spend the evenings with his young family.

  7. haili says:

    Carla does make a better sleuth but was still brave/foolhardy enough to confront Tony on her own, just as Maria did. They don’t seem to have any fear of him but were taking quite a chance with someone they believe is a murderer. I wonder if Carla takes off now for a few months on her maternity leave.

    I liked Martin and was sorry to see him go – even though I hated his storyline with Katy and cheered when she left.

  8. corrierules says:

    This is what Wikipedia has to say about Martin Wilson’s exit from CS: “Sean was axed from the soap in late 2005 after refusing to play a controversial (under-age sex) storyline planned for his character, which he felt could demonise him and cause distress to his real-life family.”
    This is the story that Digital Spy carried:

    Interesting how he has now re-spun that story to say he left to pursue his dream of making cheese.

    And yes missusmac, David’s father has done him no favors. In fact iirc, the comment that caused David to lunge for gary was something along the lines of “no wonder yer father doesn’t want to know you.”

  9. Mandy says:

    I know David has done some reall nasty, rotten things in the past. Crazy things. But I’ve really warmed up to him lately! I really think he enjoys having a family with Tina, Gail and Joe. I hope the Windasses don’t ruin it. I don’t care if David did throw the first punch — the little fire crotch deserved it!! And David does not deserve to be spoken to like that about his past mistakes.

    If I were Carla or Maria I’d confront Tony in the pub or something — not screaming it at him, but in a booth, just so there were other witnesses! Remember when he was waiting for Carla in her flat and caressing her knives? WACK JOB!!

  10. I really hate when the writers focus on who started that fight between David and Gary. Gary was the one that did start the fight but maybe he didn’t throw the first punch.
    I think it’s kinda crazy that even Maria (who believed Tony was a killer) would confront Tony on her own.

  11. Mandy says:

    I agree Jody! And maybe it’s because I’m a reporter and I use one of these every day, but how could Maria NOT think to bring a tape recorder along? They’re $20 at Staples!!

  12. missusmac says:

    Was anyone else surprised Ted didn’t see a need for Ken to tell Deirdre about his new friend and her floating sanctuary? I didn’t sense Ted totally believed the ‘just friends’ explanation, and I thought he’d be a ‘do the right thing’ kind of guy.

  13. haili says:

    Maybe Ted has heard Dierdre and Blanche nagging Ken and wants him to have a little fun in life for a change without them spoiling it. He probably lied for years about his own relationships when he was in the closet. Ted seems to be very understanding of others’ failings and mistakes, eg. David and Tina’s party.

    • TracyEmm says:

      yes, I couldn’t agree more… I know Ken isn’t perfect – but he does need something to bring back that spring in his step! 😉

      How about last night’s ending???? (Tuesday)
      Ohhhh, I just can’t wait to see what goes down between Carla and Tony. My impatient husband went online looking for spoilers — but not for me, I’ll wait patiently for the walls to crumble… (I hope they crumble 2nite!)

  14. TracyEmm says:


    Well, I thought who better to ask, than the Corrie viewers. We are thinking of getting a male Westie, and I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on some good old tradional names. So far, I’ve come up with:
    Percy. (do you remember good ol’ Percy Sugden in Corrie – he was one of my fave’s! along with Reg Holsworth!

    If anyone has any thought’s – I’d appreciate it!
    Sorry if I’ve wasted your reading time!

  15. Gayle says:

    May I suggest Hamish as a name for your little doggie?

    • TracyEmm says:

      my friends son’s name is Hamish – and he lives on my street, so unfortunately that won’t work. But I agree, it would have been a fab name!
      Thanks so much for taking time to answer and think about it tho! cheers!

  16. haili says:

    Would Jimmy be too weird?

  17. TracyEmm says:

    again, another suggestion that carries a personal tag with it — my uncle is Jimmy – not sure he’d want me to call my dog after him! ha ha!
    thx for answering me, I appreciate it!

  18. Gayle says:

    How about Simon or Duncan as possible names for your wee doggie?

  19. missusmac says:


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