UK Time – Monday February 16th 2009 – Episode II
The show opens with our Becky bursting into the pub looking a bit sketched out. I love Becky but due to her super skinny physique, nervous/upset Becky can also look like coked up/strung out Becky. She’s fresh from the Jason Grimshaw St. Valentine’s Day massacre and needs to see Steve straight away.
When she does see him he tells her that he knows she only chose Jason because he’s better looking. You see Steve is generally much more interested in the person’s character rather than curves. Once Becky can get a word in edgewise she tells him that she actually hasn’t chosen Jason because she really does love him and she wants to marry him.
This makes Steve very happy and he asks her to move in with him today – it is a good thing no one in Coronation street actually owns furniture. Meanwhile, at Eileen’s place, Jason sits crying like Jessie Jackson at Obama’s inauguration.
It all leads to a show down later when Michelle and her brand new extensions arrive in the pub. Eileen had already been there to give Steve what for. But he did a good job of reminding her what a lout Jason was to Becky not so long ago. But, now Jason is also in the pub (glutton for punishment?) and when Michelle and her extensions clapped eyes on Steve and Becky making out behind the bar (professional) she couldn’t take it so she and her extension tossed a drink onto Becky’s shirt. Of course Becky went for her, but Jason held her back. There was no full on brawl, but Becky did tell Michelle that she’d better watch herself, or Becky would rip those extensions right out of her head.
Thank goodness we get to see more of Ted Paige on Coronation Street. Since he always knows what’s best for the family he met five minutes ago he decides to let Len Windass into Gail’s house despite the fact that Len has been threatening Tina and behaving rather menacingly to everyone on the Platt side of the fence. Moreover, he decides to take a message for Joe and while writing it down he practically yells the pertinent information in Len’s direction, then takes the message he has just written to the table where Len is sitting. Why he didn’t just hand Len the message I’ll never know. Is Ted on planet dumb-ass?
Finally, Tina, the only person in that household with any sense, arrives home and tells Len to get out of the house while that useless div actually protests. He leaves but later in the street he threatens Tina again and actually grabs her. Now, from this distance a kick to the balls just wouldn’t work, it could get really messy and she’d likely end up on the ground. However, a move I like to call the “nostril surprise” would be perfect here. Had she just brought her arm up fast and straight and connected the heel or her hand with that man’s nose, he’d be on the ground crying in a split second. Looks like someone never learned to keep his hands to himself in kindergarten and its time he learned the universal F –O.
In Other News
Now that Sophie is religious, Sally is incredulous and Kevin is … damn, I can’t think of a word that will complete this parallel structure.
Lloyd is in for a super exciting Friday night as Deirdre has invited he and liz over for a Lamb Tagine. Delicious, count me in.
Julie is really cracking under pressure and everyone is noticing. After Kelly comments on Julie’s recent behaviour in the pub, she breaks down crying in the ladies and tells Fiz what’s going one. Fiz suggests that there must be a law against Tony forcing her to fire someone without cause and threatening her livelihood if she doesn’t. Yeah … there must be a law.