Monday December 14th 2009 – Did You Dance With the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?

UK Time: Monday February 23rd 2009 – Episode II

If the Windass family had a cat, this would be it.

The show opens with Joe and Len in some random building discussing a deal. Len wants Joe to convince Tina to change her testimony in exchange for a job fitting 19 kitchens in the flats that will be built on that site. Joe doesn’t believe that Len has the connections and Len assures him that he does. Hey, we have no reason to doubt Len, do we?

Back at the Platt’s Tina is making dinner while David is sitting on the couch. You know what, David is a jerk. He refuses to go get onions for dinner and then basically has a go at Tina for some whack reason.

Later on Joe and Tina are alone in the kitchen and they have a chat about the up-coming court case. Tina admits that she has been lying and she didn’t see Gary start the fight. I can’t help but think that now Joe is thinking RESULT! Now he can encourage Tina to tell the truth in court and get that sweet kitchen contract that I’m sure is totally above board. I mean, really. It’s a total lock.

Meanwhile at the Windass household, Scut Farcus has given his mom a box of chocolates (Quality Street, perhaps?) and this is so very touching to this woman. How thoughtful.

The chocolates must have sent this woman into a grief spiral because later she’s out in the back randomly throwing around junk for reasons that are totally unclear. Tina comes out telling her to keep it down. They have a mild confrontation and when David comes out they discuss if it is better to be just plain scum or lying scum. Really, the verdict is out on this one.

Ken’s brought his fancy wine to his fancy piece. That’s not fair, they aren’t having an affair yet. They do, however, have some wine and it is pretty clear that Ken’s picking up what she’s putting down. This woman is making it clear that she’d like to take this relationship to the next level and Ken is being cagey.

They manage to make it to the play and to dinner after but he doesn’t join Martha for a nightcap afterward and she puts it down to him being so recently widowed (the best way ever to call Deidre a dead beat). What Ken doesn’t know is that Deirdre is sitting at home alone beside a special mousaka with Ken’s name on it.

When he gets home Deirdre isn’t even all that angry. She is just upset and disappointed. Ken easily lies about going to see a play with Ted Paige (after Ted’s finished being a useless overly superior know-it-all, no doubt). Excellent strategy, Ken. There is NO WAY Deirdre will catch you in this lie.

In Other News

In the pub, Luke Strong (readers, say his name like you are a character in an African American comedy set in a barber shop) offers Maria and Tom a whole whack of money. Later at Maria’s, She and Tom ignore Michelle’s ridiculous extensions (come on, it just looks crazy fake now) and discuss the offer. Then Michelle’s extensions suggests they Maria and Tom think about what the business can earn for them.

Liz is being a cow to Becky. You know what this is, don’t you. Becky and Liz are almost the same person. They even look alike.

Sophie and her friend are talking about Ryan Connor. Her friend likes him and it is pretty cute when they both squeal when he acknowledges their presence.

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19 Responses to Monday December 14th 2009 – Did You Dance With the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?

  1. Bea says:

    I hate Michelle’s hair. It was so cute when she had it short. Now, it’s just fake looking.
    Why is it that on Corrie, the women do all the work? They do all the cooking, they are always ironing (who irons?) and the guys won’t even go to the shops for some bits and pieces (or even an onion)

    • Bea says:

      ps. Love the cat. Really evil looking.

    • Kerry says:

      British people iron. It’s weird. When my sister moved to the UK, she found out why: Even if someone has a dryer, it’s too expensive to use on a regular basis so everything is hung up to dry and gets wrinkled.

      Oh…and I LOVED this episode. It was nice to see Sophie and her friend act like the teenagers they’re supposed to be.

  2. missusmac says:

    Really, honestly, having Maria and Tom run a clothing business is a GREAT idea. Maria is 75 months pregnant and has never run a business before, and Tom has…is…I dunno. He’s nice. So that should work out well.

    Ted will lie, if Ken can get to him first. Wonder what fib Ken will use to justify the wine?

    I’m waiting for the Liz/Becky confrontation that will remind street dwellers of the Blitz.

  3. Gayle says:

    Awesome update. It was nice to see Tina pulling her weight – making dinner (where was Gail in this episode) she sure used a lot of pots LOL.

    David is a jerk, a spoiled rotten selfish brat. (can you tell I don’t like him) All of Gail’s children are spoiled and very self-absorbed.

    I do like that Gary is kind to his Mum.

    I agree that Michelle’s extensions look very fake. It was nice to see Tom again but really don’t think that Maria and him have the brains or ambition to run a business.

    • Cayenne says:

      Regarding Michelle’s “extensions”, looks more like she’s sporting a full-blown WIG to me! Her short bob was much more flattering!

  4. haili says:

    I try to ignore Michelle and it’s none of her business what Maria and Tom decide. They should sell IMO. Maria will be busy with the baby, probably has insurance, and has a job as a hairdresser; also Tom is a no-personality character and they could write him out.

    David is a spoiled brat like the other 2 and it was good to see Tina do something around the house for a change.

    So Joe is going to trust the guy whose family refused to pay for the last kitchen and started this whole mess. What could go wrong there?

    Either Steve or Becky – probably both – need to stand up to Liz. Liz has suddenly discovered that Amy’s a little girl, after plastering her with makeup and nail polish, etc.

  5. corrierules says:

    As I watched this episode last night< i thought that the theme that evening was "Men are stupid". Really, Joe?!?

    And David is terribly unlikeable. Spoiled brat. And don't get me started on Ken.

    But as much as I dislike David, I think Gary deserves to go to jail. He stalked David all day — and while David swung the first punch, I think a case can be made that Gary sticking his foot in the door can be seen as an act of aggression. Because that's what he did… David tried to shut the door on him and Gary prevented it. You could argue self-defense.

    And all of Anna's tears and all the boxes of chocolates don't inspire any sympathy.

    • beanie says:

      I agree! I don’t know why they are making such a big deal about the first punch. Gary DID stalk David all day saying nasty things and he DID block the door from closing with his foot.

      • Gayle says:

        I totally agree with your comments!

      • TracyEmm says:

        Me Too! I agree! He really beat David to a pulp and if he is on probation for a previous crime, well then – let the chips fall as they may… The Windass family as a whole have caused nothing but grief! yes, the Platts haven’t made things smoother, but all the same – the ‘baddies’ are defo the Windass’.

  6. missusmac says:

    Gary said that one of the conditions of his probation/past record is any fight he starts will see him sent to jail. If he can prove the first punch was thrown by someone else, and he was only defending himself, he will be okay.

  7. lovethestreet says:

    Glad to hear that I am not alone in thinking David is a complete jerk. I understand that teenage girls like bad boys, but the idea that Tina would fall for him seems pretty unreal.Although not as unreal as Michelle’s hair.

    I think I must have missed an episode. When did Ken begin to pass himself off as a widower?

    • beanie says:

      I think when he first met Martha, Ken talked about Peter. When Martha assumed that Ken’s wife, Peter’s mother recently died, Ken didn’t correct her.

      • TracyEmm says:

        Yes, I think you’re right, now that I’ve read your explanation Beanie… I was thinking the same thing last night tho – I think I actually yelled out to the tv ‘Widower???’
        I’m not sure how I’m feeling about this storyline. I do feel that Ken should have someone a bit more interested in the arts, and I’m not sure Dierdre is for his future… But – can’t condone lying and cheating can we?

  8. beanie says:

    Deb, I love the Krazy Kitty photo and it’s from one of my favourite sites.

  9. kunzie says:

    For Christmas I want:

    -Martha’s wardrobe
    -Carla’s boots
    -Okay, Martha’s boat, too
    -Danny Baldwin to visit me on Martha’s boat
    -Enough! Back to work!!

    • TracyEmm says:


      yeah, Danny Baldwin was good, wasn’t he? He is in the Law and Order UK episodes now… not sure what night the show comes on; nor am I sure of the channel. But if you try and look it up on the internet, you might find it.

      Carla’s whole wardrobe would be good for me, and her apartment. I know lots of people hate that flat, but it is right up my alley! Love it!

      • chumola says:

        I saw one episode of the Law and Order UK – it’s on Showcase on Fridays at 10 pm. It was pretty good, like Law and Order, but with the edgy British murder-mystery flair.

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