Update for Wednesday, Dec. 31: Pretty In Pink

Cheers all!

As 2009 winds to a close, here is the final episode recap of the year…hoping 2010 is fab for one and all.

We open…and the camera pans up….way up….across the mountainous pale pink froth that is Becky’s wedding dress.

sometimes...there's just not enough tuille....

It is a princess dress, of the sort little girls draw with their markers. It is beautiful in the same way a Carousel or Cinderella’s coach is.

Natasha has turned up at Hailey’s to do Becky’s hair. They share a cup of tea. Hailey is worried that Becky was put off by the scene in the pub the previous evening, but Becky assures her it’s nothing compared to marrying a thrice-wed man on Friday Firteenth. Natasha has packed a bottle of brandy in her hair kit and Becky asks for a double. Roy interrupts the gal-party with some champagne that Steve has sent over. Roy suggests the fridge, but Becky cracks it open.

Hailey does Becky’s nails, having sent Natasha for butties as she wants a private word. She wants to know if Becky is sure. Becky explains that she accepted Jason’s proposal out of gratitude, but Steve’s out of love. She thanks Hailey for everything, and says that without Roy and Hailey, she’d still be living hopelessly...”I were the muck on people’s shoes.” Hailey cries and says she’s proud of Becky. Natasha returns with butties…and more champagne. This bottle is from Liz. Becky says Liz can stick the bottle…once it’s empty.

Over at the Rover’s, Liz is giving Steve shit for brushing Amy’s hair badly. Amy, princessy-pink, stands mutely on a chair. Liz offers to take over. Steve agrees but says it changes nothing – neither she, nor Lloyd, who has just popped in, are invited to the wedding. Lloyd says Steve is denying his mom the chance to be there. “Get it into your thick heads,” says Steve, “I love Becky. You hurt her, you hurt me.” He takes Amy, who delivers a wooden “bye!”

sometimes no words are necessary...oh wait, that's always...

“How can he do this to me?” Liz complains, seeming to forget that she’s been spitting battery acid on the bride-to-be for weeks. She and Lloyd ponder crashing the wedding. Lloyd suggests that since there is no planned reception, perhaps an invitation back to the Rovers would be seen as an olive branch.

Natasha is walking Becky over to the salon for her makeup. Her hair has now been marshalled into the world’s largest Bumpit, and encased in a netted tiara. Becky…the 80’s called, and they want The B52’s back…..Blanche meets Becky in the street and does a bit of simpering about wanting to be invited to the wedding to see Amy robotically move around the room like a cordless vacuum. Despite Blanche’s gift of a bottle of cider, Becky says no chance.

Just then, Steve emerges from the pub and Becky galoomphs into the builders yard, like a runaway meringue. A bizarre, static moment occurs between herself in frothy pink, and Jason Grimshaw as an alien in a black welder’s helmet. He removes this, looking both confused and wary at the sight of the pink mound from which Becky’s bony torso and arms protrude.

He wants to know if her presence is a sick joke. She says that he knows her better than that. He says she broke his heart, but Becky counters that she did them both a favour – they’d only have ended up hurting each other more, because Jason’s not Steve and Becky’s not Sarah. She does say she is very sorry, and offers to drink the bottle of cider with him. They chatter as they sit on the steel stairs with the bottle. Jason wants to know what Becky sees in Steve. She explains it’s how she feels. Jason is sorry she never felt that way around him. Jason concedes that probably Sarah was the one, and he blew it. Roy comes by, looking for Becky. In her haste, she rises, tearing a huge swath of the dress’s netting. Roy brings Becky back to the Cafe, where Hailey bustles her upstairs to fix the rip.

Meanwhile, at the church, Steve has encountered a very snide, sarcastic officiant, who complains that he’d rather be out on his boat than performing the wedding, since they are normally closed on Friday Firteenth. The minister goes on to divulge all manner of horrors that have befallen other couples on the fateful day. He wonders if Steve is having second thoughts about the unlucky day. “Well,” he warns, “your funeral.”

Becky has yet to turn up at the church, and the officiant is blathering on to Steve about his boating adventures. “In every englishman,” he extolls, “there lurks a bit of Drake.” He then rhymes off a fatalistic checklist of all the things that will probably go wrong for Steve. Steve sits alone, checks his watch and waits.


Uncle Umed, Dev and Tara are in Dev’s, where Tara pours over lighting catalogues for her gallery. She is sparing no expense with the gallery fittings it would seem, while Dev picks up the tab. Dev gently suggests that she’s being imprudent with the money. Umed exits so they can talk. Tara tells Dev not to patronize; and points out that Uncle Umed keeps taking cigars from the store without paying.

When Tara leaves, Uncle Umet waddles back in and Dev asks what his issue with Tara is. In a nutshell, Uncle Umet says that when a beautiful woman is on one’s arm, the expenses start. Dev says that since Tara is apparently going to bleed him dry, customers ought to pay for their cigars. When Tara comes back, she excitedly announces that she’s already purchased five pictures from a student photographer. The artist, apparently is “struggling”. Dev is made admittedly nervous by Tara’s lack of caution.


Audrey shows up at Gail’s with some muddy-looking lowlights in her hair, eager to sermonize to Gail about another failed choice of boyfriend. Gail defends Joe, which pisses Audrey off and she scolds her daughter further. “He suffers from depression,” Gail explains.

Later, Gail finds herself for the first time at the lockup. She locates Joe, alone on his cot, under an old afghan, immobilized with anxiety. She peels back the blanket and gently touches his head.


About t. kunzie

Toni Kunz is a female soccer trainer in a mens' world, graphic designer and aspiring writer. She lives and works in Toronto.
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18 Responses to Update for Wednesday, Dec. 31: Pretty In Pink

  1. LK says:

    You’re back! Hurrary.Thanks for the update as I feel so out of the loop!

  2. corrierules says:

    Yes, hooray!
    Best wishes to all for a very Corrie New Year!

  3. Funny about comparing Amy to a cordless vacuum LOL
    Becky’s hair scares the crap out of me….it kind of resembles a squirrels nest.

  4. haili says:

    Becky scares the crap out of me when she gets drunk! If I was Steve, I’d run a mile.

    It was a lovely dress and not as over-the-top as she wanted. I didn’t seen any feathers or sequins. It was like the good witch on Wizard of Oz, except the witch had much nicer hair and tiara.

    • Long time lurker says:

      If Haley made Becky’s dress in a week or so, she should move to New York to work for Kleinfelds – the “Say Yes to the Dress” store.

  5. beanie says:

    Kunzie you have outdone yourself. Thanks for the laugh. Happy Hogmanay everyone!

  6. Gayle says:

    Brilliant update as always! Very Happy New Year all!

  7. TracyEmm says:

    Yes, love Becky’s dress – but her hair has to go! It’s way too high. I’ve said it many times before — STILL DON’T FEEL CHEMISTRY between her and Steve… I just don’t like them as a couple… (once a Karen MacDonald fan, always a Karen MacDonald fan – ha ha!)


  8. eps says:

    YEAH, you’re back.
    Was Amy wearing a bathroom over her dress?

    • beanie says:

      I thought it was a bathrobe too. Speaking of Amy they should only have her in scenes with Becky.She still doesn’t speak but Becky is so OTT that she makes the little girl smile. Becky does all the talking anyway with everyone so Amy seems less wooden.

    • corrierules says:

      I think Amy wore the bathrobe when she was wasn’t being filmed. She looked very adorable as the bridesmaid.

      • TracyEmm says:

        yes, that picture of Amy in the bathrobe was an old picture printed in a gossip mag, during the filming of these scenes.

  9. missusmac says:

    I am so impressed with little Simon as an actor. He’s wonderful. Joshua seems to have disappeared from the screen, as has Freddy.

    • TracyEmm says:

      true. perhaps with the return of Claire (actress back from her maternity leave) we shall see more of the Peacock boys…

      Simon is adorable… and a good little actor too! I was so touched when he told Peter that he wanted Leanne and then his Mummy… poor wee thing.. and to think that these things happen in life, makes me sad in the pit of my stomach… (mothers dying and leaving children behind). I’ve never been so aware of my own mortality since having children. Here’s hoping that the storyline will prove Peter to shape up and take the privilege of fatherhood to a new aspiring level!!!!!

  10. Barbie says:

    Loved Becky’s dress, love Simon. Can’t stand uncle Umed, he gives me the creeps. Sure hope he goes home soon.

    • TracyEmm says:

      yes yes! Umed creeps me out big time! He is a funny looking man, isn’t he? not nice to say, I know… but he really is weird looking. Hope he doesn’t hang around too long.

  11. missusmac says:

    Just reading that Ken’s new love Martha entered the Big Brother Celebrity House in London this week. Also with her is Stephen Baldwin, Heidi Fleiss, and Sisqo.

    Why would Beacham do that? The only report I read — too worried about potential Corrie spoilers — is that she was the first one up in the house, and wore her oversized sunglasses hid her eyes while she brushed her teeth. She also feels the bed sheets are not up to standard…

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