Corrietime: March 25, 2009
This was a bit of a filler episode which didn’t do too much to advance any plots but hey, they gotta crank out five episodes a week. There’s bound to be a little padding somewhere.
I just wanted to say, however, that there are two outstanding performances going on lately: Gray O’Brien, who plays Tony Gordon, and Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow. He seems actually remorseful for what he did (but not so remorseful as to confess to the police) and he also plays it as though he’s slightly … off. It’s fun to watch. And Peter Barlow is spot on, like a few alcoholics I’ve known, with his mood swings from maudlin to angry, as well as the bad lying. It’s well.
Anyway, this is me, watching Corrie these days:
Why, yes, I always wear my tuxedo while watching Corrie.
Anyway, so it’s the morning after at Tony’s and they’re cleaning up their mess and Natasha claims that she won’t be clingy or anything but come on, she will.
Back at the salon, Natasha is spilling the beans to Maria (and anyone else in earshot) about her night of rumpy-pumpy with Tony. He was so sensitive, she says, and goes on an on about how they’re made for each other. Maria is just shocked to hear that he cried. But the line of the night goes to the old lady in the barbour chair: “Make me look like Scarlet Johansson!”
So later when Ozzy eats Maria’s Ladrags documents, she goes to Tony for a replacement and asks about Natasha. Tony’s a bit sheepish about it but Maria says she can’t blame.
Later, Tony stops by her place and they have a chat about his past girlfriends and it all gets a little weird when the baby kicks. Maria places his hand on her belly to feel the baby and she notices his hands are trembling.
Meanwhile, Peter is still drinking like Mickey Rourke at an awards show.
He’s fobbing Simon off on Deirdre, lying to her about cleaning his apartment so he can drink (she doesn’t buy it) and later at home with Simon, bangs his head on the cupboard.
And Auntie Pam’s back, now selling sandwiches out of her handbag.
And Kirk is now a warehouse technician (copyright: Chesney Brown) as he loads and unloads boxes for Tom. He is now updating his CV, which he likely writes in crayon because the writers don’t know the difference between dim and mentally damaged.
Ken’s snogging Martha but doesn’t want to meet her friends just yet, leading to awkwardness.
Julie sure takes a lot of baths, doesn’t she? I know not the reason for her many ablutions.
John Stape is writing to Fizz from prison, even if Ches tries to hide the letters.