UK Time – Monday July 27th 2009 – episode II
The show opens at the Platt residence. Gail is doing something idiotic on the couch while David puppet masters her life into oblivion and Joe numbs himself to the treasures of daily life with Gail and her nutter offspring.
A little bit later David is lounging on the couch watching TV when Joe comes down the stairs looking for his fix. David tells Joe that the pills will cost £50, which Joe hands over. However, later Joe gets husseled out of more money as David claims that the drugs will cost £100.00.
While all this is going down Tina is over at Eileen’s place laughing over Jason’s participation in an all-gay soccer team. I guess this is funny, but gay people play soccer too.
Anyway, a wee bit later Jason and Tina go over the expenses for number 12 and reality hits hard when they see how much the kitchen. Girl, mamma knows! Tina decides that perhaps it is a good idea to talk to her dad to see if there is anything he can do to help.
Basically they want Joe to fit the kitchen for free, which I think is a great idea as long as Joe doesn’t have to pay for the materials. What else are dads for? Joe agrees to help and assures the couple that he won’t tell David that they’ve got a place together. Yeah, because it is important to keep David from understanding that Tina has her own life.
Kevin is obviously feeling some pent-up aggression. He goes into the Kabin to complain that he didn’t get his Mechanics Monthly. He had some sort of conversation with Norris, but to be honest, since subscription marketing is what I do for a living, I am always a little perplexed as to how magazine subscriptions are delivered on Coronation Street and how that model developed.
As it turns out the magazine went to the Windass house and Eddie is drooling over the centre spread. That dude is a loser. Kevin tries to get his magazine back. I think he would have had more success if he just told Eddie that it was his magazine rather than be super aggressive about it. The magazine ended up in tatters.
Over at Fiz and Chezney’s place the two are having a bit of a domestic because Fiz will be spending Chezney’s birthday in the big house with john. Bad move, Fiz. Chezney asks her for some money so he can go out for his birthday, but gets the knock back from Fiz. He is unimpressed.
A bit later on Sian and Sopghie claim poverty when he asks to borrow some cash to go bowling. Chezney takes out his feelings of dejection on Eddie Windass by throwing an empty pop can at him.
At home, Fiz come back with a take-away and Chezney is so nasty to her, she throws the dinner away. How are these two gonna mend fences?
While I used to call Tony Gordon “the widow maker” now I call him “the peace maker.” In the pub he manages to apologize to Helen for threatening her. Although, to be honest, she is so irritating, judgmental and delusional, that I really hoped that Tony would arrange for a lovely car to come careening around the corner in her specific direction. The only thing that is making this better is the fact that I have totally forgotten about what happened to Michelle. I have no idea why she isn’t on the show and I don’t care.
Anyway, Tony buys her forgiveness with a drink and they all head back to Maria’s to make nice. While over there Tony goes to put the kettle on and Helen compliments the couch. Although, we all know that Helen would have preferred for Maria to live in the house sealed up like a tomb as a memory to her son. Not, the one that killed her daughter’s husband and then attempt to kill a sex worker, the other one.
Maria and Tony go upstairs to give the baby a bath (odd) and Helen continues to go on about Tony. Seriously, at this rate, I forgive him for killing Liam.
In Other News
Claire is all excited about the football camp she found for Josh. Ashley wonders if Claire isn’t doing a bit too much since she is just out of the hospital. Sorry, I just fell asleep.
Becky and Steve have set a date. Maybe Liz will come back for the wedding.