Update for Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. The Anniversary

Original Airdate: October 16, 2009
I’ll Meet You at the Cemetery Gates

It’s been a year since Liam died and Helen has done a full Irish breakfast in preparation to visit his grave.

“Come eat your breakfast, Maria. We want to get a move or the day will be half over.”

“It’s 8 o’clock,” Maria protests.

Oh, I understand now. If she can just make Maria feel guilty for eating the sausages she specifically made for her, Helen will be my mother.

Maria offers to hold baby Liam but she refuses, saying it’s been an age since she held her own Liam. Michelle arrives to do a little damage control. When Maria goes upstairs, she basically says to her mum: “You’re at 9 right now, we need you at about 4.”

Helen has an itinerary for the day and NOTHING is going to upset it.

When Maria comes back down, Helen criticizes her dress, saying it’s not black. Michelle tries to defuse the situation with humour saying to Ryan that Liam should be here to see his poncey shirt.

As they prepare to leave, Tony comes back, looking a little worse for wear. Maria suggests to the Connors that they go on ahead and she’ll catch up later.

They talk about last night, and how she thought it was best if he was absent for Helen’s sniping. He thought he was dumped but she assures him that was not the case.

When the Connors arrive back, Tony and Maria are only just leaving. Helen harumphs about thinking this was a family day. Barry just wants to go to the pub but Helen insists on making supper. Ireland, by the way, gets 10% of its electrical power from maternal guilt. It’s renewable and everything.

Still, it’s funny how a woman who’s lost two sons, a grandson, and a son in law, is still unsympathetic.

At the graveyard, Maria, Tony, and wee Liam are at big Liam’s grave. Maria talks to Liam about moving on and hoping he rests well. Later, on the anniversary of the day he murdered her husband, Tony does an appalling thing: He proposes to Maria.

And she accepts.

Somewhere, Mike Baldwin is spinning in his grave

Rosie, who still has lots of money (though it’s dwindling fast, I think), has slept with Luke, who needs lots of money. Funny how these things work out, eh?

After convincing Rosie that they’re back together, he spends a lot of time trying to convince someone to sell her share of Underworld to him. Turns out, it’s Carla, who claims she’d never set foot in Weatherfield again but may, just may, be having a change of heart.

Luke sits down with Rosie and tells her that he has a big business deal coming in that would put him in a conflict of interest with Underworld. The conversation goes like this, more or less:

Luke: I’ll need to sell and I want to you to have first refusal.

Rosie: You mean you’re not interested in Underworld anymore? And what do you want me to peruse?

Luke: No, I mean I can’t do this deal and work at Underworld. I want you to buy my share of Underworld.

Rosie: Why would I want to share your underwear?

Luke: No, the part of Underworld I own can be sold to you.

Rosie: I have a share of Underworld.

Luke: Yes, and if you buy my share, you’ll have more.

Rosie: (tries to count on her fingers)

Luke: You’ll own 51%.

Rosie: Is that a lot? That’s a lot, isn’t it?


Rosie (claps her hands excitedly): SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

And this happened:

Lloyd and Liz, yeah that’s not happening. But somehow Uncle Umed has convinced Theresa to provide her famous curry for the kebab shop in some kind of side deal under Dev’s nose.

Theresa’s curry joins Eddie Windass’s baking as the latest entry in the Corrie trend of Implausibly Good Food Made by Unspeakably Dirty People.


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20 Responses to Update for Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. The Anniversary

  1. corrierules says:

    Tony Gordon does murderous, menacing and sarcastic very well. Soppy? Not so much.

    And yes, Helen is difficult and intrusive… but how come Liam’s death gets to be all about Maria? Why is Maria the only one in pain?

    And even if Tony hadn’t murdered Liam, getting engaged to his widow on the anniversary of his death is really tacky.

    Oh, and Liam’s middle name is Barrington….

  2. missusmac says:

    Wow. I remember being grossed out by Cilla just standing in front of the chip grease. Corrie has notched that even higher with Theresa and Eddie — well done!

    Is Carla coming back??? I love it. This will be a train wreck in the making…. for everyone!

    • Barbie says:

      Exactly what I was thinking, things are going to get really interesting now….woohoo
      Oh, and goodbye Umed, here’s your hat, what’s your hurry? I never could figure out half of what he said.

  3. haili says:

    This makes me wonder who’s cooking the food at our local restaurants. You never see them and they could look like Eddie or Theresa for all we know! Where is Theresa cooking this curry? The smell is bound to give her away soon.

    Maria has moved on with life much to mama Connor’s disgust but the way Mrs. Connor wallows in her grief is just annoying, and her bossiness, and planning everyone’s day does not inspire sympathy. Tony has taken over Liam’s life so I suppose it’s natural for the mama to be angry and suspicious. Still, I like Tony better than her.

  4. Trudy says:

    So when exactly did Luke and Michelle break up? Am I missing and episode?

    You just know that now that Tony has proposed it’s the perfect opportunity for Carla to return – Love it!

    • Bea says:

      I can hardly wait. ;o)

    • haili says:

      They broke up when Rosie texted from Luke’s phone for her to come to Luke’s apartment. Rosie seduced Luke and Michelle came to the door. Michelle knew it was a set up but also knew that Luke was taking full advantage of Rosie’s offer.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Mrs. Connor is one of those people who needs everyone to grieve “their way”. If she’d had to watch Maria like we did for the first 6 months after Liam died, she’d be relieved Maria was moving on 😉 Not to mention… Tony may be a cold-hearted killer… but he treats Maria much better than Liam ever did! IF only he weren’t, er, nuts..
    Oh, and love the Smiths reference…

  6. missusmac says:

    Well, Carla seems to have gotten over Tony! And I agree Rebecca. Tony does treat Maria better than Liam did.

    Loved that Rosie tried to tell her mother that everything she did she did for the good of the factory.

  7. haili says:

    I don’t think Carla was ever that into Tony. She just married him trying to get over Liam but of course, Liam was quite irresistible to her when he was married.

    Too bad Tony and Maria couldn’t just be happy for awhile but Carla was always like the bad fairy. Tony does treat Maria much better than Liam did. I think he appreciates her more after being with complicated Carla. Too bad he has that evil side.

    • Long Time Lurker says:

      I adore Carla – especially seeing her go toe to toe with Tony as she schemes to take over Under World.
      And sure Tony treated Maria well but mostly he just wanted to control her and the baby. Someone on the show or on this blog said something to the effect of – he was just trying to step into Liam’s life – and, to me, that hit the nail right on the head.

  8. corrierules says:

    So Joe has bought himself a boat. To quote Bugs Bunny: “What a maroon!”

      • eps says:

        Carla meeting Tony at an empty Underworld – beings to mind the fellow that he tried to kill and put in the hamper-like thing that was used for a serving surface for the employees Christmas party the year before he successfully murdered Liam.

        Luke never impressed me but ripping off obnoxious, full-of-herself Rosie – couldn’t have happened to a more deserving girl. I don’t remember her displaying the traits of a personality disordered child (reactive attachment disorder). Yeah, Sally encouraged her to be self centered but even so…

        Poor Ty, trying so hard. Jack will also take Molly’s betrayal badly.

      • Long Time Lurker says:

        That’s exactly what I thought, Eps, when I heard they were meeting at the empty Underworld. Carla, Carla, Carla – think this through. Tony has killed before when someone got between him and the woman he loved. Why wouldn’t he do it again?

  9. haili says:

    Molly and Kevin were less than thrilled at the birthday present and now will have to think of new alibis; more “runs.”

    For a so-called intelligent girl, Rosie has no common sense and acts like a bimbo.

    Carla’s last name should be Adams or Munster, they way she likes to lurk around grave yards, and she really looks the part. I guess Tony will revert to his evil side now but I’ll miss the nice Tony.

    • Rebecca says:

      I love that Rosie’s bank password was “Hotbabe1990”.. what a demure and classy young woman! It’s the little details like that that keep me watching; of course someone as vapid and superficial as Rosie would have a password like that!
      Carla does look perfect for lurking around a graveyard..
      Gayle: I got the impression that her mother-in-law didn’t think that anyone else was good enough to hold HER grandson!

  10. Gayle says:

    I just love Connie she is such a sweetheart and so good for Jack.

    Does anyone notice that Maria never seems to look after her baby or do anything for that matter. Either Liam’s mother or Tony do the bathing, changing and feeding of the baby and cooking.

    Maria is a very pretty girl but a very dull character.

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