We begin where we left off with Rosie screaming in the street for help. Bill hears her cries and comes quickly to her aid where she tells him that John tried to assault her. Despite his denials and the fact that it is not at all true, Bill believes the worst and tells him he’s just made the biggest mistake of his life.
At home, Sophie’s discussion of her pending baptism is interrupted by Rosie’s claim that John tried to assault her. The issue is so serious that Kevin manages to drag himself away from Molly’s discussion of childhood scars to deal with it.
Roy finds John sitting in the dark café and he tells Roy what happened: Rosie tried to extort money from him and when he refused, she claimed he raped her.
“You should tell this to Fizz as soon as possible,” Roy counsels.
“She won’t believe me,” John replies.
“I believe you.”
So John does go to the Rovers and tells her about what happened. And she believes him.
At the Websters, plans are being made to call the police and ensure Stape is locked up for good this time. Rosie suddenly begins to experience an uncomfortable and unfamiliar sensation. It may be called “remorse”. Or perhaps “guilt.” She tries to call it off but Sally and Kevin are determined and the police are called.
And so the cops come as Rosie sees the consequences of her lie: Stape is taken away and charged with assault as Fizz and Chesney look on.
Vicars and Liz
The party where every woman on Coronation Street seems to have a Liz costume in their closet is raging on. Graeme has also decided that if he’s in Liz drag, he’s using the ladies’ room, much to Julie’s discomfort.
After being humiliated by just about everyone, Liz pretends she’s cool with everything. She later shows just how cool she is by sneaking into Lloyd’s and baking his Northern Soul records. The rest, she holds hostage until she gets an apology from Theresa. When one is not forthcoming, she starts tossing out his rare 45’s from her second floor window, including one by Archie Bell and the Drells:
(I’ve never heard of these guys but that song is awesome and I wish I could dance like that)
Later, Lloyd goes down on his knees to beg Theresa to apologize to Liz. When Liz, followed by all the other Lizes, comes out of the Rovers and sees this, Theresa seizes the opportunity and exclaims: “Of course I’ll marry ya!”
And This Happened
Eddie is cleaning gutters for £10 a pop. Norris thinks it’s not on the up and up. He’s probably right but when a man doesn’t have access to Roy’s Costco credit card, he has to earn his Christmas booze money somewhere.
Dev has learned that Golf Pro Bernie has also been giving lessons to Steve. He wants her to teach him badly so he’ll win on their next round.
Ken wants to get a job. He says it’s for Christmas and they could use the extra money (especially since the house was remortgaged to pay for Tracy’s legal fees). He doesn’t get around to saying what this is about but my guess is that it’s something to do with George and the fact that he’s rich and the Barlows are not and Ken doesn’t want to be shown up when it’s time for wee Simon to open up his presents.
Becky and Claire got well blootered together. I should also point out that Claire was established some time ago as a person who can down a shot or two but maybe she’s out of practice since she got married with kids.