Because it’s not Christmas on Coronation Street without hearing this song in the Rovers.
Corrie Standard Time: December 14, 2009
Carla is at the police station where her claims of not knowing Jimmy Dockerson have been revealed for the lies that they are. Jimmy’s in custody and he’s talking a blue streak about Carla. She admits at last that she knew Tony had Jimmy do the murder for him.
The cop thinks that’s an odd thing for her to keep to herself, given that she claimed to love him.
“I did love him!” she hisses.
Eventually they let her go and give her a lift back to the Street where she sees Tyrone and Kevin. She asks if there’ll be any comments from the peanut gallery. Kevin says simply that he only thought of Tony as a bully. Carla mutters something about this horrible mess and heads into the factory.
Inside, rather than face a hundred questions from her employees, she lets everyone go home early (has anyone worked a full shift at that place?). Kelly doesn’t have to be told twice and leads the gang out of there like the Road Runner.
Hayley assures her that the potential she had in before the cops showed up is still interested in doing business with her. Hayley says the factory is behind her.
At the Rovers, the factory girls and Sean are gossiping over Carla’s four hour stay with the cops. Kelly reckons, correctly of course, that Carla knows more than she lets on.
Michelle overhears this and asks about the interesting theories from the factory regarding her brother’s murder. This shuts them up long enough for her to take the rest of the evening off to go do a little investigating of her own.
She ends up first at Carla’s, who scrambles to hide some bills that are likely to come back at her in court. She asks Carla about the police station but Carla says it’s routine questioning but doesn’t say much more.
Back on the street, she sees Hayley closing up the cafe and asks for a quick word. Earlier she had found out that Jimmy Dockerson had been arrested. She asks Hayley what she knew and doesn’t know why Carla would fail to mention Jimmy. She wonders if Carla does indeed know more than she is letting on.
Up the Ladder
Norris is at the Kabin after offering what was likely a perfunctory apology to Graeme for causing him to break his leg.
Tina wants him to do more but he lectures her about young people always wanting to make a meal out of everything. Tina counters that “young people” don’t go around making false accusations willy nilly. She suggests that because of him, Graeme is going to be broke this Christmas. The only to put things right is for Norris to take up his window washing route. Norris objects until Tina suggests that this will allow him to peek in all his neighbours’ bedroom windows. Then, it’s suddenly the only moral course of action for him.
Graeme meanwhile is trying to comfort himself with a spur of the moment green trifle but objects to Dev’s prices, given that they’re so much cheaper at Freshco’s. Dev suggests he goes there instead but Graeme takes umbrage. “This is discrimination! I’m writing a letter to Anne Robinson!” he declares, referring to the host of the “On Your Side” style BBC programme, Watchdog.
When Norris arrives to tell Graeme (remind me where Graeme lives again?) about his plan, he’s delighted but cautions Norris to adhere to the code of the window washer: what is seen on the second floor, stays on the second. Norris of course is the very epitome of discretion.
And This Happened
Eileen puts a stop to the rift between Ken and Deirdre by moaning about her own life:
“What have I got to look forward to this Christmas?” she asks. “A boyfriend who dresses like a cowboy, a parrot that hates me, and time and a half in the cab office. Not exactly It’s a Wonderful Life, is it?” she says, as she begins to cry.
Deirdre and Ken agree to put this behind them and move forward together. And really, at their age, it’s probably too much bother to get divorced.
As Eileen leaves, she drops the act and says, “Damn I’m good!”
And Kevin and Molly and there was this thing about some perfume Tyrone wants to get her and Molly was mad because Kevin and Sally were reminiscing about past Christmases and oh, god, who cares?