Update for Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Do They Know It’s Christmas?

“I always thought it was Midge-Ure, like Midge-Ure cheddar!”

Smithy, Gavin & Stacey

Well, Tina’s got the Christmas spirit in her, or should we say “spirits” by the way she’s staggering across the street, still angry after her row with Jason over Sarah-Lou. After plowing through David and Zoe, her ex-boyfriend chases after her, despite Zoe’s protestations.

“You’re drunk!” she exclaims to Tina.

‎”You’re mingin’! But in the morning I’ll be sober!” Tina replies.

David prevents her from drunkenly taking Bill’s truck for a ride but does not keep her from getting into Liz’s cab (Liz has just returned from a Christmas shopping trip for herself – who doesn’t do that now and again?) and ordering the driver to the Manchester Hotel.

At the hotel’s posh bar, she unsuccessfully tries to use an out of date coupon for a free drink. She is rescued by one Nick Tilsley, whom we all know as Gail’s son. If you don’t recognise him, it’s because he’s now played by a new actor, the 187th actor (approximately) to play that role in the show’s history. They commiserate with each other over their messed up family lives – his mum’s marrying a waste of space, her boyfriend’s hung up on his will-never-be-an-ex-wife. Neither of them of course realise that the waste of space is her dad and the never-be-an-ex is his sister.

After a few drinks, they part ways but not before he tries a snog. She cuts it off, thinking better of it and rushes off, almost losing her shoe in the process, earning her the nickname “Cinders.”

I Totally Want to See this Panto

So rehearsals for the Rovers panto are in full swing and are the costume stage. And, it must be said, John Stape wrote a funny script. Sean and Jesse as the step-sisters are a hoot. He’s trying to direct Steve as Prince Charming having the hots for Clurr’s Cinders. His lust face looks more like constipation, sadly. When it comes time for their big kiss, however, he goes all method actory and plants a good one on her, causing Becky to erupt with jealousy.

In My Day, a Sprinkle of Water Was Good Enough for a Baptism and We Did It On a Sunday During the Service and Not on a Weeknight. But That’s Not Good Enough For Kids Today, Apparently

Sophie is finally ready to have one of those trendy night baptisms all the kids are into these days. Ben, who was supposed to be her baptism partner, has scrammed after trying it on with Michelle. So Sian offers to step into the role. It involves holding a towel.

Meanwhile her dad’s main squeeze is moaning to her Auntie Pam about her lot in life. Pam reminds her that her lot in life is better than most people’s or ARE YOU NOT LISTENING TO ‘DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS’ on the jukebox, Molly? Well, tonight thank God it’s them, instead of you.

So they all get to the church and Molly gets her baptism on in the full immersion pool. So… not United Church of Canada, then? Sophie makes a nice speech about how awesome her dad is before getting dunked.

Then everyone heads back to the Websters for the post Baptism party. Molly arrives with Tyrone after realising she wasn’t invited. It doesn’t get much better when Sally hauls out the slide projector attaches her digital camera to the TV to see the photos. Molly sees the photo of Sally and Kevin in Paris and gives him hell about it, saying he shouldn’t be spending money when he should be saving it for his life with her. And he shouldn’t be so into his family when he’s planning to split.

You are planning to split, right?

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11 Responses to Update for Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Do They Know It’s Christmas?

  1. haili says:

    Sally invited Tyrone and Molly to the party. If she only knew! Sophie was praising her dad (I think) but I only caught the odd word here and there. She is a lovely young woman but really needs to practise her diction. Did she even mention her mother?

    It also seems odd that Kevin and Molly are always having heated discussions and no-one ever overhears them. Last night, in the midst of the party, she gives him hell for spending money on his family! Auntie Pam is beginning to smell a rat but no-one else has a clue.

    Also, Kevin has a lot of energy and one wonders if he’s taking some extra “vitamins.”

  2. Long Time Lurker says:

    I wonder if Molly is going to go the Fatal Attraction route? Some of those looks she gave Kevin last night were pretty pshycho. Good thing the Webster family doesn’t have a bunny.

    • Trudy says:

      I was thinking she may become a bunny boiler also. Let’s hope this story line ends soon – I’m more than fed up with Molven.

  3. Gayle says:

    I really don’t think Kevin has any intention of leaving his family for Molly. Was Rosie at the baptism?
    I didn’t hear Sophie mention her mother at all.
    I really wish they would wrap this affair up. I can’t believe no one has caught on.

    • Bea says:

      No, I don’t think Rosie was at the baptism.
      I agree, Kevin is never going to leave the family for Molly. Why should he? He’s got a good thing going. Although, I don’t know where he gets the energy.

      • chumola says:

        Kevin seems to have much better chemistry with Sally… Well, it’s not hard to beat the no chemistry thing going on with Molly!

  4. Jody says:

    Hello All, I wondered if there was a show on Thanksgiving Monday? I don’t see an update here and I was unfortunately out of town. Thanks!

  5. missusmac says:

    Super update, John. Thank you!

    Rosie was probably rollerskating around Weatherfield for ‘work’, and so couldn’t watch her sister be baptized. If Nick the Saint can’t change Gail’s mind, no one will. I am, however, reminded of the-one-of-the-other Nicks/Maria storyline where they ‘met’ at someone’s wedding at a posh hotel, went to his room and became an instant couple– much to Gail’s disdain. If I remember, Nick was part of the wedding party, and they had to track him down… Maybe Gail and Richard Hillman’s wedding?

  6. haili says:

    I think Sophie mentioned that she was glad Rosie was working as she would have made herself the center of attention if she had been there.

    So far, I like this Nick better than the last one. I forget what happened at Gail’s wedding to Richard. Didn’t Ken fall through the ceiling one time into bed between Nick and Leanne? It was while Les was entering other houses through the attic and drinking Emily’s wine and watching her TV. Maybe Nicky will liven things up at the Platts’.

    • Long Time Lurker says:

      Haili, I think the mere fact that he kissed his brother’s ex-girlfriend, who just happens to be his sister’s ex-husband’s current girlfriend and his mother’s deadbeat fiancee’s daughter will no doubt liven things up at the Platts. Honestly I adore both Audrey and Ted and think that they’re pretty classy by Corrie standards, but they sure did spawn a trailer trash family.

  7. Barbie says:

    I like this new Nick better than the last one too. In fact I like him better than the last couple of Nicks – so far at least.
    Can’t wait for Christmas day.

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