Update for Tuesday, November 2, 2010. “In my travels in Spain, I have become an aficionado of Spanish guitar”

Kevin and Sally reflect on their reaction to Rosie’s intention to get breast augmentation and wonder if they were too harsh, as there was no way for her to know what Sally is dealing with. Perhaps, but I just enjoy any excuse to throw water in Rosie’s face.

Outside, Rosie sits by the bus shelter where her glamour shot advertising a drain cleaner has been spray painted over in an attempt to cover the offending bosoms. If this was an actual advert, there would be far ruder graffiti on that poster by now. Graeme comes by as she’s telling him about Sally and Kevin’s disapproval of her obviously ascending modeling career. She starts to cry and Graeme, taking awkward advantage of this vulnerability, begins to cry with her.

“Don’t cry,” she tells him. “It’s pathetic.”

Later, Sophie comes by and shoos Graeme away so she can talk with her sister. She tells her that their parents have been acting odd lately and she notices how they change the subject whenever she enters the room. And she swears she heard her mum crying in the bathroom. Her theory is that they’re getting a divorce so thy agree to confront them about it.

Later, Graeme is caught by David confessing his feelings to the Rosie poster. They discuss his chances with her and David thinks they are nil. Graeme thought he could do “edgy” like David (is THAT what he is?) but David thinks he does weird better, which is fine if you’re a footballer or a rock star but not an ordinary bloke. Besides, he reckons, Rosie’s shallow.

“Yes, and I’m deep,” he says. “We balance each other like yin and yang.”

At the Webster’s, Sophie and Rosie ask their parents if they are getting a divorce.

They decide to tell them: Sally has breast cancer.

To her credit, it only takes Rosie 5 minutes to put that information together in her head.

But beyond that, it gets pretty emotional as you can imagine.

Senora Lector

Mary and her camper van are back from her around the world trip which seems to have consisted entirely of hanging out in Spain. You know those Canadians or Americans who go to live in the UK for a while and come back with a British accent? Mary’s like that but Spanish and has become an expert in Spanish language, dress, cooking, and guitar. She also corrects his pronunciation of some place name:

“It’s with a ‘TH’. TH! TH! TH! TH! TH! TH!

“You remind me of Hannibal Lector there, Mary,” Norris says, nervously.

Norris manages to avoid a dinner with Mary in the van, opting instead for the Rovers. Over dinner, she tells him she had a lover in Spain: a lemon farmer/guitarist named Cesaro or something. And Norris clears up her misconception that he and Freida are a couple. So they’re back on the market, she says but Norris counters that he is looking into starting up his own monastic order.

In Other News

Molly has decided that she loves Tyrone after all, just in time for their first anniversary and that 2010 will see her be a better wife to him.

Joe and Gail are back from their off-season honeymoon and Joe’s looking up life insurance ont’ interwebs.

And Dev’s taking over the twins’ birthday party, possibly with the help of General Custard.

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15 Responses to Update for Tuesday, November 2, 2010. “In my travels in Spain, I have become an aficionado of Spanish guitar”

  1. S. Poole says:

    Great update, John, well done as always.

    Loving the eccentric Graeme pursuing dim bulb Rosie storyline. The Webster house has been a very interesting place lately, a house I used to dislike visiting, especially when the Peacocks lived there. 😉

    And thanks to Glacia (who I presume is in charge of such things) for the Toya and Spider banner up top, one of my all time fave Corrie couples.

  2. missusmac says:

    For a prim and proper gal, Emily sure has some ‘eccentric’ relatives, doesn’t’ she? I admit, Frieda grew on me. Spider I always liked.

    Mary makes my skin crawl. Just saying. I can’t decide whether I should feel sorry for her, or have her locked up to keep her from kidnapping and torturing in her camper van. (Did you see her snap after Norris mentioned putting paper under her wipers? Red Flag! Red Flag!) Do we believe her Lemon story? Norris sure doesn’t.

    I feel much happier now that Molly sees sense, and Kevin sees sense, and we don’t have to see them together anymore. However, this is a soap, so no one ever emerges unscathed…

    Wonderful job, John. Thank you.

  3. papasmurf1964 says:

    The locale in Spain Mary mentioned was Andalusia – or Anda Lutheea as she pronounced it…

  4. haili says:

    The Battersby’s were so much more interesting than the Mortons or Windasses IMO. Toyah and Leanne were fun to watch and Janice used to be good hearted. Then there was Les…

    Mary gives me the creeps. She kind of reminds me of Kathy Bates in Misery for some reason.

    I’m surprised there wasn’t much said about Joe and Gail’s wedding on this site.

    I enjoyed the scenes at the Websters last night and it was nice to see Tyrone get a little affection for a change.

    • Long Time Lurker says:

      Haili – no comments about the wedding because what can one say about a train wreck – not actually right there and then, but you just know it’s coming soon.

  5. Long Time Lurker says:

    Am I bad person for hoping that Joe is looking at life insurance because he plans to “off” himself so that Gail and Tina can collect the insurance 😉

    • chumola says:

      Or…is he planning to do something to Gail and collect the insurance? Poor little Gail, I can’t help but think of her as the eternal victim.

  6. missusmac says:

    Longtime Lurker: you’re not a bad person. I prefer the term “optimist.”

    Joe and Gail’s wedding: it was like watching someone put a fresh coat of paint over a condemned house. You just know it’s gonna look good for a minute — then crumble to the ground.

    • Long Time Lurker says:

      And of course Joe’s much too dense to realize that they couldn’t collect if he committed suicide.

      Love your wedding analogy Missumac; much more appropriate for that wedding and that (hopefully, short) marriage.

  7. Gayle says:

    I loved Toya (remember Fred used to call her Toyota!) I really, really wish we could have some young people on the show that have a brain and want to better themselves by hard work not getting a boob job!
    Could Rosie be any thicker?

    As far as Joe and Gail are concerned I find any scenes with them in it boring. I cannot stand Joe and find him to be a weak and cowardly individual. Sell the damn boat or go to the police do something besides borrow money from his father-in-law and keep it all from his wife. Notice he didn’t ask Nick for the money because he certainly would have asked questions.

  8. haili says:

    Loved the wedding comments – LOL!

    I suspect forgery is the first order of business for Joe. No good will come of this. On the plus side, maybe one of the loan shark’s goons will do im in.

  9. corrierules says:

    I live in hope, haili, I live in hope…..

    Loving all the comments today. Corrie has been very, very good lately. The scenes with the Websters were very moving and well acted. Brooke Vincent who plays Sophie was wonderful. I do have one bone to pick (as Norma Rae would say kah-vetch,kah-vetch, kah-vetch!) why did tonight’s episode have to end with a close-up with Molly Dobbs after the big announcement of Sally’s illness in the Rovers? Who care about her reaction anyway?
    And were those Mary’s “smalls” hanging to dry from the antenna of the camper van?

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