Update for Tuesday, December 14. Gail Farce

We open with the cops telling Gail that a body they believe to be her husband’s was found in Lake Windermere.

“I don’t believe it! He wasn’t meant to die!” Oh, that’ll come back to haunt you.

“Er, take it easy, Mum! You’re not thinking clearly!” David says, jumping in.

They tell her that his fingerprints matched Joe’s because they had them on file from that time he took a hammer to the medical supplies at the local clinic.

David is sent to give Tina the bad news. She doesn’t take it well and goes over to Gail for confirmation (and I have to say Michelle Keegan does a great job in this episode).

Meanwhile Audrey wonders how many times are they going to sit in this house and take bad news. You and me both, Audrey.

And the news hits the Rovers so Sean orders up brandies for everyone.

After that it’s time to take the gang up to Cumbria to identify Joe’s body like I said she would.

They warn Gail and Tina that Joe’s body was in the water the entire time they were trying to cover his tracks so he might not look the same.

Well, it must have been pretty awful because the scream out of Tina is horrific. Tina then begins to fall apart singing that song about a mocking bird as the credit rolls.

Weatherfield’s Most Unlikely Love Triangle

Carla, having heard Janice’s remarks about her, has given Janice janitor duty. No matter, Trev found some kittens so he’s taking them home which Janice doesn’t mind, despite the allergies.

The Aunties

Matt, while being dumped by Sunita, is introduced to the aunties as Aasha and Aadi’s math tutor. Well, the ruse has gone so well that the Aunties are staying even longer.

She’s Back

At Ty’s Connie takes a call from Jackie Dobbs and tells her the news about Molly. Connie, unfortunately, is unaware of what a piece of work she is. Jackie is over like a shot and pegs Connie as a drinker with bad energy or something. The she tells Tyrone she had a dream that she stole a budgie from Marks and Spencer which she nursed back to health, then set it free where it flew into a truck and died.

She believes the budgie was Tyrone.


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12 Responses to Update for Tuesday, December 14. Gail Farce

  1. Gayle says:

    I thought the actress who plays Tina was better than Gail in the crying scenes. She seemed very believable.
    I have never really been fond of the character but I thought the actress did a smashing job.

  2. haili says:

    I thought they did a fine job until Tina started singing; that I found unbelievable. I’m glad they finally found Joe and now they can all move on to family feuds, police problems etc. – and the funeral. David continues to be the sensible one in the family; what a switch! I wonder what excuse will be made for Sarah not showing up to support her mom.

    Jackie Dobbs should be a good match for Molly and no doubt will give her an earful.

  3. missusmac says:

    Gail looked like a Thunderbirds puppet during the whole episode. How stiff she was!

    I was with Tina til the singing… Still, she did well for a young actress. And let’s not forget, even though he was a rubbish dad with many, many issues, he was her dad.

    Loved the shot of David and Jason in the waiting room. Jason looked like there was literally not a thought in his mind, while David’s mind was obviously racing!

  4. corrierules says:

    Agree with missusmac and haili — the singing made me cringe. And why oh why would it be David that goes over to tell Tina? She hates him… she wouldn’t spit on him if he was on fire! She doesn’t not believe a word he says. Thank goodness Jason was with her at the time.

    • Long Time Lurker says:

      I think David volunteered to go over and tell Tina because: (1) he still has feelings for her; and (2) he couldn’t imagine what Gail would blurt out, in her more-rattled-than-usual state. I have always quite liked Tina – she certainly has the brains and the backbone in that family – and I really felt for her in that episode. But then, I missed the singing part of the episode, so that might have changed my view.

      • Long Time Lurker says:

        Actually, I forgot to add that I think David was afraid of what Tina would blurt out about the supposed fake-my-own-death plan if the cops told her Joe was dead. Of course, that will all be blurted out sooner rather than later. Let the fun and games begin!

  5. Mark Daye says:

    I thought this was a good episode. Didn’t care for the Mockingbird song…. a bit too cliche for my taste. Loved the Tyronne/budgie story. Jackie’s a breath of dirty white trash air, and the show needs her right now.

    PS: Would someone please poke Gail’s eyes out?

  6. haili says:

    David has been quite supportive of Gail through this whole thing and probably thought he was sparing her the ordeal of telling Tina. Or maybe he thought it would be better coming from him since he and Tina were once so close – or he hopes to get closer by comforting her in her grief. Gail continues to be an idiot but this time it’s understandable due to shock and grief.

    Maybe Jackie will liven the street up a bit and shake Tyrone out of the doldrums – before she robs him blind!

  7. Mary Prankster says:

    Did anyone else remember that Tina sang the “Hush Little Baby” lullaby to her father once before, when she tucked him in, after his meltdown over drugs had caused him to break into the clinic &get arrested? She said at the time that he used to sing it to her. I agree that it felt awkward when she sang it to his corpse, but people do strange things when they see the body of a loved one who’s died suddenly, under peculiar circumstances.

  8. Mary Prankster says:

    Shall we take bets on whether Molly will take pity on poor, simple Tyrone, who will once again be suckered by his con-woman mother? Will she come to his rescue or run from his gullibility?

    • Long Time Lurker says:

      I doubt it, Mary, especially given the new crop of good looking men who have all somehow found themselves on Coronation Street – Ceiran; Nick; Janet’s new tenant. Finally, some more eye candy! Hope whomever Molly winds up with treats her as badly as she has treated Tyrone.

  9. haili says:

    Isn’t it fun watching Jackie giving Molly a blast? I love the way she saw right through her.

    Dev. has been acting almost normal lately. That too is an improvement.

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