Update for Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Family Reunion

The Barlows

Deirdre finds Ken going through some of Blanche’s things and accuses him of wanting to toss all her things. Ken counters that he too is affected by Blanche’s passing. Eventually they take everything into the dining room and go through it as they make up and start writing Deirdre’s speech for the eugoogoly.

But the big shocker is the action switches to HRM Prison for Wayward Womenfolk What Killed Their Boyfriends where we see Tracy Barlow, pleading with the warden to give her a day pass to go to her grandmother’s funeral. He agrees but tells her to be on her best behaviour.

Prison has been kind to Tracy. Her accent is even more upper class than before. Seriously, she doesn’t even TRY to talk like she’s from Manchester.

And you can tell by the way the light hits her eyes that her best behaviour will not be happening at the funeral.

The Macdonalds

Well, Becky’s gone and bit the head off someone who may have looked at her the wrong wya again, leaving Steve to clean up the mess, after she admits that she felt responsible for her stepdad getting dragged out of her home after she said something stupid.

Steve returns with Dawn the social worker as they conveniently overhear Becky sensitively tell New! Amy that granny Blanche is up in ‘eaven. This charms Dawn and they agree to start again. Long story short- they’re approved.

This makes Sean feel sad because he misses Dylan – the son he hasn’t mentioned in two years. So Fizz and Julie all head over to Fizz and John’s to commiserate over wine. Julie suggests that if he wants to see Dylan, he could connect with Poppy Violet over this new thing called The Facebook, which was invented by the Winklevoss Twins, and send her a “request for a friendship”. And so he does.

Will she accept? Or is she just on foursquare these days?

And Kirk, with the help a size too small shirt of David’s, had his make up date with Izzy, who is very funny and very pretty and very prone to snapping off the heads of those who gawp at her. Liz thinks the wheelchair gives her an excuse to be rude to people.


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11 Responses to Update for Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Family Reunion

  1. eila says:

    Love the name of HM’s prison!

    I wonder what they can do for Gail’s speech mannerisms….


  2. Thel Haug says:

    As the hostess at the Rovers, Liz should be friendly to all – even a mouth in a wheelchair. I think the onus is on Liz to bring about friendliness, or at least peace. Usually landlords and ladies go to some lengths to instill civility and not rile people. I’m disappointed in Liz. (probably, I’m disappointed in the writing!)

  3. haili says:

    Liz was rude to hover over a couple trying to talk but whatsername (the new girl) looks like she learned manners at the same place as Tina.

    It should be interesting to see how Tracy behaves – and gets along with Becky.

    Weren’t the Barlows sweet last night? That will last about as long as it takes for Ken to claim the room as a den.

    • missusmac says:

      Well, this episode explains why Ken didn’t just turn the second bedroom upstairs into his den…Tracey’s coming home for a visit!!! I can’t wait to see the fireworks between her and Becky.

      I think Liz has a point. Izzy is a bit of a snapper, and her wheelchair allows her to do it without people snapping back. It wouldn’t look nice to get angry with a girl in a wheelchair, right? (I have two friends in wheelchairs, and most people act like Anna did with Izzy, like they’re not quite bright. So I understand Izzy’s prickliness too.)

      Sean’s sudden interest in Dylan is weird, but I’m hoping we’ll get to see more of him through it. And Jamie Baldwin too. 🙂 I could live without seeing Poppy, er, Violet.

      • haili says:

        I don’t think Sean’s interest is that sudden. He was devastated when Violet took off with Dylan but the writers just moved on to other story lines – like the wonderful Molly and Kevin one. It would be nice if they got a new head for Violet if she’s coming back; she was just so aggravating and once she snagged Jamie she dropped Sean like a hot potato.

  4. Gayle says:

    I can’t understand why the MacDonald’s would be considered for adoption. They both have criminal records.

    Did Becky seriously think that an infant would be available? She is really thick.

  5. corrierules says:

    Becky annoys me. She’s really not as lovable as the writers want us to think she is.

  6. Mary Prankster says:

    John, you not only give us an update, with your inimitable spin on events, but you educate us as well: e.g. June Whitfield, the Winklevoss twins and foursquare! Our cups runneth over.

  7. AmericanCorrieLover says:

    I remember when Violet took off with Jamie but remind me again…how did she get pregnant by GAY man? The traditional way or the turkey baster method? I forgot that part of the storyline.

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