Okay, two things:
First, the update is late because WordPress was down for maintenance last night.
Secondly, the identity of Tony’s cell mate Robbie was bugging me so I Googled him.
Robbie is played by James Fleet, who is perhaps best know for his role as Hugo Horton in the long running British sit-com The Vicar of Dibley. You might also remember him from the early 90’s film, Four Weddings and a Funeral. He played Hugh Grant’s rich but socially awkward friend.
It’s good casting because he comes across as so innocuous normally.
Anyhow, on with the update.
Corrie Standard Time: May 28, 2010
Yorkshire Pudding £7.95
Roy is closing up for the day when Robbie, Tony Gordon’s now former cell mate, enters and asks if it’s too late to get some food. Roy’s protests are quickly subdued when Robbie admits he’s a train man himself (no doubt info was supplied by Tony). They have a pleasant chat about trains and it takes Roy’s mind off the fact that Hayley is sleeping at the Windasses and doing all she can avoid the temptations presented by Eddie and his y-fronts.
Two Weeks Wages for 20 Stitchers: £10,000
Janice has some theories about why their last, best hope for business went south. She tries to blame everyone for the shoddy work but I think it’s really on her work performance. And the fact that Underworld is where the managers have a quick coffee between personal crises.
Anyway, they’re all out with two weeks’ pay, pending any new work coming their way. So that means they’re spending their wages at the pub. Kirk asks Izzy how she got in a wheelchair. She jokes and says it was a hit n’ run. Except that’s how Kirk’s brother-in-law died and it was intentional. He also fills her in on where Carla fits into that whole as it was her husband who ordered.
“But Tony’s in prison now, good and proper.” he adds.
But Robbie is outside Underworld, watching Carla and taking notes.
False Testimony from Anka the Cleaning Lady: £2,000
Audrey tells Gail about the witness and Gail is over the moon. But Audrey isn’t so sure as she suspects to herself that David had something to do with this witness.
At the Platts’, Nick and David are getting nervous about this Anka thing, thinking she’s going to break under pressure from the cross-examination. But they get a call from the solicitor and she’s gonna testify so they’re a bit relieved.
Meanwhile Ken and Deirdre are trying to figure what it would benefit Tracy to stitch up Gail like that.
Smuggled Prison Mobile Phone: £25
Robbie calls Tony, who has hidden the phone in the mattress and has to whisper before the “screws” find him and gives him some info: Carla’s got a new bloke and Roy has informed him of the world’s largest bat is called the flying fox.
Tony restrains himself from screaming, “AGAIN WITH THE BATS!” and tells him that he’ll see him soon. What does THAT mean, I wonder.
Something Exciting Finally Happening at Underworld: Priceless
Oh, and Cheryl’s got a husband and a kid.