Corrie Standard Time: July 4, 2010
Tina is still upset over what David said to her in the cafe but Graeme tells her to ignore it. She decides they need to stop staying at his uncle’s and find a flat of their own.
So she heads over to the Kabin where she flips through the want ads and can’t find a flat in her price range which, given her history is between $0 and “Crash at a boyfriend’s place no charge”.
After Norris goes on about people rowing in the street being common (and Corrie’s bread and butter) and is sent off by Rita for a biscuit based snack, Rita offers Tina a place at her flat.
When she moves in with her trash bag full of stuff (Corrie characters have embraced minimalism), she sees of a photo of Jenny Bradley. Rita says she helped her out once (it ended not so well) but she has no idea where she is now.
Rita gives Tina a word of advice about relationships. She tells her she’s not the first to have a fight in the street and she won’t be the last.
Graeme comes over and they have a flip through some old photos of Rita in her cabaret days, as well as Bet Lynch, who used to run the Rovers.
Corrie is, at this point, approaching its 50th anniversary. I like that they’re calling back on former characters in this way.
Later, Graeme takes Tina out for a romantic ride in his rickshaw thingy with the kitchen cabinet doors.
At the temporary factory, the women are going on about weddings. Julie, of course, would like a wedding dress like Princess Diana, our latter day Queen of Hearts. Janice fancies them gypsy weddings and reckons Hayley could go for one of those.
“Oh, I think mine would be much more subdued,” Hayley says. “No offense to the traveler community, mind!”
Nick is a being a jerk to Natasha for no particular reason and he’s being a jerk to the workers at Underworld as he wants that order completed. Keep in mind, there is almost nothing legal about this workplace. Anyway, the ladies give him a good fake out but manage to finish it.
Lloyd saw Cheryl got a black eye and blamed it on her boss at the exotic dancing place and got black eye and broken nose of his own for his troubles. Turns out it was her husband what did it when he saw a text Lloyd had sent to Cheryl.
Sean went to London and had a good time and has attempted to friend Violet on Facebook so he can see his son Dylan.
Audrey and Lewis went on a dinner date with Ken and Audrey but Lewis is more interested in Audrey’s charms than her cheese straws. Ken Barlow? Still a bore. But I like him, just the same.