Run, Run, Run, Run, Runaway
It’s morning and Kevin’s been driving around looking for Sophie most of the night. Sally’s been ringing all of Sophie’s
former friends. Sally’s blaming herself and Kevin says it really wasn’t her fault. Also, it’s Kevin’s birthday, but no one is in the mood to celebrate.
Weatherfield’s finest are at the Websters and get the deets from Sally. After showing them the note left behind by Sophie, and Sally reluctantly informs the PC that Sophie and Sian have been in a secret relationship and they were only recently forced out of the closet. (Thanks Claire!) The PC says that Sophie will more than likely come back on her own, but they will do their best to find Sophie. Bill and Kevin plan to cover different territory and search for Sophie. The neighbours are starting to catch wind of Sophie’s flight. Some are worried, others are gossipy. Interestingly, church bells are ringing in the background.
The Peacocks have heard about Sophie too and Claire is blaming herself. Ashley wonders if Sophie and Sian ran because they were negligent with Aadi and Claire comments that she wishes she could just run away at times…
Claire sees the Alahans and, having finally learned from her past mistakes, she asks about Aadi before launching an attack. Dev is nasty, Ashley defends Claire and then informs the Alahans that Sophie and Sian flew the coop, and implies that they are guilty of something. The pressure is getting to Claire, and she says that she’s going to (hide) stay at her mother’s. Way to go Claire – you’ve managed to turn 2 families’ crises into it being all your cross to bear. Way. To. Go.
Shoot to the pub where Sally is sitting with Rita, who is trying to reassure Sally that Sophie will be fine, but nothing helps. Eddie makes a stupid comment about Sophie and Sian running off because they were involved in Aadi’s mishap. Sally is offended, clearly and Rita calls him out on it. Michelle says that Eddie needs a spam filter between his brain and his gob!
Sophie calls home and talks to Rosie. She won’t disclose any info but insists she’s fine. (Maybe she’s in the shed behind Anna and Eddie’s. That’s been a popular hideout over the years.) Sally grabs the phone, but as soon as Sophie hears her mother’s voice, she hangs up. Oh Sally…
The Great Pretender
Nick is gushing about baby names to Natasha and suggests Arthur. If this pregnancy were real, and if a son were borne, do you think they’d end up with this kind of Arthur or that kind of Arthur? I’d venture a guess they’d never spawn this kind of Arthur. Now Nick is using Fiz as his own personal pregnancy resource, which is not sitting well at all.
Later in the pub, Fiz is urging Natasha to tell Nick the truth. Being the level-headed pragmatic woman she is, Natasha refuses and says that she may lose Nick if she fesses up. Also, she may be pregnant because ‘something doesn’t feel right.’ I’d bet my bottom dollar that a dodgy kabob from Dev’s shop is responsible for that. Nick comes back to the table and brings up baby names again. Fiz says that it’s bad luck to discuss names in the first trimester and Natasha looks relieved. Aside: She’s already shown Nick
her Fiz’s 12 week scan, which means she’d be in trimester 2. If he’s that stupid with math, her plan could actually work. I doubt that, however, because this is Coronation Street, after all.
Kylie gets lollie from her proceeds of the sale of Steve’s bike and heads to the Kabin to get a wee gifty for Max. Norris is shocked that she has a £50 note to pay for a fire engine, wrapping paper and a card. Later when Becky sees the truck, Kylie says she pawned her rings for it and also gives Becky some money for a top she received yesterday. Becky is dead impressed and praises her little sis. Kylie says that she really wants Max back, and Becky says if she keeps this up, that is what will happen.
Becky and Kylie show up at the foster home for Max’s birthday party. Kylie plays with Max and Becky talks to the foster parents about red tape, etc. They light Max’s candles and wishes (aloud) that he could always be with his mummy. Aw – so sweet.
After Kylie is told that it’s time for them to leave, Becky convinces them that they should let Kylie takes Max to the loo. After many minutes pass, they realize that Kylie took Max. Aw – wishes do come true! The foster parents think that Becky was in on the whole thing and calls the police.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy
Emily is visiting Ken and discussing his upcoming visit with Lawrence, his long-lost son spawned with Susan. Seriously, Ken has more sprogs sprinkled around than The Govenator. Ken waxes poetically about the importance that Susan played in his life, as Ken typically does. Emily has to remind him that Deirdre has played a much bigger (and long-term) part of his life.
Deirdre arrives home and greets Emily, who proceeds to fill Deirdre on all of the
dirt news about Susan and Lawrence. Ken says that Lawrence is coming by for tea today, and this sparks a row. Ken is very nervous so his actually straightens the salon and fluffs pillows. There is a knock at the door and in walks Lawrence. They stand side-by-side and the parallels are uncanny: both are in dark jackets, white shirt, and their hair is similar. When Deirdre asks if they’d like a cuppa, they turn and say together “Cup of tea sounds great!” Me thinks this is going to be a long and exhausting evening for Deirdre.