Molly is in major labour pains as Kevin frantically tries to get Tyrone on the line. Unfortunately, Tyrone is stuck behind a big truck on a one way street. The driver is very slowly unloading several boxes of cat food and is unsympathetic to Tyrone’s plight. When he refuses to move the truck, Tyrone gets into an altercation which results in the driver throwing Tyrone’s truck keys away.
Back at the Dobbs’ Molly is in major agony as Sally tries to calm her down. They may have well planted a statue of Kevin in this episode as he spends much of her labour standing there, hoping she doesn’t blurt out that the boy is (probably) his. She comes close but keeps it in.
Sally ends up helping Molly deliver the baby after giving up advising Molly not to push (“Well, you can’t now!”). The closer we get to the birth, the more Molly reminds me of someone but I can’t quite place.
Right. That’s it.
Meanwhile, failing to find the keys after the truck driver took off, Ty is trying to hot wire the truck as the line up of cars is honking angrily at him. He’s caught by the cops but quickly explains the situation. They drive him home just in time for the birth of a very clean one week old baby named Kevin Jr. (no, not really).
The Ken Barlow Family Tree
Ken is excited telling Emily about his plans to meet his new found grandson James. Emily thinks this is all going to too fast or maybe she’s disappointed in Ken’s evident lack of contrition for having sired yet another family out of wedlock.
“Did I say Lawrence is an English Lit professor?”
“Oh, how very grand!”
Anyway, when James arrives, Emily toddles off with a passing Look of Disapproval. Ken is delighted to hear that James is a musician with a politics degree. Then Lawrence shows up and Ken decides he’s going to be the peacemaker and let them hash it out.
Then Peter arrives and, if he wasn’t on orange juice, I’d swear he was drunk, starts slagging off Ken and his several surprise children. Ken has five children, four of whom are related by birth:
Tracy (adopted, murderess)
Peter also mentions being shipped off to Scotland at age six for years when his mother died. And yet he kept his accent.
Ken and the Cunninghams retire to Number 1 to further talk about Lawrence and James’ issues with each other. As it turns out, the real source of friction was the fact that James is gay.
Secretly, Ken pumps his fist with a quiet, “Yes!”
University prof son, gay musician grandson with a politics degree. It’s like Ken’s hit that middle-class liberal trifecta he’s always longed for.
Anyhow, here’s a brief history of Susan written by the always excellent Bluenose Corrie Blogger. She only appeared in four episodes but her first appearance was the show’s very first episode so I like how this story stretches all the way back to the very beginnings of Corrie.
In Which Dev is a Pig, Again
Sunita is feeling bad about blaming everyone for Aadi’s injury, especially Claire. Becky overhears this and says they should feel bad as Claire is as honest as the day is long and would never hurt a child when she’s not depressed.
The Dev does that thing that I hate parents doing: “You don’t have a child, do you? You wouldn’t understand.”
Not only does he rub her infertility in her face, but he suggests that child-free adults can’t experience empathy and the need to protect children because they haven’t had them themselves.
“Yeah, nice one, Dev.” Oh, I agree.
Kylie has decided to show her patriotism by snogging Gary Windass. Anna pulls her off him for fear her son is going to get the Clap. Because Gary is fighting World War II and not the War on Terror, apparently.