Update for Tuesday, August 16. Becky’s Bad Decision #27613

Previously on Corrie…

Rosie burned down the kitchen so she got Jason to put it back to the way it was. She had to give up the money she was saving for a handbag to pay for it though. But a lingerie shoot with Mr. Gay Weatherfield himself led to a rather sudden romance between the two. And Jason bought her a knock-off version of the handbag she wanted.

Kylie buggered off to Greece Spain Cyprus leaving to Steve and Becky to deal with the social worker who wanted to ensure that Kylie was a fit mum (when we all know she clearly isn’t)

David crashed his Granny’s car into Graeme leading to an attempted murder charge. But as it turns out he may have epilepsy which explains his claim of a black out. He was released on bail but ordered to keep away from Coronation Street so he’s staying with Audrey.

Corrie Standard Time: October 25, 2010

Becky is posing as Kylie to the woman who looks so much like Dawn French that I need to call her the Social Worker of Dibly. She breaks out the nice tea set as the worker, named Miriam, settles in for a good long chat. She notices the photo of her and Steve cuddling and notes that it’s nice that she gets along with her brother in law. It all appears to be working until the social workers asks if she could speak with Becky.

Steve is furious at Becky’s deception but she claims she did it in Max’s interest as he would be put into care if they knew the truth about Kylie. Steve suggests that she meet with Miriam as Becky and tell her she and Kylie are twins. Becky defends her lack of impulse control on her rough upbringing. He then goes off to find poor Amy who’s being neglected these days in favour of weekly Becky drama.

There’s a mystery at Underworld. Someone left flowers with the card “Rest in Peace” on the steps of the factory. The factory girls and Sean decide to become the Scooby gang and solve the mystery. John Stape, overhearing this, suddenly looks very guilty and we can assume they were put there by Charlotte. On the other hand, so many people have died at that place that they could be for anyone from Ernest Bishop to Kasia Barowicz.

Mary is depressed that she hasn’t won a single magazine contest (including a trip the Gambia – I’ve been through it, me). When she hears that a position is open at the shop, she jumps at it but Norris quickly gives it to Tina, along with an apology and a 1 pound raise in pay.

Ashley is afraid if he moves to France his sons will learn French and he won’t be able to talk to them.

“You could learn French,” suggests Tina.

“I’M NOT LEARNING FRENCH!!!” says Ashley and just about about every francophobe everywhere. He then gets drunk and crashes on on Tina and Graeme’s couch.

Also, Owen is bringing back the phrase “Does Rose Kennedy own a black dress?” which threw me for a second until I realized he was talking about the Kennedy clan matriarch who lost three sons (Joe Jr, JFK, and RFK). It’s a kind of insensitive spin on the question “Is the Pope Catholic?”

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9 Responses to Update for Tuesday, August 16. Becky’s Bad Decision #27613

  1. beanie says:

    Thanks John!!! I am still not getting this Norris/Marry thing. I watch every night but somehow I missed the part about when he started hanging with her again after the Misery thing. Can anyone fill me in?

  2. haili says:

    That never made sense to me either. Norris was desperate to escape from Mary and now they hang out together as if nothing had happened. It seemed to start at Gail’s trial when they shared candies.

    Thanks for the update John. I missed this episode.

  3. eila says:

    Great update, John! Especially “so many people have died at that place….” Who knew factory work was that dangerous, eh?

    My guess? The flowers were for Tony.

  4. Long Time Lurker says:

    Rose Kennedy… black dress; Pope… Catholic. Personally, I prefer the direct and simple – does a bear #!&# in the woods. But that could just be from growing up in Northern Ontario.

    My guess on the flowers… from Charlotte for the dead teacher whose name escapes me. And that’s because John Stapes life isn’t complicated enough these days! Poor Fiz … how did a nice girl like her ever wind up with that lying scumbag?

  5. Mary Prankster says:

    Is it just that I don’t understand the British foster-care system, or does this current situation with Kylie & Max not make sense to anyone else? My understanding of the Canadian fostering system is that if a child is taken from its parents, the first place that is considered for a placement is close family. Grandparents, aunts & uncles, etc. are the first choice. So why is there all this panic about Max going to strangers, especially since Becky & Steve are already in the system as possible adoptive parents?
    I agree that Charlotte is the culprit in the mystery of the flowers at the factory. She kept expressing guilt at the unceremonious dumping of Colin Fishwick, she enjoys messing with John’s mind, & she’s NUTS!

  6. Gayle says:

    Mary, I agree with you I would think Becky and Steve would be considered fairly suitable foster parents however they both have criminal records so perhaps not.

    I can’t believe that Anna and Eddie would be considered suitable adoptive parents. Isn’t Eddie a bit old? This storyline has never made any sense to me.

  7. haili says:

    It makes no sense to me either. Kylie must have really convinced one of the workers that Becky was a bad choice for foster parent and now that’s in the system and Becky is stuck with the bad reputation. One worker did say that it was too soon after Becky’s miscarriage to consider adoption.

    I understand that there’s a shortage of foster parents because of so many women working outside the home these days. Desperation might explain why Social Services would accept the Windasses but not why they’d turn down Steve and Becky.

  8. Long Time Lurker says:

    Based on tonight’s espisode, it looks like Becky’s about to make yet another bad decision. Yeah, sure… pay Kylie 20,000 pounds to “buy Max” … what could go wrong with that plan? Even before Kylie changes her mind in a month or two and reclaims Max without repaying the money, Social Services is going to follow up on wanting to “meet Becky” and it will all unravel at that end.

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