In Weatherfield this week, Jack Duckworth rejoined his wife Vera in the afterlife and the street was left with their grief.
As the funeral procession left the street, Jim Mcdonald lead the street in a round of applause, so he does. Everyone went to the funeral, except Jack’s own son Terry who thought it would be too far to travel. By the way, did we ever meet Ty’s real dad? We know Jackie Dobbs wasn’t much of a mum but who was his dad?
Tyrone struggled to read his eulogy at the funeral but instead he followed Rita’s advice and spoke from his heart saying that Jack was a father to him. It was Kevin, the man who fathered wee Jack, who had to come and comfort him. Betty laid out the Rovers’ best spread for his post-funeral reception (Jack wasn’t just anyone, you know).
But Jack’s funeral does force people to re-think their priorities in life as it’s made Tyrone want to have another baby and Claire and Ashley have made up and now are off to go live happily ever after in France. And Molly, well, she’s still in love with Kevin who’s doing his best to be a better husband and father.
Meanwhile, that person sending letters to Stape and Charlotte? Yeah, you guessed right. It’s totally Charlotte. So now she’s gone and stolen his keys when he wasn’t looking so she could film the inside of his house. Fizz and John had to watch the creepy video on their DVD player, wondering when the blu-Ray would come out.
Sian and Sophie got kicked out of their church and the choir so now they’re church shopping for a place that is a little more welcoming. Is there a United Church of Canada in Weatherfield? Sally is doing her best to be a supportive mum, "Have a nice gay! I mean, day!" she chirps at them as they head out the door. And speaking of, Sophie will never change Emily’s views but she did remind her of the Bible’s views on shellfish.
Leanne and Nick totally did it, now she’s full of regrets and adamant that her wedding to Peter go on. Peter, meanwhile, is juggling being Carla’s sponsor and fending off her advances. What he doesn’t know is that Leanne told Carla about her and Nick.
Katy and Chesney, tired of having to sneak around to do it (but kids, that’s half the fun!), have told Owen they’re getting their own place because they’ve know each other 15 minutes and that always works out. Eileen is also skimming off him but he doesn’t notice as he’s too busy thwarting Jim’s attempts to get back together with Liz.
Gary Windass was injured in Afghanistan (his mate Quinny was killed) and is back recuperating in a military hospital in Birmingham. Even Eddie had to be excused so he could wipe a tear after seeing his injured son.
Boy that tram is loud these days, isn’t it?