Corrie Standard Time: February 2, 2011
(8 months and 14 days behind)
Peter’s drinking again and both Carla and Simon are covering for him. He ended up back at his support group where he told them that he drank yesterday and the day before and will continue to drink until Leanne realizes that lying is the only thing he’s good at. Then he ended up at Carla’s where he spent the night. This was not an ideal time for Carla as she had customers calling her left and right and centre. When Hayley went to her flat to check on her, she found Peter there as Carla explained that he’d been fixing her Wi-Fi all night.
So that’s what they’re calling it these days, Hayley thinks.
So when Hayley gets back to the Rovers, she finds Leanne who’s frantic over Peter’s disappearance. Hayley tells her the truth: that he was at Carla’s all night.
This sends Leanne over to the factor where she has it out with Carla. Carla, still protecting Peters, denies any shenanagins but rebuffs Leanne’s accusations. When she gets back to the flat, she finds Peter who tells her a long involved story about his phone being on the blink and the support group leader falling off the wagon. Leanne lets him unspool the whole the story before she confronts him and the truth comes out: he was drunk and sleeping it off at Carla’s.
She asks him when it started and he says it started when Nick came over with some wine.
“You didn’t fall off the wagon. You were pushed!”
“But Nick’s my friend and you, his ex-wife for whom he still carries a torch, have been so supportive of me. It just doesn’t add up!”
But it adds up to a knuckle sandwich for Nick which Leanne promptly delivers to his door.
The Barlows end the day with fish and chips as Leanne nurses her hand and Peter remarks just how lucky he is to have such a great family.
Becky came up some fool plan to take Max and Amy to Spain to avoid Tracy in the event she went back down or, worse, got off. Her conviction was overturned and she announces that she’s going take Amy away from Coronation Street where she can find work. Steve panics and offers her a job.
“Hey Amy, want Mummy to show you how to pull a pint?”
So now Corrie has a confessed murderer walking free with no sign of going anywhere. Let’s hope the Widow Peacock comes back from France to finish the job she started.
Rosie and Jason took baby Jack to a modelling shoot and returned with a baby Jacqueline. This sends Kevin into a rage:
“How did you end up so selfish, shallow and irresponsible?” Kevin thunders at her before Rosie can gather the presence of mind to give Kevin the obvious answer. He got Jack back, in any event.
Sian and Sophie have had a falling out over college which Sophie finds boring.
Fiz has now taken to impersonating Colin’s…widow (you know what? I have no idea what’s going on here but I just assume she’s gotten deeper into John’s bizarre web of lies). Anyhow, Ches is the only one in the house with a moral compass these days.