Corrie Standard Time: March 18, 2011. 7 months, 21 days behind the current storylines.
Maria has come back to work but Carla tells her that Frank is coming by later so Maria plans to avoid him. In the meantime, Eileen is starting at the factory as a stitcher where she’ll be trained by Janice.
Frank comes by as Maria is shouting at Janice and Eileen who are sniping at each other.
“I love it when you’re masterful,” he says to Maria.
“You’ll love Tracy Barlow, then,” Sean says. “She was furious when you stood her up.”
Carla brings Frank into the office and chews out Sean for speaking to the clients as though they’re mates.
Maria, hearing that Frank has an interest in Tracy, decides to warn her about him. Tracy laughs it off when she does and Maria lets it drop. Later, however, she brings up the issue with Frank.
Frank denies everything and says he’s apologized but he’s pretty incensed at Maria’s gossiping. So much so that he cancels his order, leaving Carla in a bind.
Frank also by chance meets Chris at the Rovers.
“Hi. I’m Frank. I’d like to be a rapist.”
“I’m Chris. I beat my wife.”
“I say, I like the cut of your jib, sir.”
So while Carla and Maria panic over this sudden case of ethics, Frank and Tracy go on their date and end up back at his where they drink a £400 bottle of red and Tracy plays the worst game of hard-to-get ever.
Liz, after some sluthing, finally gets the full story of what’s going on in her family:
- Becky bought Max for £20,000 from Kylie
- Kylie wanted more.
- Becky looted it from Dev’s safe the night of the crash.
- They told them. Dev and Sunita hate them now.
- Tracy knows
- That’s what they’re bending over backwards to keep her sweet so she doesn’t rat them out.
(am I the only one who sees the resemblance?), comes up with an idea: they do a double wedding with David and Kylie who already got their registry booked.
When they discuss it with the happy couple, Xin says they don’t want them to do anything they’re not comfortable with.
They agree and Graeme tells David he owes him one.
“You so don’t,” David replies knowing full well it’s he who owes Graeme a few times over.
So when Mr. Lodge finds out that he was put down as the guarantor on their flat, he pulls the rug out so Izzy goes and puts her own name down. Meanwhile, as they’re living on nothing and getting their furniture out of a skip, they have decided now would be a capital time to try for a baby.
The divorce between Sally and Kevin is going forward. Sophie is church-shopping for another house of worship to jump off.
Janice thinks she saw Trevor.