Update for the Week Up to Thursday, February 9, 2012. A D-I-V-O-R-CE Themed Update

The most recent episode aired on September 16, 2011. This means we are now four months and twenty-six days behind the current airings. It’ll be Christmas in Weatherfield before we know it!

The big news this week is that Tracy is back in Weatherfield with Amy and something new: a pregnancy. Yes, as Lloyd sagely points out, they are are now 2 for 2 after two drunken one night stands. Steve and Tracy are officially Weatherfield’s most fertile couple. Does D & S Alahan’s still stock condoms? Because he should totally look into that.

Steve (again) wants nothing to do with the baby and Tracy makes plans to abort. Thanks to some interfering from Deirdre, who wants Tracy to keep the baby, Steve drives her to the clinic and misses a mediation meeting with Becky. But in the end, Tracy decides to keep the baby. She and Steve agree that they will share parenting duties but they will not be a couple, which in Tracy’s mind, means they are on the way to becoming a couple.

But there is the matter of living arrangements to sort out so he agrees to let her live in Lloyd’s old mouse-infested flat above the cab office (which he also happens to own, because he’s cheap). Becky also wants the flat. So it’s stand-off when Tracy threatens to let the cat out of the bag by looking down at her belly and then back to him (and damn if that wasn’t actually funny). I still don’t approve of Tracy as a permanent character but I’ll be damned if Kate Ford isn’t good at comedy.

Steve gives it to Tracy but later Becky intimidates her out of the flat and announces to Steve that she’s going to bleed him dry.

Oh, and the baby news is out (which of course Becky made all about her) thanks to Julie overhearing Tracy in the Rovers.

Frank finally got an offer approved on that house he wanted to buy for him and Carla. Carla, meanwhile, is seeing her solicitor about her options should she end the relationship (both business and romantic-wise).

Stella’s back and Karl still blames Frank for the accident and thinks he isn’t as contrite as he could be.

Dylan has left Weatherfield to go live his mum, Violet, who has now recovered from her accident. Marcus misses him so much he asks Sean to consider adopting with him. Sean isn’t that into it and shows up at the first meeting drunk (it was his birthday) and is even surprised at the suggestion that a family of three would not continue to lodge at Eileen’s. Eventually Sean tells him he doesn’t want to adopt and Marcus wonders if this will change their relationship.

Tyrone finally went out for his date with Kirsty, who shares a name and giant head of curly hair with my sister-in-law, after the misunderstanding concerning Tommy giving her a few bob to talk to Tyrone at the bar is sorted out. They get along like a house on fire and make plans to see each other again. But when she sees her car has been boxed in by Tina, who was taking her MOT, she gets a little … intense. Still, Tyrone thinks her name is classy.

What will Friday bring?

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8 Responses to Update for the Week Up to Thursday, February 9, 2012. A D-I-V-O-R-CE Themed Update

  1. haili says:

    I don’t think buying the condoms at Dev.s is such a good idea! Remember all Dev’s kids with the various store clerks? I’d try the local drug store.

    I thought Marcus was a bit petulant – and previous – when Sean didn’t jump at the idea of adoption. One minute they were getting into the cab to take Dylan home and adoption was mentioned by Marcus. The next thing we hear is that Marcus arranged an adoption info. meeting on Sean’s birthday, then gets angry because Sean is late. OK he was a bit tipsy but it was his birthday after all and can’t a guy celebrate a bit? They could have at least discussed it before going to a meeting. Now Marcus is getting sulky and wondering if the relationship can go on. Hello! Wasn’t it Marcus that talked Sean into getting together again?
    What can we say about the idiot Steve? I like him but he is just so stupid when it comes to women.

    • John says:

      I did think it was odd that Marcus arranged this all of a sudden and on the same night as his boyfriend’s birthday. There will be other info sessions, Marcus. But it didn’t suit the plotline that the two guys had very different ideas about their future.

      • Bea says:

        I hope they don’t break up again. I like Sean and Marcus as a couple. But, Marcus is being kind of insensitive.

  2. eps says:

    Ahhh, so there’s the Frank we were initially introduced to – I wondered where the writers had stowed him. And I was almost feeling sorry for him.

  3. haili says:

    Frank was just too sweet to be wholesome so now we see his violent streak.

  4. Long Time Lurker says:

    Did anyone else have a sense of deja vu when Frank had Peter in his sights? Are all the men that Carla lusts after destined to be run over by her husbands/almost husbands? Are the writers really that hard up for story lines?

  5. haili says:

    Yes, I was afraid he might take a run at Peter.

    Frank’s a good man – a bit like Joe was only rougher.

  6. missusmac says:

    I did think Sean was a little blase and “see ya later, Dylan”, just as he had been when Violet took the boy and ran. He seemed far more interested in his birthday drinks than being sad at Dylan’s departure.

    For a smart woman, Carla is pretty stupid sometimes. My opinion of Frank has never gelled since the Maria incident. I don’t know if he’s a good man capable of evil, or an evil man capable of good…

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