The most recent episode takes us to four months and four days behind the current UK schedule.
This week on Corrie, Fizz’s trial happened and all her friends and family attended for support. And Mary, for the entertainment.
“Three murder charges,” she reckoned. “Oh, she might beat one, maybe two. But all three? Oh, that is highly unlikely.”
As it turns out, she was right. After faltering in the cross examination, the jury found Fizz not guilty of the murder of Charlotte Hoyle and Joy Fishwick but was found guilty of the murder of Colin Fishwick.
But John Stape, using the alias “Mr. Chips” returned (you could tell he was coming back because two different characters used his name in the same episode) to set things right. And by “set things right” he meant kidnap Rosie Webster and spend the next day getting her to memorize the bizarre series of events that led to Fizz being sent down. When Kevin and Jason burst into the flat to rescue Rosie, Stape takes off with Kevin close behind in hot pursuit. He doesn’t make it to the court when he crashes his car into a truck.
In hospital, Fizz is brought in and a confession is finally taped. On his deathbed, Fizz says she forgives him (I think she was being kind to him in his final moments or was just overcome with grief) and he asks that Fizz be sure to read to Hope every day, which she does and yes, it’s good advice. Then he dies. Will it be enough to save Fizz? We shall see.
Chris’ tumour is getting better, but he’s still levering it to manipulate Cheryl back into his arms, and it works so Lloyd is on his way to Dumpsville.
Eileen’s new fella Paul is, as we expected, married. Unfortunately, his wife is suffering early onset Alzheimer’s. Paul is attempting to move on with his wife as, in his mind, the woman he married is no longer there. As the population ages, this is becoming more of an issue with few easy answers so it’s interesting that Corrie is tackling it.
Rosie attempted to split Sally and Jeff up by seducing him, except he didn’t want to know. Desperate, she dumps his coffee in his lap just as Sally walks in. She buys the scene and sacks Jeff for about 15 minutes until Honest Sophie tell her the truth.
While Sian was in Paris with her mum, Sophie and Amber hit a few clubs. Amber got Sophie a little tipsy and when a bloke started chatting them, Amber kissed Sophie to get rid of him (a tactic which can backfire, by the way). This leaves Sophie with all kind of confused feelings about Amber. When she confesses it to Sunita, she puts her straight: Amber is a game player. Pay her no mind. The kiss wasn’t a real thing.
Sophie interprets this as “Propose to Sian!” and Sian accepts. Less accepting are Sally and Kevin on grounds that they are way too young.
And Frank decides to open his own factory by promising to fulfill Sally’s life-long dream of a being an assistant manager. Kirk, Izzy, and Julie are the few Underworlders with scruples so they stay put, even if it means being out of work before Christmas.
And Sylvia won a cruise with an idea she stole from Mary and she’s not sorry, nope, not one bit.