Well, folks this was the week that Lloyd finally figured out that Chris had actually recovered from his tumour. What he didn’t expect was for Chris to gloatingly tell Lloyd that he and Cheryl were back together. This led to much weeping and bro-hugging from Steve.
Chesney had the worst week of his life this week. First, his incarcerated sister made him arrange the funeral of her murderous, lying late husband. Second, the Weatherfield Council sent them an eviction notice on super fancy letterhead. Thirdly, poor Schmeichel got cancer of the liver so Chesney spent what little money they had on tests. And when Owen lent them money to cover the rent, he almost spent that too. But he was left with the decision: does he take the chance that an operation will save Schmeichel or does he simply end his suffering then and there, and continue to have a home for Katy and his baby-to-be. It looks like Chesney will be making yet another tough decision.
Also, writers? Kirk knows dogs. It’s the one thing he does know. He could have been more knowledgeable to help Chesney with this.
I do know one thing: Monday is going to be a full ice cream tub kind of day.
And John’s funeral was this week. Sally went and ruined it on the grounds that he didn’t deserve a proper funeral but then she regretted later to Frank.
“I know what it’s like,” he told her. “Once you start it’s hard to stop. And by that, I mean, ruining your enemy’s funeral and not, in any way, rape.”
Frank almost managed to bring down Underworld but Michelle and Ciaran returned from their working cruise. In about 5 minutes, Michelle managed to poach back most of the workers from Underworld, take over the factory (with Nick’s help), send Carla off to LA to visit friends, and get Ciaran to plan their wedding.
Rosie sold her story to the tabs with Jeff supplying the background family dirt for local colour. And poor Emily Bishop had to read the lurid details at Sophie’s party. This got him dumped quickly by Sally, and this time for good.
Brian’s a UFO searcher and spent one cold night on the red rec searching for signs of life in the skies but a suddenly very fertile and broody Julie had him searching for other things.
In her pants.
I mean they were having sex al fresco.
Gary and Izzy bonded over a ceremony for Remembrance Day at the cenotaph.
Owen and Anna are still going strong but Whispering Faye still hates Owen and his stupid, whiny, pregnant, broke daughter.
Paul’s wife is getting worse. Now she’s getting violent and prone to wandering off. Eileen’s being a saint but it’s a burden for anyone to bear.
In other news, Jim, Andy, Claire, and Ashley appeared on Canada AM this week as part of their Canadian tour. You can see the interview at this link here.