Update for the Week Ending September 21, 2012. Who Could Hang a Name on You?

This week, Gloria Price, Stella’s wayward mum, arrived home from Spain and promptly set to work hitting on Ken, Dennis, making an enemy of Rita, attempting to get Karl, on whom she is sweet, back together with Stella and meeting her granddaughter Leanne.

I’ve already said I love Sue Johnston so I won’t bang on about it again. And anyway, my award for this week’s Most Valuable Player goes to Cherylee Houston and Mikey North as Izzy and Gary who broke our hearts with their break-up. Gary, Katy, and Anna were all in favour of Katy carrying Izzy and Gary’s baby. Owen and Chesney were against it. But a visit to surrogacy specialist planted seeds of doubt in Izzy’s mind. At Katy’s birthday, Izzy let it out: she didn’t want Katy to carry the baby. Not only that but Izzy decided that because she couldn’t give Gary the family he wants, she would leave him. It was all very heartbreaking.

But I did love Izzy egging Beth on in airing Tracy and Ryan’s dirty laundry in the café. Izzy does a good disapproving auntie, sucking in her cheeks and declaring: “Oh, it’s not right, is it?”

Tina finally had enough of Kirsty’s antics and gave her a shove in the pub. Then her water broke and surprise! Baby Ruby was born in the back room at the Rovers. Keeping Marcus around was a master stroke by the writers.

Unfortunately, everyone hates Tina now, even Rita so you know it’s bad. But they have a talk and she encourages her to try to make amends. Their present of a giant teddy bear is not well received.

But with a recovering Tommy, a damaged pizza van to pay for, and the sudden prospect of homelessness, the debts are piling up so things are looking grim for our Tina and Tommy.

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4 Responses to Update for the Week Ending September 21, 2012. Who Could Hang a Name on You?

  1. S. Poole says:

    Cracking good title. Loved the dinner at Barlow’s, from Deirdre getting tipsy, Ken’s absence complete with Steve shouting goodbye and the star, stuffed marrow. Only thing missing? A few Blanche quotes. Another mention of Samir too, suddenly the writer remember him.

  2. Silvereyes says:

    Last time I checked, there was a medical centre at the end of the road. Why didn’t they move her there, rather than into the back room to have the baby? Although, if it was me having a baby suddenly, I’d rather have Marcus looking after me, rather than the smug Dr. Carter.

    I like Tina and Tommy. They kind of remind me of the Bon Jovi song “Livin’ on a Prayer”, which is, ironically, about Tommy and Gina and their struggles to make ends meet. I think that is what I love most about Corrie – these are everyday people with everyday problems.

    Oh, and Deidre’s stuffed marrow? Genious. If only she had some hand-crafted pottery plates to serve it on! 😉

  3. Mary Prankster says:

    Ah, the vast musical universe! When I heard the new baby’s name I immediately thought of the Thelonious Monk tune “Ruby, My Dear”.
    That reminds me, does anyone know how or by whom musical selections are made, since the titles or lyrics often reference something currently happening on the show? Also, who decided to use “smooth” jazz as the background music in the Bistro? Is it supposed to connote a greater level of sophistication and taste, to go with the decor and menu, to indicate a further contrast with the pub atmosphere of the Rovers?!

    • S. Poole says:

      Yes, the smooth jazz and cool lighting, Nick Tilsley needs all the atmosphere and hint of sophistication he can get! Rovers tunes have been decidedly classic rock the last little while, Dire Straits must be collecting big bucks thanks to the Stella era, or maybe Steve had some say on the jukebox selections before he left?

      Tommy-Tina always makes me think of the old play “Tony and Tina’s wedding.” 🙂

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