Update for the Week Ending February 8, 2012. In the Bleak Mid-Winter

That was definitely the theme this week and I don’t mean Lewis and Gail swallowing each other’s faces.

This is the week that Tyrone and Kirsty were to be married which would give Ty legal rights to Ruby because Kirsty didn’t put his name on the birth certificate. In the meantime, the details of this plan were texted between Fizz and Ty on their secret cell phones. Now that I’ve written it down like that, it doesn’t seem like it was a very good plan after all.

Kirsty found the phone with all the texts and before the marriage could be completed, Kirsty announced to all and sundry that her fiance and Fizz were carrying on behind her back with a dramatic phone call from Ty to Fizz’s phone to complete the effect.

The wedding in ruins (and the second Mandy-catered Rovers reception that went pear-shaped), Kirsty later deleted the photos of Tyrone’s injuries and concocted the story that that it was Tyrone who beat her and not the other way around.

That led to Tyrone being arrested and violently led away by the cops. The street almost instantly split down the middle with one half – the Barlows, Grimshaws, Sally Webster, the Platts – believing Kirsty and the other half – the Duckworths, Browns, Kevin Webster, and the Armstrongs standing by Tyrone. The anti-Tyrone squad believes that his experiences with Molly soured him on women. The fact that Deirdre once heard rowing and then found Kirsty with a gash on her head, lead her to believe Tyrone had indeed changed.

In the meantime, the cop the same cop who grilled Gail over Joe’s death now believes ex-cop Kirsty over Tyrone and is giving Ty the third degree over Kirsty’s claims. Kirsty knows the system and knows exactly what to tell the cops and passes the D.A.S.H. test with flying colours.

Things don’t look too good for Tyrone and this has been a hard week to watch a generally well-liked character stare into the abyss like this. I hope that a way out for him will be found soon but I’m not sure I can watch this guy take this abuse for very long. I know some people have dropped the show entirely until storyline is resolved.

In other news, Lewis ordered 500 cases of olives to the Bistro on Gail’s behalf which led to her being fired. In the meantime, his “offer” to buy a hotel (?) in Italy fell through. And Audrey walked in on Gail and Lewis kissing.


Jenna came out to Lloyd, who took it well, as one would expect of Lloyd. She was more nervous about Mandy who reacted with shock and disbelief. She remember her father who banned the music of Joan Armatrading from the house when he learned that she had the gay.

Jenna went to her hearing to see if she got her job back but we didn’t hear. She did, however, tell the truth that the kiss between her and Sophie was mutual. I like both these characters but, to be honest, I just don’t buy them as a couple.

I hope she gets her job back, though. Roy could use a good physio.

EDITED TO ADD: Got my cops mixed up. The cop grilling Tyrone is new to the Street but Faye’s real dad was played by the same cop who was involved in Gail’s murder charge. The Faye storyline was something I forgot to mention. We all thought she was meeting some creepy men on the internet but it turns out it was her real dad. Owen attempted to scare him off (with Anna’s blessing) but we’ll see if he’s back and if he’s on the level.


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13 Responses to Update for the Week Ending February 8, 2012. In the Bleak Mid-Winter

  1. Wild Rover says:

    Hi John, welcome back. I hope you had a good time in the “Merry times” (my old stomping grounds).
    I don’t want to get all nit-picky and all, but isn’t the actor who played the cop in the Joe MacIntyre case now playing Faye’s dad? I don’t recall having seen Tyrone’s “griller” on the show before.

  2. S. Poole says:

    I know Corrie plays fast and loose with techie stuff (characters using very old mobile phones) but do they really think deleting a digital picture makes it go away for good? Not sure what became of the secret phone but it would still hold those pics of Ty’s bruises unless damaged beyond repair, just need the right person with tools to retrieve them.

  3. George says:

    The Tyrone-Kirsty story is getting big ratings in the U.K. so I guess we’ll have to put up with it for as long as it does. At least we know that good always triumphs over evil, don’t we?

  4. Bea says:

    Sophie’s getting quite agressive.

  5. corrierrules says:

    What “fashion” monstrosity was Gail wearing last night (Monday).?!? I’m referring to the scene outside the Bistro where Gail was chatting with Eileen. It was a an off-white safari-like jacket with brown trim. Man, it was ugggggleeee! To quote David “disgusting.”
    I did like the the dialogue between the two women, though. Lots of zingers.

  6. lovethestreet says:

    I liked the zingers between Gail and Eileen too, Corrierules.

    And I loved Lewis tonight! Did anyone else love Lewis tonight? His speech to Kylie was freakin’ fantastic!

  7. barbee says:

    I guess I’d better catch up – I’ve been avoiding the street because of the Tyrone/Fizz/Kirstie storyline. I think it started out well, but the writers got very carried away, and I’m finding it not only difficult to watch (though the acting has been fabulous), but difficult to find credible. (I know it’s a soap, but Tyrone is smarter than this!)
    But I have been missing Lewis giving Gail a bit of her own back – it’s about time someone did, IMO. His physical revulsion is well played and points to a very unhappy ending for Gail. But then, poor Audrey is going to be left to pick up the pieces.

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