Hi all, John’s in Florida enjoying sunnier weather than we have here in NB right now, so I’ll be doing your update this week. I guess this is where I should post a parenthetically relevant video to the content.
Here you go: http://youtu.be/Y47G-Wa4qfs
(I don’t know how to embed them cause I’m not cool like that)
Also apologies as it’s cheerleading season and I missed the Thursday night show, and didn’t have a chance to get it on the omnibus edition because I had to take the cheerleading pictures into work for the yearbook deadline… and I don’t have a PVR. Dad filled me in on Thursday’s show though.
Let’s start with the fire, shall we? So last week ended on the cliffhanger with Karl having started the CG flames in the Rovers’ basement, only to be discovered by Sunita. Naturally, Kreepy Karl and Sunita argue, during which he pushes her down the stairs and then runs away. Back to the Full Monty at the Bistro, and when he comes in Paul gives him the side-eye. Did Paul smell accelerant or smoke on Karl? We don’t know, because just as the lads are about to doff their kit Norris runs into the Bistro to announce that the Rovers is on Fire. He and Emily had discovered the flames, and had gotten Tracy (who went back in for poor Eccles) out of the Barlows’. So everyone runs down the street to see the fire… and Stella appears in the window!
Now, I don’t know what kind of bath Stella was taking, but I don’t think I would be so relaxed that I didn’t hear fire alarms or smell smoke. She did have candles and music, I admit. But still. REALLY?
My Dad also questioned the strength of her window. Did they rebuild the Rovers with shatterproof glass after the last fire?
Anyway, so Karl goes in to rescue her of course, but cannot break the window so is determined to die at her side. Again, Kreepy Karl, pins Stella to the floor and whispers sweet nothings in her ear about their inevitable demise.
Meanwhile, out in the street everyone is flipping out at the firefighters, Toni and Paul – who have no equipment and no backup. After Gloria accuses Paul of wilfully letting her daughter die (and after they find a ladder) he and Toni go in after Stella, and then Karl. Toni gets Karl out, but the floor collapses from the fire. Toni! We hardly knew you, and yet you were awesome.
Meanwhile, Sunita has managed to regain consciousness and drag herself into the pub… where she is found by the emergency crews on their arrival and evacuated. She is unconscious in hospital with Dev mooning at her side.
After the fire, Paul’s got survivor’s guilt at Toni’s death… or is it more? John and I are split on that. Eileen, meanwhile, is freaking out because apparently she never realized what a firefighter actually does for a living. Seriously, Eileen, what did you think it was? Getting kittens out of large trees?
Karl is now the hero of the day, with everyone coming around to thank him for saving Stella’s life. Except for Jason, who points out that Karl is sneaky and sly, and probably set the fire in the first place. Hm, ya think? Meanwhile, the investigators (while first thinking it was the electrial box) have determined it was arson, and they like Sunita as a suspect. Nobody knows why Sunita was in the Rovers, after all…
In other news, Katy brought baby Joseph around for a visit with Chesney, and it was only mildly awkward.
Meanwhile, Kirsty is starting to crack under the pressure of taking care of baby Ruby. I dunno, Kirsty, maybe if you could calm yourself down a bit the baby wouldn’t cry all the time. But she needs a break and calls Julie – who takes the bawling baby overnight when Kirsty lies about having to take her Mum to hospital. Tina sees Kirsty peering through the curtains at the fire though… but when she goes to confront Kirsty about her lie, she gets her back up. Kirsty later tries to pawn the baby off on Eileen, but is unsuccessful. Oh no! She’ll have to look after her own baby herself!
And because one big storyline isn’t enough for the week, Tyrone’s trial started. Free Tyrone! But it’s not going so well. Deirdre sells him down the river, and then Kirsty takes the stand and lies about various incidents of abuse in order to make it appear that she was the one abused in those situations. Tyrone is quite upset, of course. Fiz and Tina confronted Kirsty and her Mum outside the courthouse about her blatant and egregious lies, to which Kirsty laughed in their faces and twirled her mustache.
Really, Fiz ought to just keep out of it. Every time Kirsty starts to crack, Fiz sticks her nose in and Kirsty gets her back up. Do you think Kirsty would have gone this far if she wasn’t determined to stick it to Fiz as much as to Tyrone? I’m not so sure…
So next week we’ll see more of Tyrone’s trial (#freetyrone) and more of the man of the hour, Karl. What lengths will he go to to protect his freedom?