Update for the Week Ending August 23. Death by Eddie Stobart


Well, not death exactly but a serious maiming. And what a stunt that was! After revealing that he slept with Kylie, Nick fought for control of the Bistro van with David. When they finally stopped the van, they were struck by an oncoming truck. I often say that I prefer the little Corrie moments to the big Corrie moments but as the big ones go, that one was handled well.

They’re both rushed to hospital where Nick spends the week hanging by a thread. Simon worries that he’s about to lose another parent. David worries that everyone is going to find out just how he and his brother came to be in the middle of the road. He’s filled with genuine remorse over the fact that he was basically responsible but he has to spin a tale to everyone to keep the truth from coming, which it will when Nick comes out of that coma.


Tina knows about Nick and Kylie after overhearing David confessing to Nick. But Tina has problems of her own as a welcome home party for baby Jake held at the Rovers during her shift have put her out of sorts so she stormed off.

Craig stole the little paperboy statue from the Kabin but ended up working as a paperboy for Norris. But on his first day, he never delivered the papers. Beth is worried about his behaviour and worries that she is a crap mum but Kirk assures her that it’s not true. Craig is just stressed out.

I do have to say that I love the relationship between Beth and Craig. It’s been a while since we’ve had a mother-son relationship this strong on the show.

She’s certainly a sharp contrast to Tracy who, at her brother’s suggestion, decided it would be a good idea to move in with Rob. He, for one, wanted nothing to do with so Tracy got it into her head that if she had less Amy in her life, Rob would let her move in. She asks Steve if he’ll have her four nights a week and, of course, he says yes.

Mandy left the street this week and took her tortoise with her. I wished the show had done more with her character and said so on Twitter:

I like when the actors tweet back.

But Jenna’s sticking around.

Owen and Gary had an odd conversation about gender-specific colours, pink for girls. Blue for boys.

“Who made that rule?” Gary asked.

“You want a pink jacket?” Owen asked, rhetorically.

Ah, but pink once was a boy’s colour.

Julie’s back after mat leave caring for her mum. And Gloria’s back too so expect lines like this:

(image found here at this glorious Corrie related Tumblr)

And I have to say that Friday was one of the best episodes they’d done in a while. The plot advanced nicely all while we had these lovely character moments and brilliant one-liners, all of which I’ve already forgotten because I don’t write things down when I should.

And Tommy? Once his scenes finish airing, he ain’t coming back.


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4 Responses to Update for the Week Ending August 23. Death by Eddie Stobart

  1. Anonymous says:

    More and more lately I’m struck by the dichotomy of the program and real-life. The artificiality of the scene when Rita was accosted by the young “thugs” and that of Lloyd being attacked by the “menacing” geriatric racists serve to illustrate how out of touch the show has become. Realities are white-washed and sanitized for family viewing in the early evening time-slot. Meanwhile the number of actors with poor judgement and atrocious criminal charges against them mounts. Reality is encroaching in ways that were never anticipated when the show began and the producers are left with difficult decisions about how much to let art imitate life.

  2. Wild Rover says:

    Thanks for the link. I had no idea gender-based colour coding was so recent.

  3. eps says:

    Watching David this week I kept finding myself singing:
    Just you wait ‘enry ‘iggins, just you wait
    You’ll be sorry but your tears will be too late…
    David’s tears were of the crocodile variety at that. Cynical though I may be, I believe his remorse was about his own future not Nick’s.

  4. Bea says:

    Interesting article about gender specific colours. When my grandson was 3, I offered to buy him a pair of running shoes. As soon as we entered the store he ran straight to the pink girls shoes. A big part of me wanted to get him the pink ones, but I knew his parents would freak, so I had to be the one to introduce him to the crazy, stupid world of gender profiling.

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