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Coronation Street Episode Review

Glenda Young's round-up of last week's episodes of Coronation Street


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Poor Faye. She’s just given birth to a baby she didn’t even know was on its way until a couple of months ago and now she’s got the cops at her bedside asking her questions she can’t and won’t answer. They want to know was she forced and who the dad is, but Faye can’t bring herself to talk about it, can’t even admit she’s just given birth. She wants it all to go away and wake up from this bad dream and who can blame her? As if that’s not bad enough for the kid, she’s got Anna on her back trying to get her to take some responsibility for the baby she doesn’t want.

Faye breaks down and tells Sophie her true feelings and news reaches Owen that all is not as rosy as the happy family picture that Anna wants to paint. Owen suggests to Anna that the baby is adopted but Anna has her rose tinted specs on and nothing and no one will remove them, for now. The baby’s dad Jackson and his parents are summoned from the posh estate to be told the baby news. Jackson denies it and his parents take umbrage with Anna and leave. I can’t say I blame them, it was all arranged and executed so cack-handedly by Anna, that I’d have scarpered quick-sharp too.

Then, finally, the social worker calls round. Faye starts by telling her everything she thinks she wants to hear – yes, she loves the baby - yes, she’ll look after it with help from her family and then, glancing at Owen and knowing she has to tell the truth, she admits she doesn’t want the baby at all. The social worker tells Anna she’ll be back in touch, which leaves the Windass-Armstrong household in a right old state. Anna and Owen argue and she tells him she doesn’t love him any more. Owen packs and leaves after he’s had a cry at the table and Anna sits nursing the baby. Ooh, Anna, be careful. You’re going to lose everyone soon. They’ll all leave you one by one. I’ve never liked Anna since she was awful to Roy … unforgiveable behaviour in anyone’s book.

In happier news this week, Eileen goes out on a date with a fella from t’internet called Adrian. It goes well, he seems normal, Eileen even smiles, which is always good to see. However, there’s another fella online called Jeff, in Dubai, who Eileen’s keen on too. What she doesn’t know is that Jeff is really Todd, stringing his mum along online for his own vicious pleasure. What a nasty piece of work he really is, and quite pathetic too.

Bethany winds up Jason and tells him that Sarah’s still in love with him so Jason takes his ex-wife to one side in the Bistro and lets her down gently, telling her he still loves Eva, even though she’s gone. Sarah’s confused, she doesn’t know what Jason’s on about but it soon becomes clear that Bethany’s been winding things up. Revenge is served on Bethany when Sarah and Jason pretend they’re getting back together, much to Bethany’s disgust. I’m liking Bethany and enjoying having her and Sarah back on the Street although I am finding it hard to relate to them as mother and daughter and then there’s the lack of Italian accent of course, but still, enjoyable all the same. I was a bit perturbed when Sarah took Bethany to the gym and mother and daughter worked out, side by side. What on earth is 14 year old Bethany doing working out in the gym when there’s a perfectly good chip shop to hang around outside of?

In the Rovers, Liz cooks Tony a romantic meal in the back room and ponders on about being able to pay for Steve and Michelle’s wedding. What Liz means is that she wants to be able to pay for it herself but Tony takes it to mean that Liz wants him to pay for it. He gets in a strop with Liz but then the next thing you know, he’s offered to pay for their wedding.  Further stropment of the Tony variety occurs when Liz tells Tony to let Steve think, for the sake of his bruised pride, that Liz is paying for the wedding, not Tony.

Tracy finds out what’s going on and plays to Tony’s wallet, blaming Liz for fleecing him dry in the money department and treating him like a bank. If anyone’s going to do that, it’s Tracy’s job, surely. Tony falls for the trap and Tracy takes him upstairs again to listen to tapes, telling Todd she’s gone to look at some mobile phones with Tony. When she returns and Todd asks her about the phones, she says she didn’t go. But when Tony drops Tracy in in saying they had been to see the phones, Todd knows summat’s going on between them. His suspicions are confirmed when he spies Tracy and Tony muttering by the fan heaters in Barlow’s Buys. Tracy tells him to keep his trap shut, or else.

And that’s just about that for this week.
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This week's writers were Julie Jones (Monday); Jonathan Harvey (Monday); Mark Wadlow (Wednesday); Jayne Hollinson (Friday); Ellen Taylor (Friday). Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html

Glenda Young
Blogging away merrily at http://flamingnora.blogspot.com


Norman Bates with a Briefcase - the Richard Hillman Story

With a foreword by Coronation Street actor Brian Capron, who played Richard Hillman

From his first appearance at Alma’s funeral, Richard Hillman was destined to be one of the most enigmatic, loving family men ever to have walked on Coronation Street. But he was also one of the most dangerous. Three people died in the short time Richard Hillman walked the cobbles. And four more would have perished in the canal when he tried to kill his family by driving them into the murky depths.

Richard Hillman’s soap story is one of family, love, death, a canal and a crowbar.

Written by a fan for the fans, this book presents the story of Richard Hillman in one continuous account, giving you the chance to relive the Platt family ups, downs and a drive into the canal.

If you love Coronation Street, you will love Norman Bates with a Briefcase, the Richard Hillman story.

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