Coronation Street’s on a roll at the moment. So much so that the action is coming thick and fast. I’ll do my best, as always, to condense it as much as I can into a cobble-shaped update of fun. And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.
“I’m not your daughter, mum. I’m just gay!” says Todd to Eileen when she gushes on about wedding dresses. But before she can get online at Brides-R-Us to order her frock for her wedding to Phelan, he goes and does a runner. However, this being the world of soap, he doesn’t run too far. Phelan’s ready to fly off to Mexico with Vinny and the money they’ve scammed from people who’ve put down a deposit on the flats. But Vinny flits on his own, with all of the cash, leaving Phelan feeling duped on the Street. Todd calls a meeting in the Rovers to let everyone know what’s happened to the flats, to Vinny and Phelan, to their money. But just as Todd’s about to speak, in comes Phelan and he tells everyone that Vinny’s to blame. Phelan says he’s just an innocent, like them all, duped by Vinny’s scam. Todd has the decency to squirm. Eileen chucks Phelan out but then tells him he can move back in to Sean’s old room until he gets himself sorted out. Oh Eileen, oh ‘eck.
Speaking of Sean, he and Norris get another lodger when Brian negotiates his way inside Emily’s house.
Michael’s funeral takes place and Gail says goodbye to yet another dead husband. Andy’s more upset than you’d imagine him to be, and is determined to get the truth about what happened to his ‘dad’. He and Anna engage in conspiracy theories about Phelan, they’re on to him, but what can they do to prove that he had a hand in Michael’s death and the building scam? Anna tells Gail everything she knows about Phelan and the scam and there’s a very touching scene between Eileen and Gail as they bond over Michael’s dead body.