Maria returns from Cyprus with gay husband Pablo in tow. She’s married him so that Pablo can be with his boyfriend in London. It’s an arrangement that works for Pablo and Maria but it’s one that Luke, as you can imagine, isn’t very keen on. Pablo’s as camp as Christmas and so when he tells David in the salon: “My parents don’t know I’m gay,” David replies with “Have they not met you?” There’s a wonderful line of dialogue when Audrey gets annoyed with all the chattering going on in the salon and tells her staff to get back to work: “Gossip, gossip, chitty, chitty, chat, chat.” Well, there’s only one thing to do with a line like that … When Pablo waltzes off to that London, Luke realises how much Maria means to him, gets down on one knee and pops the question to her. In desperate need for a storyline, Maria says yes. As an aside, did anyone else wonder where little Liam was when Maria and Luke were babysitting for Fiz and Tyrone?
Finally this week, Sinead catches cold after doing a modelling shoot. Snivelling on the sofa, she waves Chesney off as he flies out to Portugal to spend time with his son.
And that's just about it for this week.
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This week's writers were
Simon Crowther (double Monday); Jonathan Harvey (Wednesday); Jan McVerry and Ben Tagoe (Friday double). Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
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