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This week was dominated by the trial of Peter Barlow. It started on the
Monday, it carried on through Wednesday and the judge summed up on
Friday. Norris and Mary are there with their flasks of hot tea, sausage
rolls, flapjacks and crisps and all that was missing was Blanche with
her bag of bon-bons. We’ll get a verdict next week, as that’s the way these things go, unless something or someone upsets the apple cart and it all has to start again. As it might, you never know, this is soap after all. Up in the stand to give evidence is Steve McDonald, who is not in a good place. He’s in a dark place, a sad place, he’s anxious and depressed and having to give evidence in Peter’s trial upsets him a lot. It upsets him so much he doesn’t do Peter any favours at all. Then it’s Carla on the stand and she turns things slightly in Peter’s favour by saving she thinks he didn’t kill Tina. And then Peter’s up there in his suit on the stand, defending himself as best as he can. We leave the court as the jury are sent out to deliberate after the judge sums up. Peter + Tina = affair + murder = Peter arrested / Rob really done it = Guilty (Innocent) ... I never was good at maths.
While Tracy and Rob sit ringside at Peter’s trial in the court room with Ken, Todd looks after Barlow’s Buys. He’s not That Into It, (ie. having a job) but spurred on by some money coming in from somewhere, he gets himself somewhere to live and moves out of Eva’s flat, shifting his shifty-looking belted raincoat and jumpers elsewhere.
Also on the move this week was Carla who packed up and left Peter’s old flat and moved, well, I might have blinked and missed this bit, but I assume it was to a flat in Victoria Court. Correct me if I’m wrong, please do. Carla’s wine glasses were the last things to be packed up and the first to be unwrapped.
Roy heads to Blackpool this week with a plan to scatter Hayley’s ashes. Tyrone and Fiz go with him, on the first anniversary of Roy and Hayley’s Blackpool trip. Roy rolls up his trousers, takes off his shoes and socks and goes for a paddle in the shallows. It’s invigorating stuff, and gives him much to think on, so much so that he refuses to let Hayley go and the ashes go back to Weatherfield with him. Good one, Roy. Sadly, there’s been a break-in at Roy’s Rolls while he’s been away. Some kids in hoodies had been hanging around outside Roy’s Rolls for a few days giving Roy grief and he reckons they’re the ones who broke into the café and his flat and smashed things up. The cops are called and Anna does her best to comfort Roy but there’s turmoil behind poor Roy’s eyes.
After having a prang in her car the other week, Audrey goes to Kev’s garage to find out when he car will be ready to drive again. It’s ready, it’s done, but when Audrey gets in the motor to take it away, she panics and can’t drive. Luke offers to take Audrey out for a spin so she can get her confidence back in the driver’s seat. And not only do they go for a spin, but Audrey drives him out to a country pub for lunch. She comes back a bit giddy kipper, and regales Maria with tales of how Luke did this and how Luke did that and what Luke had to eat for lunch and how lovely and slim Luke’s fingers were. And then she tosses her hair, in that way that she does. Wonderful stuff.
And finally this week, Tony walks back into the Rovers but not yet back into Liz’s life. She refuses to talk to him as he’s too selfish. Meanwhile, Tony refuses to talk to Liz because she’s too selfish so the two of them just glare at each other across the bar.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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