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Hello everyone, it’s good to be back! Thank you for your patience as I had a few weeks away from the weekly updates due to holidays and now I’m back with warm words from Weatherfield.
This week is the aftermath of the Corrie live episode when Callum was murdered by Kylie. The body of the campest villain that Corrie’s ever had now rests wrapped in a pirate duvet cover stuffed down Gail’s manhole in the Platt’s garage. That Callum’s end should be in Gail’s manhole sends me into innuendo overdrive and I fear if I start with the puns I may never stop.
Kylie remains as cool as she can knowing there’s a dead body under the concrete that’s been poured in the room that will become Gail’s bedroom. David Platt plots his way out of things as best as he can but Sarah’s hysterical and in danger of dobbing them all in to the cops. Gail’s persuaded to take herself away off to Milan to stay with Uncle Stephen while David mi’laddo, Kylie and Sarah are at their wits end wondering how to get out of the mess they’ve made for themselves.
Callum’s mate Gemma turns up looking for him, she’s got nowhere else to go, no other friends or anyone else, she tells Kylie. Gemma’s grown on me a lot and her vulnerability in the scene when she turns up at the Platts makes me wonder if she’d be an asset who could stick around on the Street. While Gemma’s in the house, Kylie leaves and takes Callum’s phone with her. Using Callum’s phone, she sends a text to Gemma pretending it’s from Callum, saying that he’s scared of drug baron Denton and has gone underground for a bit. Oh yes, he’s underground all right, right under ground. Then Callum’s mum arrives looking for her son and so there’s more covering up and more lies as the three terrified Platts try to keep it together. But how long can they do so without Sarah losing the plot?
Elsewhere this week, Sally’s upset when Tim won’t speak to her after he found out she’d snogged Kevin. She’s even more put out when she finds out that Tim has made up with Kevin, but refuses to have anything to do with her. She can’t understand his actions, doesn’t realise how much she’s hurt him and is livid when she finds out he’s moved in with Anna and is sleeping on her sofa. After moping on the sofa and shuffling to the shops in her dressing-gown (Sally! In her dressing gown! Outdoors!), Rita tells her to pull herself together. “You, lady, take responsibility for your actions!” and take responsibility Sally does. Well, after a talking-to from Rita, who wouldn’t? Sally determines to marry Tim as they’d planned, whether he wants to or not. She quotes a line from Tim’s favourite film and tells everyone who’ll listen “If you build it, then they will come.” “I’ll be there in my wedding dress on Monday, waiting!” she tells Tim, but will Tim turn up on October 5th? We’ll see. I do hope he does though.
Roy takes Cathy out on their first date and the two of them have dinner in the Bistro. Well, eventually they do, after Cathy keeps Roy waiting for far longer than she should due to having to return home to change clothes after she has an accident with the artwork in Jamila House. After dinner Roy invites Cathy back to his place for coffee, just coffee, and Cathy agrees. The two of them sit quietly in the café and Roy listens to the classics while sipping caffeine with Cathy.
And finally this week it’s bad news for Tyrone and Fiz when they receive news that Hope has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. It’s a dreadful disease and a very sad story. Let’s hope Corrie can do what they do best and temper the sadness of this storyline with other events on the Street over the coming weeks in the run-up to Christmas on the cobbles.
And that's just about it for this week.
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