Saturday, 28 November 2009

Weighing in on Friday's double episode

Just a few thoughts on Friday's double episode while we wait for Yoork's update. I didn't catch the writer credits at the start but as I watched it, I had my ideas who wrote it. I went back and looked and sure enough, Daran Little was behind the pen! A nod to history, (Gail and Audrey), gossip in the salon with wonderful stuff from Betty (Daran always writes great Betty scenes!) and bittersweet scenes with Liz and Lloyd. You really feel like they should be together.

Veteran writer Peter Whalley wrote the second episode and it was as good as the first. More Lloyd and Liz longing looks, and the unlikely spawning of a connection between Claire and Becky. They don't seem to have anything in common but maybe there's more there beneath the surface than we think. The more I think about it, the more I think maybe it could work though it would be a long and bumpy row to hoe before they become best friends. The back and forth between Teresa and Liz was wonderful stuff. I agree with Flaming Nora, Teresa is thoroughly enjoyable these days! And finally, some lovely scenes with Roy and Hayley. Roy really has been thrown by all this Tony Gordon stuff and has really been having a hard time dealing with it. Maybe now that the cell door has slammed on Tony, he can find a way to put it behind them.

There were little touches, like Janice exchanging a word with a builder, Tyrone turning into a Jack Duckworth clone at the breakfast table in his vest, Claire and Graeme doing the Charleston in the butcher shop, much to Ashley's horror, Claire wincing over the taste of cider. Even the Windass second annual Christmas light and music show extravaganza wasn't objectional, especially Eddie's line when it stopped for the second time, "Folk are gonna be that disappointed" took me off guard and I actually found myself laughing! That's a first!

The Kevin and Molly stuff was awful but only because I just don't like that storyline but even on Friday, it seemed like it was moving on a bit more. We already know it's not going to be as easy as it sounds. Kevin wants Molly to leave Tyrone but circumstances are going to prove that it's not going to happen just yet.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Roy overthinks everything. His overthinking brain is thinking that given how everything's now come out in the open because of him, Maria's gone to Ireland to deal once again with her grief over her dead husband, a potential husband/father of her baby lost to her, the Connor family is again going through the loss of a family member yet again - this time with new grief over a senseless murder... for the sake of conscience and justice -- is this a better situation?

I think he's the type to go visit a Tony Gordon in prison...

Ena's Hairnet said...

See Michelle was behaving in her usual classy way spitting at Tony in Court, what an example she sets to her son, she may wear her fine clothes but she is nothing but a guttersnipe.

Tvor said...

"fine clothes"??? I always see Michelle's clothes as something coming out of Liz's wardrobe except of course Michelle being younger and wear them....for now....

I was surprised she exploded like that. It seemed to come out of nowhere in one way.

Flaming Nora said...

I've started to wonder if Claire Peacock isn't perhaps manic-depressive. Charlstoning one minute and depressed the next?

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