Welcome to the first weekly update of 2010 - in what is Corrie’s 50th year. It’s also a milestone for the weekly updates as they’re now in their 15th year! I was nowt but a bairn when I started writing these. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful festive season. Before I start the update this week, a million thanks go to Karen Jankel for writing the updates for the last two weeks, she’s done a sterling job and she’s even plumped the cushions in the weekly update office. And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.
It’s New Year’s Eve in the Rovers Return and tickets are £5 a bash for the locals to sit in a pub where they’d sat for free earlier that day. Still, some of them are daft enough to pay up and listen to Sally Webster do a Bonny Tyler on the karaoke. Molly’s not best pleased with the attention Kev’s giving his missus. “What’s she got that I haven’t?” she moans to Kev. “Cancer,” he replies. Ouch. She’s also got a Christmas tree fairy that looks like Esther Rantzen. Sally sees the surgeon at th’ospital and she’s scheduled for a lumpectomy a week on Friday. It’s all very sad. Meanwhile, Molly’s urging on Tyrone to apply for another job away from the cobbles, and Kev. But Tyrone’s mantra of “change is not good” keeps him stuck on the Street, for now.
Graeme’s in lust with Rosie and starts following her around as she roller skates in a mini skirt firing vodka from a plastic pistol. She gets some glamour shots (aka narks out for the lens) done, much to the ridicule of sister Sophie. Meanwhile, Sophie’s not too happy as she’s betrayed by Sian who pops her cherry with Ryan in Michelle’s bed.
Audrey’s off to the social event of the year – the Weatherfield stylist’s ball. As she hasn’t anyone to escort her, she rings the escort agency and lovely Lewis turns up at the allotted hour with some soothing words when Audrey gets cold feet about paying for a night out with a man. She gets tipsy, does Audrey, and ends the night on Gail’s sofa, drunk, telling her daughter she’ll pay for her honeymoon with Joe, despite not liking the fella. She even offers to do Gail’s hair with Harvest Honeydew highlights.
Poor Joe. You can see where Audrey’s coming from and she’s probably right not to trust him, but he is such a nice bloke, he’s just, you know, feckless. Evil villain loan shark Rick Needham (boo, hiss, etc.) - him with the seedy eyes and dodgy coat, torments Joe demanding his loan’s paid and when it’s clear Joe’s broke, he threatens to torment Tina. I’d just call the cops, me, wouldn’t you?
Steve and Becky are hitting the skids over whether to have kids. He wants them, she doesn’t, and they’re not speaking now. Becky confides all to the Croppers then takes Claire on a night out, giving her a Mrs-Mac-make-over (think heavy make-up and even heavier ear-rings) while Steve gets drunk with Ashley.
At the Barlow’s, the New Year gets off to a quiet start but Grandad George is starting to creep Peter out. First he turns up unannounced to collect little Simon from school and then he offers to pay for private education for the lad too. Ooh, I can’t wait for Ken to find out about that one.
And Dev’s beer belly wobbles with joy when Sunita lets him have the kids over for tea.
Finally this week, in the Rovers Return, Betty’s got a touch of Geographical Tongue. I have no idea what this is, but she says it’s very sore. Crikey! I’ve just googled it and it really does exist!
And that’s just about that for this week.
Coronation Street writers this week were Jonathan Harvey, Simon Crowther, Damon Rochefort and David Lane.
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