Written by Simon Crowther (7:30) and John Kerr (8:30), directed by Duncan Foster.
Gail and Tracy seem to be getting on since Tracy is playing nice only to incriminate Gail and force a confession out of her so that she can get her sentence reduced. The evil cow! Tracy continues to listen through Gail’s ‘memories of Joe’ with subdued enthusiasm in hopes she might hear a confession. When Tracy compares what she did to Charlie to what she THINKS Gail did to Joe, Gail shuts down faster than a bank on closing. So much for that idea Tracy, guess you wasted the detective’s time – for now. Tracy however does recall one crucial thing that Gail mentioned – she hid the ironing pin in the drawer to stop Joe from cooking any more biscuits. Sheesh, I’m starting to think Gail did it, and I watched Joe die. Later, Gail takes a visit from her two sons who are convinced they need to do something to ensure that Gail gets a “non guilty” verdict at her trial.
Janice sneaks into Trev’s room and finds thousands of pounds in a tine under the bed. She wonders why on earth he must have all that cash and whether or not he could be a drug dealer. She questions Trevor about the money afterwards and he now has no choice but to confess to her about the world cup tickets. He forces her to secrecy, but something tells me that this cat’ll be out of the bag soon enough. Janice is delighted that Trev thought it’d be great to have her along on the trip too and tells him if anyone drops out she gets first refusal. Oh, Jan, go take a shower in his sweat elsewhere! Hehe.
It’s the day of Blanche’s will reading and she’s invited someone unlikely: Norris Cole. Norris has no idea as to why he’s been included in Blanche’s will and quickly changes his tune to his thoughts on her. All the sudden they were good mates, not adversaries. Suddenly, Mary walks in and bursts Norris’ bubble. Peter and Steve are also quite excited about the will reading and Rita calls them all vultures. It’s time for the reading, and here’s how it rolls: Simon Barlow receives Donald’s antique watch, Amy Barlow receives her genuine imitation music box, Ken receives her Maeve Binchy novels (proper writer) and the care of Eccles – while avoiding canals, theatres, or any other places where women of ill-repute may gather. Ouch! Furthermore, she gives Deirdre her jewellery. Finally, she gives Norris nowt but the knowledge that for once he’s heard the news first-hand and to cancel her subscription to the puzzler, to which Norris notes she’s behind payments for three months. So much for Norris’ sweaty palms! Her entire savings of fourteen thousand pounds she leaves to Tracy Barlow. Hardly worth taking the day off for the others, but Tracy should be happy to hear that. Deirdre is wondering if her mother did the right thing with her funds in the end.
Graeme finally gets Tina to almost attempt leaving her flat. She’s almost out the front door when she spots David and Nick roll up the street and she retreats back in. So much for all of Graeme’s hard work. They go back up on the couch, and Graeme manages to make Tina laugh by telling her of his dating life. Looks like these two are getting quite close.
Hayley’s still upset at Roy’s lack of romance and we’re not surprised. He’s especially unhappy at how she’s been discussing their romantic life with Anna Windass. It’s the lonely hearts club at the cafe with both Theresa and Mary sitting at tables for one with sadness on their faces. Roy’s ignorant of Anna’s persistent talks about weddings, or Hayley’s direct insistence on a proper wedding. Roy thinks they turned weddings into an industry and that’s his stance on why he doesn’t think they should have. How many women have heard that before? Hayley does what any other wife would do in retaliation: nix pork chop night.
Theresa comes into Streetcars and is ignored by Lloyd. Even more so when Streetcars gets a call from Cheryl, and Lloyd jumps to take it leaving Theresa alone in the cab office with Claire somewhat stunned. Lloyd’s all smiles when he goes to pick up Cheryl who’s on her way to see Leanne again. Theresa sees Lloyd all smiles as he lets Cheryl out of his cab on Coronation Street and doesn’t look happy or surprised. Cheryl spots Lloyd with Theresa in the Rovers and tells Lloyd that her club’s taxi firm went under so he could put a bid in for the business if he likes. Lloyd sets straight on this leaving Theresa in the dust, once again. Liz witnesses this, and sidles up to Theresa and basically tells her to leave Lloyd on her own to save some face. Looks as though Theresa finally took that good advice and packed her case. She tells Lloyd that she’s leaving and he doesn’t stop her. She tells him she’s got a new job lined up elsewhere, and after they say their goodbyes, she sobs in the corner calling Darryl begging him for a place to sleep. I was half wanting her to yell out into the streets: “I’m Theresa Bryant, the one with the gobby mouth!”
- When Tracy calls Gail, “Gail Platt” and Gail mutters “McIntyre” under hear breath. Yeah, Gail Platt would never be in prison, but Gail McIntyre is another story.
- Trev’s cute kitties!
- Steve and his “widows peak”
- Anna surprised that Mary and her mother stood outside for Fergie. Haha.
- Liz helpin’ a gal out (Theresa)
- Ugh, that nasty lip-smacking noise Trev was making when eating his breakfast. I can’t stand that – barf.
- Not that I feel sorry for Tracy or anything, but if I had to listen to Gail re-tell her entire relationship with Joe I’d be requesting to be locked up in solitary right now.
- Tracy is a seriously evil cow that I’m completely not happy to see again.
- Bye bye Teresa, you were a good character and you’ll be missed.
- The mayor is in hospital again, it’s that angina, terrible.
Overall Episode Review: 6/10
Drama: 5/10, Humour: 7/10, Classic Corrie: 5/10, Wow Factor: 7/10