Monday, 7 January 2013

Coronation Street Weekly Update, January 7 2013

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Greetings and welcome to the very first Coronation Street weekly update of the New Year. Wishing you all the best for 2013! May all your resolutions hold true and the hole in your shoe never let in too much rain. Not like mine do, anyway. And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.

Lewis ups his campaign to get his hands on Gail’s assets. He tells her he loves her, he kisses her, he snogs her, as the nation hides behind a cushion on our sofa. He brings in his mate Patrick who’s all talk about an Italian hotel job for Lewis but he tells Gail he can’t go and leave her, not now he’s found her, the one true love of his life. And Gail, she believes him, she falls for him, hook, line and sinker as Lewis reels Gail in with his every hook, lie and stinker.

Carla’s confused and wants to know what underhand work Rob’s up to in Underworld. She discovers he cooked the books so that the valuers would think there’s less money in knicker stitching than there actually is and so she sacks him on the spot. He then undercuts her in the underpants and nicks the knicker business from under her nose and behind her back. Carla’s left pondering on pants and wonders what’s going on in gussets as Rob moves above his station into a flat in Victoria Court.

Nick and Leanne, it’s fair to say, are still at odds after the wedding fiasco at Christmas although this doesn’t stop Leanne from proposing again to Nick. Eva overhears this in the back room of the pub and tells Peter who lets it be known to Nick that he knows what Leanne’s only gone and done. 

It’s too much for Nick to have everyone going on at him (I know how he feels) and in a fit of rage, after a fight with Nick in the bookies, he throws everyone out of the Bistro and smashes the place up before having a little cry by the bottled beer. I think we all need one of them every now and then, a little cry by the bottled beer.

Fiz collapses after being poisoned by carbon monoxide gas from the faulty boiler and she’s rushed to th’ospickle where it’s touch and go for about, ooh, five minutes before she makes a full recovery and returns home. 

Does Corrie never learn from its own mistakes when Rita had this happen to her way back in the day?  With Rita it was a faulty gas fire but with Fiz it was the boiler on the blink, which Tyrone fixed, but they can’t admit it was Tyrone otherwise Kirsty will find out and then they’ll have another poisonous boiler to deal with. So Tommy takes the blame for fixing the faulty boiler and poisoning Fiz and he gets a grilling from the men in suits from Health and Safety who threaten him with a custodial sentence but as this is soap, they don’t follow through. Still though, it makes you think. Have you checked your boiler lately?

And finally this week, Sophie and Jenna kiss on the sofa after admitting they like, really like each other, despite Jenna having reservations about what this relationship could do to her career if her bosses find out.  Which of course you know they will, this is soap after all, especially when Kevin determines to dob Jenna in.

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This week's writers were John Kerr, Damon Rochefort, Chris Fewtrell, Martin Allen and Julie Jones.  Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at

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ChiaGwen said...

My last laugh of the day and a great one - fab write-up! Won't be able to see it until later tonight but not looking forward to the Jephie snog...oooooh.

Flaming Nora said...

Thanks ChiaGwen!

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