Monday, 20 May 2013
Coronation Street double episode review, Monday 20th May
Sylvia also gave us a glimpse into her past as she pointed out what Roy must have known on some level, but like all children, it is very difficult to think of parents as young people and for Roy it can't be easy to imagine Sylvia as a once attractive 19 year old queuing up to see Bill Haley, attracting the attention of the now deceased St John. She also points out that things were different then. You got on reasonably well, so why not get married?. Society's expectations were such that people did get married without having much experience of life or other relationships. She must have been profoundly affected by St John's abandonment of her and Roy.as she states that she hated him for leaving her and Roy.
Despite the sympathy we must feel for her, she doesn't always help herself. It's not always so much what she says, but how she says it. She points out to Gary that, 'Good manners cost nothing, young man,' and then follows it up by telling him that she'll be having words with his mother.
Peter and Rob put on a good show too tonight. Rob really does think he's something and under Tracy's influence he's not going to get a lesson in modesty. Let's just hope they don't breed. So Tracy and Rob are enjoying some afternoon delight but the coffee machine, Rob's baby (hopefully his only one) plays up in his and Tracy's absence. 'Get here now,' yells Peter on his return. Just like last Monday mops are featured again. Not just any old mops but mops with names on them and apparently Peter has one with Rob's name on it.
Tracy feels that Carla is pushing her luck when she asks Tracy to drive the van due to Kirk's absence. She gives Carla a number of bullet points as to why she shouldn't drive the van. But Tracy is no match for Carla and Carla gives her own bullet points right back at her. As Tracy leaves the office, Carla asks Michelle, 'Whatever possessed me to employ her, again?'
Maybe this isn't everyone's view, but Owen's reaction to Ryan is understandable, isn't it? Ryan has a bad reputation, he is with Katy in the afternoon in Anna's house and Katy, in Owen's head at least, is not doing her best by Joseph. Even Michelle has some sympathy for Owen and recommends that Ryan goes to talk to Owen, hence the apparently legendary vegetable curry. Amusing dialogue between Steve and Michelle was another highlight tonight - so realistic and natural. When Steve offers to intervene in the Ryan/Owen debacle, Michelle tells him he sounds like the Mafia and then adds that, no, he should, 'Never try to help.'
As regards the business about Gary attempting to kiss Tina, well, it's all becoming a bit of a bore and Tina and Tommy are being so ridiculously precious about it. If all couples split because of an attempted kiss by one or the other, then noone would be with anyone, almost. Of course, it's all a build up to rumours that Tina may not be willing to give up the baby. Sadly though, this story doesn't convince.
And why not Chesney? If the boy wants to become ripped or hench, as the vernacular has it, why not? 'Three months from now, I'll be a different person.' Watch out Ryan.
You can follow us on Twitter @CoroStreetBlog and Facebook: CoronationStreetBlog
All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License
Our Top 10 Blog Posts in last 7 days (automatically updated)
Here is our updated list of those characters and actors we know about who are joining, returning or leaving the show. RETURNING Geo...
Maria! I just met a girl called Maria! It's a bank holiday nightmare for Mrs Connor n é e Sutherland as Eva's idea of looking o...
Lauren the Coronation Street bully is played by actress Shannon Flynn. And what a great job she's doing too. I hate bullies, and I ...
Bruno Langley was in court today at Manchester and Salford magistrates after pleading not guilty to failing to provide information about a...
As Nick and Leanne get back together - and I love this pairing, by the way - let's have a look back at their three previous weddings. Al...
Has anyone else noticed a slight change in the atmosphere down Weatherfield way of late? Maybe it is just a general comparison of the epi...
Without any piffle, here's the storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less. Week of ...
Georgia Taylor is returning to Coronation Street as Toyah Battersby, ITV have confirmed. Toyah was last seen on the cobbles 13 years ag...
Corrie weekly updates from 1995 All the wit and warmth of Weatherfield None of the waffle Available from amazon.co.uk or amazon.com ...
Alison King, who left Coronation Street as Carla Connor earlier this year, says that she has no work lined up at the moment, reports The D...
Click on a name to find out more about your Corrie favourites!
aidan connor alan halsall alex bain alison king alison sinclair all about soap awards amy barlow amy kelly andrea beckett andrew paul andy carver andy whyment anna windass anne kirkbride antony cotton audrey roberts awards barbara knox barlows battleaxes becky mcdonald behind the scenes ben price ben tagoe bet gilroy bet lynch beth tinker bethany platt betty driver betty turpin betty williams betty's hotpot bev callard bev unwin beverley callard bill roache bill tarmey billy mayhew billy the vicar blanche hunt brooke vincent bruno langley Callum Logan can i visit the coronation street set Canada canadian coronation street fans cardy o'donnell carla barlow carla connor carmel morgan catherine tyldesley cathy matthews celebrities on coronation street characters joining coronation street characters leaving coronation street charlie condou cherylee houston chesney brown chris fewtrell chris gascoyne claire king classic corrie clothes worn on coronation street colson smith competition conversation street coronation street art coronation street fan events coronation street fan of the week coronation street fans coronation street funerals coronation street history coronation street in canada coronation street look-a-like coronation street map coronation street men coronation street merchandise coronation street news coronation street spoilers Coronation Street The Tour coronation street weekly update coronation street weekly updates coronation street writers craig charles damon rochefort daran little david neilson david platt debbie oates debbie rush deirdre barlow deirdre hunt deirdre Langton deirdre perm deirdre rachid Dennis Tanner dev alahan eileen derbyshire eileen grimshaw ellie-louise leach elsie tanner emily bishop emily nugent ena sharples exclusive interview famous people who have been in corrie fat brenda faye windass fiz brown fiz stape flaming nora florizel street flying ducks gail hillman Gail McIntyre gail platt gail potter gail rodwell gail tilsley gary windass gary's army diaries gay and lesbians gay men in coronation street gay men in soaps gay women in soaps granada manchester coronation street set granada studios gurn of the week helen worth hilda ogden hilda ogden's curlers Hope Stape hot pot how to contact coronation street inside soap magazine izzy armstrong jack and vera duckworth jack p shepherd jane danson jane danson's husband jason grimshaw jennie mcalpine jigsaw jimmi harkishin job vacancies at coronation street julie carp julie goodyear julie hesmondhalgh julie jones julie walters kabin karen mcdonald kate ford katherine kelly kathy jones katie mcglynn Katy Cavanagh ken barlow kevin webster kim crowther kirk sutherland kylie platt kylie turner kym marsh kym ryder leanne barlow leanne battersby leanne tilsley leanne's real mother les dennis lisa george liz mcdonald lloyd mullaney maggie jones malcolm hebden maria connor maria gordon maria sutherland mark llewellin maxine's bench michael le vell michelle connor mikey north mikey north miley windass minnie caldwell Morrissey mothers on the cobbles new set newton and ridley nick tilsley nick's bistro nigel pivaro no.1 Coronation Street no.11 coronation street no.13 coronation street no.3 coronation street no.5 coronation street no.6 coronation street no.7 coronation street no.9 coronation street norris cole norris cole's brother nuttalls brewery odd side of the street official coronation street website oldham coliseum on location outside broadcast paddy mcguinness pat phoenix patti claire patti clare paula lane peter barlow peter gunn pets on coronation street phil collinson Philip Lowrie pickled jo pictures of the coronation street set pigeons pillars of the community platt family props qasim akhtar returning characters rita fairclough rita littlewood rita sullivan road to coronation street rovers bosses rovers fire rovers return rovers return barmaids rovers return fire rovers return landlady roy and hayley roy cropper roys rolls ryan thomas sally webster sally and tim sally dynevor sally webster sally whittaker sam aston samia smith sarah platt schmeichel sean tully simon barlow simon crowther simon gregson sinead tinker sophie webster state of the street steve mcdonald storyline speculation storylines streetcars stuart blackburn stuffed marrow sue cleaver sue johnston sue nicholls sylvia cropper sylvia goodwin terence maynard terry duckworth the corrie years the kabin the road to coronation street through the years tina mcintyre todd grimshaw tony warren Tony Warren inspiration tours of coronation street tracy barlow trafford set tram crash tricia hopkins tyrone dobbs underworld underworld sign unofficial book vera duckworth victoria court fire walking tours weatherfield weatherfield arms weatherfield council weatherfield county weatherfield county football club weatherfield fire station weatherfield gazette weatherfield haulage Weatherfield Open Days weatherfield style weatherfield wayfarer wedding wedding dress weddings weekly awards weekly update where have you seen william roache William Roache Interview window cleaners writers for soaps