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Faye breaks down and tells Sophie her true feelings and news reaches Owen that all is not as rosy as the happy family picture that Anna wants to paint. Owen suggests to Anna that the baby is adopted but Anna has her rose tinted specs on and nothing and no one will remove them, for now. The baby’s dad Jackson and his parents are summoned from the posh estate to be told the baby news. Jackson denies it and his parents take umbrage with Anna and leave. I can’t say I blame them, it was all arranged and executed so cack-handedly by Anna, that I’d have scarpered quick-sharp too.
Then, finally, the social worker calls round. Faye starts by telling her everything she thinks she wants to hear – yes, she loves the baby - yes, she’ll look after it with help from her family and then, glancing at Owen and knowing she has to tell the truth, she admits she doesn’t want the baby at all. The social worker tells Anna she’ll be back in touch, which leaves the Windass-Armstrong household in a right old state. Anna and Owen argue and she tells him she doesn’t love him any more. Owen packs and leaves after he’s had a cry at the table and Anna sits nursing the baby. Ooh, Anna, be careful. You’re going to lose everyone soon. They’ll all leave you one by one. I’ve never liked Anna since she was awful to Roy…unforgiveable behaviour in anyone’s book.
Bethany winds up Jason and tells him that Sarah’s still in love with him so Jason takes his ex-wife to one side in the Bistro and lets her down gently, telling her he still loves Eva, even though she’s gone. Sarah’s confused, she doesn’t know what Jason’s on about but it soon becomes clear that Bethany’s been winding things up. Revenge is served on Bethany when Sarah and Jason pretend they’re getting back together, much to Bethany’s disgust. I’m liking Bethany and enjoying having her and Sarah back on the Street although I am finding it hard to relate to them as mother and daughter and then there’s the lack of Italian accent of course, but still, enjoyable all the same. I was a bit perturbed when Sarah took Bethany to the gym and mother and daughter worked out, side by side. What on earth is 14 year old Bethany doing working out in the gym when there’s a perfectly good chip shop to hang around outside of?
Tracy finds out what’s going on and plays to Tony’s wallet, blaming Liz for fleecing him dry in the money department and treating him like a bank. If anyone’s going to do that, it’s Tracy’s job, surely. Tony falls for the trap and Tracy takes him upstairs again to listen to tapes, telling Todd she’s gone to look at some mobile phones with Tony. When she returns and Todd asks her about the phones, she says she didn’t go. But when Tony drops Tracy in in saying they had been to see the phones, Todd knows summat’s going on between them. His suspicions are confirmed when he spies Tracy and Tony muttering by the fan heaters in Barlow’s Buys. Tracy tells him to keep his trap shut, or else.
And that was just about that for this week.
This week's writers were Julie Jones (Monday); Jonathan Harvey (Monday); Mark Wadlow (Wednesday); Jayne Hollinson (Friday); Ellen Taylor (Friday). Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
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