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From the camp-tastic Callum, the lovely manicured nails on the hands of his henchman, and the skank-tastic Cat(pee)Woman Gemma, they’re just great fun - in a not entirely intentional way. Anyway, the reason Callum bundled David into the boot of his car was that David, now he knows about GavAndy’s secret, blackmailed him into going into a dodgy pub to buy drugs and then to plant them in Callum’s car. Nice plan if it had worked, but Callum caught GavAndy in the act.
Elsewhere this week, Gail was married again. Yes, she finally said “I do”, again. In fact, what she said was “I absolutely, definitely, 100% do!” before yanking Michael towards her for a smacker on the lips. Her marriage to Michael now makes her Gail Potter Tilsley Tilsley Platt Hillman McIntyre Rodwell and long may she reign. They have their do in the Bistro and it ends in disaster as Bethany gets drunk and inadvertently chucks the wedding buffet and wedding cake all over the floor. There was a lovely shot in the Platt’s house as they celebrated GavAndy’s 30th birthday this week with jelly and a game of Jenga. Bethany plays her turn and it all comes crashing down. “See that?!” Sarah yells at her daughter. “That’s what you’ve done to my life!”
Sean and Billy’s encounter with the homophobic hotelier last week reaches the ears of the local press when Julie rings the paper to highlight the injustice. A hack from the Weatherfield Gazette arrives for all the news but Sean, rightly, sends her away with a flea in her ear. “I don’t want to be a story,” he says.
Sally gets herself all uptight when graffiti appears on the wall opposite her house. It could be a Banksy but Sally wants it washed off and quick.
Up at the allotment (at least I'm assuming it's 'up' although it could as easily be 'down' or 'over' or indeed 'round at the allotment'), Roy and Sharif meet Cathy, who is on the allotment plot next to theirs. It turns out that Cathy’s husband has died around the same time as Roy’s Hayley passed away and the two of them chat over cups of flask tea. There’s a friendship brewing, slowly and subtly, but it’s there, the sadness of widow and widower uniting them both.
Kevin’s childminder has broken her leg and Jenny rings work to tell them she’s not coming back and puts herself at Kev’s disposal to look after little Jack. It’s all a bit suspect, we know something’s not right with Jenny but we don’t yet know what. She rushes little Jack to the doctors for no good reason and then hides this from Kevin until Sophie tells her dad that she doesn’t trust Jenny. Kev sticks by Jenny, for now, anyway. Jenny takes little Jack into the Kabin and tells Rita and Norris she’s taking Jack out for the day. “Going by tram?” asks Norris, which even for him was a bit low, as Rita points out. Norris was referring to Alan Bradley of course, but little Jack’s mum Molly was killed by a tram too.
And that was just about that for this week.
This week's writers were Joe Turner (Monday); John Kerr (Monday); Mark Burt (Wednesday); Damon Rochefort (Friday); Ben Tagoe (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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