|"It's not like I hate her or blame her or anything. |
She's just a little baby. But I know I don't feel about her the way you're supposed to"
They go to visit Jackson and his parents to discuss the possibility of Miley living with them instead. By the end of the episode, it looks like that is what is going to happen. Jackson's family look to be reasonably wealthy and they have a lot more space. A somewhat relieved Faye kisses her baby on the forehead and apologises. It would be an anti-climax to just send the baby off to live with her dad and paternal grandparents. Hopefully this isn't the end. I was rather looking forward to, in years to come, someone referencing that she was named after that 'now washed-up, twerking popstar.'
Someone very wise once told me that one of the most important elements to a soap opera is someone not knowing something that someone else does. How right they were. Currently, that element is being played for all it is worth with the relatively new character of Cathy. Fiz catches her in the ladies' at the pub having a quick wash. Cathy nervously splutters out that her boiler is broken, but only a few minutes later, when Tyrone offered to help, she insisted it was fixed. This, coupled with the fact that her fridge-freezer had broken only two days ago has made Fiz and Tyrone very suspicious; I for one look forward to seeing her story unravel.
After learning from Liz that it is Erica's 50th birthday, Nick hurriedly throws a surprise party at the Bistro. As Erica walks in, she is less than impressed with surprise parties. Bethany and Steph look on, Steph trying to extinguish Bethany's tongue-in-cheek yet acidic comments about Erica and stop her drinking leftover wine. I know Bethany hasn't been a popular character with everyone, yet I have found myself warming to her After Gail presents her with a birthday card, Erica leaves.
|"How old was your mum when she had you?"|
"Thirteen. I think she had the record round here, til Faye popped one out anyway"
Now, I am sure we are all aware how well Corrie writes comedy. There is always something to tickle the funny bone. That something at the minute is undoubtedly the Julie/Dev/Talisa and now Brian storyline. Today, Juie, Dev and the barnacle-like Brian all attend one of Talisa's 'yogalate' sessions. Brian is still desperately trying to win Julie back. Standing in a challenging position, Julie proclaims that 'HMS Julie has dropped anchor in more exciting waters' before wobbling erratically and hitting the deck. It would however, be unsurprising to see this comedy turn to tragedy as the essence of it is Julie, her man and a threat. Another comic touch to this episode was Mary's typically very serious preparation for the pub quiz.
|"I am not going round the world with you. I wouldn't even go round the block with you!"|
I am more impressed this episode than I was last Wednesday's. It wasn't a huge episode but it wasn't a 'bubblegum' episode either. Let's call this one a 'boiled sweet' episode.
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