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This was the week when Corrie said goodbye to two of its best characters and I will miss them both. Julie Carp and Brian Packham left the Street in the back of Lloyd’s cab heading to the airport and the adventure of a round-the-world trip. It was a last minute change of heart for Julie to go on the trip after she gave Dev what-for, and no mistake, and told him that they had no future together. Brian gallantly offered Julie her round-the-world ticket to go alone without him. Julie, realising Brian’s sacrifice for her happiness, then allowed him to accompany her. As the cab rolled off the cobbles with Julie and Brian in the back of it, Julie wasn’t happy with Brian having his ‘cat who’s got the cream smile’ all over his face. Brian quietly told Lloyd that Julie was wrong, it was his ‘I’m so happy I could cry smile’ that was all over his face. A touching moment - and I do hope it won’t be the last we see of these two.
Michael goes to see Gail and she begs him to come home. With defences down and in the spirit of honesty between husband and wife, Michael reveals his little bit of sofa bump and grind with Eileen. Well, that sets off Gail again and she storms round to the hair salon to where Eileen’s having her hair done. In her rage, Gail starts chucking hair products all over the place then drags Eileen outside for a fight. Once upon a time these fights used to be funny, this one was embarrassing for all, even watching it made me cringe. Nick separates the warring women and then Michael saunters past to see why this hoo-hah is happening. He can’t believe his eyes when he sees Gail and Eileen fighting and he can’t believe his ears when he hears Gail slagging him off in the Street, to Eileen of all people, telling her she wondered why she went after her husband in the first place: “He’s a failed burglar, with a dodgy heart and a fondness for Y-fronts!’ Unsurprisingly, Michael tells Gail he wants a divorce. Oh Gail, you’re your own worst enemy.
Erica’s back on the street after she was discharged from hospital after losing the baby. It’s a complicated situation for Erica, Nick and Carla. Carla wants Nick. Nick wants stability but snogs Carla. Erica wants to be loved. Nick and Erica decide they’ll give it a go but I’m not sure it’s going to end well, this one.
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This week’s writers were Simon Crowther and Chris Fewtrell (Monday double); Mark Wadlow (Wednesday); Debbie Oates and Mark Burt (Friday double). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
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