Thursday, 16 July 2015

Luckless Leanne

Tracy’s first steps to redemption, making breakfast and trying to make up with Carla, seemed to have the touch of sincerity about them. It is very early days though and her real redemption will begin when she confesses about having started the fire in Carla’s flat.

Robert is confusing. We know he’s married and he lied to his wife on the phone in The Rovers. I need to be convinced much more by this enduring love for Tracy, though. So far, it just strikes me as odd. He’s no slouch though and saw off the thugs in Barlow’s Buys.

Really though, Tracy aside, could things get any worse for Leanne? Simon is rude and offensive to her and yes he’s not the first  and he won’t be the last  adolescent to be rude or offensive to a parent. Simon though, has had much to deal with and he receives another wallop, this one from his dad, his very part-time dad, the dad who claims to love Simon above everyone. So, Peter has a job in Antigua! It may only be for six months, initially, but it’s hardly Stockport. 'It's good news really,' says Peter. 'What is it Peter?' asks Leanne, almost guessing, from her tone, that the good news will not be good news for her or Simon. Peter is non-plussed when Simon declares his intention to come with him. Leanne points out the impracticality of it and Simon throws this at her, 'You just don't want us to be happy.' Who said life was fair?

Leanne’s facial expressions speak volumes. Just when she needs support, Peter becomes unattainable. Thank goodness for Nick then, who is more of a dad to Simon, than Peter is. Simon’s aggression is going to deteriorate and Leanne will hopefully lean on Ken as she struggles with his behaviour. Just to add to her woes, while at work in the Bistro, Leanne gets a call from Simon's school to say he has been fighting and has been suspended.

Leanne is still grieving for Kal, too and the marriage that never will be. 

Then there is the charmless Dan. Is Liz so desperate for a man that she has to take up with this guy? Is he useful to her in that when Tony does return, she will be able to make him jealous? Granted, she doesn’t know about his violence towards Leanne when she was a prostitute, but Liz does know something is wrong as demonstrated when she was trying to make up to Leanne, but not understanding why Leanne was upset. 'Hopefully we can just put any misunderstandings behind us,' says Liz. Liz will find out though – she surely will.

Approaching Leanne in the street, Dastardly Dan shows his true colours. ‘I need to know that I can trust you,’ he tells her. Leanne reminds him that she had bruises from him as he tries to convince her that he has now changed. ‘You can’t tell her!’ he yells at Leanne. 'I'm not going to let some bitter little whore ruin what I have with Liz.' He grabs hold of her, and Leanne tells him to get off her. He then tells her that if she tells Liz about him, she'll regret it. 

Well, it might not be Leanne who tells Liz, it could well be Sarah, who was watching closely. Tell Liz, Sarah, exactly what you saw! The sooner the better!

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Peter said...

So do children in the UK not to get summers off from school? Nobody seems to be acting like it's July.

Anonymous said...

"ruin what I have with Liz" - What is that exactly? A 5-minute "relationship" with Liz on the rebound. Oh yes, Romeo and Juliette would be jealous! Sounds like Dan just wants a reason to control/be violent with Leanne.

Anonymous said...

School finishes around 20th July - always has done, always will

Anonymous said...

The lovely Jane Danson is a brilliant actress who never seems to get the recognition she deserves . Poor Leanne is having a really bad time . I hope TPTB find her someone who treats her well - at least for a while - Can TPTB please stop making Nick say he's always wanted to be a dad when true Corrie fans know that he made Leanne and the lovely Natasha ( Rachel Leskovac) have abortions !!?!! He said it again recently to Erica . It's nonsense!

Humpty Dumpty said...

I laughed when Robert dealt with those phoney thugs. Naturally he was able to see off two men with a few threats to disfigure them!! Reminded me of how Stella grappled with Leanne's attacker in the bookies. This storyline would have been more believable if they'd introduced Robert's younger brother who'd always had a crush on Tracy. By contrast, whatever story Leanne/Jane Danson is in, it works. Whether she's with Peter or Nick, you can always feel the connection. I still think she ought to reunite with Nick and maybe she will after Carla leaves next year.

Anonymous said...

I do wish they could've found a way to let Simon go and live with Peter. He is a vile young man and doesn't fit in.

Tvor said...

Ever since Peter's been away, Simon hasn't been to see him once, as far as I know. It's been videochat and text all along i suppose so what's actually going to be different?

Anonymous said...

Humpty Dumpty said:

"whatever story Leanne/Jane Danson is in, it works"

I don't know, what about her romance with Kal? They didn't have chemistry as a couple.

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