|"I've lost my job and my daughter"|
"You're her dad. She'll forgive you. Do you really want her to have to visit you in prison?
Dan is holding Leanne prisoner in her own flat, having barricaded the door with furniture. A tearful Dan sits in in the barricading chair, having lost his job and his daughter is refusing to speak to him after the revelations about his violent past with Leanne came to light. At the mention of his daughter, he surrenders and sets Leanne free and she shakily unlocks the door and scarpers out of her own flat. Moments later, Dan is arrested.
Just as one of Liz's train wrecks is driven out of her life, another walks back in. "Hello Liz" is all Tony had to say to receive the coldest of shoulders. Liz tries to make it perfectly clear that she never wants to see him again, Nonetheless, he is persistent and walks into the Rovers begging to talk to her. In the back room, Tony feels the wrath of Liz. God help him! He cries, lies and tries to worm his way out of it. Shouldn't he know by now that Liz takes no prisoners? Her rage turns physical and she gives him one mighty punch right across the face. Steve hears the shouting and immediately comes in to comfort his crying mother, sending Tony away.
|"It was you I wanted"|
"You wanted you and that bitch behind my bar and you and that bitch in my bed!"
We all know that Dan's biggest threat was unfortunately carried through the other night. He told Simon that Leanne used to be a prostitute, This has stunned Simon and outraged him. Now, I really hope what Corrie is trying to do here is to get a message across. I'm not sure they are but I hope it makes people think about prostitution, I feel real empathy for Leanne. I can't praise Jane Danson enough for these last few weeks as one of my favourite (former) tarts with a heart.
My personal opinion is that Leanne hasn't done anything wrong. She was a prostitute at a low point in her life and she made a lot of money doing so. What is wrong with that? Dispelling social morals, I don't see why someone should be punished for being a prostitute. Leanne wasn't hurting anyone. How Leanne used to make a living shouldn't be important. She is past that now. Unfortunately, Simon doesn't yet see it like that, despite Leanne's attempts to explain, telling him about her upbringing. Once again, he turns violent and hits her in the already injured wrist. Chesney later calls the flat to ask if everything is okay. She pretends it is but then slides onto the floor in tears,
|"Si, I'm your mum-"|
"You're not my mum, you're a dirty prostitute!"
Right now, Corrie is airing a storyline which could result in the catfight to end all catfights. Gail still loves Michael, Eileen fancies Michael and Michael is torn between the two. This isn't going to end well!
We saw the other day that Gail smashed her own tap with a hammer and lured Michael back in to fix it. Kylie, in fabulous pair of leggings, is packing for a holiday and has grown suspicious of Gail. Even more so when she catches Gail at the cab office looking for Michael. Of course, both times, Gail lies through her teeth, Badly.
|"The trouble is in this country, you've got to pack a bikini, a woolly jumper and a waterproof!"|
|"He used to love my Shepherd's Pie. 'Creamiest mash this side of the Pennines' he used to say"|
Overall, a fantastic episode. I found it dramatic, thought-provoking and lightheartedly silly thanks to the ever ridiculous Gail Potter-Tilsey-Hillman-Platt-McIntyre-Rodwell-WhatEvenIsSheNow's desperate attempts to win Michael back.
Thanks for reading.
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