Monday, 17 August 2015

Coronation Street double episode review, Monday 17 August 2015

On Bethany’s return from Paris, Sarah challenges her daughter as to what exactly she has been involved in concerning Callum. Of course, it’s drug dealing. Though Bethany can have flashes of maturity, as regards dealing drugs,  she is somewhat na├»ve and doesn’t truly comprehend the gravity of getting involved – not just with the drugs themselves, but with the people,  who are often very dangerous, who inhabit and operate in the drug world. Yes, she wanted to impress Callum and has a crush on him, but Callum will not be impressed or fall for the stupidity of such a girl. Bethany hunts Callum down and demands to know why he revealed to Sarah that she’d been involved. Callum warns Sarah to keep schtum about the gun or else her family will be in danger, Bethany first.  Frighteningly, this is no idle threat, but a genuine promise.

Sarah is in despair and now opens up to her mum, brother and Kylie. Gail is 100% certain they should phone the police. Callum is arrested and David and Kylie are initially thrilled. But they realize what a force they are dealing with. Callum has wasted no time in convincing Max that the gun he found at his flat was just a toy gun. Under questioning Max consistently claims that the gun was a toy one. Callum has made sure of that.

Jason observes Callum and the way in which he speaks to Sarah in The Rovers and how anxious Sarah seems as a result. Jason clearly feels affection for Sarah still and sees it as his duty to ward Callum off. He also picks up Callum’s pint and when he objects, Jason throws the remains over Callum.  I’m feeling anxious for you Jason now…

After Calllum’s release without charge, Callum tells Bethany what we knew alteady – that he was using her and that he thinks she is just a stupid little girl.  Bethany seeks solace with Jason, who is eating chips with his dad Tony,  and confessses to him that she was delivering drugs for Callum, because he forced her. Jason tries to comfort her.

Jason later sees Callum, released without charge, trying to intimidate Sarah and he is quick to defend her. He is also getting himself deeper in and Callum will not let this go. Callum clearly won’t be happy with Jason’s interference and I cannot see him taking an affront such as this without wanting to get his own back. Sarah is terrified and says, ‘He’s going to destroy my family – he keeps his promises.’
.
 Certainly some will criticise Sarah for becoming involved with Callum in the first place and that is fair enough. After all, it isn’t as if David and Kylie in particular didn’t warn her. Some women will always go for the handsome face and the bad boy image – except that with Callum it is more than an image.

And so to cheerier matters – the camping trip. The campers are Beth, Kirk, Tyrone, Fiz, Chesney and Sinead and the greatest star of them all - Craig. Craig is concerned about wifi and being able to get a signal - GCSE results on Thursday. Beth implies it will be better not to know his results, as that way, it won’t spoil the trip. Craig protests and points out that he really worked hard for his exams. Good luck from all of us anyway Craig.

Sinead must be progressing very well as she feels confident enough to leave her sticks behind.  Tyrone struggles with the tent until Dougie, the poor man’s Bear Grylls arrives and sorts them out, implicitly criticising Tyrone’s open air skills.

‘I was born in the outdoors,’ he tells them, his mother apparently having gone into labour on a walk in The Lake District. Dougie is a type – the type who knows everything, at least about the outdoors. I very much enjoyed Paddy McGuiness’s star turn. This guest slot works. (Sorry Sarah Harding!)

Craig takes a walk around and encounters Caitlin, Dougie’s daughter. After a difficult start, she offers Craig viewing rights to her drawings. Craig seems very keen. Beth wonders if Craig has seen a real girl, maybe he’s imagined it. But no, she’s real. I did say cheerier matters but Fiz turns down the offer of a night in the open because Hope isn’t feeling too good. These one-off comments often lead somewhere so lets hope Hope gets well soon.

Carla is online gambling in her office. Alya asks if Carla has opened her emails. Yes she has and there are 9 from Sally concerning the purchase of the factory. Alya puts herself forward as a prospective buyer. Carla doubts she can afford it but Alya says her Granddad will put up the money.


In the Bistro Alya does well and seals the deal with the client, as Carla watches on. Erica is there too and comments twice on how bright the future looks for Alya. Maybe – having lost her mother and now her father too in a horrific fire, she deserves some luck.
Download our free App | Follow on Twitter @CoroStreetBlog | Like on Facebook | Visit Corrie.net


Creative Commons Licence
All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

5 comments:

Stephen said...

Alya running the factory??? Now there's a development, but what will Carla do when she finally returns from her sabbatical?

abbyk said...

Alya running the factory in 5 years, okay, but she can barely handle the cake run today. Yes, she was good with Hanson (and I do like the way they keep bringing him back, btw. He was very good as the experienced client with a young sales rep) but that required a lot of extra preparation. However, this new ambition shows that she is miles out of Gary's league, can't wait to see the end of them.

Did not care for Dougie. Or most of the camping stuff. It seemed forced and silly. Thank goodness for Craig. Oh please let him be the one street kid who is university bound. With my future goggles on, I see him as everybody's favorite teacher.

Callum was actually a little scary. For a few seconds. Then it passed.

Tvor said...

Again, the Weatherfield police are pretty useless. Why didn't they ask where Max found the "toy" gun, in the top of a closet in a padded envelope. Stupid place to hide a toy. And didn't Sarah see Callum take the bullets out and give them to Gemma, even if Max didn't?

abbyk said...

Oh yeah, and then there was the elephant in the room. Today was the big court day. Max's future would be decided. Months of tedious plotting. Threats. Shiny new outfits. AND WE DIDNT GET TO SEE IT!!! The gun thing should have happened first, been handled properly, and then we could have gotten our reward of seeing the judge make her decision. We should have witnessed happy David, happy Kylie, happy Gail, and wooden Callum's waggling fingers. We've had to sit through the lead up, we shoulda been able to see it outlets elves instead hearing about it afterwards in the pub like Sean. I feel cheated.

Anonymous said...

I am also disappointed that the custody case wasn't shown and as for Sarah's claims that Callum is out to destroy her family,funny she didn't seem concerned about that when David was kidnapped and beaten by him and when Bethany opened her big mouth about David's past[with Sarah's approval]to Callum for the custody mediation.Sorry Sarah's crocodile tears don't impress me as she was warned!
I do agree that Craig is one of the few saving graces right now and please may he go to university.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Our Top 10 Blog Posts in last 7 days (automatically updated)

Click on a name to find out more about your Corrie favourites!

adam barlow aidan connor alan halsall alex bain alexander bain alison king alison sinclair all about soap awards alma baldwin amy barlow amy kelly andrea beckett andy whyment anna windass antony cotton audrey roberts awards baby Oliver barbara knox barlows battleaxes becky mcdonald behind the scenes ben price ben tagoe bet gilroy bet lynch beth tinker bethany platt betty driver betty turpin betty williams betty's hotpot bev callard beverley callard bill roache billy mayhew billy the vicar blanche hunt brian packham brooke vincent bruno langley can i visit the coronation street set Canada canadian coronation street fans carla connor Cath Tyldesley catherine tyldesley cathy matthews celebrities on coronation street characters joining coronation street characters leaving coronation street cherylee houston chesney brown chris gascoyne chris harper claire king classic corrie clothes worn on coronation street colson smith competition connor mcintyre conversation street coronation street coronation street art coronation street babies Coronation Street Blog - the book coronation street cartoons coronation street fan events coronation street fan of the week coronation street fans coronation street funerals coronation street history coronation street in canada coronation street look-a-like coronation street map coronation street men coronation street merchandise coronation street news coronation street preview coronation street spoilers coronation street weekly update coronation street weekly updates coronation street writers craig tinker damon alexis-rochefort damon rochefort daniel brocklebank daran little david neilson david platt debbie oates debbie rush debbie webster deirdre barlow deirdre hunt denise osbourne derek griffiths dev alahan eileen derbyshire eileen grimshaw Elle Mulvaney ellie leach ellie-louise leach elsie tanner emily bishop emily nugent ena sharples erica stewart exclusive interview exercise dvds famous people who have been in corrie fat brenda favourite females favourite males faye windass feckless fellas in coronation street filming locations filming mistakes fiz brown fiz stape florizel street flying ducks gail rodwell gary windass gary's army diaries gay and lesbians gay men in coronation street gay men in soaps gay women in soaps granada manchester coronation street set granada studios gurn of the week helen flanagan helen worth hilda ogden hilda ogden's curlers Hope Stape hot pot how to contact coronation street inside soap inside soap magazine izzy armstrong jack p shepherd Jack P. Shepherd jane danson jean alexander jennie mcalpine jigsaw jimmi harkishin job vacancies at coronation street joe duttine johnny connor jonathan harvey julie goodyear julie hesmondhalgh kabin kate fitzgerald kate ford katherine kelly kathy jones katie mcglynn ken barlow kev webster kevin webster kieran roberts kirk sutherland kylie platt kylie turner kym marsh leanne barlow leanne battersby leanne tilsley liam bairstow lily platt lisa george liz mcdonald lloyd mullaney Lucy Fallon luke britton maggie jones malcolm hebden manchester tart marc baylis maria connor mark llewellin martin sterling mary taylor matriachs maxine's bench michael le vell michelle connor mikey north mikey north miley windass minnie caldwell mothers on the cobbles music in the rovers nathan curtis new set new zealand newton and ridley nick tilsley nick's bistro nigel pivaro no.1 Coronation Street no.11 coronation street no.13 coronation street no.3 coronation street no.5 coronation street no.6 coronation street no.7 coronation street no.9 coronation street norris cole norris cole's brother nuttalls brewery odd side of the street official coronation street website oldham coliseum oliver battersby on location opening titles original cast our blog is the best blog in the world outside broadcast paper boys paper girls pat phelan pat phoenix patti claire patti clare paula lane peter barlow peter gunn pets on coronation street pictures of the coronation street set pigeons pillars of the community platt family plot holes props qasim akhtar quay street returning characters rita fairclough rita littlewood rita sullivan rita tanner road to coronation street rob donovan rob mallard romanian holiday rosamund street rosie webster rovers bosses rovers fire rovers return rovers return barmaids rovers return fire rovers return landlady roy and hayley roy cropper roy's rolls roys rolls ryan thomas sair khan sally webster sally and tim sally dynevor sally dyvenor Sally Metcalfe sally webster sally whittaker sam aston samia ghadie samia longchambon sarah platt Sarah-Louise Platt schmeichel sean tully shayne ward shelley king simon barlow simon crowther simon gregson sinead tinker six episodes per week sophie webster special effects speculation spin-off spoilers state of the street steve mcdonald storyline speculation storylines streetcars sue cleaver sue johnston sue nicholls susan barlow susan oudot sylvia cropper sylvia goodwin terry duckworth the corrie years the kabin the Nazirs the newspaper boy the road to coronation street through the years tim metcalfe tina o'bren tina o'brien Tina O’Brien tiricia hopkins todd grimshaw tony warren Tony Warren inspiration tours of coronation street toyah battersby tracy barlow trafford set tram crash tricia hopkins tyrone dobbs underworld underworld sign unofficial book unofficial merchandise unseen characters viaduct street victoria court fire vip bloggers walking tours watch coronation street online weatherfield weatherfield arms weatherfield council weatherfield county weatherfield county football club weatherfield fire station weatherfield gazette weatherfield haulage Weatherfield high Weatherfield Open Days weatherfield style weatherfield wayfarer websters' autos wedding wedding dress weddings weekly awards weekly update where have you seen william roache William Roache Interview window cleaners writers for soaps Yasmeen nazir zeedan nazir