Much praise must go to Paula Lane, as Kylie, Tina O’Brien as Sarah, and Jack Shepherd as David in recent episodes. Coronation Street has 3 brilliant young actors and long may they continue to entertain and impress us.
Callum’s mum, Marion, interests me. Of course she would come looking for her son. As she says, ‘A mother never stops loving a child.’ She seems pleasant and decent and clearly extremely anxious as to what has happened to her son. But it does beg the question - does she know what he is involved in? What does she think he does to earn a living? Does she know Gemma?
David gives Marion the truth on a plate, rather than the smoked wafer thin ham sandwiches. David informs Marion that Callum has committed a catalogue of crimes and that Max witnessed the beating up of Jason by Callum and no longer wishes to see him.
Another mother in distress is Yasmeen. She notes, ‘A callous murderer is free to go about her business with impunity?’ On seeing Tracy in the street she shouts, ‘Mark my words! I want justice for my son and I will not stop until I get it!’
Gemma arrives at the Platt’s and wants to know where Callum is. She is suspicious of The Platts, though she does also suspect the man further up the drug dealing tree, Denton, might have done something, as he was after £20,000 from Callum, which Callum tried to exhort with menaces from the Platts.
It is as long as a week now since Gemma has had a text from Callum. She tells the Platts that something is not right. Kylie slips out to fetch Max and while she is out she texts Gemma from Callum’s phone. The text says that he has gone underground for a bit as Denton is on his case. Gemma seems satisfied by that and after she gets £20 from David, she leaves, much to Sarah’s relief. Sarah is horrified at Kylie using Callum’s phone and demands that they get rid of the phone today.
Sarah is in a dreadful state and it is clear to anyone that she is troubled. There is a conversation in The Rovers and ghosts are mentioned, about which Sarah completely over- reacts. Kylie goes to the pub to have a word with her. Kylie tells her that she cannot bear the thought of Max and Kyle growing up with out her and David. ‘You have to be strong, ‘ Kylie tells her.
In the garage David and Kylie are in reflective mood. David has told his mum that it will be her ‘own little palace, fit for a queen.’ Kylie mentions the Princess and the pea, though it is unlikely that Gail will detect Callum through her mattress.
Sally’s standards are slipping as she endures heartbreak. In the street in her dressing gown, she arrives at the corner shop to buy alcohol, chocolate and DVDs to help her find the way through it, until Rita makes an appearance. It’s good to see Rita’s involvement in Sally’s life, giving her a much-needed nudge to sort the situation out with Tim. As Rita suggests, wallowing in self-pity never got anyone anywhere. Sophie is shocked at the extent of her mum’s devastation over Tim so will be relieved at Rita’s efforts. Maybe others are the same, but I do admit to getting ridiculously excited when Rita is on screen.
Much as Sally would prefer to wallow, Greta Garbo style, Rita forces her out to The Rovers and says that a Weatherfield window cleaner needs to see Sally with her head held high. Well, Tim was in the pub but told Sally to go away and told Sophie that she had betrayed him for not telling him about the kiss. Back home, talk centres on the need to cancel the wedding venue. This seems to give Sally the steel that has evaded her. A new determination envelops her and she declares that the wedding WILL take place.
Roy did scrub up well and so did Cathy. As Roy was having his hair trimmed by Audrey, she states that he must take care of his appearance if he is going out with a lady. Then she asks, ‘She is a lady, isn’t she?’ Realising what she has said, and how Roy might interpret the comment, she tries to explain/apologise that she meant nothing offensive.
Roy and Cathy did seem ill at ease in the Bistro, so went back to the café for coffee. They decide that they are not restaurant people.Download our free App | Follow on Twitter @CoroStreetBlog | Like on Facebook | Visit Corrie.net
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