She had to turn up some time. In fact it is surprising that it has taken her so long, knowing full well that Callum’s son Max lives with the Platts at number 8. Or maybe she is used to Callum going ‘underground’ and so expects a disappearance from to time. But that begs the question – how much does Callum’s mother know about how her son earns his living? Or is she like the famed Violet Kray, mother of the Kray twins, who succeeded for some time to keep their mum out of the picture? ‘My lovely boys’ is all Violet Kray ever said about Ronnie and Reggie.
Marion appears respectable, for want of a better word. She seems decent, polite and tries to be a good mother. Maybe this time feels different to her from the other times Callum has had to keep a low profile. Well, it certainly is!
Marion asks if they are hiding something from her. She tells them, ‘He never forgets my birthday. I have these nightmares. I know he lives in a dangerous world.’ So, she must know something, as she refers to his ‘dangerous world.’
David’s strategy is to tell Marion what a violent, drug dealing criminal her son Callum is. Marion is clearly shocked and is almost shoved out of the house by an angry David. ‘Your son is a drug-dealing thug!’ And with that she is despatched. Sarah and Kylie are shocked by the brutal way David sends her packing, He is having none of it.
Has Sarah made a mistake by allowing Billy to know that there is a problem? After all it is his job to help his flock so he is just carrying out his duty. Not to notice that Sarah is highly anxious would be a dereliction of duty. Michelle has asked Sarah several times if she is alright. Sarah is the one not coping well at all. The worry is etched on her face and her behaviour, for anyone who is watching her closely is clearly a sign of someone with a very heavy conscience.
Never the closest of siblings, David attacks his sister Sarah to tell her shut her mouth and stop confiding in the vicar. As yet, she hasn’t given the game away, but she may do if she is encouraged to talk further. David, though, is on her case.
‘You let one drip of truth come out and that turns into a trickle, then a flood and the police are knocking on our door.’ He reminds her that only three people know the truth. He threatens her by saying that if she continues to talk, he will tell the police that it was Sarah who killed Callum and that she forced David and Kylie to cover for her. Sarah is shattered by this.
David says that she should go back to Milan. Sarah gives in her notice then has the task of telling Bethany, who, Sarah knows won’t like it. David tells her that she is a kid and will do as he’s told, which is ironic given David’s adolescent behaviour. Bethany really does not want to go back to Milan and says, ‘You’ll have to kill me and take me to Milan in a coffin.’
Every so often we hear about Kirk and Maria’s parents, which serve to remind us that Maria and Kirk are siblings. Their mum has broken her hip and Maria is all set to fly to Cyprus.
Alya is brooding on the fact that she has let Gary down by sleeping with Jason. It is Sinead who gives her the best advice. Either tell Gary or don’t and move on. Alya decides that they should get married – at Christmas. Gary doesn’t think there’s enough time but Alya points out that with her gran and Gary’s mum, they would probably be able to sort it out in two days. Sharif says he is very proud of her and it is a very warm scene as Gary eats with the family. It is impossible not to think that at some point, this seemingly smooth plan will be ruined.
Likewise with Steph and Maria. Just as they talk about Luke and his promise to no longer race, we see Jamie and Luke. Jamie has debts and is desperate for Luke to race with him. In his desperation, Jamie, who is an ex boyfriend of Steph sends to Luke’s phone pictures of Steph, that she wouldn’t want to be seen by anyone else. Luke is furious and even more so when Jamie threatens to send the pictures to their parents, or her boss. ‘You drive or your little sister becomes an internet porn star.’
Andy goes to see Michael but heard what he thought was Michael having difficulty breathing. It became known that in fact Michael and Eileen were involved in some afternoon delight. Then Steph and Andy take on the role of grumpy parents and tell Michael that he must improve his standards in the home including putting the toilet seat down and taking away the cardboard roll when a toilet roll has been used up. Michael looks glum and turns to Eileen. ‘Can I come and live with you?’ he asks. She gives him short shrift after the complaints she’s heard from Andy and Steph.
At the factory there is excitement as Mathew Singh is in town, an old friend of Johnny’s. Aidan wants to go alone to meet him, so Johnny asks Kate to get in touch with Mathew Singh and see if he can make the meeting an hour earlier. They meet in The Bistro and Johnny is shocked not to see his old mate. He has died, says his son, three years ago. Later Aiden turns up and seems to clinch the deal. Carla’s warning of them not to be clowns, seems to have worked.Download our free App | Follow on Twitter @CoroStreetBlog | Like on Facebook | Visit Corrie.net
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