In tonight's episode we learn that becoming Mrs Metcalfe has not changed Sally one bit. Performing her usual trick of crossing generosity with snobbishness, Sally has bought her new husband a 'more professional' looking van for his business. As she gives him a talk about how he can further improve his business, Tim looks at his new wife, wondering what on earth he has been sentenced to. Of course, he knows. As Tim jokingly blackmails Kevin into moving his shiny new toy every few days to keep it safe, Sally then whisks her current ever-stubborn project off on their honeymoon.
|"I haven't got a son"|
"No, but it looks more professional. And they won't know that Craig's not yours"
More of the constantly growing Connor congregation (Conngregation?) drama unravelled tonight as Johnny arrived at the factory to assume his role as Carla's new business partner. Alya flutters over him with coffee and small-talk and the workers are very apprehensive. Rightly so though, as Johnny failed to show much sympathy for Beth when he learned about Hope's cancer, only bothered about the 'substandard' knickers Beth has produced.
When Johnny looks at the Underworld accounts, Carla is forced to explain why the business in so much debt. Apart from the ushering in of never-before-mentioned relatives, there is something else I dislike about this storyline. Carla is supposed to be a strong woman. She came from a poor background and although she married into money, she kept that money going when her first husband died. Carla Connor is not weak, and yet over the last few months, she has depressingly become the woman she was never meant to be. Alison King is one of the best actresses the show has ever had, and her ability still shines through, but the whole storyline seems rather contrived to me. However, I do hope Johnny does something to get Carla back to the woman she used to be.
|"Who would you prefer? Team Johnny or Team Aidan?"|
"Team Carla! You know where you are with her, give or take the odd hangover"
The saving grace in tonight's episode was the continuation of the ever-tangled web of the Platts. Sarah is jumpier than ever and looks about to crack any moment. She can't concentrate at work, she is overly worried about Bethany and when Michelle reads in the Gazette that a body has been found in the canal, the poor girl goes into crisis mode. For some reason, Sarah has been lied to by Kylie and David. As far as she knows, Callum's body was dumped in the canal. She doesn't know that he is cosily tucked into Gail's manhole under cement. The calmness Kylie has been experiencing as of late is whipped away when Gary and Tony tell her there is a problem with the building work and the cement may have to be removed and the process restarted. Sarah is getting worse by the second and by the end of the episode, in a fit of desperation, she goes to the police, much to Kylie's dismay. Killing Callum off was the twist this storyline needed and tonight the storyline was executed further by two of the show's finest actresses.
|"You're worried that I'm going to give the game away. But the more you keep me in the dark, the more likely that is to happen"|
"The less you know, the better"
|"I think it's really lovely how you two are getting on. It's quite romantic in its way"|
"Remind me to order more black pudding"
Overall, a rather quiet episode with some good moments. The Platts continued to play out their story brilliantly and it was just lovely to see Ken and Rita sitting together at the café. It was so lovely, in fact, that I am going to post a picture of it below.
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