Hello! It is, of course, Jordan here with yet another Wednesday review.
A joyous scene in The Kabin flavoured with the musical talent of Rita, Norris and in particular, Mary, opened tonight's episode. It's Sophie's 21st birthday and she is showered with affection by the newsagents who have watched her grow up. As a very generous, and very fitting birthday present, Kevin gives her 21% of the business. It seems as though Sophie is finally busting out of the corner shop and it's about time too! I've always felt that Sophie has a lot more to give than just serving in a corner shop. Happy 21st birthday, St Sophie!
|"Why does it say 21%?"|
"Because that's what I'm giving you. 21%"
Continuing in the light-hearted theme of tonight's episode involved the hapless Steve and his equally hapless tiles. The wall in the ladies' loos at the pub needs retiling, so the loveable clown decided to have a go. Everything seemed to be going well until Michelle's scepticism was proved right and the tiles promptly fell off the wall. Hardly surprising, after he was nonchalant about following the advice on an instruction video. As Michelle and Liz giggled, the embarrassed workman blamed his tools. This seemed a frivolous story, but nonetheless, very enjoyable and definitely a highlight of the episode. The little comic moments are what makes Corrie so loveable. I also love the comic relationship Steve and Michelle have. They strike me as a modern Jack and Vera or Hilda and Stan. They are the sort of cookie-cutter Corrie couple, in which the woman has the last laugh.
|"It's not just about having a crack, oh ye of little faith"|
"Zero faith, Steve after watching you wallpaper, build shelves and...unblock the sink"
"Oh yeah, that smell hung around for weeks..."
This week's explosive dramatic story this week continued tonight. Alya takes drastic action and decides to move out. This shocks her grandparents into forging some kind of understanding. However, the peace is short-lived as Anna bursts into their house, armed with a hate-fuelled rant for the girl who was due to be her daughter-in-law. Anna's anger is somewhat justifiable, as she received a phone call from Gary telling her he has suddenly jetted off to Hamburg to see his dad. However, everyone else has been harshly against Alya and only because of the of religious morals. She hasn't technically done anything wrong. She hasn't broken the law. There is one thing bothering me about this storyline though. I am sure that at the time Alya slept with Jason, she and Gary had separated briefly. Am I wrong or have the writers conveniently forgotten this detail in order to fuel more dramatic conflict?
|"This is ridiculous. You can't run away"|
"I can't stay here in this awful atmosphere"
"Walking away from us is not the solution"
"Put your bags down"
|"I don't give second chances"|
"But if you ever change your mind..."
"Just go, Tony"
Elsewhere, Ken is starting to become the ladies man once again, still getting the attention of Audrey and now Nessa. We also saw a little more of Rita tonight, which is always a treat. She has received the divorce papers from Dennis and laments to Audrey, who is looking rather envious of Nessa, who is enjoying a drink with Ken. It's a shame; Rita Tanner has such a nice ring to it. I wonder which surname she will revert back to.
|"Dennis and me should never have got married. But this...this is telling me in black and white that I'm on my own"|
"Join the club"
A rather good episode tonight- light-hearted and merry, with some more dramatic undertones with the stories of the Nazirs and Liz and Tony. There was also a welcome break from the Connfusing Conngregation of Connors. (should I drop that joke now?)
Thanks for reading!
Until next week.
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