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Carla and Nick get engaged this week after Carla first asks Nick-nack to marry her. He then pops the question back at her in front of their families in the Bistro. “I’ve survived the Barlows, I’m sure I can survive the Platts,” Carla muses while being given the evil-eye by Gail.
Michael’s nominated for the Weatherfield Good Samaritan of the Year award by Dee from Station Road. It’s an address that Michael remembers well as he burgled it once and now he feels guilty as he’s the bees knees for Dee. This storyline threw up two mysteries for me. Number one – why have Gail and Michael not started divorce proceedings? Number two – why did we not know until now that Fat Brenda has a husband. A husband! And by the by, we’re not allowed to call her Fat any more, it’s just Brenda for now.
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Craig’s girlfriend Caitlyn sends him a text saying her dad is out and she has the house to herself and does he want to pop over to see her. Craig takes this to mean that Caitlyn wants to move their friendship on, you know, to doing it. You know, it. And he’s scared, is Craig. He confides in Faye that he’s not ready for you know, it, and sends Caitlyn a text to say he’s not well. She calls round to see Craig only to find him at home with Faye, gets the wrong idea, storms out, he storms after her, boy makes up with girl and some tentative hand holding goes on, which was sweet.
Over at Underworld, Jonny goes to the Annual North-west Haberdashers Christmas Dinner Dance and gets his picture in the Weatherfield Gazette. When Sally overhears him and Kate talking about having lunch at the Bistro, she manoeuvres lunch with Sophie there at the same time, throwing Sophie and Kate together. We all saw this coming a mile away but for this fan, it doesn’t make it any easier to watch. When Sophie was with Sian, every time they came on screen together, a white noise filled my ears to block out the screech. I’d forgotten that white noise, I’d forgotten the screech. Last night it came back to me all over again. I slumped a little further down on the sofa and pulled a cushion over my eyes. At least Sally will be pleased Sophie’s getting it on with the boss’s daughter.
And finally this week, we end with a shot of Rob Donovan in his prison cell. He’s banged up for the murder of Tina McIntyre, you’ll recall, and it looks like he’s going to cause bother from the big house next week.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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This week’s writers were Susan Oudot (Monday); Damon Rochefort (double Wednesday); Martin Allen (double Friday).
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