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Pregnant Sarah takes herself to the clinic to have a termination. She’s ready and waiting to be called in for her appointment when sister-in-law Kylie arrives and talks her out of it. Kylie tells Sarah that having Callum’s baby could be the one good thing that comes out of “all of this”. “All of this”, you’ll remember, is Kylie killing Callum in cold blood in the Platt house and burying him under the floor. How can a baby possibly help… but Sarah’s persuaded to keep it. I’m shaking my head in disbelief as I type this and I want these stupid storylines to end. Please. News of the baby comes out when Bethany overhears Todd in the salon talking about it. Bethany rushes to the Bistro where Sarah’s with Gail and Audrey and she blurts out the baby news. “Maybe I should get pregnant!” Bethany moans to Audrey to which she replies: “Don’t be daft. You’re far too old to get pregnant in our family.”
Johnny needs proof that Carla’s his daughter so he gets a DNA kit and sends it off in the post with an envelope that Carla’s licked at work. So far, so yuck. As one Corrie fan pointed out on twitter this week, it’s highly unlikely that Johnny’s Carla’s dad. Johnny said Carla was conceived in the back of a Vauxhall Cavalier. Carla was born in January 1975 and the Cavalier wasn’t launched until November that year. Case solved.
There’s a show-down at the Bistro when Michael is nominated for the Weatherfield Good Samaritan award. He’s nominated by Dee the woman he helped with her splashback and bins. Dee, of course, doesn’t know that Michael was the fella who burgled her many moons ago. She finds this out right at the moment when Michael’s announced as the award winner and there’s words said between them including “I never want to see you again” and so on. Michael takes his battered sausage to Eileen while Gail simpers on.
Anna and Erica go out to a singles night and are joined by Kev Webster who’s also looking for love. It’s clear that Anna and Kev are going to get together but first they have to meet and greet other singles before they end up under the mistletoe at Sally’s Christmas next week.
And in Weatherfield nick, Rob calls in Tracy again on a visiting order. He’s decided to get his revenge on Tracy (why?) for her relationship with Robert (why?) and none of this makes any sense to this Corrie fan. Robert does A Good Thing this week for Tracy and fills Barlow’s Buys with flowers, encouraging Tracy to ditch the second-hand goods and invest in a florist business instead. Barlow's Blooms? It gives Tracy much to think on, in between lying to Robert and visiting Rob.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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