|Outfit of the episode- Amy Barlow wearing more pink than Elle Woods and rocking the Britney style bobbles|
Hello! It's just Jordan with this week's mid-week Corrie musings.
Two main storylines ran throughout last night's episode. Honestly - both were rather flat, but nevertheless, here we go with the review.
Carla is still in shock after Monday's hotel drama in which the Wicked Witch of Weatherfield threatened to spill the beans to Nick about her little rendezvous with Robert. The silly change in Carla's personality led to her sleeping with Robert, who just happens to be Nick's now-business partner. Now that Tracy knows all about it, she's decided to hold it over Carla, fully aware of the damage she could cause at any time she chooses. But after a heart to heart with Michelle and tea, Carla decides she's quite rightly had enough of the petty threats. Tracy does not like being stood up to and her face is a picture when Carla confronts her and tells her of her intention to confess to Nick.
|"I'm not being pushed round by you anymore, Tracy. I'm gonna tell Nick everything"|
Obviously, nothing ever goes to plan on Coronation Street and just about every opportunity Carla has to tell Nick is unintentionally sabotaged by someone else. Nick decided to attend to the very important issues of Steph's waitressing and a dairy supplier website Robert was keen to show him. Later on, Gail turns up at the Bistro offering a pair of sapphire earrings to Carla which have been in the Platt family for a number of years. She'd like her to wear them on the wedding day. Carla can't even fake an ounce of enthusiasm as she is filled with dread.
This offering, as Nick puts it, is Gail's way of welcoming Carla into the family- eventually. I wonder if she ever offered them to Leanne or Kylie. As well as all this- Nick even sings Robert's praises just as she was gearing herself up to confess all. I would have thought that if Nick could really see how worried his fiancée looked, he would have told people to stop bothering him! In the end, Tracy notices Carla hasn't told Nick anything and presents her with a shameless ultimatum.
Either Carla persuades Nick to move away and basically give her everything or she'll tell all. We all know that this proposal is ridiculous but it's typical Tracy. She even claims to be the victim in all this, something she does often. Has she ever been the victim? There's a certiain ridiculousness to Tracy and her beautiful wickedness which I admittedly love. All Carla should need in this storyline is a bucket of water.
|"Sell up and move away. Leave me and my boyfriend alone to get on with our lives. I don't think that's unreasonable"|
"Unreasonable? Tracy. You know I own a factory here. Nick owns his bistro"
"I'll have that an'all"
The other storyline which featured heavily last night was Sinead's modelling. The often dowdy Sinead looked fabulous as she represented 'real' women in a glamorous photoshoot. Well, as glamorous as it could be in the factory. Everyone is thrilled with this 'ugly duckling' transformation. Well, almost everyone. Chesney doesn't look thrilled when the photographer offers Sinead more work. He repeatedly says he thought this photoshoot was just a one-off or a 'bit of fun'.
I've always liked Sinead as a character and I am struggling to think of a convincing reason why Chesney would disapprove of Sinead becoming a model. I suppose he won't like the idea of other people looking at his girlfriend. I was looking forward to this storyline but if boring Chesney is going to try to stop Sinead all then it's not the fun story I was hoping for. That said, Chesney does seem to be half heartedly supportive. Whether this is a facade or not remains to be seen. Nevertheless, I loved seeing the transformation of Sinead.
|"If you hit the big time, you're gonna need a manager!"|
"I'm a manager!"
"Yeah- of a kebab shop"
Elsewhere, it is Pat Phelan's last day working for Jason so Anna is thrilled. But is this the last we'll see of the man himself? I hope so but I doubt it. Eileen is already in awe of him after he fixed her dodgy cupboards. Oh, and Alya got a spinning wheel thing for her birthday.
A rather dull episode if I'm honest but it was lovely to see Eileen again after a while even if she had to share scenes with slimy Pat Phelan. I also enjoyed Amy's dismay at the hotel shampoo Tracy presented her as a gift. The Carla and Tracy feud has run its course; it's become more like a game of cat and mouse. Funnily enough they are two of my most favourite characters but I don't think they work well together. The only soap feud which should go on forever is that of Gail and Eileen. I'd rather they got on with the 'remains' of the Callum storyline.
Read all about Tiresome Toxic Tracy here- in this post by Graeme which I totally agree with.
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