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It’s been a good week on the cobbles this week, with lots of action and some very funny lines. And so without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.
Meanwhile, it’s “Frescho’s Finest” across the road for Sally. Nothing but the best for the would-be Weatherfield council. She corrals Ken and Tim to start on her campaign to win the election. It turns out she’s only got four weeks in which to ramp up her campaign after Ken tells her there’s to be a by-election. There’s a wonderful scene in Ken’s house with Tim, who’s in there for the first time. “Is this your dad?” Tim asks Ken, picking up a picture of grumpy uncle Albert. With Sally, Audrey, Ken and Tim around Ken’s dining room table working on Sally’s campaign, little Simon sits on the sofa, not paying much attention. But when he starts chipping in with questions about Sally’s campaign, questions she can’t answer and has no idea about, Sally is Not Best Pleased. Would you vote for Sally?
Sally’s been front-row-centre for much of the action this week. As well as her campaign to become councillor, she’s determined to get rid of Jenny Bradley too. Sally’s up in arms when she finds out that Jenny’s started work as the factory cleaner and she does all she can to be nasty to her. Sally’s so incensed that Jenny’s working there that she resigns. It’s like Betty behind the bar of the Rovers all over again, she was always walking out and coming back.
When little Jack goes missing (again) and he’s found with Jenny (again), it’s all Sally and Sophie can do to stop from blowing their Jenny-hating gaskets. Kevin is angry too, of course, but he’s prepared to listen to Jenny who tells him to ask Jack where he disappeared to. Jack admits to his dad that he followed Jenny into the factory because he wanted to be with her. Rita takes Jenny back into the fold after an almighty screaming match on the Street between Sally, Sophie, Kevin and Jenny. Later in the Rovers, Jenny calls in on Sally and tells her to back off, or else. There was an evil twitch in Jenny’s eye as she said it too.
Jenny’s also blamed this week for stealing stuff from the factory. Sean’s French Fancies go missing from his locker and Beth loses some cash. They all think it’s Jenny who’s up to no good, but it’s not. On the hunt for Aidan, Eva goes into the factory after hours and finds a young Polish girl hiding upstairs. The girl is hungry and scared and Eva feeds her and listens to her as she tells her story. She’s been smuggled into the country by an evil gang and forced to work as a maid for people who are holding her passport and threaten to hurt her family if she goes to the cops. It’s an interesting story and one that will be linked to the party that Aidan took Eva to at the O’Driscoll mansion.
Eva’s done up to the nines, tens and elevens in a red feathered frock and heels. She looks the bees knees but can’t walk on the cobbles and needs Aidan’s help to get into the van he drives her to the party in. The O’Driscolls are awful people and it’s clear the dinner party they’re throwing is all about them showing off what they’ve got, including a karaoke system in their living room. They want Aidan to sing, and I think Shayne Ward fans would have wanted him to sing too, but it’s Eva who gets up and belts out ‘Hey Big Spender’. Wonderful stuff. “Would you like a pashmina?” Mrs O’D asks Eva when she arrives at their house and appears to be cold. “Oh, I’ll drink anything, me,” Eva replies.
Mary mopes for much of the week, trying to mend her broken heart. Erica does her best to get Mary out of the house and even Dev shows his sensitive side in an attempt to stop Mary from crying. Erica encourages Mary to come to the pub but she’s afraid of being seen in public, calling herself a scarlet woman, something she’s not proud of. “In the scarlet letter book I am a H” she says (or something similar, I’m paraphrasing here). Erica replies wonderfully with “But Whore is spelt with a W!” “I meant Harlot!” huffs Mary.
And finally this week, Leanne gets chatted up in the Bistro by someone who isn’t Nick, Robert or Zeedan.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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This week’s writers were Chris Fewtrell and Damon Rochefort (Monday double); Ben Tagoe (Wednesday); Julie Jones and Susan Oudot (Friday double). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
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