|"Now we've finally got something in common. We're both raising the same dead man's kids"|
It's just Jordan with this week's Wednesday review - actually on a Wednesday for a change!
The Platts took centre stage again in tonight's episode, as we caught up with the latest member of the clan to pop out a Platt. A tired Sarah is lying in a hospital bed, being hovered over by Bethany and Gail; one is desperate to name the child Sebastian, the other desperate to skip school. Despite her previous doubts, it seems that Sarah has bonded effortlessly with the latest addition to the tangled Platt family. It is only later, when Bethany is discussing with Todd the necessity for apps over baby toys that yet another visitor turns up. However, this time it is an unwelcome one. It's Marion; the woman who we thought had been deprived of any knowledge of her grandchild. Sarah is taken aback and immediately tells her to leave, refusing to listen to anything she has to say. Marion pleads with Sarah to see reason, but unfortunately she won't budge. Sarah insults Marion bitterly and forces her to leave. No-one is surprised to hear that 'Rent-a-Gob' Gemma spilled the beans about the impending pitter Platter of little feet. Her mysterious phone call in Monday's episode suddenly makes sense.
|"Could I be honest?"|
"Could I stop you?"
"You look awful"
|"Any woman who can raise an animal like Callum isn't fit to be a mother, never mind a grandmother"|
"I did my best"
"Spare me - just go!"
After all that bedside drama, an exhausted Sarah falls asleep and wakes to find Bethany, cradling her baby brother in her arms. She has spent her day off school drawing up a list of potential baby names. It was rather amusing to see the ridiculous celebrity-based names she had confidently thought up, along with Sarah's horrified reactions, especially since her mother was desperate to name her after Britney Spears all those years ago. It is eventually decided, following one of Bethany's more sensible suggestions, that the newest victim of one of soapland's most outlandish drama families will be called Harry. Not the name I was expecting, but if it's good enough for the boy wizard, it is good enough for a Platt.
"If it's good enough for Kimye..."
|"There's no easy way of saying this. I'm thinking of moving on, Gail"|
|"I think you've got some explaining to do. I don't appreciate being taken for an idiot"|
Also, rather sadly- it looks as if the O'Driscoll drama is over. The aftermath of the suspense-filled storyline took a backseat in tonight's episode, but we learn that Underworld is manage to scrape by with a few orders and Aidan is rushed off his feet trying to keep the business afloat. At the very end of the episode, Eva visits him at the factory and uses her fabulous charm to arrange a business meeting with a potential new client over the phone. Soon after this, the pair passionately kiss just before the Corrie credits role. Maybe I'm being cynical, but in a way, this makes it look as if the entire O'Driscoll drama was a way to get Eva and Aiden together properly. I really hope this wasn't the case, but the end of what was my favourite current storyline was very anti-climactic. I would have liked to have seen the O'Driscolls sentenced to their fate. I am hopeful that we will see them again, but it seems as if they may have already have been forgotten about. Apart from a throwaway comment from Beth about them being 'banged up', we don't really know anything of their fate yet.
An enjoyable episode tonight. It will certainly be interesting to see the repercussions of Gemma's revelation to Marion and I particularly enjoyed the small comic scenes with the wonderful Tim.
Thanks for reading!
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