Monday, 13 June 2016
Coronation Street double episode review, Monday 13 June
Jason spends much of the episode threatening people, before coming to the realisation (slowly: this is Jason we're talking about) that his dad might have done it. Heck, I'm even starting to think that Tony did it and I watched the live episode, breath a-baited. He has a go at Kylie in the salon, David in the pub (honestly, I know David fights dirty, but did he really think he could take Jay-boy on? Has he seen those arms?) and Steve in the back room, although Steve, never a Tony fan, does sow the seed of doubt in Jason's mind. David too is thinking about Tony's wrench of doom, wondering if any of Callum's skull is still on it. "It was always hard to shift him," he muses, macabrely.
Platt vs Grimshaw is my current favourite storyline but tonight it is interspersed with two of my least favourite: the "Issues" story of Izzy and The Bad Drugs, and Connor vs MacDonald. I'd like to see a little less of Steve and Michelle and more of Steve and Tim, the new comedy partnership. Michelle lures Steve 'round to Carla's furniture-free flat with a fake spider and they seem to be getting on well until Steve asks Michelle to stop playing tit for tat, at which she takes umbrage and they're split up again. Meh.
Also lovesick is Sean, who tries and fails to get a day off work with the condition, and then he tries and fails to get Billy to go for a drink with him. For once, Todd is not trying to cop off with Sean's ex and instead plays Patience on his own. Whether this refers to Billy or Tony, we do not know. But when Sean asks him for help in winning Billy back, Todd suggests playing the long game.
Suffering from an actual condition is Izzy, who has her day in court. Making an impassioned plea, "It is not recreation, it is essential!", she nonetheless fails to show any remorse for the flatfoot’s broken foot, and is found guilty, but released on bail, pending sentencing.
She is already planning her appeal and it's up to Gary to bring her back down to earth. "Play the game, say you’re sorry," he advises her. This isn't a Frank Capra movie, you don't get off by showing the court that the law is an ass. Then again, I guess a Corrie trial without an outburst is a bit like a Corrie wedding without a hitch.
Maria seems to have eschewed curlers and tongs for hanging out with all of her new best friends. You can imagine Michelle telling her: "Now that Carla's gone, you can be my first best friend. Remember: on Wednesdays, we wear pink!" As well as hanging with Michelle, she goes belly dancing with her other new chum, Kate. Caz, not blessed with the usual healing powers of most Weatherfield residents, is still on crutches, and still watching Kate like a hawk, or, indeed, a highly trained professional soldier.
Meanwhile, Dev has buyer's remorse after buying a new blazer - maybe he should go shopping with Kevin, see if he can't get him to replace that purple jacket he's been wearing since 1987.
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