Friday, 3 June 2016

Spoiler Alert! Leanne's going to have a surprise pregnancy

Wow, I like this sound of this one. From the Radio Times, via the Sun (but I don't have that link), there's a new spoiler revealing that Leanne Battersby is going to get pregnant this summer after a one night stand...with Steve McDonald!

We know that Steve is soon going to find out about Michelle's almost-tryst with Will and things will be rocky in that marriage for a while. He's going to have a one night stand with Leanne and she's going to discover she's pregnant, horrifying Steve. I imagine she'll find out just as he and Michelle are working things out.

We know Leanne has had a miscarriage in the past and doesn't think she's able to get pregnant but in soap world, one night stands with the wrong person usually end up with a little plus sign on the pregnancy kit stick. Steve will want her to terminate but given her history, I doubt she will. I do hope she isn't going to lose this baby.

I'd really like to see Leanne have her own child as long as it doesn't send Simon into another fit of rage. I'd prefer to see Simon become really protective of the little one and be a really good big brother. It might do Amy a lot of good, too, to be a big sister.

I know this kind of storyline is about as cliche as soap cliches get but they do work with the right characters. Steve and Leanne have known each other for nearly 20 years and each have come a long way since they were tearaway teens. In a perfect world, I could see them together as a couple but I doubt the powers that be are going to break up Steve and Michelle (Stell? Stichelle? Steanne?). Maybe we could even have Michelle pregnant as well! Liz would have a coniption fit! She likely will anyway, giving Steve holy hell just like she recently tore a strip or two off Michelle.

What about you? Are you still on Team Steve and Michelle or would Team Steve and Leanne make you want to dance at Steve's seventh wedding?



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22 comments:

C in Canada said...

WOW, that IS a surprise!
It's incredible that Steve never has any children with any of his many wives, yet he has one night stands and there's buns in the oven!
LOL

TBH, I liked the idea of Michelle and Steve together at first, but she's very condescending to him. I wonder if Leanne would be more sympathetic. Hmm.
I actually thought she and Nick would get back together after he's left Carla.

Anonymous said...

I rolled my eyes at the headline, but after reading who the daddy is I kinda like it. I've thought before Steve and Leanne would work as a couple so fingers crossed this one works out well!

Humpty Dumpty said...

Agree with Louby that Leanne and Nick would have been much better. I still think they will drift back together.

Linda Shockley said...

I'm voting for Leanne to be pgregnant, but not with Steve. There was speculation that Leanne and Nick would get back together, I'd like that. There's also an alert that says Leanne may get together with Robert. Busy time for our gal Leanne!

Jane said...

If the powers that be are going to split Michelle & Steve up and put him and Leanne together, it would work. They are a lot better suited than him and Michelle. If not, it would be better Leanne & Nick and explore the family unit of baby/teenager/parent & brain damaged partner. I'm sure there are families like it in real life and I don't think it's a situation that has been touched on. ( not just because I liked Leanne & Nick as a couple!) Jane Danson is a strong enough actress to do the storyline justice. Just my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Steve must have super-sperm. Tracy was thought infertile after her kidney failure and bingo. Now Leanne. Though strangely not with Barren Karen.

Anonymous said...

It's a well-known fact that Steve can ONLY impregnate women on a one-night-stand, and then only if he actually has another partner. Not with his actual wife/girlfriend, and especially not if they want children..

Rebecca said...

I've never liked Michelle so I say split them up and try out the Steve/Leanne pairing a try! They've known each other for years and they treat each other as equals so why not? It's got to be better than watching Michelle psychologicallyabuse him.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a soap opera, but does it always have to be such a soap opera? What a stupid storyline. Michelle and Steve have always been an odd couple, but they have been together for a long time and weathered a lot so why all this angst over an affair that never happened? It's just too too unbelievable that either would over-react like this.

Anonymous said...

Yes...just what this show needed..another pregnancy..zzzzz

Linda Shockley said...

If it weren't for unexpected pregnancies and disrupted weddings, this show would have nothing.

Anonymous said...

So true... but it is already nothing with all the unexpected pregnancies and disrupted weddings...

Shells said...

Nooooo, not Steve! This is repetitive. I would have preferred Robert. Leanne and Steve is too weird.

So Leanne and Tracy would share a baby daddy, and Leanne also has an adopted son with Tracy's brother? No, too convoluted.

Anonymous said...

@ Shells, now that you mention it, Kylie and Sarah sharing the same baby daddy is a bit dizzy-making too...

John McE said...

I am prepared to accept that a woman who is told she can't have another child does end up pregnant. But given that Leanne is unlikely to be on the pill because of what she was told, and has had relationships with various men that we know can have children, Peter for instance, it seems beyond likely that, after all this time, Leanne would fall pregnant. because of a one-night stand.

All I hope is that this plotline is the last gasp from the outgoing producer, and nothing to do with the new one, who will hopefully come up with some original ideas rather than the same tired old ones constantly rehashed.

abbyk said...

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF BIRTH CONTROL?????

OMG, they aren't stupid people. They aren't teenagers. I can't recall the last time we saw Leanne get drunk (if ever), and it's a rare occurrence for Steve. And, sorry, but as Leanne isn't 18-26, the likelihood of getting one in the oven on one try is very slim. Add in her complications, uh, next to nil? Oh yeah, and we viewers aren't stupid people, either. Stop insulting our intelligence.

I'd rather see Leanne adopt the baby from Gemma's unwanted (and yet unwritten) pregnancy. Same story potential wth Simon, Nick, Robert, work,... plus the trials of adoption without the farce of the divisive one night stand or Steve's magical swimmers.

Angela Bray said...

I'd love Steve to get with anyone other than Michelle - I fast forward her scenes as she's always so miserable in them! Leanne and Steve would be a great mix sand it's great to see Steve back. I too suffer from depression so I understand a little of how he suffers and wish him all the best

Anonymous said...

I thought Michelle pressured Steve to have a vasctomeney?Oh well,I guess it didn't take.For what it's worth after the way sshe threatened Steve into have the procedure done because She didn't want any more children and has a fling with her childhood sweetheart because she felt neglected by Steve,it will be interesting to see now that the shoe's on the other foot.

Anonymous said...

I actually cannot believe how desperate the writers are getting. Can they not have any storyline which doesn't revolve around characters sleeping with each other or bumping one another off. I am starting to despair for my beloved corrie. - Micky

Anonymous said...

Just wondering the extreme long term consequences of this. If Steve and Leanne eventually get together, will we see Leanne as a regular behind the bar? And if she replaces Michelle, Michelle used to work at t'factry, but with Carla gone, I don't imagine she'd return there either. Hey, maybe Tracy would need a new assistant? bahahaha

Anonymous said...

I get that Leanne would not be on the pill given her inability to bear children as a result of her teenage abortion, but with her experience as a sex worker she should understand the risks of unprotected sex beyond pregnancy. If she escaped her work as an escort without an STI she should consider herself lucky and Steve, given his history, is lucky too if he has never been infected. I know this is a soap and I have suspend belief but Corrie used to pride itself on its realism and relevance. I get my coat and return to my time machine.

Tvor said...

But let's also remember that condoms are not 100% effective, much less so than the birth control pill.

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