Monday, 4 July 2016

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 4th July


I wonder what happened to Kylie's family therapy sessions for her drug issues? Perhaps she abandoned them after they turned into a bit of a farce. There's no Platt palaver tonight though as Sarah makes a break in her therapy by by re-living the night of Callum's death, but changing the end of the story so that Callum walks out of the Platts' house alive. Perhaps by imagining a scenario in which Callum escaped, but which didn't actually happen, she is able to regain control. I loved the scene with baby Harry in which he's staring saucer-eyed at something off set, he looks like he's thinking: "Does this make me an accessory?" David reckons that the nightmare is finally over - (or is it only just beginning?) But in the meantime, it looks like Sarah is over the worse of it.




Not so Bethany. After being turned down for a summer job at the cafe, she falls for Lauren's sympathetic schtick and ideas of getting a job in House of Fraser. Leaving Roy's Rolls, the gang of bullies circle her like crows (how long were they all waiting there for?) to push her around, pull her hair, and call her a psycho. Poor Beffneh. Really, hasn't a bunch of 16 year olds got more exciting things to do? There are alcopops to quaff, lipsticks to shoplift, boys to sext. They're a bit lacking in imagination.

Ken is having to do his own bullying to get people to go and visit Tracy in the hospital. Amy refuses, but Todd reluctantly goes to try out his "dry wit" on his boss, which involves telling her that Ken would pick out the best wreath for her funeral. Todd is useless as a GBFF.


Phelan continues his run of petty intimidation by insisting that the rent on Tony's flat, currently occupied (and painted lilac and yellow) by Steph and Andy, should increase. Into the middle of this walks Michael, back from Brighton, to pour boiling oil on the flames, reducing the period of grace/cheaper rent from two months to four weeks. Phelan calls Michael a "loser", but as we know from The Other Soap, every loser (eventually) wins. Underestimate Michael at your peril, Evil Phelan! The upshot is that Michael moves back in with his fake son and will begin the War On Phelan once he's unpacked his underwear and charged his electric toothbrush.


In tonight's comedy storyline, Erica can't go to a posh spa with Dev, so instead, he takes Mary for some hotel high jinks. After a) a mix up with the hotel booking b) a particularly painful back wax (Dev, not Mary) and c) free booze from the hotel (pity Tim isn't there, he would have got free fig crostini with apricot drizzle for a month), the two end up lolling around the hotel room together, drunk. I do hope Dev got that pedicure.

Meanwhile, Todd and Billy flirt over carnations and custard creams, and Sophie and Luke are conspiring to unmask "nemesis" Caz and her non-gammy leg, whilst Freddie advises them against meddling. Freddie, you do know you've fetched up in a soap, don't you?

Rachel Stevenson - on twitter.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Michael - watch your back, you'll be next in Phelan's firing line. I will be so happy to see Eileen get what's coming to her.

Love Todd and Billy together, such chemistry there.

Anonymous said...

Has Sophie never stopped to think that Kate might know about Caz's faux injury and that she's just playing along with it to get more time with her?

John McE said...

Why on Earth didn't Bethany simply go back into the café? She was standing with her back against the door. And were the "Magnificent Seven" standing in formation outside all the time Bethany and Laruen were inside?

Anonymous said...

Bethany should've just head butted Lauren when she was in her face. Or even just slapped her face - take out the ringleader, the rest will shut down.

Or as you say, John, just go back in the café.

Anonymous said...

Since the flat was Tony's and now Jason's,shouldn't Eileen who's looking after Jason's interests be the one to decide the rent not Phelan?Can't she see how Phelan is slowly taking over?
I also wondered why didn't Bethany speak to Roy,the owner about a part time job instead of Cathy and Anna?
For what it's worth,I think Bethany would be a better employee than Alex who seems to skive off work any chance he gets.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Our Top 10 Blog Posts in last 7 days (automatically updated)

Click on a name to find out more about your Corrie favourites!

adam barlow aidan connor alan halsall alex bain alexander bain alison king alison sinclair all about soap awards alma baldwin amy barlow amy kelly andrea beckett andy whyment anna windass antony cotton audrey roberts awards baby Oliver barbara knox barlows battleaxes becky mcdonald behind the scenes ben price ben tagoe bet gilroy bet lynch beth tinker bethany platt betty driver betty turpin betty williams betty's hotpot bev callard beverley callard bill roache billy mayhew billy the vicar blanche hunt brian packham brooke vincent bruno langley can i visit the coronation street set Canada canadian coronation street fans carla connor Cath Tyldesley catherine tyldesley cathy matthews celebrities on coronation street characters joining coronation street characters leaving coronation street cherylee houston chesney brown chris gascoyne chris harper claire king classic corrie clothes worn on coronation street colson smith competition connor mcintyre conversation street coronation street coronation street art coronation street babies Coronation Street Blog - the book coronation street cartoons coronation street fan events coronation street fan of the week coronation street fans coronation street funerals coronation street history coronation street in canada coronation street look-a-like coronation street map coronation street men coronation street merchandise coronation street news coronation street preview coronation street spoilers coronation street weekly update coronation street weekly updates coronation street writers craig tinker damon alexis-rochefort damon rochefort daniel brocklebank daran little david neilson david platt debbie oates debbie rush debbie webster deirdre barlow deirdre hunt denise osbourne derek griffiths dev alahan eileen derbyshire eileen grimshaw Elle Mulvaney ellie leach ellie-louise leach elsie tanner emily bishop emily nugent ena sharples erica stewart exclusive interview exercise dvds famous people who have been in corrie fat brenda favourite females favourite males faye windass feckless fellas in coronation street filming locations filming mistakes fiz brown fiz stape florizel street flying ducks gail rodwell gary windass gary's army diaries gay and lesbians gay men in coronation street gay men in soaps gay women in soaps granada manchester coronation street set granada studios gurn of the week helen flanagan helen worth hilda ogden hilda ogden's curlers Hope Stape hot pot how to contact coronation street inside soap inside soap magazine izzy armstrong jack p shepherd Jack P. Shepherd jane danson jean alexander jennie mcalpine jigsaw jimmi harkishin job vacancies at coronation street joe duttine johnny connor jonathan harvey julie goodyear julie hesmondhalgh kabin kate fitzgerald kate ford katherine kelly kathy jones katie mcglynn ken barlow kev webster kevin webster kieran roberts kirk sutherland kylie platt kylie turner kym marsh leanne barlow leanne battersby leanne tilsley liam bairstow lily platt lisa george liz mcdonald lloyd mullaney Lucy Fallon luke britton maggie jones malcolm hebden manchester tart marc baylis maria connor mark llewellin martin sterling mary taylor matriachs maxine's bench michael le vell michelle connor mikey north mikey north miley windass minnie caldwell mothers on the cobbles music in the rovers nathan curtis new set new zealand newton and ridley nick tilsley nick's bistro nigel pivaro no.1 Coronation Street no.11 coronation street no.13 coronation street no.3 coronation street no.5 coronation street no.6 coronation street no.7 coronation street no.9 coronation street norris cole norris cole's brother nuttalls brewery odd side of the street official coronation street website oldham coliseum oliver battersby on location opening titles original cast our blog is the best blog in the world outside broadcast paper boys paper girls pat phelan pat phoenix patti claire patti clare paula lane peter barlow peter gunn pets on coronation street pictures of the coronation street set pigeons pillars of the community platt family plot holes props qasim akhtar quay street returning characters rita fairclough rita littlewood rita sullivan rita tanner road to coronation street rob donovan rob mallard romanian holiday rosamund street rosie webster rovers bosses rovers fire rovers return rovers return barmaids rovers return fire rovers return landlady roy and hayley roy cropper roy's rolls roys rolls ryan thomas sair khan sally webster sally and tim sally dynevor sally dyvenor Sally Metcalfe sally webster sally whittaker sam aston samia ghadie samia longchambon sarah platt Sarah-Louise Platt schmeichel sean tully shayne ward shelley king simon barlow simon crowther simon gregson sinead tinker six episodes per week sophie webster special effects speculation spin-off spoilers state of the street steve mcdonald storyline speculation storylines streetcars sue cleaver sue johnston sue nicholls susan barlow susan oudot sylvia cropper sylvia goodwin terry duckworth the corrie years the kabin the Nazirs the newspaper boy the road to coronation street through the years tim metcalfe tina o'bren tina o'brien Tina O’Brien tiricia hopkins todd grimshaw tony warren Tony Warren inspiration tours of coronation street toyah battersby tracy barlow trafford set tram crash tricia hopkins tyrone dobbs underworld underworld sign unofficial book unofficial merchandise unseen characters viaduct street victoria court fire vip bloggers walking tours watch coronation street online weatherfield weatherfield arms weatherfield council weatherfield county weatherfield county football club weatherfield fire station weatherfield gazette weatherfield haulage Weatherfield high Weatherfield Open Days weatherfield style weatherfield wayfarer websters' autos wedding wedding dress weddings weekly awards weekly update where have you seen william roache William Roache Interview window cleaners writers for soaps Yasmeen nazir zeedan nazir