Thursday, 28 July 2016

Coronation Street Weds 27th July episode review

Hello! It's just Jordan with this week's Wednesday review. Apologies for the lack of review last week - work just got on top of me like a derailed tram.  I've managed to plough my way through six episodes over the course of one evening and now, with my head whirring with thoughts of cobble drama, here are my thoughts on tonight's episode.

It's been an action-packed couple of weeks on our favourite street; we said goodbye to Kylie NotMinogue and I have been finding the episodes since her demise much more emotional than the somewhat stereotypical ratings-grabber episode dished up on the day she died.  Now it's time to get the important things organised and David has set to organising a funeral for his wife. When a liaison officer calls round with a bag of Kylie's possessions, both he and Gail are a little taken aback to find in it the jacket David was wearing at the time of the murder, still stained with Kylie's blood. Gail suggests he disposes of it,  a suggestion he later agrees to. He seems to have entered into an eerily calm phase of organisation. Deciding upon a humanist ceremony for his wife, with poems and songs instead of hymns, he plans the sad occasion with Billy. Gail stands watching them make plans and is growing more concerned about her son. Up until now, she herself seems to have had a systematic response to Kylie's death. She's doing what she can to support David but she, of all people, knows that life goes on in the face of death. Still, the news that Sarah is finally coming home from the psychiatric ward she really should have been on years ago on Friday lightens the mood a little.

"I'm worried he's bottling things up"

The other storyline dominating the Street at the minute is Leanne's pregnancy. We recently learned (as if we didn't know already) that Steve McDonald is the mystery father of the latest Battersby. an odd pairing to say the least. Only Soapland fate could lead Steve McDonald to Leanne Battersby's flat for way too much drink and a one night stand. In order to force the storyline to go that little bit further, Michelle is now playing best friend to the woman who is pregnant with her husband's baby and has decided she wants a baby with said husband. Old McDonald is against the idea though - apparently for that very reason. He thinks that he and Michelle are too old to have a baby. Isn't that right, Leanne? In a plot filler even more contrived than the friendship of Leanne and Michelle, Steve has now found an instant best friend in Dev. Yes, the local shopkeeper is now playing confidant to the local landlord. For some reason. After doing his usual trying-to-be-hilarious routine, he basically stupidly tells Steve that if he refuses to have a baby with Michelle then he risks losing her. I guess this explains why Dev has so many children dotted about all over the place. Honestly -  I would say that this whole thing about Michelle suddenly wanting a baby is nothing more than diluted fuel to add to the dying fire of contrived drama. Unfortunately, Steve listens to Dev and relents to a delighted Michelle by the end of the episode. You may be the most fertile man in Weatherfield, Steve, but that doesn't mean you should go round proving that title willy-nilly. It won't end well. As Michelle throws her arms round her husband, Liz pulls face akin to the frustrated matrons of storylines gone by. I don't think Michelle and Steve will end up having this baby anyway. Leanne and Steve's oh-so brilliant pact to lock away his paternity as a secret forever and ever is sure to be exposed soon.
"This has got disaster written all over it!"
"Well, we shall see"
"Indeed we shall"

Elsewhere, the gorgeous vicar and the equally as gorgeous florist graced our screens again tonight after an absence of a week or so. I've missed them so much! Anyway, it looks like Eileen is beginning to suspect something after she spots Todd swooning over his phone when he receives a text from Billy. Unfortunately, Sean is not staying in London permanently and is very conveniently returning home early from his trip to see Violet and Dylan. This gives the new couple very little time to formulate a plan on if, how and when to tell Sean. Not that it should really matter; it's nothing to do with him.  They're also struggling to keep a lid on things around Eileen and Pat. Not that this should matter either, but because Eileen is getting dafter and dafter lately so she'd probably side with her lodger rather than her son. However, I am still really enjoying the Todd/Billy storyline and the third-best thing about it is the ever-loving support they receive fromTracy.

"Oooh! Don't mind me, guys. You can use the back room if you like. Don't worry, I won't grass you up, Vicar"
"Tracy, we weren't do anything"
"Only, stay clear from the boiler because it's gas. One spark from you two and the whole place will blow up"

 A rather good episode tonight. However, I am still not sure I understand the Leanne/Steve storyline. It seems a little vague and random to me. On a positive note, though, nothing bad can be said about Jane Danson as Leanne. She is a strong actress and can always be relied upon to pull off a stellar performance no matter what is thrown at Leanne.

The Platt scenes following Kylie's death have been fantastic. The episode where it all happened was brilliantly acted but the script and story were just contrived. I hate having to use that word so frequently when reviewing Corrie, but it's becoming particularly and sadly useful.  On a lighter note - more Todd and Billy, please!  Oh, and a very warm welcome back to the ever-fabulous Eva, the glamour of the Street who has returned from France.

As always,

Thanks for reading!


Twitter- @JordanLloyd39

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

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


Anonymous said...

Steve and Dev were pals a long time ago -- not as close as Steve and Lloyd, but they'd drink together, golf, that kind of thing. I think Becky robbing the shop during the tram crash drove a wedge between them?

Cobblestone said...

It occurred to me that the 'advice' scene would have been better coming from Tim rather than Dev. Not only is Steve closer to Tim these days, (new though their friendship is, sometimes it happens that two personalities just click) but also the lessons Tim's learned from missing Faye growing up and having to part from his granddaughter have left him acutely aware of how fulfilling children can be - whereas Dev, who has about 17 kids & grandkids beyond Aldi and Netto but never sees or references any of them, could hardly be seen as an apostle of parenthood!
And besides, Tim lifts any scene he's in, whereas Dev just makes it cringeworthy ...

Rapunzel said...

Maybe the writers will exercise delayed gratification and no one will find out Steve and Leanne's little secret for the next 16 years. Until his two children with Leanne and Michelle, now frisky little teenagers, get the hots for one another...

C in Canada said...

I was also going to cite Dev/Steve's friendship in past years - there was a storyline where they were trying to one up each other in golf of all things.

coconno196 said...

The other day Steve asked Leanne if it was just one baby. Her having twins might have set folk thinking. 😁 But it's bound to come out some time - maybe some illness in the future that requires a blood transfusion or organisation donation from the father?

Anonymous said...

What irked me about Eva's return was that the first thing Leeanne told her was that she was pregnant not that her good friend Kylie was murdered.
I hope we do see Eva offering her support to David and the children before the funeral.

Pat said...

Anonymous 16:11 - you can't have been watching very carefully, Eva clearly already knew about Kylie as she spoke to David in the street and offered her support. It wasn't till after that that Leanne told her she was pregnant.

Tom said...

Would the police really have returned a blood soaked jacket? It seemed very insensitive to me.

coconno196 said...

I also can't believe the police would return a bloodstained jacket - another plot device to upset David.

P.s. in my earlier post I meant organ, not organisation, obviously. Blame auto-correct / predictive text.

Anonymous said...

Cobblestone....Steve needs to look no further than himself. He wanted nothing to do with Amy for the first year of her life as he was so busy keeping Karen happy. So ...he should learn from that experience.....
Also....when he thought he might lose Leanne's was interesting that he asked - just one- this is no doubt in response to his twins he lost with Tracy.

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