|"It's all happening, Ken. Quelle surprise" |
Yes, yes it is, Audrey.
Hello! It's just Jordan with this week's Wednesday review.
It's time for a funeral in Weatherfield, which is - for reasons other than the obvious - never a good thing. Last night's episode picked up right where Monday's left off. It's always interesting when this happens. I think it makes the storyline clearer and the events more concise. Unfortunately, the funeral was for that of our beloved Kylie NotMinogue. Monday's episode saw the residents of the Street giving her a totally Bootylicious send off. The vacant expression on Billy's face as the Destiny's Child classic blared out in the church made the death of this wonderful character almost worth it.
While the residents gather at the Rovers for the wake, David has been unsuccessfully trying to reason with Todd. Shortly beforehand, Sarah had blurted out the true identity of Callum's killer to him. At first, he wrongly thought that Sarah herself was responsible for Callum's death and that the now-dead Tony had been wrongly accused. He was of course, only half-right. It was the now-dead Kylie who was responsible for Callum's death. My God, the death toll on Coronation Street recently is akin to Les Miserables! Anyway, Sarah tracks Todd down and jumps into his van, begging him not to go to the police. He stubbornly refuses and offers to take Sarah with him to the police station. When they park up, she eventually confides in Todd all the complicated details of Callum's murder. It takes a little while but since Tina O'Brien is the best crier in all of Soapdom, Sarah eventually persuades Todd to relent. When he drops her off at home, she gets out and thanks him. She sweetly names him her best friend and tells him how deserving he is of Billy and then half-jokingly tells him not to mess it up. Naturally, David is relieved to hear that Sarah has water-worked her magic on Todd, but is somewhat sceptical. Late at night, in drawing the episode to a close, he visits his wife's grave and through sobs tells her that he doesn't know how long he can keep it together.
|"Kylie saved my life. |
She doesn't deserve to be punished for it"
|"Next time, don't wait until you nearly |
die before you call your mother!"
Elsewhere, over at the Bistro, poor Steph is being worked to death. The place is understaffed so she has been working for hours without a break and is struggling to cope with the wrath of Robert, who is proving to be pretty useless at anything other than cooking. When someone leaves without paying, he tells Steph that the money lost will be deducted from her wages and has been struggling to add things up properly. He points out that he is a creative and does not need to add up, a motto which I live my life by. He begrudgingly cooks Kylie's favourite meal for Max, an item no longer on the menu but begins to calm down a little when Steph stands up to him. By the end of the episode, he gives an overworked Steph an early finish and promises to hire more staff immediately. I'm pretty sure that this storyline is leading to Leanne's eventual re-employment at the Bistro and then she will be involved in some sort of love triangle with Nick and Robert, all while pregnant with Steve's baby. Well, she's no stranger to men.
|"This place is a complete and utter shambles. The rota isn't worth the paper |
it's printed on and we don't have a manager!"
A very good episode. I enjoyed it a lot. Kylie's send off has been pretty perfect. Or as perfect as anything can be in Soapland. Everything fit. The scenes at her wake were almost a celebration - plenty of bright colours, fun music and drink, exactly how she would've wanted. There are little things that are annoying me lately though, like Eileen's utter daftness and Sean's selfish reaction to Billy and Todd. But hey ho! Until next week!
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