Hello! It's just Jordan with this week's Wednesday review. But this isn't just any old Wednesday review. Even after a very busy first week back at uni, I felt compelled to write this review because Wednesday's edition of our favourite soap marked the 9000th episode. As well as this brilliant milestone, I thought it was a rather enjoyable episode. Here we go...
Our 9000th visit to the Street starts as we roll into Roy's in what appears to be early afternoon. Roy is aptly studying his giant fold-out map. He is preparing to drive Alex all the way to Inverness to live with Nessa. Aunty Cathy is uncharacteristically nonchalant about the situation. Her nephew, whom she has practically mothered for many years, is about to move hundreds of miles away and it appears as if she couldn't care less. She even seems somewhat cheery about Alex's sudden departure. We all know why this is, of course. She's had a typical Soapland bombshell dropped right on her. Only last week, she started to realise that Alex's biological father may in fact have been her late husband. Her fears were confirmed in Monday's episode when she dragged it out of Nessa's ex-husband, who has kept everything quiet for over two decades. In Monday's episode, Alex surprisingly admitted to Roy when told the truth that he had always suspected that Alan was his biological father. As such, for fear of upsetting his Aunty Cathy, he has decided to go to live with his mother, the Loch Nessa Monster. Tyrone kindly offers to drive so that Roy can navigate efficiently. This leaves Cathy alone with Fiz with nothing to do other than carry out a classic revelation over imperative cups of tea.
|"It's a family matter"|
"Well we're family. Blood's not everything"
Having been an inmate of Soapland for many years now, Fiz reacts rather calmly to the news that Alex's real dad is the man who Alex called his uncle. Interestingly, she mentions her daughter Hope to Cathy and how she has learned to forget all about Hope's biological dad, John Stape. While all this is going on, the three men have started the trek to Scotland. However, it is not long before they find themselves stationary, somewhere just off the A19. Roy's antique car has overheated. At this point, Alex rightly asks why they didn't use Tyrone's car and climbs out in a huff, determined to find a phone signal. When the engine starts to smoke, Tyrone calls Cathy at the café and asks her to get in touch with Kevin. Unfortunately, the phone line soon goes dead and this sends Fiz into typical soap-style panic mode. When you have lived on Coronation Street for so long, it's probably best to expect the worst in every single situation. Then, when you find out you've completely overreacted, it's a nice feeling. Isn't that right, Fiz Bomb? The two women join Kevin in his impossible-to-miss bright yellow van and so begins a heartfelt story resolution in the middle of nowhere. Cathy asks Alex to come home, a proposal which he immediately accepts. So all of that packing was for nothing!
|"Alex. Come home. Both of you! Roy- please can we start again?"|
Kirk is still moping around at Maria's flat, getting under her feet. His sister's efforts to make him sort things out with his bigamist "wife" have so far been unsuccessful. He seems far more interested in the dog. He hasn't even bothered to find out how Beth got on at her bigamy hearing. When Maria almost demands that he communicates with Beth, he totally blanks her and insists on taking Ozzy out for a walk instead. Caz joins them, telling Maria she will get something out of him if it takes all day. However, during the walk, tragedy strikes. They've barely made it out of the Ginnel when the poor mutt drops to the ground. Caz does her best to sound concerned. Another bombshell is on its way. as and Kirk have been to the vet. Ozzy has cancer and he needs to be put down, as Caz bluntly informs Maria.
Elsewhere, Erica cons the Alahan kids in order to teach them a lesson. She scares them into owning up to the theft of the flowers from the grave and later talks to Dev about how he shouldn't spoil them. This is a story arch set up deliberately to get Mary back to them, I am sure. However, I am rather enjoying Mary working for Tracy. Whoever Tracy is paired with almost always ensures comedy gold. As well as all this, Eileen got stupider. Again. Even Billy had a few words of warning for her.
|"Whatever Pat is doing, you're up to your neck in it too!"|
Well, that's it! The 9000th visit to the most famous street in Britain recapped and reviewed. It was a rather enjoyable episode with a few nice moments. The question is - will we see another 9000?
As always, thanks for reading!
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