Richard Whitbread is in the update chair again this week. Take it away, Richard:
Hi, Glenda is still away and I have another week in
update towers. Hope you are enjoying the current stories. We
had an extra episode this week, so extra biscuits needed.
Early in the week Beth decided to try and crack Kirk and so
took some flowers and said she was sorry. He was cuddling a
very ill Ozzie and did not go with her to the court hearing.
She was found guilty - a fine of £150 and community service,
she is not looking forward to the orange tabard. Craig has
not returned home either.
Alya keeps on being nasty to Sonia and Sharif as she thinks
she knows their secret. She then blackmails Sharif into
giving her £14k which she needs to go into business with Aidan
to buy a special new machine to make the new designs - but she
then dtiches Sinead offering her a £100 bonus. Alya is
quickly turning into a ruthless b***h - which marks quite a
change for the character.
In the almost forgotten setting of the allotment Alex finds a
cup he won with Alan (Cathy's late husband) many years ago.
He then tells Roy that he knows that Alan was his father -
Alan told him many years ago. When they return to the cafe
they announce to Cathy that Alex has decided to move to
Inverness to live with Nessa. Even this does not get to Cathy
who agrees it would be for the best. Roy will drive Alex to
Inverness on the morrow.
Michelle wants to arrange some wedding catering with Zeedan
who is obviously on holiday and she is really off with Robert
for having ruined the life of her best friend (actually
Michelle it was Carla who was in the wrong - not Robert).
Eventually Steph takes on the negotiations.
Andy is trying to find a new career and has decided he is a
horror writer. Mary, who has written some books of her own
and used to have a gold bikini but lost the top in a hot
spring in Iceland, offers to read his first chapter and
provide some comments. And Luke is chatting up an extra in
Ty offers to share the driving with Roy and they eventually
head off via the backroads reaching Murton (near Durham, just
off the A19 and nowhere near a route between Weatherfield and
Inverness) where the Woody breaks down - Ty reckons that a new
thermostat is needed. Comic scenes of non-working mobiles and
getting splashed by other passing vehicles happen before
contact is made with first Cathy and then Kev. Sense prevails
and Cathy goes with Kev in his Thunderbird to rescue the
travellers. Once their Cathy makes it clear that she
apologises and wants Alex and Roy back. However I am not
convinced that Roy is happy with the outcome. Kev tows the
Woody back to Weatherfield and Alex and Roy return home with
Caz promises to talk Kirk round about Beth when they take
Ozzie for a walk - but Ozzie collapses and is taken to the
vet. Later Caz breaks the news to Maria that Ozzie has cancer
and the vet has booked the dog in for tomorrow. Kirk carries
the dog in through the door so Maria can say goodbye. Having
been through this with our dog I was nearly in tears! A chunk
of the extra episode was consumed with saying farewell to
Ozzie - well I know he has been around a while but four
weeping adults was a bit much! Beth did however sit with Kirk
until Ozzie died. And now Maria realises how good a friend
Caz has been. THe two are snuggled together - just remember
Maria she is gay and you are not. Finally Maria tells Caz
that there is no spark between them and she is NOT gay and
that Caz must move out. Pablo (Maria's gay husband) is in
trouble with the Home Office and Maria has to go to London to
play happy families for the authorities. Once she is gone Caz
cons Kirk into letting her stay and also nicks Maria's new
credit card whilst getting the Home Office on speed dial.
Gary wants some new kit and is trying to persuade Sharif who
says that Dev does not understand cash flow - the VAT and
Corporation Tax payments are due and the new kit will have to
wait for the next quarter. Alya delivers the £14k cheque to
Aidan for the new machine and Sharif tells Yasmeen that he is
happy to proceed with the flat reservation as well.
Roy quietly drops a bombshell and asks Cathy if they can set a
date for the wedding. Whilst she is pleased to have Alex back
she does not give Roy an immediate answer. But very soon she
is trying to get everyone setup for a December date - so it
looks as though it will be a Christmas wedding. Roy does
seems much happier with moving forward with Cathy now that he
knows she is different to Hayley and always will be.
Gail has announced that Michael is moving back in - Bethany
and Sarah feel the place is getting crowded having encountered
Michael without clothes and ask if they can move into their
own place. David meanwhile is getting updates on his phone.
Apparently Macca has had good news about his son (whom lest we
forget killed Kylie).
And Bethany goes back to school whilst Lauren is expelled -
apparently other girls came forward to register their concerns
and Bethany is congratulated on being brave.
Monday part 1 was written by Perrie Balthazar, part 2 was
written by Ella Greenhill, Wednesday was written by Jan
McVerry, Thursday was written by Julie Jones, Friday part 1
and part 2 were written by Damon Rochefort. The entire week
was directed by Tim Finn. Copyright remains the property of
ITV to whom many thanks.
Huge sigh of relief as my stint comes to an end and it is my
turn to go on holiday - off to the Colonies to inspect the
Autumnal colours around Boston, Falmouth and Mount Washington
plus Salem. Glenda will be back next week - but I have
enjoyed my time here and look forward to another opportunity
some time in the future.
Reminder - my normal episode updates can be found on the
Corriedays yahoo group along with my friends. There is an
interesting podcast at Conversation Street and of course
Glenda can be found in many places.
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