Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 31st October
It's a fright night on the cobbles as Caz disappears, leaving false evidence that Maria has done away with her. I find this storyline a bit unbelievable on several levels. Firstly that Caz is clever enough to pull this off. Secondly that anyone would believe wimpy Maria could overpower soldier Caz. Thirdly that Kate, privy to Caz's connivings, would fall for it and fourthly that the police would investigate when Caz has only been "missing" for a few hours. Anyway, Caz has decorated Maria's flat with blood, an overturned vase and a dropped phone, as well as scared voicemail messages. "Honestly, I could kill her", says Maria as she comes home from staying with Piggin' Pablo to find the flat a tip. Changing her mind, she blames Kirk as revenge for a haunted kennels prank back when they were teenagers, but the police think she did it and won't let her back into the potential crime scene, leaving her and Liam to bunk up with Aidan and Eva. Could be interesting!
The story of Sonia 'n' Sharif rumbles on tediously, somewhat enlivened by Zeedan finding out that Sharif "borrowed" £14K from the gym's bank account. Sharif talks his way out of it with both his grandson and Dev, but it leads to some soul-searching by Zeedan, wondering if he's following the right path in his life, what his parents would think of him becoming a chef and on a whim, he proposes to Rana at the bus-stop over a bag of chips. Who says romance is dead, right? She says she has to think about it, rushing off quickly and dropping the chips. More proposals are going on as Dev introduces a new t-shirt and baseball cap uniform in the corner shop and asks Erica to move in with him, the twins and Mary. She says no to the former but yes to the latter and she's soon bobbing for apples with a very unimpressed Aadi and Asha and a wonderfully costumed Mystic Mary.
Talking of costumes, the barmaids at the Rovers are dressed as the Witches of Eastwick, although I thought Liz was Vegas Cher, Michelle was Charity Dingle and Eva a ginger Morticia. Michelle wants Steve to be Jack Nicholson but he dresses up as Uncle Fester, as did Kirk. But who wore it best?
Meanwhile in the spin off show, Weatherfield General, Anna has the skin graft on her legs. Fay(e) doesn't want to go to the hospital, insisting on going to school instead, which really means sitting in a park with Seb the shoplifter and some alcopops. Eventually though, she breaks down, and he's pretty sensitive for a 14 year old boy and so takes her in to see her mum. We don't see Ken this episode though as he has banned his family from reading stories from the Weatherfield Gazette to him, something that both Tracy and Simon blame Peter for. In matching leather blousons, Peter tells Simon that he doesn't want their relationship to end up like Ken and Peter's, with each resenting the other for things not said, or done. "I'm not going to stop trying to make things right," Peter tells his son, who does his patented running head first into a hug thing. It was sweet though.
Finally at the hospital, after some dithering, Leanne and Nick find out that they're having a boy. Steve finds out too and promises them that he still won't want anything to do with his son. He says that now...
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