We've been treated to a couple of massive weeks on the cobbles lately. I say 'treated', but I don't particularly enjoy Cororatings Street. Last night's episode featured no explosions, so I'm glad to be reviewing it. Here we go...
The Nazirs took centre stage in last night's episode. As morning dawned on the Street, Zeedan sits on the sofa at number 6, licking his wounds from the night before. As we saw in Monday's episode, he fumbled up a proposal of marriage to a seemingly apprehensive Rana. She didn't say yes, but she didn't refuse either. Alya tries to lift his spirits by spouting divorce statistics, much to the dismay of Yasmeen, who proceeds to tell her grandson how much she loves his grandfather, foreshadowing like there's no tomorrow. Well, there won't be for Yasmeen and Sharif by the end of the day. However, before we arrive on Revelation Street, we must first deal with the random change of heart from Rana. When Zeedan confronts Rana out on the Street, she surprises him by suddenly accepting his proposal, Naturally, the Nazirs are thrilled by this news - except Alya of course, but she seems to have turned into an all-round misery guts lately. Sharif is trying desperately to shake off seven-year mistress Sonia. She is taken aback when he forbids her to attend Zeedan and Alya's engagement party, pointing out that it would be inappropriate for her to celebrate a commitment such as marriage with them. However, Sonia seems hellbent on keeping the man who isn't even hers and that's when she launches into a performance of her 80s hit 'You'll Never Stop Me Loving You.'
|"We're getting married!"|
There is one thing that seems to have cheered Alya and that is the news that Sonia is moving out of their house and is going to live very far away - the flat above Dev's. When the two inevitably bump into each other on the Street, Alya can't resist hurling a plethora of insults at Sonia. Of course, we have to remember that Alya is unaware of the seven-year affair. She merely thinks the pair had a one night stand several years ago and Sharif ultimately chose Yasmeen. The fiery factory worker labels Sonia as jealous, bitter and twisted. Sonia's had enough and decides to put the stroppy madam in her place. Take the next right onto Revelation Street and you will notice Alya's face when she learns that her granddad has been having an affair with Sonia for seven years.
|"There's one thing for certain. I won't let him get away with it"|
Maria's flat is still a blood-splattered crime scene and Not-So-Sweet Caroline is nowhere to be found. Since Tyrone bought a tearful Caz a drink the other day to cheer her up, Fiz has been thinking. Maybe Maria - as she puts it - is "going all weird again". She is of course thinking of the time when Maria went through one of those soap personality transplants and pretended to be Tyrone's jailbird ex via text message. This time, Caz claims that Maria has been sending her vicious text messages. Fiz urges Tyrone to go to the police, but he refuses. The worry eats away at Fiz, until she decides to tell Caz's ex-girlfriend Kate, who is surprisingly very concerned. An appalled Kate tells Fiz she simply must tell the police. The police are going to be extremely interested in Maria, given that her sham marriage has come back to haunt her. It turns out, she must go and visit her legal husband. Remember when she married the Italian boy so he could get into the country and be with is boyfriend? And then it was all forgotten about? The hairdresser is about to be bitten on the behind, especially now the police want to interview her about Caz's disappearance and have picked up her "whirlwind romance" along the way. Oh dear!
|"We're just trying to build a picture"|
"Of you. What sort of life you lead. I have to say, it's very eventful.
If you've nothing to hide, you've nothing to worry about"
An enjoyable episode which explored two nicely packaged storylines.
As always, thanks for reading!
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