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Soldier Caz turned up on the street a little bit needy, let’s say. She was hanging onto her girlfriend Kate who shrugged her off, finally. She’s been discharged by the army and taken to hanging around Maria, getting needy, again. When Maria shrugged Caz off and told her she wasn’t that way inclined, Caz took it into her head to start stalking Maria and framing her for murder. None of this rings true, not even in the far-fetched world of soap where you have to believe anything, just anything, is possible. Frankly, I’m lost with this plot, and tut when it comes on. Caz has planted bloodied scissors in Maria’s flat and a webcam so she can see who’s coming and going (mainly Aidan, so Caz must surely have blackmail on her mind soon). All of this is sending Maria round the bend, as you can imagine, she never was the most stable of Street girls. Maria’s called into the cop shop and is suspect number one in the disappearance of Caz, who has taken to skulking under street lights with a scowl on her face.
Another plot line I’m not sure about is Robert and Michelle growing closer. Michelle is happy, she’s pregnant, she loves her Steve, she’s running the pub. Why would she be interested in Robo-Robert, I wonder?
Another unlikely pairing this week came in the form of Tracy Barlow and lovely Luke. Now then Luke is a bit of a lad about town and will, it’s fair to say, snog almost anything in a skirt and preferably out of it. But after an altercation over her broken phone, Tracy berates Luke and the next thing we know, he’s half-naked in the Barlow kitchen (and where’s Deirdre’s fish mould when you need a shot of it?) while Tracy’s sitting on the sofa with a smile on her face.
At Weatherfield General, Anna finishes with Kev as she thinks he can’t handle the horror of her burned legs from the fire the other week. Kev tells her he can and he will support her through this and within minutes they’ve fallen out and are back together again. Oh, I do love the world of soap.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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