Elsewhere on the street, Peter and Ken go help Daniel clear out his spartan flat. Peter turns detective and gets Daniel to confess that he hasn't seen his mother for six years and she hasn't written, emailed, phoned or even Whatsapped her son. Ken is already outraged that Denise left ("she's a disgrace to motherhood" - hey Ken, it's Mr Pot here! I'm saying mean things about the kettle!) and so Peter doesn't tell him the truth. If they want to find Denise, they just need to take a Transpennine service from Piccadilly to Hotton and then get a bus to Emmerdale.
Mary is given the all clear at the hospital and Norris is keen to celebrate - seeing as Dev said he'd buy champagne. Mary is still not happy though and Erica discovers that Mary's bucket list is actually a ring binder of clippings featuring one Maureen Nuttall, whom Erica suspects is Mary's mother, but Mary doesn't 'fess up one way or the other. Curiouser and curiouser.
Over in the cafe, Alex awaits a five o'clock delivery from his mother, which turns out to be - his mother. Yay, the Loch Nessa Monster is back! And she's not been there five minutes before she's sniffing around a new fella, in this case Brian ("such a masculine name"), and he's sniffing around her too, like Kirk after a bacon barm. Roy has a stress-rash, Cathy is stress eating, but I'm already enjoying this potential Corrie comedy gold coupling.
And finally, Rana tries to play matchmaker 'twixt Alya and Zeedan, but Zeedan, despite turning up to the rencontre, has no interest in making up and tells Alya to leave town. However, after a drink with
Kate, who today is wearing what appears to be a Hungarian folk dancing jacket, suggests that Alya moves into her spare room. I look forward to them out-self-righteoussing each other.
Rachel Stevenson - personal blog
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