Thursday, 9 February 2017
The Wet Blanket
And worse, he's experiencing his first shared orgasm with Sinead. What exactly is the point of Sinead? I've been wondering it for weeks. She mopes around the street, downtrodden, whinging, complaining that she's hard done by. I can't see why Daniel is suddenly swept off his feet by her personality and charm; she's like Droopy with a pony tail.
She was far more interesting when she arrived, quirky and distinctive, Beth's sensible niece. She made her own soaps, she went to craft fairs, she was teetotal. That's a personality. It was a refreshing change to have a young woman in the show who wasn't a vamp, or a bimbo, or a thief. She was a nice, ordinary girl, happy with herself and her place in the world.
It was easy to see why Chesney would be drawn to her. He has, and this is often glossed over by the show, had a terrible childhood. In and out of foster homes, only around his mother when she could use him to scrounge some cash, regularly separated from his sister Fiz. Things got so bad that he looked up to Les Battersby as a father figure and role model.
It's not surprising, therefore, that Chesney likes comfortable, homely, family life. Katie wanted a baby and a boyfriend and a nice quiet existence. That's all Chesney wants. Unfortunately she got bored and left; the fact that she was tempted away by the absolutely awful Ryan (v.2.0) should tell you just how desperate to leave she really was. Chesney thought he would have better luck with Sinead: a nice bit of normality, a settled, comfortable existence with a down-to-earth girl. But apparently she got bored too, though it seems to have come out of nowhere. Apparently life with Chesney is just such a drain on her, but then everything is a drain on Sinead, because she lets everything be a drain on her.
She can't even get up the effort to dump Chesney. Sleeping on the sofa, talking vaguely to Kirk and Fizz about how she likes Chesney but she's not sure if she loves Chesney, now telling some bloke she's unattached before she even tells the boyfriend. She managed to complain about not making her soaps any more in last night's episode, yet somehow this was Chesney's fault, because she can't take responsibility for anything. Sinead is hoping that if she acts passive aggressive around him long enough he'll take the hint and end the relationship. Then no doubt she'll complain that he took the decision away from her.
Now, if the rumours are to be believed, she's going to get pregnant and consider an abortion. The baby will be going to school before she finally makes a decision on whether to have a termination or not. Chesney's too good for her, Daniel's too good for her; at this moment in time, even the hateful ball of unpalatable spite and bile that is Adam Barlow is too good for her. Maybe some time on her own would give Sinead a bit of backbone, but until then, I'll continue to reach for the vodka every time her mithering fills my screen.
Scott Willison (@merseytart)
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