Friday, 21 April 2017

Coronation Street Weds 19th April episode review

Hiya! It’s just Jordan with this week’s Wednesday’s review.

It’s been a bit of a bombshell week on the cobbles so far this week. It’s soap doing what soap does best: secrets. And what’s the latest secret to slither its way onto our screens? Well, in the episodes screened on Bank Holiday, Shona’s revelation cracked like an Easter egg. She’s Clayton’s mother. That would be Clayton - killer of Kylie – Hibbs.

In a typically twisted soap web, earlier on Monday, Shona had overheard Gail and Sarah discussing the secret of David and the suicide vehicle. Now they’re even, and both Gail and Shona have made a pact of silence regarding their secrets. By Wednesday morning, Gail has managed to keep this enormous secret to herself, and unsurprisingly so. After being able to keep shtum about her fifth husband’s long-lost son not really being his long-lost son, keeping quiet about the true identity of her daughter-in-law’s killer should be a doddle. David the dog conveniently ended up at number 11, which led David the human to go and retrieve him, albeit with the aid of a biscuit provided by a frosty Shona.  Cue a few more sighing exchanges with a weary Gail about how they must keep this a secret, and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that this a secret which will soon be exposed.
"I just want you and your family to stay away"
Amy’s got a bee in her bonnet and a trick up her sleeve. The headstrong daughter of Tracy Barlow is determined she knows who attacked her granddad and is equally determined she knows who didn’t. Having spotted a lunch-lacking Amy on the Street at lunchtime, Adam kindly offers to take his sort-of cousin for lunch at the café, an offer she accepts. However, once seated in the greasy spoon, she wastes no time in shouting the odds at Adam. She knows all his lies, Rosie’s lies and threatens to expose the truth before marching out of the café. This altercation leads Adam to call a meeting at the Bistro with only Daniel and Peter, point-blank accusing Tracy of attacking their dad. 
It’s not the best of days of the Wicked Witch of Weatherfield. Even Luke has started to believe she is involved in Ken’s plight, so much so he has decided to end their relationship, a decision which has left Tracy shocked. But more importantly, Amy takes matters into her own hands. After learning that a worktop was fitted by Pat Phelan the night Ken was attacked, the fiery twelve year old marches down to the phone box and calls DS McKinnon, proclaiming that if Adam Barlow’s fingerprints were to be found on the worktop, that would determine him as guilty.
And as if that wasn’t enough of a dramatic enigma, the episode closed when Tracy found herself face-to-face with an old flame. After being locked up for almost three years for the murder of everyone’s favourite gorgeously gobby barmaid, Rob has managed to escape, run and for the meantime – hide.

Elsewhere, Fiz has bumped into a face from the past. It turns out that Kim, who she was once in care with, is now a lecturer at the college she attends.  Even Roy remembers Kim, and Fiz is thrilled when they arrange to meet for a drink in the Rovers. Tyrone is initially cool and calm about this Kim, probably expecting Kym Marsh to turn up at the pub. However, he is knocked for six when Fiz gleefully throws her arms round a dishy fella apparently named Kim. He sat in a strop throughout the meeting and played the typical jealous-not-jealous husband throughout to an oblivious Fiz.

Meanwhile, Craig presses Sarah for some information about Bethany. She’s been ignoring his calls and Sarah reluctantly explains that will be because she is spending more and more time with boyfriend Nathan at the tanning salon. She expresses her concern to lovely Craig and suggests he goes to the salon to visit her, thinking she would appreciate it. Rather predictably, after he has been to see his friend at the tanning salon, Nathan immediately starts to tear Bethany away from him, convincing her that he is after her affections and insisting she stay away from him.
A decent episode. Elle Mulvaney as Amy Barlow has proven once again what a promising young actress she is. Shona is also a brilliant newcomer, played spectacularly by Julia Goulding and it will be interesting to see how this secret unfolds, even if the whole thing is a little contrived. Corrie is unfortunately contrived nowadays, but the best way to enjoy that is to look past that and see it for what it is: a continuously contrived, continuously camp continuing drama.
As always,

Thanks for reading!

All original work on Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License


Anonymous said...

Fiz's storyline sounds similar to Michelle's childhood sweetheart Will a few months ago.
It's ridiculous and very contrived that Fiz didn't tell Tyrone that Kim was a guy so when he finds out he would be jealous while they talk about old times.
Since Gail caught Shona snooping in HER house,I don't understand why she didn't have Shona arrested for trespassing and both her and Sarah deny what Shona claimed she heard instead of another tedious secrets storyline.

Maricha said...

How could they? Sarah has already blabbed about the suicide/accident to Gary.
Because of that Gary has already gotten David to hand over the most money he will likely ever have at one time to Anna so what incentive would he have to keep his mouth shut?

Rapunzel said...

I'm with Tyrone here. This Kim has a University teaching job. Are we sure he's not another John Stape, come to beguile our Fiz with his edumacation??

Anonymous said...

It's not Gail's house, David owns it. David also gave Shona the keys to his house, she had a legitimate reason to be there, so hardly trespassing

Llywela said...

Thanks for the review - but Adam doesn't have any brothers. He is Peter and Daniel's nephew.

Newfy Pearl said...

Enjoyed the review - but why say that Amy is Adam's 'sort of' cousin? Adam is her cousin just as Simon is.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Our Top 10 Blog Posts in last 7 days (automatically updated)

Click on a name to find out more about your Corrie favourites!

adam barlow aidan connor alan halsall alex bain alexander bain alison king alison sinclair all about soap awards alma baldwin amy barlow amy kelly andrea beckett andy whyment anna windass antony cotton audrey roberts awards baby Oliver barbara knox barlows battleaxes becky mcdonald behind the scenes ben price ben tagoe bet gilroy bet lynch beth tinker bethany platt betty driver betty turpin betty williams betty's hotpot bev callard beverley callard bill roache billy mayhew billy the vicar blanche hunt brian packham brooke vincent bruno langley can i visit the coronation street set Canada canadian coronation street fans carla connor Cath Tyldesley catherine tyldesley cathy matthews celebrities on coronation street characters joining coronation street characters leaving coronation street cherylee houston chesney brown chris gascoyne chris harper claire king classic corrie clothes worn on coronation street colson smith competition connor mcintyre conversation street coronation street coronation street art coronation street babies Coronation Street Blog - the book coronation street cartoons coronation street fan events coronation street fan of the week coronation street fans coronation street funerals coronation street history coronation street in canada coronation street look-a-like coronation street map coronation street men coronation street merchandise coronation street news coronation street preview coronation street spoilers coronation street weekly update coronation street weekly updates coronation street writers craig tinker damon alexis-rochefort damon rochefort daniel brocklebank daran little david neilson david platt debbie oates debbie rush debbie webster deirdre barlow deirdre hunt denise osbourne derek griffiths dev alahan eileen derbyshire eileen grimshaw Elle Mulvaney ellie leach ellie-louise leach elsie tanner emily bishop emily nugent ena sharples erica stewart exclusive interview exercise dvds famous people who have been in corrie fat brenda favourite females favourite males faye windass feckless fellas in coronation street filming locations filming mistakes fiz brown fiz stape florizel street flying ducks gail rodwell gary windass gary's army diaries gay and lesbians gay men in coronation street gay men in soaps gay women in soaps granada manchester coronation street set granada studios gurn of the week helen flanagan helen worth hilda ogden hilda ogden's curlers Hope Stape hot pot how to contact coronation street inside soap inside soap magazine izzy armstrong jack p shepherd Jack P. Shepherd jane danson jean alexander jennie mcalpine jigsaw jimmi harkishin job vacancies at coronation street joe duttine johnny connor jonathan harvey julie goodyear julie hesmondhalgh kabin kate fitzgerald kate ford katherine kelly kathy jones katie mcglynn ken barlow kev webster kevin webster kieran roberts kirk sutherland kylie platt kylie turner kym marsh leanne barlow leanne battersby leanne tilsley liam bairstow lily platt lisa george liz mcdonald lloyd mullaney Lucy Fallon luke britton maggie jones malcolm hebden manchester tart marc baylis maria connor mark llewellin martin sterling mary taylor matriachs maxine's bench michael le vell michelle connor mikey north mikey north miley windass minnie caldwell mothers on the cobbles music in the rovers nathan curtis new set new zealand newton and ridley nick tilsley nick's bistro nigel pivaro no.1 Coronation Street no.11 coronation street no.13 coronation street no.3 coronation street no.5 coronation street no.6 coronation street no.7 coronation street no.9 coronation street norris cole norris cole's brother nuttalls brewery odd side of the street official coronation street website oldham coliseum oliver battersby on location opening titles original cast our blog is the best blog in the world outside broadcast paper boys paper girls pat phelan pat phoenix patti claire patti clare paula lane peter barlow peter gunn pets on coronation street pictures of the coronation street set pigeons pillars of the community platt family plot holes props qasim akhtar quay street returning characters rita fairclough rita littlewood rita sullivan rita tanner road to coronation street rob donovan rob mallard romanian holiday rosamund street rosie webster rovers bosses rovers fire rovers return rovers return barmaids rovers return fire rovers return landlady roy and hayley roy cropper roy's rolls roys rolls ryan thomas sair khan sally webster sally and tim sally dynevor sally dyvenor Sally Metcalfe sally webster sally whittaker sam aston samia ghadie samia longchambon sarah platt Sarah-Louise Platt schmeichel sean tully shayne ward shelley king simon barlow simon crowther simon gregson sinead tinker six episodes per week sophie webster special effects speculation spin-off spoilers state of the street steve mcdonald storyline speculation storylines streetcars sue cleaver sue johnston sue nicholls susan barlow susan oudot sylvia cropper sylvia goodwin terry duckworth the corrie years the kabin the Nazirs the newspaper boy the road to coronation street through the years tim metcalfe tina o'bren tina o'brien Tina O’Brien tiricia hopkins todd grimshaw tony warren Tony Warren inspiration tours of coronation street toyah battersby tracy barlow trafford set tram crash tricia hopkins tyrone dobbs underworld underworld sign unofficial book unofficial merchandise unseen characters viaduct street victoria court fire vip bloggers walking tours watch coronation street online weatherfield weatherfield arms weatherfield council weatherfield county weatherfield county football club weatherfield fire station weatherfield gazette weatherfield haulage Weatherfield high Weatherfield Open Days weatherfield style weatherfield wayfarer websters' autos wedding wedding dress weddings weekly awards weekly update where have you seen william roache William Roache Interview window cleaners writers for soaps Yasmeen nazir zeedan nazir