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Saturday, 24 September 2022

Coronation Street Episode Review Friday 23 September 2022

Greetings Corrie fans, it’s Kelly here with your Friday night review.

Straight into the drama, as baldy gangster Kieron and his no. 2 henchman take Kelly to the roof of an industrial estate and reveal their devious plan. They’re going to force her to jump to her death and then put the gun used to kill Gary in her hand and make it look like a murder-suicide.

Clearly I’m no master criminal, but this plan does seem to have a few holes. Where is a 17-year-old supposed to have got hold of a gun for a start? And wouldn’t they have preferred to get their mitts on Kel’s money rather than having to go to all this trouble? We’ve all seen Line of Duty guys; your DNA and CCTV images are gonna be everywhere.

But there’s no time for this, as Batman and Robin Gary and Aadi are racing to Kelly’s rescue. Telling Aadi to call the police, Gary rushes to the roof and begs Baldy to kill him and not Kelly. But he’s having none of it and fires, only for Aadi-faster-than-a-speeding-bullet-Alahan to jump in front and take the bullet himself. As he lies bleeding, and with the police approaching, the two hapless villains flee the scene.

Back in the Rovers, slimy Stephen is still nursing the smack in the mouth he got from Leo. Jenny tries to explain that it was just a silly mistake but Mr Sinkhole storms off. Meanwhile David demands an explanation for Stephen’s lies and for what he actually does - apart from swanning around being Canadian? We’ve all wondered that, Dave. His attempts to squirm his way out are made more difficult when Gabriella turns up and threatens to tell Audrey everything unless she gets her money back. As Jenny hits the bottle, Leo returns to tell her he loves her and Canada is back on. But when she’s out of the room he continues poking into what Stephen is up to. This is a shame because firstly, it clearly won’t end well and secondly, we didn’t get to see drunk Jenny which is one of my main reasons for watching this show.

In other news, Evelyn returns to the charity shop and wrestles the red anorak off Joy. She triumphantly returns it to Roy who point out it isn’t Hayley’s. To make amends Roy volunteers her to take some shifts in the charity shop.

Back at Wethy General, we discover that Aadi is indeed a superhero as he is awake and sitting up in bed about 10 minutes after being shot at close range. Much to Dev’s horror, it’s Kelly who goes to his bedside, where she tearfully tells him she is too toxic for him and hands him back the engagement ring.

Then it’s back to confront Gary. Telling her he doesn’t care if the police are coming, Gary tells her everything about Rick, Laura and why he took her in. Kelly tells him that she hasn't called the police because he was going to die for her and that while she couldn’t kill him, she can't forgive him.

He tells her to stay, but she says if she does, she’ll become just like her dad and leaves Wetherfield to make her way in the world with the possible smallest holdall. I went on an overnight stay to the New Forest once and took more shiz than that!  

So that’s the end of Kelly for now. Will we see her again? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments. I’m personally relieved that I don’t have to share my name anymore, it got terribly confusing.

Laters @mskelstar  

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Conversation Street Podcast Episode #541

On our latest podcast, we chat about the episodes of Coronation Street shown in the UK between the 20th and the 23rd September (Episodes #10747 - 10752).

Super Soap Week came a little earlier than usual to Weatherfield this year, and just how super was it? Well if you ask us, Corrie absolutely smashed it this time round, with all three main stories keeping us gripped all week. Top billing, of course, went to Kelly's exit story, which as well as featuring the surprise return of Rick Neelan from beyond the grave, also made use of the much hyped volume wall for some nighttime shots of the Manchester cityscape. But did the use of Hollywood technology actually live up to the hype? Also this week, Stephen's dastardly plans to have 5 Grasmere Drive sold fall through whilst Leo finds out about Jenny's Canadian canoodling a few weeks ago, and Roy and Evelyn go on a quest to retrieve Hayley's famous red coat in a C-story that ticked all the right boxes when it came to comedy, nostalgia and just great character stuff between two acting legends.   

Up next in The Kabin, we take a look at a couple of upcoming events that Corrie fans either side of the Atlantic might want to think about getting tickets for, and we round off the show with more of your listener feedback.

Street Talk - 00:10:52
The Kabin - 02:14:08
Feedback - 02:24:18

For this week's bonus podcast, we're joined by our good pal Georgia Taylor to chat about all things Toyah in the wake of last week's gripping courtroom scenes. She may have been found not guilty by the jury, but does Georgia agree with the court's decision, and what effects might Imran's death have on the character going forwards? We chat about all this, the return of Spider and Georgia's reflections on her stint as Rovers landlady. Enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, stream all our old episodes on our own site here, or click the play buttons above to give it a listen from the comfort of this very blog! 

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Friday, 23 September 2022

Spider's return to Corrie - what do you think?

Regular readers (hello, aunty Jean) will know that I'm a huge fan of Coronation Street's Spider.  Ever since he returned to Weatherfield I've been a bit giddy kipper. I'm still loving every minute that he's on screen and I don't care what storylines they chuck at him, just to have Geoffrey Nugent back on screen is enough for this fan.

However, I'm wondering where his character will go once his secret is out and Toyah discovers what he's really up to.  

Having Spider work as an undercover cop strikes some fans as out of character for Spider, but it works for me. I'm willing to go with it. Well, let's face it, I have no choice. 

I'm loving Spider and Toyah back together though. 

Toyah lights up each time she's in a scene with Spider and therefore, we know it'll break her heart when she finds out the truth about him. Which she will, of course; this is soap after all.  

How do you think Spider's return is working out in Weatherfield? 

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Spot the Corrie prop - September 23rd 2022

Congratulations this week go to Fluttershy who was the first person to spot that last week's stylish side table can be found in Sarah-Lou and Adam's flat. Well done!

For this week's prop puzzle all you have to do is tell us whereabouts on Coronation Street you would find this pile of classic texts.

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