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Friday, 27 November 2020

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Fri 27 Nov


Friday November 27th

LEANNE AND STEVE FACE THE UNFACEABLE Leanne stares bleakly at Steve knowing today’s the day they say goodbye to their son. Leanne insists she must go home and get Oliver’s favourite pyjamas. At home, Nick gently persuades Leanne that it’s time they returned to the hospital to say goodbye. Leanne admits she can’t do it.

JENNY COOKS UP A DISASTER Johnny fails to make Jenny accept that he’s almost certainly going to prison. Jenny tells Johnny that her step-daughter Daisy has called and she and her boyfriend are coming for lunch. Johnny realises he’ll have to do something drastic to get her to face the music and announces he wants a divorce. Daisy and her boyfriend Lee, arrive for lunch. Johnny tells Daisy about Aidan’s death, his affair with Liz and how Jenny tried to run her over. Daisy quietly enjoys Jenny’s discomfort.

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE SURPRISE AT NO.6 Alya clocks a furtive Geoff arriving home with an overnight bag. Alya calls at No.4 and shares her suspicions about Geoff with Tim and Sally. While Geoff’s out, they search his house for an address in Oldham. But suddenly they’re interrupted, what is Geoff’s secret? 

Friday November 27th

LEANNE AND STEVE SAY GOODBYE Having returned to the hospital, Steve and Leanne sit at Oliver’s bedside singing ‘You are my Sunshine’. Nick and Tracy listen from the hospital corridor, their hearts breaking. The singing stops and they know that Oliver has died. Having returned home, Leanne curls up on Oliver’s bed and sobs her heart out.

JOHNNY IS CRUEL TO BE KIND Jenny insists Daisy and Lee stay for dinner. Johnny and Jenny’s row escalates but they’re interrupted by the arrival of the police who tell Johnny they’re arresting him on suspicion of burglary and GBH. 

TIM AND ALYA ARE LEFT FRUSTRATED Geoff orders Alya and Tim out of his house.

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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 25th Nov 7.30 & 8.30 pm


Weatherfield's morality police work in mysterious ways. Criminal activity within Coronation Street is either witnessed, hidden, prosecuted, executed, or enacted for the viewers, and (dependent on storyline/ character requirements) we see trial and retribution in whatever form is applicable. Although Corrie doesn't do mafia-style crime families the Connor clan are no strangers to unlawful deeds. Carla’s criminal bed-hopping may have more relevance on the cobbles than her Dad’s historical minor car accident/robbery, however, are they both going to be dealt with equal punishment? 


Johnny’s MS pseudo relapse and Jenny’s reluctance for a confessional kind of foretold, Margaret’s reappearance, didn’t it? Would the police be bothered about a crime from 37 years ago? I did like the new information we learnt, though. I think Connor’s criminal conscience may have got him in a whole heap of trouble. Is Johnny heading to jail with a jilted Jenny in charge of The Rovers? 


And what about Carla? Peter’s starting to sniff around about the missing wallet, and although the duo seems to be making headway in emotional wrangling, his suspicions are ever-growing. Just like her Dad, Carla’s conscience is coming to the fore. 


I will freely admit to all and sundry, that I was a huge Pat Phelan fan. When it comes to the Cobbles I do like a baddie, and Ray seems to harbour Phelan’s property mogul ambitions, with just as much manipulation directed at the Cobbles residents. With pre-planning approval, Ray’s only other hurdle appears to be Geoff & N0.6. It is clever casting and long-haul characterisation that has brought these two nefarious gits together, and I enjoy it. Is Geoff going to come unstuck by Ray, vice versa, or will they both meet a sticky end by outside forces before the year is out? Alya could be the perfect foil. Debbie's duplicitous behaviour has also been one of my highlights of Corrie 2020, but I do wonder if the real victim in all of this could be Kevin? Helping his sister in her 'hour of need' and his bloke persona means he’s blinded by his sister’s feminine deviousness.  A classic corrie leitmotif - clever stuff. 


Leanne versus the world and her lone legal fight for Oliver is admirable yet, with these latest blood tests failing, and the unjust attempt at battling with the NHS, the writing is undoubtedly on the wall. Toyah’s taken a plethora of verbal beatings, same with Nick, Imran and Elliott have also turned off the case, and Steve is at his wit’s end -it’s so sad, yet you know those same people will be her support network when the time comes for Oliver’s ending. Locking herself in Imran’s office works as a good metaphor for her internal struggle. Again, it’s very clever writing. As Oliver deteriorates further though, those blood tests look to be the final curtain call on this incredible storyline. It feels raw, it feels real, and for me, I think this storyline, alongside tonight’s episodes, has been incredible. 

What did you think? 

@rybazoxo your cobbles connoisseur 






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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 25 Nov


Wednesday November 25th

LEANNE’S DESPERATION GROWS Dr Howarth tells Steve and Leanne that they’re running some blood tests as they’re concerned about Oliver’s liver function. Later, Leanne calls at the solicitors’ office and begs Imran to help her with the case just as a friend.  When Imran refuses, Leanne pushes over a filing cabinet and locks the door.

JOHNNY GETS A VISITOR Margaret calls at the Rovers and explains to Jenny that she’s the mother of the security guard who was injured in the hit and run. Johnny confesses that he was responsible for her son’s death. 

RAY HAS AN OFFER FOR GEOFF Ray calls at Speed Daal and offers to buy No.6 from Geoff at a knockdown price. Ray reminds Debbie that they need to get their hands on as many houses as they can before their plans go public.

ELSEWHERE Peter calls at the factory with some lunch for Carla but when Sarah reveals that she’s gone out, Peter’s left suspicious.

Wednesday November 25th

LEANNE MAKES THE BIGGEST DECISION OF HER LIFE Having barricaded them into the office, Leanne orders Imran to call Elliot. Having been summoned by Imran, Nick and Toyah implore Leanne to let them in. Imran drags the filing cabinet out of the way and opens the door. In the hospital, Oliver suddenly arrests. Steve implores Leanne to put an end to Oliver’s suffering and let him die with dignity. Leanne announces to Steve and Toyah that she’s dropped her Appeal.

JOHNNY CAN’T HIDE THE TRUTH Jenny begs Margaret not to go to the police, explaining that Johnny suffers from MS. Carla finds Jenny in tears as she reveals that Margaret is now likely at the police station. 

ALYA FEARS GEOFF IS UP TO SOMETHING Ray tells Debbie that he’s persuaded Geoff to sell him No.6. Geoff reveals to Alya that he’s changed his mind, he’s selling the house and moving to Cyprus. When Ryan reveals that according to the satnav in the van, Geoff has been frequenting Oldham, Alya wonders if it’s something to do with Elaine’s disappearance.

ELSEWHERE Peter quizzes Carla, wondering where she disappeared to. 

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street, Nov 30 - Dec 4

Here are the major storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less.

Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December


Elaine is back but can she save Yasmeen at her trial? Oliver's funeral takes place, Tim seeds red, Geoff gets his own way, cracks show in the fight for the street as Ray uses Faye to his advantage and Debbie plots to get rid of of Abi.

See the full week's preview with pictures at Corrie.net

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