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Monday 31 January 2011

The Fraud Squad: Thu Jan 27, 2011 Corrie Episode Review


Written by Damon Rochefort, directed by David Kester

Sean tells Eileen that she only has one choice now: go to Owen, get down on her knees and beg for mercy.  Eileen figures that Owen doesn’t want begging, he wants blood.  Methinks she may be correct.  Eileen pulls a sicky so she doesn’t have to face Owen.  She’d rather go back to bed and hope it all goes away.  Yeah, that always works for me.Jan-27-2011-Julie-Eileen-crying  It doesn’t go away for Eileen, since Owen shows up to work on her roof – since he’s a man of his word.  She asks what he’s going to do about the money since she can’t sleep  a wink.  He replies with “good.”  At the factory, Julie asks after Eileen but Sean won’t say anything and suggests she visit Eileen herself as opposed to asking him how she is all the time. 

Julie goes to see Eileen and tells her that she knows something’s up – she can feel it.  Eileen breaks down and tells Julie that she’s been a fool and doesn’t know what to do.  Eileen tells Julie all and Julie gets upset with Owen and offers Eileen money.  Eileen is in tears that Julie would give her money.  Eileen knows that Owen just wants to see him suffer.  She has no idea what he’s going to do while he’s turning the screws.  Julie says the only way to deal with a bully is to stand up to him.  It takes Julie an afternoon at her machine and she Jan-27-2011-Julie-Eileen has found a solution for Eileen.  Julie points out to Eileen that Owen’s dodged a lot more than ten grand in taxes over the years.  Julie says they go to the yard, get the incriminating documents then copy them.  They put the originals in a safe place.  When the money clears, then he can get back his dodgy dealings or his originals go to the “fraud squad.”  To which Eileen replies, “do they exist?”  No, Julie got that from Life On Mars.  They dress up in matching black French beret outfits and lie about going to a new bar in town when really they’re going to the builder’s yard to steal tax evasion documents.  The ladies are almost caught when Owen hears a noise in the builders yard while yelling at neighbours.  Luckily, they’re in the clear.  Jan-27-2011-eddie-police

Lloyd doesn’t understand why the coppers can’t figure it out that none of his cabbies had anything to do with Janice’s robbery.  He leaves Eddie at the helm in the cabbie station when the police arrive for more questioning.  They tell Eddie that there are stolen goods on the property – they got a word.  Eddie gives Lloyd the call that the police are there when he’s out with Cheryl when she’s picking up her dress.  Cheryl puts her dress in the boot and notices a duffle bag full of jewellery and other stolen items.  Lloyd is as shocked as Cheryl.  Lloyd arrives back and Cheryl wonders if he’s gotten himself into anything.  Lloyd thinks it all looks a little too neat to him and knows someone’s setting him up.  Lloyd doesn’t know who it is (really?!) but he’ll find out. 

Jan-27-2011-Chris-Lloyd-fight Speak of the devil, Chris takes Maria to lunch at the cafe and tells him about her dreams to own a salon.  She notices that he’s quite chipper, more than usual at least.  Gee, I wonder what that’s about.  In the pub later, Lloyd puts two and two together and gets four.  He sees Chris and grabs him by the collar accusing him of the burglary setup.  Chris plays it cool and says whatever he’s up to its got nothing to do with him.  Chris doesn’t let Lloyd leave without giving him a nasty wink that says “Yeah, you know it.”  Cheryl is angry with Lloyd for starting up with an ex. 

John’s in the loonie bin, where he should be – next to prison of course, and Fiz isn’t coping well.  Fiz sees Hope at the hospital and theyJan-27-2011-Fiz-Nick tell her that she’ll be able to take Hope home soon enough and it’s good news.  Back on the street, Rosie is condemning John Stape to the psychiatric ward that he is currently in and Nick Tilsley sticks up for him.  That makes perfect sense.  Poor Fiz is in tears at home when Nick comes to visit.  Is Fiz the NEXT vulnerable woman he’s going to take advantage of?  Nick asks how John is, but Fiz says he sleeps most of the time on meds.  Fiz says it’s hard without John but she’s glad that he’s got proper help.  Fiz starts bawling and Nick consoles her.  He tells Fiz that she’s much stronger than she gives herself credit for.  Good Jan-27-2011-Sally news: John still has his job at the bookies and Fiz has two weeks wages for him.  Bad News: John is nuts.

Kevin lets Sally know that he’s got a couple showings of the house later that day.  Sally, of course, is not happy about her home being sold from under her and her daughter.  No way is Sally going to start making Kev’s life easier for him now.  Kevin arrives at his home with the estate agent and notices that Sally has left the home in shambles – hardly sellable.  Sally comes in and throws her chip tray down on the couch and does her best Eddie Windass impression.  The realtor is stunned, needless to say.  Sally tells Rosie and Jason about her Windass ways at their home.  Sally will show Kevin from trying to sell the house from under her family. 

Gary goes to see Izzy in the Rovers and admits he hasn’t told his parents about the arrest.  His court date is soon and if he’s found guilty, he’ll be kicked out of the army and his parents will be let down. 


- Julie to Sean: “You’re a hopeless liar, you are.  Like that time you said that Janice suited purple.” 

- Sally to Kevin: “Oh, do what you want Kevin.  It’s what you do best.” 

- Rosie to all in Rovers: “You can’t spell psychological without psycho, and that’s what he [John Stape] is.”  Nick to Rosie: “You’re an attention-seeking little cow.” 

- Rosie to Tina, regarding Jason: “Well, if I started making food for him, then where would it end?!”  Tina: “Chaos.”  Rosie: “Exactly.” 

- Sisterly love between Eileen and Julie.  Oh, and their matching black French beret outfits for their cover operation at night in the builder’s yard. 

- Julie, about Owen: “If this were the 19th century, I’d call him a cad.” 

- Sally’s best Eddie Windass impression

- Nick gives Fiz two weeks wages for John.  Wow, what brought this on? 


- Rosie obsessed about getting a flat screen TV in the bedroom, completely ignoring the fact that Eileen needs money to fix the roof said TV will be in.  Oh, well, we don’t want her to get a crick in her neck, now do we?

- What a meanie is that Owen?  Poor Eileen.  Even if she stole his money.  

- Holy faux fur! When did Rosie start looking like a Russian millionaire’s wife?!


Tvor said...

I have to say, Rosie really made me laugh in this episode!

abbyk said...

I'm really liking Tina the barmaid. She nailed that food/chaos bit.

Dolly Tubb said...

Hi Yoork! Missed your posts!

Yeah, I really liked Rosie and Tina the barmaid this week. Tina has lost the prickly edge and was quite funny. Rosie has really developed now and a much better character - I used to really cringe when she was doing the femme fatale bit. She still dresses the same but the character is sooooo much better! Tina was a great foil for Rosie.


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