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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Coronation Street Weekly Update, February 14th 2011

Hello update readers, it’s me back filling in for Glenda again as she enjoys a much deserved rest for a few days. And without further ado let’s get down to business with the happenings down in Weatherfield this week.

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Armed with the knowledge that her brother’s a cuckold, Tracy decides to shock her parents with the information, except of course they already know and aren’t shocked in the slightest. Tracy wants to stir up trouble (let’s face it, it’s all she ever does, she’s a one-dimensional character with no redeeming features whatsoever and we don’t love to hate her as the producers like to believe, we just hate her and we want her off our favourite TV show because she’s spoiling it) by telling Peter about Leanne and Nicky but for once Deirdre and Ken present a united front to their daughter and reckon it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie as it’s all in the past and Leanne has promised to be a good girl in future.

Meanwhile Nicky has decided to get out of Weatherfield and go to work for his Uncle Stephen in Italy, despite the fact that work is almost finished on The Joinery. Being incredibly stupid and despite all evidence to the contrary, he thinks that this would be a great chance for him and Leanne to start a new life together so he buys her a ticket to Milan too. She makes her feelings perfectly clear, again, and dumps the ticket in the bin where it is found by Peter. He puts two and two together and manages to wheedle the truth out of Tracy, who confirms his suspicions and tells him that Ken, Deirdre and Carla know all about it too. He’s naturally seething but plays things cool as he devises a plan and asks his saviour, Nicky, to be his best man at the blessing the next day.
On the day of the blessing, Simon is dead excited; he’s made a Valentine’s card for his dad to give to his new mam; and declares that nothing would make him happier than to have a little brother or sister. At the church Peter gets Simon to wait outside, promising he won’t miss anything special as he makes his way inside and walks unaided down the aisle to await his wife. Leanne arrives to the sound of ‘Trumpet Voluntary’ (it doesn’t have to be played on a trumpet says Roy) and the vicar gets on with the blessing. Ken and Deirdre say how much Blanche would have enjoyed the day and I guess they’re right but probably for the wrong reasons.

Peter interrupts the proceedings and presents Leanne with a letter from his solicitor saying he wants a divorce and then lets rip. He tells the congregation everything, decrying all those who knew about the affair and didn’t tell him and storms out of the church as well as anyone can with dodgy legs and a crutch. Leanne tries desperately to convince Peter that she loves him and everything could be ok but he’s having none of it, believing that she’d only married him in the hospital because she thought he was on his death bed and if he hadn’t pulled through she’d be with Nicky now. Ken and Deirdre are left to break the news to Simon who is going to be heartbroken, the poor little mite.

“I am more than just a tomato”, declares Rosie in a metaphor I didn’t quite understand when she complained about being dropped by her agent, Alfie, and she’s even been taken off his website. She whines to her mother about the downturn in her career but Sally is distracted by the attentions of a new man, Jeff, who wines her and dines her at Drumson’s, which looks like it’s the new Delphine’s or The Clock. Meanwhile her other daughter’s been missing lectures and is down in the dumps because Sian is going on holiday with her mam to get away from the chaos of the Webster household.

Sophie tries to discuss things with her mam but as usual, Rosie’s problems are considered more important and appalled that Alfie asked Rosie to do some sleezy topless work, Sally decides to go round and give him a piece of her mind. Only it’s not Alfie, it’s Jeff, they’re the same person, let’s just call him Jalfie from now on, and surprise surprise, his version of events is subtly different from Rosie’s. He turns up at the factory on Valentine’s Day with a big bunch of roses and manages to sweet talk Sally, who invites him round for dinner. He works his magic with Rosie too and she’s back on the books. Sally and Jalfie’s romantic dinner is interrupted by Kevin who’s picked up a couple of prospective buyers, in the Rovers, Lloyd and Cheryl, in full knowledge that Sally’s entertaining her new fella.

Elsewhere, Cheryl gives the cab office a makeover and wants to get rid of our favourite chair but relents and just covers it with a throw.

And that’s it for this week.

This week’s writers were: Mark Burt, Martin Allen, Ellen Taylor and Chris Fewtrell.

6 comments:

DeeDee Eckerslyke said...

I'm sure I could hear the Nation screaming 'Nooooo' when Cheryl tried to dump that chair :D

Nice choice of illustrations there Sunny Jim! lol!

Anonymous said...

Nice, er... tomatoes there ;).

"Tracy wants to stir up trouble (let’s face it, it’s all she ever does, she’s a one-dimensional character with no redeeming features whatsoever and we don’t love to hate her as the producers like to believe, we just hate her and we want her off our favourite TV show because she’s spoiling it)"

Truer words were never spoken!!

Beth said...

Nick was the evil one all along (though I did get sick of Leanne say "I mean it Nick" then go proceed to snog the face off him around a million times). He was the plotter and the schemer in it all. I don't think that Leanne would have played ball had he not been so persistant. Please bring back Leanne Peter and Simon, I loved them as a family. They worked great together. Don't let this be the end.


However, rather than let that ticket to Milan go to waste, why doesn't Nick take Tracy with him?! Pleeeeeeese?!

John McE said...

Am I the only one then that was really hoping that that mangey old chair was finally headed for the scrapheap?

Defrost Indoors said...

I have an overwhelming urge to Febreze the daylights out of that chair.

maggie muggins said...

Great write-up Sunny Jim!

Tracey also lied to Ken & Deirdre by not telling them what she told Peter before they left for the blessing, even when they asked her. She doesn't have to lift her pinky any more to cause hurt & havoc around her. Good idea, Beth - let her go to Italy with poopy-head. She can fulfill her Corrie contract through postcards.

Ha! My mother used to call me a tomato when I started wearing short skirts in high school. I always thought it was a NYC lower East Side thing. Didn't Jason comment on Dozie's nice tomatoes? Made for each other, those two.

I loved that face-off between Jalfie and Kevin! Jeff is gonna be trouble for sure.

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