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Sunday 25 August 2013

Corrie weekly update: Chesney chooses, Paul leaves, Fat Brenda diets

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Greetings and welcome to another Corrie weekly update.  I’m off on my jollies soon, so the next three weeks worth of words from Weatherfield will be brought to you by Richard Whitbread.  And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.

Paul leaves this week after Eileen, well, I’m not really sure what happened. He tells her he loves her, she tells him she loves him, then he packs his bags and goes to live in a caravan on Dave’s drive.  Eileen then spends three episodes sniping at everyone who tries to cheer her up for being single again. There’s just no pleasing that woman. It’s like she’s got a default switch to mardy old cow and woe betide anyone who tries to tweak that setting.

Speaking of which, isn’t Todd coming back soon?

Sally spends time with Tim but when he treats her to breakfast in Roys Rolls, she’s not best pleased when he rushes out and leaves her to pay. Anna smirks behind the counter, she knows what Tim’s like.  Any hopes Sally has of a life of romance with Tim are quickly dashed when he rushes out for a pint with Jason rather than dining in with Sally, Sophie and her lesbian lover Jenna with a home-cooked shepherd’s pie.   Determined to show off what she’s got, Sally decides to throw a garden party and when she invites Anna and Owen, Anna pretends they’re already having a BBQ at the very same time as Sal’s soiree.  It’ll be war, the battle of the BBQs, just you mark my words.

In th’ospital, Nick’s breathing on his own now and Tina figures out that it was David who put his brother in the coma.  Anyone else miss Nurse Platt? No? Just me, then. 

Over at Roy’s Rolls, with Roy and Hayley away on holiday, Sylvia abandons ship too. Anna finds a note from Sylvia saying she’s gone to see her sister and will be away for some time. This was a  hurriedly-written scene to cover that the actress who plays Sylvia isn’t well and has taken time away from the soap.  Let’s hope she’ll be back very soon.

Meanwhile in the cab office, Fat Brenda’s on one of those milkshake diets, using the milkshake to wash down the bacon barms. Attagirl.

And finally this week, Chesney dumps Sinead and takes Katy back. But it’s not really Katy he wants, it’s little Joseph he misses, not his strumpet of a wife. Ah, Katy, Katy, with your pointless storylines and your pretty hair. Let’s hope Chesney sees sense soon.

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Gina said...

I miss Nurse Platt. *sigh*

Dubcek said...

not his strumpet of a wife.
If I'm not mistaken she is not his wife, she was already having an affair with Ryan before Chesney proposed, so no wedding.

Anonymous said...

I still claim it is a spelling error. Her name is actually Phat Brenda, which is much more suitable. Keep up the good work, Bren!

John McE said...

Ironic that Paul left with a whimper rather than a bang, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry, did Paul leave? I must've been yawning and didn't notice. ;)

NZ Coro Junkie said...

What was the point of the whole Eileen-can't-cope-with-Paul's-job-so-he-moves-to-Leeds storyline, - the one which ended in them declaring undying love and planning a wedding? A nanosecond later - apart from a moral-less storyline supposedly about racism - Eileen casually ends it for, as Flamin' Nora points out, no apparent reason.

Did the producers have second thoughts about writing Paul out and delayed the inevitable, hoping that he and Eileen would miraculously discover chemistry with a wedding to plan for? Well that was never going to happen. And now, they've left Eileen undeserving of true love because she clearly lacks the stickability required in a grown-up relationship.

Kate said...

Paul's exit was truly one of the more bizarre ones I've seen on Corrie. It made no sense! Eileen used to be one of my favourite characters but this story has completely ruined her.


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