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Monday, 28 October 2013

Coronation Street double episode review, Monday 28 October

Is there any viewer of Coronation Street who prefers Tracy to Tina? My bet is that there probably is not, but you can never be sure. Tina has her faults but she's not a murderer, an absent mother or driven by a massive desire to bring down anyone who slightly annoys her, or someone who claims that someone has smashed three laptops when she knows for sure that the person she's accusing didn't do it.

Good to see Deirdre tonight. She now has no illusions as to the true character of her and her former husband, Ray Langton's biological daughter. In Barlow's Buys tonight (have we ever seen anyone buy anything except for Rita's ring?) Rita enters the fray and asks that the Tina v Tracy feud ends. Deirdre is there and Rita, in the presence of Tracy's mother, says, 'Every time I think you can't sink any lower, you do.' On hearing this, Deirdre, with dreadful resignation in her voice, says, 'What have you done now?' After all, how can Deirdre be anything other than resigned when her daughter has committed murder? As David pointed out to Tina, right at the beginning, 'Tracy's a pit-bull - if she smells weakness she'll have you.' So unfair David - to pit-bulls.

The public apology that Tracy was so keen to achieve, she gets from Tina, who has good advice from Rita. However, Tracy was unaware that Rob had said he'd pay for the smashed window if Tina would just apologise in public. Tracy of course finds this out and takes Rob to task. She tells him, 'I'm your girlfriend.' As Tracy says girlfriend, Tina says 'psycho'. Rob tells Tracy that she's off her head to which Tracy asks why he's with her and he says he sometimes wonders.

Tracy goes to her mum's who kindly offers to make her signature dish, stuffed marrow. Unkindly, though amusingly, Tracy tells her mother that she feels bad enough. During a tete a tete between mother and daughter, Tracy says that she thought he understood her and that he was the one. Deirdre says they are too alike, calling Rob a 'self-centred snake who'll stop at nothing to get what he wants.' Not the most loving comment a mother can make.Then Rob turns up with a bunch of blooms. Deirdre emits a couple of heartfelt sighs, and who can blame her. That said, many will prefer even Rob to Tracy.

Watch out Faye and Anna, and for that matter, Sally and Tim. The argument over Sally's change in the cafe was completely orchestrated by Grace. She saw her chance and she took the change. She sat back, as cool as a cucumber as the adults raged at each other. Then the money was spotted on the floor because Grace dropped it there. When we first heard Grace she was saying how fat someone looked in her skinny jeans. Faye, seemed uneasy, swept along by Grace's stronger personality, which also resulted in Faye flattering Anna, then asking for a Hallowe'en party, to which Anna, somewhat surprisingly, agreed. Faye complimenting her cooking might have had something to do with it. On his return from taking Grace home, Owen points out that Faye is playing Anna like a fiddle.

So it's properly over between Sophie and Jenna and Jenna is seen seeking comfort from her dad, Lloyd, who then regales his daughter with his own failed affairs. Hmmm. Not sure many daughters (or sons) want to hear this from their dads...

Any support for Peter's idea of Employer of the Month? A motivational strategy it is, according to Peter. A cash bonus of £100 in the pay packet certainly catches Beth's attention and certainly cures the finger, with the help of a plaster.

Heavy going tonight, with little levity, except for the delightful Sinead. She takes Chesney's uniform and sews MANAGER onto it. Light hearted talk about CEO being Coleslaw Executive Officer and then BGE, for Best Girlfriend Ever. So sweet.

Poor Nick - we first seeing him doing his physio, and doing well but psychologically things are not going well. He is hell bent on phoning Leanne and he misses her so much. When he collapses outside he calls for David who comes along to help and takes Nick home. The family seem just a little less hostile than previously so it looks like eventually David might be able to go home.

Nick though looks like a broken man. Please Leanne, take him back, soon. Audrey thinks it's a good idea to be honest with Nick and say to him that Leanne might not come back, at which Nick storms out.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

god help me....cannot stand the actress 'playing' Trehceh, she starts just about every line with a sarcastic Awww!... Did she attend a single acting class, thinking the vocalizing warm ups was actually acting? Honestly, can a character have even LESS than one dimension? Argh, go away!!

abbyk said...

Less then one dimensional, LOL!

As dreadful as Jenna and Sophie were, Jenna and Lloyd were priceless tonight. Loved her cracking up over Liz. Hope she can get her career back on track and stick around a while -- what we saw tonight could be the makings of a classic double act.

The scene with David after Rita's straight talk was redeeming for Tina. I hope that message gets through -- she was always headstrong, but never this trashy. The beige cardigan has got to go, though, we've had more than enough of that shade behind the bar.

Dilly Daydream said...

Must disagree Abbyk, I didn't like Jenna laughing at Liz like that, it made me hate her even more.

Frosty the Snowman said...

Jenna is too much of a sneering smartass for me. Who is she anyway to laugh at our Elizabeth, she threw her career away for a spotty whining teen and now works in a cafe. Why is Lloyd discussing his sex life with his daughter FGS, wrong on all levels. And what IS WRONG with the powers that be that think we find Tracy entertaining, now in early middle age the woman is nothing short of repulsive and she ruins every scene she is in.

Newfy Pearl said...

I think you are taking it too seriously...Jenna is feeling low and as such it was very realistic to have her laugh at the situation. When things are tough you laugh or cry. I think the writers were dead on with this one. As for Liz...she is looking great and I am glad she is back...

Unknown said...

Great review but it was Liz would made the 'Rhett Butler' reference to Rob, but nevertheless the episode was an improvement on last Friday's. Glad that the Tracy & Tina feud has come to an end, for some reason I don't think that rowdy feud's like that suit Corrie (especially when badly acted by Tracy Ford), comical ones like Eileen and Gail however, never get old and I'm sure are to be revisited with Todd's imminent return. But I am looking forward to what Corrie has in store, but even though it's only been two (double bill) episodes without them, I'm missing seeing Roy & Hayley...

Ping Pong Poo said...

Does anyone else find Anna Windass and her silly little voice very very annoying? Why didnt she have the courtesy to put sally's change into her hand yesterday? Leaving it on the side for that rude girl to cause trouble was just rather rude

Ruth owen said...

Ty Stewz- thank you very much for pointing out the Rhett Butler mistake - taken the words from Deirdre now.

Anonymous said...

I like Jenna - she and Lloyd could be better as a team - maybe she can start working at Streetcars - get Steve out of there. I think she has a crush on Sally W.

Anonymous said...

Agree, it's unfair to pit-bulls, but; what's the difference between Tracy Barlow and pit-bulls? Lipstick.

Anonymous said...

Why did Jenna laugh at Liz?

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