Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Coronation Street episode review, Wednesday 23 April 2014

Newton and Ridley’s new ale isn’t the only thing to leave a nasty taste in Steve’s mouth, as insomniac Tina pleads with him to keep her secret. He agrees, not from a moral standpoint, but because if Michelle finds out he knows about it, she’d go ballistic. Michelle does know something is amiss however, and tells Steve he knows he can talk to her about anything; his face naturally says otherwise.

Steph is delighted with her knock off hairdryer but Rob isn’t as enthusiastic as he has a shop full to shift. Conscious that they need to move anything from Tony quickly, he enlists the help of friend Warren to assist with the clear out. His company may be legit, but the stock he uses to kit out hotels needn’t be apparently, and he’s happy to take the lot. Tracy doesn’t know whether she’s turned on more by Rob or the cash. Tony is shocked to hear they’ve shifted all 50 units, and sets about sourcing some more dodgy goods. For some reason, all this makes Tracy feel like Rob is “the one”, so much so that she tells him she’ll marry him despite him not having asked. Her odd reverse proposal appears to make him realise it’s what he wants too, and he agrees to get hitched. Strangely, I can’t imagine either of them with anyone else.

Poor Anna channels Lady Macbeth with a case of “out, damned spot” as she desperately struggles to clean to take her mind off the impossible. She shrinks back at Owen’s touch which leaves him perplexed. After she takes a job as a cleaner in the Rovers, Owen promises her it won’t last forever and assures her that the struggles make him love her even more.

Gail learns that her burglar was sentenced to 12 months but is distressed at the thought that he will only do half, if even.

Nick believes he can see good signals from Leanne, but anxious Kal warns him that the last thing he needs is a setback.

Over at the Bistro, the Henshaw hen is suitably loud and lairy but not enough to make understaffed Leanne want Nick’s help. It’s lucky for her that the prospect of a buff waiter saw Steph insist on working. Disaster strikes however when the hired hunk is struck down by a dog bite in Cheadle and needs a tetanus. Steph is gutted but is quick to convince Kal to take his place. 

Leanne positively drools at the sight of him topless and takes great pleasure in tying his dickie bow, much to onlooker Nick’s discomfort. As the L-plate lovegod sashays with sticky toffee pudding to the strains of Sex Bomb, he ends up wearing it courtesy of the cheeky clientele. The dashing dessert is a sight to behold strutting his stuff between the ladies like the cream filling in a Victoria sandwich. It proves all too much for Leanne who decides she fancies a bit of pudding herself, but their fervent kiss comes to an abrupt halt with the arrival of an oblivious Nick. Despite Leanne’s concerned expression, there’s no doubt she’ll be up for second helpings.

By Emma Hynes
Twitter: @ELHynes

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's that photo yet again.
Kal's most definitely getting lots of exposure in this storyline, in every way.
I certainly hope the scenes are worth all the prelude to them.

Muriel Ducks said...

Tracey put the kiss of death on her relationship with Rob with the two lines "I am so happy" & I think he's the one" Oh dear! I am sure she said that about Charlie! Added to the fact that Deirdre has now given the pair her blessing and I give it 3 months.
I hope this does not mean Rob's days are numbered as Marc Bayliss is one of the most talented actors currently treading the cobbles. Long may he last!

Defrost Indoors said...

Please retire that photo after this week.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope ex-cons Tracy and Rob get busted for moving dodgy goods and both end up back behind bars!

Listen Up! said...

Those of you having trouble proving you're not a robot - you know there is an option to listen to the "password", right? Just click the megaphone next to the question mark, beside the box in which you type the "password". They even speak super-slowly and repeat it for you. Problem solved!

Frosty the Snowman said...

Cringemaking scenes last night. The supposedly 'upmarket Bistro was taken over by a bunch of drunken rude women dancing about and being demanding, even chucking diners out of their seats. And good think Steph decided to work at the last minute because Leanne was the only member of staff whilst Mr Self Pity took himself to the gym. Rubbish.

Anonymous said...

"The supposedly 'upmarket Bistro was taken over by a bunch of drunken rude women dancing about and being demanding, even chucking diners out of their seats."

That happens a lot, mate!

Humpty Dumpty said...

Rob and Tracy won't make it down the aisle as one of them will be convicted of Tina's murder. Kate Ford's just had her contract renewed, and Jim McD is back for scenes inside a prison. Can only mean it's Rob.

And didn't Carla warn him about Tracy: 'You'll be back in prison within the year.' Maybe they're both involved but Tracy turns Queens' evidence.

Llifon said...

Loved the reference to Deirdre's Aunt Beryl! Is that a sign that an appearance is on the cards? :)

Just saying said...

Listen up!
I don't know if you are trying to be helpful or condescending....but I am sure many know how to use the feature.
It seems to me that comment was one for a moderator. Inappropriate to answer a question that doesn't seem to have been asked.....

Anonymous said...

Why is Gail being portrayed as a frail little thing when we know she's not. Get a new writer for her character already. The staring, whispering an wringing hands are doing my head in.

Anonymous said...

It's bad enough that Liz knows about Peter and Tina but now Steve does too and is going to keep quiet because he doesn't want Michelle to know?!Steve is willing to risk his relationship with Michelle for Tina who couldn't care less!I'm now looking foreward to Michelle finding out and giving Steve a what for as it's sickening seeing Carla being served by her husband's mistress and made to be the fool.

Dubcek said...

I just hope that when Michelle does find out and starts in on Steve he bins her, their relationship is nothing to write home about now and the sooner he gets rid the happier he will be.

Anonymous said...

Listen up! Thanks for the tip.

Just saying said...

Simon Gregson was so sexy in this episode...he was doing my head in. lol
This is how Steve should be all the time!

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