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Monday, 14 March 2016

Coronation Street double episode review, Monday 14th March 2016

Good evening, it's Rachel with your Monday review. I've been 'promoted' from doing occasional Thursday reviews, taking over from Ruth, who's been reviewing Monday eps for the last three years.

 Without further ado....

 
Love is in the air tonight as Evil Phelan continues to woo Eileen. What is his game, I wonder? When Eileen offers him a biscuit, he says: "I'll take whatever's going" and he wasn't talking about lemon puffs. Is he trying to get in with Jason, with an end goal of taking over the builder's yard, or does he genuinely like Eileen? There's no reason why he shouldn't, and it was entertaining, after years of Ms Grimshaw's relationship woes, to have two men fighting over her, even if one of them is a Machiavellian monster and the other is Gail's soppy, sloppy seconds. Talking of Mrs Tilsley-Platt-MacIntyre-Rodwell, she and Michael share a heart to heart and a chaste kiss in her annexe/Hobbit-hole, after Anna chucks him out of the cafe. Anna attempts to explain to Eileen why Phelan is such a bad 'un, but it falls on deaf ears as Pat has pre-empted Anna and already told Ei his mendacious version of what happened between them.


Rana and Zeedan are also feeling the lurve as they flirt over Nutella and arrange a date. Rana is another one with a dodgy past, although she scrubs up better than Phelan and hasn't, to my knowledge, forced anyone to prostitute themselves. Rana's ex, who pops up in the bistro as she and Zee go for a meal, claims that she slept with his mate when they were dating, but like, Eileen, Zeedan refuses to believe anything bad about his new love.


There's no romance between David and Gemini, despite the latter thinking her boss wants to try it on with her. I'm so glad that the writers found a way to bring Gemma back: the street needs a gobby mare in the same way it needs a matriarch, a shiftless fella, a snob, and a gossip. It's a pity that the Audrey couldn't have kept on J-wave as well (secretly, I hope for the return of Madonna Grimes one day). Gemma, despite not nicking owt, breaking owt or hitting anyone, is sacked after less than a day at the salon after threatening David with Callum and then attacking him with the shower nozzle. But after seeing off some lairy lads in the kebab shop, Chesney says he will put a word in for her with Dev. Yay!



Meanwhile, in the pub, Aidan refuses to have anything more to do the Marta situation, Kylie and Freddie bond over Al Green, and Audrey and Ken are getting closer, although I do wonder if Freddie is going to be another obstacle in the Aud 'n' Ken (Audreth? Kenrey?) romance. In another booth, Norris, after trying and failing to secure Rita's vote, admits that he just misses Emily and his politicking is a way of filling the empty hours. Poor Nozza! No wonder he's going around canvassing at Underworld and giving the factory girls  a "proper gander" at his out of date chocolate bars.

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11 comments:

ruth owen said...

A great post Rachel - I look forward to many more.

Anonymous said...

great post and so quickly -my goodness - you are a quick thinker - thanks once again

Anonymous said...

I just have to post kudos to the person who picks the songs that play in the background - unbelievable - they always seem to pick just the right one that conveys the emotions and feelings of the characters in the scenes without a word spoken. I think most of the scenes that I remember so well is due to the choice of music. The downside is when I watch on Hulu in the states they change the music - I guess due to copyright issues, but it is a bummer and defo takes away the ambience. So music person thank you.

Anonymous said...

Great blog, Rachel. Thanks for taking over the reins.

maggie muggins said...

Aw, lovely Monday blog-post, Rachel. I vaguely remember Madonna Grimes and appreciated the live URL link to the Corrie Wikia about her. "Let's Stay Together" was played louder than normal for the Rovers and the show. I wonder if it has some special meaning to the cast/staff other than hopes for Ken and Audrey.

I keep thinking that Anna really needs a voice recording app on her smart-phone for the increasingly numerous times that Whisperin Phelan threatens her on the street. Could build up quite a case to defend herself for the inevitable showdown to come.

Rachel Stevenson said...

Thank you, Ruth, Maggie, and Anonymous! Yes, Anna needs some kind of witness to Evil Phelan's machinations.

Tvor said...

Great summary, Rachel!

abbyk said...

Monday night pairings, whew! Rana and her ex, we knew there was something rattling around in her closet. Kylie and Freddy, what a nice new friendship, and didn't she slip in easily enough with folks too old to be her grandparents. Michael and Gail in a hobbit hole built for two, finally. My favorite, though, was Gemma and Chesney -- this has the makings of a very interesting doubles act, and may even breathe life into a certain old before his time ginger.

And so much more - Billy shining on his own with friends; Eva finished, hopefully, with that wet blanket Aidan; Phelan doing the ultimate evil, answering someone else's cel phone (no password, Eileen, really??); Jenny getting off several zingers. What a good Monday night.

Anonymous said...

Rana's ex looked old enough to be her father.

Anonymous said...

there is obviously something more than meets the eye in Rana - stay tuned

Rapunzel said...

Gemma is like a young Cilla. Chesney could unconsciously be drawn to her for that very reason. It would be a whole lot more interesting than him and Sinead.

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