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Friday 27 May 2016

Carla's exit and Callum's re-entrance, Day 5

While it was Carla Connor's last appearance before retreating to Devon, tail between her legs (and what a sad way for the great Carla Connor to go, isn't it?), most of last night's episode was about the discovery of Callum's body under Gail's annex floor. Poor Tyrone thought he'd run over someone and Eileen was cracking jokes about Gail's dead husbands which did make me laugh but was totally inappropriate! I do think Gail's going to have nightmares about that body under her bed for a long time.

Kylie and Sarah are bricking it and David is scrambling, for once his "cool" cracking a bit while he tries to organize a quick getaway, leaving Sarah to carry the load. Kylie wasn't about to let that happen. Sarah might say she can hold it together now, but it was only a few days ago she was gibbering to Callum's spirit in the annex.

It took nearly half the episode for the body to be discovered even though we, David and Kylie and Sarah knew what was coming. It probably would have been smarter for David to tell straightaway, might have made him look more innocent but it's too late now.

As for Carla leaving, It's sad that she went out defeated. I felt bad for Johnny, the first time she called him Dad was the day she left. And I knew that Roy would get back in time, telling her in so many words that he did love her (even if he was angry and a bit fed up). You can be angry with someone you love when you see them self destructing over and over, often pulling innocent others into the morass with you.

Odd that she's going to Devon. Isn't that kind of like rubbing sea salt in the wound? Anyway, the whole week had me transfixed to the screen. Here's a running commentary with screen captures to end up. 

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Unknown said...

I think the entire Carla leaving scenario was a massive disappointment. Nick's career is wrecked, her marriage is ruined, she leaves in tears and Tracy "The B*tch" Barlow remains. To me, that means Tracy won. Again.

Okay, yeah, I know. Tracy future health problems. And so far, she's still gotten away with arson and murder. It is disgusting to see mean, evil, toxic people like Tracy stay and her victims never get justice for her behavior. It is infuriating to see Tracy never get the punishment and being treated like a pariah as she truly deserves.

Carla deserved a glorious sendoff in the same way that Becky did.

Anonymous said...

Everything pointed to Carla leaving defeated and perhaps rightly so. But the way it was done -- dragged in some parts, rushed in others and then everything including the kitchen sink thrown in -- via the most unbelievable circumstances made it an unintended farce/comedy of errors. It should have been tragic but the result was just sadly disappointing for the audience.

Rapunzel said...

Tracey has lost Amy (and Robert) so there is some justice. If she gets critically ill she may come out the other side more chastened. But then again, Deirdre's death was supposed to have had the same effect and that didn't last long.

Shells said...

I thought Carla's exit was quite sad, full of self-loathing and guilt. Indeed, Roy was right and one hopes (fan fiction style) that Carla is off in Devon, licking her wounds and learning to love and forgive herself.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding cynical, although she lost her daughter and Robert for now,I think Tracy will use her illness to make them feel sorry for her and forgive her.Despite her confession of blackmailing Carla,her father who once blamed her for her mother staying away the last few months of her life because of her affair with Tony still feels sorry for her even though she destroyed Carla's life and Robert who owns the Bistro because of her blackmail won't be far behind.
I hope Tracy gets killed off this time,otherwise it will be the same old,same old.

Humpty Dumpty said...

I was getting bored with Carla and her extreme situations. I could never buy into her relationship with Nick and was happy enough to see her leave. The writers could have made much more of Carla and Tracy as alter egos; Carla having the high life and Tracy having a family life. I wonder if they are hanging on to Tracy's character because she needs to be around for Ken's eventual natural exit.

Anonymous said...

Ruin what could have been a cracking ending for Carla's time on the street. Oh


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