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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Coronation Street Episode Review 16 November 7.30pm

Evening Corrie fans, it’s Kelly here with the first of your Friday night Corrie reviews.

If tonight’s episodes were a Cosmopolitan magazine it would be ‘the parenting issue’. First up we have Seb and Abi who are still rowing over the court case and Abi’s decision to put the twins up for adoption. Seb is so determined to keep the twins that he’s considering adopting them himself, even if it means turning his back on his mum. Whilst Abi is arguing that they deserve a better life than the one she can give them. To be fair she may have a point. You’d be hard pressed to find a lawyer or a finance manager amongst the kids who grew up on Coronation Street. The best you can really hope for is becoming a landlady of a backstreet boozer, but that’s only if you’re prepared to marry someone 20 years older than you and overlook his philandering with the barmaid.

Meanwhile Sinead, in a misguided attempt to protect her unborn child, is rejecting her chemotherapy in favour of a plant-based alkaline diet as suggested by her new BFF Stef. To throw Daniel off the mung-bean scent she even has Stef call him up pretending to be Flora’s nursing home. Which is pretty sneaky for a woman who you just know has never chucked a sickie in her entire life. Why Sinead is so keen to take the advice of some hippy she’s just met over that of medical professionals, (you know the ones that actually do this for a living), who have already told her that the chemo won’t harm her baby is beyond me. But then I demanded total sensory deprivation plus back up drugs the last time I had a filling, so maybe I’m not the best person to ask.

Over at number one Nick has called round to try to talk Simon out of joining the navy. Despite his lack of parenting experience Nick does actually manage to talk some sense into Si, who grudgingly agrees to finish his A-Level’s before leaving for a life on the ocean wave. Nick has cleverly used a tactic which neither of Simon’s actual parents seem to have considered which involves just speaking to him in a calm, measured tone rather than constantly picking a fight, getting drunk, burning his home down or copping off with the babysitter. Amazing.

Feeling rather pleased with himself Nick goes round to Leanne with the news. It pleases her so much that she deems it deserving of a bottle of wine and an afternoon bunk up. I did think that both of them had jobs but clearly the economy in Weatherfield is so stable that they can both skive off with no one batting an eyelid. In their passion they both ignore the sound of the door-buzzer being repeatedly pressed by Elsa (fair play that would have put me right off my game). The soon-to-be-ex Mrs Tilsley had overheard Leanne boasting about Nick whilst buying a bottle of wine from Dev’s. If only they’d stayed sober for their afternoon delight!

In other news Gina has an internet date with Ian, (mid 40’s, grainy photo) who turns out to be none other than dodgy Duncan. Of all the bars in all the world…  

Meet you back here at 8.30pm!

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