Thursday, 8 August 2019

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 7 Aug 8.30pm

Finding herself in the middle of a modern slavery den, you'd think (after living with Phelan) that Eileen would have seen this coming. Jan admits that the whole relationship scenario has been a lie, yet Nikolai doesn't let her leave the salon and smashes her phone. Pleading with Seb, Abi tells her son to call the police and admit what he knows about Alina's predicament.

Telling Rachel that she knows nothing about their human trafficking gang, Eileen pleads her innocence yet it's all in vain. As Jan is physically attacked by Nikolai, the nail bar is stormed by armed police and everyone is arrested. 

Gary confronts Ryan about the missing cash, and Ryan admits he's already spent it on his Copenhagen break with Alya. Deep into his guise as a loan shark, Gary offers clemency to Ryan, but wants the money returned - with interest!  Collared, Ryan admits the truth to Alya.

Carla's post-hot tub Zen is in direct contrast to Roy's busyness, which results in Roy taking a tumble on some spilt beans! With Roy incapacitated, Carla decides to take the helm.

Meanwhile, Emma is suddenly lumbered with Liam, alongside babysitting for Joseph. Reluctant to charge anything for her services, Emma's day off work (when she should be seeing her poorly father), looks to have been totally wasted.

Claudia tells Ken that she's now keeping her flat and plans to move into it. Ken seems pleased with this outcome. Confiding in Rita though, Ken admits he would actually miss her presence at Number one. Rita decides to play cupid and tells the couple to talk it over. It looks like Claudia is staying put on Coronation Street. 

At the cop shop, Abi meets Eileen and tells her that Seb was the one who called the police to bust the nail bar. Lamenting Jan's guilt, Eileen appears to laugh in the face of another relationship ending.

She should have seen this coming, right?

Well maybe not.

Inside the jail cell, Paula visits Jan and she tells him he must leave the area, and never see Eileen again. He wasn't part of the criminal slavery gang, after all, he was an undercover informant!

How very poignant. I'm left wondering if Eileen will ever find out?

What did you of Wednesday's Corrie? Let us know in the comments section.

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Anonymous said...

Jeanie (anon): Hurray! Just as I was hoping/predicting. Jan (or his pony tail) took a little getting used to but he emerged as a really nice man.

The bad guys in soapland thrive unhindered for months or years (Phelan, now Gary!)despite all sorts of suspicious behaviour and mysterious deaths and disappearances. Meanwhile the falsely accused or suspected are exposed and denounced with startling promptness! Makes it all so much more interesting...

Bobby Dazzler said...

Not to mention that right hook of Eileen's!! I'm guessing Jan will be back at some point....and they'll live happily ever after. The End.

maggie muggins said...

I'm shocked at more than Eileen's wicked right hook. I enjoyed Wednesday's episodes for the first time in yonks. Except for Ryan's gravelly voice. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard for me.

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