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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 30 Oct 8.30 pm

High up in the Welsh hills, the cable car has ground to a halt whilst Gemma's labour has just got started! As her waters brake, Chez rings 999 and gets the Welsh ambulance service on the phone. Gemma's soon fully dilated and ready to give birth there and then (lucky lad, my wife took 54 hours - true story!) it looks like Chesney might be about to deliver all the quads at once!

Watching this is triggering my vertigo so I guess Chez's head for heights has alleviated (80 foot up! catch the 'behind the scenes' footage on Corrie's twitter)

With that in mind, what did we think of the production, tonight? It does look real in some shots and after last weeks episodes, I wonder if they've now spent all of the production budgets?

It isn't long before Gemma gives birth to a little boy, the cable car springs back into action and an ambulance is waiting to collect them. We are then treated to a final action shot as the cable car comes to a stop - looked impressive, or a bit shakey?

Back on the street, Fiz's reluctance is appeased by Jade, as she convinces Fiz that she's little choice to depart (again). Jade does seem a bit keen to get Fiz out of the way, doesn't she? As news of the first birth reaches Rita, she lets Fiz know the news, and they head to the hospital. That was a quick trip to Wales, wasn't it?

Meanwhile, Gemma's second birth is proving troublesome, and the ambulance speeds to the hospital. My heart is racing here, as I suddenly remember my little girl being born (very long, and slightly troublesome). The panic on Chesney's face is certainly relatable! Sam Aston acts his little chops off there. Great work!

With Fiz out of the way, Jade treats Tyrone to a dartboard, although they did interrupt Evelyn listening to Kenneth Williams. I wonder what she was listening to. Was it camp classic 'Round the Horne' or the legendary 'Hancock's Half Hour'? I digress but I'm a bit of a fan myself.

At Speed Daal, Geoff plays dinner host to his family, and feeling celebratory, he decides to bring booze into the Pakistani / traditionally dry venue. Slightly offensive to Yasmeen's culture of course, but when did a little thing like that annoy Geoff?.

Calling another family meeting (remember the last one - hilarious!), Gail gets the gang together to discuss David's latest dilemma.  Always the orator, Gail treats them to a bizarre film analogy, telling them that all past mistakes must be ignored and that Audrey must forgive Nick so that the family can move forward as a unit. Will it work I wonder?

At the hospital, Gemma has a cesarean and safely gives birth to another boy and two girls, quickly naming them all after the welsh rescue team that managed the births.

Why didn't they name one of the baby girls after Sinead?

Miraculously,  Bernie has also (somehow?) managed to retrieve the engagement ring that Chesney dropped overboard.

With the ring in hand, Chesney proposes, and Gemma accepts! Chesney got his romance, after all.

Let us know your thoughts on this week's corrie, in the comments section!

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Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 30 Oct 7.30 pm

Chesney Brown the 'Kebab Cassanova' has (finally!) realised his true love in life (it's not Kebabs)? Shaken into action by Sinead's sad demise, the 'Quadfather' has decided to propose to the gestating Gemma. Unsure as to why, what with her mad Mother, her paedo fella, and poor Paul, but hey, this is soapland after all.

Failing at the first (engagement) hurdle, and with the local press on their tale, cuckolded Chesney decides to whisk the heavily pregnant Gemma away, to the Welsh paradise of Llandudno, in October. Who said romance was dead?. It's ok though as he's acquired a ring too.

Could a cable car trip be the perfect location to pop the question?

Stressed out with her own wedding arrangements, Shona's thinking of cancelling the big day, as the deposit is due on the Viaduct Bistro buffet. With little assurance from Gail's newfound new-age attitude, Shona's day is about to get worse, when she finds out that David is being charged with attempted murder. Relaying the news to Nick, can his big brother/ enemy, come to his aid?

Over a pint in the Rovers, Gail and Nick debate the families latest drama, but quick frankly, I'm blinded by Nick's big beard and Gails post-holiday hairdo!

I'm also going to guess that Yasmeen has come to Geoff's aid, in him buying shares in Speed Daal? Surely the ex-hospital DJ /magician/waiter hasn't had that kind of money stashed away? Readying himself to announce the news to Tim and Sally, Geoff still manages to be annoyed with Yasmeen, anyway. Very subtle with the subterfuge, isn't he?

With the kids on school holiday, Jade seems to be getting her feet under the table around at Fiz's, and Fiz has her feet under Gary's (at the antique emporium). It's almost harmonious, until Fiz receives more bad news, that Cilla is ill (don't be killing off Cilla, Corrie!) and she has to leave to tend to her ailment.

With Fiz disappearing again, Jade seems eager to fill Fiz's shoes whilst shes away? As Hope threatens to raise hell (or the factory to the ground), will Fiz actually leave?

Meanwhile, Chez pops the question in the cable car, and drops the engagement ring overboard, disaster!. But it only gets worse, as Gemma (predictably) goes into labour. Hilarious!

Will Gemma give birth in a cable car?

More from me with the 8.30 pm episode review, and hopefully we can find out.

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Thurs 31 Oct


DAVID IS TRICKED AND IT’S NOT SUCH A TREAT As a worried David prepares for his hearing, Abe urges him to stick to the story unless he wants to end up like Josh. Gail, Sarah, Nick and Shona attend David’s hearing in the Magistrate’s Court  to hear David, Abe and Tez all plead not guilty to the attempted murder of Josh. To the family’s horror, David is refused bail and remanded in custody until the trial. Imran calls at the Platts with the news that Josh has regained consciousness. Shona prays that Josh will tell the police how David actually saved his life.
MARIA’S NOT SPOOKED BY GARY Bethany quizzes Maria about her feelings for Gary.  Maria insists they’re nothing more than mates but Bethany reckons she should go for it. Tyrone invites Maria and Gary to a Hallowe’en party at No.9. To Maria’s amusement, Gary arrives wearing a zentai gold bodysuit. When Gary suggests they could meet for lunch, Maria readily accepts and Gary’s pleased.
GEMMA BEGINS TO REALISE MOTHERHOOD IS FRIGHTENING Gemma eases herself out of bed and gazes at her four babies with awe and trepidation. As a tearful Gemma struggles to express her milk, Chesney and the nurse promises her she’s doing really well.
ELSEWHERE Ali assures Toyah that he’s gradually weaning himself off the diazepam and he’s in
control. The party over, Evelyn offers to clear up and suggests Michael takes Jade for a drink. But Jade declines, asserting she’s too tired. Tyrone’s baffled by Evelyn’s generosity.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 30 Oct


CHESNEY PUTS THE BRAKES ON Sick of the constant press presence outside the house Gemma says she wishes she could just get away for the day. Using Bernie as a decoy with a blanket over her head they get rid of the press and Chsney says they are going out for the day to Llandudno. In a cable car he seizes the opportunity and proposes - and Gemma goes into labour and Chesney pulls the emergency brake!
FIZ MAKES A CONFESSION Fiz takes a call from her Mum who reveals she’s had an accident and is currently in hospital. Jade assures Fiz that she’ll look after the girls while she goes to see to her Mum. However when Hope hears Fiz’s plans to go away, she becomes upset and angry. Fiz confides in Jade that she suspects Hope was responsible for the recent factory fire, she’s clearly back to her old ways and she can’t possibly leave her like this.
GAIL FORCES NICK TO FACE UP TO HIS ACTIONS Having taken a phone call from the wedding venue, Shona tells Gail and Sarah that the balance of money is due today but there’s no guarantee David will be out of prison in time. Shona reads a text from Imran informing her that David has been charged with attempted murder. Shona begs Nick to bury the hatchet and help his brother.
ELSEWHERE Yasmeen and an overly excited Geoff announce that they’ve bought Zeedan’s share of Speed Daal. Tim’s impressed to learn that his Dad now owns a business. Yasmeen assures Alya that Geoff will be an asset to the business. Alya’s sceptical.


GEMMA’S PREGNANCY IS HANGING BY A CABLE As the cable car swings in the breeze Gemma panics whilst Chesney calls an ambulance. Is Gemma about to give birth up in the clouds?
JADE HAS HER FEET FIRMLY UNDER THE TABLE Jade persuades Fiz that it’s her duty to go and look after her Mum and Hope will be in safe hands with her and Tyrone. Fiz gives Jade a grateful hug. Jade cooks a lovely meal for Tyrone and Evelyn. Afterwards she hands Tyrone a present. Tyrone’s thrilled to find it’s a dart board. Evelyn challenges them both to a game.
GAIL IS THE YIN TO THE PLATTS YANG Gail calls the family together at No.8 and tells them she’s sick of all the infighting and it’s time they pulled together.
ELSEWHERE Clearly enjoying his new owner status, Geoff invites Sally, Tim, Abi and Faye to join him and Yasmeen for dinner at Speed Daal. When Geoff announces he’s nipping out for some wine, Yasmeen worries that Alya will disapprove.


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