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Friday 23 July 2021

Coronation Street Episode Review Friday 23 July

Evening Corrie fans, it’s Kelly here with your Friday night review.
Fiz’s date with Peter Hook lookalike Phil has gone well and she’s pleased when he texts to ask her on a second date that night. Less pleased is Evelyn who finds out she’ll have to babysit Hope the devil child again when Tyrone refuses, claiming he and Alina have plans of their own. Taking the chance to cause trouble, the small evil one tells Tyrone that Phil and Fiz are probably going to get married and she’ll enjoy having two daddies. Clearly the kid has upped her game. We all knew where we were when she was just setting light to things and pushing her cousins down the stairs. No one is prepared for this psychological torture. Anyway, it has the desired effect, as Tyrone immediately changes his and Alina’s plan to go into town to a rather less swanky trip to the Bistro where he can spy on his ex. 

Over at the corner shop Dev and Steve discuss the upcoming calendar when some pillock from the Royal Luscombe golf club comes in and makes snide remarks about nude calendars being very 90’s and not the sort of things their members (pun intended) go in for. Terrified of being excluded from this bunch of snobs, Dev demands to see a proof of his picture to make sure it’s tasteful. As he and Aadi look over the image they get a shock when it seems a particularly hairy kiwi fruit has been placed in a rather unfortunate position. I’ve gotta say I haven’t properly laughed at Corrie for a while but this was gold. The Alahan boys are a brilliant comedy duo! 

Dev desperately tries to get Emma and Curtis to put a stop to the print run but it’s too late. The stress of it makes Curtis have a bit of a funny turn. This causes concern for lovely Emma, but Curtis tells her that he decided long ago to live life to the fullest and doesn’t want her to always be worrying over him. I predict that Emma might end up getting some advice from our Reet. She’s had a  similar experience with Ted, and after the Sharon debacle Reet needs a new mentee. 

Meanwhile over at the factory, Laura seems to be trying for a joint accolade of worst mother and worst cleaner. While pretending to do overtime she invites Chris, (the only journalist in Weatherfield), over and hints that she will sell Kelly’s story for the right price. I can’t help thinking she’s setting her sights a bit low with The Wethie Gazette. Surely this is more The Scum territory?

In other news, Michael discovers that Grace is in love with him. But to be honest I find the Bailey’s so dull that I can’t really tell you anything more about this storyline or I fear narcolepsy might set in. Also, Nick books a room for him and Leanne at the drab hotel that Debbie owns. Leanne seems impressed but then she was raised by Les and Janice so probably anywhere that puts food on plates seems quite posh to her. 

Back in the Bistro, Tyrone fails to hide his jealousy as Fiz and Phil clearly enjoy their date. Knocking back the drinks, he cringes at Fiz’s laughter and the couple’s obvious ease with each other. When Alina leaves him to pay the bill, he’s embarrassed when his card is declined. Where has all his money gone? Has Alina been maxing out the credit card buying loads of crap promoted by insta influencers? In a bid to make peace, Phill pays Tyrone’s bill but Ty takes it badly and takes a drunken swing at him. Their argument spills out onto the street where it’s witnessed by Alina. When he returns to the flat, she tells him he needs to either forget about Fiz or forget about her…oh and he’s sleeping on the couch. Yup, you deserved that mate.

And that’s it for this week. Catch up with me in the comments section or on twitter @mskelstar where I’m off to try and get the hashtag #particularlyhairykiwi trending.

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1 comment:

cubwriter said...

Phil is a good pairing for Fiz. Keep him!


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