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Monday 31 January 2022

Coronation Street Episode Review Friday 28 January 2022

Faye does not want to go back to prison so is covering up her connection to a possible crime whilst Emma is so freaked about it she attends Ted Spear's funeral and starts to bond with Ted's grandson until Faye sends her an urgent message with a "photofit" from the police of the girl in Ted's flat as seen by the delivery driver.  Even the best and brightest policeman living on Coronation Street cannot recognise the individual in the "drawing" (above) although it reminds him of "someone".  When he realises that it reminds him of Emma, Faye breaks down as if under a month of interrogation, waterboarding and truth drugs and tells Craig how the events unfolded.  Following some wise words from David (!) Craig, being an upstanding citizen and model policeman, is immediately converted into a Met Police employee and tells Faye that not only did he wish he had not heard what she had to say he is now going to start pretending that he never heard it!  Eh lad.  That might work in that there London but it butters no parsnips in Weatherfield. 

Bernie has been banished, for about 30 seconds.  Poor little Joseph also does a complete U-turn in about 20 seconds flat as he listens to various people laying into Granny Bernie (above).  He admits that she is not to blame and that Hope cooked up the disappearance to the loft.  Whilst Bernie might be allowed back by Gemini it seems unlikely that the rest of t'Street, Dev, Ches or anyone else (and apparently Beth is highly distraught as she tears a huge strip off Dev in the shop because she donated Kirk's birthday meal to Dev's appeal, so much so that Evelyn actually stands up for her boss and tells Beth to stop slandering him; why is Beth nearly always so objectionable?) is likely to forgive her actions in taking half the money and not being entirely honest about events.  She of course was simply trying to help the family out from under the mountain that the quads have caused (and frankly someone in social services ought to be on the doorstep most days of the week didn't they?).

When Lydia tells Daniel that she has tickets to a "poetry slam" I thought my hearing was deficient so consulted that interwebby thingy - and  yes they do exist.  (Monday - Salford).  Well who knew?  Anyway it is complicated because apparently Daisy's "influencees" (that's not a word is it? - the kids who hang on her every social media post) are Daniel's pupils and her social media posts will do the trick in getting them to go to "consent workshops" which Max sees as less important than "AV Club" until David puts him straight.  For once Daniel actually tells Lydia that he is going to talk to Daisy before doing so and when Lydia collects him from the Rovers (Ken is babysitting whilst Daniel and Lydia get slammed) it does look as though Daniel is not entirely sure which of the two dizzy dollies he actually wants to be with for the evening - until Lydia lays the law down with a sharp word (above).

I feel for Ty - County's opposition only had 9 men on the pitch and County still failed to win.

Leo moves into the pub and then gets summoned to work to be sacked (I assume that they have now filled in all the sinkholes in Weatherfield).  Jenny takes pity and says he need not pay rent whilst job hunting.  The ripple effect is that because Daisy wants a holiday in Gran Canaria she asks Jenny for a rent holiday; Leo overhears and arranges for his father to sub him the rent so he is paying his way (above).

I suppose the best news is that Elaine is back and telling Sally she has bought the wrong birthday card for Tim and that they should not have decorated the hospital room with banners and balloons.  Faye tells them both to take a chill pill as it was stress that put Tim in hospital.  Sally and Elaine exchange looks, however!  And they continue to exchange barbs (above) even when at Tim's bedside.  And Sally has given up her political ambitions so will have time to care for Tim - but Elaine volunteers to move for a while so that she can look after Tim whilst Sal is at work.  Sal seems less than pleased by the kind offer which Tim immediately accepts.

Even now, several days later, I think I am worried about the storytelling skills at ITV at the moment.  For example Craig is now suffering exactly the same problem as faced by Roy only a few weeks ago.  What is the purpose of Ronnie?  Has Leo no savings to sustain himself?  Why has Elaine turned into the mother-in-law from hell?  Why is Beth that nasty?  Why did we not see Hope being hung, drawn and quartered?  Is Lydia a closet bunny boiler?  And honestly Faye how you could you put Craig in that position?  And Emma why were you chatting up the grandson at the funeral? No doubt all the questions and many more may be answered next week.

Written by Chris Fewtrell and directed by Leon Lopez.


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Anonymous said...

No mention of e-fit swap conroversy.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what does it take for Fiz to see the truth about Hope?
Even after Joseph tells her the truth,Fiz is still in denial thinking that Bernie put the boy up to it.
Despite the fact that Alina lost her baby because of Hope,Fiz still has blinders on with regards to her daughter.
I worry that only after Hope kills someone,that's when Fiz will take things seriously.


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