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Friday 23 December 2022

Coronation Street Episode Review Friday 23 December 2022

Evening Corrie fans, it’s Kelly here with your Friday night review. 

I’ll admit it took me a while to twig that in Corrie world today was Christmas Eve, so spent the first 15 minutes of this wondering why everyone was panicking about their turkey. It’s been a long day. But back to it, and we had some nice little moments of Christmas cheer to counter the usual misery!

I’ll start with the misery to get it out of the way. Max is still in hospital where unlike, Scrooge, he’s visited by a trio of demonic entities in the form of Griff, Teen Eva Braun and her Dad. They each cajole, threaten and manipulate him into lying to the police about the camping trip bomb. 

Meanwhile Toyah is finding it hard to believe that Spider is a copper. You and me both, girl! He gives her some origin story about a mate been set upon at a protest, but it still doesn’t explain his meteoric rise through the ranks to Detective. Poor PC Tinker’s been slogging away at every crime scene in Weatherfield for five years without even a sniff of promotion. Anyway, I digress, he tells Toyah that she needs to keep quiet about it all and not go blabbing to Shona and David. She tells him she doesn’t know if she can be involved with him

Over at No. 9, Ty is continuing with his secret Christmas wedding plans and getting most of it wrong. He ruins Fiz’s festive plans by cancelling her trip to see ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ and considers using Spice Girls lyrics as vows. Fiz moans to Maria that it’s going to be the worse Christmas ever, which may be true but mainly because her groom is such a numpty. 

At the Rovers, Daniel shows a delighted Jenny the engagement ring he’s bought for Daisy. He plans to disguise it with her wine-bottle shaped present and propose when she unwraps it on Christmas Day. But disaster strikes when Chez Barlow is burgled and all the presents are stolen. On hearing of the theft, Saint Aggie of the Cobbles supplies some of her own presents. I don’t think there’s gonna be any bling in there though.

In other news, Dodgy Damon hands Jacob £500 to get Amy a designer handbag. The lovely human uses some of the money to buy Sam a chess set. A sweet gesture, but it’ll take more than that to unfreeze Leanne’s perma-scowl.

At No. 11, George is sweating as he tries to keep Eileen away from the house as her old sofa is removed and the new one delivered. Todd is also a little bit flushed, as Laurence insists on removing his shirt in order to move the sofa about 1 metre. The little tease. It all goes wrong of course as when the sofa’s delivered it turns out to be a piece of doll’s house furniture. Did Georgy not smell a rat when it cost £8.99 rather than £500?

In more wholesome romance news, Mary is disappointed when no one is able to go carol singing with her, until her secret admirer Brian turns up to save the day. I’m crossing everything for a mistletoe moment for these two on Sunday.  

Finally, Toyah tells Spider that she wants to be with him and they will face any threats together. I can’t see our Toyah fitting at the Weatherfield policeman's Christmas ball, but maybe love will conquer all.

And that’s it until Christmas. Gawd bless us everyone...apart from Griff.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Leanne,the former call girl,thief [she committed insurance fraud], and drug addict is in no position to judge Jacob who to his credit has turned his life around for the better.
Simon and Jacob had made their peace becoming friends and that should be good enough for Leanne.

Merry Christmas!


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