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Tuesday 28 February 2023

Spoilers for next week's Coronation Street, March 6 - 10, 2023

Here are the major storylines for the week ahead on Coronation Street, all wrapped up nicely in 50 words or less.

Monday 6 to Friday 10 March, 2023

Amy pieces together the night before, Hope's flinch causes concern, Justin gets Daisy alone, Kirk gives Beth the cold shoulder then makes up, Amy worried Summer, Summer worries Aaron, Daisy pins her hope on the hearing and Tim gets a blast from the past. 

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Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 27th February

Stephen and Carla in Coronation Street 

We start with a rare view of a Barlow chest. Ex-hunk Peter is flashing the flesh in his dressing gown and fingering a watch which is apparently worth £15K. I'm a bit confused about the watch; did we see Peter find it? Is it Rufus's? Is Peter going to get arrested for handling stolen goods? Later, he tries to persuade Carla to leave work and says he has fifteen thousand pounds in savings. I'm pretty sure you can't sell something for its full value unless you have proof of ownership.

Anyway, Carla's got other stuff going on as Stephen tries to launch a coup in the factory. Unfortunately (for him), hiss banana republic fails as a) Faye, returning from the menopause and still as sunny as ever ("we're happy!" she yells), tips off Carla by text and b) the workers reject his proposal. This is like a meeting of the Komisariat in 1936. Or maybe the 1922 Committee. But instant karma's gonna get Stephen as Carla majestically returns, humiliates him in front of Dick Cavendish, calls him "a scheming parasite", tells him to go and clean the counter tops and later sacks him. Sadly, by the end of the ep, he's reinstated as Rufus Cocaineface has refused to do the Underworld deal without him. Why is Rufus so invested in Stephen? Does he still think Mr Reid will tell Mrs Rufus about the blow 'n' hookers afternoon? Or is Stephen going to cut him in when he finally manages to take over the factory? Ever since it was Baldwin's Casuals, someone's been trying to take over the factory, which is surprising since it teeters on the edge of bankruptcy in an even numbered year and is burned down in an odd numbered year.

Also in Stephen news, Elaine continues with her doomed plan to make him hubby#2 by buying a flat with him! Unusual, but it could work (it won't).


And also in Faye news, Jackson has been in touch saying he, Miley and his parents are back in the UK and does she want to see Miley? No, says Faye, but I think we all see the upcoming storyline, non?


Over at no. 1, Double D have invited Ken, Jenny and, for some reason, Gemma to a wedding cake tasting session. I think Hilda Ogden on twitter said it better than I can:

Unfortunately, the deliverer of said cakes is Justin the sexy stalker and Daisy answers the door. Daniel contacts the delivery company to try to get Justin taken off the route, but they say there is nothing they can do. In the meantime, Daisy uses Gemma as a guinea pig in case the cakes are poisoned (Gem likes all of them apart from the ginger one) and the stalker storyline rumbles on.


Paul also goes back to work but it doesn't go well as he almost removes his finger cutting some wood and Ed sends him home. Billy declines to turn the other cheek and says they should sue Carla.

Finally, Daryan gets an exist storyline as he goes off to Nottingham, or possibly Waterloo Road, to find his brother.

Rachel Stevenson - on twitter

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Rob Mallard interview: Can Daniel save Daisy from creepy Justin?

What’s Daisy’s and Daniel’s relationship like at the start of 2023? They were planning their wedding and they seemed like they were in a really good place, excited and ready to take on the year? 

Daisy and Daniel had their Christmas proposal and decided that they were going to make a go of things. They have been living together at the Barlows’ which cemented them into each other’s lives even more because before they were living at opposite ends of the street. At the start of the year, Daniel had just been caught up in the wave of Daisy’s wedding planning and it was pre-marital bliss until Justin turned up. 

How would Daniel describe Justin?

Daniel would describe Justin as creepy and a bit pathetic. When Justin mentioned that his mum had terminal cancer, that was an Achilles heel moment for Daniel because of what Daniel had gone through with Sinead. It’s Daniel’s soft spot and Daniel remembers how much he went off the rails after Sinead’s cancer diagnosis and during the aftermath he went and did some very unusual things. So Daniel certainly thought that Justin might be spiralling out of control at the thought of losing someone to cancer. Daniel checked himself in that moment and thought, “I need to sober up Justin gently and remind him that what he is doing isn’t normal and he will live to regret it.” However Justin exploited this because he knew that it would be a weakness for Daniel.  

What was the turning point for Daniel, when he realised that Justin is dangerous?

Daniel doesn’t quite grasp how dangerous Justin or the situation is, he feels like it is very much over in the digital world and it’s all coming through social media and text messages. It isn’t until Justin lets on that he knows where Bertie lives - that’s the moment when he starts to take things a lot more seriously.

What effect is Justin's behaviour having on Daniel and his relationship with Daisy?

The more Justin creeps Daisy out, the more she begins to pull away from Daniel. Daniel begins to get frustrated because they are in the middle of planning their wedding and all this other stuff is going on at the same time so Daniel is trying to focus and stay on track with what should be a happy experience. But the wedding planning starts to take its toll and he gets to the point where he just wants the wedding done and over with. Daniel starts to view the wedding as a race to get it done as quickly as possible before Justin has the chance to ruin it. 

How helpless does Daniel feel about not being able to protect Daisy?

Daniel feels really helpless and he suggests to Daisy that the way to solve this is to come off of social media but Daisy is having none of that. He particularly feels like he can't protect Daisy because Daniel is not in the online world so it is completely unknown territory to him. He feels like he doesn’t have a presence on social media himself to be able to wade in on anything. 

Tell us what happens when the company lending Daisy a dress refuses to work with her. Why do Daisy and Daniel lock horns?

Daisy is getting all these freebies for the wedding but when Justin starts to spread things about her she starts to lose all her freebies. Daniel starts to think that Daisy sees the wedding as a sort of military operation, that it has to be the way that she wants it or not at all, and for Daniel, that is really confusing because he thinks the point of the wedding is that they are getting married not that it needs to look a certain way. It’s a divide between these two characters because Daisy is more about how things look rather than how things actually are.  

Daniel comes across as a calm character however we have seen in the past when he feels wronged by someone, he can seek revenge, for example when he pushed Ken, his own father, down the stairs. Do you think that Justin has the ability to turn Daniel violent?

Yes because Justin is threatening the two people that he loves the most - Daisy and Bertie. 

Do you think that Justin has underestimated Daniel?

Yes. Justin hasn’t really had a reaction from Daniel other than Daniel taking him to one side to have a word with him. Justin thinks that he is not going to get any resistance from Daniel so he is going to keep pushing him. But Justin is about to find out that there is a line with Daniel and this week Justin will cross it.

Do you think that Justin could rock his and Daisy’s relationship and tear them apart?

Yes, if Daniel doesn’t respond in the way that Daisy needs him to. We have seen in the past that when she had the cancer scare, Daisy dumped Daniel because he didn’t react in the way she needed him to. Daniel is now very wary of how he responds to things, but I don’t even think Daisy knows what she wants from Daniel because she knows there is not much he can do about Justin. It’s a strange situation where Daniel is trying to do the right thing but he keeps doing and saying the wrong thing every time.  

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Monday 27 February 2023

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Monday 27 February 2023

STEPHEN ATTEMPTS A COUP AGAINST CARLA Stephen gathers the shareholders on the workforce and, arguing Carla isn’t fit to take the reins yet, declares they should hold a vote of no confidence. Faye gets out her phone to tip off Carla. Dick Havisham arrives at Underworld and belittles Stephen for being incompetent. Carla summons Stephen to the office and, giving him a rollicking for trying to oust her from the business. Sarah’s saddened. Elaine tells Stephen the Redbank apartment is outside her budget but she’s thrilled when Stephen agrees to buy it together as flatmates. Elaine’s excited but secretly wishes they were moving in together as a couple. Stephen makes a surreptitious phone call, saying he needs an urgent meeting. 

PAUL MAKES AN EXPENSIVE MISTAKE WITH ED Paul itches to get cracking back at the yard, but Ed asks him to take it easy for now. Paul’s mildly concerned when he struggles to tie his bootlaces. Paul decides to cut down some panels using his left hand. Seeing him narrowly avoid the saw’s spinning blade, Ed brusquely orders him to go home. Paul admits to Billy he was sent home from work and hasn’t felt right since the accident. Paul informs Gemma he won’t be able to help her out with her gas bill. Ed regretfully tells Paul he can’t take him back on at the yard without the medical all-clear. Billy and Dee-Dee convince Paul to sue Carla for negligence. 

DAISY HAS HER CAKE BUT DOESN’T EAT IT The catering company advises Daisy they are sending some wedding cake samples for her approval. At No.1, Daisy, Daniel, Ken, Jenny and Gemma assemble for the cake tasting. Daisy’s appalled when the samples are delivered by Justin. Daniel contacts Justin’s delivery firm to report his stalking but they refuse to take action without proof. Daniel admits to Ken he’s worried about Justin posing a risk to Bertie. Ken promises they will help her through it.

ELSEWHERE Daryan informs Gary and Maria that his brother ended up in Nottingham but he cannot trace his exact location or any contact details. Gary and Maria offer Daryan money for a trip to Nottingham to hunt for his brother. Daryan announces that his social worker is taking him to Nottingham to search for his brother. Gary, Maria, Nina and Evelyn wave him off. En route to his train. Faye confides in Sally that Jackson, her daughter’s father, has made contact asking if she wants to see them. Faye explains to Sally that she came to terms with never being a mother due to her menopause and doesn’t want to run the risk of stirring up her feelings by seeing Miley.

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Sunday 26 February 2023

Coronation Street Episode Review Friday 24 February 2023

Good evening.  T'Street started this evening with Daniel, Daisy and the hidden menace - where was Bertie - he is 4 and would be running around causing mayhem at breakfast time - where has he been locked up?  Daniel takes on being Daisy's social media monitor for the day managing to post a poor recommendation for an ice-sculpting business (using Shakespeare) and tagging the wrong company (there are two ice-sculptors in Weatherfield?).  Daisy spots Justin with a bunch of flowers and not being aware that he is visiting Shuttleworth's to see his late mother Daisy smacks his nose - observed by George - although the freeze frame shows she missed!  Justin and George explain but Justin later takes it further and lodges a complaint with the police.

Stephen and Elaine have a coffee at Roy's where she announces her intention to buy a flat in Red Bank and Stephen suddenly has a lot of money in his personal account (has Carla really made him a signatory on the factory account already?).  Shona is behind the counter and Nina talks her into going to the detention centre to see Max with the rest of the family - as Shona tells David she is doing it for Max not for David.  Max lies to Lily about the cause of his injuries but the family appear to get along better than recently.  When they come to leave Max gives David a huge hug, calls him Dad and apologises.  Once home Shona gives David a strict talking to - they can sort it out but he must never make another mistake.

In tiny stories, Peter whilst cleaning his car, finds a lost gold watch on the floor in the rear of the cab under the front seat.  No doubt StreetCars have rules on lost property but Peter holds onto it - which seems rather odd - but later it transpires that it might belong to sleazy Rufus as Peter is keen to contact him.  Elsewhere R'Toyota talks a still reluctant Alya into making her personal statement at Blake's sentencing.  Nina is covering for Roy at the charity shop and when an immigrant, Mo, wants a suit for an interview she pays half of the £20 asked by Evelyn.

Gemma has difficulties with power suppliers and is listening to a lot of music whilst on hold.  When she finally gets an email she is told that due to incorrect earlier estimates she owes them £4000.  Paul will be back to work shortly following his arm injury and he offers to help pay the bill.  (More seriously how, on such a small property, has such a huge bill arisen and what has happened to the write-off under the back billing rules?).  More seriously Paul finds that picking up a wine glass is difficult - does he have an undiagnosed problem from his injury?  Just after he has got back together with Billy too!

Mr Nugent has an arrest target in his sights.  Outside Speed Dahl Maria has a meeting with Councillor Len Cameron who has donated £7000 to the new refugee centre appeal.  To prove it he has arranged a photo opportunity with a giant charity cheque.  At which point Mr Nugent and the rest of Weatherfield's finest descend to arrest the councillor for his connections funding Griff and the others.  Later we hear that Blake received a 12 year sentence and that Len Cameron was also Maria's mystery online stalker and responsible for the death threats she received from RedPilled100.  

Stephen drops in on Carla as he needs some paperwork signed and he then offers to make a cup of tea - but Carla decides she is feeling very tired and asks him to go before he can administer any drugs.  She clearly dislikes him as her body language makes clear as he leaves.  She will feel much better today!  Stephen becomes aware that last time Carla was ill she gave half the factory to the staff - he tracks down the formal agreement to identify how it can be used.

Mo returns with a huge smile and believes his interview with immigration has gone well.  And it turns out that he has met Daryan's brother and there is now proof that the brother is in the country!

Following the complaint PC Heywood invites Daisy to the station to answer a few questions - and there is not much other than Daisy hit him!  Another officer appears to advise that Justin has dropped his complaint and Daisy walks away.  Justin later visits the Rovers and asks to talk to Daisy.  Justin says that his mother would want him to be happy and with Daisy he will be happy.  Justin tells Daisy that he is willing to give her another chance.  Daisy responds by calling him deluded and tells him to go away.  Later Daisy is eating a takeaway by the bus stop when Justin appears out of the dark.  Daisy threatens him with a stalking protection order but Justin is there to give her one last chance - he was humiliated in the Rovers.  They argue and he calls her a self-centred, ungrateful bitch.  He says she led him on.  He walks away and she is left feeling very upset.

You will read this last but it was written first!  Coronation Street above all else should be an ensemble piece telling us about how the lives on the Street interact, often represented by factory scenes and interactions in the Rovers (and these days elsewhere).  We all know that covid meant that this was not possible and the writing veered to telling stories in hermetically sealed packages as the "rules" meant that different groups could not have social intercourse, most typically represented by the Bailey family hardly ever speaking to anyone else on the Street.  That sense of community has not been regained - Alya, a resident for 10 years is nearly murdered and a bomb nearly blew the Street to smithereens - and yet blithe ignorance abounds - and that is without mentioning Alya's speedy recovery.  I am not suggesting a return to Ena sticking her nose into everyone else's business but that core community needs to be re-established as fundamental to the Street.

Written by Mark Burt and directed by Dominic Stephenson.


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