Sunday, September 25, 2005

Update - Week of Sept 25

To finish up with the rest of the week:

Funniest Scene this Week
Candice walking in on the Baldwins on New Years eve only to find them all glued to the television watching - get this - The Royale Family. (If you're not familiar - I beg you, click the link.) Art imitates art.

Karen

Go bye-bye. After a hugely long and painful conversation - where Steve starts quoting 'Meatloaf' - it is clear that he doesn't want Karen in the house and she sets off.

The big dramatic shots of her looking wistfully around the street with tears in her eyes before she gets in the cab suggest that she is indeed gone for good.

(I don't know...she was a demanding selfish woman, but, I'm kind of blaming Steve, etal for driving her around the bend a bit. He could have made a better effort - e.g. not going on a family show with the Barlows.)

Tracey, when she hears the news actually expresses concern and sympathy for Karen (the woman she tried to kill the night before). This doesn't stop her from making Steve her target and immediately goes over to 'comfort' him.

Martin and Katie
Probably one of my least favorite storylines - but here goes.

Katie wants Martin to marry her. Martin says no. They have a fight during the reception for Ashley and Claire and at one point when Tyrone approaches Martin for a favour Martin gets that really super creepy golum face on and says, 'No! I got bigger problems tonight! precious.'

They make up and Katie decides that there's more than one way to get Martin and starts flushing her birth control down the toilet.

Jacqueline throws back a double vodka martini at the thought of katie/martin spawn.

Shelly and Charlie
Okay, he's a psycho and I can just tell you all without giving anything away, this story line is going to go on forever.

Bev gets back to the street and sees Deidre about Shelly. She knows that Charlie won't let her see her, so she asks Deidre if she could stay at her place and have Shel come over.

It's all 'Not Without My Shelly' as Deidre sneaks her out of the back and into the Barlow home where Bev is waiting to have a chat with her.

Long story short - Bev tells Shel that Charlie is a predator (best description yet)and begs her to leave him. Shel tells Bev that Charlie is the best thing that has ever happened to her and that he loves her as proven by the faux la croix earrings and that she has no mother.

When Shel gets back to the Rovers, Charlie is extra freaky as he's drilling her about where she was - because she was out of his radar for 20 minutes.

It gets better. Just before the New Years party, Charlie comes walking in with a new frock for her to wear to the party. She is delighted but, 'Oh dear, this is 2 sizes too small.'

Charlie beats himself about being such a jerk and offers to take it back, but wait, he gets a brilliant idea. 'Why doesn't she keep the dress and use it as incentive to lose a few pounds.'

Jacqueline opens up a bag of cheezies in a twisted stand of solidarity for full figured gals everywhere and screams 'Sod off!' at Charlie.

Shel tells Charlie that is just isn't going to happen and that he should really take the dress back.

Charlie takes the dress to Jason and tells him to give it to Violet because he bought it for Shel but that she didn't want it (because she is selfish and evil).

Violet shows up at the New Years party where Shelly has a heart attack and starts screaming about the barmaid wearing the dress that she couldn't fit into.

Violet is super apologetic because she didn't know and pretty pissed at Jason for giving her the dress.

Does it seem like Shel is begining to see Charlie's evil ways?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course Shelly won't see his evil ways. She'll diet so hard she'll be mistaken for Rosie!

I expect this one to get really ugly. As someone recently said, where is that confident woman who first started running the bar for Dougie? Charlie is wicked, not to be mistaken for evil, which was Richard.

Nice Tracey is creeping me out, as is Steve's continued inability to just say no to any woman.

And Katie is just showing how teenage she really is. I know, I'll get pregnant..

Anonymous said...

Of course Shelly won't see his evil ways. She'll diet so hard she'll be mistaken for Rosie!

I expect this one to get really ugly. As someone recently said, where is that confident woman who first started running the bar for Dougie? Charlie is wicked, not to be mistaken for evil, which was Richard.

Nice Tracey is creeping me out, as is Steve's continued inability to just say no to any woman.

And Katie is just showing how teenage she really is. I know, I'll get pregnant..

MJ said...

The Royale Family. Ha! I'd always wondered what Weatherfield was watching while we were watching Weatherfield. (As usual, I'm unable to write a sentence without alliteration.)

loulou said...

I am sad to see Karen go- she always added a lot of fun to the story lines. Tracey's character is just far too over the top, and the fact that no one has taken her baby away yet just kills me - She doesn't care a lick about Amy! I really hope Steve sticks to his guns and stays away from her.

Anonymous said...

About the Royle Family. I love that show and anyone who watches will know that the Royle Family frequently watch Coronation Street on the telly!