Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Forgiveness Project

In tonight's episode, Emily's minister urges her to go to The Forgiveness Project. Emily protests, saying that she has no interest in "going online" and she probably isn't aware of the tubular nature of the internets.

That said, it's a fascinating site and serves as an interesting complement to this recent storyline, which I thought wrapped up nicely this evening.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved the way Emily said that - "I have no interest in going on line..." She was as haughty as Joan Crawford ever was! It was priceless!

Michigander Fan

Stickybee said...

I checked out the "Forgiveness Project" website and they have the story of Katy Hutchison and Ryan Aldridge which just appeared in the November issue of Reader's Digest, very interesting...

Debbie said...

I can't even believe that trhe minister told her that he thought Ed was going to top himself. Does anyone else think that was out of order? I mean, if he is counseling Ed, he should keep that to himself.

Anonymous said...

Debbie,

Um, yeah. I thought so too. It certainly didn't seem like a very clerical thing to do, but of course, I'm looking at it from a Seal of Confession Catholic POV, so...

However, all's well that ends well, I guess.

Michigander Fan

Jacqueline said...

I actually got weepy with the Emily forgiveness story. I LOVED they way they wrote this and it really made sense for her, they way she said that she had to forgive him for herself - which is is totally true.

The Forgiveness Project is amazing and so needed. It's hard to believe what people can forgive, but the reality is it's the only way to heal yourself. Otherwise, what are you going to do, carry that poison around with you for the rest of your life? I think the writers on Corrie had it dead on when you see Emily come back to Rovers so much lighter.

I too thought it was completely out of line for the pastor to break the confidentiality. I can't speak outside of the r.c. pov either, but I think that confidentiality would be pretty universal.

Debbie said...

Michigander Fan, I too speak from the Roman Catholic P.O.V.

I love my new Coronation Street BFF!

This was a great story line for Emily. It was so good, and not fraught with scandal. It was really intersting.

Anonymous said...

Jacqueline and Debbie,

It was a terrific ending to a terrific storyline, and I thought it was handled very respectfully toward all involved.

As far as Rev. Blabby goes, honestly, when he said that, it made me really mad, but then on the commercial I was thinking about it (my brain makes funny leaps) and I suddenly remembered a recent Simpsons episode where Rev. Lovejoy is at Stuckey's with Ned and Marge and the waitress gets snarky with him, so he says them, "Her husband's having an affair with her sister." Then he gets an innocent look on his face and says, "Who said that?"

So then I giggled. It's not good when your minister (even your pretend TV minister) resembles Rev. Lovejoy.

Michigander Fan

John said...

The minister and Norris seem like they'd be great pals.

I've never had anyone in my family be murdered, or been a victim of terrorism, or ethnically cleansed. The worst thing that's ever happened is that once in while, someone will make me feel foolish in front of a group. Reading through the Forgiveness Project stories makes all the little grudges I've carried over the years seem very petty indeed.

Debbie said...

I have a question. What ever happened to Ken Barlow's son Daniel Osborne?

Jacqueline said...

He is in Scotland with his mother. We can fully expect the return of Daniel at some point, I'm sure.

Debbie said...

That kid, Daniel, will be 11 in January. Why doesn't Ken ever mention or go see him?

I say he will be back on the cobbles in 2012 - when the Tory's plan that they will have paid of the national debt (yet another promise they have made that would depend on them winning one or two more elections).

He'll be 16 and old enough to romance Sophie Webster.