Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Update Tuesday August 21st – the Desperate Attempt to Make a Boring Episode Marginally Interesting
Man Suspects Wife is Playing Away, Has no Clue of Truth
The show opens with Cilla in the dining room and Les bounding down the stairs complaining about the lack of nuptials in his life. He's obviously hurt and angry that Cilla passed on the curry take-away and lager anniversary extravaganza. Noticing that Cilla has put her slap on and is looking like a right bobby dazzler he ask where she's off to. She tells him that she's got plans to go out with Yanna. Likely story.
Later, Lez sees Yanna in the street, for which, she is perfectly dressed (seriously one of the BEST outfits I have seen on the street – Rosemond or Queen East). Lez asks her if she and Cilla are going out seeing as she left the house looking like "full totty on the lot.*" Yanna calls Cilla and gets nowhere. Assuming that Cilla is playing away and hasn't told her, Yanna is put out. Her reaction is… questionable.
Meanwhile Cilla walks into what looks like a medical clinic, the speculations of the Corrie Canuksters are confirmed. Cilla may well be sick.
As Cilla is at the clinic Yanna makes it back to the Battersby-Brown house bringing Lez a special order of fish (please, keep the sophomoric humour to yourself, Papa Smurf). Lez, Yanna, Fiz and Chezney all find themselves wondering is Cilla is up to her old tricks.
Sadly, this is the one time we wish she were up to no good. Cilla meets with Dr. Street Totty** and the two get ready to go over her test results.
Remember folks, this was the first of a double episode that aired on a Monday night in the UK. Be ready to start with Clla tomorrow when we find out what Dr. Street Totty has to say.
*I’ll have all Corrie Canuk readers know that the phrase “full totty on the lot” is how one may choose to describe how I look on any given day.
**I know what you're thinking. You are thinking that Dr. Street Totty isn't that hot. I argue that they dressed that man down. He's got potential. If he had a shave and better hair, he'd be Dr. Delicious.
Local Man Identifies 11 Year-Old as Petty Crime King Pin
In a bit of classic Corrie storytelling, there is a vandal on the street. Norris has found some graffiti on the wall of the shop and he blames Chezney – the only young person he knows. Chezney refuses to take the blame for the graffiti and goes off to school. Good for Chezney.
Later Norris is cleaning the wall and has decided that if there is indeed a cadre of can wielding hooligans Chezny is the mastermind behind them. Rita doesn't take him seriously and walks back into the Kabin.
Norris really is a special person.
Local Meth Addict Runs Café, This Time, Scores Only Points
Due to Roy's visit to an old aunt* and Frankie's being busy committing incest over the road, Becky has to run the café on her own. She does a bang up job. Making a couple off colour jokes about salmonella and rats doesn’t sit well with Blanche who, for some reason, has made the café her business. Ushering Snug out of the restaurant makes Blanche that much more peevish. The two of them have a couple verbal sparring matches (my personal favourite part is when Becky calls Blanche "Flower"). During these scenes one has to wonder if Becky could be Blanche's long lost granddaughter. Personally, I’d like Becky and Blanche to join forces and run for mayor or something.
Hailey pops by every so often only to see that Becky is running the café like a star. Roy gets home and is surprised to see that everything was fine. Who knew a meth addict could run a café?
*Both Roy and Hailey seem to be the only characters who have elderly aunts and uncles living elsewhere that they have to tend to.
Mother/Adoptive Son Love Story Tests the Limits of Good Taste
Jamie is looking at his battered reflection and fusses with a scab on his face. Frankie tells him, "It won't get better if you keep poking at it." Moms always have the best advice. As these two talk I think to myself that the writers do a good job dancing around the taboo that is the sensual relationship between mother and son. All of their embraces are very mother/lover mix. It grosses me out.
Frankie tells Jamie why she went to see Danny alone the night before. Poor Jamie just isn't experienced enough to know that you gotta be cruel to be kind. Frankie had to go and rip Danny's heart out (then throw it on the floor before she shoved the heel of her stiletto through it) so that he would stop grasping at any imagined shred of hope.
Anyway, the two of them seem to be hiding out in the house and Danny seems to be wigging out in the car. He skulks around the street and as soon as Liam sees him he takes off. He's just driving, man. Just driving.
Later Liam goes to see Frankie and gets over the weird incest vibe long enough to ask her if she knows where Danny is. She doesn't. What is happening there?
Corrie Writers Beg Fans not to Forget About Sarah and Jason
For once in her life Sarah is making someone work for it.