HERE IS A LIST of the CBC commercials that aired during the Coronation Street broadcast. One entire commercial break was dedicated to CBC commercials. Please note, I only started counting part way through the first break. Also, I was watching the Northern Broadcast where there were two public service announcements about workplace safety. So things could have been different in the south. The line-up was as follows:
1 2008 Olympic Games
2 Little Mosque on the Prairie
1 Fifth Estate
1 Commercial montage for No Opportunity Wasted, Little Mosque, Heartland
1 Market Place
1 Rick Mercer report + This Hour Has 22 Minutes
1 Dragons Den
THE SHOW OPENS WITH the Battersby-Brown camp. Fiz, Yanna (who deserves an award for that skirt) and Cilla head toward the salon where Cilla has plans to get herself together for the big trip to Florida. It is the least she could do considering the whole street has put their hands in their pockets to send her off under false pretences. Later Cilla and Yanna go into the pub where we learn that Yanna has paid for the works at the salon and will now be getting the drinks in.
Les got a camera from Ken Barlow and has enlisted Kirk to film the big departure for posterity. The Street’s answer to Steven Spielberg continues to film and Cilla lets everyone in on a little secret. She knows Lez and Yanna have been at it on the couch and she's not happy. Then she drops the real bomb. Devastating and confusing young Chezney, Cilla tells everyone that she is not sick and has known she was well since before Christmas. The news is met with confusion and anger. Chezny is so angry he has decided to take a pass on the trip to Disney World/Land (whichever one is in Florida). After Chezney tells his mother that he hates her and he wishes she were dead, Cilla looks like she knows that she has gone too far. But, in the cab she hops and off she goes to see Mickey an the gang in a large, over sanitized freakish place that is probably the scariest place on earth.
As the drama unfolds outside of number 5 Rita and Norris stroll by and learn that Cilla has been cured. The word is sure to spread.
OVER AT NUMBER 8 the baby, now called Holly, is still the source of conflict in the Grimshaw/Wilson/Tully household. Jason, in a staggering feat of ignorance tries to smooth over things with Sarah by admitting the baby is his but assuring her that he will have nowt to do with her. Smart. Sarah, in an increasingly common display of maturity tells Jason that he is being an immature, irresponsible loser and closes the door on his face. Good job, Sarah Louise Platt. Will her reaction get Jason to change his ways?
Probably not, later we see Jason relaxing on the couch doing his best NOT to be a dad. Eileen resorts to some mild physical violence to get Jason to take the baby for a walk in a pram thoughtfully donated by Sarah. Strangely during the pram hand-over the grim reaper walked by and scared the pants off me. Seriously, who was that dude?
STUPIDITY WAS ON DISPLAY at the Rovers when Steve, instead of acting like an adult and talking to Michelle like a growed up, decided to see if he can manipulate the schedule and remove Betty from behind the bar on New Years so that Michelle will have to work and not go out with the handsome Sunny. His mother falls for Steve's stupid reasoning (so offensive I refuse to repeat it here, on the blog) and tells Michelle that she has to work. Michelle is none too pleased, but Steve says that he will try to have a word with his mom. PLEASE, STEVE. GROW UP!
IS THE PASSION AT number 7 fizzling out? It may be. Jamie and Frankie have really made the decision to leave the street. In Street tradition, that means that they have to go to the Kabin to cancel the papers. How else would Norris get to slip in a nasty word? Jamie then runs into Violet. I guess he didn't tell his baby-mother he was leaving. That's thoughtful. Violet is pissed, yet keeps telling him that he needn't do anything for the baby.
She reiterates that sentiment later in the pub when Jamie tries to give her a cheque and his address in Spain. I guess the pressure is getting to Jamie. When Vern suggests that Jamie get Frankie a cocktail and then suggests sex on the beach, Jamie decks him. Now, I am not sure in Vern was being malicious. I think he was seriously suggesting that Jamie get Frankie a cocktail. What do the Canuksters think? Do the Canuksters think any excuse to deck Vern is a good excuse?
After, Frankie jumps up, scolds Jamie and accuses him of turning into Danny. Jamie is pissed and storms off. Later, Frankie tells Liz and her breasts that she is now unsure of Jamie. She thinks her feeling for Jamie may have a lot to do with Danny. Oh Frankie, that was obvious as Liz’ cleavage.
That is all fans.