Tuesday, October 09, 2007
CSI: Weatherfield (Update)
Night of the Living Charlie
In what may be the creepiest, creepiest scenes evah on Corrie, the show opens with Charlie looking well and truly dead - except then his eyes shift and he starts to get up to move towards Tracey. Then like a Michael Jackson 80's video, his weak and practically lifeless body crumbles to the floor.
While Glacia stands up and tries to brush the heebie jeebies off her body, Tracey sneers and says, 'See Charlie, I told you that you'd be down on your knees before me.' She then proceeds to tell him that she hates him and all the reasons why she hates him.
There's another round of head bashing and Tracey tells him that he has a charmed life no more - and then throws up a bit.
From upstairs we hear Amy crying and screaming and Tracey goes up to tell that everything is okay, perfectly okay, but that she is not to come out of her room under any circumstances.
Claire is outside running around like a muppet first trying to get Tracey to come out, then over to the Barlows to get them to come help get her out. She explains that Charlie is playing music very loudly which she fears is to drown out Tracey's screaming. Peter and Deidre are concerned, but Ken thinks that it could be that Charlie just needed to listen to some tunes.
While the Barlows pound on the door, Tracey takes a few extra minutes to set up the crime scene. She grabs a knife from the kitchen (spilling the cutlery drawer all over the place) and places it in Charlie's hand - then she decides to cut her hand first with the knife before putting it back in his hand.
She dumps her luggage all over the place and then takes the mobile, calls the police, and sobs on the phone as she opens the front door in order for her family to hear her say, 'I think I've killed my boyfriend'.
Peter rescues Amy from upstairs while Ken continues the conversation with the police explaining that Charlie is indeed dead. Tracey is rushed over the the Barlow house where she tells the family (and Claire) how she tried to leave him Charlie. She does a very nice touch by explaining how she took Claire's advice and wore the clothes SHE wanted to, not ones dictated by Charlie. She goes on to say that Charlie said that he'd rather see her and Amy dead. She manages to get Amy upstairs before he comes at her with a knife.
She's clinging to Amy and the family suggest that Amy go upstairs before the police arrive, but Tracey starts to panic saying that she won't let Amy go. She starts saying, 'What have I done.' and I think at this point, realizing that she might lose Amy in all of this that she panics in earnest.
At this point, Blanche walks in wrapping her bathrobe around her and says, 'Have I missed something? I fell asleep in the bath.' - SOLID GOLD!!!
There Are Another Set of Cops on the Street
The police arrive, the paramedics arrive and most importantly two dectives arrive to talk to Tracey. They introduce themselves and D.S. Somethingortother and D.S. Campbell (the D.S. standing for Dectetive Sexy).
The family is *shocked* to learn that if someone phones into 999 with a confession of murder and a bloody body is found, that the police actually have to arrest the confessor. Peter thinks that the police should give her a pat on the back.
News of Charlie's demise spreads and the towns folk react accordingly.
Meanwhile, back on the farm, parametics work on Charlie and we see a slight twitch in his hand......
Tracey is taken into custody and as she enters the street, she is greeted with cheers of support, except for Maria who says, 'Tracey's no angel herself.'
As Charlie is wheeled out to the ambulance, everyone is shocked to see that instead of a body bag, Charlie has been equipped with oxygen mask.
The Barlows are thrilled to see this as this means Tracey can't be charged with murder. Deidre rushes to the police car to tell Tracey happy news.
Tracey is less than delighted.
In Other Totally Related News
On the street, Ashley comes to comfort Claire who we find out may have a even MORE annoying cry that Deidre. Glacia prays to St.Ginger - patron saint of "make-it-stop". Norris points out that she has some blood on her shirt and as she screams, he corrects himself and says that it's probably just from Ashley apron.
Liz is concerned about Amy. No kidding? Oh that's right, you're her FREAKIN' grandmother. Well, at least your worried now.
Jason offers to go to the hospickle with Charlie as he has no one else.
Norris Cole Has Seen CSI
Norris offers his help to the police as the eyes and ears of the community and feels he can give them very valuable information on the case.
He also makes sure that Charlie and Tracey are paid up on their newspaper subscriptions.
Glacia Has Not Seen CSI
She will however make a few observations about Tracey's foolproof scheme.
#1 - Tracey cuts the front and back of her hand with two very precise cuts. How is that going to look ANYTHING like defense wounds?
#2 - Tracey puts the knife Charlie's hand and makes his hand firmly grasp it. Wouldn't he have, oh I don't know, dropped it while being bashed over the head?
#3 - How is she going to explain the blood on the couch? Was he sitting as he visciously came at her with a knife?