Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free Gail Platt (while quantities last)

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the March 22 episode on CBC

Looks like it's time for another courtroom drama on Coronation Street. This is the forum where the working class (Corrie citizens) meets the upper-middle class in the form of lawyers, judges and various other robed officials. Typically, there is much wailing, weeping and gnashing of teeth from the public gallery where family and friends gather -- and where busy bodies go to get their salacious entertainment and gossip (that would be Norris - and Blanche, bless her heart, if she were still with us).

Gail Platt, as defendant, will likely face a barrage of tough questions from the crown prosecutor. There will be shouts and cries of outrage from her family and inevitable stern reproaches from the judge who will shout "order in this courtroom" several times and use his gavel. One thing you don't often see in the coutroom (as opposed to weddings and funerals) is a catfight (Judge Judy, take note -ed). However, if by some miracle, a catfight DOES happen to break out during the sombre proceedings, then who would be the likely combatants?  I'm quite certain that British bookmakers would expect, nay insist, that we speculate:

Tracey & Gail:         13 to 8
Tina & Gail:               7 to 4
Tracey & Anka:         4 to 1
Tina & Anka:             5 to 1
Tracey & Tina:           6 to 1
Audrey & Deirdre:    20 to 1

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets...

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