spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the March 30 episode on CBC
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but respect for the boys in blue (I love the Blue Man Group too. They're outrageous - ed) but I can't help feeling that Weatherfield's finest were, how you say, caught napping when summoned to the urgent situation at Underworld.
Who knows? Maybe the cops are simply tired of getting calls from Coronation Street. ("Hello, you've reached the Weatherfield Police Force. Your call is important to us. Using your touch tone phone, please select one of the following options.For armed assault, press 1. For burglaries, please press 2. For dog napping, press 3. For murders, press 4. For anything involving David Platt, press 5.")
Anyhoo, it does seem to me (an innocent bystander) that the police were a tad tardy in getting to the scene of the crime leaving only poor Roy Cropper to deal with a gun-toting pyromaniac ("Mr. Gordon, I respectfully urge you to reconsider your current insidious course of abnormal behavioural dysfunction as your pernicious deeds will certainly not go unpunished").
Only while Becky is hammering away at the front door of Underworld (while the fellas watch!) do the cops finally show up. But then they do nothing except call Tony on the phone ("There's no answer sergeant. Should I ring again in ten minutes or leave a testy message?") and use about 300 feet of police tape to keep people away from the factory. Then, sometime later, it occurs to the police to ask ex-hostage Hailey what's going on inside Underworld. At one point a couple of the officers are even seen HAVING A CUP OF TEA with Michelle, Ryan & Ciaran!
Fortunately the fire department shows up and rams the factory door open. The rest, well... you know what happened. All I can say is thank goodness for Becky, my personal hero and Corrie's Wonder Woman.