First Blanche leaves us and now, it seems, Tony Gordon. Maybe I should change the name of the blog to something like "Gail Mcintyre's unending saga of misery" or "David Platt's Nutter News"? Something based on a character who might be around for a while. Ah well, no sense dwelling on the past. Let's pay tribute to the McNutter himself, Tony Gordon. Say what you will about him, he's certainly knows how to recite the Lord's Prayer (on a loop, it seems -ed). Och:
Hailey tells Roy she is relieved to be safe and sound after her ordeal:
"I'd rather be talking about the Flying Scotsman than the Lying Scotsman"
(Good one. Let me try: I'd rather be talking about the Robbie Burns than third-degree burns)
The prosecutor sums up the case against Gail:
"Gail Mcintyre killed Joe Mcintyre in a fit of desperate rage when she realized yet another husband was going to leave her."
(Chalk it up to rolling pin rage)
Maria, trapped in the factory, gives Michelle child care instructions over her cellphone:
"there’s a jar of food in his nappy bag and um, a beaker of juice"
(that takes care of Kirk, what about the baby?)
When Carla wakes up in hospital, Trevor is there to tell her what happened:
"You've breathed in some smoke, got a sprained ankle and some bruised ribs but there’s nothing serious."
(sounds like a regular night at the Rovers)
Tony tells Carla what he has in mind for her:
"I've got an idea. I strangle the life out of you and I hold your dead body in my arms, while the flames consume us"
(or.. how about drinks and an Indian take-away?)
Carla tells Tony where to find some cookies:
"There’s some chocolate hobnobs in the biscuit tin"
(yeah, you can really work up an appetite killing and burning people)
Carla urges Tony not to take his revenge out on Hailey:
"Maybe saving the life of a Cropper gives you an upgrade to purgatory"
(Hey, it's manslaughter we're talking about not an Air Canada flight... although...)
Maria escapes from the factory and sees Roy:
"Tony, he’s in the factory. He’s just killed a man; he’s laying dead on the floor. He’s got Carla and Hayley tied up"
(and what's the good news?)
Tony tells Carla and Hailey about his plans to set the factory on fire:
"They say that revenge is a dish best served cold, it’s better off flambéed"
(yikes, talk about your Kitchen Nightmares!)
Well, fellow Corrie lovers, that's it for another week - and what a week. Hope you enjoyed all the wailing, weeping and gnashing of teeth. Incidentally, I think I read somewhere (possibly on Corrie Canuck) that Alison King (who plays Carla) actually suffered from smoke inhalation while filiming the factory fire episode. Anyway, enjoy the weekend, the omnibus show and thanks very much for stopping by, reading my ramblings and for all the nice comments. Cheers!