spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the June 20 episode on CBC
Well, well. It's all aboard that classic steam engine, the Lancashire Hot Pot (or something like that), for a sentimental train journey that really is the best wedding surprise one could ever give to Roy and Hailey apart from his and hers Thomas the Tank engine bathrobes.
Of course, there are more than a few clouds on the horizon (the return trip is on VIA? -ed ). Mary is clearly not a well woman or at least harbours some deep seated hostility (FYI, we call those 'issues' or 'demons' like Norris' fear of cotton wool - ed). Whatever her issue, Mary is definitely not asleep at the switch and that's a bit of a problem for the railroading couple.
But the other fly in the ointment is Sally Webster and her irrepressibly annoying personality. To me this is one of the most endearing qualities of Corrie. Not the fact that Sally has been through a major health scare, gone through a tumultuous and stressful period of cancer treatment and returned to her life with a full appreciation of her family, her life and her friends. No that's completely understandable. What's brilliant is that before you can say "Our daughter went to Oakhill", she's back to her old nasty self! She hasn't learned a thing! She's back to making snarky remarks, putting on airs and graces and making herself feel important by belittling other people. This time it's Claire Peacock's turn to face the wrath of Sal. After all, Claire suffered from post partum depression and can't be trusted to look after children, can she?
But, as in most cases, Sally lives to regret her small-minded actions. As for Sophie, well I guess she's got some 'splaining to do before the train pulls into the station. All aboard!