If you haven't seen Thursday's episode, you must make a date with the Sunday omnibus edition on CBC because it's a must-see episode. Riveting, explosive and wild.
If you have seen Thursday's episode then (like me) you're probably still recovering, drinking brandy (large ones as prescribed by Sean) and IV's of Tetley tea (stat!).
I know what you're saying. How can they make such a sensational episode -- without Norris? I know, I know it's hard to imagine but the spills and thrills are fast and furious even without Corrie's resident Action Man. (you mean the Great Mitherer™ - ed). I'm sure we'll be seeing the 'fallout' for many episodes to come. Against the backdrop of so much mayhem, it's tough to find good lines but here are a few:
Lloyd sums up Jim's proclivity for fisticuffs while speaking to Steve:
"Your old man could start a fight in an empty room."
(and the room would probably lose)
Sally muses about the private marital affairs of Tyrone and Molly:
"You never really know what's going on in a marriage"
(especially your own)
A desperate Tyrone pleads with Molly:
"I can change"
(unless you can change into Kevin, I don't think she's interested)
Janice is drinking in the Rovers and sharing her criteria for a compatible mate:
"I'll have aught in trousers"
(..and even the trousers are optional)
Lloyd to Cheryl's ex (Chris) as he helps him out of the rubble:
"Beggars can’t be choosers”
Kevin's response to Molly when she suggests that he just run away with her on the spur of the moment:
"He nipped out for ice cream and never came back"
(wishful thinking on my part)
Peter is sure that Nick has some nefarious stag night escapade up his sleeve:
"If I wind up on a midnight train to Glasgow in my underwear, I'll know who to blame"
(Nick is definitely blameworthy)
Sean takes command as the Rovers becomes an emergency triage centre:
"Start dishing out the brandies and make them large ones!"
(for the viewers as well)
Well, ladies and gentlemen, that's it for a unique week on Coronation Street. I thnk I need the weekend to recover and I'm sure we'll have lots of fallout ahead next week. All the best and cheers.