I don't know about you but I find the relationship between Frank 'the vole' Foster and his mum very interesting. Clearly, Anne Foster is an intelligent (albeit slightly Thatcheresque) lady who strides into Underworld determined to protect the best interests of her darling son. Now that Anne has had a chance to see Carla up close, she's starting to wonder about the innocence of Frank. This is the kind of nuanced story line which can be fascinating -- and a pleasant counterpoint to Steve's endless rubbery facial expressions (not that there's anything wrong with that). But I digress. Onward and upward with a few memorable lines of the week in this award-eligible edition of TGIF:
Bill Webster gives Kevin some advice about women:
"Rule 1: You do not take them for granted"
(Rule 2: you do not take advice on women from Bill Webster)
Lloyd is getting tired of Chris using his medical condition to get what he wants:
"The old brain tumor argument"
(well, it's more credible than the old lumbago argument)
Rosie encourages Eileen to use a photoshopped photo on the dating website:
"It's what you would look like if you weren't you"
(Please, stop with the flattery...)
Steve gets all mushy about the fact that Tracy is having his baby:
"You have given me the greatest gift of anyone"
(the gift of not hitting you on the head with a blunt object?)
Julie is determined to help Eileen get her head out of the railing:
"I'm going to lube you out"
(but when will you get around to unsticking her head?)
Izzy is surprised at Sally's attitude towards men:
"Didn't know you were a dominatrix, Sal."
(Not so much a dominatrix as domineering...)
Tracy is winding up Stella about her vacation:
"Who did you fly with, Stella? Easy Jet or Very Easy Jet?"
(Very Easy Jet frequent flyers are members of the Mile High Club)
Anne Foster demands to know where Carla is dining with a prospective client:
"What's the name of the little Italian?"
(Oh this is too easy. I'll leave it to you... and don't say 'Luigi')
Carla insists of returning to work despite Maria's objections:
"Just watch me"
(with apologies to Pierre Elliot Trudeau)
Norris is alarmed to learn that Denis is alone at the Kabin:
"He'll be playing fast and loose with my bon bons"
(It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it)
Carla is exasperated by Kirk's questions:
"Just use your brain for once!"
(after all, it's still under warranty)
Well, fellow Corrie Comrades, that wraps up another week on the Street. Let's see how Carla deals with Frank Foster's mum and the ongoing Underworld war. And what about Eileen's man? Is this the case of yet another fella who turns out to be too good to be true? I'm sure all will be revealed in good time. Have a great weekend, enjoy the Sunday omnibus and I'll met you here next week for more of the Hip. Cheers!