Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Is Coronation Street's Lewis redeeming or scheming?

please note this post makes reference to the June 18 episode on CBC

what you need to know: Sally is making a miraculous recovery (quel surprise) and is now best buds with Carla, Dev is acting like a chump and Sunita went on a bender, Sunita and Carl are getting cosier by the minute, Gail is shunning Audrey as long as she's shacked up with Lewis, Ken and Deirdre are at odds over who's got the worst offspring (hint: it's Deirdre)

I say, Lewis is rather a chivalrous fellow, isn't he? But, well, to be perfectly frank, how can one know if one's intentions are honourable, one wonders? (stop staying 'one', one is getting annoyed - ed).

That's the £4,000 question.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to believe that Lewis (the former cad) is a reformed gentleman with a genuine love for Audrey and an absolutely incontrovertible desire to be her soul mate in perpetuity
Could he, in fact, be disguising his true and visceral nature as a certified gigolo and harbouring an unscrupulous agenda to defraud the lovely Audrey of her salon, her house and her dignity... again.

Ay, there's the rub.

Gail and David certainly seem to think that Lewis is, how you say, "an oily gigolo."

Audrey and Nick believe that Lewis is not at all oily. They think he's changed his ways - and is an excellent maitre d' to boot. (nobody can unscrew a bottle of Fresco's chardonnay with more elegance - ed).

I confess, I can't tell which it is but it seems to me that in the history of Coronation Street it is very, very rare that a leopard changes his - or her - spots.  It could be a bad scene, but look on the bright side. At least Audrey isn't dating a cross-dresser (at least I don't think so) and Gail's not talking to her (bonus).

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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