Saturday, April 4, 2015

Coronation Street TGIF: the toilet paper engagement ring edition

a look back at the week that was on Canada's Coronation Street

Bethany Platt wants to stay in Weatherfield because the fashion, food and culture is so much better there than it is in that backwoods, hillbilly village she's been living in called um, Milan.

Bethany is 14, a skiver, and a liar with no prospects. Looks like she'll fit right in on the Street - if Gail will let her stay. Elsewhere, Rev Billy and Sean are recruiting males for their Butler Auction. Meanwhile the Rovers has a back tax problem but Tony is willing to help out. Steve proposes to Michelle with a toilet paper engagement ring (0 carats, 1 ply) and she accepts. Then Steve withdraws the TP.

Jenny Bradley is still on the scene but she's got shallot phobia or some kind of trauma which is bothering her. Faye continues to keep her pregnancy a secret and Craig tries to be supportive.

Plattwise. Gail misses David's mediation session with Callum because she gets collared by Michael's ex-wife who wants to reconcile with Michael. David reluctantly tries a father footie outing with Max and Callum..

And now a few lines from the week that was:

Bethany insists she has no plans to leave:
"I'm not going back to Milan"
(she'd rather stay in Weatherfield and get pregnant like everyone else)

David explains his mom to Bethany:
"Gail is like an old pub piano"
(all keyed up)

Craig makes an excuse so he doesn't have to go to the caf with Anna and Faye:
"I need to clean Darryl's cage"
(there's nothing worse than a dirty rat - just ask James Cagney) 

Norris doesn't believe Jenny's apology to Rita:
"Leopards don't change their spots"
(busybodies don't change their sweater vests)

Bethany recounts her school days to Gail:
"Teachers used to call me the vampire"
(now they call you the missing vampire)

Lloyd is dumbfounded by Steve's bulk purchase of toilet paper:
"How is cheap bog roll going to help you pay your taxes?"
(ask H&R Block. Maybe they can help you 'stall'?)

Steve admits to Michelle that he's got some flaws:
"I've got more baggage than Manchester Airport"
(and he's a bit flighty)

Gail to Nick and David:
"Do you think it's too early for a glass of wine?"
(depends on the wine. Try a morning Merlot)

Steve to Michelle:
"Why would you want to marry me?"  
(temporary insanity?)

Max to David after David nixes pizza with Callum:
"I hate you"
(join the club)

Well, fellow Weatherfield Watchers, so ends another week on the Street. I'm intrigued by the fact that Bethany knows the work of Tolstoy. Could she be some kind of savant? One can only hope that there's more to her than just skiving, scheming and flirting. And what of Jenny Bradley? Has she really changed or is she after Kev's money (she must spend a fortune on hair conditioner). I guess we'll find out next week. Enjoy the weekend and thanks for stopping by. Cheers!

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