Saturday, January 9, 2016

Coronation Street Catch-Up: the Christmas Catfight edition

a look back at last week on Canada's Coronation Street

Let's review our Corrie Christmas checklist.

Nativity play? check. Catfight? check. Dramatic revelation? Check. Rita singing Christmas carols? check. Romance torn asunder? check. Epic but pointless ping pong  battle? Ch... say, what?

All told, a satisfying Christmas week on Coronation Street. Hope comes home to see the street lights and snow. Ty proposes to Fiz. Chesney doesn't propose to Sinead. The Platts are put on the back burner for a few episodes (phew). Aidan and Team Underworld lose their ping pong match to the O'Driscolls. Ken and Nessa go cycling. Roy misses his chess match due to Carla's paternity.

In non-sporting news, Emily discovers that her nephew, Spider, is in Peru. Rob completes his grand plan by sabotaging Robert and Tracy's romance, telling Tracy that he's not getting out of jail, and then bining her. Robert (the chef) then bins Tracy. Ken kicks Tracy out of the house. Leanne plants a snowball on Tracy's face.

And the big news? The DNA test confirms that Johnny is Carla's father. Johnny tries to finesse the news over a glass of Pinot but Carla is not amused. On the plus side, Rob (the felon) can no longer try to blackmail Johnny with the info.

And now for a few lines from the week:

Sarcastic Todd to Tracy:
"Your DNA is 98% compassion"
(get Johnny to have it tested just to make sure)

Tim to Sally on Christmas morning:
"I've written you a love poem"
(There once was a Webster named Sally... ?)

Mary reminisces about Christmas past:
"One year my Mother and I built a Venus de Milo out of snow"
(it's amazing what a couple of snow 'flakes' can do)

Gail is drunk and telling stories:
"I slept in a drawer when I was little"
(closed, I assume)

Robert to Tracy:
"Why did you tell Rob Donovan you wanted to spend the rest of your life with him?"
(just making prison small talk)

Rob to Tracy during her prison visit:
"I think you've forgotten what it's like to be on the inside"
(smaller beds, more group showers?)

Rob tells Tracy his imminent release was just a ruse:
"You are the only murderer to get to walk out"
(some killers have all the luck) 

Tracy to Rob:
"You pathetic, hideous, nasty piece of work"
(is he available on

Johnny to Carla:
"I'm your Dad"
(hopefully you're not Nick's Dad too)

Rob again to Tracy:
"You're in cloud cuckoo land"
(that's good 'cause she'll need a place to live now that Ken's kicked her out) 

Johnny (again) to his daughter:
"Be angry Carla"
(no problem)


Well, Corrie colleagues, so ends the first week of 2016 and a pretty good week to start the year. Thanks very much for all the nice comments and kind words of encouragement. It's much appreciated and I thank you, as always, for stopping by and visiting. All the best in 2016 and may we be blessed with good stories, good characters, drama and humour. Cheers!

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