Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the Aidan Connor memorial edition

your one-stop update on what happened last week on Canada's Coronation Street...

In all the years I've been watching Coronation Street, I've never seen a more profoundly sad and disturbing story (perhaps with the exception of Hayley Cropper) as the suicide of Aidan.

It happens just after the going away celebration for Johnny and Jenny and the show neatly explodes all those clichés that you often hear about, or read about, following a suicide (He seemed fine. Why didn't he talk to someone? etc. etc.)

The awful news affects everyone in one way of another. Most devastated, of course, is Johnny who is inconsolable. Kate is angry. Carla soldiers on. Eva is in bits and so it goes.

The death of Aidan combined with the ever-expanding lies about Toyah's baby (who is really the daughter of Eva and Aidan) only makes matters worse.  Michelle and Robert decide to postpone their wedding plans. Sophie is upset because she received an innocuous text from Aidan on the night he died and she didn't reply.  Then there's Aidan's last will, still to be revealed.

Meanwhile David Platt finally confides in Shona the truth about his rape by Josh. That's a step forward but unfortunately he also misses his court date (on assault charges) and is remanded in custody. Not the best situation for him and he is super edgy.

Despite the reconciliation between Shona and David, Emma insists on hanging around and even convinces Gail to let her stay on at the Platt house.

Cub reporter Daniel Osborne decides to invite Vinny's Mom (Flora) to stay with him while he writes an exposé about her deplorable care home conditions. Only one snag. Adam in not chuffed about the third roommate and their bizarro Three's Company living arrangement.

On the bright side (I guess), Webster's Garage now has one of those air inflated dancing men as a promotional gimmick.

And now for a few lines from last week:

Emma to Gail re: David
"I just can't stop loving him"
(try harder)

Kate to Jenny after learning of Aidan's suicide:
"Right now, I hate him"
(what can you say?)

That's it for a very shocking and sad week. Hope we have some good news in the week ahead but then again, I wouldn't count on it. Still, thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Cheers!

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