Sunday, May 13, 2018

Coronation Street Catch Up: the Speed Dal edition

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

Yes, it's the grand opening of Zeedan's restaurant: Speed Dal.

Frankly, I would have opted for "Curry in a Hurry" or "Raita Later" or maybe even "Argy Bhaji" or... (that's quite enough - ed).

Anyway, the point is that Zee has a new business partner (Imran who's Rana's brother) and the restaurant is off to a great start.

The celebrations are interrupted briefly when Rana storms in and accuses Zee of ratting out Rana's Mum (and would-be kidnapper) to the police. But it turns out that was Kate. Merely a little tiff on the road to coupledom for Kate and Rana, although Zee still harbours delusions that he and Rana might get back together. Not likely.

A neighbourly war over a bird table pits Yasmeen against Sally. Audrey becomes collateral damage and winds up back in the hospital (with an ankle injury) but is tickled to find Jeff (the hospital DJ) there. Meanwhile Jeff seems to be more interested in Yasmeen and so it looks like we have something of a love triangle brewing. BTW Jeff is Tim Metcalfe's Dad. Yikes!

Simon is getting more delinquent by the second and seems to be hip to Toyah's strange behaviour and using it to his advantage. His thuggish little pal seems to be leading Si down the wrong path.

Meanwhile, in her own peculiar take on 'Escape to the Country', Eva sits in her rural cottage, goes into labour and gets herself stuck in the bathroom.  No time to call the midwife, but Toyah arrives to assist.

A rehabbed Billy returns to the Street but Summer is underwhelmed. Seems Billy isn't the reliable, drug-free parent she was looking for. Jude maintains his pretense of being a marine biologist but the jig could soon be up as his wife shows up at the aquarium.

David ratchets up the cuckoo factor by taking up with salon intern Emma and inviting her to move in. The rest of the Platts are gobsmacked.

And now for a few lines from the week that was:

Jeff entertains Audrey with a joke
"A polar bear walks into a bar... "
(you had me at "polar")

Jeff to Yasmeen:
"Do you know my son Tim Metcalfe?"
(You mean that window cleaning mogul, taxi titan & spouse of the mayor? Never heard of him)

Peter metes out punishment to Simon:
"No XBox, no phone, no internet"
(no way!)

Shona tells Summer that parents aren't perfect:
"My son's inside for murder; I've clearly made mistakes"
(you think?)

Summer does some Underworld marketing research on Eileen:
"When was the last time you wore a sports bra?"
(when running away from Phelan, probably)

Well, Weatherfield warriors, so ends another week. As always I welcome your good company and refined taste in subject matter. Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by! Cheers!

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