Disturbia: Thu July 23, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

July 23 2009

Written by Debbie Oates, directed by Dominic LeClerc.

Open to Claire in hospital, again. Ashley brings every item that Claire owns to the hospital for her. A blow-dryer is really useful in hospital. One must always keep up with one’s personal appearance, even under duress. Honestly! It’s almost like he’s packed up all of her things and has taken them out of the house… Claire makes Ashley promise that he’ll have his vasectomy as soon as possible. He settles for them discussing their options as soon as they get out of there.

Later, Ashley gets a call from the hospital that Claire has disappeared off the ward. *groan* Oh, no, what now? This is going to be so sad. Good lord, Lloyd and Ashley drive up to the hospital only to find Claire standing on the roof of the building looking forlornly into the skies. Ashley runs up to the roof. Claire says the air must be thinner up there, since it’s harder to breathe. She’s looking, that’s all. Claire is a deeply disturbed woman. When are they going to lock her up and throw away the script? Ashley tries to coax her back inside. Claire reflects that there’s so many people in the city and they’re all getting on with their lives, and mostly, they’re dying. Ashley is just freaking out, but Claire insists she just needed some fresh air. She asks Ashley to just sit with her. Claire blames herself for miscarrying and thinks that the baby must have realized she didn’t want it, so it took off. Claire is more upset that she doesn’t “feel” anything, and she thinks she should. She feels shamed for not feeling bad about losing her baby. Claire says she gets terrible anxiety even thinking about another pregnancy. Claire’s afraid of being crazy again just like after Freddie. It doesn’t seem to me she ever stopped being crazy! Claire is still haunted by her post-natal depression. Okay, I get that. But, why do WE have to re-live it all? Old news. She is a real Debbie Downer! Uh oh, looks like the police have arrived to bring her down formally. Ashley makes an excuse for Claire telling the police that it was his fault, they needed some privacy to talk and it was the only place available. Ashley mans-up and tells Claire he’ll get the vasectomy. Claire gets her way, once again.

Joe argues on the phone to Len about work-related mishaps. Joe begs Graeme for more fancy-pills. Graeme turns him down, no chance whatsoever. Poor desperate Joe. Joe finds Graeme again and begs. He’s vigorously stroking Graeme’s arm when he begs. Ugh, this is really making me feel uncomfortable. It makes you wonder just how desperate he is… Creepy! Please, please, please, I’m desperated utters Joe to Graeme. Graeme caves to Joe, but makes no promises.

At Underworld, Rosie tells Luke all about these amazing designs she has in her head, only she can’t draw, so what ever will she do? Rosie decides to create a “mood board” to relay her design ideas. I wonder where she figured out how to do that? She presents her mood board and Luke tells her they’ll make a sample. Rosie is elated at this news, Tony is deflated. If looks could kill. Oh wait, the just might. Tony looks on Luke with shame, but Luke throws Maria in Tony’s face. Enough said.

Maria brings Baby-Liam over to the factory for a visit. Julie is in love with Baby-Liam and asks Sean if he’d like to hold him. Sean says he’s drawn a line at the “baby-thing.” Wow, is this alluding to his OWN baby that has since been forgotten? Maria moans to Tony about her over-bearing mother-in-law. Tony’s more than happy to be Maria’s emotional punching-bag.

Tony comes to Maria’s rescue again by sending off her in-laws to lunch for the day and has brought over take-out too. If only he weren’t a murderer. Tony and Maria are enjoying their lunch together like the best of friends.

Maria later breaks the news to her in-laws that Baby-Liam will be christened, but not as a Catholic since Maria isn’t Catholic. The in-laws aren’t happy about that, since Liam was Catholic. Barry tells Maria to go out and get some fresh air, she can leave the baby with them. I wouldn’t! I’d be afraid I’d come back and them and my baby would be gone! Helen is a little too “Hand that Rocks the Cradle” for me. When Maria’s gone, Helen remarks that their marriage wouldn’t have lasted had Liam been alive. Ouch!

Maria goes over to Underworld and tells Tony she needs a break, so Tony coaxes her into a drink at the Rovers.

Norris is vigorously slicing up his loafers with a screw-driver when Frida comes in! I’m sure this just makes Norris’ day! Oh, I see, he’s pretending his old shoes are damaged, thus giving him a reason to wear Ramsay’s trainers. How sly. Ramsay and Emily come in and, apparently Ramsay knows sign language! Well so do I because when I was in school I was in the sign-language choir. It’s not because I didn’t make it into the regular choir, it’s because I found that signing words from popular songs was simply a more cultured activity for an 8 year old. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Moving on, Frida shows Emily her engagement ring. I use the terms “engagement” and “ring” loosely. It’s a black plastic heart-shaped gem that looks like it came out of a cracker-jack box. Makes Fiz’s engagement ring look top-shelf. Frida says her fiance told her that the ring is temporary. Oh, that’s what they all say, then you find yourself buried in it. Frida asks Emily if Ramsay is her fella. Emily says he’s just Norris’ brother. Mmm, hmm.

Hrmm, so it seems that Frida hasn’t actually met her fiance. They’ve been online romancing, and apparently he’s saving up airfare to come next year. Uh, huh. OH! He’s in PRISON! That explains it all! Maybe Fiz should inform her that getting married in prison is a valid option she and her fiance could consider. I should pull this entire scene on my mother, if I didn’t love her so much. Oh, apparently Frida’s fiance is in prison because he’s been arrested for activism! He believes in freedom. Yeah, freedom of items from an electronics shop no doubt! Ramsay had gone to Freshco’s and bought their entire herbal tea selection for Frida. Norris comes in with a fib about his shoes being unrepairable, telling the gang that he therefore has no choice by the wear the trainers. Oh, this ruse is just too much!

The Heartbreak Kid: Mon July 6, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

July 6 2009

Written by Joe Turner, directed by Duncan Foster.

Tony is fixing up Maria’s place to the sounds of “Boy Does Nothing”, by Alesha Dixon on the radio. How ironic… Luke congratulates Tony on the birthing with a cigar and asks him how it felt. Tony said delivering the baby was magical, even a tug at the heart. Good thing he hasn’t got one. Maria is scared to take the baby home, but arrives home to see her place all done-up courtesy of Tony. Maria has visitors over later, but Tony shoos them away. He’s very protective. Or possessive and controlling. You decide.

Oh dear lord, Eddie’s in a tank-top in the cab office. *shudder* Is it someone’s specific job down at ITV to make him look as repulsive as possible? If there is, they’re doing a bang-up job. So Anna and Eddie are NOT married after all. Apparently, she’ll take his name and bear him a son, but she won’t go through with the rest. Anna tells Eddie he’s embarrassing her in the cab office. Oh please, when isn’t he embarrassing? Eddie threatens to get her down the aisle one day. With a shotgun?

Sally decides to throw herself a birthday party for a “select” group. She is eager to invite Ben’s mom and dad. Oh, they must be well-to-do then if Ms. Priss has decided she must impress them. And why is Sally planning her own birthday party? Kevin’s a crap husband lately.

It would seem that Pam now dispenses advices with every sandwich sold. She should call her business “Dear Sarnie.” She tells Tyrone the doghouse-dodger to cook Molly a meal to make up for being a disappointment the other night. Oh, bad advice. He should just take her out to dinner. When my man decides to be romantic and cook for me, it always ends in something inedible and me having to clean and entire kitchen from top to bottom from all the mess left. Real romantic. Women just love more cleaning. Connie and Jack are laughing at Tyrone tearing up whilst cutting onions. Onions get me every time! Sometimes I don’t even eat them, just out of spite. Oh, ugh. Molly and Kevin sweet-talk over fantasizing about each other in their heads. You know, when I was young, I used to wish I could read minds. What was I thinking??? The filth I’d have to endure! Poor Tyrone has burned his Moussaka. Tyrone’s efforts with Molly go up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Bill peruses the Lonely Hearts section of the paper and answers an ad. Elsewhere, Pam is seen checking her messages and it’s Bill’s message she hears. This plasters a smile on her face. Gee, didn’t see that one coming.

Rosie scoffs at the old-lady knickers that Underworld produces and suggests to her partners that they need to develop a line of knickers for the younger women. That way if they get the younger women buying, eventually in time, they will be older women and still be buying items from the brand. Knicker brand for life kind of idea. This is a solid strategy. It works for the cigarette companies! I’m quite impressed with Rosie’s ingenue on this one. She’s turning out to be not just a pretty face. Well, baby-steps, I know.

Sean is working hard at the gym these days. Urm, I mean hardly working. He’s hoping to soak his extra fat off in the Jacuzzi. Oh, Mr. Hot Stuff from the other day comes and joins him in the jacuzzi. A bit of small talk later and Sean is elated to find out that Mr. Hot Stuff is indeed gay and is newly single to boot! Then he goes and spoils it all by telling Hot Stuff that Jason and he are an item. Oh, how this will blow up in his face later. Oh Sean! Where’s your life coach when you need her?

Joe’s still poppin‘ pills. Graeme tells him that there’s a stronger pain killer than what he’s got out there. Joe is interested and later asks Graeme to get some of those pills for him. How pathetic. It amazes me how fast Joe McIntyre went from hero to zero.

Finally, David admits to Jason that he had Windass sent down just to get him out of the way so he could pursue Tina again. He says that Tina still loves him, she just hasn’t realized it yet. Jason looks sick to his gut. Jason tells Tina this, and Tina freaks out calling David deranged. She’s just realizing this now? Is she new here? Tina confronts David and rubs it in that she’s chosen Jason over him, and that she’ll never ever be with him again. David loses it and runs over to the builders yard looking for Jason. He is up top the roof and sees Jason down below coming out of the van, so he starts chucking things at Jason. All and sundry watch David throttle items at Jason who is bracing himself behind the van. What a menace! David and Jason are restrained from fighting each other while Tina tells David that she’s sorry, but she’ll never be his girlfriend again. David runs off looking devastated as Gail calls after him. This scene just further ignites tension between Gail and Eileen. I love how it took two men to hold Jason back, but it only took one ailing octogenarian to hold David back. Ha ha.

David finally returns home to a worried Gail and Ted. He looks really devastated, just about to burst with a lump in his throat that’s probably the size of his ego. Oh, I feel bad for him all the sudden. I’m such a sucker! He tries to put on a brave face for Gail, but as soon as she leaves the room, the floodgates open and David cries on his Granddad’s shoulder.

Fiz to be married? = Chesney steals car!

June 13 2009 gossip chesney

Well, this is one crazy spoiler.  No pun intended.

Chesney decides to steal a sportscar after he finds out that his sister Fiz is set to marry John Stape!  What? prison wedding?  I guess orange (or blue it seems) will be their “wedding colour.”

Oh, and the new sportscar?  It’s Rosie Websters?  Bought with by John’s cash, how fitting.

He drives around like mad, and almost hits Anna Windass.  He confesses all to her, BUT instead of getting mad, she feels sorry for him, and helps him clear his evidence out of the car and pretend it all didn’t happen.

Is he like Gary junior to her?  She screwed up on Gary, so she’ll find a new red-headed boy to do right by?

Well, I don’t have to say it, but I will.  What would Blanche say?

Source: The Sun UK

Shocking, Isn’t It? : Wed June 10, 2009 Episode Recap

June 10 2009

Quote of the episode:

Kelly: “Ooooh!  I’ve just been electrocuted!”

Sean: “Oh, so that’s why your hair’s like that.”

Chesney and Kirk are still anti-Fiz over the whole she-loves-JohnStape-thing.  Fiz is shocked to see she’s getting her letters she sent to John returned, with a note from him saying he doesn’t want to see her anymore.  Chesney is looking for a job to save money to be able to move out when he’s 16. Ah, teenage angst.

Claire tells Ashley that his butchers should sponsor new uniforms for Joshua‘s football team.  Ashley tells her to look elsewhere.  She does this, then comes back after everyone has turned her down.  Well, not everyone, she didn’t ask the Rovers!  That’s the only business that’s making any money these days.  Maybe little kids with liquor ads on their backs isn’t quite primary school material though.  Peter wouldn’t even be able to watch Simon play!!!  Ashley eventually concedes and sponsors.

Kelly electrocutes herself on her machine, as does Rosie when she tries to see what is the matter.  Luke comes over to see if Rosie is alright.  Rosie looks infatuated.  Uh oh, we know what this look means = trouble!  Tony’s being all misery and miserly and Luke insists that they spend money on health & safety matters.  Tony disagrees and challenges him to find the money for it.  I WONDER how he’ll do that?  Rosie and Luke flirt over making fun of TonyRosie asks Luke if he’d like to further make fun of Tony over a pint or two, but he politely declines choosing business over pleasure.  Although, he did look flattered and somewhat interested.  He is a man, afterall.  And John Stape can’t be the ONLY fool in Weatherfield, god knows.

Maria gets a shock when she thinks she’s in labour, and has Kirk drive her to the hospital.  However, Kirk forgets how to drive all the sudden and Sally saves the day, by driving them there.  Although, they find out it was all a false alarm, Maria was in false labour.

Gary tells Anna and Eddie the truth about the burglary when he finds out he wasn’t directly responsible for Ted‘s heart-attack and Ted has told as much to police.  Anna makes Gary go down the police station and tell them EVERYTHING.  Anna and Eddie warn Len to stay away from Gary and vice versa, saying he’s a bad example.  Len is shocked when Eddie and Anna ban him from their house and lives.  On his way to the police station, Gary threatens David in the street that he’s going to tell the police the truth.  Gary looks nervous at the police station.  (He’s so cute!!!)  David thinks he’s bluffing, but can’t be sure.  David has been stressing all day to be able to get back to his Gran’s house to put the family photos back before she arrives.  However, he’s shocked to hear from Joe that Audrey and Gail are arriving earlier.  Sure enough, the second David gets to Audrey‘s door, Gail and Audrey pile out of the cab.  He tries his best to distract them so he can put the photos back, but fails miserably.  Audrey quickly realizes all her photos are missing, then when looking for her insurance papers in a drawer, she finds them there!  I can’t imagine how confusing this must be for her!!! David looks VERY troubled, very troubled indeed.

What’s the smell?  That’s the sh*t hitting the fan, David Platt!

Good episode, albeit no words of wisdom from Blanche!

The Week Ahead: Mon Jun 15 – Fri Jun 19

Monday June 15, 2009

Tony spends the night at Maria‘s, much to the shock of Audrey and NatashaMaria protests that he’s only staying until the baby’s born.  Girl, please.

David tries to get Gail to forgive him, again.  You know she will, she always does.  As Blanche would say: “that Gail, never happy unless she’s got someone else’s hands ’round her throat!”

Rosie recieves a prison visiting-order from John Stape.  When she arrives, he tells her that he’s giving her his entire inheritance from the sale of his Gran‘s house.  This shocks the gloss off Rosie!

Kevin sees Molly and Jason getting close and wonders if there’s something untoward going on.  He confronts Jason, but Jason is insulted at the thought of it.

Wednesday June 17, 2009

Rosie starts skipping off work and going on spending sprees, Sally is suspicious.

Fiz is shocked when she finds out that John gave Rosie his inheritance.  When she calls the prison, she finds he’s been put on suicide watch.  Oh, how melodramatic!

Molly makes a date with Kevin to workout after work.  Uh oh.  Kevin tells Molly that he accused Jason of having a thing for her.  This can’t go over well…

Friday June 19, 2009

On the day of their big run, Tyrone phones Molly to tell her he can’t make it.  Good thing ‘ole Kevin is there to stand-in.  Molly finishes 10th in the race, thanks to Kevin.

Slug, Becky‘s ex, shows up in the pub much to her chagrin. What does he want now???

Eileen hears from Claire that she’s taking her sons to see General Custard at the community centre.  Will Eileen re-unite with her one-time-partner-in-childrens-drama?  I say yes, since they end up swapping numbers!  New couple alert! Jesse & Eileen.  I’m thinking Jessleen.  lol.

Tyrone realizes that Jack‘s luggage has a spanish tag on it, when he was supposed to be in Blackpool!  Jack admits that he’s gone on holiday with ConnieTyrone‘s not a happy camper.

Fiz still can’t get a hold of John.  Is this the end for John?  (say yes?)

Rosie Webster = The Next Calvin Klein?

Fierce!

Fierce!

In lieu of John Stape giving Rosie Webster the money from the sale of his grandma’s house – to pay her back for the distress he’s caused her – Rosie buys a share in Underworld.

Is that really the best thing she could have done with her money?  Well, it’s her.  I suppose it could be WORSE!  Well, Rosie is egotistical, ruthless, selfish and slightly immoral.  She’ll have a promising career as a businesswoman!

Rosie is high on her horse, and decides (much to Tony‘s chagrin) that Underworld will be expanding to produce MENS underwear also, and SHE will be designing the pieces!

The mens underwear pieces are said to be quite “raunchy.”  I know she’s no angel, but exactly how much men’s underwear has she seen to decide it needs changin’?

So Tony hates her ideas and her having a share in the business.  Surprise, surprise.  Luke thinks it’s a great idea, to rub it in Tony‘s joints.

Is anyone else sick of Tony‘s crazy-boring-guy routine?  I certainly am!  I honestly don’t know what I’d do with him at this point.  I feel his character has almost run it’s course.  Well, maybe after the well-anticipated return of Carla.

Any idea as to what Rosie‘s raunchy designs will look like?  I’m thinking something like THIS:

Rosie Webster Designs (possibly)

Rosie Webster Designs (possibly)

Won’t Mommy and Daddy be proud.  (again).

Source: The Sun UK

Rosie Spoils it again for Sophie! Sophie possibly a lesbian?

Once again Rosie spoils things again for her little sister.

It’s reported that Sophie‘s boyfriend Ben is tempted by sister Rosie‘s wanton-ways.  Because of Rosie he’s tempted to break his vow of celibacy-until-marriage.

This does not go over lightly with Sophie, whom allegedly kicks him out wanting nothing to do with him and with a desire to seek revenge on Rosie.

Well, you know that they say, “the devil ain’t ugly!”

Also, my source mentions the possibility of Sophie becoming a lesbian afterwards!  Intriguing.  What will Sean say?  He is after all, the only gay in the village! (unless you count Ted)

Source: Press Association