It’s been a cracker of a week on Corrie this week, what with three marriage proposals and some of the most sparkling dialogue the street’s had in a while. And so, without any further ado, here we go with this week’s Coronation Street update.
There were three proposals this week and all were for barmcake Becky. Proposal number one comes from Jason asking if she’d like to become the new Mrs Grimshaw. She says yes when Jason asks her. He’s dolled up in a white uniform astride a Harley Davidson, straight out of An Officer and A Gentleman. Steve finds out and pops the question too in proposal number two. He’s all done up like a dog’s dinner straight out of the Streetcars office.
Becky turns Steve down but isn’t too sure she’s doing the right thing becoming the new Mrs Grim. When Eileen and Becky bond over cheap booze and Freshco sausage rolls, Becky knows she can’t go through with becoming part of the family knowing in her heart she doesn’t love Jason as much as she loves Steve. Which is good news for Steve when he finds out and he proposes again, this time properly and with a bit of thought.
And so it’s proposal number three that Becky accepts, to become the new Mrs McDonald. Jason’s in tears and Michelle returns from Ireland with Farrah Fawcett flicks and it all kicks off in the Rovers when she finds out about Steve and Becky. She throws a pint over Becky who tells her if she tries it again she’ll smash her smug little face in. “She’s only been here half a day and she’s already turned me pub into a battleground,” moans Liz to anyone who’ll listen, and as it's the best gossip they've heard in weeks, everyone is.
At the Websters, Sally hires Graeme to come in and trim her bush but draws the line when he offers to pollard her cherry. She gives him thirty quid for services rendered but when Kev finds out he accuses Sally of wasting the Webster wodge and spends the night at Ashley’s in a strop. When he returns home he and Sally are mid flow in a good argument just as Sophie brings new boyfriend Ben home for lunch. Sophie stuns her folks when she announces she’s now a Christian committed to having no sex before marriage. A pained Kev, having no sex in marriage, looks at a shocked Sal and the pair of them almost choke on their carbonara.
Tony of the Underworld struggles to maintain control of the ladies who stitch and bitch. He’s the talk of the factory floor after Carla upped and left him and he’s in no mood to be messed with. So when the factory girls drop their stitching and take up singing, complete with disco diva moves to Hey Mickey, You’re So Fine, You’re So Fine, You Blow my Mind, Hey Mickey (clap clap) Hey Mickey (clap clap) well Tony Gordon’s not best pleased. He pulls Julie into the office and tells her she has to sack someone. She’s in a real dilemma, who to choose? Tony’s not bothered and won’t listen to Julie’s wittering, suggesting instead she writes one of those self-help books that sell by the till in Borders and reckons she should call it: Julie Carp’s Compendium of Cack. I don’t know about you, but I’d buy it if it contains such Julie gems as: “Do you know there’s a song for every occasion, evening leaving a cake out in the rain?”
Meanwhile, unemployed Kirk is getting on Julie’s nerves. He decides to become a stuntman and his forward roll on the cobbles is a thing of beauty, it has to be said, but it leaves Julie cold. She’s fed up with him throwing himself down the stairs and wishes he’d grow up and get a proper job.
It’s Maria’s first wedding anniversary and she tends Liam and baby Paul’s grave. There’s a dark, sobbing figure behind her at the graveside, it’s Tony Gordon in tears and Maria warms towards him. She’ll warm towards him so much in the coming weeks that the pair of them will get quite hot, have to lie down and take off all their clothes. Just you wait.
Elsewhere, Janice continues studying for her GCSE and opens the maths book, which always left me cold when I were a lass, still does in fact. “When you’re times-ing decimals, where does the dot go?” she wonders bemused. I haven’t a clue, do you?
And that’s just about that for this week.
Coronation Street writers this week were Jayne Hollinson, Carmel Morgan, Damon Rochefort, Mark Wadlow and Julie Jones.
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