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Did you know there’s a Deli in Weatherfield? A Deli? In Weatherfield? Well, it’s on Inkerman Street and apparently they do a lovely roulade. A roulade? In Weatherfield? I know! We all know now because Sunita told Steve who was up to his eyes in flour and baking powder trying to cook a meal for Becky when he could have nipped round to this newfangled Deli place instead. Steve also books a cheeky weekend in Newcastle for him and the missus to cheer her up after all she’s been through but just when they’re about to set off for a bit of why-aye and stotty, Becky doubles over in pain. Steve rushes her to t’hospital and the poor girl’s only gone and had a second miscarriage and this time she didn’t even know she was pregnant. The consultant tells Becky she may never be able to carry a baby full-term and although tests will be run, she may have to accept she will never be able to have a child of her own. There’s tears, as you’d expect. Steve’s gutted and confides in Liz that he’s distraught although he doesn’t reveal all this to Becky and does his best to support her as much as he can. And that’s when his thoughts turn to adoption. When Steve suggests it to Becky she snaps and tells him he’s being insensitive but when Hayley suggests it too, it gets Becky thinking that it might be the right thing to do. The McDonalds browse a website of kids who need adopting and Becky muses on her past life wondering if she can give an unwanted child a better childhood than the one she had… it was the words from Pulp’s Mis-shapes song that Becky used: “Mis-shapes, mistakes, misfits. Raised on a diet of broken biscuits…”
Over in the Kabin, Mary’s reading Wuthering Heights while Norris accuses her of taking liberties with his peanut brittle balls and Rita taking liberties with his bottom line. Oh, if only. Rita tries not to get involved and reads The Lady magazine. I didn’t realise Rita was so posh, but there you go. And inside the magazine is an advert for Lewis, who you’ll remember is Audrey’s escort fancy-man. So Rita books herself in for a night at the theatre and enjoys Lewis’ company at Whistle Down the Wind. Unlike Audrey, however, Rita’s under no illusion that she’s paying for Lewis’ time, attention and charm. So when Rita books Lewis for a night out at the Chamber of Commerce Easter Ball Dinner Dance and they bump into Audrey, well, Audrey’s not best pleased and reckons Rita’s trying to take Lewis from her. And that’s when Rita and Audrey, who are old enough to know better, argue over men and money up in Rita’s flat. In two wonderful episodes written by Jan McVerry, we had some classic Corrie dialogue between the two old friends when Audrey accused Rita of never respecting her marriage to Alf. “He adored you,” says Rita. “And I knew you loved him too.” And then there was a pause, the calm before the storm. “But you loved his money more! At least Lewis is upfront about charging by the hour, perhaps you should have done the same!” Audrey lost her temper and slapped Rita hard across the chops for that one, it was really good stuff. Norris comforts Rita, giving her sweet tea for the shock. “What shock?” Rita asks. “Audrey Roberts’ has always been a cow!” and he offers her a job in the Kabin after she admits she’s lonely and her life has lost its fizz. Over in the salon, Nick hugs his Gran, who knows she’s been a fool over a fella. And she wonders where Gail gets it from?
Down the Street, Kirk reveals he’s being made homeless as Maria’s decided to sell the house. And who should be looking for somewhere to buy but Dev and Sunita so there’s an easy storyline if ever there was one. When Dev and Sunita go to view the house, Kirk’s not keen to let them in at first because summat’s burning inside. “I’ve been baking bread, like they tell yer too, to make the place smell nice, but I think I should’ve taken it out of the wrapper first.” Dev’s not keen on the house and reckons it’s too small. “You have to go outside if you want to turn a sweet round in your mouth,” he tells Sunita but she’s keen on the small house and you know she’ll get her way.
Meanwhile, Janice has gone on a diet as she thinks tasty Trevor the trash-man might be interested in her if she loses a few pounds. So while she’s on the lime and soda instead of pints of beer and she’s eating salad instead of pie, Trevor’s eyeing up eye-candy Carla who invites him out on another date.
Up in the flat, Tina’s locked herself away after dumping Jason. She’s in a bad way, is Tina, and no-one’s noticed yet. Jason gets drunk and falls down the stairs at the builder’s yard, knocking himself out. Bill calls Roy who attends with his first aid kit and his shopping bag and gets Jay-boy to th’ospital but when he comes to, Jason’s lost his memory and can’t remember being dumped by Tina in the first place. Oh ‘eck.
Love’s young dream turns sour for Sian and Ryan this week. Sian, you’ll remember is the blonde haired girl and Ryan the dark haired boy, teenagers both of them, hormones everywhere, all over the place. When Ryan won’t remove a girl’s number from his phone, Sian dumps him and then he tries it on with Sophie. Sian updates her facebook status to ‘single’ and skips along the cobbles arm in arm with Sophie.
And finally this week, Rosie bids online to win a Weatherfield County vintage footy shirt for her footballer boyfriend Kyle Dmitri. Kev’s pleased her daughter’s got a new fella but after a visit to the footy ground to see County play, he’s a big confused when no-one seems to have heard of this Kyle. “I was born to be a WAG,” gushes Rosie. No, Rosie dear, you were born to be a SLAPPER.
Coronation Street writers this week were Julie Jones, Jayne Hollinson, Mark Wadlow, Jan McVerry and Simon Crowther. Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team.
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