Written by Simon Crowther, directed by John Anderson
Becky’s still, understandably, upset over the loss of her second baby. Amy’s looking all over for her Easter eggs since it’s Easter. One is missing – in the smoking area and Steve has an idea of where it’s gone to. Liz figures that Steve and Becky should have taken their trip to Newcastle regardless of their devastating news. Becky tells Steve for the first time in her life, she feels old. Steve suggests that they look into adoption, but Becky thinks he’s just being insensitive. She thinks his suggesting that is just reminding her that her body doesn’t work. Steve can’t hold back can he? Later, Steve tells Liz what happened and Liz thinks he was being premature. Steve reckons he starts from scratch each day as far as women are concerned – he can’t understand ‘em.
Becky goes to see Hayley at the cafe and tells her how she’s miscarried again and can’t have a baby. Well, at least she’s telling someone who can understand. Hayley tells Becky that adoption is a good route and what she could offer to a child in a family that couldn’t cope. She figures Becky’d make a great adoptive mum because she’d understand. Hayley tells her this doesn’t mean the end. She gets up and gives Becky a chocolate bunny for Easter, which warms Becky over. Becky returns home and tells Steve she’d been thinking about adoption after all. Steve figures that if Hayley mentions something she takes it to heart but him – not really! Becky admits she was the one who ate the missing egg, then lied about it to save face. Becky tells Steve she’s replaced it and produced the chocolate bunny that Hayley gave her.
Norris has somehow managed to blame Graeme and ‘his lot’ for the reason he’s down an employee (Tina). If Graeme’s friend David’s mum Gail hadn’t dated Tina’s father Joe, then perhaps Joe wouldn’t have died and Tina would have been right behind the counter at the Kabin where she belongs. Clearly, can’t anyone else see the sense in this? (sarcasm) Norris has great powers of deduction he does. Graeme finds this to be an interesting interlude to his solo game of basketball on the street. Since when is there a basketball net on the street? Graeme wants to know where he fits in and Norris tells him “between the cracks.” Graeme puts two and two together and realizes Norris has never forgiven him for that “crack ho” remark a while back. Rita comes over and sarcastically tells Norris that he’s really the real victim in all of this Gail scandal. Norris asks Rita if she’ll have an Easter drink with him, but she tells him she’s otherwise engaged. Graeme takes his cue and tells Norris that he’ll have a sherry with him if he wants.
Rita meets up with Audrey in the Rovers and tells her that she’s attending the Chamber of Commerce Easter dinner ball. Audrey doesn’t know how she can go to these things alone and Rita almost tells her that she’s not until Audrey interrupts and tells her that she asked Lewis but he said no. Claudia is coming to the salon for a gossip and Audrey tells Rita that she’s the one who told about Lewis. Claudia comes in and tells Audrey that she tried to book Lewis for the Easter dance but he was unavailable so she assumed it was Audrey who booked him. Claudia talks about her little forays with Lewis and Audrey says she’s not sure having an escort is “her.” Claudia suggests they take each other to the ball and have a laugh, but Audrey fancies a quiet night in. Regardless, Claudia convinces her to go. Uh-oh.
At the Easter dinner dance, Lewis is escorting a preened Rita to her place she jokes about him being her son if anyone asks. Rita asks Lewis if any of the women he “dates” get attached. Lewis awkwardly tells her that it can happen but most clients know the deal. Rita inquires more but Lewis reminds her of his client confidentiality. Audrey and Claudia show up together, as decided, and look fantastic! They find Lewis at the bar and ask him who the lucky lady is, but he won’t spill. Claudia figures they should check out what “poor suburban trout” he’s gotten this time, but Audrey just looks dead embarrassed. Lewis and Rita notice that the bustle seems to be coming back in style. The see another and Lewis says “you wait years and years for a bustle and two come in at once.” No pun intended, right Lewis? Audrey spots the two of them together at this moment and does not look happy. Lewis and Rita head over to Claudia’s table and Lewis finds out that Audrey and Rita know each other. Audrey and Rita then start calling the other one “older” in a back and forth banter. Well, that was thoroughly awkward! Lewis walks Audrey home and she tells him she’d love to see him again. Claudia reminds Audrey that she’s paying Lewis to say the things that he does. Audrey says there’s no fool like an old fool, but Claudia thinks that’s rubbish! She reckons there’s no fool like a young fool.
Graeme shimmies over to the Rovers for a pint and has a gossip with Liz who tells him the pint is on the house for last Monday’s heroics. Liz is just all over these younger men. You don’t reckon that Graeme’s new relationship is with her, do you? The actor did say that Graeme does very well for himself, very well indeed!
It’s Easter at the Webster place and Rosie chatters on about how one year Easter is one day, and another year – it’s different. Easter is SO inconsistent! She asks Sophie why Easter changes but Sophie says she doesn’t know and Sophie figures she should ask her Bishop, Priest, whatever. Rosie is going on about Kyle her new man. She tells Kev who’s on his way to a Weatherfield football game, that she bidding on a vintage Weatherfield county tracksuit top for Kyle. Kev says he had one in about 80’, or ‘81 to which Rosie looks at him like “you were alive then???” and laughs. Sophie comes in and tells them that eBay is a rip off since they incite competition.
Rosie goes into the Rovers and talks on about her boyfriend, Kyle Dimitri, and how he is the best scorer for Weatherfield County and Steve says “no he isn’t.” To which Rosie answers, “well, he plays for the reserves.” Rosie figures that the fact he can get them into any bar in Manchester is perk enough and that she was SO born to be a WAG. Graeme rolls his eyes the entire time she talks about her boyfriend. Kev comes home after the game and tells Rosie that no one’s ever heard of Kyle Dimitri when he and Ashley were asking around. Woo-hoo, she’s won the shirt! Drinks all around.
- Graeme and Norris’ interactions.
- Sophie and Rosie getting on again, even Kevin not being a miserable spore to them.
- Audrey and Claudia looking fantastic for a couple of women on the “wrong side of 50” whatever that means anyway.
- Becky and Hayley’s mother-daughter type relationship is so nice. Hayley giving Becky that chocolate bunny was sweet too.
- The catty banter between Rita and Audrey with Lewis in the middle! Classic!
- Norris somehow managing to blame Graeme Proctor and ‘his lot’ for why he doesn’t have a shop employee.
- Steve and that ridiculous amount of hotdogs he’d managed to eat. Yech, don’t want to be around him after that.
- Rosie talking up her footballer boyfriend, when everyone knows he’s nothing special.
- Rita being so callous towards Audrey! What was that about, did she really have to get catty?
Overall Episode Rating: 7/10
Drama: 7/10, Humour: 8/10, Classic Corrie: 8/10, Wow Factor: 5/10