Saturday, 30 October 2010
State of the Street - October 2010
It's all starting up again. John's former workmate Brian comes back and all the lies start again. Colin's mother is asking questions. And so now John is basically in witness protection, that's why he's called John not Colin and is on the run from Mr. Big to keep Fiz safe. And Brian meets Julie, Fiz's best friend. Then he lands on the Stape couch because his wife kicked him out while Fiz and John were frantically trying to split up Julie and Brian. You couldn't make this stuff up! Well, ok, someone did, obviously. Brilliant stuff, though. Classic Corrie Farce. But now, Fiz has to put up with lies yet again because Charlotte is coming back and I'm looking forward to it.
There's a mystery as to who is putting flowers at the factory. It's obvious to you and me that it's to do with Colin's death but is it Charlotte? She was feeling pretty guilty about the whole business of hiding the body. Has she completely gone round the twist? Or is that too obvious? There are rumours she's going to appear to have a stalker but that she's doing it herself to get John's attention. Maybe, but someone commented on this post on t'other blog that maybe Colin came round and got himself out of the hole in the floor before the workers cemented it over and it's him. It's a damn good theory and what a great twist that would be. If not, though, it probably is Charlotte and I reckon that will end under the tram in December.
Natasha's lies came out and Gail put them there. Ok they would have eventually anyway but Gail's interfering certainly didn't help matters. It's a good thing she lost her job over it, she doesn't deserve to have it after poking into a patient's records no matter who the patient is. I really felt sorry for Natasha and you know, the actor really hit it out of the ball park. After most of the time that she was on the show where they did nothing with her aside from occasional ditsy remarks, they finally give her a storyline she can get her teeth into and it's her leaving story! Well she played a blinder, playing a desperate Natasha, persuing Nick when it was clear he didn't really want her to and then lying about the pregnancy when she finally did get him. I thought it was a good storyline even if it showed Nick is just as much of a love rat as he ever was. After all, no sooner was Natasha out of the picture then he was scratching at Leanne's skirts.
Seeing Peter help Carla was good too but that could spiral out of control as well. Will Peter be able to keep Carla off the booze? Will Peter be able to resist joining her on a bender?
Kylie led Becky and Steve around by the nose all month, letting them to all the work with caring for Max and taking off on holiday. That left Becky to lie to the Social and pretend to be Kylie so they wouldn't take Max away again. I don't know that they would have, though, considering she's living with her sister and in a more or less stable home. IT's all heading to Kylie's offer that Becky and Steve "buy" Max. Haven't we done this before? Different circumstances but not that far removed. A woman that can't have a baby of her own is desperate to have one so succumbs to the blackmail of a manipulative cow and pays cash for one. Will Kylie leave Max, take the money and run? Likely. Will she come back for more and in the end, take Max away forever? Possibly. Paula Lane as Kylie is very, very good, though and it makes this storyline a lot more watchable than when Tracy Barlow was gurning all over the cobbles. SO not looking forward to Tracy returning!
little boy who cried wolf but maybe this time it's true. True, and nobody believes him. It's just too obvious so he must have some sort of condition. That's what it took for Gail to decide maybe he was telling the truth. I wonder how many other of the outspoken neighbours will actually apologize to him. Claire was sure quick to believe David and only weeks after she was falsely accused herself and Dev is becoming more and more obnoxious every day. Doesn't learn a lesson about false accusations, he just turns around and assumes the worst of David 5 minutes after he had to apologize to Claire.
I'm really glad they seem to have got Gary and Izzy together. I think they make a far better couple than Izzy and Kirk would have, had rumours been believed at the start. Gary as a character has really come a long way. Having him go off to war really is the making of him. I'm sure Eddie is just as worried about Gary as Anna is but he doesn't show it the same way.
Michelle said goodbye to Ryan and helloooooo to Ciaran. Anyone else get the feeling it's a rebound thing? Well, not in the classic sense, obviously, but now she's on her own, she gives in to all the feelings she's clearly been having and is lonely because her son is gone. That's two sons that will soon be forgotten, I guess!