I had some thoughts on Peter's fate before tonight's show aired.
I thought he could be a candidate for the off but then... First, I don't think they'll make Simon an orphan. Second, Carla thinks she loves Peter. How many of her men are going to die violently? Somehow I can't see them doing that to her yet again. Paul, Liam, Tony... so probably not Peter.
I'm guessing it's going to be a near thing with a "deathbed" wedding in hospital. That would be the ultimate Barlow moment for the 50th live episode, wouldn't it? All the Barlows around a "dying" Peter marrying Leanne in the hospital. It could be that a crisis like this is enough to make Leanne realize it really is Peter she loves or, she's thinking Peter is on his deathbed and how can she not marry him when he's begging her to give him a reason to live? Cue more angst and longing looks between Leanne and Nick over the Rovers' bar. Will she end up pregnant and wonder who's the daddy? I know it's been done and we've just gone through that with Tyrone and Molly so please God not again.
Ok, so the above was written as i thought about the week opener, while waiting for Tuesday's show. On with random thoughts and impressions from Day 2:
Poor Fiz, not only is she going into early labour and is it any wonder? Carla was a rock, probably to keep her mind off worrying about Peter. John is beside her and beside himself and seems to have forgot about the body in his house. I hope Chesney doesn't run in to see if everyone's ok and discover Charlotte on the floor!
Did you notice last night when the explosion happened, the effect that they shot around John's face had the room i.e. his world, shrink away from him, as if he went into another dimension or something? I liked that.
So glad Graeme survived! I am going to make a guess that he'll be one of the ones that rescues Rita.
Gary's flashing back really bad!! Did we see Emily and Norris on screen? Probably at the back of the crowds.
It's been so strange not seeing Liz around and now she's apparently hopped a plane to see Andy. I hope the actress is not having more health problems and is only on her honeymoon as she did just get married.
Why are they trying to get into the shop from the front when Becky just walked right in the back? It didn't look that blocked in through to the other part of the shop where Molly has passed out and the
A lot of real heros, diving in to rescue people... Ciaran, Lloyd, Jason, Tyrone, Kevin, Eddie, and even David Platt, not that Gail was too happy about it but you need any able bodied person to help out.
Last but not least, it doesn't look good for Jason and Simon!! Gail and Eileen really could identify with each other for once and are going through much the same thing at the moment. The fire department has arrived, though, just at the end and i'm hoping they manage to help get them out of Number 13.
A few lines of the night:
Sean "When you're done that, start dishing out the brandies and make'em large ones"
Nick "That's the last time i have a stag do in here!"