Friday, 20 April 2012

Becky's exit: What did you think?

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)

What did we all think about Becky McDonald's final scenes on Coronation Street? It was a slow burner - and real twist - when she didn't destroy their wedding. But oh, that taste of revenge when she let them get married so that Steve would "be chained to the cow".  And then she picked her moment in the Rovers, quietly done and very well so, to reveal that Tracy's twins had been miscarried before she fell down the stairs at Becky's flat. And flying off to Barbados, first class, after crying real tears while hugging Roy and Hayley. A wonderful couple of episodes.  What did you think?

Here's a Youtube you might find fun, as well.

There's a wonderful article about Becky McDonald's exit from Coronation Street online at Ian Wylie's website The Life of Wylie.

Ian was at the early screening of the wedding and Becky's exit epidodes and describes in detail about being a life-long Corrie fan and what these two episodes in particular meant to him.

He interviewed Corrie producer Phil Collinson who revealed that when Becky hugged Roy and Hayley goodbye in her leaving scenes on the Street, the tears were all real. 

Phil said: “They were real tears for all of us. It’s such a close team making Coronation Street.  You have to be when you’re making that much television – working together that closely for that number of hours under that intense scrutiny and pressure. We’re all close. And it’s hard to lose somebody so integral to your team.”

Read the full article here, it's well worth a read.

And here's yet another take on Becky's exit. Also worth a read. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would love to see CBC air the 'Farewell Becky' episode ITV did afterwards.

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