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Sunday, 24 June 2012
Sunday Canadian Corrie Comments, June 23
Elsewhere Deirdre is gossiping in the Kabin about Audrey and Lewis in full snog on the street and Norris is following the gossip around like a mad thing in heat. Rita is not judging. Norris is. Deirdre asks for cigarettes to ease the pain. Gail has started an unending stream of vitriol every time she sees Lewis, even in the Bistro while she's at work. Surely Nick has to put a lid on that? He tried but it didn't do any bit of good. You'd almost think Gail was jealous of her mother finding someone to love and maybe Lewis is right about Gail not being happy. When is she ever? I do wonder why they think Audrey's worked hard all her life for her money when she hasn't. She's worked hard in the 12 or 13 years since Alf died and his insurance died with him. Hardly the same thing. She was a gadabout before that.
Sunita has, pretty much overnight, turned into the street slapper hasn't she? Granted, she's got cause to be ticked off mightily at Dev. She's felt neglected, he's holding Amber's departure over her head (when i think that was a bit of each of the women to blame but daddy's girl can do no wrong and boy didn't she use it?) She got drunk (Terrible, appalling acting in that scene!) and got arrested and he just left her there, with no remorse. Karl, the white knight, rescued her and she gave him a kiss for thanks. Boy did she ever. Can you see Rebound?
But to be fair, Sunita is right about Dev. He treats her like the little woman who should be all things to the family while he does what he wants. It's a very old fashioned and mysogynistic attitude. And after all that rowing, when Sunita says she wants an early night, Dev reckons that means a bit of rumpy pumpy (like that would happen when she's feeling like she is!). That only proves Sunita's point, really.
Things are not good in the Alahan house and Dev seems to have allowed their differences to be aired in front of the children. Not to say they wouldn't have picked up on an atmosphere anyway. Maybe a clue wormed its way into Dev's brain because he finally offered to make a meal and sit down and talk like adults. He's even booked them a family holiday. To a golf resort for him and Aadi mainly. Same old same old. What Dev wants is the only thing that matters. So Sunita is staying at home and they leave. What will Dev do with Asha while he and Aadi are golfing? And I presume this is the Easter break for school.
Meanwhile, Karl is hiding bill reminders from Stella (maxed out credit cards for gambling purposes, probably) and he's taking cab customers illegally (I forgot, was he sacked from Streetcars? If so how could he get his hands on the cab even if he still had his license?) Well if he wasn't sacked before, he is now. Next, he stole money from the pub day's takings. He then made it look like a breakin with an open door and an open safe door. Who forgot to lock it? You can understand the back door, possibly the alarm perhaps but would you ever put money in a safe and then forget to lock it? All very suspicious but nobody puts the pieces together.
Tracy really should have a job. Steve pays her maintenance for Amy and she's pretty much living in the house rent free. She cadges and cajoles money off her father and Steve and her mother regularly. She may be getting single mother benefits that she may not be entitled to now that she's technically married. I hope Steve has filed for a formal separation at least, even if he can't get a divorce for a year. Ken is also right about Tracy fobbing Amy off whenever she can. Though to be fair, is it really Ken's job to insist that she get a job since she's not living under his roof? I supose, since he's probably doling over cash fairly regularly including extra groceries for feeding Amy probably more than Tracy does.
Very funny scene where Tracy found Beth's son's rat in the breadbox though that must have been a super power rat to be able to get the lid up and hide inside. I can't blame her for being squicked though, even if it's a pet rat... it's a flaming rat! Also very funny was Ken getting drunk in the pub and boring the face off Steve. You don't see that too often. Even better, watching "Ken" chug a pint of beer and belching! hahahahaah! Dev needs his car to pick up the kids from Bessie Street school which is only a few short blocks away. Surely he could walk? He doesn't mind if it's an 18 hole golf course after all.
Steve made the mistake of offering Ken a place to stay if things ever got on top of him and after another row with Deirdre, he took Steve up on the offer! Now he's got to put up with the sight of Ken's skinny white legs in that kimono. Probably Deirdre wouldn't let him wear it at home because of the reminder of Martha! Ken's insisting on working the cab switch but gets into long conversations with each client which is going to mean a busy signal for anyone else that calls. Ooops!
The fallout of the murder confession continues. Stella now feels guilty after all for thinking Carla lied about being raped, and i'm sure a few other people have had that same feeling. Leanne's just pissed about Peter's fake confession. She's on a mission. Sally is recovering and Carla has gone to make peace with her. That was nice and those were really good scenes. Carla was damn gracious giving Sally back her job though i don't think it will continue to be in a admin role. She and Michelle would probably tear each other to bits in the end if that was the case. Sally's home and recovering but why on earth would Fiz visit her? That makes no sense to me considering how vile Sally has been to Fiz in the past over John. I guess this was Fiz's way of burying the hatchet but it still should have come from Sally first as Sally was always in the wrong there.
Anyway, Sally thinks she might be able to buy Frank's share of the factory when the will is probated because she's still got most of the money Kevin gave her from his lottery win. Can you imagine Sally as co-owner of the factory? She was power hungry enough when she was only the PA. She'd be even more unbearable as boss but Carla may not have a choice if the finances are that bad.
Meanwhile, Sophie just seems to drift in and out of scenes with no purpose aside from listening to people. I think she needs a purpose and a storyline, don't you?
Paul and Eileen are still turning my stomach, carrying on while poor Lesley is making sandwiches in the middle of the night and wondering where the heck she is. I really do think Paul is being very selfish. He even offers Eileen a night off but then turned around and cancelled it to cover a workmate that called in sick. He didn't have to say yes. I know he's in a difficult position but surely Social Services can help?
And for once it seems Steve remembered his friendship with Eileen. Look how that ended up! Amy went off for a walk with Lesley. It's ok, she thinks, she's met her so Lesley isn't a stranger. But nobody knows where they went and the grownups know Lesley is volatile. As upset as Tracy was, she blasted Paul and to be truthful, some of what she said was right on the money even if some of it was a bit over the top as well. Jason also gave Paul a blast.Paul figures it's none of Jason's business but I think it is. That's his mother that's suffering as the brunt of this situation. Eileen can see the truth too and finally puts her foot down and ends it.
Eileen promptly invites Paul to move in again and Sean and Marcus return as well. Jason is less than impressed by Paul's presence, obviously but he's still not letting anyone like Tracy Barlow slag off Eileen in public.
Eva's starting to hint broadly about more of a committment with Nick and his radar bells are going off. Karl mentioned they were out of hotpots. Why would he suggest calling Betty at home to see if she's made another batch of hotpot? Why would she make it at home? And if she's made it at the pub, there's only two placed they'd be, in the fridge or in the freezer. Several scenes later, Sunita has hotpots and says they're running low. So which is it?
Kirsty still isn't happy that Tyrone wants to spend time with his mates, especially as she has a water birth dvd for him to see. *gulp* They end up double dating with Tommy and Tina because Kirsty won't let Ty out on his own. Kirsty tells Tina about an ex boyfriend who cheated on her with her best mate. I'm not sure if i buy it but we'll let that be for now. Maybe Kirsty isn't a liar even if she does manipulate. It *seemed* sincere and there was no smug look after the tale when Tina's back was turned. She even played matchmaker between Tina and Tommy though she's probably got an agenda there. If they're occupied with each other, Tommy won't occupy Tyrone's time so much. (Isn't Natalie Gumede excellent?)
Awww Tommy's granddad Geoff has died. That must be difficult since he's the only father figure Tommy really had other than Jack who was more granddaddy than father-y. Naturally Tyrone spent extra time with his mate and naturally, not knowing the reason, Kirsty was angry Ty didn't get home in time for his tea but man, throwing dishes at him? Where did that come from! Tommy isn't facing the loss but Tina is there helping him. She knows what he's going through.
Mary is in danger of becoming the Wedding Planner monster again if Rita isn't careful. Chuckled at Sylvia flirting with Lewis and him charming her.
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