Thursday, 19 June 2014

Rita Tanner and her surrogate daughters

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)

In Monday night's second episode of Coronation Street this week, written by Joe Turner, Tina McIntyre died.  As Fat Brenda pointed out on twitter, Weatherfield Hospital did a lovely job keeping her eyebrows nice.  But I digress.

There was a moment from Rita as she sat at Tina's bedside, a throwaway line that might have been missed on more recent viewers. But for those of us with long memories it was a lovely touch and a poignant line of dialogue.  When Tina died, Rita said quietly: "They all leave me in the end."

She wasn't referring to her fellas, of course.  She was referring to the young women she's taken under her wing over the years - her surrogate daughters.  I can think of three - can you think of any more? 

Jenny Bradley
Sharon Gaskell
Tina McIntyre

Sally Webster.

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