(This post was originally posted by Ruth Owen on the Coronation Street Blog in December 2015.)
microscope is out again, this time to examine the relationships that are on
their last legs, almost dead in the water, almost done for – very nearly kaput.
night’s casino moment with Robert, it is likely that Carla and Nick’s
relationship may be on the wane. Immediately after Carla and Robert had slept
together, she regretted what she had done.
Michelle finally found her, Carla confessed to her about meeting up with Robert
by chance and sleeping with him. Michelle was shocked, pointing out rather
superfluously, as Carla was already aware of this fact, that Robert was an
employee of her fiancé Nick. Carla was also aware that she had the best fiancé on
the planet, a man who is reliable, kind, loves her very much and is solvent.
Was she really so drunk that she had forgotten all this, or was it Robert’s
daring and bravado in betting so much money, then winning, that was the real
thoughts may be on this, it looks like the beginning of the end for Carla and
Nick. Nick will be heartbroken.
As for Ken
and Nessa, close study under the Weatherfield microscope reveals Nessa to be
unsuitable for Ken, mainly because of her lack of sensitivity. Last night saw
Nessa say that Emily was making a song and dance of her departure for Peru.
Well Nessa, this is Emily Bishop we are talking about, let me remind you, a
woman much liked and even, possibly, revered by viewers and cast alike. At the
age of 86, this ‘fussy’ woman is travelling to Peru, full of hope and
enthusiasm, on her own, to see her beloved nephew Geoffrey/ Spider, while
importing a ton of pencils. (Nice touch,
Norris and the pencils). This is no mean
feat for a woman of her advanced years, who is grasping the opportunity of a
lifetime. So, in the politest possible way, I propose that we all shout a
collective ‘Shut your cakehole Nessa!’ Leaving Audrey to lead the communal
As for Maria
and Luke, I don’t feel that this relationship will continue. On paper they seem
much suited but they lack the chemistry/spark/ je ne sais quoi – whatever it is
that a couple need to convince on screen. Luke and Eva seem to me to be suited
and though it all worked so well with Jason, well hope for a revival seems long
discussing Eva, it seems as if the potential relationship between her and Aidan
has vanished before it really got started as Eva discovers that there was a bet
involved as to whether Aidan would sleep with Eva. Still, a beer shampoo can be
beneficial in creating a shiny barnet. Shame he doesn’t have more hair.
Brendan will end relatively soon, not perhaps through a lack of feeling, but
for the simple fact that Brendan is married. Mary’s feeling for Brendan are
stronger than his for her, but the married status is what will end it. Mary
being stood up a few evenings ago was hard to take, but there will be those who
say that she knew what she was getting herself into, as he revealed to her that
he had a wife. Rita’s wise words fell on deaf ears.
I am aware that
several viewers like Michael and Eileen as a couple, but for me, it doesn’t
work. With Gail hovering in the background, still hopeful of a reunion, I believe,
it makes for uncomfortable watching when Gail sees Michael and Eileen together.
Gail’s wistful looks and sighs at a love lost can be deeply irritating but on
some level it is hard to believe that Eileen is not getting just a bit of a
kick out of seeing her nemesis suffer. So much for the sisterhood.
Just a word
about Gary and Alya, even if they have already petered out or rather finished
dramatically with Alya’s revelation about Jason. They had just about sorted
everything out – Gary was accepted into the family and he had been given a share
of the gym. Surely it’s not the end for these two, is it? These two who are so
well suited and have what is lacking between Maria and Luke – a genuine spark.
2016 will reveal all.
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