(This post was originally posted by Tvor on the Coronation Street Blog in October 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Already, I'm enjoying Mary and Tracy together in the flower shop. Todd and Tracy made a good duo, both of them seemingly cut from the same cloth. Todd and Tracy get each other. Mary and Tracy do not but yet, in the past few weeks since Mary has been working there, I've noticed that as much as Mary annoys Tracy much of the time, there's a spark, a real connection. Tracy even took on board some advice that Mary gave her regarding giving Ken her blessing to go on his Grand Tour (I hope he was able to get his money back for that!)
According to Corriepedia, Mary is only 3 years older than Tracy who was born in 1977 but Mary has always been more of an old soul and certainly gives the impression of being much older. While I don't predict that they will be mates, I do think Tracy may find Mary somewhat of a mother substitute, or perhaps an older sister figure, something Tracy needs. Mary is a strange being. She is beleaguered by her mother, has an adventurous soul, is a hard worker, apparently has had many off the wall experiences and she's got a very kind heart. I think this pairing could well be Corrie gold. What say you?
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