I am loving, absolutely loving the Faye baby storyline on Coronation Street right now. It's a storyline, I feel, where everyone has upped their game in terms of acting and writing and is one of the best things about Corrie right now.
Ellie Leach, who plays Faye and Colson Smith who plays Craig have been playing a blinder for weeks. Debbie Rush as Anna is on top form too. So good that I've started shouting at her on the telly screen. That's always a good sign that an actor's doing their job right. When they do it wrong, I get bored, lose interest and start playing with my phone.
So here's my message to Anna. "She's just THIRTEEN YEARS OLD, for heaven's sake. Anna, please, leave Faye alone and get her some help!"
Get some help. Call Social Services. Do a DNA test on Jackson if that makes you feel better, but what difference will it make? Even if it's proven that Jackson's the baby's dad, what will happen then? He can hardly cough up maintenance to Faye for the baby from his pocket money.
Jackson's as much in the fog of this mess as Faye is. Anna is too, we can all see that, it's an unknown situation for them all. Anna feels guilty for not noticing Faye was pregnant and in her guilt over not taking responsibility for Faye she's forcing Faye to take responsibility for the baby.
"I'll show you how to mek up a bottle," Anna tells Faye, minutes after the baby and Faye return home from th'ospickle with Faye still in a state of shock and very much in denial. Has anyone sat down and asked Faye what she wants to do? NO!
Flaming Nora Blog / Twitter
Follow the Bluenose CorrieBlog on Twitter and Facebook