‘Shall we go completely beserk and have a glass of wine?’ said Mary to Norris this week, high after the dance class in which she had been ‘channelling Isadora Duncan’.
I adore Mary and on Monday she looks set to have her nose put out of joint when Hayley’s salsa partner is taken ill and she asks the bold Norris to step into the breach. Mary is left to play chess with Roy – an activity which, on the excitement scale, is up there with a rave in a morgue.
Last week, Sean flipped over Marcus’s desire to play Mother Teresa, and Marcus was sick of Sean behaving like a spoilt brat. Sean does that a lot – throwing his handbags out of the pram. After spending the night at Maria’s, on Monday Marcus returns to pick up his things and comes face to face with Sean. They reminisce about happier times (it’s not a long conversation) and, t hen, when Marcus says he is going t o m a ke a clean break of things in London, it is left to Maria to persuade him to stay.
Lloyd returns on Monday and, when he realises Steve has no intention of making him co-owner, he sets up a rival firm.
On Wednesday, Steve is stunned to discover the face of Fare Ladies, but Tracy has a plan to help him and on Thursday goes under cover at the new business.
Is there really room for two cab rival firms in Weatherfield? How many fares does Streetcars manage per month? Three, tops, I reckon. When Tracy sabotages Lloyd’s cars, the result is a brawl at Amy’s sports day on Friday. Now, here’s a competit ion: how many times do you think Tracy (who has a pathological need to remind herself of her ex’s name) will say Steve’s name during this action-packed week for the warring couple? I’m going to say 23. Any advance on that?