Why does nobody in Weatherfield ever have any wine in the house? Eileen suggested to Sean this week that they go to Dev’s, buy a bottle and watch TV. Given that Dev’s Shiraz is £8 a bottle, you can’t help wondering why people don’t just buy their wine when they visit the supermarket. Anyway, just the one bottle? I’d need a vineyard to get me through a night with Sean.
Alcohol is back on the agenda on Wednesday when Peter returns to drinking. This is good news for Dev (whose high-pitched squeak gets more like Family Guy’s Stewie by the day), but not for Carla, who is furious to find him drunk.
On Thursday, he sends her packing – literally – and drunkenly tries to re-kindle his relationship with Leanne. Or maybe he’s just after the keys to the Bistro’s wine cellar.
The show has come up with another brilliant pairing as Roy and Mary indulge their love of chess, and on Monday Hayley is put out when Roy snubs her dance class to play chess. He also ignored the fact that Hayley passed her bronze ballroom dancing medal on Monday. Much to Mary’s chagrin, she partnered Norris, but with Mary seemingly transferring her affections to Roy, there is much hilarity ahead with these four sublime characters.
The big question on Monday is where Tracy is going to live. When Ken refuses to have her back, it’s Emily to the rescue. Tracy overhears Norris expressing his unease about having a convicted murderer in the house (lock away those large ornaments, Emily) and she sets about winding him up.
And for those of you who entered into the spirit of last Sunday’s challenge to guess how many times Tracy would say Steve’s name this week, the answer was 20 – almost the 23 I predicted. Very proud of myself.