Sti Sticky buns, lemon drizzles... you tur turn your back for two weeks and sud suddenly there’s a demand for somethi thing other than custard slices at Ro Roy’s Rolls. Oh, – and a corpse, to bo boot. Fair play to the make- up dep department regarding the latter: they did a great job of colouring up (or down, depending on your viewpoi point) Hayley, both before and after she took her fatal dose.
O On Monday, Fiz suspects that there is m more to Roy’s grief than meets the eye, and when she confesses her fears to Carla, C she realises that she is on to something. somethin I can foresee a big court case coming up, in which Roy will be accused of aiding a suicide, and David Neilson, who plays him, will deliver performances that confirm he is a first-class actor. When Fiz discovers that Hayley took her own life (although not, alas, her anorak) she is furious and condemns Roy and Anna for lying. At Friday’s funeral, however, she gets it together to share her memories. What’s with the cardboard coffin though, eh (left)? Could the producers’ budget not have stretched to a bit of wood? Heck, they have enough deaths in Weatherfield; it’s not as if the body box wouldn’t be used again.
The big question, however, is whether Roy will turn up, as he appears to be boycotting the whole event. At Carla’s orders, he shows, but when he doesn’t arrive at the wake, Anna and Fiz call at the café, where Roy has left them a note. Trust me – it’s not to remind them to order more lemon drizzles.
There are happier times ahead for Sophie on Friday (no, she has not been excavated from under that hideous woollen beret) when she is left reeling after Maddie’s kiss. Some people will do anything for a free hat.