There was a moment last night when I didn’t just laugh, I bellowed at another outstanding line from Mary (the consistently brilliant Patti Clare). Barely containing her jealousy after Julie’s date with Dev, she sweetly asked him, ‘How was your platonic drink?’ Fabulous acting, gorgeous writing (by Carmel Morgan).
It’s a dull time at the moment, and the show really needs to get rid of all this prison tedium. However, there’s yet more of it, so there is, when Liz visits Jim to ask him to lay off Peter, who’s been beaten up, so he has. Jim agrees – but only if Liz will keep visiting him.
Rosie and Sophie grew up on an endless supply of baked beans, so it was something of a surprise to see Sophie dish them out for Maddie. Still, at least when Maddie’s eating, she can’t talk. Has there ever been such a misery? I swear that afternoon tea with the Grim Reaper could not be a more so sombre affair than five minutes with her. Th This week she manages to impress her new co colleagues at the factory (hard to believe, I kn know; I can only assume she drugs them).
Sophie, meanwhile, announces that Ke Kevin is returning. After he arrives Sophie qu questions whether he still has feelings for Sa Sally. And Tim accepts Kevin’s offer of a pin pint (left). Will it help end the bad blood be between them?
Also, Andrea’s life literally hangs in the ba balance after a run-in with a ladder. It’s a lo long story. Another tedious one.
ANOTHER MARRIAGE MADE IN HELL? Remember these plots that had us hooked?
Diane Blackstock marries Jack Sugden (above) in a dramatic ceremony – Jack’s daughter Victoria tells the guests his new wife has cancer and Diane’s sister Val reveals Diane’s ex-husband Rodney fathered her son, Paul.
Sally Webster’s relationship with market trader Danny Hargreaves causes heartache. Sally (above right) begs his ex Sharon (left) not to hate her but Sharon says she’s lost her lover and best friend and hopes they both rot in hell.