Please, somebody teach Lloyd how to eat. Mouth open, chomping at the bit like a horse on the last stretch at Aintree – I had to hit the mute button when he dived into that Scotch egg this week. Eileen seemed as irritated as I was.
If you thought Lloyd and Andrea had taken the show to new depths of boredom, wait until you see Gary and Alya start flirting (below) while working on refurbishing the butcher butcher’ss shop. I haven haven’tt seen anyone buy so much as a pork chop there since Fred Elliott died, so quite why this monstrosity has now landed is anybody’s guess. Oh, yes, it’s to give Weatherfield’s newest bores, the Nazirs, something to do, turning the place into a community centre.
Jonathan Harvey’s hilarious episode last Wednesday pushed the Mary/Julie/Dev love triangle centre stage – and the threesome lightened the week, doing what the Street does best. And what happens next week? Go Gone. Instead, we have Kylie, begging for sp speed. How about the show speeds through thi this storyline pronto? Please.
There are tensions among the Barlows wh when Deirdre is feeling the strain as Ken dr drones on about Peter’s forthcoming trial. Sh She loses it completely when Peter calls, ask asking to speak to Carla, who is there for din dinner. Ken suggests that Deirdre visit her fri friend for a break. She should jump at it. Si Since he returned from Canada, Ken’s about as exciting as a drugged stoat. Nothing new in that, though.