JACI STEPHEN’S ultimate insight into the week’s soaps
ew Year’s resolutions were a bit thin on the ground this year, and just ten days into 2015, few people show any intention off learning from the mistakes they made last year. Coronation Street’s Tracy would have been advised to resolve to think before opening her mouth, but already she’s finding herself in situations that require her to do anything but. The entire Underworld workforce would have been wise to cut down on lunchtime drinking, but there’s fat chance of that happening, too; ditto, Lloyd, had he gone down the ‘I vow never to be boring again’ route.
The truth is, nobody ever learns from their mistakes. EastEnders’ Kat should know by now that no good ever comes from sleeping with strangers, but asking her to rein her sex life in stands about as much chance as getting her to go a day make-up free. As for Emmerdale, when will they ever realise that moving into Home Farm spells disaster? The chances of your being kidnapped/ killed/cheated on (not to mention becoming an alcoholic, with the contents of that vast wine cellar) rocket the second you sign on the dotted line. Happy days!
PULLING AT THE HEARTSTRINGS Remember these plots that had us hooked?
Roy Cropper is tormented by bullying builder Vince, who roughs him up while they’re alone in the cafe (above). But Charlie Stubbs saves Roy by punching Vince and warning him never to show his face in the Street again.