Poor Eccles, the Barlows’ border terrier on Corrie. The things those little button eyes have seen (Ken’s affairs alone are enough for a lifetime of doggie therapy). Now, in keeping with Barlow family tradition, Eccles is being accused of a crimes he did not commit (biting Amy Barlow) and has gone on the lam like The Fugitive or The A-Team. Tracy Barlow, who was imprisoned for a crime she did commit (braining a man with a statuette), is taking the moral high ground and wants her pound of furry flesh. But there’s already an online campaign to #saveeccles. She’s been abducted by Maddie and Sophie for his own protection and Eccles’s owner, Deirdre Barlow, is prevaricating.
Meanwhile, languishing in human prison for a crime he also did not commit, Peter Barlow ponders why there’s no #savepeterhashtag. Will Eccles be saved? I hope so. If not, I propose a spin-off showwhere Eccles gets prison tattoos, skips jail, and goes from town to town solving crimes.