Coronation Street

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - Tv Highlights -

This was never go­ing to end well, was it? Not that I’m say­ing Sinéad’s demise is im­mi­nent, rather that her new best mate and plant-based diet en­thu­si­ast is at death’s door. St­eff, the ran­dom girl Sinéad met but a few weeks ago and promptly put in charge of her cancer treat­ment (or lack thereof), has days to live. Faced­with this knowl­edge, Sinéad gets a doseof re­al­ity and fi­nally comes clean to Daniel (again) about shirk­ing her treat­ments (again) in a bid to help their un­born baby.

Be­ing an ad­vo­cate of al­ter­na­tive ther­apy, it’s im­por­tant to stress I’m not pooh-poohing plant-based di­ets and homeopa­thy, but it’s called ‘com­ple­men­tary’ medicine for a rea­son. The er­ror of Sinéad’s ways ex­posed (in other words, she’s been ly­ing about at­tend­ing her chemo ses­sions re­sult­ing in the cancer spreading) and des­per­ate to help her niece, Beth finds a spe­cial­ist cancer clinic in Ger­many. Un­for­tu­nately, it costs a few bob. How is she go­ing to help Sinéad? Rob a bank? Or just rob the fact’ray? In­deed, her life wouldn’t be worth liv-

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