Friday’s dose of Corrie started rather poignantly with Ken fussing around daughter Tracy, enjoying greatly the novelty of being proud of her. Viewers couldn’t fail to be reminded of Deidre and what her reaction would have been (undoubtedly it would have included a celebration tea of stuffed marrow).
However the rest of the episode quickly returned to the main subject – locals blaming Steve for the bus accident. This served to demonstrate that you do find out who your real friends are when you’re down and out on the cobbles.
As the front seat passenger, Carla was best placed to stick up for Steve and blame the young hoodlums, but she stayed uncharacteristically quiet . We think she was still in a state of shock after being rescued by her frenemy Tracy.
At this point we have a serious HEALTH WARNING for Carla – Tracy is NOT, and never will be your friend!
Also having a bad time on the street was new boy Hamish who was briskly given the heave-ho by Michelle. We couldn’t help thinking which of the other female characters might be his next squeeze, after all surely Hamish (played by ex-Hollyoaks, ex-Casualty actor James Redmond) wouldn’t have come onto the Street for such a brief appearance? After some deliberation, we settled on Carla as Hamish can be her “consolation” prize for not getting her award last week.
Poor Sinead didn’t have much to do in Friday’s omnibus, except lie still as her family emoted around her and try not to ask the obvious question as to where her mum was.
The writers are of course keeping us on tenterhooks as to whether her operation will be a success and if she will walk again. Surely with the saintly presence of Chesney, it is just a matter of time.
This brings to mind an interesting point (okay us lawyers think it’s interesting) that if Sinead does end up in a wheelchair permanently unable to walk, her personal injury compensation would probably be less than £230,000 for her injuries. The vast majority of any personal injury claim she might make would consist of provision for the cost of paid care for the rest of her life (even St. Chesney would need time off!), accommodation and transport costs, private treatment costs and of course loss of earnings including her “profits” from the soap-making side line.
Alas, no more suds for Sinead.
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