Classic. Fifty-two years of Corrie ethos and culture illustrated Monday in a few brief moments by Michelle and Tracy – in rollers. Comedy, family history, strong women, intergenerational conflict, your life lived in the street as much as in your home, community relations as spectator sport – it was all there in their cat fight.
Tracy followed Michelle into Audrey’s salon, then sat baiting her about Ryan and how wonderful he is, how generous etc. etc. Michelle getting so angry she was literally rising out of the chair but tried to stifle herself. Until she couldn’t take it any longer.
Do hairdressers use rollers any more? I wondered when David was putting rollers in Tracy’s hair, then Maria did the same with Michelle’s. I still don’t know the answer, but I quickly saw the point of using them in this scene. Just for visuals of two angry women going at each other, each with great big, different coloured bobble heads.
So the whole neighbourhood got to watch and intervene, or not. Dennis Tanner included. How lovely. Ryan, seeing his mother and his purported girlfriend going at it in the street, left his customers at the counter of the kebab shop and ran over to see what was happening. And finally, Michelle told him what she should have said a long time ago: “My house, my rules. You don’t like it, get out.”
It was the rollers on this book cover that hooked me. A how-to for vintage hair styles, make-up and accessories.