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Corrie Street Mar. 20/16

erica-comes-from-back-room‘Whatever will be’ is Dev and Erica together. I hope. Tuesday, Erica stopped pussyfooting around and went in for the kill. She was helped by Liz and, especially, Mary.

During a girls’ night out the previous evening, Erica admitted that she had feelings for Dev. Liz and Mary convinced her that Dev felt the same way about her. So do something about it, they urged. Next day, Dev put a monkeywrench in the works by bringing a woman to the shop and arranging to meet her later at the Rovers.

dev-kareen-maryKaren (pronounced Kar-een) was obviously keen on Dev as was he on her. Time for Team Erica to make an assault. Assault and insult they did. Liz was the wheelman, behind the bar checking on timing and notifying parties when it was time to move in. Mary moved in on the table where Dev and Kar-een cozied up and played getting to know you.

kareen-listens-to-maryWhile Dev was getting drinks, Mary expressed her horror at the turnstile that was Dev’s bedroom door, said that the nanny saw much more than she wished to, and got in lovely digs about all that probably being okay with Kar-een. “You look very easy – [harrumph] – going.” And it worked, Kar-een stomped out, telling Dev she wasn’t going to be a notch on his bedpost.

Liz signalled Erica, time to come out. From the back room emerged erica-kisses-surprised-devErica, done up to the nines. Wolf whistles from the guys at the bar and she went straight for Dev. “Que sera sera” she said as she grabbed him. Mary helpfully provided the translation. Liz poked her in the ribs to shut up.

Their night evidently went well, but next day Dev was distant. Erica, having made her stance however, wasn’t about to back off. That evening they again left the Rovers together.

liz-and-mary-delightedI like Dev, and I like Erica. I think they work together well – as actors and as characters. They are plausible together and they, I think, will be fun. Dev has been rattling around far too long without a storyline. He plays the fool well, but he can do much more than that. We all have seen Dev – the aging playboy who doesn’t want to admit that it all hasn’t been what he’d hoped for and expected, and time is running out. He and Erica have a lot in common. She has enjoyed a que-serafree-spirited, adventurous life. But she also knows that descent into ‘past it’ is not far away. For both of them, it’s time to make time count.

Corrie Street Dec. 27/15

liz, anna and erica decorate treeMonday, girlfriends hanging out. Liz, Erica and Anna. Nice to see. At the beginning of the episode, they discuss the theme of Liz’s Christmas tree. At the end, they discuss going man-hunting at a singles’ night.

Over the years we’ve often seen Liz with friends. She seems like someone to whom girlfriends are very important. Scenes with her and liz puts angel on treeDeirdre over the years were some of the best ever. She is friends with other women on the Street, of course, but none of them gel with her character quite as well as Deirdre. Until Erica arrived.

Erica and Liz became friends in Spain. But after Erica’s arrival on the girlfriends Liz, Erica and Anna discuss singles nightstreet, their friendship got sidelined for Erica’s involvement with Nick. Thankfully, that ended fairly quickly. When Erica returned, she rattled around like a spare part. She and Dev? I like the idea. Their characters suit each other, and I think the actors work well together.  But, aside from romance, it’s nice to see Erica’s return to her roots on the Street – hanging out with Liz.

erica-smiles-at-doubtful-annaAnna definitely needs friends, for her own sake and ours. Her storylines primarily involve her family. That’s ok but it’s nice to see her branch out a bit. Especially when, of late, her family-related stories mainly have involved her either shrieking at someone or wringing her hands in her apron.

anna-says-she-will-goLiz and Erica are well-matched, similar in age, style and chutzpah. Anna is not in their league really. She defines herself in terms of work and being a mother. She has had to. She has had major problems both with finances and with both her children. She’s been through a lot, and it’s little wonder she always seems frayed at the seams.

liz-is-pleased-anna-will-goIt’s time for her to have some fun, and Liz and Erica are just the women to help her do that. I hope they take her on as a project.