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Corrie Street Oct. 11/15

Eva!

What a difference four years and some excellent acting and writing leanne-sees-eva-in-taximakes! Eva Price came home to Coronation Street Wednesday. I was delighted to see her.

She came back in exactly the same state as she had first arrived: devastated, dumped by “a lying stinking cheating man pig.” In 2011 I thought ‘my god, who is this and, please, when will she be gone?’ This time I was, ‘yes! she’s back!’

Arriving in a black taxi, lying-stinking-cheating-man-pigswearing and crying, she fumbled her way out, spilling her suitcase all over the street. Leanne, passing by, saw her and took her home. She listened as long as she could, but she had things to do – we’ll talk later. Same thing when Eva runs into Kylie – good to see you, gotta go, stuff’s happening.

What else is a returned rover going to do with all her mates busy? eva-impatient-at-barGo to the Rovers Return. She has more than a passing interest in the place and the staff, having worked behind the bar herself and her mother being the previous landlady and her deranged stepfather burning it down and almost killing her mother in the process. She has never met Sarah Louise before. And she doesn’t think much of her. The feeling is mutual.

To top off her perfectly brilliant day and life, the first person she glass-of-wine-over-toddknows who comes in is Todd. The instigator of her break-up with Jason. Todd is happy to see her. She offers him a drink. He’s delighted to accept. And then he finds out she means the drink to be on him – literally.

Oh, Eva, a lot of new people have turned up on the street since you’ve been gone.  None are as welcome as you!

Corrie Street Oct. 6/13

An Ant Farm

So many scenes this week, most of them involving Hayley and Roy. But the one that got roy-and shoes ant farmme was Roy preparing for the birthday party organized for him by Hayley. Sat at the kitchen table, tie untied, furiously polishing Hayley’s black pumps, he had little time for Anna’s solicitude.

But he told her a lot in his impatience over her concern that he should enjoy the party for Hayley’s sake. He gave a capsule of history – his childhood, his mother and his relationship with Hayley – while giving those shoes a shine that a drill sergeant could not fault.

factually-inaccurateHis turning twelve had been the occasion of his last birthday party. Desperately hoping for an ant farm, he received an action figure instead. A British military figure dressed in WWII US Forces uniform, something that distressed young Roy to no end.

Just as well he didn’t like it, his auntie opined to his mother, playing with dolls might make until-I-met-Hayleyhim peculiar. He ended up peculiar anyway, he told Anna. He sent his action figure “to a watery grave” and he never got the ant farm.

Roy did get Hayley though, the only time he ever got his heart’s desire. So the desperation he feels at losing her is palpable. So too is his desperation at the thought of spending an entire evening being sociable and the centre of attention at a dreams-and-hopesparty. But he will do it – for Hayley’s sake.

Later that evening, outside at the back of the Rovers, Roy tells Hayley what she means to him. Another calmer beautiful moment when he opens the big heart that he usually keeps so buttoned up. Another roy-back-of-roversmoment of tears welling in my eyes and my husband’s. This one was his pick of the week. I liked it a lot too. But somehow the rawness of emotion and breadth of content in Roy’s near-soliloquy when preparing for the party hit me somewhere deeper in my psyche.

eva-at-barMy husband had another pick this week: any and all the scenes of Eva and her girls in the little red polka-dot dress. The choked back sobs and “aww” sounds I heard from the chair beside mine during touching Hayley and Roy moments turned more to ‘hubba-hubba’ type noises whenever she, and they, appeared on the screen. “Those things ought to have a warning flag on them,” he said.

Coronation Street Scene of the Week (Dec. 2/12)

Trouser Press

Like others, I didn’t see the point of Eva Price when she first appeared on Coronation Eva getting information from hotel clerkStreet.  But over the months I have come to see that there is more to her than the strutting and flouncing and that wonderful way she carries her purse.  And Raquel behind Rovers barTuesday she was absolutely brilliant.  Indeed, as a blogger notes, she is reminiscent of the glorious Raquel.

When she and Steve barged into the Sheffield hotel room, expecting to find Rob with Michelle, they initially thought they’d got it totally wrong girl emerges from bathroom to room full of peoplewhen Michelle came from her room – across the hall.

But then who was in the bathroom showering?  A towel-clad girl came out, surprised to see a room full of strangers.  And the pennies all clinked into place for Eva.  She walked up to Rob, carefully positioned herself and kneed him in the groin.

Trouser and press

Eva knees RobAfter he recovered, and Michelle and Steve had left the room, he tried to make amends.  Flashing his best smile and waving a bottle of champagne that they “shouldn’t let go to waste”, he told her that girl meant nothing to him, Rob holding champagne and smilingmight as well have been the trouser press in the corner.  After what Eva had done to him, I’m surprised he could put the words trousers and press in the same sentence!

She smiled warmly, walked to him, took the bottle in one hand, put her other hand on his arm and poured the champagne dripping off Rob's headbottle over his head. Then turned on her heel and walked out.

A lovely one-two action that showed a delightful side of her – at least as long as you weren’t Rob.

Back home, she showed the other sides of Eva Price. The ‘why does every man do me dirty?’ one. The rivaling sibling with Leanne. Wishful seductress Eva eats chips and watches Nick and Leanneof Nick. And lonely girl watching as Leanne and Nick kiss and make up.

Wednesday, after a little advice from Nick to pick herself up and dust herself off, she did just that.  In keeping with her insecurity, though, she takes it a little too far, overdoes the makeup and the dress by more than a tad considering she’s going to work.  Still – Eva in red dress at factorywowza!!

I don’t like what she’s doing to break Nick and Leanne up, though.  You don’t want him that bad, Eva!  Look a bit further afield than your own backyard.