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Corrie Street Mar. 2/14

Faces of Fiz

Monday we saw scary Fiz.  In the past few weeks, we’ve seen worried Fiz, caring Fiz and after-what-i've-seenhurt Fiz.  My husband and I include the latter three in the large category of irritating busybody Fiz.  Scary Fiz is a category unto itself.  A hard and implacable face, with eyes that burn right through you.  My husband said if Jennie McAlpine hasn’t done Shakespearean theatre, she ought to.  Lady Macbeth comes to mind.

The reason for her anger is a burst pipe in the café and what Fiz sees as Anna’s ineptitude in getting it fixed and cleaned up.  It gives her an excuse to call Roy (like he leak-made-worseneeds to worry about the café right now).  Roy is not where he said he’d be and the alarm sirens go off.  So Fiz insists on calling the police.  Then, to make matters worse, she insists that she will tell them whatever is necessary in order to get them actively looking for Roy.  Oh great, Fiz is teetering on a blab-all brink of jealousy-fueled hurt about Hayley’s death and someone else knowing something she didn’t – and she’s going to talk to the police?

But Anna can’t stop her, doesn’t try hard enough in my opinion, so the police come.  Two more shifty looking “concerned” friends than Fiz and Anna, I can’t imagine.  They tell about Hayley dying and Roy being inconsolable.  Then Fiz feels it necessary to add “and feeling guilty”.  What a great choice of word to use to a police officer about a missing person who has just had a death in the family.

“Look after Fiz”

he-is-vulnerable faces of fizOk, she’s worried and Hayley charged her with looking after Roy.  But I wish she’d remember the list Hayley left for Roy, which Fiz read:  the last item to Roy was “look after Fiz”.  Hayley neither considered nor asked Fiz to be Wonder Woman.  If she’d only think back a moment to the hubbub of the funeral and the strife and heartbreak surrounding Hayley’s death, Fiz might think of Roy and his personality.  If anyone doesn’t want fuss and bother and will run a mile from it, it’s Roy.  And that’s all he’s done, got away from the madding crowd.

keeping-secrets-does-thatBut we see in what she says to Anna throughout that day and the next: she’s still angry about not having been told in advance what Hayley was planning to do.  Anna is the handiest person to take this out on.  Fiz does this by staking her claim as Lord Protector of Roy and what is Roy’s.  To that end, she is willing to involve the authorities and spill the beans about Hayley’s suicide;  “whatever it takes.”

If official suspicions are aroused about the circumstances of Hayley’s death, Fiz’s high-flown sentiments of wanting Roy home safe and sound may only land him in legal difficulties.  Maybe she doesn’t realize that, or maybe she just doesn’t care.  She’s also angry at him.  He will pay, one way or another, for not including fiz-phones-for-royFiz in the loop.  Never mind that Hayley herself pretty much handed Fiz a roadmap of her intentions on her final day; the fact that Fiz didn’t get it is Roy’s fault, and Anna’s and Carla’s and, sadly, probably Hayley’s too.

Coronation Street Scene of the Week (Dec. 30/12)

The Job Offer

A week of people not making sure secret talks are secret, of sturm und drang with our newly minted Californians and of the hideous sight of another May and September affair.

want-a-jobOut of it all, the scene for me was Roy checking to see if Fiz and Chesney’s meals were ok.  His query went:  “Is everything all right? Good, good.  Want a job?”  The rapidity with which he went from one to the other surprised me, and I knew it was coming.  Good for Fiz, though.  Despite her surprise, she knows Roy well enough to not show that he’d thrown her for a loop.

He thank-you-royseemed embarrassed, perhaps because of their almost familial relationship or because the suggestion of hiring Fiz came from Tyrone.  Even Roy is cognizant of the gossip surrounding Fiz and Tyrone and their supposed estrangement.   But bless his heart.  I look forward to Fiz and Roy working together.  It’s been a long time since we saw her in the heart of the Cropper household.

lollipop-barrierAnother bright spot happened Friday, with the lollipop people united in sticking it to Steve.  Oh how wonderful!

As to the rest of it, first Fiz and Tyrone sneaking around to talk but not taking care that they truly have total privacy.  I know it’s a soap standard, but they’ve done it too many times in my book.  Please look around!

Second, Carla and Peter:  I like the new Peter look, but the overlay of laid-back California on Peter crazy intensity is kinda creepy.  And while I believe that Peter ought to take his Carla-leavespartner’s needs and wishes into consideration as much as Simon’s, why couldn’t they both see right off the bat that he could stay in Weatherfield for Christmas and follow Carla to Los Angeles later?  They are both adults and not joined at the hip.  Why put Simon through the torment of ‘here’s daddy, there goes daddy’?  Instead, in the end, Peter does put Simon first and it appeared he and Carla ended things there at airport security.

And lastly, Stella and Jason.  Yes, they are both fit but do we really need to see this?  The time-of-my-lifegak factor is truly overwhelming.  Maybe it’s worse with them than with the other relationships of this kind that we’ve seen.  For me I think, it’s because when you compare Stella’s brains and Jason’s, there is absolutely nothing about them that could possibly fit except, well, the obvious.  I can’t see this going well for anyone.