Rovers Roundup: March 14-18

It was sort of an uneventful week, right? Just some regular storyline maintenance.  A few things were revealed though, so let’s get to it!

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Bethany has been skyving (skipping school, for the Canadian audience) because she’s being bullied. As if she didn’t have enough on her plate, what with having a crush on her mom’s murdered drug-dealer ex boyfriend and just being a Platt in general. I hope she tells Kylie everything and she goes totally nuts on those girls.

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I have a feeling someone is going to wipe those smug grins off those bullies’ faces.

 

So we find out Marta was being kept a slave by the O’Driscolls. Ahhhh, now I understand why they introduced her. Obviously Eva will be vindicated but I think we’ll have to wait. On a related note, how were Eva, Billy, and Aidan so surprised to learn about modern day slavery? Don’t they get the BBC, the Internet, or even a newspaper in Weatherfield?!?

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Marta steals Billy’s phone and wallet and runs off to Bolton. Naturally, Eva thinks that’s an invitation.

 

Something has been bugging me for years……..

I don’t think anyone has ever worked a whole shift, uninterrupted on Coronation Street. Ever. Tracy walks into the Bistro kitchen and interrupts Robert. Sarah takes a lot of breaks at the Rovers.  Carla comes and goes from the factory as she pleases. I just think about all the lost productivity over the years. It doesn’t seem to have any impact, though, since everyone is employed. Always. I don’t know about the UK’s unemployment statistics, but it doesn’t seem to apply to Weatherfield. People can always find a job, no matter what. New girl (and predicted man eater) Rana walked onto the street and straight into a nursing job at the health centre. Eva gets fired from knicker stitching and gets hired as a barmaid in the same afternoon. Jenny Bradley gets pulled back onto the street by Rita and not only gets a job in The Kabin but also gets a job in the factory. Am I the only one who thinks it’s weird there’s so many trained machinists living on the same street? In the same vein, people always find a place to live on the street, too, but maybe that’s a post for another day….

 

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I don’t even remember where Katy worked. The kebab shop?

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