Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street
Monday 8 February 2015
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Simon leaves for school and tells Leanne that he doesn't want her to watch his football match. But, refusing to be put off, Leanne heads to the game with Ken and Zeedan in tow. Leanne is surprised to see Tom there (the guy who she got talking to last night) but Simon's furious to see her chatting up the manager. At half time, Simon lays into Leanne for embarrassing him by flirting with Tom and bringing Ken and Zeedan with her. As the football match hots up, Simon tackles another player, bringing him down and causing him to writhe in pain as Leanne watches in horror.
Kevin's pleased when Jason and Phelan assure him they should finish the Arches today. Anna overhears Phelan on the phone unsuccessfully touting for more work. Phelan then sneaks into the Arches and sabotages the fuse box. When Jason switches on the lights there's a loud bang. Phelan tells Kevin they can sort it but it'll mean another week's work. Kevin is grateful, while Anna tells Kevin she reckons Phelan tampered with it himself as she knows he's short of work.
Eva heads into work early with some food for Marta. Marta complains that she's cold and Eva promises to try and find her a coat. In the factory, Sean shows off his new coat. However, Sean is later furious to discover his coat missing. As the factory girls argue about who could have stolen it, Marta suddenly emerges from behind some boxes wearing Sean's coat and makes a dash for it. Everyone watches open mouthed.
With Audrey recuperating at home, David is run off his feet at the salon. Clearly stressed, David realises with horror that he's put the wrong dye on Beth's hair.
Monday 8 February 2015
Simon assures Leanne it was an accident and he didn't mean to break Kyle's leg. As Kyle is stretchered from the pitch, Leanne is deeply worried. Simon remains adamant that Kyle's injuries were an accident. When Leanne looks disbelievingly, Simon lashes out, hitting Ken's car with his bag. But Simon later confesses to Zeedan that he hurt Kyle on purpose and he was glad to see him suffer. Zeedan shares the awful news with Leanne. Concerned that Simon is totally out of control, Leanne decides the time has come to take drastic action.
Kevin defends Phelan, convinced he would never try and rip him off. Anna heads home, furious at Kevin for taking Phelan's side yet again. Gary warns Anna that by keeping the truth about Phelan from Kevin, she's pushing him away.
Eva, Sean and Sinead fuss round Izzy. She confirms that her hip was hurt as Marta barged past. Having discovered a makeshift bed, Jenny tells them that the homeless girl was obviously sleeping in the factory. In the Rovers, the factory staff discuss the plight of the homeless girl, realising that she must also be the thief. Eva admits to Aidan that she knew Marta was in the factory but she was worried for her safety as she was on the run from some people who kept her as a slave. Aidan is shocked. Meanwhile, finding Jenny alone, Johnny buys her a drink and assures her that the factory girls will come round eventually. Jenny's glad of his company.
Dressed up and sporting her new hair do, Beth has dinner with Kirk. But halfway through the meal, her skin becomes itchy and blotchy and, blaming the Bistro food, Beth insists Kirk takes her to hospital. Kate confides in Caz how Johnny admitted to an affair that led to her mother's death and that Carla is her half-sister. Caz wishes she'd been there for her but Kate assures her she's fine and that Sophie was a tower of strength.
Wednesday 10 February 2015
Simon is contrite as he hands Eva a birthday card. Leanne can barely look at him. Eva urges Leanne to think carefully before reporting him to the police. Tom calls at the Bistro and informs Leanne that Kyle's leg injury is very serious and he may never play football again. Devastated, Leanne reaches a decision. With heavy heart, Leanne reports Simon to the police, listing all the occasions on which he's abused her and explaining about the latest incident involving Kyle.
Anna calls in the garage and apologises to Kevin for her recent tantrums and suggests they wipe the slate clean. Kevin agrees and at his suggestion they join Tim and Sally for dinner. Sally bores Anna to death about her council campaign. Anna loses her temper and thrusting some cash at Kevin, stalks out of the Bistro.
When Erica clocks Izzy struggling to carry some rolls of fabric, she offers to help, but, aware Izzy won't accept charity, she suggests in return Izzy teaches her to sew. Izzy agrees on condition it remains their secret.
Still sporting an itchy rash, Beth tells Nick he owes her a free meal. As Todd proudly shows off his first bouquet, Tracy is scathing. Todd blames her mood on Robert's fling with Carla. When Tracy suggests to Robert they could have an afternoon lie down, Robert is not interested. Tracy is hurt while Todd is amused.
Friday 12 February 2015
Weighed down by guilt, Leanne agrees to let Simon have the day off school. Simon is delighted, unaware of her turmoil. Having chosen a DVD, Simon snuggles up to Leanne on the sofa but they're interrupted by the police knocking at the door. Simon cries out as the police take him away for questioning. Hearing the commotion, Ken dashes across. Leanne can barely watch, hating herself for reporting her own son. Breaking down, she admits to Zeedan how she reported Simon to the police, not just for injuring Kyle but for the abuse he's subjected her to!
Beth shows David her awful rash and tells him Nick can expect a visit from Environmental Health. David's horrified, realising he's responsible for her rash. When he admits the truth to Audrey, she insists he goes to the Bistro and confess to Nick. Beth's furious when David reveals that her rash was caused by hair dye and is nothing to do with the Bistro food. She turns on Kylie but they're stopped in their tracks when the Environmental Health Officer arrives.
Izzy confides in Erica that since dislocating her hip, she's been in terrible pain and her painkillers aren't working. Erica offers to get her some cannabis but Izzy's not keen.
Ken pours out his heart to Audrey telling her all about their problems with Simon. Citing family issues, Ken tells Sally he'll have to step down as her campaign manager. When Norris and Mary argue over which of them would make the better campaign manager, who will Sally hire?
Friday 12 February 2015
Under the police officers' gaze, Simon admits that sometimes he sees red and can't stop himself from lashing out. Ken puts his arm round him. Zeedan comforts Leanne as she waits at the station. Simon remains adamant that the incident involving Kyle was a genuine accident but when it's obvious neither the police nor Ken believe him, he loses his temper and thumps the desk. Having been released pending an investigation, Simon refuses to speak to Leanne and asks Ken if he can stay with him. Leanne feels terrible. As Leanne, Eva and Zeedan discuss the Simon situation, Tom calls round and explaining that one of the parents recorded the match, shows them the footage of Simon's tackle.
Beth and Kylie continue to hurl abuse at each other. Nick despairs. In an attempt to diffuse the situation, Audrey offers Beth a year's free haircuts.
Izzy calls in at the shop and, explaining that her pain is even worse, tells Erica she'd like to take up her offer of some cannabis. Izzy and Erica meet furtively in the Rovers backyard and Erica hands over a small package of cannabis.
Clearly at loggerheads, Norris and Mary tell Sally that she'll have to choose between them. After some deliberation, Sally announces who will be her campaign manager.