Coronation Street spoiler: Lee Ryan’s cabana babes taken hostage

At last, we get more evidence that Glory is right when she says she is no good with money. The story here is the wheels falling off the Chancery Crêperie’s customarily nutritious (if somewhat…

Coronation Street spoiler: Lee Ryan's cabana babes taken hostage

At last, we get more evidence that Glory is right when she says she is no good with money. The story here is the wheels falling off the Chancery Crêperie’s customarily nutritious (if somewhat annoying) starter of lamb and truffles. Now that Sir David is on the run (no speed bump this, please) and Phoenix has put the move into effect, Yestassite Holland, the maître d’ is, like so many before him, sent packing, albeit with no punishment. The fallout is predictable; poor Edie as an eager-beaver intern finds herself sliding down the company ladder, unable to wrangle any more money from the cookie factory and toiling in mud flats along Hull’s Teesside – all to make that once tasty brown stuff. It doesn’t matter whether you like me or not, but this is how it was supposed to be. If the gap between the Chancery Crêperie propperies in semi-detached flops gets too big (or financial) for these servants, they’re off and being snapped up by Skylar.

But Glory learns an unexpected and exciting lesson about avoiding Corine’s tricks. Her career is turned upside down when one of her assistants is taken hostage – likely because of Corine’s influence as Gird – and is eventually released. This prompts Lee to question exactly what is going on at the Crêperie. Previously, Lee has only been involved in their dreary functionary moments, saving the day and turning to the left, rather than the right. When he realises that Corine herself is taking credit for the product, he has no choice but to stand up to her. Lee is slow to get his weight in, but once he has confronted her, she and Yestassite Holland have a heart-to-heart on the bus home. I’ve been rather unsure about this relationship from the start, but Lee is starting to grow on me; I love that he stands up to Lord Holland. As for Corine, she cannot decide what to do next. She is frequently interviewed by television stations to explain her staggering plan to conquer the world. Now she knows that power can make you unpopular with your friends and colleagues, she is torn. I won’t spoil this for her, but we will say that at some point, she must either pull the money and risk running too late to save her pals, or become just another con artist in a crowded field, and the fact that she actually manages to rob a bank (and gets away with it) seems to have a liberating effect on her. Nevertheless, this episode leaves us thinking that the Crêperie will survive. Glory is determined that it will, regardless of whether Corine survives; what was she, nan? That is a lot of pressure on a pukka beanie.

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