Soap of the week: Coronation St
Just when you think Fiz and Hope's return to Corrie couldn't be more dramatic - what with Evelyn barricading herself, Brian and Tyrone into Bessie Street in a bid to claim a school spot - you'd be wrong... It's all about to combust, with Hope (literally) under fire.
Where have Fiz and Hope been since November? Birmingham, trying to get to the root of Hope's behaviour and, in light of events this week, it may have been time wasted. Why? Since you ask, the wayward one seizes the opportunity to flee once her mum and Tyrone start bickering (probably over the fact he forgot to enrol Hope into school in time).
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Where does she go? The factory - for some reason. Which promptly bursts into flames. Before we all start talking about how Underworld is cursed, what with being decimated many times since the soap started, it's just some boxes that are ablaze.
Luckily for Tyrone and Fiz, Dr Ali is nearby and manages to save the child (before heading home to neck some diazepam, a story for another day). When Hope makes out she saw two lads running away, Tyrone reckons she's lying, while Fiz opts to believe her... Determined to wait for a Bessie St place, Fiz then decides homeschooling is the only option.
Obviously worried that Hope will see this new arrangement as an easy ride, Tyrone starts fretting - but has Fiz got something else up her sleeve?! Checking she's alone, Fiz makes a surreptitious phone call. But to who? If she's wise, it'll be Brian.
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