Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.
We’ve had the great diamond robbery on Emmerdale, we’ve seen Dirty Den miraculously raised from the dead, but Corrie’s Baby Swap storyline beats them all. Here’s the story:
Coronation Street fans are in for yet another gripping storyline involving the Connor clan. This time, it’s sultry barmaid Michelle who’s in the spotlight – and it’s for all the wrong reasons. She gets the shock of her life when it emerges her son Ryan could have been swapped at birth for another baby boy. In what promises to be an emotionally wrenching plot, Michelle is approached in The Rovers Return by a man claiming there was a mix-up on the day her son was born. The brunette plucks up the
courage to go to see Alex, the lad in question, and is stunned as her life is turned upside down. An ITV insider reportedly said: "It’s one of the most traumatic storylines in the soap’s 47-year history." It’s sure to make for a heart-wrenching Christmas for the single mum. The scenes will air next month. Read more on this story…
Well I don’t know about you, but I think this has got to be one of the most ridiculous storylines in Corrie’s history. It’s definitely up there with that moment on Dallas when Bobby Ewing walks out of the shower and we all suddenly have to acknowledge to ourselves that the scriptwriters have taken us for complete idiots. OK yes, there have been numerous instances of painful baby swaps in real life, but it all seems a touch too contrived here.
But then again, anything’s possible when it comes to soap storylines these days. In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if by this time next year Michelle’s deceased husband Dean’s swigging pints in the Rovers Return with Kevin Webster and ‘Sinbad’ Jerry. Here’s how they could do it; the scriptwriters could explain that it wasn’t Dean that died in the car accident but (you guessed it) his twin brother. Now if they really wanted to stretch our imaginations, they could take things one step further and make out that Dean had been successfully cloned and was masquerading as Michelle’s son Alex (that would explain the uncanny likeness) in a bid to steal her away from Steve MacDonald. What do you think? That’s just as convincing as this baby swap nonsense isn’t it? Please, please, please Corrie, you’ve been doing quite well this year – give us some believable storylines to go out of 2007 on.
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