The change of pace in an afternoon tea sequence starring some of Coronation Street’s senior players delighted the audience.
After she accepted an invitation to join her friends for afternoon tea, Audrey displayed her anxiety on tonight’s episode. Since her aborted suicide attempt, this was the first time she had ever left her house.
She didn’t let her anxiety stop her from joining Ken, Rita, and Roy, and she actually had a lot of fun. As time went on, Audrey began to come out of her shell as the group continued to make funny one-liners about each other.
Fans loved the unexpectedly lighthearted sequences and praised the “golden oldies” for their group scene.
The change of speed was also praised for highlighting the older characters and allowing them to share a lighthearted and personal moment with one another.
One spectator expressed their support for the scenario by saying: “One of the most exquisite, humorous, and moving scenes is this one. Rita, Ken, Roy, Claudia, Audrey, and they “simply” talked while seated at a table. Excellent #Corrie. I was aware that Audrey would talk about her recent attempt at suicide, but I had no idea how it would play out. Bravo.”
Another observation was made: “Right now, #Corrie is in fantastic shape. The drama contains some hilarious interludes. Excellent. Ken Barlow sneaking a peek from behind the fern.”
“Can we please have more episodes with the four golden oldies?” a third fan asked. They’re fantastic!
Finally, it was said, “This is why #Corrie is so great. Your heart breaks for Audrey while you’re laughing at Norris and Rita swinging.
As Audrey confided in her friends about what she had done, the intimate setting made Audrey’s failed suicide attempt more apparent. She received support from Ken, Rita, and Roy, and fans applauded her for approaching a delicate subject in an honest way.