Wrong Side of 40: Wed Oct 28, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

October 28 2009

Written by Daran Little, directed by Tony Prescott.

Tyrone is still complaining that Molly’s gone off him again, after he thought it was all sorted.  Kirk tells him it’s his own fault for not putting his foot down.  She does walk all over him.

Pam tells Molly that she doesn’t understand her or what she’s playing at.  Us neither!  Pam tells her it’s never easy being married, but it’s worth working towards and that Tyrone’s a good man.  Molly replies that so is Kevin.  Oh yeah, except for the cheating-on-his-wife-part.  Oh, but it’s different – you’re in love, this isn’t an affair, it’s special – you’re special.  Whatever!

Tyrone goes to his good mate Kev to complain about what’s going on with Molly.  He seriously thinks that Molly thinks he’s cheating on her with Minnie.  Kevin assures him that Molly does not think he’s cheating.  Tyrone tells Kevin that he just wants he and Molly to be happy forever.  Guilt much, Kevin?

Pam has tried her best with Molly but to no avail, so she’s moved onto Kev.  She goes to the garage to confront him about his and Molly’s affair.  She does her best to shame Kevin, and MAN does he look shamed!  For shame!  Pam tells him that Molly’s barely out of her wedding dress and Kevin’s got his oily hands all over her.  Oh, I’m so loving Auntie Pam right now.  Kevin protests that he loves Molly, but Auntie Pam tells him to save it – he’s not talking to some slip of a girl right now.  She knows guys like him – wrong side of 40, stuck in a rut, looking for a bit on the side to spice up their existence, full of “I love you,” taking advantage of young girls etc.  He hardly took advantage, but she doesn’t know that.  Pam gives him her final word, “stay away from Molly or I shall bring your whole world topelling down on your smug, selfish head.”  Does anyone think Auntie Pam’s got some anger against men?  Hehe.  Kevin did nothing else but stand there with his mouth gaping open in shock.

Kevin marches over to Dev’s and asks Molly how Pam knows.  She tells him how Pam caught them kissing, and how she felt relief telling Pam about their love.  Somehow I don’t think Kevin feels relieved.  Kevin’s have a good old fashioned freak-out over it, but Molly reminds him that people will find out sooner or later – since they’re in love.  Kevin walks away in a huff.

Kevin meets up with Molly later and accuses her of telling Auntie Pam about them on purpose because she wants it out in the open.  Molly says she wants a life with Kevin and thought he wanted the same thing.  Kevin insists that she go tell Tyrone right now that she’s leaving him.  Molly says she hates how seperate their lives are when they’re back on the street and wishes it was as it were when they were on holiday together.  Well, life’s not a holiday dear.  Kevin tells her it’s not a game, and people are going to get hurt so she needs to get real.

Michelle’s in her scant negligee painting her toe nails, when Ryan reminds her that Ben’s coming by soon.  She tells Ryan that Ben can get used to how she dresses around the house.  Oh, he will.  She also says she doesn’t want to hear any of Ben’s religious mumbo-jumbo.  Ryan tells her that Ben’s perfectly normal, but Michelle thinks that normal for a teenage boy should be getting drunk on lager and being in a race to lose his virginity.  Ryan sneers that he’s glad he’s got such a good role model.  Haha.  Ben arrives and definitely notices Michelle’s “attire.”  I’m guessing his own mother sleeps in flannels?  Haha.

Michelle’s frustrated that the builder isn’t there, and wants the boys out of the flat since she’ll be taking a bath and playing fleetwood mac and doesn’t want to hear video games.  Wow, should I be worried that Michelle and I have a LOT in common?  Haha.

Well, seems the new builder has arrived and is escalating the ladder outside the kabab shop whilst Michelle is singing her heart out to Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” in the tub.  Only the builder slips and falls and his ladder goes flying, but luckily he’s grabbed hold of the window of Michelle’s flat from the outside.  Is anyone out there thinking, “Bill wouldn’t have slipped?”  Yeah.  Michelle hears the noise, puts a towel on a runs to the window to find a good looking man just hanging from it.  What’s that song?  It’s Raining Men!  It’s as though he fell from heaven.  Michelle pulls him in before he falls, but in the process loses her towel.  Perfection.  Once again, who goes into a bath in full makeup?  Must be a Carla sitz.  Michelle is embarassed but the builder tells her not to cover up for his sake.  Wow, I must not also that I don’t think I’ve seen this kind of nudity (side-boob) in Corrie ever.  I bet Michelle’s glad that that’s not Bill after all stood in front of her!

Michelle gets a chance to put a robe on a builder-boy tells her that he could have broken a leg if she hadn’t come along, then calls Michelle his angel in a tower.  Builder-boy’s name is Jake, and he asks Michelle for some brandy to get rid of the shock.  Michelle seems unusually uncomfortable with this situation.  I doubt Rosie would be.  Jake continues to lay it on thick, reckoning that Michelle is the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen.  Michelle tells him to get back to the roof, as her bath is getting cold.  Jake leaves, but not without asking Michelle if she’s single.  Michelle confirms that she is, then Jake does something bold – grabs her for a kiss.  Oh, he’s a smooth one.  Michelle pushes him away and tells him to get off.  Jake just smirks and tells her that if she wants him, she knows where to find him.  He’s a little shy, don’t you think?

Maria stops by the Kabin and tells Norris, and Joan, that she’s going on holiday to Cypress with baby Liam to see her parents.  Norris thinks taking a baby on a plane is a bad idea, because there’s always some child screaming his head off on a plane he’s been on and it’s extremely annoying.  After Maria leaves, Norris takes the opportunity to fill Joan in on the gossip of Maria’s life.  Norris tells Joan that they’re a very close-knit community there.  Haha, I love this kind of irony that Little injects in the episodes.  Norris is still having a very rough time of it with Joan, a.k.a. Speak No Evil.  He’s already begun writing up a “situation vacant” card to put in the window again when Rita calls to tell him how wonderful her holiday is.  He has a great time laughing and conversing with her over the phone, there’s some big shoes to fill in that shop assistant position.

Kirk’s over, and Tony tells him that he’s looking forward to getting closer to his future brother-in-law.  Kirk asks him what his policy is on hiring family members.  Oh Kirk!  Tony tells Kirk there’s nothing available at the moment.  When alone, Kirk tells Tony that Maria’s been smiling a lot more since Liam’s been born, and that it’s down to Tony, so he gives his thanks.  Tony tells Kirk that he loves Maria more than he’s ever loved anyone.

Later, Tony complains to Maria about having some indigestion or hunger pains.  He looks in pain.  Of course, he always seems to look in pain.

Disturbia: Thu July 23, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

July 23 2009

Written by Debbie Oates, directed by Dominic LeClerc.

Open to Claire in hospital, again. Ashley brings every item that Claire owns to the hospital for her. A blow-dryer is really useful in hospital. One must always keep up with one’s personal appearance, even under duress. Honestly! It’s almost like he’s packed up all of her things and has taken them out of the house… Claire makes Ashley promise that he’ll have his vasectomy as soon as possible. He settles for them discussing their options as soon as they get out of there.

Later, Ashley gets a call from the hospital that Claire has disappeared off the ward. *groan* Oh, no, what now? This is going to be so sad. Good lord, Lloyd and Ashley drive up to the hospital only to find Claire standing on the roof of the building looking forlornly into the skies. Ashley runs up to the roof. Claire says the air must be thinner up there, since it’s harder to breathe. She’s looking, that’s all. Claire is a deeply disturbed woman. When are they going to lock her up and throw away the script? Ashley tries to coax her back inside. Claire reflects that there’s so many people in the city and they’re all getting on with their lives, and mostly, they’re dying. Ashley is just freaking out, but Claire insists she just needed some fresh air. She asks Ashley to just sit with her. Claire blames herself for miscarrying and thinks that the baby must have realized she didn’t want it, so it took off. Claire is more upset that she doesn’t “feel” anything, and she thinks she should. She feels shamed for not feeling bad about losing her baby. Claire says she gets terrible anxiety even thinking about another pregnancy. Claire’s afraid of being crazy again just like after Freddie. It doesn’t seem to me she ever stopped being crazy! Claire is still haunted by her post-natal depression. Okay, I get that. But, why do WE have to re-live it all? Old news. She is a real Debbie Downer! Uh oh, looks like the police have arrived to bring her down formally. Ashley makes an excuse for Claire telling the police that it was his fault, they needed some privacy to talk and it was the only place available. Ashley mans-up and tells Claire he’ll get the vasectomy. Claire gets her way, once again.

Joe argues on the phone to Len about work-related mishaps. Joe begs Graeme for more fancy-pills. Graeme turns him down, no chance whatsoever. Poor desperate Joe. Joe finds Graeme again and begs. He’s vigorously stroking Graeme’s arm when he begs. Ugh, this is really making me feel uncomfortable. It makes you wonder just how desperate he is… Creepy! Please, please, please, I’m desperated utters Joe to Graeme. Graeme caves to Joe, but makes no promises.

At Underworld, Rosie tells Luke all about these amazing designs she has in her head, only she can’t draw, so what ever will she do? Rosie decides to create a “mood board” to relay her design ideas. I wonder where she figured out how to do that? She presents her mood board and Luke tells her they’ll make a sample. Rosie is elated at this news, Tony is deflated. If looks could kill. Oh wait, the just might. Tony looks on Luke with shame, but Luke throws Maria in Tony’s face. Enough said.

Maria brings Baby-Liam over to the factory for a visit. Julie is in love with Baby-Liam and asks Sean if he’d like to hold him. Sean says he’s drawn a line at the “baby-thing.” Wow, is this alluding to his OWN baby that has since been forgotten? Maria moans to Tony about her over-bearing mother-in-law. Tony’s more than happy to be Maria’s emotional punching-bag.

Tony comes to Maria’s rescue again by sending off her in-laws to lunch for the day and has brought over take-out too. If only he weren’t a murderer. Tony and Maria are enjoying their lunch together like the best of friends.

Maria later breaks the news to her in-laws that Baby-Liam will be christened, but not as a Catholic since Maria isn’t Catholic. The in-laws aren’t happy about that, since Liam was Catholic. Barry tells Maria to go out and get some fresh air, she can leave the baby with them. I wouldn’t! I’d be afraid I’d come back and them and my baby would be gone! Helen is a little too “Hand that Rocks the Cradle” for me. When Maria’s gone, Helen remarks that their marriage wouldn’t have lasted had Liam been alive. Ouch!

Maria goes over to Underworld and tells Tony she needs a break, so Tony coaxes her into a drink at the Rovers.

Norris is vigorously slicing up his loafers with a screw-driver when Frida comes in! I’m sure this just makes Norris’ day! Oh, I see, he’s pretending his old shoes are damaged, thus giving him a reason to wear Ramsay’s trainers. How sly. Ramsay and Emily come in and, apparently Ramsay knows sign language! Well so do I because when I was in school I was in the sign-language choir. It’s not because I didn’t make it into the regular choir, it’s because I found that signing words from popular songs was simply a more cultured activity for an 8 year old. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Moving on, Frida shows Emily her engagement ring. I use the terms “engagement” and “ring” loosely. It’s a black plastic heart-shaped gem that looks like it came out of a cracker-jack box. Makes Fiz’s engagement ring look top-shelf. Frida says her fiance told her that the ring is temporary. Oh, that’s what they all say, then you find yourself buried in it. Frida asks Emily if Ramsay is her fella. Emily says he’s just Norris’ brother. Mmm, hmm.

Hrmm, so it seems that Frida hasn’t actually met her fiance. They’ve been online romancing, and apparently he’s saving up airfare to come next year. Uh, huh. OH! He’s in PRISON! That explains it all! Maybe Fiz should inform her that getting married in prison is a valid option she and her fiance could consider. I should pull this entire scene on my mother, if I didn’t love her so much. Oh, apparently Frida’s fiance is in prison because he’s been arrested for activism! He believes in freedom. Yeah, freedom of items from an electronics shop no doubt! Ramsay had gone to Freshco’s and bought their entire herbal tea selection for Frida. Norris comes in with a fib about his shoes being unrepairable, telling the gang that he therefore has no choice by the wear the trainers. Oh, this ruse is just too much!

The Heartbreak Kid: Mon July 6, 2009 Corrie Episode Review

July 6 2009

Written by Joe Turner, directed by Duncan Foster.

Tony is fixing up Maria’s place to the sounds of “Boy Does Nothing”, by Alesha Dixon on the radio. How ironic… Luke congratulates Tony on the birthing with a cigar and asks him how it felt. Tony said delivering the baby was magical, even a tug at the heart. Good thing he hasn’t got one. Maria is scared to take the baby home, but arrives home to see her place all done-up courtesy of Tony. Maria has visitors over later, but Tony shoos them away. He’s very protective. Or possessive and controlling. You decide.

Oh dear lord, Eddie’s in a tank-top in the cab office. *shudder* Is it someone’s specific job down at ITV to make him look as repulsive as possible? If there is, they’re doing a bang-up job. So Anna and Eddie are NOT married after all. Apparently, she’ll take his name and bear him a son, but she won’t go through with the rest. Anna tells Eddie he’s embarrassing her in the cab office. Oh please, when isn’t he embarrassing? Eddie threatens to get her down the aisle one day. With a shotgun?

Sally decides to throw herself a birthday party for a “select” group. She is eager to invite Ben’s mom and dad. Oh, they must be well-to-do then if Ms. Priss has decided she must impress them. And why is Sally planning her own birthday party? Kevin’s a crap husband lately.

It would seem that Pam now dispenses advices with every sandwich sold. She should call her business “Dear Sarnie.” She tells Tyrone the doghouse-dodger to cook Molly a meal to make up for being a disappointment the other night. Oh, bad advice. He should just take her out to dinner. When my man decides to be romantic and cook for me, it always ends in something inedible and me having to clean and entire kitchen from top to bottom from all the mess left. Real romantic. Women just love more cleaning. Connie and Jack are laughing at Tyrone tearing up whilst cutting onions. Onions get me every time! Sometimes I don’t even eat them, just out of spite. Oh, ugh. Molly and Kevin sweet-talk over fantasizing about each other in their heads. You know, when I was young, I used to wish I could read minds. What was I thinking??? The filth I’d have to endure! Poor Tyrone has burned his Moussaka. Tyrone’s efforts with Molly go up in smoke.

Meanwhile, Bill peruses the Lonely Hearts section of the paper and answers an ad. Elsewhere, Pam is seen checking her messages and it’s Bill’s message she hears. This plasters a smile on her face. Gee, didn’t see that one coming.

Rosie scoffs at the old-lady knickers that Underworld produces and suggests to her partners that they need to develop a line of knickers for the younger women. That way if they get the younger women buying, eventually in time, they will be older women and still be buying items from the brand. Knicker brand for life kind of idea. This is a solid strategy. It works for the cigarette companies! I’m quite impressed with Rosie’s ingenue on this one. She’s turning out to be not just a pretty face. Well, baby-steps, I know.

Sean is working hard at the gym these days. Urm, I mean hardly working. He’s hoping to soak his extra fat off in the Jacuzzi. Oh, Mr. Hot Stuff from the other day comes and joins him in the jacuzzi. A bit of small talk later and Sean is elated to find out that Mr. Hot Stuff is indeed gay and is newly single to boot! Then he goes and spoils it all by telling Hot Stuff that Jason and he are an item. Oh, how this will blow up in his face later. Oh Sean! Where’s your life coach when you need her?

Joe’s still poppin‘ pills. Graeme tells him that there’s a stronger pain killer than what he’s got out there. Joe is interested and later asks Graeme to get some of those pills for him. How pathetic. It amazes me how fast Joe McIntyre went from hero to zero.

Finally, David admits to Jason that he had Windass sent down just to get him out of the way so he could pursue Tina again. He says that Tina still loves him, she just hasn’t realized it yet. Jason looks sick to his gut. Jason tells Tina this, and Tina freaks out calling David deranged. She’s just realizing this now? Is she new here? Tina confronts David and rubs it in that she’s chosen Jason over him, and that she’ll never ever be with him again. David loses it and runs over to the builders yard looking for Jason. He is up top the roof and sees Jason down below coming out of the van, so he starts chucking things at Jason. All and sundry watch David throttle items at Jason who is bracing himself behind the van. What a menace! David and Jason are restrained from fighting each other while Tina tells David that she’s sorry, but she’ll never be his girlfriend again. David runs off looking devastated as Gail calls after him. This scene just further ignites tension between Gail and Eileen. I love how it took two men to hold Jason back, but it only took one ailing octogenarian to hold David back. Ha ha.

David finally returns home to a worried Gail and Ted. He looks really devastated, just about to burst with a lump in his throat that’s probably the size of his ego. Oh, I feel bad for him all the sudden. I’m such a sucker! He tries to put on a brave face for Gail, but as soon as she leaves the room, the floodgates open and David cries on his Granddad’s shoulder.

Shocking, Isn’t It? : Wed June 10, 2009 Episode Recap

June 10 2009

Quote of the episode:

Kelly: “Ooooh!  I’ve just been electrocuted!”

Sean: “Oh, so that’s why your hair’s like that.”

Chesney and Kirk are still anti-Fiz over the whole she-loves-JohnStape-thing.  Fiz is shocked to see she’s getting her letters she sent to John returned, with a note from him saying he doesn’t want to see her anymore.  Chesney is looking for a job to save money to be able to move out when he’s 16. Ah, teenage angst.

Claire tells Ashley that his butchers should sponsor new uniforms for Joshua‘s football team.  Ashley tells her to look elsewhere.  She does this, then comes back after everyone has turned her down.  Well, not everyone, she didn’t ask the Rovers!  That’s the only business that’s making any money these days.  Maybe little kids with liquor ads on their backs isn’t quite primary school material though.  Peter wouldn’t even be able to watch Simon play!!!  Ashley eventually concedes and sponsors.

Kelly electrocutes herself on her machine, as does Rosie when she tries to see what is the matter.  Luke comes over to see if Rosie is alright.  Rosie looks infatuated.  Uh oh, we know what this look means = trouble!  Tony’s being all misery and miserly and Luke insists that they spend money on health & safety matters.  Tony disagrees and challenges him to find the money for it.  I WONDER how he’ll do that?  Rosie and Luke flirt over making fun of TonyRosie asks Luke if he’d like to further make fun of Tony over a pint or two, but he politely declines choosing business over pleasure.  Although, he did look flattered and somewhat interested.  He is a man, afterall.  And John Stape can’t be the ONLY fool in Weatherfield, god knows.

Maria gets a shock when she thinks she’s in labour, and has Kirk drive her to the hospital.  However, Kirk forgets how to drive all the sudden and Sally saves the day, by driving them there.  Although, they find out it was all a false alarm, Maria was in false labour.

Gary tells Anna and Eddie the truth about the burglary when he finds out he wasn’t directly responsible for Ted‘s heart-attack and Ted has told as much to police.  Anna makes Gary go down the police station and tell them EVERYTHING.  Anna and Eddie warn Len to stay away from Gary and vice versa, saying he’s a bad example.  Len is shocked when Eddie and Anna ban him from their house and lives.  On his way to the police station, Gary threatens David in the street that he’s going to tell the police the truth.  Gary looks nervous at the police station.  (He’s so cute!!!)  David thinks he’s bluffing, but can’t be sure.  David has been stressing all day to be able to get back to his Gran’s house to put the family photos back before she arrives.  However, he’s shocked to hear from Joe that Audrey and Gail are arriving earlier.  Sure enough, the second David gets to Audrey‘s door, Gail and Audrey pile out of the cab.  He tries his best to distract them so he can put the photos back, but fails miserably.  Audrey quickly realizes all her photos are missing, then when looking for her insurance papers in a drawer, she finds them there!  I can’t imagine how confusing this must be for her!!! David looks VERY troubled, very troubled indeed.

What’s the smell?  That’s the sh*t hitting the fan, David Platt!

Good episode, albeit no words of wisdom from Blanche!

The Week Ahead: Mon Jun 15 – Fri Jun 19

Monday June 15, 2009

Tony spends the night at Maria‘s, much to the shock of Audrey and NatashaMaria protests that he’s only staying until the baby’s born.  Girl, please.

David tries to get Gail to forgive him, again.  You know she will, she always does.  As Blanche would say: “that Gail, never happy unless she’s got someone else’s hands ’round her throat!”

Rosie recieves a prison visiting-order from John Stape.  When she arrives, he tells her that he’s giving her his entire inheritance from the sale of his Gran‘s house.  This shocks the gloss off Rosie!

Kevin sees Molly and Jason getting close and wonders if there’s something untoward going on.  He confronts Jason, but Jason is insulted at the thought of it.

Wednesday June 17, 2009

Rosie starts skipping off work and going on spending sprees, Sally is suspicious.

Fiz is shocked when she finds out that John gave Rosie his inheritance.  When she calls the prison, she finds he’s been put on suicide watch.  Oh, how melodramatic!

Molly makes a date with Kevin to workout after work.  Uh oh.  Kevin tells Molly that he accused Jason of having a thing for her.  This can’t go over well…

Friday June 19, 2009

On the day of their big run, Tyrone phones Molly to tell her he can’t make it.  Good thing ‘ole Kevin is there to stand-in.  Molly finishes 10th in the race, thanks to Kevin.

Slug, Becky‘s ex, shows up in the pub much to her chagrin. What does he want now???

Eileen hears from Claire that she’s taking her sons to see General Custard at the community centre.  Will Eileen re-unite with her one-time-partner-in-childrens-drama?  I say yes, since they end up swapping numbers!  New couple alert! Jesse & Eileen.  I’m thinking Jessleen.  lol.

Tyrone realizes that Jack‘s luggage has a spanish tag on it, when he was supposed to be in Blackpool!  Jack admits that he’s gone on holiday with ConnieTyrone‘s not a happy camper.

Fiz still can’t get a hold of John.  Is this the end for John?  (say yes?)

The Week Ahead: Mon Jun 8 – Fri Jun 12

What to expect:

Monday June 8, 2009

David Platt:  Sad about Ted in hospital, happy about Gary going down for it.  Lose-win situation.

Steve McDonald: Asks Betty to come back to the Rovers.  Poppy not happy, neither is Steve or Becky or anyone else.  Trouble.

Peter Barlow: Admits he’s got a drink problem.

Anna and Eddie Windass: Worried about Gary. Anna tries to talk to Ted. Good luck!

Joe McIntyre: Still alive. Still has “backpain”, still addicted to pills.

Wednesday June 10, 2009

David Platt: Found himself in more trouble as he tries to hide his tracks in the burglary, as Audrey is coming back early.

Maria Connor: Starts having contractions, Sally saves the day!

Fiz Brown: Upset when John Stape rejects her from prison again.  Pathetic.

Friday June 12, 2009

David Platt: In knee deep when Gary tells Audrey the truth about the burglary.  David strikes again, pleads his innocence, but eff’s up in the end.  His signature style.

Maria Connor: Giving birth to her baby, Tony says he’ll be there all the way…ugh.

Fiz Brown: Finds a shoulder to cry on in Hayley Cropper.  Pathetic.  Fiz sends John a package, Sally finds out, they fight.

Molly Dobbs: Arranges to go on a run with Kevin Webster. Is that ALL they’re doing?  Duh, duh, duuuuh.

Episode Review: Friday May 29, 2009

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The episode opens where it left off.  Ryan getting accused of sleeping with Sian by Sian‘s fatherRyan denies this, saying that didn’t even happen, they had an argument last night.  Which we all know to be true.  Sophie‘s face is a picture of shock.  Peter defends Ryan, and Ryan is grateful.

Graeme tells David he’s there for him and gives him a smooch on the cheek.  David freaks and leaves.  That’s all you had to do to strike fear into David Platt?

Michelle finds out about Mr. Powers accosting Ryan, but Ryan says Peter sorted it. Michelle goes into the “talk” with Ryan.  *groan*.  Sian comes over and defends her fathers rage.

Umed and Audrey‘s date is on.  Umed is telling more tall tales.  Bill is there looking somewhat jealous.

Natasha kisses Tony, he doesn’t kiss back, and tells her she can go to hell.  Wow.  He goes into her about the things she said to Maria.  He tells her she has a non-existant personality and mind-numbing conversation.  He really gives it to her!  She says he’s scaring her.  He never wants her to upset Maria again, he’d HATE for them to fall out.  Uh oh!  That’s a threat if I ever heard one! Psy-cho!

Luke tries his best to worm in another night with Michelle, on her “last night.”  She says she’d rather spend it with Ryan.  Or….someone else?

Sophie accuses them of wanting to know what’s going on.  Sian says they’re not sleeping together.  Sian says her dad freaked because she had a pack of condoms in her bag.  Sophie is disgusted.  Sian tells her to “go tell God on her!”  lol.  Ryan says she shouldn’t have had them on her at all, he didn’t want to force her into anything.  Really seemed like he did!

Chesney tells Sophie that things won’t get better between him and Fiz, because he doesn’t trust Fiz.

Gary shows up at the pub with a serious shiner.  He wants a word with DavidGary tells David he’s in on the burglarly, since he’s a pro.  David tells him he’s not much for foreplay.  Did he want another smooch on the cheek?  Gary leaves and David and Graeme tap beers.

Bill asks Audrey what she sees in Umed.  She says he’s good company.  Bill is SO jealous! So cute.

Michelle tells Maria she better thank Peter for what he did.  Maria tells her not to come across as “too grateful.”  Pfft.

Awkward dinner between Fiz and Chesney.  The dinner looks gross.  Veggies anyone?  Chesney is all cold-shoulder.

Maria sees Natasha all upset.  Natasha tells her Tony dumped her.  Natasha tells her that Tony made her feel like dirt, and he really scares her.  She warns Maria to watch herself around him.  Maria looks conflicted.  Shouldn’t that set alarm bells off to her?  She did once think that he killed her husband!  I felt really bad for Natasha in this episode.

Michelle is at the bookie’s flat thanking Peter.  Peter tells her he’s positive Ryan‘s not sleeping with Sian.  But that’s all he’s going to tell her.  He convinces her to stay for a cuppa.

Maria confronts Tony about his breakup.  Tony says the relationship wasn’t working for him, and he tried to end it, and she wasn’t happy.  Maria tells Tony he scared her.  Tony manipulates her into thinking Natasha was jealous and neurotic.  Tony says he can go round and apologize to her.  Maria says she shouldn’t have even gotten involved.  Very true!  Tony says he’s glad they’re still friends.

Peter has been 60 days sober! Congratulations! Michelle says Ryan needs a male influence.  Peter says that not a lot of people would believe he’s the right influence.  She says she’s not most people.  Peter says he likes Michelle because she never judged him, not even after the fire.  They caress hands and kiss.

No Blanche again in this episode!!! Boo!