Tuesday, April 18, 2006
SPEEDY UPDATE - SERIOUS, SERIOUS SPOILER
Okay, I think you are all really itching to talk about last night's episode which was a bit of a gob smacker, so I'm going to do a quick update for you all.
I'll do this fast with out my usual yuks - just the facts ma'am, just the facts.
Tracey is busy trying to make sure the Croppers stay on her side and testify on her behalf; she threatens them with taking Amy away.
Deidre is getting a little fed up with her and gives her hell when she is rude to Liz. Although, in typical fashion of never wanting to believe she raised a monster, Diedre maintains that there's been a 'misunderstanding' about the incident.
There's a great scene at the begining where Steve contemplates running over Tracey, but Liz pulls the key out of his ignition and he says that he wasn't *really* going to do it.
Eileen gives him some home truths about standing up to Tracey while he winges about losing all access to Amy. Then the coppers show up. Luckily, they're just there to tell him the charges against him have been dropped.
He takes the news to Tracey and informs her that now the police are going to charge her with wasting police time. He says this with one hand around her throat, mind you. - Correction, he had his hands on her shoulders. (Ta, John.)
Scooter goes for his day in court and ends up with the British version of Judge Judy.
She rants and raves, then tells Gayle that her testifying on Scooter's behalf doesn't mean anything because Gayle has such poor judgement that she married Richard Hillman.
And another victory for feminism is reached.
Scooter is found guilty and has to pay 100 squid (that's for you Pamer).
I Can't Barely Watch
The factory team manages to get Nathan to take out Joanne (of the twin set) for a pizza, telling him that he asked her out but he forgot.
The whole date is more than I can bare to watch since I think we've all had that kind of god awful date. She's really not on the same level as him but he does his best to keep up polite conversation. (What was the movie they were talking about? I missed that.)
At one point she tries to woo him with her Eurovision/British Idol audition number. Ouch, just plain ouch.
It just gets worse from there and at one point one of his female acquaintances (who's all wordly and shit) comes in and makes our poor Joanne feel even smaller. After the date Joanne goes to the Rovers and cries into her pint while Sean and Co. try to cheer her up.
Glacia winced through the whole story line.
So Fred offers to buy Dev's half of the streetcars and when Claire gets wind of it, she tells off Fred (I am sooooooooooo glad these two guys decided to bring this screaming harpie into their lives.) for interferring in her life.
Later she talks to Ashley about it and says how happy she is that he doesn't keep any secrets from her......uuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhh.......yeah, that's them, secret free.
But perhaps not.
Claire sees an ad for the boxing match and confronts Ashely and tells him to call it off. He says he will not (hurrah!!!). She says he will. A battle of the redheads ensues and she ends packing to go home to mother. (I am sooooooooooooo glad these two guys decided to bring this screaming harpie into their lives.)
I'll Have a Bit of Mild 'Bob' on Plain Toast
I missed some episode, but it would appear that 'Bob' did not stand up to some hooligan in the bar and this has lessened him in the eyes of Liz.
She complains that 'Our Jim' would have never put up with some ruffian.
(Glacia remembers the scene of imprisoned Jim, begging for his wife not to leave him because of his temper and shakes her head.)
Anyway, 'Bob' asks her why she's being standoffish and she says that she's not sure how she feels because she's used to a more 'assertive' man.
Now, I didn't see the oringal incident so I can't comment on 'Bob's' machoness, but if he stays with her after she says that, then I do have question his backbone. Plus, Bev is ready, willing and able to step up to plate if Liz lets 'Bob' go.
BIG SHOCKER OF THE EVENING
I'll make this short.
Danny's mom comes to town after the funeral of Danny's dad. She's a royal pain in the butt, but what are you going to do?
She's getting a bit cozy with Mike and Frankie warns Penny that mom hadn't been the most faithful of wives and she might want to keep an eye on her and Mike.
Mom and Mike end up taking a long stroll along the river banks and she asks him to take care of Danny. Mike does a whole spiel about how he will but that a nephew isn't the same as a son.
Wait for it.
At which point mom says, 'But Mike, Danny IS your son.'
Now, I had read ahead and saw this coming up, but like John I thought Mike knew about it already and was having a senior's moment. But it turns out that even he didn't know the truth.