Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Update for Episode # 6253 December 11, 2006
The Scottish Plan
Ashley and Claire continue their plan of going to the Hebridean Islands to escape the evil plot of Matt Ramsden and his wife whose name escapes me at the moment. They decide upon Mull*, (I presume the Island of Mull) because they went on holiday there and it seemed quite lovely. Bev inquires as to the medical amenities that might be found on the isolated isle of their kilted kinsmen. This cause a few furrowed brows. What about when it is time for Claire to have her wee bairn? (I did some research in this regard and it seems in the Hebrides the shepherd who is the least drunk at the time is given responsibility for delivering the baby) In the face of these daunting problems the ginger haired couple decide to stay in Weatherfield amidst their kith and kin and face their problems head on.
* Perhaps they should seek refuge on Iona, off the West coast of Mull, which was a safe hiding place for 6th century monks, as outlined in the excellent book by Thomas Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization.
The Old Dog
Mike is in the kitchen looking for bread everywhere except in the breadbox. Leanne, wearing nothing but a towel, shows him where to find the bread and then saunters off to have a shower. Mike watches her wander away with a glint in his eye. Hoping to confirm his suspicions, Mike calls up one of his golfing buddies and asks him 'Oi Lenny, did we go pulling last night? I've got a lovely bird here in the shower but I can't remember what her name is.'
A while later Mike tries to get a leg over on Leanne, but she stops him saying 'Oi, I'm your son's girlfriend!' (I know, the irony is indeed rich) Mike feels sheepish at his mistake and makes her promise not to tell his son - Adam that is.
The Daft Couple
Sarah has a new plan to test Jason's fidelity. In short, he has to ignore Violet completely. Of course he has to practice this so off to The Rovers they go. She who must be obeyed sends young Grimshaw off to the bar to get in their drinks, without acknowledging Violet. He manages this the first round without any problems. The second round he gets some stick from Sean about his behaviour. Violet calls him pathetic. Of course Sarah goes to the loo and returns at that exact moment Violet is talking to Jason, starts screeching at him about how he is a nasty two timing creep, pours his pint over his head (the man has no pride) and then storms out of the pub. Audrey, aghast at this performance is left to utter 'she was sweet once upon a time.'
The Happy Family
Tracey and the human sneer* continue their conversation about his upcoming state of fatherhood. The prince of darkness* is curious about how this might have happened. Was Tracey not on the pill? Is he actually the father? Was this a deliberate ploy on her part? The mother of the year protests her innocence and fidelity, she just forgot to take her pill once or twice because she had a lot on her mind. (scheming mostly is my guess) Tracey wants them to get married and be a proper family, so Amy can have a little brother or sister. The spawn of Satan* tells her that is not going to happen to him anytime soon, he is going for a drink at the local.
Tracey goes looking for the re-incarnation of Hitler* a while later at The Rovers. She asks Shel and Bev if they have seen Mephistopheles*. They smirk and comment that he must be up to his old tricks. Like the two stood behind the bar snipes Tracey.
She does find Beelzebub* later at the builder's yard and they have a heart to heart chat. The embodiment of evil* thinks that an abortion is in the best interest of the child. He suggest that maybe one day they might have a child together and that will bring them closer. Tracey agrees to this plan, as long as it doesn't take place in some grotty hospital. In the end they embrace, both with a look of triumph on their faces. I wonder who will win out in this ultimate clash of evil.
* I am referring to Charlie Stubbs, local builder and all-round pillock.