Saturday, January 20, 2007
The Lost Update
GAIL LOSES HER MIND
PLUS A DAY
The episode starts when Sarah and David inform Gail that it’s not Sunday, it’s actually Monday, a workday, and maybe she should get dressed and, er, go to work. But Audrey drags her off to Roy's instead for a talk. Audrey thinks the pills are bad and that Gail should see a doctor. Trevor asks, wasn’t it Audrey who told her to take the pills in the first place? No wonder Gail walks off in a huff.
Later at the Kabin, Norris says they’d be doing good business if the Richard Hillman imposter were shopping at the Kabin. Poor Shawn makes a crack, “of course she knows who sent them,” just as Gail walks in. Awkward silence, followed by a stampede for the door. Great, more fodder for Gail’s growing neurosis.
KEITH LOSES FACE AND KEN’S PAPER
Ken has to chase Keith all the way to the Kabin to find out what happened to his morning paper. Keith is irate in return, saying it was Norris’ fault the paper wasn’t in the stack to begin with and that now they’re all sold out. Ken says coldly that he'll take his custom elsewhere. Archie congratulates Keith for managing to piss off Ken, the street’s "liberal and pacifist" (he obviously hasn’t witnessed Ken with Danny-boy, lately).
Meanwhile, is Audrey fixing to lose Keith? She has a heart-to-heart with Archie about her problems with Keith and how much fun he isn’t. Archie is a genuinely good soul, offering her a smile and a break from her troubles at the Rover's.
LLOYD AND KELLY LOSE THEIR PRIVACY
Becky makes an overly big deal about walking in on Kelly and Lloyd kissing. Yikes, she’s creepy. Anyway, the lovebirds are very accommodating towards their guest. They all walk to work together, a happy threesome (in the most non-sexual way, God willing). Becky’s finding the flat dead cozy. Good luck getting her to leave, I say.
DANNY LOSES A GOOD WOMAN AND GAINS A KITCHEN. OR DOES HE…?
Violet thinks Frankie’s on the mend, but Jaime (with that never absent long-suffering look of his) thinks that Danny’s going to find a way to ruin Frankie. Nathan thinks Frankie should take the money and cut her losses. Jaime thinks accepting the money lets Danny off way too easy. Frankie is the only one who doesn’t know what to think. Nathan makes it clear he’s not going to wait forever.
Meanwhile, Leanne wants a purpose in life (now that she's done rifling through all the drawers I guess). Danny gives her cart blanche to fix up the apartment, starting with a kitchen remodel. This has her all excited until she comes up with an even better idea – working at the factory! Danny actually agrees to make Leanne his PA. Well, it's true that she'd be the one to look out for his best interests (financially speaking).
Which is why it’s too bad she’s not around when Danny finally corners Frankie about the settlement. One minute, Danny’s all come on, Frank, take the money, let’s have an amicable divorce. She replies no way, she wants 50% of everything. Suddenly, Danny’s all, I love you, Frank, and we never should have parted and blah-blah-blah. Me thinks I smell panic.
But wait one gol-durned minute, why isn’t Frankie boxing his ears? What’s with that softening look in her eye? Don't tell me she's actually falling for this charade?! RUN, FRANKIE, RUN!!!