Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Angry Chef Update
In Which Mr. Glacia Does a Lot of Screaming from the Kitchen
Last night’s episode had Mr. Glacia’s full attention and there were a lot of , ‘What!’ and ‘That guy’s a real bastard’ being shouted from the kitchen where the mushroom soup was being prepared.
I Was Drunk, 0h and a Bit of a Bastard Too.
Charlie makes it back home to the street and drops off Maria but not without telling her how he wants them to be a real couple. He then goes back to Tracey with an arm full o’ flowers which get smashed upside his head as Tracey screams about him cheating on her.
He quickly realizes that she’s talking about Shelly, not Maria and there’s a bit of relief on his face. Then…..a lot of shock at finding out that Shelly’s pregnant. He immediately goes into the ‘She’s lying’ routine, which Tracey shoots down and makes him admit that he did sleep with Shelly. He sits on the steps and makes his admission, ‘I was drunk.’
Tracey then goes into a fit about how he needs to make Shelly have an abortion as she’s not going to have his spawn walking around with Shelly as the mom. He tells her that he really can’t make her have an abortion, but Tracey brings up how he made her have an abortion and all she got out of it was half a pair of red shoes. She says that if he can’t get Shelly to have an abortion, she’ll leave him. (But wouldn’t that free him up to be with Maria?)
Back at the Rovers, Shelly is packing her bags and not sticking around for the wedding. Bev begs Shelly not to punish her for telling Deidre (‘I was drunk.’) by not attending the wedding. Shelly tells Bev that it has nothing to do with her, that she has to leave because it’s no longer safe around Weatherfield because Charlie knows.
Too right! Charlie finds her with suitcase in hand and throws her up against a wall (Mr. Glacia yells at the telly) and demands to know if it’s true. She tells him yes and he tries to bully her into an abortion because he knows that she’s going to try and child support from him for the next 20 years. She tells him that she’d actually pay him to stay out of her life and that the child is hers and has nothing to do with him and that he’ll never see his spawn.
He tells Tracey that Shelly refuses to have the abortion, and of course, Tracey loses it completely. After a lot of screaming, Charlie tells not to worry because, ‘that baby is as good as dead.’
At this point I hear crashing in the kitchen as Mr. Glacia is aghast with shock. I take the opportunity to tell him what Bev said the previous day and there is more dropped ladles and butter knifes on the floor.
He tries to go back to his place, but Tracey has locked the door and told him that she’s kicked him out of the house. He reminds her that she can’t kick him out of his own place and she screams, ‘Just watch me!’ and slams the door in his face.
I Save Text Too!
Violet is really losing her mind about Jamie and continues to needle Sean about the situation. At one point when he’s in the bathroom, she picks up his cell phone and checks his messages.
There are a million gagillion from Jamie such as ‘Are you there?’, ‘Want to go for a drink?’ , ‘How about a movie?’, ‘Help! I’m stuck in a closet!’.
Violet freaks out and confronts Sean, who, rightfully so, is pissed that she read his messages. He does explain that the messages aren’t all from one day, but rather that he saves all messages from Jamie because he fancies him.
Violet gets the idea that Sean should make a pass at Jamie to find out whether or not he’s gay or not. Sean reminds Violet that Jamie is one of his straight mates and he can’t just make a pass at him. (Mr. Glacia nods and says that Sean shouldn’t have to risk sacrificing his relationship with Jamie.)
We leave with Sean looking like he might actually go along with this hair-brained scheme.
And Other Things Happened
Rosie and Craig are talking about their lives in the future and all the traveling they’ll do. She plays some kind of geographical trivial pursuit with him and it takes him awhile to get it. Hint: If it aint’ Dutch, it ain’t much.
With all the whispering going around Blanche is convinced that the family is getting ready to ship her off to an old folks home, so she explains the Italian model of geriatric care how the grandparents get to live with the children until the die, consuming as much grappa and calabrese as they can stand.
But at the bar, she realizes that something is amiss between Deidre and Bev…then between Bev and Charlie…then she says, ‘You and Bev daggers drawn. Her and Charlie the same. Tracy acting peculiar. I'm getting warmer, aren't I?"
I love Blanche.