Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Okay kids, due to some difficulty involving German engineering, we have a late update. I forgot to make notes, so I'm going to have to wing this one a bit.
A full update can be found here - Got to October 23 - but only read Part 2 - or else you'll fall into tonight's episode.
Ashley gets ready to go back to the butcher's and open shop with some encouragement from Claire that everythign will be okay on the home front. He goes to the shop and is a little unnerved by the apron with Fred's name tag still on it. At that moment Blanche comes in asking for meat and tells him to be sure it's fresh.
I was afraid she was going to be all 'tell it like it is' Blanche, but she actually has a lovely heart-to-heart with Ashley telling him that it'll all be okay. He says it feels too soon to open the shop, and she tells him that it will always be too soon, but we carry on with life. She also tells him that one thing he could do is rename the shop 'Peacock and Sons'.
After she leaves, Ashley cuts himself with a knife and goes to the back to get a bandaid. Inside the first aid box is a note from Fred, 'A butcher with a careless eye, leaves a finger in every pie.' (Glacia starts crying.)
Claire comes into the shop with Thomas and tells Ashley that she's decided to rename Thomas - to Fred. Awww - a beautiful mement.
Then Bev walks in - to give Ashley HALF of Fred's ashes in a plastic container. This is all because Blanche gave her shit at the Rovers. She saw Bev propped up at the bar, drink in one hand and her other arm around the urn. Blanche told her that Ashley was actually in pain while Bev gave 4 performances a night. "...why hang onto his ashes like some kind of trophy? Give his son some peace of mind and get yourself a bit of respect back before it's too late" So Blanche is the hero of this episode.
And pardon my French, but, 'What exactly the fuck is wrong with Bev?'
I don't know David says he's going back to class, but then they found it's a holiday so him mom sends him to the Salon to work.
Over at the Rovers, Audrey tells Gail that all David nees is a slap upside the head.
Um...yeah...he kind of does.
Charlie, Maria, David and Liam
David sees Liam and gives him shit for standing up Maria. Liam then tells David that he didnt' have a date with Maria, which makes David cross at Maria for lying to him.
Meanwhile over at the Salon, supplies are running low and Audrey sends Sarah to get more supplies and tells her to keep her phone on in case she thinks of anything else she needs. Sarah reminds Gran that she's lost her phone, so Audrey tells Maria to lend Sarah her phone.
This is a problem, because Charlie is texting Maria every 5 minutes. She has no choice though, so the reluctantly hands over the phone to Sarah.
She then writes a note and asks David to take it over to Charlie (under the guise that it's a note about her rent). He asks her why he should, and she reminds him that they are friends and that she shared her pizza with him.
He takes the note over and Charlie, upon reading it, writes another and tells David to take that back to Maria. Again, David is 'why should I?' and instead of just giving him a fiver, Charlie says, 'Cause I said so.'
No suprise, the minute he's away from the yard, he opens up Maria's original note (not sure why he has it instead of Charlie), "Don't text me as Sarah has my phone. Gutted about last night. Can't wait to see you again. Love M xxx."
Then he opens up Charlie's note, 'I'll be round at six. Hope you and Rat boy didn't eat all the pizza".
David mad. You no like David when David mad, Charlie!
In Other News
Norris is worried that he will accidently end up in a steam bath naked with 35 Hungarians. Rita, on the other hand, is looking forward to it.
The factory gals are gossiping about Frankie and Janice figures that Frankie is only in it for the money.