Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Update - August 29h, 2007 - Trapped in the Closet
Trapped in the Bedroom
Out on the street, Claire meets Ashley, who has just returned from dropping Joshua off for his first day of school. It went without incident which is a far cry from Bethany's first day when David told her that Dory from Finding Nemo was going to be her teacher and Bethany ended up at the bottom of the canal.
Tracy calls down from her second floor bedroom window to Claire to tell her that she's locked in her room again. Charlie suddenly shows up and asks what's going on.
"Your bedroom door handle's come off," Ashley says.
Charlie gives an "O RLY?" look and asks Tracy what's up.
Tracy looks embarrassed and flustered and asks him to forget. Charlie won't, of course, and heads upstairs to examine this troublesome door handle. Using his uncanny builder skills, he discovers that it's been unscrewed.
He asks if she did this, telling her that no gust of wind could knock off a whole doorknob. She claims she didn't even as he shows her the loose screws.
"Fine, don't believe me!" she claims.
He leaves to go down to van where a waiting Jason watches him try to work out Tracy's latest scheme. Deirdre comes by and tells Charlie that she's got her eye on him.
Charlie wonders aloud if Tracy is doing something she wants people to see.
Later Claire asks Tracy if Charlie locked her in to prevent her from leaving the house. Tracy denies but begs Claire not to say anything.
Later at Tracy's Charlie comes home to tell Tracy that he's got her planned all figured out. She was going to make people think of poor Tracy, having to live with the ogre Charlie and that's how she's going to get him back for Maria. He says he's disappointed that she didn't come up with something better.
As he leaves, Tracy says, "Something better, eh?"
Tracy goes over to her parents' where she asks them to look after Amy tonight as she is planning a "special night." Knowing what that means and fighting a wave of nausea, Deirdre agrees but asks Tracy is everything is alright, and mentions the whole "did Charlie trap you in the bedroom?" thing.
Tracy denies it, asking if she looks like someone who's trapped.
Charlie later comes home, where Amy is dispatched to her grandparents'. Charlie wants to know if she expects a "slap up" meal after her recent behaviour. Tracy says no and instead offers to cook (?) him a "slap up" meal.
Afterward, Tracy suggests for desert, they have a big ol' fashioned row. Charlie doesn't know what to say so Tracy leaves him there with his drink as she goes upstairs to get changed.
Into her rowing outfit, apparently.
More Godmothers Not Named Hayley
Claire asks Bev if she would be a godmother, alongside Eileen, to baby Freddy, I say, baby Freddy. Bev agrees and then, without consulting Claire nor Ashley, goes and books the Rovers for the after Christening do.
When she informs Claire of this, Claire refuses and says it'll be done at their home. Bev plays the "Fred would have wanted it in his old bar" car but Claire trumps with "Fred would have wanted it in his old home."
Bev hopes Claire doesn't think too badly of her because she didn't consult her first. Claire says no, but keep on about it and I will.
Mistletoe and Wine
At the Rovers, the employees dig out some Christmas decorations back from when Ena Sharples was holding court in the snug. Vern, all-around handy man, is nowhere to be found so it's up to Liz, Michelle, and Betty to put them up.
Steve spends much of the episode making jokes about getting a kiss from Michelle under the mistletoe. She warns him off, jokingly, but at the end, kisses him in the back room, where they are spotted by an unhappy Liz.
Vern, meanwhile, returns to find the decorations have been put up, but they aren't to his liking. He promises next year, he'll show Liz how to do it properly.
The Missing Baldwin
Danny is gone and this can only mean one thing: who's going to sign the factory girls' cheques?
First of all, who gets paid in cheque form anymore? Is there not direct deposit in Weatherfield?
Secondly, why doesn't Underworld outsource its payroll and HR like every other company? All they need is someone to submit the workers' hours every week (look, Sally just volunteered!) and this sort of thing is taken care of.
Anyhow, it turns out Danny signed a bunch of cheques before he left so that'll hold them until Liam figures out the next step. For his part, Paul isn't so sure about a business that has missing partners.
Meanwhile, Frankie is in Spain but she phones Jamie to tell him there is no sign of him.
Audrey finds out from Gail that Bill's in town. She spends the rest of the episode drinking in the Rovers, not listening to Gail prattle on about David's beater, and hoping that he'll show.
Posted by John at 7:54 PM