Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday September 10th – The Fit Has Hit the Shan Update
Newsflash: Maybe Incest is NOT Best
The show opens with Violet and Sean walking down the street and Violet’s lame explanation as to why she is angry that Sean didn’t tell her about the scandal of the century. I understand that she is upset, but I think she will come to her senses and realize that Sean did nothing wrong by showing some decorum.
Jason ‘always the last to know’ Grimshaw meets them in the street where Violet tells him about the pregnancy. But, why, he wonders, is everyone – including his mum – in such a strop? Just after, Eileen stomps by Jason and heads straight for Jamie’s place. The Street’s uber-mum is going to give Jamie a talking to.
Later, Violet has clearly worked herself into some sort of evil frenzy – well, she is behaving like a woman who has had her heart broken. While talking to Sean she tells Michelle and Norris about the love affair. Could the writers have picked two better characters to pass that news on to? Michelle is a straight path to her hot brother, co-owner of Underworld and Norris … well he’s just Norris. Everyone will know by sundown and he is what I like to call a “no holds barred tongue pugilist.”
The gossip is juicy, for sure and Michelle tells Paul and Liam the moment she sees them. Norris, on the other hand, always looking for a sucker-punch sees Frankie getting out of her black cab and manages to convey how disgusting he thinks she is within a few seconds.
Watch, as Frankie has a meltdown. She has actually arrived early to surprise the love of her life. Leaving an angry Warren in Spain, she has come home to the crap splatter that is their life. Danny is still missing, Warren is still angry, Violet is pregnant and the crumpled envelope Danny gave to Jamie is worthless.
Strangely, what seemed to be number two on Frankie’s list of devastation (Violet’s pregnancy being numero uno) was the fact that everyone in the street knows about their relationship. It seems to me that Frankie didn’t want people to know. It also seems to me that Jamie needs a raft I call reality, because the guy is drowning in de-Nile.
The Human Interest Story: Cilla’s Brave Face Birthday
At home with the Battersby-Browns Cilla is in bed awaiting her test results and the family struggles to keep it together. The results are coming back on her birthday, which is terrible. Cilla has decided to knock both Christmas and her birthday on the head as they have nothing to celebrate. But, Fiz convinces Lez to do something because it may well be her last birthday.
Later the Battersby-Brown clan gets her a cake and some lager and convinces her to go for some Chinese takeaway. Come on, Cilla. Buck up.
This Just In: Amy Barlow to be Released From Dishwasher Over Christmas
Steve sees Tracey in the street and remembers that he has a uni-browed daughter named Amy. While hanging out of his car her asks Tracey when he can have Amy for the holidays. Even though Tracey normally keeps Amy in the dishwasher, she is always reluctant to let Steve have her over Crimbo. Don’t mistake this as love. She likes to use Amy as leverage.
In the Street, Tracey gives Steve a hard time about it, but then pops over to the builder’s yard to find Charlie. She tells him that they can be alone on Christmas as she has gotten rid of Amy. Isn’t that awesome! Charlie says that he wasn’t excited about waking up at 5:00am on Christmas morning to watch Amy play with her new toys (BIG SCROOGE!!!).
Later, in the pub, Tracey tells Steve that Charlie isn’t big on Christmas and that Amy is better off at Steve’s place. He gets concerned that there is a problem with Charlie and asks if everything is ok. Tracey tells him that she is fine, but Steve is left wondering.
Tracey slides another puzzle piece in place.
EXTRA EXTRA: Bev is Crazy and Claire is Up Tight
The holidays are always busy for the local butcher, and Peacock and Sons are no exception. Claire has come in to help with the workload and thank goodness she has. Someone’s got to put Norris in his place when he goes out of his way to insult Ashley.
Later, Claire and Ashley are walking home and discussing that even though Bev is crazy and a borderline alcoholic she can be very helpful with the boys. As soon as Claire lets those words escape her lips, she and Ashley hear loud music screaming from their house, which is ablaze with light. They go rushing in only to find Bev and Josh running around the house playing catch-the-alien.
Claire and Ashley are really upset and then find out that not only is Josh not ready for bed, he has had fizzy pop and candy for his tea. Bev is the best grandmother ever! Claire is worried that Bev’s antics have kept the gigantic melon upstairs awake. They have had a hard day and are upset to come home to the pandemonium caused by Bev, Josh, a space invaders costume and a mountain of sugar.
Then, to top it off, Bev has taken Josh to see Santa and when Santa’s gift wasn’t enough, Bev gave Josh even more presents. Bev wins Granny of the Year as chosen by pre-schoolers nation wide.
In Other News: Michelle and Steve Set a Date to Go on a Date
That is really all there is to that story.