Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Howl-a-ween Update
Okay, yeah....I just wanted a cheap excuse to post cute pictures of dogs in costumes.
Night Flyers!!! OOOOOO Scarey!!!
David is being probably the creepiest of creeps right now, demanding that Tracey 'be nice' to him. He approaches her on the street and asks her if she is avoiding him. She says of course not and he reminds her that she needed to be 'nice' to him.
Tracey flat out tells him that this is as 'nice' as she gets and he tells her to try harder to be 'nice'. So, she breaks into Charlie's old house and grabs a car stereo hoping that this will suffice for 'nice'. She gives it to David who agrees that it's 'nice' and accepts it. I suspect though, it won't be 'nice' enough and if 'nice' is what we're all suspecting it is, I'm going to need therapy or at least some meditation techniques to get through the next few episodes.
Later on, a very odd scene occurs in the Barlow. Tracey tells Diedre she needs money (to buy Amy clothes), Deidre gives her the money and Ken rolls his eyes. The only remarkable part of this scene is the fact that Ken is still able to stand after having surgery to remove his backbone in 1992.
On the street, Tracey is confronted by Claire who gives her some pamphlets on spousal abuse because, 'Knowledge is Power!'. Tracey is forced to step inside the Peacock home for some tea and flyers. As she leaves the house, Emily gives her what seems to be some kind of Watchtower article with an interview of a woman who was abused for years and ended up killing her husband. Tracey puts on her bravest 'Farah Fawcett in 'The Burning Bed'' face.
Armed with a fist full of flyers and cut outs, Tracey marches down the street, empowered and ready to take on the world! It is here that we discover that Weatherfield does in fact recycle its paper products.
So in the end, Tracey in fact, does not go Baby Gap, but rather to the Rovers where she sees Dev and sits with him. They have a few laughs until Tracey asks Dev to take her into town, which he isn't willing to do. Tracey becomes more intoxicated and when Claire comes in for a drink, Sean suggests that she go talk to Miss Demeanor who is now fallen over on the bench.
Claire *tries* to talk some sense into her, but it's no use. Finally, Ken and Deidre walk in and gaze upon the drunken spectacle that is their daughter on-bail.
Let's say it together, shall we?
Yes, they are disappointed and quite frankly *SHOCKED* that Tracey would behave like this. Deidre finally has to come to grips with the ugly truth. 'Waiiiiiiiiit a minute, that 40 quid I gave you, that wasn't for Amy's clothes at all was it?' That money was used for drinking, wasn't it?
Bingo, give the lady a monkey on a stick.
Faced with parental judgement, Tracey flees the Rovers and hails a taxi. Glacia is convinced at this point that Tracey, realizing now how good she had it, is on her way back to jail.
Alas no, she's off to some club because, as she tells Ken and Deidre, 'I want to live! I want to LIVE!!!!!!'
Frankly, if I were Tracey, I'd be taking up vodka as a religion.
Attack of the Giant Slug
Haley and Roy are admiring their new car and Becky comes over to inspect. While they are on the other side of the car, she points out some dent in the car. Haley rushes over, only to find out that Becky was having them on a bit. Roy's face looks as if 8.3 months have officially been removed from his life expectancy.
At the end of the day, Roy invites Becky over for dinner, but she declines saying that she's a bit tired and wants to just go get some rest. In reality, she's going over to the pub to meet up with Slug.
Let's see....Slug somehow seduces her into not only meeting him, but in buying him another drink, he makes fun of her employment situation and then suggest that they get a kebab as he gives her knee a squeeze suggesting that she be 'nice' to him that evening.
Well, not since Brendan Fraiser won my heart in 'Mrs.Winterbourne' have I been left so completely breathless over man as the romantic figure on the screen. Who could resist?
Certainly not Becky, that's for sure. She traipses off with him, reminiscing about all the good times they've had committing a series of felonies. One such memory is how they stole someone's car and wrapped it around tree.
Sooooooooo, Slug suggest that they do it again for old time's sake. Becky agrees and walks towards a random car on the street. Of course, this is not the car that Slug wants and he manages to convince Becky to steal the Cropper's car. The last we see of them is driving away, laughing madly.
Oh Becky, Becky, Becky.....why? Why do follow the advice of someone named 'Slug' for goodness sake? Are you really that thick?
Karla is having some troubles with her orders and uses the office for some privacy while she sorts it on. Paul and Liam try to offer their support by saying, 'Well, at least you tried.', then they giggle.
Okay, officially in Glacia's books, they are pricks.
Liam gives Joanne a hard time when she comes in because she's late and tells her to get right to work and forget about lunch. MWAHAHAAHAHAA!
He later tries to win her back after hours by offering himself up for a bit of fun and games with no strings attached. (read: a roll in the hay in exchange for a bag of chips and six pack of Bacardi Breezers.). He also makes some cheeky comment about her being 'into' factory owners.
She ends up kissing him, which I'm kind of disappointed in. He's terribly cute, but he clearly doesn't think of her as date worthy (i.e. taking her to Luigi's for a slice, let alone 'The Clock'.), so why should she be with him? Glacia is certainly no prude, and affairs can be fun, but when it's boss/employee, it's entering dangerous territory. Plus she's too pretty and nice to be just a Breezersletje*.
Oh yeah, Adam made it out of the washing machine long enough to have a rather uncomfortable chat with Jo on the street. The upshot is, he's just been 'whew! just soooooooooo swamped right now and hey, maybe if she's not busy later they can go to to the chippy or sommit.' I forget what her response was, but it ended with Adam kissing her on the cheek. I wonder if they are going to officially break up, or let this die a slow painful death.
BTW - did anyone else notice the 'Jack' graffiti on the lockers? Surely they don't' mean Jack Duckworth.
The Curse of the P.E. Strip
Chesney is on his way to school, but Fiz notices that he hasn't got his P.E. strip with him, so she rushes home to get it for him. Luckily, Ches makes his escape when the bus arrives. We see her come around the corner only to have Chesney waving to her from the back of the bus, reminiscent of that scene in Indianan Jones.
*New Dutch word I learned yesterday.