Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Update - October 3, 2007 - Fight! Fight! Fight!
Black and Blue Peter
We begin right where we left off last night. Peter is at Tracy's, where he is just finishing taking a shower. Charlie comes home and Tracy lets Charlie think she's brought a stranger home. Charlie charges upstairs, not hearing Tracy's pleas that it's her brother.
Charlie finds Peter in the bedroom and starts pounding on him like he was a washed-up reality TV "star". Frightened, Tracy calls the police.
Meanwhile in the Rovers, the pub quiz is about to start with Vernon, overdoing it as always, announcing that the first question is about the East Lancashire Railway ("Ooh! Ooh!). Ken is confident that he knows the answer to the question.
Before he can answer, Joanne runs in and tells Ken and Deirdre that she hears screaming. They rush out to find the fight has spilled out into the street. Ken tells Tracy to go home but she goes into her and Charlie's place. As everyone comes out of the pub to see the show, Peter is helped to his feet. Deirdre yells for someone to call an ambulance but Peter claims he doesn't want to go to a hospital.
Liz tries to usher everyone back into the pub where there is much gossiping about what exactly happened.
Later, in their house, Tracy tells Charlie that Peter is her brother and he was just trying to wind him up. Charlie congratulates her, telling her she succeeded. Tracy counters that it was all a joke but Charlie fails to see the funny side. Tracy adds that Charlie has brought lots of women home but Charlie counters that he has brought home one too many Tracies.
Outside, as they wait for the ambulance, Blanche wraps her cardigan around Peter, telling him it's a lucky thing he wasn't stabbed in the shower, like in that film "Psychic."
Ken wants to know why Charlie attacked him in the first place but Peter says he forgot to ask. Tracy is watching from the window and says she'll go over and apologise later.
Later, Charlie enters the pub to stunned silence (I swear, you can hear a needle scratching across a record). Liz says she doesn't want any trouble but all Charlie wants is a drink.
Jason tells Sarah-Love and Eileen that he feels awful that he told Charlie about seeing Tracy with another bloke, not realising it was her brother.
At Tracy's, the police come by (yes, the same constables who always show up) to take a statement. Tracy plays the abused spouse, calling herself stupid for not telling Charlie that Peter was her brother.
Later, at the hospital Deirdre confesses she's frightened of Charlie but Ken is more concerned for Peter.
At the Rover's, Jason says to Charlie that he's sorry for leading him on about Tracy, not realising that it was Peter she was with. Charlie says he's not in the mood to talk right. Sarah-Love gives Jason the gears for talking to Charlie.
At th'hospickle, Peter comes out, stitched up and still wearing Blanche's cardigan. The police arrive to take Peter's statement.
Later, at the Rover's Tracy comes in to talk to Charlie and the crowd goes quiet once again. He asks if she's spoken to the police and she swears that she doesn't want them involved.
Then the police arriving and arrest Charlie for unlawful wounding. He smirks as he is taken away and Tracy smirks a little to herself, while pretending to look distraught.
The Great Pub Quiz
Meanwhile, through all the excitement, there is still a pub quiz to be played. After the crowd comes back into the pub, Norris glances down and notices Roy's answer regarding the East Lancashire Railway. Becky notices that Roy's sheet has been moved.
As Norris gives the news about Peter to Rita and Emily, he writes down Roy's answer on the sheet, and then claims that Ken told him before he left.
The next question, Vern announces, is: "Who won the fight out there?" No seriously, it's about shoes, which Steve protests to Michelle, claiming that there are no well know designers of men's shoes. Like Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Bruno Magli, etc. Such knowledge is "girly knowledge," not real knowledge, according to Steve. I think Steve goes out of his way not to get laid.
Becky tells Roy and Hayley about her suspicions about Norris. Roy shoots a look toward him and decides that he has an air of culpability about him.
Later, the quiz is almost over and Stop Press (Norris, Rita, and Emily) is leading Barmy Barmcakes (Roy, Hayley, and Becky) by one point and all the other teams are in the dust. (Oh, well, at least none of the teams were named Dr. Wankenstein) Much to Fiz and Joanne's embarrassment, they are even beaten by Sarah-Love and Jason. Other questions are on the subject of Hip, and, indeed, Hop. This makes Becky happy.
By one point, Stop Press has won the 50 quid prize. When Norris stops by, Roy sites chapter and verse the history of ELR. Rita asks Norris if he cheated. He denies it of course. Rita then snatches the money from his hands and says if that is the case, then he wouldn't mind buying the other team a drink.
In Other News
Fiz and Joanne make up with Kelly over her extra hours. Liam lets Carla design her kids clothers but only after hours. Liam then smugs to Paul that at least someone can control that wife of his.
Eileen comes home to find a tearful Violet babysitting Holly. Eileen admits that Jason can be thoughtless sometimes. Ok, all the time.
For the record, last night, my pub quiz team lost by one point, not because someone stole one of our answers but because for some reason I thought Conrad Black was born in Lennoxville and not Montreal.
Edited to add: A troop of baboons.