Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Update - December 4, 2007 - Happy Chanukah!
This song was playing in the Rovers tonight. It's Snow Patrol with Montreal gal Martha Wainwright.
The Family that Buys Black Hair Dye Together Stays Together
In the Rovers, Ryan has returned from a school camping trip. When he heads off to the bathroom, Steve asks Michelle if she'd like to take him home. Michelle snarkily replies that it would be a great idea to tell him that Sonny was having it off with Sean behind her back, there are no more Man City tickets, and the engagement's off. Steve thinks she'd only have to say the last part.
Michelle takes him into the back room and explains that it's finished between her and Sonny but doesn't fully explain why. Ryan thinks it's because Sonny didn't want to deal with him and storms off, saying he's going home.
Later, Sean arrives on Sonny's doorstep. He comes in and they talk about things and try to iron out their differences and come to an understanding about what has happened and try to figure this out as mature adults. For about five minutes. Then they go upstairs to have sex.
Ryan shows up at Sonny's door a bit later and it doesn't take him long to figure it that it wasn't Ryan that split up his mum with Sonny - it was Sean. Angry, he grabs the keys to Sonny's totally awesome car and peels out of the driveway.
Not too soon after at the Rovers, Michelle gets a call from the polis, telling that Ryan's been nicked joyriding. She finds him at the cop shop, where he's been let off with a warning. Sonny comes by and Michelle offers to pay for damage but Sonny says there was none and after a few words with Michelle, he leaves.
Michelle is angry at how Ryan lashed out but also admits she was scared because her late husband Dean died in a car accident and all this reminds her of that fact.
When she gets him back to the hotel, Paul, Liam, and Carla find him and Paul tries to throttle him but Michelle insists that she will handle this herself. Carla implies that Ryan is ending up like his father and will be drunk driving soon. Liam tells her she doesn't know anything and gets a little angry with her. It seems there is more to the death of Michelle's husband than has been explained.
Also, He Sucks His Thumb
Jason sees Tracy and David having another of their too-close conversations at the bus stop. When he joins Sarah in Roy's Rolls, he tells her of what he's seen but she thinks he's daft. Jason then takes her back to the office where he plays her the video tapes of Jason and Tracy's meetings at Charlie's old apartment.
(Someone explain this to me. Maria rented the flat from Charlie and when Tracy discovered their affair, she moved out. Presumably, the place would be empty so did Charlie move a bunch of stuff back there? Wouldn't Jason know this? Or did I miss something?)
Sarah confronts David about it and when he is cagey about things, she heads back to the café where she confronts Tracy about what's been going on. Tracy doesn't want to talk about it and leaves with Deirdre for the Rovers, the one place where Sarah will never find them.
Deirdre gets Tracy to spill the beans about her and David's relationship and Tracy comes back with a steaming pile of horseshit. She says that David has been having nightmares about what he saw, can't concentrate in school, wets the bed, and has nightmares about Charlie where he takes the form of a giant, toothy Barbapapa that calls itself "Mr. Fangy." Tracy says she's only comforting him. Sometimes she comforts him two or three times a day. Mostly he just comforts himself in the bathroom when he's getting ready for school.
Deirdre tells Tracy to knock it off.
In Other News
Vern finally comes back from the stag night fare and gets fired from Streetcars by Steve.
There's a new delivery man from Newton and Ridley's named Derek.
Leanne is still buying Jamie's house.
Original broadcast date: March 9, 2007.