- Michelle "I'm still very much uncool"
- Stape to Fiz "If I slip let me bang my head on every step, just save the telly!" (boys and their toys!)
- Violet to Jamie about Lauren "Don't say anything about it to her though. You know what she's like" (um no, he doesn't actually)
- Steve about Jim "He didn't rip his shirt off, turn green or anything!"
- Liam to Michelle "I've got a girlfriend who's pregnant and a sister in law going out with a nutter. What is there to be happy about?"
- Lindsay (Tony's ex) "Tony likes to possess things and people"
- Jim "What about ye, Son?" (Yay! and we had a "So i have")
Hmmm so Tony left his wife for Carla and she says he's a control freak. I'm not surprised there. He has already showed signs of it. An him saying he can't believe he has to defend himself over something his ex said? Well, Carla certainly didn't know she was his ex (post divorce) and i never trust a man that jumps that much on the defence instead of being a bit more understanding and honest. Obviously, Carla didn't know anything about a wife or an ex wife and being as it was that recent, it would have been up front of Tony to say so at the start. A control freak certainly isn't going to admit to it, now, is he? It's sure got Liam's hackles up too. Something tells me his feelings for Carla aren't exactly brotherly. I would have expected Tony to have a posher house but i suppose it's the house he started off in and hasn't upgraded yet with the rise in his business fortunes. His ex thinks Tony would always come back to her but i disagree. He seems like the type that would be controlling, and if he still wanted someone he wouldn't let anything get in his way but if he is done with someone, he'd cut them off without a second look back. Do you mean to tell me that Tony didn't hear that noisy sports car outside his house nor notice it?
Why is it that the father of a baby is always the last to know? Maria told Audrey, and then Michelle and Michelle told Steve she'd tell him what was going on after. Mind you, it wasn't that long before she told Liam. I would have thought if Maria was going to tell anyone first it would be her roomie and best friend Fiz. But Liam is a family kind of guy even if he's young and has never had to had much in the way of responsibility. He's always been a good uncle to Ryan and now taking on the factory instead of running market stalls, i think he'd be ready for fatherhood. No, he didn't really want to be a dad just yet and because that, Maria decided to terminate. He turned around and proposed! The only thing is, he's tying himself to a wife and baby on what clearly seems to be a rebound from Carla, or to prove something to Carla.
Rosie sure got a shock when John laid down the scholastic law. And then she laid down the hormonal one. She's getting more and more brazen too! John seems to be as smug as any other soap male that is having an affair. Figures he and Fiz will be together forever and he'll get away with having it off with the local schoolgirl who lives on their doorstep. This is a soap. It's going to come out and probably in the worst way possible and John's ass is going to be grass. She made him change her mark to an A and he worried you could tell. Well duh, he used a red pen over a black one! I can't think she's even that smart. She told her mother not to copy it when Sally clearly said that subject was the very first essay John had assigned her. (months ago!)
I can understand Vi and Jamie not wanting to accept Sean's money. It gives him that much more of a hand over them, an obligation they would feel but in the end, Vi took the money without telling Jamie, as a loan and told Jamie that Lauren gave her the money. Not good, having that sort of secret already. So we have Violet's sister, Lauren showing up unexpectedly and straight out of the gate she's highly annoying. They certainly are two very opposite personalities aren't they? And clearly not that close either or Vi would have told her sister about the baby. She waltzes into the pub, charms the lads and ticks off Betty, never a good thing. Lauren knows Sean too but then Vi has known him for years. Yet another lodger for Eileen. She's going to get annoyed and just move out. That poor house must be heaving! Sean and sometimes Marcus, Vi and now Lauren plus Eileen. Jason, at least, has moved into the equally heaving Platt house. Lauren knows about the cash too. Very discreet of Violet to pull it all out in front of her. When did that happen anyway? I must have missed the scene where they were going to the pub to talk out an arrangement but they met up with Lauren instead and then Violet has the cash first thing the next morning. Looks like Lauren is a greedy little scam artist, too. Maybe not a proper scam artist, but she sure uses people to gain a little cash whenever she wants it. How much you want to bet none of it ever gets paid back?I'm actually surprised Lauren would urge Vi to tell Jamie the truth when it doesn't seem to be part of her own vocabulary unless maybe she prefers causing trouble even more than she worries about honesty. And how much you want to bet this one turns into the most annoying and pointless character ever with the most smackable smirky face ever?
Liz and Vernon's wedding plans are moving along. Liz isn't too keen on Vernon's friend Bob. I hope we get to meet this guy. Liz wants Andy to give her away instead of Steve who's bought her a pub and given her her dream job as manager. Nice. And to add to the wedding frenzy, Jim's back! Yay!!!!!!! Is it ever good to see him! He even took the news about Liz remarrying remarkably well. What i'm curious about is that in the past, Jim has been moved to a prison some ways away from Manchester and Liz had moved there to be nearer him. So is he now back closer at hand, say, in Strangeways? Or is that just a continuity burp? Doesn't really matter. He's served his time now. It's really good to see him back. Very surprised he wanted a coffee not a pint but i can well imagine the swill they serve in prison and pretend it's coffee or tea. He seems to have moved on too. I still don't think he'll ever love anyone but Liz, though. Liz knows very well Jim won't be able to stay away and he proved that. I don't care, I always thought Liz and Jim had great chemistry. The actors really do gel very well!
Doreen was all set to reject Norris until he proposed last week. Now Emily and Rita are going to sabotage him. If i didn't really know Rita didn't want Norris for herself, it certainly does seem like jealousy. I don't want you but I don't want anyone else to have you either. Doreen really did seem sad that Norris withdrew his proposal, though I don't think they'd have been very compatible anyway. Why on earth would Audrey buy a glass of wine for Maria in the pub when she knews Maria is pregnant? Boy i'm telling you, the continuity fairies were on the absinthe this week.
Hmm...What's going on with Ryan? Someone seems to be following him in a car? That can't be good. With all this upset with Maria in the salon, where are David and Sarah? Did i miss something there too?
Does Rosie only have the one blouse? the white ruffly one? Ok two blouses. Both white, low cut, one more ruffly than the oth er. Sheesh. That's a nice touch, showing Ryan having a mate that's in a wheelchair and it not being a big issue. Just mates on their way to school. New owners of the betting shop! That's Harry and Dan Mason. Where have you seen Harry before? He was Jim Fenner in Bad Girls (Showcase used to have that on. I loved it!). And Harry is clearly going through a messy divorce. Lloyd owed the former owner 400 pounds. Since when have we ever seen Lloyd gamble and to that extent? and the bookies walk in the first time and come looking for Lloyd? Contrived, if you ask me. Besides, i'm sure the new owners have taken on the business and that includes any debts owing by the customers. Looks like Audrey's son Stephen is coming for a visit too.
That's it from me for a couple of weeks. I'm on me holidays.