- Maria "I don't think I'll ever feel like a girl again"
- Claire "Will it be peas? will it be prunes?"
- Claire "Sally Webster You're a genius!"
- Maria to Liam "You're going to leave me aren't you?" (scuse me, who left who here?)
- Ashley "I told Claire what i think" Kevin "I told Sally too" (and it won't make a blind bit of difference)
- Carla to Liam "I can't believe she's doing this to you!" (neither can i!)
- Sally to Kevin "If we're moving across the road, i want you to make more of an effort. Cans of beer in a conservatory are just not right!"
- Kevin to Ashley "You get on with your little notepad and i'll get on with the wine cellar"
I don't understand why everyone, before they knew what was wrong, would automatically assume Maria is on a 3 day strop over a minor thing. The first day yes, but for her to overreact like this (in their eyes), wouldn't you think they'd start to worry there was something else going on? Apparently not. And there is
Maria, really wigged out, poor lass. But alas, Liam found out the hard way, from a midwife come to check on her. And Audrey found out from the certificate. And here the poor girl is, day after losing her baby, it's her birthday. Nice. Maria not telling Liam about it all is going to be very hard for him to forgive. That silly silly girl, all she can say is "don't leave me"... She's gone far beyond pleading grief and shock. She didn't tell him because she was jealous and insecure. And it was a stupid, stupid decision to make. All the times she "tried to tell him" she didn't try very hard. She didn't make him shut up and listen.
Even after it's all out in the open, she keeps ducking and diving and then throwing Carla back in his face. She runs back to Audrey and leaves him on his own in shock and grief. What else is he going to do? Turn to Carla. She was the first one that held her arms out for comfort. Should have been Maria. I'm sorry if i'm being harsh, i know in real life i would never presume, but it's a soap so i think i've got a bit more leeway. It's all contrived to push Liam back into Carla's arms, after all. She was even the one to drive Liam back to talk to Maria and Maria saw that and you just know it fueled the fire even more. I always knew Maria was thick and not very bright but she's proving to be a complete idiot. It seems like she's completely given up on Liam, letting Carla win and she's going to push him right into her bed. Liam really didn't want Carla once he'd married Maria but Carla has been there for him and Maria hasn't. That's going to make a huge difference in how he feels about her.
We do know that Maria is mad with grief but she's also mad with jealousy and insecurity. She's made it all about her and that's not what it is about. Well the vicar even assumed Carla was Liam's wife. That's got to be the most heartbreaking sight, seeing a parent carrying that wee coffin. The churchbells made it even more mournful. Maria made it at the very last minute and got an eyeful of Carla at Liam's side. Will she go through with it and say goodbye to her baby?
Carla really can be an unpleasant bitch, isn't she? Still, when it came down to it, she was the one that showed Liam more caring than his wife did. In many ways! Audrey told Bill to have a fry up at Roy's. But he's banned from there isn't he? And would Roy be open for breakfast on a bank holiday? We've seen that vicar before, you know. He married Jason and Sarah most recently i think. GAil's working up the nerve to call her long lost father. That'll be next week.
Boy it didn't take Bookie Senior long to get his feet behind the bar did it? With all these phone calls from the ex, i wouldn't be surprised if we meet her soon. I gotta see the woman that's been leading Harry around by the wallet! I think there is going to be trouble, with Julie and Fiz both fussing over Chesney. Cilla's living in a trailer with an Elvis impersonator. I could have predicted that.
Ashley and Claire are feeling the credit crunch. How relevant! How on earth could they have money tied up in the house when the house was given to Ashley as a wedding present when he married Maxine? Insurance would have paid for the fire damage unless Ashley's taken out a mortgage on it to help the business but that wasn't mentioned. Claire has a part time job and Ashley would have got the money from the sale of the pub to Steve. If the business is that bad, having gone through all that money that fast, he should have declared bankruptcy ages ago, they wouldn't be just a little short of what they need to live daily. Contrived. Contrived. Contrived. Claire is just as annoying as Maxine was, you know? Squashing small soap bits into a ball? Sally comes up with the idea and now they're going to sell their house. I don't think it's going to go as smoothly as the women think it will. I can understand Ashley being reluctant to leave the house that was his dad's and Kevin? Well he never was one for change, liking things as they are. But when the women want their way, nothing is going to stop them. They know how to work the men. I'll tell you though, I'm heartily enjoying Sally's upwardly mobile snobbishness getting a fresh airing. The higher she soars, the harder she's going to hit when it all goes pear shaped. It was funny watching them trail around after the estate agent with Kevin and Ashley commiserating.
So Steve locked the keys in the car... how? And why doesn't the cab office have spares? Sean's back. I forgot he was away. He was gone an awfully long time for a sun holiday wasn't he yet Marcus said Sean was back early? No matter, Thank GOD Lauren didn't come back with him!!!!! Les has just sprung the news that he won't be back for another year and Ches pretends he doesn't mind. But he does, really. Julie really seems to be taking over with Kirk and Chesney and Fiz seems a bit jealous. She's certainly getting on Fiz's nerves if nothing else.
Tina actually did come to see David and his roomie Graeme is pretty impressed. I like Graeme, he's off the wall but a real breath of fresh air, too. David and Tina are back together. He promises she won't regret it. I'm dubious, meself.