- Vernon to Michelle "I know she's left you in the lurch but as lurchers go, I think my lurch beats your lurch"
- Tony "I'll deal with the grease monkey" (you figure?)
- Blanche about Ken "They'll have given him the Most Pointless Graduate Award"
- Roy "The Tower of Babel babbles on as never before"
- Maria to Liam about the jukebox "(put)Take That and Kylie (on the juke) or we're swopping that for a dishwasher!"
- Becky "Living with a top bloke. Working for a top bird, and i've done the dirty on them both. Good job i'm a good liar"
- Carla about Rosie "If she had an idea it would die of loneliness"
Poor Vernon, humming Kenny Rogers' Lucille (You picked a fine time to leave me....) and he's really bitter and lashing out and no wonder. And then he was at the mercy of Blanche's acid tongue wondering if Vernon's laziness or Liz's strumpet-ness was the crucial factor in the break up. I don't know why Michelle was so upset and nice to Vernon, she didn't really like him all that much. But Good on Lloyd, what a nice bloke!
Poor Norris. He's looking at his whole livelihood being yanked out from under. I don't see what he's got to fuss about, though, he stands to make a bit of money at least. He could start himself up in another little business all of his own. And he couldn't keep a secret if his life depended on it. Have i said lately how much i detest that tosser? Now that Kevin knows that Rita has accepted the deal in theory and why Tony wants to buy him out, he's even more resentful. Little guy stands up to the big bully, that's Kevin. What's he going to do if he finds out Tony has been sweetening up Rosie to spy on her father for him?
Poor Tony. He thinks Kevin is going to be a pushover in Tony's quest to buy out the neighbourhood. It doesn't look like it's going to be as smooth as Tony hoped. You just know that if he waves money and status under Sally's nose, she'll be on board but Kevin could very well just dig his heels in. Now she's going to nag the life out of him. Tony then uses Tyrone's dimwittedness to get an evaluation of the garage. Tony's next move will be to get Rosie on board too. Carla's realized just how ruthless Tony can be and though she argued with Tony when he sacked Sean, she did back him up, knowing she couldn't really put him in that position of weakness. she didn't like it though, especially when he wouldn't give Sean a second chance. Will he wait and make decisions with her in future? Doubt it. But it's going to push her away.
Having said that, why on earth would Sean take the risk of skiving off when he's already under warning from Tony. He was really pushing the envelope and now that Marcus has quit his job, it's almost as if Sean wants to get sacked and that's exactly what happened. And you know what? He deserved to get sacked. He'd been warned and he went on merrily doing what he wanted to do, figuring he was untouchable. But nobody was willing to man the barricades for him. They're a funny lot, sometimes they support the person that got sacked and sometimes they don't.
Liam has a new toy, a jukebox and a new business partner, his cousin Tom. Well, they would be partners if they would only stop messing around and playing like children. Liam puts up the money, Tom does the website but unless they're selling beer and board games, they're going to have trouble.
Good heavens, Teresa is throwing smoking ciggie buts on the top of Sally's conservatory. There's going to be war! (and pretending she's only had the one when there were dozens on the roof!) She's also pretending to be taking care of Jerry when she's persuading him to pour beer down his throat. Mel is right to be concerned that Teresa's stories are all lies.
And that's it from me for a few weeks. I'm on me holidays. Catch you at the end of the month!