Don't think Becky quite understood the concept of meaningful childhood memory. Mind you, I don't think she had a meaningful childhood, not the way we think of it, poor thing. Eddie trumped everyone saying his most treasured posession is his son! He's always such a wastrel and a pillock but every now and again you see a little glimpse of that heart underneath that dirty undershirt and long stringy hair!
Mary is determined that Hayley should have the wedding of her dreams. Mary's that is. Lovely old country estate, though very expensive. Have you ever noticed how Mary always insists on being the centre of attention?
Liz is determined to win that Fairest Barmaid competition, even to go so far as to rig the vote for who represents the Rovers! Who do you think should do it? Should the landlady? Or should it be Becky or Michelle? Ciaran was tactful, saying the competition was beneath Liz. Liz just can't stand growing old, that's always been clear.
And Natasha most definitely has a thing for Nick but sometimes it feels like he doesn't even like her. I expect it is just a case of convenience. He still throws longing looks Leanne's way and he can't have her. Natasha offers herself on a plate and he's getting more and more tied in her web. She's got a key to the house, she's got an investment in his factory, now she's pushing for them to get a flat together.
But it looks mighty suspicious to Sean and me too! Carla's back (with a beardless Trev who looks a little like Liam now, don't you think?) and it didn't take her long to suss out the little toad.
Well they don't let it get them down for awhile. Graeme takes her on a romantic picnic in the rickshaw and we hear a little more about his boyhood. They both end up with temporary homes, she with Rita and he with the perennial landlady Emily who's taken in more lost lodgers over the years than she's had hot dinners! I do wonder why Tina didn't go to her mother's. They couldn't have fallen that far out, have they? I know her mother didn't go to Joe's funeral but Tina didn't seem to take that too personally.
Do you remember that word game some of the characters were playing in the pub, putting names to a series of alphabet letters? One of the names was Beryl Bainbridge and did you know that Beryl was once a cast member, one of Ken's many women from back in 1961? She had actually passed away just after all this would have been filmed and about the time it aired in the U.K. Nice tribute!
Ken's all up in the library ladders of his fantasy office/study but Deirdre sure brings him down with a clatter, spilling the beans about his escort days. Zing! And saved by the doorbell when Liz arrives! Audrey is all head over heels over Lewis and doesn't want him to find out she's almost 70. I don't think it's going to be any surprise, do you? He looks like he might be in his late 50s, maybe early 60s if he's well preserved. Why hasn't anyone mentioned that he's younger than Audrey, i wonder? It's obviously why she's lying about her age.
Julie must be desperate if she's lusting after Nick. Stick with Ciaran-fantasies, lass! Trevor brought Janice back a wooden elephant from South Africa where I'm not really sure they actually live (other parts of Africa, yes) but i may be wrong. And her name is spelled wrong so he says she can always return it. To where? A South African tourist shop?
Musical atmosphere: Poker Face playing in the pub while David was intently watching Graeme and Tina after his undermining of Graeme's self esteem in the gents'. I see they've improved the lighting in the temporary factory.