And also, Nick is still sniffing around Leanne, reminding her of their former wedding anniversary and he schemed so that she wouldn't go to Physio with Peter for his surprise of taking a few steps. Peter gets in a mood and that sends him back into the bottle again and Nick doesn't help, hoping Leanne will catch him. He doesn't give up, does he? He makes slimeballs look good! Fortunately, or maybe not, Peter called Carla for help instead and passed out at her flat overnight.
Peter seems to have learned and he's at his meeting. Step 1. Maybe he'll stay off the sauce this time even if he says he'll keep on drinking. He went to a meeting and Nick used his absence for more poison which Hayley inadvertently helped by thinking she was doing the right thing by saying she'd seen him at Carla's. Of course she didn't know he was there all night. Oooops! Time to lay into Carla who wants to keep a confidence so she confronts Peter who lies to her face but he's busted and Leanne forgave him.
However, she realized that Nick was the one that was making it easy for Peter to drink. Leanne should have told Peter that Nick wants her back, she might have got away with it without having to tell him about the affair. Laying in to Nick really isn't going to make him stop his little tricks and sure enough... oh i know you said you hated me but there's a plane ticket. Let's fly away to Paradise days before you are getting wed.
Leanne couldn't talk Peter out of having Nick as Best Man and the worst thing happens, Tracy overhears Carla and Leanne in the loo and she's the worst person possible to know the secret about the affair. Will she tell Peter? Will she just keep it for future reference? Will she heck, though she did seem to feel bad about telling Peter such bad news. I'm surprised she went to Nick first and Nick doesn't mind if Peter knows because he would get a free run at Leanne. Nick accused Tracy of being jealous. I can't see that. It didn't make sense really. And Peter had already found the plane ticket and his suspicions are already roused.
But anyway, it's out now. Peter knows the truth and the wedding is almost upon him. He's going for revenge. Cold and furious. You can see him setting everyone up. Getting Nick and Carla to come to the pub? How awkward was that!
And here are a few photos from the wedding, pre-disaster
Peter contemplates his plan
The Groom and Best man make their way up the aisle
Then the bride enters.
Waiting with bated breath...
The bride is blissfully ignorant of what's about to happen. The happiest day of her life and one she'll always remember, but not for the reasons she expects.
Meanwhile, the people that know more than they can say are waiting...wondering....
And the groom has a face like thunder...
Blessing day arrives and you know Peter has something up his sleeve. Ken and Deirdre are optimistic. But when Peter made Lloyd keep Simon out of the church, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. Peter managed to walk down the aisle under his own steam. Norris managed to be bitchy and nasty as always. (It worked when it was Blanche. It doesn't work as Norris)Leanne walked down the aisle, all smiles and joy. Peter's gob looked like thunder. They get to the altar and, HOLY CRAP he served her divorce papers and blew the affair out of the water!
Tracy had her hearing and it didn't matter that Peter was missing. He'll be back to hear what her verdict was, naturally. Self centred witch. Meanwhile Becky managed to get cheap flights so they could all go to Spain to see Liz and Andy only Tracy came home after all and Steve is so desperate to keep Amy close that he has given Tracy a job. Nice. Becky naturally sees that as not taking her side and pandering to Tracy. Nothing new there then for the Spineless Wonder. I think Lloyd probably wonders how on earth he managed to get in behind the bar in the middle of ground zero. Looks like Steve and Becky took Max to Spain and left Amy home. Poor kid. Tracy is sucking up to Tina and throwing around less than tactful remarks and bickering about who gets to have Valentine's night off so they're not getting off on the right heel.
Fiz was desperate enough to cross the fraud line and talk to the Fishwick solicitor and accept the money. Reluctantly. And she had to go to the funeral for appearances' sake. She had to tell Chesney what was going on too. As if he needed another reason to dislike John! It's going to be a bit tricky being Fiz Fishwick without identification. And oh come on, will settled and money transferred in days? In whose world? And the solicitor wants ID for the house and those details but i'm sure Fiz can put him off. She got through the funeral ok, at least, and she's found John's "Colin" bank details so she can use that for the initial money.
Dev seemed very evasive when Owen wanted his next invoice paid. Dev is waiting for the insurance he says. But he seems to be avoiding that conversation with Sunita too. I had a good laugh at Rosie trying to explain Twitter to Betty.
Wonderful stuff! Sally's latest plan has the trashy Windasses over when the potential buyers come to see the house again! Did you see Anna's face when Sally handed her a tin of ale, not even a glass to go with it! Worth having to have them for a meal if it put off the punters! Score another one for Sally over Kevin. Kevin was so chuffed that Rosie wanted to spend time with her baby brother but of course it was only to use him for the photo shoot and the dumb cluck brought the wrong baby home! Score another one against Kevin.
So much for all this confidence that the rest of your family are opening their arms to you again. What do you do? Disown your daughter. Clod. Sophie is bunking off school and doesn't even care. And as soon as Sally finds out and is about to do something, Rosie comes in and it's all about her. Sophie is pushed aside. Yet again. Over and over again. Is it any wonder Sophie seems to be walking around with a big chip on her shoulder. No wonder Sian is getting fed up as well. And why on earth would Kevin even care what Sally thinks about Rosie's gaff with the baby? Big fat hairy deal and that's pretty much what she told him. And why would he think she has to tell him wherever she goes? None of his business and she told him that too.
Tracy sure got a laugh out of Eileen, Carla and Tracy but unfortunately, she was cleared any further retrials because not only was the expert dodgey, the evidence was no longer good either. I chuckled when Rosie leaned down to coo at baby Jack, his little face looked highly unimpressed. Cheryl has only been working in the cab office 5 minutes and she's after redecorating and making it look "tasteful yet fabulous". It's a poxy cab office, not the showcase of his business. How many of you out there ever see the inside of the cab office that you call for a taxi? She did make it look ok and even covered that ratty old chair that Lloyd insisted not be thrown away.
Claudia is wonderfully bitchy isn't she? And she brings out Audrey's inner bitch too! This Marc fella, though. It must be true that couples start to look like each other. In this case, they sound like each other too! Claudia's (Rula Lenska) voice is very husky and both of them speak through clenched teeth. Oh go on, picture him in a big red wig, some eyeliner and some lippy! (spoiler thru this link) You know you want to!)