Tracy/Becky war is escalating. Tracy seems to have Becky on the ropes and she's taking full advantage of all those buttons that are being pushed left, right and centre. Add to that, every time Steve puts his foot in it with Becky, Tracy's right there to smirk. Things are bound to go nuclear any minute. And if they don't, David pushing matters over Max will add that little spark to the fire that the explosion needs. Meanwhile Tracy is starting to obsess about Steve and it's put Frank right off her. Tracy is usually smarter than that.
And David is like a dog with a bone and Kylie isn't too comfortable with it all. David and Nick actually had a civil conversation, very brotherly! Shock! Becky had to leave Max with them after Steve left him with them to take Amy to the hospital but you could see it rankled with her. She's so scared Kylie really will want to take Max back. And she so insecure about Tracy and Steve spending time with her because of Amy's illness that she's getting more and more out of control and Steve is getting more and more fed up while David seems to be making more and more inroads with Kylie and maybe slowly wearing her down about Max?
Gail seems to be on Kylie's side more or less. She doesn't want another little kid in the house, at least one that isn't blood related to her! But faced with the possibility of David moving out and that will never do, she'll back down and allow Max to come for visits. Now that they've got her at their back, watch David and Kylie start to put the pressure on Steve and Becky.
Boy. Becky sure let a lot of Roy and Hayley's skeletons out of the closet in one fell swoop. Poor Roy was horrified and humiliated. Hayley could only hide her face. Then did you see... she poo pooed little Hope, saying she could take or leave babies but there was a little smile flitting across her chops just the same. This actress, Stephanie Cole is a master of the subtle gesture that conveys SO much! Imagine how Sylvia would react if she found out about Hayley's past?
John seemed a bit better. He must be back on his meds. Fiz figures she should probably get back to work but doesn't think he's up to minding the baby all day. I can't understand why she wasn't on mother's benefits, more because she had a child that needed extra care. Chesney is really against John and it's no wonder really. He's never given anyone any reason to trust him and Chesney feels he's pulled the wool over Fiz's eyes. Of course he has and it's painful for us to watch Fiz getting flanneled, blindly believing his bull$h##.
He does love a good kidnap, does John! So he can't be satisfied with just the pair of them. Oh no. When he realizes Chesney knows most of the real story (barring the actual murders/manslaughters) he kidnaps Chesney too! And i do find it odd that when John was leading Chesney up the steps, even with a cricket bat in his hand, that Ches didn't throw himself back at John. It would have sent them both down the stairs again but Chesney might have been able to disarm John. Ah well.
aww Carla fired Kirk but everyone guilted her into keeping him on. And the song playing in the background to accompany his misery prior to that was "The Grenade Song". Marcus is back! Oooh! Poor Sean didn't want to know at first. Too scared of screwing up again. Loved Eileen's imitation of Sean the morning after! But Eileen knows what's what and played matchmater. Now Marcus's back with Sean! Yay! Sally's back from her "romantic" holiday to Paris with Jeff but she seems less than impressed, don't you think? Now Kevin wants to buy a fancy lift for the garage and Ty doesn't because he can't afford it as a business partner. Ah but Kevin can afford a new machine so he's having it And not going to let Tyrone play with it either. Would have been a lot better if Kevin had "Read the F-ing manual" first instead of showing off in front of Dev who couldn't care less.
Deirdre is taking to pottery like a duck to water. The end results are somewhat less than talented but she's enjoying herself and I'm finding it a nice little comedy side story. Meanwhile, Tracy most definitely doesn't trust James. I'm not altogether sure Deirdre does either but Ken has blinders on and Sian and Sophie certainly are getting more and more involved with the shelter.
Dennis is now the second current cast member who was on the very first episode of the Street! How cool is that!? You noticed Norris had a face like a slapped backside as well. No surprise there. You wouldn't expect him to be pleased to meet someone with such friendly memories with BOTH Rita and Emily and he probably felt a little left out with all the rest of them reminsicing.
Sylvia has already met Dennis and was highly disapproving but he didn't take too long cheeking her into a bit of a smile! Did you see Sylvia spraying Roy's hand after he shook Dennis's? LOL! I am a bit perplexed as to how Sian and Sophie knew the Dennis Rita mentioned to Ken was the same Dennis they met at the shelter but oh well, never mind. Naturally, Dennis and Rita caught up and Rita took him right in hand, cleaned him up and took him to the Rovers where he met up with the only other two people that would have known him, Ken and Emily! That of course sends Norris' face into a knot of Geordian proportions. I really felt like slapping him when he was poking into Dennis' homelessness in front of everyone. How would he feel if the shoe was on his foot?