Danny is complaining about the way Leanne makes eggs. He prefers them runny, all the better to dip his soldiers in.
Later, he complains off Leanne’s culinary skills at dinnertime as she serves him frozen pasta, nuked in the microwave. Leanne feels she is being unfairly compared to Frankie and Danny still wants to get back together with and that he sees Leanne as second best.
Nonetheless, it’s official: a letter has arrived from Frankie’s solicitor advising of her intent to divorce.
Meanwhile at Underworld, Danny is having a go at Adam over some shoddy workmanship he oversaw as Mike tells them to forget all that. It seems some cheques for an account Danny runs have gone missing.
“Nobody’s pointing any fingers,” Mike says, pointing a finger at Danny. “But we have to find out what happened to those cheques.”
Danny mentions the incident to Leanne, who asks if he did in fact steal the cheques. He swears he didn’t, saying it would be stupid to steal from his own company. But Leanne points out that the company isn’t really his and what little of it is his, will soon be Frankie’s.
Get a Room
Chez Grimshaw, Jason is astounded at the amount of money Sean spends on skin care. Sean asks who looks better: Cliff Richard, or Keith Richards? Eileen asks ah, but who had more fun.
Jason is still looking for a way to have Sarah over for a little rumpy-pumpy but Sean tells him Joanne is coming over later. So no nookie for him.
Just for Laughs Gags
Sunita is complaining that her first Christmas with the twins won’t be the same without Dev. Shelly and Violet decide to cheer her up by going in the backroom and getting drunk. Well, Shel and Violet will get drunk. Pregnant Sunita will watch them. Shel gets Sean to cover her shift.
As the night wears on, the girls get drunker and Violet is still angry with Sean over not telling her about Jason and Sarah.
Men are Bad so the best way to get revenge is to play practical jokes on them. Violet calls in four pepperoni pizzas to Dev’s shop. Then they send a cab for a handicapped person to Charlie Stubbs. Finally, Violet puts up a sign in the phonebooth which reads:
Can he fix it?
Yes he can!
In my day, we didn’t have any of these newfangled video games. We had one game. It was called “Stare at the Sun!” That’s the way it was and we liked it!
Keith invites Audrey over for dinner as Craig is off on a school trip. He worries that he’s staying in a hostel and such comforts are raising “a generation of Nancies.” Kids today should be sleeping outdoors in December. My lovely missus, a longstanding old school Scouting enthusiast, would agree.
In any case, he invites Audrey over for dinner, which he almost burns because he fell asleep on the couch. They talk about Keith’s old fashioned ways, which he’s proud of, given the filth on TV these days. In any case, Audrey had a little too much wine so Keith invites her to stay the night. Oh but not like that, he adds. Anyway, they kiss.
Rosie invites Craig to the Orc Hill Ball. He accepts, happy that it’s “black tie” as everything he owns in black.
Steve doesn’t want Moley to stay her first night alone in her new flat. She goes off anyway.
Liz is working at Vernon’s chilly record stall while he does a senior’s gig. They have a date later and end up at Steve/Liz’s flat. Now I see why Steve wanted Moley around so much.
Sean tells Jason the flat is empty now that he’s doing Shelly’s shift so Sarah comes over for two pints of lager and a packet of crisps and some sex. They skip the lager and crisps.
Phil cooked a nice dinner for Platts which David appreciated by loudly eating crisps in front of the tele. He thinks Phil should have made a haggis or deep fried Mars bar because he’s Scottish and all. Yes, and Lancashire cuisine is all lentils and salads.