Lying About Love
Frankie goes cheerfully about her business, oblivious to the fact that her stepson is in love with her. Said stepson has a hangover and lots of regret for having confided in Sean. Jaime meets Sean at the Café and makes him swear not to tell Violet. He says he didn’t mean it, he’s not really in love with Frankie.
“Yeah, right,” says the look on Sean’s face. Frankie stops by the table and ruffles Jaime’s hair. Probably doesn’t help.
Violet is desperate to understand WTF is up with her man. She gets nothing out of Sean except assurances that Jamie is definitely not gay. “He’s still yo-yo man. Jamie is clearly as straight as a die, whatever that is.”
Violet hopes the vacation to Ibiza will mend things. Jamie seems less than enthusiastic about it. It’s like he sees romance with Violet the way he should be seeing romance with his stepmother.
The Lyingest Lying Liar
“There is no evidence that David has ever been bullied at school,” reports the rather severe teacher, Ms. Smith, a.k.a “Smithy”.
Gail’s lips all but disappear as she marches her son home and goes off about, “I’ll believe you if you tell me black’s white, or day is night, or that it wasn’t you sending cards from Richard or that it wasn’t you playing truant because David, I want to be on your side. That’s the most important thing so you can tell me anything and I’ll believe it.”
I think she’s losing it.
The Master Liar Reduced to Begging
Maria is jonesing for some Charlie action. Charlie seems to be avoiding her. Could he really be so heartbroken over losing Tracy that he doesn’t want his action on the side? How sweet.
Blanche might resort to buying Charlie a drink just so that someone will tell her what the ‘eck is going on.
What’s going on is Tracy still won’t have anything to do with Charlie, despite his begging. Deirdre suggests they all pretend nothing’s going on so Tracy won’t be tempted to rebel and run back to him.
When Charlie comes knocking again, Tracy gets her coat to go talk at No. 6. Will they reconcile? At least Maria would get laid again.
Even More Lying About Love!
In a strange turn of events, Audrey suddenly finds herself in love with Fred, or so it seems. I think it’s case of wanting what you can’t have. To her credit, she defends Bev at every opportunity, telling Fred he really should have told Bev who he was going shopping with and shouldn’t be telling her Shelley’s private business.
The jeweler shows them sparkly watches and remarks how fine it’d look on Audrey. Fred interjects that he’s not marrying Audrey, but not for lack of proposing. He finally gave up and found a different bride. He jokes that Audrey probably feels like she’s had a close escape. The look on Audrey’s face suggests not.
Then Fred offers her choice of trinket for being such a good friend and she firmly refuses, causing Glacia to run to her computer to punch out, “(it) had me screaming…I say SCREAMING…..’TAKE THE BLING THAT IS OFFERED, AUDREY!”
Glacia, can you imagine how Bev would react if she found out Fred had bought Audrey something sparkly, too? There’d be bloodshed, I say, there’d be bloodshed! Audrey is simply being wise.
Fred is determined to tell Audrey what’s going with Shelley. It’s a great scene when he finally blurts it out over dinner. Audrey’s all, “don’t tell me.”
He’s like, “she’s pregnant! Guess who with!”
“She is? No, don’t tell me, I don’t need to know.”
“No way!”* Aw, Audrey’s a sucker for good gossip.
Then Audrey says something about dealing with her own feelings. Fred picks up on it but despite his prodding, Audrey keeps those feelings to herself. Will she ever admit to Fred she’s falling for him?
The Little Bits:
Kevin tells Sally that his dad bought them a trip to Paris for their anniversary. No lying in this scene that I can tell, though you can never tell with Sally.