UK Time: May 14th 2007
Oh Girl, Fiz got John’s digits and what follows is a really painful episode for me and Kirk.
Later, at the factory, Fiz doesn’t run out the door at the end of the day with the rest of the girls-and-Sean. This compounds her workmates susspicions that something is up. Instead she hangs back so that she can make a “phone call.”
The girls walk out the door and there is Kirk, looking like a lovable idiot with some flowers waiting for Fiz. Kelly goes back into the factory to get her. Instead of coming outside to talk to Kirk, she escapes out the back door. How very Steve McDonald of her.
Kelly makes up an idiotic excuse, but Kirk buys it. Oh man. In the pub, Fiz is about to give Kelly and Janice the low down, but is interrupted by Maria and Kirk. Apparently, Maria had to tell Kirk that Fiz would be at the pub, which begs the question, where else did he look?
Anyway, Kirk goes to get the drinks in and Fiz goes out the door. Oh Fiz. She can run but she can’t hide and after a while, Kirk realizes that she has gone without the flowers he brought her. Kelly tells him that Fiz was feeling poorly, so Kirk, the sweetie that he his, rushes to her side at the flat.
Kirk arrives at the flat with the flowers and a bag strikingly similar to the one Carla handed Paul at the pub only smaller. Did they go shopping together? He tells her that he knows that she has been unhappy and that she wants more. He also says the most heartbreaking line “No body wanted me before you.” Well, it is heartbreaking, but he has been with Fiz for a couple years at least and he is only 26.
Fiz seems to know where this is going and they have a bit of a “don’t speak” moment. But, Kirk keeps talking and asks her to marry him. She says that she doesn’t know what she wants, but she knows that she doesn’t want him. Ouch. Then she says she wants to finish. OUCH!
After a day of exhausting shopping, Leanne and Carla have cocktails at a posh Manchester bar. Carla is telling Leanne how much she admires her for having her own money. Leanne works to avoid eye contact.
Meanwhile Paul and Liam are holding up the bar at Rovers and Paul, hypocrite swine that he is, continues to run down Leanne. Michelle sticks up for her brother. Carla and Leanne come bouncing into the bar a wee bit tipsy. Carla hands him a bag with a present in it. It’s a shirt he doesn’t like.
Leanne also comes bearing gifts. She has a silver chain for Liam, which I thought was kind of weird, and a scarf for Janice, who doesn’t accept the gift since she knows how Leanne earned the money to buy it.
Emily, who normally doesn’t have anything interesting to say, actually manages to drop a bit of a bomb. She runs into Deirdre and asks how things went with Ken. Well, Deirdre didn’t even know he had come by and gets all pissed because shockingly Ken is obviously trying to avoid her. Why would he ever avoid her?
A bit later, while at the butchers Deirdre experiences a sad singleton moment. She buys meat … for one. After Ashley manages to channel the spirit of his dearly departed dad, Deirdre breaks down crying. Then she runs out of the shot, no meat, no Ken, no nothing.’
This whole situation stresses Emily to the max. So she heads to the salon where Maria offers her temple massage. It is supposed to be “dead relaxing.” Well, Emily has that half covered.
Anyway, later Emily has no chance to relax when she goes over to talk to Deirdre. Well, tries to talk some sense into Deirdre. Deirdre tells her that Ken is the only person she can take all these awful feelings out on. It’s true she needs help dealing. I mean, I know there are therapists, priests for the religious set, best friends, gyms, retreats and cheesecakes but she’s got Ken to abuse so why not.
Claire’s knickers are in a twist because she has spied Ashley talking and laughing with the dreaded Mortons. It is clear that if something is gong to get done about the shed and the music she has to do all the talking.
Claire marches on over to the Mortons to complain mentioning the loud music, people coming and going at all hours and the unsanitary behaviour. I agree, the Mortons have gone too far and they need to learn some manners. It seems to have worked until she and Ashley hear the music once again. Claire is really up for a fight now. She must be a tigress in the sack.
In other news:
Amy is in for the most boring night of her life. Emily agreed to baby sit so that Steve and Michelle could go out. Later he tells Michelle who, thinking they had no date planned, promised to take Ryan out to the movies. Steve suggests they all go out together. Michelle is thrilled.