The scene begins with Paul and Leanne, stowed in the trunk of Paul’s car, still in the parking lot. Paul bangs a couple times on the trunk, and then gives Liam a call. Paul tells Liam, who is at Underworld, to meet him at the flat. Liam protests, but Paul says, “You don’t want to miss this,” and hangs up.
Leanne begins to frantically bang on the hood of the trunk, and Paul tells her to hold on tight. Paul then speeds around, taking tight corners, and making it very uncomfortable for Leanne. Leanne, meanwhile, tries to phone Janice, who cannot hear her very well, as the reception is not good and the kids are playing loud music on at Underworld. The phone goes dead. Janice tries to phone Leanne back, but gets Leanne’s voicemail.
Meanwhile, at the Rover’s, Carla barrels into the back room clutching bottles of wine with Michelle close behind her. Steve, who is in the back room, reminds Carla that this is not a “bring your own wine” establishment, and Michelle clarifies that Carla has purchased it. Mollified, Steve leaves, and Michelle steps out for a second to let him know that it appears that this time, Carla and Paul will not be making up. Steve wishes Michelle luck with “Cruella Divorce”.
Liam decides to meet with Paul at his flat. Janice follows him outside, and says that she thought Leanne said on the phone that she was in Paul’s car. Liam is extremely confused, and so he phones Paul. During Paul’s wild driving the phone has slipped off the seat, and he fumbles around trying to get it. He takes his eyes off the road to locate it, and as he picks it up, he goes through a red light, and a garbage truck slams into the car. Leanne screams, Paul has been pushed into the passenger seat, and is unconscious, and then all is silent.
Carla is indulging in wine and whine, complaining to Michelle that Michelle does not like her. Instead of getting up and leaving, Michelle lets Carla rant on. Carla does not tell Michelle why things are so wrong, she just tells her that she is going to divorce Paul and take as much money as she can.
Liam and Janice who are driving to the flat, get stuck in a traffic jam. Liam asks Janice to call Carla. Janice interrupts Carla and Michelle’s cosy chat only to hear Carla tell her that she does not care where Paul is and if Janice does see him, to tell him to “drop dead”. An ambulance drives by Liam and Janice, and Janice gets out to see what is happening. Liam follows her, and they realize that it is Paul’s car. Liam tries to get to the car, but is prevented from doing so by the police. Janice asks frantically if anyone else was in the car and it told, unequivocally, “No.” So Janice once again tries Leanne’s cell phone… and hears it ringing from inside the trunk of the car. The emergency personnel use the jaws of life to get Leanne out. She is conscious but not really with it. They strap her into the stretcher, and take her away.
Liam tries to call Carla, but when she sees who it is, she just ignores it. Soon after, the phone rings at the Rover’s, and then Steve comes into the room. He informs them that Liam has called the Rover’s, and Paul has been in an accident.
Carla, Michelle and Steve arrive at the hospital. Carla has decided to continue on being such a class act, and asks where the bar is. Janice tells them all that Leanne was in the trunk of Paul’s car, and all are puzzled, except Carla, who goes on being totally obnoxious. Janice goes into to see Leanne. The doctors had been afraid that she had suffered brain damage, but her CT scan has turned up clear. The doctor now tells Janice that Leanne will probably just sleep until morning.
In the waiting room a nurse enters and speaks with the Connors. She tells them that they are taking Paul to the operating theatre, and that, although they will do everything they can, that the Connors should “expect the worst”. Carla decides that that is the moment to gently break the news. She informs Liam, Michelle and Steve that it should be Leanne and not Paul, the sweet angel, who should be in intensive care. “Leanne, the lovely Leanne, your girlfriend Liam, is a prostitute, and your big brother is her number one customer.”
In Other News
Sarah, sporting her rabbit fur coat, stops by Gail’s work to ask if, pretty please, can Babes move in? Gail stops her from making the suggestion, by saying no, absolutely not, no way. Sarah, discovering that David already told Gail of this “plan”, leaves in a huff. Later she runs into the house and starts hitting David like a girl. David wants to know if she is sad because she and “Bob the Builder” broke up. Jason walks in and pulls Sarah off David. Sarah tells Jason that lo and behold maybe telling her idea to Jason in front of David might not have been a good idea, as he then went and ruined it by telling mummy first. She begins smacking David again. Gail comes in and tries to break it up again. Sarah goes ballistic, saying (truthfully, but nevertheless sounding like she is 12) that David always gets his own way and she never gets to do anything. David smirks like he was the one that actually changed Gail’s mind.
Ken is babysitting Amy at the Rover’s, when Deirdre comes in. She sits down and does not launch into a tirade. Ken asks if she is busy that evening. Deirdre brightens up: what could be better than a good old smack down with Ken on a Monday night? But Ken disappoints her. He asks her if she can take care of Amy so he can see is other, better family. Disappointed, Deirdre agrees.