Update for Episode #6581 March 17, 2008


My apologies for the tardy update and the brevity thereof, the siren song of St Patrick’s Day distracted my liver and I away from our appointed duties.


Our fair lady of the switchboard comes into the pub aglow with happiness after her date Shane McGowan’s cousin Pat. Steve and Lloyd try to give her some stick but she is oblivious to their humour. She mentions that Pat is away for two weeks as he is a ‘salesman’. Methinks he has a wife and eight kids over in Ireland somewhere.


Our not so fair lady of the mattress is bickering with Janice in their flat. Leanne is wondering where she will get the rest of the money for the restaurant – she has 14,000 pounds but where will the other 6,000 come from? (the mystery of what she did with the 50,000 quid from Danny reamains unsolved – as does the future of the partnership with Carla de Ville)

Leanne sees Liam on the street but he blanks her.

Steve and Michelle

The two love birds have an ongoing debate/argument about what should be told to young Ryan regarding the details of the death of his Uncle Paul. Steve thinks he is old enough to hear the truth, but Michelle wants to protect him as much as she can. Both opinions have merit I think. Later on in The Rovers Michelle has been missing for a while and Steve finds her crying in the loo. (a lot of plot development in the loo at the pub in recent months) He does a fairly stand-up job of consoling her in her time of need.


The factory girls give Janice a hard time about Leanne. Liam shows up to do some work and is a miserable git to all and sundry, wondering if the girls are there for grafting or gobbing off. Michelle comes by to see how her brother is holding up. Not well it would seem. Liam eventually sends the girls home early, packs himself a suitcase, stuffs some keys and a letter in the mailbox at The Cafe, hails Lloyd in one of the Streetcars and tells him to take him to the airport. Which terminal? asks Lloyd. The big one replies Liam. Which airline? asks Lloyd. Don’t matter replies Liam, I’ve got me passport and credit card. I just need to get away from here.

Claire and Ashley

Claire stops round The Kabin to see if the picture of Casey has made the papers. It seems that the story has been picked up by the print press, it even made the front page of the Weathefield Gazette. Casey, in a bit of a twist, shows up at the police station of her own accord to give her side of the story. The police call the Peacocks to keep them abreast of recent developments. Claire is sure that Casey will be drawn and quartered before sundown. However, when the police interview Kim Carswell (aka KC aka Casey) she seems quite reasonable and with the complete lack of evidence against her they release her. While this is taking place Claire and Ashley call the police station repeatedly in their unique and shrill manner, only to discover that KC has not been arrested. Claire has one of her usual meltdowns. Yawn. Then, much to their surprise and chagrin, KC shows up at the Peacock house and tells Ashley and Claire to stop ruining her life. She does a reasonable job of defending herself, which seems to plant a seed of doubt in the mind of Ashley. Some grappling ensues between the women. KC then makes her exit, threatening to call the police on Claire.

Original date epiosde aired – June 20, 2007

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16 Responses to Update for Episode #6581 March 17, 2008

  1. Gail says:

    I know Michelle has just suffered a personal loss, but does she ever work a full shift? She runs out of the pub constantly to deal with personal problems.

  2. geenee says:

    Kind of a gloomy episode with Michelle sobbing in the john. They seem to be trying to get their money’s worth out of that set. Steve and Michelle don’t seem to be very well suited; she’s such a pill and turns every remark into an argument. Ryan is the next David in-waiting. He needs a sitter to keep him from spray painting the neighbourhood.

    Then there are the fun-loving Peacocks; Claire in hysterics and Ashley doubting her as usual. He seemed more inclined to believe KC than Claire. This storyline may wear thin fast.

    I missed the humour of the last 2 episodes.

  3. John says:

    Kelly said Liam was being “neither use nor ornament”!


    But aside from that, I’m surprised Underworld stays open as a business ever since Mike Baldwin died. Is there anybody who knows how to run a business around there?

  4. robswizzle says:

    Great postcard. I do love a boring postcard.
    Missed last night’s episode. To get me to go for an after dinner walk, Mrs. Swizzle did a horrifying impression of Claire to convince me I wouldn’t be missing much.

  5. TrudyC says:

    Ashley was driving me crazy last night everytime Claire was on the phone, yelling what’s going on! what are they doing! I was yelling at the tv – shut up so she can listen to what the person on the other end is saying.

  6. glacia says:

    #1 – I’m really digging Vickie…they’re making her into a real character, with lines and shit.

    #2 – Did Michelle give Steve shit, telling him it’s hard to tell a young’un that the world is a horrible place…kind of like trying to tell a 3 year old that their psycho mom is going to prison for 18 years?

    #3 – Claire..please…stop. No, you can’t keep a person in jail because someone has a sneaking suspicion that they are an arsonist.

  7. Kunzie says:

    I find it really satisfying to read that others have come to the same conclusions that I have….

    Yes – Michelle is a pill. Even before Paul’s death, she did turn every conversation with Steve into an argument.

    Yes – Claire and Ashley have been supremely annoying.

    Lloyd has been a laugh, though!!

  8. whitehorsefan says:

    Claire and Ashley. Blah. Blech. Make it stop.

    I am, however, liking Steve a lot these days. He is kind to Leanne, is being sensitive to Michelle, but still being Steve, and just kind of acting like a grown up. It’s nice.

  9. beanie says:

    So glad I have you guys cause I was PO’d what with the Peacocks SHRINING (shrill whining) and Michelle is just a PITA !!!I am liking Lloyd though.He seems to have developed a sense of humour in rehab and Vickie..OMG !!!! sassing back to Janice with a Polish accent LOL. I wish I had used that “neither use nor ornament” line when it first came up…as soon as Kelly said it didn’t seem so funny. BTW I wasn’t going to ask but WTFI Shane McGowan?

  10. geenee says:

    This is such an educational site! And gives me a few laughs too!

    I too enjoyed Vicki’s remarks; she is picking up English well enough to get her own back. Lloyd is good too, along with the rest of the taxi gang.

    Yes, Ashley was really annoying when he kept talking during the phone call. I hate when people do that and he is going downhill fast in my list of good characters.

  11. robswizzle says:

    Shrining. Great coinage.

  12. glacia says:

    and what’s a Pita?

  13. summer says:

    ugh…. that Claire. She’s driving me to drink. And at one point, when she exclaimed to Ashley that they’ll be able to “live like a proper family again” with that self-righteous, pinched and prim expression on her face… ugh.

  14. beanie says:

    Pain In The Ass

  15. geenee says:

    I think they run all the crappy story lines in the summer in Britain and that’s what we’re watching now; these may have been shown in late June.

    I do have some sympathy for Claire since she really believes KC is trying to kill her, etc. – or maybe she’s just trying to psych her out and make her look crazy – which isn’t hard with all the hysterics. The more shrill Claire gets – the calmer KC acts. She’s Gaslighting her.

  16. Gail says:

    Kunzie, Whitehorse Fan and Summer: I completely agree with all of your comments.
    I am trying to convert my husband into a fan, he started watching when Tracey killed Charlie. However he is rapidly losing interest when Claire starts screaming and Michelle carries on.

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