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