Save Your Money
Leanne needs to come up with ten grand to buy the Italian on her own. Janice says leave it to her.
Janice calls Roger to meet her at lunch time to ask him something. When they get together, she pops the question: she needs ten thousand pounds. Only it’s not for her, it’s for Leanne.
Roger is shocked at the request but admits, when gently pressed by Janice, that, yes, he did do well for himself in France with that that plumbing work (note to all you kids pursuing your MBAs and Arts degrees: they’re fine pursuits all but don’t go lookin’ down your noses at the skilled trades. There is more than a few honest bob to be earned there.). He asks why can’t Leanne come up with the money if she was such a high-falutin’ real estate salesperson.
Janice spills it: Leanne was “on the game,” which is British for sex work. Roger storms out and Janice follows behind, begging him to consider. He says he has to sort his head out and drives off.
Later, he comes to Janice’s flat to discuss the issue further. He eventually agrees to give the money to Janice, not Leanne, for her to do with as she pleases. Janice promises to pay it back but Roger just asks to not make him regret it.
Has She Tried Formula 401?
Violet begs Sean to cover her shift all last minute like during lunch as she has a doctor’s appointment.
When she gets back, Sean presses her on the subject and she admits the truth: she went to ask about fertility treatments. Violet wants a wee bairn and is in the market for a sperm donor, which she reckons is a better way to go about it than picking up random men. Sean is shocked, shocked!
Save the Chippy
Yana is back! And she has news for Cilla: Wong is losing customers to Jerry’s and if they don’t stop getting people from going over there, the two chip shop women are going to be out of a job.
Cilla later catches Chesney buying a donair (yes, I know they’re called kebabs but where I’m from, that’s a donair). She calls him a traitor and tells he could have fish n’ chips whenever he likes. He says there’s nothing in the fridge and he’s sick of chips. Cilla grabs the donair and chucks it in the garbage, as Jerry looks on, appalled.
In Other News
Sean puts up a notice of the smoking ban, coming into effect within the next two weeks. Steve tells him to throw it away, as until then, Britain is still a free country.
Hayley is still being walked all over by the staff and is still on the receiving end of Sally’s smug tips for effective employee management.
David manages to get through a day at Audrey’s without getting fired. He even got a tip from a little old lady who thought he was charming. There was also a bit cut from the broadcast about Amber, who came in to book an appointment, and whether or not David likes her but apparently he doesn’t. I’m sure Amber cries herself to sleep over that one.
Carla gets back from the reading of Paul’s will. She tells Steve that, instead of providing for his family, he just gave everything to her, with the expectation that she’ll sort everything out.