The big story the night was Violet and Sean’s ‘talk’. He sees her in the morning getting ready to spend the afternoon with Max Beesley (who’s real name is an ever more ridiculous Maxton Gig Beesley).
Sean instead calls a sickie day at work and takes Violet out to the park for a picnic and a chitchat. Basically the upshot is he thinks she’s foolish to rush ahead with the baby before she’s not even given herself a chance to find Mr. Right.
To make his point he accosts a young family in the park to ask about how they’ve been together, explaining that his friend believes that she will never find Mr. Right and is ‘so cynical for one so young’. (God…I love that line…it was like I was watching one of those Emma Thompson period movies.).
Anyway, the couple tell her that yes, they have found true love and that she too can have the 2.4 children and the sedan in the garage.
Violet sticks to her guns, she MUST have a baby because she’s not getting any younger and finding Mr. Right might take years and she’d be pushing…what…26? COME ON! Who’s got that kind of time?
Later back home, Sean worries that perhaps the baby-testtube-daddy might be a Hooray Henry and the sprog may come out speaking all posh n’ shit. To prevent the child from having any kind of speech impediment, like say, a lisp, Sean volunteers himself to be the baby-daddy. He reminds her of the pact they made way back a few months ago when they were drunk at the Rovers. The original agreement was if, by the time they were 30 they didn’t have kids, they’d mate. Violet says that 30 is ‘Tales from the Crypt’ time and she needs to have a child BEFORE she reaches that ancient age. (Glacia’s 41 year old arm lobs a martini glass at the telly.)
Now, Gentle Readers, you must know that I am REALLY holding back on a rant here. WHY does she think this is a good idea? From what I can tell her ass is po’, I don’t know what kind of support network she has as she doesn’t seem to have any close family and she’d have to rely on the support of her roomies, and to top it off, doesn’t she think when she’s a grand old age of 31 and chasing after some kid she just ***might*** think, ‘Christ, I wish I had backpacked across Europe before taking on the responsibility of a child.’.
This story line has me unsettled. Why does she think she should have a child just because she wants one? If you wanted a dog, you’d have a good look at your lifestyle to see if it’s one that accommodate a dog, so why doesn’t she use the same judgement before bringing an infant into the world?
Eileen has been anxiously awaiting Pat’s phone call and when he does finally give her a ring, she’s so excited that she invites him for dinner. Problem is, the only thing in her cupboard is some 10 year old canned Lobster Bisque.
So she saddles up to Jerry at the Rovers and asks his advice. What does he think she should serve the man that has usurped him as Eileen’s paramour?
Leanne is very excited about the restaurant and can’t wait to go in and take a look at her new business. Janice decides to call in a sickie to the factory and her and Roger join Leanne for a look-see around the restaurant.
It’s all looking good and Roger even suggest that he puts in a water feature to sex up the place…but Janice says she hates water features, they make her want to ‘wee’ all the time. (wha? Glacia giggles.).
This makes me wonder why Roger didn’t just come in as a silent partner instead of lending the money. At least he’d have some control over the decisions being made.
Anyway, back at the Rovers, Leanne starts looking green around the gills and confesses to Janice that she thinks she’s made a terrible mistake. She’s in way over her head and how is she ever going to be able to afford to keep the restaurant running and still pay rent. (What rent? Isn’t she just sleeping on Janice’s couch.).
Janice tells her to suck it up and make sure Roger doesn’t know that she’s feeling so unsure.
Rats From a Sinking Ship
Turns out that all the workers may not have to worry about calling in sickies to the factory much longer. Haley tells them that there’s no money to pay them and there’s certainly no more fabric with which to produce knickers.
Sally starts being a bitch and calling Haley useless and asks why she hasn’t called Liam. Haley explains that she has but there’s no answer. She also doesn’t want to bother Carla while she’s grieving.
Later, Haley decides that she probably should bother Carla and goes over to Michelle’s place to talk to her. Carla basically says that she’s got other things to worry about right now and that the livelihood of the factory workers is not her issues. Ummmmmm, aren’t you part owner of this business now? I kind of think it IS your freaking issue.
In Other News
Chesney’s report about the environmental impact that Roy’s Rolls is making is not good. Apparently RR’s is one big ass earth destroying SUV making a bee line for polar ice caps, bunnies and vegan nuns. With that bit of news, Roy is committed to making RR’s carbon neutral by 2008.
Finally, Vermin proclaims to Jerry that he is a workhorse. Jerry says that he also is a workhorse. I believe Jerry. Vermin, not so much.