Oh dude,that was so sweet yesterday….you were all like ‘Whaaaaa?’ and I was all like ‘Duuuuuuuuude!’.
Okay, yes, for the record I can NEVER pull of fApril Fool’s gags, so that was pretty ass sweet. I’m not sure how many of you clicked on the eastender link, but rest assured I’m staying here ‘forever maaaaaaan’ (insert Jamaican accent cause I’m in a tropical mood with all this –1 temperature we’re having).
But I would like to say how nice it was to know I’d be missed. It WAS like pulling a Blanche, except everyone said nice things about me. So thanks to all for joining in the fun.
All right, I didn’t think last night’s show was all that exciting, so you’ll have to excuse me if I kind of brush over stuff.
Best Moment of the Show
Molly, Tyrone, Jack and Vera – let’s see….Molly wants Tyrone and her to look for a new flat, but their time is occupied taking care of the Duckworths. Tyrone is kind of oblivious to her needs.
This storyline had for me, the BEST moment of the show. After spending the day cleaning, cooking and shopping for Jack and Vera, Molly is a bit shocked to hear Vera say, ‘That boy works too hard.’ when Tyrone picks up a newspaper. Molly’s face was priceless. It was priceless because it signifies that treasured moment in a young girl’s life when she discovers that when a man does housework the appreciation exchange rate compared to a woman doing housework is about 24:1. Yessssssssss, I’m being sexist, but I was raised by a mother who, very much like Vera, sees a man cleaning a dish as a holier vision than Jeebus in a taco. (But to be fair, she would have been equally impressed by my ability to fix my own toilet.)
Okay…wow…I digress. After hearing about the Duckworths’ problems, Doreen and Emily make a visit, and Emily brings a Madeira cake (recipe here) . Jack is less than happy to have three ladies in his house and calls them the Andrew Sisters – which I freaking LOVE.
Haley Tows the Line
Carla gives Haley a new promotion to Line Manager with a bit of a raise and of course more responsibility. Her first task is to tell everyone that they need to work on Sunday. There’s much whinging, but the team agrees. (Sean says that he just has to call the vicar to make sure someone can cover the organ on Sunday.. BA-DA-BING!)
The rest of this story line plays out as such:
1) Sally feels that Haley got her promotion and is feeling depressed because she’s pushing 40. Pushing? Well, it’s true Sally was born in 1967…Sally Whitaker who plays her, however, is 45 next month.
2) Janice fears Carla will fire her.
3) Janice fears that Haley will be too good for the rabble now.
4) Carla fears she is becoming unpopular with the workers.
Wash rinse repeat.
Lloyd and Steve decide that Steve gets the joy of telling Eileen that Pat is married. When he tells her, turns out Eileen already knew. They have a bit of a talk about it and Eileen says that it’s been a long time since someone gave her a good time, that she’s not bothered. But it turns out she is bothered and calls Pat to come over to her place.
Pat arrives, with wine, nuts and chocolate….which sounds like a PRETTY damn good time to me. Eileen tells him that it’s off because she can’t be the other woman. Pat says he respects her values and accepts her decision. As a goodbye, they decide to crack open the wine while Pat gets his nuts out.
A bit later, Eileen laments the fact that they’ve polished off the wine, but Pat produces another bottle out of thin air. Eileen asks if he is Paul Daniels*. They kill off the second bottle and as they say goodbye at the door, they’re passions overwhelm them and it’s all ‘boom boom boom, let’s go back to my room’ as they run upstairs for one last farewell romp.
Oh And This Thing…
Sean buys Violet a pregnancy test to find out if she’s up the duff. She tells him that she won’t be able to find out for a few weeks and that he needs to settle the hell down.
*As a review of material already covered this semester: