Liam and Carla carry on with their snog in the office. They both come to their senses and cease and desist, and quickly try to blame each other for what happened. Liam decides to take a wander and goes round the pub to talk to his sister about Carla and Tony and all the that is going on at the factory. Michelle does the best she can to proffer advice based on the limited information she has. A short while later Carla comes by The Rovers looking for Liam but ends up having a similar chat with Michelle. They agree that men in general are trouble and wonder why they can’t be more straightforward. Carla does her best to ascertain if Liam let anything slip to Michelle about their kiss.
A while later Rosie and her fingernails pops round Liam’s to see if he is alright, but he gives her the brush off and closes the door in her face, but opens it after her to ask if Carla is still in the factory. Rosie tells him that she has gone home already.
Liam makes his way over to have a chat with Carla, but she is barely willing to let him into her building. (worried about her unspoken desire for Liam is my guess) They talk things through that the last thing on earth that either of them would want is to have a relationship with each other. The very thought of it would make Carla vomit. When Liam leaves though, Carla almost says something to him but stops herself at the last moment.
The last we see of Liam is him sitting in the back garden, bouncing a baseball off a wall to himself. (who plays baseball in th UK?) This scene is taken directly from the 1963 classic The Great Escape with Steve McQueen playing catch off a wall in the cooler to pass the time. I can only surmise that the writers are making an allegorical reference to Liam being a prisoner of his unspoken desire for his sister-in-law, in the same way that Virgil Hilts was a prisoner of the Germans in Luft Stalag III in the movie.
The factory girls ponder the future ownership of their workplace.
The Cab Office
Ashley comes by the cab office to talk to Claire and wonder why she didn’t ask him to babysit the kids. She points out that he has a business to run, and if he is constantly closing up shop they will have no money to keep the kids in food and clothing, which would be a bad thing.
The B team, aka Becky and Blanche, continue to keep the cafe running while Roy and Hayley are away communing with nature. After they knock off for the day the two of them stop in at The Rovers for a drink. Blanche orders her usual large gin and tonic, pointing out to Becky that at her age, it’s not a bad thing. Blanche wonders if Becky is going to do anything with her life, like have a family. Becky almost starts to tell the story of Hayley and Christian but stops herself, and ponders aloud if having a child is not a bit of a gamble.
Sarah comes back to work for first time since the unpleasantness with Bethany. As expected, sparks soon fly between the two siblings and Sarah flounces out, saying she can’t work with David and wondering which one of them Audrey is going to have to sack. She goes by the builders yard to talk about what has happened with Jason. Audrey finds the two of them in the cafe and persuades Sarah to come back to work, but tells David that he has top leave for the rest of the day. Maria tells Audrey that David was actually on his best behaviour at work and Sarah might have been out of order, to which Audrey replies, ‘I’m a hairdresser, not a miracle worker.’
Audrey and Bill talk later, and Bill correctly points out how scheming David can be.
The Old Rectory
The tired old plot line of the missing money drags on. Frankly, I don’t give a damn.
Bits and Bobs
Not a single child actor was seen in any segment of this epiosde. Perhaps the producers realized what a shite bunch of child actors they had and are putting them through some sort of boot camp in an attempt to improve their thespian abilites.
No sign of Dev. Ken and Deirdre have been long absent as well.