You know, the best line of the night last night was when Lloyd announced that Cilla was celebrating the inheritance she got from Young Mr. Grace.
I have spent all day trying to figure out some clever tie-in wiht Corrie and AYBS…but the reality was my pussy wasn’t feeling well so my mind was elsewhere.
Cilla is off to Las Vegas and she tells Chesney to take the day off from school so they can spend some quality time together. She takes this time to reminisce about all the monkey-shines they got into over the years what with social workers and what not…good times good times. She also admits that she’s been a crap mom but takes the time to give him all the advice he’ll need to carry him through life.
If you can do well in school, but not too well. If you eat your vegetables and take after goody-two shoes, not me. Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!
Finally she re-enacts any number of chapters from Irish literature and waxes romantic about when she she’s set up and ‘sends for’ Chesney she’ll meet him at the airport in a Mustang convertible and hire Celine Dion to hold up a sign that says, ‘Welcome to America’ spelled out in diamond studded chips.
Once her bags are packed, she tells Kir-keh that there is an envelope for Fizz but not to give it to her until she has left. Then she’s off to the Rovers to buy the townsfolk a round on her, her way of saying ‘Ciao losers. Oh and sorry for that wee bit of charity fraud back there.’ before she’s off to Vegas, baby, VEGAS.
Fizz stops by the house because she’s heard that Chesney didn’t go to school. While she’s there Kirk-eh lets it out that Cilla is off to America (where she won’t be largesse, but considered rather ‘svelte’.). Fizz sees her ticket and realizes that it’s a one way deal.
She marches over to the Rovers and lets into Cilla about what a crap mom she is and how she can’t believe she’d leave Chesney alone. Cilla pops a ‘Whatever.’ attitude and all but holds an impromptu Bar Mitzvah for Chesney to prove that at 13 he’s ready to survive on his own. Fizz says she can’t believe people would take a drink from Cilla which prompts one and all to put down the money for their own drinks.
Cilla storms out, says her goodbyes to Chesney and no amount of guilt from leaving her son to fend for himself, or Lloyds comments dis-way her and she is off to the airport and out of our lives for good.
You know, I kind of hate the way they wrote her out of the show. I wish they hadn’t made her such a bag right up to the end. I was hoping for the Anna Nicole ending, but with Chesney being taken care of.
And Other Women I Hate
Leanne brags to Roger about how she can afford to put out a big ad for the restaurant now. He wonders if maybe she can pay back some of HIS LIFE’S SAVINGS now that he’s OUT OF WORK and the BILL COLLECTORS are like wolves at his door.
Leanne thinks that Roger should talk about something else than money. Why’s he got to ruin everything with talk of living expenses? She further suggest to Janice that Roger is only hanging around Janice until he gets his money back.
(Wait, wasn’t there some suggestion before that JANICE was only dating Roger because Leanne owed him money?).
Anyway, Janice confronts him with this and he assures her that he’s in it for the sex, not the money. And all is well again.
In Other News
Jody is pissed at (moveout) Gerry because he’s (moveout) sticking to his guns about going (moveoutofyourparentshouse) Milan. He reminds her that she gets (moveoutforgodssake) free room and board (independencerocks) from him.
Rosie hasn’t signed up for school yet. Sally is developing a nervous rash about this.
Oh yeah, Tyrone and Paul are still at odds.