Mind you, Sydney Poitier wasn’t trying to sleep with Lulu in this movie…
To Sir, with Love
It’s Sunday at Fizz’s flat and they are preparing for a day at the cinema with Chesney. Fizz leaves to get him and John calls Rosie on his mobile. Rosie picks up at the Websters and goes out the back door, declaring she wants the conversation to be private. Sophie makes kind of fuss about her talking to a boy but Sally says it’s ok to want a little privacy.
John wants to meet somewhere for a chat but Rosie suggests someplace: Carla’s flat, which Rosie has the keys to. After making up a story about having some marking to do or something to Fizz, John meets Rosie there to discuss what happened the other day. He says he could get into a lot of trouble over what happened but Rosie is a step ahead: yes, you could be in trouble with Rosie, and with my parents, oh, and with school too.
What’s worse, she says, is meeting her at this flat, all alone. Rosie assures him, however, that she can keep a secret about the kiss, as well as other things that may happen.
He tells her that she is sexy and that makes her powerful and hey, are you sure nobody’s coming here…. oh, seriously. Shut up. John Stape is a guy and guys have a problem with this: they like to know that they’re attractive and they like to be told that women would make themselves sexually available to them, if they were given a chance. So they do dumb shit like this just to see how far it could go. By the time their consciences kick in, it’s already too late because something else has taken over the higher brain functions, if you know what I mean.
Rosie offers a tour of the apartment, starting with the bedroom. It’s up to our imaginations just what happened after that because when Rosie gets home, she tells everyone that she’s seeing a boy named John. Sophie asks what his family name is.
“Stape,” Rosie answers, seeing Sophie get upset, as she as a crush on Mr. Stape. Sally suddenly perks up and asks if she’s joking and Rosie says that she is, she really only bumped into him. Sally tells her to be careful about what she says as people could get the wrong idea.
Later, Sally and Rosie are heading out for a little shopping when they see Fizz and Kirk entering the Rovers. Sally calls over to John for a quick chat. Fizz’s eyes roll back in her head, Rosie smugs at John and John looks like a little boy who’s about to get caught doing something very bad.
Roy, after researching bus schedules and the store hours, is off to meet Christian to discuss what happened with Hayley, in the hopes he can convince him to accept Hayley back into his life. When he gets there, an employee tells him that Christian handed in his notice the day after some crazy woman came in and punched the crap out of him. Roy asks for a description of the assailant.
When he gets back, he mentions this and yes, Becky admits she beat him up because of what he did to her best friend Hayley. She apologises but Hayley says the time has come to look forward, not backward and she and Roy go off to listen to Gardeners Question Time. This probably has something to do with her desire to do volunteer work in Africa.
In Other News
Jerry? Still in Milan. Jodie? Still bitchy. Lloyd? Thinks Jodie’s making excuses not to see him. Violet? Not caring to hear all this from Lloyd. Me? I’m with Violet.
Doreen wants Norris to set her up with either one of his friends in the ex-husband club. Tinky Winky or La La will do. She’s not bothered.
David totally drove his Fiesta around the block without a license or insurance or anything! I KNOW!