Okay, so my favourite scene of the evening is Doreen, Rita and Doris kibitzing the the Kabin. Why is it my favourite?
- We find out that Rita has wicked def Yiddish skillz when she pulls the word ‘schlep’ out of her hat.
- Doris reveals that he is totally in tune with Gen X when he talks about finishing his Douglas ‘COOP’land novel.
Glacia and John have discussed this scene at length and have come to the conclusion that Corrie is giving a shout out to Canadian Jews everywhere. Perhaps a secret message to William Shatner, Leonard Cohen, my uncle Nate, the spirit of Lorne Green and Mr. Glacia?
To be sure I ran the video tape backwards and this is what I got, ‘Stay away from the Maple Leaf deli meats.’
Sean, Marcus, Jamie, Violet and Baby Makes 5
Violet invites Jamie to the back of the pub for a chat while she’s on her break. They discuss getting back and while Jamie is all for it, V confesses that she’s not sure if she could trust him again. (Glacia is a bit shocked that V is using COMMON SENSE for once.).
Later, after the pub closes they go back to his place for dinner where she decides that she is madly in love with him after all and they form a couple. V worries that Jamie may not be up for being a dad to someone else’s baby, but he brushes that off by dismissively saying that it’s not someone else, it’s SEAN for god sake. (Sean being without a soul apparently). He further continues that V isn’t tied to some guy forever just because she’s having his baby.
Okay, never in a million years would I have thought I’d have said this but, ‘What about the child? Won’t someone PLEASE think about the child?’ Seriously, is there no part of V that recognizes the baby’s right to a relation to his biological father?
Meanwhile, Sean is singing the blues to Marcus about being regarded only as the donor (aka Sperminator) to V’s baby. Marcus points out that Sean will have a right to see the baby. I totally agree, no matter what was agreed upon verbally (and I never remember them saying Sean would only have limited access….I seem to remember it as them hugging each other in ‘we’re gonna have a baby’ giddiness.), Sean is going to have legal access to that child.
On a side note, I love the relationship between him and Marcus, the writers have done a great job of building it and removing the big neon sign that says, ‘Gay couple here, we’ve got a GAY couple on the show.’. They just are, and that’s lovely.
Fizz is upset with John over the tutoring job and they have a bit of a grumble on her way to work. He tries to placate her, but when they try to kiss goodbye, Sally LITERALLY sticks her nose in between them and asks if she’s interrupting anything.
After a hard day of trying to keep his classroom under control and getting creepy kissy faces from Rosie, John meets up with Fizz in the Rovers where they finally have a proper kiss and make up. He tells Fizz that he feels responsible for Sally because he encouraged her to study but now she’s in over her head because she’s ‘not all that bright’.
Okay, I think my favourite character right now is Fat Brenda. Even though we’ve never seen her, I’m loving this gal already. Steve announces to Clurr and Llyod that Fat Brenda is getting a boob job. Tell me, how am I NOT perfectly suited to play F.B.?
Anyway, Clurr is looking to go out on the town and do some pulling. She’s ready to date again and makes sure that Ashley is well aware of this when she asks him to babysit so she can go out on the town with Lloyd to a singles night.
Steve thinks that Clurr may be too fussy and wonders how she’s going to find Mr. Right After Ashley, if she’s not willing to go out. Will she have her mom knit a man?
In Other News
Steve has no issues with smoking 4 feet away from a pregnant woman.
Sarah would like Jason to adopt Bethany. Maria thinks ‘Bethany Grimshaw’ sounds lovely. Yeah, and so does ‘Zazu Pitts’.
Rita and Doreen go out for dinner, clearly to fight over Norris bragging rights.
Sally and Kev have tried parsnip crisps, but they don’t think that they’ll do that again.
During the break, we saw the least enviable man in the world, Michael McCain .