“Dad, what’s a ‘phone booth‘?”
The Telltale Ringtone -or- If Only Sarah and Jason Lived in Canada with Our Extortionist Cell Phone Fees, This Storyline Need Never Have Happened
Jason and Sarah are in the builder’s office when his phone goes off. He offers to Sarah, claiming not to have anything to hide. Sarah looks at it and it’s a text from Becky’s phone (which is still in the hands of David), offering to meet up later. Sarah, with Jason in tow, flies into Roy’s and lits into Becky with the family hour insults like “minger” and “slapper.” It comes to fisticuffs and the fight is broken up with Sarah saying, “You want him, have him, if you haven’t already,” as she exits.
With Sarah gone, and with Roy’s help in connecting A with B, Becky, Jason, and Roy come to the conclusion that the text messages are linked to the disappearance of Becky’s phone.
“Whomever has stolen that phone is most likely behind the text messages,” says Roy, making a conclusion in two minutes that neither Jason nor Sarah could come to in two weeks. To his credit, Jason quickly deduces that David is responsible.
He goes back to Salon where Sarah, Audrey, and David are assembled. After taking some more accusations from there, he dials Becky’s number and her phone rings…inside David’s jacket. After Sarah and Jason take turns strangling him, David tells Sarah that she doesn’t need him to wreck her marriage, she can do that herself. Sarah tries to apologize to Jason but he brushes past and goes back to work.
Later, Sarah finds Jason in the office where he’s feeling down, as they’ve been married five weeks and Sarah doesn’t trust him or believe. He goes off to the pub (as you do), leaving Sarah on her own.
The Bookies Are Bad ‘Uns
Lloyd finds a wheelclamp on his taxi. He confronts Dan and Harry Mason about but they claim that they may be able to help him with his problem, kind of implying that when he pays them the £400, the wheelclamp will be gone.
Lloyd tells Steve he should call the cops. Steve says, no, that’s a guy you pay back whatever money you owe, lest you not have a car the next time.
In the pub, Lloyd gives them £400 and Harry hands him back £100, saying that’s for the wheelclamp and asks him to buy them a couple of pints. Lloyd agrees and seems content. Later, Dan asks his father what that was about. Harry tells him that he bought the old debt for far less than £400. Now Lloyd thinks they’re ok guys and will be back in to make more bets.
“I’ll make back that £400 many times over now,” Harry says.
The Blue Car
K.I.T.T. The Blue Car that Ryan has seen around his school is now on Coronation Street, watching him as he makes his way to the bus stop. Ryan decides to stay home, telling Michelle he feels sick. Michelle tells him to go school as he’ll not be up in his room, playing the video games.
Later, he’s caught coming home early and when confronted by Michelle and Steve, he tells him the truth: he’s being followed by some guy in a blue car and he’s too afraid to go to school. Michelle and Steve wonder if he’s lying but Steve says he seems far better at than he ever was.
In Other News
Afraid that Jack and Vera will sell the house on which he took out a reverse home equity loan (or something), Paul suggests to Leanne that they take out a loan against the restaurant to pay back the loan he took out against his grandfather’s house. Leanne tells him, quite sensibly, to sort out his own mess.
Maria tells Kirk she’s getting married (“Wot?! Right now!?”) and is pregnant. Kirk goes over in his best suit and shirt and tie (which don’t match) to ensure Liam has the best of intentions. He tells Liam that he should not marry Maria just because she’s up the duff, he should do it because he loves Maria.
Liam lies and assures Kirk that he does, and, of course, Kirk believes him. Everyone’s happy! Pints all around!
Guess I should go take the baby out of the dishwasher now…