Jim the Buddhist
That last scene with Jim in the laneway behind the Rovers just reminded me of the spoken word bit in this song.
In the backroom of the Rovers’ some old couple I’ve never seen before Ken and Deirdre are asking to take Amy out but Steve says he’d like to take her to meet her grandfather for the first time later on. Liz doesn’t think it’s a good idea and warns Steve not to let Jim overexcite her.
Later Bill and Jim go into the Rovers, where Jim meets Michelle. Ken and Deirdre bring Amy back and Jim swoops her into his arms (probably should have waited for Steve to introduce him to her but whatever). Seeing this, Liz pulls Amy off him saying it’s past her bedtime and kind of implies she wants Jim to leave. No such luck as Ken joins him and Bill for another drink.
Later still, a drunk guy spills his drink down Jim’s back. Liz thinks he’s going to pound him but suddenly Jim diplomatically handles the situation and ushers the drunk guy to another part of the bar. Liz is impressed. Later on, after everyone has left Jim and Liz have a conversation where Liz begins to make apologize for keeping him at arm’s length from his family. Jim assures her that they’ll have no trouble from him. Vern overhears all this and comes out to mark his territory, inasmuch as Vern can be territorial. Jim gets the message and heads out.
As he walks out of the Rovers, he sees Liz and Vern, framed in silhouette in the window kissing goodnight. He looks kind of sad.
Uncle Stephen fram Canaderr
Now, these are Canadian accents.
David is taking an interest in his Uncle Stephen, seeing as he owns his own business and is going out of his way to make himself seem interesting to the guy. In the cafe, after being scolded by Becky over the text messages thing, David says he just wants to find his way. He laments that his sister thinks he’s the spawn of Satan.
“She’s yourrr sisterrr,” Stephen says in his distracting accent. “It’s parrrt of the jab.”
Did She or Didn’t She
Liz pops by the cab office long enough to drop a seed of doubt into Steve’s ear regarding Michelle’s fidelity to Dean, All Blessings Upon His Name, and the true identity of the man claiming to be Ryan’s father.
Steve and Michelle go to dinner where she assures him that she never cheated on Dean, Blessed Be His Memory, and Steve says he believes her. But he doesn’t look so sure.
And then all this other stuff happened:
Lauren is moving into Eileen’s.
Dan Mason tried to put the moves on Mel Morton’s hot friend.
Rosie is excited for her first Christmas with John Stape, so much so that she kisses him on the cheek, right out in the open. John is his usual gross mix of aghast/aroused.