UK Time: Sunday December 30th 2007
The show opens with David coming down the stairs angry at Sarah for treating him the way he has treated his whole family for ages. How dare she? Anyway, they have some verbal checkers before David convinces her that he has planted rugs in her bags. She freaks, searches, but finds nothing. Why she would keep her bags there is beyond me considering the War of the Roses like battle between them. If she is capable of planting drugs, he probably is as well considering his history. Also, considering Sarah would rather see David suffer than be happy herself, chances are he feels the same way. Actually, it is pretty clear that he feels the same way.
As the Platt-Grimshaw’s get set to leave the Street for the glamourous city of Milan they do some minor checking to see that they have everything. As it turns out they are prepared and have converted all their savings into Eruo. That’s right, they have plans – well Jason has plans – to be away for three months and they have taken all their savings. I realize that in their case that could be $1,200.00, but that is a bit like packing all your clothes for a three hour tour.
So, Jason Sarah some random kid go off to the train station because there are no direct flights to Milan from Manchester (although, it could . While sitting waiting for the train Sarah feels the need to tell Jason that she indeed planted the drugs. Jason is shocked and really upset that she would do that to her own brother after he tried to kill Bethany and Jason and ruined their wedding and treated everyone like dirt. Jason is so up set, he demands that they take some time to think. Sarah pushes Jason to just get on the train to get to the airport. I guess Sarah tried to push him way too far, because Jason doesn’t get on the train.
Well didn’t Jason pick a time to draw a line in the sand? He stands on the train platform while Sarah and a gigantic, borderline attractive doll board the train and zoom off to an airport. He went back home – Gail’s house – and broke the news to Gail that Sarah did stitch everyone up. Gail is shocked. I’m shocked that she is shocked and then she apologizes to David who, for the first time did NOT actually make the family miserable by behaving dangerously/threateningly. This is, of course, remedied when he tells him mother that she now “owes” him. See, they are not even since she got mad at him for sending her threatening cards, almost killing her grand daughter, almost killing her son-in-law, making her look the all around fool, making a mess of the builder’s yard after she begged Bill to take him on etc.
Back at the airport, Sarah is sitting with what looks like a lightly coloured pylon clearly waiting for her phone to ring. It doesn’t and as the airline is calling their names, Sarah heads off to the plane. And this, dear viewers, is where we finally see the back of Sarah Platt.
In a display of stunning immaturity, Rosie sits indignantly at the kitchen table doing her best to be oblivious to the calamity that she had a hand in causing. While I agree that Kevin is solely losing his temper and beating John as badly as he did, it would be nice if Rosie could appreciate how things got out of hand. But, she can’t because she is only a teenager. Even Sophie is disgusted with her and can’t stomach her breakfast.
Later, Rosie decides that now is a good time to talk to Fizz, because finding out her boyfriend is cheating on her with a 17 year-old on Christmas Day what she really wants now is to have a conversation with that 17 year-old the day before New Years Eve. Anyway, Fiz basically lets her have it and I think it may have made a crack in her totally self involved shell. Kevin comes out to call Rosie away because really that house only needs a couple brawlers. Rosie in a street fright would be superfluous. Also, Fiz would kill her.
So, Jim is doing his best to charm the pants of Liz. I have to say he is being very sweet, and it is making me warm to him, even when he totally goosed her in the back room. Amazingly, Liz controlled herself. But, I think she liked it. They certainly do have some chemistry.
Liz is getting wedding jitters. I think she’s most excited about those boots she got, and who can blame her?
Seeing as someone’s got to do something ridiculous with a turkey every Christmas, the Mortons decide to have a second Christmas for Kayleigh and Lloyd Jr. I’m left wondering what the point was for that story line.