The Honest Liar
Steve brings Ryan over to Phil’s so Ryan can experience the new home theatre his dad set up in the garage. When Steve returns to the pub he asks Michelle when she is going to address the issue of Nick the stalker/aka the possible biological father of Ryan, as Steve is a rubbish liar and sooner or later Ryan is going to notice that something suspicious is going on. Michelle gives one Steve of her troubled contemplative looks.
Becky and Harry make some small talk in the street while she is on a break. Harry accuses her of ‘smirting’ – flirting while smoking.
Jason comes into the cafe and Becky tries to be nice to him, but Jason somehow gets it all wrong and leaves, and Becky is left a bit confused.
Blanche, the bane of Dan the bookie, comes in to make a wager using her widow’s mite, much to the dismay of Dan. The two have their now customary banter while Blanche sets up for the afternoon session with her tea and sandwiches. Things are going well enough until Kirk comes in looking to make some quick money, and is dissuaded by Blanche from getting involved with the bookies. When she tries to sell Kirk a cup of tea for 50 pence it is the final straw for Dan so he bars Blanche from the betting shop.
The Weasel Returneth
Kirk bumps into Fiz outside the butcher shop, and they have a bit of a civilized chat. The topic of money comes up and Fiz is quick to point out that all the shopping she has done is only to cheer her up, she is going to return it all anyway. Kirk fails to grasp the concept of therapeutic shopping so Fiz soothes his troubled brain by telling him it is a ‘girl thing’.
The two of them decide to go for a coffee and when they go round the corner Kirk spots John getting out of his car, and chivalrous chap that Kirk is, he tries to protect Fiz by telling her that they have to go back to the shop since he forgot his jacket. Fiz points out that Kirk is wearing his jacket, and proceeds around the corner and runs into John. What follows is much weaseling and painful sucking up on the part of John that is too painful to repeat or even think about. Hopefully Fiz will reamin strong in the face of this barrage of bull emmanating from the mouth of John.
Jason and Sarah fail to reach each other in person on the phone and proceed to leave a string of messages for each other, which seems somewhat unlikely in the age of the mobile phone and how addicted both of them are to their phones.
Taking the Plunge
Liam and Maria are on their romantic getaway to the Lake District. Maria bounds out of bed and is keen to get the day started. Liam and Ozzy are more content to have a bit of a lay in until Maria calls him old and this lights a fire under Liam. The two lovebirds decide to do a bit of walking and have a lovely time, talking about the wedding plans and how there is no rush for that event to take place until they are completely ready, with Maria being the voice of reason in this regard.
As they hike amongst the hills Liam lets Maria believe that he is the rugged outdoorsman, in spite of the fact that the price tag is till hanging from his new cagoule/jacket, and he was in fact never a Boy Scout or Outward Bound participant. They get farther and farther from the hotel and Maria soon realizes that they are lost, in spite of Liam’s protestations to the otherwise. On top of this they manage to lose Ozzy as well, who is having a grand day of chasing bunnies among the rocks. As their situation worsens Liam starts to lose his cool a bit and takes it out on Maria, telling her ‘not to go all hormonal on her’. They wander around, unable to get a signal on the phone, unable to find the dog, unsure of how to find their way back. Finally they hear the barking of Ozzy and find him stranded in a gully at the bottom of a cliff. When they see where the dog is, Liam decides to climb down and rescue Ozzy, only to slip and plummet off the face of the cliff…