The one episode that Mr. Glacia would have loved…I’m reminded of our late nights watching reruns of ‘Emergency!’ (a childhood favourite of both us).
This was an ACTION packed episode and when I say action packed I mean that to update it would involve a lot of comic book sounds like ‘Whhhhhhhhzzzzzzzzz’ (the sound of the rescue helicopter), and ‘Clolloup, Clolloup!’ (the sound of rescue workers rapelling off the side of the mountain.
In short, the rescuers try to get Maria to remember where Liam is but she really can’t tell from the map. She convinces them to let her go out with them because seeing the landscape will help – which it does. By this time it’s morning and Maria is able to direct them to the cliff where Liam fell.
A few of the rescuers rapel down to him and an emergency helicopter is brought in to airlift him to the hospital. But more importantly, THE DOG IS SAVED!
Oh, and somewhere during the night Maria calls Steve which lasts really maybe 9 seconds. Michelle asks what’s up and apparently Maria dropped some speed because within that 9 seconds she was able to tell Steve that Liam’s fallen down a well, when it happened, how long he’s been down there, the dog situation, what was the last thing he had to eat, his blood type, what they thought of lunch at the hotel and her plans for the baby in case he doesn’t pull through.
Steve decides it’s best if he, Michelle and Ryan go up the Lake District and Michelle packs a rather large wheelie travelling suitcase which had me wondering because they aren’t going that far or presumably for the long … but then I remembered, ‘Oh yes, hair products.’.
So the whole Liam story was interesting from an ‘Oh, that’s how they rescue your ass in Northern England’ point of view. He’s taken to the hospital with severe hypothermia, a broken rib and a punctured lung – but other than that he’s okay. But wait….there’s more!
One of the nurses comes out to update Maria and tells her that he’s doing fine and that he must love her an awful lot because the first thing he did when he regain some sort of consciousness was to ask for her. Maria’s spirits are lifted by this news.
‘Yes,’ continues the nurse, ‘All he wants right now is his Carla.’
The Shunning Continues
Amber and that girl that Rosie had the fight with at school meet Rosie at the bus stop. They take the time to ask her how her Christmas was (mmmmph….giggle) and what did she do, did she see anyone from school (snicker….snicker) or did she get anything ‘special’ for Christmas (oh stop, stop! I’m gonna pee! I’m gonna pee!).
Rosie tells them to dry up but is still a bit shocked to find out that John won’t be teaching at the school anymore. Really?! He got transferred to an all boys school for esthetically challenged young men.
Jesus, I wouldn’t have thought any school would have hired him, unless this is a union thing that he can’t lose his job until it’s proven that he slept with a student. I would have thought his career would have been shot down the crapper. I seem to recall things like this happening back in high school. Some teacher and student have an affair, it blows up in their face but still they go on to marry. Which seems like some kind of weird star crossed lovers happy ending until about 5 years later when she’s pregnant with baby number 2 and he finds out that an infatuated 16 year old is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay different than a 7 month pregnant 21 year old who’s beginning to realize that her life may have taken a wrong turn somewhere and that her husband is no longer the awe-inspiring ‘molder of young minds’ god he once was – that now he’s just some ‘guy’ with a bit of shoulder hair and a job at Primerica.
Meanwhile over at the factory, Sally sees Janice and Rosie talking and in a paranoid fit assumes that they are talking about Rosie. She confronts them and Janice tells her to get over herself, they weren’t talking about that little tramp of a daughter of hers.
At this point a factory gal fight ensues that Carla breaks up and sends Sally home for the day but not Janice, because, well, she despises Sally and needs only the weakest excuse to get her out of her sight.
Sally goes to Kevin to tell him what happened and tells him that Janice called Rosie a tramp….then adds that she doesn’t think Janice is entirely wrongk. Kevin agrees a bit in his own silent way.
Well Rosie, you’re truly a pariah now – even your parents don’t have your back. I think this calls for a good old fashion teenage rumspringa.
In Other News
The Duckworth household is trying to find a place in Blackpool for Jack and Vera to retire to. Tyrone takes matters into his own hands by actually travelling to Blackpool – for what reason I’m not sure other than to maybe check out places in person.