At Duckworths residence, Vera sees Molly reading a home interior magazine. Molly tells her about the changes she’s thinking of making throughout the house. Vera’s does not seem pleased at the idea and prefers the “traditional’ look. Tyrone thinks about the money they will save. But Molly looks agitated.
Molly and Tyrone are having a coffee in the café and going over the changes they will make. Tyrone tells her that they need to be “sensitive”. Molly suggests they get rid of the stone cladding. Tyrone doesn’t see anything wrong with it. Molly is perplexed, “You know sometimes you really scare me” (My favourite line)
Vera is looking at Molly’s magazine and thinks that it’s full of funny post modern ideas. Jack wants to know what the box is and Vera mentions she wants a jumble (garage) sale. He is upset at the thought about getting rid of his Newton and Ridley collectable ashtray. Vera asks if they are doing the right thing, Jack says that everything changes. “Not everything changes,” she smiles, “I’ll always be your collectable!” How cute.
Too Close for Comfort
Liam is thinking of going to work for a couple of hours. She doesn’t like the idea and reminds him that the doctor said – no work. (I love this doctor). He is bored and wants her to bring some files from Underworld. She inquires, what is so special about the place and he replies he misses the buzz. And that someone has to keep Carla in check.
Maria goes to the factory to pick up the new clients file and she asks why Liam didn’t get them. (mm, because maybe he is in crutches…)
She said that she offered to come and get them. “We couldn’t have him come to visit the big bad wolf, could we?” smirks Carla. “You look more like Grandma to me,” quips Maria. “Touche!” says Carla.
Liam is hobbling over the cobbles on his crutches, when he’s spotted by Carla who falls about laughing. He asks her if she’s seen Maria, and she tells him she came to the factory. Just then Ryan comes along, obviously on his way to school. “I thought I could trust you two!” says Ryan, and he’s cross that everyone knew about the situation but him. Carla tries to calm him down he walks off and tells them to stay away from him.
Maria arrives back to the house. Liam asks where she’s been, he’s been waiting for his paperwork. She tells him she went to Chorlton, she’d heard about a bakery there that makes gorgeous wedding cakes.
As she is telling Liam all about it when Carla comes out from the kitchen with mugs of tea in each hand. (She doesn’t know when to say away does she?) Maria, looking stunned, asks if she’s missing something. They tell her it’s a problem with Ryan and it is ‘family business’. Ouch. “Since I’m here,” says Carla to Liam, “we might as well get started together.” Liam looks at Maria, “An hour’s work, tops,” he says.
Dazed and Confused
Ryan goes into the Rovers where he is angry at Michelle and wonders when he was going to be told about everything and that he wants to go to school. He goes up to get changed.
Later, a woman walks into the Rovers and Wendy, Alex’s mom. Michelle gets upset and says she has nothing to say. She tells her that Nick doesn’t know that she is there and she needs to talk. They proceed to the back room.
Wendy tells Michelle she remembers her from the hospital and about her relationship with Ryan. Michelle gets angry and asks why Nick has been obsessed over this. Wendy explains this whole situation has destroyed their marriage.
Michelle says she won’t contact Alex and as she leaves Wendy asks if she loves Ryan. “That’s the only truth that matters,” says Wendy, and leaves.
Once again, Ryan is missing he hasn’t been home and is two hours late. She phones around to find out he didn’t go to school that day. Liam then goes off to call the police as Michelle breaks down and sobs in Steve’s arms.
In Other News:
Lauren goes on a date with Darryl
Wiki/Vikki is starting a new business on the side