Trouble in Coupledom:
In the Rovers, Liam and Maria are sitting with Liam’s parents and Steve. Liam’s cousin Tom, and has arrived for the stag do. Steve announces he is the organizer and is committed to keeping them all in order.
The stag starts in the Rovers waiting for their taxis. Liam’s dad makes a toast. He says no matter if you are Red (United) or Blue (City) to make a toast to the ‘Busby Babes’. He reminds everyone in the pub that it was fifty years ago to the day that the Manchester United footballers, were lost in the plane crash. They drink a toast, and then they’re off.
Carla’s jabs start on Maria, talking about how her dress size just fits her. Yet, Maria still asks Carla if she would like a drink – as Liam has left his card behind. Carla says, “At least that way he’s got something worth coming back for,” says Carla. “Yes,” snaps Maria, “his wedding.” Could I just have one moment alone with her?
Michelle finds Maria is crying in the washroom. She tells her to ignore Carla, but she says she can’t help it because keeps going on about Liam. Michelle says that Carla likes to be the centre of attention.
Maria tells Michelle she is still insecure after what happened in the Lake District (at the hospital) and the hotel in Birmingham. Michelle reassures her she will stop when she gets bored. Later on, Michelle has a word with Carla, to back off.
Back in the pub, Maria is sitting with her future mother-in-law and friends (Carla excepted). Carla thinks the men will never be back in the Rovers for last orders.
The banter continues with Carla calling Maria ‘a lightweight’ for wanting to go home early. Maria bites back with, “Why don’t you keep your clever opinions to yourself?”. Just then the stag party walks into the Rovers, but Liam isn’t with them. Ryan comes a bit tipsy. Michelle is not impressed. Carla wants to know where Liam is, and they all laugh.
Claire and Fiz knock on Maria’s door, and tell her to get her coat for a surprise. Liam dressed only in his boxer shorts (helloooo) and hat, tied by the wrist to the bus stop, singing ‘Blue Moon’. Just as the girls are about to check out Liam (I wish I could…) Carla sees him and laughs. She starts to undo him. (Sigh) At that moment, the girls come round the corner. “What the hell are you doing?” screams Maria, and rushes forward. She tells Carla lay off and takes him home.
Jason gets out of a taxi as Eileen walks towards her house. Eileen notices that he has a fat lip. “Tell me Sarah didn’t do that?” she says. “She was trying to make a point,”. He tells her it is over.
Jason tells his mom it was the Becky thing that tipped it. Eileen assumes it’s Gail who’s told Sarah, but Jason tells her he told her himself. Eileen asks if he knows that she hasn’t done the same. Jason says he has lost Sarah for good.
Later, Gail meets Audrey, about Jason and Sarah. She says she hasn’t heard anything. Gail says it is too bad they are not like David and Tina. “Rabbits, you mean?” says Audrey. (The best line of the show!!)
In Other Street News:
Kelly is jealous (again) of Vikki’s cash and alcohol consumption
Violet has a case of ‘Seanitis’ and misses work.
Becky is late for work and being tardy.
Mel thinks Lauren is just using Darryl for his kebabs (LOL)