Blanche was on FIRE last night! We got treated to a lot of Blanche moments which were lovely to see.
My favourite was at the Salon when she starts reminiscing about her honeymoon with Ronald – 3 days at a B&B.
They drove up in his motorbike with her in the sidecar and the closest they came to a bucket of ice for champagne was a bucket of cold water for washing up. When Audrey says she can understand why they only stayed 3 days, Blanche responds, ‘It was lovely.’
Rat Bastard #1
Paul comes into the bookies with the slip to cash and when Dan says something about Jack, Paul quickly lets him know that Jack doesn’t know and won’t.
Jack comes in and buys a ticket, warning Paul not to let the bookies take advantage of him, then goes whistling out.
Dan agrees to cash the stub without a word to Jack if Paul coughs up £1,000, which Paul agrees to.
At that point Blanche walks in and while placing a bet explains that back in her day there were nicknames for money. A Shilling was a…hang on where are my notes? Oh yeah, a shilling was bob, a sixpence was a tanner and something like a threepence was a Joey. Then I started hearing the voice of Grandpa Simpson.
Dan tries to push her out and she leaves with a warning from the future, ‘You won’t have fun at my age!’.
Later in the day Harry discovers on the computer that Jack’s Yankee paid out and assumes that Jack collected. (Then I thought….Dan is an IDIOT – of course dad is going to notice a £3,000 payout.). When Jack comes in to collect on the bet he made that day Harry quickly deduces that Jack didn’t actually get the money.
He confronts Dan and tells him that he is an idiot because they could lose their license over this and in addition, he doesn’t cheat his customers like that. So the tells Dan that he’ll have to payout to Jack with his own money.
Over at the Duckworths, Dan tells Jack that they’re going to payout without the slip but it’s a one time deal, what with Vera and all. Later he gets Paul on the street and tells him he has to pay him back the £2,000 by tommorow or else. Paul does a lot of smirking and says, ‘Or else what?’.
I don’t know Paul, didn’t you find out ‘else’ before when those guys came and took your knives and the money out of the till?
Rat Bastard #2
Jamie has decided that he and Violet should leave town next Wednesday or else Sean is just going to want to have a right to see HIS CHILD…. They quickly make plans for hightailing out of dodge to London without saying goodbye to anyone.
Later on the street Sean and Marcus ask Jamie if they could take him and Violet out for dinner the next day, which Jamie agrees to. Only to break the date later in the pub. Sean seems a bit hurt over this, but Jamie really doesn’t give a rat’s ass.
When did he become such a jerk? Seriously.
Turns out the renovation is going to cost a hell of a lot more money than Steve has (or at least if he hadn’t taken 27 vacations last year…). Vern suggests that his mates from the band can do the renovations and although Steve is thinking, ‘Hell no.’, he agrees to let Vern measure up the place to get an estimate.
There’s a really funny scene where Vern is throwing the measuring tape across the breakfast table in the ‘frontroom’ as everyone calls it, even though it’s in the back, so wouldn’t it be the ‘backroom’? Anyway, I digress. Vern makes some comment about not wanting to make Alex feel anymore uncomfortable than he already must be feeling – and I’m not sure if Vern really is this socially clumsy or he’s just making a sly dig. I’m kind of hoping for the latter.
Later in the day Liam (oh yeah Liam and Maria are back) comes over with a video game for Ryan and introduces himself to Alex as Ryan’s uncle. When Alex says, ‘I guess in a weird way you’re my uncle too.’ , Liam’s response is kind of , ‘Yeah well, whatever. freak.’.
In Other News
Tina and David continue to walk all over Gayle.