In Which Gail Perhaps Gives a Gentle Push
We open moments after Tina’s bombshell that she is pregnant. And to clear up whatever confusion I may have had – it’s David’s.
Tina is, needless to say, really freaked out by this turn of events but Gail is very patient. She lets Tina talk, assures her that she is not the only person who has gone through this, and offers up no judgement.
Later, at the kitchen table, Gail asks her what her parents think. She says her mum will kill her and really, she wishes Gail were her mum. David is lucky, she says, and he doesn’t even realise it.
Meanwhile in Bubbles’ shed, David is still boring Darryl to sleep with his relationship issues.
Later, Gail suggests that Tina first sort out what she wants before involving David. Tina will go to an appointment tomorrow for an official pregnancy test. Gail suggests that she doesn’t know how David will react and she doesn’t need pressure either way. She also tells her that David is not the most mature lad in the world.
But she also says this should be discussed with her parents, who know her better than Gail does. She assures her things will be better in the morning.
At first I thought, hey Gail’s being really cool here – giving the girl space to think but also giving some good advice about David. Then I began to wonder if she was really just giving her a subtle push toward an abortion clinic. Maybe she’s just being realistic and this may be an option Tina would have taken anyway but still…
This is held up by her later conversation with Audrey (whom she had no business telling, IMO) when she says she went through this with Sarah and has no intention of going through it again. Audrey agrees and adds that there’s no reason His Lordship need know about this.
And Jason popped his head in long enough to ask Gail why Sarah won’t return his calls. Gail just tells him to bugger off home.
The Neverending Storyline 2
“Keanu Reeves” aka Alex in 10 years
Michelle doesn’t want to give up Alex to Wendy and hits below the belt when she suggests that Alex prefers her due to Wendy’s crap mothering skills.
Steve’s still running interference between the two of them but he’s kind of irrelevant at this point. Wendy says Michelle was lucky with Ryan. Alex was difficult and their marriage broke up under the strain. Alex overhears this and says, “Mother Michelle! Don’t you see the dark pain these two parental imposters have caused me all my dark depressing forlorn life?!” and retires back to Ryan’s room to listen to the Smiths.
In Other News
Harry took Kelly to Vallandro’s where they met Dan who took offense that the woman he left waiting for an hour decided to take up with another dude with a better offer.
Business still sucks at Vallandro’s.
Marcus tries to cheer Sean up with kebabs, using the time honoured emotional healing technique of finding that hole in your soul and putting food on top of it.
And that’s me off to Scotland then. See you in 2009!