Paul asks Leanne what her idea to solve all their problems is. She plays coy and replies that she was being silly and that she isn’t brave enough. She tells him the they are broke and that their insurance for the restaurant is paid up. She continues: If this place was to burn down we’d be able to get all our money back out and maybe more.” (That was bold)
She tells him that it is a “crazy” idea and then he asks what they would do with the insurance money….. Leanne replies that she would get a new business with him. (This puts a twinkle in Paul’s eye) Paul tells Leanne to send Amber home, so they can continue their talk.
He exclaims that he would torch a dozen restaurants for her. He leans forward to kiss her, but she pulls back. She smiles and says, you are my hero.
Later in the evening, Leanne tells Dan of the latest news and Dan is really beginning to realize that she is serious about doing this and is thinking he has created a monster.
David and Gail return from shopping and she gleams and says: “I never thought I’d see my David rushing round looking for little goodies for his mum.” When David enters the kitchen his smile disappears.
In the backyard, Audrey interrogates Tina. David opens the door and asks Tina if she is okay, she responds and Tina replies, “I thought you were going to be five minutes”. David asks Audrey, if they are arguing. Audrey replies they are just catching up. He doesn’t believe her. David asks Tina to come in and help her with the shopping. Tina goes in and leaves Audrey in the cold.
Gail senses something going on, and Audrey replies, “Nothing.” but David says that “Gran is upsetting Tina. Calling her a liar.” Audrey says she hadn’t called anyone a liar and was only chatting: “I thought that if she could remember something about that day…” but she is silenced as Gail told her: “Mum, that’s enough. I will not have Tina nagged and bullied.” (Will Gail every learn…?)
Audrey puts her coat on, David asked: “Why are you so keen on saying that I did this to Mum? It’s bad enough getting it from Jason but my own Gran?”. Gail tells her that was enough: “I’ve had enough, I’m tired and I just want to rest and David and Tina are doing a wonderful job of looking after me.” Audrey replies: “I take it I am still allowed to visit my own daughter?” Gail then replies: “Visit, yes. Interfere, No.”
Audrey confides Eileen in the pub the events of the evening. Eileen sighs: “Well you’re her mum. No-one listens to their mum, do they?” Audrey asks if she could have a word with her.
David asks Tina if she was sure she hadn’t let anything slip to Audrey. Tina responds that she hasn’t said anything, “I said what you told me to say”.
Eileen goes round to Gail’s with Jason. David along with Tina, tells them she is asleep and to come back in the morning. Eileen is not convinced.
Later on Tina is showing signs of cracking. She is on the sofa with David when she cries: “It’s not just them. It’s everyone. I can’t even go in the corner shop without people asking me questions. I don’t know how long I can keep this up for David, all these lies.”
Tweedle Dee and Dweedle Dum
Vernon goes to the back of the pub and serves tea and biscuits to the his friends when he realizes, no work has actually been done. The pair blustered that they were in the “ “preparation stage” and tells Vernon that they need more money as they have spent everything he has given them. “Yeah, the thing is we accidentally sort of spent it.”
Blanche goes into the back yard to put out the garbage. She lifts the lid of the big and drops the bag in. It hits the bottom and crash ensues. She jumps as at that same moment, Don and Vince demolish a wall in the Rover’s Return yard. Dust flies everywhere and she says to the pair, “Putting the rubbish out used to be a simple domestic task.” Don tells her she is a scary old bird. (Doesn’t he know the truth)
Liz comes from the back door and asks what is going on, when Blanche asks if she has planning permission. Liz doesn’t know how to respond and at that moment Vernon comes out to see if everything is okay. Liz replies: “Oh yeah. I’m just fine. The Rovers Return… twinned with Beirut!”
Liz and Vernon goes round to Ken and Deirdre and apologizes for the noise. Liz promises that everything will stop soon.
Blanche walks in and does what she does best, complain. “They haven’t got planning permission you know. Just two half witted labourers swinging sledgehammers. They’re insured are they, these demolition experts?” Blanche asks maybe in return for her silence they could fix their roof. Vernon agrees and says he’ll get the money to fix it.
When the pair leave, Ken and Deirdre are outraged at Blanche. Deirdre explains that it could look like a bribe as she works at the city planning department.
At the Rovers Return, Vernon tells his friends that he has worked his magic and that he will get more money for them tomorrow. He boasts, “They don’t call me Mr. Fixit for nothing. Landlord, husband, rock god, is there no end to my talents?”
Ken and Deirdre come into the pub and tells Vernon not to bother with the planned ‘work’. He is disappointed. He asks them if he is going “Are you going to tell the Council about the building work?” They reply: “What building work is that? We haven’t heard anything.”
Don sighs and says, “I’m assuming that was our money.”, Vern replies, well I’ve done my bit… now it’s up to you.
Tony is going to put in a good word for Bill in regard to the building contract.
Maria finds a flight for Kirk to go to Cyprus.