Over at the café we see that Roy is being a bit crusty with Becky. Ken steps in and suggests to Becky that she make an effort to do something with Roy that interests her. She approaches Roy and says they should do something together like darts, quarters or Twister. Roy’s face lights up as he suggests his all time favorite triple word score game, ‘Scrabble’.
Becky’s face drops and seriously I feel for her. I was born without the Scrabble gene that EVERYONE else in my family has. Kind of like how George Clooney is the only one in his family who can’t sing, I too have to be satisfied with freakishly good looks, an Italian villa on Lake Como and a platonic friendship with Julia Roberts.
FYI – I LOVED the tea joke. ‘Fortnight Tea’ means it’s 2 week.
Dan and Leanne still plot and fret about the plan to have Paul burn down the restaurant for her. Harry, suspecting something is up, warns Dan that Leanne is sharper than scissors.
Back at the restaurant, Paul is super super creepy when he tries to caress Leanne’s should and asks, ‘Can I come to you, you know, afterwards.’ Why does this remind me of that movie with Nicole Kidman where she gets the teenager to kill her husband so she can become a weather girl?
Anyway, Leanne brushes him off just as Amber comes into to work. Even though they tell her that they don’t need her, she stays anyway. When Leanne goes home for the day, Amber stays in order to ogle at Paul and tell him how amazing he is.
When the restaurant closes, Amber leaves while Paul is busy in the back leaving a litre of olive oil on the stove with a great honking flame going. Yeah, that wont’ look suspicious. Neither will you failing restaurant performance or any criminal records you or Leanne might have. This plan is FOOLPROOF.
Just as he’s about to leave, Amber comes back in for her phone. When she collects it from the bar she hears a noise in the back, but Paul tells her it’s just a busted boiler then he get’s her ass out the door.
Gayle is being cared for by David and Tina and is in dopey smile mode (as opposed to screaming harpy mode…there’s no normal human being mode, is there?)
Anyway, Jason drops by to see her and to talk about the incident. As they talk Gayle remembers that she slapped him which he admits. Then it comes back to Gayle that they were in the living room and that it makes no sense that they were upstairs. This is what I’ve been saying, why would they be upstairs together unless they were having ….an….affair. (Glacia shudders uncontrollably.) Um, excuse me, I need to go bleach my brain.
I’m back. Anyway, David and Tina are well pissed at the situation and David’s plan is to tell the police that Jason led her on.
FYI – I LOVED Tina’s t-shirt, ‘C’est mon rock, C’est Ma Vie’.
A Lorry Turns
Liz is in the road with Amy but let’s go of the child’s hand while she and Harry have a chat about the jerks who their kids date. It doesn’t take long for Amy to walk out into the middle of the road where she’s almost hit by a truck. Luckily, Harry swoops her up before she is struck down. Everyone is pissed at the lorry driver for going to fast. True, I’ll give them that…but am I the only one who thinks Liz shouldn’t have let go of her hand while standing in the freaking street?
Deidre gets splashed by water while lighting a cigarette and Dev makes a quip. Not sure what the point of that scene was, either to make a non-smoking statement, to inject the episode with the always HI-larious slapstick stylings of Deidre, or to give Dev his contractual 15 line per episode minimum.
Steve buys Michelle a new necklace as a late Easter gift and suggests that they (he, Michelle, Ryan and Amy) all go together on this week’s holiday. Ryan doesn’t want to go with them because it would be boring. Too right, my lad.
Tony and Liam banter about words and it would seem the townsfolk are fed up with the construction going on.
Wait, where the HELL is Finley?