What’s the word score for this?
It’s the morning after Paul “accidently” spilled a gallon of olive oil near an open flame. He’s looking incredibly guilty and walking toward the Rovers and is quickly followed by Amber who has decided she has a crush on him all of sudden. She follows him in as he orders a drink (juice for her, though, as she’s 17) and tells him that he could be a TV chef, being better looking than Jamie Oliver and all.
Oh, Amber. It really is slim pickings for you ’round Weatherfield, innit? She’s just a gal in search of her independance, a boyfriend, and a decent storyline.
Paul ignores Amber as he desperately tries to ring Leanne, who has slept over at Dan’s place, to tell her that the deed is done. Leanne ignores the calls, until she gets one from the alarm company telling her that the fire alarm went off and now the restaurant is up in smoke.
Leanne meets Paul at what’s left of Leandro’s where a fireman tells her that it’ll be a while before they can determine the cause. The fireman then leaves her to return his helmet to the Rebel Alliance:
Stay on target!
Leanne’s spends much of the episode trying to hang around Leanne because he’s quite twitchy over what he did. He eventually covinces her to let him come back to her flat where he asks if he can sleep over, not rumpy-pumpy, mind you, he just wanted to “hold her.” While they are naked, apparently. Leanne agrees and lets Dan know by phone that Paul is staying over but “not like that” she protests.
God damn, The Poosherman
That Scottish detective popped by Gail’s for a chat to see if she can remember anything more about when she was pooshed down the stairs. If she can remember who did all that pooshing, then they might charge the poosher with the crime of pooshing a mum doon the stairs.
David and Tina get all twitchy as well, but Gail sends them off with some money to go the cafe. Some memories come back but she hasn’t yet connected them to David.
The Council of Elders
Ken, Deirdre, Blanche, Rita, Norris, and newest member Harry convened in the Rovers to discuss what happened with Amy. Harry is the hero of the hour, after having saved her, and Ken bought him a drink. Blanche says the last time Ken got a round in, he paid with a white fiver (such notes went out of circulation in the 1950’s or thereabouts – thanks Google!).
Anyway, they confront Tony Gordon on the issue and he promises to have a word with the foreman. Then Blanche goads him into buying the Council a round.
In Other News
Steve tells Lloyd that when he originally started chasing Michelle, he didn’t think she’d come with as much baggage as she did. He envies Lloyd’s single life and seems to be getting itchy feet. Lloyd reminds him that interpersonal relationships are what make life interesting.
Vern’s musician/builder mates have actually made progress on the smoker’s shelter.
Becky is worried that Roy will demolish her in Scrabble with his knowledge of big words. Roy assures her that big words aren’t everything in Scrabble, as he was once able to score with “Xu”, the Vietnamese unit of currency, and “Om”, by which I assume he meant the Hindu symbol of the absolute (thank you, Google!).