Batman, Robin, and Alfred
Roy is continuing his protest by sitting on the roll of insulation at the building site. Tony tells him that he has no idea where the bats went, and besides, Roy’s not allowed on the property. Roy bans Tony from the cafe but Tony counters that if he’s banned, then all the builders are banned. Roy accepts this and then, as Jason and Bill physically carry him off the site, he bans them as well.
Outside the cafe, Jason sort of hints that the bats were “encouraged” to leave, but then quickly backtracks as Roy figures out it was him what got rid of the bats. Later when they’re alone, Bill gets Jason to come clean and admit that he got rid of the bats as a favour to Tony. Bill wonders if that made him feel important but reminds him that when push comes to shove, it’s Jason who’ll take the fall, and not Tony.
At the café, Roy has deduced that Jason did indeed get rid of the bats, but only at Tony’s instruction, as his criminal mind is not yet complex enough to develop a plan for such a diabolical deed. Tony, like most of Batman’s foes, has made the fatal mistake of leaving his dirty work to a henchman of unswerving loyalty, but limited intelligence. Becky thinks she can get Jason to fess up but Roy wants to take it up first with Commissioner Gordon the proper authorities.
Just then, Bill pops in and is about to be headed off by Becky but he says he just wants to find the owner of a car that’s blocking the building site.
Later, Roy gets a call from the authorities who say now that the bats are gone, there’s not much they can do. Becky and Roy think it’s hopeless but Roy has a cunning plan involving Ken’s drivers license.
In the Rovers, Jason tells Tony that Roy is on the warpath. Tony wants nothing to do with, claiming that he has delegated that responsibility to Jason.
Batman, Robin, and Alfred Pennyworth Roy, Becky, and Ken walk up the back alley to the Batcave garage where Roy opens the doors to reveal the Batmobile Morris Minor.
“This,” he proclaims. “Is my secret weapon.”
Ken drives the Woody (it’s Hayley who has the license) toward the building site, where Roy parks it. Roy proudly notes that it is parked legally but in such a way as to prevent any trucks from coming in or out.
“This will show Tony Gordon that the good citizens of Gotham City that they will not stand idly by as he abuses the ecosystem all for a few pounds that we mean business!”
David writes a letter to Tina as Gail tries to get him to reconsider the whole “be accountable for my actions” plan. When he gets to Tina’s house, nobody is home.
Later, he meets up with Jason and explains to him that the day he went on a stick rampage, things had been bottling up and it all got to be too much.
He later apologises to Ken.
Vern won £300 on the horses. Leanne tries the same but does not win, although Dan didn’t actually place her bet to teach her the lesson that a bookie leaves the gambling to the punters. Anyway, Leanne hates her life. Blah. Blah. Blah.
Liz admonishes him for betting, even after he presents her with a bouquet of flowers and offers to pay off the rest of the cost of the smoker’s shelter.
Later, Sean asks Liz for time off for that holiday, which Liz grants (although he didn’t mention Lauren was going also). Lauren asks for the same which Liz also grants, provided she NEVER COME BACK. Lauren says she hated her job anyway and leaves.
Liz asks Vern if she’s horrid but he denies it.
The … Penguin?
Darryl and Jerry are at loggerheads and Mel is trying to mediate, Jeremy Kyle style. It doesn’t work.