UK Time – Friday April 18th 2008 Episode II
Becky, Girl. Mamma Knows.
As it turns out that hot bad boy builder is a jerk. The episode opens with him on the phone to his “ball and chain” who has the nerve to ask him to pick up their kid. How dare she? Anyway, Jason and Bill hear that he has a wife and Jason asks about it. Picking up that Jason is a bit shocked by this, the builder is clearly annoyed with Jason. Maybe Jason doesn’t understand the emotional complexities of the poly-amerous.
Jason, who to my mind just gets lovlier, tells Becky about the builder’s cheating heart. The tough girl in Becky lashes out at Jason for telling her, but is obviously upset. It was probably extra upsetting to get that news from Jason, considering he kind of bailed on her too. Just when you think you’ve met a nice bloke, eh.
Later the builder saunters into the café to get a little tea and apples. Roy will not serve him, but Becky does. BAM! Welcome to Roy’s Rolls! After Roy breaks up the fight, the builder leaves. Later Roy and Becky have a talk and while Becky says that she doesn’t care about the builder, Roy notes that Becky does care about relationships. She just wants someone to care for her. Mamma knows!
David is in the Big House. What’s more, his cell mate is a WHACK JOB! The guy, Graham, come sauntering down the hall singing and once he gets into the cell tells the guard all about his art project. He drew trees. His friend drew Jordan. Interesting.
Later David uses his one phone call to try to talk to Tina (please see mention of David’s one phone call below). Tina doesn’t accept calls when “Strangeways” pops up on the display.
Later, it’s lights out and David’s cell make sings him to sleep with the dulcet tones of The Streets. Yes, dry your eyes mate, I know it’s hard to take, but her mind is made up. There’s plenty more fish in the sea with low enough standards willing to date a 17 year-old who has just been released from juvie.
I guess jail is actually worse than he imagined. David cries himself to sleep.
Worst Party Ever
Gail and Audrey get home after David’s sentencing and Gail is understandably upset. I mean, why can the court see through David’s threatening cards, poisoning of Bethany, infliction of serious injuries on Jason, lying in court during Tracey Barlow’s murder trial, constant skipping school, fake suicide attempt, slandering of the neighbour’s daughter, vandalism of the builder’s yard, pushing his mother down the stairs, street rampage and assault on a cop and find the good boy that we all know he is deep DEEP down inside.
Well, the guests start arriving at the party and Sarah calls to wish her mom a happy birthday. For a change, Gail passes on the booze, well except for a half glass of Pinot Gerigio. Thank goodness Audrey got plastered and decided that she was the only person fit enough to take care of Gail. That was touching.
The torture that was this party continued as everyone searched for something to say. They failed miserably but did manage to rub her face in her age and her jail-bird son at any and every moment. It was pretty awesome. For Gail, fifty isn’t so fabulous.
Things got low when Audrey decides to make a speech. It was like my drunk mother at my cousin’s wedding. Except my mother didn’t insult my cousin, she didn’t remind her of her failures and she knew when she was to stop talking.
Things got really low when Dev, who must have been drunk tells Gail that all her guests think David is a “toe rag.” He did say that if he, at Gail’s LANDMARK age of 50 had to deal with a “toe rag” like David he would like to do so with her grace (or stupidity or foolishness or whatever).
But, things got to its lowest when Gail decided not to go to the pub because David gets his one phone call, and maybe, on her birthday, he will call her. Well, we know how that goes.
In Other News
Carla and Tony talk about Roy and the Bats. Tony wants to ignore Roy, but Carla reminds him that Roy in Haley’s husband. Tony had better make amends. Tony decides to give in to Roy’s demands. Roy gets results.
Ryan is not going to Ireland with Michelle and her flavour-of-the-month-son. Thankfully, Michelle and Alex take off. We ALL need a break.
For some ridiculous reason Leanne thinks that Paul would want to go into business with her again. She asks him if he would open up an after hours club with him. He says no. He stumbles over his words, but I think he did a pretty good job of telling her where to go.
Darryl gets his job back at the kebab shop after a grueling interview. Darryl will once again be the best looking guy Weatherfield has ever seen with a kebab, depending on the kebab shop.