Okay, and I say this after a meal of tofu and wearing my Green Party t-shirt….I’ve had enough of Roy. Seriously. He had my backing and I was just thinking how great it was that he won the ‘bat’tle.
HOWEVER, Tony comes into the café (where Roy reminds him that he is still barred from) to show Roy the receipt for his donation of ₤10,000 donation to a bat charity. As Becky is asking if Tony is made of money, Roy takes the opportunity to say that he’s not completely satisfied because Tony would have lost more money if the site had been closed down for longer.
And this Roy, this is the point where you lose my support. 10K is 10K and I’m sure it was very well received by the Bat charity and I bet more was done for the bat population with that donation than was damaged by Tony smoking them out.
Anyway….Tony asks if Roy is going to keep the car there. Roy says no, but tells Tony that he’s still barred from the café.
Then, then my children, Tony goes all Alexis Carrington on Roy and gets your Glacia all a tingle with his declaration of wealth, lovingly dripped with rich creamery Scottish accent. Tony says:
‘Being barred form a greasy spoon is not great hardship for me. I’m the director of three companies, lunch comes to me. No grim, no grease…’
Oh man…it’s all I could to keep the vodka in my glass as I wriggled my feet in excitement. Isn’t that the best line? I’ve made it my Facebook profile status.
I love Tony today.
David wakes up with that freak show Graeme quoting some rap song. He then asks David if some fit bird is going to visit him. When David says only his mom, Graeme starts in on ‘Coooor, I bet she’s well fit’ weirdness. Later in the court yard Graeme tries to scare David over some razor on the toilet seat nonsense.
Meanwhile at Chez Platt, Edwina Audrey is stumbling down the stairs with a severe hangover while Sapphie Gayle…is getting ready to go visit David. Audrey wants to come with, but Gayle assures her that she’ll be okay on her own. Then she asks Audrey if she looks okay, she doesn’t look frumpy does she? (Glacia spits out her Stoly, ‘No, no Gayle you never look frumpy. Evah.‘)
Turns out that streetcars didn’t have Gayle’s order for a cab so she is screwed on how to get to the prison and is left in the middle of street shaking her canes in the air and screaming like a mad woman. Thankfully, Jerry is there to offer her a lift to the prison, plus some sage advice on childrearing.
David has been trying to stay out of problems but Camp Consellor Ron (I think that’s his name) is on his back and keeps calling him ‘Dave’. When ‘Dave’ corrects him, CC Ron reminds him that he has the power to revoke privilages like computer time, etc. ‘Dave’ takes heed.
Just before the visitors arrive, the jailbirds are lead into the visiting room and ‘Dave’ notices one of the other kids put a piece of gum on the seat where Gayle would be sitting. As he goes to pick up the piece of gum, CC Ron notices and assumes that the gum belongs to ‘Dave’. ‘Dave’ tries to explain but it’s too late, CC Ron is marking down strike one against the young Master Platt.
Out in the hall, Gayle is infuriated that her handbag has to be checked by security….as she is about to enter a prison….. Gayle huffs, ‘You won’t find anything there.’ And if you listen carefully I think you can hear her say, ‘Rent-a-cop.’.
Is it just me, but when you see Gayle hobbling along with her crutches do you also have an urge to reach out to the telly and push her down?
Anyway, son and mother reunite and there’s big hugs all around.
Leanne Gets Her Way….Again
Leanne is doing research on the ‘internets’ using Dan’s laptop to see what other bars there are in the area. She asks him for some morning power food like yogurt and fruit, but turns out all he has is Wonderbread and Skittles.
Later that day she tells Roger and Janice about her plan to turn the Italian into a bar. Roger seems to think it’s a good idea and mentions some of the renos in France that he was project manager for. Leanne, realizing that Roger is of value again, slides her way over to ask if he’d come look at the site and give her some advice. Please, please, please oh preeeeeeetty please??
In Other News
Vern has a cold sore. He’s also got a bet on a horse named ‘Big Liz’ because that’s an omen. Too bad he didn’t look to the next race where there’s an even bigger omen, a 2 year old filly named ‘Harry’s trying to seduce your wife, Liz. Liz MacDonald-Tomlin. The one that runs the Rovers and has two twin boys.’ with 2-1 odds.
Becky once had a three legged dog named Tripod that she would push around in a pram when it got old and had lost all its fight. Roy says he knows how that feels. Becky responds with a power hug.
Becky also brought Jason a bacon buttie with brown sauce as a thank you for tipping her off about the great unwashed cheater. She’s also offered to take him out for a pint.
Blanche has taken to walking into business establishments and yelling out, ‘Shop!’.
Steve says that Betty’s been pulling pints since Gracie Fields was a lad. This was Gracie Fields for your information. (I chose ‘Danny Boy’ to replace the ‘Donald Where’s Your Trouser’ song that’s been running through my head for a week.