UK Time Sunday May 4th 2008
Maria has clearly lost the plot. The episode opens with Maria in Audrey’s spare room still holding on to a secret that will get more and more difficult to keep as the hours go by. Obviously, she isn’t thinking because if she were she would realize that keeping this secret is impossible and a little bit crazy. She has the possibility of alienating the people she needs to see her through this difficult time. The panic and grief has totally blown all other problems out of proportion.
After begging Audrey not to say anything to Liam, Bill talks some sense into her. I have to say that I think Audrey’s worry that Liam is violent is kind of unfounded and I don’t understand where it comes from. To me it seems like a writer’s excuse. Maria is clearly not in her right mind. Thankfully, Audrey calls Liam and tells him that Maria is with her and yeah, don’t come over. Okay.
Obviously, Liam high-tails it over to Audrey’s where he fights to get into the house. But, Audrey and Bill stop him at the door while Maria looks on from the stairs. Later, Audrey tucks Maria into bed and offers to put a load in for her. Maria declines the offer wanting to sort it out in the morning. This, of course, means that Audrey should rifle through her things. What does she find? She finds evidence of a baby born yesterday. I am not clear on whether or not Audrey knows that the baby is still born.
Other Stuff That Happened
Bill and Gail demand to know about Ted Paige
Ashley finally tells Clair that they are broke. It looks like Claire is a bit of a 1950’s throwback. What they need is a visit from Gail Vas Oxlaide for a little ‘Till Debt do us Part counseling.
Bookie Daddy, Harry is still charming the leopard print of Liz.
This Episode’s totally Random and Useless Story
Bookie son, Dan needs a boost and basically has to beg Lloyd for it. Finally after promising a pint, Lloyd is keen to help. Like magic Lloyd provides a boost and we learn that Bookie son is helpless with cars. Steve makes fun of him while talking to Lloyd and Ryan (who serves as a grim reminder that Michelle will one day be back from her trip). Then Steve locks his keys in the car and Dan has to come out to get them out. Steve say7s “I thought I had a misspent youth.” You did Steve. Please read your character backgrounder, lest you forget.