UK Time: Friday, June 6th 2008
The show opens with Jason having a conversation with his mother about Becky. I know that for some of you it may be hard to believe that a young man would have such a frank conversation with his mother about his love life. Believe me, some do, that type often date me and give me their mother’s opinion about the relationship. This is further evidence that I belong with Jason Grimshaw, or that he is destined to break my heart – something like that.
Anyway, Eileen gives him some advice that is spot on, but will be hard for both Jason and Becky. Tell her tell her tell her. Tell her as soon as possible. The only thing worth than heartbreak is heart break and then the realization that you’ve actually spent a lot of time, unbeknownst to you, waiting for the heartbreak. But, I’m not speaking from experience here.
Later on at Roy’s Rolls Eileen and Jason sit for some bacon bams, sausage rolls, bacon butties, egg and bacon butties, bypass surgery when Becky come in from the flat. Excited to see her new boyfriend she begs Roy for five minutes so she can talk to him. What follows is a rather painful display of a relationship better off in a film called, “He’s Just Not That Into You, But is Too Nice a Guy to Just Dump You”
Jason says he wants to talk. Becky gets paranoid.* Jason denies that anything is wrong with “them”. Jason even makes up story to make Becky feel better. Becky falls for it. Eileen is aghast.
Later Becky asks Roy and Ken for relationship advice. Let me repeat that. Becky asks ROY and KEN for relationship advice. They go over what makes for a lasting relationship. Roy fails to mention that a big plus in his relationship is that no other woman would go out with him. On Ken’s list of tips for a lasting relationship he leaves out habitual adultery on both parts and a complete abandonment of all personal goals.
Well Ken and Roy’s sage advice really struck a chord with Becky. Her definition of mutual respect is red lingerie. Oh Becky. I feel for you girl.
*A word of advice. If you need to have a talk, don’t say you need to have a talk. Just make plans to get together and have the talk. The “talk warning” is just kind of mean.
Steve MacDonald is really going out of his way to act like a first class ass. Is it his fault? Or is this little story line hanging on by tooth floss? Last night it went like this.
Steve: You scratched my car!
Dan: I didn’t scratch your car, mate!
Steve: Yes you DID scratch my car.
Dan: I did no such thing.
Kevin Webster: I’ve got a bill for the scratch on the car.
Steve: You have to pay to repair the scratch on my car.
Dan: I will not pay for the repair because I didn’t scratch your car.
Steve: You gotta pay for the scratch or else.
Michelle: Steve, don’t be an idiot.
Dan: Now you are looking for a fat lip.
Steve: You’re barred!
Dan: You stole my phone.
Steve: You’ll get it back when you pay the bill
Dan: Oh, I’ll think you’re the one whose gonna pay.
In Other News
David got out of kiddie jail
Liz booked a dirty weekend for herself and Vern. I’ve just thrown up in my mouth a little bit.
Michelle and Steve will not be buying Ashley and Claire’s house.