Yeah, This is Going to Turn Out Well
Steve is presenting flowers to to Michelle, who asks if he has a guilty conscience. He says he should have texted her when he was
schtupping Becky drinking with Lloyd. Michelle notices he’s borrowed Lloyd’s shirt and he should really stop sweating in it if he wants to give it back to him. Should have borrowed Lloyd’s dashiki – covers up the perspiration right well.
Steve spends the rest of the episode being really, really nice to Michelle. He claims he’ll be more grown up from now which lasts about 15 minutes as Dan is home from the hospital and Steve starts in on Dan and even tells Harry that he’s a shit dad for raising such a son.
Meanwhile, Jason is in the cab office with a bouquet of flowers of his own, intended for Becky. He tells Eileen that he plans to tell that he enjoys their time together but the relationship must maintain a two night maximum for it to continue. Eileen thinks his plan could use some revising but Jason maintain that he is a catch: fit, steady job, no ties (except for the wife in Milan). And he lives with his mum.
He catches up with Becky who suddenly ends it with Jason, saying that she realizes that she was too keen and he was not keen enough. Jason is dumbfounded and the action goes not unremarked by Lloyd.
Lloyd reports this news to Steve and recounts his own history with Becky (back when she was still pretty sketchy) and warns Steve that she can be capable of all sorts. He also suggests now would be a good time to make things a little more permanent with Michelle.
Meet Joe Mac
Tina’s dad Joe has arrived chez Platt to meet David Platt. He gives him a hard time, asking what he supports “blue” (Manchester City) or “red” (“Manchester United”). This is important to know because the team one supports is often indicative of one’s moral character, presumably.
Screw it – just watch this:
Tina says she didn’t expect Joe to come over with a Spanish Inquisition, causing David to declare, “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”
“Amongst our weaponry are such elements as fear, surprise, ruthless – I’ll come in again.”
Anyway, David claims that he is on the straight and narrow as he wishes not to lose Tina, whose face brightens at this news. Dude’s soooo getting some tonight.
Then Joe thanks Gail for taking care of Tina and goes and shoves some money in Gail’s hand and asks her out for a drink.
Why does Gail always attract the crazies?
Sally has some gossip for the girls at the Rovers: “Entre nous, Liam is coming back tomorrow so it’ll be a return to normal service.” By normal service, she means Liam and Carla take turns leaving work for days at a time while they sort out their personal problems, once in a while remembering that they run a frakking business.
Anyway, it’s old news as Maria texted Fizz earlier. Poor Sally, she just can’t do gossip.
Claire asks Roger to look at Kevin and Sally’s bathroom because, entre nous, it needs some work done. Sally gets wind of this and takes offense. Deirdre gets wind of this and warns Claire that Roger is a thief. It all becomes quite heated until Becky shouts at them to shut it as she just wants to have her double pints of cider in peace. “Class in a glass,” Carla calls it.
Oh, and Michelle’s cousin Tom has arrived for a visit.