You Should Never Argue With A Crazy Mind, You Ought To Know By Now
Becky and Roy have taken their argument from the café to his flat, where Becky is furiously stuffing her belongings into a garbage bag. It basically comes down to this – Roy refuses to compromise his principles (and his cheese toast) and Becky doesn’t want him to judge her. But neither will budge and Becky is in tears asking if Roy will stop her from leaving. He doesn’t and Becky gets nasty.
She tells him that in the past, people mock him as a weirdo and she stuck up for him. But no more – now she’ll join in and what’s worse, she start calling Hayley a freak. It went too far, and she moves out, in tears realising how much she hurt him.
Lloyd sees her in the street and offers a shoulder to cry on (the other one is reserved for Vern, who is moving his stuff into Lloyd’s flat). Becky tells Lloyd what happened and what she said to Roy. She wants to make amends but first should find a place to live. And all because of a one night stand.
She finds Jason and tells her that she moved out on Roy, due an argument over her increased shifts. He offers to have her stay with him and then suggests going away for a little vacation.
So now she’s working at the Rover’s, alongside Michelle, whose boyfriend she slept with and will be living with Jason, the boyfriend on whom she cheated with Steve. Huh.
Meanwhile, Ken talks to Roy, telling them that sometimes in a parent child relationship, things are said that hurt, but are not meant. Things that one might say on New Year’s Eve like, “I don’t want you, Tracey. It’s Deirdre I want!”
Becky does eventually patch things up with Roy but they agree that they shouldn’t live and work together (actually, I think just living together was what did it). He tells her to take care of herself and she promises she will.
Is That All You Get For Your Money?
If you have a property that Tony Gordon wants to buy, then the drinks are on him at the Rovers. Except if your name is Doris, as you’ll make rueful comments about needing a long spoon to sup with the Devil. Tony sees Kevin and asks if he’s considered his offer. Kevin says that he likes being close to home, his customers, etc and has no intentions of trading up to a bigger place. Tony says a bigger place would mean more money but Kevin counters that more money means more work and he’s plenty busy as it is.
Tony later tells Carla that it’s all a front to get a better offer as he can’t believe how anyone would be content with what they have when there is always more to get. Then he goes all Stefano DiMera and suggests he’ll be a little more persuasive with his next offer.
“The garage will be mine,” He might as well be saying as he draws his black leather glove into a tight fist. “Oh yes, it will be mine.”
Who Needs a House Out in Hackensack?
Sean skips work to go apartment hunting with Marcus. Little does he know that Tony Gordon has his one good eye on him. Tony asks Kelly where he’s gone and she covers for him, saying that he wasn’t feeling well.
“Time of the month?” he asks.
“Yeah, that’s homophobic,” Kelly replies, not to mention sexist.
“Ooh, that’s a very big word for you, Kelly,” says Tony, all condescending-like. “How about another word: mendacity? It means lying.”
If you want to make viewers hate a character, make him a bigot.
Sean later returns to Eileen’s to inform her that he and Marcus are moving out to a crappy apartment, which is all they can afford on Sean’s salary as Marcus quit his job. I wonder what they’ll afford on Sean’s annual salary of $0 when Tony Gordon shitcans his ass?
And It Seems Such A Waste Of Time If That’s What It’s All About
Roger and Roy convince Ken to go to his university reunion, even if he is a major loser because some of his classmates may be bigger losers than him, not that he would look down his nose at them or anything, oh no.