After a talk with Eileen, Lloyd decides to set Michelle straight. Little does he know that Steve is celebrating his smoking-shelter-no-ring proposal with everyone on the street. By the time, Lloyd does tell Michelle what happened (leaving out the minor detail of his indescretion with Becky), Michelle does not take it well.
She keeps this news to herself as they go ring shopping to the place Steve claims he was buying the bling. He fails to convince the clerk that he put one on order. Wanting to make Steve suffer some more, Michelle spies a £7500 rock in the display case: “Ooooh, Steve. This one’s PERFECT!” she says, and I have to give Kym Marsh props for making that line so funny.
So Steve buys the ring, takes her back to the Rovers and makes his proposings in the back room, on one knee. Despite being a step up from the smoker’s shelter, Michelle tells him that Lloyd told her everything and that she wouldn’t marry ‘im if ‘e were the last fella on earth!
In Other News
Newly unemployed Ken is now seeing plays with Ted. Blanche reckons he’ll be using moisturiser next. It’s a slippery slope.
Vern is helping Roy with the café and keeping Dev company on the golf course.
Molly relates a comment from Dev regarding her marital status to Jack and Tyrone. Jack translate this for Tyrone: “She wants you to propose, son.” To help him, he gives him Vera’s engagement ring. He also recalls his own proposal to his late little swamp duck: on the back of a city bus with Jack romantically saying, “Well, you’re up the duff now. We might as well get married.”
At Dev’s advice, Ty books a table at the La La Lounge.
Molly’s Auntie Pam shows up selling ham at the Rovers. She decides to stop with Molly in her newly purchased non-council house.
Rosie asks Tony to give Sean his job back. The Websters are planning a holiday to Majorca. Kevin butted heads again with Tony, this time over a n0 parking sign in front of the garage.
Tony invites Rita to show her one of the Victoria street condos, suggesting she could buy one of these with the money from the sale of her shop. She’s worried that she’s being seen as siding with Tony, who is getting on the bad side of a lot of her friends. Tony, again, who knows exactly how to talk to specific people tells her that he’s not the bad guy here. He’s offering Kevin the biggest bonus ever but he’s just not interested.
I have to say the episodes over the past week have been stellar with a lot of laugh out of loud moments. I hope they keep it up.