JD Stole My Initials
Becky finds “JD” kipping on the chesterfield in the back/front room so it appears there was no CHICK-BAM-BAM going on with Michelle last night. But then again, maybe there was to be some ACK-SHON but Michelle insisted on singing some more and “JD” lost the mood.
Anyway, Steve’s over at Streetcars complaining about all this but Eileen just keeps putting ideas into his head to drive him crazy.
Steve heads back to the Rovers where he finds Michelle and “JD” laughing over breakfast. Steve is extremely rude to “JD” even as he explains that there was no sexytime last night. Later, after “JD” has left, Michelle is very upset with Steve and explains to him that “JD” just wanted to hire Michelle for a gig later that evening. But despite that Michelle says she could invite the entire cast of Chippendales back home with her if she wanted. But she admits she would never do that because she is virtuous and moral and never, ever lies. Even if she let Steve sort of think “JD” was totally boning her. So Steve thinks that makes them even but Michelle thinks that shows that they have no future.
Later, when Steve finds out from Becky that “JD” really did sleep on the chesterfield, he sort of apologises to Michelle but also tries get them to put this business behind them – then he gives her an ultimatum – either they move on or she moves out.
Does anyone think it would be funnier if Michelle actually couldn’t sing but insisted that she had a great voice? I just remember a girl I went to school with in the Crappiest Little Town in New Brunswick who insisted on singing in this awful bluesy crooner voice every time she got drunk. Once a table of bar patrons overheard us and offered to buy us a round of drinks if we could get her to shut up. To me, it would be funnier if Michelle was like that rather than the more obvious route.
Meanwhile at a Hair Salon in 1984
David has been pestering Tina at Jerry’s kebab shop all morning and despite his purchase of twenty of Jerry’s finest kebabs, Jerry’s tells Tina to take the day off to sort out her love life.
David arrives at Peter and Paul’s hair salon. They’re his employers and have been transported from a 1980’s film featuring the over-the-top gay stylist stereotypes. After throwing on his leather tie and putting in the new Grace Jones cassette, David gets to work. But it’s not long before Tina arrives and asks for a haircut. The most exclusive salon in all of Manchester has walk-ins, apparently. To David’s surprise, Tina asks for him specifically to wash her hair. He takes her to the sink when her real plan is hatched: she starts making a fuss, yelling about the water temperature so that everyone’s eyes are on David. Then she asks him how he likes it, having someone show up at his job everyday to embarass him. David begs her to stop. Peter and Paul are all, “Oh, smell her!”
Speaking of Stereotypes
Because they split the cost of living in a rooming house and evidently have bucketloads of disposable income, Sean and Marcus decide to see about a little botox, even if Marcus thinks it’s vain and superficial. Sean, who’s worried about his worrylines, mentions Marcus’ tiny burst capillaries (I think?) on his nose and suddenly he’s interested. In the end, Sean couldn’t go through with it but Marcus had the veins injected and is suddenly very interested in how much these botox injectors make.
In Other News
Wiht the wedding money Ty gave her Auntie Pam repackaged the bulk relish in mason jars and his selling it as “homemade pickle” at one pound per jar. She approaches Ashley to sell it in his shop and, despite not being able to sell it before, he buys 20 jars. I think I know now why he and Claire went broke so fast.
Meanwhile, she left her mess for Molly to clean up so before doing the dishes, she removed her engagement ring.