We open with the consequences of Chesney’s lie that it was John Stape and not
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Kenzie Judd who punched him. This makes Fizz angry enough to walk in that funny way she does, with her arm poked out all perpendicular-like, to the taxi office where she starts wailing on John. He soon tells his side of the story – that Kenzie was picking on Chesney because he and Kailey were going ou – which Fizz is reluctant to believe until she gets the story from Kailey, in her own words:
“Me and Ches were, like, whatever, and Kenzie came up and he was all, ‘What?!’ and I’m, like, ‘Yeah-huh’ and he was all, like, ‘Unnh’ on Ches, and then Mr. Stape is all, ‘No Way!’ and that was, like, it.”
Fizz apologises to Stape and they make plans for a pint in the Rovers later. When Fizz meets up with Ches she gets him to admit that she lied. Ches says he did it just to keep Stape away as he was worried that Fizz would soften in the face of Stape’s sexy, sexy persuasion.
Fizz assures him that there is no chance that’ll ever, ever happen.
So she meets John for that pint but Kevin suddenly makes him uncomfortable so they eventually end up back at Fizz’s. They get to talking and wouldn’t you know it, they end up kissing. John suddenly runs out, saying he’s know ruined everything but Fizz looks as though she’s not sure.
Yeah, he’s manipulating her.
Lots of Other Little Plot Threads
Rita tells Emily about Norris’ snooping amongst her papers and his discovery of the “to be opened after my death” letter. Because Norris thinks that “private” is just another word for a salacious secret for him to uncover, he gets quite excited when Emily makes a big production of revealing its contents after their cottage pie.
Norris gets kind of creepy when she hands it to him but is crestfallen when it does not reveal that she once had a torrid affair with Elsie Tanner, but instructions for her funeral. I assume it will include Hymn 0219:
Gail and Joe continue their clandestine date. Joe is allergic to shellfish. Gail blinks at him repeatedly, signaling to her potential mate that her body is at its most fertile.
David reluctantly takes Amber to the music festival. She is happy to be included in a storyline and is hoping to see Metallica and these guys, Pendulum:
Liam and Tom’s Magnum P.I. revival shirt business may have trouble as Liam is anti-cardboard.
Sean and Marcus had a tiff about Marcus not calling while he was on his extensive two day botox training in London. Then they made up.
Tyrone is reminded that tomorrow is his mother’s birthday and he did not get her a card. Molly calls him a bad son. Hey, Molly, how’s Diggory these days? He tries to track her down in Spain when he learns that she hasn’t been there for months. Eventually, he gets a call from her, subdued as he describes her, and it turns out she’s in the UK. Molly is happy to finally meet her future mother-in-law but Tyrone doesn’t look too sure.