Broadcast date: October 10, 2008.
Big Liam Lets Little Liam Do The Thinking
Despite the fact that Liam should have caught on by now that Tony is on to him, he just can’t keep away from Carla, nor she him as despite some initial protests they’re in the bedroom getting her wedding dress off.
Back at the Rovers, Michelle and Tom are having a drink with Tony. Michelle mentions how great Carla’s wedding dress is and how even Liam liked. He popped over this evening with some info about the stag do, you see. This surprises Tony who takes his leave. Outside the Rovers, he looks like he is about to go from Bill Bixby to Lou Ferigno. Luckily, Lloyd’s cab is right there so he gets him to take him to Carla’s.
When he arrives, Liam and Carla have just barely gotten their clothes back on. Liam quickly exits, ignoring a call from Ovulating Maria. Tony kisses Carla, saying, “You taste nice”. I shudder to consider just what he is tasting.
Oh, Maria, this one’s for you:
As Liam walks home in the rain, Tony watches him from the balcony, as lightning lights up his enraged face. Tony swoops his black cape about him and strides back through the door.
Macdonald and Hooch
Steve’s not too keen on the idea of lying to the police about having an affair with Becky, given that Michelle would surely find out. Becky is sure that this will provide the alibi that she needs.
She also reckons that if they keep it discreet with the police, Michelle need never know. Otherwise, she’s going to blab about their one night stand (or twenty second stand, as Becky puts it).
Steve goes down to talk to D.C. Hooch (formerly of “Turner and…” fame) and confirms Becky’s story. Hooch, being the sharp reader of human nature that he is, can’t believe that Steve would go for Becky when he has Michelle.
Hooch, not being such a sharp reader of human nature, doesn’t get the very basic reason men cheat: because they think they can get away with it. From Bill Clinton to Silvio Berlesconi, it’s just how (some) men are wired.
When Steve arrives back, he tells Becky the news and they both reckon they’re home free, even if Michelle walking in on them still makes them jump.
In Other News
Darryl’s in the shed, macking on Amber when he is interupted by Teresa who suddenly needs to tell him that the kebab place can’t afford Tina. His mum offers herself in her place which Darryl refuses. So Teresa goes to the shop and insults Tina long enough for her quit. Though, really, she probably guessed as soon as Jerry left town, things were about to go downhill. She finds Darryl in the street and tells him she’s through selling dog meat to drunks.
Meanwhile, Rita, who needs some help in the shop, overhears Tina’s tirade and figures the girl has some promise.
“Well, she is loquacious. I’ll grant you that,” adds Emily.
Meanwhile, Tara Mandel, who reminds me of CBC’s Geeta Nadkarni (they have the same Mumbai accent) is trying to get her mack on with Dev but it’s all very awkward as Dev is worried about Nina’s spilling the beans about their own affair. She tries to kiss him but he backs off. She makes a quick exit. But what will become of the Manchester Asian Business Network?
Leanne and Dan are done. He says he could handle her being an ex-prossie but he couldn’t handle her being an ex-human being. For that, he gets a pint over his head.
The Websters have decided that, after confirming with King Bono of Ireland, Rosie is not over there that she may be in Holyhead, Wales. At least that’s what her postcard said. I imagine a postmark may confirm such a theory. Anyway, Bill and Sally are going to drive to Holyhead to look for her while Kevin and Sophie hold the fort.