As Tears Go By
A grey morning unfolds as Maria takes Ozzie for a walk, looking disoriented and exhausted. She is in fresh tears because Ozzie is looking for Liam. Audrey ushers her back inside.
At Eyeball Manor, Carla emerges from the bedroom, looking haggard and yellowish. Tony, rather more fresh, has donned the usual purple button-down and wants to go to work. Seeing his fiancée is under the weather, he offers to hang out at home, but Carla wants none of him. She also doesn’t have it in her to go see Maria later, but Tony insists.
Audrey shows Kirk and Julie in to Maria’s. Kirk tells his sister that their parents are on their way. Maria sobs afresh that Liam never knew about the baby.
Michelle and Tom are talking in back of the Rovers. Tom is trying to explain the dynamics of the accident when Ryan wakes up. Ryan is worried the driver will get away with it because Liam was drunk. Ryan vows to find the driver. The Conners might be better advised to avoid automobiles in general. Incredibly somehow, this event has turned out not to be All About Michelle.
Carla and Tony have come reluctantly to Maria’s. No idea why Tony is forcing this visit. Perhaps he hopes to cure his fiancée of her misplaced affections by showing her how undone Liam’s wife actually is. Or maybe he just wants to gloat.
Audrey has made tea for Maria’s visitors. Maria and Carla sit side-by-side in tears. Tony wants to know if there is any news of the car. Carla tells him to shaddap, more or less. He then offers to make the funeral arrangements. Audrey interrupts and reminds Tony that Liam’s parents will assist Maria. Tony tells Maria that Liam could have had any woman in the world, but he picked the right one. He looks pointedly at Carla.
Later Eyeball has a clandestine in-car meeting with his slimy bald henchman, whose name, I think, is Jimmy. It appears we have found Liam’s killer, as Baldy Jimmy tells Tony he can still hear the impact of the car smacking Liam. He is worried about being caught; Tony assures him this won’t happen, and hands him a thick wad of cash – might some of this be the kitty money? In which case, Liam collected the money to pay his own hitman. Baldy Jimmy wants to know if Tony will still marry Carla. Tony says yes, to ensure he has the last laugh on Liam Conner, he will do so.
Get Off My Cloud
Leanne raps on Dan’s door, to pick up her bits and pieces. Kelly answers the door, apparently having ravished Boy Bookie the previous evening. Leanne seems put off, but not too. Kelly hands her only a small box of belongings, saying Dan has given the rest to charity and it’s time Leanne gave something away instead of selling it.
Under My Thumb
Kevin and Sophie are in the Webster kitchen as Sally & Bill return from Wales. Sophie tells her mom about the threatening postcard. The police thinks it’s a hoax, Kevin reassures Sally. Sally wants to keep Soph off school. Bill offers to take her. “Make sure your teachers are aware,” Sally instructs Sophie. Oh, the irony.
As Sophie and Chesney leave for school, Stape is out front sporting three red gashes on his face. Granny’s pussycat must be a lynx or sommat. Sally asks Chesney to stick close to Sophie at school to keep her safe. Chesney agrees although notes he isn’t much of a fighter. Stape offers to pick them up from school. Noooooooo….
As promised, Stape picks up the kids from school, chatting with them. He asks Sophie about the differences in the two postcards. Stape points out that Soph is now the centre of attention. Soph says she’d rather not be although her pleased face expresses differently.
Some time later, Stape arrives home to Granny’s house, as a light rain falls. Once inside, he unlocks an interior door, and there is Rosie…Surprise! Not.
What is rather surprising is that Rosie has not lost any of her bossiness. She gives Stape shit for being late bringing her her dinner, and that she is starving. Imprisoned but undaunted, it would seem.
I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)
Molly sees Amber arriving for work at Dev’s shop and asks if Darryl’s kebab saw any action. Amber explains that “D & T” crashed the party, so no jiggy.
Later as they work, Molly cautions Amber not to feel she has to give in to Darryl. Amber assures her that Darryl is totally into letting her set the pace. Waiting for sex, as opposed to actual sex, is still a step up from talking to a giant hunk of revolving lamb because you think it is stalking you. Tara Mandel breezes into the shop with documents for Dev. Dev kinda blows her off, fearful, we assume, of Nina’s not-so-veiled threats to expose him. After she leaves, Molly and Amber accused Dev of blanking Tara, who obviously likes him. Dev follows Tara outside and apologizes for being brusque – he says he’s a bit out of it as a good friend was just killed.
In Other News
In the Kabin, Norris presents Rita with a porcelain tea set to say thanks for holding the fort. Rita is dreading Liam’s funeral; she says no one had a bad word to say about him. Tina imagines she wants a funeral with everyone wearing white and carrying a sunflower. There is a time for grief, Norris opines, saying that he would mourn the loss of Rita. Tina observes that Norris may still have a crush on Rita. Norris then tries to discontinue Tina’s employment as he has now returned. Neither Rita nor Tina take any notice.
Sally is put out because no one on the Street is talking about Rosie, only some dead guy named Liam.