Sheesh, peeps. I’m only a few years in with the gang on the Street…I started watching when Steve and Karen were in the throes of breaking up. Karen’s nose was running alot, I don’t remember much else….so can one of you long-timers please fill me in…has Steve always made such a cock-up of things??
As disgusted as JD seemed by Steve’s offer of Michelle on toast, he seems to have mulled it over. The next day, at band practice, JD tries to talk to Michelle, asking her how bad things are with Steve. Michelle, who is going for a new “look” has stolen a purple caftan out of Fiz’s closet.
JD tries for a snog, and Michelle politely puts him off, saying that she’s with Steve, and Steve is awesome and things are awesome. JD responds by explaining that Steve is an oily, spineless snake who tried to pawn her off like a Swiffer with a broken squirter.
Michelle begs JD to tell her he’s joking, but he isn’t. She runs home to the pub and in the back room, tearfully and angrily confronts Steve and suggests he try the truth for the first time in his whole life. Steve admits he does want to finish, but rolls out the rest of his game by saying, “it ain’t no one’s fault, just the way life is. I like you but I don’t love you.” No sooner has he dropped the bomb when he scurries off to the Cafe. Becky is on smoke break and Steve tells her he’s mid-breakup. Becky doesn’t want any part of him; she doesn’t trust him as far as she can throw him and tells him it’s too late, sod off.
Steve returns for more breaking-up. Michelle is all vulnerable and sad, asking if there’s positively no chance. She asks if there is anyone else, and Steve replies “Nooooooo, of course not.”
Back Door Man
Lloyd pops in the back door of the Rovers and gets all hot’n’bothered over Liz in her Maude cardigan, which she stole from me, and I am pissed because I wear it over my baggy black awards-ceremony dress. Liz escorts her love-machine upstairs for a quickie.
Later, Steve comes up to talk over the nuclear waste of his love-life, and catches Liz in her slinky peignoir set. His nickel drops pretty quick, and he bellows for Lloyd to come out of the bedroom. The boys resume their argy-bargy, it gets a little shovey and Liz tells them to knock it off. As Lloyd storms out, he sees Michelle in the dining room in tears. “He’s not worth tears, Michelle,” he tells her, “he’s a lying, cheating….” Cheating??? Cheating??? MIchelle, along with Liz and Steve, follow Lloyd as he goes to exit the bar and he lets fly, telling Michelle that on he big “night” Michelle mounted the inquisition over, Steve was with Becky, and has been ever since.
This Flight Tonight
Molly and Tyrone enjoy their first brekky as husband and wife. They open their gifts, laughing and reminiscing. Eventually, as their departure time nears, they begin casually. and then frantically, looking for their tickets, as Pam helps. Rocket science is not needed to figure out that Jackie has stolen them. Super-sad.
I Will Get By
Jason overhears Joe McIntyre on the phone, hanging up on a pesky creditor. He mentions this later to Bill, saying something is fishy. Bill says that Joe shows up on time and works hard. I think Jason needs to give Joe a bit of a break here…we can’t all live with our mum forever. Joe’s day gets worse before it gets better…Tina tracks him down to where he has shacked up at U-Store-It.
See people???? Do not lie!!! It gets you nowhere!
In Other News
As Michelle and Steve’s relationship unravels, Blanche’s supply of blackmail booze at the Rovers runs dry.
Jason pops into the Cafe for pie and chips, and to tell Becky that he has been to see about a divorce, and is now free as a bird. Becky is not as impressed as Jason had hoped.