UK Time – Monday February 9th 2009 – Episode II
The show opens with Len Windass still in the Kebab shop threatening Tina, who, for some reason, doesn’t kick Len in the balls or call the police, her father, Gail, David, Graeme, Dev or anyone else to come to the Kabab shop. Len wants Tina to admit she is lying so that Gary doesn’t go down for something he didn’t do. Seems to me he should go down for something. Len finally leaves and Tina calls David after the fact, who doesn’t come to the Kebab shop as asked.
Instead, later on Tina tells David what happened who kicks off and the two start arguing so loud that Joe can hear them from the street. He comes in the house and asks what the problem is. Tina goes upstairs and David tells Joe that Len was in the Kebab shop and has been threatening Tina.
Doesn’t this upset Joe who ends up lurking in dark doorways waiting for Len to emerge from The Rovers. We get the requisite shove up against the wall but again, no kick to the balls as would have been easy and well deserved. Joe does threaten to kill Len, but he is unfazed. Len is pretty sure that Joe is too soft to really do anything.
The factory girls are all a chatter about Tony and Carla, and who wouldn’t be? They are in the factory and Tony is at home drinking and pleading for Carla to come back and make up and pretend that he didn’t have Liam killed so they could be happy again. God, why won’t Carla understand that Tony just wants her to see how much he loves her. A bit later on Leanne finds out from the gossip girls that Carla is now on mat leave has done a runner. Interesting, Carla didn’t talk to Leanne, the maid of honour/former prostitute her late husband tried dispatch via vehicular homicide. You would think that bond would see them through anything.
Anyway, Leanne is all worried and goes where everyone in Weatherfield would go to get much needed information, the pub. Thank god Maria is there because when you are overreacting about your missing full grown adult friend you gotta get the street’s deranged harpie de jour to help you sort it out. So, over to Tony’s they go.
Tony is drunker than a University of Western Ontario student at homecoming. He let’s them know that Carla has left him because she is about to give birth was always in love with Liam. But, don’t worry Maria, Liam didn’t love Carla with every fiber of his tortured soul, he loved you. He really REALLY did.
So, Ken finally gets back from his visit with the Lady-on-the-lake armed with some BS story as to why he’s late and a ridiculous Kimono. Come one, now, a kimono, really? Deirdre has been home making party preparations and I am pretty sure we could loose little Joshua down her cleavage. The voices of screaming children are on high in the background are. It must have been interesting for Amy, the Millie Vanillie of child actors, to hear these obviously pre-recorded voices.
After the party Deirdre suggests that Ken go visit Peter in rehab (he’s still in rehab, right?). At first he is reluctant, than he can see his geriatric wheels start turning and before you know it he’s figuring out how to get a weekend supply of Cialis from the medical centre.
In Other News
Steve is stuck at work during his daughter’s birthday party and gets chatted up by Natasha in full view of Becky, who is all over Jason Grimshaw like me if I had the chance to get anywhere near Jason Grimshaw.
Sophie is home from her date. Everyone asked her how it went, I think she said something about pizza, being hungry and church. Whatever it was, it shocked Rosie.