Originally aired on Friday, February 13, 2009
In yesterday’s episode, Becky recounted the tales of her misfortunes on previous Friday the 13ths and was too afraid to fly. According to a source, Friday the 13th can bring good or bad luck. Well, this doesn’t seem to be Stevie-boy’s lucky day. He is drowning his sorrows in the pub and explains to his Mam that he was planning on proposing to Becky (a sort of grand romantic gesture) and winning her back. Alas, Jason beat Steve to the punch. Steve makes a comment about how much a hit man costs. I can’t help you there, but Tony can.
Becky and Jason decide to celebrate in the pub, but Becky wants to go first to tell Steve the bad good news. Steve tells Liz and Lloyd to not let on that he knows. Steve and Becky go into the back and Steve lays on the guilt trip, thick. Soon enough, Becky tells Steve that Jason proposed and she has accepted. Steve pretends (poorly) to be surprised and says it was kind of her to tell him in person. After they share a hug (never-ending from Steve’s end), she gets up to leave and comments on the lovely flowers in the vase – “Them is nice” she says and leaves. Jason comes into the Rovers and is congratulated by Steve, who also buys their first round. Steve asks Liz and Poppy to manage so he can escape upstairs. Roy spills red wine on Jason’s white pants. Seems like a cracking good party. Steve can hear the laughter upstairs and is miserable.
Becky decides she needs a smoke and heads out back where she finds (wait for it) Steve. Steve complains that Liz won’t let him smoke inside because of Amy. Steve claims that he had quit smoking before the woman of his dreams went off and got engaged to another man. As they talk about the engagement, Steve lets it slip that he saw the whole proposal. Becky is livid – he was so nice and surprised earlier when she went to tell him. Steve says that he was going to come over to propose to her and he has proof! He runs into the house to get the engagement ring he had bought for Michelle. Great – what every woman wants: someone else’s engagement ring. Steve proposes to Becky. Wow, 2 proposals in 1 day. This reminds me of when both Kirk and Tyrone were vying for the affections of a certain Ms. Fiona Brown. I digress. Steve reminds Becky that Jason is still married and who knows how long a divorce might take. Also, Jason escaped through a loo window the first time he and Sarah were supposed to get married. After he proposes, Becky yells “Not in a million years, not if you were the last man alive!”
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow?
Graeme has been working in Sally’s garden and explains the all about the evils of fireweed. Remember, he learned this all inside, and even drug dealers like flowers. If this kind of stuff interests you, I highly recommend the movie Greenfingers – a delightful and charming flick. Sally pays him 30 quid and asks him to keep mum. Kevin comments on the garden and Sally implies she did it herself. With that, Graeme calls over the fence to say that he must have forgotten his watch there. Sally fesses up and Kevin freaks out like this is the biggest betrayal of their marriages (keeping in mind that both have had extra-marital affairs). All over 30 quid and they’re not collecting food stamps yet. Kevin acts like the child he is and stomps off to the pub. Fortunately, he meets Ashley in the pub (Claire has taken the kids to her mother’s). At some point, Kevin is in Ashley’s house (i.e., Kevin’s old house). He says he misses the old house and still calls it No. 4. This house is home.
Tina sees Gary while she takes the rubbish to the bin and tells him to not tamper with a witness. However, she is grateful that he slugged his uncle after she was intimidated by Len.
Julie asks Fizz who the weakest sewer is at the factory. Fizz says it is Shawn. Really? What about all of the people we only see when it’s time to clock in and out? How much work do they get. Julie protests to Mr. Gordon that this isn’t fair. He says he is a delegator and that if she cannot pick someone to axe, it will be Julie who goes.