UK Time: Monday February 23rd 2009 – Episode II
The show opens with Joe and Len in some random building discussing a deal. Len wants Joe to convince Tina to change her testimony in exchange for a job fitting 19 kitchens in the flats that will be built on that site. Joe doesn’t believe that Len has the connections and Len assures him that he does. Hey, we have no reason to doubt Len, do we?
Back at the Platt’s Tina is making dinner while David is sitting on the couch. You know what, David is a jerk. He refuses to go get onions for dinner and then basically has a go at Tina for some whack reason.
Later on Joe and Tina are alone in the kitchen and they have a chat about the up-coming court case. Tina admits that she has been lying and she didn’t see Gary start the fight. I can’t help but think that now Joe is thinking RESULT! Now he can encourage Tina to tell the truth in court and get that sweet kitchen contract that I’m sure is totally above board. I mean, really. It’s a total lock.
Meanwhile at the Windass household, Scut Farcus has given his mom a box of chocolates (Quality Street, perhaps?) and this is so very touching to this woman. How thoughtful.
The chocolates must have sent this woman into a grief spiral because later she’s out in the back randomly throwing around junk for reasons that are totally unclear. Tina comes out telling her to keep it down. They have a mild confrontation and when David comes out they discuss if it is better to be just plain scum or lying scum. Really, the verdict is out on this one.
Ken’s brought his fancy wine to his fancy piece. That’s not fair, they aren’t having an affair yet. They do, however, have some wine and it is pretty clear that Ken’s picking up what she’s putting down. This woman is making it clear that she’d like to take this relationship to the next level and Ken is being cagey.
They manage to make it to the play and to dinner after but he doesn’t join Martha for a nightcap afterward and she puts it down to him being so recently widowed (the best way ever to call Deidre a dead beat). What Ken doesn’t know is that Deirdre is sitting at home alone beside a special mousaka with Ken’s name on it.
When he gets home Deirdre isn’t even all that angry. She is just upset and disappointed. Ken easily lies about going to see a play with Ted Paige (after Ted’s finished being a useless overly superior know-it-all, no doubt). Excellent strategy, Ken. There is NO WAY Deirdre will catch you in this lie.
In Other News
In the pub, Luke Strong (readers, say his name like you are a character in an African American comedy set in a barber shop) offers Maria and Tom a whole whack of money. Later at Maria’s, She and Tom ignore Michelle’s ridiculous extensions (come on, it just looks crazy fake now) and discuss the offer. Then Michelle’s extensions suggests they Maria and Tom think about what the business can earn for them.
Liz is being a cow to Becky. You know what this is, don’t you. Becky and Liz are almost the same person. They even look alike.
Sophie and her friend are talking about Ryan Connor. Her friend likes him and it is pretty cute when they both squeal when he acknowledges their presence.