Originally aired on Friday, March 27, 2009
We start at Peter’s flat where Deidre’s snooping has been found out. Deirdre wants to bring Simon, who is the cutest little boy on TV, back to theirs. Peter asks for her set of keys back and Deirdre calls Ken, but gets no answer and leaves a message. Peter says “What exactly is Ol’ Man River going to do? Challenge me to a duel?” This is funny because Ken is a on a boat with Martha, but not this kind of boat. Then Deirdre calls child services. “I work for the council. I know how things work”, declares Deirdre. Peter panics and lets Deirdre take Simon home. We cut to Blanche, who is on the other end of the phone asking Deirdre what she’s on about.
Over at No. 1, Deirdre has put Simon down and is explaining to Blanche why she brought Simon over. After calling Ken again (and ordering him home), Deirdre declares she needs a drink. Blanche chirps in “I don’t suppose the irony of that needs pointing out, does it?” I love this woman. I’m totally going to miss her when she’s gone and am cherishing every single Blancheism.
Ken gets around to checking his messages and announces that he has a family emergency. Martha is disappointed, but more about Ken leaving, and not so much about the emergency. What a gal.
Peter is in the flat and finds Simon’s Mr. Tickle book and storms out of the flat. As Ken comes home, Peter forces his way into the house and runs up the stairs to get Simon. Ken demands to know what is going on and Deirdre explains that Peter’s been drinking again. Peter says that he’s not drunk now but can smell the hooch on Ken and Deirdre. As always, Ken does nothing. Peter takes Simon home.
Ken and Deirdre continue their fight at the dining table. Deirdre wants to know where Ken was. “At the library” Ken exclaims. For the record, books in a room or a boat do not make a library necessarily. Ken says he’ll talk to Peter tomorrow. Blanche says if Deirdre’s accusations are correct, Peter will need a lot more than talk.
Deirdre is out back smoking and Ken says she should come in because she is upset. They sit down and discuss the situation calmly have another row. Ken wonders why Deirdre is so concerned because Simon isn’t even her grandson!!!! Ouch…that hurt.
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match…
Maria is irrationally jealous of Natasha’s interest and escapade with Tony and is trying to set Natasha up with Tom in the pub. Tony arrives and can’t let a pregnant woman buy her own drinks. There is a comment about Natasha and Tom’s current inebriated state, Tony replies “I’m Scottish, don’t forget.” He shortchanges Poppy and when this is pointed out, Maria chirps “He’s Scottish, don’t forget.” Hahaha.
Tony later calls Natasha from his flat and asks her to come over. She’s all dolled up in a new outfit too, but tells Tony not to be too impressed as Tom spilled a pint on her earlier. Turns out she left Tom while he was in the loo. Something tells me that Natasha and Tom are not a match made in heaven. Natasha tells Tony that Tom has the hots for Maria. Also, Maria has warned her to stay away from him, which surprises Tony. They retire to the bedroom. I don’t think this match will last long either.
The Dinner Party
Molly and Tyrone head to Kevin and Sally’s for their tea and bring a bottle of wine. Sally is dressed up and is lighting candles. Kevin asks what is up. “They’re expecting egg and chips for their tea!” (A sidebar: I like to cook and love good food. I don’t ever want to be invited to someone’s home for egg and chips for dinner.) Molly hands Sally the wine they brought and Sally makes a comment about Molly’s easy access to cheap wine at the corner shop. At the table, they’re eating a stirfry. In case you have never made one, Sally says the 3 vital ingredients are garlic, chili and ginger. Thanks Sal. Molly says she’s made fajitas before, but Tyrone says they were a bit hot. “Had the ring of fire the next morning!” TMI.
Molly tells Kev and Sal that she’d like to pull her own weight at the garage and suggests that she could do the books. “Sal does that” says Kevin. Molly points out that a second set of eyes would be good. Sally is patronizing and says that they’re very complicated, “Not like working behind a till.” Molly says she used to do her dad’s books and was a wiz at it. Sally points out that his business failed. Touche.
I was hoping that this blasted storyline would be over before I had to write my next update, but sadly it is not. Dev gets Minnie to pretend to be a London art dealer over the phone and show some interest in some photos at Tara’s gallery. I’m sure London art dealers go to crappy art shows in Weatherfield all of the time. Anyhow, Minnie does the job so well that she ends up buying 3 pics for 700 quid. Problem is that Dev will have to pay for these. Minnie and Dev row. When Dev asks if she can at least pick them up from the gallery, Minnie says it will cost him 70 quid (her commission). I like this girl more and more.