Hutch the rabbit in the rabbit hutch
Joe and Tina
Tina is working in The Kabin when her dad comes in to try and talk to her. She does her best to ignore Joe, while Rita, the innocent bystander, does her best to smooth things over between them. Joe later recounts what transpired to Gail, who then tries to mediate a meeting between father and daughter. Evetually, Joe and Tina get together for a chat in his work truck (nice ambience) and Tina suggests they get a place together. Joe agrees that this is a good idea, and that he will tell Gail about it, but seems less than enthused about the plan.
Michelle and Peter
The strange and inexplicable flirtation continues between the bookie and the shiny hair girl. They have a bit of banter over the hutch that Peter supposedly made, and then Peter asks her out for a nice dinner. Instead of running away screaming like any sane woman would, Michelle agrees to the date. Odds are it will all end up going pear shaped, mark my words.
Lloyd and Liz
Lloyd has returned from his Iberian interlude on Ibiza only to discover that Liz, in keeping with the tradition of the stork, has gone to Espana to tend to an ailing Andy. Lloyd comments on how much he was looking forward to a cuddle, before pulling himself a pint to take the edge off the pain of loneliness.
Norris and Mary
The May/December romance stumbles slowly along. Norris is concerned about all the planning that is required to go and extended trip by caravan, after all, some countries require visas. Mary cleverly points out that there are also many more places that don’t require a visa. Norris wonders about the ‘moral’ implication of such a trip, but is referring to their carbon footprint, rather than them becoming the beast with two backs. Mary gives him all the time he needs to make up his mind, or until the end of the day, whichever comes first.
Later in the pub Rita and Emily are sat with Morris and Mary. The usual banter is going on, and Rita and Emily are planning the surprise birthday party for Colin. Norris goes up to the bar and a comment Poppy makes about how Norris used to be Rita’s favourite friend seems to stiffen his resolve, and when he returns to the table Norris announces to the astonishment of all his plan to travel around the world with Mary – twice if he so chooses!
Fiz and John
Fiz and John have a painful conversation about how to home school Chesney. Fiz makes certain that John understands that that is the only reason she is there, and John agrees, although even Helen Keller would be able to discern that he is still warm for her form. As Fiz is leaving John can’t help himself and has to ask her if she still has any feelings for him, the way he still feels about Fiz. Fiz looks back, and neither denies nor confirms what she is feeling. Silly Fiz.
When Fiz runs into Roy on the street, Fiz expains what is going on with Ches, and Roy volunteers to assist in any way he can. Good man our Royston.
Back in the flat Fiz explains to Ches and Kirk what is going to happen with the home schooling project, that there is ‘someone’ who knows all about teaching who has agreed to help, but under no circumstance are they to ask how the ‘someone’ is. Even Kirk should be able to discern who the ‘someone’ is. The phone rings for Fiz, with John is on the other end in the mood for a little love talk. Fiz, to her eternal shame, fails to hang up on him.