Clurr and Ashleh
So Claire and Ashley are fighting over this garden/holiday thing and have come to a sort of impasse over which one they’ll choose. At the butcher’s, a discussion with Graeme has Ashley feeling a bit emasculated so he decides to take a guy’s night in the Rovers on Lloyd’s suggestion.
Then he gets mad at Claire for buying Josh a pair of £40 trainers. He then tells her he’s going out for a curry and a pint with Lloyd but she reminds him that they were going to her mother’s that night. He relays this change of plans to Lloyd and Peter, telling them he can meet them for a pint between 6 and 8 pm, which earns him no small amount of grief from his friends. But, to his credit, he points out that as a dad and husband he has people who count on him and he can’t drop everything for a night of drinking.
Well, that lasts about five minutes as in the Rovers, he gets sloshed over a game of darts and starts ignoring Claire’s phone calls. She finds him in the pub and gives him hell over this and his other behaviours recently and tells him not to come home.
Betty notes that this reminds her of classic Jack and Vera except Jack fought back.
And this also happened:
Manuel (I know he’s Ramsay but he’ll always be Manuel to me) wants to help Norris and his bunion so he buys some expensive sneakers but asks Rita to pretend they were a gift from her. Otherwise, he’d never accept them.
Ben and Sophie broke up. Adding insult to injury, he notes that her entire behaviour, including her faith, is just an attempt to differentiate herself from Rosie.
Fizz confided in Natasha that she’s getting married in prison.
Jack’s pigeon Scarlet hasn’t come home. He asks Connie if she went to her place and asks if they go out to check. Connie evades the subject, but Jack presses on. He wants to see where she lives as it’s suddenly become something of a mystery.