Sophie is singing “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?”, much to Rosie’s annoyance. Rosie would prefer to have a post-dump sulk without selections from the hymnal, thank you very much.
Meanwhile, the source of Rosie’s sulk is having problems of her own as she fights with her bank to sort out her automated payments. Dev asks for his rent but Michelle promises he’ll have it that week.
At the factory, Rosie has decided to go in, much to the derision of her underlings. She pretends to be mature with Luke but when he leaves and Kelly makes a crack about getting with him now that he’s single, she ends up wearing Rosie’s Half-Calf Skinny Soy Milk Frappuccino.
Luke, for his part, claims there’s nothing going on with him and Michelle but he spends the rest of the episode asking her out, which she accepts.
Sophie gives Rosie a pep talk, telling her that she could have any man she liked. She agrees and marches out to get Luke back, only to find him snogging Michelle, who, after Steve the cheater and Peter the drunk, has found that the only option is to lower her standards even further.
The Mr. Gay Weatherfield Success Party
Jason got a letter, embossed with an official seal, no doubt, from the august Mr. Gay Weatherfield Society. They want him to run the national competition where the money prizes are double and the tasks even gayer. Also, they want him to appear in a calendar as Mr. November. He could win £5000.
Tina is excited by this and suggests a small party to get well bladdered to celebrate.
The word gets around and pretty soon the whole street is making plans to come to the party. At the kebab shop, Theresa notices a glum Darryl, saying “You got a face longer than Celine Dion.” Darryl says he’d like to get back together with Amber and mentions the party. Theresa gets wind of the party, and invites herself along saying “Time to dust off the ol’ boob tube!” Darryl protests that she’s not invited but she claims that she’s merely going to keep Amber’s claws out of Darryl. And because it’s likely that there will be booze there. I love when a party spins out of control hours before it begins.
And This Happened:
Rita accepted Norris’s offer and decided she’s going to treat herself to a round the world cruise. But first, she’s gettin’ drunk.
Kirk has decided to leave his digs with Fizz and Ches, needing to escape the bad vibes round there. And so, like Superman this month, he has decided to find himself and walk the Earth. Or walk next door to his sister’s house. Whichever is closer.