Kevin and Sally reflect on their reaction to Rosie’s intention to get breast augmentation and wonder if they were too harsh, as there was no way for her to know what Sally is dealing with. Perhaps, but I just enjoy any excuse to throw water in Rosie’s face.
Outside, Rosie sits by the bus shelter where her glamour shot advertising a drain cleaner has been spray painted over in an attempt to cover the offending bosoms. If this was an actual advert, there would be far ruder graffiti on that poster by now. Graeme comes by as she’s telling him about Sally and Kevin’s disapproval of her obviously ascending modeling career. She starts to cry and Graeme, taking awkward advantage of this vulnerability, begins to cry with her.
“Don’t cry,” she tells him. “It’s pathetic.”
Later, Sophie comes by and shoos Graeme away so she can talk with her sister. She tells her that their parents have been acting odd lately and she notices how they change the subject whenever she enters the room. And she swears she heard her mum crying in the bathroom. Her theory is that they’re getting a divorce so thy agree to confront them about it.
Later, Graeme is caught by David confessing his feelings to the Rosie poster. They discuss his chances with her and David thinks they are nil. Graeme thought he could do “edgy” like David (is THAT what he is?) but David thinks he does weird better, which is fine if you’re a footballer or a rock star but not an ordinary bloke. Besides, he reckons, Rosie’s shallow.
“Yes, and I’m deep,” he says. “We balance each other like yin and yang.”
At the Webster’s, Sophie and Rosie ask their parents if they are getting a divorce.
They decide to tell them: Sally has breast cancer.
To her credit, it only takes Rosie 5 minutes to put that information together in her head.
But beyond that, it gets pretty emotional as you can imagine.
Mary and her camper van are back from her around the world trip which seems to have consisted entirely of hanging out in Spain. You know those Canadians or Americans who go to live in the UK for a while and come back with a British accent? Mary’s like that but Spanish and has become an expert in Spanish language, dress, cooking, and guitar. She also corrects his pronunciation of some place name:
“It’s with a ‘TH’. TH! TH! TH! TH! TH! TH!”
“You remind me of Hannibal Lector there, Mary,” Norris says, nervously.
Norris manages to avoid a dinner with Mary in the van, opting instead for the Rovers. Over dinner, she tells him she had a lover in Spain: a lemon farmer/guitarist named Cesaro or something. And Norris clears up her misconception that he and Freida are a couple. So they’re back on the market, she says but Norris counters that he is looking into starting up his own monastic order.
In Other News
Molly has decided that she loves Tyrone after all, just in time for their first anniversary and that 2010 will see her be a better wife to him.
Joe and Gail are back from their off-season honeymoon and Joe’s looking up life insurance ont’ interwebs.
And Dev’s taking over the twins’ birthday party, possibly with the help of General Custard.