FAKIN UR DEATH. UR DOIN IT WRONG
At their cottage on Lake Windemere, Gail and Joe are still arguing over Joe’s quite well thought out plan to fake his own death. Clearly, he’s covered all his bases here so I don’t know what Gail’s problem is. All she has to do is tell the police he went missing and tell Tina that her father is dead. What could possibly go wrong?
The argument follows down to the dock where Gail attempts to physically prevent Joe from getting in the boat. They struggle and he hurts her wrists and he sprains his own wrist in the process. The couple they met earlier see this fight, shake their heads, and drive off.
Joe pushes Gail back on to the dock and unties the boat and sets off, with Gail screaming
“JOE!!!” in her best Hound of the Baskervilles voice which is slightly less annoying than Joe’s goddamned ring tone.
“I love you, Gail,” he says.
So Joe the experienced seaman gets loaded and plans his escape. Except that the rubber life boat he brought along to make his escape get untied and as he tries to bring it back, he falls in the water. He swims back to the boat and tries to pull himself up but his injured hand hurts too much. He hangs on a little longer, lets out a terrified little whimper and falls back into the water, one last time.
As Ken, Deirdre, and Leanne are looking for Peter, he’s takes a cab to George’s house, looking for Simon. Seeing how sauced he is, George rebuffs him, calling him an embarrassment and pathetic and tells him to take a cab back home and they’ll discuss this in the morning. Peter gets defensive and Simon once again sees his drunk daddy.
“Daddy’s drunk again, isn’t he? Leanne says when he’s drinking he gets nasty,” Simon says, with the air of experience that no child his age should have.
It’s ok. You can hang out in George’s awesome kitchen for another night.
Back the Rovers, Ciaran, while simultaneously trying to pick up Michelle by appealing to their mutual Irishness, asks if Peter was a drunk when they dated (Michelle and Peter, I mean. Not Ciaran and Peter). Peter comes in and asks for a drink. Michelle refuses him service and Jason steps in to help usher him out of the bar.
As he leaves, he nearly runs over Audrey. After Ciaran helps her to her feet, she remarks, “Shame to see Peter back on the drink. Gin and tonic, please, Michelle.”
George comes by Ken’s and they all go in to discuss what to do with Peter. George offers to pay to put him into a private clinic. For once, Ken does not argue that publicly funded, community based addiction services are a better option. Leanne says that Peter has to go willingly.
Right now, the only place Peter has gone willingly is the bookie’s where he and Ciaran share a beer. Ciaran tries to get Peter to see sense but, well, just gives up and leaves him with his beer.
Guess he’s wondering if Michelle is still working.