Sorry for the quickie update but it’s a busy day today.
Rita leaves a message for Lewis on the phone, telling him how much she enjoyed their evening and how much she’d look forward to seeing him again.
Later, as she enjoys her sherry with Emily, Audrey barges in and demands to speak Rita. Emily offers a neutral ear but Audrey rebuffs her.
“Oh, Emily. I’m not about to invade Poland!” and Emily makes herself scarce.
So: Audrey is angry with Rita for going out with Lewis after she confided in him about the fact that she was hiring him as her escort. But really, the argument is about Alf Roberts and the fact that Rita thought she married him for money.
“I loved Alf,’ Audrey protests.
“Aye, but you loved his money more,” Rita counters and then compares her to Lewis, who charges by the hour. “You may not like to admit it but you do it all the same.”
“May God forgive you making allegations like that when you’ve got the morals of an alleycat.”
Becky, after seeking counsel from Hayley, has come ’round on the idea of adoption. But when Claire suggests that newborns are hard to come by and the real kids needing a family are older and with difficult histories, she is taken aback. They go on Amazon an adoption/foster kids type website to see who would like a home and see one girl who has 7 brothers and sisters and has gone from home to home. Steve begins to have second thoughts about the idea of bring into Amy’s life an older child with her own history and the kind of disruption that would bring.
In Other News
Ken wasn’t going to do much about his anniversary with Deirdre until Leanne put a bug in his ear about it (and a reminder that during their anniversary last year, Ken was having it off with Martha on the Barge). Suddenly, he’s spring for a nice do.
Sophie and Sian and Ryan back together but looks conflicted about it.
Trev and Janice decide to have a “cheat on her their diet night” but when Carla asks him out on that night, he forgets all about Janice.