Kevin, who’s been grouchy since his falling out with Tyrone is initially unsympathetic to Sophie who’s pulling a sick day. But when she’s suggests it’s “women’s problems” (I’ll say!), he changes his tune.
At the garage, Molly comes to see Tyrone to tell him he has to get a present for her dad’s birthday tonight. Tyrone doesn’t think he’ll have time as he has to fix his car before they can go anywhere. Kevin offers to do it for him so he can get the present on his lunch break.
Later, Kevin goes to see Molly and tries (again) to convince her to have an abortion. She kicks him out and it’s up to Auntie Pam to pick up the pieces and then have a go at Kevin for basically being a dick.
Tyrone stops by the cornershop to tell Molly that he got Diggory a set of Tommy Cooper DVD’s (see above).
Later, Kevin sees Sophie going across the street and has a go at her for being well enough to leave the house. She cries and says she was going for milk. Seeing she’s clearly in distress, he leaves Tyrone’s car and takes her inside the house to comfort her. She cries that she’s in love with someone but they just don’t want to know and it’s killing her. Kevin asks if this is about Ben. No, no it’s not about Ben.
When she’s calmed down, Kevin heads back to the garage but Tyrone and Molly have already gotten into his car and are pulling out. Kevin sees this and realizes the brakes weren’t finished. Kevin cries out and tries to warn them but when Queen’s “Can’t Stop Me Now” is on the tape deck, you don’t turn that shit down. He chases after them but they turn around the corner, oblivious to the danger that awaits.
So the British Army has made a man out of Gary Windass. He’s polite to David Platt, admonishes his dad for not helping Anna around the house, and between breakfast and lunch, he has the ability to grow an entire goatee. Eddie and Anna note how he can be the new style of Windass, unlike his uncle Len. His leave is almost over so Anna, like my mum, makes him 18 sandwiches for a two hour train trip. She also blurts out that they’re adopting a child but Gary seems cool with it.
After he heads back, they get a call from the army. Turns out he’s been AWOL.
John thinks Fizz Fishwick sounds like something out of Dickens but Fizz isn’t so keen on the idea and worries about, oh, anyone seeing them outside. At the school, John is introduced as Mr Fishwick to a group of students and a girl who looks just a little too old for high school picks up on the Dickens thing. Suddenly it appears he has a Rosie 2.0 on his hands.
Cheryl left her phone in one of the cabs and Lloyd decides to stalk her under the pretense of giving it back to her. He eventually sees her from his cab and it turns out she doesn’t work at the Keg at all. I didn’t catch the name of her work place but it had the silhouette of a woman on the door so maybe it was some kind of women’s shelter?