Sorry I’ve been away for the past week, but it was vacation time so I’m just getting caught up now. So what’s happened since last week? Well,
Gary’s off to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and he and Izzy had a goodbye roll in the hay. Meanwhile, Eddie and Anna have been approved by the adoption agency for a wee, or not so wee, babby of their own.
Natasha, after failing to take her own life, took off from Weatherfield with a few home truths for just about everyone. It was classic.
Nick quit Underworld and decided to open a bar in the joinery that Peter and Leanne kindly did all the leg work on for him.
David almost became a rapist when he attacked Tina but there are some depths to which even he won’t sink.
Sian is staying at the Websters as her mother doesn’t want to deal with this coming out stuff while her own love life needs to be front and centre and her father comes from 1974.
So..on to tonight’s episode which is brought to you by McAuslan’s St. Ambroise Pale Ale as all of Peter and Carla’s talk of booze was making me thirsty.
We begin with Carla attempting to drive away but Peter hops in and says that now she’ll also endanger his life as well as hers. Of course, he says, it’ll be rough on Simon to lose both parents…
Carla says that’s low but Peter counters that he’d do anything to keep her from making the same mistakes he’s made. He shows her her eyes in the car’s vanity mirror.
“You’re a bank manager. Would you take a risk on that?”
So she gets out and heads for home where she meets Trevor who’s taking his belongings with him in a, wait for it, bin bag. He tells her to have a nice life and to take it easy on the booze.
She responds by getting drunker until she calls Peter for help. Peter takes the call at his flat and lies to Leanne about it being a mate from They-Won’t-Call-It-AA-But-It’s-AA whose wife has left him. Or he could have just said it was someone who needed help but should remain anonymous because, you know, Alcoholics Anonymous.
Peter comes by and patches up her hand that she cut on a broken wine glass. They have a good long talk about booze and where it leads and it appears Carla is going to get the help she needs.
The Mating Dance
Kirk, on behalf of Chesney, is getting advise on how to pull a bird when it’s time to seal the deal. Owen is present, unaware that the bird in question is his daughter. Basically, the advice adds up to: avoid beer. It gives you gas. Until Dev, sticks his beak in and tells a rambling tale of the bird of paradise of Papua New Guinea.
“It’s all about plumage.”
Little Jack’s rash was..just a rash.
Ciaran offers to take Ryan on a lad’s night to Glasgow, I think to get him to spread his wings. Michelle doesn’t like the idea but comes around and gives him beer money. May I suggest Nice n Sleazy? They have a wicked jukebox.
Becky, Kylie, and their rage issues barred Eddie and Anna from the pub but Steve marched her over to get her to apologize. Anna, meanwhile, is now watching the news 24/7.