This week’s go round with Michelle and Steve ended on both a predictable note and an unexpected one. Calling Tracy’s bluff, Steve dumped Michelle in front of both Ryan and Tracy in hopes that Tracy would no longer have any reason to date Ryan.
For his part, Ryan then proposed to Tracy in front of everyone in the Rovers only to be turned down and told, as Steve expected (and Tracy privately confirmed to Beth), that she was no longer pregnant (in fact she never was).
Steve then goes back to Michelle to explain his ruse only to make things worse with Michelle. Michelle is well on her way to Rob’s bed by now.
Ryan’s reaction was even more over the top, deciding that his was going spend all his savings on shots and cocaine, all while Sophie (the only person he can call a friend) ran after him, trying to get him to calm down and talk about things.
Unfortunately, screaming “RY-UN!” every five minutes did nothing but send him off to play in traffic. Sophie pushed him out of the way of an oncoming car but ended up getting hit herself. That was a shocker.
After a successful Moroccan Night, French Night, Spanish Night, Canadian Night (poutine), American Night (Denny’s), Russian Night (disappointment), Swedish Night (meatballs and crime thrillers), everything came to a head when an exhausted Anna and fed up Norris quit during Greek Night.
Lloyd and Mandi and her fab head scarves finally got together and patched things up with Jenna.
Audrey paid Penny her missing 10 grand on behalf of a contrite Lewis but Gail has a theory they’re in it together. I tend to agree. Meanwhile, Lewis is working the bar at the Rovers to class up the joint during the best pub contest as Gloria feigns a fatal illness to get Lewis’ attention.
And Dennis posing as the mystery drinker was some solid gold comedy.