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Vikram, not one of my favourite characters, wants Dev to loan
him the seven and half grand necessary for him to buy into the
taxi cab firm with Steve McDonald. Dev won't lend him the money
(well, would you?) and so with Nita's agreement, he puts their
house up for sale, intending to use his share of the profits to
get him into business. Jez Quigley (Tyrone's wicked older brother
in another life, surely?) returns to the cobbles and overhears
Vikram when he says Steve hasn't got the money to put into the
cab firm business either, so he sort of mooches around, offering
cash, hoping he'll be in for a bit of the action, whatever it
might turn out to be.
Nat gets interrogated at the police station over her relationship
with Colin Barnes and confirms Colin's alibi, with tears and regrets.
When Nat and Vinny argue in the Rovers, Leanne tells Janice about
Natalie sleeping with Colin. Janice tells Vera and Vera tells
Audrey and it all gets back to Nat, who assumes it's Vinny who's
spilt the beans, although Leanne finally comes clean. Vinny, hurt
and useless, wonders if he should just give up on Nat, unable
as he is to reach her in her pain and unable to deal with her
past. But Vinny being Vinny, he's still hopeful, although he's
pretending like he's not. Nat gets Duggie to print some posters
offering a ten thousand pound reward for information leading to
the conviction of Tony's killer. One of the posters goes up in
the Rovers and Jez Quigley goes queasy when he spots it, not unnoticed
by Leanne, who later tells Steve she reckons it were 'im wot done
Martin and Rebecca? Well, it started off quite wet then I reckon
it must have gone a bit tacky before the colour slightly changed
as it dried off completely. Yes indeed, watching paint dry was
preferable to enduring more of this piffle. So what did happen...?
She said she was handing in her resignation and going off to work
in Dubai, couldn't bear to be part of his life while not being
part of his life, couldn't take it any more, he thought about
it for a bit and said okay, then go, walk out the door, just turn
around now, 'cos you're not welcome any more. I think there were
tears, who cares?
A very odd storyline this week with Les being stranded on a
lake in the park while on his community service, convinced there's
crocodiles in the water (all 3' of it, in the middle of Manchester?
Mmm... possible, I suppose, but then again.... nah). Waving for
help across the lake, an old woman reports Les to the police,
thinking he's flashing at her, and it's only when Tyrone comes
by walking Monica and vouches for Les that the police let him
off with a warning.
After having a word with Toyah in the cafe, Maxine decides
she's going vegetarian. She also decides her fella and her Bella
are going vegetarian too, and Ashley is not best pleased: "I'm
a fella and I need me meat!". As you can imagine, when Fred
finds out, he almost blows a gasket: "D'yer know yer grasping
an 'erbivore t'yer bosom?" I say, he wonders what the world
is coming to: "She'll be telling yer that carrots have feelings
next!". Ashley thanks Maxine profusely for cooking a proper
meal for him - sausage casserole - when he returns from work,
declaring them the best sausages he's ever eaten - until she tells
him he's just eaten veggie sausages!
Gwen's got designs on Jim... and his wallpaper, the paintwork
and the furniture. She's wanting all new stuff, all done her own
way, and to be fair to him, he does agree to a new bed. Well,
the one he's got he's had for 20 years since he married Elizabeth
so he reckons it's time for a new one.
Collette and Curly meet up in the Rovers to chat about this
mysterious Cavanagh bloke who's been stalking them both. Curly
offers to buy them both a curry so she goes back to Curly's house
while he nips down the Balti Express. But, as Collete sits in
the house alone, in walks Cavanagh, letting himself in with Curly's
keys that he nicked last week. The bloke's obviously nutty and
proceeds to give Collette a bit of a weird time. Fortunately Curly
comes back with the poppadums in the nick of time, Cavanagh runs
out into the street, brought to the ground by a flying rugby tackle
from Duggie (great stuff). All's well that end's well anyway.
Cavanagh gets nicked, Collette and Curly part as friends and Curly
ends up on a date with Sgt. Emma just as he was getting resigned
to nights in eating fish and chips for one while playing with
his expanding telescope.
Hayley helps Sarah Lou with the costume designs for the school
play. Trying to extend a hand of friendship, she's as nice as
can be to Sarah Lou who turns and says: "What do you know
about being pregnant Hayley?". Nothing, of course, but she
does know all about being different and offers Sarah Lou some
sage advice. And that's just about that for this week. Remember,
if I don't check in this time next week, call the mounties. And
send money, lots of it.
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