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Curly tells Alma about girlfriend Sgt. Emma and she approves.
He goes off on a real date with Emma and tells her he's off to
France soon to 'visit family' but doesn't tell her, not yet, that
it's his daughter and ex-wife he's going to see. Of all the story
lines that are going on right now, some are pretty naff (Gwen
and Jim, so it is), some are downright stupid (Martin and Rebecca
- come on down!) but Curly with a girlie is lovely to see.
Danny's brother helps out in the shop and it opens as D&S
Hardware and DIY (tel 0161 710 6111 and ask for Sally). Duggie
wants a big opening ceremony with a local celebrity - and offers
himself, cheap like. He turns up in and gets out of the taxi in
front of the shop to be snapped by the hacks from the Weatherfield
Weekly Wotsit. Blanche is straight in there, checking out the
cloths and moaning about the shabby chamois on sale.
Relations are strained between Fred and Ashley over this vegetarian
business. Ashley stands by Maxine and tells Fred he's proud to
be a veggie, to which Fred replies: "Have you been watching
Now I used to like Gwen, but she's managed to wrap Jim around
her little finger and is being way too manipulative for my liking
these days. She manages to get a new bed out of him, fair enough,
but before you can say 'I can't think of anything worse than spending
any part of MY Easter weekend in B&Q', she's got new wallpaper,
paint and the room all stripped, ready for action.
Over at the factory, Hayley's having a hard time as Gwen takes
time off for shopping when she ought to be working. Hayley confides
in Roy that she's not really cut out for this supervisory business:
"I see meself more as the captain of the rounders team than
Atilla the Hun". However, she does end up threatening Gwen
with the sack if she doesn't pull her socks up and stitch her
Evil Jez is hanging around, assuming that the money he's loaned
Steve McDonald entitles him to his share of the taxi-cab firm
that Steve and Vikram have just set up. Fortunately for Duggie,
they've taken one of the new units in Victoria Street. Steve gets
paid from Duggie, he offers Jez his money back but he won't take
it. The pair end up in a tussle on the Street with Jez pushing
Steve's face up to one of the Tony Horrocks reward posters, reminding
Steve what happened to the last person who upset him. A brilliantly
nasty piece of work is Jez.
Dev and Vik's Aunty Maya turns up to work in the corner shop,
takes off her coat, gets to work and says: "Let's get this
place sorted out then". Indeed.
And, oh yes, he's back this week. The lovely Spider made a
reapparance in the show as the voice of militant vegetarianism
with a very bad haircut.
Tyrone takes his driving test again, he's nervous as he's got
the same examiner as last time. When the car breaks down on the
test, he gets out to fix it, although it's "highly irregular"
says the examiner. Never mind, he passes it and Jack is rightly
proud of "our Tyrone".
Debs cooks dinner for Duggie and the two of them get all cosy
over red wine and something hot. She swishes off upstairs while
he's trying to uncork another bottle downstairs when panic strikes
- and Duggie runs away. Sensitive as a woman can be to a man who's
wife has died and he hasn't been intimate with anyone since and
who pops round to see her the next day with a bunch of flowers
to apologise - Debs tells him to get lost. The bitch! She calls
him screwed up; she can't see past her own dented pride and quite
frankly, not worthy of Duggie if you ask me. They agree to call
it off, as do Nat and Vinny this week.
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