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He's only been back 5 minutes and he's causing problems every
where he goes. Who else but Terry Duckworth? Vera, still overjoyed
to be playing granny with little Tommy, gets upset when Terry
tells her it's time he was moving on again back to Sheffield.
Terry wants to stay, Vera wants him to stay but Jack takes some
convincing. Finally, an exhausted Jack gives in to Vera's nagging
and pleading and lets Terry stay on at the Rovers. Vera loves
settling back into her motherly role and won't hear anything bad
against her lad, she even sides with Terry when he convinces her
that Raquel is an unreliable barmaid and should be sacked. When
Terry makes remarks about Raquel in the Rovers, Curly and Raquel
walk out in disgust, Raquel tells Vera that the Rovers hasn't
been the same since the Duckworths took it over and she's glad
to be leaving. Terry wants Raquel's job for himself, but instead
of helping out in the bar when Raquel quits, he goes round to
see Trisha (he tells Vera he's gone out with the lads for a drink).
Terry & Trisha - the terrible two. For the first time since
Trisha joined the show, I feel sorry for her. She has fallen head
over heels in love with Terry, and thinks he's the best thing
since sliced bread but you just know it's going to end in tears.
Terry tells her he'll take her out for dinner and she gets all
dolled up (she even asks Liz McDonald if she can borrow one of
her lycra string outfits). When Terry arrives at Trish's flat,
he tells her he wants to stay in and get a take-away meal instead
and then spends all night moaning about Vera while Trish massages
his weary shoulders.
There's trouble at t'factory again. Mike is like a bear with a
sore head after Alma tells him to "drop dead". He roars
into the factory, shouting and snapping at the women. One woman
in particular gets a right earful - Josie. Josie comments on the
fact that the machinists are working too hard, they're going over
their quota per hour of garments they should be making for Kbec.
Turns out that Mike has been manufacturing some on the side so
he can sell Kbec their goods and have some left for him to sell
himself - a right fiddle! When Josie complains on behalf of the
girls, Mike pulls her into his office. He tells her to mind her
own business and not to interfere in what he's up to. They argue
for ages (great stuff, this!) and it ends up with the truth about
the garage coming out. When Josie read the letter on Mike's desk
saying the garage had been valued at £50,000, Josie thought
she was getting a bargain when Mike sold the garage to her and
Don for £43,000. The letter was a fake. Josie resigns and
huffs and pants all the way home to Don and another argument.
Not even baking a fruit cake for him can put Don in a better mood,
he blames Josie for getting him deep in debt and forcing him into
buying the garage when he didn't want to. Josie ends up walking
out on Don, screaming "I never thought I would feel sorry
for Ivy!". Oh, and Alma and Mike make up after all of this
- it is their wedding anniversary after all! More bad news for
Mike comes when Steven does his rounds at the factory, inspecting
the work done so far. He's appalled at the work he sees and refuses
to take the order. He extends his deadline a few more days and
Mike has to sub-contract all of the work out, so he makes less
money but keeps Kbec happy. When Alma finds out that Steven has
refused the order she's convinced it's because she made a fool
of herself with Steven and that he's punishing Mike because of
this. So, she meets Steven and asks him straight out if this is
the case - he denies it.
Alf finds out from the Council that they are naming a public building
after him, in his honour. Audrey is delighted, she can't wait
to find out what the building is - a hospital? a library? She's
embarrassed when she finds out it's a sheltered housing project
for the elderly but this doesn't stop her blurting it out all
over the Rovers even though Alf has told her not to say anything
until the official press release is printed.
Liz asks Fiona if she will be visiting Steve in prison next week
on his birthday. When Fiona tells Liz she won't be going to visit
her son, Liz goes all moody with Fiona, who takes her bad mood
out on Raquel in the Rovers and trashes her over the advertising
poster she's made for her aromatherapy sessions. What is it with
this week, everyone has been shouting at everyone else... except
for Trish and Terry who haven't come up for air yet.....
Judy Mallett's secret looks set to be exposed - she's addicted
to catalogues and the pusher is her mother. Gary's been finding
stuff all over the house that Judy has been buying from her mum's
catalogue and he's not best pleased.
Ken and Deirdre have a quiet drink in the Rovers together, but
this isn't half as entertaining as when Deidre is playing monopoly
with little Jamie while Trisha is out boozing. Jamie asks Deirdre
for advice on what girls look for in boys "Oh, kindness"
she says "and a bit of respect, that sort of thing".
Jamie thinks about this for a bit and then says "that's not
what I've heard!".
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