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It's been babies, babies, babies this week on the Street. Mother
hen Judy is decorating their living room in preparation for the
new arrival. Joyce, of course, is overjoyed that she's finally
going to become a grandmother and Gary is still trying to get
as much baby-making practise as possible. While nothing has been
confirmed yet, Judy tells Sally that she has been sick on a morning
and there's a great scene with Judy in the Rovers wondering out
loud about having a baby "What if it hurts me? What if I
leave it on the bus? What if it turns out like Derek?" More
baby talk this week when Trisha has to go to hospital to have
some tests on the unborn baby Ducky. Just when she's about to
leave the hospital waiting room after being scared off by a nosy
old woman who's regaling her with tales of huge needles and injections,
Vera appears and she goes in with Trisha to have the tests. The
nurse assumes that Vera and Trisha are mother and daughter and
a peculiar smile appears on Vera's face. Trisha tells Jack and
Vera that her ex-husband (or are they still married?) is due out
of Strangeways any day now and will probably want to see Trisha
and Jamie. Vera worries for the safety of the baby. Joyce wonders
if Alec fancies her or not as he seems keen for them to be friends
but admits to Deirdre that he wonders what any woman would see
in a fat baldy chap like him. Joyce books a holiday at the travel
agents and tries to get Alec to go on holiday with her, but instead
she ends up paying for a trip to Malta on her own, forking out
for the single room supplement aswell. Go for it Joyce! Be more
forceful, he's only little.
Des has found an ally in Becky and recruits her to be his assistant
in winding up the Wiltons. Loud music comes pounding through Derek
and Mavis' flowered wall-paper walls and disrupts their plans
to enjoy their new conservatory in peace. Des sends Becky in to
the Wiltons house to try to make the budgie talk. Now, my brother
has a budgie that talks with a Geordie accent so if Mavis' budgie
ends up talking like Becky, heaven help it.
Steven jets off back to Canada and before he leaves he pops
into the cafe where Alma gives him a peck on the cheek as a goodbye
kiss. Deirdre, meanwhile, sits alone in the travel agents, wondering
why he hasn't been in touch with her after their night out. Is
it just me, or do you agree that Deirdre's chances with the fellas
would be much better if she had her perm back again? A nice demi-wave
can do wonders.
It's talent night at Sharelle's night club where Alec's star
singer, the lovely Maxine, is caterwauling on stage and Sharelle
is not amused. "You promised me talent, not this rubbish"
says drag queen Sharelle, looking more glamorous and gorgeous
than any real woman ever could. On with the karaoke, and who should
turn out to be the karaoke queen but none other than Fiona, and
Alec wants to sign her up with his agency, much to Maxine's dismay.
Maude invites Bill Webster for dinner, hoping that she can
get her wayward daughter Maureen finally fixed up with a decent
bloke, but Maureen has other plans.. a blind date! Maureen tells
Bill the truth, and asks him to accompany her on the next blind
date she has, they work out a series of codes, so if Maureen needs
rescuing from the date then she drops her handbag on the floor
as a "sign" and if she's enjoying herself and wants
Bill to leave then she'll spill sherry down her frock and sing
Rule Brittannia while standing on the bar stool. The second date
goes well for Maureen (a dentist, no less!) and when she goes
to find Bill to tell him she won't be needing him to hang around
and wait for her, he's already gone home. Sad really, because
we all know these two belong together.
More square wheeling and dealing this week with the race between
Jack and Derek to fill the cubic space hotting up. This week,
Jack looked like he may have spoilt his chances by repeating to
Curly something that Alec had told him, which Alec had heard from
the chief steward of the cruise liner (a member of the rhomboids,
not so rigid as the rectangle). Curly is aghast that Jack knew
the secret words, him being an outsider and all.
Ken gets called into the Headmistresses office at school, she
is standing with her back to Ken, looking out of the window. Ken
asks if there's anything wrong and she tells him there isn't,
which is strange. Perhaps it's all a plan to make Ken the headmaster
of the school? Once again this week, Liz and Jim are watched by
one and all as they shout and argue with one another in the street.
Jim's annoyed that Liz has her solicitor working for her to recover
her legal expenses from the money that Jim's mother left him in
her will. And that, for this week, is just about that.
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