Written by Damon Rochefort, directed by Tessa Hoffe
Gail is keeping her little rituals in jail that keep her sane – doing her makeup. Her old cellmate is better than Tracy, but Gail seems quite annoyed by her constant blabbering. Surprise, however, when the guard comes to tell Gail that her solicitors are here and her cellmate thinks it could be good news! Her cellmate was right, because her solicitor has told her that an unexpected witness has come forward and says she saw Gail get off the boat and watched Joe sail away. Gail is surprised to hear this and wondered what the Polish cleaning lady was doing out there at night to which her solicitor says “who cares?” Erm, I’m sure that question will come up, it is rather out of the ordinary that a cleaning lady would be out in the woods at night.
Audrey gets a call from Gail who informs her of the good news. Audrey quickly tells David and Natasha, and rewards David on being such a great son for Gail through all of this. Later, they go for drinks in the Rovers, only who should overhear their joy but the angry little Tina McIntyre. Jason had finally gotten her to leave the flat since she was feeling better and go for a drink in the Rovers. All was well, until she heard the Platts come in and start to laugh and rejoice. She confronts David and tells him that his mother is guilty as sin and will go down. David tells her about the new witness that has come forward to say that Gail never got on the boat with Joe, and Tina thinks he’s lying. Her anger has now caused her to build up the courage to stand up in court to defend her father against Gail. Oh, boy. As David said they said in cop dramas, “We’ll see you in court!”
Now that Tina’s feeling better, she tells Graeme that his “services” are no longer required and that he can return to his life and his dating without having to worry about her. She thanks him for all she’s done, but Graeme is clearly gutted now that he can’t see her, and she’s turned to Jason for support instead of him. Awe, shucks.
At the Windasses, Eddie is eating his breakfast in his vest and y-fronts (they’re baaaack!) while Hayley is so lost in her thoughts about Roy that she hardly notices. She doesn’t even notice that Eddie’s stolen the sauce bottle from the cafe as Anna tries her best to hide it. Hayley ends up noticing the bottle and mentions that they have the same bottles in the cafe. Hayley goes into the cafe to pick up her salsa shoes for later, and Roy has them ready for her. He wants her to come back, but just isn’t doing enough to get her then. When will this cool front warm over?
The factory is in much duress, as are the factory girls as Julie points out coming in with her wellies and pedal-pushers on. Nick is in for it with Carla when he comes in after going AWOL on that meeting with Paul Stokes. Nick plays it cool and says he’s got Paul taken care of, and the factory girls as well. He offers the factory girls a bonus of one hundred and fifty quid extra if they get to work. Despite the fact that the factory looks like the “second half of the Titanic” the girls get to work with that incentive. That is, until, the power goes. Could the factory situation get any worse? Oh, yes, it could.
While Elaine tells Lloyd about her dream of Gail in the Shawshank Redemption last night, Eddie comes in to tell Lloyd that he’s informed Cheryl that Lloyd is only into older women. Lloyd freaks out at him and bonks him one with the paper. Later, he goes to pick up Cheryl from work and sets the record straight: he doesn’t just date older women: he’ll date anyone! Eileen puts her foot in her mouth later, when she tells Anna how they have the lap-dancing club as an account and how all the drivers, including her Eddie, are picking up all the extra shifts they can get for those punters. Anna thought Eddie was working more to save for Christmas Club. Nope, his new fascination with working over time is to do with a whole ‘nother club entirely.
- David referring to Joe as “Captain Pugwash” and Graeme noting sarcastically that that was nice and respectful.
- Gail’s chatting new cell-mate! Will she be the next Jackie Dobbs?
- Eddie is eating his breakfast from the fry pan and Anna says it looks like a wino has broken in and is eating out of the fry-pan. Yeah, because, that’s pretty much what’s happened, only Eddie didn’t break in. Oh, and the fact that he’s eating these in those lovely y-fronts we get to see again!
- Julie wearing wellies and pedal-pushers into work because of the leak and wondering if the bus driver took notice!
- “With all do respect, Mrs. Connor, Gordon.” “Connor.” “Connor.”
- Eileen’s dream version of Gail and the Shawkshank Redemption
- Eileen to Lloyd, “You must know a lot of people on the inside.” Lloyd: “Why, cause I’m black?” Eileen: “No, cause you’re from Liverpool!”
- David learning how to do foil highlights!
- After all of Graeme’s care, Tina says she doesn’t need him around anymore, since she’s meeting with Jason again. Poor Graeme!
- Who does NOT want to be Carla? Sure, she’s b*tch, but will she ever get a break with that factory?
- Rotten little Tina McIntyresome (a nickname from one of commenters, can’t recall whom right now!) and her vendetta against poor Gail!