DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
THE only thing better than tonight’s episode of The Straits is next week’s episode of The Straits. I accidentally watched it after the end of this one, when something crucial takes place and I found I was not able to function without seeing what happens next. It is quite a development and the best bit: I didn’t see it coming.
What a wonderful surprise this show has turned out to be. Like finding a $50 note in the back of a taxi after a terrible ride, which happened to my friend the other day. Brilliant.
So now Noel’s doing time. Yes, we are all doing time, I realise that, I mean Noel’s in jail. And Harry, more or less recovered, wants him out. Noel made the unbridled confession to torching the Demon Cheaters’ clubhouse with a flamethrower, which the police now have. It is Bonnie Doon’s funeral tonight, the Demon Cheaters’ president who was inside the place at the time.
When I say Harry’s more or less recovered, I mean coffee does not taste the same. But really, overall, for a man who was shot in the head, Marou’s in a similar position. I’m not entirely sure how long the Demon Cheaters held him, and what exactly they did to him, but that was some array of tools they had spread out on the bench. Marou’s view of his experience: ‘‘ I met the angels and they sent me back.’’ His brother Gary’s view: ‘‘ The DCS messed you up.’’
Marou and Gary (Firass Dirani) are trying to get as many deals going as possible tonight, to recoup some of the money outlaid on Noel and Marou last week.
Harry has all sorts of wild ideas on how to regroup. ‘‘ Sometimes,’’ Kitty (Rena Owen) tells him tonight, ‘‘ I think I preferred you unconscious.’’ She cannnot mean it. The Straits ABC1, 8.30pm
Deals: Jimi Bani as Marou