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The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - SEVEN DAYS -

The list of closet py­ro­ma­ni­acs in soap is a long one, and when Terry an­nounced to Tina ‘We’re gonna torch Sev­enth Heaven’, he joined that il­lus­tri­ous list.

Of course, as with most things with Terry, it all went pear­shaped, and on Mon­day Rick ar­rives to tell Tommy (be­low) that Terry’s debt is now his. Have you ever seen any­one put so much but­ter on a slice of toast as Terry, by the way? It was a ver­i­ta­ble Ve­su­vius of the stuff. Small won­der then that his shirts looked as if they were try­ing to do a run­ner from his stom­ach.

Rick per­suades Tommy to re­turn to work at the garage, and on Fri­day in­structs him to put some drugs be­hind the door pan­els of a car an as­so­ci­ate will be leav­ing there. Oh, please, not an­other drugs story – soap has way too many of them.

Will Tommy co­op­er­ate and, if he does, will Tina dis­cover the truth?

So, now that Les­ley’s dead, where does this leave Paul and Eileen? Not in Cyprus, where they were sup­posed to be go­ing on hol­i­day. We knew the trip was doomed with lines: ‘I just want this hol­i­day to be per­fect for Eileen’ (Paul), ‘You’re gonna have a fab­u­lous time’ (Julie), ‘I prom­ise you’ll be on that flight’ (Paul). I could hear the gate clos­ing as they spoke.

On Mon­day, the fin­ger of sus­pi­cion for Les­ley’s death falls on Eileen and, deeply stressed, she asks Paul to leave. On Fri­day, she won­ders if she too may be bet­ter off mak­ing a fresh start else­where. Fair play to her, the re­la­tion­ship hasn’t ex­actly been a bun­dle of laughs af­ter all. When the best thing in your life is Ja­son, you know you’re in trou­ble.

Nick tracks Kylie down on Thurs­day and, guess what? She’s work­ing in a lap-danc­ing bar. I can’t imag­ine her keep­ing her mouth shut long enough to get through a rout i n e. Su r e enough, when she opens it af­ter Nick conf ront s her, she gets the sack. That’s the end of that!

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