‘Betty’s ’otpot is the intellectual property of the Rovers’ declared Stella, in a showdown with Sean over his cooking hotpot for the Bistro. Nick, however, was not going to budge, and told Sean: ‘It’s ’otpot. Get over it.’
Yes. I really wish they all would. This is such a desperately unfunny and silly storyline and reveals nothing about anyone. The only time I want an ’otpot story is when Dev is the main ingredient (why was he talking like Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin this week, by the way?).
It looks as though there might soon be more rumpy- pumpy action at the Bistro, when on Friday Leanne opens up to Nick about her heartbreak over Peter and Simon. The place saw a lot of action during their affair, and now that Nick is no longer with Eva, the field has opened up for them to resume their passion.
Eileen has to decide whether to resurrect her feelings for Paul on Monday, when he arrives at the factory begging her to go with him to Lesley’s funeral, insisting that he can’t get through the day alone. As hot dates go, a funeral with your ex is right up there with an Aa-sponsored wine-tasting, but Eileen decides to go. After a row with Paul’s sister outside the church, is this another nail in the coffin (two coffins, metaphorical or literal, is still too many for one date), or will the pair move on?
A stressful week sees Eileen facing the sack on Thursday, and on Friday Kirsty rallies the factory workers to get her reinstated.
Personally, I think it’s just an attempt by Kirsty to ingratiate herself with the workforce, and after whacking Tyrone’s head against the door on Thursday (not that there’s much inside it to damage), she’s going to need all the friends she can get. There’s more violence on Friday, when Rick’s thugs set about poor old Tommy.
Something tells me that he might be next for the hotpot.