‘You’re borin’, uptight, sourfaced, moody,’ said Kim to Denise this week. Personally, I’d prefer that to gobby, nagging and sporting a hairdo that looks like a motorway pile- up. No, I’ve never been convinced by Kim, and it looks as if Ray might be going off her, too.
On Monday, he tells her that not only can he not spend time with her, he is off to play for Vivienne’s football team instead of training with the Queen Vic team. How exciting, eh! Elsewhere, there’s excitement with the return of Sharon, who arrives at Shirley and Phil’s engagement party, having run out of her wedding – she can pick her moments. She is desperate for Phil’s help to go back to pick up her son. Call me over-protective, but isn’t forgetting your son while you do a runner a tad, er, irresponsible? Still, Phil does the decent thing and goes with her. The ex-fiance, John, is none other than Jesse Birdsall, of Eldorado and Footballers’ Wives fame. Let’s hope that the punch Phil lands on him on Tuesday is not the end, he would be a great addition to the show, not least because he can really play the villain – as opposed to pantomime villain.
Now, here’s the funny bit. On Friday, back at the Vic, Sharon takes time to catch up with Tracey, an exchange that should take all of 10 seconds – how is she going to stretch ‘Served someone. Walked to end of bar’ to a conversation? It leaves Sharon with plenty of time to leap into bed with Jack, claiming that she doesn’t want to be alone on her wedding night. That old chestnut.
The big news is the discovery of ‘That’ photo frame, which leads Shirley to investigate ’ho killed Evver. On Wednesday, she suspects Phil, but will the truth emerge? Thursday and Friday sees three episodes in which the coppers try to find the truth.