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I gave up count­ing how many times Tracy ut­tered ‘Steve’ when the count rose to 13 by Mon­day’s two episodes. Now ev­ery­one’s at it – Ryan, Michelle, Deirdre, Ken. Steve, Steve, Steve – talk­ing to him, about him. Why does ev­ery­one have to keep re­peat­ing his name? Steve. Even I’m at it now!

On Mon­day, Tracy and Michelle lock horns over Steve (there I go again), and he tells Tracy that she will not split him and Michelle up. I seem to re­call he did a good job of do­ing that the first time round by sleep­ing with Becky. What’s Michelle’s ob­ses­sion with cook­ing, too? Chant­ing ev­ery in­gre­di­ent she’s go­ing to put into a dish like a hooker list­ing what she’s go­ing to do for a set price. Still, at least she got around to get­ting a new sofa, which Steve helped move. I won­der how long it will be be­fore she re­alises it’s in a spot from where you can’t see the TV?

There’s an­other spat on Mon­day, when Suni ta learns that Eva was be­hind Karl get­ting fired. Su­nita wants re­as­sur­ance that their af­fair has been worth all the tur­moil, and Karl hides his am­biva­lence.

Let’s be hon­est: it hasn’t. He had a romp with the whore of Baby­lon and now he’s tied to Old Mother Hub­bard. On Fri­day Su­nita clashes with Stella, af­ter Stella catches her eaves­drop­ping on Dev’s date. Eaves­drop? Given the rau­cous­ness of his over- em­pha­sised vow­els, peo­ple are usu­ally call­ing from Lon­don ask­ing him to but­ton it.

The com­i­cal spec­ta­cle that was Mary and Roy ap­pears to be over, alas (favourite line by Mary: ‘Show me for­bid­den fruit. I’m like Eve at an all-you-can-eat buf­fet’), and the te­dium of the sur­ro­gacy goes on. On Mon­day, Ch­es­ney makes his feel­ings clear, but Katy is still keen to help Izzy. Lu­di­crous.

She can’t han­dle the baby she’s got. When wi l l she re­alise that ba­bies need to be


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