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