We Wednesday’s hour- long episode, sw switching between the Platts and the Bla Blackpool trip, was a masterful piece of w writing from Chris Fewtrell. Poignant without being mawkish, it also had hila hilarious moments, most notably from Ma Mary’s apple-eating in the church and her main fear when the Christening was hal halted: ‘Do you think all this will impact imp on the buffet arrangements?’
T The Hayley/Roy argument continues on onM Monday when Hayley collapses and is rushe rushed to hospital with what turns out to be a bacterial infection (left, probably from never washing that pink dressing gown and red mac, I shouldn’t wonder). But on Wednesday, she reveals that she still hasn’t changed her mind about ending her life.
It makes all the Tim/Sally stuff look a bit tame. On Friday, Tim moans to Dev about Sally coming on too strong, but personally, I don’t believe for one second she would be interested in him. Sally’s a real snob and has aspirations; Tim would be at home in a kennel. When Sally apologises for being too clingy, will he have second thoughts? I’m not even sure he has many first ones, so let’s not expect too much.
When Dennis pawned Rita’s engagement ring last week, Tracy told him it looked as if it had come out of a cracker – which to me was a little unfair to crackers everywhere – and she is back to her usual bitchy form on Monday, when Tina decides to buy back the ring. When Tracy lets slip to Rita where her ring has been, Tina is more fired up than ever, but on Friday gets a taste of just how nasty Tracy can be (as if whacking her boyfriend over the head was not already proof enough).