MUM’S THE WORD
Of all the people you’d seek advice from regarding the running of your life, surely Jean would be right down there on a par with asking Snow White to find you a date with a guy over six feet. But Jean is reassuring as Hayley (pictured right, with Jean) struggles with her new parenting role. Worried about Hayley’s drinking, Jean quizzes her and thinks she’s worked out who the father is. Is she right, and will she catch a hungover Hayley at a vulnerable moment and have her suspicions confirmed? A crisis looms when Jean and Kat discover Hayley sitting on the ledge of a tower block balcony. You see? That’s what happens when you ask Jean for advice.
Sharon is her usually contrary self and continues to give Keanu the runaround (I suspect only electroconvulsive therapy will stir him into anything remotely resembling human life). She ends things with him (again – yawn) when text messages reveal somebody knows their secret and has the evidence to prove it (hmm, that would be Sharon’s inimitable way of delivering secret information as if she were giving the Gettysburg Address).
The highlight of the week is the return of Dr Legg, the local medic who retired in 1997. Not that you’d have known it. He used to disappear for so many months at a time, you’d be forgiven for thinking he’d... well, Legged it. Now he’s back to give Dot health advice, but he has shocking news of his own. He’s alive – that’s as much shock as we can take for now.