Smelling a rat
ooks like Phelan is going to rue the day he asked Eileen to be his ‘concepts executive’. He thought she’d be out of the way, looking at scatter cushions, but she’s still much too close for comfort – so close, in fact, that she suspects there’s something a bit fishy about his and Vinny’s new flats.
Eileen loves her flashysounding new job, so much so that, at the start of the week, she resigns from Streetcars.
‘She thinks she’s finally found her role in life, and no longer has time for arguments over biscuits,’ says Sue Cleaver, who plays her.
Vinny’s in a foul mood when she blows a pile of cash from the business
Laccount on posh tiles, and when she then tells him how she’s throwing herself into the project full time, he’s positively fuming. He fears the potential repercussions, and with good reason. Eileen’s no fool, as she proves when Tim later tells her he dropped Vinny off at a casino and she decides to follow him there. Eileen sees that Vinny’s a double dealer
Phelan tips off his mate and, when Eileen arrives on the scene, Vinny hides some fake passports he’s acquired from a dodgy contact. But when he then lies that he was meeting a man who’s interested in the ‘Lake View’ apartment, she’s rattled, because Rita has already signed a contract for that very flat.
Adds Sue: ‘She’s furious that one of her friends could be caught up in something not quite right.’ Eileen demands answers about the twice-sold property, but Phelan insists it’s a wellpractised sales technique, and woos her with a romantic meal. Meanwhile, he reassures Vinny that they’ll soon be on a beach, enjoying their new-found wealth.
Is he right? Or will
Eileen be savvy enough to uncover the con?
Eileen starts to get suspicious about Vinny and Phelan’s property scam
Our hero: Steve and Tim are united about Tommy