Rita calling Norris 'a ray of sunshine' was also amusing as he related that he was reading the funeral notices.When Norris informed those present that Leslie was being cremated, we had a taste of some irreverent, black humour from him as he said it was ironic that Leslie was being cremated as Paul was a fireman, which formed a great link with Norris again featuring as he poured water on Faye's head. Norris again, this time sticking his nose into Dennis's business concerning a phone call. A great retort comes from Dennis when he tells Norris that it was just a friend and asks Norris if he remembers those.
Here's hoping that the whole Karl and Sunita saga will be over soon. Dev appeared particularly gullible on receiving the news about Lara from Liverpool,a figment of Sunita's fevered imagination. Lara is apparently undergoing a 'rough time'. Pretty pathetic excuse Sunita. Sophie though, was impressive when she said she wasn't blind or stupid and neither was Dev. Hmm. Perhaps somewhat gullible though, after Karl spun his what a great listener Sunita was story. As Sunita pointed out Sophie goes to church and is 'big on sin.' It did really make for uneasy viewing as Karl told his lies to Sophie about Sunita 'helping' him with his gambling problem. Even more discomfiting was when Sophie, the 17 year old marriage counsellor and general street angel, offered in good faith to help Karl if she could.
The religious theme continued into Leslie's funeral with the venomous Yvonne wishing that Paul and Eileen rot in hell. Paul fills in the back story by asking Yvonne where she was all the years Leslie was ill.Will there be more from Yvonne? Revenge? She certainly looks as if she hasn't finished yet.
'Do you like horses? You will after this,' declares Mary. Mary's enthusiasm didn't rub off on Faye as she calls National Velvet the 'most boringest' film'.
Eileen and Paul are almost giddy at the end despite Gail's protestations that Kylie and David took time off work to secure a mortgage. Unmoved by this, a buoyant Paul rips the For Sale sign off Eileen's house and throws it frisbee-like into the distance. They have Sean to thank for this reconciliation. It is his conjuring up a picture of Eileen on her deathbed asking herself, what if... that makes her go to the funeral. But this is Eileen remember and things can't possibly run smoothly. .
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