Such anger tonight on the Street! The half sisters Leanne and Eva had much to rile them, even though Eva's anger was misplaced. Stella was doing her lioness bit. 'Nobody messes with my my girls,' she states and who can blame her? However, she fails to convince as a singer; her duet with Dev wouldn't get many hits on YouTube.
Peter was infuriating tonight - more than unreasonable, but his behaviour did cast Carla in a very good light; as she was almost the epitome of all things reasonable. As she said, it would be so much better for Leanne and Peter to sort out custody of Simon by themselves without court intervention. Apart from the enormous potential cost, Carla knows full well that there is 'no shortage of muck' that the court could dig up on both Peter and herself. Peter seems to think childcare is all about material possessions and it's true that he and Carla have a business each, but as Carla points out Peter is missing the point. Peter is a fool to think that all Leanne wants to do 'is to stick the boot in' because anyone can see that Leanne and Simon love each other.
Nick had a particularly difficult time tonight. His first source of woe was his trapped shirt in the non-functioning washing machine. Come on Nick! As David pointed out it was hardly a crisis, he should just go out and buy another one. Not so easy though to replace his car which took several blows. Before that though David rather generously offered his services to solve Nick's staffing problems, but is rejected as being worse than Manuel of Fawlty Towers fame. Kylie though is snapped up to serve the Weatherfield Warmer, the dish formerly known as Betty's hotpot, whose intellectual rights apparently belong to The Rovers. It seems that the hotpot was indeed warmer; in fact hot hot hot as Eva sabotaged Nick's bistro's most important night. 'Revenge is a dish best served cold' states Eva, as she pours cold water over Nick's head. In the Rovers back room, Nick tells his now former girlfriend that her actions were not just 'angry but unhinged.' He also tells her he doesn't do 'mad, vindictive women.'
Blink and viewers would probably have missed it, but it was a deft touch that showed Lewis to be somewhat disconcerted when the Lord Mayor made a bit of a play for Audrey, who he called a 'wonderful, elegant woman.' Maybe this is proof of genuine feeling from the former cad. Developments are eagerly awaited.
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