Written by Jayne Hollinson, directed by Ian Bevitt
Becky finally goes to a doctor's appointment after her miscarriage. Becky goes to Roy's and tells he and Hayley that she's come from the doctor's and they've said she's 'fine' and that fine is a funny word for it. Becky figures she lost the baby because she never was going to be a good mother anyway.
Steve tells his mum he's devastated by the loss, and Liz tells him he's entitled to grieve. Meanwhile, Becky's off shopping saying she's never felt better. Later, Steve sets up a romantic dinner for them to talk over, but Becky's too interested in her new spoils. Becky tells Steve she knows he hurts that's why she can't even bear to look at him. Steve reminds her that miscarriages can happen to anyone, and they never know why they happen so she should quit beating herself up. Steve suggests they try for another baby, but Becky pushes him away and says she can't go through that again. She had her chance, and she blew it, it's over. Maybe it was too soon, Steve.
Theresa moans to Lloyd about how she's trying to look for work. Kelly overhears this and tells her she supposes there's not much call for poisoners. Kelly bets Theresa that a tenner says she won't get a job by the end of the day, and Theresa takes her on. Theresa tries all over the street to find work, and heads to Underworld next. She busts into Carla's office and admits that she's pretended to have an interview there since Kelly's been taking the mick out of her for not having a job. Carla isn't impressed, but as Theresa is leaving she informs her that she better be there at 8:30 sharp, as a gobsmacked Kelly looks on. Oh, Kelly will never get ahead.
Leanne wakes to find Peter missing from bed because he's trying to dress up nice for when he greets Simon coming off the plane. Peter comes back from the airport and he's not impressed. The plane landed, but there was no sign of George, Eve or Simon. He even waited for the next flight to land, but they weren't on that one either. George's phone is off, also. Peter blames Ken and Leanne for letting George take Simon away.
Mary informs Norris that Emily has told her it's Norris' birthday today. Mary wants to celebrate, but Norris would rather not. Mary coquettishly asks Norris what he wants for his birthday, and he hastily tells her "nothing" with a shake of the head.
It's a double birthday on the street, since it's also the Devestator's birthday. Molly congratulates him on the big 5-0, but Dev is quick to correct her that it's the big 4-6. Does it really matter? Dev's on cloud nine since Sunita's all his now. Later, Dev has Sunita and the kids over at his place for his birthday dinner and they cheer to their new lives together. Dev suggests that Sunita and the kids stay over, since he's getting the signals clear. I hope he changed his sheets as Molly suggested! Dev is confused and he tells Sunita he thought they were taking things slowly. She retorts that it's his birthday and what else can she give a man that has everything. Wow, I think my screen just fogged up!
Sarah rings from Milan to give her mum her condolences. Why bother? Gail is still stuck on convincing herself that had she called the police, Joe would have been found alive, instead of dead, by the police. If she only knew. The pity party has begun as Gail says she doesn't blame Tina for hating her.
Tina goes into the Kabin later to let Norris know that she won't be returning to work until after the funeral. Norris asks how she's doing since she was a bit annoyed the other day. Tina remarks that he'd be annoyed too if he'd found out he was part of some conspiracy. Norris' ears have just perked up at the "c" word. Tina riddles Norris: "how does a dead man text his daughter?" She tells him how Gail pretended to be her dad so she wouldn't go looking for him. She thinks Gail is a control freak.
Audrey finds Tina in the Kabin and tells her that Gail's in bits and was only covering for Joe as she's always done. Audrey begs Tina not to take out her grievance on Gail. Tina says she's only angry at Gail for wasting time that could have been spent saving her father. Audrey remarks that the only thing that would have saved Joe is if he hadn't gotten into that debt to begin with, and mentions the loan shark. Tina is surprised to know from Audrey that the police are questioning Slick Rick. Wow, Norris is sure getting his fill of the goss today.
Norris can't wait, and enters the Rover to spill the beans to Liz. According to his calculations, Joe McIntyre was murdered by a loan shark. Liz refuses Norris' gossip however, much to his dismay.
Tina believes that Slick Rick is capable of murder, and is beginning to think he might have done something to her father after all. Jason points out the fact that if Slick Rick killed her dad, then why would he come looking around the street for him. Is it just me, or is Jason getting brighter and brighter each episode? It'll only be a matter of time before the police come to the same conclusion.
Tina goes over to see Gail and talks to her about the police thinking that the loan shark murdered Joe. She points out how that doesn't make any sense. David suggests that maybe the loan shark was trying to cover up his tracks. Gail figures that Slick Rick must have followed them to the lake, and must have been watching. You know, it's not that far fetched. Slick Rick was following Joe everywhere. Still, we know it's not the case. Tina tells Gail that she's not sure they could have saved him, and his debt wasn't Gail's fault. This little truce satisfies Audrey but does nothing to alleviate Gail's grief and guilt.
Over at the police station, the detectives get back the life insurance policy from the insurer and find Gail's signature on it. They conclude that Gail did know about the life insurance policy, before the incident, and she must be lying. Too bad for Gail that Joe has forged her signature. He's really stuck her in the muck of it.
- Norris reprimanding Mary for using "Americanisms" in the shop. "Have a nice day, now."
- Audrey standing up for Gail to Tina's judgments. Audrey always on Gail's side, fighting for her daughter's well being no matter how many obstacles are in the way.
- Liz dismissing that gossip hound Norris!
- Theresa saying there's no jobs out there for her, and Kelly throwing in that she supposes there's not much call for poisoners! Ouch!
- The detectives are mighty fine looking, I thought I might add. Too bad they won't be around for longer. Why can't we have a regular law enforcement character on this show? Not just when they're doing their job, but when they're regular Joe's too. I vote for a new strapping policeman character for a new man for either Eileen or Liz!
- Mary giving Norris a creepy "playful" shove in the Kabin. They're really building up to this.
- Becky telling Hayley (a woman, that used to be a man, that wanted to have a child) that she could never have been a wife and a mother and such. Something ironic in that, or is it just me?
- Peter blaming Leanne and Ken for letting George take Simon out of the country. George was always taking care of Simon and could have kidnapped at any time, really. It wouldn't have mattered what Ken and Leanne did. Peter needs to take some accountability.
Looking forward to: Finding out what George's done with Simon!
NOT looking forward to: More creepiness from Mary. I used to really like her too, shame.