Hiya! As usual, it's Jordan with this week's Wednesday review.
The majority of the action last night's episode took place in Underworld and it wasn't even all about the Connors. Amazing! Rita rides to the somewhat rescue again by landing Jenny a job as a cleaner at the factory. Everyone on the Street always just happens to land a job on the Street, but let's just overlook that. According to Beth, Underworld desperately needed a new cleaner, claiming that even the mice are speaking to the reps. After donning the typical blue tabard, Jenny gets to work sweeping the floor and the knicker stitchers are dismayed as they march in, none moreso than Sally, who storms straight into the office to protest. Aidan refuses Sally's demand that Jenny is sacked immediately, so she quits.
|"Excuse me! What exactly do you think you're doing?"|
"What's it look like?"
The handsome but very arrogant Richie shows up at the factory to secure a deal with Underworld and witnesses a disagreement between Aidan and Johnny which he is desperate to get to the bottom of. Carla, who is only working part-time at the moment, spends some time talking him round, being insulted all the way but he relents. She reassures him that she is still the boss of the factory and that she oversees it all. Soon after, she gets a begging phone call from a certain Mrs Metcalfe. Staff begin to notice their belongings are going missing. Some food has gone missing, as well as £10 from Beth's purse. Everyone, especially Sally, points the finger at Jenny, who insists she is completely innocent. Later on, at the pub, Sally has another go at accusing Jenny but Rita steps in and soon silences her. So far, I am enjoying Jenny's return. It will be interesting to see who the alleged Underworld thief really is. Performance of the episode definitely goes to Sally Ann Matthews as Jenny Bradley- a very interesting character. At present, I have a lot of sympathy for her.
|"Hi Sal. What do you mean you want your job back? I didn't even know you'd lost it. |
You've resigned?! And you want your job back within the space of a few hours? What's been going on here?"
|"So you're back then?"|
"Course I'm back. I'm not gonna let The Child Catcher get one over on me"
"Did you have to grovel?"
"Don't be daft! They now as well as I do this place wouldn't function without me. Carla practically had to beg me to reconsider"
One thing I am particularly enjoying at the moment is the friendship that is being formed between Erica and Mary. One is the queen of plastic surgery, the other the queen of paper backs. Rita pops over to what should most definitely be The Kabin's rival to see how Mary is (she looked a little out of place)but it turns out that she has still not left the house since the debacle with Brendan and his wife and labelling herself a harlot. Erica can tell that Loose Women is definitely not Mary's cup of tea and suggests she come shopping with her to buy ingredients for dinner. The shopping soon turns into lattes and gingerbread muffins and Mary is smiling once again.
|"Loose Women? Didn't think that was your cup of tea"|
"I've always had a penchant for irony"
Fiz gives Tyrone £3 pocket money to last him the rest of the week, sending him off to work with meat paste sandwiches in his packed lunch. She tells Tyrone to talk to Luke about increasing the price of his board, but of course, he doesn't. However, Luke can see how much Fiz and Tyrone are struggling and after sharing his fish and chips lunch with Tyrone, he offers to pay an extra £50 a month, which Fiz delightedly accepts. I am enjoying Fiz's character in this storyline- she's not done much wining about the situation, she's just getting on with it. Tyrone is beginning to irritate me though. When will he ever learn? He spent his £3 on comics for Hope and Ruby. I do wish he'd stop buying pointless presents for his daughters, but I suppose it stems from the lack of presents he received as a child. Nonetheless, grow up, Ty!
|"We're tightening our belts, remember?"|
"If I tighten it any more, I'll rupture my spleen. Is your spleen near your belt?"
Overall, a great episode with some great acting and small dramas.
Thanks for reading!
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