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Week 1-4 May 2000 (4 Episode Week)
An extra episode this week - not sure why. It was a good one though - good use of a lot of characters. The Reynolds The usual family dramas abound here. Sean is working for Tate Haulage again, much to Angie's delight. The smile is wiped off her face though, when she realises that he will end up working late as ever. Sean is still feeling guilty about working for the firm, and feels as if he's compromising his principles, but Angie reminds him that sometimes you have to forget about your principles for the sake of your family. She's worried that this will cause fresh problems between them, but Sean reassures her that they've been through far worse, and that he still loves her. Meantime, Marc and Ollie have arranged to meet a bunch of their mates in The Diner that evening. Donna is debating what to wear for her latest date with Marc, while Ollie is busy eyeing up Carlos the Greaseball, declaring that he's a man compared with Andy (who's hoping his luck is in later). She's convinced that Carlos is eyeing her up in return (just when Carlos glances at her briefly), and plots to chat him up later. Donna later goes to Kelly for advice on what to wear - Kelly's answer is to dress her as a younger version of herself. She also advises her not to let men walk all over her (because Roy is *such* a good example there). Donna takes her advice, telling Marc in the Woolie to sort himself out if he fancies her. Marc wangles some time off, to make things up with her, and the pair are snogging away in the Diner when Viv walks in and blows her top. She drags Donna away, telling Marc to keep his "sweaty paws" off her. Meantime, Ollie is still showing extremely bad taste by gazing at Carlos and being rude to Andy, who's trying to make conversation. When Carlos, having seen Viv in action, comments that family honour is important in Spain, Andy blurts out that not only does he have relations in Spain, he can do flamenco dancing as well. Ollie challenges him to do so - eager to please, Andy makes a complete fool of himself. Robert tries to get him to stop, twigging that Ollie wants to make a fool out of him, but Andy gamely continues until she trips him up and makes a bitchy remark. Andy runs out in tears, and everyone glares at her, including Carlos. Ollie looks rueful. Zak & Lisa Zak goes to see Lisa at Betty's. He asks her to come home, as he's missing both her and Belle. Lisa isn't convinced that he doesn't just want Belle, but Zak reassures her that he does. However, she still feels guilty about Butch's death, but Zak reminds her that she'd kill herself first before harming Butch. He also states that he'll come back and see her every day until she does return. Later, Zak confesses to Jack that he's asked Lisa to come back, but she won't unless Nellie leaves. When Jack comments that he should tell Nellie to do just that, Zak replies that it;'s easier said than done. Sarah The cast is due to come off Sarah's leg this week, and Andy is still pampering her with a video, flowers and breakfast in bed. Sarah remarks that the pampering will stop when the cast is removed, but Andy tells her that he'll always have a special place in his heart, as she's his mum. Later, Sarah sends Jack off to the pub for the evening so that she can have the place to herself. At that moment, Richie walks in, fresh glint in his eye. After a shag, he produces the key to their "dream house" - a cottage in Robbersfield (sp?) where they can be alone. Sarah is appalled, but before she can register her anger Andy rushes in, clearly upset by his humiliation by Ollie. Roy & Kelly Miss Piggy is still pouting for England after her latest spat with Mandy. She's about to have a row with Roy about the rabbit stew from last week, and about apologising to Mandy, but Kelly goes off on one as usual. Roy surprises the whole nation by actually walking out while she's in mid-yell, and then gets everyone's hope up by telling Paddy that neither of them should put up with any more crap from their wives. However, Kelly stomps up to him and orders him home. Roy reverts back to type and follows her meekly, while Paddy (who's a fine one to talk when it comes to Mandy) takes the piss. Other stories: -- Terry and Claudia finally get it on in this episode, but Chris seems remarkably calm about it. Whether he'll feel the same when he actually finds out about it is a different matter. -- Bernice and Ashley have their first disagreement - about sleeping arrangements. Bernice wants him to stop over at the Woolpack, but Ashley isn't very keen, as there are too many people likely to overhear then for his liking. -- Cain, dressed as Emmerdale's version of Liam Gallagher, tells Zak that he has to go somewhere before he meets him for a poaching session. Later, we see an unknown assailant smash up Rate Haulage's lorries. Coincidence?? We shall see. Ends -- Dionne
Tate Haulage The bulk of the episode deals with the aftermath of the ďbreak inĒ. Terry and Sean arrive to see Chris looking at a battered lorry, windows smashed in and ďKILLERSĒ branded on the front. Sean immediately blames Cain, and without any evidence, the majority of people seem to agree. Darren Pearce, hotshot reporter for the Hotten Courier, sees a story opportunity and goers to see Cain. Cain denies all knowledge, saying that he was somewhere else, but also states that heís buy whoever did the deed a drink. However, mud sticks, and it appears that the whole world wants to condemn him. First, Saint Kathy storms up to the cottage to accuse him of being stupid and harming her campaign, but Cain tells her where to go, adding that heíd take Chris on himself if he wanted to. Go Cain! Ė anything to put that annoying bint in her place. Next, Supercop Angie starts questioning Cain about his whereabouts, but he manages to put her off the scent as well. Back at Tate Haulage, the drivers arenít happy about taking out the vans without proper checks, but Chris tells them to take them out as there is no outward sign of damage. Frankie whines that itís not a good idea, because of what happened to Pete, but no one takes any notice as theyíre too afraid of losing their jobs. Later, Laura suspects that Chris paid someone to damage the truck, and isnít pleased by the idea. Chris denies this. Dingles Nellie seems to think that she will remain at the house forever, and starts to contribute to the family kitty. Zak reminds her that sheís only a guest, and Nellie pouts until the reporter arrives (see above). Later, she tries to get round Zak by cooking tea, but Zak tells her that heís missing Lisa and he doesnít want to hear any more talk about her part in Butchís death. Nellie pouts again. Sugdens The plaster comes off Sarahís leg, and sheís pleased to be able to move about more freely. However, Richie is keen to move her into the cottage, but Sarah refuses, because of the kids and because she hasnít told Jack. When Richie points out that she needs to tell Jack sometime, Sarah responds by giving him back the keys. Meantime, Andy bunks off school, as he canít bear to face Ollie. Jack reluctantly allows him to help on the farm, but reminds him that he canít make a habit of it. Ollie Sean and Angie are called into the Headís Office. Miss Strickland makes her annual appearance to say that there has been organised stealing within the school, and Ollie was in charge of it. Sean scoffs at the thought, but Miss Strickland produces evidence and announces that Ollie will be excluded until itís sorted out. All three are appalled. Other stories: Carlos moves in with Marlon and Terry. Marlon enlists Marcís help in looking for clues for the cook-off, but Carlos twigs whatís going on and tells him to bog off. Emily persuades Viv to run for the local council, while she acts as her campaign manager. Viv is thrilled at the thought, but faces an uphill battle to beat Alan or Pollard. Diane suggests to Bernice that the reason Ashley wonít stay at the Woolpack is because of memories of Our Gavin. Ashley admits that this isnít the case, but isnít happy when Bernice mentions it, so she puts his mind at ease. Terry and Claudia are getting along famously, with Terry, as ever, thinking that heís found a decent relationship at last. Ends Dionne
DINGLES Zak tells Nellie for the umpteenth time that he wants her to leave but she's still as stubborn as ever and informs him that he'll have to physically throw her out (unfortunately he doesn't take her up on this offer). Zak has realised that it's Lisa he loves (the fact that he slept with Nellie made him realise this so he says??!) and goes to tell her that he's given Nellie her marching orders. However, Lisa knows what Nellie is like and says she won't come back until Nellie is actually gone. Meanwhile, Saint Kathy is spreading the good word again and decides it's time Lisa had the benefit of her vast knowledge of men. She advises Lisa to fight her corner and go to the cottage to have it out with Nellie. Lisa storms over there and tells Nellie to sling her hook. However, Nellie takes great delight in telling a stunned Lisa about her night of passion with Zak. OLLIE Sean and Angie fret over what's causing Ollie's anti-social behaviour, naturally blaming themselves. Angie says she's seen it down the station with other "respectable" parents who can't believe their children could do such things but never thought it would happen to her. She's also worried that stealing could be the first step to something much worse. They sit Ollie down for a chat but don't get very far before they are interrupted by Chris (see below). Marc, meantime, is fed up with Ollie and also the way the kids at school seem to idolise her, but Ollie doesn't seem in the least bit repentent. TATE HAULAGE Zoe has her caring persona back on today as she sympathises with the drivers concerns over the fitness of the lorries. Chris accuses her of being gullible and too easily swayed by Frankie. When Chris turns up at Tate Haulage he finds the drivers refusing to take the lorries out. Frankie is the principal antagonist until Chris tells her to get off the property as she doesn't even work there. Even without Frankie the drivers won't budge with Irish Guy being the ringleader. Chris is frustrated that he can't do anything to shift them, even offering to have Terry resume his security guard duties doesn't work. Finally, he bows to pressure from Laura and Terry and swallows his pride to go and ask Sean to help (he's at home having a crisis with Ollie - see above). Sean reluctantly agrees to come in when Chris comes round to see him. He persuades the drivers to go back to work by testing all of the lorries himself first. Chris is annoyed that the drivers will listen to Sean rather than him and is still fuming when he gets home, taking out his annoyance on Zoe and Claudia. Meanwhile the Sainted One has to apologise to Cain when she finds out that he was poaching with Seth on the night of the break in. She begins to suspect that there was something more calculated about the whole thing. COOK OFF The village is gearing up for the great cook-off (well they obviously don't get out much!). Kathy agrees to close the Diner early to get it ready and Diane is all excited, though Carlos remains cool. Marlon, on the other hand, is anxious and tries to get Tricia to put in a good word with Adam. However, Tricia says that Adam is too honest to be swayed by anything she said. Marlon is exasperated by her simpering over Adam, but switches his attention to buttering up Seth instead by buying him a few pints. VIV WINDSOR - THE VOICE OF REASON! Emily is throwing herself into the Viv election campaign, producing some hand written flyers to go in the morning's papers and a poster with an ancient photo of Viv (when she looked pretty). Viv is getting caught up by Emily's enthusiasm and is even happier when Emily comes up with a good way to sell some more wine to people for the cook-off. Sarah
Zak & Lisa After Nellie's revelation, Lisa physically throws Nellie out of the house [Hurray!]. However, she isn't ready to kiss and make-up with Zak and is giving him the cold shoulder treatment. Zak prepares at candlelight meal and tells Lisa how much he loves her and how sorry he is. She asks him where he and Nellie did it and, when she finds out it was in their bed, she bursts into tears and tells him he's broken her heart. Zak tells her he'll do anything to get things back the way they were. Lisa agrees that they should give their marriage another go - for Belle's sake. She then admits that, although she doesn't like him at the moment, she does still love him. However, she's not ready for things to go back the way they were just yet and tells him that he's sleeping on the settee for the time being. The cookery competition Marlon and Carlos are busy preparing their meals - Carlos' is paella while Marlon has opted for traditional British fare - steak & kidney pudding. Meanwhile, over at the Diner, Eric is handing out flyers for his election campaign and Viv follows suit. Adam tells Tricia that the Diner is "awash with beautiful women but none quite as beautiful as you" and, somehow, Tricia manages not to throw up and instead flashes him one of her smiles. Adam, Alan and Seth (who will be the judge in the event of a tie) are all blindfolded so that they won't know which dish is whose (although I would have thought it pretty obvious that the Spanish paella would be Carlos'...). Alan chooses Marlon's dish but Adam prefers the paella so the deciding vote goes to Seth who has suddenly developed a taste for the exotic and picks Carlos' dish ("whatever it were"). After the competition Adam gets a phone call which is obviously from another girlfriend who has just returned from Paris. He arranges to meet her and then tells Tricia that he's on call and has been called out. Chris & the councillor Claudia is angry about Chris making Terry work in the evening but Chris isn't in the slightest bit interested in her opinion. He orders her to leave the house as he is having a guest over and doesn't want her around. His visitor turns out to be Councillor Ecclestone and the reason he has been invited is to quash possible council opposition to Tate lorries driving through the village again. He admits that money is the main reason for doing this but says he also thinks that re-routing the lorries would almost be an admission of guilt. The councillor seems sympathetic to Chris' viewpoint and the wiff of corruption is in the air as Chris offers the councillor more wine. Irritated by Chris' attitude, Claudia tells Kathy that Chris is entertaining a member of the council and that she's sure something shady is going on. Kathy figures out what's happening, grabs the journalist from the Hotten Courier (who'd come to report on the cookery competition) and takes him over to Home Farm. When they arrive, Ecclestone claims he and Chris are just having an innocent meal together - and then points out to the journalist that he's friends with his editor. At this point, Kathy lays into Chris, accusing him of arranging the violence at the meeting and having the trucks vandalised. She then throws a glass of wine over him - just as the journo takes a picture. Ashley & Bernice Bernice is still trying to persuade Ashley to stay over at the Woolpack and eventually she wears him down and he agrees. However, he is slightly perturbed to hear Alan and Diane making jokes about it. The Reynolds Sean and Angie try to have a talk to Ollie about her stealing but it quickly turns into a row between the two parents. Ollie screams that she's sick of all their arguing and Sean then turns on her. He tells her that she's not his daughter anymore and that perhaps they should send her to boarding school as, despite the expense, it would be worth it to see the back of her. He then tells her to go to her room as he can't stand the sight of her. Sean and Angie continue to argue and Sean places the blame for their marital problems on Ollie as she sits up in her room crying. Later, Angie goes up to Ollie's room to find she's gone. Rachel