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The majority of the episode takes place in the hospital, with the
usual suspects going through their daily guilt trip about her plight.
Somehow everyone seems to forget that Kelly was a miserable mare who's
far better in a coma than out and about.
So, we see Roy upset that he couldn't give Kelly what she wanted,
Scott & Viv feeling guilty about stealing her deposit, Paddy feeling
guilty about giving her grief in the job, Mandy feeling guilty about
not hearing what she was saying, and Donna feeling guilty about not
doing more to stop Miss Piggy drinking. Graham gives Donna a pep talk
about how guilt can eat you up, and reminds her that she has him and
all her friends to support her. Donna feels better.
Meantime, Dr Rawton tells the family that Kelly is out of danger, but
she will need to move to a psychiatric ward once she comes round. Roy
& Scott are relieved, but Viv is concerned about what the village will
say when they find out. Chris turns up, hears the news and offers to
pay for a private ward. Viv puts him on the spot, making him feel
guilty for helping Kelly now when he could have helped out much
earlier. Chris wriggle in his chair, realising that he's not an
emotional man - he'd far rather throw money at a situation.
Eventually, Kelly wakes up just as Roy & Scott are reconciling. Roy
tells her that it'll be OK, but Kelly puts on her pout and turns away.
What a non-surprise to know that nothing has changed.
Lisa spends the morning frantically cleaning up the cottage. Zak tries
to find out what she's up to, but Lisa kicks him out with £10 for the
bookies. It's all for the health visitor, who is pleased when she
realises Zak isn't around.
They have a nice chat, and the HV is happy with Belle's welfare. Just
as she's laving, Zak turns up with some pink diesel in the back of his
van. He hides it just in time, but Lisa demands that he gets rid of it
as soon as possible.
Later, Zak tells Jack about his purchase, but Jack is trying to keep
Zoe is on edge about Liam's inquest. When Ashley tells her about his
inadequacies as a vicar (fueled by guilt about Kelly and shame about
Our Gavin), Zoe tells him the truth about Liam. She admits that in the
split second when she shot Liam, she felt nothing but anger and wanted
him dead. Ashley is sympathetic.
Later Zoe tells Chris what she said; he is upset that he couldn't talk
to *him* about it and is worried that she may incriminate himself. Zoe
tells him that she can't talk to him because he doesn't understand
her. In a bizarre scene, Frankie then turns up - no explanation, no
standing at the door, just saunters in. The scene gets even weirder
when Zoe nonchalantly sends her upstairs.
-- at the Woolie, Bernice offers to share a bedroom with Tricia while
Diane and Alan get their own rooms. Tricia is pleased at first, until
Bernice starts to question her sleeping habits.
-- Graham & Kathy go public in their relationship. Everyone is pleased
Note: I'm combining both Wednesday & Thursday's episodes as Sarah
isn't around at the moment. Plus, these promise to be rather short as
this week's episodes could be summed up in one word: DULL.
Zoe & Frankie
Without any explanation, Frankie makes herself at home at Home Farm.
Chris isn't impressed (no surprise there), but Zoe is pleased to have
her around. The pair fall back into their old routine, and Zoe opens
her heart about Liam's death. She tells Frankie that she was glad Liam
was dead. Frankie can;t understand why Zoe would be so happy at such a
heinous crime, but Zoe points out that he made her life hell for
several weeks and he got what he deserved.
Later, Frankie tells Zoe that if anything happens between them, then
Zoe shouldn't take it to be a deep-set relationship. Zoe isn't fussed,
and the pair fall into bed.
On Thursday it's the inquest into Liam's death. Chris tries to talk to
Zoe to ensure they're sticking to the same story, but Frankie is
hanging around to give Zoe moral support. Chris is appalled.
In court, Chris takes the stand first. He tells the jury that Zoe
killed Liam in self-defence. When Zoe takes the stand, she acts as if
she's about to tell the truth about what happened that night. However,
she then remembers her side of the bargain, and states the same story
as Chris. She seems to be almost enjoying giving evidence about the
death, making unwise cracks about the presence of Liam's family in the
court that day and stating that she isn't sorry he's dead.
Finally, the jury record a verdict of lawful killing. Zoe is elated,
Chris is wistful as he remembers all that he and Liam went through.
Graham & Pollard
Graham & Kathy are getting closer, prompting Pollard to finally
remember that he suspected Graham was responsible for Rachel's death.
Meantime, Marlon isn't too impressed by the burgeoning relationship,
as it isn't long since Biff left. Pollard tries to convince Marlon to
help him trap Graham; Marlon thinks he's losing the plot (although
later he grows suspicious of Graham's motives).
To get the ball rolling, Pollard sends Graham an anonymous note with
one word: MURDERER. Later that evening, Graham finds the note (after
telling Kathy that she makes him very happy) and decides to confront
Eric at the antique yard. However, Marlon catches Graham going in, and
overhears him telling Pollard to leave him and Kathy alone, or he'll
regret it. Eric meekly counters that he isn't scared, but Graham tells
him that he is, because he knows what he's capable of. Marlon is
Betty & Reggie
Reggie is thrown out by his latest woman (presumably for being far too
camp) and Seth offers him a room with him & Betty. Unfortunately, he
forgets to tell Betty, who is horrified to learn what's going on.
Thursday sees Betty asking Reggie to leave because he's bringing back
too many bad memories to her. She confesses that the day she found him
in bed with another woman was the day she was about to tell him that
she was pregnant. In the end, she had an abortion. Reggie tells her
that he would have married her had he known, but Betty dismisses that
as a pile of crap.
When Reggie discovers that Seth knows nothing about the past, he
convinces Betty to let him stay in return for his silence.
-- Sean sees Zak storing pink diesel, and offers to buy some to keep
costs down at the haulage yard, on the proviso that Angie doesn't find
-- the Reynolds again show what caring, sharing parents they are when
work keeps both away from parents' evening. Marc is suitably
-- Kelly is refusing to see Roy. Probably a good thing.
-- Diane moves into the Woolpack, and celebrates by entertaining the
regulars with tales of her past. Bernice looks on enviously.
-- Sarah goes for a night out at the Woolie with Angie, gets
completely pissed and is practically carried home by Richie. Jack is
upset, but covers it up by telling Richie that all is well between
them. Later, Richie tells Sarah that he's thinking of moving out. She
asks him to stay as he's about the only person in the house she can
talk to. Eventually they share a small kiss....