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So good to see Kim back (the comedy content automatically goes up 100% when she's on), and she was calling Janine Janice again (I love that one!), but her humour didn't amuse the waiter in the Argee Bhajee, did it?
That whole storyline wasn't exactly funny either, and the guy who played Ali definitely gets a Bad Acting by a Bit-part Actor Award.
Goodness, Gracious Me. What would happen in real life if a waiter started waving a wooden spoon about? I doubt the whole restaurant would just sit there like this lot did, and I certainly don't think they'd then all just get on with their (cold) meals like good little customers just because Afia came in and told them to, do you?
Leaving two small children (Kamil and Yasmin), on their own to watch a DVD while you have a family crisis ("They should be alright for half an hour," Syed said to Christian), is pretty unacceptable too. It's that credibility thing again, and don't even get me started on Heather's quiz to find out whether Shirley or Andrew knew her best …
Considering Shirley's known 'Ev for the best part of her life (and Andrew's known her for all of five minutes), it should have been a walk-over, but for it to be decided by Shirley saying Heather had three sugars in her tea but Andrew saying it was two-and-a-half, oh, come on; it was just plain daft.
It wasn't all bad though (I love Kim's new nickname for the Masoods: The Bad Moods), and the whole Lorraine thing was written really well. It was nice to see that Lucy has actually got a heart in there somewhere and actually defended Mandy, but who is Alex, aye?
We'll no-doubt be finding out, but even though I've always said that Mandy doesn't love Ian, do you think she actually does now? Time will tell, and it would be nice if she did (I like a happy ending!), but what about Michael?
Jean was watching him.
"I've been watching you," she told him.
"Creepy," he replied.
Not half as creepy as your face sometimes, mate. Jean asked him if he actually loved Janine. "I'm getting married to her, aren't I?" he replied cryptically.
Ooh, he's a tease, that man. Whenever he does or says something to make you think he does love her, the next minute he does or says something which makes you think he doesn't.
It was a bit of an "Aah" moment when Zainab finally accepted Christian, wasn't it? Not a dry eye in the house, but will this mark the start of a 'New, improved' Zee? She even smiled a couple of times this week (granted, one of them was a bit scary), but I can't see it lasting. Misery's in her blood, bless!
Christian gets a Bad Drinking from a Mug Award (not the first, either), and someone clearly had a very busy week putting together a whole host of Appropriate/Inappropriate Music in the Background tracks.
Zainab was complaining about the Creepy Doctor ruining their lives to the strains of Blondie's Heart of Glass; Sister Sledge's We Are Family sang-out as Michael put the ring on Janine's finger and they were joking about her joining the Moons, and Nat King Cole's Unforgettable accompanied Zee talking about Yuesf.
Rihanna's Only Girl was blasting out in the background as Anthony tried to tell Amira he loved her; Lulu's Shout playing when Lorraine was winding Mandy up, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood's The Power of Love was wailing-away in the background as Tyler sympathised with Anthony over Amira. There were more than that, but you get my point?
Lorraine: "Look what she did to me!"
Ian: "Yeah. Good shot."
Ian (to Bianca): "Bobby's going through a nose-picking phase at the moment, so could you give the walls an extra rub down?"
Whitney: "I can't believe you're going to be a Moon."
Janine: "Oh, no way I'm giving up the Butcher name again. Not for anyone."
Bianca: "Save changing it back in six months though … "
Ian: "I leave my wallet around and suddenly it becomes 'Slimmer of the Year'?"
Lorraine (about Mandy): "No love lost between you and her then. What did she do?"
Bianca: "My husband."
Kim (when she dropped her fish and chips): "Pick it up for me mate. If I bend down in this dress all hell will break loose."
PS Afia said to Zee, "Marry a girl and watch her turn into your mother." Shouldn't that be, "Marry a girl and watch her turn into her mother?"
PPS Who eats curry with a knife and fork like that?
PPPS Tanya's pink gloves. That's not a good look …
PPPPS Why was Kim asleep in a doorway?
PPPPPS Who was looking after Bobby when they all went out and left the house empty on Monday night?
PPPPPPS Oh, bye, Amira. Shut the door on your way out, will you? Hang on: you've forgotten your baby, love.
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