'Emmerdale-y' – 4th September 2011


What another great week of Episodes.  I’d got seven pages of notes by Friday, and it’s been really hard having to cut some of it out!

Lauren wanted one of Marlon’s pasties (ooh, missus!), but it was his day off, so it was Bar Snacks and sandwiches only.  That’s not good service in this day and age, is it?  Does he not make stuff in big batches to tide them over?  He’s missing-out there, and missing out on the action too – by not being around – as there’s always something about to kick-off in the Bar, and when Declan walked in at the exact second Jai had his arm round Mia on Monday, well, I was ready for fistycuffs, but it seems Declan’s more of a ‘slow-burn’ kind of guy, and is planning a more long-term revenge on his new enemy.

Declan & Mia - Emmerdale - Jane Reynolds' weekly 'Emmerdale-y' reviewDeclan should look on the bright side though.  Like he said, “I bought this place for me to live in by myself.”  I think he’s been incredibly tolerant (stupid), to have had that lot squatting there – especially his dad.  “This is his home,” Mia wailed.  Er, no.  Dermot just turned up out of the blue, and I’ll be glad to be rid of his constant arm-waving, if I’m honest.

I don’t think it’s right for the 20-year-old Mia to be sent to Dublin to look after her ageing Grandfather either, do you?  They’re not actually even related – technically, so I think Declan’s got a bit of a cheek!  There’s another pair who (despite being booked on a flight that afternoon), found time to go to the pub, then left in a taxi with only a single suitcase.  I take more than that with me on my cleaning days!

Mia - Emmerdale - Jane Reynolds' weekly 'Emmerdale-y' reviewOf course, we should have realised long-ago that Jai was Mia’s father, look at the names: JAI/MIA. Spot the link?  Two out of three letters the same. Proof if proof were needed!  I saw a tweet which said she didn’t look ‘dark’ enough to be Jai’s daughter, but I’d always thought Mia looked far too oriental to be Declan and Ella’s, and had definitely had my suspicions that something was afoot!

Instead of getting together with Bob, the lovely Hazel’s off to Morocco. (Please, please put those two together as a couple!) I wish they’d send Brenda instead. Bob, Hazel & Brenda - Emmerdale - Jane Reynolds' weekly 'Emmerdale-y' reviewIf the reply to Hazel’s line, “It’s hardly worthy of a Turner prize,” (“I didn’t know Alan was into Art,”) had been said by Pearl it would have been really funny, but Brenda’s always been a fairly serious character – which is why this sudden scattiness just doesn’t work (for me).

Ooh, and Brenda?  If you only served people who were happy and smiling, you’d be shut within the week (Aaron’s grunted “Coffee” was one example)!  When does anyone in the Village ever have anything to be happy about?

Luckily there are some wonderful comic actors in Emmerdale, and there’s been a load of my favourite banter-y bits between Charity, Chas, Cain and Debbie this week.

“How’s the new housemate?” Cain asked Gennie on Monday.

Gennie: “It’s only till she gets back on her feet.”

Cain: “On her back, more like.”

Charity & Cain - Emmerdale - Jane Reynolds' weekly 'Emmerdale-y' reviewCain’s convinced he’s the only man she’ll ever love, and planted a smacker on her lips to prove it.  The trouble is with these two, is that there’s SUCH chemistry between them, you do tend to believe him!  Charity was soon ‘back on her feet’ though, and back with Jai.  You can’t help but wonder whether she’d still be with him if he was living in John Barton’s caravan, although once Declan’s finished with him he might well be!

Like Chas said to her, “Wow.  They could do a documentary about you: The Woman Addicted to Engagements!” Charity more-or-less said the same thing herself:

Jai: “So.  If we did get married, could I trust you?”

Charity: “Probably not.”  Doesn’t bode well, does it?

At least Charity’s got her man (A man … the right man?), whereas poor Gennie’s still love-struck.  I’d strike Nik (with a big bag of of toffees), if I thought it would help him get on with it!  Jai suggested he took someone to meet the ‘Sugar People’.  “It’s good to have bit of eye-candy on your arm,” he hinted.

“Well, where do I find that?” Nik replied – with Gennie sat right there!  Bless her.  She’d got all dressed-up, but when he met her in the pub he didn’t even notice.

Cameron, Andy & Sarah - Emmerdale - Jane Reynolds' weekly 'Emmerdale-y' reviewI’m feeling a bit sorry for Cameron too.  Andy shouldn’t just have come in and undermined him by saying he’d get Sarah another milkshake. Andy’s being a bit out of order.  He’s not even with Debbie, yet acts as if he owns the place, and it doesn’t bode well for his relationship with Alicia either …

It’s always difficult with step-parents etc, but why on earth shouldn’t Cameron have gone to the Hospital with them?

Debbie (asking Andy’s ‘permission’): “Is that alright?”

Andy (grudgingly): “As long as it’s alright with the Hospital.”

Cameron: “I’m sure they’ll manage to find another chair …”

My ‘Corrie Corner’ blog’s got a Grin of the Week.  Now this Emmerdale blog’s ‘officially’ got one too, and with a bumper start!

Cain: “I know all about Jai and Ella.”

Gennie: “Jai and Ella?”

Cain: “Are you a parrot?”

Alicia: “Have you stirred that paella?”

Andy: “It’s just rice.”

Sam: “Pigs.  They’re dead intelligent you know?”

Sean: “What, compared to you?”

Nicola: “I’ll miss Angel when she leaves home.”

Declan: “If you ever let her.”

Nicola: “How do you mean?”

Declan: “Well, you strike me as the clingy type.”

Charity (repeating Nik’s words to herself mockingly): “Finito Benito.  Moron!”  So funny!

PS Prize for looking as if he really WAS taking a drink out of a mug – goes to Marlon in the cafe.

PPS Katie had a good idea.  (To Declan): “Maybe you could text me the Mood of the Day?” That’d be really helpful, wouldn’t it!

PPPS What’s Amy done to her hair?  It was redder than her face this week!



2 Responses to 'Emmerdale-y' – 4th September 2011

  1. Jessica M August 23, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I had such a good laugh reading this, I can’t tell you! Brings back memories from nearly a year ago of everyone’s fav soap. Jai and Charity’s naievity with the getting married conversation just takes the biscuit. I don’t know how you do it – but keep it up!!

    • Jane August 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

      Thank you very much. I’m glad you enjoy it.
      Yes, Jai should have known this was going to be an issue when he married Charity. She’s ‘been there, done that’!

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