Marsha puts 23 Meteor Street up for sale much to the displeasure
of the whole crew. Tim, Brian and Mike go off to reason with Marsha
who, far from greeting them with open arms and a kiss, tells them
that only something 'bloody spectacular' can save them now. Meanwhile,
Daisy is trying to rescuse Colin from a sinister old lady down the
road. Tim gets yet more bad news when he discovers Sophie is moving
to Seattle to work for Marvel and in all the furore of depression,
Daisy secretly decides to leave for North Wales. While all the others
are resigned to defeat, Mike is made of sterner stuff and launches
two plans that win around Marsha and save Daisy than a fate worse
than Dai. For once, maybe, there will be resolution... of sorts...
a parody of the Royle Family, we slip to see Tim and Daisy standing
outside number 23 and looking up to the sign outside. Daisy suggests
in her narrative that the family of the 21st century is made up
of friends and not relatives
but maybe that's bollocks. FOR
SALE reads the sign in the front garden!!
Tim and Daisy's flat, an Estate Agent is busy showing a young couple
around. They like Daisy's room, believing it to be perfect for a
child and adding to the 'homey' atmosphere. When the cupboard is
opened however, Tim and Daisy are there, staring, wanting to know
what on earth is going on.
Agent explains that 'Mrs Klein' is selling up and it's a good time
to do it too, as the house as trebled in value since it's last sale
Wow!! The Estate Agent and (younger) couple leave, while Tim and
Daisy confer what to do next whilst still in the cupboard. They
agree they should lean on Brian and find out if he knows anything.
they head down to Brian's flat, they hear loud and uncontrollable
sobbing. When he answers the door they ask if he's alright. He is,
just having a problem vocalising his emothions and so he is listening
to 'The Sounds of Despair volume 4'. He's cut up over Twist still
who is now on gay Manchester gay scene. It soon becomes apparent
though, that Brian knows nothing about the horror of the house being
sold and soon he is even deeper into his despair.
with no new information, Tim and Daiz head up to Marsha's to speak
to Mike. He's busy baking scones which he offers and
the others soon begin to scoff. Mike's not heard anything
from Marsha either, but a big guy on a motorbike did call around
to pick up a lot of her stuff. They put two an two together and
work out that she must be at Amber's new place.
try and find where Amber is living now, Tim and Mike try to break
into Marsha's room to get her address book. Daisy doesn't want to
be associated with such a horrific violation of privacy. Timn explains
though, does she want to be homeless? Does she want to have to buy
Loot every morning? Doesn't she WANT to see what Marsha's room looks
like. And, with a swift kick, Daisy's got them all inside.
find the book and Tim and Mike go to head off but Daisy is suddenly
concerned about Colin running off down the road and decides to stay
and find him. To try and present a united front they collect Brian
and drive off, sans tape
follows Colin down to an old house on the street. Creeping inside
she finds it full of doggy pictures and a scratched copy of 'How
Much is That Doggy in the Window' blahs out of an old player. She
finds herself in the kitchen and sees a pot boiling loudly on the
hob and anxious, heads to lift the lid
in the van, on the way to Marsha's, Tim explains that as he's best
at communication he should talk to her first and apologise. Mike
and Brian ask him what he's going to say. Tim imagines what he will
say, that friends not relatives are the true family and if that
holds true, Marsha is the best auntie he's ever had
he kisses her, in a more than auntiely way
and he wakes screaming.
Anyway the traffic lights have changed and their journey continues
finds that a cuddly toy bear is being cleaned in the pot. A sinister
old lady appears behind her and explains that she and Colin are
welcome down there anytime for tea. Daisy picks the lil dog up and
fair runs home. The old lady smiles a creepy one and chuckles to
herself that she knows Colin will be back
and all too soon
in 23, Daisy is preparing Colin his favourite meal and apologises
to him, saying that she'll change and she's sorry for leaving him
when she went to Asia and sorry that she ignores him when she writes
tries to write. But, the old lady has Colin's favourite, widescreen
TV and he leaves Daisy, amongst her own regret
Tim, Mike and Brian find Marsha and Tim begins his smooth talking
to no avail, altohugh admitting that they broke into her bedroom
probably wasn't a good start. She says that they'd have to do 'something
bloody spectacular' to get her back now. In desperation, Tim wheels
out his auntie line but no kiss comes, just three words. Kiss. My.
is busy mulling over the letter from the Colwyn Bay Gazette when
Tim and Mike return dejected to the flat. They tell her how it went.
Really badly. Daisy explains that Colin's gone 'next door'. Tim
is really upset until he is actually next door and not dead (as
next door used to imply when he was a kid). Mike gets upset now
as he realises that his rabbit is dead, although it has, admittedly,
been 18 years.
begins to get really upset. Marsha's gone, Twist's gone, Colin's
gone, Mike's rabbit's gone. Everyone leaves. Tim tells her to stop
being silly as that isn't the case. With that there's a ring at
the front door and Tim answer it. It's Sophie with the bad news
that she's moving to Seattle to work for Marvel. Tim drags her up
to his room, explaining his mistake on everyone leaving to Daisy
as he goes.
explains that she's leaving tomorrow morning and that there relationship
needn't end and they can continue their sex life on the internet.
Tim says he's go to the airport with her and Sophie offers him 13
hours together. He gratefully accepts.
goes to the lonuge to explain he's turning in for the night and
that only something bloody spectacular can save them now. And as
he retires to Sophie in his room, Daisy heads off to secretly pack
for Colwyn Bay but Mike's mind is ticking and he soon pings an idea.
At 21:00, he finds Cromwell and his chums in the pub and orders
them, as a their superior, to do him a little favour.
nine the next morning and Daisy is checking the times for the firs
third train to Colwyn Bay. She quietly leaves the house, leaving
a note for Tim in the process. Tim and Sophie are still in bed with
Tim wearing some cracking make-up. There's a knock on the front
door and he rushes to get up, and Sophie quickly chucks him some
tissue to wipe off the mascara and lippie although he forgets that
he's wearing Sophies pants. Rather embarrassingly, he opens the
door to Mike who commands him to be ready for action in five, when
he will return with Brian. Mike forward rolls to the artist's quarters
and convinces him, with the aid of some stirring Thunderbirds music,
that he is a man (a monkey man?) and not a mouse. They both forward
roll back out of his room and off to adventure.
and Sophie, now ready, kiss goodbye and Sophie wishes him good luck.
Mike once again reappears behind Tim and he lets him know that it's
something bloody spectacular.
Mike and Mike's TA cronies have got something massive planned and
despite some dissenting voices head off to woo back Marsha. The
errant landlady is sitting watching This Morning when she hears
a rumble down from outside. Heading to the window, she sees the
tank, driven by Mike and manned by Tim and Brian, coming towards
the house. She's not impressed until they begin to play 'Back 4
Good' from a boom box and wave a Brian-made banner declaring 'We're
now 10:55 and daisy is waiting for her train to come and filling
the time looking at photos of her, Tim and Colin. Back in Meteor
Street, the scary old lady is convinced she's won Colin but he doesn't
stay for long when he realises he's going to be rechristened Lancelot.
and Tim, Mike and Brian arrive back at 23 and discover Colin's back.
Mike also finds a note that Tim proceeds to read. Skipping to the
end Daisy's gone because she's confused and it appears she's heading
out of town on the 11:32 from St Pancras. Brian, no longer needed,
slips off to complete his latest installation.
can't believe how things have panned out, he has to say goodbye
to Sophie and rescue Daisy at the same time and with only mode of
transport, he's not got a clue what to do. He tries to call Sophie
on both of her phones to no avail. But suddenly Mike has another
idea, there is another form of transport they have. What do they
have that has wheels and is slightly faster than walking?
11:31, Tim arrives (with Colin) sitting astride Private Iron. He
talks daisy around and they head back to the flat. Mike goes to
take Sophie to the airport, giving her a letter from Tim explaining
all that's gone on and it's here that they settle their differences
and hug tightly.
now look at all our gang and see how they are
Twist is a star
on the Manchester scene but is she really happy? Brian appears to
be, using his art installations as an outlet for his emotion. Marsha
and Mike settle down to the comfort of quiet nights in with guns
and vino and Tim, Daisy and Colin snuggle up tight on a beanie in
front of the TV. Ahh