On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:42:06 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
>(Spoiler alert near the end, re the BL board decision.)
>>Ok. I am considering applying for the forward planner job for TA as
>Is this just a flight-of-fancy, or has such a post been mentioned?
>>Btms hasn't got the editor job. I thought Friday was a bit depressing
>>and not a good end of week episode.
>(I can't ATM remember what happened in it so can't comment.)
Ruth had words with Pip about the reality of being a working parent on
a farm. She wanted to be with her child when Pip cried for her but had
to leave her with Jill. She had David and her parents too to help. Pip
accepted this relunctantly.
Brian was supported by all except one of the board of BL, because
Justin spoke for him but later when Anabel asked why Justin said it
was good to have Brian owe him. Money in the bank. But I think maybe
Jenny persuaded Justin and he used the arguments he gave to the board
and Anabel as reasonable and might actually have wanted to support
Brian by then. A puppet chair for him? Or anyway family harmony.
Either way it was somehow depressing. Both Ruth and Justin stuff was.
>>I don't think Emma and Ed are really right for each other. I think in
>That hadn't occurred to me. I hadn't really thought of them as being
>unhappy _with each other_. Emma's been occasionally unhappy with Ed's
>financial decisions (those sheep we now aren't hearing about, mainly),
>and his depression about their depressing situation (which has always
>seemed realism to me, though sad), but I didn't think they were unhappy
>as such as a couple.
I think they do love each other and are happy. It's me isn't about it
:). I wanted him to end up with Fallon, who loved him. He didn't love
her, too enchanted by Emma. I am hoping he will grow out of it.
>>future she will do well in the local council and be invited to the
>>Women's Equality Party to stand and get in as local MP. She will then
>I think she certainly has potential in that area. Mind you, she'd have
>to learn to control herself (on political matters) a bit more: virtually
>all her rants are justified, but can be counter-constructive. But I can
>see that (her learning) as a definite possibility.
>>spend five out of seven days in London and she and Ed will grow apart.
>>She might meet someone else.
>Hmm, good point, though I think that would be sad.
>>Ed will realise he is not as upset as he should be and Fallon, who
>>never stopped loving him, comforts him. They get the band back
>>together on a mission to raise money for Pat's charity. Jazzer joins
>>them and Eddy and Jolene support them too, as does Wayne.
>I think Carpet could make things very difficult though.
>>The band is a huge success and just as Emma gets a post as assistant
>>to the Min of Ag or DSS, after the WE party has a landslide victory
>>and Sandi is PM
>I love it (-:
>>, or young Umbrella, the youngest PM ever, the band hit
>>the big time, tv, US tour, Australia, the old and young all going
>>along, with the kids too. Not PC Umbrella.
>>Ed and Fallon realise they are meant for each other. When they all get
>I hadn't really registered what you say about Fallon still loving Ed;
>but is it reciprocated, i. e. Ed having feelings for Fallon?
>>home Eddy has been faithful to Clarrie and Jolene to Kenton and Ed and
>I think Eddy would indeed; although he's weak and has been feckless in
>many ways, I don't think he'd ever endanger what he has with Clarrie.
>Jolene I think would behave too - I'm not so sure about Kenton though.
He would be stuck at home minding the pub.
>>Fallon have refrained from sausages or seabirds, but all realise this
>>is it and PC and Emma accept it. Will sneers. Nic is jealous of Emma's
>Will always sneers (-:.
Because Ed and Fallon have a hit and then more hits and merchandise is
sold they become rich. Much richer than Will and Nic. Hah!
>>success, and having run the teashop while the two owners were away she
>>gets it permanently.
>Though Will would try to control. I think whoever it was here who said
>Will was showing signs of being a Coercive Controller a la Rob, was very
>>Nolly accompanies Kate back to Ambridge after a few months in SA and
>>is able to help Nic as well as finish her education at the local
>Sounds very plausible.
And she gets back in time to enjoy time with Peggy, who lives on for a
bit. Jill going satisfies the dark figure on Binkie for a while. The
timers stay on the shelf.
>>college, keeping her eye on Freddy. Lilly goes to university.
>Yes, again plausible. Though there is clearly a temptation among the SWs
>for intelligent young women to go off the rails, as they seem to be
>doing with Alice (is it Alice? The one who did well at uni/RAF, and is
>now working for some not-very-believable tech company, but seems to have
>an incipient drink problem). I hope it doesn't happen: I liked Alice,
>and I like Lilly so far.
I hadn't got round to Alice's future. Twins! They look like Chris and
Susan and Jenny can hold one each at the christening. Alice has a
success at work before this and so they are happy to let her have the
maternity leave off and come back to her job afterwards. I suppose if
you insist on Lexi remaining she can run a creche then for Adam's kid,
Pip's and the twins.
>>Justin meets with a nasty accident.
>I don't _yet_ share the dislike of Justin. I'm probably wrong, as I have
>been in the past. Sure, he can be a ruthless businessman (as he was with
>Umbrella after Matt encouraged him to call Justin's bluff over the land
>- justifiably I thought!), and he clearly has some plans of his own he
>hasn't revealed so far. But if I'm right, he could become the next Brian
>in Ambridge - the current one can't go on for ever (how old _is_ he?),
>though has been given a fillip by the Board decision.
>> Matt has been biding his time. He
>_Please_ can we not ever see Matt again. I thought "oh no" when he
>reappeared (we don't do melodrama* - who are they kidding?) this time,
>and seems to be something/'one the SWs bring up when they're a bit short
>[* Who originally said that: was it the Beetle? It clearly isn't true
>>escapes again back to SA.
>At first, I thought you meant South Africa, and were suggesting some
>(new?) intrigue with Kate's family, then the penny dropped.
>> Jill doesn't live to see the new Archer Pip
>>has and Brookfield struggles to manage without her. David loses weight
>Sounds very plausible.
>>as nobody bakes cakes for him. Kirsty finds out that Philip is Up To
>>Something Bad. I'd take suggestions.
>I do hope not. I've not seen enough of Philip to form any opinion of
>him, but I like Kirsty and would like some happiness for her, either
>with him or Tom (was it?) or someone else (while not wanting to be
>sucked into the convention that happiness means partnership [I'm happy
>And I like Lexi too. She has her faults (e. g. where she spoke up on
>some matter that wasn't her purview, over hotel management), but I think
>could be an interesting character to keep. And of course the surrogacy
>story - and, more interesting perhaps, the elderly-parents story - has
>potential legs, both dramatically and public-information-wise. (I know
>TA nominally no longer has that brief, but I think all the soaps _do_ do
>it from time to time.)
I thought it still did consider it has that brief, hence the badly
done Rob stuff.