Episode 17.8: ‘FIRE!’

AJ is overdosing on Easter chocolate, on a sugar comedown he is angered to find out that there is another AJ in Newtown, the owner of the sweet shop on the corner. In a heated showdown (with us hearing the Scottish voice of Sweet Shop AJ but not seeing him), AJ Shaw is left victorious as the town’s only AJ.

Meanwhile, Simpkins is smothering Constance and barely letting her do anything to ‘take care’ of their unborn child. He brings Eliza round to be company for her, Constance feels they are connecting over their shared pregnancies – not she nor anyone knows that Eliza’s pregnancy is fake! While Eliza is out, Billy thinks he will be useful and help her in the shop, but starts a fire!

The bookshop is burnt to a cinder and Eliza is devastated. She blames Simpkins for making her leave the shop, and of course Billy for trying to boil an egg in the back room and it going horribly wrong. Candi passes by, there is still something bubbling between them but when Candi leaves her on the floor saying how manipulative Eliza is it is clear that the love has gone.

Fred and Gina had been egging each other on to rhyme all day, Fred tops off the rhymes by pulling out an engagement ring and asking her to marry him!  But when Gina hears about the fire, she feels for Eliza and does not want her baby to go without, so gives her the ring and promises all the savings she has got together for the hoped for wedding with Fred.

Eliza’s secret is getting worse and worse!

Memorable Moments

  • The non-stop rhyming in the pub!
  • The high drama of the fire!
  • Eliza and Constance eventually putting the fire out with their massive phallic hoses

Will Simpkins back off and let Constance breathe, or will he drive her crazy first??

What will Billy turn his hand to next and will it have the same disastrous results?!

Will this last event break Eliza’s silence or will she double down on her big secret???

Find out in Episode 8 of Season 17 at the Wardrobe Theatre on Monday 27th May 2019 at 7.30pm

 

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