Episode 17.9: ‘Uri Geller bends Fred’s mind’

It is a busy bank holiday at the pub. Eliza takes herself off into the snug for some thinking time, she wonders how she could have got herself into this mess – with everyone thinking she is pregnant with Reg’s twins when really she is not pregnant at all and is faking her bump! Later she thanks Fred, his fiancee Gina gave her the engagement ring he gave her when she proposed, as well as the money saved to go towards their wedding, to go towards looking after Eliza’s (non-existent) triplets after Eliza’s bookshop burnt down. Fred is visibly shocked, Gina had not told him she had done that, but he recovers and even seems to consider Eliza’s request for a job in the pub.

Fred spends some time in the cellar reminiscing about his lifelong obsession with Uri Geller. It turns out that Uri Geller once met him and hypnotised him, making Fred forget that he had ever met him and in fact making him forget everything that has just happened in the short-term when he reads the inscription in the front of Uri’s autographed book, ‘Remember me?’ Eliza uses this to her advantage, she is desperate to confess to someone about her fake pregnancy and how everyone is being so kind to her under false pretences – she tells Fred all and then shows him the inscription so he instantly forgets everything she said!

Meanwhile, AJ is being referee for a pub games competition between SImpkins and Constance – the winner decides whether Constance has total freedom (her wish) or whether she stays at home safe and sound to protect their unborn child (his wish). Their competitive nature takes off, AJ tries to get them to compromise and they seem to shake hand on it but really are just getting their digits in place for a brutal game of Thumb War!

Memorable Moments:

  • Eliza’s monologue about how she started off with making her fake bump with a cushion, then it was a pillow and the next thing ‘you are in the shopping aisle considering getting a double duvet’
  • Simpkins and Constance having a contemporary dance-off as part of their pub game Olympics
  • AJ enjoying the sun out in the pub garden and badly catching the sun (some hastily applied red lipstick supplied the sunburned look!)

Will Fred’s memory of that chat with Eliza stay buried? And what will he say to Gina about her giving away her engagement ring and their wedding money??

Will Simpkins and Constance get on the same page or will they continue to battle away?

Will Eliza’s conscience ever get the better of her of will she continue to deceive everyone in Newtown??

Find out in Episode 17.10 on Monday 10th June 2019 at 7.30pm at the Wardrobe Theatre

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