spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the August 23 episode on CBC
With an almost 50% drop in personnel, The Rovers Return is in crisis mode. Let's review the gory details. Ciaran has left the Rovers to take a new job at The Joinery where he is working his chef's magic on Lancashire Tapas (mini bacon butties with brown sauce dip? - ed ). Ciaran left an apologetic letter but Liz was not amused.
Now Michelle has stormed out in her leopard print dress (be still my heart - ed) in a huff after Liz caught Ciaran doing some unauthorized over-the-bar-canoodling with the fair Michelle. Ciaran was instantly barred and Michelle, after pausing to call Liz a tart, followed closely behind (no comment -ed). Apparently Michelle is going to work with Carla where their success will no doubt make them the 'Thelma and Louise' of the local rag trade.
So what are they going to do at the Rovers? Liz has managed to lose two of her best assets in (three surely? - ed) in the space of 72 hours. Steve is too busy buying a kid to work behind the bar and Becky is too busy making Steve buy a kid to work behind the bar. Who's left? Rovers' senior barmaid and esteemed inventor of the Hot Pot, Betty Turpin. Can't wait to see the look on her face when Liz asks her to work 24/7 plus Christmas, Easter and New Year's.