Betty Eagleton Eyes
Betty swings from grieving for Seth to being annoyed with him for dying. It couldn't really be helped Betty, you have to admit. Everyone is sad and offers their condolensces. Cue loads and loads and loads more reminiscing zzzzz. Kathy hangs about a bit longer then vanishes after her contracted three episodes. She is very annoying and I can see why they got rid of her in the first place. Lurvegod keeps banging on about the funeral; Betty tells him Seth despised organised religion and that he thought all vicars and priests were child-molesting perverts. Well, maybe not the last bit. Lurvegod reckons she is just upset and will come around to the idea eventually. Oh do one, Lurvegod you irritating, patronising tosspot. Betty eventually agrees to have Seth cremated but then changes her mind at the last minute and says she wants him buried. Biff arrives for his one-episode appearance and tells Betty to sort herself out and do Seth proud etc. It must be so humiliating coming back for just a few scenes and not even your own storyline - it really does show how desperate the actors are for work.
Laurel is sad about Seth; Non-Brace Face is more bothered about organising Laurel's wedding. She gets loads of magazines in and hires a wedding planner who looks really familiar. Non BF and Emily Bunter bang on about dresses and flowers; Ivan the Engine appears and reveals he knows all about flower arranging. He is so gay, and clearly destined to be TOGIV's bum-chum in a future 'shocking' storyline. Laurel is not interested and ends up offending the wedding planner, who leaves. Non Brace Face throws an eppy and Laurel snaps and tells her to bugger off and let her grieve her faux-Grandad in peace. NBF stomps out but later feels guilty and apologies.
Up at the Dingles, Debbeh wants to go to a party and drink Diamond White like normal teenagers. Lisa isn't having any of it and tells Debbeh she needs to start taking responsibility of Seruh, instead of dumping her on Emily Bunter. Emily says she doesn't mind, as she has no other storylines. Debbeh throws a strop and goes to the party anyway. Dazz is there and sees her getting off with some random bloke; he assumes she will end up preggers again and runs off to get Lisa who storms in and drags Debbeh home by her ear, The Beano-style. She tells poor Debbeh one more 'stunt' like that (what, a 17 year old going to a party?) and she'll have to give up school and be a full-time loser like the rest of them. Debbeh is all 'NOOOOOOOO', but later Lisa finds out she's been bunking and decides that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Debbeh is sad, and totally hates Dazz for grassing her up.
Meanwhile Marilyn is still having a hilarious time looking after Victoria and Kare-leh and flirting with Kare-leh's dad. Things take a turn for the worst, however, when Marilyn decides to plaster the kids in make-up and dress them up in mini-skirts and boob-tubes. Copper dad walks in just as Marilyn is demonstrating how to work the lane, and orders Kare-leh 'ome. Marilyn points out that wearing make-up/acting like a ho is what all teenage girls do but Copper dad is having none of it and stomps off in a huff. He later apologises and asks Marilyn out to dinner; she tries to play hard-to-get but TOGIV ruins it with a few Frankie Howard style double-entendres. Marilyn agrees to dinner - oh dear, could this be yet more love woe on the horizon for our favourite blonde aussie barmaid?
More Betty grief/reminiscing in t'Woolleh. Betty chats to Zak and suddenly all the Dingles start acting shiftily. Whatever could be happening? The day of the funeral arrives - Lurvegod arrives with the funeral cortege and Betty is all "ok , here's the coffin, see ya!" LG is suspicious, but leads everyone off to church for the service. Betty hangs about at the back and then legs it with Laurel. They drive over to Home Farm, where Zack and Spack are hanging about with the real Seth coffin. It's all a bit Weekend At Bernie's. Anyway, Z and S have dug a big hole and they lob Seth in it - apparently the farm grounds are his spriritual home. Betty says a few words and they all cry. I bet the Kings will be impressed - bad enough KY was kebabbed, now they have to contend with the rotting corpse of an old man in their garden. Laurel decides it's time to live for the moment and later tells LG she wants to get married TOMORROW! Oh joy.