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Helen is drowning in the Cow Pat of Destiny. Please SWs - when will it be curtains for Rob?

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PseudoBadger Thu 04-Feb-16 11:07:32

Come on Kirsty!

BYOSnowman Thu 04-Feb-16 11:08:46

Good title!!

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Thu 04-Feb-16 11:13:17

Excellent title!

trevortrevorslatterfry Thu 04-Feb-16 11:15:02

Thankyou for the new thread!

NotdeadyetBOING Thu 04-Feb-16 11:23:08

Curtains for Rob. Love it. Can think of what I'd do to him with a pair of tie-backs (and it wouldn't be kinky fun).

JapanNextYear Thu 04-Feb-16 11:30:53

Kirsty is on the case, but she's got an uphill struggle to keep trying to help Helen who, for so many reasons, can't admit she needs help.

The guy playing Rob, he does that so well...

Joskar Thu 04-Feb-16 12:01:10

Why is Josh wanting in on these magic eggs? It's a load of bollocks isn't it? They won't really be able to con sell people the notion that the eggs are better will they? How much more could you be selling such a thing for anyway?

BYOSnowman Thu 04-Feb-16 12:03:31

That's what I was wondering. You need a pretty big operation to make money out of eggs I'd have thought. Particular for three people

Gruach Thu 04-Feb-16 12:04:09

Oooh! Speedy. (Like Helen driving away from Rob.)

Thank you Pseudo cake < From the Village Hall Curtain Committee.

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Thu 04-Feb-16 12:07:09

God I could have screamed last night when Josh or one of the other egg-talkers said 'great: let's talk percentages!'. No, let's bloody not, you boring old shits.

I never used to mind the smaller, agricultural stories, but they feel very jarring when placed next to the Helen/Rob SL, and very, very, dull. Didn't help that I thought Josh was Matthew for a good bit of that, too.

Seems apt that Matthew sounds about 12 and Peep about 40.

NotdeadyetBOING Thu 04-Feb-16 12:12:34

I thought Josh was Matthew too. Was confused as I knew he'd upped sticks and left for pastures new.

songbird Thu 04-Feb-16 12:23:39

Damn it, was going to suggest 'Taxi for Helen Titchener, the cowpat of destiny awaits' but was too late.

This one works too I suppose grin

Veritat Thu 04-Feb-16 12:36:14

I agree that if there was anything odd about the scan, like Helen not going or lying about it, I would normally expect it to have been signalled somehow. But if there isn't, then that's even more annoying - it's difficult to believe that there are absolutely no signs of problems that a half-awake midwife could have picked up on,

DadDadDad Thu 04-Feb-16 12:47:57

But do you see a midwife at this stage? Presumably this was the routine 20-week (?) scan where the sonographer just looks at the development of the child on a screen? (My memories are pretty rusty, so hopefully someone with more recent experience can clarify).

ThoughtlessMess Thu 04-Feb-16 12:51:06

The Helen / Rob story is the first time in years that I have really got involved emotionally with a long-term drama (though poor Joe being dumped in a hostel came close)
TA has some really excellent writing & acting atm - excluding the boring & pointless poultry brothers obvs.
I've just realised why it resonates so much - my sister (45) cut off ties with the rest of the family 13 year ago, shortly after becoming pregnant to her new husband (rebound romance for her, thus vulnerable) It scares & saddens me that this is perhaps the stuff she was / is going through. Oh aren't some men complete psychopathic shits.

ThoughtlessMess Thu 04-Feb-16 12:51:30

PS Love the title too, OP!

Veritat Thu 04-Feb-16 13:13:08

When I had a scan they combined it with a midwife appointment so I didn't have to make two journeys. No idea whether that's the norm.

Molecule Thu 04-Feb-16 13:14:27

Eggs are pretty profitable with the extra benefit of not needing much land. It can be a "mom and pop" operation, but, and it's a big but, the pasture based system will be incredibly labour intensive and need much more land etc. In big free range sheds the egg collection is all mechanised, collecting from lots of smaller sheds will take ages and then there's the packing etc, plus moving the sheds to new pasture as it doesn't take long for hens to wreck the ground they're on.

At least it's a distraction from the HelRob story which I'm finding a little too much. I think it should be played out over a longer timescale but not at such intensity, and with Rob showing some redeeming features. I'm having palpitations now when I hear him interacting with Hellen and agree that it's making TA very difficult to listen to.

bigbuttons Thu 04-Feb-16 13:15:45

Marking place!

enochroot Thu 04-Feb-16 13:29:23

Thank you for the new thread. A week and a half since the last one. Not bad going.

BertrandRussell Thu 04-Feb-16 13:31:07

I thought Josh was fantastic- really put the Fairbros on the back foot.

Wouldn't Rob have wanted a scan picture?

makemineasnowball Thu 04-Feb-16 13:33:50


redshoeblueshoe Thu 04-Feb-16 13:41:11

Thanks for the new thread pseudo.
My big concern last night was I really thought Helen was going to say to Kirsty that she couldn't see her anymore.

I think the conversation between Hellin and Kirsty showed that Hellin doesn't really understand what is going on. Hellin knows something isn't right, but she doesn't know what or why.

I know that might sound odd, but my XH was EA. At the time I knew things weren't right, but I didn't realise what was wrong. I was lucky, he left me. I didn't feel lucky when he left, I felt devastated, I felt sorry for our children.

It took me 2 years to realise what a total fucking bastard waste of space he is. My X likes to control people, I think he left because I had a voice. Whatever his reason I know I am lucky to be free of him.

I want Rob to be exposed. I also don't know why they didn't all change their names I was expecting Henwee Tichener-Archer.
and breathe

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Thu 04-Feb-16 13:43:49

Place marking

Fink Thu 04-Feb-16 14:00:06

I suppose at least the upside from the horror of Tuesday's episode (I'm in my lonely corner of loving any boring crap that is a break from any scene with Rob in it, constantly near the radio so I can switch off when it gets too much), is that Helen might have somewhere deep down stored the information that the way to go eventually will not be to tell Henry 'I'll be picking you up from school early today and we'll be leaving Daddy forever. Don't tell anyone, Daddy might not like it. Mrs Teacher will have you ready at 1.30. I've just left my phone unlocked downstairs with all the details on. Shhh.'

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