Last night on Shortland Street:
Tonight we open with Rachel giving Harry a good old fashioned telling off. He is all “whatever” and she is all “hey buddy you are GROUNDED for two weeks AND you are paying the excess for the car and also the broken window MR” and Harry is all “yeah Dad will pay you when he gets back woman, my daddy is RICH AND I AM SPOILT”.
Rachel is like “nah, you gotta learn some responsibilty buster, least you become just like uncle Isaac” although she doesn’t say that. She should though. Isaac is the Warner family cautionary tale.
Evan and Phoenix are also there and Wendy disciplines Evan and Phoenix gets grounded too. It is quite the injustice too since Phoenix is the only member of the Warner family who thinks of anyone but himself. This is due, I think, to his lucky break of living out his formative years far, far away from the Warner riches and the caviar lollipops.
Daniel is now poor and in desperate need of money having lost his orderly job. He is on the phone trying to get a job but, unsurprisngly, doesn’t get the job/in the course after saying “Well the reason I didn’t finish the course was because I knew more than the teachers”. Sophie proposes that she can just pay for his stuff and I for one would be saying “HELL YES” but he is too proud and is all “nah babe”. Sophie reminds us all that she is RICH RICH RICH and Daniel and Sophie snap at each other again. THE CRACKS ARE SHOWING YOU GUYS.
Looks like Roimata’s dad is in town and her dad is played by a famous man, George Henare. He is like, real famous and distinguished and has an OBE. He is pretty good. He brings some much needed gravitas and likeability to the Street. Also, he is oddly attractive. Like silver fox handsome.
Anyway, he is in town to do some important Dr speeches as well as to snoop on Roimata and make her life difficult. Roimata doesn’t want TK to meet papa because, as earlier established, TK represents the holy grail of every Maori father’s dream. Roimata doesn’t want to marry TK but if dear old daddy sets eyes on TK then it is all over, really.
Rachel has to do some more child rearing of that idiot Harry. He calls her a cow and I hate him. Harry sucks.
Roimata and her dad are hanging out chatting with Jill at the hospital cafe and her dad is awesome. He is very charming. Not in the TK way of all overly grinning and smug, in the geniunely looks like a nice person way.
Oh good, this mannequin head storyline is still going. Roimata carries it around with her and I still dont’ really understand why? Also, TK meets Roimata’s dad but daddy doesn’t know that TK is THE BOYFRIEND. TK keeps trying to get a date with her dad but Roimata is playing hard to get on the dad front.
Daniel is trying to sell Callum some kind of broken pump machine? He has taken it from the hospital via Vasa and tries to convince Callum that he should pay him $100 each to fix each machine. Callum is like “no because you aren’t actually a qualified machine fixer”.
So Harry is like a total dick. He has replaced Rachel’s very expensive perfume with toilet cleaner. Harry is all “you’re evil” etc etc and Rachel bans him from playing soccer.
They need Supernanny! She would teach that little prick a lesson. “That is unasseptabul”.
I have never wanted Rachel to succeed more than I do now- I want that child RUINED.
Roimata and papa are at the I.V having a secret dinner, far away from TK who is, by the way, having noodles. Dad lets her know that actually he doesn’t really want her knocked up and married to TK and so that storyline is resolved? Roimata texts TK and the noodles are OFF!TK and dad chat about rugby and then start politics but Roimata is a controlling lady and demands a change of topic. Roimata lets TK know that she lied to him earlier about dad being away and papa and TK and everyone laugh about what a loser Roimata was when she was little. GOOD TIMES.
Daniel and Sophie enjoy their awful relationship some more and Sophie manages to turn Daniel’s woes into potential blog fodder “Daniel, my blogs are about telling the truth” (about those stupid pump machines wasting taxpayers money). God, her blog would be worse than mine.
Harry sucks up to Rachel with a cup of tea (poisoned?) and then demands to play soccer again. Rachel is like “no, you need to be a much better person before you get that privelage” and if I were Rachel I would leave him at a police station while Chris was away.
TK and Roimata are hanging out in front of the hospital, TK is acting all cliched and Roimata laps it up. They make out and TK knocks that stupid dummy head out of her bag and into the street. He’s all “maybe its a sign, I’m the only man for you” and THEN A CAR SPEEDS UP and it runs RIGHT OVER that stupid dummy and Roimata is all “oh” AND THEN SARAH GOD DAMNED POTTS gets out of the car! She has a sassy new haircut and she is KNOCKED UP!!!!!
I will admit, I am pretty excited! TK is all “oh man! I made a baby inside her and now I am with Roimata and now I am all torn and stuff!”
and we end our episode!
YES! GOOOOD ENDING! I can genuinely tell you that I am actively excited about this! I have drunk like seven drinks BUT I think this is unrelated!
Tomorrow on Shortland Street: Sarah is all “I am 19 weeks impregnated! It’s yours!” and TK is all “IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME?” and Sarah is all “I LOVE YOU!” or something.