Series 4 Episode 5 - Remorseless, Treacherous, Lecherous
Pascalle sees something that’s exactly like a miracle except creepy and disturbing, as Loretta takes on the big bad Wolf.
Pascalle and Cheryl witness something like a miracle, except disturbing: Loretta in a frock, with shoes and make up. What can be the meaning of this? They are unaware she is meeting Vern, who knocked up Rita, and playing a game which may have mutual benefit. For a start his council contacts mean she’s managed to break the lease on Video Hut 2 without penalty.
Wolf is instructing Van and Munter on his renovation requirements for Jorgensen Ave. Van isn’t keen to do the work at all, but not sure how to break this to Wolf. Van tries breaking it to Sheree, but she finesses him into agreeing. Wolf, meanwhile, needs cash for the work, so hits up Loretta for the money she owes him and starts by emptying the till. This doesn’t go down well with Loretta, who has dinner with Vern. She’s intrigued to know more about him and Rita, and also wants another favour. But they’re spotted by Rochelle who is shocked to see Vern with Loretta, but not sure how to break this to Cheryl – who is continuing research with Pascalle on the cause of the mystery fashion transformation. Pascalle comes up with a shock theory. Maybe she’s turning into Rita?
She’s turned into… Loretta.Pascalle
The next day, Van and Munter are reluctant to risk death and tackle electrics, but as they argue about this a bloke from the council turns up. Wolf is not pleased to have work halted – and orders Van and Munter to call in Sparky. They’re not keen at all – he might be a registered electrician, but he’s also insane. Wolf goes to Loretta in search of more cash, but instead finds she’s the one who called the building inspector and is not impressed at all. Loretta knows this means war. She also gets the wind up from Cheryl over her relationship with Vern, but is brooking no argument from her parents. She goes back to stringing Vern along, but in the process finds out something interesting about his relationship with Rita. All this might be making Loretta feel powerful, but she’s unnerved when Grandpa quizzes her on being a stop-out. And meanwhile, Wolf is taking his revenge on Loretta.
Van and Munter are shocked to find that Sparky has gone all the way back to sane, and isn’t even doing drugs – though Van finds Sheree’s stripping (of wallpaper) somewhat unnerving. Now Loretta finds that the video hut has been cleaned out of stock. She knows exactly who’s to blame, and fights back. Wolf won’t be getting the insurance payment because she’s shutting down the business – and he can’t get on his family high horse, because he may not be even a West. (She’s worked out that Vern could be Wolf’s father too). Wolf is disturbed to hear this, but gets no joy from Grandpa. Now Loretta finds Nicky invading her shop, sizing it up as a bar – and she sees red. She approaches Sparky, feigning distress. She’s in trouble and she needs his services. Sparky is reluctant, so she lures him with demon drugs . . .
Loretta meets Vern for dinner, but it’s the last time, because she won’t come second to anyone, even Rita, and because Vern may be her grandfather. Sparky goes about his business, but there are screams, as the flames get out of control.
Then Van is woken by a charred figure, Sparky, with a horrific story to tell. Van now gets Loretta up to face the rest of the family – as Sparky describes the agonies of the damned. The fire got too big, spread to the shop next door – which was a pet shop. The family are aghast that Loretta killed innocent animals, but she is unrepentant. She stood up to Wolf that’s all. But has she finally gone too far?