Everybody needs good neighbours, says the theme song, and that was definitely true for the residents of Ramsay Street last week. They all need better neighbours anyway, because it seems like everyone on the street is going out of their way to be the worst they can possibly be. There’s hardly anybody in Erinsborough who is trying not to be terrible.
First of all Ned is still being a total buffoon over all this leftover fight club nonsense. He claims he’s doing it to try to keep Yashvi safe, but in order to do that he roped Kyle in to go and buy an actual gun in order to take evidence of the gun sales to the police. I know he chose Kyle because he already knew about the whole gun situation, but why would you choose Kyle, of all people? He’s not the most capable person. Unlike Roxy, I’m not sure I’d trust Kyle to go and buy me some chips, let alone a funky technicolour gun.
Karl decided this week was the week to go full Mrs Mangel and start getting all up in Dipi and Shane’s business. He took it upon himself to spy on Dipi and Gary and report back to Shane with all the gossip, most of which was the result of him getting the wrong end of the stick. Shane telling Karl to “bugger off” was one of the highlights of the week.
Talking of Dipi, she’s next on my hitlist. She’s been operating at a level close to hysteria for what feels like months since Roxy kissed Shane at the pub, and she screeched her way through this week like a faulty smoke alarm. Shane spent the week flip flopping between trying to make amends and getting all territorial and jealous about Dipi being at Gary’s house, and the whole situation was fun for literally nobody. And after all Dipi’s anger over Shane being kissed by another person, Dipi went and kissed Gary, of all people. Her double standards are off the chart. Thankfully, by the end of the week it looked like things might finally be back on track, so maybe Dipi might be able to work on lowering her blood pressure a bit.
Meddling must be a family trait, because Bea took a leaf out of Karl’s book and decided to interfere in Finn’s already very complicated life by calling his estranged dad without his permission. Finn, a man who is already mentally fragile, revealed that his dad was an alcoholic and they’d never had a very good relationship, so obviously Bea thought it would be a great idea to organise an impromptu family reunion with very little thought as to what could go wrong. Which is a lot, probably.
And finally, Gary. I can’t have a whinge about people on the street and not include Gary, can I? Gary and Harlow have been comrades after Prue disappeared back to the weird cult she’s in. Both of them have been missing her, and yet Gary has decided to go and see her without even mentioning it to Harlow, who’s sure to be very hurt. Just be better, Gary. Please.
It’s weeks like these where I am very glad that I live on a quiet cul-de-sac and only speak to about 5% of my neighbours…