Season 1 Episode 19
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Sean, Noah, Zoe
GS: Mandy Burley (Annelies Lovell) Biloo Kapur (Hari Dhillon) Noah Langham (Adam Garcia) Trudi Payton (Shelly Minto)
Sean, still on crutches, hobbles about in the physio room. Vincent and Warren come in and remark that he is a lucky man, as the new physio starts today, and "he" was a former wrestler in
Des is brainstorming what entertainment to host at the Supporters' Club Christmas party. Zoe says as long as he doesn't act like he did last year and Des tells her she's a genius - they'll do a karaoke night! Frank gives the boys their invitations to the party, which they are just thrilled about. He adds the supporters are bound to ask questions about the recent staff changes but they are to say nothing. Frank tells Vincent he is to see him in his office, but Vincent is smug when he hears Ian Coates say the same to him! Trudi is having fun winding Sean up, especially when he finds out that she was on Coates' backroom staff in Holland. When he continues to say the wrong things, this time about her age, she gets close and says older women can teach a boy a thing or two! As the chairman begins to discuss Dean's contract, Biloo takes over, saying it won't be hard to find a deal that is beneficial to both sides.
Sean tries to smooth things over with Trudi and offers to take her out that evening. She says he can come over to hers for dinner, and Sean thinks he is in with a real chance! Jacobs listens intently as Biloo lays down his terms for Dean, which include three-grand-a-week wages, a signing on bonus of around £150K, plus usual fringe benefits as appearance money and merchandise sponsorship. In his office, Frank goes through Vincent's recent performances and how his mental ability has been lacking in these games. Frank tells him it appears he has lost his confidence, but Vincent takes it personally and throws back that Frank himself might well be on his way out with Coates' arrival. Frank flips and yells at Vincent to get out of his office, before adding he didn't expect something like that from him. Vincent goes out to where Sean,
Once Biloo has finished with Dean's "requirements", Michael tells him it will be a big fat no, and accuses Biloo of reading too many back pages for the bigger clubs with those demands. He offers a grand-a-week in wages, but Biloo says there's no point in continuing this discussion, which leaves Dean squirming in his seat. Frank now goes in for his meeting with Coates, and Ian reveals he isn't a happy man with this "amateurish" set up at the club. Ian tells Frank he is giving everyone in the youth team the next six months until the end of the season to prove themselves, before he decides if anyone is to be sacked. Frank takes exception to Ian, adding if he doesn't have faith in him to do his job then there are plenty of other clubs out there that will. Noah comes round to see Zoe at the Baker's, and apologises if he went too far the other night. Zoe certainly doesn't think he did - as they are soon pashing once more!
Dean is embarrassed at how Biloo carried on, and thinks Jacobs will view him unfavourably after that. Biloo isn't worried, and calls it standard negotiating practice, reminding Dean Jacobs will have to come to an agreement before Christmas otherwise he will be cup-tied for the FA Cup.
Mandy is happy when
It seems Zoe finally has Noah to herself when she finally gets him to her room, but they are then interrupted by Lynette in typical-mom-fashion when she thinks she has put some of her laundry in Zoe's draw by mistake! Noah gets uncomfortable and decides he will go. Trudi snaps a pair of handcuffs on Sean, who is now in his boxers, and leads him out into the pitch black of night onto the training pitch. Before he knows it she has cuffed him to the rail of the goalpost and has whipped out a camera. All Sean can do is squirm as Trudi takes a shot and says this is for standing her up. Sean is left alone attached to the post in his underwear as she walks away.
· Best Known For: An American born actor, Hari Dhillon has appeared in a range of projects on both sides of the
The Best: Trudi’s games with Sean and he in return genuinely believing he is in with a chance. Trudi’s revenge - for Sean’s reaction more than anything!
· Quotes: Sean (on more of Noah’s achievements): "Where was this? On your package holiday to Llandudno?" Zoe (angrily): "For your information Noah has just spent the last six months teaching and travelling around
Continuity: Coates reminds Frank he will have been at the club six years in January (1992). This is aside from his own playing career with the club during the 1970’s.
· Soundtrack: Peggy Lee: "Fever", Dodgy: “Good Enough”