This episode started with Denise and flicked between the present day, with her consultation about cosmetic surgery options, and the night she realised the syndicate had won. The panic as she searched for the ticket, the part where her mother has to speak to the lottery winners line whilst Denise walks up and down the stairs in a confused state, a state I imagine anyone of us would be in should we be so lucky. When you see the heartbreaking seen when her husband David leaves her, and realise all the surgery is part of her plan to win him back, you begin to sense the dark depressive aura around the episode, and the warning of ‘Be careful what you wish for’ rings in your ears.
Its not all doom and gloom though, bright funny moments include Stuarts brother turning up to the shop in a brand new Ferrari for the police meeting, and the scene when Leanne and Denise go to a posh clothes shop is very reminiscent of a scene from Pretty Woman. Also the reaction of Denise during a tooth whitening procedure will make anyone giggle especially if you are not keen on a visit to the dentist yourself.
A warning to all people who come into wealth suddenly is included with the appearance of the local vicar, who it turns out just wants a handout and cant even remember the sex of Denise’s baby that passed away.
It all comes to a head during a celebration for Denise’s mothers birthday. Leanne receives a strange correspondence from her past, Bob is diagnosed with a possible benign tumor on the brain and Stuart is taken to the police station for further questioning regarding the armed robbery. Meanwhile David appears back in Denise’s life, although short-lived when she becomes aware of his ongoing relationship with another man, and during the confrontation she explains exactly how she has cut him out of the money.
Another good if not slightly slow episode that didn’t seem to have as much depth as the first, that being said the tribulations of each members lives being shown in more detail is good and I look forward to next week and what looks like the turn of Bob and a dark hidden secret.