Not Going Out ‘Enough’ ~ Episode Review

A rare occasion of waking up before the kids provides a possible opportunity for marital relations, it’s scuppered of course, but the thought’s there!

Programme Name: Not Going Out  - TX: n/a - Episode: Enough (No. 7) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Lucy (SALLY BRETTON), Lee (LEE MACK) - (C) Avalon - Photographer: Mark Johnson
Picture Shows: (L-R) Lucy (SALLY BRETTON), Lee (LEE MACK) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Mark Johnson

With a house full of kids (Lee included!) and a career on hold, you would expect Lucy (Sally Bretton) to have thoughts of another baby at the very bottom of her to do list! However, broodiness has taken over and she decides to sound out her husband (Lee Mack). Lee’s reaction is predictably negative, so Lucy turns to Anna (Abigail Cruttenden) for an ear and advice. Of course Anna’s conclusion offers the option for plotting and game playing, because that’s how she handles such situations with Toby (Hugh Dennis), naturally!

Lucy tries her best to sway Lee by suggesting a vasectomy – of course he recoils at the thought, but a dinner with Anna and Toby, changes his mind. With the idea of another child off the table and Lucy having lost her battle, despite the battle plan she had forged with her friend, it looks as though the family are set to remain a five-some.

The script is particularly witty and well structured in the final instalment of the series, Bretton in particular delivers her lines with quick timing. The actors work brilliantly as a tight knit team and the kids have been a real credit to the series, too.

Programme Name: Not Going Out  - TX: n/a - Episode: Enough (No. 7) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Lee (LEE MACK), Lucy (SALLY BRETTON) - (C) Avalon - Photographer: Pete Dadds
Picture Shows: (L-R) Lee (LEE MACK), Lucy (SALLY BRETTON) – (C) Avalon – Photographer: Pete Dadds

Bedroom antics continue to be off the menu due to the brood throughout the episode, with no time to themselves it’s difficult to imagine how Lucy and Lee would conceive a fourth child. Eventually, Lee decides to keep his tackle intact and is willing to consider adding to his family. However, a trip to the park with Anna, Toby and their son provides insight into four children against one… hilarious consequences!

Thanks Lee Mack and to all of the cast and team for making Friday nights on BBC One so much fun and eagerly anticipated. I’d like to see if another youngster joins the mayhem, now. Let’s hope we don’t have too long to wait!

 

 

 

Photo Credits: BBC

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