Winners And Losers: Tough Decisions Ahead For Frances

Doug Gives Frances Some Less Than Good News (c)Channel 7

I’ve always said to my partner “if something happens to you and you need full-time care, then I’m outta here!”  Half of me is joking, the other half…joking not so much, but this is a situation Frances (played by the wonderful Virginia Gay) is currently facing in Channel 7’s Winners & Losers.

In scenes dealt with by many people in real life, Frances is faced with the possibility of having her life completely turned upside down to become Zach’s (Stephen Phillips) full-time care giver after suffering a stroke while in emergency surgery resulting from a viscous attack by a jealous Shannon (Luke McKenzie).

It is literally one of the toughest decisions Frances has had to make so far.

To stay or go?

When asked if Frances could ever accommodate the idea of leaving, star Virginia Gay says “It’s a subject broached in the very next episode.”

In Tuesday nights episode titled ‘Afternoon Delight’, we’ll see Frances distancing herself from her worries with Zach and the hospital by joining her friends for a day away at Sam’s (Katherine Hicks) farm while becoming agitated with sexual frustration egged on by Jonathan (Damien Bodie).

In Frances’ worst case scenario, could she contemplate stepping away from Zach?  Would there be moral fall-backs from family and friends in doing so?

Winners and Losers continues Tuesday night, channel 7, 8:30pm!



Worst Dish of the Series: An MKR Recap

WA Friends Jess and Felix

I call this karma.  Had Jess and Felix actually been able to talk the talk and walk the walk, then all props to them (mainly Jess) for the cockiness expressed throughout this round of instant restaurants. Instead, the overly prepared duo offered up “one of the worst dishes of the season” as according to Pete Evans.

Jess has got her mission statement and a highlighter, Felix has a plate of bacon, eggs and sausage.  I think I like his morning get-up-and-go better than Jess’s.

Jess happily tells us all about her life’s successes.  Buying a house at 19, travelling the world, singing with INXS at a packed out Wembley Stadium….yet in all this fabulousness, they make the decision to cook in Felix’s incredibly small kitchen complete with an equally small oven.  Cooking for 12 people in an oven that size and not stuffing up….I’d have a better chance of holding my own packed out gig at Wembley.

Best Dish of the Night:


There’s something wonderful about seeing someone who busily tells everyone about how incredible they are and showing no forms of modesty get cut down to size.  Pete and Manu’s critique of the worlds fastest entrée delivered by Jess and Felix resulted in one of the best smile-to-frown jaw drops ever witnessed on MKR.

The Food Overall: Was covered in Felix’s sweat.  Man this guy drips. Besides all the added salty drips from Felix, the food was bad, and not like “yeah i’m not a fan” bad but more “worst dish in the competition” bad.  The pork belly two ways was basically spam and phlegm on a plate.  The main of overcooked confit duck cigars (Jess’s own creation) was terrible while the mint slice desert earnt them a few smiles and was classed as a big step up from the first two courses.


The Final Result: Thankfully Manu delivered and sent Jess and Felix packing allowing Harry and Christo to remain in the competition. This should take some of the heat off him for his crimes against the nation in allowing Kelly and Chloe to remain.

Next Up: Intruders!  Three new couples compete against the three lowest remaining teams.  Harry and Christo have to suffer through a week of Kelly and Chloe PLUS David and Corinne (this is going to make for great tv) plus three new teams.  NSW friends Carly and Tresne are first up.