"Boring, Unimportant, Filler"
Three words which I use to describe this tasteless episode. Not only is it irrelevant, but also very below the standards this great show usually sets. It could be seen as a technique of character developmentation were we see a contrary side to the usual bright and happy side of Pat but all I see it as is clearly destroying her character and the her reputation which was built up over a vast number of seasons. It is very evident why the writers of ELR chose to end the series while they did because if they kept producing episodes such as this they would deafinately loose this loyal fan.