Is he worried when Carla gives him an ultimatum and tells him that if he drinks again she won’t have the baby?
She’s sick of hearing his excuses and him feeling sorry for himself. This is the final straw. Carla had to battle a lot of demons when she found out she was pregnant and she needs Peter more than ever, but now he’s drinking again she’s scared he can’t be there for her. When she finally plucked up the courage to tell him she was pregnant, Peter vowed he’d be there for her. When she gives him this ultimatum, he feels more trapped than ever. He’s completely stunned by what she says.
And how does Peter feel when Carla tells him he has to go to rehab?
Carla doesn’t even really give him a choice. She more or less tells him he has to go and I think he knows better than to argue with her about it. He’s no energy to think about anything else at that point other than where his next drink is going to come from.
Why does Carla ring Tina?
Carla is struggling to keep everything afloat at the factory and look after Peter as well. She doesn’t want to leave Peter on his own because she’s scared and worried that he won’t be able to keep away from the bottle.
Peter’s humiliated when she asks Steve to come round and sit with him - he feels like he’s being babysat. Obviously, Carla has no idea about Peter and Tina and doesn’t think twice about calling her to ask for her help as well.
Was it always inevitable that he’d fall off the wagon do you think? Do you think it will go on for some time?
Peter’s an addict, he has a drink problem - so yes, I do think it was always inevitable given what trouble he’s landed himself in with Tina and Carla. At the moment, he can’t find a way out of the hole he’s found himself in and the only thing he feels he can turn is to drink.
It’s all going to come crashing down - it’s never going to end well for Tina. And Peter at some point, is going to have to face the consequences of his actions.