Steve seems incapable of making any decisions, and Susan is beginning to despair. When her new French client starts picking holes in her work over the phone, she tears her off a strip - in fluent French. Richard, a pleasant looking guy of the same age, grins oafishly at her - he really likes French women. “But I bet you’ve got a boyfriend”, he says. Susan hesitates. “Oui” she replies.
A guilty Steve finds himself exchanging phone numbers with an attractive girl he meets in the bar. “Have you got a girlfriend?” she asks. Steve hesitates. All he’s got to do is say ‘yes” - how badly can you phrase ‘yes’?
Does this mean the honeymoon is over?
Inspired by Steven Moffat’s relationship with his wife Sue Vertue, Coupling is a British sitcom produced by the BBC following the dating and sexual mishaps and successes of six thirtysomething best friends.