The Status Hearing for the badly exposed Duke of Manchester went as well as he and Duchess Laura could have hoped, gaining them another few months to find the money to pay the long awaiting Speedy Car Loans their money. Note that Speedy does not sell the car, they only make the loan. Any complaints on the quality of the clunker would be addressed to the lot from which the car was purchased.
The new Date of Destiny is February 25th, 8:00am for the next Status Check. But we already know, given Alex's exclusion from the Roll of the Peerage, April 2013, his goose is cooked even as he keeps dancing.