Ianto had made plans for his date with Reinette. It was a case of playing the idea that something had gone wrong at his place and they couldn't eat there. Make up something like a broken pipe that some plumber was then fixing. Really he'd been planning something as a surprise, a quiet evening at a place in town. He stood waiting for Reinette to meet him so he could tell her, then hopefully the taxi would have turned up to meet them.