This storyline – Callum – David – Max seems to have been with us for so l-o-o-o-o-o-n-g, but it seems now that soon we will achieve a resolution. It’s court time and understandably David, whose side we are surely on is feeling the nerves. For what it’s worth, if the audience was the judge, Max would of course stay with David. For all his faults, David has been a good dad to Max and clearly loves him.
Callum, on the other hand, has only recently become interested in his biological son, possibly in a bid to irritate David, to get one up on him and to punish him for having a relationship with his ex, Kylie. It seems likely too that Callum is not much bothered about Sarah, but as she’s David’s sister it gives Callum a further opportunity to undermine David.
David makes a sensible suggestion – that he and Callum settle out of court. As expected Callum is having none of it and clearly believes that he will win custody of Max. Has he forgotten that he is a drug dealer? Does the court know the full story? In court David is described as an excellent father to Max. After spending time in foster care, Max was treated by David as his own son. The court is told how David is the one who takes Max to the doctor, and was determined to get a proper ADHD diagnosis. He held it all together. Sadly David now lets himself down. After David’s crimes are listed – including sending Gail letters from her dead husband, pushing her downstairs and running a campaign of horror against Nick ending in a seriously debilitating brain injury. David is understandably angry to hear all his past deeds brought before the court but when told to shut up, he won’t. He carries on, saying that he is no longer that bad person and that it is all down to Max. Max has helped David to become who he now is and to leave behind the person who he was. Back at home, there is some lovely interaction between David and Max- not soppy not sentimental, but full of love. For now, David will have Max 5 nights a week and Max will stay with Callum for 2 nights. No matter – David still feels as if he has lost.
Sarah arrives at Gail’s with Callum in tow. David is convinced that Sarah has told Callum about what he did in the past though she strenuously denies it. It seems it was Bethany who gave away some information.
Liz is a woman of the world. She has shown that many times. See how well too she handled herself when she was attacked the other night in The Rovers. She had no idea that it was a set up, intended to frighten her and make her more willing to sell her half of the pub. She was strong, determined not to be frightened out of her own pub and put it down to one of those things.
But, Liz is in thrall to Tony. There is no doubting that Tony is a fine looking man, but he is not perfect. He seems unable to resist Tracy and either can’t or won’t see her for what she is – a selfish, conniving and deeply flawed person.
Tony has already hinted that part of Steve’s problems may be to do with the fact that he is living at home with his mum aged 40. Is Liz now ready to abandon The Rovers and head to Spain?
It seems that Liz feels safe with Tony and she knows how lucky she is. Surely guilt must be flooding through Tony. Travis Ltd. will be happy to buy her half of the pub. Steve and Michelle can run it between them.
It was my impression that neither Erica nor Nick was interested in a relationship. Yes, to looking after the baby jointly, but that was it. So is Erica jealous when she sees Nick talking to Carla?
Gail gives us all a lesson in how not to be a mother in law. In fairness to Erica she tells Gail that she thought, ‘Little bump would like to say hello to grandma.’ Why has Nick asked Erica to stay the night?
So Steve has his mojo back and many get to know! Carla is Maid of Honour and as she points out, maids of honour are supposed to sleep with the best man but Andrea won’t let that happen.
Anna and Sally behave rather like children towards each other. It’s safe to say that Anna will never be Sally’s cup of tea – too common, too gobby. Neither though will Sally’s snobbery ever pass muster with Anna. But, for the sake of Faye and Miley, they need to suppress their own feelings. Good for Tim for speaking out and shaming the pair of them, making them look at themselves and try to improve their petty behavior. Rim up? Rim down? What on earth does it matter? It was though rather odd that Anna was washing Sally’s floor. Nice touch was when Jackson and his mum turn up and Jackson has his passport. ‘We’re going to the registry office not to Lanzarote,’ says Tim. Then he realizes. So Sally’s signature dish is cheese soufflé is it? According to Tim it’s Shepherd’s pie. Another great Timism is when he says, ‘It’s come to something when I have to be the sensible one.’
Very happy to see that Zeedan has much improved lately. Well, at least he’s not snarling the entire time. It could have been humiliating for him to have a woman, namely Leanne, fight his battles. Zeedan then is out for revenge, crowbar in hand. This is a very bad idea if he intends to use this weapon on Tony who sacked him so dramatically. Leanne tries to talk some sense into him. Will it do any good? She points out to Kal that she talks to Zeedan. Maybe Kal should too.Download our App | Follow on Twitter @CoroStreetBlog | Like on Facebook
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