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Bullied Bethany gets suspended from school along with evil Lauren, the bully. Sarah and Gary attend the meeting at school with Bethany and it looks like there might be a spark of something between Bethany and Gary. When David finds out what’s happened, he makes the most of it when Lauren comes to the salon to gloat. He sends Bethany out to the café and locks the salon door. He pretends he’s giving Lauren a wash and blow-dry but chops off her hair! I screamed at the telly when he did this, it was such a sick, brilliant, demented shock, but one Lauren definitely deserved. It was a brilliant scene, the return of demon David, the demon barber of Coronation Street. “What’s hair made of, Lauren?” he asked her, over and over. “Keratin!” he explained. It was a scene not unlike the one, remember, when Charlie Stubbs almost drowned David in the bath, plunging him under the water, asking him ‘Who put the ram in the ramalamadingdong?’.
Anyway, before all of this, Audrey’s salon is nominated as Best Small Salon in the Greater Manchester Stylist Awards. There’s a big awards bash, a hairdo-do if you like, to which Audrey and Maria will attend. But Audrey pulls out and Maria doesn’t want to go on her own so she asks Luke to go with. When Steph finds out what Maria’s up to, she warns Maria not to hurt Luke, or else. Luke’s looking fine in his tux. “You know what they say about a man in a tux,” comments Aidan in the Rovers, and Luke’s eyes light up. Sadly for Luke’s eyes, and his tux, Maria pulls out of the event when she finds Caz crying at the bus stop.
Cleaning the grannexe, which David now uses as his bedroom, Gail finds Kylie’s blood-stained jacket under his mattress. She tells him to move on, get over it and chuck the jacket out. “I was the same when Brian died,” she tells him. “Oh, play the dead Brian card!” David retorts. She’s still got the dead Joe card, the dead Richard card and the nearly dead Michael card to play yet. Gail, it’s fair to say, isn’t letting David grieve very well at all. He’s suffering so badly but has no-one to speak to, no-one who really knows what to do. And that’s why he logs onto his laptop, fires up FriendConnect and hunts down Cormac Hibbs, Kylie’s killer, friending him online with a pseudonym.
Over at chez Grimshaw, Phelan sweet talks Eileen and appoints her as Concepts Executive for the dodgy planning application for the non-existent flats. Eileen, living in a dodgy relationship with a non-existent partner, accepts the title with glee and a simpering smile. Ooh, I really want to slap her.
And that’s just about that for this week.
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This week’s writers were Chris Fewtrell and Joe Turner (Monday double); Mark Wadlow (Wednesday); Jan McVerry and Debbie Oates (Friday double). Find out all about the Coronation Street writing team at http://coronationstreetupdates.blogspot.com/2008/11/exclusive-all-current-corrie-writers.html
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