|Not the face! Anywhere but the face! My face is my fortune!|
Gail persuades her son to go to grief counselling, but David plays Scrabble on his phone and keeps an eye on Macca on social media. He helps Max with his maths, but uses the counsellor ("He says I need to relax") to get Gail to babysit whilst he swaps fractions for fractures and goes out to spy on (and presumably confront) the Macca lads in the Dog and Gun. He doesn't get a chance to get his revenge, because someone else is out looking for retribution - Lauren's dad. No-one puts Lauren in a corner - or gives her a choppy bob. Violence happens so rarely on the Street (or car park) that it seems shocking and David does take a punch so well. Begging Mr Lauren to let him go so that he can go take on Clayton's brother does not work and he is beaten and punched.
Back at home, bloodied by unbowed, Nick tries to talk some sense into him ("Max and Lily need a father, not a martyr") and David appears to agree with his bruv, before going out to an internet cafe, and revealing the name of Kylie's underage murderer on a news-site. Wouldn't a moderator just delete the comment? Anyway, I am glad that Payback Platt has not gone away. Better dig another grave, David!
|I'll get you for this, Eileen!|
Someone who is prepared to forgive - or at least pretend to - is Vinnie, after Eileen spends £30,000 on porcelain tiles for the fictional flats. She's left Streetcars to become a full time Concept Executive, but her first day doesn't go so well. "You brainless, stupid, irresponsible bint", Vinnie tells her, which makes Steve look like the perfect boss - the worst he ever does is eat the last Gypsy Cream.
You've got to feel bad for Vinnie - he thought that the fake flat development was just a common or garden scam and now he's being dragged into domestic dramas all over the shop. I find it hilarious that Eileen isn't at all scared of Villainous Vinnie, whereas Todd, who believes the story of Vinnie's violence, is wary. "We're selling the dream - up to a point." he tells Eileen, i.e. don't get on Vinnie's bad side, or else.
|I bet you look good on the dancefloor|
|I bet YOU look good on the sports pitch.|
Meanwhile, Michelle breaks client confidentiality and tells Steve that Tommy Orpington, top scorer for Weatherfield County, scourge of arch-rivals, Scarsdale FC, and alleged fruit machine addict, is interested in Michelle's wedding planning services. Has Michele organised a do successfully yet? They seem to end in disaster or 'Chelle almost sleeping with the groom. But it's Steve, and later Tim (in a fetching peach/pink shirt) and Tyrone who are love-struck. Tim has formulated a plan, complete with diagram and conversation practice to get 'round Michelle's ban of them talking to Tommy in the pub, but in the end, it's Tommy who introduces himself to them and then it's pints and selfies all 'round.
Weatherfield seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I could walk through the streets.
Meanwhile, Andy is still pursuing his fictive dream of vampires that are really just maniacs, although Steph wants him to sort out calling someone to fix the dishwasher. Later though, he proves his worth by talking up Steph to Leanne as the only candidate to cover during La Battersby's maternity leave. Aw, he's a doll.
Rachel Stevenson - personal blog
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