The midweek-madness shown in this episode is setting us up for what will no doubt be an extremely dramatic week on our favourite street. The first thing we see as morning breaks on the cobbles is the open back of a van (always worrying), with David and an unnamed youth discussing its contents (even more worrying). David's obsession with exposing Kylie NotMinogue's killer is beginning to get out of hand. In Monday's episode, we saw him post Clayton's identity and age online and now he has had several posters made and displayed them around Manchester. Other members of the Platt clan look on in despair as it is clear David is spiralling out of control. Typically, David remains coldly stubborn and believes that the posters were far from unreasonable. It isn't long before a police car is parked up outside number 8. I think the police have a space reserved especially for them now. David is arrested on the spot by one of those stereotypical soap police officers on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Over at the police station, the stereotypical pantomime police officer pretentiously lays into David. She's one of those soap police officers who has almost decided the character has guilty before anything has been proven. She explains that whoever posted Clayton's identity online and distributed the posters is doing nothing other than handing ammunition over to Clayton's defence team. Since Clayton is only fifteen years old, he is legally entitled to complete anonymity. The plot thickens when another officer interrupts the interview and asks to see PC Pantomime for a minute. She takes more than a minute though; the interview is paused for three hours. It apparently took three hours for the officer to be told that Clayton's brother is now in hospital. Someone has thrown a brick through Macca's window and caused him to suffer a serious head injury. Bitch officer then proceeds bluntly tells David what she thinks in an oh-so professional manner.
|"Listen. We think you made the posters. We think you exposed Clayton's identity and then we think you threw a brick through Clayton's brother's window as an act of revenge. If Mr Hibbs dies, you could be up for murder"|
Elsewhere, in what seems a regurgitation of a storyline from almost three years ago, Norris steps in to help teach Freddy how to dance. I assume he is trying to impress Rita. Doesn't this sound like Norris helping Roy to learn to dance to impress Hayley back in 2013? Of course, the writers have probably tried to get a comic feel out of it by showing two men dancing together. How hilarious. It's not comedy. It's just repetition. However, things take a turn for the worst when he falls and appears to have broken his wrist. Hoorah! Oh, and Eileen got stupider and it was hinted that Phelan is going to flee the country very soon.
A decent episode which set up the drama for Friday nicely. I am looking forward to seeing where the crazy David storyline twists next. The delightfulness of Gemma always brightens up a gloomy episode!
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