Saturday, 8 July 2017

Dark days ahead for David Platt this summer

There's a good, long interview with Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt, in this week's TV Times magazine.  He says that there's going to be trouble ahead for the Platts this summer - and here's why...

It's been a year since Kylie died and next week we'll see the Platts have a picnic in their back garden at which David loses his temper when he sees Shona has turned up.  Jack says that Shona coming back is "like the straw that breaks the camel's back. "In terms of grief he's stillv ery much in the middle of that. Or rather, he hasn't grieved - that's the thing. He has the kids and he's had to be there for them, so I don't think he's ever been in a position to grieve."

Asked about what's on the horizon for David he says: "He deserves some happiness but whether he gets it or not is a different matter. Obviously there's a lot going on at the Platts' at the moment, with Shona knocking about and everything that has happened with Bethany and Nathan. And Nick has left, so there isn't that same person to bring the family together. It doesn't look good for the next few weeks."

Jack also said that he'd like David and Maria to get together. "They're quite similar in that they've both had their husband/wife murdered, they've both got kids and they've both worked in the salon all these years. They've grown up together and know one another inside out.  I think they could have fun together as well.

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Humpty Dumpty said...

i could see David and Maria together but not for quite a while. David's grieving, Maria hasn't worked through her demons, any relationship would burn out within a couple of months. But in a couple of years, when they're both in a better place (if ever!), they could make a great match.

Laura said...

I just don't see Maria being feisty enough for David.

I think the character should be on his own for a while before they try pairing hm up.

Derelict Cucumberpatch said...

I'd rather see David with Maria than Shona. Please please don't let him hook up with Shona, it would be just so wrong!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see David get together with Shona. Despite the complication of her being Clayton's mother, she would be good for David. She reminds me a lot of the spirit of Kylie and I think they fit well together.

I would definitely NOT want to see him with Maria. She is a horrible character who always seems to go after other people's husbands or boyfriends. She is way to self-centred and David could do so much better than Maria!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anon 23:54.... Maria wouldn't want David unless he was with another woman. David is too good for her, don't waste him like that.

Jane said...

I agree with Anon 23:54. In different circumstances Shona would be a great match for David. It could still happen but would need time and resolution. Please not Maria, David could do so much better, and Maria could never be trusted not to have flings behind his back ( typical Corrie!) and he would be left bringing up 3 children. David deserves some happiness.

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