Due to problems with my VCR, I was unable to watch the episode last night. So, this update is brought to you by the letter “D”, the number “3” and Corrie.net.
What he Really Needs is an Exorcism
The scene opens with the fire having been luckily put out by the somewhat hysterical teacher. David saunters off, smirk intact. The teacher tries calling him back, to no avail, and Amber sas “What the hell just happened?”
Back at the Platts’, Bethany is having her birthday party. Gail and Sarah make the food, and Jason entertains the children. David comes in and tells them all that he did the exam and did well.
Later on, Bethany is blowing out the candles on her birthday cake, when the doorbell rings. Bill answers the door, and it is the headmaster at the door. Apparently, it is very important, and cannot wait while the partiers sing another verse of “Happy birthday”. When the headmaster comes in, Gail assumes that David did not, in fact, write the exam. The headmaster sets her straight.
While the children turn Jason into a drag queen, the adults discuss how to solve a problem like David. He is slouched in the chair, being, well, David. Gail is angry and being Gail. The headmaster knows no longer what to do, and so has brought over a “behaviour contract”. It states that if David doesn’t abide by the rules he’ll be expelled and won’t be able to do anymore exams. Seeing as I missed this, perhaps someone can explain how this “contract” can possibly affect David’s behaviour. Audrey assures the headmaster that he will get the contract the first thing in the morning.
After the party, Gail tries to get David to sign, but he won’t, declaring it an infringement upon his human rights. Gail is near tears, I imagine her non-chin all atremble, and she tells him that she is ready to wash her hands of him. David knows his mum, and says, “You can’t, love is a bitch like that.”
Meanwhile, the great debate begins about what to do with David. Audrey pines for the days of the National Service, as putting a gun in David’s hand would really be the best solution. Bill thinks he needs a talking-to from him. Gail admits she doesn’t know what to do. Sarah suggests they just drink their problems away, and Jason says that they should all just lay off: “The harder you push him, the harder he’ll push back.”
The take up Sarah’s idea, and go to the Rover’s. Gail tells Jason she appreciates what he has done for Bethany. She says that maybe, just maybe, Jason should move in, but only if he promises to keep an eye on David, as David needs a “positive male influence.” My advice: run, run the other way as fast as you can, Jason.
Star Crossed Lovers
Fizz gears up to tell Kirk about John, but Kirk is so happy, singing Meatloaf while serving the same, that she chickens out.
Later on, John and Fizz are in her doorway in the street, saying good-bye after a nice meal. Chesney walks down the street just in time to see them kiss. When Chesney asks her about it, she tells him that it is not what he thinks it is. Chesney is disappointed that it really truly is over between Kirk and her (and not, as I would be grossed out that my sister is dating my teacher). Fizz promises to tell Kirk, and Chesney promises to stay quiet until she does.
Star Crossed Lovers Part Two
Deirdre, having seen Eileen and Jerry have a lovely time at the Rover’s, suggest that the two might be more than mates. Eileen scoffs. Later, she is flirting with Pat when Jerry comes in, bringing in his equivalent to chocolates and flowers: a giant kebab and a can of pop. Jerry asks her if that was her “fella” on the phone, and Eileen says, nope, just a customer.
In Other News
Deirdre and Ken are in love.