UK Time Wednesday September 19th 2007
Bethany’s First Art Project After “The Incident”
The show opens with our Bethany still in hospital recovering from her bad trip. Her family, with the exception of David, is around and we learn that Eileen is on her way to Jerry’s to tell him what Darryl’s part was in this whole mess. Meanwhile, on the street David is anxious to get to Darryl before anyone else does. When he finally finds him David tells Darryl that yes while he was stupid enough to put E into one of his niece’s toys he also told everyone that they were Darryl’s.
A bit later Gail makes a beeline for Darryl’s car and, acting on the information she had at the time, dragged Darryl’s scrawny body out of the car while screaming bloody murder. David leaps out of the car and calls ET off Elliot his mother off Darryl, just in time for Jerry to come by. David takes responsibility saying that the drugs weren’t Darryl’s*
Inside their respective homes Darryl and David are catching hell. As the Platt’s doorbell rings Gail tries to get David to understand the consequences of his actions. Bethany could die, Bethany could be brain damaged, Bethany could make a full recovery – all grim futures for that child’s charisma. Finally opening the door, Gail lets the police in who cart David away – a bit roughly, if you ask me.**
The cops tell David that if his niece should die, they will charge him with manslaughter. Amazingly, David seems to take full responsibility for his actions. He genuinely is scared, and worried for his niece. Too little, too late.
At the hospital the social worker comes by and Sarah finds out that David has been arrested. Just then, the nurse comes out to say that Bethany has woken up. No change there, then.
Sarah and Gail pop home to grab some things and David sheepishly comes out of the kitchen. Sarah, quite rightly says that she can no longer live in that house with David lurking about. Gail agrees and says that it is David who will be going. Yes, that’s right, it takes David almost killing his niece for Gail to take a stand where David is concerned. At first David doesn’t think Gail is serious. But, when she comes down the stairs with David’s things in a duffel bag, we know the woman ain’t foolin.’ David takes the long walk down the cobbles.
*Call me a little dim here, but he did get the drugs from Darryl who did ask David to hold on to them. David, being an idiot agreed and yes hid them in the doll of a barely functioning kindergarten kid. However, I really feel that yes, Gail and Jerry should know that David got the drugs from Darryl and that Darryl asked David to hold on to them. He is not as responsible, but he did give 10 pills to his moron neighbour who lives with an even dumber six-year-old.
**I was holding my breath for DC “Hot Stuff” Campbell. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one *cough* Glacia *cough.*
Get Them to the Church On Time
In probably one of my favourite parts of the broadcast Vern comes running after Liz, her breasts and her bad dye job because he has news. Vern is, of course, in a pair of boxer briefs and a white tank top (I love a man in a tank top, me). They are, I believe, in their ultimate state of self at this moment. Vern tells Liz that he has booked the registry for New Years Eve.* Roxanne Romance does not have the best reaction to the date and Vern is obviously upset – as he should be.
Later, Liz relents and says that New Years Eve is perfect. Of course, Vern can’t work the rest of the day as he is planning the wedding. Something tells me there WILL be fireworks at this wedding.
*In all honesty, people who plan their weddings on New Years Eve and on long weekends always drove me crazy. It is more than a little selfish to think that a room full of people want to spend their New Years Eve or Canada Day weekend at a wedding rather than in New York, at a romantic getaway, at some ridiculous house party or camping.
Sally is Dating Again
Who else finds Sally hilarious? I love that she is going to go to a play with John Stape. I love that she is delusional. I mean, it is too bad that she can’t find anyone to go with her, partially because her husband wouldn’t and partially because her friends find her irritating. But how cute was it that she got all excited and wanted to wear something nice?
How many people think that will all end in tears?
In Other News
Hailey is clearly spiraling out of control. She ordered a white wine alone at the bar. Becky came by and gave her some good advice. Go see your son, Hailey.
Dev Watch Day II
I thought Dev had a business to run and other things to deal with, but I was wrong. Our man waited in the café – again – for a coffee. He asked Becky how long it would take and she quite rightly tells him that knowing how long will not make the service any faster. After unleashing a barrage of complaints about Roy’s eco kettle (Yes, they actually exist). Roy gives him a proper tongue lashing. Devinder (As Fred used to call him) is killing me right now. He and Amber should have their own show.