It’s a rare event in soaps (or really any television show or movie) where what you think should happen and what you desperately want to happen actually freakin’ happens!
I’m Sooooooo Happy How This Played Out and I Love Audrey Even More
David spent the night in the creep’s (aka Darryl) shed who is more than a little annoyed that David’s there because he’ll get in trouble with Jerry. David reminds him that he took the rap for him with the police and that calms him down a bit. Soon Jerry comes out to the back for Darryl’s weekly hose down and asks for his bed sheets. Darryl tells Jerry that he doesn’t need clean sheets (Glacia shudders) but Jerry becomes suspicious and pushes past him to discover the Platt boy inside. He tells David to clear off and says that the both of them are to stay away from each other. (He also gives Darryl an nice slap upside the head.)
David goes back to the Platt house to collect some items and to talk to Gayle about reconsidering, but she is firm in her decision that he’s not to live with them. He gives up and goes over to the salon where he is a bit shocked to find out that he still has a job. When he tells Audrey that Gayle’s tossed him out, Audrey shakes her head and says, ‘Oooooh this family.’ .
She marches over to Gayle’s to talk about David and that Gayle should let him back in because if he’s on the street he’ll become even worse, but Gayle refuses. Not wanting David to be on the street, Audrey tells Gayle that he’s coming to live with her. Gayle is furious as she sees this as undermining her authority. Audrey lets loose and tells her that he’s going to live with her and there’s going to be very strict rules and that if there’s any good left in him, she’ll pull it out of him. (GO AUDREY, GO AUDREY, GO, GO!)
David over hears all this and wonders what’s going on. Audrey turns him around, marches him down the streeing telling him that he’s coming to live with him, he’s going to have to pull his weight and finally to ‘Not start with her.’.
So yes, I’m a happy camper.
A) Gayle didn’t relent, which is good because I think David needs to know there are serious consequences to his actions. In addition, if someone had put my grandchild/daughter at risk, I’d be kicking their ass to the curb too.
B) Grandma Audrey to the rescue! I think David will really turn himself around with Audrey. I wouldn’t have wanted to see him on the street and I’m glad that a responsible adult has swooped down to save him from himself.
Decision Time for Haley
It’s Roy’s birthday and Haley gets him out to the country for his special day. All the time he talks about carbon footprints. What’s the difference between Roy with environmental issues and a pit bull? Pit bulls eventually let go. (Seriously, the rumours that Roy has Aspergers seem more and more realistic when he gets like this. I have a couple of friends with Aspergers and I see so much of this kind of behaviour with them. I think they should write that into the story, which would be a nice ‘public awareness’ bit AND explain a lot about his character.)
Once out in the countryside, Haley tells Roy that she really wants to see Christian again. He tries to change the subject, but she brings him back to it. He tells her that if she sees Christian again she has to tell him the truth. They discuss it more and Roy finally tells her that it’s a choice between telling the truth and their future together.
I’ve got mixed feelings about this one. Certainly I agree with Roy about Haley telling the truth, but I don’t think it’s fair of him to give her that ultimatum. Granted, Glacia is a serial bride so she shouldn’t speak, but I would think that he should be a bit more committed to their relationship than that. (Although, again, Aspergers would explain why he’s being sort of compulsive about this.)
Oh and one other little thing that is bugging me, all my internet sources say that Roy’s birthday is September 1, but this episode is for Sept 21.
‘Enery the Fifth, I Am, I Am, ‘Enery the Fifth I Am!
Yeah I know…wrong Henry, but I thought I’d just plug it in because it’s a rocking song and Peter Noone played Stanley Fairclough (Rita’s late husband’s son).
It turns out that Sal has bought tickets to see Shakespere’s ‘Henry V’ (not the other Henry from ‘two doors’ down) on the same night as Fizz’s birthday. The tickets can’t be returned and they’re a bit pricey to just throw away, so John suggests that Fizz and Kevin join them for the production.
Sal is convinced that Kevin won’t go, but when approached, Kev says why not, at least next time he goes on it being rubbish he’ll have seen it and they can go out for drinks after. (I LOVE Kevin. I love the way he is so unpretensious and cool.)
Fizz is less excited.
In Other News
Liam is back from Edinburgh after having managed to avoid all tartan and deep fried Mars bars. And then something about Carla and Tony, but hell, I wasn’t really paying attention. Frankly, I was just hoping at that point that someone in the factory would be arrested by Weatherfield Vice and we’d see DC McIrish again.