The Shunning of David
At Audrey’s Bill is chowing down on his little toast soldiers as he gives Audrey his opinion that David is bad news and him staying there is a bad idea. David slinks down and goes to guzzle some orange juice from the carton when Bill sternly reminds him of the rules while he’s staying there. Meanwhile over at the Platts, Gail almost calls Audrey but decides against it.
Later as David helps Audrey in the garden, he says that he needs to get the rest of his stuff but Gail won’t let him in. Audrey says she’ll probably let him in long enough to collect his things but not much more than that so they head over.
When David gets there, and with Audrey across the street, he has a face off with Gail, who eventually relents and let him collect his things. She also warns him to be gone by the time his sister gets home. Meanwhile at the hospital, the doctor tells them there is no brain damage (but really, how can she tell?) and they will be discharging Bethany that afternoon. Jason and Sarah promise to turn her new room (David’s old room) into a princess palace.
Later, as David is leaving with his stuff, Sarah, Jason and Bethany arrive home. Bethany runs toward David calling “Uncle David!” and hugs him. He tries to apologise again but nobody wants to hear it. He goes back to Audrey’s. Later, Darryl offers him a room his mate’s place but he doesn’t seem interested.
Later at the Platts, Bethany is designing her new room (hint: there will be pink) and Gail seems distracted so she goes outside.
On the street, she sees David who catches her eye, then walks away in the opposite direction.
The Church of the Potential Father
At the café, Hayley is showing Becky a cross pendant that belonged to Harold. She is going to give it to Christian. She also tells Becky that she is going to tell Christian the truth. Becky immediately figures this is Roy’s doing and begs him not to make Hayley do this. Later Hayley leaves alone to talk to Christian.
After Devendra comes in for his daily wait for Roy’s eco-friendly coffee (hey Dev, you know they sell coffee makers in stores, right? You could totally keep one in that back office of yours), Becky tells Roy he should have gone with her but Roy counters that she can manage on her own. Becky tells him that she is only doing this for Roy, not for her and Christian.
Hayley meets Christian in his shop and gives him the cross, which makes him slightly uncomfortable as he says he’s not that religious. She says it belonged to his father and was important to him (I wonder how Harold’s religious beliefs compare to Hayley’s). They go for coffee and a muffin. Christian says he has lots of questions of his father. Hayley starts to tell him the truth when his phone goes off. He ignores it but Hayley clams up.
She returns to the café where she tells Roy and Becky she couldn’t go through with it. Roy walks away from her, wordlessly, leaving her to cry in Becky’s arms.
In Other News
Vern cleans up the pub for Steve’s return from his 18th vacation of the year (this time in Ireland) so he can tell him the news about the wedding. He has envisioned the entire conversation in his head but when Steve arrives, it goes like this:
And after that there wasn’t much point in continuing. Anyhow, Steve ate like a pig, sucked up the Irish Connors, visited all the pubs, and got in Michelle’s good graces again. The photo of him kissing Shania will still stay above the bar.
If you get kicked out of your house and have to stay at the Websters, Sally will do your laundry. She’ll also unpack the groceries while her husband takes you out for a farewell pint when you find a room at Audrey’s. She will not, however, buy Sophie new clothes.
Becky likes that song about the umbrella.
It’s this one, right?