UK Time – Wednesday October 31st, 2007
Yes folks, it was the episode we have all been waiting for. It’s Sarah-Lou Platt and Jason Grimshaw’s wedding day and the pictures will be perfect except for the fact that the groom is in crutches. I think we all knew that Sarah and Jason were not going to get the perfect wedding. David was determined to ruin their day and it looks like he got what he wanted.
The show opened with David in the car listening to the soundtrack of all disaffected teens the world over. I couldn’t get the lyrics quickly enough.
Gail is blinking on the staircase on the phone with the police reporting David missing. She is really worried about him as any mother would be. I don’t mean to be hateful, but I’m not in love with her acting right now. It’s a bit like she is suffering from the Emily Bishop disease.
Meanwhile, at the house of Grimshaw there are about a million people getting ready. We’ve got chubby Todd, Sean and Marcus, Eileen, Jason and Violet. Sean and Marcus look great together. They look extremely handsome in their suits, and very much like the perfect couple. Violet looks great in that gold dress. The boys are all getting set to pop into the rovers for a drink before the ceremony.
In the salon, Maria is doing Sarah’s hair and is questioning her about David. Sarah refuses to let David spoil her day. She doesn’t believe that David really intends to kill himself. He’s just after attention. When Sarah gets home she finds the police at the house and is irritated as she assumes they are there because of David.
As all this is going on David is standing on the roof of Underworld watching everyone. He’s kind of like an evil, northern English, batman without the super powers.
Back at the Platt house, Sarah comes down the stairs in her wedding dress looking fantastic, with the exception of her hooker’s eyes. I don’t eve know how someone could get that much eye make-up on. Even Bethany looked cute, yet still super creepy. Every time that child opens her mouth I expect her to tell me what my mother is doing in hell.
On the street, the old people who weren’t invited to the wedding line the cobbles to see Sarah come out and head for the church. It’s actually a nice scene with Rita, Emily, Doreen and even Norris genuinely wishing Sarah luck on the big day.
As Sarah is getting what she really wants – perfect pictures – David leaves a voice mail on his mother’s phone, “bla bla bla, did you think I was joking in my note, bla bla bla, I will be put of your hair forever, bla bla bla I wish I could be there to see the looks on your faces”
He happens to be parked in front of the canal, where Richard Hillman took them for a little dip a few years ago, just in case you missed it.
We jump back and forth between the church and the canal. Sarah and Jason get some church music, David blasts “The You and Me Song” by the Wannadies as he drives the car into the canal.
The only man in the UK without a cell phone witnesses the car taking a nose dive in to the water. He runs off to call the police, and here is some important information, he doesn’t know if anyone swam to shore because he ran off to call the cops as soon as the car went into the water.
Back at the church, before the end of the ceremony, the cops arrive at the church to tell Gail about finding the car in the canal. Gail decides to leave the church to go see about her son. Audrey and Bill follow.
Sarah and Jason stand at the altar. Jason thinks they should stop the ceremony until they figure out what is going on. Sarah is not having it. I am in full agreement with Sarah. Stopping the ceremony when there are just a couple minutes left is foolish. Plus, we’re talking about David. Sarah makes the point that if they stop the wedding then the terrorists David will win.
They continue with the ceremony while the congregation whispers, but Maria runs out of the church. She catches up with Gail and Audrey and tells them about the note David left. Gail and Audrey are well upset with her, but I think their anger is kind of misplaced here.
Back in the church, the ceremony finished pronouncing the couple husband and wife. Sarah smiles, but Jason just looks concerned.