David Platt Suicide Watch
Gail has called in a day off at work to take care of her ill son. After almost losing him (or so she thinks) yesterday, she is going to stay home with him and try to be there for him. And, as David points out, make sure he doesn’t do anything silly.
Meanwhile at Lake Windermere (which I’ve seen and is lovely), Sarah and Jason wake up in their lavish, but unconsummated, wedding bed. Jason still doesn’t feel right about how things went yesterday but Sarah insists it was all an act and reminds Jason of the way he smiled at her when she asked if that suicide attempt was genuine.
“I know that smile,” she says. “Better than anyone.”
Meanwhile, Audrey is being frosty toward Maria about her knowledge of the suicide note and has no sympathy for her granddaughter.
Later, Sarah has room service sent up but Jason is too bent out of shape to think about fried bread. It’s clear they won’t enjoy their honeymoon so they go home.
When they get back, they meet Todd, to whom they explain why they’ve returned: to help Gail and be there for David. Todd heads back to London tomorrow.
At the Platts, everyone is being nice to David, except, of course, Sarah. She takes him aside and reminds him that he does not fool her. She also tells him that he didn’t make good on his promise to stop the wedding and now, she and Jason are married.
“Yes,” he replies. “But how long will it last?” How long, indeed?
Nifty Nifty, Looks Who’s Fifty!
It’s the morning of Liz’s 50th birthday and Steve is scrambling to arrange some kind of party. He also gave her her favourite bottle of perfume.
“We figured you like that one the best as you go through so much—er, you’re always wearing it,” he tells her.
Having arranged nothing, he heads over to Dev’s to ask what he has for hors d’oeuvres. Dev offers tater tots, pizza, and l’oeuf d’Ecosse. Then Paul Clayton comes in, overhears, and offers Sarah and Jason’s unused wedding buffet from last night for £125. Deal!
So, Liz comes into the Rovers for a hastily arranged surprise attending by about 10 people, including Deirdre and some guy — ZOMG! That’s Ken!!! Liz is little disapointed that her party wasn’t much but just then, Vernon gives her a birthday – with two tickets to Paris! And the bags are packed and the meter in Lloyd’s cab is running. So off they go.
Sophie is 13
The Websters’ other daughter, NotRosie, is turning 13 tomorrow and plans have been made to go bowling. Sally suggests they all go see the John Stape-approved play An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley, which is playing this year at the Shaw Festival.
Sophie and Kevin don’t seem interested. Oh, no? You don’t think late 19th and early 20th century British playwrights are hip? Not very now? Not hot? You’d rather watch something on the YouTubes?
Well, check this out:
How’d you like that, Sophie? Betcha think George Bernard Shaw’s pretty dope now, eh? Pretty phat, eh? Fo shizzle.
Anyway, they all end up at Liz’s birthday in the Rovers with Fizz and John and Rosie randomly comes in wearing a tea towel. Everyone’s aghast (except for Stape). The end.
And Carla came back. Doesn’t like Ozzy the puppy much.
(original broadcast: November 1, 2007)