We begin with Jerry’s sudden collapse and Theresa’s quicksilver response. Well, she did dial 999, eventually, after she tried to figure out if an autopsy would determine if cause of death was double dosages of his heart pills. So she calls for an ambulance and a forklift. Meanwhile, Mel and Darryl argue over the merits of leaving crappy mum or staying with decent dad. Mel opts for the former while Darryl opts for the latter but Mel reminds him that it was she who took Kayleigh under her wing when Mum walked out and she doesn’t want to go through that again.
Soon enough however, the ambulance arrives and everyone is off to the hospital, including Ashley who drives the younger Mortons. Ashley later tells them that he knows what it’s like to lose a father with heart problems.
The doctor comes out to tell them that, due to the drugs in Jerry’s bloodstream, his blood is thinned and not clotting. He is in surgery now and while they are doing everything they can, they need to prepare themselves for the worst. Theresa sits silently wondering who she’ll sponge off of if Jerry dies.
David Platt, You Mess With Amber, You Mess with All of C orrie Canuck
Amber is walking back to the shop in tears as Tyrone tries to compliment her (Molly is teaching him to be less oblivious). Molly sees her crying and figures this has something to do with David Platt. She is later consoled by Molly and, in a weird way, Tyrone who reasons that just because David wants Tina back, it doesn’t mean she wants him back. He points to how he felt when Maria left him and how that lead him to Molly. Somebody has to be there to pick up the pieces. Amber is down on herself because Tina is so good looking and she’s not, which of course isn’t true. I, for one, would like to see Amber get all up in Tina’s grill, like, “Oh you can spray that tan in a can all over yourself but you’ll never be all natural brown n’ lovely like me ’cause I’m Indian, beyotch!”
Anyway, Tina eventually softens and gets back with David with some old poem:
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for a kiss, — (supposed to be gold, originally)
Seven for a secret
Never to be told.
So they kiss and get back to David’s. Meanwhile, Gail is trying to figure out how to deal with her clandestine romance with Joe. Ted tells her that it would be less weird now that their kids are not dating. So she goes back to her place where she is greeted by the sight of David and Tina making their spray tans become one. David asks his mother to scram so that he and Tina can do it.
In Other News
Marcus came back from London to be confronted by Sean, who’s giving him the cold shoulder over whatever it was Todd thinks he saw in London’s only gay nightclub. Turns out it was Marcus’ ex but supposedly nothing happened.
Norris found Emily’s death instructions in the bin which can only mean, there is a whole new set of funeral instructions for him to discover!
Dev is brought by Nina to the most prententious restaurant in Manchester where he learns that he isn’t the only one she’s been bringing to the place. He feels so used. Wait, he’s in his mid-forties and is being used by the Raquel Welch of India as her own personal boy-toy. What’s the downside again?