Original air date: January 30, 2009
Windass hands David his ass.
We start tonight’s episode where we left off on Wednesday. David is laying in a bloody pulp on the cobbles in front of his mam’s house. Upon returning from a lovely picnic lunch, Rita and Colin hear David sobbing like the baby he is and Colin calls 999. Gary lifts David off the ground and tries to hit him again, but this is too much even for the Windass parents they pull Gary off of David. David exclaims “You’ve messed up this time Windass! I’ll get you for this!” Gail and Joe arrive at the scene and David insists that Gary threw the first punch, all the while Gary insists that David started it. Gail decides that this is a moment to protect her brood and orders Gary to stay away. Because a rabid Gail is one’s best defence. David is taken to the ‘ospital in an ambulance while Gary remains in Coronation Street.
The Windasses are concerned that Gary could be put away for this offence since he has a suspended sentence. With that, one of Weatherfield’s finest arrive at the door and Gary is escorted by the fuzz to the coldest interrogation room on the planet. Meanwhile, David is also being interviewed by a copper and assures her that Gary started it all. Tina returns from the tea run and David tells her she must tell the cop that Gary hit him first. Tina, the savvy girl that she is, points out that David threw the first punch. Using some emotional blackmail (a la Gail), David gets Tina to back him up.
Having put in a solid 45 minutes at the hospital, Gail and Joe are back on the street for some much needed rest. Before they decide to head back to check on poor little David, they have a run-in with the Windasses. Gail calls Gary a mindless thug and a brute and she feels sorry for them. Meanwhile Joe, acting like a mindless thug and brute, threatens the entire Windass family.
While Tina backs up David to the cops, David is twitchy and Gail pick up on this. She is now wondering if perhaps he has embellished this story and assures him that he will be found out if this is the case. Tina assures Gail that David speaks only truths.
Pub crawl for truth
Carla scares the living daylights out of Jed at his flat and takes him to the pub for some lunch and a chat, much to his resistance. She explains that she feels very badly for the misunderstanding between Jed and Tony (who is away on business). As they drink, eat and drink some more, the sun sets and night falls. Jed is in his cups, but still careful of what not to say. But he forgets about his scarf and Carla sees marks on his neck. When she points this out to Jed, he becomes scared and tries to flee. Jed tells Carla to leave him alone and Carla cries out “Did my husband try to strangle you?”
Suddenly I See…
Janice is still realing from Mike’s death in the parking lot of the ‘ospital. Janice is crying on Leanne’s shoulder and later is paid a visit by Emily. Mike widow (yep, that’s right Janice, he was married), is grateful to Janice that her husband did not die alone and has a card and flowers for her. With this, Janice gets teary and Emily offers to buy her a round (2 sherries, make that 1 sherry and something else). When Leanne joins Janice in the pub, Janice is feeling better about the situation and herself. Janice has had an epiphany: she should have been a nurse, and you know what? It’s not too late for her to do this! Perhaps Janice will be certified by the next time David gets his ass handed to him. Is there a weekend nursing course available in Weatherfield?
In other news:
Norris and Mary have won a caravan and plan to rent it out during school holidays (at a premium rate).
Ken is back on the boat with Martha and makes me feel like I need a shower really badly. Forgetting about Simon seems to be a hereditary trait.