Mur­der in mind

It’s clear David’s up to some­thing sin­is­ter. He’s there to kill

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David de­cides to fin­ish off Macca when the thug lies se­ri­ously in­jured

With Macca at his mercy, what will David de­cide? e’s in­flicted plenty of dam­age on folk dur­ing his 25 years on the cob­bles, but is un­hinged David Platt about to go the whole hog and be­come a killer? It cer­tainly looks that way when he pays a visit to Macca – the brother of Kylie’s killer, Clay­ton – who’s at death’s door in hos­pi­tal.

It’s David’s sec­ond at­tempt to con­front the thug. Ear­lier, af­ter a dis­as­trous grief coun­selling ses­sion, he sees an up­date on Macca’s so­cial me­dia page that re­veals the Dog & Gun is hold­ing a birth­day party for

HClay­ton in his ab­sence. Fu­ri­ous, David heads over there, de­ter­mined to duff Macca up. Only it’s he who ends up black and blue.

Ex­plains Jack P Shep­herd, who plays the wid­owed hair­dresser: ‘Be­cause Clay­ton’s in prison, await­ing trial, the only thing David can do is get to Macca. But as he’s peer­ing through the pub win­dow, there’s a dark shadow be­hind him. He turns round, and the next thing he knows he’s be­ing pinned up against a wall.’

David’s in a bad way – al­though, thank­fully, we can con­firm that the ‘stick in face’ look is just an il­lu­sion. When he re­turns home, Nick urges his brother to let the courts deal with Macca and Clay­ton, but all the crimper can think about is get­ting re­venge.

Soon af­ter, the Platts are hor­ri­fied to see posters of Clay­ton dot­ted around the neigh­bour­hood.

David’s ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice and, when the po­lice later re­veal that Macca has sus­tained a se­ri­ous head in­jury, he’s the prime sus­pect for that, too. He’s re­leased with­out charge when the cops con­cede he had noth­ing to do with it, and he wastes no time in head­ing to Weathy Gen­eral.

Re­veals Jack: ‘He goes with flow­ers, choco­lates and grapes, and tells the ward staff that he’s there to see his “cousin” – but it’s clear he’s up to some­thing sin­is­ter. He waits all day for Macca to come out of theatre. As Macca emerges, the trol­ley pauses and David stares over him for a few sec­onds be­fore the trol­ley is wheeled away again. David’s there to kill.’

As Macca lies un­con­scious, will David come to his senses and think of his kids – or will he seize the op­por­tu­nity to get the ultimate pay­back for his wife’s demise?

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