Murder in mind
It’s clear David’s up to something sinister. He’s there to kill
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?
Clayton’s mates add blood to David’s tears
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