His car is doused in petrol and he’s doused in petrol, and he’s going to whip out his lighter…
David puts his plan to kill Clayton into action – only to find his family have laid a trap to try and stop him…
witch off your phone, ignore the front door and park your posterior on the sofa. It’s Super Soap Week on ITV, and both
Corrie and Emmerdale have pulled out all the stops to give us some edge-of-the-seat action. There’s a mystery death in the Dales, while in Weatherfield, David
Platt is all set to go up in smoke, along with Kylie’s killer, Clayton.
David wants Clayton to pay the ultimate price for murdering his
SDavid’s attempt to kill Clayton (inset) fails when his car breaks down missus. With the thug on trial, he knows that it’s now or never.
Explains actor Jack P Shepherd, who plays the grieving crimper:
‘It’s impossible to get a weapon into the court, so David knows he’s going to have to get to Clayton before he goes in there. He’s decided that when the prison van approaches, he’s going to drive into it. His car is doused in petrol and he’s doused in petrol, and then he’s going to whip out his lighter. He blows up, the car blows up; they all blow up.’
His first attempt is a nonstarter – literally. The clappedout motor that he’s bought breaks down. A furious David orders Tyrone to get it fixed for the following day, not realising that his family have done some plotting of their own. Gail and Nick have seen his “farewell” video, and have decided to lock him in the Bistro cellar.
Adds Jack: ‘They tell David there’s been a power cut at the Bistro, and suggest a family meal there. They say they’ll cook the food at the Platts’, take everything over and eat by candlelight. David agrees to go and, while he’s there, Nick asks him to help choose some wine from the cellar. David knows nothing about wine, so assumes Nick just wants to talk about something. So he goes down with him – and then Nick runs out and locks the door.’
David’s frantic and, when Nick, Gail and Sarah all refuse to let him out, he takes matters into his own hands. He climbs into the air vent and, using his lighter to guide him, drags himself through the sewer. As he spies daylight, all he can think about is making Clayton pay. Is he about to join Kylie in that great cobbled street in the sky?
Determined David looks for a way out of his trap Desperate measures: Gail and Nick lock David in the cellar