Violated and violent
IN SHOCK AFTER BEING RAPED BY Josh, David INCREASINGLY ISOLATES HIMSELF AS HIS MENTAL TORMENT TAKES HOLD.
Never blessed with too many friends, male or female, David Platt has surprised himself of late, happily bonding with Street newcomer Josh Tucker, who’s taken up residence as the new mechanic at Webster’s Autos. The guys have bonded while training for the charity boxing match in the late Luke Britton’s honour; Josh has also appealed to David’s long-simmering dark side after they teamed up to bash and terrorise Lee Mayhew, the drug dealer who kidnapped David’s sister Sarah last year.
Despite being taken aback by Josh’s fervour in attacking Lee, David brushed aside his momentary concern as the friendship deepened, even laughing off Josh’s inexplicable later flirtation with him. Suddenly, everything changed for David (Jack P. Shepherd) in one devastating heartbeat while out boozing one night with Josh (Ryan Clayton). Accepting his invitation to continue drinking at Josh’s place, a tipsy David failed to realise that Josh had spiked David’s beer with the strong drug GHB before happily sitting back and watching him gulp it down. Once David was immobilised, Josh carried him to the bedroom, threw him face down on the bed, undressed him and raped him! The next morning, David woke in Josh’s bed to the full horror of what had happened...
Back at home, David’s sickening terror gripped him as he frantically showered, only to later confront Josh... who nonchalantly claimed that the sex was consensual because David clearly wanted it! Appalled and adamantly denying it, David’s emotions frayed as he struggled with the idea that he’d led Josh on. In quick succession, he angrily snapped at the openly gay Sean (Antony Cotton) to keep details of his love-life private, before clashing with his girlfriend Shona (Julia Goulding) over his behaviour. It turned nasty when he roughly shoved her against the wall and forcibly kissed her!
His turmoil mounting, David eventually fled to Liverpool to visit his father Martin (Sean Wilson), who was
stunned by his son’s vacant demeanour and sudden desire to emigrate with him to New Zealand. Concerned at the uncharacteristic behaviour, Martin brought David home and tried to get to the bottom of his problem – but as David’s silent angst builds, it’s clear that revenge against Josh will be uppermost in his mind.
It all depends on how grave David’s mental deterioration is as to how severe the vengeance will be, and whether or not his relationship with Shona will end up suffering.
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David (Jack P. Shepherd) doesn’t realise Josh (Ryan Clayton) has spiked his drink with drugs! Ashley (John Middleton) and Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) are caught out by a special delivery! EMMERDALE Caption DOUBLE EPISODES WEEKNIGHTS AT 6.20PM & 6.50PM...