Vi­o­lated and vi­o­lent

IN SHOCK AFTER BE­ING RAPED BY Josh, David IN­CREAS­INGLY ISOLATES HIM­SELF AS HIS MEN­TAL TOR­MENT TAKES HOLD.

Soap World - - PRIMETIME UK -

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...

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