DEATH IN THE FAMILY!
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ARE FAR FROM FESTIVE FOR THE BELEAGUERED Platts!
One of the Street’s longest-serving families, the Platt clan, is a hotbed of emotional upheaval – and 2018 is proving to be one of their most challenging years! Already, they’ve dealt with the awful fallout from Bethany’s sexual grooming, then David’s horrendous rape and more recently, the dark secrets Nick’s brought home from Nottingham with him. As the year draws to a close their misery only worsens as Audrey’s lover Lewis finally shows his true colours.
Earlier this year, Lewis (Nigel Havers) resurfaced on the cobbles to further manipulate two of his former fraud victims, Audrey (Sue Nicholls) and her daughter Gail (Helen Worth), with a new scam to fleece them of their life savings. Having been cheated of over £40,000 before, Gail didn’t trust Lewis – however, her mother remained smitten with the man she once loved! Swarthy Lewis wasted little time regaining Audrey’s trust and seducing the septuagenarian back into his bed. And although Gail and her children loudly protested the revived romance, Audrey ignored their concerns, adamant that Lewis was a changed man.
Months later, Audrey’s still happily in love with Lewis, who’s biding his time as her live-in boyfriend, and painstakingly ingratiating himself with her family and friends, even joining them for a family dinner at the Bistro to welcome Nick home. Around the table he easily chatted with Audrey’s grandson while establishing himself as a loving patriarchal figure for the group.
Leopards rarely change their spots, though, and the coming weeks are likely to reveal the true extent of Lewis’s sinister intentions. His eyes are firmly on Audrey’s very healthy bank balance – but a wily Gail’s suspicions of him are bound to go into overdrive when she learns what’s up, leading to heated clashes among the Platts... It all looks set to result in a horrifying, intense, macabre bloodbath that will leave one of them, perhaps even Lewis, dead!
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