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Did anyone see Corrie on Wednesday? It looks like ‘Damian’ David Platt has finally lost the plot. He’s done a few terrible things in his time, but when I saw him up on that scaffolding loosening the bolts I couldn’t help thinking the kid needs to be carted off to the nearest funny farm cos he’s definitely losing his marbles. Is there a ‘who’s got the most disturbed teen’ battle going on between Coronation Street and EastEnders? You’ve got the original and best – ‘Damian’ David – up against the young pretender, EastEnders’ scheming Steven Beale. The prize has to go to ‘Damian’ David. EastEnders’ Steven Beale is just a bit mixed-up; he obviously hasn’t come to terms with the death of his mother Cindy Beale. ‘Damian’ David, on the other hand, is capable of just about anything evil. He seems to have a problem not only with his family, but with the entire world. He makes Steven Beale look like some kind of saint. I swear I hear the music from The Omen everytime he does that little smirk of his – you know the one I mean.
On Corrie next week, we’ll see ‘Damian’ David (excellently played by Jack P Shepherd) take his final revenge on his long-suffering family. After being ordered to stay away from Sarah and Jason’s wedding, the ‘fallen one’ tries to take his own life by driving his car into a canal. Does this mean his days on the street are numbered (666 probably)? Somehow I don’t think so. We all know he’s a soap ratings winner. In fact, if David Platt were to die, I’m sure the Corrie scriptwriters would find some way of bringing him back to life, just like EastEnders did with Dirty Den. Anything’s possible in the land of soap.
But hey, while we’re on the subject of unbelievable storylines, have you noticed how quickly some of these soap characters seem to recover from major accidents? Take Corrie’s Jason for instance. On Wednesday night, we all witnessed him fall from that loose scaffolding – now that would’ve probably killed us mere mortals. Jason on the other hand was back on his feet – all right, with the help of crutches of course. But it was still within a matter of days. Talk about unrealistic. EastEnders is just as bad – remember when Bobby Davro’s Vince knocked over Shirley Wicks as she rushing to Deano and Chelsea’s trial? Now most of us would’ve been out of action for at least a few months, but Shirley Wicks – the bionic woman – got up, brushed herself off and was back on her feet before I could could say: "where’s Gus?" She ought to consider working in Hollywood as a stuntwoman.
And how about when ‘scheming’ Steven shot Jane Beale. Do remember the scene in the ambulance on the way to hospital? She wouldn’t stop talking. All I was thinking is shut up…you’ve just been shot and you’re meant to be dying. I tell you, not even a bullet could keep that woman quiet. She was doing more talking in her critically injured state than Trisha Goddard. Still, soaps do take us away from reality every now and then. But sometimes, they take it just a little bit too far…
Just in case you’d forgotten what he looks like…
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