Coronation Street is always at its best when it’s slightly bonkers.
And that was certainly the case as David Platt’s family attempted to keep him locked in a cellar underneath Nick’s Bistro to stop him going out and exacting his revenge on Clayton, who – of course – killed his wife Kylie.
Understandably, David wasn’t too happy with his lot as he was held captive by Gail, Nick and Sarah.
Possibly he wasn’t thinking straight.
If I was locked in that cellar I'd be drinking all that wine #corrie— Emma Gaffney (@gaffers_emma) October 19, 2016
David had revenge on his mind though, not wine, so he did his best to find a way out.
It was all sort of familiar.
#Corrie or the shawshank redemption???— Yoncé (@Amy_Says_Relax) October 19, 2016
Like Shawshank, this was high drama.
So much so that when his escape attempt hit a brick wall, so to speak, David even let out a cheeky swear.
did I just hear David Platt use a swear word on #corrie?— Abi (@audiocoffee) October 19, 2016
Has David platt just said the B word before the watershed On Corrie???🙉🙉🤔😮 — feeling shocked— Claire Haddon (@chaddon11) October 19, 2016
Did David Platt just swear? #Corrie 😂— Megan (@Megs2199) October 19, 2016
Omg David platt just swore on corrie, it's 19:50 😮😮— Beccy Johnston (@beccy_johnston) October 19, 2016
Did David Platt just swear before the watershed? What a legend. Although it is in Shakespeare...😂— Jade Natalie (@RealJadeNatalie) October 19, 2016
But if people were shocked at the language, that soon disappeared in the face of an incredible acting tour de force from Jack P Shepherd.
David sat, with his mum on the other side of the locked door, talking her through his plan for taking out Clayton – and taking himself out with him. It was moving stuff.
Sarah was impressed.
And she wasn’t the only one.
That David/Gail scene was fantastic. Absolutely heartbreaking. #corrie— ✨💫 Sam 💫✨ (@puggy_sam) October 19, 2016
We can’t help but agree. Somebody give that man an award.