Friday’s double was full of shifty looks and suspicious side glances, not least from DS MacKinnon, as Ken remained unconscious and the police interviewed each of his adult offspring. As we all put our theories forward as to who the guilty party might be, it seemed that this was the one occasion when Pat Phelan, despite being found standing over Ken, could actually be innocent. Indeed, as he was promptly arrested, it seemed all too easy.
Todd’s hoax haunting of Pat in Luke’s flat wasn’t only thoroughly enjoyable, but would lead to a moral dilemma. Yes, Todd’s video recording gives Phelan his much needed alibi, and after a battle with his conscience, he decides he has to hand over the footage which sees Pat walk free, and everyone else back in the frame. I love the interesting dynamic between Todd and Phelan and always welcome relationships on the street with such intricacies. As Pat delivers the news to the family that he’s in the clear, Peter receives a call from the hospital to say they’ll be bringing Ken out from under sedation in the morning, resulting in uncomfortable looks galore as smug Phelan declares that they might now find out who tried to kill Ken.
If Pat being the culprit seemed too straightforward, I feel the same about Adam and his ‘no comment’ interview with the police complete with facial bruising. My feeling, and it’s only a hunch, is that it’s someone outside of the Barlow clan, but the question is, who? In any event, I’m loving the fact that none of us know who it is and have the pleasure of guessing, while being treated to some great drama and performances in the process.
An unrelated Barlow development is that Peter and Toyah have reconciled. As much as I love Peter, and think Toyah has more yet to bring to the street, I’m still not sold on them as a couple. His clear temptation with Chloe, and the fact that Toyah rather heartlessly duped Toby yet again on foot of her obsession with having children, doesn’t bode well.
Ooh that Jennybradley is a devious one. Not only does she have the factory girls designing her wedding frock on company time, but at Johnny’s suggestion that she choose one special consultant, she selects Eva, if only to make Aidan squirm. And squirm he does.