Okay, so David lacks Jimmy Stewart's charm. And neither Maria nor Tracy are Grace Kelly, but still...
Later, Blanche comes in to get her hair cut, but doesn't want it cut by Maria. Maria fights back, and slams Tracy. David wades into the fray, and says that Charlie got was coming to him. He then adds that he hopes Charlie will rot in hell.
Audrey is unimpressed with David's outburst, and tells him in the backroom (where apparently all private conversations are held) that he should show a sense of decorum at the salon. It is at this point that David decides to reveal that Charlie tried to drown him. Audrey doesn't believe him at first, but David challenges her to ask Maria about it. Maria does not deny it, and looks upset and guilty. Blanche's eyes, at this point, are as big as her glasses, and for once in her life she is struck dumb. Audrey sends David home to tell Gail.
The next time we see David, he is at home, watching television, while Gail questions him about the drowning. Well, actually, she kind of shouts at him. Which I have always found works very well in getting someone who is recalcitrant to talk about a traumatic experience. Deirdre comes by in order to question David herself about it, and to get him to talk to the police. Gail is more concerned about what David has been through. Deirdre, showing compassion and care, doesn't care what he has been through, as she wants to help her daughter. Gail tells her quite clearly that what is important here is David, not Tracy.
Then, perhaps having realized that confession is good for the soul, David says that he "saw it". When pressed, he blurts out that he saw Tracy kill Charlie. He leaves. Deirdre at this point goes into higher gear, wanting police involvement, and the truth "slapped out of" David. Gail, acting as though she has some control over David, promises that she will find out what is going on, and take him to the police if necessary.
David has retreated to his car. Maria comes around and, implying that he might be lying, warns him not to do anything he will regret because of her. David tells her that the world does not revolve around her, and that now that Charlie is dead, there is no one to stop him. Maria is slightly confused, and asks, "Stop you from doing what?", to which David says, "stop me from doing anything I want". Because David has shown so much restraint in his actions lately.
Flirting and Fighting
Paul and Carla come to the Street, arguing about the night before. Carla is upset that Paul didn't take her out for their anniversary, and Paul justifies himself. Carla insists that Paul will be taking her out that night, and Paul tries to weasel out of it. Carla keeps insisting, and wins.
Later, we see that Kelly and Joanne are working on the week end for Carla. Kelly asks Joanne why she is thinking about ending the relationship with Adam, and Joanne says she is getting bored. Liam shows up, and struts around. Kelly flirts. Then Carla comes by and offers to take the girls out. Joanne tells her she is supposed to go out on a date with Adam, but Kelly is willing to go out. Liam is surprised, as he thought Paul was taking Carla out, but also reveals that he was supposed to have a beer with Paul. So Carla suggests that they all go out together. Joanne quickly decides that the date with Adam wasn't a sure thing anyway, and agrees to go.
The next scene opens with the four, and Paul, out for a drink. Liam is sticking his (clothed) arse out prominently for Kelly and Joanne to see. He is not simply posturing as a baboon would, however, but is telling a story about a girl who he was going out with that had "Liam" tattooed on her butt, for him, he says. Carla clarifies that, in fact, the girl had a thing for Liam Gallagher, and that was why she had that lovely tattoo.
Carla's plot is also revealed. The reason she asked the girls to go out is to give Paul a taste of his own medicine. Promise a night out, and then change things around completely. Paul is not amused.
The night does not go well, however, as Liam decides to cut out early. He offers Kelly and Joanne a ride back to the street, and they agree. Kelly thinks that this will be her chance to make the move on Liam, but Joanne points out that they will be dropping her off first. In fact, neither go very far. Both are dropped off at the Rover's. Kelly is in a huff. Joanne, who gets out after Kelly, asks Liam what he wants to do, and, charmingly, Liam says that he will go out with the lads to check out the "fillies". Joanne is disappointed.
Carla's plot is also foiled, as she does get a night out with Paul. And Paul tries to make things up by hiring the strolling violinists to serenade the table. As Carla points out, that is the height of cheesy.
Sadness on the Street
Sean comes back from Spain (hurrah!). Violet collapses in his arms, crying. She is not dealing with the ectopic pregnancy so well, it seems.
Meanwhile, Less tries to work his way back into Ches' life by trying to play "footie" with him. Ches goes out, but Less ends up playing with Kirk instead. Less then tries to talk Ches into coming back home, justifying his actions, justifying Cilla's actions, and claiming that Cilla has cried over Ches. Chesney's answer: "I am tired of being the adult".
Jason is a bit overwhelmed with the work he has, and is having trouble figuring out how he will pay for supplies. His problems seem to be answered, when a client Jason clearly does not know or remember, comes by, apologizes profusely for being so late with a payment, and hands him a wad of cash. Jason takes it, though even he seems to realize that there is a right course to take with this, and a wrong path.