please note this post makes reference to the August 20 episode on CBC
First off, don't even get me started on the Chris Fountain scandal (he plays Tommy Duckworth on Corrie, or at least he did). I'll leave it to the erudite and talented John over at Corrie Canuck to bring you up to date.
Let's move on and consider the latest Plight of the Platts (trademark pending - ed).
If we thought drinking and driving was dangerous, it seems that driving and intending to drink is really hazardous. Nick and David are supposedly off in search of a mythical wine bar (apparently Nick needs David's discerning palette in order to distinguish the liquorice notes of a '95 Pinot Noir).
As the two Platts speed along in the Bistromobile, wrestling over control of the steering wheel, they have a horrific car accident. David's okay (well, relatively speaking - ed). Nick is not. It's a quick ride over to Weatherfield General where the Platts are warmly welcomed as regular customers by the emergency room staff ("Haven't see you lot for a couple of months. Your regular room is ready").
Consider that almost all the Platt family have been to the Coronation Street Wing of Weatherfield General with life threatening conditions: David, Gail, Leanne, Kylie, Nick (post tram crash). Thank God for the National Health Service.
For the moment there's nothing the Platts can do except watch and wait for the amazing Weatherfield doctors to work their magic... again.