Babe ruffles some feathers. Patrick is left stunned by Denise's latest revelation. Dot offers some wisdom and comfort. Lauren attempts to ease the tension amongst the family.
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-You could lend a hand, you know.
-You're doing just fine by yourself.
Those tables need clearing.
Twelfth Night is on 6th January, not today.
We should be having this poxy party tomorrow.
Babe says it's on 5th of Jan.
Well, Babe is wrong.
This is the woman that you are leaving in charge of the Vic books
while Linda is away.
Daft cow can't even count to 12!
I mean, what's going on with the Mitchells and the Brannings,
-it's bad taste.
-I know, I know.
It's tragic what happened to those girls.
That's why people need this night.
My pigeon pie and ale will lift the mood, bring everyone together.
Are you sure that this is a good idea?
Just get back in there and keep your mouth shut.
KNOCK ON DOOR
Dad, I'm hungry.
Why did Auntie Ronnie go?
the people we love, they have to leave us.
I don't know.
When will my mummy come and babysit?
Amy, we talked about all that, didn't we?
Your mum's had to go away for a little while.
But my mum always comes back. When can I see her?
I don't know, darling.
Listen, get in the kitchen. I'll make you some breakfast.
I was just thinking, it might help them to know
they'll get a chance to say goodbye.
You thought any more about the funerals?
It might be a good idea to talk to Billy.
Get some advice what to do.
I don't need his help.
Yeah, you all right? It's Max.
Yeah, not too bad. Listen, can you come over this morning?
I just wanted your help.
The board says you've been doing really well.
-Yeah, it's a lot more for me.
-Yeah, with my commission rates.
-There you go.
I bet you're feeling pretty smug, aren't you?
You're lucky you've got daddy to fight your battles.
You just keep out of my way and I'll keep out of yours.
I've been thinking, perhaps this isn't such a good idea.
He just needs a bit of help, that's all.
I mean, you do this sort of thing at work all the time, don't you?
Yeah, I know, but...
is it too soon, you know, after the other day?
He's told the kids but it just ain't sunk in.
I think a bit of guidance will just help him answer their questions.
OK. I'll see what I can do.
There's someone here to see you.
Jack, I asked him to come round, all right?
It can't do any harm just to hear him out, can it?
You're not alone in this, Jack.
And if you do choose to use Coker & Sons,
rest assured that we'll do all that we can for you.
Have they set a date for the first hearing?
-Yeah, I think the Family Liaison said next week.
Well, the proper planning will start once they've released the...
Well, I meant...
when the time comes, there's a lot we can sort for you.
Arranging the service for the decease...
I mean, Ronnie and Roxy.
This, er, leaflet lists all the things that we can offer, you know,
from arranging the funeral service...
..from coffins, burials, or...
Any questions, you know, just remember that I'm here.
I do know what you're going through.
You've got no idea how I feel.
-So do yourself a favour, take that and get out of here.
-Jack, give him a break. He's only doing his job.
His cousins are lying in the morgue
-and you're trying to do business with me?
-No, no, I'm not.
I'm not. I just wanted you to know that we'll be there for you
every step of the way.
..if that caused you any pain.
Why don't you go and get some air?
Clear your head a little bit.
I don't really know what to say.
I'm sure you just need space.
But I just want you to know, I'm here if you need me.
You know, like we all are.
Yous two, come here.
I've give Sharon the night off, what with the...
So let's just try and get through this Twelfth Night thing, you know,
and Babe's Queen of the Vic all right, tonight.
Thanks. Glad I've got your support.
It's the scene from Twelfth Night we'll be performing later.
And keeping with the gender swapping in the play,
there'll be Elizabethan tights for ladies.
Dresses for the lads.
I'm not prancing about in a dress in front of the whole Square!
Didn't you hear what your dad said? I'm in charge.
Surprised they let you in.
Given the circumstances.
How are you feeling?
I've been worse.
Come on, then. Out with it.
Max asked me to talk to Jack about the funerals.
Poor bloke's got enough on his plate at the moment.
I thought if I could do one thing, you know, make it a bit easier for him.
Didn't expect him to chuck me out.
You should speak to Honey about this.
I've got to keep strong.
Don't worry about being strong.
Just worry about being there for him.
..I'm so sorry for your loss. I...
Listen, thanks for the food the other day.
-The kids really enjoyed it.
Tell Billy I'm sorry.
What do you mean?
He came back round. I reckon he really needs you right now.
Mick, we're going to need some more change for that till soon.
It's getting really busy in here.
You all right?
Fair play to Babe, yeah, she's pulled it out the bag.
-I just hope it's enough.
-Things ain't that bad, are they?
Come round here.
I've been having to help Lee out with a few quid as well.
What? He never said.
No, he's just been spending too many readies.
-We all do it over Christmas.
-Buying presents, you mean?
It's nothing to worry about.
It's just, we've got to keep these punters happy.
We need every penny we can get.
What do you think? Tudor queen outfit from the costume shop.
I've done home-made ones for you lot. Need to keep costs down.
Why do I have to perform in a dress?
-Can't I do something else?
-Why don't I look after social media?
Tweet facts about Twelfth Night, go round taking loads of pictures?
What good's all that? You need to do what I tell you to.
Now get them toilets cleaned and the bins while you're at it.
-This ain't fair!
-Hang that up and stop whining.
Bet you'll be great in drag.
You all right?
-Just took the kids' lunches up to them.
-Do you want something to eat?
-No, I'm not hungry.
This dark place you're in, I've been there.
You know, when Bradley died I was all over the place.
Screwed my head right up.
I just don't want the same thing to happen to you.
Look, I know you're trying to help...
KNOCK ON DOOR
See who that is, mate. Tell them to go away.
Who was it?
Well, that all seems to be in order and, otherwise, all's well here?
Mm. Oh, um...
-Except we've had some students move in next door, ain't we?
I mean, no doubt every night will be like New Years soon.
Yeah, otherwise it's all fine.
Remember that nothing's set in stone yet.
If you're experiencing any second thoughts or a change of heart...
No, I'm happy to go ahead.
-And the birth arrangements?
Once I've given birth, I'd prefer not to spend any time with the baby.
When did you decide that?
-Get you another cup of tea, Trish?
One more cup wouldn't hurt.
Things were finally looking up for us.
Three of us together again. Fresh start.
Look, Glenda, maybe you'd be better off at your place,
you know, with Danny?
No. No, I should be here.
You all need me.
It's what the girls would have wanted.
Do you know what? I can't listen to this.
Oh, Jack. Jack, I didn't mean to upset you.
Jack, where you going?
So you don't want to meet the baby, yeah?
That's my decision to make.
Yeah, but this is the only chance you'll get to be with the child.
Why turn that down, hmm?
Have you not thought about how painful that might be for me?
I was thinking of those poor girls.
Those kids will never see their mothers again.
It's not like that.
Look, I remember holding Libby and Chelsea...
..for the first time.
It's love at first sight.
So to have to go through that again and have to...
It's hard enough I've got to tell Kim and Libby...
..but to have to do THAT as well...
This is the right decision.
I'm just trying to protect myself.
I'll be here to get you through it, all right?
Will's made you dinner.
She's in her room.
You all right?
-Checked in on Jack earlier.
-Yeah, I saw him in the Minute Mart.
He said you'd gone round.
Max, he thought it'd be a good idea to discuss the funerals.
I messed it up.
Ended up falling apart myself.
You were just looking out for him.
There's no shame in that.
Shows how much you care.
Here you go, Dad!
Beans on toast with bacon and lots of cheese.
You're a good boy, you are, ain't you?
I'm glad you came here tonight.
Remember, you are not on your own, OK?
I feel really guilty.
Like I shouldn't be out when Uncle Jack's in. Do you know what I mean?
I know. I just keep thinking about them poor kids.
It's all a bit random, this, don't you think?
It's all right. They've pulled in a good crowd.
Yeah, I think they've all turned up for this show.
Johnny mentioned in this tweet that he's got some mystery host.
Some drag queen in a red dress, apparently.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Welcome to Twelfth Night at the Queen Vic.
We will be performing a scene from the play, but first,
who wants to meet our special host?
Yes, yes. OK, please give a warm welcome to the Tudor Queen!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Looks like our host's turned up.
See? They love it!
I wish I could escape all this...
but I can't.
There's people staring at me.
Glenda's turned up.
So many wasted years.
So much wasted time. It's not fair.
Life ain't fair, Jack.
But in the past year,
you've had some wonderful times with dear Ronnie.
We were planning on having another baby.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
What am I going to do now?
What you've got to do is face it the best you can.
I don't know how.
You'll find a way to carry on.
I don't believe I can.
Grief blinds you to it.
But those poor little children...
They're Ronnie and Roxy's legacy to you.
They'll be the ones who help you through this.
What do you mean? This ain't a wig. It's my own hair.
I always knew there was something special about you.
Said you enjoyed the show?
Do you know, I haven't seen a good old drag act in years.
I mean, it must take you ages, putting that slap on every day.
There you go.
Reckon you're funny, do you?
"Look out for Walford's best drag queen, hosting later?"
Well, what do you expect after humiliating me
and treating me like the Vic skivvy all day?
Johnny, seriously, you could have ruined the whole night.
You know these punters were actually expecting a proper drag queen.
They wouldn't be here if it wasn't for me.
Benefits of social media.
All right, look, I'm sorry. It turned out all right, didn't it?
Look how packed we are.
Pull a stunt like this again, you'll live to regret it!
-Here you are, love.
Don't you start!
You all right?
Where did you end up?
-You weren't answering your phone.
-Yeah, I was at Dot's.
Sorry for taking off like that.
That's all right, don't worry about it.
GLENDA AND CHILDREN TALK QUIETLY
Jack, about earlier. I'm sorry. I really didn't mean to upset you.
Listen, you did nothing wrong. I'm sorry.
And it'd mean a lot to me and the kids if you stayed.
I thought maybe I could do a meal tomorrow night,
invite Dot and the girls?
Right, come on, you two, bedtime.
How about I get them settled tonight?
I'll give you a hand if you want. Right, come on.
Are you going to show me your room? I haven't seen your room yet.
I've seen Amy's room.
-Happy New Year, Denise.
-Happy New Year.
Listen, about my essay, I know it's not as good as it could have been.
-I've got a B?
-Yeah, you did really well.
-I think you can even improve your grade.
Just pay more attention to how Bronte conveys Jane Eyre's values
and don't be afraid to draw on the context of life for women
in this time. Hmm?
-And maybe religion, too?
Exactly. You're a natural at this.
Here you are. It ain't much, but it's a start, so...
Is this about what I said earlier?
Because you should be spending your money on yourself.
On what, more stuff?
Look, Mick, that's not important. It's family what matters, ain't it?
Whit, Whit, you're a proper bird.
Thank you, but I can't and I won't take this, OK?
Babe, you done a great job tonight.
Yeah. Wasn't a complete shambles.
Turns out that geezers in frocks and pigeon pie's a winning combination.
By the way, what was the margins on the pies?
Right, sweet, it's all right, I'll check with the suppliers.
No. it's all right. I'll check and get back to you.
You did get the pigeons from the suppliers, didn't you?
You said you wanted to do it on the cheap.
Where did you get them from?
..caught them myself, on the roof.
-I think I'm going to be sick!
So last year, it was road kill
and now it's flying rats?
What are you trying to do, get us shut down?
See you, I'm telling you now...
Ladies and gentlemen, no more pigeon pie.
Yeah, I know, I know. I do apologise, I'm sorry. Run out.
Where is it?
FROM TV: 'Yeah, I like it.
'They worked really well, didn't they?'
'Yeah, they're good.'
'No, not me!'
'Ronnie, say a few words.'
'Oh, no, I don't want to.'
'Jack, the next time you see me in this house,
'we're going to be husband and wife.
'I really look forward to spending my life with you and the kids
'and having a fresh new start.
'And I love you.
'I'm embarrassed now. Go away!'
'Cheers! Happy wedding day, you beautiful lady.'
You're supposed to be in bed.
I want you to read me a story.
-Just go back to bed.
-Why are you crying?
Ricky, go back upstairs.
I'll come and tuck you in in a minute, all right?
Jack, this has got to stop.
You see what you're doing to yourself?
And the kids?
Jack, I know it's hard, mate,
but you have to try and pull yourself out of this, all right?
For your sake, as well as theirs.
'Jack, the next time you see me in this house,
'we're going to be husband and wife
'and I really look forward to spending my life with you
'and the kids and having a fresh new start.
'And I love you.'
Stace, you ain't got any other towels knocking about, have you?
Only the ones in the airing cupboard. Why?
Well, they all feel a bit, you know...
-No, I don't.
-Oh, forget it.
No, go on.
Well, what with our lot's sensitive skin,
Mum used to have to boil wash the sheets, otherwise me and Martin,
we'd come out in these little pink hives.
I'm sure these will be fine.
Don't worry. I'll make do!
Oh, how good of you!
What you doing back?
Forgot my wallet, didn't I? Left Luke in charge.
Have you seen Michelle?
-She's probably off boiling our duvet.
Oh, listen, I was thinking of going up to the allotment later.
Thought Arthur might like to see it.
Aw, that's nice!
Yeah. So, you're all right with it, then?
Yeah, sounds lovely.
Watching the stall, I mean?
Just thought it was a good chance for me and Michelle to have some quality family time.
We'll only be a few hours.
You know what she's like with the cold.
So, you're good with that, yeah?
Yeah, why wouldn't I be?
See - I don't deserve you!
Right, see you in a bit.
Yeah, it's Jack Branning. I called last night.
Listen, I need to get this sorted today.
Yeah, OK, I'll see you then.
Right, here you are...
Max lets us have cereal.
Yeah, well, we're out of cereal, darling.
Auntie Ronnie always cuts the crusts off.
Just eat it up, yeah? Go on.
So, did you, er, get some kip?
Not so much.
Amy didn't want the light off, so...
Where's Auntie Ronnie?
Dad told you - she's gone away with my mum.
Go upstairs, go on. Go and play on your computer.
If you wanted, I could try having a word with them?
KNOCK ON DOOR
You all right? Morning.
I thought you had work to be getting on with?
No, I moved a couple of things around in case you wanted a hand?
You all right?
Well, you could look after the kids for me. I've go to pop out later.
I'm happy doing it, if you need to get on. Is it about the funeral?
Well, I'll go with you if you want.
No, no, it's fine, I'll...
Or I'll phone the estate agent, sort the gaff out in Ongar.
Max, seriously, mate, I can deal with all these things on my own.
This place is heaving, ain't it?
What did I tell you? People love a bargain.
Babe. We're running low on sausages.
I think there's extra out the back.
Yeah, make sure it's actual pig, though, Abs.
Cos knowing her, it could be Dot's cat.
Mick! Yesterday's menu - it was a big misunderstanding.
Serving pigeons from a roof?
It's a disgrace.
What if, er, one of this lot would have called the Old Bill?
What if someone would have bowled over?
I was only trying to drum up trade.
Help this place out.
It's your mother.
We need to up our game. You know what January's like.
People skint after Chrimbo.
We need something to tempt them off their warm sofas.
Thinking caps on, chaps.
All right. Ta, mate.
You all right?
L said she could be back next week.
Ah, that's perfect.
She'll be back in time for the big four-oh celebrations!
Here we go.
I ain't seen him eat a thing all week. Not properly. Cheers.
Oh, dear. I know the pain he's going through.
Still don't seem real, does it?
I just think he needs to know his family's there for him, you know.
It's not something you should be dealing with on your own.
Yes. What time do you want us round for the meal?
Don't know - get to Jack's for about six?
I'll pick up a cake on the way over, something sweet.
Might tempt him.
He won't think we're imposing, will he?
No, trust me.
Company - do him the world of good.
Thought you could do with a little pick-me-up? Two sugars?
Oi, Mick. I've been hearing about Babe's cheeky little menu...
Listen, anything that was served up had nothing to do with me.
Kathy was proper fuming.
How's the caff's supposed to compete with a fry-up at those prices?
Oh, the buffet, yeah, yeah...
Why? What did you think we were going on about?
Nothing, nothing. Just Linda's due back next week, you know.
And, er, I just thought I'd keep the place sweet and that...
Perfect remedy for a de-stress. You take yourself out for a run.
That'll clear your head, no problem.
Plus, can't hurt. Get rid of the moobs before Linda gets back?
Er... It's good to see you out and about.
I dunno if you got any of my texts or anything...
Just, anything you lot need, yeah?
I appreciate it, mate.
I've got to go.
Course, course. You know where we are, yeah?
Aw. I'll tell you what,
Christmas weren't the same without that little cheeky smile.
Hey, don't tell me - Kim's sleeping upstairs?
I mean, that girl could never handle jet-lag, you know.
Yeah well, she's actually, um, still in Montserrat.
Wait, you mean to tell me that she didn't come back with you lot?
No, that was the plan. Until she went and checked London temperatures.
Wait, wait, hold on - you're telling me that she ditched her family
in favour of a sun lounger?
I tell you what, that is typical Kim, that is, ain't it?
No, no, no, I mean, not all family.
Here you go. Er, she has the lovely Emerald keeping her company.
Emerald? Is she still calling herself that, is she?
What was it like holidaying with that monster-in-law?
Ha! Yeah... How can I put it?
The woman is, uh, an acquired taste.
Taste. Man, I see that Montserrat feasts has done you well, boy.
Come on, there's nothing wrong with a little bit of extra padding,
Hey, how's it all going?
Yeah, yeah... You know.
It's sort of all...going to plan.
So look, what's with all the flowers in the Square?
Was there an accident or something?
He even used the words "quality family time".
Maybe Martin thought you wouldn't want to go digging about for old carrots?
No, trust me, the only thing on his mind is his precious Michelle.
Ah, Stace. Husbands. They're all a bit clueless.
He's been ignoring me all morning, just so he can mess about with that thing.
What is it?
This? Oh, this is our new smart-meter.
You would not believe the accuracy of this little beauty. Look at that.
It's like he's cheating on me with a calculator.
Any news how Jack's getting on?
Not good. He ain't answering any texts.
Sharon said Phil's just the same.
Straight out of a major op, and now this.
KNOCK AT DOOR
-I'll get it.
I just keep thinking about them poor kids.
Who was it?
All right, Lauren?
Sorry to interrupt.
I just wanted to invite you over for a meal at Jack's.
Just to let him know we're there for him.
Ah, that's a lovely idea.
Yeah. What time do you want us over there?
No, it's just family.
Well, Steven's Lauren's partner.
Dad. It's fine.
Go on, I should be at the restaurant anyway.
Do you want me to text Abi?
No, no, no, I'm sorting it out.
Right, I'll leave you to it.
What's all this - new year's resolution?
Well, I thought I'd clear the old cobwebs, you know.
Crack out the old tracksuit.
Looking a bit tight there, bro?
Er... I'm not being funny, but, er...
I think they're beyond budgie-smugglers.
I'm sure you'll find that all the top trainers recommend these, mate.
Yeah? Do they do them in men's, or...?
Yeah... You fancy using another muscle besides your mouth?
Oh, right, I see, Vincent.
So, basically what you're saying is, you want to have a race...
What if we hired the Glamour Boys, right?
Pack this place full of screaming housewives.
We could charge, like, 20 quid a head?
It would give Linda a proper homecoming.
Hey, gets my vote!
Mick's hardly going to go for that. Besides, think of the baby oil.
Trust me, that stuff's a nightmare to get out of upholstery.
How do you know?!
Do pass on my condolences to Jack, won't you?
Yeah, course I will, yeah.
How's he doing?
Er, yeah, he's... Yeah, he's about as well as can be expected.
Abs, can I have a word?
Just I'm sorting out a dinner at Jack's later.
I was hoping you'd come along?
Oh, it's a bit short notice.
Yeah. It was a last-minute thing.
Well, I've actually got a shift later, so...
Look, I know that before, things between us...
I just thought we'd sorted everything out?
We're just short staffed as it is. I can't!
MICK GROWLS AND PANTS
Hold up. Hold up, hold up.
I'm having a heart attack here.
What was that, 40? 45 minutes?
Six and a half minutes.
Six and a half?! All right, you won, Usain. Lord it up. Lord it up.
I need to honest... this stitch is killing me, mate.
There was a time I'd have lapped this gaff.
In my life, coming up to 40 now... Look at the state of me, look.
What was we thinking?
I needed to get out of the Square, you know. Away from all the chat.
Just heard this morning about, um...
..Roxy and Ronnie.
Ronnie and I were...together, you know, long time ago, but...
I just, er, I just keep thinking...
..what if that was my L?
'I'm looking forward to spending my life with you and the kids
'and having a fresh new start.
'And I love you.
-'I'm embarrassed now!'
What do you think you're doing?
I'm sorry. I was tidying and I just found it.
What if the kids had come in?
Why didn't you say you had this?
What, I've got to run everything by you now, have I?
No, I just...
The Family Liaison Officer called.
He said he's popping round tomorrow, for a chat.
Why can't everyone just leave me alone?
Why can't they just back off?
Times like this, it's important we stick together.
The state of it!
Yeah, I know. I, er, have been meaning to keep an eye on it.
Just not been able to find the time.
Remember the hours Dad used to spend up here?
I swear, half the time he'd come up here just to get away from Mum's nagging.
I never understood it as a kid. Seemed so slow. Boring.
I get it now, Dad.
What you doing?
Unless you want this to be little Arthur's lasting memory of the place?
Thought I'd lend you a hand preparing this meal.
Should I be grateful or offended?
Dad. I've tasted your cooking. Definitely grateful.
Cup of tea?
Yeah, go on, then. How did things go with Abs?
I mean, she wanted to come, but she's got work and all that.
What... Surely this is a little bit more important than Babe's pie and mash?
I thought you sorted things out?
Lauren, Abi's made up her mind. It's fine.
No. No, it ain't.
Why don't we order in some craft beers?
Appeal to the East End hipsters? They're all loaded.
No way. I'm not having this place full of trendy Wendys!
Rocking up here with their curly 'taches and that.
You talking about Aunt Babe again?
I heard that!
Watch it. You'll be in her next pie with that pigeon chest.
Right. Let's hear them, then, the suggestions?
I suggest that you back off and stop giving us orders.
I'm doing this for Mick.
Not surprised you ain't helping.
The woman too lazy to recycle a few bottles out the back.
This ain't about laziness.
This is about showing the council they can't push us around with their petty rules.
You truly are a modern-day hero(!)
What about a supper club?
My mum does it sometimes in Exeter. It's a different menu each week.
It's fun. The punters love it.
Yeah. I like that, actually.
Me too. We've just got to come up with a decent theme.
Well done, Abi.
Why you giving Dad such a hard time?
Whatever issues you've got, can't you just put them to one side for one night?
This is for Uncle Jack!
I don't have issues.
I can't believe what a selfish cow you're being!
I couldn't even if I wanted to, because I'm working.
It's all right, Abi, love. This meal, it sounds important.
Make the shift up later in the week.
I'd hate to think of you missing out.
Remember when he bought home that freaky-sized cauliflower?
Big as a football?
Only he didn't see that slug, did he?
Mum just screamed the house down. The old man just laughed.
She thought he'd done it deliberate, for a joke.
Didn't speak to him for a full week!
She never got over it, did she?
Not getting to say goodbye to him.
None of us did, I s'pose.
I miss them.
Could really do with them being around. Especially now.
Proper part of the family, this place, innit?
Hopefully one day this little man will get involved.
What, Arthur Fowler - the next generation?
You off out?
All right, Jack?
Er, yeah. Danny's going to take me for a drink, over the Vic.
Thought we'd...give you some space.
Come on, Mum.
Jack. Look, I know you didn't want a fuss,
but, well, Lauren and Dot are already in the kitchen.
They're with the kids.
They could really do with this as well.
Can you not just do it for them?
Mick. Can I have a word?
I know money's really tight.
Plus, I wanted to make up for yesterday,
so I put everyone's heads together.
How'd you feel about a weekly supper club?
Six weeks. To cover the slow period.
I've run the numbers, I can make it work relatively cheap.
All above board, of course!
You been on this all day, yeah?
In between the orders, yeah.
I think we can turn a tidy profit.
All we need's the theme.
Well... How about European?
Bit of German, Polish, Italian...
A bit of the EU, you know, before we take the plunge.
Excellent idea! I'll draft up some rough menus on my break.
Well done, yeah?
What's the rush? Have they got a sale on the pork pies?
Look, I know she's a bit...
She's just trying to help.
What is she doing in here?
Mum, she's just lost both her daughters.
All right? Dinner's nearly ready.
He really doesn't look up for this, Dad.
We've just got to try and take his mind off things, that's all.
Even if it's for one night. See what you can do, Lauren.
KNOCK AT DOOR
I'll get that.
So! What are you two playing?
Oh! Cool! Your dad would like to play that, wouldn't he?
He doesn't want to play.
Might be because he doesn't know how to.
Maybe you two could show him, eh? Go on.
Look who I found on the doorstep.
Babe gave me the night off, so...
Well, I'd better set another place, then.
Glad you could make it, Abs.
So how am I supposed to know what I'm doing?
Press the button. Faster. Faster!
He's too slow!
Oh, it's like that, then, is it?
Well, come on, then, show me how it works.
Minute Mart's finest?
Go on, then. I'll have a little one.
I dunno. Last time, the state of us after five minutes...
That's why I was thinking it should be a regular thing.
Every other night, in the park...
What you mean, like, a muggy little sort of jogging club?
No, no... More like, um, Rocky... training with Apollo.
Eye of the tiger and all that.
Always thought of myself as a bit of a cockney Stallone.
So all right, yeah, kushty mushty.
-It's on, yeah?
Course it is.
I tried helping, but...
Jack practically bit my head off.
Has he, um, told you what's going on with it all?
The will and stuff?
It's all such a mess.
I'd just got them back in my life. My two girls.
And now they're gone, aren't they? Forever.
Hey, hey, come here.
It's all going to be OK. I promise.
There we go.
Lauren helped with the cooking. So it should be edible at least.
Shut up. Dad done the majority of it.
Go on, get stuck in.
It's a lot of pressure, innit? Having a top chef in the family.
Hardly a top chef.
It all looks lovely, Max.
Yeah. Nice one.
When's Auntie Ronnie coming back? I want to show her my new uniform.
Dad told you. She's gone away with Mum. Haven't they, Dad?
Yes. That's right.
They're together. They're both in heaven.
Because they're angels. They're God's angels.
Will we ever see them again?
Oh, of course, you'll all be together one day.
But till then, they are in heaven. That's where they'll be.
Can they still see us?
Oh, all the time, they watch over you.
And they still love you, very, very much.
Do you understand now?
-Shall we go?
-No, it's all right, it's all right, I'll go.
Carry on, go on.
The cooking wasn't that bad, was it?
I just need a couple of minutes, yeah?
Is he OK?
Er, yeah, he'll be fine.
Earlier, in the pub...
Oh, just forget about it, Abi.
I was just being awkward. The thought of seeing Uncle Jack,
and not knowing what to say...
It wasn't you, OK?
Tonight was, um, a really nice idea.
Do you reckon?
Uncle Jack is lucky having you, you know, looking out for him.
Thank you, Abi.
Means a lot.
You all right, Stace?
Oh, good, you're both here.
I've been scouring the January sales. Check out what I found.
A website on towels?
Not just any towels, Stace. Top-of-the-range.
Non-irritant. Like Mum used to have.
Plus, they got 20% off!
They're still pricey!
-Stock was running low, so I ordered you a couple.
Nice one. We've been looking to replace those manky ones for months, haven't we?
Yeah. Cheers, nice one, Michelle.
Hang on a minute - we're paying for them?
Stace, Michelle's done us a right favour here. 20% off!
There's lots of other home stuff on here. We should take a look.
I thought you'd like that.
Sorry about that, everyone.
You ain't got nothing to be sorry for, Jack.
Where are the kids?
They're upstairs. Lauren took them up.
I've just put them to bed.
Dot was just saying we should go round hers on Sunday?
-Take the kids?
Yeah, I could do a roast or something?
Oh, lovely idea. I could help you with it.
I could see about inviting Steven as well. He'd love to see you guys.
I can't do this.
Everyone just...going on, pretending as if nothing's happened,
and it has.
It's worse out there. People staring at me.
It's the pity I can't escape.
Whatever happens in Walford...
It's never really going to feel like home again, is it?
But it is your home.
No, it's not.
Jack, come on...
No, I don't want people telling me what to do!
It's all about my kids.
This is about protecting them. That's why I'm doing this.
What you talking about, doing this - doing what?
When this is done.
Me and the kids...
Me and the kids, we're moving to Ongar.
Babe ruffles some feathers.
Patrick is left stunned by Denise's latest revelation.
Dot offers some wisdom and comfort.
Lauren attempts to ease the tension amongst the family.