The residents reel from the events of last week and do their best to return to normal. One resident does their best to hold their family together.
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It'll take more than a rogue double-decker bus to keep us lot
from opening up.
I'm surprised Stacey hasn't got you home wrapped up in cotton wool.
I'm all right. It's just a few bruises, that's all.
That's what my Shaki keeps saying.
I can't seem to shake the image of him, hanging out of a...bus.
Don't look at me like that.
If you lot can all put it behind you, then so can I.
And there is one silver lining to all this.
What's that? Max Branning thinking he's the next Iron Man?
No. The council have put their plans for the covered market on hold.
And if the idea ever rears its head again, I will be right behind you.
I'm sorry that I wasn't to begin with.
No, it's fine. You were thinking of all the options, you know.
Seems like small potatoes, though, don't it, you know, when you...
You can say that again.
Anyway, if you need to slope off early and get some rest,
don't be a hero.
Here we go, sweet. No, no. Don't be daft.
No. We all lost stock in the crash, didn't we?
The only way we'll get back on our feet is if we all pull together.
All right, you two?
Yeah, I am now my wheelchair's been fixed and I'm back at work.
Remind me to find whoever pulled strings at the council.
I want to buy them a drink.
Er...you're looking at her.
It was nothing. Just doing my bit, that's all.
Well, we all owe you one. I was going mad stuck at home.
How's that little bro hero of mine? Is he all right?
-We are never going to hear the last of that one, are we?
Guys, guys, have you seen this?
"Walford rebuilds after bus crash." I mean, they almost sound surprised.
They obviously don't know who they're dealing with, do they?
You all right?
Do I look all right?
Sorry, who do you think you are?
I'm a grown-up and if something on a phone upsets a kid in this house
that much, I want to know why.
Look at me. I'm a crying, panicking idiot.
Lou, anyone would have been scared in that situation.
Bex wasn't. Or Shakil.
It was just me up there having a panic attack.
Everyone at school will have seen this by now.
Like things weren't bad enough.
I can go down there if you like. Have a word with the Head.
I'm pretty sure they'll have a bullying policy which says
that sort of thing won't be tolerated.
All you'll do is make things worse.
I've told Dad and Sharon I'm fine and I meant it.
Don't go bothering them with this.
Promise me, Michelle. I can cope with a video going viral.
I can't cope with my dad getting ill again.
You don't have PE on a Monday.
It's a costume for drama club. What's with the 20 questions?
These just came.
From Sam. "The best cousins in the world."
Right, I'll stick these in water. Jack might want 'em.
Oh, are you done with that? I need to look at flats to let.
I know things are a bit cramped with me being here...
'Chelle, he's not going cos you've taken the hot water.
No, I...had a bit of trouble.
The social won't let me live with kids.
It's only a matter of time they find out I'm still here, so...
I've got to go.
Right. I'm sure there's something decent in there.
If it's decent, that means I can't afford it.
Listen, whatever they're saying in school, just ignore 'em.
What, like you did when everyone was talking about you and Star?
Right, I want you all home for dinner tonight.
We're all going to sit around that table for once.
Can't. I'm busy.
THEY FUSS AND BICKER
Look now, man, can't you do something about her?
She woke me up at the crack of dawn vacuuming.
I can hear you, old man!
And will you stop calling me that?
We're almost the same age, you know!
Mum. Mum! Can you not start World War Three just yet?
I can hear them two arguing from upstairs.
Oh, I know, it's almost like having teenagers again.
Makes me glad to be going to back to work.
Are you sure you should be going back today?
Why don't you take some more time out? You're not ready, Mum.
What, I'm not ready for them or they're not ready for me?
Listen, I can handle whatever the Minute Mart
or market gossips or anyone else wants to throw at me.
It's not as if I haven't heard worse off my own sister, is it?
Don't kill each other while I'm gone!
All right, listen, have a nice day, yeah?
You're starting to sound like your sister.
Just being friendly.
A near-death experience has a habit of leaving you full of the joys of life.
Sorry. I'm not much of a comedian, am I?
No. Let's not think about it any more, all right?
Anyway, I've got some good news.
I made an appointment to see a doctor to have a chat about...
(..you know, seeing a psychiatrist.)
Why are you whispering?
We're having a baby, Stace, it's not a secret.
I know, but I don't want the whole world to know!
Especially as it takes so long to get an appointment and there's
so may risks, you know, I could get ill again.
Now, listen, if you do, things will be different, yeah?
We're going to do this properly this time,
and we are going to get real support from the off.
How was it at your mum's?
Sorry I was conked out when you got in last night.
She was all for calling the school and putting off my mocks because of the "trauma".
She'd have been scared. I know I was.
Still, in terms of being helpful - not useful.
Right, Louise, no time for brekkie, we're going to be late as it is.
You haven't got PE today.
You're bunking off, aren't you?
So would you be if it was you in that video.
And don't tell me you haven't seen it, all right?
Yo, catfish girl. Who am I?
Please don't drop me! Please don't let me go!
Shut it, both of you!
Shaki was only laughing cos Keegan was.
Don't stick up for him, all right?!
Look, I know he saved me and everything
but he's just as bad as Keegan.
Look, Louise, if you bunk off, they're going to know
it's got to you and it is just going to make things worse.
Come on. I'll be by your side the whole time.
Dee! I feel like I've said this a hundred times today,
but if you need anything -
a cup of tea, trauma counselling...
I'm fine. Just looking forward to things getting back to normal.
Yeah. That's what everyone else says, but the offer still stands.
Oh, Kim, she could have died in that crash.
Thanks. I'll be sure to give her your best.
Cheers, mate, nice one.
Are people still asking after Whitney?
Yeah. I know going to Ryan's was what she wanted
but I hope she realises how much everyone around here's thinking of her.
Course. How could she not, what with Lee ringing her every ten seconds, you know what I mean,
to let her know? Poor kid, he's been in bits since he got back.
Can't believe he went back to work.
Anyway, we've got a Chinese night to organise
and I want that bar ten deep tonight.
Oh, yeah. Your mate Panit rang.
He wants to know what time to be here to serve tonight.
All right, babe, I'll bell him back.
Here you go.
Cheers. I've been looking forward to some crispy bacon for days.
I was meaning to pop over and see how you are.
Yeah, well, there's no need, Glenda's over there.
The mother-in-law that won't go away.
That's why I'm over here, trying to get out of the house for a bit.
I mean, she has got them back into Walford Primary next week,
so credit where credit's due, but...
It's better than being on your own, though?
I heard that Dad was brilliant in the crash.
I'm lucky I had my shift at the vet's, I would have been petrified.
Bacon sarnies for the traders?
Oh, yeah. Mick says they're on the house, but don't tell Babe.
Oh! Thanks for that.
And tell your dad that if he wants anything from the market,
his money won't be any good for a while.
He really outdid himself, didn't he, helping lift that bus?
Yeah. We won't forget what he did.
From zero to hero, eh?
One bacon sandwich, one sausage sandwich,
red sauce on bacon, brown on sausage.
What did you do, nick me favourite jumper and put a hole in it or something?
It's called being nice, mate. You should try it some time.
Plus... Well, I wanted to ask you something.
Ah, here we go.
The thing is, right, I found these new flats in the paper this morning.
And one of them is just perfect.
It's ten minutes from here and I can move straight in.
So why ain't you smiling?
Well, cos I either win the lottery, or...
..find myself a flatmate.
Are you serious?
Yeah. It's not like we haven't lived together before, is it?
And I know how bad your feet smell and it don't really bother me.
You make it sound like I should be begging to move in.
You know I can't stay with Phil and Sharon with the social on my back.
And you can't tell me you thought you'd still be living there, either.
No offence, bruv,
but I didn't exactly think you'd be the bloke I'd be moving in with.
Just think about it.
Me, you - one flat, with two rooms...
Oh, so what I can hear you snoring through the wall instead of right next to me?
If we play our cards right, we can find somewhere staggering distance
from the pub.
We'll bring people back. We'll have parties. We'll have girls...
We'll have boys...
Think about it - no-one telling us to pick up our dirty rubbish
or take out the recycling.
I mean, come on, bruv, what do you say?
Fancy living the dream or what?
You know all that was his idea?
And now Louise has loads of idiots messaging her because of it.
Is Lou all right?
Yeah. She will be.
You know, I was hoping I'd bump into you.
Well, now you have.
I guess so.
SCHOOL BELL RINGS
Look, I've got to go. I've got History.
Yeah, yeah, me too. Maybe we could, um, talk after?
All right, I'll wait for you.
Tell 'em we'll come round and see the place after work.
Yeah, I'm going to tell Dad and Sharon now.
Bruv, I've got to go.
Don't hang up on my account.
Can I ask you something?
Yeah, yeah, course. I'm glad you're here.
Saves me a trip to the Arches.
I want you all home for dinner tonight.
A proper family sit down meal.
Your dad keeps pretending we don't need to do it
but, well, he's still not over the funerals yet.
And his, well, his health is fragile, no matter what he says.
Look, he might not say this to you, but he loves having you around,
you know that, don't you? Hm?
Yeah. I'll see what I can do about dinner.
Mm. It's like pulling teeth with that lot sometimes.
So stop trying.
Phil's in there with his feet up, reading the paper.
Seems to be doing pretty well, if you ask me.
I think I know my husband better than you.
Are you all right?
Oh, for goodness' sake!
I forgot the kidney beans. What kind of chilli's that gonna be!
Look who I found on the doorstep.
Does your mum know that you've crossed the picket line?
I'm due back at Oxford in a few days.
And I'm not leaving until the two of you are talking again.
You know Sharon's running round making sure no-one upsets you?
To listen to her, you'd think you were still at death's door.
It ain't a crime to care about your husband, is it?
Yeah, but do you care about her? That's the real question.
It doesn't take a genius to see what a state she's in, Phil.
Well, she can join the club, then, can't she?
A couple of weeks ago I didn't think I'd be sitting here talking to you.
Sharon's been under pressure too.
Worse, cos she's had to face up to the idea of living without
the man she loves.
Think of all the sleepless nights she's had. The stress.
And while she's been running around looking after all of you,
who's been looking after her?
You're feeling better. You've turned a corner.
So maybe now it's time you took care of Sharon for a change?
If she pretends that she's not missing your mum, she's lying.
It's not about missing her, Vincent. Of course I miss her.
I just miss the person I thought she was, that's all.
She hasn't changed, Auntie Kim.
She's been through something massive
but she's still the same person she always was.
Well, if there's one good thing
that's come out of all this fighting,
it's that Emerald's moved across the road.
What? I'm kidding!
All right. No, seriously, though, babe.
Imagine how you would have felt if Dee never walked away from that bus crash
and you'd not got the chance to apologise.
But she did and I have nothing to apologise for!
Listen. He's out there somewhere.
My nephew! Your brother! Being brought up by strangers.
We could have lost her, Auntie Kim.
Will everybody stop talking about this bus?! Listen.
I can be glad my sister's alive and still not forgive her, you know.
Mum wouldn't have done this if she didn't think it was the best thing for both of them.
She did it because she's selfish, Libby.
I don't believe that! And neither should you.
If we'd got to know that baby, we would have loved him.
But we do know Mum. And we already love her.
And I trust her.
Please don't let her lose her sister as well as her son.
Panit, my old son.
See this geezer - does the best black bean sauce in East London.
Old family recipe?
Oh, nah. My mum and dad are from Thailand.
I get the recipes off the internet. Which way?
Er, through here. Come here.
That's it, go straight through...
You've got a man from Thailand doing a Chinese buffet?
Yeah. Just put them beers in the fridge
and I'll go and help him shred his cabbage.
You all right?
Er, why wouldn't she be?
She tried bunking off this morning.
Oh, I thought she would have mentioned it to you,
seeing as you're such good friends all of a sudden(!)
Um, we're the ones that bothered to take care of her
after what your boyfriend did to her.
That was Keegan, not Shaki!
Anyway, he's not my boyfriend.
The important thing is not letting them get away with it.
If she wants people to stop bugging her, she needs to get her own back.
You really think so?
What would she know?
She was just some sad goth until five minutes ago.
Right, um...I'll walk you home, yeah?
Unless...you want to go to drama club?
What do you think?
Who were you looking round for before? Seemed like you were waiting for someone.
Oh! No, no-one important.
Right. I've booked us a viewing for seven o'clock.
Now, I know that the idea of us living together is off the cuff,
right, but the more I think about it, the more it's meant to be.
Meant to be?
Don't worry, I ain't gone soft on you.
Just, you know, I didn't think I'd have any good luck,
and if it wasn't for some stupid traffic jam, I could have been
in that crash, stuck under a bus or something.
Will you shut up for one minute?
Instead if ending up dead,
I've ended up with the number of some fit caring assistant,
who I've finally had the guts to text, by the way,
asking if she fancies a drink some time.
Just listen to me, will you?
Oh, you've bottled it.
No, it weren't like that.
Listen, I tried to tell Sharon I'd be moving out...
and all she kept going on about was how much Dad needs me.
Yeah, and she'll be telling you that until you're 40 if you let her.
We've been through a lot the past year. Dad's illness,
Ronnie and Roxy... It's not nothing!
It's a lot for any family to handle.
Oh, right, so thanks to you
I'm going to be living in some grotty bedsit.
One look at that and my date's going to run the other way, isn't she?
Oh, look, my luck's reset itself to "same old, same old".
We'll need to set a few more places set than that.
I've stuck the chilli in the fridge. We can have it tomorrow.
Me and Phil thought we'd shut out the world and have a romantic dinner in for two.
She's joking. It's just you and me.
Curry's on order. Garlic naan and extra poppadom, right?
What about everyone else?
Dennis is out for his tea.
The rest are on strict orders to see to themselves.
Oh. Don't I get any say in all this?
Not even a little bit.
Candles your idea, were they?
What can I say? I'm the romantic type.
You lot going to get involved in that buffet?
Tenner all you can eat plus a free drink.
I recommend the crispy pork balls.
Right, listen, make sure they don't just nurse one drink, all right?
Make sure they ask for refills. Go on.
Your mate the chef, he ain't bad.
It's the Queen Victoria, Mother. Only the best, eh?
'Ello, 'ello, 'ello.
Here they come.
Large white wine, please.
Please, Shirley. I've been reading sympathy cards all day.
And you're the only one in here I can rely on not to feel sorry for me.
Just pour the wine and let me talk about my day for five minutes,
Look at that buffet!
Mm-hm! Look at that bar!
Who wants what? Patrick's treat.
Thanks for dragging me out here.
Just what I could do with - a quiet night, me and my favourite people.
How was school?
Could have been worse.
What's wrong with your face?
Don't worry about me.
If you do head home, keep a low profile.
Your dad and Sharon need some privacy.
Please, don't even go there, it's too gross.
Two chip butties, please? Thank you.
Since when are you friends with Alex and Mads?
I dunno. Since now.
What does it matter?
Well, I saw them laughing at the video of you on the bus earlier.
You know, whatever they say,
they're only thinking about themselves?
And who are you thinking about?
Even after everything he's done, you're still all about Shaki.
He saved you from that bus, Louise. Give him some credit.
He still laughed at that video of me freaking out.
He probably even helped Keegan post it online!
And he didn't do anything to stop him catfishing me, did he?
He's a part of it.
You're supposed to be my best mate, how can you not get that?
I do get it! I do.
Then promise me you won't get back together with him.
You're my best friend and he hurt you.
I'll do whatever you want.
So go on, then.
What nonsense was Michelle filling your head with about me?
She's just worried about you, that's all.
Well, she shouldn't be, and nor should you.
I'm not the one who nearly died.
I don't get to be the one that falls apart.
Which is how you got us through all this.
I mean, how can we move on unless you start to relax?
Yeah. Why not?
I mean, the worst that could have happened has happened.
What else could go wrong?
You could start to hate me, how about that?
You want me to relax, then tell the truth about the adoption.
Why did you really agree to give your boy up?
Because he's not, is he?
He's not my boy. Not really.
Except he is, Phil.
He's a Mitchell and you won't ever get to know him.
It's what Denise wanted.
It's what I wanted.
Please tell me that's not why you agreed to give him up.
How could it be? It's the first I've heard about it.
But you don't exactly look surprised.
Sharon, you fought for me to have my say.
You stood in my corner when Denise,
she wanted me to be cut out of the whole thing.
But my heart wasn't in it, is that it?
You know, Sharon, I wouldn't even be here if it weren't for you.
So I took your feelings into account. Why's that a bad thing?
Because I don't want you to wake up in ten years' time and wish
you could exchange him for me, that's why.
Ain't going to happen.
You don't know that.
It ain't just about you. It's about what Denise said as well.
About our age. How I've screwed things up with my own kids.
She was right. Letting him go was...
..was the right thing to do.
You and Dennis...
..you're my real second chance.
That's the most I've heard you say in years.
Yeah, well, don't get used to it.
You little mob are welcome any time!
Oi. Your mates are eating like horses and drinking like fish.
We are making a fortune!
Yeah. I'm going to have to up my game with the quiz if I'm going to beat this.
You'll be sweet, boy, you'll be sweet.
I only want champagne. None of that cheap muck!
She's been like this all night. What time is Tina coming to pick it up?
Not long. She's just scrubbing the flat while you two are out,
That reminds me, Tina wanted me to run something past you.
Apparently Sylvie wants to do, like, a Suzie Wong cabaret act
from The Good Old Days.
She goes anywhere near that stage
and there'll be a stampede in the opposite direction.
Yeah. This Sylvie's idea, was it?
I think Tina gave her a bit of a nudge.
Said it'll bring back some good memories.
Well, it's ridiculous. Just show her a video or something.
Now it's a definite no.
What's up with you tonight? You've hardly eaten a thing.
I've got a confession to make.
Relax, it's nothing exciting - I, um...
I've spoken with Auntie Kim.
And I told her she had to come and make things up with you and I invited her here tonight.
But she hasn't shown up.
I'm so sorry, Mum. I thought I could change her mind.
I didn't want to leave without you having all the support you needed.
Sorry, so what, I'm your "problem" all of a sudden?
No, no, no, she didn't mean it like that.
We're all worried about you and Kim not talking.
In that case, and that goes for all of you, I'm fine.
Look, I don't regret what I did,
even though there's certain people that think that I should.
I want a new future. And I owe that to myself.
I owe that to the baby, so...
..darling, I love you for trying, but please don't.
I am going to get through this and I'm going to come out
the other side just fine...
..whatever it takes.
< PHIL AND SHARON LAUGH
Hey. I owe you a big thanks.
Oh, don't be daft.
Seriously. You've got me and Phil sitting down and clearing the air.
You deserve a medal in my book.
You always were the one with your head screwed on.