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30/01/2017

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

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from opening up.

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I'm surprised Stacey hasn't got you home wrapped up in cotton wool.

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I'm all right. It's just a few bruises, that's all.

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That's what my Shaki keeps saying.

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I can't seem to shake the image of him, hanging out of a...bus.

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Don't look at me like that.

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If you lot can all put it behind you, then so can I.

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And there is one silver lining to all this.

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What's that? Max Branning thinking he's the next Iron Man?

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No. The council have put their plans for the covered market on hold.

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And if the idea ever rears its head again, I will be right behind you.

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I'm sorry that I wasn't to begin with.

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No, it's fine. You were thinking of all the options, you know.

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Seems like small potatoes, though, don't it, you know, when you...

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You can say that again.

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Anyway, if you need to slope off early and get some rest,

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don't be a hero.

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Here we go, sweet. No, no. Don't be daft.

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No. We all lost stock in the crash, didn't we?

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The only way we'll get back on our feet is if we all pull together.

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All right, you two?

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Yeah, I am now my wheelchair's been fixed and I'm back at work.

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Remind me to find whoever pulled strings at the council.

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I want to buy them a drink.

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Er...you're looking at her.

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It was nothing. Just doing my bit, that's all.

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Well, we all owe you one. I was going mad stuck at home.

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How's that little bro hero of mine? Is he all right?

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-We are never going to hear the last of that one, are we?

-No.

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Guys, guys, have you seen this?

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"Walford rebuilds after bus crash." I mean, they almost sound surprised.

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They obviously don't know who they're dealing with, do they?

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No...

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You all right?

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Do I look all right?

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Sorry, who do you think you are?

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I'm a grown-up and if something on a phone upsets a kid in this house

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that much, I want to know why.

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Look at me. I'm a crying, panicking idiot.

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Lou, anyone would have been scared in that situation.

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Bex wasn't. Or Shakil.

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It was just me up there having a panic attack.

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Everyone at school will have seen this by now.

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Like things weren't bad enough.

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I can go down there if you like. Have a word with the Head.

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I'm pretty sure they'll have a bullying policy which says

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that sort of thing won't be tolerated.

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All you'll do is make things worse.

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I've told Dad and Sharon I'm fine and I meant it.

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Don't go bothering them with this.

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Promise me, Michelle. I can cope with a video going viral.

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I can't cope with my dad getting ill again.

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You don't have PE on a Monday.

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It's a costume for drama club. What's with the 20 questions?

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These just came.

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From Sam. "The best cousins in the world."

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Right, I'll stick these in water. Jack might want 'em.

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Oh, are you done with that? I need to look at flats to let.

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I know things are a bit cramped with me being here...

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'Chelle, he's not going cos you've taken the hot water.

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No, I...had a bit of trouble.

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The social won't let me live with kids.

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It's only a matter of time they find out I'm still here, so...

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I've got to go.

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Right. I'm sure there's something decent in there.

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If it's decent, that means I can't afford it.

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Jay, move!

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Listen, whatever they're saying in school, just ignore 'em.

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What, like you did when everyone was talking about you and Star?

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Right, I want you all home for dinner tonight.

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We're all going to sit around that table for once.

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Can't. I'm busy.

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THEY FUSS AND BICKER

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Look now, man, can't you do something about her?

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She woke me up at the crack of dawn vacuuming.

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I can hear you, old man!

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And will you stop calling me that?

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We're almost the same age, you know!

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SHE CACKLES

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Mum. Mum! Can you not start World War Three just yet?

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I can hear them two arguing from upstairs.

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Oh, I know, it's almost like having teenagers again.

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Makes me glad to be going to back to work.

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Are you sure you should be going back today?

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Why don't you take some more time out? You're not ready, Mum.

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What, I'm not ready for them or they're not ready for me?

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Listen, I can handle whatever the Minute Mart

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or market gossips or anyone else wants to throw at me.

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It's not as if I haven't heard worse off my own sister, is it?

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Right. Cheers.

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Don't kill each other while I'm gone!

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All right, listen, have a nice day, yeah?

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You're starting to sound like your sister.

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Just being friendly.

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A near-death experience has a habit of leaving you full of the joys of life.

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Sorry. I'm not much of a comedian, am I?

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No. Let's not think about it any more, all right?

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Anyway, I've got some good news.

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I made an appointment to see a doctor to have a chat about...

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(..you know, seeing a psychiatrist.)

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Why are you whispering?

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We're having a baby, Stace, it's not a secret.

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I know, but I don't want the whole world to know!

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Especially as it takes so long to get an appointment and there's

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so may risks, you know, I could get ill again.

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Now, listen, if you do, things will be different, yeah?

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We're going to do this properly this time,

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and we are going to get real support from the off.

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How was it at your mum's?

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Sorry I was conked out when you got in last night.

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She was all for calling the school and putting off my mocks because of the "trauma".

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She'd have been scared. I know I was.

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Still, in terms of being helpful - not useful.

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Right, Louise, no time for brekkie, we're going to be late as it is.

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You haven't got PE today.

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You're bunking off, aren't you?

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So would you be if it was you in that video.

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And don't tell me you haven't seen it, all right?

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Yo, catfish girl. Who am I?

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Please don't drop me! Please don't let me go!

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Shut it, both of you!

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Shaki was only laughing cos Keegan was.

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Don't stick up for him, all right?!

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Look, I know he saved me and everything

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but he's just as bad as Keegan.

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Look, Louise, if you bunk off, they're going to know

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it's got to you and it is just going to make things worse.

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Come on. I'll be by your side the whole time.

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Dee! I feel like I've said this a hundred times today,

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but if you need anything -

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a cup of tea, trauma counselling...

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I'm fine. Just looking forward to things getting back to normal.

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Yeah. That's what everyone else says, but the offer still stands.

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Oh, Kim, she could have died in that crash.

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Morning!

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Morning.

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Thanks. I'll be sure to give her your best.

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Cheers, mate, nice one.

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Are people still asking after Whitney?

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Yeah. I know going to Ryan's was what she wanted

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but I hope she realises how much everyone around here's thinking of her.

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Course. How could she not, what with Lee ringing her every ten seconds, you know what I mean,

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to let her know? Poor kid, he's been in bits since he got back.

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Can't believe he went back to work.

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Anyway, we've got a Chinese night to organise

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and I want that bar ten deep tonight.

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Oh, yeah. Your mate Panit rang.

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He wants to know what time to be here to serve tonight.

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All right, babe, I'll bell him back.

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Here you go.

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Cheers. I've been looking forward to some crispy bacon for days.

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I was meaning to pop over and see how you are.

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Yeah, well, there's no need, Glenda's over there.

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The mother-in-law that won't go away.

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That's why I'm over here, trying to get out of the house for a bit.

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I mean, she has got them back into Walford Primary next week,

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so credit where credit's due, but...

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It's better than being on your own, though?

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I heard that Dad was brilliant in the crash.

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I'm lucky I had my shift at the vet's, I would have been petrified.

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Bacon sarnies for the traders?

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Oh, yeah. Mick says they're on the house, but don't tell Babe.

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Oh! Thanks for that.

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And tell your dad that if he wants anything from the market,

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his money won't be any good for a while.

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He really outdid himself, didn't he, helping lift that bus?

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Yeah. We won't forget what he did.

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Thanks.

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From zero to hero, eh?

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One bacon sandwich, one sausage sandwich,

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red sauce on bacon, brown on sausage.

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What did you do, nick me favourite jumper and put a hole in it or something?

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It's called being nice, mate. You should try it some time.

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Plus... Well, I wanted to ask you something.

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Ah, here we go.

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The thing is, right, I found these new flats in the paper this morning.

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And one of them is just perfect.

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It's ten minutes from here and I can move straight in.

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So why ain't you smiling?

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Well, cos I either win the lottery, or...

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..find myself a flatmate.

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Are you serious?

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Yeah. It's not like we haven't lived together before, is it?

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And I know how bad your feet smell and it don't really bother me.

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You make it sound like I should be begging to move in.

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You know I can't stay with Phil and Sharon with the social on my back.

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And you can't tell me you thought you'd still be living there, either.

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No offence, bruv,

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but I didn't exactly think you'd be the bloke I'd be moving in with.

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Just think about it.

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Me, you - one flat, with two rooms...

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Oh, so what I can hear you snoring through the wall instead of right next to me?

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If we play our cards right, we can find somewhere staggering distance

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from the pub.

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We'll bring people back. We'll have parties. We'll have girls...

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We'll have boys...

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Think about it - no-one telling us to pick up our dirty rubbish

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or take out the recycling.

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I mean, come on, bruv, what do you say?

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Fancy living the dream or what?

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Texting Keegan?

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You know all that was his idea?

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Yeah.

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And now Louise has loads of idiots messaging her because of it.

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Is Lou all right?

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Yeah. She will be.

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You know, I was hoping I'd bump into you.

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Well, now you have.

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I guess so.

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SCHOOL BELL RINGS

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Look, I've got to go. I've got History.

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Yeah, yeah, me too. Maybe we could, um, talk after?

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All right, I'll wait for you.

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Tell 'em we'll come round and see the place after work.

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Yeah, I'm going to tell Dad and Sharon now.

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Bruv, I've got to go.

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Don't hang up on my account.

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Here.

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-Sharon...

-Yeah?

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Can I ask you something?

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Yeah, yeah, course. I'm glad you're here.

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Saves me a trip to the Arches.

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I want you all home for dinner tonight.

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A proper family sit down meal.

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Your dad keeps pretending we don't need to do it

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but, well, he's still not over the funerals yet.

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And his, well, his health is fragile, no matter what he says.

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Look, he might not say this to you, but he loves having you around,

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you know that, don't you? Hm?

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Yeah. I'll see what I can do about dinner.

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OK.

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Mm. It's like pulling teeth with that lot sometimes.

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So stop trying.

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Phil's in there with his feet up, reading the paper.

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Seems to be doing pretty well, if you ask me.

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I think I know my husband better than you.

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Are you all right?

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Oh, for goodness' sake!

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I forgot the kidney beans. What kind of chilli's that gonna be!

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Look who I found on the doorstep.

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Does your mum know that you've crossed the picket line?

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I'm due back at Oxford in a few days.

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And I'm not leaving until the two of you are talking again.

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You know Sharon's running round making sure no-one upsets you?

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To listen to her, you'd think you were still at death's door.

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It ain't a crime to care about your husband, is it?

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Yeah, but do you care about her? That's the real question.

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It doesn't take a genius to see what a state she's in, Phil.

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Well, she can join the club, then, can't she?

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A couple of weeks ago I didn't think I'd be sitting here talking to you.

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Sharon's been under pressure too.

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Worse, cos she's had to face up to the idea of living without

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the man she loves.

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Think of all the sleepless nights she's had. The stress.

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And while she's been running around looking after all of you,

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who's been looking after her?

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You're feeling better. You've turned a corner.

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So maybe now it's time you took care of Sharon for a change?

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If she pretends that she's not missing your mum, she's lying.

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It's not about missing her, Vincent. Of course I miss her.

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I just miss the person I thought she was, that's all.

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She hasn't changed, Auntie Kim.

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She's been through something massive

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but she's still the same person she always was.

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Well, if there's one good thing

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that's come out of all this fighting,

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it's that Emerald's moved across the road.

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What? I'm kidding!

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All right. No, seriously, though, babe.

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Imagine how you would have felt if Dee never walked away from that bus crash

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and you'd not got the chance to apologise.

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But she did and I have nothing to apologise for!

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Listen. He's out there somewhere.

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My nephew! Your brother! Being brought up by strangers.

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We could have lost her, Auntie Kim.

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Will everybody stop talking about this bus?! Listen.

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I can be glad my sister's alive and still not forgive her, you know.

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Mum wouldn't have done this if she didn't think it was the best thing for both of them.

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She did it because she's selfish, Libby.

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I don't believe that! And neither should you.

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If we'd got to know that baby, we would have loved him.

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But we do know Mum. And we already love her.

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And I trust her.

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Please don't let her lose her sister as well as her son.

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Panit, my old son.

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See this geezer - does the best black bean sauce in East London.

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Old family recipe?

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Oh, nah. My mum and dad are from Thailand.

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I get the recipes off the internet. Which way?

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Er, through here. Come here.

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That's it, go straight through...

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Oh!

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You've got a man from Thailand doing a Chinese buffet?

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Yeah. Just put them beers in the fridge

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and I'll go and help him shred his cabbage.

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-MUSIC PLAYS

-It's wicked.

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You all right?

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Er, why wouldn't she be?

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She tried bunking off this morning.

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Oh, I thought she would have mentioned it to you,

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seeing as you're such good friends all of a sudden(!)

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Um, we're the ones that bothered to take care of her

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after what your boyfriend did to her.

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That was Keegan, not Shaki!

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Anyway, he's not my boyfriend.

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The important thing is not letting them get away with it.

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What?

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If she wants people to stop bugging her, she needs to get her own back.

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You really think so?

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-No!

-Yes!

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What would she know?

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She was just some sad goth until five minutes ago.

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Right, um...I'll walk you home, yeah?

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Unless...you want to go to drama club?

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What do you think?

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(See you.)

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Who were you looking round for before? Seemed like you were waiting for someone.

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Oh! No, no-one important.

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Right. I've booked us a viewing for seven o'clock.

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Now, I know that the idea of us living together is off the cuff,

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right, but the more I think about it, the more it's meant to be.

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Meant to be?

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Listen...

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Don't worry, I ain't gone soft on you.

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Just, you know, I didn't think I'd have any good luck,

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and if it wasn't for some stupid traffic jam, I could have been

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in that crash, stuck under a bus or something.

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Will you shut up for one minute?

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Instead if ending up dead,

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I've ended up with the number of some fit caring assistant,

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who I've finally had the guts to text, by the way,

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asking if she fancies a drink some time.

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Just listen to me, will you?

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Oh, you've bottled it.

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No, it weren't like that.

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Listen, I tried to tell Sharon I'd be moving out...

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and all she kept going on about was how much Dad needs me.

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Yeah, and she'll be telling you that until you're 40 if you let her.

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We've been through a lot the past year. Dad's illness,

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Ronnie and Roxy... It's not nothing!

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It's a lot for any family to handle.

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Oh, right, so thanks to you

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I'm going to be living in some grotty bedsit.

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One look at that and my date's going to run the other way, isn't she?

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Oh, look, my luck's reset itself to "same old, same old".

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We'll need to set a few more places set than that.

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I've stuck the chilli in the fridge. We can have it tomorrow.

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Me and Phil thought we'd shut out the world and have a romantic dinner in for two.

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She's joking. It's just you and me.

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Curry's on order. Garlic naan and extra poppadom, right?

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What about everyone else?

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Dennis is out for his tea.

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The rest are on strict orders to see to themselves.

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Oh. Don't I get any say in all this?

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Not even a little bit.

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Candles your idea, were they?

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What can I say? I'm the romantic type.

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You lot going to get involved in that buffet?

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Tenner all you can eat plus a free drink.

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I recommend the crispy pork balls.

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Right, listen, make sure they don't just nurse one drink, all right?

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Make sure they ask for refills. Go on.

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Your mate the chef, he ain't bad.

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It's the Queen Victoria, Mother. Only the best, eh?

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'Ello, 'ello, 'ello.

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Here they come.

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Large white wine, please.

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Please, Shirley. I've been reading sympathy cards all day.

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And you're the only one in here I can rely on not to feel sorry for me.

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Just pour the wine and let me talk about my day for five minutes,

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can you?

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Mm-mm!

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Look at that buffet!

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Mm-hm! Look at that bar!

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Who wants what? Patrick's treat.

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Er...

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Thanks for dragging me out here.

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Just what I could do with - a quiet night, me and my favourite people.

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Thank you.

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How was school?

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Could have been worse.

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What's wrong with your face?

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Don't worry about me.

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If you do head home, keep a low profile.

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Your dad and Sharon need some privacy.

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Privacy!

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Please, don't even go there, it's too gross.

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Two chip butties, please? Thank you.

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Since when are you friends with Alex and Mads?

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I dunno. Since now.

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What does it matter?

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Well, I saw them laughing at the video of you on the bus earlier.

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You know, whatever they say,

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they're only thinking about themselves?

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And who are you thinking about?

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Even after everything he's done, you're still all about Shaki.

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He saved you from that bus, Louise. Give him some credit.

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He still laughed at that video of me freaking out.

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He probably even helped Keegan post it online!

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And he didn't do anything to stop him catfishing me, did he?

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He's a part of it.

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You're supposed to be my best mate, how can you not get that?

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I do get it! I do.

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Then promise me you won't get back together with him.

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Wait.

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You're my best friend and he hurt you.

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I'll do whatever you want.

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So go on, then.

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What nonsense was Michelle filling your head with about me?

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She's just worried about you, that's all.

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Well, she shouldn't be, and nor should you.

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I'm not the one who nearly died.

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I don't get to be the one that falls apart.

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Which is how you got us through all this.

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I mean, how can we move on unless you start to relax?

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Relax?!

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Yeah. Why not?

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I mean, the worst that could have happened has happened.

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What else could go wrong?

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You could start to hate me, how about that?

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Fine.

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You want me to relax, then tell the truth about the adoption.

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Why did you really agree to give your boy up?

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Because he's not, is he?

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He's not my boy. Not really.

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Except he is, Phil.

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He's a Mitchell and you won't ever get to know him.

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It's what Denise wanted.

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It's what I wanted.

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Please tell me that's not why you agreed to give him up.

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How could it be? It's the first I've heard about it.

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But you don't exactly look surprised.

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Sharon, you fought for me to have my say.

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You stood in my corner when Denise,

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she wanted me to be cut out of the whole thing.

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But my heart wasn't in it, is that it?

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You know, Sharon, I wouldn't even be here if it weren't for you.

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So I took your feelings into account. Why's that a bad thing?

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Because I don't want you to wake up in ten years' time and wish

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you could exchange him for me, that's why.

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No.

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Ain't going to happen.

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You don't know that.

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It ain't just about you. It's about what Denise said as well.

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About our age. How I've screwed things up with my own kids.

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She was right. Letting him go was...

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..was the right thing to do.

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You and Dennis...

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..you're my real second chance.

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That's the most I've heard you say in years.

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Yeah, well, don't get used to it.

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You little mob are welcome any time!

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Oi. Your mates are eating like horses and drinking like fish.

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We are making a fortune!

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Yeah. I'm going to have to up my game with the quiz if I'm going to beat this.

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You'll be sweet, boy, you'll be sweet.

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I only want champagne. None of that cheap muck!

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She's been like this all night. What time is Tina coming to pick it up?

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Not long. She's just scrubbing the flat while you two are out,

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that's all.

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That reminds me, Tina wanted me to run something past you.

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Apparently Sylvie wants to do, like, a Suzie Wong cabaret act

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from The Good Old Days.

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She goes anywhere near that stage

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and there'll be a stampede in the opposite direction.

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Yeah. This Sylvie's idea, was it?

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I think Tina gave her a bit of a nudge.

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Said it'll bring back some good memories.

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Well, it's ridiculous. Just show her a video or something.

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Now it's a definite no.

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What's up with you tonight? You've hardly eaten a thing.

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I've got a confession to make.

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Relax, it's nothing exciting - I, um...

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I've spoken with Auntie Kim.

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And I told her she had to come and make things up with you and I invited her here tonight.

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But she hasn't shown up.

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I'm so sorry, Mum. I thought I could change her mind.

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I didn't want to leave without you having all the support you needed.

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Sorry, so what, I'm your "problem" all of a sudden?

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No, no, no, she didn't mean it like that.

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We're all worried about you and Kim not talking.

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In that case, and that goes for all of you, I'm fine.

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Look, I don't regret what I did,

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even though there's certain people that think that I should.

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I want a new future. And I owe that to myself.

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I owe that to the baby, so...

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..darling, I love you for trying, but please don't.

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I am going to get through this and I'm going to come out

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the other side just fine...

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..whatever it takes.

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< PHIL AND SHARON LAUGH

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Hey. I owe you a big thanks.

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Oh, don't be daft.

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Seriously. You've got me and Phil sitting down and clearing the air.

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You deserve a medal in my book.

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You always were the one with your head screwed on.

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