A chance to catch up on the week's drama in Albert Square. Mick attempts to fix things for his family, but are they being as loyal to him? Carol's day takes an unexpected turn.
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BOTTLES CLINK, BANGING
Time to face the music.
Dealing drugs? Out of the caff? Mum, it ain't like they was class A.
That's not how Carol sees it.
You know, if the police get involved, Tina could go down for, like...
Let's all just calm down, yeah?
People talk! They'll think we've been selling here an' all!
I'm sorry. OK? No, Tina, not OK.
L... How long you been doing it? Couple of weeks. There ain't no-one talking.
I don't even know how they got 'em. I'd never sell to kids.
Oh, that's all right, then(!) I just wanted money so I could have a family.
Like you two. You had a family. You screwed it up. L!
And now you want another baby? It'll be skinning up before it can talk.
And you knew about this? It was only a couple of cakes.
I don't care. You should've told me. We could lose everything.
I've already lost Whit. And that's the important thing?!
Tosh won't even let me back in the house. Nobody's going to lose anything.
So, er, where'd you get it from?
Was it Aunt Babe?
I knew it! You happy now? How is this MY fault all of a sudden?
I thought I told you to swerve her weed! And I'm sorry!
Right. We're going to keep this low.
Hopefully Carol will keep it buttoned
until I come up with a plan.
Nobody - and I mean nobody -
breathes a word. All right?
It's not funny.
Yeah it's a long operation, Tiff. That's ages!
We want her to get better, don't we?
Someone talking about me?
Er, yeah. Tiff was just saying that it's...
It's a simple procedure, Tiff. They do it all the time.
And by the end of the day, no more cancer.
Well, do you fancy an omelette? Grandad showed me.
Liam... Or fried eggs? I can do fried eggs.
That's really kind, but I had my breakfast earlier.
I'm not allowed anything now.
Why? Cos that's what happens when you have an operation.
But won't you get hungry?
No. I'll be asleep.
Be nice. Proper afternoon kip.
And... I'm sorry about all the drug stuff.
Causing trouble when you're ill. Hey, it's not your fault, Liam.
But if I hadn't taken those...
It's the Carters. And that's what I'm going to tell the police.
You off out? Going to see Linda?
Er, I'm going to The Albert.
Roxy can manage. I know she can manage. I want to.
Don't you think it's too soon?
First you want me out the house, then you don't. Make your mind up!
I just think, The Albert - you know, are you ready?
It's my bar.
Our bar. And I'm going to see if everything's OK.
I'm taking my life back, Phil.
You don't have to go.
You know what L's like. She's just all mouth.
I need to go home, Mick.
To know if I've still got one.
I've really blown it.
All couples argue.
Yeah, not like this. She never chucked me out before.
Shut up, you two are always rowing and splitting up
and getting back together.
And what if we don't this time?
What if I've lost her for good?
Is Whitney in? No, she ain't in.
Right, can I leave a message, then? No.
She's not answering her calls. Well, there's your answer, then.
Do you know how much trouble you lot have caused us? I'm sorry.
Who was that at the door?
What's that? The bailiffs. They want nearly five grand now.
Five?! You only borrowed... I know! It's the interest, it's rocketing,
but I don't want to worry about that today. About what?
Whether Kat can, er, manage the stall on her own.
I was just saying to Whit that she's...the size of a bus...
Look, Mum, I can sort this.
Where're you going to get that kind of money from?
Well, I don't know. But I don't want you stressing about it. Not today.
Where am I going to put this here flagpole?
Oh, Sharon! How are you?
Well, I'm getting there, you know.
It's lovely to see you out and about again.
It's lovely to be out the house.
So what's all this about a flagpole?
Oh, it's to fly the Union Jack for the Centenary.
And I'm organising a community commemoration,
for all them boys what gave their lives.
Oh, that's a really nice idea.
Yes, the Scouts are coming and everything,
and I don't even know where to put the flagpole.
Well, how about over there?
Listen, Dot, why don't I do some drinks and stuff?
I don't want to give offence,
but I hardly think them boys died, you know,
to have cocktails in jam jars.
Well, why don't you get Linda to put on one of her spreads?
Oh, yes, that's a good idea.
You know, my head is all over the place...
Carol, she's having an op this afternoon.
Oh, I so hope it goes well for her.
I'll see you later.
Thank you, Sharon. Thank you.
Hey, Sharon. Here, let me do it.
There's a funny knack to it.
I do know my own door, Roxy.
Look, just use my keys. Look, it's my bar. I can manage.
Sharon, are you sure you're up to coming back?
Why don't I just go and get us a coffee, yeah?
If I wanted a coffee I'd have got one.
ROXY SIGHS Here you are. OK?
It's your first day back - I'd be nervous as well.
I've run bars all my life.
Look, I'll pay you for the rest of the week.
What? But Phil said to stay on.
I don't need you any more, Roxy. So you can go, OK?
Come on, Tosh.
Look, just... just hear what I have to say. OK?
And then I'll go.
You can't be serious? Does this face look like it's laughing?
When she didn't come home last night, I assumed her and Tosh...
Not like they never argue, is it?
Do you think Carol's rung the Old Bill yet? About what?
Tina's rung you, ain't she? Why would Tina ring me?
We know, all right? What was you thinking?
If Carol's serious, we need Tina to work out her story,
for all our sakes.
She ain't taking the rap for you.
Loose lips sink ships.
We said no, and you went behind our back.
And you took advantage of her. She's an adult. No-one forced her.
I was helping family, like I always do.
Always have. You was helping yourself!
You really want to help? You go get rid of that farm
before the Old Bill clock, and we're all bang in trouble.
Me and you, we're going to go see Carol.
We're going to try and get her to change her mind.
I just wanted us to have a baby.
And you think that's how parents should behave?
How else were we going to afford the clinic fees?
You lied to me.
I didn't lie.
Well, you didn't tell me the truth.
Even if we had the cash, you really think I can have a baby with you now?
I'm sorry, all right? I didn't think.
Not just a baby - a relationship.
Don't say that.
I've told you stuff I've never told anyone.
And you do something like this, and you don't tell me?
I'm sorry. I'm really sorry.
I love you.
Have you phoned and told her about them Carters yet? Liam...
No, in a minute.
Why don't you let me take the whole day off?
Cos Sonia's coming, and you need the money.
Besides, the social might ring and want to come round and see you.
I always knew them Carters were no good.
Whit could do so much better. What?
Well, you can't trust none of them. Don't take it out on her.
I'm not! She sat there last night telling me how much she hates him!
Yeah, I do. I just...
DOORBELL Just nothing, Whit. If that's him again...
What do you mean, "again"?
I ain't interested.
Hear us out. Five minutes.
You do know my mum's got her operation at 2:30?
I'm sorry. Why are you coming round here anyway?
Let 'em in.
You soon get used to being an outsider in this family.
I'm usually good at spotting icebergs. Not this time.
So what are you going to do?
Where there's a will...
I'm sorry this has happened to your kids and your family.
Tina just needed the money. We all need money, don't we?
And that's an excuse, is it? No. Her and Tosh want to have a baby.
And that's why Tina was doing it.
And she is stupid.
I don't have to tell you that... sometimes, when it comes to kids,
you'd do anything.
What if one of the kids had eaten one?
I know. I know. But they didn't, though, did they?
That's not the point, Shirley.
It wasn't even Tina's idea.
It was our Aunt Babe's.
And...she can be very persuasive.
Look, when you get in with her, you just get involved.
We've had social services round.
If I'd have known that Tina was doing this,
then none of it would have happened.
I swear, if anyone would have even given me a whisper...
I know today's a big day for you.
And I'm sorry... I'm really sorry I'm putting this on you, but...
I'm asking you. Please, don't go to the police.
Well, thank you ever so much.
We're having a few words and suchlike, you know?
and then the two minutes' silence.
And I was wondering if maybe... Everyone back here for a buffet?
That'd be lovely. It's just the sort of thing we like to be involved with.
Part of the community. An upstanding part of the community.
Grandma. I got your message. Charlie.
Well, I didn't like to explain everything over the phone,
in case your phone ran out of space. Oh, that's thoughtful.
Only, I'm doing a commemoration for the fallen of the Great War.
And I need somebody to lower the Union Jack.
Somebody in uniform. And I thought perhaps that you might...
Grandma. I'm undercover. I can't.
I've got to keep it hush-hush. Sorry.
Well, what about one of your colleagues?
Well, they're... We're all the same.
Well, never mind. It would've been lovely
but it can't be helped - you know, hush-hush.
So? She won't say a word.
I can't believe you're letting 'em get away with it!
Isn't it better for everyone if we just...? Would you stop doing that for a second?
I knew that she was doing it.
What? And you never done nothing?
And Tina knew that I knew.
And this Aunt Babe sounds like the sort who might drag us into it if we call the police.
You can't let 'em off. And they might close the cafe.
They wouldn't do that, would they? And we can't afford for me not to bring any money in, can we?
Is that that Lee? No.
DOORBELL How many more times?! I'll get it. If he's bothering you...
Listen, I think we should sit tight and wait for it all to go away.
SHE CLEARS HER THROAT
It's the police. They want to speak to Liam.
All right? No. She still ain't answering any of her calls.
Bianca won't even let me through the door.
Yeah, Bianca and Carol ain't really pushing their buzzers for you, are they?
If I could just get in the same room as her,
just sit down and have a chat, you know?
Well, I think the old ladder's in the barrel store, know what I mean?
I couldn't help but hear you've got a spot of girl trouble there, boys?
Nah, nah, we're sorting it. If you had, like, an ally on the inside
fighting your corner. Why? You going to put in a good word for me?
I was thinking, someone like Dot.
Hardly the face of young love, is it? Good riddance.
So I suppose I'm meant to give you my sofa again? Don't worry.
I'll have a word with her later. She won't listen.
Just give her a little bit of time.
She'll see how sorry you are.
Do you think so? Trust me.
Oi. I just seen the police going in Carol's.
You said she promised! Two-faced cow.
They're going to come for me, ain't they? No.
Where you going? Don't get involved.
Mick, stop! You do anything stupid...
The Old Bill's across the road.
That's why we need to cover Tina's tracks. I'm going to Babe's.
You could do with a second pair of hands.
It's all right. I can deal with it. She'll have a shed load.
I should go. It's my mess.
You three can look after the pub,
cos nothing changes - everything's normal.
Come on. It'll be quicker with two of us.
CAR ENGINE STARTS
Social services called us.
Can I make you a cup of tea? I'm fine, thank you. I'll make you one.
Oh, sorry. How long is this going to take? My mum's got to go to the hospital.
It's just a few questions.
Do you want to tell me what happened, Liam?
It's OK, Liam. You can, um, tell him.
You gave your sister cakes containing cannabis.
Actually... Look, I found 'em. On a bench.
Yeah. Down George Street, by the Tube.
Someone must have left 'em there.
And do you often pick up cakes left on benches?
I didn't know what was in them! Do you honestly think I'd give her something like that?
Do you do drugs, Liam? Smoke a bit? No, he doesn't!
Did your mates give them to you? No.
Your record shows you were involved with a gang. You were stabbed.
Excuse me, that's nothing to do with this! Hey...
Look, I haven't seen them in ages. It wasn't them.
I found them on a bench.
And I didn't know what was in them.
We'll be in touch, Liam.
Little buffet next week.
First World War, remember our boys. All about community, us.
That's why Mick's helping your Billy with this swim-a-thing.
Cos he's a nice man.
Thought you was at The Albert?
Yeah, well, your fiancee thought different.
She's not ready to go back, Phil. She's a bag of nerves.
She sent me home. I told her it was too soon, but she won't listen.
She won't listen to me.
Don't worry about it. Leave it to me. I'll sort it out.
Do you want another? Yeah, go on.
I appreciate this.
Don't worry about it.
I've done a bit of bird. I don't want these two going down.
I'm getting rid of it all. Just like you asked.
I never wanted any of this to happen, Mick.
I brought trouble to your door
and I'm going to make sure it never happens again.
All right, thank you.
I don't know how I'm going to get all of these put up.
Grandma. I found you a real soldier to lower your flag, in uniform.
Oh, how appropriate. Thank you, Lee.
Ah, it'd be an honour.
Oh, Carol, Charlie's found me a soldier to lower my flag.
Oh, has he now?
Yeah, anyway, we'd best be off.
We've a spot of window cleaning to do.
Yeah. Raise some money.
Yeah, yeah, you know, to help the troops an' all that.
Carol, ain't you supposed to be at the hospital?
Ah, my op's at 2:30, Dot.
Well, I shall be thinking of you.
And I shall be praying for you.
But you're going to be all right. Thanks, Dot.
Charlie, I need someone to put all these up in the shops,
and I can feel one of my migraines coming on and...
Right, give 'em here. Anything for my favourite grandma.
While you're in a generous mood, I need a favour myself. OK.
See you later, Dot. All right. See you, Grandma.
Right, that's the lot. Time to get rid.
Hold up, you can come with me. Dean should take it.
What, you got someone up there?
We're not open. Good. It won't take you long to close up, then.
You shouldn't be working.
So people keep telling me.
I'm worried about you. You were all ready to leave him.
Linda, I'm doing this for Denny.
Phil ain't a man to be messed with. I know what I'm doing.
And when a man like that... I'm not leaving here with nothing!
You're out of your depth! Whatever plan you're hatching... DOOR OPENS
I wasn't sure if I should wait. Er, she's a bit busy right now.
Linda, I've got a meeting.
Who's this? I've got a meeting. Thank you.
Er, I borrowed a ladder.
It just doesn't work that way. Yeah, I know, but...
Your nan tells me you've been in a bit of bother.
Yeah, well, I just told your mate everything.
It's OK. He's family.
She wants me to try and pull a few strings.
Well, I didn't put it quite like that.
I think we both know it's not that easy.
Look, I didn't know what was in them.
It's all right! I believe you. Everyone does.
I'm sorry I can't do anything.
Yeah, well, I didn't ask you to.
I just thought you could have... a chat?
All right. Just give me a minute, yeah?
Life sucks sometimes, don't it?
All I do is just cause trouble for them.
Mate, that's what teenage boys are for.
You've got to sit firm. Like you said,
you haven't done anything wrong. The police enquiry will die down.
Will it? If we followed everything up...
When I was your age, I was always getting into trouble.
Running with the wrong crowd, hurting my mum.
The police round our way, they all knew me by name.
I used to say it was cos my dad wasn't around.
And because when he WAS around, he was useless.
What, and you were still able to join up - even with a record?
It was just a little slap on the wrist.
But one day I realised,
nobody was in charge of my life except for me.
And if I didn't want to be that boy any more....
You've got to choose the man that you want to be in life.
Otherwise, the bad choices - they lead to more bad choices.
And before you know it,
you're in so deep, you can't get out of any of it.
Hard times make you stronger, mate. Even when you've done nothing wrong.
I should have stopped Tina when I had the chance.
I had no idea it was all going to... I'm really sorry.
Tiff and Morgan could've been taken into care - you do know that?
And if anything happened to Johnny or Nancy...
Look, you can't make me feel any worse than I already do.
I was just doing what I thought was best for my family.
I don't want to lose you.
BIANCA: Whitney? What you up to?
Give me another chance. Please.
Sonia and Rebecca are here.
Sonia's got to take Nanny to the hospital but I've got to go to work.
Are you smoking out that window? No!
You're sure you're going to be all right with all these kids?
Yeah, yeah. See you in a bit.
When I seen them curtains twitch, I thought it was a ghost!
I've really loved having her. But...
She's chewed up my drapes.
Best she's back home.
Right, you know where you're dumping that, yeah?
Yeah, don't worry. No-one will see a thing. Good boy.
There you go, darlin'. All right?
Have you missed us?
Ain't stopped talking about you all for weeks.
What kept you, Mick?
That and... Listen, it's all sorted, all right? Don't worry.
We got rid of everything. Not before time.
If Carol blabs, it's her word against ours.
They could go over that place with their swabs...
Oh, I'm sorry.
Getting you involved.
I'm sorry I messed up.
Don't matter now. All over.
Have you got her blanket? It's in the car.
I'll get it. My crime, my time.
And I'll get her royal highness a spot of lunch,
seeing as she never rang to let you know she was coming.
How'd that go? Yeah, it was all right.
Thanks for that. My pleasure.
He's got Lee to help Dot with her memorial thing.
Has he? If that boy thinks that's his way of getting
back in this house, he's got another think coming.
Good luck this afternoon. You all right for a lift? I'm taking her.
OK. Good. Well, better not keep me from Dot's posters any longer.
Take care. See you later. Thank you. See you.
So. You're all good, yeah?
So you're going to come and visit? I'll bring 'em up, you know, when...
He's been hiding up there for ages. He's probably scared.
Morgan! No, listen, leave him.
Tell him I'll see him in a couple of days.
I don't want you eating all my grapes when you come and visit.
Where's my cardie?
Did your mum tell you that I'm going to come and stay with you after?
Yeah. You can play me something. That'd be nice.
Right. I'm going to be OK. Everything's going to be fine.
All right. And I love you all.
Yeah, I love you, Mum.
Whose is this?
It must be Charlie's.
Mum? What am I doing answering that, eh? He'll want that back.
I can take it to him. It's all right, I'll go and find him.
Mum, we really need to... I'll be back in a minute, darling.
You're sure you want to do this?
Do you think you can do it without him finding out?
Depends how close an eye he's keeping on this place - on you.
This can only work if he's convinced you're better
and you can keep the rest of the family away from... Sharon?
MUSIC PLAYS: "Stir It Up" by Aswad
Everything like clockwork.
You left this. Oh, thanks.
You got a call. I answered it. Right.
When were you thinking of telling Dot that Nick's alive?
Nick? Are you feeling all right?
Don't. Not today. Cos I'm not in the mood.
Dead men don't just ring phones, Carol. You must've misheard.
I didn't mishear anything.
OK? Cos he said, "It's Dad". And that's Nick.
I knew there was something dodgy about you
the minute you turned up on Dot's doorstep like that.
Let's go and explain the mix-up to Dot, shall we?
Right, OK, listen, please...
Family's everything to me and that includes Dot.
If you think I'm going to stand by and watch her get
taken for a mug you've got another think coming... All right.
OK, listen. Just...not here.
Fine. In here.
I wasn't expecting visitors.
Roxy told me you sent her packing.
Well, she was only ever meant to be helping me
out till I was ready to come back and now I'm ready.
Sharon, it's a lot for you to take on, you know,
without her backing you. I'm backing me. That's all I need.
Look, Phil, I know you're worried about me, but I'm fine.
I mean, look, I'm working,
not cowering in the corner shaking, am I?
I'm just trying to look out for you, that's all.
Yeah, and I'm trying to get back on my feet.
Now, if I need any help, I'll ask. OK?
Oh, a delivery just came in. I'd better go check on it.
Look, how many different ways can I say it? I'm fine. Go.
You sure you don't want a cup of tea or anything?
Nil by mouth. Anyway, I'm not here for a cup of tea and a chitchat.
What do you want with Dot?
If it's money you're after you're on a hiding to nothing.
Money's the last thing on my mind.
Sparing everybody pain, that's what this is about.
He's venom, my old man. Dot's better off.
Yeah, well, that's not your decision.
He's treated her like dirt for years.
And I don't know that just cos I've heard the stories. OK?
I've lived it - he did exactly the same thing to me and my mum.
So you pretend he's dead?
It was his idea - I only agreed to help because I wanted rid of him.
I thought if everybody thinks he's dead, he can't come back.
And now I'm free, Mum's free. And now Grandma's free too.
Yeah. Except now he's phoning your mobile for a chat.
Doesn't sound like you're rid of him at all.
It's only just started. He calls me, and I hang up.
I swear to you, as far as I'm concerned he's out of my life.
Say I buy into all of this, why involve Dot at all?
She's not seen him in ages.
I don't know. He said it'd tie up some loose ends.
I thought I'd just show up and spin a line
and turn round and walk away again.
And then I met her and she treated me like family.
I've never had that before.
And that's your excuse, is it?
Please just forget what you've heard today and walk away.
Because if you tell her the truth now, it's going to break her heart.
She thinks her son's dead.
Trust me, it doesn't get more heartbreaking than that.
A son like Nick?
Can you honestly say she's not better off thinking he's dead?
Mum! What are you doing? Sonia's waiting.
I'll be there in a minute.
You're supposed to be halfway to the hospital,
not here rabbiting with him. I'll be there in a minute.
She means the world to me.
Prove it. Tell Dot the truth.
Or I will.
He's gone. You can stop panicking.
That won't be the last close call we have.
Clearly Phil's keeping an eye on this place.
Ripping him off won't be easy.
Yeah, well, let me worry about that.
You just make it happen, yeah?
If he was to find out...
we both know what he's capable of.
I'll start putting things in place.
Let me know if you still want to go ahead?
I won't change my mind.
I can't stop thinking the Old Bill are going to burst in any minute.
Carol's a woman of her word.
And if she wasn't, we'd have heard something by now.
We've got rid of the stuff, all right, everything's been dealt with.
You know what, I can't take this.
It's like watching Tigger on a bad day.
She ain't half making a song and dance about it, ain't she?
She split up with her girlfriend, so what?
She was going to have a kid with her, L.
She should see the kid she's got,
not go making new ones with turkey basters.
The Minute Mart didn't have Lady Di's favourite tins,
I had to go up the high street. You done good, girl.
Nothing but the best for my Lady Di.
The kids took her over the park, to give her a nice run.
Stop cooing over the dog. We've got a lesbian to fix.
She really does love that girl, don't she?
Yeah, she always did have bad taste.
She used to wear shell suits and leg warmers and all.
What was that film she used to watch on loop when she was a kid?
Ooh, the one with the kid with the leather jacket and the earring.
The Breakfast Club!
What're you thinking?
DVD, popcorn, all the family around her.
Put a smile on her face in no time.
Think it might take a bit more than that, Shirl.
Give me two hours, I'll have her doing cartwheels.
You all right?
Yeah. Come on, let's get going, shall we?
The kids want to say bye again.
See ya, kids!
Is that it?
I don't want to do all that again.
Just phone me when she's out, yeah?
Course I will.
TEXT MESSAGE ALERT
You all right? Yeah.
I've got a contact interested in taking
some of the gear off our hands.
He wants to do a quality check, I said I'd meet him over there.
Well, have I got time for a drink first or do you need some muscle?
You ain't coming.
The last thing we need is any of this lot asking questions.
You stay here, butter 'em up.
Yeah, that's not exactly my scene.
It is today. You're in their good books.
Make sure it stays that way.
How'd it go?
Yeah. All weighted and dumped.
And you watched it sink, yeah?
I'm very thorough. You can trust me.
In that case...
..on the house.
And there's plenty more where that came from.
Bingo. I found it under a pile of Harry Potter on the market.
Legend. L? Family conference, please.
What? Well, the kids ain't here and Tina's gone to the chippy.
Right, I just want to say that you lot played a blinder today.
And do you know why? Cos we proved this family can handle anything.
Well, there wouldn't have been anything to handle
if it weren't for some people.
And to prove we all stick together -
Aunt Babe, I'd like to offer you a job here, in the kitchen.
No more slippery moves, just pure hard graft. What do you reckon?
Slaving over a hot stove
ain't exactly how I pictured my twilight years.
I appreciate the offer but I'll manage without, thanks.
I thought you were skint?
She said she'll manage.
Sorry, love, you out for a booze? Sorry.
I don't know why we couldn't have had a pot of tea at my house?
Ta. I mean, my Victoria sponge knocks spots off this.
Look, I wanted to talk to you.
When you say it like that, it makes me fear the worst.
What is it?
You know that I love spending time with you, right?
Even if I don't always say it.
Well, I love it too.
I mean, nothing makes up for losing your son,
but having you around has made it bearable.
I'm just sorry that I'm not the grandson you deserve.
You're the sort of person who always thinks they should do more.
I wish you wouldn't, I wish you wouldn't be so hard on yourself.
I mean, you've been very good to me.
Yes, you have.
And look at what you were like to Carol this morning. Poor soul.
I mean, she's got so much on her mind, what with being ill
and Bianca in that debt.
I mean, you were like a Good Samaritan to her.
As you've been to me.
Come here, I'll do that.
I mean, who knows, eh?
When you're feeling better, you could even get back to work.
You know, start feeling like your old self again.
Yeah, OK. The world's my oyster, eh?
You all right?
There's something to be said, isn't there, for a bit of peace
and quiet after the day we've had?
I mean, I always say to Rebecca, I love B and the kids to bits
but they can't half make a racket, can't they?
Do you remember that time...
You know what, darling, I'm just going to go to the loo. OK.
Mum, the loo's that way.
Oh, you lost something?
Oh. VAT receipts.
They're not at The Albert
so I thought Roxy might have brought 'em here.
Here they are.
Nothing gets past you, does it?
Listen, I've been thinking.
You know, I shouldn't have pushed you earlier on.
Well, if you want to go back to work that's your decision.
I'm glad to hear it.
But I'm not going to stand by and let you take too much on.
Not without you having something to...something to look forward to.
What do you mean?
What're you doing on the 27th September?
Phil, if you've booked a holiday, it's a lovely idea
but I've been laid up long enough.
No, no, not a holiday.
We're going to be man and wife in two months.
You sent everybody home and now you're doing a bit of tidying up?
Something like that.
I knew you wouldn't miss the chance to earn a few quid.
It's my nest egg. My pension.
Would you really see me freezing to death in the winter?
After everything I've done for you?
You should've come to me. I would've understood.
I might've even helped if you hadn't involved Dean.
I needed to stow the gear. It wasn't personal.
Well, first Tina, then him. Dean has got a record!
He could go down for this, you don't care about anyone but yourself.
Go back to the Vic. I'm dealing with this.
No. I'm not going anywhere.
Well, you'll be going back inside if she has anything to do with it.
What were you thinking, letting her drag you into this?
She can stash her gear somewhere else.
She didn't drag me into anything and she's not stashing the gear,
we're selling it.
You see, Babe and I are partners.
Got your head round it yet?
Look, I don't get it. I thought we had to do the registration together?
I went down to Walford Town Hall to see what dates they had.
The fella said they had a cancellation so I told him
to pencil us in, we can do the paperwork later.
But, Phil, two months? We can't, there's not enough time.
Time for what?
Well, there's things to do. Things to organise.
We've got the guests, entertainment. A cake. Oh, a cake.
If it's cake you're worried about I'll go over the Minute Mart now...
You can't just throw these things together at the drop of a hat.
Sharon, all that matters, yeah, is me and you walking down that aisle.
You're nervous, you know, I understand that,
but we work, don't we?
We fit. We always have done.
I mean, a last-minute cancellation.
If that ain't meant to be, I don't know what is.
I suppose you're right.
And I've had a word with Roxy. She starts back at the bar tomorrow.
You spoke to Roxy?
All right, relax, OK? It's your bar.
You know, it's just to take the pressure off.
Sharon, I'm doing this for you.
You're too good to me.
You get nicked for this, you'll be doing proper time.
Think about what you're risking.
You've got a life here, you've got this place.
You're getting back on your feet.
My life, and what I do with it,
are absolutely nothing to do with you, do you understand?
I'm still your mum.
I saw you, Dean, with Mick before.
You liked it, you liked being part of a proper family again.
What's that got to do with anything?
Just do us a favour, turn round, walk away
and forget everything you've seen.
We're closed, we're closed!
You see that? You see how easy it can be to get caught?
What d'you think Mick's going to say when he finds out about this?
He's not going to find out, is he?
Unless you open your big mouth and tell him.
I think you'd better leave me and Shirley to it for a bit.
You what? I said, leave us alone. I'll deal with this.
You've got him following you around like some thick mutt on a lead.
It's just business, Shirl. That's all.
That's my boy and you're putting him at risk. That's not business.
And I ain't having it.
I'm getting rid of that junk for good.
Funny how everyone else has to be honest with Mick...
..except for you.
I hate double standards.
I think it'd probably be best
if everyone just kept their mouths shut...
Lock up when you're done.
Sorry, I... I didn't think there was anybody here.
Don't go rushing off. You must have wandered in for some reason.
No. I just... I just wanted to have a sit down.
I'm better now.
It might help. Talking about things.
I'm the chaplain here, it's my job.
Yeah, well, you can't help me.
You know, I've just come down from the renal ward.
Old boy, 80 or so.
Don't think he'd stepped inside a church for near on 70 years.
He begged the nurses. Desperate not to go without seeing a vicar.
You're good at that, you lot, aren't you? The ceremony.
The lighting candles, the holding hands.
It's part of it.
My stepmum never misses a Sunday.
She'd be up that church morning, noon and night if she could
and her life has been full of misery,
loss and deceit. How fair is that, eh?
God's not really about fairness. It's annoying, I know.
We all just want to live in peace, see our kids grow up.
Not have this awful, stomach-wrenching fear in our lives.
If I said there are days that I don't like God any more than you do,
would that make you feel any better?
I'm about to go upstairs and have my breasts cut off.
I don't think I've ever been this scared.
They're a part of me. Who am I going to be after this?
My daughter's upstairs, and she's trying to be there for me.
They all are. I just...
I just feel really alone.
Yeah, Mum's on the stall and Nan's just gone...
It's all right. It was you I was after.
Just checking in, seeing how you're doing.
Yeah, I'm all right. Handling things.
Go on, stick the kettle on. I've got ten minutes.
I just wish I could do more, you know?
Make things better for everyone.
It's not easy being the man of the house, is it?
Is that pink lemonade?!
And the best bit...
Oh, I ain't seen that in years! Pukka!
I'll stick it on.
It's your mother, that is.
See, she knows how to make people smile.
Oh, plan worked, then?
Well, I ain't saying this makes everything better
but it's nice knowing I've got you lot.
Course you have, you silly mare. Go sit down. Love you.
Come here. Come on, Teen.
Cop for the popcorn, cos I can't... There it is. There we go. Look.
Babe texted me. She said everything's sorted.
You know, you're right.
Doing this whole family thing does make me feel very warm inside.
MUSIC: "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
Where you going? It's starting.
Ten weeks in hospital, three ops, two metal plates in my right leg.
Your mum must have been beside herself.
By the time I got out, she'd had my motorbike scrapped.
Made me promise never to so much as look at another.
Not that I stuck to it.
You know, I still remember them
pushing me in for that first operation.
I thought I was a goner.
You know, the only thing that kept me calm was counting
the strip lights on the ceiling as they wheeled me in.
Are you all right?
I'd be better after a gin and tonic.
I don't suppose you've got one?
Nah, sorry. Just finished the last of my stash this morning.
Do you ever pray, Carol?
I had a son, Billie.
He died on my couch, right there in the front room.
I remember touching his body and praying.
Praying with everything I had, praying to God.
He was listening.
No, he wasn't. He took my son.
Why do I care about a God who does that, eh?
Gives me cancer?
Gives me a genetic time bomb to pass on
so that my daughter can go through the exact same thing?
You don't have any answers, do you?
No, you're right, I don't.
But I know he listens. I've felt it.
I really have to go.
You've got my number, right?
You don't need to be in trouble with the police to use it.
Thanks. You're a mate.
You all right? The Old Bill ain't been around again, have they?
It's all right. Just having a cuppa with Liam, checking in on him
after our little chat before. Give my love your mum, yeah?
I'll whack the kettle on again, shall I?
Oh, are you going out?
Uh, yeah. Going to meet a mate for a drink.
Oh, it's just that, Kat's just sent me home.
Couldn't stop thinking about my mum.
I thought perhaps me and you could watch a film together or something.
Yeah, well, I won't be long.
Which mate you going out with?
Erm, Lauren and Fats. No-one special.
Oh, you ain't serious, are you, Whit? B, look...
After everything them Carters have put this family through?
Lee had nothing to do with that.
Do you think I'm trying to stop you from being happy, Whit? No.
Course not. I'm not. I just don't want you to get hurt again.
I'm not going to. Lee's not like that, he won't hurt me.
You need to trust me on this one.
He is not going to be an easy bloke to be with.
And anyway, I need you here, don't I?
When push comes to shove, he'll always choose his lot over you.
Maybe you need to do the same.
I thought I owed you an explanation.
Let me guess. That bloke earlier?
Marcus is a solicitor.
Look, I won't go into detail but he's been helping me.
With Phil. He nearly caught us red-handed before.
Part of me was ready to give this whole thing up.
So, why don't you, then?
Because if I do it'll never stop.
I mean, he's asked Roxy to stay on at the bar
when I've told him I don't need her.
He's brought the wedding forward.
He had me beaten up in my own bar.
He's been doing it for years, Linda, and it's got to stop.
You know Dennis, my husband?
He was different, I bet.
No, I mean Phil was involved... in Dennis's death.
He thought that I forgave him, but...
that's what getting him to buy me The Albert was about.
He outsmarted me, made sure his name was on the lease.
I mean, if I'm going to pull this off, Linda, I've got to make sure
I'm always one step ahead of him.
Is Sharon in?
You don't need to talk to her. Ever.
Don't worry, I'm not going to give away your grubby little secret.
I need help.
Dean's in trouble.
So tell me something new(!)
No, this is serious, Phil. He could go back inside.
I just want you to clear some stuff. Dump it, get rid of it.
Make it look like it's been a break-in. "Stuff"?
It's a favour, don't ask any questions. Like I didn't with Carl.
You owe me. I don't owe you anything.
And I ain't interested in doing you a favour.
Do you think I'd really be here if I wasn't desperate?
If you need to dump some stuff, you don't need me.
You can do it yourself. I can't.
Aunt Babe's in on it.
If I touch her gear, she's going to blow it with me and Mick for good.
I could lose him, Phil.
If you keep secrets, they have a habit of coming back to bite ya.
That's the way it is. You're lecturing me about secrets?!
Maybe I've learned my lesson. So you're not going to help me?
It's not my fault things are like this between us.
You're scum, do you know that?
You know what,
I seem to remember Dean didn't do too well last time he was locked up.
And he was a good kid before he went inside.
Who knows what another stretch will do to him, eh?
Your problem. Your choice.
Oh, where've you been? You can't just wander off like that.
I've been worried sick.
I didn't mean to be so long.
Well, anyway, I've made the best of my time.
I've put all your stuff away in the cabinet.
That's lovely, darling. Thanks.
I'm going to really spoil you when you get to my house.
I'm going to bring you tea in bed and everything.
Do you know what, darling, I just need a minute.
Just to get my head together. Oh. Yeah, yeah, of course. Thank you.
Take your time.
EMOTIVE MUSIC ON DVD-PLAYER
Oh, come on, Morgan! How long does it take to get a packet of crisps?
What's the time now?
Almost quarter past.
You shouldn't have seen that, that was private. Sorry.
What are you doing here? They'll take me down in a minute.
It's all right. Don't...don't worry about where I got it from.
The important thing is it's taken care of.
I've paid the balance in full.
Bianca doesn't have to worry any more.
You must've been worried sick.
Carol, please, I'm not the enemy.
That's why I've done that, to show you we're on the same side.
I mean, we're family, in a way, right?
I suppose. We want the same things.
For everyone to be happy and healthy
and not have to worry about anything.
Let me help, Carol. Please?
At least Nick was honest about who he was.
I think what you're doing is even more cruel.
I'd rather pay that debt ten times over than be
bought by the likes of you. Please...don't.
As soon as I'm able, I'm telling Dot the truth.
Make your peace with it and get out.
I just heard that the porter's on his way up.
It's almost time. OK.
Can we take some to Nanny? Don't be silly, Tiff, they'll get cold!
Yeah, but she might really like pancakes.
Right, who hasn't had one? Me!
I bet Morgan wishes he hadn't gone to his mate's now.
They're perfect, ain't they, Becky? Yeah, the police rang earlier.
They said I've got to go in tomorrow, they'll caution me for possession.
Count yourself lucky. It could have been worse.
How are you going to thank him? Honestly, I didn't do anything.
Like you didn't pay off me debt?
Look at you, Charlie. Pulling the family together.
Pity you don't get a day off more often.
I just wanted to make the most of it.
Who wants another one?
Hello... Oh, Mum!
Gone? All of it?
Every last leaf. Nothing else touched.
I know it wasn't me. You think I've taken it?
If you have, just put it back and... Maybe it was you.
Trying to cut me out of my share.
Leave her. No. She's not getting away with it this time.
I never said she was.
Every time something good happens in my life...
Spare me the self pity.
I said leave her!
Don't tell me what to do.
I'll deal with your mother.
What's the big fuss?
Well, I've not been out or had people round in weeks.
So I thought, a bit of a social, bit of wedding talk.
And I want to say thank you.
We can just get a take-out, can't we? Well, no, I want to cook.
And Roxy's been really kind, staying on as bar manager,
especially after I was so rude... So I want to say thank you properly.
You don't have to. Bring Aleks. The more the merrier.
As long as you're sure.
I mean, I don't want to... After all that's happened,
it's lovely to know I've got people looking out for me.
Why don't I come with you, girls?
Yeah, I want to go too. Yeah, I want to go and see Nan.
Look, she's probably a bit tired.
We're going to tell her that you love her very, very much
and when she's back on her feet you can see her, yeah?
Yeah, let me and Sonia see her first. Is that OK?
Yeah, and tell her I've been thinking of her.
We'll take the kids out for the day, Grandma, right? Have some fun.
Yes. And I can go tonight. Charlie'll take me.
All right, thanks. See you in a bit.
What's she doing here?
I dunno, I got back from swimming and she was just here!
If she's cooking up crystal meth...
I thought, rustle up some family favourites.
Then we can all sit down together tonight
and choose what goes on the pub menu.
Oh, you raving little treacle.
Tosh would've loved that.
Oh, stop moping, girl and sort it out.
She won't even talk to me.
Thought you didn't want the job?
Things change, don't they?
If the offer still stands?
Course it does. I need work. You need business.
Give me a chance to make up for my mistakes.
When people do wrong - they pay.
It's going to take more than a few... Well...
It'll save Mum from going anywhere near the kitchen, won't it!
Am I the one who nearly served dog?
Six o'clock upstairs, empty tums. Everybody together, be nice.
Won't it, Shirley?
I thought you was going to meet me.
I texted you.
Have I done something wrong?
It ain't you. Cos if I have, then I'm sorry...
for the thing I've done, that you think I've done. Whatever that is.
It ain't always about you, Lee. That's the trick, innit?
Cos you say it ain't always, and then I have to say I'm sorry again,
then you say... My family need me, so...
Yeah, I don't... I don't see them here.
Carol just had her operation.
I told you not to hurry.
So...how are you?
The surgeon said it was a success.
Discharge me in a day or two.
We won't know for a few weeks if they've got it all but, you know...
Is it painful? Not too much.
Can you move?
Yeah... It's a bit sore.
How does it feel, though?
Though I'm too strapped down and dosed up to feel anything
right at the moment.
How are the kids?
Yeah, yeah, they're dying to see you.
We just thought it was a bit early, didn't we?
Yeah, she's all right.
Usual. She said she's been thinking about you.
Yeah, she's spending the day with Charlie.
He's cooked everyone a breakfast.
Charlie? Yeah, yeah, he's spending some time with Dot,
he's looking after the kids. Is he, now?
He said he'd bring her up to see you later on this evening.
We're so glad it all went well. Yeah, me too.
Just tell me where it is. I ain't having you sent down again.
It's nothing to do with you.
It's always to do with me.
I'll tell the locksmith to send you the bill.
Aunt Babe's doing a dinner.
And I told her I'm not playing.
What do you think Mick would do
if he found out that you'd double-crossed him?
I did it for you. I care about you.
And if Aunt Babe's doing that dinner
then I want us all to be there.
I said I'd meet Tina.
Bit of a problem. Nobody told her.
You'd send me a text like that?
Not hard to know what pushes your buttons.
We've tried everything.
And still she just wants you.
Well, should've thought of that before, shouldn't she?
Always do this, do you?
Hurt the ones you love? Who says I love her?
You wouldn't be here if you didn't.
And I won't have you hurting that girl any more...
Is that what you think? ..in any way.
So if you don't think you've got a future,
best for all of us if you just go.
I knew lots of women like you
in the merchant navy.
You were a...? Hard as nails. Never take back anything they've said.
We're having a bit of tuck later. Whole clan.
I don't do family. Especially not yours.
Well, if you love Tina, then you're part of it,
like it or not.
And I don't see anyone else queueing up.
If you're going to have a baby,
you'll need all the help you can get.
And that's before or after the two-minute silence? Before, Charlie.
I already told you.
Right. So then it's the introduction and then the poem.
And then the two-minute silence.
People ain't much good with silence nowadays.
Yeah, well, it's not easy, sometimes, is it?
Just letting everything just stop.
Your father - he weren't much of a thinker.
All I wanted to do was just make one nice meal for everyone.
You know, for Mum and Sonia when they got back.
Mate, don't worry about it.
No, I've messed it all up, again. Liam, wait a minute, you ain't!
It's OK, I'll chat to him when he gets back.
No, I think I should go after him... Trust me. It's a man thing.
Gin and tonic?
Yeah, I know we said slowly, but now we've set a date...
Marcus, I don't want to spend
one more day in this house than I have to.
It was Linda.
She promised me a recipe for some stuffing.
She can't find it.
Listen, do you want me to cancel tonight?
No, no. I'm looking forward to it.
Do you mind if I sit down?
Think I'm in your sister's bad books again.
Your mum won't even let me in the house.
Do you blame her?
This is where I shamelessly try to get you on side with a chip.
Nah, they're not all that anyway.
So how's your nan?
Whitney told me about her.
I bet you worry about her a lot.
Don't you worry about yours?
I only really know my mum's mum.
And she's not the sort that you worry about.
You know, I just thought, try and cook them all dinner -
make up for it.
Good shout. Yeah, except I nearly burnt the house down.
So what do I do now?
Then you keep trying.
If you love someone, and you messed up, you do whatever it takes.
I was just checking that you were OK.
Yeah. Better go clean that kitchen up, ain't I?
Liam? I've got something that might help you.
I'll pop by in five if I can get over the barbed wire.
It's funny, isn't it?
A few months ago, we didn't even know each other existed.
That's the funny thing about dying, you know.
It takes a person from you. But sometimes...
it brings someone nearer.
I was only going to come and tell you the news, you know, then go.
I always thought, anything to do with my dad...
Yes, well, I'm glad you didn't... just go.
I might not be at this memorial next week.
But you said... I know, just... But I'll be thinking of you.
Wherever I am. Don't ever doubt I'll be thinking of you.
Is it somewhere...undercover?
Yeah, kind of. I just might be away for a while.
How about I help you cook some dinner?
Let's get the family together like you planned.
I don't even know what the point of this meal is.
The point is that we all sit down...
Lee's not going to be here, Johnny's got his uni thing...
Shouldn't leave your phone lying around, Tina.
Better get some more cutlery.
I love you. I shouldn't have done it and I'm really sorry.
When I got your text - what I thought was your text -
I was going to tell you to come and pack your stuff.
Please... Never back down, that's me.
If we're going to do this, then you've got to tell me everything.
Don't ever go behind my back again...
I won't, I won't. ..or I'll set your aunt on you.
You brought back the knuckle-duster?
Tina loves her. Do you need a hand?
No, we're fine. Thought you were out? Yeah, I'm just going.
Do you want me to take this up for you?
You are staying, aren't you?
This is my home.
Things get difficult. Thought you might leg it.
No, not this time. We had a deal. I broke it.
So if you're going to tell Mick, I'm going to be there.
Gin and tonic. Two sugars. Thanks.
I'm sorry about yesterday, though. Getting so angry.
Nah, comes with the job. I've seen worse.
If you found out somebody had done something wrong...
found out that they were lying, what would you do?
Well, it depends.
You know, my nan used to say what you don't know doesn't hurt you.
People lie cos they think they're being kind.
And what if the lie came out?
Well, that's the thing about truth, isn't it?
So if you found out they were lying?
Well, I'd ask why they're doing it. Does it matter?
God knows what's in our hearts.
He gives us the freedom to make our own choices and be judged on them.
you don't believe in God. So - your call.
There you go, you said you wanted something nice for the...
Are you sure? Liam? I need you!
Yeah, well not even you can burn trifle.
Look, he is wicked. I owe you one.
Thanks, that's nice of you. Nah, it's all right.
Just don't tell anyone he didn't make it.
Um...you and me...
Well, it's not cool.
But, you know.
We could try again?
But we have to keep it on the down low
cos our families wouldn't... I won't tell if you won't.
You should teach Roxy how to cook.
Oi, excuse me. What's wrong with my cooking? Goes right through you...
So, Sharon, you've set a date?
Yeah, yeah. Eat your peas, Denny.
I don't like peas. Don't make a scene.
They look like bogeys.
Good job I like them, innit?
So, Sharon, two months.
That's not that long to get everything sorted, is it?
Well, it's not like either of us have never done it before.
No, but all the same...
No point stringing it out, is there? You make it sound like death row!
No. Just can't wait to get that ring on my finger!
Better or worse than the lasagne?
Well, you can't really compare lasagne with shepherd's pie,
you know what I mean?
I remember when lasagne used to be foreign.
Now if you want foreign...
Shirley, you're very quiet.
Steak and kidney pie.
Maybe we could try something a bit lighter?
Mick's got to float next week.
You want them to soak the booze up.
Yeah, then we can flog more!
I'm with Shirley, steak and kidney pie.
Spoken like a true Carter.
Except she ain't one. Room for one more?
Come and sit over here.
Want me to warm it up?
Nah, just whack it on.
So, how's business, Dean?
Why, does Princess Leia want me to redo her bagels?
Not got a drink, Dean?
Yeah, I'd love one. Yeah, yeah, bit of vino will do.
See this - this is good. After the week we've had,
so, Babe, thank you.
Tracey can't hold the shop on her own...
You've not had pudding.
And now everyone's here,
I've got something special I want to say in a bit.
Who's ready for trifle?
Yeah. Nice bit of trifle. Go on!
I knew you'd bottle it.
Yesterday you gave me no choice.
That was my property.
And Dean's my son. He hates you.
I was protecting him.
That's how it works, you know that's how it works.
And that's why you walked out on him, is it?
To protect him? Yeah. I was protecting him from me.
If I'd have stayed, I would have destroyed Carly and him.
I was all messed up about Mick and I couldn't deal with Jimbo.
And I suppose I made you do that too, did I?
Walk out on Jimbo? You weren't there.
I had work. You were grown-up, left home...
That's what I meant, you weren't there.
Whenever I fell, you picked me up.
Listen, I did what I had to do yesterday.
I had to do what was best for my boy.
Because that is what you taught me.
You're the only mum I've ever really had.
You're the only person that knew everything that I was going through.
And this is how you repay me?
Stealing my stash? Look, getting to know Mick again...
It's like all those years we never spent,
all those years we could have spent...
Now where's that trifle?
Can I have some more? That's absolutely lovely, isn't it?
I just can't believe you made that!
Yeah, Charlie taught me. Custard and everything.
Turning into a right Good Samaritan this week, eh?
Oi, you! Take no notice of her.
Come on, Charlie, we've got to get going,
otherwise Carol will be wondering where we are.
Can I come? No. Not until she gets a bit stronger.
Will you take her my trifle, then?
Come on. I'll find you a box.
Always loved a tinned peach.
Naughty bit of syrup.
How could Lee kidnap a whole trifle?
Top of the milk?
We could never afford cream. So Aunt Babe used to...
Make do and mend, that's what Sylvie and I were taught -
use the bit that rises to the top of the bottle.
What happened to your mum?
But erm, we had Aunt Babe and we had Shirley.
Shirley did us proud.
What, she don't even ring or nothing?
That's Sylvie for you.
Haven't heard from her for years.
I miss her, you know?
No-one to share half a bitter with at the end of a long day.
You going to say your piece?
Sometimes in life...
..people do the wrong things for the right reasons.
And that's what I did.
Bringing trouble to your door.
And I want to say sorry.
There's no need to say... And thank you.
For giving me the chance to make up for it.
I've lived alone for so long, rattling round that house on my own.
Being part of this family again...
Some things are too precious to lose.
OTHERS: Aunt Babe!
No more secrets!
Feels good, don't it?
Things finally getting back to how they were.
I better go and see if Denny's done his teeth.
Dennis'll be fine.
He's got his TV on.
You ain't let me touch you for ages. Yeah, I know.
I just thought...
why don't we wait now till our wedding night?
And then when we do, it'll be special.
You're still fragile, ain't you?
It's not because I'm fragile.
All this, the wedding and everything, it's all too fast.
Look, I want it to be special.
But marrying you's special enough.
Fantastic. I mean you really showed her.
Dean. What the hell was that?
We were supposed to have an arrangement. You need to calm down.
She broke into my salon and cost us thousands of pounds!
So call the police, yeah?
Tell them your mother stole your stash of illegal substances.
I'm sure they'll see your point of view.
Why are you doing this?
They were my drugs. Not yours.
So why aren't you more angry? I suggest you watch your tone.
What Shirley did...
Don't give me all that "wrong things for the right reasons" rubbish.
What she did, she did for you. Really?
To keep you out of prison, to protect you.
I honestly thought you had more guts than this.
I thought you had more heart.
She's got you exactly where she wants you, you do know that?
Everyone, always feeling sorry for her.
She's your mother, Dean.
What, is that supposed to mean something? Yes.
Yes, it is.
She's your mother.
She might not be perfect.
But she's the only one you've got.
Carol, you awake?
Yeah. Hey, Dot, come in, sit down. How are you feeling?
All right. A bit sore. A bit tired but I'm still here.
Tiffany wanted to come. Bianca said no.
So she said, "Well, give her my trifle."
Just put it here. I didn't think you'd be coming now.
Well, you see, it was Liam.
He wanted to cook us an evening meal.
Well, Charlie did most of it. Did he?
He won't be around for a bit.
He's got a job, you know, hush-hush.
I'm ever so proud of him.
The way he's pulled your family together.
He's quite different from his father.
My Nick. So where is he, then, eh?
Dropped you off? Go on his secret missions?
Just parking the car.
I'm here now.
I would never have told them.
It was the only leverage I had.
I love you.
I love Mick. I'm not going to ruin that now.
I wanted to show you we're on the same side.
We cover each other's backs.
Here you are. There's just one more load upstairs.
Oi, I can't believe Lee actually stole that trifle.
Maybe he just borrowed it.
Maybe I'll just "borrow" one of his jackets,
put a load of prawns in the lining.
Your dad stole a Christmas cake once. I'd spent hours icing it.
Little reindeer, everything.
He scoffed the lot. No way!
I never said anything.
Tell that boy off, he'd tear the house down.
What, did you just let him get away with it?
Made him his own special little cakes for a year after that.
Poor lad was never off the toilet.
Revenge is something to be savoured, Nancy.
I'd better tell Lee to watch out what's on his cornflakes!
Some things you just let go.
Others - you can't.
Dot says you're going away.
You know, these things happen.
It was good of you to squeeze in the time to see me.
Yeah, well, I wanted to make sure you were OK.
And to be here with Dot.
In case it was difficult seeing you.
In case you had any news, you know, I didn't want her to hear it alone.
But she hasn't got news, has she?
I mean, not bad news.
I mean, she's looking ever so well.
I need to say something.
This operation has given me a second chance.
And you've given Bianca a second chance, and...
that's made your grandma really happy.
You know, the kids clearly love you.
And Dot loves having you around.
Yeah, but Charlie knows that, Carol...
I know, but it's a shame, you know, for him to go away.
Maybe I can see if I can stick around after all.
Lady Di sends her love.
Been a bit of a long day.
I made an oath to the lads I joined up with
that I'd see this through with them till the end.
We've got factory boys and office clerks, when we need soldiers.
This is it, boys!
We're in the war now!
Don't stop moving. Kill any man that tries to stop you.
Mick attempts to fix things for his family, but are they being as loyal to him? Carol's day takes an unexpected turn when she makes a surprising discovery about Charlie. Dean offers a helping hand, but what are his true intentions? Carol faces the day where her life will change forever. Shirley is forced to take matters into her own hands in order to protect her loved ones. Dean is left furious after a shocking development, and is even angrier when he realises who has betrayed him. Will a panicked Shirley's secret finally be revealed to Mick? Lee comes up with a unique plan to help Liam and himself at the same time.