Lucy decides to throw a party to celebrate the fact that Mandy is out of her life, but it falls flat when she makes a shocking discovery about Ian's whereabouts.
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-Shut up, will you?
-He's in bed.
No, he isn't.
I thought I heard him come in last night.
Well, he didn't wake me up. So where is he?
-Has he gone off with Mandy?
-Is this because you shouted at him?
-Don't be stupid.
He's probably just had an early start.
He'll be in the cafe taking his foul mood out on Marie.
Either that or he'll be on the stall.
He's most likely on the stall.
What's the matter with you?
I've got images of Ian Beale stuck in my head, going round on a loop.
You poor thing.
He still owes me a grand. And then there's Jean!
What about Jean?
for a cleaning shift.
Did you hear about Ian? Oh, hang on. Hang on, Alfie.
Alfie, I've got another call. Just wait there. Wait there.
Oh, Alfie! Sorry. Sorry. I haven't done it. Wait there. Wait there.
She's actually just hung up on me.
Can you believe that?!
Why is your Uncle Derek just staring?
-Do you need some binoculars, Uncle Derek?
-Oi, watch it, you.
Excuse my granddaughter.
She thinks insulting someone
then saying "joke" constitutes a sense of humour.
Rude, selfish, inconsiderate
and a blight on society.
I take it Alice hasn't been in touch, then?
Did you call her?
Fat lot of good that'd do me, when she won't even pick up her phone.
Why'd she take off like that?
My guess is, somebody's been dripping poison about me.
If she won't answer your calls...
why don't you write her a letter?
Last letter I wrote was in 1969.
Dear Aunt Bess. Thanks for the socks.
Well, let's hope Alice took telepathy at school.
This is not a good start, Jean.
Yes, yes, Your Majesty.
Sorry. I'm here.
All right, Jean?
Need to have a word.
-Is there a problem?
-No, no. It's the opposite.
-But not here, yeah. Come and see me at the gym?
Actually, can I just call you back? Thanks. Michael?
-Not again what?
-You and jelly brains. Should I be worried?
Yeah, yeah. Sex is out of this world.
He didn't come in this morning.
But he wasn't on the stall. So where is he?
Well, it's obvious, isn't it? He'll be at the chippy.
How's your old man? Managed to find his trousers yet?
Just picking up the keys for the chippy. Ian's left them for me.
-He did what?!
-Said he was going on honeymoon and to open up.
Yeah, so if you've got a problem, take it up with him, yeah?
Dad's on honeymoon?
Yeah, of course he is. That's why I couldn't get in touch with him.
There's not going to be any reception on a boat, is there?
I should have known Dad wouldn't let an expensive holiday go to waste.
-Do I still have to go to school?
-Don't push it.
So good to see you. Boy, what you doing back here?
Sorry, if it's your mum you're looking for...
-Mum? No, I don't want to see her.
-What I was going to say...
is that she's gone out for the day. I've just seen her leave.
So if you're not back to see your mum, why are you here?
I don't know.
I was on the Tube...
They put it up yesterday
so I was...
I was on my way to take these.
And then the train stopped...
..but I didn't move.
I just sat there.
And the doors was closing...
and the announcer was saying,
"Next stop, Walford East."
here I am, then.
Hey, come and have a drink?
It's all right. The drink is on me.
So, how've you been keeping, brother?
I have, like, good days and bad days, you know.
Well, when you have bad days, you take a deep breath.
-Where's your dad?
-Excuse me, this is my house.
-Yeah, I need to see him. Is he in?
-Where is he?
Right about now, I'd say he's in the middle of the ocean somewhere.
He's gone off on his honeymoon. OK?
What do you want?
Your dad's OK, then.
And we're all right, aren't we?
Come on. You've had a terrible shock, I get it.
Talk to me, cos that's what I'm here for.
Listen, anything that your dad's done, my dad's topped. I promise.
Oh, that's right, Lauren. Make it all about you, as always.
Maybe you should you be celebrating?
Oh, yeah. My dad's been humiliated, again.
Yeah, but Mandy's gone. It's what you wanted.
Spent long enough devising plans to get rid.
Remember when you were texting that L Stephens
and then her hag of a mother turns up?
It's not that funny to mock the dead.
Just lighten up, Lucy.
Don't you see what this is?
This is what they call a golden opportunity.
The wicked witch has flown off on her broomstick
and if I hear you correctly, Lucy, then you have a free house.
Why don't I scour the streets, round up a few fitties, hey?
Right, so we're cool then, yeah?
What gives you that idea?
Well, this. The party.
cos you're not invited.
Are you sure?
That's what she said.
Are you worried?
Well, it's better than him hanging round Walford nick.
You don't sound convinced.
Ian's unpredictable at the best of times but...
I've never seen him like this before.
-What d'you mean?
-Just stay close to blondie.
If he's going to contact anyone, it'll be her.
Is my money OK?
OK? That's one word for it!
Another word...is booming.
Yeah, we're looking at 40% returns, Jean.
You know what that means? That means in a couple of weeks,
we can start withdrawing funds.
Oh, that's wonderful.
Yeah. Yeah, it's great. So, you know, all this...
cleaning for Janine malarkey, you don't need to bother.
Well, I have to earn a living in the meantime.
I don't think you understand, Jean.
We keep on the way we are,
you won't have to do another dogsbody job in your life.
In that case...
I want to invest more.
-That's a lot of money, Jean.
Strictly speaking, it's not my money.
It's the government's. Well, it's the Vic's VAT money.
But it's sitting in a piddly little account,
-not earning any interest.
-You need to slow down, Jean.
Slow down?! It's wasteful.
Especially when the Vic's barely breaking even. I mean...
if the investment is doing as well as you say it is,
-why not invest it?
-I don't know. I don't know.
If it's VAT money, it needs to be paid back in June.
Two weeks, you said.
Unless you're not being straight with me...
No, no. Course I'm being straight with you, Jean.
It's just that I don't know if I can add to the investment right now.
I can get you cash by the end of the day.
I tell you what...
let me look into it.
Oh. I nearly forgot.
I've bought you a little thank you something.
Don't open it now cos I'll get embarrassed.
I'll just, um, put it...
So tell me, man. What have you been doing with yourself
in sunny Southend?
Nothing really. Just...
keeping my head down.
Hey, man. The flowers look beautiful, you know.
Was planning on paying a visit myself during the week.
Oh, Trace. Um...
Whisky, and the usual for me, please.
Oh, and some crisps. What flavours do you have?
Cheese and onion, salt and vinegar...
I tell you what, let me have a look at the menu.
OK. You feeling a bit peckish, Andrew?
Derek, the point of the game ain't to take holes out the wall.
-Re-match? Round the clock.
-Gym ain't going to run itself.
All right. Go on. One more.
Thing that gets me is that brother of ours.
Here's me and you, gorgeous specimens of mankind...
..lustrous thick hair, dark brooding looks.
And there's him, bald and ugly
with three kids all living under the same roof.
I mean, how does that work, hey?
You ever asked yourself why he's bald? Eh?
Something to be said for not living with your kids, innit? Look at that.
Get in there.
Stop feeling sorry for him, Mum.
The man has spent the last 18 years
-not even thinking about his daughter.
-How do you know?
Just cos he's getting on a bit,
doesn't suddenly make him father material.
Anyway, the person we need to feel sorry for is Ian.
I don't know how you come back from something like that.
He'll probably have another dolly bird on his arm this time next week.
The point is, every man has a right to know their children.
Why? Cos they provided a bit of DNA?
That is not what being a dad's about.
You really hate him, don't you?
Ask me, Alice is better off without him.
Give him five minutes, he'll have moved onto something else.
-Something illegal most likely.
-It was you, wasn't it?
You warned Alice off.
What if I did?
Oh, hey, guys. Party of the year at mine.
-Are you going?
-Apparently not, no.
What's it in aid of, then?
Mandy's exorcism party.
Marie, can I have a cup of tea, please?
-Er, Janine. There is a queue?
-Er, I'm pregnant.
So have you got your dad's blessing for a booze-up, have you?
No, but seeing as he selfishly decided to take off,
-don't think it matters, does it?
Yeah. Honeymoon for one.
But in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy myself.
So, what did you say to him?
Nothing. Nothing at all. Didn't get a chance before he ran off.
So, what's the plan?
Are we just going to shout his name like a lost dog?
Come on. He can't be that hard to find.
You do realise this city we live in, yeah? It's called the capital.
It's big, like well big.
There he is.
Well, unless Andrew is a shape shifter,
I'd say that your eyes were playing tricks on you, Patrick.
Well, it's not my usual tipple, but why not?
You don't mind do you?
Come on, shufty up.
Oh! You frightened the life out of me.
We need to be quick. It's about your investment.
-Great cos I've managed to get the money out. It's over at the Vic...
-No, no, no.
I can't let you do it, Jean. We've got to be sensible about this.
I don't want you to do it until we see another significant return.
It's the chain, isn't it? I overstepped the mark.
No, it's not about the chain.
The chain's lovely. It's nothing personal, Jean.
Just need to give it a couple of weeks.
-Whatever you think best, Michael.
-You've just got to trust me.
Were you two having a moment because
-I can always leave you to it?
-Don't be silly, Janine.
What?! You know she's got a crush on you and you're encouraging it!
-I do not have a crush.
-Oh, come on, Jean.
We all know what your obsessions are like. You practically stalked
my Uncle Norman and then Michael's dad and now you're pitching in for the younger model.
-How dare you.
-That's out of order. You've got to apologise.
-I beg your pardon?!
-out of order?
-Just say sorry.
-You don't need to defend me.
Why are you taking her side?
Please don't tell me you've suddenly taken a shine for crazy people?
Come on. What did I say?
It was a joke.
I think you know.
So the thing is, Andrew, I'm sorry.
I should never have believed that you were capable of doing
something like that to Heather.
You weren't the only one.
Yeah. Sorry for them as well.
I mean, it's just that...
we all wanted answers so badly.
It's OK. I want them too.
All right! Easy. Easy. Woman-shaped human to your left, yeah?
-Where're you going?
-I've got to see her.
I mean, a letter! Who does she think I am?
Can you imagine me getting all Dear Deidre?
Best I could manage was a birthday card to Joey
and look where that got me.
So, what? You're just going to leave it then?
-I've tried, Jack. I've tried.
-Oh, yeah. Course you have(!)
Anyway, what's a few words on a piece of paper going to do, eh?
-And what would I say? I'm sorry...
-I don't know.
..that I didn't know how to be a dad,
that I did think about her every day of her life...
what it would be like...
I mean, she's my flesh and blood, Jack.
She's a part of me.
You know how I feel about family.
But I'm not one of them men who could do a weekend here
and a weekend there.
Besides, their mother wouldn't have let me.
What are you doing?!
See this? Paper, yeah?
And this is what they call a pen.
You write letters with it.
Just get on with it, will ya?
Let me past, please.
He thinks you're idiotic, you know.
He even does impressions of you at home. Sausage surprise!
-I don't believe you.
Because you're friends?
Yes, actually. I listen to him because that's what friends do.
Yes, yes, Jean. You and your imaginary conversations.
You do realise it takes two people in order for it to be real, right?
I know when feelings are real
and I know my heart isn't empty.
Ouch, you're really touching a nerve there.
In fact, I think I might cry.
Where are your family, Janine?
Where your friends?
The people who stick up for you when things go wrong?
Stacey always had friends.
Loads and loads of them,
always there, ready to help her, support her.
She was so loved around here. On her wedding day,
that church was jam full of friends and family...
Not forgetting her father-in-law...
Oh, I'm not saying she's perfect.
And she'll never be like you...
hated and alone.
I have got Michael
and a baby on the way in case you hadn't noticed.
You can't force a child to love you, Janine.
..you know you're just using him.
Right, yeah, cos I really need his money.
we had a good long chat the other day
That St Christopher that he carries around with him everywhere...
..do you know who gave it to him?
You don't, do you?
That's because he doesn't trust you enough to tell you.
So what does that say about your relationship?
It says you're lying.
His mother gave it to him, that's who.
The day that she committed suicide the light went out in him.
Now, I think deep down he is a good man,
but he's too good for you, Janine, because you're nothing but darkness
and you'll never know the real Michael.
-Who are all these people?
-Tyler, I ain't got a clue.
I only came here cos Lauren wanted me to watch out for her.
What's happening, Luce?
I don't recognise anyone. Do you know 'em all, do you?
Luce, when's your dad coming back?
Another week. And when he gets back, I'm going to make sure
there's not a single trace of that money-grabbing cow in this house.
So if you see anything that looks like it might have belonged to Mandy,
put it in here.
What is going on with Jean?
It's stupid. You've wound yourself up.
I feel sorry for her.
So sorry for her that you pour your heart out?
-She told me all about your mum struggling
with her faith and how you carry round that stupid St Christopher
because she gave it to you.
Come on, she is talking rubbish, right?
You know, making it all up?
Oh, talk to me, Michael!
Course she is. Course she's making it up.
She's just a sad, delusional, little woman.
Why would she say that?
To get you to react like this. Come here.
Sorry. I'm sorry.
I know I shouldn't let her get to me, I just...
I thought maybe she might be right.
It's stupid. Nothing.
-You can talk to me though, yeah?
Look, look. It's rubbish. I'm not even going to send it.
Yes, you are.
May not be the greatest piece of literature I've ever read,
but it's honest
-and that's what's going to make your daughter listen.
Going to join us, Tan?
I was going to meet Max for a drink.
Company not up to your standards?
No, I just don't want to interrupt, that's all.
You look like you're having a good chat.
What's her problem?
Why do you keep avoiding me, Tan?
-Yes, you are.
What's Mum said to you?
Oh, I get it.
It was you, weren't it?
You scared Alice off.
You did that yourself. I just told her the truth.
What did you say?
Just told her a couple of facts. Do you know what they are?
-Statements that actually mean the truth.
Like the man you really are.
No, no. Lucy, I don't think you should do that in here, babe.
Matches, that's what I need.
Are you OK?
Everyone get out. Now! You all need to leave. Go!
-Come on. We just got here, Luce.
-Let's just go.
-No. You sure you're OK?
-Just get out! Go.
Leave me alone!
Stupid, stupid, silly woman.
Bought the biggest bunch I could find.
Didn't know the names...
..so I just said to the woman...
"Make sure you put lots of pink ones in there...
"..pink's her favourite colour."
"Cheery," she said.
"Who's the lucky lady?"
"My fiancee," I said.
Got a bit lost on the way.
Ended up at the launderette, of all places.
..I wasn't quite ready for this yet.
Love you, Heather...
..and I always will.
Look, you're welcome to come and stay with us, you know.
Don't want to see Mum.
You can't put it off for ever.
Don't think I can live without her, Patrick.
The Lord giveth and he taketh away.
And the worst feeling
is knowing that people are laughing at you behind your back.
-I was angry, Jean.
-You think I'm a sad, delusional, little woman.
-No, I don't.
-Then why did you say it?
To hurt you.
You told Janine about my mother.
Telling you that...
That's a big deal for me.
I didn't intend to break your confidence, Michael.
Janine cornered me...
and she just kept...
and she wouldn't leave me be.
I'm sorry. She can be cruel.
You're too good for her.
The chain I gave you... Did you like it?
Can't just keep it in your pocket, silly.
So, are we friends?
On one condition...
You let me invest the VAT money.
He's in debt.
He's up to his eyes and he's been bottling it up.
Now he's just vanished, he's just disappeared
and he hasn't even told me.
I thought Ian was on his honeymoon?
He's having a breakdown, isn't he?
He's losing it and I can't help him
cos I don't know where the hell he is.
Thank you, Michael.
You're very welcome, Jean.
MOBILE PHONE RINGS
MOBILE RINGS AGAIN
Shirley's out. Forget about your exam. Tell me what's happened.
PHONE CONTINUES TO RING
Why aren't you taking Lucy's calls, eh?
I'll ask her myself if you want.
Lucy's found Ian's passport, all right? He's not on his honeymoon.
He could be anywhere.
Has she gone to the police?
She hadn't last night.
Last night! Ian's gone AWOL. Look, the police
could be sniffing around. I can't help unless you tell me what's going on.
Where are you going? I haven't seen you for weeks.
-You're not going to go back to Southend without saying goodbye to your mum?
-Nah. Course not.
Oh, great! We can spend the day together. Shopping?
Or whatever you fancy?
I've got plans... I'm seeing some mates.
I'll try and catch you later, yeah.
If you see him,
just give me a shout, yeah?
KNOCK AT DOOR
Um... Ben's told me about Ian.
He's fine. He's on his honeymoon.
I've got an exam and Bobby to get to school.
I know he's not on his honeymoon.
What do you want?
Ben's worried that...
Well, that Jane'll take Bobby back if she hears about this. You ain't told the police, have you?
Well, keep it that way.
And you should open up the caff,
-cos if people think that you can't cope, they'll...
-It's Marie's day off.
By the way, when you got in last night, did you spill gravy
or something on that rug?
Oh, did I? I'm sorry, Whit.
Tanya's sorry about what happened at the Vic last night.
What do you want, Cora?
The charity shop door's a bit stiff.
Well, as much as that makes my blood run cold...
Nah, nah, I've got business this morning.
This afternoon's fine.
Ben, pick up your phone and get round to Lucy's.
She's not going to the police but just keep an eye on her, yeah?
She was right, isn't she? Your mum's faith,
it does mean something to you?
Cos she can read me like a book. She knows me so well.
You still wear the St Christopher she gave you round your neck.
And I can read you too.
I want to give you a church wedding.
I don't want you to do anything that you don't believe in.
Here you are. Let me be a gent.
Where are you going? Charity shop?
Zainab's tat doesn't get any lighter.
You know, my nan collects lions.
Can I give you a quid for 'em?
-I don't feel well.
-I've got to get cover for Marie and I've got to get to my exam.
-Can you please just try and stick it out?
-Then can I call Mum?
Oh, dear. Your dad hasn't returned my calls.
I need a number for where he's honeymooning.
Well, it's a ship. There's no reception.
Well, he owes me £1,000.
Yeah, I know.
Before he got on the ship, he said that there'll be a delay on the transfer because he's abroad.
Right. Well, you'll need to find a way of getting in contact with him.
-I want it today.
I think I'm going to be sick.
Only me! I forgot the keys to the salon, again!
-Oh, hello, Mum.
-I was just going.
-You must have only just got here. Don't you want a cup of tea?
What's this fleeting visit in aid of?
I popped in to see Lauren. I don't want a cup of tea. Is that a crime?
No. All right, secret squirrel, see you later.
Right, when you do decide to get dressed, you can do the big shop for me, please.
I can't this morning.
-Maybe he did have plans with friends?
-I'd be very happy if that was true,
but what friends has he got round here?
He'll spend all day moping in his room, he'll say goodbye
and then we'll both act as if everything's OK.
Mum! Mum, wait! Mum, wait.
What's all this about you asking Lauren to speak to Alice?
I don't want my girls being caught up in this car crash.
We're talking about a bloke who squared up to me in the pub.
-I know. He was in the wrong, not you.
-I just can't get my head around it.
I would never help a man who done that to one of my girls.
You think I wouldn't deal with anyone who really meant you harm?
Do you? Don't take any notice of Derek. It's the hurt talking.
-Aren't you going round to help Lucy?
What's happened now? Come on. Tell me.
I've been wanting to tell you for ages, all right...
-but Ian knows, all right? I told him everything.
-What did he say?
-It was a while ago.
Oh, my God. I'm going to go to prison.
-Ben, I'm going to go to prison!
-Jay, just shut up, will you?
-Why did you tell him?
-I don't know.
-What do you mean, you don't know?
I just needed someone to talk to, all right?
Who have I got to talk to?
I can see you through the window.
Deal with her, will you? Cos I can't.
Sorry, I was just upstairs. And my phone's been off all day.
-Yeah, you're meant to be helping me.
-Yeah, I know. I'm just a bit worried about Ian.
You are? I can't do this on my own.
-I've got an exam and the caff to open.
-I know. Look, I'm going to help you.
Right, well, look after Bobby. And ring everyone in Dad's address book - see if they've seen him.
And be subtle - don't let them know.
Well, I can't right now.
If you want to help, help!
Cafe open for business yet?
Didn't look like it.
I hear Ian's crying like a kitten. So sad.
Were the charity shop happy with my offerings?
They're lighting candles and saying, "Thank you for Zainab."
Even without the lions.
Present from Masood's boss. So vile.
Why? What happened to them?
Tyler Moon gave me a quid for 'em.
Christian, if you're back, would you be able to cover me at the caff?
Dad's on his honeymoon and I've got an exam.
Ian not up to it today, love?
He's on his honeymoon.
-What, by himself?
-Yep. Cruise around Asia.
-Can I have a cuppa tea, please?
Ian, honeymooning with himself. At least it's with someone he loves!
-Your dad's all right, you know.
-For a criminal.
Don't think he'll be this big thug with you.
He's all about the family. He's one step below incest.
Did he ask you to call me?
No. No, he didn't set this up, I swear.
He's just round the corner?
I'm not really bothered about seeing him.
You must want to. Like, a little bit?
I wanted to see you.
I'm surprised you didn't hang up.
My family were a right freak show that night.
I'm just really excited you wanted to hang out.
£200! Oh, Moon!
Oh. I haven't been to church in years.
That's cos I'm not a hypocrite.
You promised to give me the wedding that I always wanted, so, actually, you are.
OK, so this is about what you really want, is it?
Why shouldn't I want a church wedding?
I studied intensively for two years to convert to Judaism.
And it just goes to show that I believe in something up there.
I dunno, loved ones looking down on us. Or whatever.
And I think it's great that you've got Ricky and the kids to be there, I do.
But Pat, and my grandma, they're buried there at that church.
And I'd quite like to feel close to them.
Where does it say in the Bible
that Janine shalt not explore her spiritual side, anyway?
That's why I've got you to come here, cos I've got Reverend Stevens coming over.
Do you want a hand with that?
You know, it was only yesterday
when I saw those lions just staring at me, Anthony...
And it brought back all the memories of when my mother gave them to me,
on her deathbed.
And I thought, it was a moment of madness when I gave them away,
and I so desperately would like to have them back.
Finders keepers, I'm afraid.
Lucy, a polystyrene cup is what the devil drinks from!
It's not like Ian to let standards slip like this.
I do hope he's OK?
-When's he back from honeymoon?
-I've called the bank. There's no transaction pending from Ian.
-Can we go somewhere in private?
I want the first cash instalment today, otherwise I'm going
to send the bailiffs over.
Here you are. And you'll get the rest.
Phil's magic pocket.
I'll pay you back. I will.
People are talking. I might as well go to police.
What, and have Jane take Bobby, eh?
Let me take a look at this, yeah?
Even gentle giants need their mums, don't they?
All right, Mum?
Hello, Alice. You all right?
-You seen Derek?
I'm just hanging out with Lauren today.
I didn't want to go without saying hi to you.
All right. Well, I'm glad you popped in.
So...bus stop, yeah?
Yeah... it was lovely seeing you Tanya.
Yeah. And you, darling. Take care. Bye.
Get outta my way!
Andrew! Andrew! Hey, what's going on?
Tyler Moon needs a lesson in respecting people's memories.
-And I'm going to give it to him.
-No, no! You can't just throw your fists around.
You're just out on bail. Come on, all right.
There you go. Just needed a drop of oil.
The thing's going to fall off.
Well, one day it will, Cora.
But the man who'll fix it hasn't been born yet.
-Where are you going?
-Dagenham. Unless that door flies off and crushes me first.
Alice might come by later.
There we go.
You know, I still don't buy the whole Mister Nice Guy act.
Whatever I think of Ian, he's still Ben's brother, ain't he?
Just don't slam it so hard next time, yeah?
Don't suppose you can magic me to my exam?
No. But I can help you find your dad.
Give me some bank account details, yeah?
Then I can get into his account. If he draws out any cash, I'll know where he is, all right?
Cavalry has arrived.
Thank you so much. You're amazing!
I know. So come on, then, world's hottest bridesmaid.
-How was it?
-I'm sorry, I've got to get to my exam.
-But I'll tell you about it later.
-All right, then. See you, sweet.
-Where do you think Dad is?
-I don't know.
Yeah, but where do you THINK he is?
-Are you worried Dad's dead?
-No. No, course not.
Then where do you think he is?
Bobby, I don't know, all right?
Those lions are what Mrs Masood's mum left her on her deathbed.
And that Tyler Moon won't give 'em back, just so he can make a few bob.
How can people not care?
Andrew, it's not worth upsetting yourself over. Come on, let's go down to the Vic.
Wow, your mum's bought you a cake.
You're quite right, darling. People should care.
-But they don't, do they?
-So what can you do about it? You going to sit there moaning, or set an example?
Find Tyler and get the lions back.
I don't think that's a good idea.
My son has got brains as well as brawn.
Mum. This getting Lauren to befriend Alice is just plain mean.
-The poor girl's being led on and I'm not...
-Alice is here? Now?
Oh, you are kidding me? What is your obsession with the man?
Is she here?
She was here, Derek, and now she's gone.
She didn't want to see you.
I'm sorry I got your hopes up.
I've got no money, but I'll pay you back.
Please, my exam's starting now!
Just tell me again. Word for word, what Ian knows.
-We'll talk later.
-No. We'll talk about it now.
I've already told you. Ian knows the lot. It's done.
So does Phil know that you told Ian?
Yes, he does or no, he doesn't?
Look, he got it out of me, all right?
Phil's going to go after Ian.
Don't be stupid.
Oh, my God. Phil's going to kill Ian! He might have already done it!
Ben, I'm talking to you. Where is Ian?
And don't tell me he's safe, cos I know full well that he's not.
I don't know where! All I know is, Dad ain't got nothing to do with it.
What is the matter with you? Ian's your brother!
-You're just going to stand there and let this all happen?
-Yeah, and Phil's my dad!
Do you really think he'd do that after everything that's happened?
Can I help you?
I'm a reasonable man. I'm here to appeal to your conscience.
Now, Mrs Masood's lions?
The lions her mum gave her on her deathbed?
I hardly think it's a laughing matter, do you?
-Andrew, Andrew. Reasonable.
-If I was to smash this shop up and your face, would you laugh?
HE COUGHS AND GASPS
Patrick? No! No!
-It's a miracle.
-First aid's in a doorman's blood.
-You all right, Paddy?
-Just give the man the lions.
Doesn't a hero deserve them after saving my life?
My son. My hero!
Hello. I've had a word with your nan. I told her,
you shouldn't have to pretend to be mates with the poor girl...
-She won't go.
-Well, you've made your bed.
No. Mum, she seriously will not go.
"Dear Mr West, MP, I am writing to warn you about a local business,
"merciless in their exploitation of charitable giving."
KNOCK AT DOOR
So you'll be giving the lions to the charity shop, then?
You won't be selling them online for megabucks?
I heard your story. About your mother.
I know how important memories can be when you lose someone you love.
Why, that's very touching, thank you.
Erm, would you like to stay for a cup of tea?
Some other time would be smashing.
I can see the lions back where they belong.
Pride of place in your home. Have a nice day.
Your nan's here.
Jane's been on the phone.
Is everything all right with Lucy and Bobby?
Your dad would love to see you again.
Maybe some other time.
Alice, you didn't come all this way to watch the telly.
He's done some...stuff.
I don't think the bad things Derek's done is what's stopping you from meeting him.
Don't think because he hasn't been there, he didn't feel...your loss.
He did - every day.
I wouldn't send you over there if I didn't believe that.
Why aren't you in your exam?
Because your sister's a genius and she finished it in five minutes.
Bobby, go watch some telly.
You can't go off the radar on me again.
I need your help.
Yeah, I know... I'm just a bit...
I know you're as scared as me.
We'll find Dad and we'll get through this. I promise.
Look, Luce, um... I don't know how to say this.
Just call the police. All right?
Is Ben picking up your calls?
Ian wouldn't grass on him, would he?
Ben told ya?
Get out there and find him, yeah?
And tell him to make sure that he's got Lucy on side.
We've all got to chip in, otherwise we're going to get mice.
Where is it? Oh, look. Oh, I'm sorry.
Well, I've done my time, love - that needs a woman's touch.
Why don't you get a cleaner, eh?
The church is our cornerstone.
Well, we don't really go to church.
This isn't a pasta lunch.
But, I dunno, there's something about the church that makes me
feel quite safe.
-The doors are open to you.
-Would there be any way,
Father, of combining the service with the Jewish tradition?
Is this a dual faith marriage?
Well, Janine's Jewish. So would that be problematic?
-Not at all.
-Good. Because, I know you were raised Christian, Janine.
But you had to convert, didn't you, for the other geezer?
You've been married before?
Yeah. But as far as we're concerned, Father, the first three don't count.
My last husband, he cheated.
And he actually wanted the divorce, it wasn't me.
And the other two marriages?
I was young. And I never actually divorced either of them.
I'm so sorry. To lose one takes a lifetime to get over.
But two? That must've been very hard.
I'm not sure I married either of them for the right reason.
Is there any part of you that sees the Church as a home?
Because I can help you.
Perhaps you'd like to enrol in our Widow to Wife programme?
Couples find the programme can really help them
deal with unexplored emotions about departed loved ones.
Janine, I know that you've been bottling up a lot of pain
over Barry and the other one?
That's hilarious, Michael.
I'm really sorry, but I don't think a church wedding is for me.
Hands up. I was only doing this to make him happy.
Come on. You can't leave her sitting in there. Go in and talk to her.
Right. Biscuits. Right, OK, thank you.
Here we go...
Summer fruits. Nothing but the best.
Is it too weak? Too strong?
It's just right.
So, how's the world of recruitment, then?
You all right? You OK?
You all right, Alice? Alice? Have a drink.
Choked to death in the space of a minute, eh?
How would that look?
So, recruitment, eh? Must make you some kind of whizz kid.
I got a B in Business Studies GCSE.
B in Business Studies! Does that make you the boss?
No, it's admin support, really.
But my line manager says she'll put me up for accounts training.
Accounts. I shall have to start calling you "Numbers".
Wow. Straight A student.
I got a B.
No, I...I just...
So... what do you do?
Me? Work? Retail.
It's pretty boring, really.
And you live here?
Who are your housemates?
Oh, they're not...
This is just temporary.
Where do you usually live?
It's complicated, Alice.
Tanya filled me in on some... stuff about you.
About what you've done.
Oh, did she?
You don't want to ever listen to what that woman says, Alice.
She's demented. And she's got a very nasty streak.
I'll get you a plate.
No, no, no, sweetheart. Don't you...
I'll be a tick. I'll just get you...
-I've just remembered I've got to be somewhere.
Thank you for having me.
My pleasure! I'll get the...
Hello, Lucy, love. Look,
I'm sure everything's fine but Jane's been worried.
She's been trying to reach you.
Yeah, I've just been a little bit busy.
Right. You'd say if there was a problem?
-No. I know.
Just give her a quick call, yeah? Or she'll be on the next train down!
She is Bobby's mum.
Here he is. My son the hero.
Helping his neighbours out and saving our dear Patrick's life.
Well done, mate!
Stop. It's too much.
Stay for a few more days? Eh?
Just till Patrick's out of the woods, eh?
I don't really want to talk about it.
Derek's not much of a talker.
Have a think about it.
She did come to see me, didn't she, Tanya?
You spread your poison, you stick the knife in one more time...
..and you're a dead woman.
I told Lucy to call the police.
What?! What is the matter with you? Eh?
Have you killed Ian?
-Are you going to?
I mean, Dad, what if he can't keep his mouth shut?
Promise me you ain't going to hurt him, all right? He's my brother!
I would do anything to protect you. Yeah? Anything.
Whether you like it or not.
I don't want the police.
Dad's private accounts.
Eh, we need to get this place tidy for tomorrow, yeah?
Remember, it's the grand opening of my Olympic themed B&B, yeah?
Now listen, I've done the marketing with the local environs,
so will I be checking up on you?
You bet your life I will be. Now come on. Chop chop.
Let's get busy.
Here he is!
Superhero. The Heimlich Man.
I mean, look at the workmanship on that, eh? What a good job.
-Is the ink still wet, is it?
-Bill, these will pass any test.
-Del, I've got...
-All you got to do is go in the shop, buy something for a couple of quid.
Del, I've got other things I should be doing.
Yeah, I'm sure.
Right, as soon as they've put the 20 in the till
and given you your change, you're out of there, OK?
-Why is it always me?
-Oh, what? What?
By that do you mean, why is it always me,
giving you a chance to earn a few quid?
Look, I only want a tenner back for every twenty.
So, Grandad, get yourself down that baby shop
and buy yourself a load of nappies or whatever it is you need. Hmm?
-All right. I'll give it a go.
But if I get any funny looks, or they try and put it under
one of them lamp things, I'm out of there, all right?
Yeah, course. Course.
I mean, you don't want to get nicked for a couple of quid, do you?
All right, Del, I'll see you later.
Cor, this is a nice surprise. What are you doing here?
I got to thinking about how we don't know each other.
..I read this.
It's nice, what you said in it.
How did you...?
Yeah. So...here I am.
But I'm not stupid, I'm not hanging around if you're a mess up.
You've got to go straight from now on.
I will never break the law again.
I won't even ride my bike without the lights on, eh?
I've got another day off work, so where do we start?
Well, I tell you what,
why don't I give you a tour of the sights and sounds, eh?
Show you where your old man hangs out?
You look very nice today.
You know, I was wondering what I was going to do for the rest of the day.
If I'm not here when you get back, I'll be in the cafe.
-And you're OK walking to the bus stop on your own?
Yeah, everybody else does.
All right. See you later. Have a good day.
No need to panic. I wasn't going to kiss you!
I've got ten minutes for a cup of tea, anyone want to join me?
I can't, I've got a shift at the Minute Mart
when Kamil goes to nursery.
What have you done to the sofa?
How many times have we told him, "Don't jump on the furniture"?
There was a big bang, now there's a big lump in it.
No, there's not. I got up hours ago.
How you'll sleep, I don't know.
Well, maybe we should give the sofa a rest.
It might be a sign it's time to return to proper family life.
Or maybe we could get a new sofa.
Wouldn't it be nice if, when something broke,
-we didn't have to save for years to get a new one?
A couple of months maybe.
Don't be ridiculous, we work so hard,
can't they see you're management material?
Yeah, there's not that many openings for managers.
There must be something.
Go and ask, you know, if you can get a promotion.
Yeah, I will. I know. I...
There's more to life than money, you know.
I hate when you say that. I really hate it.
Why can't you have some gumption?
I said I will, didn't I? I'll speak to my manager.
Anything for a quiet life, eh? Eh, boy?
I know where he is! He's used his card so he must be OK.
Where is he, then?
A hotel in Rochester. I mean, that's not far away, is it?
I don't know, an hour? Maybe a bit longer.
Why is he there? I mean, who does he know...
But that's just it!
He doesn't want to run into anyone he knows, he's running away!
There you are, I told you he'd surface sooner or later.
And here's me, going through all this paperwork half the night.
Let's get over there.
We don't need us all to go. Me and Ben could go.
-Well, you and Ben can't drive, can you?
-No, but we can...
So we'll get over there together and bring your dad back
where he belongs.
It'll be all right.
He's not going to hurt my dad, is he?
No, no, course he ain't.
He just wants to get my brother back, all right. You'll see.
Oi, I was calling you down the market
and you just hightailed it out of there.
-I didn't hear you. Sorry.
-You heard me.
Anyway, listen, I need you round the B&B.
Yeah, I'm busy, I've got to pick some stuff up for my mum.
Look, 12 o'clock, drag your bones round to mine.
The press are coming to speak to you about your superhuman hero stuff.
-Come on, wake up.
They want to talk to you about saving Patrick.
I'm not really comfortable with that, Kim.
Well, get very comfortable with it, Andy, cos this is publicity
and that's what my business needs, all right.
12 o'clock - don't be late, yeah? All right.
-You got the address?
I'll put it in the sat-nav.
Where are you lot going? A ride in the new motor?
-I've got a job.
-What, all of you?
Yeah, pricing a motor.
Ben thought Lucy was a bit lost so...
And you arguing with some punter's going to help, is it?
-Take her mind off her dad.
-What's the panic?
I said we'd be there half an hour ago.
-Do you mind if we get going?
-You not worried about the caff?
The caff will take care of itself. ..Luce, get in the car, yeah?
Phil, why was my dad so angry with you, before he left?
He weren't thinking straight, was he?
He said you sent Mandy away...
Well, he said lots of things.
Got himself into a right state, didn't he?
You shouldn't come into the hotel and yell at him.
Look, Lucy, it'll be all right. Don't worry.
I ain't going to yell at him, all right? I'm just trying to help.
We'll do everything cutting edge.
Cutting-edge bacon for a cutting-edge breakfast for cutting-edge tea.
Yes, yes, yes, you said. Why is that picture veiled?
Ah! Wouldn't you like to know?
Not really. How many threads in this sheet?
-They feel very rough to me.
If it's cotton should it should have
a minimum count of 400 threads.
What? They've got thousands of threads in there!
Right, that's the sideboard in the blue bedroom.
Now what have I got to do? I've got to do the wardrobe in...
Ooh, Zainab, what are you doing here? Day off?
No, I'm just going in.
Sheets ain't got any threads in 'em apparently.
What? Fine as in they'll do or fine as in smooth and silky?
If she's going off into one, you know, somebody had better hurry...
OK, Z, we are a B&B, we are not a five star hotel.
Six stars and rising, yeah?
And you said that money had no strings attached.
I didn't think you'd be poking your nose in.
-I'm just taking an interest.
-Yes, of course you are.
So what's it like being back in here by the way? Are you all right?
Why wouldn't I be? It's just a house.
I'm not exactly superstitious.
Good. Oh, Kim, someone called for you. What's his name?
Ah. The great British press. Yes, yes.
Are they covering the opening?
Yeah. A new local entrepen.. entrepen...businesswoman.
And her partners. Why not? Who wouldn't be interested?
It's not exactly news.
No, but Andrew is. And how he saved Patrick's life.
He's a suspected murderer.
Was! He was! The police let him go, remember?
Oh, right, that's a great image for us, isn't it?
Why don't you just rename the place,
you know, make a big sign... Bates Motel.
You know nothing about marketing, you two.
I have got the press right here, in my hand.
And they are working for moi.
Lovely, thank you. That's all.
That should keep you going a few days.
-Thank you, Mrs Moon.
You and Alfie kept that quiet.
Shut up. What do you want anyway?
Refill? Left my keys at the gym.
OK, let's go.
Thanks, Mrs Moon.
Why is it so important?
Because I want to put the picture of the scan in it.
Well, I haven't seen it. 'Scuse me, 'scuse me.
I was on the phone, I had it in my hand
when I was speaking to the guy from the school,
the bursar from that nice little prep school.
She's not even born yet, this child.
Some people are on the waiting list when they get engaged
so, in actual fact, we're late.
I'm sure money talks.
Yeah. It did. We're on the waiting list.
£4,000 a term,
ten percent off if you pay a year in advance.
And a £500 registration fee.
You are joking, aren't you?
Oh, what, are you not OK with that?
Why not? Nothing's too good for our little genius.
Oh, no, unless of course they want to get married in a church,
because Daddy will never pay for that, will he?
See I knew it was about that with you.
It's about a silver photo frame.
This one? This one?
Well, who put it there?
Go on, stick it in there.
500 quid. They too posh for cash?
You're going to seize up, or whatever it is you runners do.
I am cooling down.
So, you want to talk to me about being the new Mrs Alfie Moon?
Come on, will you stop going on?
I couldn't be bothered to correct the guy, that's all, all right?
I don't get it.
What is it?
A bank statement. The Queen Victoria Public House VAT Account.
Ten grand withdrawn Monday.
Well, he's just paid the VAT.
No, it can't be. It's not due till next month.
Well it's probably just a mistake then.
Look, Rox, whatever it is, it doesn't concern you,
because you are not the new Mrs Alfie Moon.
You are just doing a few hours behind the bar. Big difference.
One more bit of sightseeing and then I'll take you for lunch, yeah?
There he is. There's the man.
Jim Basher Branning.
Are you like him?
Yeah, too much. So this is it.
The real East End.
And this is my Uncle Jack's business?
Yeah. He's got a partner, he's in the office,
but, yeah, this is your Uncle Jack's.
It's where the family... it's where we belong, Alice.
OK, not your scene. I get the message.
Wasn't your mother's either.
-Come on, let's go somewhere quieter. I'll buy you that lunch.
500 quid not enough to ease the pain, then?
Not having a church wedding.
I don't care about that.
Yes, you do. Just a little bit.
Listen, we're not like the little people round here,
turning their sad lives into a gaudy fairy tale for a day.
We're more than that.
-Yeah. So me, you, the baby,
we're going to have a better life than any of them.
But first, there's that weekend in Paris to get through.
In a big chic romantic hotel?
Yeah, if that's what it takes.
First class all the way.
You know that me and the baby need to be comfortable.
I know that.
He could be calling himself anything
but the credit card is under the name of Beale.
He has to be in his room. Please let him be in his room.
It's all right, we'll find him.
If we go in one lift, and he comes down the other, we'll miss him.
-Just calm down, it'll be fine.
-Sorry. I'm just...
They've, er, they've not had a Mr Beale staying.
No, they must be wrong!
Just because he's not here, doesn't mean anything's happened to him.
But he used his card here, they must know him.
-Where is he? Where's my dad?
-Do you mind?!
Just tell me where he is.
I might've known.
What, he's come chasing after you, begging you to come back, has he?
They've got a room!
I don't know where he is or what you're going on about.
Try the chippy.
Look, we know he's here.
I thought he was dead, how could you let me think that?
Do you mind?
Look, this is a very difficult day for me.
Stay here and don't let her go anywhere.
Just stay here.
It's great that you saved Mr Trueman's life, of course.
Must be a relief to hit the news for a positive story.
And this is positive, isn't it?!
You know, a new business right here on the Square.
Very different from the attention you were getting a little while ago.
Excuse me, what has that got to do with anything?
Here we go.
Well, I could show you around the Olympic themed bijou rooms
if you like, after.
Hello, Denise, I got that plant you wanted.
I thought I'd bring it over in my lunch time.
If you'll excuse us? We're having a private interview, yeah?
-I think it's time you left.
-My son doesn't want to talk to you.
It's a human interest story, Mr Cotton.
sorry, suspected murderer turned hero.
Mum's right. I don't want to talk about it.
-I knew this was a mistake.
-Don't you want to get the truth across?
We know what you people do with the truth, you know.
The fact is, you've put your name out there again
so you've reminded people about the murder.
See what you've done?
They're all back, sniffing around
and if you don't go with a friendly journalist like me,
you'll end up with a muckraker.
You seen anything you fancy?
They do a mean vindaloo if you think you're man enough.
I hate to say it, but I'm not that keen on spicy food.
No. Neither am I.
I just wanted it to be a treat.
It is. It's nice here.
Well, they do some plain dishes.
They've got omelette.
That's not very exciting, though, is it?
Excuse me, darling, have you got change for the vending machine, please?
I can't give you all my change.
Well, can't you just give us two tenners.
-What, for a vending machine?
I tell you what, don't worry. Don't put yourself out, all right.
Tell you what, why don't we go somewhere else, eh? Up west?
Back to the cafe?
I wanted it to be special.
What's more special than cheesy chips?
Cheesy... now you're talking. Come on, then.
Maybe he's just gone out.
There's none of his things, Luce. Just her stuff.
I told you, he isn't here!
Yes, he is.
No, he isn't, look, he really isn't.
Just stop it, will you?! This is my mum's funeral!
Why can't you all just leave me alone?
Are you satisfied?
Please, please just tell me, where is my dad?
If I knew...
I thought a few of her cousins might come, you know.
A few old friends maybe, but...
It was her.
She got her hands on Ian's card and Ian ain't been here.
Where is he, then?
If you...if you know anything, anything, please just tell us.
What does she care anyway, as long as she can carry on sucking him dry?
His credit's all used up so you can stop worrying, all right?
You think I'm worried about money... when my brother's missing?
So where are we going to look now?
Take her to the car.
Why, what are you going to do?
Just take her to the car.
We'll find Ian, all right?
But he's not here.
Now wait outside for me.
First, let's tell Joe Public you're not the villain they think you are.
No, we don't want his name linked with the B&B.
Look, love, I'm not even going to mention your precious B&B, all right?
Go away and let me do my job.
Hang on a minute, that's why you're here!
You're not even going to mention it?
Yeah, raking up Heather's murder.
Don't you want people to remember an innocent local woman, eh?
We could do an article about her.
You don't care about Hev.
You can say what you like about me,
but you say anything bad about her...
They've still not found the murderer. Nothing to say it wasn't him.
-That's me saying it.
And me. Well, innocent until proved guilty.
-You have five seconds before I call the police.
All right, I'm off. I'm off.
No one's going to talk to you round here.
Yeah, man, go find some other gutter.
You lot have ruined everything! Wait! Trevor!
That girl never learns.
Zainab, Patrick, everyone...
Hiya. You all right?
Oh, hello. Honestly, you do your best to help people out.
A stallholder asked me for change so I gave him 20 quid's worth.
And the £20 note he gave me turns out to be a fake, don't it?
-Oh, did you take it back?
-Yeah, I tried to.
He says I can't prove it was his and I can't. He's right. 20 quid down!
Oh, take no notice.
I'll be all right once I've had a coffee and a bun. What's that?
Oh, it's a college prospectus.
Oh, right, Kamil's a bit young, Tamwar's a bit old...
You're never too old.
You? Are you thinking of going back to school?
No. Yeah. Maybe.
Thinking about it.
Yeah, oh, I can see you as a student.
I could see you as a teacher! Yeah, is that what you're thinking?
Well, maybe. But three years with no income with a family to keep?
And a wife who wants a new sofa.
Oh, right, yeah, well then. Sofa, career, sofa, career.
-More like it?
-Least we got something in common.
Oh, we'll have lots more than this, angel.
Cut from the same cloth, eh?
What do you know, eh?
About Ian, about...
what do you know?
What are you on about?
I've told you, I don't know about anything.
Well, why did he run?
How many times, Phil? I didn't even know he was...he was missing.
Well, if you hear from him...
Why would I hear from him?
Why would he do anything? He's flipped, ain't he? He's lost it.
Phil, I've changed my mobile number, I've cut all ties, you know,
I'm starting again.
Well, make a better job of it this time.
I'm sick of messing everything up.
I'm sick of being me. I can't do it any more.
Honest Mandy now, is it?
Yeah. Trying to be.
Yeah. Time to grow up...
turn into someone...
Roxy, would you mind just covering the bar while I nip to the, um...
-That's my banking.
I had a call earlier from the bank, they were just querying a cheque.
I didn't hear the phone ring. You should have called me.
All right, OK. All right, look, there was a statement this morning.
From the bank.
What were you doing opening the mail?
The VAT account's been emptied.
Yes, that's the system.
What sort of system empties an account before you need the money?
It's in the safe, though what it's got to do with you...
-But it's not due till next month.
-Yes, I know that!
So what are you drawing cash out for?
Because you don't pay it with cash.
Alfie likes it that way. I don't know why.
He's coming back soon anyway, isn't he?
So Alfie knows that the VAT account's empty?
Yes, yes, he knows everything.
I really hope that you haven't messed up my paperwork...
-No, I haven't. But if there's something wrong and I can help you with then you just...
Everything is under control.
So would you, please, please stop meddling?
Oh, wow! Wow!
That is...that is actually amazing.
a lovely, lovely man.
I suppose we can always buy the, um, the body lotion in duty free.
No more vanishing off to prison. And no more second chances.
You have to be 100% honest from now on.
All right, girl. I get the message.
As long as you do. I'd better get back.
Thanks for a lovely day.
It's been my pleasure. Hug for your old man?
Right waste of time. I managed to get rid of one in the market....
-All right, Bill?
-..but the rest of it, forget it, Del.
You was looking for some baby wipes, weren't you?
Tell you what look, you keep the tenner, eh?
No, but you said, didn't you...?
Yeah, well, you win some, you lose some, Bill. Hmm. Hmm.
Oh, right. OK, yeah. Thanks, Del.
-See you later.
-See you, mate.
His granddaughter is having a baby.
What? No. No.
Yes, yes. You couldn't be honest if you wanted to.
You don't know what it means.
No, Alice. No, it was just...
Who's that for?
No-one. Just sort of general interest, you know, really.
-Jean, can I have a word?
-Course you can.
Won't be a minute.
I've just checked in the safe.
You've no business. I can't have you interfering like this.
It's not fair on Alfie, the finances are private and all that.
It's been emptied, OK.
So, if you put ten grand in there, you've been robbed.
-I paid the bills with it.
-But you told me it was for the VAT.
So make your mind up.
It's got nothing to do with you. It's my job, OK. It's my job.
I'm going to phone Alfie cos something's not right.
No! He'll be back soon and you'll see, he'll be fine about everything.
Jean, it's ten grand. It's not petty cash!
Alfie took it, all right! He took it. Satisfied?
-Alfie took it?
He wanted to give Kat a surprise. A lovely surprise.
Something that she would love.
I wasn't supposed to say anything but you've pushed and pushed.
He swore me to secrecy.
It's a lot of money, Jean.
Yeah, well, I feel terrible saying anything.
I mean, he just wants to, I don't know,
make some grand gesture to show Kat how much he loves her.
Hello. Is anyone serving?
Yeah, I'm coming. Hold on a minute.
Well, I didn't know that, did I?
If I've been a bit full-on, then I'm really sorry.
But, yes, well, fine, can we just leave it now?
Yeah. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Sorry about that. What can I get you?
Can I get you one?
Yeah, thanks. You all right?
-I'm getting there.
Where do you think Dad is?
well, maybe he's off on an adventure somewhere
and he'll be back soon, with all sorts of mad stories to tell us.
He's not very good at stories.
No, he isn't. Right, Bobby Beale. This is what we're going to do.
Every night, until Dad comes back, you know what we're going to have?
-Hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Done! I've booked that amazing hotel on the Champs Elysee.
All you've got to do now is pay for it in the next 24 hours.
OK, I'm going to get a shower.
And then, um, afterwards, I might try my new perfume.
-Don't start anything you can't finish.
'Oh, hello, Michael, it's Jean.
'Listen, I'm ever so... ever so sorry to do this,
'but I think I've made a really silly mistake.
'I need that 10,000 back.
'I mean, I should never have given it to you in the first place,
'I'm really, really...'
HE HANGS UP
Woo, you're so fit, huh?
Bobby, get down here. You're going to make me late!
I need some dinner money.
-What's that going to buy me?
-That's all I've got.
-Dad gives you twice that.
-Yeah, well, Dad isn't here, is he?
SHE SIGHS What happened to breakfast in bed?
I was uncomfortable and bored of waiting.
You NEED to relax!
I will be tonight -
when you buy me dinner at this amazing Parisian restaurant.
That's my girl.
I think this baby really wants to come out.
That's why you need to relax. You need to go upstairs, put your feet up, take the day off.
Yeah, as amazing as that sounds,
some of us have got a business to run.
Oh, come on, Patrick, man! Look, down...
Down a bit, down.
No, not so far, man. Come on, bring it up.
Up, up, up, up, up...
-Where was it again?
-Make up your mind now, woman!
-You know what?
As long as they can see my name, yeah?
Eh, what? You going to leave me dangling here?
They can take their logo but they can't take my name.
So, you've decided to join us, then, have you?
-I needed my beauty sleep.
-Yeah, I've been up since the crack of dawn!
I've been up since the crack of...
-Here, have you read this?
-No, I haven't had time.
That creep couldn't get a story, so what does he do? Make one up.
And look at that, not even a name check for the B&B.
The banner's up. It's official. We're opening this evening.
Home sweet home, eh?
Well, I suppose I'd better move back in, then, eh?
Eh, before you start unpacking, the both of you,
there is work to be done!
Hey, I hope those rooms are ready for my Jubilee bookings?
-Yes, well, maybe if you pulled your finger out!
-I've been making a list.
It's the personal touches that make all the difference.
I'll stick these in the downstairs khazi?
Yeah, all right, then. Yeah, you do that, thanks. PHONE RINGING
POSH ACCENT: Er, yeah, we do have limited vacancies, yeah.
I could offer you the Linford Christie Suite.
With a 10% promotional discount and a complimentary lunchbox.
Yeah, it's complimentary, yeah.
-Maybe I should pop over?
-If you have any sense,
you'll steer clear until the party.
You're right, we'll arrive fashionably late.
And I want everyone to make an effort. That includes you, Tamwar!
Sorry, are you seriously expecting us all to go?
Of course! I gave them the money to invest in that eyesore.
No way, I'm not setting foot in the place.
You'll be fine, Afia.
It is important for us all to be seen again.
We are upwardly mobile. Your father's going to get a promotion.
It's time we showed this Square that we are a family to be reckoned with.
-You sure you're up to this?
-What, knocking out a few motors?
Well, nah, this is a proper job, innit?
What, are you trying to say I can't do an honest day's work, are ya?
Who'd have thought it, eh? Derek Branning on the straight and narrow.
Go on, on your way, on your way. You're cramping my style!
I'll be at the gym, yeah? And remember...smile.
Hey, good boy!
Hello, Cora, love.
Max is at the auctions. I said I'd look after the place for him.
Bet that put his mind at rest(!) How'd it go with Alice?
What were you thinking of, eh? Showing her that letter?
I was trying to patch things up between you.
-I thought you'd be grateful.
I tell you what, though, she ain't half hard to please.
Runs in the family.
She caught me trying to knock out some of that Mickey Mouse money.
Oh! I don't know why I bother.
It's all right, it's all right, I'm going to make it up to her.
I'm going to try and go straight.
No time like the present.
-You've got a punter.
I mean, how hard can it be, eh?
Good morning, sir. How are you? Nice to meet you.
There you go, babes.
-You are now officially off the market.
So, you heard from him?
-He probably just needs a bit more time on his own.
And you? You all right?
Well, Bobby's just missing his dad.
Yeah, well, he will be back in no time!
You know where I am if you need me, eh?
-You going to go to school now?
-So somebody can take our house while we're gone?
-Yo, Juicy Lucy, how is my favourite blonde?
Really late for work. Bobby isn't feeling too well.
-I can't take him to the caff.
Luce, you know what, I'd love to help, babe,
-but I've got to put together my set list for the B&B opening...
Forget I asked.
-Luce, it's just... It's just things I've gotta do, babe.
-My dad died in that fire.
-I know, Afia. I was there, remember?
So why are we even considering this?
-Because you know what it's like when Mum wants to go...
-Am I interrupting?
Where have you been?
Walking...in Malam Jabba!
You went to Pakistan? I am SO jealous.
Three weeks of mountain air.
-Back to Walford with a bump.
-Tell me about it.
Big hole -
-kind of need you to dig me out of it.
Speed dating, I'm hosting an event next week.
-Yes, some friends roped me into it.
-Anyway, the venue's fallen through.
-You want to have it here?
HE CLEARS HIS THROAT OK. Hello, speed dating,
people talk and then they move table. No-one's got time to eat.
-Well, everyone pays a cover charge and it's already fully booked.
-Yeah, Mum would kill us, though.
-Here we go again.
-It's morally dubious and lowers the tone.
Yeah, and in case you'd forgotten, this isn't HER restaurant.
OK, it was just a suggestion.
Yeah, it might be fun? I mean, we could...
Afia, it's not going to happen.
Mind your back, mind your back!
-Just mind the table, yeah?
-I need to just get under...
-Come on, Patrick, put some welly into it!
Mind the ceiling, I've just got some wallpaper... Please, be careful.
so I thought you could do with a small pair of hands.
Ah! # Mr Lover Man! #
Yes, well, I'm glad someone's offered to help.
I can't believe you're dumping me!
Look, babe, I'm working, all right? I ain't got the time for this.
You found the time to go and see Morgan, though.
So what, you hard at it?
-Yeah, busy, busy!
-Look, I'll pop over later with some ice, yeah?
-All right, then.
Better get a wiggle on.
You know what? I need to get a wiggle on it as well, yeah?
And WHERE do you think you're going?
-To Bootys for a pre-party pampering...
You are not going to leave me here to do all the graft.
-Yeah, but these nails are not going to polish themselves, are they?
-..and neither are them windows.
Yeah? How long are you gone for?
-Well, it's all right for some, innit?
Got to keep 'em keen.
-Must be where I was going wrong.
I've been trying to call you.
-I've just been a bit busy, Jean.
-Did you get my messages?
It's just that I need that £10,000 back.
You're beginning to mess me about a bit, Jean.
It's Roxy, she's asking questions.
-All SORTS of questions!
-What d'you say?
Well, nothing, cos it's our little secret, isn't it?
But she's seen the books, she's seen the figures
-and she knows that the safe's empty.
-All right, OK, erm...
It's just that if she talks to Alf...
Yes, just put a sock in it so I can think, will you?
I need that money back by today, Michael.
I'll see what I can manage.
I KNEW you'd sort it!
Meet me in the Vic, yeah?
Oi, what you playing at?
MICHAEL LAUGHS She's got a little, er, got a little thing for me.
-You've got to indulge 'em!
-You are SICK!
So, what are you doing, then?
Reading. You should try it sometime.
Horoscopes don't count.
So you're just going to sit there with your nose in a book?
If it stops me from looking at those hideous walls.
Forensic detective work.
You find the toilets
and examine them very carefully for any evidence of dirt.
What's in it for me?
Mmm, ten quid should cover it.
Call it 20 -
some of us ain't THAT cheap.
Hello, why isn't Bobby at school?
Doesn't look very ill to me.
-Was there something you wanted?
-Oh, yes, change for the shop, please.
You know, if he's poorly, he should actually be at home.
-What's it got to do with you?
-I'm a concerned neighbour.
Or perhaps you'd like me to call Social Services?
How you doing, Mrs M?
You all right, Bobby? Come on, let's get you home, eh?
-You're looking after him?
-DVDs, games, chicken soup.
That's all the medicine he needs - Doctor Fats!
I'm still going to bring it up with Ian.
-You do that.
-I mean, what kind of loser abandons his children, hm?
I thought you were busy?
-Never too busy to help out a mate.
-Come on, then!
Come on, then, little man.
COMPUTER BEEPS Argh!
A guest wants to book some tickets for Mamma Mia!
Why won't it let me in?!
I've got a free study period this afternoon.
I can book them for you, if you want?
I'm waiting for the catch.
-Only trying to help.
-All right, all right!
-Look, this stays between us.
-I'll need a credit card.
See you later, yeah? All right, bye.
What's this? You checking up on me, are you?
Those cars won't sell themselves.
You sold that coupe?
-Ah, it was child's play.
-Yeah, beginner's luck!
Even got the asking price - less my commission, of course.
-Well, maybe I'll stick around. Show you how it's supposed to be done.
Well, come on, then, show me what you got. I'll be watching you!
-Yeah? Come on, then.
-Yeah, I'll be watching you. THEY CHUCKLE
-I'm telling you, something ain't right.
-I thought you said you were going to back off?
Alfie's back soon. He'll sort it out then.
Here, Rosie? You read this?
Your Andrew, he's right back in the frame!
Yeah, he's been moping around all morning.
I'll kill that flaming journalist!
If you didn't make us go after those wretched lions, I mean...
You shouldn't have started choking!
Hey, Mrs C, Mr T, meet your MC for the B&B!
-Fat Boy's doing the music tonight.
Yeah, some hot summer tunes to shake your hips to!
I may be persuaded to swing my tush!
Yeah, yeah, man, we could do with a party, can't we?
Count me in - as long as they've built a decent fire exit!
Yeah, I went to the bank this morning, so...
I couldn't get it all out, though.
OK, well, how much?
Keep the change. Enough to get Rox off your back.
Just sit tight and I'll bring it over.
I think you've got explaining to do.
First you sabotage the church and then you cancel the reception.
I mean, anyone would think that you didn't want to get married, Michael.
It was all a bit Essex, the church. You deserved better, I thought.
-You said it.
-You know, a better venue and...
I was just going to go to the bank, so...
Oh, well, I've saved you a journey.
-Mmm-hmm, discreet, exclusive...
I thought you said that you wanted to spoil me?
They've offered us some dates,
and I think if we pay cash deposit then they'll know we mean business.
Enjoy her, yeah?
See? Sometimes you just need the soft touch.
Yeah, soft touch, that's always been your problem, innit?
I could have got another oner out of him.
Well, listen, you sell that Merc, I'll give you the money meself.
Silly money, this car, sir. Practically giving it away.
Got to work on your people skills, mate.
-Oi, I'm a born communicator, me.
-Yeah? You're certainly talking something, that's for sure.
-I'm bringing a bit of class to this forecourt, that's what I'm doing.
-On your way.
Now, I'm glad you looked at this car, sir. Let me tell you this...
-What do think?
Lost for words.
-Right, that is the bedrooms finished.
No thanks to some people.
OK, bathroom checked, and just time for a little soak.
-Third row tickets for Mamma Mia!
-Oh, bless you, babe! Thank you.
I'm going to pass this on to the guest with a nice tidy mark-up,
which we will split between us. # Mamma Mia
# Here I go again
# My, my... #
I can't believe people still think I killed her.
Today's headlines, tomorrow's rubbish.
You know, it's times like this you realise who your friends are.
Oh... Andrew, there's something I need to tell you...
You're good to me, Patrick.
I didn't choke.
I was just pretending I was, you know?
You made me think you were dying?!
Yeah, well, your mother and me,
we felt we needed to distract you from the Moon boy.
-My mum was in on this?
-Yeah, well, we were just trying to help.
By digging it all up? Heather will be turning in her grave.
Let's get to this party before all the free booze runs out.
-You all right, Jean?
-Yes, I'm fine!
I wish people would stop asking me that!
Why the sudden rush?
Well, you know, you still need to pack - that tends to take a while.
-Go on, get it there.
-What are you doing?
The sooner I have you all to myself, the happier I'll be.
Turn up the music! This Fox is ready to party.
I'm glad one of them is.
-You know what, D? You need to lighten up.
-In case you'd forgotten,
I'm supposed to be a partner in this business. Not your hired skivvy!
Yeah, well, let's just remember whose name is above the door, yeah?
If I weren't here to run things, you wouldn't last five minutes.
-You just got Sasha a detention?
Her school teacher caught her booking some theatre tickets.
-Whoa, whoa, whoa, you did not tell me that.
-With your credit card!
-Technically that's fraud.
-What was she doing with it?
-Helping me out!
-Seems like everyone's been helping you out.
-She made me clean the toilets.
OK, Kim, Kim, what exactly have YOU done today?
-Aside from passing the buck?
-Maybe we should calm down?
No, no, Patrick, it's good to clear the air, yeah? So, come on...
anybody else want a pop? Fat Boy?
Come on, give us your best shot!
Andrew? Come on!
Hit me when I'm down.
Because clearly I'm some kind of...
-No, no, no, flaming liability.
This customer finance plan, the figures don't tally.
Oh, well, that's a shame, innit? Cos he's already signed the agreement.
You've bumped up the figures, ain't ya?
-I may have massaged them a little.
-You know what, you have to do things your way, don't you?
-What's that supposed to mean?
-It means you can't even go straight and narrow.
-Not even for Alice.
-Oi, you leave my Alice out of this!
Let's just face facts,
you're always going to be on the wrong side of shady.
Look, I'm trying to do the right thing by that g...
Here, d'you know what?
You tell Max he can stick his motors and his clapped out old bangers.
I've got better things to do with my time!
I hope you're pleased with yourself?
Patrick, save it, cos all I've had today is earache.
Yeah, while we've been bursting our guts getting this place open.
You think I don't know that?
Well, a little bit of gratitude wouldn't go amiss.
Look, if you want to get this place going,
let me tell you something, young lady,
you have to step up, you know.
But what if I fall flat on my face? Huh?
I was all right doing odd shifts at the Vic, you know.
Sometimes I just wish that this place was still rubble.
Then I wouldn't have to do all of this.
I mean, the Kim I know, she ain't scared of anything at all.
Yeah, well, she's scared, all right.
Just very good at hiding it.
It's an adventure and we're all on it for the ride, OK?
Maybe Denise is right?
Maybe I ain't got what it takes?
Well, you ain't going to find out lying down there.
I don't mind if you want to go to the party.
It won't be up to much.
Besides, I'd rather stay at home with my little brother.
Maybe Dad will call?
I mean, he's been away for days.
Well...we're doing just fine without him, aren't we?
No arguments, you're...
Sasha has something that she'd like to say.
I got the detention on purpose.
But if she hadn't made me do all the work...
Maybe I was out of order. I'm sorry, if you are.
You say it first.
All right, guys, guys. Let's just enjoy the party, shall we?
# My party! #
# Everyone's party! #
Interesting colour scheme.
It's enough to make your eyes water.
Place looks like a knocking shop!
-How do you know?
-Hello and welcome to my palace.
-It looks a bit different to the last time I saw it!
-I thought I'd bling it up a bit, you know what I mean?
-Kim, I'm completely blown away.
Well, if the gays like it, I must be doing something right!
You know what? Really, I love what you've done with the place. I do.
-You know me, Rox. You know, creative juices...
And I had some help.
Here we go, speech time!
OK, OK, OK! Listen up! Listen up, yeah?
I'd like to thank you all for coming to the grand opening.
-Wahey, wahey, wahey!
And I have to give a special thanks to the people that's helped me to make this happen.
I've got to thank my family, who I couldn't have done it without. CROWD CHEERS
And my beautiful, sexy boyfriend!
CROWD MURMURS Yeah, yeah, you can look but you can't touch!
-More's the pity!
Sasha! Yeah, you've been a great help,
and, of course, my fabulous friends.
So, please, feel free to take the tour.
Enjoy the tunes and tell everybody that we're open.
But, before you do, please, raise a glass for the toast from the host.
D'you know what, I have to say, it's been a nightmare of a year,
but, you know, we're still living the dream
and, for me, Kimmy has risen, like the phoenix from the ashes and...
Ah! I can't decide.
Take 'em both, you'll only change your mind. PHONE RINGS
When is that woman going to leave you alone?
-Taxi's here in five minutes.
-Oh! Well, I might even be ready.
BANGING ON DOOR
SHE HAMMERS ON THE DOOR
Are you in there?
SHE HAMMERS ON THE DOOR
Oh, Jack! Jack...
you haven't seen Michael anywhere, have you?
-Yeah, well, he's gone away, ain't he?
-No, he can't have!
Listen, Jean, you want to lay off a bit, yeah?
I don't know what you're talking about? Oh, doesn't matter!
Bad day at the office?
Ha, you could say that.
If you want to absolve your misdemeanours, Derek,
you might want to think of doing a couple of shifts at the charity shop.
Do us a favour, Cora! I've still got me standards.
You know what?
I'll never be the mother Tanya wanted,
and she's known me all her life.
How long have you known Alice? Five minutes?
Give it some time.
I dunno, maybe I'm beyond redemption?
"We're all sinners, Derek," as Dot would say.
If Alice wants her dad back, she's got to take you as she finds you.
Cora Cross, you are a genius.
I mean, if she thinks I'm going straight...
well, that's all that matters, innit?
Best I just go back to Southend.
Don't blame Patrick, it was my fault.
I just couldn't bear to see you looking so hurt.
I wanted to do something for you.
There are people in the Square who care about you.
Yeah? Well, they've got a funny way of showing it.
I know what you think of me. But I've been worried.
I've been worried sick. I'd do anything to make you feel better.
I miss her, Mum.
I know you do, love.
Come and stay at Dot's.
Let me look after you?
How are you bearing up?
It's Afia I'm worried about.
Yeah, well, I can see she's having fun.
-I need to borrow your boyfriend.
-As long as you bring him back!
You're such a spoilsport.
Here, you taking DSS, then?
-Only I can send a few people round your way.
I am not living next door to another halfway house, thank you.
I'm glad you saw sense and decided to come.
I'm doing it for Tam.
Can't quite believe they've finished this place.
Yeah, well, we couldn't have done it without you, Zee.
I'm glad the money could be put to good use.
My dad's dirty money.
-Can we please lose the face, Afia, all right?
Look, she's ruining the party.
All right, I'll go.
No, I think you've said enough.
I'll be needing those keys.
OK, bad idea. We should never have come.
Try telling your mother that.
She's just worried about you, Afia.
All she cares about is keeping up appearances.
Yeah, but we're just trying to make the best of things.
Well, maybe I want more than that.
Zulekha? Yeah, it's Afia.
Listen, about the speed dating, well, we'd really like to host it.
I mean, that's if you still want us to?
Oh, and I'll even let you check out the talent from behind the bar.
JEAN PANTS AND GASPS
I've been looking for you everywhere!
Sorry, something came up, Jean, you know what I mean?
-Well, I waited in the Vic, like you said...
-I'm a bit pushed now.
Yeah, well, you said you'd got some of the money for me.
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Lucy decides to throw a party to celebrate the fact that Mandy is out of her life, but it falls flat when she makes a shocking discovery about Ian's whereabouts. Knowing what Phil is capable of, Ben and Jay worry that he may have had something to do with Ian's disappearance.
Tanya is infuriated when Cora ropes Lauren into her plan to build bridges between Alice and Derek. Kim arranges for a reporter to pen an article promoting the B&B's grand opening, but her plan backfires when the reporter shows more interest in talking to Andrew about Heather.