Michael overhears some extremely useful information in The Vic. Alfie and Roxy make a deal to stay away from the people putting a strain on their relationship.
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'Hi, you've reached Alice's phone...'
Thanks, Carol, no-one does a fry up like you, sweetheart.
Britain's Got Talent, here I come(!)
So listen, are you still OK about what we spoke about?
You're going to stick to it, yeah?
Yes. Yes, absolutely.
Good. Listen, when we get back to the pub,
I'm going to give the vicar a call,
see if we can bring the wedding forward, yeah?
With a bit of luck, we will be Mr and Mrs Moon by the end of the year.
You seen her this morning? She came downstairs for a cup of tea,
and then said she wasn't feeling very well.
Did she seem upset? I mean, I was going to take her out for breakfast,
try and make up for how we left things last week.
That's very thoughtful of you, Joseph, but I don't think that
particular blandishment will mollify her, somehow.
Oh! Morning. Morning.
I know what you must be thinking.
I don't look old enough to be a mother, let alone 30.
There's probably a few in there for me today.
Um, sorry. Nothing here for you.
There must be something.
Sorry. See you again.
Right, there you go. Is that the kit?
Never you mind, hop-along.
Oi, Billy's got every chance of wearing one of these kits.
As long as he earns it.
Yeah, my metatarsal's healed up good and proper now.
What? Your metatarsal? You mean your stubbed toe.
What do you reckon? A bunch of hairy blokes with "beauty"
written across their chests.
They'll think you're the entertainment!
Pints all round, yeah?
You know what, you must've been born with a beer pump in your hand.
It's just too natural. It's too natural.
Do I take that as a compliment?
Lager's gone. I'll just go and change the barrel.
OK. Hear ye, hear ye - the landlord is back.
Hey, boss, what you doing here? We live here, Fats. You missed us?
Depends. Are we getting a free round?
OK, fellas, on the house, what's your poison?
Actually, we... It's not like you lot to turn down a freebie is it, eh?
Um, Kat actually saved my life a couple of times
while you was away, boss.
We're very grateful, aren't we, Alfie?
Yeah, yeah, course we are. Yeah. Thank you.
We'll take it from here now, all right, Kat?
Tell Tommy I'll see him later, yeah?
Right. There you go.
Oh, I was hoping to see you this morning.
Look, I'm really sorry again about Sharon.
No, I am. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have kicked off at you like that.
I know you were trying to help. You know, what with Jack going,
and all this stuff with Dennis, things just got on top of me.
Are you all right, though?
Not really. Just waiting to go down that police station.
It's doing my head in, to be honest.
Right, well, get over there and get stuck into some washing up.
There's nothing like a bit of hard graft
to take your mind off things.
The sooner you give this statement, the sooner you can put all
this behind you. You think it will be over and done with like that?
It better had. I can't handle any more aggravation at my age.
Will you look after Amy for me?
Yeah, sure. Where you off to?
We had a deal, didn't we?
Time for me to go and do my bit.
All right, Carol? All right?
Do us one of my coffees on the quick, will you?
Oi! Is this your grand plan to make some cash, is it?
Sloping off early from the car lot to scoff doughnuts?
A good salesman always keeps his blood sugar level up.
Trick of the trade.
Listen, can you knock off early?
Only it's not fair that Liam's baby-sitting
all of his half term, is it?
On the other hand a good salesman never knocks off early. Sorry.
Course not. Why pull your weight
when you're staying rent-free and getting all your food cooked?
No. Milk? I'm going to go and get you some milk.
Do you think there's a chance she'll give me a break?
Sharon, look, I know that Carol thinks things went too far
the other night... Yeah, too right they did.
With any luck you'll be without a job by this afternoon.
You might want to get your coffee somewhere else today, Sharon.
Excuse me? You heard. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Hey... I'm going to lose everything, aren't I?
Not on my watch, you ain't.
No, no, no, don't. Um...
I need to say something, so please, please just let me say it, OK?
Me and Alfie, we made some decisions whilst we were away
about our future, about how if we're going to have a future,
and I really want that, Ron, I do...
..that I can't see you any more.
And I've got to stick to it this time, OK?
Please. Please let me finish.
Me and Alfie, we've been trying for a baby of our own.
We want to be a proper family, Ron.
Ron, if I could have that and have you, I would, I swear to you...
But...Alfie won't have it.
What happened, it's not something he can just get over.
Ronnie...Ron, I love you.
I love you so much and I will always,
always want the best for you.
So what you're saying is, just so we're clear...
..is that we can't be in each other's lives any more.
It's OK. It's OK. I understand. I really do.
I mean, what were we going to do?
Were we going to go back to Ibiza, Mitchell sisters?
No, Alfie's your future now.
It's only right.
SHE BREATHES OUT
You all right, Alice?
I thought I'd just nip home, see if you're feeling any better.
Yeah, Alice, I wondered
if you fancied going out for a bit of lunch, actually?
Oh, Rox, I managed to have a chinwag with the vicar
and he reckons he might have a cancellation in November.
That's good. That's good. We'll talk later, yeah?
Hello. All right?
I'm sorry, did you want something?
Cos only the last time you took time out to have a chat
and walk me to work was, eh...never.
Clearly a huge oversight on my part.
You've got a strange manner about you, Mr Moon.
Has anyone ever said that before?
Daily. It grows on you if you give it a chance.
I'll explain my purpose if I may.
What is it with you and her?
I'm glad you asked. I'm concerned about her.
She's been...off-colour lately.
Yeah, it might have something to do with her dumping her
perfectly lovely boyfriend
and therefore spending all her time hanging round with you and Janine.
Not for a couple of days. I might give her a ring, though,
cos it sounds like she might need it.
Yeah. You're a good friend, Poppy.
And you're creepy as. Just my opinion.
Michael said that she came home this morning.
Well, I haven't see her. I don't know why you're so worried.
She's a big girl. Michael!
All right? No, I'm not, Michael.
Obviously. I've just been to check on my sister. She ain't there.
Sure you saw her this morning? That's what I said.
Her phone keeps going straight to voice mail.
Do you reckon I should check with Janine,
see if she turned up for work?
Ah, that's it. Sorry, she's gone to see a mate. What mate?
I don't know. A generic girl's name like Emma or Betsy or Gemma.
The list is endless. I didn't remember it
because it was so boring, Kathleen.
Right, so, sorry, Michael, how come you know
so much about my sister's whereabouts and I don't?
Let me walk you through that one, Joey.
The reason why, is cos when was the last time you had a conversation
with her? Proper conversation? I rest my case.
Right. Well, did she say what time she'd be back, Michael?
Five o'clock. Dinner time.
Dinner time? Or thereabouts.
OK. Good. She better be.
Are you telling the truth?
All right, darling? You can take your break now if you like. Thank you.
Just the paper please, Denise.
All right, Dan? Any idea when you're picking the final team?
Well, I haven't done it yet and I'm certainly not doing it now.
What's that, Dot's charity match?
Yeah. Billy's a little bit over-excited, anyway.
Just because all the others are treating it like a jolly-up
don't mean there's anything wrong with being committed.
I know I'm no spring chicken any more.
The understatement of the year...
But this could be my last chance for sporting glory.
Well, I'll be posting the final selection in the pub later.
Lay off the biscuits in the meantime.
Yeah, yeah. Course I will.
Den... Yeah? You haven't got any of them protein shakes, have you?
Course. On the third shelf down,
between the caviar and the quails' eggs.
Skiving off again?
Nope, half day.
I thought I'd let Liam go out with his mates for a change.
How did this happen?
You're putting the family first and I'm the one kicking off in the Vic!
Like Bianca wouldn't have given Sharon ten times as much
if she'd been over there.
I know, but what if Whit's right?
What if I have made things worse? Well, we'll deal with it, won't...
KEY TURNS IN DOOR Who's that?
Janine and the baby.
Janine, you can't just come barging in here when you feel like it.
All right, relax. I'm not here as the landlady.
I'm here to invite you all to a very special occasion this afternoon.
Oh, you leaving town?
No, it has actually been 30 years since the day of my birth.
I thought you'd like to come and pay your suitable respects.
No, not today, Janine. We've got too much going on, thank you. Come on.
It's going to be fun for the kids. Food, games, drinks...
Lovely. We wouldn't miss it for the world.
If I haven't said it already, I'm so glad that you are back in town.
The way to get rid of that girl is just tell her
what she wants to hear.
You know who taught me that, don't you? Frank.
What do you want, Alfie?
Well, I just brought Tommy a little present.
He'd have loved it out there.
Is that supposed to make up for going away without a word?
You made me look a right mug earlier.
Sorry, but you shouldn't have been working behind the bar.
With all due respect, Fats should have phoned or asked me.
What else was he supposed to do?
You left him right in it. When are you going to learn that running off doesn't solve your problems?
Nobody's running off. We went to make some decisions,
one of those decisions being that we need to come up with a schedule
for when we're going to see Tommy and we need to stick to it.
As far as me and you goes, we need to have some distance between us.
Me and Roxy want a fresh start.
Then make one and stop blaming me and Ronnie for getting
in the way when it's YOU that can't let go of the past.
I don't believe you sometimes, Kat.
How can you forgive and forget what Ronnie did to our little boy?
I don't get it... Alfie, hold on. Tommy doesn't remember it.
He's got a mum and a dad and he's happy.
And forgiving is not the same as forgetting.
And if you can't do that,
the only person that will suffer here is Roxy.
I saw her crying after her meeting with Ronnie.
You used to say to me to not to let the past decide on the future.
Decide on the future.
Time to take your own advice, yeah?
Tam - that's what they call you, isn't it?
Tam. Is that a term of endearment?
No, just what friends call me.
We never got to be friends, did we?
Yeah, that's a good thing.
You're being quite hostile with me, Tam...war.
Now just stop, just for a second.
We do have one thing in common though, don't we?
Quite a big thing. Alice. We have Alice in common.
No, we don't any more. We don't?
We broke up, it was awkward.
The last thing I want to do is talk to her.
I feel your pain, brother. I empathise.
'Hi, you've reached Alice's phone.'
Alice, come on, baby.
This is hard. I miss you.
Come on, I'm really sorry. I really messed up, Come back.
Come back, I'll make it right, yeah? Call me.
Balloons and banners all being delivered later, are they?
You what? Or should I add you to the list of people
that have completely forgotten my birthday?
Do you know Alice just hasn't turned up for work?
She's got her phone switched off so I can't even fire her...
Yeah, I was just going to pop out and get a few bits and pieces.
As if I'd actually rely on you to lay on any festivities.
No, I just wanted to invite you round for dinner later
with Lola and whatsername. Lexi. Lexi.
Janine, are you sure you're feeling all right?
I'm not ill, Billy, I'm just cheerful.
Looking forward to, you know, spending a nice evening
with my closest friends.
Right then. See you then.
Alice! Alice, you home?
Right, Michael, it's five o'clock. Where is she?
I told you, she's at a friend's house!
She didn't come home last night Michael, did she?
You've been lying to me all day, ain't you?!
Why am I being held culpable for this, by the way?
You're being very hostile with me. Pointing the fingers and all.
I'm feeling a bit worried. Michael, why are you making this worse?
What is all this?! Why are you joining in?
Will you shut up please, Michael? OK! If anything's happened to my sister...
Then I will be as upset and concerned as you clearly are, Joseph.
How do you know nothing's happened? Have you spoke to her?
Yeah, I spoke to her.
She called me, said she was going to stay at her friend's house.
She'll be back tomorrow evening.
I'm just supposed to believe you on that one, am I?
It's not me you're believing, it's her, OK?
You're casting aspersions on her word, not mine.
Come on, she's a sensible girl. She always does the right thing.
She's a paragon of virtue.
So if she said she was going to be back tomorrow evening, then she will.
So, why don't you talk me through exactly what happened
on the day that the complaint was made, Whitney?
OK. I was on playground duty on my own.
And everything was going well.
And when did you first cross with Dennis Rickman that day?
When he was running too fast in the playground. And he fell.
And what happened then?
Well, I made a joke with him about chasing after girls.
The other kids laughed but I don't think he took it too well.
Can you explain how Dennis may have got the injury
that his mother found when he arrived home?
Well, I told you - he fell over in the playground.
Look, please, I have a little brother and a sister, OK?
And they fall over all the time. They're covered in bruises.
It's not my fault, is it, that Sharon wraps her little prince in cotton wool?
Mrs Rickman's over-protective?
Yeah, and the rest. He is a nightmare.
And Sharon - Sharon thinks he can't do nothing wrong.
That's what this is really about, OK?
He is an obnoxious little tearaway who wants attention
and he's got some mad mother who's only too happy to give that to him.
I know I put that bluntly
but I'm telling you, that is the truth.
So, are you moving on?
I don't really know.
So it looks like we might be stuck with each other then.
Is that all right with you?
Us social outcasts need to stick together.
Have you seen them?
Yeah. I was hoping for a stick of rock
but I got a mouthful instead.
Do you think if it weren't for us, their lives would be perfect?
And nothing would ever go wrong? I doubt it.
I fancy a vodka.
You're not serious? What at the pub?
Yeah. We've paid for our mistakes. We've got nothing to hide.
All right? Yeah. So? How'd it go?
I just told the truth. PHONE RINGS
I've just got to wait and see now.
I told you. Tell the truth and everything will be all right.
Yeah. I mean, it's not over yet but it's a start.
It's the Headmistress for you.
What are you doing here?
Did you not hear anything I said to you earlier?
Believe it or not, this has got nothing to do with you.
What's wrong with you? Look at the state of her,
and all you can think about is you and your precious Alfie.
She's got Jack. She's fine.
Have you seen him lately?
He's packed his bags and gone.
Where's he gone?
I don't know. But she's hanging on by a thread
and I reckon she's counted the days till you got back.
Danny, Danny, is it up yet?
If I say yes, can we stop playing me and my shadow?
Go on, it's up there.
I don't think you want to be in a rush to look at it, Bill.
No way. No, no, Danny wouldn't do that to me.
Well, wouldn't leave you off the team completely, no.
No. He'd put you on the bench though, mate.
That is so unfair!
I'm the only one who's turned up to every training session!
Sorry, pal, looks like only
the finest physical specimens have made the grade.
And you, AJ.
Get me one, Fats.
No point my body being a temple any more, is there?
Why didn't you tell me about Jack?
Maybe if your opening line had been something other than
"'I never want to see you again", I might have.
Ron, you know that's not fair.
Look, I understand, all right?
I understand that all of this is about you and Alfie.
And your future.
But I just want my sister back.
Do you know what, Ron?
I can't do this.
I can't. Come here. Come here. OK. It's OK.
So how you going to play a match with beer guts?
Oi, we don't do beer guts.
A spare seat for our favourite former barmaid?
All right, budge over then.
Bar kid. Go on. Me an' all. I'll get 'em.
Right, who's having what? I'll have a G, please.
Drowning your sorrows again? I better put my crash helmet on.
We're celebrating, actually.
Yeah. I just had a phone call from the head teacher.
Apparently no-one believes your lying little brat of a son, Sharon.
See you on Monday.
Small whisky, vodka and coke and what are you having?
Er, G You know what, I feel a bit sorry for Janine.
You know, missing her 30th birthday.
Oh, shut up.
It's Janine's birthday today?
Yeah, she invited me over but I'm not really in the mood any more.
No, no, I don't blame you. You have that.
CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS
Right, listen up, everybody.
What's he doing? Don't worry.
As you know, me and Peroxide
have spent a couple of weeks away from the Square.
It's given us chance just to do a bit of thinking and...
Alfie, wait, wait!
It's all right, it's all right, come here.
I've had a little chat with the vicar.
How does the 25th of November sound?
Are you kidding me? Course I'm not.
Everybody, I want you to put the 25th November in your diary.
We are getting married - it's a big bash and everyone's invited!
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
Get in there, Alfie.
..I said everyone.
Right, Fats, get the champagne out.
It's on the house, everyone!
Listen, Kat, is it OK if I pop over and see Tommy tomorrow?
I want to spend a little bit of time with him.
Let me know when you're in. Is that all right?
Are you sure you can do this?
Listen, darling, you make me
the happiest bloke this side of Watford Junction.
I will do anything for you, OK?
I love you, Alfie Moon.
Right back at ya, peroxide.
CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS
Just a minute!
Do you actually want me to call the police?
Yeah. I remembered. I'm your husband.
I'm sorry...that it's come to this.
It is grotesque and I'm sorry.
Enjoy your celebrations, I guess.
If you wanted to, I don't know, maybe come round tomorrow,
have some dinner.
You could see Scarlett. That might be OK.
Yeah. That's very decent of you, Janine. Tomorrow it is then.
Ah-ha! What's all this about then?
I just wanted to say thank you for last night.
Don't be silly. What's this, a peroxide special fry-up?
I like it. Beats sweet loving any day of the week.
Yeah? Thank you. It's nice. You're welcome.
You not having nothing?
Um, right, look,
me and Ronnie thought we'd spend the day looking at wedding magazines.
Do you mind?
Look, don't get me wrong, I'm excited that it's happening so soon,
we're just going to be pushed for time, that's all...
OK? See you later.
I'm surprised you're up this early - after all
the drinking in the Vic last night.
It's true, I did imbibe -
I found clarity.
Don't end up in the gutter, Michael.
Don't give Janine what she wants.
I live in the gutter, Kathleen.
But I'm looking at the stars.
Morning, sunshine. Oh, great(!)
What's a fella got to do to get some breakfast round here?
I dunno, Grandad. Go to the shops?
I never thought I'd see the day.
David Wicks run ragged by a bunch of kids that call him Grandad.
Yeah. Something definitely went wrong along the way, eh?
You're going to be late for work. You can talk.
What? I've got the day off. And I'm going to clean up this place
and sort all this dirty washing out.
Well, I tell you what, I'll cook you dinner tonight.
The kids are out anyway, so it'll just be me and you.
You don't mind, do you?
No, course not, why would I mind?
Left arm, Joey. Left!
Left. To the larynx.
Just give me two seconds. I'll nip home and get changed, OK?
And why would you do that?
I'm not going to miss the last training session before the match.
You might as well. Seeing as you ain't actually on the team.
You could have sugar-coated that a bit, couldn't you?
But I'm the best striker you've got! I could dribble rings round these muppets!
Oi, oi, that's not very nice, is it?
Look Cindy, it's a charity match, yeah?
I could do without you breaking your leg.
As if you're just thinking of me.
He's right, Cindy. The other team are big blokes.
Well, I hope you lose ten-nil!
Breaking a young girl's heart just before lunchtime.
Just another day in the trenches, innit, gorgeous?
What time do you call this? We've been here for ten minutes?
Yea, well, I had things to do, didn't I?
Come on, let's go.
I'm surprised anybody noticed I wasn't here!
I just took some time off work to help Roxy with a few things.
We were going to head over to Phil's.
Right. What, you going to drag that across the Square, are you?
Believe it or not, it's all essential.
Listen, Rox, why don't you just go upstairs and have a chat? I don't mind.
Just let us do this, OK?
None of us is going to rub your nose in it.
I know. But if she's in our life, she's in our life.
I can handle it.
It's sweet of you and I love you for it, but no, OK?
All right. Ronnie, how do you fancy a bit of dinner tonight?
Come on. We're going to be family. Let's start acting like family.
It's cool, it's going to be OK.
If you're really lucky, I might put together a Nana Moon lasagne special.
How do you fancy it, yeah?
Yeah. Yeah, all right. Thanks.
All right? Still on for tonight, yeah?
Yeah. Don't forget to bring a bottle.
(It'll be more than that.)
It's that charity football match later.
Why don't you take the little 'uns down there?
Oh, yeah, sounds like a right laugh(!)
How about now?
The four of us couldn't get chicken nuggets and a drink for that...
Anyway, you owe us a cut for doing you a favour.
Look, you just stay out for a couple of hours, give me
and Carol some space. Deal?
Does Carol know that? Or does she think we're out anyway?
Throw in another tenner and you've got a deal.
Hustling your own family. You should be ashamed of yourself.
I did learn from the best. Grandad.
It's a meringue.
It's a nightmare. This is an actual nightmare.
I know it's supposed to be the best day of my life, but...
You've got the dress, you've got the wedding venue, the caterers,
table decorations, flowers.
I just want to run away
and get married on an island with three people and a goat for company.
Why don't you?
Cos it's Alfie's big day.
You know, he's Mr Albert Square. Alfie Moon.
If he wants the big day with all the trimmings then
I am absolutely not going to take that away from him.
Are you sure that's what he really wants?
Why are you so surprised?
Don't get defensive.
Well, I am now, cos you don't mince your words, do you?
Look, what I'm trying to say is, I was a bit surprised -
I didn't think he'd want to get married again so soon. Or you, for that matter.
Look, I know people say it's not the same the second time round, OK?
But for me - Alfie is it.
He's the only bloke I ever should've married.
In that case, I'm going to make it the happiest day of your life.
And that starts with banning you from wearing anything that
makes you look like a big fat powder puff!
I want you to give me away.
I can't do that, Roxy.
It's not going to be fair to Alfie, is it?
He's not going to want me standing next to him
on his wedding day at the altar.
Fine. Whatever. OK, so, tonight.
Dinner. It's going to be a nightmare, right?
What me, you and Alfie?
I can only think of about a million reasons why it could go belly up.
OK, so we need to invite someone else as a buffer or something.
Do me a favour. Tone all this wedding stuff down.
It's like Brides 'R' Us in here.
You lot look done-in after three laps round the Square.
I don't want you getting laughed off the pitch with Beauty's name on your shirts.
You're joking, aren't you? They're finely tuned athletes. Yeah, right(!) Oi, where you going?
Do you like losing, is that it? Yeah, yeah, that's it.
Do one before I ring Ian and tell him what a nuisance you're making of yourself.
I don't even know why I'm bothering to turn up just to be the laughing stock.
Come on, If you don't go, who's going to be the big super sub, eh?
Super sub. No chance.
Just because you didn't make the team, me and Lexi are still proud of you.
And I bet you any money Danny's going to have you playing in the first ten minutes.
OK? Now go on, break a leg. What?
Oh, I didn't mean. No, no, no... Lexi...
Go and get Lexi. See you later.
Have fun. Love you. Love you.
You'll be offering rub downs later, yeah?
Yeah, massages all round if you win, boys. Oi, oi!
All right? Good luck, Billy.
Listen, Bill, I know you're disappointed not to be on the team. But we've raised four grand already.
See you later. Bye. Good luck!
Thanks, Marie, all right, I've got four doughnuts there
and a couple of pastries, please.
You'll end up looking like you've eaten your whole family if you eat that.
Nah, nah, they're not for me. It's just I invited Ronnie over for dinner later, ain't I?
Right. And you think you can handle that, do you?
Sitting opposite Ronnie and making idle chitchat?
I've got to try, ain't I, eh?
Good luck. I hope Roxy appreciates it.
Thank you very much. Listen, if I remember rightly, though, you used to love a doughnut.
No, I didn't! Yes, you did! Eat the doughnut, Kat.
You love a doughnut. I'm on a diet.
Oh, another diet. Eat the doughnut, Kat. You love the doughnut.
You all right?
We're off then.
Okey-doke. Have fun.
Is that what you're making for you and Nan?
Never you mind. You just enjoy your nuggets.
What? Come on, spit it out.
Well, we were just thinking, it would be nice, wouldn't it,
to spend the evening as a family?
Well, my job's safe and everything, so...
Yeah, and we're not really bothered about watching some charity match.
We'd rather be here with you.
Please, can we stay, Grandad?
You can share our nuggets as well, if you like.
You're looking very dapper, Michael.
I always dress this way. I don't do sportswear, it's common.
It's for fat, common people who don't do sport.
Men should be peacocks.
But you don't usually get dressed up just to go to the chippy.
Do I look like I eat chips?
What you up to?
You're a good friend, Kathleen.
Look, I'm meeting Kirsty for a drink later.
I can always cancel if you want to talk to me. About?
You're acting weird. Michael, just tell me where you're going?
This isn't just about the glory.
It's about raising money for Dot's roof.
We don't want to go back there losers, do we?
So let's get out there and show a bit of Walford steel, yeah?!
Where are you going?
I'm going to sit on the bench, aren't I? I mean, that's what subs do, innit?
Listen, mate, we can't have you bouncing around out there, we're trying to concentrate.
You really think you're a bit special, don't ya?
He's right, Bill - this game takes a certain zen-like state of concentration.
Yeah, mate, we need you to look after the stuff anyway, really.
Are you two going to let them talk to me like that?
Fine team mates you are.
Come on. Let's get going. Come on, boys!
I thought this was supposed to be a laugh!
How are you?
Nice to see you, darling.
I didn't think it was going to be this agreeable.
Well, I thought if we're going to be spending the night in each other's company,
we might as well do it properly.
It would have been easier if Alice had bothered to show up.
But we will be having serious words with her later, won't we?
Would you like a drink? Yes, please.
What are you doing?
You know, change of plan. I thought it was a bit too much fuss, you know, so...
What am I going to do with you? Marry me?
You lost the recipe, didn't you?
No, no, it was just a lot of hard work and prep.
Basically, I couldn't be bothered, to be honest with you.
Yeah, yeah, no, I'm all right.
But, you know, tonight's about good company and good wine.
It's going to be lovely. It'll be fine.
Let's just cancel it. Let's just call the whole thing off.
No, no, no, Rox we're not going to call anything off, all right? Why?
Hi. You all right?
You all right?
I thought you might want to have someone to chat cars with
while these two paint each other's nails.
I've got to admit, I wasn't sure if you'd turn up.
Well, you gave me a chance to see my special girl.
Yeah, but weren't you afraid it's all part of some game plan?
Anything's possible with you.
It would be the perfect set-up, though, wouldn't it?
I get you over here, call the police,
they find you breaking your injunction.
That's your master plan, is it?
You don't think I'd tell you, do you?
Can you chop those veg for me?
Did you see the size of that bloke? Can't be legal.
Their centre forward plays dirtier than Mas's pants.
Boys, I'm being serious, right,
I don't think I'm going to be able to play this half.
Let's have a look at it. Oww! Nah, nah.
No, well we ain't going to forfeit the game, are we?
It's five aside, we can't play with four players, can we?
Come on, Bill, you're on.
Oh, what, you think you can just click your fingers and I'll come running?
Come on, Bill, it's for Dot's roof, innit?
Come on, Bill, I was only winding you up.
But only if you lot start showing me the respect that I deserve.
THEY ALL LAUGH Bill, mate, if you win us this game
you'll have more respect than you'll know what to do with.
OK. Let's do it.
THEY ALL LAUGH
Billy! Billy! Who's your mate?
How many Christmases have we spent in this gaff, eh?
If these walls could talk, eh?
Just memories - I mean memories. Just good memories, that's all.
We know what you meant, darlin'.
So, what was so urgent that you had to slope off
and leave my pub unattended - again?
Phil, you know that's not fair. Fats was here. And so was Kat.
A wide boy and your ex-missus? Hope it was worth the risk.
It was, actually. It was amazing.
Yeah. We'll have to bring Tommy next time, won't we, eh?
Well, the pizza was good, weren't it, eh? Mm.
I'll put the kettle on.
It's tragic, really.
Thinking about it.
This is the closest I've ever been to a family.
You too, I should imagine.
Don't you tar me with the same tragic brush as you.
You've been playing a game since day one.
Yeah, that's true. I wasn't playing a game about Scarlett, though,
or getting married. Meant all that.
Even if I did believe you, how does that change things?
BABY STARTS TO CRY
I'll make the coffee.
You can't do this, can you?
I thought I could.
It's all right.
You tried, Alfie. You really did.
So, I guess it's time for me to go.
What are you two whispering about, then? Excuse me.
You're making her go already?
You haven't even given this a chance, Alfie!
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I don't suppose anyone fancies livening this up a bit, do they?
Yes! Yes, we do, that is a great idea.
Well, go on then - get in the lounge, Ronnie.
Alfie, this was your idea.
At least see it through till the end of the evening, OK?
BABY GRIZZLING ON MONITOR
MOVIE PLAYS DOOR OPENS
CAROL: I'm back.
Oh. Change of plans, you lot?
Yeah, something like that.
Oh... I don't like this bit either.
So, how'd it go? Er, awful, actually.
Until Danny deployed our secret weapon.
Only went and got a hat-trick, didn't I?
So you won then, yeah? No, we got spanked.
But we didn't go down without a fight.
And more importantly, we raised that money,
so you and Phil have got to put your hand in your pocket.
Someone else can buy the first round then.
I told you I deserved my place on that team.
You lot owe me an apology.
Behave, Billy! You only had the legs for it
cos you didn't do anything for the first half.
Danny played a blinder unleashing Billy the Beast.
Danny played a blinder unleashing Billy the Beast.
Well played, boss. Right, what we having? Pints?
MUSIC: "Tubular Bells Part One" by Mike Oldfield
Roxy, stop it!
What?! Stop looking at his cards, I'm not going to play
unless you play properly. Why do you always make out I'm cheating?
PHIL: Cos you always are! You wouldn't do that, sweetheart?
No! No. Excuse me, if you leant back any further
you'd fall out the window!
OK, right, well, I'm going to call.
Here we go.
Yeah, call. Right.
Let's have a look then. Here we go. Oh, look at that!
Yes! Get in there!
You only folded because you saw what cards he had!
No, I didn't.
Do you agree with that, Alfie? Blatant cheating?
You wouldn't have done that, would you, love of my life?
No, I wouldn't! No, you wouldn't. Course you wouldn't.
No, no, let's disqualify that last round.
I didn't cheat! Deal again.
Put it back, what's the matter with you?
Two honest players at one table - first time I've seen that happen.
Of course, this isn't my first taste of sporting success, you know.
Oh, really? I was in the Olympics last year.
No, he wasn't.
Pops, for the 100th time, just cos you carried the Olympic torch
round the Square does not mean you was IN the Olympics, OK?
Right, who wants what?
I'll just have the same. I don't expect champagne.
Six pints, please. And put a special straw in one for Billy, will you?
All I'm saying is, a bit of thanks wouldn't go amiss!
Billy, it wasn't about you. It was about the money and having a laugh.
Yeah, well, I ain't laughing. Lighten up, Billy. Please.
Yeah, stop being silly! Oww! My skin!
Hang on... What?
All the money's gone.
You didn't just leave it in your jacket during the game, did you?
No, it was in the changing room. Was it locked?
Billy was in there. Only for the first half!
And that's cos you wouldn't let me sit on the Judy. Yeah. Clueless!
Dot is going to be thrilled with you, you know that?
Who's going to tell her?
She always used to cheat when we were kids.
Will you shut up, Ron, now, please? Didn't you, eh?
You used to slap your fat, sweaty mitt all over the pack
so no-one could see whether it was a snap at all.
I like winning, what's wrong with that? Nothing. You dealing or what?
When you cheat at Guess Who?, you've definitely got a problem.
Come on, Amy didn't win one game the whole time we were on holiday.
Yes, because she's four! Every time she guessed right, you changed what you had!
You know what, all gang up on me - I don't care!
Is there anything I need to know before this wedding?
Alfie! Er, there are a few things I could tell you, if we've got time.
I want her to give me away at the wedding.
I'm sorry, Ron, but I really do.
No, it's a great idea.
You know, it makes it all, like, modern, don't it?
Sisters doing it for themselves and all that.
Oh. All right?
Erm, thank you for agreeing to that before.
I know it can't have been easy.
Roxy needs you, I need Roxy.
It's that simple, really.
You know, this wedding - it means the world to her.
Almost as much as you do.
Thank you. Well, feeling's mutual, ain't it?
Roxy's my little sister, isn't she?
If you hurt her, I will come down on you like a tonne of bricks.
I don't care what's happened in the past.
I'm watching you, Alfie Moon.
I need to tell you something.
I went to the police station.
And I waited for an hour to speak to somebody.
And the whole time, all I could think about was you.
And how much you love her.
Love isn't enough.
It's not enough.
You can't give up on your little girl.
I can. I have.
No, you haven't. And you can't.
Because you're right.
I did grow up without my dad.
And it was horrible.
And my mum was all right.
But I still spent years...
..wondering why he wasn't around.
And why I wasn't good enough for him.
And why he didn't come looking for me.
Why he didn't love me.
I used to cry myself to sleep.
You know what you have to do.
And I want to help you.
You have to say it, Alice.
I want to help you kill Janine.
I suppose you think that was funny.
That's the thing about kids -
they've got a nasty habit of ruining your plans.
If you don't like it, you know, maybe it's time you moved on.
I've been thinking about that, actually, to be honest.
I mean, I'm miles off being able to afford anywhere, but...
there's some lovely places going, down by the Tube station.
Really decent, they are.
I'd be close by, be able to nip over and help with the kids.
I've got a life to be getting on with, what don't you understand about that?
You just can't trust yourself, can you?
SHE SCOFFS Eh?
I mean, there's me busting a gut to get us some alone time.
I don't have to bother, do I? It's enough just me being here.
Get the rest of this cleaned up.
If you need to talk to me, I'll be upstairs, talking to Masood.
Say hello from me.
"Well," said the wolf, "I'll go and see her too.
"I'll go this way and you can go that" -
and the wolf ran as fast as he could,
taking the shortest path, and the little girl took a roundabout way,
entertaining herself by gathering nuts
and running after butterflies
and gathering lots of bouquets of little flowers.
And it wasn't long before the wolf arrived at the old woman's house.
And he knocked on the door - tap tap tap. Who's there?
Want to go through the plan again?
So... I make a date with Janine...
Oh, you're back, then!
That's nice, that is, Al.
I mean, you just come and go as you please.
Don't worry about me, will you? Sorry.
I thought something had happened to you.
Well, it didn't. So you can phone him but you can't phone me, no?
I think you'll find my name is Michael.
I was going spare, Alice.
Because before you interrupted us, we were in the middle of something.
Look, Joey, I get it. You've made your point, I understand.
It'll never happen again. I promise.
There, see. You are done.
Well, at least you're back, anyway.
What the hell?! Say hello to my little friend. Luce?
She thought it was a real head. No, I didn't.
You fell for that one?
Ugh! What's that? You've been slimed.
"You fell for that one?"
Someone's smeared something really disgusting on the - Oh, right.
Halloween's here. Yeah?
So have you all got your costumes ready for later?
Later? The party at the Vic.
Yeah. I have. Except I'm going with Patrick.
We thought cos Dad's working tonight, you could take Cindy.
Sorry, he's gone and hired himself a cape an' all that.
Well, us three can still go.
Uh, yeah, I'm not going.
Me either. Not really my thing.
I can't go on my own.
You should ask your little friend.
I'll get a dustpan. All right, darling.
I'll have a ticket. I'll have two tickets.
What if I said no? Are you going to?
OK. I'm happy to sell you two tickets. Here's the deal, right...
please don't be coming in, gobbing off and starting any trouble. Got it?
What could be more agreeable?
Still no sign of the loot?
Nope. That's great, that. Well done, Dan. Don't look at me.
How do I know one of you lot didn't take it?
Because we are all honest, and we wouldn't do that to each other.
Remember when Jay came back from holiday with some money missing?
Think that's a coincidence, do you? I didn't touch that money and I didn't touch this one either
so don't go pointing the finger at me... Boys, boys, boys.
Squabbling and blaming each other is not going to find the money.
What we need to do is put our heads together. Yeah? The way I see it, we've got two options.
Neither of which I like. I don't like 'em either.
You ain't heard them yet. Oi, Jay. Men talking.
Shush. Option one...?
Option One. We round up Joey and Peter
and we all agree to make up the four grand between us.
Yeah, and the three bears(!) Why should we do that? You're the one that lost the money.
I didn't lose it, Jay, it was stolen.
Look, look, look, whatever - Dot needs that money today
so we need to sort it out, yeah? Option Two?
Option Two is one of us has to go round there and break the bad news.
You're joking, ain't ya? She'll go mad.
Told you I wouldn't like any of these options.
But there is, however, a third option.
We all move to Pakistan and live out the rest of our lives there.
Well, that's it then, ain't it -
one of us has to bite the bullet
and go and tell Dot face to face.
Isn't that right, Danny?
Are you serious? Yeah. Be a laugh.
Dressed up as a witch while trying desperately not to look embarrassed?
Go as a fairy, then. This is me.
I'm trying to make up for the other day.
Oh, so you can run off again? Leaving me to wonder why I ever, ever bother with you.
No, no. It's different this time. I promise.
I'm trying to make amends, you know.
This is me trying to claw way back a semblance of decency between us.
I ran the other night, I know I did. But that's because I had a momentary lapse.
Thank you so much for the thought, but Halloween for me
is just Christmas with fangs.
Right, come on, stash these away.
Ugh! What is that?
It's Cindy. Sorry, here you go.
Have you got anything nonalcoholic for me, Cindy and Lola?
Yeah, you two are having orange juice
and we need to find a way to get rid of Cindy.
We've got Bobby staying at a mate's house. Halloween sleepover thing.
And Dex? He said he's not up for it.
But he's going to miss out.
We're watching scary movies. If he gets too scared and jumps up, his stitches'll come out.
Then there'll be real blood on Halloween. Nice.
If you're that worried about him, go to his instead.
Look, main thing is we're partying tonight, aren't we?
That leaves one problem - what are we going to do about Cindy?
I was kind of hoping that one of you guys had an idea.
This is winding me right up.
Paid a small fortune for this, an' all.
No, you haven't. You don't pay a small fortune for anything.
Which is why it's not working. Yes, but it has to work, OK.
Cos people are paying ten pound a head and we need to have fog.
All right? All right, Rox? Hello, Michael.
Can I get a refund on these? Janine don't fancy it.
Janine? Janine. What were you bringing Janine for?
Did you not get the hint? If someone calls the police on you,
it kind of means they don't like you.
I thought we were getting on better. We had a bit of a detente.
I wouldn't be too surprised. She hasn't exactly been herself lately.
To be honest, I think she's getting worse, you know.
She's barricaded herself in there. She's quiet and lost.
Look, keep 'em for later. She might perk up. I have my doubts.
You know what woman are like, they change faster than Superman, don't they?
Except you, of course, love of my life.
You are constantly wonderful and beautiful.
Look at that. Thank you. Halloween is now happening.
Yeah. Not for Janine.
See, I like witches but wizards - no. They scare me.
Right... Werewolves I like cos, you know, they're basically just
overgrown puppies, ain't they?
But Dracula, no. No, no.
Well, he does bite you in the neck so...?
I don't think it's that, I think it's more the, like,
I used to have a scary grandad with slicked-back hair.
Not the sharp teeth though. His were false.
Hello. All right?
Have you thought of anything yet?
No. But I'm working on it.
I spoke to Jay and Abi. They can't come up with a plan either.
Why don't you want Cindy there anyway?
It's adults... and I want to do adult stuff.
What are you doing? Hungry. What's all this booze?
It's Dad's. For the restaurant.
So why's it over here?
I dunno. Uh - got any plans for later?
Nope. Just staying in.
You should go to the Vic. There's loads going on there.
On my own? I think I'll just stay in, thanks.
Don't worry, it's fixable. Michael.
Janine doesn't want to go out tonight. So it's off?
No, it isn't off. What do you mean, off? This is just a sign.
OK. It's telling us it's not right. It's wrong.
this is happening.
But how? She doesn't need me to go over there and babysit.
So am I meant to just break in - shove the pills down her throat?
You have to be in that house tonight.
Yeah, but how? You'll think of something. C'mon baby, I need you at your best.
You mean my worst. No.
All we're doing is convincing that monster to show up
for a date which she never shows up for.
It's doubly tragic.
It's so horrible. No, it's not. And life's horrible.
And it never gives you what you want.
And Janine is worse than that.
So that's why I'm doing this, I'm doing this for Scarlett.
I'm doing it for you.
to reiterate -
that one goes in her drink.
Goes in her bedside cabinet.
You're not the one doing it.
When she's gone - as in dead - you ring me
and you say you were late for baby-sitting and you found her.
How are you so calm?
I'm not calm. Inside, I'm a raging sea. We can't stop now.
We can't stop now. We've gone too far.
You can see that, right?
And I want to be with you so badly.
Tell me what I have to do.
What do you think? Oh, you're going, then?
Well, I managed to get a baby-sitter.
She's just split up with her boyfriend
and wants to mope in peace at mine, so...
to be honest with you, I'm a bit nervous. I'll hardly know anyone.
Well, they'll want to know you. Especially if you wear that hat and nothing else.
That'd be a talking point. Come on, then.
You need to tell me who to avoid.
Apart from the obvious one?
Oh, yeah of course. Anyone else?
Well, there's AJ.
He's harmless enough, but you'd better not let him
catch your eye, else he'll think you fancy him.
Got it. Oh, then there's Billy.
Don't want to find yourself propping up the bar with him,
because he talks for England, and none of it will make any sense. OK. Who else?
Michael. People think he's handsome and mysterious,
but I think that's another way of saying he's a bit weird, you know.
Is there anyone I will like? Put it this way.
If you like monsters, you're going to have a ball.
I've got an idea.
We all go in and we all say it at the same time.
Like a choir. She'd like that. She'd think it's religious.
I can't do it. I can't tell her.
Can you imagine the look on her face?
You big wuss.
What if the shock's too much for her and she just keels over?
Never thought of that.
she wouldn't do that...
Hello. Nice lunch?
Yeah, lunch was great.
But...? But I've just been stood up.
My baby-sitter just got back with her boyfriend.
Aw, that's so sweet.
Not really. I almost got myself a social life.
Oh, yeah. But, you know, it's nice that they got back together.
Whoever they are.
Yeah. I was just really looking forward to going tonight, you know.
I'm going to be stuck in now.
I think I might know someone who can help you.
Well? I tried.
I really tried, but Janine was just having none of it.
Maybe it's for the best. It's all right. Don't worry about it.
Don't think about it.
I'm not sure it'd have worked.
Take that. Just drink it, will you?
All of it.
Course it would've worked. It's perfect.
It's not going to happen now, is it? And I'm glad.
maybe I was a little bit hasty. Wasn't really feeling myself.
If you want to go to the Vic, then we can do that.
But no costumes. Yeah.
Good. All right, well, I'll give Alice a call.
As soon as I've got hold of her, I'll call you back. Cool.
Life is death, Alice.
It has to end that way -
all we're doing is just moving it forward a little.
Danny! Danny, what are you doing?
What do you think I'm doing? I'm going to confess, ain't I?
But she might keel over. What choice have I got?
Well, could always give her this instead.
Where'd you get this?
Found it in one of the football socks.
I was clearing away the kit, and there it was.
Looks like it's all there! Billy, you're the hero.
Just got lucky, didn't I? I'll text the others. We owe you. You are the man.
So you want to do the honours?
Nah, mate, should be you. You saved the day, after all.
Yeah, I suppose I did, didn't I?
I can't stop shaking. I know, I can feel you. Listen, don't worry. Don't worry.
Just a few more minutes, a few more minutes. That's all.
Yeah? We don't even have to run away. We can stay here.
Me, you and Scarlett.
..ever after. Yeah.
SWITCHES CLASSICAL MUSIC ON
Did I just hear Alice go out?
You did, Joseph.
But let me allay your fears. I've tied a rope to her,
so you can yank her back any time you like.
Michael, you know when my dad used to beat you up...
What about it?
I can sort of see why now.
How do you think he's doing?
Down there. Think he's settled in yet?
I'm going clubbing.
TURNS UP MUSIC: "Schwanengesang" by Schubert
MUSIC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Come on girls, it's cold. Get inside.
Billy, you made an old lady look young again.
Dot couldn't have been happier. I thought she was going to jump on me at one point.
So, drinks all round, yeah?
Nah, I can't, I'm baby-sitting Lexi. Come on, mate, it's your big moment.
It was nothing. But at least you can rest easy now.
What have you lot come dressed as, eh? Ain't it obvious? A sex object.
Yeah. He asks women for sex... ..and they object!
Come on, get inside. See ya later.
Nice one, mate. Cheers.
No, seriously. Nice one. Like the way you played it.
Tactically very aware. Coming in on the blind side like that.
I've got no idea what you're talking about.
Billy, I know. I know you took the money. I found it in a sock.
You're seriously telling me you found it in a sock?
What was it? You want to be the hero?
I've got to go. I'm seeing you in a different light now, Billy.
Oi-oi. Someone's keen.
Yeah, don't want to miss the party, do I?
So how do I look?
Gorgeous as ever. Come here.
You, don't wait up.
And you be good, madam.
So what happened to Cindy in the end?
She is at the cinema with Bella, thanks to me.
She never does anything nice for anyone.
Did have to promise her a free make over, so...
TAPPING What was that?
Ooh, what do you think, eh? Boo!
Scared already, Jay?
You're not too scared to watch a horror film, are you, Jay? No, course I'm not.
Right, come on, phones off. It's time to enter the house of horror.
Be still, my pounding heart. There's bad girls everywhere.
All right? No Janine? I'm meeting her here.
Lovely. Cheered her up, then? Yeah, I hope so.
Well. Have a good night, yeah?
We cool, yeah? We're mates?
Just stay out of trouble, all right.
You always were my favourite Moon.
OK. There you go. Enjoy.
SCREAMING ON TV
Thought you said this film was scary. Sh.
Only saying. You're only talking because you are scared. Sh! I ain't scared.
What was that?
Who's not scared now?
Lucy, I think you should go check it out. Why me?
Yeah, go on, Luce.
It'll just be kids.
BANG MAKES THEM SCREAM
I know it's wrong, but I wish it was Halloween every day.
You do? I've been stood here wishing it was anything but.
That's because you ain't had one of these yet. What is that?
I dunno, but you'll soon want one.
Been stood up?
Eight o'clock. So presumably she's en route.
You know what, I really hope it works out between you two. I do.
That's kind. Me too.
Jay... Jay! You're hurting my hand. Sorry.
You sure there was no-one outside, Luce?
Wuss. I checked twice.
Maybe we should turn the lights back on now. What do you think? Mate, man up.
What was you saying, Peter?
What was that? Seriously, what was that?!
Seriously! Luce! You go!
Right, for goodness' sake. Probably just didn't shut the door properly.
Has it gone yet? What is it, has it gone?
Happy Halloween! Cindy, what are you playing at?
Cindy, where's Bella?
We got the film time wrong. Hi, everyone.
So what are we watching? Ugh. Better switch that over.
What are you doing? Well, Lucy said you weren't doing anything tonight,
so we thought we'd come and do nothing with you.
Well, we were watching a film. And you thought you'd leave me out?
But that is never going to happen.
Me and Jay are going to go to the Vic. If he's not too scared.
I don't do scared.
I'd best go with them, eh? I'll get my coat...
You can't leave us. We might get scared.
I'm not looking after them.
Better luck next year, eh.
Will you hold still?
Come on. I haven't had a drink yet, you know. Ow, they're a bit sharp.
They're not real, are they?
This beats book club.
You're in a book club? Was. It's finished.
How come? No-one could read.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the depths of hell,
to the Queen Vic and Alfie Moon's Monster Ball!
And if you need to believe there's life after death, just stand next to Patrick Trueman.
I'm only joking! What? What?
Calm down, calm down... calm down!
I'm on my way, I'm coming now.
I'm coming now.
FIREWORKS CRACKLE OUTSIDE
Alice, what happened?
What did you do to her?
It...it all went wrong.
I should never have gone over there.
She found the pills?
She found the pills, is that what happened?
Alice, is she dead?
I don't know, I think so. You think?
I don't know. She attacked me and I defended myself.
It happened so quickly, please... OK, OK, OK - I'm sorry,
I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Calm down.
Calm down. Where is she?
In the house.
Where? Where in the house?
In the kitchen.
Yeah, she's in the kitchen.
Good girl. Good girl.
Did anyone see you leave?
No-one saw you...? I don't know.
There were people in the...
Were there people in the Square? There's people everywhere! It's Halloween.
I wasn't looking, I wasn't thinking, I just wanted to get away from the house.
I'm sorry I shouted. I'm sorry I shouted, darling. We've just got to get you cleaned up, OK?
You're covered in blood. Take off your top and let's wash your hands.
Shouldn't you go over there? Why?
To check. Check on what? Look at me.
Take your top off. Now.
Wash your hands.
Wash your hands, baby.
That's it. I love you, Michael.
I love you too, baby. I love you too.
Do you? Yeah.
Just dry your hands and give me the towel.
That's it. That's my girl.
You all right?
I'll get rid of these.
I left the door open.
What? Janine's front door, I left it open.
Why? I was panicking.
MUFFLED CONVERSATION DOWNSTAIRS
OK, here's the deal - you go to your room.
you get into bed, go to sleep. I can't go to sleep!
Just pretend. Just pretend you're going to go to sleep. Do that for me, OK.
I will go to the house and I will sort it out.
Maybe you shouldn't.
Maybe I should. Come on.
Get into bed, baby. Get into bed.
Now listen, you went to bed early because you had a headache.
I don't want you talking to Kat.
It'll keep the vampires from your door.
FIREWORKS CRACKLE OUTSIDE
I thought I heard someone.
Thought it might've been a ghost.
Have a look at Tommy. Come on.
Looks sweet, don't he?
He didn't know what was going on at one point. Started crying.
You should've come with us, watched your boy in action.
Would've been nice.
What's wrong? Nothing.
You're acting weird. Am I?
Yeah. I mean, you're weird anyway, but you're acting even more weird.
It's Halloween. Brings out the weird in me.
Hwahh! Hoo! Hoo!
Is Tommy in? No.
Just that Carol said she saw Kat and Tommy come home.
No big deal, I just put some bits and pieces together for him,
a little present, but you can give them to him if you like.
What happened to your date?
She didn't turn up.
Right. See you later.
ROCK MUSIC PLAYS IN THE VIC
Hey, Dracula, nice costume.
Michael. What are you doing here?
I was just passing.
How did you get in?
The door was open.
Is something wrong?
Are you all right?
Yeah, I'm fine, thank you...
apart from this little cut.
It's nothing really.
What happened here?
Well, there's been an incident,
a really unfortunate incident,
it's quite shocking, actually.
Took me totally by surprise. I was just here, preparing a meal...
for us - a little surprise after our disappointment the other night...
..when, there's no other way of putting it, I was attacked.
Brutally attacked in my own house.
That's terrible. And this just happened here?
Ten minutes ago.
Did you call the police yet?
No. I was just about to, actually.
Who was it?
Sorry? Who attacked you?
Well, it was you, of course.
It's been coming for a while, let's face it -
that terrible scene you made the other day,
our legal problems.
You've been pressuring me.
I took out that injunction and you just ignored it.
I tried so hard to be reasonable
but you just wouldn't leave me alone.
Then you turn up here tonight,
in another one of your foul tempers.
You'd been drinking, wanted to see our daughter,
with your disgusting whisky breath. Oh, yeah.
I couldn't have that, could I?
Before I knew it, you just snapped. You snapped, you threatened me,
and then you attacked me and I begged you to stop.
I begged you to leave me alone, but you just wouldn't listen,
so you picked up that knife and you tried to kill me.
I was lucky to get away with just a flesh wound.
Well, that's ridiculous because I didn't do it.
And yet you're here in my house, uninvited,
with my blood on your sleeve.
How do you explain that?
I was out with Tommy and Kat, it's just not real, it's fake,
Please, Michael. Come on, don't you know?
Don't you know when you've been caught?
I mean, look at this place. Look at you, this - that knife, Michael, has got your prints on it.
Your prints are all over it.
Don't you remember the other night, helping me cook,
chopping the vegetables like a very good little boy?
You used that knife.
That's evidence -
You've been planning this for days?
Two. Two days.
Why do you think?
Alice? Finally, the penny drops.
What's she said to you? Everything.
Oh, she's told me everything...
..every single, sordid, very pathetic little detail.
And you believe her, clearly.
Yes, I do believe her.
She turned up here at that door crying her eyes out.
She was at her wits' end and she just poured it all out -
everything, you know, how you wanted me dead,
how you wanted to poison me.
Poison the mother of your child.
She was scared of what she'd got herself into,
she was scared of what you'd do.
She really had nowhere else to go.
When was this?
You know exactly when this was -
after your little diatribe against her the other night,
after she just couldn't bring herself to poison an innocent woman.
Innocent? You?! Please, spare me.
She fell in love with me and you couldn't bear that.
So you manipulated her, you used her, you sacked her.
She wanted to be with me
and she was willing to do anything to achieve that end,
including, it seems, getting rid of you.
So this was all her idea, then? This whole thing?
Of course it was. Of course it was her idea!
Listen, I found these.
I found these crushed up into a powder,
I asked her what she was doing -
you know what she said to me?
She said, "I want to be with you and Scarlett."
That's terrifying, right? Imagine my horror.
I'm a lot of things but I'm not a murderer.
And I know I find you intermittently objectionable
but I could never hurt you.
I just couldn't.
And so Alice is the one that wanted to kill me?
She came up with this whole ludicrous plan?
You really think she's capable of that?
I do, yeah, very capable. No, no, not Alice.
You and I both know that she isn't capable of hurting anyone,
which is why you're standing there with my blood on your sleeve
and I'm standing here with this phone in my hand...
Police. Please, I'm being attacked, someone's trying to kill me,
they're in the house. Please, help me, quick.
What are you doing?!
You were going to kill me.
No. I told you...
Enough lies! Enough!
All right? She told me. Alice.
And I know she has not got the imagination to come up with any of this.
You sent her over here to poison me.
You were going to do that to me, and to her.
You were going to do that to Scarlett.
I mean, what would she have felt?
What were you going to say to her - to your daughter?
"Mummy was sad, she was so sad that she committed suicide.
"Your mummy just didn't love you enough."
Is that what she would've been told, Michael?
Is that what she would've heard,
the same words...
the same words you heard when you were a little boy?
The same words that have made you into the twisted,
messed-up freak that you are today.
Were you going to do that to Scarlett?
The daughter that you claim to love so much,
the one that you were willing to kill for.
Listen to me...
No. You cannot lie your way out of this one, all right.
I mean, I loved you...
And I loved you. I loved you.
This doesn't have to be the end. It doesn't.
What do you suggest? A renewal of vows?
I love you. I still do. I do. I love you.
I do. In my own way.
And maybe this is what we needed to make us see the light.
Like a kind of therapy?
Let's be brave. Let's be brave. Let's seize the moment.
Let's grab this moment. I know this is a mess,
it's a terrible mess, it's a horrible mess I know,
but come on - it's not what you think.
It's exactly what I think. No, no, no. I know you.
More than that - I understand you.
You just want to scare me. And you have, you've scared me -
But you don't want to hurt me.
You don't want to do that.
You don't know me.
You don't know what I'm capable of.
I'm very, very capable of sending you to jail
and leaving you there to rot,
because we could have been something, Michael, could - once.
But you blew it.
And now you're going to pay. Doubt that.
The knife? The prints? Alice's testimony?
She's a witness, you know.
She saw everything...
You saw him come in and grab that knife,
you saw him do that.
I'm disappointed, Alice.
Everything we've been through... I'm sorry.
Oh, don't. Don't say sorry to him.
He doesn't deserve anything from you, not after what he's done.
You say you're sorry. Why?
Why are you sorry?
You were so horrible to me.
Oh, I know. I was disgusting,
but I've apologised for that.
I was under so much pressure.
Planning a murder can do that to you.
Do you know why we were "planning a murder"?
Because you're so disgusting.
You hurt people - me, Scarlett.
What kind of mother are you?
What kind of mother are you going to be?
What chance does this child have in the world?
..me and Alice, we were forced to take action.
You forced our hand. Oh, "our"?
And you didn't manipulate her into all of this?
Alice is naturally a very kind, loving person.
You'd never think of anything as disgusting as this, would you?
No, of course I wouldn't.
Don't listen to him, Alice. Don't, all right.
He's trying to twist your mind. It's the truth,
the truth, which you clearly find so repellent.
No, no, you seduced her and you used her and then you threw her away.
She's nothing to you. That's wrong.
She told me everything that happened -
you two sleeping together.
I see, you're jealous?
Jealous that one night with Alice was infinitely more
fulfilling than the endless times I had to labour over your carcass.
I finally connected with someone.
It was a revelation.
Very good, Michael. Nice try.
It's the truth.
That's why you wear my St Christopher.
This is the only possession I have left of my mother,
the only other person I've ever cared about in this world -
the only one.
There's a reason I gave it to you.
I looked for you, Alice,
and you came to me.
No, no, no! Please, please don't tell me
that you're actually believing this?
He doesn't love you.
I do love you. I do love you.
We share something way beyond your cognition.
Tell me, baby, am I wrong?
He's not wrong. I do love him. No, you don't, OK.
You're young, you don't even know... Stop.
I'm so sick of everybody telling me that I'm so young and I'm
so stupid, like a stupid little girl.
Well, I'm not. I'm a woman and I know how I feel.
I love him. I do.
And you destroyed me.
So I came to you because I didn't have anyone else to go to
and now I don't know what to do. I don't know what's right, I don't know what's wrong...
You need to tell the truth to the police.
Janine, none of this is the truth.
I wanted to pay you back.
I wanted to hurt you like you hurt me,
but I didn't want this,
I didn't want any of this. I can't poison somebody.
I can't lie to the police - I can't and I won't.
I just want a normal life.
That's exactly what I want.
Thank God. Thank God you came to your senses before I did.
I love you. I can't believe this is happening. Let go of her!
Look at you there,
replete with venom, and poison.
So, what've you got, Janine?
Cos Alice is not going to lie to the police for you.
You've got a messy kitchen, you've got a knife with some prints on it.
You've got nothing.
Alice! Alice, listen to me.
So you ring the police and tell them that you're sorry -
it's a big mistake and none of this happened.
Alice, he seduced you, he used you.
I know he's making you feel like he loves you but he doesn't.
He's very good at that.
He doesn't love anyone -
not you, or Scarlett, or me or anyone.
That's not true. Oh! He hates himself,
yeah, but he loves Scarlett.
He was going to make it look like I'd committed suicide,
just like his mum did.
If he loved Scarlett, like you say, why would he do that to her?
Why would he leave her for the rest of her life with that?
Think quickly, Michael, they're almost here.
Hey, maybe a full confession might be best. What do you think?
Shut up. Listen to me, I can explain everything.
I can explain my mother, I can explain my daughter but I can't do it before they come in.
Just answer the question. Just come outside with me.
Come outside with me and we can explain to them.
What were you going to say to her? I can't do that now, I haven't got time now!
I will tell you later. Now! Listen to me,
in two minutes, they're going to come through that door.
It's so important that you listen to me.
You don't mention the pills. Don't mention the pills.
If you mention the pills, you'll go to prison, do you understand that?
You'll go to prison.
She forced you into it but you didn't want to do it
because you're a good girl, because you're my special girl - my special beautiful girl.
No, no, I'm not, am I? You are. I'm not!
I can see it in your eyes, Michael - you're scared.
I don't want to see it but I can.
I'm not your special anything.
No, I love you, I do love you! No, you don't.
Alice, this man was going to kill me and he was going to use you to do it.
He was going to leave his little girl motherless.
He needs to be stopped. We need to stick to what we agreed before somebody actually gets hurt...
You don't! You don't! Yes, you do. You need to put him away and protect Scarlett.
From you! You are a disgusting piece of flesh.
This is what I mean. That is exactly what I mean.
Baby, look at me, look at me. I don't know. I don't know. Yes, you do know!
I will go to prison. I'll go to prison!
Michael, just go out the back.
Just run out the door, quickly, they're not here yet. Go.
Please, Michael, go, I promise I won't stop you.
Not without Scarlett.
CHILD'S MOBILE PLAYS MUSIC
No, no, no!
MUFFLED CHILD'S LAUGHTER
Give me the key. No, they're here, just give it up.
Give me the key!
Michael, don't hurt her. Michael don't. Me and you can go now, OK?
Let's go, let's go. Let's run away.
Why would I want to run away with you? KNOCK ON DOOR
You had your chance and you blew it!
You betrayed me.
You're a stupid little girl!
You're dead to me.
You don't mean that.
Michael, get off her! Michael, get off her!
You're going to kill her! Stop it! I don't care.
Michael, please! Get off!
BANGING ON DOOR
Open the door. Open the door.
BANGING ON DOOR
Is everything OK?
Indigo, X-ray, three, zero, five - urgent message.
I have a male with stab wounds - life-threatening injury,
(SOUND FADES) I need an ambulance to my location ASAP.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Michael worries when his master plan begins to fall apart, however he is thrown a lifeline when he overhears some extremely useful information in The Vic.
Janine is surprised when the only person who wants to celebrate her birthday with her is the last person she thought would be interested.
Alfie and Roxy return from their holiday and make a deal to stay away from the people putting a strain on their relationship, but will they be able to keep their word?
Michael is given the opportunity to execute his plan, but when the moment arrives will he be able to go through with it?
Alfie quickly regrets his actions when he arranges a gathering upstairs at The Vic. However he is surprised by the turn of events that the evening brings.
Ronnie is unnerved when she witnesses the intimacy that still exists between Alfie and Kat. Will she do anything about it?
It's the night of Michael's plan to murder Janine. But after receiving a call from a distressed Alice, Michael heads over to Janine's house and is shocked by what he finds.
Peter and Lucy decide to throw a scary movie night but their evening is turned upside down when a mischievous Cindy gets wind of their plans.
Peter and Lola are excited by the prospect of spending the evening together. However the night doesn't go as planned.
Janine and Michael's final showdown takes place. In a cruel twist of fate, Alice finds herself in the middle. A murder does take place. But who is the victim and who is the culprit?