David tries to win Carol over and Masood confronts him. Tamwar finds out Alice doesn't feel the same way. Phil issues Jay with an ultimatum. Roxy sees Ronnie behind Alfie's back.
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You sure you're good to look after him again?
Yep, I've got the whole day off.
Kamil and Chacha, say "Chacha".
We're going to spend some quality time together,
before the flight tomorrow, innit?
OK, I'll leave you both to it, then.
-OK, no rush. Say, "No rush."
-You might want to pop in on Carol before your round.
Well, in case you'd forgotten, there's a cuckoo in the nest.
-So does Mum know Granddad's here?
-Your mum's got enough to contend with.
You seriously expect me and him to keep this a secret, don't you?
-Bianca would be on the first train home. Is that's what you want?
-So why did he get beat up?
-Never you mind.
-I bet he deserved it.
Just eat your breakfast, the pair of you.
-I thought you were at work?
-Yeah, I thought I'd walk the kids to school.
No, no, no, Liam can do that. Tiff! Morgan! Come on, you're going to be late.
-It's really not a problem.
-I thought you'd want to spend some time with Kamil.
I do, but he's not going home till tomorrow. I can see you've got your hands full.
-I can manage it. You've got to walk the kids to school, Liam. Come on.
-What? No way!
-No, I never asked for this to happen.
-Why are you letting him stay?
Well, it's just for a few more days.
I thought it was only for the night.
The man can barely walk.
I mean, I can hardly throw him out on the street, can I?
I mean, what would Bianca say?
-You lost something, Mrs Branning?
-Yes, my church keys.
Well, I mean, I ain't lost them. They're here somewhere.
I just CAN'T remember where I put them.
You are going to wear yourself out with all this fund-raising.
Yes, well, people don't realise what the duties of a church warden are.
I mean, it's defeated better people than me.
-What was that?
No, I've got to get to the launderette.
And it would be a small help if you could clear up after yourself.
I just left you a message.
-Oh, yeah, I was just about to call you.
I think I might have left my wristwatch...at yours, last night.
-Maybe, like, under a pillow, or something.
OK, I'll keep an eye out.
Erm, I need to get Scarlett to nursery.
-OK, well, yeah, I've got to crack on as well, so...
-Catch up later.
-Should be in hospital.
-Yeah, well, try telling David that.
The man's been beaten up.
I am perfectly capable of looking after him myself.
Why do you bother? He never had time for us.
-Yeah, that's not really helping, Whitney.
-Fine. I'll leave you to it.
If you've got a problem with David being here...
No, I haven't got a problem. It's your call.
OK, well, as soon as he can manage it, he'll be out that door.
Hey, Mrs B! I'm loving your swagger today.
Yes, well, I ain't got time to stop and chat.
Oh, that church roof is certainly keeping you busy, eh?
What are you implying?
Nothing, I was just, you know, I was just saying that you must be close to that magic target.
Yes, well, I ain't got all the figures, not off the top of me head, but...
Well, if you'll excuse me, I've got to open up the launderette.
OK, Mrs B.
Oh! So...you and Alice, huh?
-What about us?
-Well, it was looking pretty promising
when we left you in the Vic.
And judging by that smile on your face...
We went back to hers.
-HE SHRIEKS AND GIGGLES
-You done the naughty!
You the man. That's my boy, right there. That's my BOY!
So, tell me, was it worth the wait?
Huh? HUH? Come on, talk to me.
Bruv, don't... Ah! You!
I'm not really sure we did connect. It was all just a bit...
Maybe I'm just expecting too much.
Well, I suppose you have only got Michael to compare him to.
And I imagine Michael was a little less...conventional.
I like Tamwar, I do, and he's sweet and he's caring...
But the earth never moved.
Mm-mm. I dunno, maybe we're just not compatible.
-See you later.
-You're awake, then?
-Yeah, I heard the kids.
-I thought you'd forgotten me.
-I've been busy.
Here you are. Stick those up there, will ya?
I put your shirt in to soak. You got blood on the collar.
I must look like a right sight, don't I?
I'm going to pop over the cafe and pick up my wages.
Is there anything I can get you?
Not unless you're paying.
How are you feeling?
-I've been worse.
-Right, well, you know what? You should really see a doctor.
They'd only ask questions.
-Well, let me just phone up the surgery and get you checked over.
I don't want the police getting involved.
-Yeah, well, I wonder why.
-Was that your friend at the door?
Yeah, yeah, he often pops over first thing.
Bet he's pleased I'm still here.
Yeah, well, I told him you weren't staying long.
-Well, it's a chance for me to get to know the family better, innit?
You've seen Bianca once in 16 years. You're a stranger to those kids.
Well...we've all got some catching up to do then, ain't we?
Well, don't you dare go making promises you can't keep. You'll only disappoint them.
Nice to know you've got such faith in me, Carol(!)
I might be letting you stay but that doesn't mean I've forgiven you.
OK, so I messed up.
You turned up on my doorstep with another man's wife!
-I wanted to see Bianca.
-Oh, save it, David.
-I wanted to see you!
You were going to buy our daughter off with stolen cash!
You let a gang of thugs into my house!
I meant what I said, Carol...
I still love you.
You just can't help yourself, can you?
Trouble follows you wherever you go.
Once upon a time that was just what you liked about me.
Yeah, well...maybe I've grown up.
There you go, all right? Your boy is going to love them.
-You take care. All right.
-Yes, baby? Yes, baby?
-Have you spoken to Tamwar?
Oh, man, I have not seen him so happy.
That is...not good.
Hey, listen, it took them a while to do the deed, yeah?
But now he has there's not going to be no stopping him.
-I wouldn't be so sure about that.
-What you talking about, baby?
Alice mentioned there might be some issues.
In the bedroom department.
Wait, are you saying that the lady didn't have a good time?
She's convinced it's never going to work.
Wow, this is seriously going to crush him.
You know, Scorpio - Aquarius.
I mean, it was always fraught with potential pitfalls.
-Well, maybe I should say something to him, you know?
"I hear you're a flop in bed?"
-Somebody's got to burst his love bubble.
I think that should be Alice.
-I've got to go. I'll see you in a bit, yeah?
-You all right, Dot?
-Why shouldn't I be?
I was only asking.
Yes, well, I've got to get back. I'm snowed under today.
-Rushed off me feet.
-Well, I've told you about doing too much.
Well, certain people take advantage of my good nature.
We talking about the church?
"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
You try to do a good deed and people don't see it that way.
Sorry, sorry, you've lost me, Dot.
It's Sharon. She asked me to babysit.
I was ever so tired, you know,
what with the carry on at St Cuthbert's.
Right, so you've fallen out with Sharon? Why?
Well, I shouldn't have shouted at Dennis.
I mean, he used to be such a nice little boy
and suddenly he's become quite a handful.
I'm sure if you just said sorry...
She won't even give me the time of day.
Right, I'll talk to her.
No, I'd rather you didn't interfere.
Anyway, I've got to get back. I've got to compose me letter.
You know, inform the parish council of me decision.
Well, I'm going to tender my resignation...as a church warden.
Nobody wants you to resign, Dot.
Yes, well, I thought you'd be pleased.
I just thought you should slow down a bit.
Yes, well, I shall tell the vicar personally.
That's if he ever deigns to answer my phone calls.
-How much is this?
Do you fancy a drink after work or something?
Depends on what time I finish.
-Erm...shall we play it by ear, yeah?
So, how's things with you and Alice?
Yeah, I get the feeling she's avoiding me.
Oh, OK, erm...
OK, you know, how were...
Is everything working, bro?
-Did you actually just ask me that?
YES, everything's working fine.
Maybe she's playing hard to get, you know?
Bit late for that.
Yeah, well, you know, women, they like an air of mystery.
Now that you've sampled the goods, you know...
-and passed the gravy, you know...
-What? You think she's getting second thoughts?
Alice? You and...
No, mate, she is crazy about you.
Hey. You've left him on his own in the house?
Well, he's hardly going to rob the place, is he?
I wouldn't put it past him.
Do you want to come round for some lunch?
..might be a bit crowded.
David's laid up in bed.
-I really should check on Kamil.
-Do you know what? It was a just a...
But you know what? An hour wouldn't hurt.
-I'll see you later, then.
-Hey. You all right?
Yeah, good. All good.
That's great. Cheers, Marie. Day off?
-Well, I wouldn't go as far as that.
-Never stops, does it?
-I've just come to get my wages.
-I'll catch you later.
-I spoke to Dot earlier.
Yeah. She said that you had words.
-Well, she's only got herself to blame.
-She seemed very upset.
Well, so was Denny, when Dot shouted at him.
-I'm not saying that she's in the right...
-Good, cos you weren't there so...
Look, Dot's not getting any younger.
Maybe Dennis is just a bit too much for her.
So now it's my fault, is it?
You know that she's resigning as church warden?
No, she never mentioned it.
Well, bearing in mind you're not speaking to her...
I was supposed to be helping with the fund-raising.
Well, you know, she could do with a bit of support right now.
Well, she knows where I am if she wants to apologise. See you later.
-Yeah? Have that.
Yeah! Then we can play hide and seek, innit?
Yeah, Masood is round at Carol's. Lunch. Spraying his turf.
You two losers are so loved up.
There's too much testosterone in this house!
-Yeah, we should be happy you're still single, then.
Then why are you going on dating sites?
That doesn't necessarily mean I want a relationship.
-It's too much like hard work.
-Yeah, I'm surprised you can remember.
Hey, I'm just taking time out.
Giving you two dweebs a chance at the dating game.
If you want my advice, the voice of experience...
That's not going to happen. Is that my lunch?
Yeah, I thought he might be hungry.
-Where does that leave me then?
-Bye. Say "bye".
-I hope you're hungry.
-'There you go.
Ah, this is nice!
It's only a sandwich.
Yeah, well, it's the thought that counts.
Listen to that.
No-one to bother us!
Yeah, you're forgetting the invalid upstairs.
-Just forget he's there.
-Yeah, I'm trying, believe me.
I don't want him coming between us.
CROCKERY SMASHES What's that?
What are you playing at?
-I was trying to move the tray.
-All right, well just leave it...
What did I say? I'll go and get the first aid kit.
OK, little fella, time to hit the swings...
..one time round the park...
..maybe an ice cream, for old times' sake...
Hide and seek? Now you want to play.
I'm coming to get you... Boo!
Breathe. This...isn't happening.
-You should have called me.
-I didn't want to bother you.
You're such hard work - do you know that?
-Oh, don't be such a baby.
-All right, well, keep still.
He cut himself.
-It's all right. We were just having lunch.
I do seem to keep ruining your intimate moments, don't I?
-Right old mess.
Well, at least you've got Carol to run round after you.
Don't worry. As soon as I'm mended, I'll be out of your hair.
Let's hope you get well soon.
I'll be down in a minute.
Don't get too comfortable.
Yo. What's going on, bruv?
Kamil. Have you seen him?
No. Not since this morning.
I left him for, like, five minutes, the door was open...
-You are not telling me...?
-I've lost him.
Leave that, I'll do it. Sorry about lunch.
He really picks his moments, doesn't he?
Yeah, well, at least he's on the mend.
He's playing you, Carol.
What, you think I'm too stupid to see that?
Maybe you're just used to him taking advantage.
-Are you saying you don't trust me?
-It's HIM I don't trust.
Did you pop round this morning to help out or were you checking up?
-Can you tell me there's nothing between you?
All right? Whatever we had is history.
I'm not about to share you.
In a few more days he'll be gone.
-Why would Kamil run away?
-I don't know! I thought he liked me.
-What did you say to him?
-We were talking about him flying home,
we were going to go to the park, I went upstairs...
-You know what, it's time to phone Masood, bruv.
No. Kamil's gone missing! How can I tell Masood?
-He can't have gone far.
-WHERE is he then?
I don't know. Maybe somebody else has found him?
Hey, Whit! Whit, sweetheart, You haven't found Kamil, have you?
-Found...? Have you lost him?
-No! Sort of.
I'm CALM, OK?
-When was the last time you saw him?
-In the house.
Wait, you have checked the house, innit?
There we go. Lovely. I'll see you in a couple of weeks, yeah? Bye.
So I'm seeing Tam later in the Vic, for a drink.
-I'm sure he knows something's up.
-Why? You been avoiding him?
I really don't want to hurt him.
Alice, this morning Fats was telling me how happy Tam was.
It wouldn't surprise me if Tam's told half the Square already.
-It's never going to work.
-You haven't given it a chance, yet.
-We've haven't got anything in common.
-Er, yes, you have.
You both like Westerns...
you both like processed cheese...
and also chatting away for hours about absolutely nothing.
Oh, I don't know what to do.
Just don't be hasty, OK? You don't want to regret anything.
-Well, it would really make me happy if you were there later, in the Vic.
Yeah, I could just do with some moral support. Please.
Do you just want to go over.
If it's an apology you're after...
..you've wasted your journey.
Maybe I overreacted.
-No, he's not out the back.
-No sign of him upstairs.
-I'm calling the police.
-OK, wait, wait, wait, all right?
Let's just chill out and think this through carefully.
I can't even look after a three-year-old child!
Look, think, is there anywhere that he might be?
Don't you think I would have looked?
OK. Panic over.
Why did you hide from me?
-I don't want to go home.
-You don't want to go home. Why not?
I want to stay with Chacha.
You want to stay with Chacha?
Chacha's going to miss you too.
I'm sorry, Sharon, I shouldn't have shouted.
Shouldn't have lost me temper.
"Refrain from anger, turn away from wrath!" That's Psalm 37, verse eight.
Well, you can get a bit protective when it comes to your kids.
I know it's hard for you, bringing up a child on your own.
I mean, look at me, my Nick.
Denny can get a bit boisterous, I suppose.
Well, that's one way of putting it.
Look, why don't we put this behind us, yeah?
Oh, I'd really like to.
You know, it's not good to dwell on things...
Well, you know me, Sharon, I ain't one to bear a grudge.
Dot, Carol told me you were resigning.
I thought you liked being church warden.
Tell you the truth...it's nearly been the death of me.
Why didn't you call me if you needed some help?
Look, just sleep on it, eh, Dot?
That's the trouble - I ain't been sleeping.
You make a better job of running things than anyone I know.
Look, we can work through this list together, can't we?
That's very kind of you, Sharon...
but I've already come to my decision.
I mean, the people of Walford, they ain't well disposed to charity.
Too busy with their own concerns, I suppose.
-What about a garage sale?
-I ain't got a garage.
No, jumble, bric-a-brac - we could get the whole Square involved.
-Make a day of it.
-The church reaching out to the community.
Well, we'll have to start delegating and maybe Denny can help.
-Give you both a chance to be friends again.
-Oh, I say.
You might even bag a bargain, eh?
Well, I shall have to inform the vicar first, of course. PHONE RINGS
Talk of the devil!
Vicar, I was hoping you would call.
Yes, yes, I did leave an urgent message.
Well, I wanted to discuss the new fund-raising idea.
I thought I could share it at tomorrow night's meeting.
-We made you a get-well card.
-I want to show him!
Careful! Careful, careful, I'm fragile!
-All right? How was school?
-Same as usual.
Is that supposed to be me?
All beaten up.
Are those men going to come back?
No, darling, no.
Not with Nana Carol to beat them up, eh? Eh?
Right, kids, tea's on the table.
-Can we come and see you later?
-Course you can - if you behave yourself.
She's got you well trained.
Oh, you know Carol.
Yeah. Better than anyone.
Bothers you, doesn't it? Me being around.
Your reputation precedes you.
I let her down, yes.
-We both know she deserves better.
-Yeah, that's where I come in.
Well, I'm pleased she's found someone so reliable.
-If you think I'm going to let you hurt her again...
-I mean it.
It's nice to see you're making a go of things.
As soon as you can walk, you're out that door.
That's up to her.
Why don't you just do the decent thing, for once in your life?
I'll try not to ruin the party.
-There's just one little problem...
She does have a habit of falling in love with me.
Ah, Tam the man! Wha' gwan, fam?
Alice asked me here for a drink. Apparently she wants to talk.
She hasn't even mentioned last night yet.
-All right, boys? Darling.
-Shall I get us a drink, yeah?
-You all right?
-Can I have a Coke and a beer, please?
What are you going to do?
I think I'm just going to tell him it's not working out.
You're going to break his little heart.
I know, but at least I'm being honest.
Are you? Really?
Look, Tamwar isn't Michael, OK?
-And you're never going to be with Michael.
-You don't know that.
And if you keep putting Michael on this ridiculous pedestal,
Tamwar doesn't stand a chance.
No-one is ever going to stand a chance, OK?
And you are never going to be happy.
Trust me, Alice, I think you could do a lot worse.
What about the... You know.
Well, maybe you just need to work on it.
You know what they say, practice makes perfect.
You don't think...
The... The scars - they were bound to put her off.
What? Alice? No, no, no!
You push that idea way out your head.
-Why is there suddenly a problem?
-There you go, darling.
Sorry. Girl talk.
Kat and Michael are actually out tonight.
So, I don't know, maybe we could skip these and go back to mine.
Yeah, I can do that. Yeah.
-See you later.
Babe, what just happened?
She just changed her mind. You know, woman's prerogative.
MASOOD: OK, well, I'll try and pop into the cafe before we go.
-All right. Bye-bye, darling.
-Bye-bye. See you.
-See you later.
I can come round tonight and cook, if you like.
It's a bit of a houseful still, isn't it?
Yeah, but you need someone to look after you -
-not the other way round.
-Look, we've been through this.
-I can't chuck him out, the state he's in.
-You've done more than he deserves already.
Hasn't he got friends he can go to?
He can't move. He's still up to his eyeballs in painkillers.
-We're all going to miss you.
Hey! What are you doing up out of bed?
Spent too long up there already.
No fun on your own.
-Here you are, I need some more of those.
-Well, you look awful.
-Oh, thank you.
Sit down. I was going to bring you some tea up.
His nibs not around this morning?
No, his little boy's going to Pakistan today.
-Oh, look, he's up.
-There's some toast here, if you want it.
-There you go.
-You going soon then or what?
Sorry, she's just really sensitive.
She's got every right to be, I suppose.
Right, there you go.
Carol, I don't... I don't want to cause any problems.
I'll make tracks later, yeah?
What? Where would you go?
I got friends I can call.
Right. Well, if you're sure,
it would be easier, yeah.
Kids, you coming for breakfast?
You know, I don't know what you did,
but it has worked a treat for Tam and Alice.
Oh, well, you know,
she just needed to see him in a new light, you know?
Open her mind to new possibilities.
-Aren't you clever?
Erm, but, look, all this playing Cupid has got me thinking.
Yeah? About what?
About us. I might have a surprise for you later.
What type of surprise?
Let's just say they're not the only couple moving things up a gear.
Oh... OK. O...K.
-See you later.
-Yes, you will.
-It's meant to hurt. Keep still.
-It stings. Sorry. Sorry.
It doesn't look infected. Yet.
-Right little nurse, aren't you?
-She's just seen it on TV.
-Don't knock it.
Your temperature's better.
-Can you walk us to school, then?
-I don't think so.
I want to show him my classroom.
You can come to my assembly on Friday!
-I don't think I'm going to be here then.
Well, it's been very kind of you to put me up and that,
but I have caused enough trouble already, ain't I?
-I've got to go back to my own home.
-The one with the pool in Spain?
Mmm-hmm. Fingers crossed.
I'm going to be heading off tonight.
-Look at all this.
Anybody would think we've got the three-day week back again.
-Popped into the Vic last night.
-Oh, did you?
-Asked people to leave stuff for the fund-raising sale.
-Oh, I say.
Yeah, I suppose it's not for us to question
some people's idea of charity.
We ain't going to raise much with all this rubbish.
-Oh, vintage collectibles, please, Dot.
I reckon we could make 200 quid here.
Oh, 200 quid?
Well, added to what I've got, that'll be £2,000.
Oh, they can buy a lorry-load of new slates with that.
-Vicar's not going to know what's hit him, is he?
-Come on, let's get it in. Right result, innit, eh?
-Thank you, Sharon.
Don't be silly. You knew Granddad wasn't going to be staying for long.
Come on, it's nearly half past, you're going to be late.
If you don't go to school, young lady,
you're not going to pass your exams. And if you don't pass your exams,
you're not going to be able to go to college
and be a real nurse...or a doctor.
And who's going to look after me
when I've got me grey hair and me walking stick, eh?
You need one of them now.
Whoa! You'd better get a move on, then. Come on.
-What you crying about?
-I ain't crying!
So, you off, then?
Yeah. I'm going tonight. You going to be in for your tea?
I don't know.
Shame I can't take you all out for a meal to say thanks, eh?
We could cook here!
Well, it's a lot of trouble, innit? Load of mess everywhere...
-We won't make a mess.
-Please! Please, can we?
-It's up to Nana Carol.
-Nana, please, can we?
Oh, go on.
-I'll see you later.
-Come on. Give us a cuddle.
-See you later.
Could you or Whitney help me with this stall for the church roof?
What's happened to you?
Long story. Looking good, Sharon.
You ain't changed a bit.
You've forgotten the perm, then? HE LAUGHS
Yeah. Lots of things I've tried to forget.
So, how's your brother?
All right, yeah, last time I spoke to him.
Oh, right. He's in Auckland, isn't he? Living the dream.
You could say that. Wasn't mine, though, Sharon.
Ian's back in a few days.
Not to worry. I'm leaving tonight.
Whit's off today, so I'll get her to help out, yeah?
Oh, that'd be great.
Well, if you want to make yourself useful -
I'm sure you can bring in a few punters.
-Looking like this?
-Never too late for a bit of charity, David.
Nice to see you, Sharon. Ta-ta.
-(What's he done to himself?
I'll have a word with Whit.
-Tiff'll be all right.
-She's grown up so fast, ain't she?
-Be a teenager before we know it.
Where do the years go, eh?
Help yourself to the phone.
Well, I heard that Carol let him in the house.
They could do with a bit of a wash.
Well, I heard he was back for Pat's funeral.
Oh, I reckon he drove that poor woman to an early grave.
Well, nothing would surprise me about those Wicks boys.
-Hardly boys now, Sharon.
You shouldn't be earwigging, young man.
What's he like?
Well, he could charm the birds out of the trees.
And break their hearts.
Con man, that's what he was. Beelzebub in a cheap suit.
Devil always has the best tunes, eh, Dot?
Oh, well, I ain't saying that I don't like him -
just that I don't trust him.
Anyway, I'll be back at one,
and don't forget we've got that committee meeting at five o'clock.
Dot, where are you going?
Some of us have got jobs to go to.
Oh, is he still around? Well, that might work out.
Oh, just a sec, mate, hang on.
-I know it's not much, but it'll tide you over.
No, Carol. I'm not taking your money.
All right, OK. All right, well, I'll see you later.
Sorry, mate, where were we?
Look, we ain't even been on a proper holiday yet.
Maybe it's a little mini break. You know, girls love that, right?
So, you're going on a dirty weekend.
Hey! Pete, bruv! This is Poppy we're talking about, all right?
-She's a lady.
Well, most of the time, anyway!
Oh, look, here she is, my little tooth fairy.
-Right, I'm going to go, mate.
-Love, bruv, you take it easy.
-Hey, so, I popped into the bank.
Forget renting. We can buy. Look, shared ownership.
Means we'd only need a mortgage for 30%. And look at them,
they are beautiful - two-bedroom, new-build,
garden's, like, big enough for a dog.
In Hemel. Now, look, we'd need five grand.
We've already got the 1,500 that was going to be on the rental deposit.
I reckon we stop drinking, like, midweek,
we'd have enough within a year.
Yeah, but, babe, we're supposed to be getting a flat HERE.
Yeah, I know, but now we don't have to.
And I know it does mean a lot of sacrifices, but, you know,
that's what we were talking about anyway, weren't it? You know,
making those sacrifices together, you know, growing up as a couple.
-Just slow down.
-Just think, right,
some of these master bedrooms have en suites!
-Can you imagine?!
-You two ready?
-Oh, yeah, one sec.
Sorry, told Sharon we'd give her a hand with the stall.
Cheers, Poppy. Looking good, innit?
1.70, thank you. You all right?
Hiya. Can you give me two of whatever has the most sugar in?
Cab's on its way. Syed's going to meet us at the airport.
Well, I've got some news that might cheer you up.
-David's off today.
Good as gold. Didn't even have to ask him.
I thought you'd be pleased.
I am. I am.
I just thought he might put up more of a fight, that's all.
What do you mean?
-Has he said something?
Look, just forget it. I'm glad he's on the mend, all right?
-There you go. See you later.
Lots of bargains! Come on, have a look.
We have got the whole set of James Bond films on VHS, only £10.
Go on, mate, treat the Mrs for a good night in.
We've got some gorgeous dresses - all vintage.
It's a lavatory roll cover, you see. Pretty, isn't she?
I mean, you don't see them much nowadays, I don't know why.
-I'll give you 10.
Sharon, I've made a sale!
Oh! All this negotiating is quite exhausting. Don't stop now, Sharon!
You know, the stall will need restocking at the rate we're going.
-Oh, hello there.
Can I interest you in a set of hair rollers, madam?
Oh, hi, Tam.
Yeah. You better hope Lister doesn't find out about this.
-You're not going to tell him, are you?
Hey, bruv, we'll only be an hour, all right?
And we'll keep it down.
OK, maybe I can let it slip - this time.
Are you guys going to the pub later? Maybe R&R, as well.
The R&R? Alice, what've you done to my boy Tamwar?!
-It's just a couple of drinks.
-Yeah, man, I'm in.
It all sounds lovely,
but me and Fats won't be able to make it this evening.
We're, erm... Well, we've actually got a bit of an announcement.
-We're saving to buy a house!
Yeah, I'm so excited.
-We haven't really spoken about it yet, properly, you know...
-Yeah, I know, babes, I know.
-But we'll talk about it tonight, yeah?
-Alice, you would not believe how many different...
-..bathroom finishes there are.
You're back early.
-What did you say to Masood?
You said something. I mean, he's a bit cagey about it, but you obviously got to him.
-I don't know what you're talking about.
-Don't lie to me.
-I'm not lying!
You can't resist stirring, can you?
I mean, seeing me happy is like an invitation to start meddling.
Is that what you think, Carol?
That I'm just back here to mess things up?
He's a decent bloke. You're lucky to have found him.
-What've you got there?
-Give it. Come on.
-I wish I'd seen her.
-There's a lot of things I needed to say.
-Yeah, well, it's probably best to leave all that now.
In a few months, you can come back and visit. Maybe.
I won't be back, Carol.
So you got your surprise, then, eh?
-It was nice of her to plan it out for you.
She's got it all sorted, ain't she? All the little details.
You know what girls are like, mate.
I mean, she didn't have to ask you, did she?
It's like she knows exactly what you're dreaming of.
I mean, it's not like it's her dream
and she's pushing you into it... Is it?
Yo, mate, you know what? This is a nightmare, man.
She just sprung this on me from nowhere...
What did you say to her?
You know, I keep trying to talk to her, brother, but she won't listen!
-Do you still want to live with her?
-Well, yeah, of course I do. But I'm more like, you know,
east London, no further than the docks
-and she's more like countryside.
You know, I do love her, mate.
But, you know, I think to myself,
if she can make a major decision like that without talking to me,
how many little ones has she made, you know?
What you going to do?
I don't know.
I think you should talk to her, mate.
I'll see you later, all right?
All right, brother.
-House'll be quiet.
You know I found a mashed banana in my shoe the other day?
Oh, yeah. Kids, eh? Animals.
All right. Let's say goodbye to Tam and Chacha.
OK. Say, "Bye, Chacha."
Bye, Chacha. Bye-bye.
Come on, give him a hug.
-All right, come on. We're going to miss that plane!
We better get going.
Is the taxi going to drive?
Yeah. We'll be back by seven.
Yeah. Go on, sit down.
I think I am ambitious,
I definitely want to carry on working,
but, you know, I also want to do
all the, like, domestic goddess stuff.
Oh, Mrs B, you didn't have to worry about any of this, did you?
I beg your pardon, we all worked,
but we didn't call it being a "domestic goddess" -
we called it "putting food on the table".
You know what? We will be near my parents,
so they can help with childcare, you know, when the time comes.
Sorry, Mrs B. Sorry. Can you come here for a minute?
-One second. One second, come here. Listen.
Your parents? Are you serious?
Don't worry, I'm not planning on getting pregnant yet.
It.. It's not that. But I thought you liked living in London.
Aw, darling, that's really sweet,
but it's just way too pricey, isn't it?
-You know, this just makes way more sense.
-Not for me!
-Actually, you know, my friend Katy was thinking about buying in Hemel.
-You remember her and Jamie, right?
With the golden retriever called Marley, you know, like in the film?
-Listen, what I'm trying to say...
-It's three o'clock!
I told Sadie I'd be back at half two...
I'll, erm... I'll see you later, yeah? Love you.
Where they going? Where's Whitney?
-She had to go and collect Tiff and Morgan.
Look, I'm sorry, Sharon, but I've got to go, I'm starving.
-Sharon, it's tea time.
-Too right, Dot.
I won't be long.
-Right, next, add a pinch of oregano.
-How much is a pinch?
-I don't know. Just go for it, I reckon.
-And we need some tomato puree. Here you are, Tiff.
-Dollop of that in there.
-Hello, Liam. How was your day?
Dinner's nearly ready.
Listen... Look, I know it's a bit odd having me around.
You do know what happened with me and your nan's...
-Yeah, well, it's over now, isn't it?
What you making for dinner?
Spag bol. That be all right?
Yeah, well, Morgan still prefers chicken nuggets
and Tiff won't eat anything with burnt bits on it.
You're good with them kids, ain't you?
-Especially with your mum being away an' all.
-Someone's had to be.
Come and give us a hand, yeah? I'd like us to part on good terms -
-be mates and that, yeah?
-Where you going?
-But dinner's ready!
Might all be down McKlunky's once we've had this pasta.
Where we up to? Let's have a taste.
Come on, let Granddad have a taste.
OK, I'll see you later. Bye. Bye.
Oh... What are you doing here?
Erm, this... This whole house thing...
There's a couple of things we need to talk about.
Erm, can we talk about it later?
It's just that you haven't spoken to me about ANY of it.
Babe, we've got our whole lives to talk about it, OK?
By the time we move in, you'll be sick to death of talking about it.
-Yeah, but you're not listening to what I'm try...
-Babe, don't be needy, OK?
I am listening to you, but I'm working, all right?
-Take a look at that, yeah?
That'll keep you busy till later, yeah? Hello, Beauty.
Cheers, mate. Thank you.
Better hope your old man don't find you in here.
Yeah, all right. I'm just, you know, checking out the competition.
Right. Can I get a chicken burger and large chips, please?
Erm, same, thanks. Reckon we should have stayed?
What, and wait around for David to worm his way
back into people's good books?
-Did you see the way he was with Tiff this morning?
-Yeah, but, I don't know,
I think he's actually sorry about all that with Nan.
No, he's not. He's playing a game.
And people are falling for it.
Yeah, well, I know someone who won't fall for it - my dad.
David Wicks is like a swear word in my house.
Don't tell me, did he nick his first girlfriend or something?
Erm... Yeah, you could say that.
You seriously don't know what happened?
Where's Whit and Liam?
They popped out. They'll be back later.
Liam's had a tricky year, you know?
So, this is nice.
Right, dig in.
Is it meant to taste like this?
I don't think so.
How much of that stuff did you put in?
Tastes like toothpaste!
-I love it.
-You can have mine, then.
-Just eat it, come on.
-Lesson in life, Morgan.
-Next time, we leave the cooking to the girls.
Go on, suck it up. That's it, keep going.
Granddad, do you have to leave?
Afraid so, darling.
Look on the bright side. At least you don't have to eat more of this!
-Oh, good, you're still here.
Just heard loads of lovely stories about you.
You know what he did to his brother Simon? Did exactly the same to Ian.
-Yeah, that's enough now.
-Oh, you know about it, do you?
-It was a long time ago.
-That doesn't make it better though.
-You're talking about things that happened before you were born.
-Look, he ain't changed, all right?
He's probably come back to steal someone else's wife.
-OK. Enough, come on.
You didn't really do all them things, did you?
-I'm going to go and get my stuff together, all right?
Poppy's on her way.
Fats, what are you doing?
Babe, it's one beer.
Yeah, but we agreed not to go drinking tonight, right?
-It can't just be me making the effort.
We said we were going to sit on the sofa
and look at all the brochures, not sit here boozing all night.
You know, we have got, like,
a million things to think about, right?
There's the kitchen fittings, there's whether we want a patio...
I don't want no patio, OK?
Yeah, well, that's what I'm saying, we might want decking.
You're not listening to me, all right? I don't want no patio!
I don't want no decking, no garden, no dog,
and I don't want to be living next door to your parents, OK?!
I don't want any of it. I don't want none of it, OK?!
Babe, look, that came out wrong, OK?
No, no. I...
I think you made that very clear.
Look, Babe... Listen, Pops...
-There you go.
Good as new.
Well, could do with a little bit of my make-up, but...
-Thanks for everything.
-Oh, don't be silly.
Tell Bianca I'm sorry I didn't get to see her.
Yeah, I will.
How many times she heard that, eh?
I wish I'd been a better father to her, Carol.
Better granddad to the kids.
Just a better man, really.
We all wish that.
Anyway, you'd better get going.
Babe, come on! It's probably cos we were both just tired, OK? I'm sorry I even said...
-Will you get your foot out of the door?
-Come on, don't be silly.
-Can we just talk about this?
-There's nothing to talk about.
I'm just glad I found out now rather than later.
I thought you were the one.
-Tiff won't come out of her room.
-She's said her goodbyes already.
She doesn't want you to go.
Look, why don't you take her up some ice cream, yeah?
-If that's all right with you?
Tiff, what flavour ice cream do you want?
Liam, I'm off, mate, all right?
See you, then.
Look, I know it wasn't easy, having me turn up.
You're the man of this house, not me.
I know you look after 'em all. I know what a good job you do.
Especially after what you went through with them lads.
Many people would've gone to pieces. I'd have been one of them.
There's four girls here that need protecting.
They'd string me up for saying so, but it's true.
I could never do it right, you know?
But I know you will. Yeah?
Ta, Liam. Look after yourself.
Bianca would kill me for letting you go.
Stay? Just till she gets back.
We all know what a challenge fund raising can be.
But it's vital to the future of our church.
-It's a major project with significant costs.
-(I've had a word in a few ears.)
-I know our church warden...
(The other committee members have agreed to do a fun run and a cake sale.
(Oh, Sharon, that's wonderful.)
Would you like to say a few words here, Mrs Branning?
Yes. Yes, I think I would.
But you see, Vicar, there's someone I need to thank.
I won't lie to you. You know, it has been a struggle
and I've had a few sleepless nights.
But then I realised that I couldn't do it on my own.
I mean, I'm just a woman, getting on a bit,
and I realised that I could ask someone for some very valuable help.
And so I asked Jesus, and he, it turns out,
has seen fit to bless my efforts.
And after the jumble sale, I'm glad to say,
we're on track to reach our final target!
Mrs Branning, that's marvellous.
Well, I must have done something right!
I've another project in mind for you already.
Ah. Have you met Sharon?
-Oh, yes. Yes, of course.
Well, she don't work in the day, so she's got plenty of free time,
-ain't you, Sharon?
You're up early.
Yeah. Been out early as well.
Fancied some fresh air, did you?
Fresh? Have you heard them birds trying to sing out there?
RADIO: "I Say A Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
There you go. Happy birthday.
Don't tell the council.
Probably a hanging offence, nicking one of them flowers.
I know it's not much, Carol, but you never did like a fuss, did you?
Well, good job.
-You can have a birthday kiss, though, if you want.
-Just a peck on the cheek.
-Don't say it.
Wow! That's really lovely. Thank you.
They're not going to need a vase,
they're going to need a whole bathtub.
Right, well, let me give you a hand with that.
I've got the day off work, don't worry.
They gave me some feed - if you look after them,
-they'll last till the weekend.
Anything left down Columbia Road?
Hey...you been up all night?
Just most of it, then, yeah?
I just don't lie in me pit all day like some people.
You don't lie in it at all as far as I can see.
Oh, are you going out? Well, that's good, isn't it?
You must be feeling better.
Well, I was, till somebody started clucking round me like a mother hen.
"Am I sleeping at night? Am I going out?"
Next you'll be checking whether I've got a vest on or not!
Yeah. Shouldn't you be at work?
I've just been getting parts...
Bianca's his daughter.
If she knew that he'd been here and I just let him go...
So it was your idea, then?
Look, I'm really not in the easiest of positions right now.
-I'm not exactly in the easiest position myself...
It's not just having him around, it's the things he's been saying.
-What do you mean?
OK. You're right.
You're right. You're in a difficult position,
and I'm not making it any easier. I'll stop.
-I'll see you later.
A drink for the birthday girl?
..birthday kiss would be nice.
MAS AND CAROL CHUCKLE
Those flowers from you?
One, do I look like a muppet,
-and, two, where would I get the dosh?
Thought you might have stolen them from a graveyard or something.
Come on, kids, say "happy birthday" to your nan, please.
You know what Carol's like, Whitney.
Most women would love being treated like the Queen.
Er...I've just got to finish my assignment first.
Yeah, course I want to see you.
(Er, yeah, OK, six o'clock, then, yeah?)
I'm just going to head to the Minute Mart,
-get Auntie Carol a birthday card.
-Can you put my name on it as well?
What? There's no point getting two, is there? State of our finances.
So who was on the phone, then?
Just sounded like an interesting conversation.
No, no. No-one important. It was just counselling stuff, really.
-You're really getting into that, aren't you?
So it's true what they say.
Bad pennies - always turn up when you least expect them.
Very nice to see you as well, Jack.
Yeah, well, for the record, I think that sister of mine's mad.
She should have slung you out the moment she clapped eyes on you.
But it's her birthday, I ain't going to say anything.
Don't want to upset her on her big day, do we?
Oh, that's very thoughtful of you(!)
Why don't you take a leaf out of my book, then?
Be thoughtful yourself.
Pack your bags, nice and quiet, and go.
Funnily enough, I was on my way last night.
I had my bag packed and everything, waving ta-ta,
until Carol asked me to stay.
She really is mad, then.
My dad won't be too happy to see you.
Peter. You've grown.
No, always hated that.
People don't see you for a bit, they say, "You've grown,"
what do they expect, you'd shrink?
How is your dad?
Always was one to hold a grudge, weren't he?
-That looked pretty intense.
-Are you skiving again?
So who is he?
He's no-one you want to know.
All right, now go on, get to school before you get Dad in trouble.
Now, go on.
I thought I spotted you out here.
You look like you could do with a coffee.
You heard from Shirley?
I just thought it might be a bit weird for you,
her leaving so suddenly.
Shouldn't you be down the R&R?
I just saw Dexter and all, just now, popping into work
when he feels like it.
I think things have been slipping while I've been away.
..I was wondering if you and I could join forces for a bit here.
I mean, them flowers you gave her, all very nice and that,
but you know what she's like.
-How do you mean?
-Well, 300-and-odd-days a year,
she don't mind working all the hours God sends, but one day a year,
on her special day, there is nothing she likes more.
I mean, what woman wouldn't want to be treated like royalty?
So I was thinking, if you and I work together,
we could make today really special for her, what do you say?
Oh, right. So I pay for everything and you get the credit,
-is that the idea?
Oh, what do I say? What do I say?
I say, thanks very much for the offer, David,
but I think I can sort out my own girlfriend's birthday by myself, yeah? Thank you.
And how are you going to do that?
-I've already done it.
-I took her some flowers myself, actually.
A very nice bunch of flowers - very big, obviously.
So, um, what did David want?
Um, coffee, please, Carol.
-I, er... Sorry, to go.
Actually, you know what? Don't make that anything.
Sorry, just changed me mind.
So this is serious, then.
Yes, it is.
It's not it, though, is it?
I dunno, bruv. Poppy says it is.
What, she wants a pink front door and you want a blue one?
It's more than that, bruv. Come on.
What, she wants pink windows as well?
Whatever it is, you'll work it out, OK?
This is you and Poppy we're talking about.
It'll be fine.
Oh, Poppy... What's the matter?
I've just seen him.
Did you know Fats don't like golden retrievers?
Says it all, really, don't it?
Oh, come here!
So, yeah, I've had an idea.
Well, Tiff and Morgan have had an idea, it's Carol's birthday.
And Morgan wanted to make her a card in after-school club -
but I thought we could get the kids involved, you know?
We could make it really educational,
talk about the things that have happened since she's been born...
But if you don't think it's a good idea, then...
-No. I think it's a great idea.
Yeah, I'm going to be cutting down on my school hours a bit, so...
I can pop in and have a look for myself.
Come over now if you want.
No, I'll come a bit later. I've just got something to do.
Liam, if you don't mind me saying, your nan prefers gold to silver.
Yeah, well, it's not for Nan.
I'm going to grab a cuppa if you fancy one.
Er, look, I'll think about it, yeah?
-Yeah? All right, mate, no worries.
So you know him too, yeah?
Well, I asked Peter who he was, but he just blanked me.
Um, I was thinking about Carol's birthday...
Oh, well, we were just going across to see her.
Yeah. I've got her a card.
Well, why don't you give the card to her yourself at her party?
What? Carol's having a party?
Yeah, and a cake and everything if I can fix it up,
and maybe some dancing.
-It's not going to be one of them surprise ones,
-Yeah, well, I haven't actually told her yet,
I just wanted to see who could make it, but, no,
we're not going to sit around in a darkened room and shout, "Boo!"
So you up for it?
-OK, the party starts at six o'clock.
-That's so the kids can come.
-See you later.
Sniffing about again?
-Nice to see you ain't lost it.
Your sense of humour.
I ain't lost anything. And I don't intend to neither.
I was looking out for you, that's all.
The Good Samaritan, eh?
But you're out and about now, good to go,
don't need me any more - fine.
-He just popped out.
-In other words, he's bunking off.
He had a phone call from Ava. She had a letter this morning.
What, he can't read it when he gets home?
I think it's about his op. He's giving his dad his kidney, ain't he?
I don't care what it's about. He's got to read it in my time?
When he gets here, tell him I want to talk to him.
I hope they're not rushing this, it was those doctors themselves
who told you that you needed time to prepare.
No, they're just calling me in for some X-rays.
-Look, Mum, nothing to worry about, it's just routine.
-Dexter, there's nothing just routine about any of this.
-It's all getting a bit much...
-Look, Mum, no, it's not!
Look, I know how you feel about all this, but I'm doing it, OK?
So just relax.
I'm not saying I'm not going to be there.
I'm just saying I might be there a little bit later, that's all.
Cos I've got my counselling session, haven't I?
I didn't realise the two were going to clash.
Bit late for a counselling session, isn't it?
-Is that what that phone call was about?
That phone call from no-one important?
Can you just get off my back, please, Abi, right?
You're making something out of nothing here.
So that was no-one, this is nothing?
Right, so you can come over? About six o'clock.
Oh, that's great. Fantastic. It's great.
Here, look at him, grinning like a Cheshire cat.
-What's he up to?
So, for a girl, was it?
Only I didn't have you down as a jewellery sort of guy yourself.
Yeah, well, you don't know me.
Is she from round here? Off the Square?
Come on, mate.
You've got to help me out a bit, only most of the girls
I remember from round here are a fair bit older than you.
Oh, here's a clue.
What's her name?
-Cindy. There's a name from the past.
Yeah. Named after her mum.
A get-together. Just family, a few friends.
-That's OK, isn't it?
-Well, I'm grateful, of course I am...
-I don't want your gratitude.
You've bought me that big bunch of flowers...
Are you saying I can't make a fuss over my girlfriend on her birthday?
No. I didn't think so.
Yeah, OK, well, I guess I'll just call you, then, later.
My counselling session - I've cancelled it.
If you actually had a counselling session, then, no, of course not.
So you're David? I'm...
Cindy. Yes, I know. We've already had the introductions.
Sit yourself down.
That's a shame. I was looking forward to doing that myself.
-So you knew my mum...
Liam, how many times have I told you? Stop apologising.
-That's the first lesson.
-First lesson of what?
Affairs of the heart, young lady. Liam's got girlfriend trouble.
He's got two on the go and he doesn't really like either of them.
You've got to be straight with them, Liam.
You've got to look 'em in the eye and say, "You ain't for me."
-It's the only way.
-Cindy, come here.
Oh, well, anyway, I'll see you around.
Yes, you will.
What have you gone and done that for?
I ain't got one girlfriend, let alone two.
Don't matter, cos now she thinks you have.
Now she's going to start seeing you different,
and to be honest, she's going to have to,
cos you ain't getting very far at the moment, are you?
She won't look at me at all.
Well, she will now. And she'll be thinking,
"Two on the go, what's he got that's so special?"
And with any luck, and you stop keep apologising all the time,
she might decide to find out.
And that necklace or whatever you were thinking of, forget it,
because she really will have you down as a sap.
No, get her something, but get her something surprising,
something she'd never have thought of,
and if you can make her laugh at the same time, double result.
Are you up to something?
I'm just talking to Liam.
You were talking to Masood earlier as well?
What, after this morning?
Put me well and truly in the shade, didn't he?
Best man definitely won that one.
-I don't know.
-Come on, Tam.
Fatboy's in a bit of a bad place at the moment.
-It's perfect that Fatboy's in a bad place?
Bring him along, a party's exactly what he needs.
Right, if we can all finish off what we're doing,
we can start to show Miss Hartman what we've all been up to.
-I haven't finished my colouring-in yet.
-OK, one more minute.
I'll finish it.
No, it's all right, Dennis, Morgan's started, so let him do it.
No, he's not. Actually, he's doing really well.
Really neat lines, Morgan, well done.
-What did you do that for?
Miss Hartman, if you don't mind, I can handle this.
Yeah, I want to make it really, really special,
really push the boat out.
You, er, got a problem with your motor?
-What? No, no.
-Oh, so you just thought you'd come round here
and waste my mechanic's time, did you?
No, Phil, I was inviting Jay to a party, that's all.
Six o'clock? At Carol's.
-Yeah, all right, mate.
-See you later.
Are you serious?
It's her birthday, Phil.
-Well, it's Abi's aunt as well, ain't it?
The geezer who's inside because he tried to kill me?
You want to work out whose side you're on.
I want a word with you an' all.
Sorry I'm late, there was a delay on the District Line.
-Can I have a word?
-So we were all making a birthday card for Carol today.
Yeah, it was, until Dennis wanted to do some colouring.
And because someone else was doing it,
he wanted to ruin the whole thing.
-Who else was doing it?
-That's not the point.
The point is that type of behaviour is just not acceptable.
Oh, and favouring one child over another's acceptable, is it?
I'd just appreciate it if you could explain that to him.
She been poisoning your mind too, has she?
The only one that's been poisonous here today is your son.
Denny, come on, darling, let's go.
-When's the fly-past?
I don't know what that fella of yours has got planned.
I wouldn't put anything past him.
-Have you had the treatment as well?
-What do you mean?
He's been throwing his weight around all day,
and now he's trying to tell me who I can and can't see.
CHATTER FROM NEXT ROOM
MUSIC PLAYS: "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder
-This is for you.
Right. Well, erm, I'm just going to go and fix my face.
This is OK, isn't it?
Yeah. Yeah, it's lovely.
-That was a nice surprise, weren't it?
Yeah. Well, it was a surprise.
This is nice an' all. You actually talking to me for once, Lauren.
-Couldn't get away quick enough last time, could you?
-I was just busy.
It's not a big deal, is it?
Are you busy now, or..?
Just going to go and say, "happy birthday."
Ab, Abi, is she all right? Lauren.
Why do you say that?
-She's not acting weird with you?
-Don't think so.
-All right, Jay?
Hiya. Er, Lauren...
Are you drinking again?
No, don't look at me like that. Joey is right, you are acting weird,
and there's usually a reason for it, isn't there?
No. I'm not back on the booze.
Right, so it's in my imagination then, I'm just being paranoid?
Oh, come on, Lauren, something is going on.
I don't know what you expect me to think, but..?
-I'm not back on the booze.
I've met someone. You don't know him.
I don't even really know him.
And I don't know if I even want to get to know him
or whether I should.
But if he likes you and you like him...?
We met at counselling.
It's not exactly encouraged, is it?
Two people with the same problems seeing each other.
Yeah, but, then again, if you both know the danger signs,
you can help each other, can't you? And if he's nice..!
I suppose it's just a bit scary, innit,
getting back out there again?
I don't know if I'm ready.
Lauren, this is the first time in months that I've seen you
get excited about something that didn't come from a bottle.
Is this what that phone call was about?
Mm-hm. He wanted to see me.
But I put it off, you know.
I said, well, I've got to come here, ain't I?
Yeah, well, you've done it now.
This isn't OK, is it?
It's lovely, really! It's just...
I've never really been one for the limelight, I suppose.
I've always been the same. It's my fault, I know.
I've just always hated any sort of fuss. Thanks.
Phil... What is all of this?
You're snapping at me, you're yelling at Jay?
I ain't yelling at anyone.
Just told him a few facts of life, that's all.
You as good as told him to ditch his girlfriend.
No, I told him to choose what's important and what ain't.
YOU can't run his life.
-Is that what Jay said, is it, eh?
-It's what I'm saying, too.
And what else did Jay say?
What Phil Mitchell says ain't important, yeah?
What is going on with you?
So is he going?
-Is he going where?
-I'll take that as a yes.
Ah, ladies, more wine?
Not for me, thank you.
-I'm fine, thanks.
Oh, actually, you know what? I will have another glass,
first day of the rest of your life and all that.
-I'm all right.
-Yeah, you know what?
I'll take a beer and a shot of whatever you've got.
Right. Making a night of it?
-Making a night of every night from now on, Mr Mas.
-Sorry, you got any more?
Oh, lovely, thanks.
It's mad, innit? Anyone mentions Dennis, Sharon's shutters come down.
Yeah, but it didn't faze you, though. You did all right.
Well, I do live with Bianca and Tiff.
Um, anyway, I know it's a bit silly,
but I have seen that teaching assistant job at your school.
-Maybe I could put you down for a referee?
-Obviously if you think I'm not ready, then just...
I think you'd be absolutely perfect.
KNOCK ON DOOR
POUNDING ON DOOR Yes!
-I don't think you're invited.
-It's all right, I ain't stopping.
-Let me handle this, OK?
So this is your choice, is it?
-This is hardly the time or place...
-You like breathing
the same air as this bunch of lowlife?
-What did you say?
-She might have hooked up with one of them,
-but at least she had the decency to stay away.
-Come on, Phil.
-Who's talking to you, eh?
-Jay's right, this ain't the time or place.
-It's past your bedtime.
-Ain't past my bedtime.
Leave it, Jack. Phil, this is ridiculous.
-I'm talking to Jay.
-Well, then, why don't you do that outside?
Someone else is sticking their big fat nose in now, are they?
-If the lad's made a mistake here...
Then it's him you should be having a pop at,
so why don't the pair of you go outside,
sort out your differences and leave the rest of us to enjoy the party?
-No, why does Jay have to go?
-No, it's all right.
Don't want to ruin it for everyone else, do we(?)
Right, more wine, everyone, huh? AJ?
Hey... Can I give you my present now?
-You've got me a present?
You ain't got any money.
I got it off one of the market boys. I looked after his stall for a bit.
You got me that for my 14th birthday.
It's not the same one.
You spilt Coke over that, if I rightly remember.
-It's a cassette.
Right, well, who's got a cassette player these days?
Well, we didn't have...
Didn't have one then, either, did we?
-No, you promised you'd get me one for my 15th.
-And I did.
And you promised me you'd get me The Greatest Hits Of 1977.
And I did that as well.
You promised you'd never hurt me.
Let's get one thing straight? I did that out of respect.
-Well, I'm glad to hear it.
-And not for you, for Carol.
You think you can walk all over me, yeah?
Just do what you want and I won't do anything about it?
Where is all this coming from?
-You think I'm a busted flush?
-I never said that.
-You're thinking it, ain't you?
-Is that what you think?
Is that what all of this is about?
You throwing your weight around to prove a stupid point?
You don't have to prove anything, Phil.
Not to us, not to anyone.
I'd just appreciate a bit of loyalty, that's all, you know -
this family sticking tight.
Oh, he knows you well, doesn't he?
Knows what you like,
what you don't like - he always gets it right.
-So he is right about that as well?
What he said?
That you have a habit of falling in love with him?
I used to bite my nails. That was a habit.
I don't do habits no more, Mas. No, these days I choose.
And I have.
I love you.
THEY GIGGLE OK, OK. All right. OK.
-to never kick over your Zimmer frame?
-Oh, thank you!
And I vow to liquidise all your dinners.
It'd be handy if you knew how to work an oven first.
Oh, OK, all right!
So, what are your amazing vows?
My first one is to stay super sexy.
Hot stuff, know what I'm saying, mama?
And, to only use my superhuman powers to fight crime.
-OK, and to protect your foxy lady?
I'll tell you something, Peroxide, while there's breath in my body,
I'll forever defend the future Mrs Moon.
Ain't that poetry, eh? Oh, you like that?
OK, right, where was I?
Excuse me? Excuse me? Where do you think you're going?
I'm going to the kitchen.
Oh, no! Oh, no you're not!
You're going back in there.
No, no, no, it's quarter to eight!
Do not try to blind me with science. Come on.
-Hello, mate. All right?
No, that's for Masood for helping Whit with her job application.
Not "helping"! Insider knowledge from the man in the loop.
See that, Liam? That's power.
A potent aphrodisiac.
Right, well, less of that. I'm eating, thank you.
Do you mind?!
"Give an example of when you've demonstrated time management skills".
I've give you some time management, Whit.
Stop answering stupid questions. Go down the school and tell them the job's yours.
The school recruitment process is a bit more demanding than that.
They think telling the time's a skill! What more do they want? A lobotomy?!
-Yeah, well, maybe when you've got more than a pound to your name
you can start dishing out the advice.
Come on, mate. Time to make your mum some money.
You could have come back to the party, you know.
Carol knew it weren't your fault Phil kicked off.
Well, I'm sure you had a good time without me.
Mm. B's kids, they really love their Aunty Ron.
-Said so last night.
It's good this, innit? Wake up and there you are.
Did you think I was going to do a runner?
I was quietly confident I'd left you wanting more.
Just like the good old days though, ain't it?
You hogging the shower.
Yeah, it's great.
Ron, it's daft this, ain't it? You living at Phil's.
Just move back in here.
It's only been a couple of weeks, Jack.
Yeah, but it's not like I'm some kind of weirdo who's taken you out on a couple of dates.
I know how I feel about you.
-It's the same as it was when I married you.
I think we should just take it a day at a time.
I'm going to work.
-I'll see you later.
-Yeah, see you later.
Another Babylon! You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
The rats'll be licking their lips.
It's not my fault people are dumping their rubbish outside my business.
It's the cuts.
People round here survived the Blitz!
Well, I didn't cos I was evacuated.
I'm sure they'll survive a weekly collection done by the council fortnightly.
Now, get rid of it.
Baby's sat nav on the blink?
You're so boring.
How's time travelling going with Jack?
Life must seem boring after the vertiginous heights of child theft.
Even with someone as scintillating as monkey boy.
That's very good.
Yeah, all right, darling.
Question. If you were Ronnie Mitchell,
would you be so brazen as to walk around as if you deserve to exist?
-Everyone deserves a second chance.
-Don't be so trite.
Well, if you don't like it, why don't you do something about it?
Come on, Morgan, get a move on!
Come on, she's called you twice. School. Go!
-But I can help you make money.
-Come on, get a move on!
If you suck up to Aunty Janine, she'll give you some!
Come on, don't let her get to three. She's waiting. Go!
I do need your help, actually.
Know what you could do for me? Draw me up a business plan, yeah?
Profit margins and target markets. We'll discuss strategy at teatime.
So, how was your date then?
It's early days, ain't it, but...
KNOCK ON DOOR
Oh, my gosh, if that's Grandma Dot sniffing through our bins again...
Hey, are you all right?
What happened to you last night? You disappeared!
I just fancied an early night.
Well, look, I was just thinking.
If you needed any odd jobs or anything doing round the house
while Max is away, then, well, I'm free tonight, so...
Oh, no, we're fine.
Actually, the shower's leaking.
We're not simpletons, Abi!
No, no, I don't mind. Honestly, it's all right.
I'll see you tonight, yeah?
Right. OK, see you tonight.
Do you have to act so weird? He blatantly thinks you're drinking.
What, so I have to tell Joey all about my private life now, do I?
What's that for?
Just to say thanks. I've never had anyone on my side like that before.
-Don't be stupid. I love you.
-I love you too.
-Can you hold the fort for a couple of hours? Got a meeting with the wholesalers.
Won't be long.
I promised somebody I'd help with something tonight.
-Just let me check the rota, yeah?
Do you want to take that?
Look, it's fine. Just have tonight off.
All right, thanks.
I think they just need your date of birth.
Can you make sure that she's wrapped up nice and warm, please,
as soon as she comes out of the pool?
It's your 30th in a couple of weeks! What are you doing for it?
Well, I'm probably going to be thinking about how sad it is that,
for some people, becoming a multiple of ten
is probably the most exciting thing that's happened to them in a decade.
Cast your mind back. West Ham, 1980. I've got ideas, Danny.
We need a proper team talk tomorrow.
Look, as invaluable as your input is, Billy,
I've got a date after training tonight.
You lucky dog!
I don't pay you to talk about football.
Listen, Janine, I hate to ask, but this Bow Road viewing tonight?
Any chance you could do it? It's just that Lola's won some tickets for the pictures. Please?
She'll have plans, won't she?
Well, I've got plans, haven't I?
Sorry, mate. Sorry to butt in. Listen, it's a bit embarrassing.
I bought this off you last week for my mum's birthday.
She won't open it. She reckons it's a fake.
Oh, come on, mate!
That's charming, innit?
What do you want me to do? Call the authorities down here?
Check out how Parisian "Fleur de Valleys" really is, shall we?
That's more like it. Cheers.
You won't sell many plums with a face like that, sonny Jim.
You might want to look in the mirror, mate!
If you see little Cindy, tell her if she wants to know any more about her mum,
I've got a wealth of stories.
You stay away from my family.
Ain't you got an empire to run?
I heard you'd crawled back.
You heading in?
I can see where Bianca gets her brains from.
I'm grabbing lunch as well. I'll join you. On me.
-What're you doing?!
What?! You said you wanted to talk.
I didn't mean just rock up! Did anyone see you?
-Did Tracey see you?
You've got to go. Come on. What were you thinking?
I'm sorry. You said the coast was clear.
All right, we'll chat later. I'll text you.
ALFIE'S VOICE IN BACKGROUND
Get upstairs! Get up!
No worries. Cheers. Take care. Bye-bye.
What happened with the wholesalers?
Mission aborted. Just spoke to Kirsty, she sounded like death.
-I've given her the day off.
-Me and Tracey can manage.
-What, the lunch-time rush?
Not going to leave you a man down, am I?
Right, you lucky people, who's next?
Here you go. There's your change.
Stick it in the box, Carol.
How much do you want?
Can't I even buy my sort of sister a sandwich?
I haven't exactly had a warm welcome from Carol and the happy helper.
Just take a deep breath, dig deep, and tell me how much you want.
Janine, I'm not going to be around for long. Seriously.
I've got a few bits of business I need to sort out.
Business to sort out?
Is that really a thread that you want me to tug at?
Look, whatever properties you've got on your books,
I can shift them for you.
I can make you twice as much as the local monkeys can,
and you know that.
Why don't you make yourself money?
Making money's not the issue, is it?
Let me get this right.
You could make yourself lots of money,
but you want to make money for me instead?
Yes. As I said, I'm not around for long. I want to help the family. I want to help you.
Watch out, Janine, his smile cranks up a notch when he's desperate.
Thank you, Columbo, but I think I've got this one.
Don't say I didn't try and build bridges.
Listen, when you've made your first million,
I will let you take me out, buy me dinner,
and then you can teach me how to be just as successful as you are.
You're wrong, Janine.
I make a few quid and you press the panic button?
I'm not panicked. I'm just disgusted that you'd try to fleece your own step-sister.
I think you underestimate what family mean to me, Carol.
Go on, family man, why don't you go and provide for your daughter after a lifetime of naff all, huh?
Derek's boy over at the car lot. What was his name? Joey, right?
All right, Peroxide, you on strike or something?
Just got a headache.
I've got over tequila hangovers, I'll get over this.
-Let me go get you some painkillers.
-No, Alfie, I'm fine!
-It's all right, I'll only be a sec.
Alfie, I don't need you to...
I don't want you working while you've got a headache.
-Let me see...
-Wait, wait, wait!
Look, I've had some already, OK?
The wholesalers cannot wait.
Don't worry, I can go there tomorrow.
No, you should go now. It's quiet downstairs.
I'm nice and toasty and warm now, ain't I?
We're out of prawn cocktail flavour crisps.
Shut up, you dopey mare. Who eats prawn cocktail crisps nowadays?!
That's really not an excuse to be bone idle, is it, Alfie?
But you did say it was nice and quiet down there, didn't you?
-No, no. Alfie.
-You know you want to!
-Bone idle, eh?
Alfie, will you stop it? I've got a headache.
OK. Listen, not sexy time. I just thought you could have a lie down,
I'll give you an Alfie Moon special massage.
That's how I roll for the girl that I love. I love ya!
-Yes, and I love you too. I love you too, Florence.
Very nice, but we have a pub to run. Mittens on.
OK. I love you, Roxy.
I love you too.
OK, right. I won't be long,
but do me a favour, just tell Tracey to hold the fort?
Roxy, I really need to talk to you.
Yeah, I know, I know. I'll call you, OK?
I'll call you.
I'm not sure it's a good idea you coming round tonight after all.
-She's not drinking again, Joey. I swear.
-Don't mess with my head, Abi, all right?
-I'm not! She's...
-She's seeing someone.
-Just let her be happy. I'm sorry.
Joey? Didn't get a chance to say a proper hello last night.
I used to knock about with your dad.
Right, what's that got to do with me?
We can continue with this happiness top trumps, but I must warn you,
I saw a three-legged kitten this morning.
Do you know what else I saw?
Oh, I have your attention now.
I was at the gym.
Saw this girl there. She was talking with her boyfriend.
They were all smiles. Everything was really happy.
But she had the same look that Kat had last year, as I recall.
You know that look?
The big, lying, dissembling look.
Do you know, you're starting to sound exactly like a stalker?
It's interesting though, the black arts that women employ.
It's nice to see that you've got over your Janine issues so quickly.
Janine, Kat, Ronnie.
There's a pattern emerging.
Michael, I would die before I hurt Alfie, OK?
Then your death may be imminent.
Trace, I'm just going to pop out, OK? Alfie won't be long.
You're such a weirdo.
I've been trying to call you all day.
Sorry. My phone gets a rubbish signal down here.
Why did you freak out like that?
I don't think coming to work is freaking out.
Look, all I was trying to say was... I think it's too soon.
All right, if you don't want to move in, that's fine.
I'm sorry if I came on too strong.
But, running off and pretending you didn't...
There was nothing more to say.
Look, things are great. Why ruin it?
Ron, come on, credit me with a brain.
I don't expect things to be perfect, all right?
But I do expect you to talk to me.
-What a surprise. Your signal's back.
I've got to take this, Jack. I'm sorry.
I bought one for my 18-year-old. Come on, sit yourself inside.
Take your time.
What do you think you're playing at?
Got you a captive audience. Couldn't resist.
I used to run this place.
I didn't ask for your life story, did I?
Looking a bit sorry for itself now. I'll have to have words with Max and Jack...
Have you wandered off from your carer or something?
Give us a chance of selling that, yeah?
Come on, I'm feeling the old magic.
Yeah? Make an old man happy. For old times' sake.
We'll split the commission 50-50.
That's money for nothing for you.
Look, this ain't "take Derek's dodgy mate to work" day.
No, he was no mate of mine. Your dad hated me.
And, to be honest, sonny Jim, I hated him as well.
You can join the club with that one, can't you?
No, this was a special kind of hate that he saved just for me.
You know that stab mark down his back?
Nothing to do with the fella that stabbed him. My fault, apparently.
Well, logic never was Derek's strong point, was it?
He never let my daughter have anything to do with me.
Do you know, I didn't even know she existed for 18 years.
I'd dance on your dad's grave. I would.
You know what, mate, you can have a go on that,
-but don't touch anything, OK.
What do you reckon?
Kimberly Fox! How dare you?
What do you think you're doing?
It's not my rubbish!
It ain't my rubbish. I've a good mind to call the police.
What, for dumping rubbish outside the launderette!
No, no, no, don't call the police, please!
Give me one reason why I shouldn't, you sneering little litter bug.
Because I have started a petition against the rubbish cuts.
Dee's making placards as we speak.
I'm the only chance that this square has got.
Well, you can tell her I'll be very happy to sign a petition.
Now, clear off, and take your rubbish with you.
Come on, you've got loads left, haven't you?
Have you met my dad?
He would kill me if I gave away a freebie.
Not even for your oldest friend, who's struggling to survive?
I've got a little sister to feed!
Did you have to burn a violin to keep warm as well?
Go on, then.
Yes! Thank you, Peter!
It's only because you're a fitty.
Right, how many do you want?
Ronnie, if Alfie had seen you...
I know. I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking.
I just, I really needed to talk to you.
So, look, things were going really, really well,
and now suddenly Jack's pulled this "let's move in together".
I just think it's taking things too quickly.
-Suddenly, it's not like it's a fresh start.
It's some deluded world where nothing ever happened.
I can't lie to Alfie.
I can't risk hurting him. I just can't. I'm sorry.
What are you trying to say?
Hope she likes it.
There you are. Sold.
You got four grand for that?
I certainly did. There you go. I could do this all day.
All right, I'll get your cut.
I had an idea you'd be sniffing around here.
Is that from one of our motors?
Yeah. He just got four grand for that.
HE does not muscle in here. You got that?
-All right, don't take it out on him.
-Sling your hook, Wicks!
-Enjoy the 4K I just made you!
Thing is, Dan, we're not playing to our strengths.
I've got an idea that'd make our team ten times better.
What's that, you quitting the team?
See, that's why Cantona went wasted for so long.
Took Fergie to spot his genius. Where's your vision?
The sight of you in your shorts burnt out our retinas.
Can I get you a drink?
I've one on the way, thank you.
So, where are you going tonight?
Just dinner...and a movie.
At least someone's going to the pictures.
What you going to see?
Just because we're in the same space,
does not mean we have to make inane small talk.
The big question is, sweepers or a flat back four...
I wasn't going to say anything...
Come on, I get it. Let's have it, spit it out.
OK. Roxy's lying to you.
She's in the park with Ronnie.
They're laughing away. They're hugging. They're happy...
You know what, Michael? I'm going to pretend I'm not hearing this, OK?
She's there. She's there! She's right there! Now.
Why would I lie to you?
Because you hate Ronnie as much as I do. That's why.
Yeah. Agreed. I do.
But was I lying to you when I told you Ronnie was IN your pub?
She's made me a promise since then.
Rock-solid trust. Couple of words you've not heard of, eh?
Kat made you a promise too, didn't she?
Where's Roxy now?
Where is she?
She was acting a little bit weird earlier on, wasn't she?
And let's be honest, you don't have that much of a sixth sense
when it comes to women, do you?
Shut up, Michael.
Don't you get why this keeps happening to you?
Do you think I should listen to someone like you -
a pathetic, twisted bloke
when that girl Roxy has given up her sister?
She's done it for me. For me, all right?
For what it's worth, I don't think there are many other people
she would have screwed you over for.
He loves me.
He loves me so, so much.
And he makes me happy, Ron.
But you're not happy!
You know, with all the things that I've done, Jack's sticking by me.
Hold on a minute. Alfie's not the bad guy here, is he?
No, I'm not saying that. I've seen the way he is with you.
All I'm saying is, all of this sneaking around is going to do nothing but cause trouble.
I'm trying to keep you both happy!
How long can we be like this? Like we're dead to each other?
What are you even saying stuff like that for?
But that's exactly how it is.
I don't want you to lie to someone that you love every day.
Roxy, you've got to tell him.
Do you think he'd understand?
I think he loves you.
And I think he can see that you're not happy.
OK. So, what's the problem with moving in with Jack?
I'm just out of prison.
He knows that.
So, I want to move forward.
Ron, Jack was your husband.
You said it yourself, you gave him a million reasons to want to run.
If he makes you happy...
Of course Jack makes me happy!
So what more does he need to do?
Oh, look... I've got to go.
I think he'll understand.
I hope so.
I love you.
I love you too.
-See you later.
-Oh, it's you.
Application off OK?
Yeah, yeah. Thanks to Masood.
What would we do without him, eh(?)
Granddad! I did it! I made a tenner.
Hey! You rob a bank?
I set up a business plan. And I did it.
I sold my video game.
Well, I think we can safely move into phase two
of the Wicks and Co business training.
You're my right-hand man.
-Oop, wrong hand!
-You really are.
# Dunna-da! Laundry man! #
You're going to trip over!
-Just admit it, it's very sexy.
Made a tenner.
Aren't you clever? Bianca's halfway to a pair of shoes.
Can Granddad stay for ever? Please, please, please.
We need to conquer the world, don't we?
Bianca's back in two weeks, and then you're gone.
What's all this?
What, is my spaghetti bolognaise really that unidentifiable?
Listen. I think you're right.
Listen, don't just tell me things you think I want to hear.
I'm not. It's what I want.
Look, I just think I freaked out
because it was like I'd woken up in my old life, and...
Do you know what, we've changed.
I know that, don't I?
And I need you. You make me happy.
You're my future, so...
I'm going to move back in.
Let's wait and see how that spag bol is first, shall we?
Hey, here you are! What are you doing? It's madness downstairs.
Lazy bones strikes again, eh?
You're not lazy.
YOU are brilliant.
And funny, and...
And I love you.
OK, Alfie look, um... I went out before.
-Rox, you know the wedding vows?
Would you promise to always be straight with me?
We'll get old and lose our looks...
..but I will love you more every day.
..please, never lie to me.
Right, come on.
Peroxide's adventures out.
Tell me all about it.
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Concerned about Carol, Masood confronts David over his intentions and is left speechless when David drops a bombshell.
Tamwar is over the moon after spending the night with Alice but when she doesn't feel the same way she is forced to question their relationship.
After worrying about Dot, Carol encourages Sharon to mend their feud but Carol is not sure she has done enough to bring the lifelong friends back together.
David continues to try and win Carol over but has he done enough to earn his stay in Walford?
Fatboy is thrilled when Poppy reveals she has a surprise for him that will step their relationship up a gear but his mood soon changes when he finds out her plans.
It is Carol's birthday and David tries his best to sabotage Masood's plans but will his naughty scheme work?
Phil gives Jay an ultimatum about where his loyalties lie when he shows his support to the Brannings.
Abi worries that Lauren has turned to drink when she notices her odd behaviour and Lauren is left to decide whether to let Abi in on her secret.
A guilty Roxy continues to play with fire when she continues to see Ronnie behind Alfie's back.
Ronnie is surprised when Jack has a life-changing proposition for her meanwhile, Michael is furious that Ronnie has been granted a second chance and sets out to ruin her.
David's presence at the Butchers continues to create arguments and he sets out to prove himself to Carol.