Things take an unexpected turn for Jack and Roxy as they continue to battle for custody of their child. Mandy takes Dot's advice and opens up to Lucy about her past.
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-Here we are.
There you go.
I don't like this cereal.
Look, it's exactly the same, it's just not in the packet.
Erm, Ben, listen. There's something I want to ask you.
Well, it's actually a favour, really, for me.
Be my best man.
-I'll do it!
I'd really, really like you to do it. What do you say?
Yeah, of course.
Yeah? All right, that's settled, then.
Well, I'd better be off.
-You got everything you need?
-I think so. I'll catch you later.
-Have a good day.
-See you later.
-He seems to be coping.
-Ben - he seems OK.
-Like she'd notice.
Babe, come here. You've got...
You've got a little something... Oh, you're so cute.
-You know you are!
Come on. That one and you've finished. Good girl.
-You've got it all over your face.
-Mind if I join you?
Thanks for asking. I'm holding up. Trying to stay strong
after your brother used me as a punch bag.
Yeah, well, that's got nothing to do with me, has it?
No, no. Who needs friends, eh?
That is ripe, coming from you.
Bury your head in the sand, Jack. Like an ostrich.
What do you want me to say, Michael? Derek gave you a beating.
I don't believe for a minute it was cos you took one for your brothers, cos I know you, Michael.
You never put anyone before yourself.
You're only out to get what you can and if it suited you, you'd be the first to walk away from anyone.
So, don't give me that rubbish about your family.
Now, you screwed Derek over. I mean, what were you thinking?
In my book, you got off lightly.
Lightly? Lightly? Have you seen what he's done to me? Lightly?
I'm disappointed in you, Jack. I didn't realise you were so in his shadow. You have my sympathies.
Just take your punishment, all right? And keep your head down.
Cos you don't want to upset Derek any more than you have.
I've heard of brides starving themselves before the wedding,
-but never the bridegroom.
-It'll be in the other drawer.
Like everything else in this house, nothing is where it's meant to be!
There's loads of teaspoons.
There is not loads of teaspoons. There are 11.
There should be 12. There are 12 in an apostle set.
And Jesus, of course, but my Nick dropped him down the drain when he was little
to prove he couldn't walk on water.
I should have kept them for best. I knew I shouldn't have used them for everyday.
I'm in training.
Know what they say - breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince
and dinner like a pauper.
If you're just having that for breakfast,
you'll be dining on dust.
-Take it away, Ma, will you?
-We won't tell, will we?
-My silence can be bought.
Large Chardonnay will do it for me.
Leave it, Dot, it'll turn up.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
But not with paying guests. Then, chaos reigns.
Go on, love. Have a bit of sausage.
I'm in training. I want to get fit.
You ARE fit. It's falling off you.
Come on, now. Here comes the plane! Here comes the plane! Here it comes!
Leave it, Mum, will you?
I'm not a kid.
-You don't mind looking after her?
-I wouldn't have offered if I minded.
-I don't know how long I'll be.
-Hours. My mate went down the passport office once.
She forgot her birth certificate and they sent her back.
Yeah, well, I've got Amy's birth certificate.
I just hope nothing goes wrong.
Why would it? You're her dad, you're applying for a passport.
Yeah. You're sure you don't mind?
Oh, just go! Go, go, go.
-See you later.
-See you later.
Oh, just leave it, all right?
It's Roxy's custody battle, not yours.
Can you imagine Jack's face when the courts take Amy from him?
Because I'd quite like to see that.
You lost something?
Yes. I've lost my phone.
MOBILE PHONE RINGS
You've still got me on speed dial?
Yeah. Just never got round to changing it.
You should have me on yours. If the Brannings come calling, you might need rescuing.
I don't need rescuing, OK? Me and Jack are being very civil to each other.
This is going to be over soon and my daughter will be back where she belongs.
And you think the Brannings are going to agree to that?
I applaud your naivety, Rox.
Is it safe to come in? I need the loo but I was worried the designer was here.
-For Mandy's wedding dress. She's got a fitting.
-Is it cos you're putting on weight?
-No, it's cos it'll look perfect.
I want it to look special. Cos the amount it's costing, it's got to look special.
-Is it any wonder everyone thinks I'm after your money?
-You're not at all, are you, Mandy?
-I just want you to look like a princess.
-Yeah, well, I'm not a princess, Ian.
Yeah, well, you're my princess, OK? I need the loo.
You just keep up the perfect housewife act and kid yourself
that you don't want Dad spending money on you.
You dad's money or your inheritance?
I saw that. Starving my Andrew while you're stuffing your face.
-It's just a boiled sweet. Look!
-I know your game.
You may look gormless and harmless, but I've got your number, darling.
What are you two still doing here? I am not going to pay you overtime.
Why don't you like me?
Why should I? Unmarried mother the wrong side of 40,
no money, no hope for the future and throwing yourself at the first man
that gives you a second glance.
No, that's not true. I love Andrew, I really do.
I want to spend the rest of my life with him.
Course you do. He's a meal ticket, isn't he?
You can put your feet up for the next 40 years
and let him do all the work.
Andrew's always been a sucker for a lost cause.
When he was a kid, he brought home a right scruffy stray dog.
Great lump, she was - matted fur and a dodgy eye.
Just goes to show how kind-hearted he is.
Week later, we all had fleas and she took a bite out of his ankle.
When I look at you, Heather,
all I can see is that manky stray.
You're not looking so tired. Good.
Looking tired is the least of my worries.
-When do you have your scan?
-I'm still waiting to hear.
You'll pull through, you'll see. We're strong stock.
My granny Allingham lived to be 103. That was something in those days.
Don't think I'd want to live that long.
Not too bad, if you've still got your marbles.
Mind, you stand a chance of seeing your kids die first
which is a horrible thing.
I'm only glad that's not going to happen to me.
How long have you had your hair like that?
You're like a builder.
-You go around working on other people's houses
and let your own fall into disrepair.
So, you're saying I look a right state, yeah?
Yeah, that is what I'm saying. You do look a bit neglected.
Thanks, Mum. You always did know how to make me feel better.
I know what it's like, darling.
One minute, you've got it, then, you haven't
and you've no idea where it's gone.
I used to be able to walk down the street and stop traffic.
Now, I couldn't even stop a milk float.
Don't be daft.
You've got to think beyond the cancer, Tanya.
Look to the future. You've still got your looks - make the most of them.
We all know what Max is like.
He don't need no excuse to stray.
-Was she any bother?
We read a book, played a game, talked about people on telly.
She has really got her head screwed on. We have got the same views on everyone.
I promised to take her to the playground.
-I'll take her later.
-How did you get on at the passport office?
You did take her birth certificate, though?
It's a bit more complicated. They wanted Roxy's signature on the form.
-Just forge it.
-Yeah, well, I can't do it there and then, can I?
I've got her signature somewhere. I'll find it and copy it.
So does that mean I can have Amy tomorrow?
No, look. I'll post it. It'll be a lot less risky that way.
The court case is this week.
Roxy'll just take her on a plane in no time.
Yeah, all right. I'm on it, all right?
-How are you coping now?
-Yeah, fine. Yeah, I'm fine.
-How do you manage to stay so cheerful?
-Ain't got a choice, have I?
What do you want me to do - walk about miserable all the time?
You know what? Don't tell Lauren or Abi this, but you, Bianca,
are my favourite niece.
That Ricky Butcher's an idiot.
-You all right? What do you think?
-It's very nice. It's...
Oh, would you look at the fabric?
You know, I never thought I'd wear something so beautiful.
It looks like you were born to it.
You know, I was kidding myself that I didn't care about the dress,
-Have a chip, love.
-I said no. I want to get fit for the wedding.
Then, take more time. I don't know why you're rushing this wedding.
Is everything all right?
We're not rushing, we just don't want to waste time.
-We love each other and we want to be together.
-Well, you don't have to get married.
-But we want to.
-Everyone's living in sin these days.
If Will and Kate were ordinary people, there would never have been that balcony kiss.
We have to get married.
-She's not pregnant, is she?
-No, I'm not.
Oh, thank heavens for that!
We have to get married because we want to do things proper.
And I tell you something, I'd be over the moon if she was pregnant.
-Just cos you don't want to be called Granny,
don't mean I don't want to be called Daddy! Come on, Hev.
Let's find somewhere else to eat.
Give us a kiss. Mwah! You're lovely.
-Ain't you supposed to be at the gym?
-Yeah, it's not the same without you.
-I get separation anxiety.
-You want to get used to it
-cos Amy's the priority now, ain't you?
-As it should be, mate.
Surprised you haven't asked me to buy you out.
Hardly a good example for the court. Works in a gym, violence,
might have anger management issues.
The only reason I'd want out of that gym
is so I could get away from you.
-You all right, darling? What have you done?
-She all right?
Have you hurt your arm?
Let's get home.
Put you in a nice hot bath, eh? Get some sweeties.
-White wild roses would go really nice with this.
Oh, and ivy for the photos.
Here you go. You wanted one sugar, didn't you?
-Where did it go?
-The mouse! It's over there!
What have you done?
She went flying.
Yeah, it was awful, actually, to watch.
Yeah. He's not rung you, no? To tell you?
Fancy that. Typical Branning. Typical.
Why are you looking so pleased with yourself?
Smile and the whole world smiles with you.
DOOR BELL BUZZES
DOOR BELL BUZZES
DOOR BELL BUZZES FRANTICALLY
Where is she? Where is she?
Amy? Amy! Darling, it's all right. Mummy's here.
It's all right. It's OK. Shhh.
You all right? You OK, yeah? Why didn't you phone me?
-Michael told me about the accident.
-Oh, yeah, course he did.
-Which is what you should have done!
What, and had you worried? I was worried for the pair of us, all right? She's fine.
-She had a fall. These things happen.
-Oh, yeah, not when you're looking after her.
Clearly, nothing I'm going to say will make you feel better about this.
If you want to blame someone,
you blame Michael for distracting me in the first place!
-She seems fine, anyway.
-That's cos she is.
-Do you want to get in here?
-Just get in here, will you?
You make Daddy a pizza, yeah?
-I suppose I better go and collect George.
Hold on. This'll only take a minute. It's got to be sorted out.
Rose, Heather has something to say and for once in your life, keep a civil tongue and listen.
-My tongue is always civil!
-Come on, Ma.
So, I'm in the wrong for thinking
you're perfectly fine the way you are?
-You're always down the gym. You're perfectly fit.
But that's not the issue and you know it.
-Come on, then. What is the issue?
-The issue is the way you treat Heather. It is not right.
-I treat her like anyone else.
-No, you don't.
What was that you said, dear? I couldn't hear you.
-Go on, Hev. Tell her.
-I know what you're trying to do, Mrs Cotton.
-I'm not trying to do anything.
-She ain't a Cotton.
-You're trying to bully me.
Oh, you've found your voice now?
I'm used to bullies. I've known bullies all my life
and all my life, I've let them win and I've backed down.
That's because I've never had anything worth fighting for before.
But now, I've got Andrew and I don't care what you think about me, I ain't going nowhere.
Well done. Hear, hear!
-Got that, Ma?
-I don't know why you're turning on me.
I'm only trying to do the best for you.
What's wrong with a long engagement? Really get to know each other.
Be sure of what you want.
-We are sure.
-It's going to be a thrown-together affair.
No, it's not. It's going to be wedding of the year.
Heather will look lovely in her finery,
Andrew'll look dashing, George'll be in knickerbockers
and Jim knows a friend who's got a horse-drawn carriage
and we'll strew it with flowers
and I'm sure the vicar will do you a beautiful service.
-Yeah, will you help us organise it, Auntie Dot?
What, me? Oh, I don't think it's my place.
Oh, please. It would mean everything to me, Mrs Branning.
Oh, well, I'd be honoured. Have you thought about numbers?
Cos the community centre's the perfect place for a reception.
60, I think it holds for a sit-down.
Then, we've got to think about the food. Chicken, ham, beef, fish?
Do you think I'd let anything happen to her on purpose?
Well, do you?
-Cos she's all I've got.
-She's all I've got!
-Yeah, well, who's fault's that?
-Jack, I was just worried, OK?
-I was worried, like you'd have been.
-Yeah, well, I love that little girl, all right?
I love her more than you'll ever know cos you only ever see things from your view.
Everything's one big flaming drama. You know what?
I'm not going to let you use Amy to score points.
I am not scoring points! I'm not!
It's all you ever do! You're a joke, you know that?
All this concern about Amy and when you had her, you acted like she didn't even exist!
-You don't know anything about it.
I know enough, all right? And so do the courts.
Cos you were an unfit mum!
How can you say that to me? I love her, Jack.
-You're only ever interested in a good time, ain't you?
We'll see who's having a good time when I get custody of her, shall we?
No-one in their right mind would give you custody of a gerbil.
You're not taking her away from me, Jack. You're not!
You cannot have her. I'm her mummy.
She needs me more than she needs you.
And you've got kids all over the place and without her, I am nothing!
Oh, that's it, go on. Start with the water works.
-Oh, shut up!
-Do you know what? You should go.
Is this what you wanted, huh? Is it?!
Amy left this at mine.
Amy needs her mother.
You all right, Roxy?
-What's she doing here?
-We're just chatting.
Oh, chatting? Happy families. You posted that passport form yet?
I've filled it all out, I've just got to post it.
I'll put it in the post. Least you'll know it's done then.
-She's up to something.
-No, she's not.
-She's a Mitchell, ain't she?
-She's upset. You saw.
Do you know nothing about women? We'll do anything to get what we want.
No, you're wrong. She's upset about Amy. She's terrified she might lose her.
That's why she'll stop at nothing to get her back.
You're a mug if you trust her one inch. I'm telling you, you'll regret it.
Give me that. See you later.
-Not very original, I know.
But you should have seen the coffee splattering all over the dress.
It was epic.
She's not stupid. She probably knows it was you.
I don't care. She can't prove it.
And if she makes a big thing, she'll look bad in front of my dad, so win-win.
Is that all you're bothered about? Winning?
-And what about Ian?
-What about him?
He really likes her and he wants to be with her
and you're doing everything you can to split them up.
Don't you want him to be happy?
He'd be happier with someone else.
You've got no idea, have you? Look, you have got an amazing dad
who'd do absolutely anything for you
and whatever she is, Mandy is no psycho.
You've got no idea how good you've got it.
I've poured you some wine. I thought you might need it.
-What you saying? I need alcohol, do I?
-I didn't mean...
I can't do right for doing wrong, can I?
Oh! You made me a pizza?
I just can't bear the fact that some stranger's going to get to decide what's best for her.
We were doing all right, weren't we?
You and me? Working it out.
I wish I could just turn back the clock, you know.
We can't, though, can we?
No. We could call it off.
-Go back to how things were.
-We can't, it's too late for that.
-Besides, we need to get things sorted, don't we?
Yeah, I suppose.
Listen, I'm sorry for making you cry.
No, it's not your fault. It's not. You know, I'm a...
I'm an emotional wreck these days, anyway.
Jack, I'm just so lost without her.
You know, I sit at Phil's and I torture myself.
I look at pictures of her and...
So stupid, I sing her favourite songs to myself.
-I'm off again.
-Shh. Come on.
Oh, Jack, I just...
I can't bear being apart from her, I really can't.
-Go and see Mummy.
-Come on, give me a hug.
I've told you, I've got some mending to do.
It'll keep, Auntie Dot. One glass of sherry's not going to hold you up.
We just want to say thank you for all your great ideas.
Well, I suppose it'd be ever so rude of me
to refuse the offer of a sweet sherry.
-No-one offered you one, Ma.
Own the pub now, do you? Don't worry, I'll get my own.
Don't be stupid, I'll get you one.
Then, I've got to feel grateful to my own son putting his hand in his pocket?
The son I fed and clothed. I'd rather die of thirst.
Sounds like I'm missing out on something. Come on, you lot. Park yourselves over here.
Here, Rose. You pushed yourself out.
I was just concerned about my son.
-No, you weren't.
-You weren't there.
-Didn't have to be.
You don't like the idea of your son moving on, leaving you by yourself.
We've all been there.
Give them everything you've got,
they throw it back in your face and disappear
and you're left with your memories.
Heather's a good girl.
Her heart's in the right place.
Andrew could do a lot worse than her, Rose.
I suppose they haven't exactly been queuing round the block.
-You want him to be happy, don't you?
-Course I do.
Oh, look at them.
They're made for each other.
You're just jealous, Rose. Just like the rest of us.
Cos they've got it all ahead of them.
All right. Well, that's one happy camper.
-Thank you for everything but...
-You ain't finished your drink.
-I'd better go.
-No, go on.
-I know, but if I finish it, I'll want another one.
-There's plenty in the bottle.
Come on. Look, you'll be keeping me company.
Amy's tucked up, Derek's on business in Doncaster.
Yeah, all right, yeah. Fine.
No, I wasn't going to say that. I was going to say this is nice. This is nice.
Yeah, it is nice.
Lucy, can we have a little word about that mouse?
-What would you like to know?
-Have you just seen it the once?
-Yeah, it ran behind the sofa.
-Let's hope it's not living in the sofa.
-If it actually exists.
-I know a mouse when I see one.
-And I know a rat when I smell one.
Don't worry about the dress. I'll get you a nicer one.
I don't want another one. This has cost enough already.
-I'll pay for the old one.
-You have to pay for this one, too.
-That one's covered in coffee.
-It still needs paying for!
It'll probably end up in a charity shop like the other one.
Ian, just so you know, I'm organising Heather's wedding.
-Invitations will be going out in the near future,
but keep the 22nd free.
I mean, call me traditional if you like,
but it seems odd to have a wedding on a Thursday,
but Heather's keen on the idea, ain't you?
-Who was it that suggested it to you?
-It was Lucy.
-Lucy suggested it.
-Wait, hold on. The 22nd?
Thursday, as in March?
A spring wedding. The daffodils'll be out.
You told her to have her wedding the same day as mine and your dad's?
So, that's why the date was in my head.
-You're not content ruining my dress, you want to ruin my day, as well?
-God, Mandy, you're so paranoid.
SCREAMING AND SMASHING
I will kill you!
Do you hear me?! I will kill you, Lucy.
Wait till I get hold of you. I'm going to kill you!
-Get off me!
-Don't start with me!
You know what?
Seriously, seriously, you are great with Amy, you are.
It just... I don't know. It must be weird for her.
One minute, she's with me, the next, she's with you, that's all.
-As long as she's getting looked after, that's all.
-Yeah, I know.
Still, it's just weird.
-Is this where I get the blackmail?
-No, no. It isn't. I'm just saying.
We've all had different childhoods, ain't we?
Yeah, and we're messed up.
-Oh, I don't know.
You know, I'm just thinking, right, we have a little girl together
and we've never just sat and done this, have we?
Never just sat and had a drink and chilled together.
From what I remember, we've never had time for any of that, have we?
No. I'm not complaining. I'm not.
I've made worse decisions when it come to men, haven't I? Michael.
Yeah, well, biggest mistake in the world, he is.
Jack, I mean it.
You're a good man.
You're a caring man.
And I couldn't have asked for a better dad for Amy, I couldn't.
Roxy, you're a good mum, ain't you?
-'You were fighting in public!'
-It wasn't a fight! She attacked me!
-You ruined my dress on purpose!
-I saw a mouse!
-You know what, Lucy, you're pathetic!
-Why don't you just grow up?
-I thought she was going to kill me, Dad.
All right? Hey...
Here, Bianca was in here only yesterday drying sheets...
Morgan's been wetting the bed.
He'll get over it... Course,
he wouldn't have to if Ricky was still around...
if some tart hadn't slept with him and broken his marriage.
Well, it couldn't have been that strong a marriage if that's all it took to break it.
You don't even care, do you?
Three kids wondering where their dad is
and my daughter putting on a brave face and crying herself to sleep every night.
I didn't mean...
You just couldn't help yourself. Just one of those things - knickers got a mind of their own.
Oh, I say, Carol...
Right, well, I suppose you hate me, too, eh, Dot?
Hate is a very strong word, Mandy.
-But I am very fond of Bianca and them children...
I don't suppose Ian was very pleased with your shenanigans in the pub last night.
Well, that's me, innit, Dot, eh?
I wreck marriages and I wallop kids.
Better watch out before I start on pensioners.
It's very hard...to join a family.
She just looks at me and I want to strangle her, Dot.
-She's only a child.
-She is not!
-She is a child who's lost her mother and is clinging onto her father,
and you should stop acting like a child
and start acting like a mother.
Do you know how many black eyes and split lips I had off my mum?
No...and I don't want to know. It's all in the past.
I mean, we all have our cross to bear.
You want to prove to Ian and to everybody else that you can be a good mother.
By being honest with her.
So...stay long, did she, yesterday? Roxy?
No, no...she left just after you did, actually.
Anyway, I posted that passport form for you, all right?
Yeah, good... Having some lunch?
Join me, if you want.
JACK CLEARS THROAT
So...about last night...
Yeah. It was...a mistake.
-Shouldn't have happened, right?
No. But it did...and there's no point us ignoring it,
-even if we both want to.
-Jack, what if Amy had walked in, seen us asleep together?
Funny you should say that, cos she said something to me after you left.
She asked me if we had a sleep over.
-Did she really?
Yeah, she did.
-There is definitely something going on with them.
-You're imagining it...
-Can I ask you something?
OK, I have been playing it over and over and...
Did you plan this?
It's just a bit convenient, innit?
Us sleeping together, a couple of days before we go to court.
Let's just get one thing straight...
you came round to mine,
all guns blazing.
If someone's up to something, it ain't me.
We had a few drinks...and I fancied you. Just happened, didn't it?
You fancied me?
Yeah, strange as it may sound, I did.
-Oh, no, I see what you mean.
Can you...come and sit down, please?
Going to hit me if I don't?
-Look, I'm not very good at this.
Talking about stuff...
I know what you think of me.
You want me out of your dad's life...
but that's not going to happen.
So I thought it would be a good idea
if I talked to you a little bit about me.
Maybe you can...
tell me a bit about you.
All right, then.
How did you first meet my dad?
I mean, years ago, not when he found you selling your body at that club.
Well, I used to live round here...
when I was a kid, younger than you.
Pat, and then your gran, Kathy, took me in.
She was really good to me, actually.
I wasn't quite so good to her.
Suppose you could say I had, er...
Mine wasn't really bothered with me.
So...when someone did pay me a kindness, I didn't really know how to take it.
I was really...independent.
I used to see how my mum was with men and, you know,
I vowed I'd never be like that.
So you knew my dad back then?
Yeah, a bit... He was with your mum, Cindy.
Actually, I think she was pregnant with you.
Anyway, like I said, I didn't get on with my mum and stuff,
so I moved here when I was 15, 16.
-And that's when I met Aidan.
Love of my life.
They say that, don't they, you know? First love, true love.
But it is true.
Been plenty since, I admit...
I've never really been one for being on my own.
-You said you were independent?
-Maybe I like to kid myself.
But Aidan...he was the real deal.
He... He got ill...
Got it into his head that I was bad for him.
I probably was.
But I loved him...
and I thought he believed in me.
like how your dad believes in me.
But, Lucy, I've been a cow in the past,
I'll hold my hands up to that, swear I will.
I'm not after anything from your dad
other than the way he makes me feel -
-Oh, that is gorgeous, ain't it?
-Want anything else?
-Got some apple pie out the back.
Or how about a sundae with a couple of little spoons? No? No?
Ever get the feeling you're being watched?
Right, I better go.
Yeah, I need to pick Amy up.
See you later, Bianca.
See you later.
-..if you're not doing anything later...
Yeah, well, I don't have any plans.
You're joking, right?!
You've gotta be joking!
-I'm going to go get Amy, yeah?
I never thought I'd have kids.
Hardly maternal, am I?
But I was pregnant, once.
it wasn't planned or anything, but...
I thought maybe it'd be a turning point, you know?
I had a little girl...Kira...
She only lived a day.
Sorry about that.
It was a long time ago.
But your dad told me about YOU being pregnant.
Guess we've got something in common, eh?
Being pregnant? Got something in common with most people round here.
Well, we've both suffered a loss.
I can only imagine what it's like having an abortion, but...
-I'm guessing you didn't just shrug it off.
Reckon we got off on the wrong foot, me and you.
But I have been honest with you, because, believe it or not,
I would like a relationship with you.
One thing led to another, did it?
Yes, Michael. Things do, you know that.
You just got caught up in the moment, did you?
Do me a favour,
that's not Jack. He's planned it. I bet Derek got him to do it, as well.
Get his leg over,
-get you all confused for court.
-Hold on a minute,
hold on a minute. What is so difficult...
what is so difficult to believe in someone fancying me?
That's not what I'm saying. That's entirely plausible.
-What I'm saying is how can you be so gullible?
-I wasn't! I asked him. I said, "Did you plan this?"
Cos he's really going to admit it(!) You've played right into his hands.
You see that, don't you?
You know what I think? I think you're just wishing this was you.
-Yeah. Let me tell you something...
There was nothing pretend about last night, OK?
Picked it up in Doncaster, drove it down this morning.
Rides like a dream.
Well, I'm not interested, Derek.
-Course you are!
-I don't sell knock-offs.
You'll be running for Mayor, next.
-I'll give you a good price.
-Nice try, Derek.
See you later.
You got a book to read tonight?
-Yeah, but can't you just put in my report that I read it?
-No! That's cheating.
You cheated your exams.
Yeah, and I have to re-take a whole year
and now I'm stuck doing AS levels with a bunch of kids.
Learn from my mistakes.
Bobby, what do you think about Mandy?
She's all right.
Dad smiles more now.
but I'm back now so we don't need her, do we?
You'll just leave like Mum did.
And I don't like it when it's just me and Dad.
He gets sad.
Here, have you seen her legs? Gotta be airbrushed.
You're not going to pay for that, are you?
I'll be done in ten minutes.
Look, you see her?
I was mistaken for her just the other day.
Who by? Stevie Wonder?
Me and her have got a lot in common, actually.
And I'm not just talking about our taste in men. Saying that,
-I definitely would.
-Yeah, I would. Lucky cow.
Know what I mean? See, if we were moving in
those Hollywood circles, that's the kinda man we'd be pulling.
Oh, yeah? Who's that then?
It's rude to read over people's shoulders.
I wasn't reading - I was just looking at the pictures.
Just the one, please, darling.
Denise, isn't it?
The lovely Kim's delectable sister.
-Yes, I see what you mean about the smooth talking.
-You ain't heard nothing yet.
What you doing this afternoon, Kim?
Uh, this afternoon? I'm busy.
I'm working at the pub, babe. But it would be good to see you -
and if we hit a quiet patch, I could shower you with attention.
-Like I said, I'm busy. Get the picture?
You're fighting the chemistry. That's cool,
but we both know you're going to give in soon.
-As if! Anyway, I've got one...a date.
-Have you? You never said.
-Yes, I did.
A man. Look, do I have to tell you everything?
I've got a right to have a private life, you know. So, no,
Raymondo, I'm not free.
And, um...if you'll excuse me,
there's somewhere I need to be.
Popular girl, your sister.
-'They were definitely flirting.'
You'll have got that wrong.
Mum, I spent the best part of a year in a women's prison -
I think I know flirting when I see it.
Well, maybe they were just talking about Amy or something.
Maybe that is exactly how Amy came to be born in the first place.
You want to watch it - Ricky's only been gone ten minutes
and you're turning into a right old gossip. I'll have a tea, darling.
-All right, can I join you?
Here, Tanya, it says here that the cost of the average wedding
All right for some.
I've been roped in to planning Heather's wedding.
-More like 22 pence then.
-Money doesn't make a wedding.
-That is true.
Me and Greg threw thousands at ours and it was over before it began.
Yes, well, no offence, Tanya, but I mean,
I think that Andrew and Heather are more committed - thank you -
than you and Greg. You mark my words, they'll be together
-till death do us part.
-I don't believe that. Not these days.
Marriage is like everything else. First sign of it not working,
-you walk away.
-I'm sorry you feel like that, Carol.
-It's hard not to. Thanks, darling.
-It's hard not to, you know, what with Ricky gone off.
-He'll be back, though?
-I doubt it. Not this time.
Mind you, you've got it all to come, with Lauren and Abi, getting married, having kids...
crying on your shoulder when their fella
-finds that the grass is greener somewhere else.
-Grass is never greener.
-Well, I don't care...
-obviously I care, I just mean, as long as I'm around to see it.
-Tanya, sorry, I never thought...
I don't want you to think. It's fine. Bad enough I have to think about it.
Here, what d'you think -
you can get hawks now,
to fly into the church, carrying the wedding rings in their claws.
Well, if they saw a mouse, I mean, they'd be off like a flash, wedding rings and all!
-What if they attacked a guest?!
-When I married my Charlie,
I wore a borrowed two piece
and the wedding ring he slipped on my finger was brass... Mind you,
he gave me a lovely bouquet... I say, "lovely",
I discovered afterwards he'd nicked it off a grave.
There I was in front of the vicar, plighting my troth,
with a card stuck in me roses saying, "Now you're resting with the angels."
I know! "Cyril and Maisie". Well, I never knew a Cyril and Maisie!
My dad'll be back in a minute.
You telling me you can't make an executive decision, bright girl like you?
-How do you know I'm bright?
-It's in the eyes.
-You've got the brains in the family. Me, I just got the good looks.
Ah...here he is.
Uncle Derek's going to sell us a car.
Oh, is he?
There's a woman out there sniffing round the Merc. Go and make some encouraging noises, Lauren.
I already told you, not interested.
And I was going to put it through the Arches,
but then I thought to myself, "What about Max's three kids?"
"There's a recession on, Max will need all the help he can get."
-No, Derek, I told you, no.
-Come on, Max,
how many years we going to do this? We both know the routine.
You're going to complain and protest and I'm going to get my own way in the end.
-No. Not as always, Derek. I ain't going to process a knocked off motor.
It's my business,
you know what I mean? My family.
Oh, family? Oh, I see, right...
You know the great thing about families?
They're built on trust. So how about showing me some, eh?
I dunno, Max...
You know, all the favours I've done you over the years.
I ask for one in return...
Disappointed. Very disappointed, Max.
Go on, Derek...just this once.
See! Weren't so painful, was it? Here you go.
let's talk money.
Yeah...I mean, I opened up and I think she appreciated it.
-We are talking about Lucy?
-Well, you know,
I think she was seeing me as some sort of gold digger... I've put her straight now.
No more fighting?
Well, I can't promise that.
She comes for me, I'm going to hit back.
I was actually thinking I might even ask her to be bridesmaid.
-Yeah, just so I can get her to wear a really horrible dress.
-Cheers. Take care.
See, I'm not the sort of girl who goes on many dates,
so keeping it local makes me feel a bit more safe.
-Oh right...very wise. I'm very safe...
-Well, I don't want to take a chance on a first date.
Oh, thank you!
-Would you like to get a table and I'll get the drinks?
-What would you like?
I'm not really a big drinker...
Oh, right, is that something to do with your culture?
Sorry, I didn't mean to offend. It's just... I'm fascinated, you see,
because I've never actually been out with someone, well...
of your colour before.
Sorry, is that not very PC of me?
I get a bit confused, you know. It's just, I've never had the confidence to speak to
a woman like you before...
and then when you came online and asked ME for a date... SHE COUGHS
..that was like a dream come true.
Er...brandy and coke, yeah.
So this the hot new date, then?
-Not that it's any of your business...but yeah.
Let's hope it's the beginning of something beautiful for both of you!
I don't care if she had a rubbish childhood.
So what? Doesn't change the fact that she's a leech.
Yeah, and who's to say any of it's even true?
Yeah... Actually, I think it probably was true...but so what?
-She can tell someone who cares.
-Someone that she ain't gone all Kill Bill on.
She's crazy. I mean, proper crazy.
I just think she's desperate, you know?
I mean, she's getting on a bit - must be hard when you're used to
men falling all over you, then suddenly, you hit her age and no-one's interested any more.
What, so you find a mug to look after you?
That's my dad, all right.
Yeah, well, they're all the same.
Have you ever heard of a woman having a mid-life crisis?
How's your mum?
Er... Pretending everything's OK.
No, I dunno, maybe it is,
but I'm just dreading getting these test results back.
Oh, well...life sucks.
Yeah, but...she'll be all right, though, won't she?
I don't know.
I mean, I don't want to think about her not being all right,
but then that's all I CAN think about.
What if she...? You know.
And if she doesn't get better, if she does...
then I ain't staying round here.
There's no way I'm living with my dad.
Tell me about it. Your mum will be all right, I'm sure she will.
Yeah...and your dad will see through Mandy.
Oh, he definitely will. I'll make sure of that.
Just in time, just sticking the kettle on.
-Where's all the kids?
-Liam's at work
and the other two are upstairs.
Done any more spying on Jack?
-I don't care what you say, there is definitely something going on.
Could be the perfect solution. At least that way he won't lose Amy.
He won't lose her.
-Come on, Bianca. Have you heard of a mother not getting custody?
-Amy's better off with Jack.
Why? Because a girl needs her father?
I think Tiffany'd have something to say about that.
-What's she said?
-It's what she's NOT said.
I mean, what are they meant to think?
One minute Ricky's here,
-the next he's gone, and you're pretending like he don't exist any more.
-No, I'm not.
-To them you are.
They're not stupid. They know something's happened.
-Yeah, he's working away, like before.
-And last time he worked away Morgan wasn't wetting the bed.
All right, Mum, what you saying?
I'm saying be honest with them.
What, like you was with us for years?
-You never told us anything!
-I admit I was wrong.
But believe me, they're stronger than you think.
I've seen how they've handled themselves over the last 12 months.
-I don't know.
-Unless there's another reason why you don't want to say Ricky's gone for good?
Like once you tell them, you'll have to accept it's true.
-Are you crazy?
-Look, it just happened, all right?
No, Jack, it's not all right. You're losing your focus, mate.
Don't let anything distract you
from keeping custody of your daughter.
And when you do you keep her, you change her name. She's a Branning.
Oi, I'm not losing me focus.
You always was a sucker for a pair of pins and a bit of cleavage.
I'm not a kid any more, Derek. I'm on it, look... I've applied for a passport for Amy.
So you can do a runner if needed?
-No, so I can keep her here.
-I preferred my idea.
-Me old business partner!
-Michael, where's that stuff we're throwing out?
-My brother wants a shufty.
You want to get rid of him from here.
He ain't that bad, is he?
What you up to, Jack?
What you up to?
So...do you go out on many dates?
One or two. SHE LAUGHS HYSTERICALLY
What you laughing at?
Oh, you're just so funny!
-White girls don't think I'm funny.
You know, I'm totally into...
racial integration, you know, between the races.
Racial and cultural mix, well, that can be a wonderful thing.
Well, just so you know, I'm not the sort of girl who likes to
INTEGRATE on the first date.
Oh, well I... I didn't mean to imply that...
-I mean, I wouldn't...
-Well, no, I would...
of course I would, I'd love to...
well, LOVE might be pushing it a bit, I've only known you,
-what, three quarters of an hour...
-Yeah, yeah, OK...
-Is this what Kat pays you to do? Stare at people?
-I don't need paying to stare at you.
-You really think you're the man, innit?
-I'm more the man for you than he is.
-I don't think so, sunshine.
What is it, babe? Scare you too much, do I?
What, because I'm not safe?
Because of the butterflies? Hmm?
Listen, I don't know what you see when you look into
your enchanted mirror, but YOU ain't all that.
And I ain't as easy as I look.
Babe, no-one's as easy as that.
-Kim...are you all right?
-You don't talk to me again, all right?
You see me, you cross over the road. You hearing me?
Can I help, or is this some brother, sister, soul thing?
No, but this is.
See, that's what I'm talking about! A woman with passion!
What we doing tomorrow night, babe? Pictures?
Right, this better be important.
-Nice to see you too. You look fit.
-Don't play games with me, Michael.
You said it was urgent, on the phone. If this is just another dig about Jack
I'm grabbing that glove and laying you out right now.
-You don't think he's playing you?
-Michael, it is possible for someone to actually like me,
to fancy me, to even enjoy my company without wanting something from me.
Come with me.
All in good time. First of all, you gotta tell me,
what's going on with you and Jack, really?
-I don't know, OK? And anyway, what's it got to do with you?
-It's got everything to do with me!
-Cos I loved you.
I'm not saying I'm STILL in love with you. I'm not... I'm not making a move.
I'm saying that when we were together it was...
it was real.
I felt stuff...
and I...I don't want to see Jack playing games with you.
-What games, Michael?
Have a look...
That's about applying for a new passport. And look...
I don't think you signed all those names, did you?
Now tell me he's not playing games with you!
One three-and-a-half-minute egg. Voila!
Put that there.
MUSIC: "Manic Monday" by The Bangles
Look at that - milk.
Cos we're going to need a big breakfast today, ain't we?
I'm going to get the post. See what they've got today, huh?
What's this? Look at all the post, eh?
Look at all this.
Are you not going to eat it?
# Cos it takes me so long just to figure out what I'm gonna wear
# Blame it on the train when the bus is already there
# It's just another manic Monday
# Wish it was Sunday
# Oh-oh. #
-Yeah, I think so.
No, just me.
Got these for her.
Yeah? Letters. A, M, Y. For her door.
When she comes home tonight.
-It hasn't happened yet, has it?
-But it will.
When they find out what kind of man Jack is. What he's done.
-You ARE going to show him, aren't you?
-I don't know.
-Because you can have him for fraud. He could do time.
You DO want Amy back?
-You know I do.
-Well, use it today! Win, Roxy!
-Michael, Michael, it...
-It will destroy him.
-Yeah, he deserves it.
And what does Amy deserve, hmm? What if there's a legitimate reason for all of this?
Maybe he forgot he already had a passport for her.
What do you think he wants it for? He's going to skip the country.
That's what he does, he runs.
He was going to do the same thing with Ronnie. What is wrong with you? Come on. Use it.
It's in your hands, you know. You know that?
Thought you were never going to get out.
They had to come up for air eventually.
Thought he had a bit more taste than that.
Still, skirt and a pulse.
-Morning, Mr Trueman.
-You're up early.
Oh, well, you know. Jobs to do. People to see.
-Life in the fast lane, do you get me?
-Not often, no.
All right, enjoy your tea. Mate!
-Mate! Where did you find her?
-Goodness gracious, bruv, I want some stories.
Yeah, you're going to get them, man.
Dot, I hope you don't mind.
I've already laid your place for you
and your breakfast is warming in the oven.
-So, you're not staying?
-No, I've got to catch Ian
-before I open up.
-Oh. Well, thank you, then.
I don't suppose there's much cooking of breakfast goes on next door.
Or tidying or sleeping.
Do you hear that?
-Come on, Tiff. School.
-Five more minutes, you said.
-Yeah, well, that was five minutes ago. Come on.
And go and get Morgan and Liam while you're at it.
OK, then. You have a lovely day, sweetheart, yeah?
You know Daddy loves you very much, don't he? Give me a kiss. Listen, I'll see you soon.
(You stay there.)
Look, if, erm... You know, if Roxy...
I just wanted to say thanks very much.
Jack, it's going to be fine.
Oi, see you later.
-You going to use this?
-Michael wants me to.
-Yeah, but what do you want?
-I want Amy.
-Jimmie seen this?
No, I'll take it to the court. I'll show him later.
-He'll tell you to get rid of it and forget you ever saw it.
-If he's got any sense.
You produce this and Jack could go down.
-Yeah, and Amy's really going to thank you, ain't she,
for getting her dad banged up?
-He should have thought about that bef...
-He just should've been more careful, that's all.
-So should you. Where did you get it?
-It doesn't matter.
-It does if you go flicking it about in court.
-Did you nick it?
-Well, somebody did.
You use this and you're going to get hurt, too.
Not as much as Jack's going to get hurt.
-By beating Jack, it ain't winning.
-Because Amy could be taken away from both of you.
-Look, you know if they'd let us, we'd be standing next to you in that court.
I want you to win. We all do. But you use this...
..and you're going to get burnt.
-Going to win today.
-Not really down to me, is it?
-Not really a question.
-How you doing? You all right?
-Just telling Jack to be ready.
She's going to throw all sorts of stuff at you.
-She'll twist things and exaggerate.
-She ain't like that.
-They're all like that, mate.
Just watch your back, that's all.
I thought it was what was best for Amy.
Winning's what's best.
Oh, so I just go in there and crush Roxy, is that it?
She's going to do the same to you, mate.
You get into court, the gloves come off. Don't matter how friendly you are.
We don't want that little girl ending up with the Mitchells. Could be messy.
What? You think I want that?
We're right by your side, all right?
-Every step of the way.
-I'll call you, yeah?
We don't like mess, Jack. You go and get them, eh? Go on, son.
-May I come in?
-Yeah, course you can, Dot.
Ooh, hello. Oh, I'm glad you're all here.
Because I believe in delivering bad news in person, don't you?
What bad news?
Well, I'm awfully sorry but I won't be coming to your wedding.
But, Dot, you've got to.
No, I can't cos I'm otherwise, you know, engaged
at Heather's wedding which, of course, you know I'm organising.
Dot, you've got to come to mine.
-It's Heather's special day.
-It's our special day.
You have had rather a lot of them, haven't you?
I mean, two people being joined in holy matrimony,
starting out on life's travels together for the first time...
-It's not Heather's first time. She married Minty.
-But that was a snare and a delusion.
On the other hand, this one - oh, it's ever so romantic.
-I'll send you a present.
-It don't matter, does it?
-Course it matters. You heard Dot. Everyone's going to go to their wedding.
So? We'll be there. And the registrar.
Yeah, and we'll have the tumbleweed as witness.
-Babe, if you're that worried, why don't you just change the date?
-It's no big deal. You just...
-No, I'm not changing the dates. They can.
What? Heather and Andrew?
Yeah. I mean, why do we have to do it?
-I mean, who do they think they are, stealing our guests?
You go and sort out the hire car and I'm going to deal with Heather.
And I was thinking vintage Roller.
-Nothing but the best.
-Oh, don't forget your bag.
-There you go.
Yeah, well, you know me, Tommy, I don't care where they came from.
Hold on a minute, mate.
Patrick, how about a nice little drop of scotch, please?
Yeah. They have got log books, ain't they?
Well, do they look real? All right, mate, yeah.
Yeah, all right, mate. I'll talk to you later, yeah?
Bye. Do you think you could make some more noise(?)
I'm sorry. Is my pub getting in the way of your office?
I think Patrick spends more time with us than Arthur does.
Well, it's not surprising, he's a very busy young man.
Still, if only there were a way for Patrick to stay.
We ain't got enough room, Cora.
I know, I know. Forget it.
It can't be much fun for him, though.
-Wouldn't he be happier living with people his own age?
-Oh, I expect so.
-He's out the house like a shot in the morning.
-Perhaps someone should have a word with him.
Tell him to find somewhere else to live.
That's a very good idea.
Well, perhaps the next time you see Patrick,
-you could have a word with him.
-I was talking about Arthur.
Well, that's different.
-Well, he's family. I couldn't ask him to go.
Even if he'd be happier spreading his wings a little bit?
You're right. You're right.
Best keep things as they are.
-Do you think we'll start on time?
-With this judge? Dream on.
Shouldn't you be going over your notes?
Don't need to. It's all up here. Plus, I don't lose.
You lost the short-term.
-And we are going to win the long-term.
-You sure about that?
Do I look nervous?
-Are you sure we've got a strong enough case?
-Yeah, and a weak enough judge. Unlike last time.
This one will give us the latitude to do everything we need to get Amy back. Trust me.
Here's Rachel. Excuse me a minute.
-Yeah, she's with Bianca.
-Look, we don't have to go in there and tear strips off, OK? We just ask for joint residence.
Yeah, it can work. I mean, you know it can, be honest.
Honest? Honest - is that what you're being with me, is it? Honest?
-Yeah, you know it.
So, there's nothing you want to tell me about, no?
-I don't know what you mean.
-Everything all right?
Yeah, everything's fine. Cheers.
Rox, civilised, yeah? We agreed.
We agreed on a lot of things, didn't we?
-I don't know.
You move in next door and Patrick moves in with us.
Yeah, but it's going to upset Mrs B and I can't do that.
Tell me you wouldn't be happier. Spread your wings a bit.
-Fats, are we going to clear this house or what?
-Five minutes, bruv, I'm coming.
Look, moving in with Tyler -
I don't know. Me and him are good, but the whole thing with Whitney...
Best place for you. What can he get up to with you there?
No room? Last time I checked, there was plenty of space.
-That was before.
-What's all this?
-Derek said it was OK with Alfie.
-Did Alfie also know this stuff was nicked?
-Just let it be, son.
-What if we get caught?
-You don't want to get on the wrong side of Derek Branning.
-He don't scare me.
Come on, guys, you can change your wedding date. It's easy to do.
-You heard me. No.
Come on, look, what happened to negotiation? A little bit of give and take?
-We can hear what he has to say.
-They ruined the announcement, they're not ruining anything else.
-You can't get married on my wedding day.
-We're not. You're getting married on ours.
-It's not funny.
-Don't talk to her like that. Come on.
I tell you what. How about I do the catering at your reception?
-Yeah. I'll even do it at cost price for you.
Well, that would help, wouldn't it, Andrew?
It's a bribe. Let me guess. Only if we change the date, right?
I'm just trying to save you some money here.
-If that's the way you want to play it,
-but I can make things difficult for you.
-How can you make things difficult for them?
-Well, I've got ways.
So have I. And I bet mine are more basic than yours.
I told you, it doesn't matter, does it?
There's about 25 miles of copper wire in there.
There's not that much.
-I want it out of there.
-Alfie said it was all right.
-Alfie's not here.
-Which makes you what?
-Just find someplace else, all right?
-Well, I don't think Alfie's going to be very happy about that.
-I can't think about that now.
-You should always think about who you're making unhappy.
-Do you think you're a good father, Mr Branning?
-I do my best.
Have a child - it's an instant set of priorities, isn't that right?
Yeah, if you say so.
-So, we put the children first, make sacrifices, that sort of thing.
-Yeah, that sort of thing.
-Give them a safe place in which to grow up.
-I'm really hoping there's a question coming soon.
Do you think you can give Amy that safe place?
Yeah, I think so.
You've got a successful business?
-Yeah, we do OK.
-You run a gym, is that right? Boxing?
It's not just me running it. Bit of juggling, I can make it work.
Colourful world - fighting. Think you can keep your work separate from your home life?
Yeah, I don't see why not.
I know where to draw the line.
And I'm sure that came as a great comfort to your daughter Penny.
-There are lots of dates!
-I don't want to change the date.
-Babe, it's no big deal.
-We've got the venue.
-We'll get another one.
-We've got the invites.
-We'll send some more.
-We'll look stupid.
-I don't care.
All right, I'm afraid.
-You're afraid you'll look stupid?
-No, I'm afraid that...
I'm afraid you'll change your mind.
If I delay, then you'll...
It's not going to happen.
Yeah, I know, but look at you and look at me, eh?
Look at you.
Stop it! We're going to get married, OK?
And I don't care if it's a week or a year from now.
PUTS CUTLERY DOWN
-It's my fault.
-Oh, yeah, we were just...
-No, it's OK. Don't mind me. Chips to sell.
-You were a police officer, is that right?
-A Detective Inspector, actually.
I'm sure we're all very impressed.
Would you say your job contributed to the breakdown of your first marriage?
-You'd have to ask my ex-wife.
-I'm asking you.
Your daughter's in a wheelchair, isn't she?
-Was she born paralysed?
-You know she wasn't.
She and your wife were hit by a car travelling at 45 miles an hour
being driven by a thug who had a grudge against you.
Yeah, against me, all right?
He was crazy. It's got nothing to do with my family.
I wonder if that's how your daughter sees it.
It was a long time ago. I'm not a policeman any more.
-Put all that behind you?
No more villains, informants.
Just a nice, safe environment for your daughter.
Yeah, that's right.
So, how come you got shot?
-That's got nothing to do with anything.
-No, you're all right. I did get shot.
Protecting my nephew.
He was with a girl that got jealous.
You want to make a big deal about that, go ahead.
Where's your nephew now, Mr Branning?
-As a result of a binge-drinking session
in the house you've left Amy in today.
Isn't that right?
-You proud of yourself, are you?
-Answer the question.
-I know where you're going with this.
-The witness is being unresponsive...
-Just let me finish!
You're trying to show that Amy ain't safe with me.
That I'm negligent.
Let me tell you something, bad things happen to everyone.
If someone's crazy enough to come after you, there's not much you can do about it.
I love Amy.
All right? I'm not perfect, but I want to make her life the best I can
and I don't think I should be punished
for mistakes that I made in the past
and I don't think that Amy should be punished, all right?
She's my girl, I want to watch her grow, I want to help her,
I want to be there for her...
..because that's what dads do.
-You still playing with Amy?
-Ain't you got homework?
Can we play a bit longer?
Well, that depends how much homework you got.
-You think she likes it here?
-Yeah, I suppose.
-I think she does. I think she likes having a big sister.
I mean, it's all right for me. I've got one.
But Amy, she's all on her own, isn't she?
-Well, do you think she needs a big sister?
-It can't hurt, can it?
Is Dad coming home soon?
We'll see. He's got to make his fortune first, ain't he?
-I'll tell you what, why don't we get Amy something really special, from you to her, yeah?
-Can't hurt, can it?
MOBILE PHONE BEEPS
He'll have a heart attack, he carries on like that.
-Yeah, well, he knows he's losing, doesn't he?
Well, you took him apart in there.
-Don't kid yourself.
-I thought you said we were going to win this.
I wasn't counting on the judge letting him make his speech.
You should've stopped him!
Short of cramming my sock in his mouth, there wasn't much I could do.
-It shouldn't have happened.
-Yeah, well, it did, didn't it?
-Right, five minutes. In private.
-I wasn't talking to you.
-You ain't talking to her, either.
-Yes, I am.
Jimmie, Jimmie. It's fine. It's fine.
This what you wanted? I thought it was what was best for Amy?
-This IS what's best for Amy.
-What, making me look like an idiot?
-No, I'm an idiot.
-I trusted you, Jack.
-Yeah, you CAN trust me.
Yeah? Really? So, why don't you tell me about the passport?
I just want something uplifting. A good tune that'll get people up on their feet.
-I Knew You Were Waiting.
Is that from Hymns Ancient And Modern?
-Or something else by Wham! obviously.
-Who's Wham! when he's at home?
-Oh, Mrs Branning!
-Mrs B, you got a minute?
-Ooh, is that the time?
I said I'd go and see Rose.
-Why don't you two come and all?
I'm sure she's dying to hear your musical choices.
Probably wants to sing them and all.
You carry on.
What is it, Arthur?
The thing is, is that, I've been thinking.
-So have I.
-I was wondering if it wouldn't be better, you know, if...
-If you lived somewhere else?
-Yeah, how did you know?
-I've been thinking the same thing.
Well, you'd be happier, wouldn't you?
No, don't get me wrong. I'm happy. It's just that...
-That you want to spread your wings.
-You don't mind, do you?
-Not if it's what you want.
-You know what, it's funny, actually...
Mrs Cross said the same thing.
-You know, about spreading the wings. We were having a chat earlier.
Oh, well, that is funny, cos we were having a chat and she said the same thing to me.
-I think we've been hustled, Mrs B.
-Looks like it.
-Well, then, forget it.
I'm stopping here. She can't play us like that.
-No. But she's right.
It's time you lived with people your own age.
You know, your friends.
-No, but she is right, Arthur.
Well, it's time. We both know it.
I suppose I could do without ever seeing Rose in her kimono again.
You and me both, Arthur. I mean, you'll only be next door.
If you ever feel peckish, there'll always be a place for you.
Thank you, Mrs B.
-Right, I'd better go talk to Tyler. I heard he might have a vacancy.
-I believe he has.
You know, spread those wings and that.
Well, as long as you wait to spread your wings until you've got outside the front door.
There's a good boy. God bless you.
-Look, I was worried, that's all. I thought you were going to skip.
-I gave you the chance earlier.
-You could have told me.
-We were about to go in.
-What about the other night, huh?
You could have told me afterwards.
Or was sleeping with me just part of the plan to mess my head up?
-Is that what you think?
-I don't know, Jack.
-Well, there's no point. You've already made up your mind.
-You won't take her away from me.
-I'm not. The judge will.
Oh, yeah? Well, it's your word against mine.
-Detective Inspector, remember?
-I'll take my chances.
Listen, I've lost too much already. Ronnie. My boy.
-Right? I need her.
-So do I.
-Yeah, well, I won't let you.
-It's not up to you.
-Well, let's talk about your cocaine addiction.
-Shut up! Shut up!
The casual sexual encounters. The way you blew all your money.
You want to dig into my family? Let's see how the Mitchells stand up. Forget about Billie.
Let's talk about the night Amy nearly drowned. Where were you? Doing coke?
Jack, you can't just make stuff up.
-You're an unfit mother.
-YOU prove it. If I throw enough stuff, something will stick.
You think you'll walk away with Amy when I'm finished with you?
You made an application in my name and you signed it.
-Where did you...?
-It's fraud, Jack. This is fraud.
Got no proof there, have you? Looks like doodling to me.
We'll contact the passport office and find out if it looks like doodling, then?
And don't hold your breath about the new one - it's coming to me.
Who's the clever one, then, eh?
You could do real time for this.
-Oh, what, you'd shop me?
-If I have to.
So, what? You want me to withdraw? Give you Amy back?
Well, you can forget it.
Do you think Amy is going to enjoy coming to see her dad on visiting days?
You wouldn't do it.
I love my daughter and I want her back.
You ain't got the nerve.
You shouldn't have tried to play me, Jack.
I'll do whatever it takes
because that is what mums do.
Oh, why hasn't she called? Court case, it must be over by now.
Well, she's upset, ain't she, eh? Losing custody of her kid.
She ain't lost.
-Don't see her celebrating, do you?
-He's talking rubbish.
-Yeah, so where is she, then?
-She's coming home!
It's not a game.
-Fathers have got no rights, today.
Yeah, well, I went to court and I won, didn't I?
-Yeah, let's go get some champagne and pick up Amy.
-I've got to wait for the social worker.
-This face, does it look bothered?
"Go and get a new passport. Stop her leaving the country."
I didn't know she'd find out, did I?
I forged her signature.
-I didn't make you do it.
-No, no, but you posted it, didn't you?
Please don't dump all this on me, Jack.
My mum and dad are always going away.
But they still come back.
I don't even get half hour. You know, tell her what's happening.
Say a proper goodbye.
There's no more cuddles.
No more breakfasts.
I've lost my daughter, ain't I?
DOORBELL RINGS AGAIN
DOORBELL RINGS AGAIN
Look, I got carried away. Caught up in the moment and that.
Don't you think he's lost enough already?
Derek was winding Shirley up.
Your whole family, you're all pigs. I can't believe I used to think you were different.
You know that's not true.
If you and Ben had looked after Amy properly in the first place.
That's not fair, Abs.
You disgust me, Jay Mitchell.
How stupid was I for ever thinking you were better?
-You don't get to see Morgan when you feel like it. My kids, my terms.
-I'm on a break!
You heard her.
-We've come for Amy.
-Yeah, she ain't here.
-Look, excuse me, we're talking.
-We ain't got nothing to say, Ray.
-What do you mean she's not here?
-Jack's taken her.
-What do you mean, taken her?
-Does she look like she's lying?
Keep your nose out of it.
-What do you mean, taken her, Bianca?
-My mum ain't a liar. They've gone.
-Billy, they're not here.
You need your ears testing? They've gone.
I'm making some changes at the cafe. You won't be needed there any more.
-D'you think I want to work for you?
-Come on, B, don't rise to it, man.
Frying mouldy, old bacon and looking at your miserable, old face?
You can stick your job where the sun don't shine!
-She don't mean that, all right?
-Ain't you got onions to chop?
It ain't your business. You ain't our dad.
What she's talking about? What do you mean taken her?
-He collected her about ten minutes ago.
-So, go and get her!
-He was bringing her to you. I don't know.
-Where is she?
Where's my daughter?
Let's go to Jack's.
-Go on, half hour.
-I just want to explain it all to her properly.
-I'll give her back when the social worker gets here.
-The front room's yours.
How come everyone I like goes?
Well, she's only moving next door. You'll see her all the time.
Look, come here.
You know what you were saying to Amy about, well,
dads going and always coming back.
That was really lovely. But, you know...
..well, sometimes... sometimes dads don't come back.
I don't think your dad's coming back.
-He said that...
-Yeah, I know. But...
Well, he just didn't want you to be sad.
Well, Ricky, he lives a long way away now, don't he? Eh?
He loves you so, so much.
And he thinks about you all the time.
It's just me and him.
I hope he ain't lonely. I wish I'd got him a present.
You going to get that doll for Amy? So she won't be lonely an' all.
Yeah. Yeah, I will. I will.
But you ain't got no money.
You know what I'm going to do?
I'm going to get her that doll before she goes back to Roxy, yeah?
Yeah? Come here.
Jack! I know you're in there!
-Why don't we just kick the door in?
You know, you not knowing who the father is?
At least you'll never have a day like this, will you?
Jack, give me my daughter!
I'll go and see Janine, see if I can get a key.
Give me my daughter!
Oi! What you doing?
Roxy's played the game and she's won.
You can't change the rules now.
Fine. You got ten minutes and then we're coming in!
Bianca, you seen out there?
-We're going to have to warn Jack.
-He's in the front room.
You any idea how serious that is if the court people find out?
-Uncle Jack has lost everything.
-I know and you're still on probation.
All right, girls? Max said Jack was here.
Two sugars, please. Thank you.
And I've just seen Janine, she said we've not paid her the first two months rent.
I've been sorting out the bills, I can tell you
what I'm going to give you. What's Ricky going to send?
I've jacked my job in.
-I'm sorry, are you living in a different country?
-I'll sort it.
Listen, if you want to borrow some money, I'll lend you some money.
-I'm all right, Uncle Derek.
-You want to live in a high-rise?
-Liam wouldn't last two days.
-Come on, Bianca. Family's family.
No, I said I'll sort it, didn't I?
Just like you.
Stubborn and proud.
Thanks for offering.
I'm going to make you your tea now, yeah?
And then, you're going to go and play with Tiffany a little bit, yeah?
And after that you're going to...
Car's out back. Are you ready to run?
-Oh, hello, Abi.
Oh, "Five minutes," she said.
"Hold the fort." She's been gone 15, already.
Well, it's one of two things. It's either school or boys.
And you was never one to let school get you down.
Like half a biscuit?
-I'll get the engine started.
-He ain't going anywhere.
-She ain't having his daughter.
-Is that your answer, then, run?
-This is his child we're talking about!
-She's going to be over the road.
-With the Mitchells!
-He'll still have visits, won't he?
-It ain't about visits, Max.
This is about Amy living under the same roof as them.
Right, and you're an expert on being a dad, now?
What? And Max is so brilliant, eh?
I'm there for my kids and I work hard to provide for them.
That's why you walked out on your family, twice.
-What are you talking about? What do you know?
-I know that's not what they teach you at dad school.
Trying to say goodbye through there.
-Come on, Jack. Let's get going.
-This ain't about you. Any of you.
-I'm sorry, I'm going to have to...
-This is about me and my daughter.
Jack, just don't do anything stupid.
All I wanted was a better life for her. For her to be safe.
If you run, you'll do time, and you won't have any rights at all.
Do you really want them to get the police involved?
Bianca lied for you.
-Yeah, that's because she's family. We stick together.
This is about my daughter. This ain't a game.
Are you all right?
Why ain't relationships ever easy, eh?
You talking about Roxy or you and Abi?
You ain't after her again, are you?
When you're at school, all they ever tell you is what goes where.
They don't ever tell you about all the other stuff.
Here we go.
Well done, take your time.
Come on, he lost. Fair and square.
Carol. You're a mother, OK? Please. I just want my daughter.
He's not run away. He's inside.
How do I know that?
He just wants a proper goodbye, all right?
Then he'll hand her over when the social worker comes, yeah?
You all right, Ab?
Here, will you tell Cora that I'll pay her for this later?
Short of money, are you? Ain't easy.
Tiff wants a doll for Amy. She's frightened she'll forget her.
What, Jack ain't lost the case, has he?
Didn't you know? He's gutted.
Oh, poor Jack. Oh, your grandfather's going to be upset.
He's got ever so emotional since he had that stroke.
I can't even afford the doll. I can't afford my rent.
I just feel like I'm letting them down.
Don't let me hear you say you're letting them down.
You've done everything for them children.
I'll buy it.
-Oh, don't be silly.
-She's my cousin too. Please.
Oh, thanks, Ab.
-Thanks, Dot, see you later.
Oh, hello, Tanya. Fancy seeing you.
Hello, Dot, I was wondering... Oh, hello, Abi.
What are you doing here?
You know what Roxy's like. She's a Mitchell.
She's angry. She's upset. That don't make her a bad person.
She's taking the man's daughter away from him.
And Jack took Amy away from her.
But doesn't make him a bad person, it don't make her one either.
-How could I be so stupid?
-Oi, you ain't stupid.
Right, we're having our tea now, all right.
You're just muddling through, trying to do the right thing, Jack.
You're a good dad. How could a court not see that?
How could you just lose?
Cos I didn't lose, did I?
That's a good girl. Oooh.
I made your favourite.
Take a seat there.
Ready? Good girl.
So, what do you mean?
I dropped the case.
Come on, darling.
Tiff, look, I told you I'd get one.
I went to see Auntie Janine.
Oh. Well, why don't you give her both?
Might just give her this one. It's a bit nicer.
Everyone fighting. I hate it.
Me and your dad have been getting on really well.
No, Uncle Jack and Roxy.
Uncle Derek picking fights all the time. DOOR OPENS
Darling, I didn't know you were feeling like this.
Been looking everywhere for you.
Well, you've found me now so you can go.
Bought you some flowers, Abs.
I said you can go.
You know, when my Nick was your age
and courting a different girl every week.
He never bought none of them a bunch of flowers.
Well, what's the point? Life's rubbish and then you die.
-Go and speak to him.
-You didn't hear what he said.
Darling, if people stopped talking to me
every time I've said something wrong, I'd have no friends left.
-You always said that Jay wasn't good enough.
Cos you're my daughter. No-one's ever going to be good enough.
Well, Dad'd go mental, so...
..sometimes you've just got to ride the rollercoaster.
If you want to go and talk to him, I won't tell your dad.
-Is my job still open?
-You were lying, weren't you?
I need my job back, Shirl. And I need an advance on my wages.
What? Frying mouldy, old bacon and looking at my miserable, old face.
Oh, come on, Shirl, you must admit
you have been a bit miserable lately.
He was trying to do what was best for his kid.
And I'm trying to do what's best for mine. Please?
I'll even clean the ovens out.
Shirl, Shirl, social worker says five minutes, yeah.
If you want me to beg, I'll beg.
-Come on, Shirl, you're a mum. Please?
-What? So, you slept with her?
-Monday, all right?
She was playing games, I slept with her.
Told you, she's making a mug of you.
-Yeah, well, it don't matter now, does it?
-I just want to spend some time with Amy.
-Have you not learnt anything?
You lot have been getting in my head. I don't know where I am.
-Don't put this down to us.
-It's the same with that passport.
I just didn't want Amy being taken away, that's all.
What you talking about? What passport?
He tried to get Amy a new passport. Put a block on the old one.
-And I forged Roxy's signature.
That's why you've just thrown the towel in, is it?
-She found out, didn't she?
And she said she'd make sure I went down for fraud.
All right, I had everything. I've lost it all.
-And you only just thought about telling us?
-I'll kill her.
He's in enough trouble as it is.
No-one does this to our brother, Carol. No-one.
They're on their way over.
Here. You can come and play any time you like.
I'll go nick some sweets.
You all right?
Won't be two ticks.
You got another apron?
I'm still going to see you. All the time.
Cos I'm not going anywhere. I'm not going to leave you.
You're still my little girl. My precious little angel.
And you know what?
You look out your new bedroom window,
you can almost see Daddy's flat.
And you go to nursery, I mean, don't you, in the morning?
You walk past it every day. You know what I'm going to do?
I'm going to stand there and I'm going to wave, all the time.
Can I have a kiss?
From now on, in this family, Mitchells don't exist.
So, does this mean we're back on, then?
Yeah, but we're so dead.
So, is this the way you pull all the birds, is it,
scrubbing their cookers?
-You think I'm trying to pull you?
-In your dreams.
Yeah, in yours. Your Tiffany earlier on, you know.
I don't know where she gets that gob from.
Well, to be fair, Sasha's just the same.
Any woman I take home, thinks I'm replacing her mum.
Well, good job I ain't taking you home then, eh?
I really wish you'd told me about Morgan. All these years,
-I could have been there.
-Oh, course you would, yeah(!) Cos that's just what blokes do, innit?
You know, let me tell you something.
D'you know, ever since I left the army, I've never missed a birthday.
Every other weekend, I make sure I'm off.
Sasha wanted to go to the States last year with her dance class.
I worked every night for two months in a chicken factory.
So, don't tell me about what dads do.
I mean, you hardly even know me. A couple of nights in a guy's bed.
I ain't a bad guy, Bianca.
KNOCK ON DOOR
I know he's in there.
Bev Gregory, social worker.
-Come on, don't make it like this.
-I'm not the one taking a man's daughter off him.
He lost, accept it.
I know this is distressing. But I have to collect Amy.
Maybe you're too late. Maybe they've gone already.
All right, just call the police.
I'm sure he'll send you a photograph. Every birthday.
If anything's happened to that little girl...
-Look, the woman who told you that he was here...
-Just call the police!
Ray! Look, Ray, I was only messing about in there.
You know, I've just had one of them days, you know?
Look, we've got Morgan and I'm just getting to know him.
The kids come first.
Thanks for being a gent in there.
Being a gent, I've got to say, wasn't what was going through my mind.
Look, things'll get better. They always do.
She turned him over? Threatened to have him sent down.
What, Roxy did?
-Didn't she tell you? Jack didn't lose anything.
-Derek, not now.
This isn't the time or the place.
She lured him into bed. Then she blackmailed him over some nonsense.
Made him throw the towel in.
-Just let it drop.
-Yeah, she fought dirty.
-Don't tell me you wouldn't do the same.
-He forged my signature.
-He didn't want you to do a runner.
-Is he going to be long?
-This ain't over.
-Ha. Ruffled your dirty feathers, hasn't it?
That girl's a Branning. And she'll grow up a Branning.
You be a good girl, yeah?
Come on, come on. Hello, my baby girl. Hello.
Daddy'll come and see you soon, yeah?
Be a nice girl for...
-Not going to say goodbye, Uncle Derek?
-Shut it, Shirley.
-Carol, would you just hold her for a minute, please?
What are you doing?
I need a minute with Jack.
I need a minute with him.
Is this another one of your games?
I mean it.
Look at us.
Look at this.
What I did...
What we both did, I...
We did what we had to do. I...
I didn't do it to hurt you. She's my daughter.
She's our daughter.
And sleeping together?
I don't know. We were lonely. It felt right.
It wasn't though, was it?
No, we were just kidding ourselves.
My divorce papers came through this morning.
It's really over.
I miss Ronnie.
I miss my sister.
And I was never enough.
Yes, you were.
This time last year...
..I had James, I had Ronnie.
And I've been so...
horrible to you.
And everything you've lost, and everything you've been through
and, Jack, I'm sorry, OK. I'm so sorry.
You lost your sister, didn't you?
And what did I do? Nothing.
It's just Amy.
She's all I got left.
Oi, come here.
You've still got her, OK?
I want you to be a part of her life.
You're a good man.
You're a good dad.
Come on, gorgeous.
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Panic ensues for the Moon brothers when Derek threatens them for the money they owe him.
Fat Boy continues to fume following last night's events but, after words with both Dot and Bianca, he relents and goes to find Whitney... but will she forgive him?
Ian tries his best to bond with Lucy but it's clear that Mandy's presence at the Beale house is not making her happy.
Shirley is taken aback when Ben tells her he is ready to face Phil.