The fall-out continues in Albert Square.
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You all right, Joey?
Wakey-wakey, mate. Rise and shine.
Morning, Joey. You all right?
You're due in court at half nine.
You need to go home, mate. Get dressed.
I've had your suit dry-cleaned.
Joe, I'm going to come and get you in one hour. I'll take you there.
-No, it's all right. I'll just go by myself.
-Don't be stupid. It's the least I can do.
Get a wiggle on, yeah?
Babe, what do you fancy for dinner?
I...I wasn't snooping. It just fell out.
I was supposed to give that to you tonight.
Well, go on, open it.
Oh, my gosh. I don't know what to say.
I mean, I do, obviously.
Look, I could always take it back if you don't...
No, I want it! Course I want it!
You don't like it?
No...I love it.
It's...um... It's beautiful.
Oh, it's beautiful.
Glad you like it.
I love it.
Sorry, I'm just...
I'll give you some cash for the bills when I can.
It doesn't matter.
It might not now, but it will do. Here.
There's 20 quid here, I'll give you some more when I've got it. Here, darling.
-FRONT DOOR OPENS
-You all right?
Right. Better get Tommy to playgroup.
See you later.
I've...um...got to get ready for court. You still coming, yeah?
No. No, course not.
How long was Dad lying there?
How long was it...
..him dying and you not helping?
Was he in pain?
Did he ask for you?
Why didn't you do something?
I don't know. I didn't know what to do. All right?
Look, we thought it was a trick. We thought it was just...
We? Who else was there?
No...No-one, Alice. No, it was just me.
That police officer that came round...
She wanted to talk to everyone that was there. Everyone.
If it was just you, she'd have said.
Yeah, well, maybe... maybe she just got it wrong.
How about I ask her?
I've got her number here somewhere.
It weren't just me.
Who was it, then?
Hey, Denise, you keep acting the way you are and Kim's going to know something's up.
I can't help it! Don't you feel guilty? It's doing my head in.
We had too much to drink! It didn't mean anything.
Listen, you need to pull yourself together.
Yes, but Kim and me, we don't keep secrets. Not this kind.
I ain't slept in days. I'm...
So you want to tell her to make yourself feel better? Hmm?
It was a mistake.
-Yeah. Yeah, a big mistake.
You know what? You ain't my type, OK? Trust me.
Listen, you tell Kim, and you'll hurt her.
I'm not going to do that. Are you?
Oh! Oh, yes.
This is amazing.
I love it.
Yes. You see?
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach!
So next time Rashid comes over, I will cook.
-That'll give you time to talk to each other.
-Shouldn't I be the one cooking?
-Ah, show him what a good wife you'd make?
-Isn't that a bit old-fashioned?
It is an excellent idea, Masood. In fact,
-we should have a practice run.
-We should, definitely.
-No time like the present. How about tonight?
-I'd love to.
Oh, marvellous. You know, your mum made a lovely vegetable biryani
and her lamb jalfrezi was to die for.
OK, you are making that.
-You make that too?
-I do. But not as good as your mum's.
In fact, I cannot wait to try yours.
Cos I bet you that she has taught you everything she knows.
We're closed, mate. Be open a bit later, yeah?
All right? You ready?
You all right, Joey?
Where's your tie?
Mate, you can't stand in front of the judge without a tie. Go on. Sort one out.
How you doing? You all right?
-I keep thinking about Dad.
-Alice, honestly, babe, you're better off not thinking about it.
The thing is, Joey told me that he was there,
and you and Jack and Kat, watching him die.
Alice, we walked out and he was already down. It was all over.
-Don't listen to Joey - his head's all over the place.
I swear to you, Alice, all right, he was already dead. I swear.
It's all right, I'll go.
-Why didn't you wait for me?
-Cos it's better if you stay at home.
Better for who?
-Can't go to court with a guilty conscience, can you?
-He's right, Lauren. Just stay here.
-But I want to come with you.
-No, honestly, babe. I don't want any distractions today.
It'll be fine. I'll keep an eye on him.
-OK. Well, will you call me as soon as you know anything?
-Right, let's go.
Well, I'm going to be going, then, Al.
-I wondered if you had any spare shifts going?
-Yeah, I can do anything. I'm not fussy.
Oh, I can't do nights. Sorry.
No, it has to be in the day. What about lunch shifts?
Is it all right if I leave my number? Yeah. It's 079...
-PHONE CUTS OUT
Well, let us know if you hear anything, yeah? Cheers.
I bagsy it!
I saw it first.
Excuse me! You just dropped this.
-Oh, I didn't think I had a tenner.
-It dropped out your back pocket.
Oh. Right. Thanks.
Right, well, thanks.
My pleasure, Abi.
I know you're worried about Joey but he's got a good brief.
I reckon he'll get off this one.
Alice, what's the matter?
Joey told me something at Dad's funeral.
He said that Dad died begging for help
and that you were there too.
Is it true?
He was a hideous little man. I still can't believe it
about him and Kat Moon. Imagine, kissing and...
Are you actually going to do some work today or are you just going to stand there slagging off the dead?
-I am not slagging off...
-All right, then - gossiping.
Last time I checked, that weren't in your job description. Stock-taking, however, is.
PATRICK HUMS TO HIMSELF
-Patrick, you got a minute?
I need a word. In private.
Could you meet me in the caff later?
What's wrong with home?
I'll explain later. Ten minutes, yeah?
I just need someone to be honest with me.
Tell me the truth, please. Please, Jack.
It just happened so quickly.
I didn't know what to do. I just froze.
I couldn't move.
Then it was too late.
I can't stop thinking about it.
If I'd got there quicker, if I'd helped him...
But the truth is, Alice, he had a massive heart attack.
There was nothing anyone could do. It was over in seconds.
-You could have gone over to him and been there for him.
I've got to live with that.
And I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
He was my brother, Alice, my big brother. And he's gone,
and I did nothing.
< Oh, no! No, no, no, no!
-What's going on?
-What is it? What are you doing? What are you doing?
-Put it down.
-I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
-It's OK, it's all right, don't worry. I'll take care of it.
I can't do it! I can't do it! I've never cooked a thing in my life.
-I thought Aunty Ji was going to teach us.
-I thought your mother taught you how to cook?
No, she wouldn't let us near the kitchen.
Said I was a disaster.
Well... HE CHUCKLES
OK, look, I'll call Zainab, I'll explain.
No, she's going to think I'm hopeless. I have to cook.
A good wife cooks!
Uh...do you want me to help you?
You can cook?!
Oh! Well, I'm no expert,
but, you know, I've watched Zainab do it enough times.
Oh, thank you! Thank you.
OK, all right, OK, look,
-maybe you should thank me after you've tasted the cooking, all right?
What? Ray kissed you?
It was...too much wine.
It was just a mistake.
You can say that again. Does Kim know?
She's going to go absolutely mad.
Well, you can't tell her, then.
Oh, come on, Patrick, I've got to. What if she found out?
How's she going to do that? Anybody saw you?
-No, but that's hardly...
Well, then, keep it to yourself.
Do what the young people say. "Suck it up."
Oi, oi, oi, man, I tell you,
if Kim finds out, God help us all.
-Oh, are you stalking me?
I'm telling you. What, you didn't know? Coffee, please, love.
Do you want to sit with us? Jay was just going.
Uh, no, I wasn't.
Well, you said you had a carburettor to do before two
and now that Phil's given you your job back, you don't want to keep him waiting.
I had a fiver...
Oh, it's OK, I'll get it.
No, that's really kind, but you don't have to, seriously.
No, you help me, I help you.
I'm only borrowing it, all right?
-Abi, you're meant to be revising.
-Yeah, I'm taking a break.
How about I help you? Make sure you're not skiving?
Yeah, would you? I got an exam on Thursday.
I'm happy to help.
You can go, I got it covered, you know.
See you later.
So it's any of the questions from that section.
"Why does blood glucose rise after a long period without food?"
Oh. Oh, this is tricky.
-Um... I do know it, though.
-You really interested, Kat? It's only a cleaning job.
but I've got to support me and Tommy now, ain't I?
Tell you the truth, I'll do anything that pays,
and I don't mind grafting.
-Sorry. Sorry, Sharon.
-That's all right.
I heard you was looking for a cleaner?
-I thought you was working at Booty?
-Oh, yeah, slave labour over there, ain't it?
I need a proper job, you know.
I'm local, and I got experience.
And you're...well, nearly family now, ain't ya? Sort of.
-Well, the thing is, you're not the only one who's interested.
-Am I too late?
All right, Bianca?
Look, the toilets still need cleaning,
but I've only got one job.
So why don't you both do a trial and I'll pay the going rate, yeah? Follow me.
-Salt. Definitely more salt.
-But the recipe said half a teaspoon.
Oh, forget the recipe. The recipe's just a guide.
You've got to figure out what you want, what you like
and what your taste is.
So...you seem to know what makes a good wife.
Tell me, what makes a good husband?
A good family?
Really? I mean, really? That's what you want?
I...I don't know.
Well, maybe it's time you started thinking about it, hmm?
Me, I just wanted someone who could make me laugh.
Dry roasted, yeah?
Alice! Alice, have you heard anything?
-Has Joey called you, or...?
-No news is good news.
Yeah. Yeah. How do you do it, eh?
Wish I could be more like you. You're so calm.
Have you seen Kat?
No, not today.
Why don't you stay for a while, eh?
-We'll have a drink or something?
-Sorry, I'm busy.
Bit of a comedown, though, ain't it?
-Going from queen of the Vic to R&R cleaning lady.
-Well, beggars can't be choosers, can they?
I reckon beggars get more than I do.
Least it's cash in hand.
You know what, I can't believe it about you and my Uncle Derek.
It's a bit of a turn up, ain't it? I mean,
I thought you and Alfie would be together forever.
Each to their own, though, I suppose...
if Derek's what did it for you.
Me and the kids always had a soft spot for him.
He knew how to spoil 'em, didn't he?
Is that what he done for you? Spoilt you?
Well, you know Derek.
He liked to spoil everything. That one's done.
Yeah, done that one and all. It's not too bad, is it?
I could get quite get into this!
So? All prepared?
Oh, she's done fine. Really good. I'm just helping her tidy up.
Is that one of your mother's recipes?
Kind of. I experimented.
Ooh, I can't wait to try it.
Mas, I need you.
When I saw that little black box,
all I could think about was, "This is it.
"He's actually going to ask me to marry him."
But he didn't, Dee.
He's never going to, is he?
-Oh, course he is. Don't be stupid.
Yeah! He is very lucky to have you.
You are a very special lady.
You're so funny.
You're sexy. You've got your own style.
Say what you want about my personality, I know I look good.
-I look good.
You're passionate, you're sassy, you've got your own business.
-Hey, an entrepreneur...
-Yeah. Loyal, don't forget loyal.
Come on, look, you know what blokes are like.
It could take him ages before he gets the hint.
You know what, Dee? You're right.
-He is damn lucky to have me!
And if he wants to keep me, he's got to do better than this.
He's got to put a ring on it!
KIM HUMS: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
You've done a good job, both of you.
But I'm sorry. I wish I had two jobs.
-So can you start today, Kat?
Sharon, can I have a word?
I knew you'd take after your mother! Oh, that is beautiful.
I would have put a bit more salt but, you know...
Did you like it?
I ain't thanked you yet.
What you've done for Lauren - I appreciate it.
Don't worry about Alice. I told her - told her you'd got it wrong.
-What you talking about, sorted? I can barely look her in the eye, Max.
Forget about it, all right? I've done you a favour.
She don't need all that running through her head.
Go see her, go on. Tell her the good news.
Yeah, well, I'll just see Lauren first, eh?
FRONT DOOR SHUTS
You all right, Alice? I was wondering where you'd got to.
I was out looking for you.
You should have called. You all right?
No, not really.
I had some upsetting news about my dad.
About when he died.
I've spoken to Jack and Max
and I think it's only fair if I hear from you.
About how you stood there...
doing nothing, watching him die.
It wasn't like that.
What was it like?
Is there any point in dragging all this up?
It matters to me.
You really want to know?
The truth is, I thought he was messing about.
I thought he was winding us up.
I was so angry with him. Alice, I'd lost everything.
He'd ripped it all away.
I hated him.
But then I realised he wasn't joking, and it was too late.
It was over.
It's not your dad that I keep thinking about.
It's Joey. He's really hurting, Alice.
He was the only decent one out of the lot of us -
the only one who tried to help him.
And I stopped him.
I told him your dad was having us on.
By the time he went over there...
..your dad had gone.
Alice, I'm so sorry.
Hey, babe. You all right?
I had a little talk with Denise earlier.
You think a necklace is all it's going to take to keep me sweet?
Well, it's going to take a lot more than that, Raymondo.
Yeah? A whole lot more.
You know what I'm saying?
Now, you might pretend
but we both know exactly what I'm talking about.
Denise came on to me.
Say what? Denise did what?
she tried to kiss me.
She caught me when my defences were down, you know.
Look I wanted to tell you, but she was drunk, so...
..I felt a bit sorry for her. Embarrassed.
Hold on. Denise tried to kiss you?
What did you do?
I pushed her away, you know. I mean, she's your sister -
what do you think I did?
-FRONT DOOR SHUTS
Well, go on. Tell her.
I got a 12-month suspended sentence
and lost my licence for a year.
That's brilliant! Come here.
I was really worried.
Ain't you pleased?
Yeah. Yeah, course I am. Yeah.
-I've just got to go and see Alice quickly.
-All right. Well, I'll see you later, then, yeah?
We'll go for a drink in the Vic?
I thought he'd be pleased.
He is. He's just... You know, he's upset about his dad.
You all right? Was hoping to catch you.
Sharon's given me too many hours...
-Oh, nice. You come round here to show off?
I thought we could share it. Split it between us 50-50.
If you don't want to, it's fine. I don't want to offend you.
You would do that? Share it?
Yeah. Get the job done twice as quick.
Us single mums have got to stick together, ain't we?
-Yeah. Thanks, Kat. That's brilliant.
-That's all right.
-Why don't you come in and have a cup of tea?
-No, you're all right. It's teatime. You'll be busy.
Nah, the kids are watching telly. It's all right. Come on, come and have a cuppa.
-You know what we are, don't you?
A couple of scrubbers!
They let you off, then?
I spoke to Max. And Jack and Kat.
Joey, look at me. Look at me.
It wasn't your fault. Don't blame yourself.
You don't have to do that any more.
Joey, come here.
-I'll get these.
I took your advice.
Who doesn't know doesn't hurt.
Oh, Trace, can I get a rum over here, please?
And I'm... Oh. Kim!
My round - what you having?
-How about you keep your hands off my man?
You're dead to me.
CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS
Oh good. You're awake.
Well, one of us has got to open up.
I know you probably just want to keep your head down.
Sooner or later you'll have to apologise to Kim.
Zee, I told you. He kissed me.
There's nothing to apologise for.
Oh? Then why exactly are you sleeping on my sofa?
She's dead to me, Patrick. I no longer have a sister.
Kind of makes life a bit difficult.
Bearing in mind she's still living here.
It's my name above the door.
-I'm not going to my share my house with no homewrecker.
-My house too.
-Hey, baby. Rrr! Why don't you sit down?
Let me make you some breakfast.
In fact, you know what, I better get to work, babe.
Got a mountain of prep to do. Catch you later.
-You've got to talk to her sometime.
Oh, I got a few choice words to say to that Jezebel.
She's going to rue the day she made a move on my man.
I'll get that then, shall I?
Seriously, babe, what do you want me to do?
Go round there, pack her bags for her?
Yes. It would be a start.
I mean, she's living at the B&B, Max.
She's working at the Vic. It's humiliating.
-Well, I told you I'd sort it.
-So why haven't you?
All I want to do is grieve in peace.
Is that what I think it is?
Go on, you might as well stick him on the mantelpiece.
Have some respect, will you? That's your brother you're talking about.
Come on, Oscar! You're going to be late.
Funny, ain't it? That's all we've got left of him.
Well, you gave him a decent send-off.
I'm sure between you all you'll think of somewhere special for him.
Just not my kitchen table.
Alice should have him.
It was her dad, weren't it?
-When it suited him, yeah.
It's the right decision. She's family.
Makes you think, don't it? Life's too short.
It's time we moved on.
KNOCK ON DOOR
(DENISE) Kimberley Fox, you open this door!
KIMBERLEY HUMS A TUNE
You can't keep it locked for ever, you know.
Just watch me.
You're supposed to be running a bed and breakfast here. Kim? You've got it all wrong.
Will you just let me in and talk to me? Kim!
Next time, I won't miss.
You're out early.
Yeah. I had to pick up Derek's ashes.
Jack, you should have said. I would have come with you.
Bianca, can you give us a minute, please?
Oh, all right.
I'll go and help Kat in the toilet, shall I?
I want you to stick some champagne on ice.
All right? The good stuff.
-You've lost me.
-I thought tonight we could announce our engagement.
Jack, I don't think we need to have a big party, do we?
Few friends. Family.
You've only just buried your brother,
Yeah. And I want to move on in my life. Our life.
-We haven't told Denny.
-Tell him tomorrow. We'll do it properly.
And what about Phil?
What about him?
I want him to hear it from me.
He's got a lot on his plate with Lola.
All right. Fine. You tell Phil.
I'm going to round up the rest of the Brannings.
And you might want to put that ring on your finger I bought you.
Bring her straight back to The Arches. Yeah?
Yes! All right!
-There's a bottle in the bag.
Make sure you wind her.
Just tell her what really happened.
It's not like I'm going to get the chance, is it, the way she's been carrying on.
I've been better.
Did you see the look she just gave me?
OK. Now you're just being paranoid.
So you managed to smooth it over with Kim, then?
-Nothing actually happened with Ray.
-No, of course not.
-They had a few drinks and then...
Zee, you're not really helping. Thank you.
That's 5.85 please.
-I thought I had more than this.
-It's all right. I can cover this, it's fine.
-I've got it.
-I've got a pocket full of change here, Kat.
There you go. Ta.
Kat. Hold on. Wait up.
I've got to get back. Alice is looking after Tommy.
Listen, Kat, if you're a little bit short, seriously,
I could throw a bit of maintenance your way.
I'm fine, Alfie. I don't need your money.
-You know where I am. Right?
So come on, are you going to tell me what this big surprise is?
You'll have to wait and see.
That's exactly what Jack said to Max.
Some sort of family gathering, he said.
-I'll see you later.
-See you later. There you go. Thank you.
I had hoped we'd seen the last of you.
You know me, Tanya. Full of surprises.
I never did ask - how was your break? Nicely rested?
You mean my second honeymoon? Yeah, it was lovely.
We had a great time.
Why don't you swing by later?
-There's something I want to talk to you about.
-Bit pushed today.
I'll make it worth your while.
Shall we say a half-hour?
I'll see you then.
Oh, Grandad, have we got any more tomato juice out the back?
-So I thought I'd work topless this afternoon.
-Nice one. That'll be a laugh, won't it, eh?
-Are you OK?
-Yes! Yes, I'm good. I'm good.
Really? You seem a bit distracted.
-Nah, just a bit worried about Tommy, that's all.
-Why are people so messy?
I mean, would you drop crisps on your own floor?
You sure it's Tommy you're worried about? Hmm?
Kat's made her bed.
Rox, I know, sweetheart. I know, all right. It's just, you know, a struggle making ends meet.
Then she'll have to get a job, won't she?
Well, that's easier said than done, isn't it?
She's got little Tommy to look after.
These hands were soft once.
What are you saying? Do you want her to work here, or something?
No, no, no. No. Rox, that's not what I'm saying, sweetheart.
I just need to know that she'll be sorted.
Listen, Jean, can you carry this for me, sweetheart?
This place'll be the death of me.
Let's make this quick. I've got things to do.
Fine. I want you off the Square.
Bothers you, doesn't it? Me being around.
Money must be tight. All those lonely nights in the B&B.
Max is with me now. The sooner you accept that.
I'm still his wife. In case you'd forgotten.
You're just a name on a bit of paper.
Then why do you feel so threatened?
Do you know what? I actually feel a bit sorry for you now.
Cos really you're just hanging around in case he changes his mind.
And it's not going to happen.
You really believe that?
-Oh Tan, your 11.15's arrived.
-Not now, Poppy.
Full leg and bikini wax. She tends to take a while.
I'm not saying she's hairy.
Poppy, not now. Please.
Can you just make her a cup of tea, and tell her I'm coming?
Oh. Right. Yeah. Sorry.
I want you to disappear.
And where exactly is that supposed to get me?
Back where he found you. Anywhere. Anywhere but Walford.
I was thinking of moving on anyway.
I'm not too keen on the people round here.
You give my regards to Max.
Oh, Sharon! What do you think?
Yeah. The party tonight. Jack's invited me. It was only cheap.
I ain't going to get rich cleaning the club, am I?
Not saying I'm not grateful or nothing. Just...
-it's been a while since I had money to spend, know what I mean?
-I'll see you later then.
Sharon? You offered Bianca a job?
Well, she's sharing her shifts with Kat.
Mm-hm. I thought she could do with a break.
We're going to need to find a place to scatter them.
Somewhere he liked to be.
Or the dog track.
I barely even knew him.
Alice, listen to me. You're not on your own.
We're here for you. We're your family.
Lea River. He took Joey fishing there once.
Nice. When you're ready, you call me up and I'll drive you there.
Oh, I'm having a party tonight. At the R&R.
Special announcement to make. I know it's a bit soon.
But I'd love you to be there.
Phil. Can I have a word, please?
Well, make it quick, I've got a motor to fix.
-All right, Sharon?
-You seen Lola?
Not since this morning, no.
-She's supposed to be back 20 minutes ago.
-All right, don't have a go at me.
-What time do you call this?
-She filled her nappy.
There's always an excuse with you, ain't there?
-I had to change her, Phil.
-Do you want her taken back in care? Do you?
There's no need for that, Phil.
-Yeah, you tell him, Shaz.
-Don't you start, Lola.
Which bit of "straight back" don't you understand?
-Phil, she is trying.
-She's trying my patience, that's what she's trying.
Have you seemed to have forgotten that I'm her mum?
I'll tell you what you are. You're a liability.
-That's what you are.
-Just pack it in, the pair of you!
This ain't helping no one. The baby is fine, Phil.
It won't happen again. Will it, Lola?
Well, it better not. Come on, darling. Come on.
Daddy Phil's here.
This is for you. Enjoy.
I want a word with you.
I'm busy with orders.
What exactly did you say to Kim?
Maybe I made a mistake, all right?
I thought you spoke to her, so I told her you came on to me.
But why would you say..? If I remember rightly, it was you that kissed me.
If I'm making a play for her sister,
then what does that say about me and Kim?
She loves you, Ray.
But I kissed you. So... So maybe I don't feel the same?
The truth is,
things haven't really been right for quite some time, you know,
and maybe I'm just kidding myself.
OK. There's no need to rush into anything.
I'll tell Kim it was my fault. We're sisters.
She'll get over it.
I just think this is all getting out of hand.
Just leave it to me, OK? I'm going to sort it.
MUFFLED MUSIC AND VOICES ABOVE
All right, Jack.
-You all right?
-What are you doing later?
I might have plans. Yeah. Why?
Well, I'm having a few drinks at the R&R later.
Special announcement to make.
She's not said yes, has she?
That'd be telling, wouldn't it?
You have my condolences.
What do you reckon?
-How do you know?
I'm an ex-copper, you doughnut.
But the likeness. It's a good likeness, ain't it?
Yeah, yeah. Good. Where did you get it?
Well, I suggest you take it back.
All right? Ain't worth the paper it's printed on.
Oh, see you there, yeah?
See you there, yeah.
For always sticking up for me.
You're the only one Phil actually seems to listen to.
Well, to survive the Mitchells, you've got to choose your battles.
Fight your corner.
Yeah, well, things are better when you're around.
Yeah, well, I'm not going anywhere.
Anyway, Shazza, I hear that Jack's having a party tonight.
-Well, I am invited, yeah?
Well, yeah. Yeah. Course. Course, darlin'.
Bianca, hold on! Hi. Um...
Are you working at the club now?
Why are you interested?
Well, cos I just wondered if you fancied taking on the Vic?
Why are you being nice to me, Roxy?
Just... I dunno.
My sister's in prison and I know how it feels.
-No, you don't.
-OK. All right. Fine. Suit yourself.
-Don't have the job.
-I didn't say that, did I?
It's just... Look, Kat's sharing her shifts with me.
We clean together.
I really don't think she'd want to work at the Vic.
No. I don't suppose she would, really, would she?
I could try and talk her into it.
No... Yeah. Yeah, would you?
That seat taken?
Here for the weigh-in?
What do you think?
She on solids yet?
She's still on milk four times a day. Yes, you are, aren't you?
Well, where else am I going to get it from?
Tough, ain't it? Bringing up a kid on your own.
Especially at your time of life.
What are you trying to say?
Baby indoors. Business to run.
We've got a lot in common, you and me.
Do you reckon?
What if I told you I had some...
money that needed cleaning?
What, dodgy money?
I'd tell you to mind who you was talking to.
I'm looking for someone to help me
make it...disappear, you know?
And you thought you'd ask me?
I thought you'd be the man.
We join forces. You clean your half through the club,
I clean my half through the gym.
We halve the risk, double the profits, happy days.
And what about Jack?
What about Jack?
How much are we talking about?
Enough to make it worth your while.
You and me? Partners?
You think I'd do business with you?
Are you together?
Right. Who was next?
We are. Come on, then.
We'll go and get baby weighed.
-All right, Michael? The usual?
I invited Denise for a drink.
You sure that's wise?
Kim needs to know the truth.
I just can't sit on the fence.
Best place to be right now.
That's on me.
So. I've offered Bianca a job, cleaning.
-Clearly Jean doesn't want it anymore.
And the thing is, Bianca and Kat have set up,
like, a cleaning thing together.
So Kat's going to be working here then?
Just downstairs. Trial basis.
Peroxide, you're an angel. That's a genius idea. Good one.
What can I get you, Cora?
Same again, darling.
So just to clarify, just for me -
in order to keep your boyfriend sweet,
you've got his ex to work here every day.
You're a genius(!)
Did you know she'd be here?
She hasn't let him out of her sight.
Listen, I don't want no trouble, all right?
I've come in here for a quiet drink.
Surprised she's got the nerve to show her face.
Come on, listen to what she has to say now, man.
Listen, just drop the sorry sister act. Cos I ain't interested.
OK. You know what, whatever Ray might have told you...
Kim, it was just a kiss.
It was just a drunken kiss. I don't know what came over me.
You're brazen, you know that?
I am trying to make things right between us.
-You've always been jealous of me.
Always. Youthful elegance. Easygoing.
You just can't bear the fact that I'm happy.
Of course I want you to be happy.
So you decide to steal my man? Hmm? Yeah?
Fine. If that's what you want to think of me.
Raymond is the best thing that ever happened to me.
I ain't about to let you ruin what we've got.
You know, actually, it's OK.
The pair of you - you deserve each other.
Ain't you supposed to be getting ready?
I thought we were keeping it low-key?
I only told a few people, ain't I?
Seems like you've asked most of the Square.
What's the matter with that?
Jack, why did you pick the R&R?
I mean, it's really rubbing Phil's nose in it.
Right. So you ain't told him yet.
Well, he was arguing with Lola, Jack.
First it's Phil, then it's Lola...
I'm supposed to be looking out for her.
Well, sometimes I think you look out for them more than you care for us.
Jack, that is not fair.
Me, Denny and Amy. We're your family now.
-I don't need you to tell me that.
The rest of the Brannings are waiting for me over at the club.
If you want to marry me, I'll see you there, yeah?
How's my hair looking?
Yeah, it's all right.
I'm not convinced about that leave-in conditioner.
So what's this party in aid of, anyway?
Dunno. They just said a surprise.
I'm too old for surprises.
There you go.
Thank you, darling.
-Cheers, one and all.
I don't believe it.
Don't look at me, I never invited her.
Well, I can ask her to leave.
Don't do that, please. Don't make a scene, please.
You want to see the back of Kirsty?
You got to up your game, girl.
So what's all this about? Suspense is killing me.
Sharon'll be here in a minute.
What's she doing here?
Doesn't feel right. Us all out having fun.
It's what your dad would have wanted.
Yeah. Better than moping around indoors.
Get those down your neck.
You've perked up since yesterday.
Yeah, well, things are better now, ain't they?
Oh. I was looking for Phil.
Oh. You just missed him.
He's just popped over the club.
-Yeah, accounts to do, or something.
He left us with Lexi, and a list of instructions.
-Right. I'll catch him over there.
-What was the big secret?
Yeah, Mum's all excited.
You'll find out soon enough, OK?
So where's Sharon, then?
She's probably still doing her make-up, I should think.
All right, Jackie? How's it going?
-Not too late to change your mind.
You know what, sometimes you are actually quite funny.
So what d'you think you're playing at?
Just enjoying the fun. I love a family party.
Stay away from Michael. He's trouble.
What's the matter, Max? You jealous?
We had a deal.
I went up West. Bit of spare cash to spend.
All dressed up, nowhere to go. You really are desperate.
You tried to buy me off.
Now I'd say that was desperate.
He doesn't love you. I know him.
I know him better than anyone else.
He's selfish, devious and far too pleased with himself.
A used car salesman who's seen better days.
Dubious taste in music.
Terrible dress sense.
A weakness for blondes and sherbet lemons.
Funny, ain't it?
The lengths we'll go to.
To keep hold of a man like that.
Change from the dress.
Excuse me. Sorry.
Here she is!
Right, people. Listen up!
Right. The passing of my brother made me realise
that in this life you've got to go and grab whatever you want.
You know, grab life by the you-know-whats. So to speak.
So I want you all to know that I've asked Sharon to be my wife.
And naturally, she said yes.
So I want you to join me in a toast.
To my future beautiful wife. Sharon. Everybody, come on.
CHEERS ALL: Congratulations!
To Jack and Sharon.
Thank you very much.
Honestly, Max, the way she looked at me!
You tried to pay her off! What do you expect?
If she thinks she's getting better of me...
-Tan, she don't think that.
-How do you know?
-Breakfast at the caff?
-I can't, babe. I'm skint.
You're not skint enough for this. Come on.
I know women like her.
-Er, you were supposed to be bringing me a coffee?
I know exactly how they think.
It's not like I have a chemistry exam or anything, is it?
Deal with it, Max. I want her gone. Today.
-So, B, where is she then?
-Look, Alfie, I'm not psychic!
-All I know is, Kat definitely ain't here, is she?
Hey, what do you say we go out for breakfast?
I'm sure Jean will look after Amy.
-Jean might be busy.
Now she's got nothing to clean.
Come on. Please, listen, listen... No Kat, no kids.
Just you and me, yeah? Before anyone else gets a bit of you.
It's just...I need to pop out, all right?
-This better be good.
-I need to see a man about a delivery.
I promise I won't be long.
Oi. They're only doing community service. They're not monkeys!
They don't do tricks.
Cheers for that.
You all right, darling?
Lovely day, innit?
Triangles. Proper complicated, or what?
Has Zainab been talking?
You know, I saw this film once, me mam had it on,
where this woman fell in love with her sister's husband.
I don't know what you've heard but it was nothing like...
The whole village got together and drove her out.
She had to go and live in a cowshed. Romantic or what?
I'm sorry, Alfie. I thought I could do this.
But I just can't.
Yeah. Kirsty! Max is here for you.
Can't keep you away, can I?
-Babe, please, this has got to stop.
All this. You playing games. Mucking about.
Me? You're the one who just walked through the door.
You're winding Tanya up!
Wouldn't want that now, would we?
She wants it all sorted out, all right?
And what do you want? I know you, Max.
Kirsty, I'm going to marry Tanya again.
Well, then you're just going to have to get a divorce.
Yeah, well, I can't do that on my own, can I?
KNOCK ON DOOR
Come round tonight, all right? Dinner. We'll all discuss it.
-Where's Alfie? I want the rent.
-It's not due, Phil.
That weren't a question, I want the rent.
I've finished the barrel store, do you want...?
You know it's not Alfie's fault
that Sharon and Jack are getting married, don't you?
-Roxy, shall I start on the toilets?
-Alfie's out. He's with a buyer.
So you can whistle for your money for all I care.
Er...I think Alfie went over to see Kat.
Shall I just start on the toilets?
I've let Bianca down and I've let you down.
You ain't let me down.
You didn't have to give me that job.
I bet Roxy weren't happy with you but you just went ahead
and done it anyway, didn't you?
-Kat, Kat, she gave you that job herself.
-Course she did.
It had nothing to do with me. Ask Bianca.
Is she trying to rub my nose in it? She takes my pub, my husband...
Now she wants me to scrub her khazis?
Whoa, whoa, Kat, please.
I know you need the money and she knows you need the money.
You don't have to be scared of her, you know.
Well, she's not going to want me to do it now, is she?
Letting her down on the first day.
Listen, I can talk to her. She knows how hard it is.
I don't want her sympathy. I'm not having her thinking I'm charity.
No, it's nothing to do with charity, all right?
Why don't you start next week, yeah?
What about Bianca?
She won't want to do it on her own, will she?
I can talk to Bianca. I can sort it with Rox.
It's no problem.
Why are you always so nice to me?
You know, you're always welcome in the Vic.
You know that, don't you?
And you and me?
Oh... Well, don't push yourself too hard, will you(?)
Right. 14 caulis, nine red cabbage, seven pounds of Maris Pipers.
And it's only just gone 10 in the morning!
Oh, you've heard the fat lady singing, have you? Have you?
You know, if I'm going to be gossiped about...
I was not gossiping! Ayesha must have overheard.
Well, I may as well be gossiped about and be successful.
Morning, Mrs Masood.
Yes, morning, morning.
Yes, me. Applications close next week, so...
Nah, nah, nah, you want the raspberry and the passion fruit.
-Orange one's for sheep.
-Dexter. What are you doing here?
I owe you a fiver, remember?
-You all right?
-Yeah. All sorted?
They messed up with the order so I just had...
-Don't lie to me.
-I said don't lie to me, Alfie!
OK, hear me out. I just didn't want to upset you, OK?
Well, you didn't do a very good job, did you?
Look, I'm really sorry. I didn't know it was meant to be a secret.
No, no, no, it's not a secret.
No, it's not. It's just something Alfie lied about.
OK, so it's a secret.
Where is Kat anyway? Still putting her make-up on?
-Don't take it out on Bianca.
If you want to go and see Kat, then go and see her.
-Rox, I don't want to see Kat!
-Er, you've just been round there!
Yeah, because she didn't turn up for work!
So why can't you just tell me that?
I-I-I don't know! You wanted me all to yourself.
-But you chose Kat, didn't you?
-You want me to turn my back on her?
-Don't make this about me.
Yes, you are. And you are the one who lied. Not me.
Rox, stop. Now, why..?
I'm so sorry.
It's all right.
He looked like he was going to explode!
I don't care what Phil thinks.
He's still got a bit of a thing for you, hasn't he?
New Year's Day, he proposed.
No! You're kidding me. What happened?
I've just had Max round.
Right. All sorted then?
I'm coming to dinner this evening.
Discuss the whole situation properly.
Max did tell you about the dinner?
It was my idea. So we'll see you about six, then?
Max invited Kirsty to dinner?
Can you believe that?! Well, you're going to come an' all.
Babe, I can't, Tan, I'm working.
Really? I want everyone there. I want the whole family there.
Come on, are you sure that's wise?
Yeah. Yeah. She wants dinner? She can come and have dinner.
She can come round and see exactly what Max has got.
Then maybe she'll give up.
I still don't see why we needed to get another cleaner.
Jean, Jean, please, darling.
It's just that Roxy thought you needed a break, that's all.
Nobody asked me if I needed a break! I mean, at least I turn up.
-Same time tomorrow?
-And will Kat be joining you?
Drop it. Drop it now, OK? Stop.
Sorry, B. I've spoken to Kat. It's fine. She can start next week.
Oh, yeah. Cos it isn't half hard work,
trying to clean this whole pub all on your own.
I know, I'll make it up to you with the extra hours.
-Yeah? Is Roxy all right about that?
-Yeah, she's fine. She's good.
-Oh, good. See you later then. Thanks.
-Yeah. See ya.
Ain't easy, is it?
No, I get that, I do. It's just, I don't know...
You've got to give them space.
Let them work it out, make their mistakes.
Yeah, but what if every time... is he going to choose her?
Who does he live with? Who does he wake up next to?
They've got a kid together, haven't they?
You don't want it all to end up in a custody battle
-like some idiots, do ya?
No. Why couldn't we do this years ago? Just sit and talk.
I think back then you didn't know how to listen.
Ah, that's very funny.
-Will you just be there, OK?
-I've got my exam!
It's not tonight, is it?
I thought we were going to the cinema.
You can go tomorrow. 6.00. Dinner. More the merrier.
I thought you had an exam?
I'm on study period. Final revision.
They are doing my head in out there, I tell you.
I've, um...do you remember when the other day I dropped that tenner?
Do you know how hard it is trying to get chewing gum off the pavement?
Right. Printed off my application form,
so I've just got to get these filled in now.
-Put these up there.
-How about here, Aunty Ji?
OK, some here some there. Up, down.
-Doesn't matter. Put them...
-What are you doing?
-Retail theory? It's
-a corner shop.
I saw this programme on television, right.
They said that people shop in an anti-clockwise matter.
Which means you should put everything that they need
at the end of their trip.
That way they have to walk through the whole shop.
So people start shopping at the till then, do they?
Right, I have sold 14 big bags of carrots
and I think you've sold one small sweet potato.
Things getting desperate now, are they?
Well, I'm sure the people at Head Office
will be very pleased with my ideas.
You're going after my job, ain't you?
-You going to help her revise?
-You're being so embarrassing.
I'm not hitting on your girl, you know.
-You didn't tell me he was back.
-It didn't seem important.
-Have you got fluff in your ears or something?
-Hang on, hang on.
You're going out with another boy and it don't seem important?
-We're not going out!
-We're having a coffee.
-Am I talking to you?
-You don't own me.
If I was going out with another girl, would you be happy?
We're not going out!
Would you stop being such an idiot! I'll see you later.
We're due at mum's at six. Dinner. Remember?
-You might be. I ain't due anywhere.
No. "You don't own me." Why don't you take one of your new pals?
Maybe I will!
What is his problem?
-Brave man, Jack.
Ditched the last geezer at the altar, didn't she?
You're no stranger to that one yourself, are you?
Husband before that got murdered.
Yeah, and the last person who proposed to her got a knock-back.
That what she told you?
Yeah, well, there's no secrets between me and Sharon.
Let's be grown up about this, all right? Let's move on.
Mum, I said I wanted them cubed! Cubed I wanted.
Sliced, cubed, whatever.
No, not "whatever," Mum.
Cubed! Is there anything at all going on in that head?
-Babe, you told me to sort it out.
-That woman? Here, for dinner?
Right, fair enough. I'll call her, cancel.
No! No, you're not getting out of it now.
You and Nan are cooking?
Oh, yeah, your dad's wife's coming for dinner.
She ain't my wife!
All right, well, she is my wife. But not like that.
-It wasn't worth coming back here, was it?
Eh, no, no. You're not going anywhere.
You can't honestly think we're staying?
-Yes. You're having your dinner here.
-I'm not really up for that.
-She wants a war, she can have a war.
-No-one wants a war.
Then after dinner, the three of us will sit and plan your divorce.
But before that, she can have some nice food, nice drink.
And she can get to see what she's taking on.
-The whole family. Warm and united.
-Pushing your luck on that one.
Mum, will you just cube them?
-I need this job, Zee.
-What, and I don't?
To show Kim I'm not just hiding away.
-You did jump her boyfriend.
-I didn't jump him!
-Maybe it was on the rebound.
-From who? Lucas?
It doesn't matter.
That's all I get, isn't it? The wrong people. At the wrong time.
Yes, because you look in the wrong places.
-So I need to focus on my career.
-And if I want to focus on mine..?
My sister ain't speaking to me. I've got no family.
My kids never visit me. You, you've got everything.
What have I got? Just me.
I need this job, Zee. Please?
Oi, I want you two opposite ends of the table tonight.
-You're just cousins, all right?
-What, no footsie?
No, she's all right. She's only messing around, isn't she?
-And no drinking either.
-What? Drinking? Me?
You heard her.
-You all right, Abs?
Another 30 seconds, I was going to call out a search party for you.
Oh, the exam went fine. Thanks for asking.
-I'm so sorry, Abi. I completely forgot.
Jay, is that you, darling? Hello. I'm sorry.
Abs, this is a really bad time.
Well, this is my friend. Dexter. The more the merrier, you said.
Hello, darling. It's Miss Cross, actually.
-Mrs Branning soon, again.
Course you are. Funny how dinner parties grow, isn't it?
Phil! Phil, look, last night.
I didn't mean you to find out like that.
-Don't bother me.
-No, I wanted to tell you myself, you know?
Save it, Sharon! Cos I ain't interested.
Never did do feelings, did you?
Oi, oi, mush.
All right, mate?
Tell us, what's it like being in love with someone you can't have.
I'm not in love!
We're just talking about Denise's...you know, situation.
I actually wasn't talking about anything.
Please tell me that's not an application form.
Yes, it is. Now.
-You told me you would back out.
-I told you I would think about it.
And I have thought about it and may the best woman win.
Right, that's one stall, completely sold out!
And you have sold... two sweet potatoes. Loser!
I'd rather that you did not speak to Ayesha about your private life.
I'm not the one talking about my private life though, am I?
-I'm not judging you, Denise.
-Not much, you ain't.
-People are gossiping.
-Like you, you mean?
And seeing as I'm Ayesha's chaperone...
I think it is best for everyone if you find somewhere else to stay.
Tough day at the office?
Oh, is that what you think, is it? Tough day at the office?
Well, it sounded like...
My sister thinks I made a move on her boyfriend.
-Which I didn't, he kissed me.
-I didn't know.
And I shouldn't have responded but I did and I'm sorry.
And I've said I'm sorry,
but she's treating me like I'm some sort of a marriage-wrecker,
which, quite frankly, if it takes one little kiss,
then it can't have been much of a marriage to wreck.
So, no, I'm not living there any more, am I?
I'm living at Zainab's, who's meant to be a friend.
Yeah, but she...?
And like any true friend, she looks down her nose at me
and she judges me, and she gives me that look.
And it's not like she's ever done anything wrong, has she?
Oh, no. I'm the bad influence. And, Ian, she's after my job.
My new job.
You know, a teeny bit of happiness. A little bit of something, you know.
Just for me.
She wants that, too, and she wants me out of the house.
So, I tell you what, I've got no sister and I've got nowhere to live.
And you! You come in here all smug about a tough day at the office
and carping on about two poxy sweet potatoes!
I was going to ask if you wanted someone to talk to.
ALFIE CLEARS HIS THROAT
Oi. You're such a big softy.
Listen, sweetheart, I just want to say about this morning,
that I'm really sorry, all right?
It's all right. I don't need big gestures, all right?
Has someone died?
So you two, you're at Sixth Form together, are you?
-She's very clever, my Abi.
Well, you are, aren't you? She's going to be a vet.
-Maybe a doctor.
-Anything but a hairdresser!
Actually, we just met on the street.
What's that mean, you met on the street?
They're just friends, Max!
That's Max. So protective.
No, I'm not being protective, I'm just making conversation, aren't I?
A boy and a girl can be just friends, you know?
Er, we are still here.
You never had any boys that were just friends at that age.
Yeah, thanks, Mum.
She was very popular...my daughter.
I can imagine.
Do you want some more potatoes, Kirsty?
No, thanks. I don't eat portions that size.
I'll have some. I think these are sick.
You can come again.
Didn't realise it was going to be such a big do, Tanya.
Thought it was just going to be the three of us.
Oh, well, you know what it's like.
One big, busy, happy family, you know. Everyone in and out.
You got a family to get back to?
No-one who'll miss me.
Don't worry, darling. Never mind. It's all right.
You get used to it, don't you. This sort of thing.
When you've got kids.
Look, there's a spare bed upstairs if you need it.
I came to say something to Abi.
I didn't realise you was all having...
-Just a friend, is he?
Sorry, I thought you two would have met?
-You told her to bring me.
-Why don't you shut your mouth?
-He's my friend. Leave him.
-You're sat next to my girlfriend.
-You're sat next to my girlfriend!
What you doing? Out!
-I'm going! I bought you flowers!
-You can take them with you an' all.
Let's get you something for that eye.
All go here, isn't it?
About what you said yesterday.
You going to clean my money?
I've got a better idea.
OK, OK, this is civilised.
You want to come and read Tommy a story?
Alfie's working tonight.
That your name above the door is it, Essex?
-You're not his boss.
-Actually, I am.
This isn't very nice, is it?
You always loved reading Tommy stories, didn't you?
Always made me laugh.
You know what, I'm just going to go and collect some glasses, yeah?
-Lying in bed, making up stories.
-You don't have to do that.
Come over, he said. "You and me. We're good."
Whoa. That's not how I said it, darling.
Alfie's always right. Saint Alfie.
Why don't you just come in Monday, Kat, and do your job, yeah?
Yeah? Why don't you do your job? I don't need your charity!
This is not a charity!
You come in here, standing in my shoes, stealing my husband?
-And you look down that at me.
-Is that what you really think?
-That's enough! That's enough!
-Don't you dare defend her!
I'm not talking to you! I'm not...I'm talking to you.
That's enough, all right?
What you going to do, are you going to throw me out my own pub?!
No, I'm not going to have you sitting in here talking to Roxy like that.
You understand me?
Let's get you home, eh?
I'll get it.
Joey, he ain't coming back in here, all right?
DOORBELL RINGS AGAIN
Never like this when you lived with me, was it?
Oh, hello. We were just having a little family dinner.
I can see.
-This is my sister.
-Can I get you a drink?
I'm not stopping.
This is my... Oh, this is my... This is Max.
-He's my husband.
-Soon to be mine again.
This is Lauren, my oldest. In fact, you've almost met. Sort of.
Is that what this is all about? Let's play happy families?
This is Abi. This is my youngest daughter.
Hello. We've met.
-You had no right.
-Why don't I get us all a drink, huh?
Did you think I wouldn't find out?
Oh, it was just a spur of the moment thing.
I didn't even think to invite you.
-Another time, yeah?
-I said when the time was right.
You think I'm missing a moment?
This is all just a game to you, isn't it?
Why are you always going behind people's backs?
-That's what it's like round here.
-Lauren, will you shut up!
Look at you, Tanya! Your husband ain't even your husband.
So don't come trying to mess up my family as well.
No, look, I'm not. How have I messed up your family?
-Leave it, Tanya.
-No. I'm really sorry...
I am really sorry that I didn't think to invite you....
Is that what you think this is about?
You think this is about me wanting an invite
to your silly little dinner?
Well, if it's not, then I don't know what this is about.
-I found this address. On his laptop.
-On who..? Who's he?
You all right, Mum?
Look, I'm really sorry I didn't get a chance to tidy up the spare room.
I wasn't expecting anyone.
But when you see someone in that state, you...
-Cup of tea?
Only thing is, Lucy's finished off the milk.
Like I said, we weren't expecting anyone. I will make sure we get some for tonight.
Ian, I appreciate this, I really do.
But I need to get back to the B&B, sort things out once and for all.
Sounds like a plan.
But you're always welcome here.
Ayesha wrote this?
And you, what, just... came across it?
I was tidying up.
It's to Rashid?
No, no, no. She just mentions him...there.
It's quite impassioned.
Masood, it is obscene!
She should not even know what THAT is.
Well, look, she's got a crush on someone, so what?
So what?! I am in charge of that girl, huh?
What if she goes off with the first man that winks at her?
And then she ends up defiled. Or pregnant. Or worse still - in love.
-What are we going to do about it?
Or it's Fattyboy.
OK, you know what, you go out on your round,
you take her with you and you see how she reacts with the two of them,
and see when she acts the most...loose.
-Because I have a venue to find
for a wedding reception in February.
And I've got a guest list to whittle down.
All right, fine.
-Has anyone seen my hairclip? The one with the flower on it.
Well, yes or no? I had it in here yesterday and it's just disappeared.
-You'll just have to look for it then.
-All right, I only wanted help finding my hairclip.
Well, you'll excuse us
if we're not all jumping to help you after yesterday.
-You're blaming me?
-What were you thinking of, inviting Dexter?
Well, I didn't know who he was.
Ava's not going to want to speak to us, and I don't blame her.
And that is down to you, young lady.
Well, don't even bother trying to be nice in this family,
because it doesn't get you anywhere.
Someone had to say it.
I told you, I need to make up the shortfall.
Look, you owe 20 quid by today or your room goes to someone else.
-But I don't get paid till next week.
-Not my look-out.
You want to talk about your problems, go call a priest.
I thought it'd be good if you came on my round with me,
so that you can get to know the area.
Learn a bit about Walford, and about the Royal Mail.
The history of the mail is the history of Britain, you know?
-Oh, yeah, yeah.
-Hey, Masood, how you doing?
-Good, good, thank you. Yeah.
We started with Henry VIII, don't you know?
You know, one of the best things about being a postman is
-you get to say hello to people.
What are you looking at?
Er, you'll be late.
So, where do we start?
Oh, right, well...
Hey, they're mine!
What are you doing here?
I'm having a cup of tea.
Just wasn't expecting to see you here.
I said, "I'm coming to the cafe."
So you did, so you did.
I've got some letters for the manager.
-Lucy's not in.
-Yeah, well, I'll just check.
-I can see she's not in...
-I'll just check. Marie might know.
How you doing, Marie?
Having a cup of tea.
And a bun.
They do buns here.
Cakes and buns.
Sometimes they do cakes at the same time as buns.
-Wow, what an amazing selection.
Right, well, off we go, then. Enjoy your tea. What have you got there?
-A bun? A bun. Thought so. That's lovely. Enjoy that.
Off we go now, Ayesha.
He's funny, isn't he, Tam?
You mean funny in a ha-ha way, right? Not in a weird way.
Which do you think he is?
Is he adopted?
You're quite cheeky, aren't you?
Didn't come home last night?
No, I stayed at Ian's.
Look, I just want to talk to you.
-Well, you know where the door is, then...
-Yes, to apologise.
And to admit that you were completely wrong?
-Whenever you're ready.
-I am sorry, Kim.
And I was completely wrong.
AND you should have stayed away from my man.
And I should have stayed away from your man.
So, did Ian make a move then?
Did he walk in on you in the shower?
-"Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realise you were there!"
So, what do you reckon - it's too soon for a hug?
If you must.
-What do you want?
-Can I come in?
OK. I just wanted to apologise for yesterday.
I should have just told you who I was.
Everyone's well angry at me for bringing you here, you know?
I'm not surprised. My mum went mad at me too.
How did you even know how to find us?
The address was on the back of a Christmas card your nan gave my mum.
A family photo in there.
Whoa, is that it?
-I can't. The kitchen's closed.
Just get us a sandwich? I'm starving.
I wish I could, OK, but it's past three,
and Ray's a bit of a stickler, you know. It's not me, it's him.
-Great service, cheers(!) Appreciate your help.
-It's not like that.
What you after?
Thought you were a stickler.
I could rustle something up. Got a pie I could do with a bit of salad.
Chips and I'm yours.
Chips then. Ten minutes, yeah?
Not so hard, was it? Get us a brandy and cranberry.
I've just got to pop to the shops.
In 1840 there was the Penny Black,
-which was the first stamp anywhere in the world.
And that's why our stamps don't have the names of the countries on them.
There was no need because no other countries had them. See?
Super Masood, my man! How you doing, man? What have you got for us?
-Uh... Not a great deal.
-Not a great deal?
-Look at these beauties! What's this, new releases?
-Just last week.
I love new stamps. Used to collect them as a kid, you know, when they were special.
Not like now - you win a race and you get a stamp and that.
When I was kid, you had to be really important to get your head on a stamp.
-Modern Britain, eh?
Did you know that we were the first ones to have stamps ever?
Well... Look, we'll see you later?
All right then, brother. Listen, thank you for these, yeah?
Take it easy. Later on.
He... He's a nice bloke, isn't he?
He's an idiot.
Oh. Right, time for a break?
-I'm here to work.
-Yeah, 'course you are.
But minimum wage, minimum effort, yeah?
All right, mate? What's happening?
I'm just stuck at work, innit?
Just training up that new girl.
No, mate, she is not!
I'm working. Whereabouts?
Oh, sounds amazing. Gutted.
-Hold on. What?
-I'll do your shift.
-So? Nico's not here anymore.
You go do your thing, I do your shift and you pay me the money,
-no-one's going to be any wiser.
-But I want it now.
-I want it now.
Sorted. Text me the details, yeah?
What are you doing here, Shirl?
-Earning a living.
-Don't this place give you the creeps?
Bearing in mind everything that went on?
-You don't like it, go somewhere else.
-Yes, sir, what can I get you?
I'll have a chicken in a box, please.
Look, I'm sorry, OK?
I didn't want to make trouble.
I just wanted to see Abi and apologise.
Didn't I tell you not to come back?!
-He's all right.
-You - mind your own business.
-Look, I had to apologise, Mum.
-It's not up to you what you have to do.
You don't go behind my back, is that clear? Get on the train.
He's a good boy, you know?
Thanks for that.
In the late 19th century,
there was up to 12 deliveries a day in London.
-Are you serious?
And then there were letters to The Times complaining...
Complaining that something that had been posted in the morning
hadn't been delivered by lunchtime.
Are you interested in anything I'm saying?
-Really? Do you fancy an apple?
I don't know why he killed himself, he made his own sandwiches!
-I love that...
-How long have you known me?
-I don't know, about five, six years.
-And have I ever lied to you?
-I don't think so.
Six years and I've never lied to you, not once.
But you see me with another guy
and the first thought in your head is that I'm a cheat?!
-The first thought!
-Calm yourself down.
No, don't tell me to calm down!
He's my cousin, you idiot! My cousin.
For six years, Jay, I've been your friend. Through police, prison...
And you're so moody, my parents hate you, but...
But I didn't mind, because I thought you were special.
I thought you were a good person.
Stop! Stop smiling!
-was there for you.
-All the stuff with Ben,
-was there. And how do you repay me?
By calling ME a cheat?!
-No, no, it's not all right. I am NOT a cheat!
I am a good person with a good heart and I love you,
but if you can't see it then that is your problem
but you do not take it out on me.
I am sick of everyone taking everything out on me. I'm sick of it!
Didn't know she had it in her.
Shut the fence gate! You've never heard of Led Zeppelin?
-Man, you're so sheltered.
-Stop it. Stop!
-That's criminal. Stick it in. Listen. Ready?
She's never heard of Led Zeppelin!
-It's time for you to go home now, Ayesha.
-What about the rest of the round?
Oh, don't worry, I'm running late, I'll finish it off.
-I'll take her back.
-No, no, no, she's my responsibility.
You go back to the Arches.
Ayesha, come on.
-Ooh, Abi, great. Can you take that out for me please, darling?
-I beg your pardon?
-Abs, if your mum asks you to do something, just do it, will you, please.
-It's all right, Max, I can handle it.
-I said, no.
-Excuse me. Don't talk to her like that.
I ain't going to sit here and let her talk to you like that, am I?
Oh, so it's OK for you to be horrible to her, but not me?
-Right. What, you want to get smart with me?
-Give it a rest, please.
Oh, will you stop it, both of you! You are horrible to her, Dad.
You have been for years, and what's worse, Mum, you just let him.
-Excuse me, I don't let anyone do anything.
-He has another wife, Mum,
and you are fine with it!
-No, just, Lauren, get out. Don't get involved, please.
Is she kicking off at you?
I am trying to make things right!
I tried to do the right thing with Dexter
to help someone who needed it.
All I ever am is nice to people and they treat me like I'm rubbish!
The only person who ever stuck up for me was Dot
and she's not around, so I don't know why I even bother.
-She thinks he's an idiot.
Well, she's not wrong there. So it's Tamwar, then?
-She thinks he's weird.
-This is not a juice bar.
We're in the middle of something here.
All right. Right on.
There you go. Keep the change, sweetheart, hmm?
-I think so.
-I think so. She was laughing, looking at him...
-Looking at him how?
-Exactly how we don't want a young girl looking at him.
-The way a young girl looks at a bloke she's got a crush on.
-Oh, that is a disaster.
-What's she even doing with him?
-They were sharing earphones.
-Oh! Wait. He gave her one of his earphones?
-You don't think that he's got a crush on her?
-No, he couldn't.
-He might! We have to put a stop to this.
-We don't know for sure.
-Then we find out for sure, Masood, OK?
Because if there's even a whisper of anything inappropriate going on, WE will be disgraced.
That's the dining room and that's the lounge,
-so make yourself at home.
-Will that keep you quiet?
Shirley. You got a minute, please?
It's about me and Ray...
I'm not sure if...
You want to talk about your problems?
Call a priest.
Oh, sorry, Oscar. Come in.
-How many plates do we need?
-Just me, you and Patrick.
-What about Ray?
-Oh, no, he's working till ten.
Oh, right. I tell you what, I'll do him some dinner
and I can just leave it in the oven, yeah?
-All right, then.
-Thought you were working late.
-I'm on a break.
-Can I have a quick word?
-I'm ending it.
I've been thinking about it and... I just don't think it's working out.
No, no, it's not.
You can't just end it.
-You can't just end it without talking about it.
-There's no point.
Look, this really had nothing to do with Denise.
All of this is my fault completely.
What happened should never have happened in the first place. I'm sorry.
We can work it out. We'll get through it.
-You are a piece of work, you are!
-Shut up, Denise!
You would rather cut and run
-than just admit that you're a liar and you're a cheat.
-Shut up, Denise!
Ray, look, it's just between us, OK?
She doesn't have to be here. Just me and you. Please. Don't do this.
-Kim, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, babe.
All I can tell you is I am sorry. All right, listen to me.
Look, I know this is not the best way to do it, right, but I don't think it's going to work.
-It's not going to work out, babe.
-It's going to work out.
-I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
-It's going to work out.
-Leave it, Kim.
-It's going to work out, Ray!
Ray, please... Ray, Ray, please!
Look, I can change, yeah?
I can change. I don't have to be like this. Whatever you want, Ray.
-Please, just tell me.
-Come on, Kim, it's over, all right?
-It was fun while it lasted, but now it's finished.
Look, I need you to just be classy and just walk away, all right?
But, Ray, I love you, Ray. Don't that mean anything? Please.
I'm sorry, all right?
Look, it was never going to work, man.
We're just too different.
Ray, don't leave me!
-It's all right, darling.
-Look, this is for the best, Kim. I promise you.
-For the best?
-This is all your fault.
Look, we were OK before you decided to come into our relationship.
Before you decided to ruin the best relationship I ever had in my life.
I didn't decide anything!
Just because you couldn't stand the fact that I was happy.
You couldn't stand the fact that I fell in love.
And look at you, huh? Angry, miserable.
No husband, no children, no nothing.
I don't want to see you again.
I want you out of my life and I want you out of my house.
-You know, I didn't realise the Post Office had so much history.
-You got the riveting Post Office lecture.
Ayesha, Ayesha, you're here.
-And it is riveting, actually.
-I found it interesting.
OK, Ayesha, it's very, very exciting. Would you like some rice?
-Here, let me.
-No, it's fine, I can manage. There you go.
Hey, guess what I found out today.
There are still people in this country, yeah,
who haven't heard of Led Zeppelin!
-Eh? Ah? See, this is the problem with sheltered environments.
Creating young Britons unequipped to deal with the real world.
I think it's an outrage.
You know what, nobody cares what you think, yeah?
Nobody cares about your stupid music groups either.
-Something troubling you, Basanti?
-Actually, there is something...
OK, all right, yes, shall we just go through to the kitchen
and check on the rest of the food, shall we?
Thank you, everyone.
-What is the matter with you?
-He's all over her.
That's why I've separated them, and that's the way they'll stay.
So for tonight, can you just serve the food, top up the drinks,
and leave it to me!
-OK, I'm fine.
-You're not fine, Zainab.
Just pull your head in and let me handle things, OK?
Oh, you're very sexy when you're commanding.
There we go.
-That looks good.
You all right, Abs?
Here, come and sit down.
Do you want to get that?
No, I'm going to lay the table.
I'll get it then.
No, no, I'll go.
-I'm laying the table.
-She's always getting the door.
I should have trusted you.
I'll see you tomorrow?
Who was that, Abs?
-Did he get the hairdryer treatment an' all, did he?
She frightened the life out of me.
Come on, darling, come and sit down. Here you are.
-Abs, I'm going to sort this stuff out with Kirsty.
Yeah. We're a family, aren't we?
-That looks really nice.
Let's get stuck in, shall we?
You did not. You are absolutely lying.
-Did I never tell you this?
-You never met Chris Martin!
Do you even know who Chris Martin is?
Four or five years ago.
I was in Oxford on a works thing.
It was a sunny day and I decided to walk back...
to the hotel.
And I saw this guy changing his tyre, and he was struggling a bit,
so I decided to give him a hand.
We got chatting, he said he was in a band. What are they called?
-There you go.
-Was he a nice bloke?
Really lovely. Really normal.
His spare was a bit flat, but no-one's perfect.
You know, I thought he'd have a better car than that... Zainab!
-Have we got any pudding?
-Yes, of course.
-Is everyone ready?
-OK, I'll bring it in.
-What was it?
What kind of car was it, you liar?
AJ LAUGHS Dad, what kind of car was it?
I don't remember.
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