Ben's heartbreak rapidly transforms into fury when Christian gently rejects his advances. Amira is horrified to witness the true extent of Yusef's manipulation of Zainab.
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I know it was only for one night, but what can I do?
Christian, I told you, I'll sort it.
She's still upset about the whole Yusef thing.
Listen, why don't we meet later? Before I start work?
Sy, I'll have to try and call you back when I get a break.
Yeah. OK, bye.
Shouldn't you be getting ready for school?
Well, yeah. Look, have you seen Roxy?
Well, is she all right?
What do you think, Ben? She's gutted.
Look, I don't know what to say to her.
It wasn't your fault.
-But she trusted us with Amy. We were meant to look after her.
-It was an accident.
Eventually, she'll see that.
You can't avoid her for ever. Start by telling her you're sorry.
Yeah, I bet I'm the last person she wants to see.
-How did you sleep?
Good. Things'll be different, now.
No Yusef, no more lies.
From now on, we do what's best for Yasmin.
I got a message from Chelsea last night.
-There's a flat available in her block.
-You don't need to go to Spain.
We need somewhere to live.
We need more space. Yasmin needs stability.
You can have all that in Walford.
You know, where there's family, a support network...
It's just, sometimes, I feel like I can't breathe.
Amira, how can you afford to go to Spain?
How can I afford to live in London?
Well, I'll find you a place of your own.
You won't be here long, I promise. I will sort it out.
Yeah, Inkerman Street? I know it.
Yeah, all right. Well, I'll see you there at one.
-Wait a minute, Roxy.
-I need to see him.
-You're coming with me.
-Roxy, no! Get off of him!
-Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!
You, right? You will explain to Jack that it was your fault. You and Jay.
-And you need to calm down.
-No, I need my daughter!
What's Ben got to do?
-He'll tell Jack what happened and make him listen.
-He already knows.
It was an accident. Could've happened to anybody.
Then why won't they let me see my daughter?
Phil, why don't you give Jimmie a ring?
He's a brief that works for Ritchie's firm. He might be able to help.
I'll get you in today. He owes me a favour.
Shirl, you go, will you? I've been called out.
Don't just stand there gawping, Ben. Go put the kettle on or something.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
-Yeah, hang on a sec, love.
-No, no, no, I'm sick of this!
This stupid engagement ring won't stay on my finger.
-That's cos you're wasting away. You need to eat more, don't you?
-No, I need the receipt.
-I need to get it adjusted.
-Yeah, I've got to get to the chippy.
-I'll sort it out for you later.
-Ian, I want it sorted now.
Tyler, you know a bit about jewellery, right?
Right, how much would you give me for this?
Why, don't you like it?
-It's not that. I need to get one that fits.
-I'd give you a tenner for it.
-Can't say fairer than that.
-What? Ten quid?
Well, he only paid 20 for it. Fair's fair.
That girl, she's got a voice like a foghorn.
-Oh, I don't know, I quite like her.
-Well, you would, wouldn't you?
Oh, I'm glad they've made up.
I know they're adorable, but is there that spark, that fire?
He who plays with fire, gets his fingers burned.
I wonder you don't wear oven gloves.
Arthur and Whitney are devoted to each other.
Hey, Mrs B, I was wondering if I could ask
-if it would be all right to have the house to myself this afternoon?
Well, I've got Whitney a present.
You know, for her first day at college.
-To kind of show I'm on board, you know.
-Oh, how nice.
I want to spoil her.
Get some patty and chips in, you know.
Before she goes off for her induction day.
You can do better than fish and chips.
I've got a casserole in the oven. Leave it to me.
Thank you, Mrs B.
I haven't heard from you all weekend.
You shouldn't be here.
I won't stop, I have a conference this morning.
I was wondering if you'd have dinner tonight.
I don't think so.
I want to make things right.
With a dinner?
It's a start.
I had these delivered to the surgery.
They're from Amy's nursery group. A thank you.
I don't feel deserving, but I thought you might...
Saving Amy doesn't change what you've done.
I can be a better man, Zainab.
But I need your help.
You should go.
KNOCKING ON DOOR
What is it with blondes hassling me today?
Most people wait to be invited in, by the way.
I heard about Amy. I can't believe it. Is she OK?
Yeah. Just a bit unsettled.
Needs some stability. That's what I'm giving her.
-Where is she?
Oh, I bought her a little present. It's just a colouring book.
-Sorry, I'm rubbish at wrapping.
Can I have a little peek?
-She's asleep. Just don't wake her up, yeah?
Come on, Sy.
All right? Just wanted to say thanks.
-Well, I spoke to Roxy before school
and you were right. I just needed to say sorry.
I got you something.
Dirty Dancing Special Edition.
-The one you told me about.
-Great. I'm sure you'll love it.
Look, Sy, it's me. I left you a message before.
I'm free for that chat now.
So, just give me a call, yeah?
I mean, we didn't really get to watch Stand By Me, did we?
If you wanted to, we could maybe watch it together?
You know, or with Roxy. You know, cheer her up.
-Yeah, all right. Sure.
-Oh, tell Syed I've found him a flat.
For Amira. I'll get one of the girls to get rid of the stench of chav
and then, it's all his.
-Is that my phone?
-No, it was mine.
-How many scoops of this formula?
-Just the one.
Come on, then. What's the emergen...?
-Have we been burgled?
-My ring's gone.
Right, while I'm stood here, the chippy's losing business.
Oh, well, I was just thinking, you know,
maybe it's a sign that we shouldn't be engaged.
You know, fate and all that.
OK, you look downstairs, I'll go upstairs.
-Just retrace your steps since you last saw it, OK?
What rooms have you been in?
Bathroom. Which bit?
Toilet. And you'd better check it properly.
You know, U bend and everything.
Ooh! What's the occasion?
Well, you've got a little production this afternoon.
We thought you deserved a celebration.
-It's induction, Mrs B.
-Yeah, a mini-induction. It's only me and my teachers.
-Oh, I'm ever so pleased for you, Whitney.
-Is this your idea, is it?
-Well, I wanted to spoil my lady.
So, there's no harm in that, is there?
Right, it's not in there, either.
Are you sure you checked the toilet properly?
I don't know where it could be, then. Unless it's at Jack's.
-Why would it be there?
-Well, I went to see Amy.
Yeah, we chatted for ages.
-He's a really good laugh, Jack. Such a good dad.
-I'll be back.
Bill, there's more boxes inside. Will you go in and fill them up?
Is Jack in?
-Do I look like his PA?
-This is all Roxy's stuff.
I know, isn't it horrible? It looks like Girls Aloud exploded.
-You can't just kick her out.
-If you want to keep your job, Billy, get upstairs.
-Phil, it's me. Where are you?
-Wasting my time on a no-show.
Janine is emptying Roxy's flat out and I can't stop her on my own.
All right, all right, calm down. Stay there and give her a hand.
-Well, you need a job, don't you?
And I need someone on the inside.
You took your time.
Oi, Ian, I'm looking after Amy, all right?
There's enough commotion without you barging in.
-Where is it?
-Mandy's engagement ring.
-Well, how would I know?
She lost it and she said the last place she had it was here.
-Yeah, well, I ain't seen it.
-Well, I ain't leaving
until I find it.
If it'll get rid of you quicker, go and look for yourself. Go on.
-I'm going to check every room.
-Do whatever you have to.
Hey, just ignore the crazy man. He's funny, ain't he?
So, I've got you a little something for your first day.
And for every day after that, as well.
And to kind of say sorry for our first row.
Fats, stop worrying about it, it's fine.
It's a necklace.
Not just any necklace.
Thank you. So, you didn't find it, then?
No, I found it. It was in the bedroom.
What is it with you Brannings?
-Do you find it genetically impossible to keep it in your trousers?
-She's playing you, you plonker.
I just got my daughter back from the hospital after she nearly died.
I'm trying to keep her safe.
Make sure she's all right,
I'm trying to stop myself from feeling guilty.
-Do you really think I'm in the mood to be messing around with Mandy?
She's done it deliberately. She's trying to wind you up.
Why would she do that?
Oh, she knows.
I told her this ring cost thousands.
Got it for 20 quid down the Emporium.
Ian, you're a legend. You really are.
I needed a laugh.
Hey? Come on, then.
-Are you avoiding me?
-Sy, I've been calling you.
Well, I haven't had any missed calls.
-Must be something up with my phone.
-We need to talk about Amira.
I know. Just give me a bit more time.
I ran into Janine.
Right. Yeah, well, I'm trying to find Amira a flat.
-It's not just for her, it's for us, as well.
-And who's paying for this flat, huh?
-She's got no money, her dad's disowned her.
-We'll figure something out.
-So, you mean we're paying for it?
-No. Look, Yusef's the problem here, not Amira.
She just needs some support.
Help with Yasmin.
-She is the mother of my child.
-Who you treat like a princess that can't get off her backside.
-She's upset. She's had a hard time.
-We've all had a hard time, Sy.
Seems to me you've forgotten the real reason you contacted her.
-I'll talk to her about the divorce when the time is right.
-And when is that?
I don't know!
Look, it's pretty quiet here.
-Why don't we go grab a coffee?
-I've got a client.
Well, I might be home a little late.
Yasmin and Kamil have got a cartoon date.
Fine. I'll see you when I see you, then.
-Do you want a photo?
-I've got one on my bedroom wall.
-You ain't funny, mate.
-No, but that necklace is.
His idea, was it?
-It's really nice.
-You sure you want to be wearing it in public?
I don't care what you think, anyway. I love it.
If you say so.
But I reckon the half-moon's more you.
Oh, here he is. The Incredible Sulk.
-I suppose this was your doing?
-No, as it goes.
I saw Roxy's stuff in the street,
put two and two together and come up with Janine.
Look, it's all very admirable, this whole family unity thing, you know.
I mean, do you really think you should be defending a woman
who left her kid to drown in a bath?
Put it down.
This is my flat, Philip, and you're trespassing.
-I've asked you nicely, didn't I?
-So, what are you going to do, now?
Beat me up? Another fine Mitchell tradition.
-Roxy needs this place, all right? Amy's got to have a stable home.
-Amy's got one. With Jack.
Now, I don't care about your family dramas, all right?
I just want my flat back.
-What's all this?
-These thugs were just leaving.
You think this piece of streaky bacon
-will make any difference?
-Said the man with the dodgy ticker.
You heard what he said. Jack's got a solid case.
Yeah, but he hasn't got all the Mitchells behind him.
Come on, Rox, we're not giving up yet.
We need to take a little bit more time.
Oi! Hold on, that's all my stuff. Get off my stuff!
-You've got five seconds to get out, before I get angry.
-You don't want to do that.
-That ticker could pack up any moment.
-Can you please get your psycho cousin out of here?
Why's all her stuff in the Square?
-Because she doesn't live here.
-Sort him out, Phil. I'll take her on.
I'm sure Social Services'd love to hear about Roxy's violent family.
-Shut your mouth. Shut your mouth.
-Phil, don't. Stop it!
He is right. Please, don't. It'll make things worse.
We need to think about Amy. She's all that matters here. Come on.
You're lucky she's soft.
Come and live with us.
-You don't know what it's like to have a family, do you?
You've got two minutes.
No. All right.
Hey, there's my two girls.
-What've you been up to?
-I took her to feed the ducks and then we got chased by swans.
-I had to run in these heels.
-Wish I'd seen that.
How about you?
I've been finding you a flat.
I've drawn up a shortlist and Janine's on the lookout, as well,
-so, we should find you somewhere perfect.
-Syed, this is great.
I told you I'd make things right.
We could be a proper family. You and me.
It'll be different this time. We'll be stronger, now we've got Yasmin.
Could be a whole new start for us.
I didn't mean like that.
No, of course you didn't.
Because you know how serious I am about Christian.
Being Yasmin's father doesn't change any of that. I'm still a gay man
and I still love Christian.
-You do understand that, don't you?
-I'm not an idiot.
No. Sorry, I...
Look, why don't you take her back to your Mum's and I'll go and get her formula?
-I'll come with you.
-No, stay with her for a bit.
I don't know, missing coffee, forgetting your keys.
-She's really messing with you now, isn't she?
-You said we'd watch it together.
Look, Ben, sorry.
It's just been one of them days.
It don't matter. If you ain't got any plans, we can watch it now.
I don't know.
It's just, Roxy won't be coming over.
She's still pretty angry with me.
I thought you sorted it.
Yeah, well, she just keeps screaming at me.
Come on, then. Give it here.
Half hour of Patrick Swayze,
that'll sort you out.
Syed's finding me a flat, somewhere local.
So, you and I are going to be seeing a lot more of each other.
So, maybe it's time to put what happened behind us
and start working together.
Why would I want to do that?
You need me onside. In Zainab's ear singing your praises, forgiving you.
Pretending you're a good man.
I don't need help from the likes of you.
Or maybe I should show her this.
The plane ticket, booked and paid for in your name.
Proof of what you did. What you're capable of.
What are you asking in return?
I want my husband back. And you're going to help me.
Spare room's all set up.
Stay as long as you like, Roxy.
Mind you, sharing a bathroom with three blokes again
-might be a shock to your system.
-It'll be nice to have some company.
You should have let me kick them out. No-one, not Jack, Janine,
-nobody, treats a Mitchell like that.
-I'm choosing my battles.
There's only one fight I need to win.
Good. That's the attitude.
No way is Jack Branning getting my kid.
Did Syed tell you he was finding me a flat?
Maybe now we'll be able to get settled.
Put everything behind us.
Amira, I'm sorry for what Yusef put you through.
It's truly unforgivable.
He was desperate. I can relate to that.
-People do crazy things when they think they're going to lose someone they love.
I know I was angry.
I still am.
But I can't judge him for caring about you.
Everything all right?
MOBILE PHONE BEEPS
MUSIC: "She's Like The Wind" by Patrick Swayze
-Oi! I saw that.
-It's all sugar, anyway.
Yeah, well, there's clubs in London filled with this stuff.
But you've got all that to look forward to.
-I'm not really into clubs.
-Ah, but you will be.
For about ten years, anyway, then you'll get sick of it
-and want to settle down with someone special.
Just make sure when you do, it's someone that ain't complicated.
Save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run.
What, someone without a kid?
Someone without a kid, a wife, 20-odd years of conditioning.
See, it's all right for you and me, Ben.
We get to make our own decisions.
It's not like that for Sy.
He's got all these expectations on him.
You know, people wanting him to play the family man again.
They're just kidding themselves, ain't they?
Yeah, well, we don't get to choose our sexuality, do we?
But living openly, honestly,
that's a hell of a choice.
Well, maybe you need someone uncomplicated.
You know what, Ben? Maybe I do.
What do you think you're doing?
Thank Amira. If she can consider forgiving you,
then the least I can do is hear you out.
Well, I'll have to find a way to show her my appreciation.
Leave me alone!
That Mitchell boy.
Fresh air. Makes a change from the smell of stale booze.
Our front room, it smells like the Vic thanks to your binge last night.
I wouldn't mind if it was just me, but it can't be good for Yasmin.
Passive drinking? Are you joking, Sy? Doesn't even exist.
Anyway, I am allowed to have a blowout every now and again.
My boyfriend's wife is sleeping in the spare room.
-It's only till she finds somewhere else.
-Oh, I know.
-Do you fancy doing lunch later?
-I can't. I promised Amira I'd meet her.
-You could join us.
-Nah, that's all right. I'll see what Roxy's doing.
See you later.
Yeah, see ya.
Hello? Amira. Give me ten.
There's someone I need to see first.
You can tidy upstairs if you want when you've finished down here. I've got three pairs of knickers
-gone missing in my bedroom!
-I want to make sure everything's OK for the social worker, that's all.
It's you she'll be judging, not the house.
I'm not taking any chances, am I?
That is disgusting.
Yeah, I know - pineapple on pizza? Makes ME feel sick.
Jack needs reminding Amy's a Mitchell, not a Branning.
Yeah, well, I'm not going to rock the boat, am I? I'm just glad to be seeing Amy.
It's good to see her with her spirits back.
What we talked about last night, have you got it sorted?
-Top of my to-do list.
Cos it's about time people round here remembered who they're dealing with.
Um... R&R for starters,
then I went to some mad little club in Bethnal Green,
had a pink ceiling, that's all I can really remember.
Don't know bout this one, think it says Tribe, is that?
Sounds like you a good night?
Yeah, it was good. I mean, what I can remember,
which probably means it was really good.
Yeah. I got some numbers off a few random blokes.
-Are you trying to make me jealous?
-Well, then, I'd have to care about what you think, Ian.
Oh, and I already know what you think cos you made that clear
when you gave me a fake engagement ring.
Ring 'em and see.
I'm not ringing anyone. Mandy, I trust you. I love you.
-Prove it. Prove you care.
-You know how much I care about you!
Not enough to buy me nice things!
-What do you want?
Just a quick word.
-Yeah, well, it's not a good time.
-You were upset yesterday.
-No, I weren't.
Ben, you can trust me.
-Something happened with Christian yesterday, didn't it?
-What's he said?
But I've been a doctor long enough to know when someone's hiding something.
Sometimes it's good to talk to someone.
Yeah, well, there's nothing to talk about.
Ben, it's all right. you can tell me.
Was Christian inappropriate with you?
No! Nothing happened! You've got it wrong, all right. Just leave me alone.
Mo, this turkey.
What do you reckon on that?
African Allure. Exotic, ain't it?
I don't like it. Mo, I'm worried about this turkey.
It's giving off ever so much fat.
I wish you'd stop moaning and just cook it.
You had a face on you last night and all. Maybe you need some new medication.
How many more times?
Just because I am bipolar does not mean to say
I don't have down days like everyone else around here.
I had my menus planned for the whole week then you come along
with the biggest turkey in the world and somehow talk me
into serving it as pub grub, which meant that
-I had to get up at half five this morning to start it off!
It's enormous. It's not like any turkey I've ever seen before.
Big birds bring in big prices.
Remember, tell the punters if they like it I can supply for Christmas.
And for gawd's sake, paint a smile on your face!
Going to own it.
Definitely going to own it.
One big game of Monopoly to you, ain't it?
Well, makes a change from Snakes and Ladders.
When you get the full set, do you get a statue erected?
I was thinking more a water feature that illuminates up at night.
You'll be able to see it from your new flat.
It's mine, then? Thought you'd promised it to Syed's "missus".
Listen, I've already turfed out one single mother, why would I want
another one when I can have a suave and sophisticated man about town?
Although, I will be re-decorating which is, of course, going to affect the price.
Well, if your decorative taste is as bad as your cooking
I'll be wanting a big reduction.
-How's Roxy? No hard feelings, yeah.
-Shut yer face.
Hey, maybe I should buy the Arches.
I was living in a luxury penthouse. I had everything I ever wanted.
I didn't give it all up to spend the night looking at this!
-I know what it's like having to watch someone you love be with someone else.
-Then, help me.
I want my husband back.
I want my daughter to have both her parents.
-I saw Ben Mitchell last night. He looked rather upset.
He was running away from Christian looking very distressed.
-I tried to speak to him about it just now, but he completely shut down.
I understand Ben recently told his family that he was gay.
Never an easy thing to go through, especially when you're underage.
You going to tell me what's buggin' you, then?
-It's teachers' training day and you're sat around here moping.
Pass that spanner please.
Soon as I'm 17, I'm going to get a motor.
Get out of this place anytime I like.
Bike'll probably be cheaper.
I'm going down the gym later, if you fancy it.
How long do you reckon it'd take me to, you know, build up?
I wouldn't know, mate. I only do boxing training. You'd probably need to do more weights and cardio.
Ah, well, here's your man. Christian, Ben said he wants to bulk up a bit.
You'll give him a few tips, won't you?
Actually, Ben, can I have a word?
Straight to bed if you're ill.
I'm not THAT ill.
Ill enough to have the school call me to come and pick you up!
What's the deal? You being bullied?
Course you are, everyone gets bullied.
I felt sick.
Look. Bobby, you don't have to lie to me, you know.
I'm not bothered whether you're at school or not.
Come on, let's go and put the telly on.
But you might want to jump in your bed when your dad comes home for his lunch.
Can't I just play with the ball out here?
Yeah. Course you can.
Come on, sit down.
-You been jogging?
Look, Ben, I thought we should clear the air...after yesterday.
I'm sorry. I'm really sorry.
-I know I made an idiot out of myself.
-No, you didn't.
Good. All right, then.
Ben. I'm your mate, all right?
But that's all I am.
You understand, don't you?
-You shouldn't have tried to kiss me.
-Why? Cos you have a boyfriend?
-No, Ben, because you're 15.
I do remember what it was like being 15, you know.
I had this games teacher, Mr Huxley.
I had a massive crush on him.
But then a couple of weeks later, this new lad starts school.
I thought I'd die every time he looked in my direction, so...
I haven't got a crush on you.
I just really, really like you.
-Ben, I'm more than twice your age.
-Yeah, but that don't matter.
-Look, it does, all right?
There are laws about this sort of thing.
I know you're going through a really confusing time.
Don't... Don't talk to me like I'm a kid, all right.
Is that the way you see me? Just a big kid with a pathetic little crush?
No. I don't think you're a kid.
I think you're a really special lad
who's just discovering who and what he is.
Look, your emotions, your hormones, they're all over the place, mate.
But you've not got to worry about this,
I'm not going to mention it to anyone, OK?
It's not always going to be like this, you know.
It does get easier.
So, you and me, we're cool?
All right. Listen, see you around, yeah.
You all right?
What's it to you?
It's just that I'm no fan of Christian's and I know what it's like to be humiliated by him.
He thinks he's everything.
He hurts people and there's never any consequences.
Shirl, what you got cake-wise apart from that?
This flamin' thing!
-Everything I cook on it's burnt on the outside and raw in the middle.
-You sure it's the cooker?
What you dressed up for?
Got a date with Amy. Don't you lot listen to anything I say? I need some cakes to treat her.
What you dressing up for? It won't sway the social worker. Just be yourself.
Oh, come on. I was myself and Jack managed to take her off me, didn't he?
It's all right, put it under water, quick, quick!
-Hang on, did some weird thing happen in the night where you become me and I become you?
-It's not a big deal.
You cheat on Poppy after only one day?
You? Mr "I have to wait until I feel a connection"?
-We're not high fiving.
-Oh, we are.
-I didn't cheat on her. I just kissed her.
-So when you doing the rest?
Course you are. Tell you what, I'll get Poppy out of the way for you and you can make your move on Jodie.
-She's obviously up for it.
-Do you think I should?
Why are you even asking?
She is a good kisser.
Know what's great about this?
-It's her best mate. There's no way she's going to tell her.
I always say, if you're going to be biting two cherries at the same time
make sure they're from the same stalk.
When have you ever said that?
-I always say it.
-You've never said that.
Ian's right - I'm not cut out to run this place.
Why did Phil think I could?
Here, Shirl, what would you say to having roast turkey and all the trimmings as the special of the day?
Turkey? We've only just had bonfire night, it's weeks till Christmas.
-Everybody loves it when Christmas comes early!
-No. I'm not cooking no turkey.
You don't have to. I gave Jean the biggest turkey in the world last night.
She's already cooked it. And there's more than enough for the pub.
you can have the rest at a very reasonable price.
-You want me to have a kick about with you?
-I'm all right.
Can I have some sweets?
No, you're ill, remember.
Just amuse yourself for a bit, yeah.
-It's empty. I seen them both go.
-Both of 'em?
-Yeah. Her and that Michael.
-Right, come on, then.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful lady called Mummy and she smelt. The end.
This just feels well wrong - her sitting over there judging me.
Just ignore her, OK? This is your time together.
Anyone can see you're the best mum in the world.
I've missed you so much, come here.
Oh, I've missed you.
I'm all right, I'm all right. I'm fine.
Mummy is fine, isn't she, huh?
Here y'are look, what's that? Shall we show Uncle Christian?
Show Uncle Christian.
You take things for granted, don't you?
She'll be back with you in no time, OK?
-Kids should be with their mums.
-Yeah. And their dads.
Look, don't hate me
but don't you think you're getting a little bit harsh on Amira.
Do you really think she's here to cause trouble?
-Good. Because listen, if you see her as competition, you're going to lose Syed.
Don't ever underestimate the love a parent has for their kid.
He said I was like a deer, which is so sweet.
Yeah, that's really sweet.
I said he was like a dog, cos he is, isn't he?
Y'know, one of those big puppy dogs with big puppy eyes and big puppy paws.
Oh, Jode, you did me a such favour setting me up with him.
Cos you know, a dog's not for Christmas, is it? It's for life.
And that's how I feel about Ant.
-Can I have her for a couple of hours this evening?
-Course you can.
I mean, at mine with Christian.
I know what you meant.
-Syed, I want you to promise me something.
When Yasmin gets older and she starts asking questions, please don't blame me.
-She needs to know the truth. We were happy but Christian lured you away.
-Amira, he didn't lure me.
-He did. I know you fell in love with him,
-but he wanted you and he made sure he got you.
-Christian is not a villain.
Try telling Ben Mitchell that.
-What does that mean?
-It's just I saw Ben and Christian in the gardens talking
and when Christian left, Ben looked really upset. It probably wasn't important.
You need to get over this, Amira. Seriously.
Christian and I are together.
I'm not going to tell Yasmin any lies. I loved two people.
That's the truth. There's no heroes, no villains.
You have got to be kidding me.
You were right, OK.
It IS a real wedding, you ARE a real fiancee.
And I shouldn't have bought that cheap ring. It was me.
I was just being tight.
So, I've got you this to make up for it, OK?
Oh. Oh, it's gorgeous!
Oh, it's lovely.
I know it's bad luck for the groom to see the dress
before the wedding and all that, but it's never helped me out
in the past so I don't really care.
I just wanted to get you that.
I didn't put any thought into getting you that ring.
-I just wanted to make a gesture, show you how much I care about you.
-And there's more.
-That better be real?
-Oh, yeah, it's real, very real. And it's very, very expensive.
-Give it to me.
-No, Mandy, you need to understand first, OK,
when I say expensive, I mean very, very, very expensive.
The kind of expensive you don't put by the sink when you're doing the washing up kind of expensive.
Ian. I don't do washing up.
-There's your harem.
-Shut up, will ya?
-All right, girls.
-Look, Jode, it's Ant.
What are you sat here for? Waiting to be picked up?
No, thanks. I'm taken.
How about you Jodie? You taken?
-No, she's not taken, are you, Jode?
I can't believe that. What, no special bloke in your life?
Not even a mystery man?
-It's your round.
-All right, all right, no need for violence.
-Ant. come and sit here.
Well, this is nice. Isn't this nice, Jode?
Yeah. Nice. Yeah.
You know she likes looking after her granddaughter.
-I just don't like imposing.
-You're not supposed to be here!
-Why are Amira's bags packed?
-Christian, we've been through this.
-I know. I just thought...
All right, you might as well see now you're here.
Been down the Emporium, y'know, got a few bits.
Mattress is new.
I just thought if you're staying here, well,
-you can't be living out of bags.
-You did all this for me?
I've been behaving like a kid and I'm sorry.
It's all been about me,
You've got nothing to feel insecure about.
You say that, but Amira gave you the one thing I never could.
But I'm beginning to realise that that's not such a bad thing.
You have a beautiful daughter.
I just hope that...I can be a part of her life.
A big part of her life.
That is if it's OK with you.
you guys best get off and enjoy your lunch.
-I can finish up here.
-You should come with us.
It's small minded and it's petty! It's pathetic, Phil!
-You just assume it's down to me, don't ya?
-Of course it's down to you.
It's got your grubby little fingerprints all over it.
I tell you what, I stick my hands up. I did it cos you annoyed me - that was Roxy's flat.
I bought that flat fair and square, all right.
I get to decide who lives there. Me, not you, not Roxy. Me.
Which means you've got some other mug lined up to pay twice as much as what Roxy was paying.
Not any old mug, this mug. I'm moving in.
-That's right. Evict a single mother so you can move your ponce in.
-Michael is not a ponce!
-Yeah, whatever you say, Janine.
-That's good actually, Phil, very droll. Leave him, Janine.
-That's right. Listen to your ponce.
-Do you know what? This isn't even about Michael or Roxy, is it?
This is about you hitting out at me over the R&R.
If you don't want me as a business partner, I will buy you out.
-Yeah? Well, I ain't selling.
-Well, neither am I! So we're stuck with each other.
And I'm not going anywhere. You're not the only one with a little bit of power around here these days.
And you don't want me as an enemy, you really don't.
I don't know about you, but I'm starving.
-Any idea how much I love you?
-It was wrong and it cannot happen again.
-Yeah, but suppose it's you I'm meant to be with and not Poppy?
-Well, it can't be, cos you're with Poppy.
-But I'm only just with Poppy.
-That makes no difference. Do you know what she's doing right now? She's calculating.
She's added up the letters in both your names and she's phoned up
some psychic who'll work out how many years you'll be married and how many kids you'll have.
-What? Who said anything about marriage?
-I'm such a bad friend. I hate myself.
-I'm a terrible person.
-No, you're not.
It's no good. I'm going to have to do something.
get away from here so you and Poppy can move forward together.
-Jode, don't be stupid.
-I'm not being stupid! I'm going to leave London.
Hey, is Shirley in?
-She's just on a break.
-Oh, all right.
Did you put him up to it?
Phil trashing my flat. It was your idea, wasn't it?
No, I don't know what you're talking about.
Oh, do you know what? You are as pathetic as he is.
You've lost your man, you've lost your home, you've lost your kid.
-You're just a loser, aren't you?
-You better shut your...
You best not. Otherwise you really will blow your chance of getting little Amy back.
-What? That was a bit low.
Oh, dear, did I upset your ex?
Think about the child. She's confused. It's not funny scoring points off her.
What you doing? Oh! Is that a tooth? I don't do teeth, I've got a thing about teeth.
Look - it's a bullet!
Is there something you want to talk to me about?
Would you like to go into the surgery?
Oh! Look at it sparkle!
What do you want to eat?
-You own a chippy. Let's just get fish and chips.
-Bobby forgot his lunchbox.
No, he came home from school ill.
-What's wrong with him?
-Nothing. You know what kids are like.
Where is he?
I love the way you got my dress size right.
-That shows that you do pay attention.
-I can't see him.
And that shows that you really do care.
He's probably just playing out with his mates.
All his mates are still at school!
Mandy, how could you leave him out here?
He was just playing with his ball.
I used to play out all the time.
Well, I had to, really, because me mum was always on the game and I never had a key.
I don't see why we have to go now.
It's all right. Trust me.
-I didn't think there was any harm in it.
-Are you serious? Do you not read the newspapers?
It's good for kids to play out. That's what my mum said.
I would not hold up your mum as a leading authority on parenting, OK?
Well, he can't have just disappeared.
Lost something, Ian?
And I want some answers!
What's he done?
Ben hasn't done anything.
Good. Then, get out.
I'm here as a doctor
and as a father.
-Something happened to Ben last night.
-Nothing, nothing happened.
-It's all right...
-Oi, oi! Get your hands off my son.
I'm not the one you should be saying that to.
-Right, I want to know what's going on. Now, Ben!
-Mr Mitchell, Ben is frightened.
I'm not. I'm not frightened, all right?
-He touched me.
He said he liked me and he...touched me.
I've had six complaints. That is not turkey!
Course it is! It's just... It's organic, that's all.
It tastes different. Mmm, yummy.
-Tastes nothing like turkey!
-Your meds must be affecting your taste buds. If it ain't turkey, what is it?
-But I've had complaints!
-People always complain when the menu's different.
Just keep pushing it, there's a good girl.
-Hey, do you want a drink?
OK, what's going on? It's like the Twilight Zone over there.
-She may as well sit on your lap while you feed her chips.
-We're making an effort for Sy.
What you said, it went in.
Christian Clarke, I think you've grown up, I do.
Does that mean I have to?
I'm just happy. Really, really happy.
-The best way forward is to go to the police.
Clarke! Get out here now!
He's not in, he's probably at work.
PHIL BANGS ON DOOR
-I tell you what, how about a toast?
Amy and Yasmin.
-Amy and Yasmin.
-Amy and Yasmin.
I don't think it's wise to hunt him down.
Who do you think you are, Phil?!
-Does he mean you?
-What you done to my son, eh?
-You're a liar, ain't ya?
-I don't know what he's said...
-Told me what happened!
-He told me what you did!
-What's he talking about?
-I'm talking about your boyfriend touching up my kid!
So, Christian's next on your hit list, is he?
-You've always got to intimidate someone.
-Shut up, big mouth!
-You don't scare me, Phil.
-Hold on, what's going on here.
-I don't know what he's said, I never touched him!
-You're a liar!
-I never laid a finger on him!
Ben, it's all right, just tell your dad what happened.
Don't talk to him! Don't even look at him! You hear me?
We all hear you, Phil! Hear you talking rubbish! Now, Ben...
-I've told you once, haven't I?
-You want to know what happened? You really want to know?
-He tried to kiss me.
-Now, I didn't encourage it.
Ben, just tell your dad what really happened.
-It's all right, Ben, don't let him bully you.
Make you feel good? Did it, eh? Touching up a kid? You nonce!
-I ain't got to listen to this.
-Oi, I'm talking to you!
You want to mess with me, eh?!
You want to mess with my kid? YEAH?
What have you done?
-Did that really just happen?
-He's going to come back, with mates or a weapon...
All right? I've not finished my lunch.
-Did he say he touched Ben?
-Yeah, but he can't have.
Course not, but why would he say that?
-Christian, I just want to go home.
-I'm not running away.
Syed is right, Phil's not going to take this lying down. Just go home.
I'll go and get Shirley. If anyone can talk Phil down she can.
Come on, let's just go.
Right, he's fine, he's on his computer.
-Anything could have happened to him.
-We didn't know he'd gone.
-He travelled half way across London, you didn't even realise he was missing?!
-He was playing outside.
I'm not talking to you.
This is not my fault.
Bobby's told me all about you.
-Didn't tell me you were into dressing up though.
-This? This is my wedding dress.
Course it is.
Congratulations, Ian, by the sounds of it, you deserve each other.
You look good.
Yeah, I am good. I'm great, in fact.
Funnily enough, as soon as I left you and this house I managed to sort myself out just fine.
Can't say the same about you - you've aged about ten years since I last saw you.
-Have you just come here to insult us?
I've come to take my son.
What's going on?
-Apparently, it's been going on for weeks, behind Syed's back.
But Ben is only 16!
-That dirty, disgusting monster! HAMMERING ON DOOR
Get out here, you sicko!
I told you you were spending too much time with Ben!
I was trying to help him, give him some support because his dad wasn't!
-I'm calling the police.
-What for? I can handle Phil Mitchell.
-Phil, leave it!
-Where is Ben?
-He touched my boy!
Well, let's call the police let them deal with it!
I'm coming for you, son!
-What's happening out there?
-Your brother's moved in next door, it's probably one of his gay parties.
Either that, or he's eyed up somebody's life partner
-and he's having a strop.
-You're a dead man, Clarke!
-You're the only one that can stop him, Ben!
-I know you like Christian, he's a good guy. You have got to stop your dad.
-Get off me!
Listen to me, I know Christian wouldn't have done this, OK!
-I know it!
-He did, all right!
-Look, he said he liked me and he touched me!
-What?! No way, Ben.
Ben, look at me.
Look at ME!
OK? I know you're going through a hard time
and you know that I love you, I love you, OK?
but this is wrong, I can see it in your eyes!
I know Christian wouldn't have done this and so do you.
Now, you tell your dad before he kills him.
This is too much, it wasn't meant to go this far.
You thought Phil Mitchell would forgive and forget?
What if Syed gets hurt? What have you done?
What have WE done, Amira.
SHIRLEY: Phil, leave it!
-I've done nothing wrong!
-Think he's in the mood to listen to sense?
-Stop it, Phil!
-Get out! I'm calling the police!
What with? With this?
Phil I know you're angry, but I swear to you I never touched him,
-I swear it!
-You! You are going to suffer.
-No-one touches my boy!
-He's lying, Phil! He's making it up!
-Get off him, get off him!
-Stop it! He hasn't done anything!
-Get out of my way!
-This isn't helping anyone!
-It's helping me!
Yeah, cos that's what this is all about, innit, you?!
The fact YOU can't handle your son is gay!
-What are you doing?
-I'm telling him the truth!
Swing your bat as much as you like, Mitchell,
-your son STILL gets off looking at blokes!
-Just shut up!
-Shut your mouth!
-No! Dad, no, I lied!
He didn't touch me, all right?
I just wanted to hurt him, he didn't do anything.
You see, Phil! You happy now?
-I never laid a finger on him.
-You're an animal!
Get out, get out of our home!
Phil, come on, let's go home.
YOU TOO, BEN!
-I might have known it was you smashing up the place!
-Shut up, Beale!
You see, everything's gone quiet.
That is not good. Quiet is never good!
-I'm calling the police.
-What, and make matters worse?
I know what Phil Mitchell is capable of.
Amira, I think you and Yasmin ought to stay here for today,
-if that's all right with you, Zainab?
-Of course, but why?
Well, Christian targeted Phil's son.
In the Mitchell world, I think that means the whole family is a target.
Who knows who he's going to come after next?
No, no, he wouldn't, I'm going to go out there.
Zainab, think of those babies sleeping upstairs.
Syed's old enough to look after himself, they're not.
Come, let's go and check on them.
-What did you say it for?
-I don't know, all right!
What do you mean you don't know?! You know how Phil would react.
He could have killed him and got sent down for life. Is that what you want?
-Of course not! I just didn't think...
-No, no. You ain't getting away with it that easy, all right?
You're a mess, look at ya.
I've tried to be your mate, all right?
I don't care if you like blokes, it don't exactly bother me,
but saying he touched you, that is just sick.
Oh, so I'm sick now? So, you're saying I'm sick?!
Don't turn this round on me, all right, you know you done wrong.
I really respected you for telling your dad you was gay.
I thought that really brave knowing how he'd react,
but now you're just nothing but a coward.
Now you started this,
grow a pair and finish it and go and face your old man, now!
How's your shoulder?
I'll be fine.
I'll just lay off the lats for a few days.
You know, honestly, I go away for a couple of months and look at you!
I've missed you.
I'm sorry, Jane, but I need to speak to Christian.
Sorry, we were just worried about Christian and Syed.
They're OK, more or less.
Ben admitted he was lying.
Phil's gone, but...
look at all the mess!
It's awful, just awful.
Well, if you need any help...
It'll be in the papers, there'll be a court case,
-Syed will have to testify!
-We don't know that.
I know that! And with our luck it'll be front-page news.
Maybe it was a mistake?
A mistake? When people smash your windows in?
I wish we had never moved here!
I wish Syed had never met that man!
It's not good news.
Christian and Syed weren't there, but Phil smashed up the place
and now he's looking for them. It's still not safe.
What are we going to do?
I think I should spend the day here and protect you.
-Yes, thank you.
-I can stay the night if necessary.
No, you can't, it wouldn't be appropriate.
You'd rather put the children at risk?
Well, you sent my sister away, so this better be good.
Why didn't you tell me Ben kissed you?
-I thought it was nothing.
-What, because guys are always kissing you?
-How many more haven't you told me about?
-Come off it.
That's pathetic and you know it. He's just a kid!
..you thought I'd touched him.
-Of course not!
-Then why all these questions?
I saw it in your eyes, Sy.
I saw doubt.
I was shocked.
-I know you wouldn't do something like that.
-You thought I could tamper with DNA!
-That's got nothing to do with this.
-Yes, it has!
When anybody comes waving a finger at me you stand there,
with your mouth opening and closing, like a goldfish.
-It's never your first thought to defend me!
-That's not fair.
What's not fair is you blaming any of this on me.
I don't know what goes on in Ben Mitchell's warped mind,
but what I do know is I did nothing to encourage it.
All right? He tried to kiss me, I said no.
I told him I was his mate, nothing else.
Phil comes in here and all I can think about is protecting you!
Oh, so I need protecting now, do I?
From crazy men with baseball bats, yes, Sy!
And because I love you...and you protect the people that you love.
But you, your first thought is,
-"I wonder where he touched him exactly."
-Don't be so disgusting!
And I wouldn't need protecting if you hadn't brought all of that to our home!
You shouldn't have provoked him!
-Yasmin could have been here...
..but you don't think about anyone else.
-It's just Christian, Christian...
-I put you first all the time!
Your relationships with your family, your wife, your child!
I mean, all this talk of getting us married, adopting.
Something like this happens and you're just...
No, no, no, you crossed a line.
You want to help a gay teenager you give him a leaflet,
send him to a youth club, but, no, Christian has to be involved, doesn't he? And why?
Why, because you knew.
You knew he fancied you, but you were too vain to push him away
-because you just LOVE being adored, don't you?
-Well, that's rich from Mr Bi-now Gay-later, huh?
Holding your child in one hand, flirting with your wife,
-keeping your options open.
-If I am, who could blame me
when my boyfriend's been checking out the junior squad?!
I hope you meant that.
-I'm due back at work.
You're going to have to pay for the damages.
What you talking about? He started it. He hit me, didn't he?
Yeah, and I bet that dented your pride.
Look, you just done what any father would've done.
So, why did Ben lie to me?
I don't know.
Maybe he wanted you to hurt Christian.
I don't know what to say to him these days.
Anyway, he only got that punch in cos I weren't ready.
I'm going to go upstairs, leave you two to it.
Christian told me about you and Zainab getting divorced.
-I did mean to call.
-Oh, it's OK.
-Have you come back for Ian?
No, no way. Bobby turned up at mine...
..but it's a good job that I did with what happened.
I mean, poor Ben, what was he thinking?
I should go see Syed.
Oh, I think him and Christian are having words, but he's fine, really.
Oh, come on, there's got to be hope for you and Zainab?
You get tired fighting for something after a while,
when you realise there's nothing left to fight for.
There's everything to fight for - there's the children...
Er, you know.
Tamwar's married now,
Shabnam and Syed, they've got their own lives...
I do get to see a lot of Kamil, we're very civilised about contact.
It's not the children that I miss.
You must still love her.
I don't know.
I'm not just saying that because it's you.
Because it's me?
That was a long time ago.
I've really missed you.
Asked if Jane was still here.
What did you say?
Said she'd be back later.
Remind me, how long was you married for?
What, you just woke up one day and thought, "I don't love you any more?"
No, it was the other way round.
She just came out with it one day, said she didn't love me any more.
Do you want her back?
Because, y'know, if you do and you think you make a go of it then,
then you should, for Bobby's sake.
I've been finding it really difficult whenever I saw her...
..but I didn't today, and that's down to you.
Look, I'm so sorry about Bobby running away.
I wasn't being mean to him, or anything. I really like him.
And I'm sorry that I shouted at you for letting him play outside, OK?
No, no, no, I get it, I get it. You know, you're a good dad.
I never had one of those and my mum wasn't much cop either.
Bobby's really lucky to have two parents that really care about him.
Next time he's on the skive I'll keep him inside.
Next time he's on the skive keep him in school!
What, and become the wicked stepmum? No way!
I can wait all day, you know.
Don't you think you owe me an explanation?
I didn't want to come home...
but I don't want you thinking I'm just a kid...
cos I'm not running away.
Well, let's have it then. Why did you say it?
Why did you lie to me?
You don't know?!
Help me out here, will you? I'm trying my best to understand you.
The doctor just saw me run away, all right.
-He kept asking me questions.
-Run away from what?
I tried to kiss Christian, but he pushed me away.
I tried to kiss him cos I fancy him.
Just like you kissing Shirley, or Glenda,
or any other women you've kissed.
I fancy him, all right?
You lied about kissing Glenda anyway.
-I mean, you're always lying!
-I was going to kill him, all right?
Like any other dad would've done. I was going to kill him for you,
so just drop the attitude, cos this just ain't right.
-Well, not every dad is...
-Yeah, well, I'm the only dad you've got, ain't I?
-Yeah, and I'm the only son you've got.
Yeah, you're right.
You're my boy and I...
I dunno, Ben.
This is beyond me, I just don't know what to say to you any more,
but lying, lying like this, it stops you being a proper Mitchell.
Life's hard enough, all right?
I'm the way I am and you're the way you are.
Let's just accept that.
But no more lies, all right?
-'The way you worry about keeping up to date,
'especially with situations like this.
'Kamil's away, Syed, well, he's no use, is he?'
-'Why is this happening to us?'
I never doubted you. I know you couldn't have done that.
-Yeah, well, that's more than my boyfriend thinks.
-Don't be stupid.
He wants to think the worst of me, Rox. What does that say about us?
He doesn't think you touched Ben, all right,
-he would never believe that.
I've just been kidding myself.
Well, not any more.
What's that supposed to mean?
I was worried about you.
I'm fine. It was all lies, Ben admitted it.
Of course it was.
Even I wouldn't think that of Christian,
but they have been spending a lot of time together. I'm not saying anything happened,
-but it probably wasn't the best idea.
-That's what I said.
He gets so defensive.
We need some space, would you mind staying at my mum's tonight?
Yeah, course. I'll be thinking of you.
Oh, we'll be all right.
Just need to talk.
I started a course - don't laugh!
It's in mechanics.
-Now why would I laugh?
Thought I could buy myself a car
and then if anything went wrong I could fix it,
or at least change a tyre. All part of my new independence.
Wow, you're moving on, that's good.
I wish I could!
Well, I probably could, but I'd have to move away
so I wouldn't have to see Zainab and that man every day,
-but then I wouldn't see Kamil, so, catch 22.
You will not believe what Phil's done now.
You know, someone needs to stop that bully because I'm... Jane!
-All right, Denise.
-What you doing here? You back for good?
Just visiting at the moment.
Oh, well, I'd best leave you to it then.
-It's really good to see you.
..you seeing anyone?
Me? Oh, they're lining up(!)
No, I'm not.
Erm, would you...
Would you like...?
I was thinking of going to the cinema later.
I'd love to.
You want to be careful.
What do you want?
I need Yasmin's bag, I left it here.
It's in the bedroom.
..you ruined my life. I've never really said that to you, but you did.
-I don't need this right now.
-I didn't need what you did to me, but you still did it.
My husband left me.
I was pregnant, degraded...
..tainted by Syed being with you.
Judged by the community.
It's not a nice feeling, is it?
-I'll bring him round in a week, how about that?
-There's no need.
I'm just nipping back to my flat, throw a few things in a suitcase.
-I've decided that Bobby needs both his parents.
-You can't live here!
Obviously. I'll stay with Christian
and it's OK, I'm not wanting to disturb things,
it's just he clearly needs both of us, can't you see that?
-It was difficult at first, but he's adjusting.
-I don't want to row with you, I just want what's best for Bobby.
Well, Bobby needs you both.
Right, well, I'll be back in a couple of hours.
Maybe you should come back later and read him a story or something?
Shouldn't she, Ian?
Yeah, you should.
You were very friendly.
Well, it's good she's sticking around for Bobby.
Long as that's all she's sticking around for.
-Maybe I should ask Masood?
-What are you saying?
-You'd rather have him protect you than me?
-No, of course not!
Well, that's what I'm hearing.
I didn't think, I'm sorry.
Yusef, I'm really worried.
Phil Mitchell is a dangerous man.
Please, will you stay?
If that's what you really want.
-Where are you going?
-Away from here...
and away from you.
-Don't be stupid.
-I've been stupid, Sy.
-Stupid to think this'd work.
-You're running away because of Ben?
This is nothing to do with Ben, and I'm not running away.
It's about us.
Only I don't think there is an "us" any more.
-I mean it.
I love you.
And I love you too.
It's not enough any more.
I thought it was, but it's not, I've just been kidding myself.
-Don't do this!
Want to see Phil Mitchell's post? Three bills.
Ian Beale's got two.
Oi! Oi! You want me to call the police? I've seen your faces!
Ugh! They're just kids.
You all right?
No. Christian's gone. Last night.
He just left.
Where is he? He must have told you!
I read in a posh magazine, right, that three dates is OK.
I'd say it was a bit soon if your first date was coffee, and your second was the zoo.
Cos, well, you can't really know a man on a macchiato and a monkey, can you?
But I think I know my Ant.
-What? You think it's too soon?
Jode, it's our third date tonight.
I think I've spent my last night under a single duvet.
I think this is it.
Oi, how's the two-flatmate tango going?
-Jodie said she's moving out.
-Least you still got Poppy.
No! I want Jodie. You know, I'm going to have to tell her, stop her leaving.
Think you're going to have to talk to someone else on this one.
Yeah. I'll tell her it's me, not her.
And I bought new sheets. Make it special.
Plus, I ain't seen him take his to the launderette once since we moved in.
And I bought candles, you know - flattering mood lighting.
-Are candles too much? They are a fire hazard.
Can you please listen for a second?
Pops, I'm sorry.
Leaving London. I'm going tomorrow.
Lucky Phil Mitchell's getting on a bit.
At least the walls are still standing.
Christian will come back.
It's not exactly how I imagined my homecoming.
No home, no job, no family.
Would dinner with an old friend help?
KIDS SHOUT OUT
Can you hear what they're calling Christian?
How can Syed stay with that animal after what he's done?
-Did you sleep?
-How could I? Wondering if Phil Mitchell will come after us next.
-KNOCK AT DOOR
-Wait here. Let me go.
Did you hear what they're shouting? "Perverts". They're shouting that at Syed too.
Drop the wounded princess act. You asked for this. You wanted the relationship ruined.
All I wanted was my husband back.
Then I suggest you go and get him.
Can anyone open this door?
-Tambo! Forgotten your keys again?
-I left them at Darren's. What's going on next door? Is Syed OK?
Oi, oi! Paedo!
-Want me to sort them out?
-Oh, please. I've seen off tougher kids than them.
Oi! Really tough, aren't you?
Bunch of little boys pedalling back to Mummy. Get out of it!
Is anyone going to tell me how Syed is?
-I just delivered his post.
-You call that fine?!
-What's happened to the windows?
-Why don't you ask that brother of hers?
Zainab, Ben lied.
He admitted it last night. Christian did nothing wrong.
So why's he hiding there and bringing shame on my son?
You don't get it, do you? Christian is innocent!
And it's breaking Syed's heart that he's left him.
I hear Ben's still the talk of the Square?
How is The Littlest Homo?
Do you know, if I were you,
I would start being a little bit nicer to me.
And if you were me, you'd know that I'm going to clump ya.
Only I've got a slight legal issue about, shall we say,
my "dining experience" yesterday.
Your turkey roast? It had a bullet in it.
And it cost me half a tooth.
Well, I'll knock the other half out for me, if you want. I don't charge.
My solicitor does, unfortunately.
And I'm going to call him if you don't foot my dental bill.
Food riddled with gunfire?!
I could have you shut down.
Where is this bullet?
You're going to have to do better than an empty threat
if you want the tooth fairy to pay out.
That's the third time this morning.
It's probably just kids.
-Where are you going?
-Callout at the Arches.
-Well, ain't you going to speak to Ben?
Shouldn't you, uh, be getting ready for school?
Don't feel well.
The best thing to do is just get out there and face everyone, you know?
Tough it out.
Get it over with.
I don't feel well!
What is she doing here? And what was "Oh, Tambo!" about?
What is Jane doing here? Did you see that look she gave me?
Have you seen her in that mirror? All...hair.
Did you see the state of that flat? I hope that brother of hers is lying in a gutter somewhere.
And now she's dumping her kid on us for the day. I don't mind Kamil, but hers?
Tam, are you even listening to me? This is important.
I'm not living with My Little Pony.
This is important.
Because unless Kamil's had a growth spurt whilst we've been away and started shaving,
then a man stayed here last night.
My dad's got one like this.
Do you know, if it wasn't for Christian, Syed would have a good life. A good Muslim life. A family.
He still can. If there's one good thing to come from this, it's that he finally sees that.
Well, then, talk to him.
Tam, you'll have to talk to her.
-I've come to see Syed.
-Well, do come in(!)
Syed, are you OK? What happened with Christian?
How about I leave you to it?
Come on, sweetheart, in you come! That's it.
See, I told you your tan was the same colour as the bar, didn't I?
-Don't feel right being cold!
-I've still got my holiday feet on. I want to walk to the pool. Come on!
Should be good at walking to the bar, the amount of practice you had in Madeira!
Oh, very funny, very funny! Go on, through you go.
-Oh. It's you.
Cor blimey! You expecting Hugh Hefner?
Poacher George. We've got an arrangement.
Ugh, not sure I really want to know.
He's supplies me with turkey to sell
and I supply him with a bit of old bird too.
Jean's made up some pies for here.
I thought you had more kids when you left?
-Shenice's at Tiff's. She wanted to give her her present.
-Got one for me?
Yeah, we have. Hold on. You ready for a surprise?
Close your eyes.
Not one, but two. There you go.
-You shouldn't have.
-(Wish we hadn't.)
Hello. Is that you, George?
Things are back to normal, then.
-Let's get you upstairs.
-Hold on - the holiday may not be quite over just yet.
You want to see my white bits again, do you?
-< Don't let anyone have them pies, or we're all going to jail!
-Oh, Nan! What have you done?
Come to admire your handiwork, have you?
Really nice move, that, getting the caff off me in the divorce settlement and then selling it to Phil.
I mean, that place really means something to me. Having my mum's name above it.
Ian, I still haven't shot you.
As your ex-wives go, I'm not that bad.
'Hev, I don't care whose bogs you've been scrubbing.'
When I ask you to do a shift in the caff, I expect you to turn up.
I'm sorry, Shirl. I'll do tomorrow.
All right, Jane?
-What, apart from being nearly killed by Phil and branded a paedophile?
No, not in my books, he ain't, and I shall tell everyone the truth.
I'm really sorry you got mixed up in all of this and whatever's going on in Ben's head.
I know Christian's a good bloke.
-I want to see Ben as soon as he's out of school.
-You can't. He's not at school. He's sick.
-What, he's at home? Is he OK?
OK?! He got caught up in the middle of a riot last night. Call that good parenting?
Well, if ever he needs any advice on life, he'll know where to find you, won't he?
Flogging cabbages, shovelling chips or having a mid-life crisis,
bedding the local slapper.
Is that what you wanted?
Do one, Janine. You've got no proof that was found in here.
Fine, I'll just have to call my lawyer.
Yeah? And I'll tell HIM to do one.
None of my staff remember anything about a broken tooth last night. You got no proof.
Tell me you got rid of the turkey?
No, not yet. Why?
They're all illegal. Poacher George is down the cop shop. He was caught nicking 'em off the Thames!
-What's a turkey doing on the Thames?
-It weren't turkey.
It was swan.
Ben told me he'd been interfered with. I had to report it.
But it was a lie.
So he changed his story. What if it changes it again? I can't move out yet.
How many people are living here?
If you're asking if I stayed here last night, the answer's yes.
-On the sofa.
-To guard the house.
You've seen next door, your mother had no choice.
I could've come back last night. You treat me like I'm Kamil! I've got a wife. I've got my own business.
-Don't speak to your mother like that.
-She's not the one bringing shame on this household.
-It's a bit weird.
If there's any trouble, you're only across the Square, Dad. And if you stay, people are going to talk.
When I get here, who knows what could've happened? You think I'd put my daughter in danger?
If we need a man of the house, yeah, we've got me.
No-one else needs to stay.
Thank you, Tamwar. But your mother has made her decision.
We live under her roof and we should respect that.
I'll stay till things calm down.
It's an elasticated waist.
I refuse to let you cry over a man who wears an elasticated waist.
That's what I don't get about you two. You're a businessman - brains, suits.
-He teaches step class.
-I get it, Amira. You don't like him.
Can you blame me?
Well, don't worry.
He needn't think he can come sweeping through that door and pick up where he left off. I'll give him hell.
Do you think he'll come back?
We're getting married, Amira.
Well, as soon as our divorce comes through.
Jode, I'm really going to miss our chats. You're so deep sometimes.
And I'll miss you. You're such a good friend. You've seen me through everything. I won't forget.
You've not been happy since Darren left, have you?
Not proper sunshine happy.
I'm fine. Promise me you'll be sunshine happy, Pops.
I will be. I'm with Ant.
I just wish I could find you someone just like him.
So, you around tonight?
No, I'm having dinner with Jane. What?
-Well, we all know what "dinner" means.
-She's upset about Christian.
So that's your story, is it?!
Oh, come on, look, it's time you moved on.
And the two of you, you know, you're quite good together.
Jane and I are not together, Denise.
You're not Zainab's husband any more. She'll just have to deal with it.
Oi! That's my lunch! That was my lunch!
-If you choke on that, don't expect me to save you!
-Shirley! You see that? She just ate my lunch!
-We're not finished! Those were my last carbs in Walford!
-Should have ate it quicker.
-Er, hello? My lunch?
Looks like food's off the lunch menu today.
-Well, we're not paying for them coffees.
-Yeah, fair enough.
-Nor us. Come on, Jode.
-Sometimes you gotta make a stand for what's right.
-Yeah. You do.
-What do you want now?
-Did you know the swans that live on the Thames belong to the Queen?
You can get up to three years for harming one.
Now, would you say that swan that Mo's choking on there
has been harmed?
I mean, it would take a very good vet to bring it back to its feet.
Now...shall we talk dental fees?
Expensive, private, Harley Street dental fees.
Or shall I just call the police?
Another fake callout!
When I find out who's behind this,
I'm going to shove my phone so far down their throat, they'll be dialling 999 with their backside.
What's she want?
This isn't a library. Can you even read?
< KIDS SHOUT
Oi, I saw that! I'm going to call the police about those damn kids.
No. Not the police as well.
Zainab, you're shaking. Are you OK?
Don't worry, I'll clear this up. You should go home.
I'm fine. My shift finishes in an hour.
Well, my shift's over. I'll walk you home.
No, no, it's OK.
Zainab, I'm going to look after you.
Don't worry. Your secret's safe with me.
KNOCK AT DOOR >
I haven't come for a fight.
But I am worried about Christian.
And I'm worried about you.
So can I come in?
That was assault!
THAT was a warning.
Want to see what else I've got left? Cos I'm in the mood for smashing up some flats. How many you got left?
-Why ain't you in the caff?
If you can't be bothered to work, I can't be bothered with you.
Did you have feelings for Christian?
Is that what this is about?
Ben. It took guts, coming out, you know.
Must have been a tough task, telling your dad.
Well, he still hopes it's a phase, put it that way.
But what I don't get, what Christian doesn't get,
is...he was trying to help you.
Why would you suddenly make something like that up?
-What's she doing here?
What you talking to her for?
I'm trying to help. I am family.
You shacked up with his brother once. Think that makes you family?
-I took Ben in, Phil, when you were too out of it to care.
I think your family's done enough interfering with my kid, don't you?
I don't need this. Look, Ben, you know where I am.
Call me if you need to talk.
If he's going to do any talking, he'll be talking to me.
Jodie, you in?
I know why Jodie's leaving.
She told me everything.
Blimey, you're keen.
Wasn't expecting you for another five hours!
You know our dinner is the only good thing about today.
I was hoping you'd be alone.
Yeah, I am, yeah.
Have I done something wrong?
It's not you. It's me.
I've never had a good conversation that started with those words.
It's not you. It's me.
No, it's both of us.
I never realised how Jodie felt till she told me.
You're taking this so well.
That's cos I've found the solution. Tyler!
Hang on. You want Tyler?
No - Jodie!
I never realised Jodie was so lonely, you know, missing Darren.
And here we are, flaunting our relationship in front of her and all she wants is to be loved too.
Tyler's the perfect man to do it.
Jodie and Tyler? No.
Oh, but I've already asked Tyler and he said yeah. Jodie's on her way to the Vic now.
And Tyler's going to be there, waiting to ask her out.
My family are in turmoil, Jane.
I have to put them first.
I can't go round chasing dreams for myself,
no matter how wonderful those dreams are.
And you are.
You really are Mr Perfect, aren't you?
Even making rejection sound good.
Rejection? You're my best friend. I've only just got you back. I don't want to lose you.
But what kind of a man would I be, running straight to another woman
when Zainab and I are barely divorced?
Abandoning my family when they need me?
Timing never has been our strong point.
I wish it could be different.
But it can't.
I'm so sorry.
Go on, Alf, take some for in here. Pound each, mark 'em up to a fiver. Can't say fairer than that.
-That's foreign, ain't it?
-Could say they're continental...
So's the plug on these lights, you doughnut! It's two pins! What's the matter with you?!
You touch her, and I'll kill you.
Look, I'm doing you a favour, all right. She ain't never going to nick Poppy's bloke, is she?
-Girl Power and all that. This way we both score.
-Just don't, all right?
And Jodie is looking UEFA Championship level fit tonight.
-What's that then?
You lucky boys! I'm not quite sure what league my flatmates are.
Johnstone's Paint Trophy, I reckon.
There you are!
-You all right?
I'll let you know how the Jodie test drive goes.
-What are you doing?
-Never you mind.
I would like to raise a toast to this beautiful lady,
who this time last year made me the happiest man in the world.
-Didn't you get married at Christmas?
-You're killing the moment!
Yes, it was last November, ladies and gentlemen, we renewed our wedding vows.
I always reckon when you find Mrs Right, you've got to hold on to Mrs Right.
So come on, everybody, raise your glasses to my beautiful wife, Mrs Moon. Yay!
Well, where are you?
You do know Poppy wants you to cop off with Tyler? You don't fancy him, do you?
Poppy's in love with you.
-It's been two days, Jode.
-And it'll be more if I leave. She's my best friend. Make her happy.
-Fancy going on somewhere later, beautiful?
-Get off her!
I can't stand this any more! I've got to tell her the truth.
-Look, Poppy. I'm sorry.
I'll do it.
You and Tyler?
Me and Anthony.
Letting herself go.
Well, where is he? What did he say?
He's not coming back.
What? Just give me the phone.
Syed. I'm sorry.
He said to say it was over.
Just let him rest.
I could stay overnight.
Just to make him feel safe.
No. It's crowded enough already.
Well, if you're sure you're OK. You just need to ask.
Here again, Masood?
Now that I've moved in,
we don't need you any more.
He couldn't even tell me himself! After all I gave up for him!
You didn't give up everything.
You kept the most important thing.
People who love you.
Look, I can't leave you like this.
Forget finding us a flat, Yasmin and I can move in here.
She needs you, Syed. You're the most important man in her world.
Let's go and get our daughter, bring her home.
You're not on your own.
You've got a family.
I deserve the truth, Zainab.
It was just for one night, Masood. Just one night, and he stayed on the sofa.
You moved him in?
I understand how you must feel.
living with another man.
D'you know the odd thing?
I feel nothing.
Do what you want, Zainab.
Masood! I did it to protect Kamil!
Masood! Masood, I'm sorry, OK? Masood, I'm sorry! Can you tell him, please?! Yusef, I need to...
What are you doing? I need to talk to him.
You have to leave now, OK? You have to go...NOW!
Yusef, you have to leave now!
For your reputation, yes?
So now I shame you.
..where was this reputation when you let me move in?
When you kissed me?
Played happy families in Pakistan?
I can't do it.
I can't just be friends.
Do you know what your precious community sees when it looks at you?
A single mother.
Two failed marriages.
An unmarried daughter on the other side of the world...
..and a gay son rutting with paedophiles.
You want to see shame? Look at you.
I'm the last man
who will ever have you now.
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Ben's heartbreak rapidly transforms into fury when Christian gently rejects his advances, leading to a shocking allegation. As a raging Phil seeks retribution, will Ben have the courage to admit his deceit before the situation spirals out of control?
Amira is horrified to witness the true extent of Yusef's manipulation of Zainab, while Jane has a surprising revelation for Ian and Mandy.
Anthony resolves to end his relationship with Poppy. Janine is thrilled when she stumbles across a discovery that could spell disaster for Shirley.