Kat is stunned when she thinks she sees a familiar face whilst on her way to meet Alfie, and Lucy is not happy when she cottons on to Danny's scheming ways.
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KAT BANGS ON THE WINDOW
SHE RINGS THE BELL
-Can you let me off?
-Sorry, love. Not till the next bus stop.
-Look, just open the door and let me off!
Where have you been?
Just about to dish up the curry.
-Curry? No, we can do better than that, can't we?
-We're going back over to the Vic. All of us.
-Get changed first.
-Why are we going to the Vic? The dinner's ready.
-Celebrate our engagement.
-You all right?
-Why, don't I look it?
-Yeah, you do. You look great.
-I know it's a little bit sudden.
-You can say that again.
One minute, you're microwaving a masala. Next thing, we're sorting out your hen do.
-You only said no to him last week.
-did the asking.
-Mum, look, things are a bit weird right now.
Sure you don't want a bit of time to think about this?
I've been thinking about this for the last 30 years.
-It's about time I made a decision, don't you think?
-Come on. We ready?
-KNOCKING ON DOOR
-I'm going to have to get changed.
-Have you got hold of Whit?
-Yeah, she's meeting us there.
-What about the kids?
-Yeah, Liam's picking them up for me.
-Only popped over to see how you're doing.
-Good. You're just in time.
-You can come and help us celebrate Mum's good news.
Mum's and Dad's.
-Can I help?
-Yeah. A few minutes ago, a woman came in here,
mid 20s, long, dark hair.
Does she come in here a lot? Is she a regular punter?
-Well, that was a waste of time.
Just done over an hour with David Wicks
showing him round number 43. I took him to the pub to seal the deal,
-Carol comes in... All of a sudden, the whole thing's off.
Playing games, was he?
He was playing something, yeah.
He's not the only one.
Just been doing the VAT return.
What's wrong with it?
Nothing Revenue and Customs will notice...
with a bit of luck.
Bill, lock up for us, will you?
Yeah, I really need a drink after that. Lucy's coming with me.
Right. So, I'm the only one that's not invited, yeah?
I'll take that as a yes.
I'm not a dogsbody, you know?
Janine did leave me in charge.
You all right?
No, not really.
This has got to be a wind-up, hasn't it?
He was history last week.
I don't think David's ever been history.
He certainly isn't now, is he?
-Come on, sis. You've only just come out from your first chemo.
-He's the last person you should be getting involved now.
-What, cos I'm ill?
Well, if you ain't now, you soon will be...with him hanging about.
Go on, tell me. How many times has he let you down?
Tell me. Or can't you remember cos you've lost count?
-Max, back off. I'm sick of people telling me what to do.
-He's going to walk out on you,
first sign of trouble, like he always has. Then you won't
-just have your illness to deal with, you'll have all of that as well.
-Is there a problem?
Yes, there is, mate. You. I'm just trying to talk to my sister.
-That's a shame cos my fiancee's having a drink with her family.
-What's the matter, Max?
-What's the matter with you, B? What are you getting involved for?
-Was I talking to you?
-Dad, just calm down.
-My sister's going to make the biggest mistake of her life.
-You want me to calm down?
-One more word and I swear, I'll swing for you.
Right. As we're in the mood for celebrating...
-You must be joking. Take that back, Mick.
-Leave that there please, Mick.
-No, there's been a mistake.
There's been a big, big mistake.
The way I see it is very simple. These people want to celebrate,
you don't, so why don't you just let them do what they want to do?
Just go, Max.
-Go and talk to him.
Well, if I go, he'll bite my head off.
Oh, but it's all right for him to bite MY head off, though, is it?
What are you doing?
-Oh, you don't mind, do you? My laptop's on a go-slow so...
-I just need to check my e-mails.
-Yeah, no, I actually need to check something myself so...
-OK. It's all yours.
So, who's Muneer?
There was an instant message on screen when I logged in.
I don't know.
-He seemed to know you.
Yeah. Called you "darling".
But don't tell Dad. You know what he's like.
"Who is he? Where does he come from? What does he do?"
-We're just talking, Tam. Nothing else.
-You did the right thing, you know? Giving Dad a second chance.
So, what does this boy do?
He was in my study group.
-So, you've known him a while?
He was asking where you lived and what you did so...
-What's CR &
You were just on their website. I checked the internet history.
-You snoop on me, Tamwar...
-I didn't snoop.
Yes, well, I did and you were on their jobs page.
I thought you'd sorted things out with your boss.
It's not going to be easy with a tyrant.
-Time to move on from the market?
-Well, I might not have a choice.
-There may not be a market much longer.
Don't say anything, cos it's not definite, so don't tell anyone.
Nothing at all.
Better than my sister.
She's gone soft in the head.
She's a grown woman, I suppose.
Just a shame she can't find a grown man.
Still, it's nice to see her smiling, isn't it?
It won't last.
There must be something in the air with them lot.
Look at this. Saw this online last night.
-A dating site, Whit?
-Yeah. Come on. You've got to meet someone.
-Not interested in what?
You can meet anyone online. A real weirdo.
-Or Mr Right.
-Definitely aren't going to meet him in here.
-Let's fix up a loudspeaker, shall we?
-Yeah, we'll broadcast it to the whole square...
-can I have a word, please?
-Look, let's use that one.
-No! Use that one. It's better.
Nah, don't you think he looks a bit, like...pretty?
-Yeah, that's the point.
-Excuse me. Didn't Johnny just say no to all that?
-All right. Go on, that one.
-Even a couple of hours would help.
-Sorry, mate. We're fully staffed.
-Come on. You must need some help.
-Listen, after shelling out
-to fix the damp in this place, I can't afford it, I'm sorry.
Mick, do us a favour?
-You celebrating something?
-Razor sharp as ever, Ian.
-Can't get anything past you, can we?
-What did you do, sell a moped?
Planning our wedding, actually. Here you are.
Carol and I are getting engaged. Money on there. Ta.
So I hope you're not planning yours any time soon
cos I don't want to upstage you.
Here you are.
There's a word for this, Danny.
I am the one Janine's accountants will be coming after when they spot it.
I sorted you a flat, I helped you get back on your feet.
I know. You've been brilliant.
And you are just taking me for a mug here.
Well, actually, there's two words for it.
We're the only ones keeping this business afloat.
Without me and you, it would have gone under weeks ago. You know that.
We're making money hand over fist for Janine and what's she doing? Sitting on her backside.
She's not exactly sunning herself in the Caribbean, is she?
She's not putting the graft in, though, either, is she?
I'd have had to tell you about this anyway.
I mean, I couldn't keep it to myself forever, could I?
How are you expecting to keep this from ANYBODY?
It's about five grand that's gone missing so far.
It could be a lot more...
and no-one would be any the wiser. Just me and you.
How do you work that out?
Maybe we should do the same.
What, drink free champagne all evening? Count me in.
No. Set a date.
David and Carol have just got engaged.
Poor cow. As if she hasn't got enough on her plate.
I thought maybe we should get in first, stop them stealing our thunder.
Back in a sec.
-And you are?
-Aleks. The Market Inspector.
I mind my own business.
-ALFIE LAUGHS Very nice.
Well, I got one for Bert, one for Ernie...
one for Tommy, but saving the best for last...
Hello, what's your name? I've come all the way from Australia to see you.
-It's good to see you, darling.
-Listen, I was thinking on the way over and I had a long time to think... It was a long flight.
No wonder we don't see much of Spencer and Vicki. I was thinking, "Do I turn up, hot and sweaty,
"suitcase full of dirty clothes and go, 'G'day, Sheila'?"
Or I was thinking we celebrate in style, a night in a hotel,
just me and you, a bit of the old...
Anyway, listen, I didn't actually make a big fortune out there, darling.
But you'll be glad to know that I did make a few quid
and I've got enough money that we can do up the place.
Seriously, it's enough that we can get new carpets, curtains,
probably give it a lick of paint. There you go, darling.
We can turn it into a right little palace, I promise you.
You're going to love it. But I've got plans. I've got proper plans.
I can't say too much about it, but I've got something arriving in a couple of weeks' time.
What's the matter?
-How do you mean?
-I don't know. You tell me.
-Kat, this is non-alcoholic, if that's what you're worried about.
-No, I'm not worried about that.
Then what are you...?
Oh, no, no, no.
-It's not the babies, is it?
-No! No, they're fine.
I think I saw Stacey.
-Yeah, on the bus. On the way here.
-You saw Stacey on the bus?
No, no. She was going into a hairdressers.
-What, Stacey as in...
Queen of Sheba, Stacey. Stacey! Yes!
I got off, I went to look for her, but she'd already left.
I'm sure it was her. I KNOW it was her.
-I've got to go back.
-Alfie, I have to find out, all right? Please, can we just go?
Maybe he's changed.
Oh, yeah? Leopards and spots...
-Stranger things have happened.
-He's just bad news, all right, Abs?
-It's the last thing Carol needs more of right now.
-Well, you did it.
-Changed your spots.
-Don't compare me to him.
Well, no, I'm just saying you haven't always been Snow White.
Yeah, but the difference is I learnt from my mistakes. He hasn't.
You joining me or what?
Well, no. I'm going back to the Vic.
There's a family celebration going on, remember?
OK, look. Bought it online.
Picked it up on the way back from the airport.
It's like the other one, only it's got new alloys,
-I've got the furry dice... It's all right, we can afford it.
-Can we go, please?
Kat, are you sure about this? I mean, Stace?! Come on.
This is the last place she's going to want to be,
-yet you said you saw her walking round having her barnet done...
-Can we just go, please?
I've been having a look at some dates for the wedding.
Now, we can do this Saturday, but we can't do that one.
-Can we talk about this later?
-We don't want to leave it too long, do we?
-I'm helping Bobby with his spelling bee.
-But this is our wedding.
-It's me against Tiff Butcher.
Oh! So, what's happened to love's young dream, then?
-That'll be Fatboy.
-Yeah. Look, I'll leave this here with you, yeah?
It's OK, yeah?
Yeah. I said, "Yeah."
Right. What's the next word we've got?
Excuse me. I was in earlier.
That girl that I was talking to you about, she's a friend...
she's a relative and I haven't seen her for a while
and I wondered if you had an address or a phone number for her?
-We're actually closing.
-I'm not asking you to break the Official Secrets Act here or anything.
-All right. All right. You don't have to give me her address,
all I'm asking for is a phone number.
What's her name?
I've got a photo here. Hold on.
It is her, isn't it?
Will you just tell me, you snooty cow?
-Right. I think you'd better leave.
-I'll have a look for myself.
-Whoa, whoa. Kat! Kat!
I'm calling the police right now.
Listen, sweetheart, we're going. We're sorry. Kat, please, come on.
It was her. She recognised her. You saw her face.
I'm sorry about all that trouble you've gone to,
but I just want to go home. I'm not in the mood now.
Still fraud though.
You see this?
This is from just me being in the know.
You imagine if it was both of us.
The sky would be the limit.
Come on, Luce. Live a little bit.
What's the point of playing it safe all your life? Where's that going to get you, eh?
Thought you two had gone to the Vic.
Saw the light on, thought someone had broke in.
Oh, we just had a bit of business to finish off.
But thanks for checking.
Yeah, thanks, Bill. Really appreciate it.
Yeah, well, like I said before, Janine did leave me in charge. OK?
You and me, yeah?
Slow down. It was my idea.
And this is me not calling the police.
Well, that doesn't seem very fair, does it?
Life isn't fair.
Just ask Janine.
You just said it.
The two of us working together...
sky would be the limit.
I'll take that as a yes.
Take it as a yes.
-I just want to help.
-Oh, come on. Don't pretend you weren't talking about me earlier on.
Tam couldn't leave the room fast enough.
Look, I got us into this mess, just let me help us get out of it.
We weren't talking about you. We were talking about the market.
-It might be. Tam only just found out yesterday.
What's Tam going to do? What are we going to do?
We need his wages.
-You've got your job back.
-Yes, but have you seen our debts?
And I'm applying for a couple of jobs myself.
COMPUTER BEEPS Oh, that could be one of them
coming back to me now.
-So, is it?
-Just give me a few minutes.
-I don't know what's wrong with you lot. He's not going to go for it, you know?
-Go for what?
-He doesn't have to.
-It'll be fine. We'll just go through all the replies
-and pick out all the best-looking boys.
-Yeah, thank you.
Anyway, by the time Johnny knows anything about it,
-his hot date will already be here.
-You can't do that to people, though.
MOBILE BEEPS What? No way! We've already got one.
-What does he say?
-Don't matter what he says.
I said leave it.
Wait till Tiff hears about it.
She'll sign herself up as bridesmaid and Morgan as page boy.
Seen your dad?
He'll come round. You've just got to give him time.
-You must really think I'm desperate.
-No. Look, I am.
The sooner Mum sees you with someone, the sooner she'll get over it,
the sooner she'll get off all our backs.
This guy actually sounds all right.
He's got a bit of a stupid name. He's called the Walford Wonder.
Will you please just have a look?
Right. I'm just going to leave it there.
Just in case.
-You and Ian seem very, um, pally all of a sudden.
Yeah, well, he's offered me a job.
Or a trial, as a waiter.
That is if it's OK with you?
Normally, I wouldn't, but I really kind of need the dosh right now.
It's got nothing to do with me, has it?
Well, he seems to think he's going to need a bit of extra help
with all the wedding plans and arrangements.
Abi gave me her keys.
I can go straight back out if you want.
It's not exactly champagne, but if you don't mind slumming it...
I don't mind.
That's just as well with that geezer of yours.
I haven't come for more of the same, Max.
So, why have you come here?
-Cos I'm fed up.
-What? Of me?
I'm fed up of being scared all the time.
Scared of this illness, scared of the future,
scared of getting hurt.
And that's the worst thing.
I've finally come to realise that.
It's not actually the illness or the future or actually getting hurt.
It's just being scared. That's the worst bit.
It's already happened, hasn't it?
You've only been engaged to him five minutes.
-You're already not making sense.
-And if it doesn't work out,
at least I didn't run away like a frightened kid.
-Maybe you should do the same.
-Well, what's that, then?
-Not run away from things.
-Who said I am?
Tanya's been gone a while now,
Kirsty's out of your hair, the girls are on an even keel
and here you are sitting all on your own.
-So what? I'm happy.
-Your family and friends are all over the Vic...
You're giving me relationship advice?
You're getting hitched to David Wicks. He is a walking, talking, disaster area.
-Oh, well, that's a start, I suppose.
Half-an-hour ago, you were saying, "No way. It ain't working."
I can't change what you're doing, Carol...
but it's wrong.
Yeah, well, you know where we are if you change your mind.
She has to be local.
I mean, you don't travel miles just to get you hair done.
-You've got a scan date.
-Scan date. It's tomorrow. You never said.
-I was going to.
-Because of this woman you think you saw...
-No, you THOUGHT was Stacey.
-It WAS Stacey!
If it was her, why didn't she call to say hello?
I know she doesn't want the police to know she's here,
but she would have called to see how you are, the rest of the family.
-I don't know.
-You wanted it to be her.
Alfie, I know it was her.
Kat, listen, I've been away ages,
-working for us, for our family, for our babies.
I didn't ask you to go to Australia. That was your idea.
Are you not going to ask what I've done out there, how I've got on?
Things that are actually quite important, all right?
-And my cousin isn't important?
-In case you hadn't noticed, I haven't even seen Tommy yet, have I?
-Yeah, sorry. I'll go and get him.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Listen, I'm tired, that's all.
Kat, you saw somebody for...
a couple of seconds, you know?
Someone who probably looked like her, yeah?
-Yeah, you're right.
Come on. Give us a kiss.
-Well, there's hope for us all, isn't there?
-What do you mean?
Your mum and dad tying the knot at their age...
Makes you think, doesn't it?
Oh, I'll see you back there. Kat!
How was the reunion?
-It was good, yeah.
-We've been having a pretty good time here ourselves.
-You're never going to believe what's happened.
-I'll phone you later. Tell me, then, yeah?
-DOORBELL RINGS AGAIN
-Yes, all right. I'm coming.
I've seen Stacey.
-Alfie keeps telling me I didn't, but it was only for a second or two,
but I know... I know it was her.
You know, Mavis from sweets is actually selling all her gold to
go on a cruise.
So do you think we should probably tell her she's going to be
-Keep your voice down.
You let our secret out and you
and Mavis will go claiming benefits together.
-You all right?
-Your hair looks good, though.
You are such a suck-up.
OK, look, we're in arrears, Dad's money's gone, my money's gone,
you're still unemployed. Yes, I'm sucking up to my boss.
I'm hearing back from that graduate job today, actually. It's mine.
Of course it is. Cos you're the only person in Walford with a degree.
At least I have one.
Your Boy Scout badges aren't going to help us if the market closes.
-Don't tell anyone about the market!
Hello, Shabnam speaking.
ALFIE: Ground Control to Major Kat.
Not long till we see the new Moons!
We're out of milk.
What you talking about, out of milk? There's a pint in here.
Nan must have been on the White Russians.
I'll just pop over and get some more.
It's all right. I'll go.
No, I'll go.
Look, if you want to help, don't be late for the scan.
11 o'clock sharp, I shall be here.
Wild horses could not keep me away.
I just want to say, I'm sorry about last night.
I was a little bit harsh.
I know you wanted it to be Stacey, Kat. I get it.
I'm just really glad you're concentrating on our family now,
-Lovely. See you in a bit.
Wow, these wedding cars are amazing.
Just pick whatever you want... within reason.
Can you drop this round at Fatboy's?
He's starting at the restaurant today.
I can't, I've got the B&B, I've got the Minute Mart.
-I'm up to my eyes, you know.
DOORBELL RINGS I'll get it. On my way out anyway.
Oh, did I tell you about Kim?
She's swanning around on some cruise ship with this new fella of hers.
Oi, you, keep your eyes on the prize.
Second place is first loser. Got that?
Shelley Cramm, solicitor.
Ms Butcher wanted me to witness that going straight into your hand.
I ain't received no letter.
Well, that's an ingenious loophole.
Maybe a bird will swoop in and pick it up in its talons.
Maybe the child will eat it. Either way, you've been informed.
All right, Kat? Thanks for coming.
I can't stay.
I told Alfie I was just popping out to get some milk.
Listen, where is this hairdresser's? Is it round here?
-What's it called?
-Maybe I shouldn't have told you.
Kat, don't be like that, all right? You can trust me.
DOOR OPENS All right, Abs?
Hiya, Kat. You all right?
Yeah, no, it's all fine,
Kat just came round with some news from Bianca.
Oh, my gosh! Is Auntie Carol all right?
It's nothing to do with Carol, darling. It's not really important.
Yeah... You should be at school, shouldn't you?
Yeah, I forgot my USB stick.
I'll see you later then.
Yeah, thanks for that, Kat.
Mind if I keep my clothes on?
Who are you? Get out!
Ms Butcher's solicitor.
She's selling the business with immediate effect.
You nearly took my finger off then, what's the matter with you?!
-You nearly took my finger off!
That'll be Mummy. Here we go.
-Probably gone to milk the cow herself, I bet.
Let's go and play football in the park before we go to playgroup.
Shall we go and get our coats?
-There's our coats.
-Our coats are here.
Kat, I'm sorry for being full-on.
I know you're worried about Stacey getting caught, all right?
But you can trust me.
Look at the trouble we've started. Abi nearly heard us back there.
Yeah, but she didn't, did she?
I'm not even sure it was Stacey. I was on a bus.
I couldn't see properly.
What's the real problem?
I can't lie to Alfie again.
He's been breaking his back for us in Australia. We're having twins.
We're going to have a scan in a couple of hours. He's excited.
Yeah, but Stacey's back. Don't you care why?
I can't have any more secrets in my life.
Well, you managed before, didn't you?
I'm sorry. I didn't mean that.
I made Alfie a promise. Leave me alone, Max.
Nearly forgot, congratulations on your engagement.
Thanks, Billy. You look really smart.
Just come back from a meeting in Poplar. Exec to exec.
That's good. Sorry, just a second.
You all right, Carol?
What's Janine playing at?
-There's removal men outside Butcher's Joint.
-No, there ain't.
Well, I ain't imagining the men in uniform, Billy.
It's like the Village People out there.
Mum! Are you working? What're you doing?
I thought you said you was going to get Sonia to cover for you?
You've just had your chemo.
Well, I can work, so I will. End of.
You seen a woman?
Smart looking, beige coat, blonde bob, carrying a briefcase?
I don't think so?
Right. I'll try and find the solicitor.
-You go home and call your lawyer.
-Why, what's happened?
Janine's selling her half of the restaurant, or so she thinks.
Janine's selling the place.
No, no, no! Wait, listen. I'm the Executive Director of Operations.
All right? I've just been to an execs' meeting.
There's no way Janine would action this without running it
past me first. Right?
Was their "team bonding" meeting signed off by you too?
Here's a box.
I've worked myself to the bone for this place.
I've got a family to feed.
Pop your bits in a box.
We hold the fort for Janine and this is how she repays us, eh?
Yeah, let's go, Danny.
Yoink! Oooh, a message from the Walford Wonder!
-Yeah, I thought you weren't interested?
Don't worry. He won't be either once he gets to know you.
Ah, he actually sounds quite sweet!
Yeah, I suppose.
Last night's clothes, yeah? Shame.
Listen, nice one with Billy, yeah?
-I'll hang on to that.
Don't you trust me?
All right. Let's just split it now then.
-What do you think last night was about?
Me keeping you sweet or what?
Luce, I'm not above lying, but seriously, last night...
I mean, how could I fake that?
I've got a degree. I'm not looking at job ads in the Walford Gazette.
We can't pay the mortgage.
Shabnam, you're back! Wow, you look lovely.
Oh, Denise, it's so lovely that you're still working here.
Yes, that's... That's me.
Bet you've got a good job though, eh? What with your degree?
What else is new with you? Another new man?
-Yeah. I'm engaged now, actually.
-To Ian Beale.
Well, congratulations, you! I guess it's about...
companionship at your age?
And love. And love.
Denise, the credit card machine's broken.
You'll have to fix it.
I've tried and I can't. And Mrs Ling's waiting to pay.
Oh, OK. You'll just have to step in here then.
Not me and that chip 'n' PIN thing!
I can fill in. It's not a problem.
Really? OK. Thank you.
Just try not to, you know, touch anything.
I might as well put the Walford Gazette back.
Do. How can I look for jobs when I'm helping poor Denise?
She's clearly fallen apart without Mum.
I think I could smell booze on her breath.
I meant, get a job here.
Shabs, do you think I like my job?
Do you think I like sucking up to Aleks?
But we're broke, OK?
So just get off your high horse and do your bit for the family.
There'll be other jobs, Billy.
Here, why does Janine need that money all of a sudden?
She's pleading not guilty. Needs the dough for a lawyer.
What about Alice?
I don't know.
G'day, Carol, how's it going? Lovely to see you, sweetheart.
Well, that's the British spirit I've missed.
Tell you what, Billy, this'll cheer you up.
Today is Kat's first proper scan. How about this?
I'm going to see the twins for the first time.
What about that, eh?
That's brilliant, mate.
Right, OK, budge up.
All right, I've got two ears and about an hour to spare.
I want you to tell me all about it.
Carol, I'll have a proper Walford cup of tea, please, darling.
RING TONE PLAYS
And there's nothing we can do to stop Janine selling her share?
What, nothing at all?
All right, thanks, Bryan.
Janine can't just sell her share to some random.
What if they get rid of my dad? My dad built Scarlett's.
I've just got off the phone to my brief.
And he says we've got rights.
Well, that's encouraging, Mr Beale...as well as fictitious.
Can I go now?
All right. How about I buy Janine's share?
A lump sum like that? In a few weeks?
I don't think so.
There's got to be a way.
I'll sell the caff or the chippy, I'll do whatever.
There's not time. You won't be able to sell 'em.
Lucy. Lucy makes good commission, don't she?
You do know that Lucy's just lost her job?
Cheers, mate. All right. Drive safely.
All right? You've got your scan, ain't ya? Where's Alfie?
Wearing his invisibility cloak.
-Well, I mean, I could always take you.
-Just do one, Max.
David can look after the car lot. It's up to you, Kat.
Do you want to get to the hospital on time or not?
Look at Take That. Hey? What a comeback. Eye of the tiger.
Seize the day and all that.
Billy, you'll be an exec one day, I promise ya.
Eye of the tiger. Yeah, you're right, Alf.
I'm just here to share the love, mate.
I'm going to see me bubbas at noon.
Cutting it a bit fine though, ain't you?
No, no, half past ten. I'll meet Kat at 11.
Think your watch must still be on Aussie time.
What're you talking about?
No. No, no, no...
Bye-bye, Mrs Ling.
Half an hour quibbling over a bill!
Oh, Patrick, how many times have I told you?
It's exactly the same as at the shop. It's just smaller. Look.
Right, I'm off.
Denise, Denise. Stay and relax. Shabnam knows what she's doing.
-Oh, yeah, I bet she does.
-Well, then, give her a job.
You'll need time off to plan the wedding and...
What are you, my gay best mate now?
What's wrong with you lately? Zero to 60 in a second.
You're doing my head in.
I'm sorry, Patrick.
Well, it's just...this place.
It's the wedding, isn't it?
You haven't even set a date yet.
Denise, you can't pretend with me, you know.
I wish I could stop feeling this way.
I don't know if Ian's the right one.
Sounds like pre-wedding nerves to me.
I kissed Fatboy at the engagement party.
I know, why don't we ask the Walford Wonder what his favourite film is?
I don't care what my own favourite film is, Nance.
All right. Ask him where he drinks or something.
Yeah, and be like,
"Hi, I'm Johnny, I'm a stalker." No.
Right, I didn't want to say anything till I knew it was legit.
I've just got off the phone to one of my pals in the city,
there's a deal.
She's never let me down before.
And that would involve you taking all the money, I suppose?
No, actually, I was only talking about my share.
See, Penny's very funny about who she deals with,
and we go way back, so...
There they are, there they are. Eye of the tiger.
Yeah. If Gary Barlow can make a comeback, so can we.
So we are gonna start our own property business. Yeah?
Yeah. That sounds like a great idea, Billy. But we've been talking.
And, I mean, you've taught us so much,
but Danny and I have our own plans.
So, you want in on Penny's deal then, yeah?
No. We are going to start our own business.
We'll be ready for you soon, Mrs Moon.
Is Mr Moon joining us today?
-We drink in the same pub.
You can go, you know. Alfie will be here soon.
I don't mind. I'll stick around till Alfie gets here.
Don't think you can talk me round by playing the hero.
I'm not after anything, Kat.
Just don't think it's right, a woman going to her
scan on her own. It's meant to be a happy thing, ain't it?
Right. We're ready for you, Mrs Moon.
I can't believe he's missing this.
Do you want me to go in with you?
Sorry for leaving you in the lurch.
I do beg your pardon if my shop is a health hazard.
How do I cope without Zainab's exacting standards?
No. I just like cleaning.
And I think you run this place much better than Mum did.
In fact, I've enjoyed meeting customers, making the produce neat.
Who'd have thought, given my degree?
In fact, this whole experience has made me want to quit science and...
Extend my retail skills base.
-Work in a supermarket?
Well, let's call this a trial period then. Kettle's out the back.
And here's one.
Looks like we share a hairdresser!
And here's the second.
Two strong heartbeats.
Two little lions, eh?
Excuse me just a second.
There we are.
I can't believe he's missing this.
Yeah, I bet Stacey would love to meet 'em.
All right, Kat, listen, sweetheart, I can't believe this has happened.
My watch was still on Aussie time and my phone wasn't on.
I raced to get here.
Found Kat waiting outside. Guessed you'd gone walkabout.
Thanks, mate. I owe you one. Thanks, mate.
No worries. I'll leave you to it. See you later.
Kat, listen, I'm so sorry, sweetheart.
So we take Janine's clients.
We use the money we make to take over a couple of leases.
And then we put everything we make into new properties.
It's hardly going to cover the office space.
Come on, Lucy, you're a clever girl.
You can't seriously think that setting up a new business is
a better idea than Penny's deal?
No, I do think it's a better idea.
Because I know where we can get free office space.
I've missed this place. Mum does too.
Your mum misses the Minute Mart? Don't make me laugh.
Was always some riff-raff ruining her display.
Always someone breathing germs.
People should be more careful.
Here, job's yours if you want it.
Thank you! Thank you!
Oh, I have big plans to...
You know, I never got round to telling
Zainab about Ian. What do you think she'll say about it?
-You all right, love?
I just wanted to sort out drinks later in the Vic. Dad's a bit...
Why? What's happened?
Janine's selling her stake in Scarlett's.
She can't. What's he going to do?
Panic, by the looks of it.
Oh, and Lucy's lost her job too.
So he thinks we're all going to be destitute.
Lucky he's engaged to such a strong, independent businesswoman.
Denise, you might be the only breadwinner when the market closes.
Kat, I promise you, darling, I won't let you down again.
You haven't let me down. You're the best bloke ever.
And these babies are the luckiest to have you as their dad.
so things are back to normal?
Course they are! Stick the kettle on, yeah?
Yeah. Yes. Let's have a cuppa.
How does life get this good, eh?
So what was all that with Kat? I know something's going on.
Paranoia's the first sign of madness, Abs.
Well, and I asked for you at the car lot
-and David said you'd been gone all afternoon.
We're just worried about Alice, that's all.
Oi, Peter told me the market's closing? Is that right?
-No, it's not.
-He said you told Shabnam it was?
How dare you! This is our market.
Guys, I'm not the one spreading lies here. Yeah?
-What's going on?
-The market's not closing.
Why would Shabnam tell me that it's closing then?
The market? Bridge Street Market?
Tam's denying it but you know what the council are like.
That's my dad's market.
And we're going to fight it!
We're going to show that council we're not going to get pushed
away to make room for some posh apartments
or whatever they're up to.
Look, family night at the Vic later, yeah?
What's going to happen to the caff if the market closes?
What's going to happen to the chippy? We could go under.
Where you been? Your shift finished ages ago.
I've been worried. You shouldn't even be working.
I had stuff to do.
I bet. The prison phoned.
What are they phoning you for?
Must be my visiting order for Alice.
Mum, you're ill! I thought we agreed that Alice ain't your problem.
Well, whose problem is she then?
Can I help you?
Oh, yeah. Hi. Rex Manning. The IT specialist.
Come about the computer virus.
Apparently you've had abusive e-mails being sent out to
all your clients or something?
I wasn't told about a virus.
Well, I've got other jobs waiting. I can go and come back?
Hey. They let you back in the country, boy?
G'day, mate. Welcome home, bud.
Yeah, yeah. Enjoy it before the council sells it.
Great to be back. What's not to miss about this lovely English weather, eh?
-I'll get the beers in.
-Nice one, Ian.
You seem more certain?
Oh, that was just a wobble before. It's natural, ain't it?
Are you sure this wedding is what you want?
Yeah... Ian, Ian's what I want.
Dad, can I have a word?
Luce, I'm sorry you've lost your job, love. Don't worry.
We'll scrape by.
No, Dad. I don't want to scrape by.
Danny and I, we are starting our own business.
And we just need premises.
So I was going to ask if we could use the house?
And if Danny can stay just till he gets back on his feet?
No, you're not starting a business.
Well, Janine's clients are there to take.
Love, it's a nasty world out there. The market's closing.
Janine just sells up.
Dad, I'd love to sit around crying about how unfair it is
but times change.
OK? Winners keep up.
Or would you rather me be a loser like Billy Mitchell?
All right. You can use the house.
Back in a minute, love. Just got to pop out.
Drinking water? What's the matter with you?
Johnny, do us a favour, mate, get us a couple of beers here.
This is Operation Turn Billy's Frown Upside-Down.
I'm not going to be much company, Alf.
This morning I was an exec.
Thought I had a team behind me.
Come on, Bill. Their loss.
How do you do it, Alf? Lovely wife.
Well, the secret to a good life is being able to sleep at night.
Thought it was about time I introduced myself to the new
I'm Ian Beale.
You've probably heard of me.
The Beale name means something around here.
Look, spare me your sob story. The market's not closing. OK?
All right, well we both know that's not true.
Look, I've served on the council.
I know how it works and I still know some of the bigwigs there.
And I'm sure there's a nice big promotion in it for you
if you get this market closed with no fuss.
What are you trying to tell me?
Us traders, OK, we have rights.
Which could mean a long
and expensive court battle for the council.
But for the right price...
I could make sure this market closure goes through quickly.
Hello. Yeah, could I speak to Stacey, please?
No, it's all right. Must be a wrong number.
Downloaded the salon's client database - all 15 pages of it.
Do you need a hand?
I got a job!
Yeah, well, I nearly lost mine.
There you go.
Perhaps, you know, we should be thinking about tightening our belts?
The bad luck you've had today.
Well, you make your own luck in this world, don't you?
OK. A toast to saving the market!
Listen, me moving in is a bit strong, ain't it?
Why are you looking for problems?
How many more times, Luce?
If you want the money, I'll give you my half right now.
I trust you.
If that doesn't deserve a bottle of champagne, I don't know what does.
What can I get you?
Bottle of champagne, please, Johnny. It's Top Gun, by the way.
My favourite film.
And the Walford Wonder wants to know if you want to hook up later?
Billy, do you ever think things are so good that it can't be true?
Nah, not really.
What do you do? Wait for a disaster?
There doesn't have to be a disaster, does there?
It's too late.
You've lost me.
Alfie, is it Kat?
I did something really bad in Australia.
Well, that was the last number on the client list.
Maybe you didn't recognise her voice?
Right, you'd better get home, ain't ya?
Before Alfie starts asking questions.
Hold on, what's this one? "Colourist candidates".
She did look really smart.
I don't think fugitives apply for jobs, do they?
She's got a kid to feed.
Here. Here, look. Jenny Smith, Flat 15, 12 Mead Lane, NW6.
We've got her. We've found Stacey.
I don't care if he is busy, right?
Just put me through to Councillor Byford's office.
Yeah, I don't mind holding.
What? So you're telling me that's set then?
That's lovely. It's not through customs yet?
No, that's brilliant.
Look, thank you so much. I'll look forward to your call.
All right, thank you. Take care. Bye-bye.
That's it, mate - there's no turning back now.
Have you told Kat about the other thing yet?
-No. No, not yet.
-The longer you leave it, Alfie...
I know, Billy - she's going to go lunatic on me, ain't she?
Only if you're daft enough not to get in there first
before it all kicks off.
Yeah. See you later, mate.
Cauliflowers and Savoys, get them fresh today.
Cheers, darling - don't forget, if you want more deals like that,
then spread the word.
We need help to fight for the market.
Look, I just think both of us rocking up ain't such a good idea.
So you're staying here, then?
No, I didn't think so.
Look, Bianca's going to cover for me from 12:30.
When she turns up, I'll find you and we'll go and check it out.
-Right, and then what?
-If it is her...
Let's just deal with it when we get there.
What happened with him - you can't ignore that.
Maybe you need to think about what you really feel about Ian.
I have. And that's why I'm going to get things moving and marry him.
Oh, no, you don't.
-Turning away custom?
-No. Only yours.
I'm not the bad guy here.
I'm part of the market, just like you.
Oh, is that right?
If the rumours are true, I'm affected as much as everyone.
Listen, what happened with Fatboy made me realise what I want.
-Getting married is a big thing.
And that is why I want you to give me away.
Look, I mean...you're sure, marrying him,
-you're doing the right thing?
-..I'd be honoured to give you away.
You know, the one thing I do know - Ian is a good man
and I'm not prepared to lose it all over a kiss.
-You all right, Abs?
-Are you not working today?
-Yeah. Yeah, I got a meeting.
-Oh, just...you know. I'm just meeting a dealer,
looking at new stock.
You look a bit smart for buying cars.
It's a suit.
She pretty then, is she?
She is a "he", Abs.
And no, he ain't my type.
-See you later.
-I'm not the one making decisions.
-You're still going along with it.
-I'm just doing my job.
-I think you should take that to go.
-No, it's fine.
He's not a bad man, you know that.
Tell that to everyone who's about to lose everything.
-Hi. Can I have a coffee, please?
You all right, Mas?
You're back, then.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, mission accomplished.
-You know, thanks to you and...
-And me being rubbish at poker.
I was lucky, mate, and I wouldn't have got there
if it hadn't have been for you.
So...if there's any way I can pay you something back...
You won that money fair and square, it's yours.
Yeah, thank you, Mas.
But like I said, if there's anything I can...
Tell you what -
you pay for that coffee and we'll call it quits.
-Is it a large coffee?
-All right - it's a deal.
-Welcome back, mate.
-See you later, yeah?
-Can I get two coffees, please?
Yeah - yeah, to go, please. Thanks.
Uh, not while you're working.
-What did I just say?
-I've just got to reply to this.
-I'm serious, put it away.
Oh, right, well, if it's important, then it must be a family emergency...
..or a man.
So which one is it?
No. No, no, no, no, it's not a man.
OK, yes, but not like that.
-You have to swear not to tell.
-Like I would.
It's someone I met online, it's being going on a while.
And...now he wants to meet up.
The...the post's back in safe hands again, I see.
Yeah, you know -
they've started calling me Yo-Yo at the sorting office.
There's a meeting in the Vic, half one, about the market.
I don't suppose you could pass the word, could you?
They're still talking to you, then - father of the traitor.
They're just angry, that's all.
They'll soon realise you were just doing your job.
Yeah, it's a job I'm going to lose soon,
if I don't get lynched before.
Oi - what you running away for?
I ain't running.
I seen the way he looked at you. You blatantly just fancy him.
Just leave it, will you? The guy's a creep.
He's in there, all loved up with Lucy.
What? It was just a smile.
What if I told you he's the Walford Wonder?
He's a good-looking bloke.
Yes, but what if once we're face to face,
he's nothing like his picture?
What if he's boring? What if he smells?
What if he's gorgeous?
And what if the pair of you are perfect for each other?
-Like you and Ian?
You don't know anything about him till you meet him.
GIGGLING: OK, OK.
Right, you text him back, you tell him that you'll meet him.
But somewhere local, you know, keep it safe.
Trust me, not many decent blokes out there.
If one comes along, you've got to keep hold of him.
Oi, oi. It's a fair cop, guv - I'm going to finish up here
and then carry on with stripping the wallpaper, honest, boss.
Carol, you ain't seen Bianca, have you?
-She's around somewhere.
-The one day I don't want her to be late.
-Why's that, then?
I've got to go to the bank, they didn't send us a cheque book.
OK - you going to have a bit of lunch with me this afternoon?
No, not today. I thought you was going to this market meeting?
I am. OK, what about we have some drinks later, then?
Doubt it. I've got to go and check out some new stock.
-Why, is it important?
Well, yeah. Well, no - it's that thing I got from Oz, you know,
it's in the docks at the moment.
-Are you going to tell me what it is?
You don't need to know.
All you need to know is it'll bring in lots of dosh, all right?
-Not another dead sheep, is it?
-Shut up. Course it's not.
I'm thinking about me, you, our future, Tommy, Bert and Ernie.
-That's all I'm thinking about.
-That's all that matters to me, too.
Tina, here you go. Thanks, sweetheart. There you go.
-I'm sorry, Mum - shift finished late.
-All right, darling.
They're waiting on a bacon roll and egg sandwich
and this table, they've not paid yet.
She's covering for you again?
-Mum, we need to have a chat.
-Yes - I've got to go.
-You look shattered.
-Yeah, funny that.
Why don't you go home and have a rest?
-Because Alice needs me there.
-What for? What are you going to do?
-It's just another plea hearing.
She's got to stand there with that evil cow
while they accuse her of being in league with Janine.
I'm not letting her be there on her own. She's got nobody.
I'm not letting her think she's got to face this on her own.
If it don't fit, just bring it back and I'll change it for you.
All right? Cheers, darling.
I've seen you.
-You and my dad.
This has got nothing to do with you.
Well, he don't need you messing with his head.
-So please, just stay away from him.
-What you on about?
Me and your dad?
Wouldn't be the first Branning you've cheated on Alfie with, would it?
You're lucky I don't smack you into the middle of next week.
I'm not cheating on Alfie.
I'm having his babies. For God's sake, Abi!
Stay away from him.
I am not seeing your dad.
I swear to you, I am not seeing him.
Then why's my dad putting on his best shirt
and lying about where he's going?
If he's not seeing you, then who is he seeing?
Right, let everyone know, yeah?
Traders' meeting, half an hour, in the Vic.
Cheers. Here you are...
-What's this, battle HQ?
-I've done a couple of these,
done one for the shop and one for in here.
That's good. We need all the businesses behind this.
You've done a good job.
I don't know whether it's going to be as bad as you think.
I thought you'd be more worried - if you lose Scarlett's,
you'll need this place and the chippy more than ever.
-Are you coming to the meeting?
-Yeah, I mean, you try and stop me.
I mean, we still need to do everything.
I reckon, you know, you should do a speech, give them what's what.
Me? I don't know any more than anyone else.
But we need someone to take the lead
and there's been a Beale or a Fowler on that market since time began.
Right, you get the flyers out there. And I'll see you at the Vic.
-Where's your mum?
-I'm covering for her.
Right, well, nobody told me.
She's a little bit preoccupied at the moment, Ian.
While we're on the subject,
I'll be covering for her a lot more while she has her chemo.
Yeah. Still should have told me, though, yeah.
-She's a brave woman, your mum.
I bet you're well proud of her.
You all right?
-What you playing at?
-What do you mean?
I've just had your daughter in my face
thinking that me and you are at it.
-And aftershave? Are you for real?
Look at you, all tarted up.
If you coming with me to find Stacey
is all about some grubby idea of re-kindling old flames,
you can forget about it.
-What you talking about? Course it ain't.
-I mean it.
-If that's all this is to you...
-Well, it ain't.
She's family, ain't she?
Well, Bianca's not turned up yet. We'll go as soon as she does.
You know, I didn't exactly tell her everything.
You got a death wish?
Do you really think she ain't going to wonder
where this money's come from?
What? The place is going to be packed.
The market goes, so do our customers.
I think this one, cos the block has its own gym.
Well, anything that gets me off your sofa,
I don't care if it's next to a sewage works.
Look at her, Nance. The poor girl ain't got a clue.
I tell you what, if that was my bloke,
I know what I would be doing
and it would involve two bricks and I'd just...
Not exactly packed out, is it?
It's only quarter past. They'll be here.
We've put out a few crisps and things.
You do know it's a meeting to save the market, not a christening?
-Sorry. I'm sorry.
-No, it's all right, darling. It's fine.
It's a stressful time for everyone.
Let's hope we get a few more bodies in.
We'll show them soppy mugs at the council
a lot more than they bargained for, right?
-Right, is this where the meeting is?
-I told you.
We going, then?
-To this meeting?
-No, I can't.
-Yes, you can.
I can't. I've got something to do and it's important.
What could be more important than fighting for our jobs?
Are you coming or what?
Oh, hi. I didn't know you worked here.
-Yeah, yeah, just started.
-So, you eating alone?
-No, I'm meeting someone.
Oh. Oh, nice.
My dad? No, I do have friends, you know.
-And there he is now.
-Nice to meet you.
Here's a menu for you both. There you go.
Over here, please.
You all right, sweetheart?
-Good turnout, innit?
-Yeah, it's great.
Right, I'm going to get off before they start getting their pitch forks out.
-It's not a joke, you know.
-Yeah, I know, it's serious.
I'd only get in the way. I'll see you in a bit.
Leave it, yeah?
Can I just get a glass of red, please?
-Oh, B, have you seen Ian?
-Er, no. Sorry.
He's a creep, Luce, you need to dump him.
-He's playing you.
-Oh, right. OK.
-He's cruising online.
I don't know what your problem is, but can you just leave me alone?
But what if I could prove it?
-Where's your dad?
-I'm trying to call him, he's not answering.
I reckon we should get this under way.
-What? It's only just gone half past.
-Who's supposed to be organising it?
-I thought that Ian would, but...
-Well, he's not here, is he? So...
Right, pipe down.
Oi, everyone! Quiet, please.
It's not a social do, OK? We're not here to chat.
What we're here to do is talk about what we've all been hearing about
and try and make sense of what's been going on
and work out what to do about it.
-I've never done this before.
-I wasn't sure what to expect, but...
-You're not disappointed?
No, no - you're even more beautiful than your photo.
So is this somewhere you've been before?
Yes, I live very close, actually.
I wasn't sure where to choose
and then my boss - I work in a shop -
she said pick somewhere local
because you don't know who you're going to meet.
Could be a murderer or something...
Hello, Mum, it's only me. Could you give me a call?
I just want to know you're OK.
OK, you wake up, yeah, and everyone's a zombie. Everyone.
Who do you want to be the person to bite you, Ian Beale or Patrick?
-She's a grown-up, your mum.
She's an ill grown-up.
If I want your input, I'll ask you. Is that OK?
-Whilst it's quiet, I think I might make myself a sandwich...
Yes, I know, I know, I'll pay.
Sorry - I couldn't bear to see him mess you about.
What a cheating scumbag.
Then my mother always said
never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in
and that is what I have done.
You know what, in a lot of ways, I'm like my mother, I suppose.
I mean, at home, she sort of controls...
-Sorry, sorry, would you excuse me a moment?
-Yeah, of course.
Look at us, chatting away, getting on like a house on fire -
we haven't even ordered yet.
-I won't be long.
-I'm not going anywhere.
There's not another way out of here, is there?
She is doing my head in. Is there a back door or something?
Are you serious?
Is there a way out or not?
Mate, you can't walk out on her. That's just wrong.
What are you...?
Hey. Is the lamb halal?
Don't worry about the lamb...
No, I can make up my own mind about what I want to eat, thank you.
Um...Shabnam, he's gone.
Don't be stupid, he's in the toilet.
Yeah, that's not what he told me.
The council ain't saying nothing, so when's all this going to happen?
-We don't know.
-I heard someone say it was a few months.
-A few weeks, I heard.
-I've heard they're talking
about merging it with the market on Spring Lane.
Hang on now, man - none of us know for sure what's happening.
We don't know how bad it's going to be.
No, no, but see that's exactly why we need to get organised.
There's no way we'll be able to stop this
unless we confront it, as a community, head on.
That's right. This market's ours, all right?
Walford, OK? Not the council's, not them plums in suits, all right?
My lot, we've been here five minutes but we're not having it -
the stalls go, we all go, yeah?
Actually, Mick's right -
no disrespect, this isn't just about stall holders,
it's about shops too.
My family's been on that market for generations.
OK, so you know what? We need to get organised.
So we make loads of phone calls to the council, we send e-mails,
we hassle the local paper, make a real noise about it.
CHEERING AND CLAPPING
We should go.
Look, Kat, I was thinking...
If Stacey's that close, how come she ain't come to find you?
Or even just let you know where she is?
Maybe she wants to stay lost.
No, she'd want to see me.
Look, I ain't going to go with you.
You were right what you said earlier, about me and her.
I'm going to leave her in the past.
And if this is about Stacey and not about you...
..maybe you should do the same.
-He's the idiot, not you!
-Leave me alone.
Listen, come back inside. I'll get you a glass of water.
-Where everyone can laugh at me?
-Who? No-one's laughing at you.
Why, why would I be so stupid as to think anyone would be interested in me?
Cos you're pretty amazing.
So "amazing" that a man has to sneak out of a restaurant
to get away from me.
You OK, now?
I just don't get guys who think they're players.
What are you going to do about it?
You all right?
So, I spoke to the estate agent about the one we like
and I've signed the lease -
all I've got to do now is pay the deposit.
What was that for?
Because I can.
I can't believe you weren't at that meeting.
-Not now, love.
-Yes now, Ian.
-What are they doing here?
-Um...I can explain it...
Hold on, that's that Councillor Byford.
He was at the restaurant opening.
What are you up to?
-I've been trying to ring you.
-I turned my phone off.
Well, don't do that, please, all right?
What if you needed someone or something urgently?
Sonia's right, you know.
I'm fine - I met up with Joey
and then I was with Alice and the solicitor.
Is she all right?
No, no, she's not - she looks terrible, she's scared.
And anyway, she's pleaded not guilty.
Well, we knew that anyway, didn't we?
So has Janine - they're going to try them both for murder.
I'm in the Vic, trying to get everyone fired up
and you're entertaining the enemy?
I'm not entertaining anyone.
It should've been you in front of them traders.
-That market's your heritage.
-Just listen, OK?
I don't want the market to close, but if it does, right,
I have just struck us a deal which will keep this place going.
I've got us a year's compensation grant.
Denise, I've got to do what's best for this family, OK?
We need to be able to buy out Janine's share.
This is like a golden ticket.
Oh, is that right, Willy Wonka?
Well, we'll see about that.
Come on - Denise...
BIANCA: There's nothing else you can do,
you've got to leave it to the solicitors.
-I'm not going to desert her.
-I'm not saying that.
Listen, I'm just going to fight to help that girl, all right?
Mum, you really need to focus on yourself.
You've just had chemo.
Come on, Son, back me up on this.
Look, I know what you're saying, B, all right? But Mum's a grown-up.
I will support her whatever she wants to do.
I need to go and have a lie down. I don't feel too great.
I'll get the drinks in, all right?
I never said a word.
Yeah, well, I ain't one to say I told you so, but...
Hello. Come on up.
Man of my dreams - how stupid am I?
Have you seen Denise?
-I've never been so humiliated in all my life.
"Go and meet him, what if he's perfect?"
-Have you seen her or not?
-And all because of Denise.
I mean, who is she to give advice after what she did?
Kissing some bloke.
-She said something...
She was talking to Patrick, saying what a good man you are.
-She obviously loves you...
-You said she kissed someone? Who?
-I don't know. Honest.
I wasn't really listening. I could have got it wrong.
It's got nothing to do with me, I'm sorry.
SHE KNOCKS THE DOOR
-And what's your name?
You from the agency?
-Yeah, I am.
-Great, come in.
OK, I'm going to leave this lot for you, then.
I tell you what, you can go and pick up Bobby as well
cos me, I'm going to go and have a nice little lie down
before I say or do something I regret.
I'm Luke, by the way.
My girlfriend normally sorts this stuff out,
but she's staying at a mate's house and she completely forgot -
not the most organised of women.
Look, if you have a set of these,
you can just let yourself in to clean, yeah?
Hey, you, turn that down, please.
SHE TURNS UP THE VOLUME
I knew you were going to do that.
-Sorry about that.
Are you cool with this arrangement, start tomorrow?
-Yeah, that's fine - I'll be here tomorrow.
If I win and beat Tiff, I get in the school team.
Another word, Dad.
-Well done. Come on, let's get off.
HE LAUGHS Happy Valentine's.
Sorry, I haven't had a chance to get anything.
-Don't worry about it.
That's from me, and that's from the other man in your life!
-That's great, innit?
"To the best mum, love from Tommy."
How did we get here, eh? What do you want to do later - lunch, dinner,
Kat... What's these?
Bianca gave me a spare set, in case she has to disappear with Carol
and she needs a hand with the kids.
-That's a good call. It must be tough on them.
-I'd better get going.
-Right, see you later.
I appreciate you want the distraction...
It's not a distraction.
-And I don't need Bianca telling tales behind my back.
And I don't need you fussing over me.
Oh, so first you ask me to marry you, now you're laying down the law.
I can't let her stay in prison.
I know you can't.
-Coffee, please, Carol.
-All right, Dan?
Very nice! They for me?
Maybe next year!
See, that's where I'm going wrong -
-I never bought you a big, white, fluffy bear.
-Day's not over yet.
Some flowers for the most beautiful girl in Walford.
Next Valentine's, I can bring you breakfast in bed in our own place.
-You left before I could give you this.
4am is a bit much, innit, even on Valentine's Day?
-I found my present.
I just wish I could have stayed in bed
and given you your other present.
If you buy me a drink at lunch,
-I might see what I can do for tonight.
-See ya. Say bye!
-See you later.
I don't get it.
There's nothing to get.
-Your usual get-out-of-jail card, then?
-I was trying to do what was best.
-Best for who?
For us, for the restaurant.
Turning your back on that market, that ain't the way.
I'm not turning my back on anything.
If we can save the market, great -
I'll find some other way of paying Janine.
Come on, let's not fight, not on Valentine's Day.
No more sneaking about with Aleks and that councillor.
I promise. Today's about treating you how you deserve.
Belgian, you say?
I've got loads of prep to do at the restaurant.
Fats is there on his own. I need to get back.
But I'll be back in a little bit, with a treat. All right?
-Hey, Tam told me. Forget about him.
-I don't want to talk about it.
-You deserve better than some creep off the internet.
A Valentine's card.
Good job one of us is popular. Who's it from?
I don't know. It's not for me.
Something you want to tell me?
-I'm running late.
I'm popping out in a bit - there's a meeting about the market.
-What you like at woodwork?
-What you on about?
This weather - might need to build an ark.
Says here the Thames is breaking her banks all over the gaff.
Not here, though?
-Some people have lost everything, bless them.
Don't look like it's going to let up either.
-I'll bring your coffee down.
Coffee to take out, please, Carol.
-Did you go?
-It wasn't Stacey.
-Came to a dead end.
Maybe it's for the best.
The full works, please, sweetheart.
Like I said, the past - sometimes it needs to stay in the past.
You all right?
Fancy joining me for Valentine's brekkie before I get back
to the bathroom grouting?!
-I'd better get going.
-All right. I'll get that.
Max, I just want to say thanks for taking Kat to the scan.
That's all right, mate.
-No, I should have been there.
-These things happen.
I appreciate you looking out for her,
-it's good to know she's got mates.
-Yeah, any time.
Right, catch you later.
Yeah. I'll definitely... catch you later.
He owns a restaurant and he forgets to order milk.
Maybe he's got other things on his mind.
So... You heard from him?
I don't how he got my address.
But if he thinks I am that desperate...
And you're sure it's from him?
There's hardly anybody else in my life.
-You never know.
-No, I'm destined for creeps and no-hopers.
Right. Well, listen, happy Valentine's Day.
Hey, we should form a club - Single And Desperate.
Yeah. Sounds fun.
-Your coffee's here.
You've bought me a card!
It's Valentine's, stupid.
I know, it's just...
-You know, we don't...
-Well, I HAVE.
And that's just for starters.
I feel a bit bad now. We don't normally do cards.
Well, this year I have. Happy Valentine's.
I'll be back before the rush.
Oh, hold up! I've got something for you.
What, what you got?
Couldn't just whack this out the front, could you?
Should be a cracking Valentine's, eh?
Shouldn't it just.
You heard what happened at Alice's plea hearing?
Yes, I did.
I'm getting some people together who she's close to,
see if there's anything we can do.
I'm not sure I can get involved.
Er, she's been asking about you.
She'd really love to see you.
She chose Michael over me.
He manipulated her. You two used to be really close.
I know people have got you wrong over this market stuff.
Too quick to judge - that's the trouble with them.
I can't, I'm sorry.
Hi... I'm from agency - you booked a cleaner?
Yes, there's been a bit of a mix up...
I was told to come today by Jenny?
Well, I'm Jenny, and we don't need anyone now, it's all been sorted.
I was booked.
Well, you're unbooked. Thank you.
Right, everyone knows what jobs they're doing.
We get the petition going, contact the local papers
-and see about setting up that fighting fund.
We need to hold these meetings at night -
none of us can afford to skive off work.
-It's like Piccadilly Circus.
# Love is in the air! #
Aw, someone's a very lucky girl. It's nice to be treated properly.
Is there any other way?
-Who's that? What are YOU doing back?
I thought I'd do us some lunch.
Well, if you're doing bacon, I'll take mine crispy.
I've obviously not got Mick well trained enough.
You've got to be like that with blokes - keep them on a tight leash.
Could you put some of these in the restaurant?
Yeah, leave them on the table.
Right, so we'll keep in touch about when we're next meeting.
-OK, all right.
-Bye. See ya.
-I would tread a bit carefully.
-With Ian. I might have said something.
-I wasn't meaning to listen...
-Listen to what?
..when you told Patrick... about the...kiss.
I was upset and wasn't thinking... I tried to tell him you loved him...
I'll crack on with lunch.
So here we are... Just us.
Yep, and that's how it's going to be soon - just us.
Unless there's something you want to tell me?
I don't know, nothing you're hiding?
No! Look, we're good, me and you.
Scout's honour -
and, yes... Yes, I was a Scout.
So you're not the Walford Wonder?
-Don't start, Danny.
-It's not what you think it is.
-No, of course not.
I've seen your texts, I've seen that you were cruising online.
What, is this Johnny?
He's just jealous.
He kissed me once, when he was drunk.
The web thing, it's just a bit of messing about, a bit of fun.
So that's what WE are? Are we just a bit of fun too?
No, you're the one I want to be with.
It was nothing. Nothing happened.
How am I supposed to believe you?
Cos it's true.
You mean everything to me.
So if I didn't have Janine's money, then you'd still want to be with me?
I mean everything to you, do I?
PEOPLE CHAT AND CHEER
-You stupid cow!
-I've finally seen who you really are!
Happy Valentine's Day!
You piece of scum! Take the money and go!
If that was me, you'd be leaving with more than your pride hurting.
You've got me wrong, the only cash I want is you.
Go, or I'll call the police and tell them everything.
The Walford Wonder.
The only "wonder" about you,
is how it took everybody so long
to see what you really are.
At least I know what I am.
There she is, my beautiful girl. Look, we've got all your favourites.
-We got paneer-stuffed peppers, gujias, kachoris...
-If they're too daft to see how beautiful you are...
No more tears over that idiot.
The past is the past, for all of us.
You going to join in?
Thanks, but I'm meeting Dexter at the pub.
You know what we need to do?
Aside from me going out
and being the most-hated single man in Walford?
We need to get Dad back into the community.
Ah, you're here!
Yeah, I've only just arrived.
I've snuck off work early to make Jenny a surprise Valentine's lunch.
-Did you find all the cleaning stuff all right?
Hope you haven't spent too long on the kitchen,
I'm about to make it look like a bomb site. Jamie Oliver I am not.
But it's the thought that counts, isn't it?
That's what you women always tell us.
Yeah, it's the thought that counts.
This is wonderful.
You've gone to a lot of trouble.
You not hungry?
No, not really.
I was thinking, you're right,
we need to get things moving, fix a date,
get those invites sent out...
I know about you kissing someone.
Shabnam heard you talking about...
Shabnam! For goodness's sake, Ian!
What, I kissed a bloke?! What bloke?
I don't know - you tell me.
Well, I can't, if it never happened.
So she's making it up?
Or got the wrong end of the stick.
Oh, look, me and Patrick were talking about the wedding,
and me asking him to give me away...
-And you telling him that you kissed someone?
We were talking about how right it feels.
Me and you.
So where did she get "kissing" from?
Oh, I dunno, she's not exactly the most focused woman in the world!
She was upset about this date that went wrong and...
Ian, come on, I promise you.
Whatever Shabnam has told you, it never happened.
-Two-for-one drinks courtesy of Danny.
I got you something else.
You already gave me a present.
Well, I'm giving you another one.
MUSIC STARTS I thought you might like a change.
Oh, well, they're...nice.
# I feel it in my fingers... #
CHEERING AND LAUGHTER
Well, they sound like they're having fun.
Shall we go and join them?
Oh, I can't play darts.
It's all right, neither can they.
I thought we were going for lunch?
You don't want to miss out on the cheap drinks! Come on.
Here you go. From Danny.
-It was nice of him to buy us all a drink, though.
See, some women, sitting about being spoilt rotten -
where's the fun in that?
Good job I love you, Mick Carter.
Mr Moon. What can I get you?
You've not seen Kat, have you?
No, she ain't been in. She joining you, is she?
That's the plan.
What time you expecting...Jenny? What time is she back?
Soon. But hopefully not until I've finished cooking this.
What sort of work do you do then, that you can just skive off?
I work in the City.
You one of them bankers that robbed us?
The only bonus I get is being able to sneak off early on a Friday.
That is not how it's supposed to look, is it?
Here, let me help.
You good at beef Wellington?
-No, but I can make a damn good pie.
-Do you cook for the family?
Not as much as I should.
This is kind of a double celebration -
Jenny's just got herself a job as a colourist in the hairdresser's.
if you wouldn't mind helping, I'd be eternally grateful.
No, I'm stuck at work.
Oh, I might just get us a takeaway or something.
I know it's Valentine's, and the work thing...
but do you mind if we don't do anything?
It's just, I'm shattered, if I'm honest...
Love you too. Laters.
Hook, line and sinker.
I'm going to go, and get out your way.
And leave me with a half-finished pie?
-Ah, thank you.
-I was thinking, we should go shopping,
-get you some new clothes.
Get some smart things, in case you want to go out or something.
LETTER BOX RATTLES
Oh, for goodness' sake!
Back off, sleaze-ball!
It doesn't mean anything...
You know? It's just a card.
"Not from the idiot but from someone who cares"?
The other one was from you?
You send me two cards because you feel sorry for me?
I just thought maybe...
Oh, so not because you like me, then?
I just didn't like seeing you hurt.
The local charity chase.
-It's just as well you didn't mean it.
You're not Muslim.
Thanks for the thought, though.
You put something in those nuts?!
I'm saying nothing.
114 - Tam, what do you reckon? What to win it?
I don't really know. I've never been good at sport.
-I'm more of a spectator.
-Come on, get a big score...
-It's not about big scores in darts.
Don't worry, I'm good at finishing an' all.
Go on, Tam, have a game, play with Nancy.
I think she's out of my league.
Shall we get out of here?
Where we going?
It's Valentine's Day, I reckon someone could use some TLC.
Where you taking me?
I meant Lucy.
I knew that.
-Shut up, it was a joke!
-What's wrong with Lucy anyway?
-She broke up with Danny -
or should I say the Walford Wonder?
Barrel needs changing.
What's rattled YOUR cage?
I know you're not big on Valentine's but a card would have been nice.
-Oh, is that right?
-Let's just say I might have a plan
to make up for not buying you a bear or a bunch of flowers.
What is it?
No, you can wait till next week.
Next WEEK? What do you mean, next week?
What can I get you, my love?
-Two lagers, please.
HE HUMS A TUNE
It's just so frustrating, now Janine's got this top lawyer.
Just leave it. Dad's got a nice dinner waiting for you
-when you get home.
-Yeah. I'm sorry.
-I'm tired and I want to go home.
I'm not sure what I can do, and I don't know if you still need me,
but seeing as she's the only one round here who doesn't hate me,
I'd like to help Alice.
Abs, is your old man about?
Is he at the car lot?
No, he's away for the day - he's at an auction, I think.
So where did you meet her?
-On holiday, in Mexico.
Bit of a whirlwind romance.
She ended up coming back with me. Been together ever since.
What, here in North London?
Yep, me working in the City, now Jenny's got this new job...
hence us needing a cleaner.
One thing she hates is cleaning.
Same old Stacey.
I meant my cousin Stacey... PHONE RINGS
What do you want?
To know where you are would be a start.
Yeah, I'm busy.
Look, do you mind having a bit of a clear-up, yeah?
-Who's there with you?
-It's no-one. I've got to go, I'll call you later.
Come on, no hiding on Valentine's Day.
We bought chocolate and ice cream.
Which we bought with some of that money you chucked out the window.
He really didn't love me, did he?
Better you found out now rather than later, eh?
I only brought three spoons.
What agency did you say you were from again?
The one you booked me from.
Cos I was just on to them.
They said they sent a cleaner today, who was sent home by Jenny.
I won the spelling bee! I beat Tiff!
-I'm on the school team for next week!
Lucy's doing your tea, I've got to go work.
Yeah, me too. Busy, busy.
I love you.
I love you too.
Last chance, tell me who you are and what you're doing here
-or I call the police.
-I'm a cleaner!
-Stop it! What are you doing here?
Nothing, I promise. Look, I'm sorry.
-I haven't nicked anything, I swear, or anything like that...
I'm phoning the police right now.
Kat is stunned when she thinks she sees a familiar face whilst on her way to meet Alfie, and it throws her into turmoil. Refusing to give up, Kat eventually strikes gold in her quest, but soon finds herself in an awkward predicament.
Lucy is not happy when she cottons on to Danny's scheming ways, and after learning a few home truths about Danny she seeks revenge.
Max receives some news that makes him unhappy, but his family try to change his opinion.
Ian receives some worrying news about the restaurant, and takes extreme measures to protect his business. With pressure building at work, Tamwar confides in his sister Shabnam, who later puts her foot in it with Ian following a disastrous lunch.
A rattled Denise is confronted, but how will she respond?