17/07/2011 EastEnders Omnibus


17/07/2011

Billy and Julie receive heartbreaking news when they finally pay a visit to their son. A devastated Mercy decides to return to Nigeria in secret.


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DOOR OPENS

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Julie?

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Thought we were going to talk.

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Ah!

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JANINE GIGGLES

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SHE LAUGHS

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You know I looked for him before.

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-He didn't want to know.

-I know, but that was ages ago, wasn't it?

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People change.

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The thought of you meeting Mason behind my back... That animal...

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after everything he did to me.

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I know. And I'm sorry, all right?

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I just wanted to find our son.

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Julie, look...

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..we've got an address.

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We don't have to waste another minute.

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We can go and see him today.

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Dan Pearce.

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-Today?

-Yeah!

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I want to see who he looks like.

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Whose eyes he's got and that.

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If he takes after his mum, he'll be a right heartbreaker, won't he?

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OK.

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-After work, yeah?

-Yeah.

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Julie, thanks.

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-MUSIC PLAYS

-I thought we sorted this. I was staying. Janine ain't.

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Yeah, but that was before we found out she was stinkin' rich.

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We're getting complaints. You need to turn it down.

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-I ain't staying here if she is.

-All right, see you later.

-Thanks, Kim(!)

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MUSIC: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" by Jimmy Cliff Oh, I love this one!

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Tune! Turn it up, Janice!

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Janine, before you do, there is the question of last night's tab.

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BARRIERS BEEP

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Where now?

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-I thought it was all sorted.

-I can't help but feel this is God's way.

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Ooh! How was the honeymoon?

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Amazing, thanks. Cornwall's gorgeous.

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We loved it. But...

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back to earth with a bit of a bump now, because we're homeless.

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You're the most attractive homeless bloke I've seen.

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Whatever happens we're not staying at your mother's.

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You know, I was thinkin', right, this country is wicked.

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You had two coffees before we left this morning!

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You know, those scales of justice, they're gold-plated.

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And I never doubted them. You know what that means?

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That means we can make plans now, Merce. Check this -

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you take over the stall, OK? Keep it in the family, get me?

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And then I can go out there and get a proper job.

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-Then we might be able to move in together.

-Arthur...

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I am employable, right?

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I'm employable, right? You know like, Fat Cat, City boy and that?

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It's just your clothes,

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your posture, the words that you use...

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I mean, I wouldn't buy anything off someone wearing a sequinned hoodie, on principle.

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End of the week?!

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All right, well, I'll have to see what I can do.

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All right, talk to you in a bit. Bye.

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You ain't going to believe this.

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My mum wants me to go up to the Cotswolds, because my dad's having his bunions removed.

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-He works as a night porter in this hotel, and if I don't step in, he's going to get the sack!

-Well,

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if you leave me on that car lot on my own,

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-I'll sack you!

-This is the first job my dad's ever got.

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I don't care. You have to train someone up.

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No cover. No Cotswolds. Capiche?

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Perfect.

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-Let's hope the social worker thinks so.

-INTERCOM BUZZES

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-Hello?

-'Christian, I need a hug.'

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It's Roxy.

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Ah, Mr Chubb?

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Yo. What's up?

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Stop.

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-Do you want to join the ranks of the employable or not?

-Course I do.

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I wouldn't be wearing this otherwise. I even took out my bling.

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"Yo" and "What's up?" is scarce an appropriate opening gambit.

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They'll be scrutinising the ceiling instead of scrutinising you.

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Try to use words that they will recognise like "Hello" and "How do you do?"

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You do realise, don't you, that I have truncated my morning shift at the launderette for this?

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At least you got into the room this time.

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Next!

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Hello.

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How do you do?

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It says in this here book of Bradley's, "Don't slouch,

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"sit forward,

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"ask insightful questions, smile and tilt your head to show interest."

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This is ridiculous! That Dubai money is practically gone.

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I'd cover all of these if I could. Look.

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Don't worry, I'll sort this one out myself.

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I told her she ain't welcome, but she just pushed past me.

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So, why don't you tell us, Janine -

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did you force her to sign the will or did you forge it?

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It's not how it seems, Pat.

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Oh!

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I printed it off at school.

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-And you let her?

-I asked her. It cheers me up.

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So, why you here? Come to rub our noses in it?

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I might not deserve the money...

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Yeah, you don't.

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-And some people might argue...

-And win.

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I'm rich. No-one can change that, and that means what has happened in the past, is in the past.

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It's forgotten.

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I could even help you guys out.

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Hang on, how long does it take for this money to come through?

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You've come over here for a loan, ain't you?

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Come on, it's not like I can't pay you back. Please?

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-You evil little witch!

-Pat! Whoa!

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Out, out!

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She's vulnerable. What do you want me do?

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-Throw her out?

-Yeah!

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She's a liability, babbling on about her child-snatching sister.

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That'll score us points for the adoption(!)

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-What's that, then?

-Just our action list.

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You know, targets we've got meet.

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Yeah. We've still got loads to do.

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You know, bigger flat, getting family on-side.

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Good luck with that.

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I think those flowers are on their way out.

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What you talking about? They're fresh as anything.

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I'll get some more anyway.

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Oi!

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Am I your best friend?

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Right.

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My sister is very possibly locked up with some psychotic murderer,

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and my ex-boyfriend helped put her there, OK?

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I need big chats,

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I need to slag people off and I need white wine, all right?

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Come on, Phil, you must have a motor I can borrow.

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-DOORBELL

-Someone get that, will you?

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-Get the bus.

-I ain't getting the bus! What does that say about me, eh?

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-Ain't my fault you're a loser, is it?

-Ahem.

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-Spit it out.

-What?

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OK. I need a loan.

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I will pay you double your highest rate of interest.

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Yeah, well, I ain't interested.

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I don't know if you know, but I've just inherited quite a lot of money.

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Well, to me, Janine, you'll always be a tramp.

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-I'll remember this.

-I won't.

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-The Jag?

-Yeah, go on. Sling your hook.

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-Before I change my mind.

-Ta!

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Anyway, I've discussed a few projects with her.

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Yeah? You've got to hand it to the murdering witch, haven't you?

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She makes her own luck, don't she?

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Janice!

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Mate!

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Get 'em in, yeah?

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Listen, Tanya didn't speak for everyone.

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-Congratulations.

-Janice!

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She's such a nosy old gold-digger.

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She doesn't know she's wasting her time,

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because until that money comes through, I can't even buy a drink.

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-Are you joking?

-No.

-You're an heiress!

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Companies will be falling over themselves to lend to you.

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I've got a mate who works in short-term loans.

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Come on, I'll sort it out.

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-Weird, eh?

-Yeah.

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-Sorry.

-Which one is it?

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That one there.

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-Shall we go?

-Yeah, in a minute.

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OK.

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TURNS ON RADIO

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TURNS OFF RADIO

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I reckon I'd get into this.

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Right. Come on, let's have it.

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I can't do this.

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Look, Julie, I know it's scary.

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-I'm nervous as well, you know.

-But you want to meet him.

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For you, it's exciting.

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For you, he could be anyone, but it's not like that for me.

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He's not a blank.

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In my head, I've already got a son.

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Him in your head...

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it's not your real son, is it?

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Yeah, but it's in there!

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And I'm sitting here feeling like a traitor.

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You think I haven't imagined stuff?

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Course I have.

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-He might hate me, Billy.

-Hey.

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We'll just go in there, all right?

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Knock at the door, have a butcher's.

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And no calling me Skidmark.

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Hey, Julie, look!

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Excuse me, mate. We're looking for a Dan Pearce?

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Who's asking?

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I am.

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Sorry, I didn't mean that.

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-See, he don't know us, we're...

-Family.

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Yeah, I'm Dan.

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-You better come in, then, eh?

-Yeah, yeah.

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-Hands behind your back.

-Are you joking?!

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Hands behind your back.

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I'm really flexible, you know.

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SHE LAUGHS

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-I am!

-Don't bend your knees.

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Don't bend your knees!

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Ha-ha! Knee on the floor!

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Penalty! Penalty! Drink.

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You have to drink now!

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That's real Dad material, that, Christian.

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I'd better cancel the social worker.

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Seems all right, don't he?

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Family? Why didn't you say parents?

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Why didn't you?

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I don't think we're ready for this.

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Eh?

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That was quick.

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Yeah. Yeah, I'm really impatient.

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I use two teabags in the cup.

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I do that!

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It's a nice place.

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It's all right.

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Bit skint at the moment, you know?

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But like most people, though, eh?

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So...

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you said we was related somehow?

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Yeah, very closely related.

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Dan, there's no easy way of putting this, so I'm just going to say it, all right?

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We're your parents.

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Did they talk to you about us at the kids' home?

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Parents?

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We just wanted to meet you.

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I'm Julie,

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I'm your mum.

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There are castles in the Cotswolds, like fairytale ones. Be like a little holiday.

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She definitely said both of us?

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Yeah, course, it's a proper operation, and I want you there.

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-Looking fit today, girl.

-Excuse me?

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Some blokes think all it takes is a bit of muscle.

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If there's anything you want to ask us?

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We were only kids ourselves, really...

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I held you for ages when you were born.

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I know it's not much... it's nothing, really.

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This midwife said that being born was really stressful for babies...

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so I just kept it peaceful.

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I couldn't really do anything else...

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so I just held you very, very still.

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I'm sorry. I can't do this.

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I know it must be a big shock.

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We know you've got your own life now and everything...

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I ain't your son.

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I'm not Dan.

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I'm Paul.

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Dan used to live here, but...

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Well, he don't any more.

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I just took on his name. To carry on the tenancy. I'll be honest,

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when I saw the Jag, I thought there might be a few quid in it for me...

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but you seem like nice people...

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So, where is he, then?

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He died.

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Three months ago.

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Mr Mitchell...

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can I call you Phil?

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-What does your business mean to you?

-Go away, will you?

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All right, cool.

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Well, I'm here to learn, and you're the main man, innit?

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-Like the king of clubs and me...

-ENGINE REVS

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..I'm just like an eight, not even that, like a five of diamonds, really.

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So I was thinking...

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you know those guys on the door at R & R, I'm as big as them!

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So can't you put in a word

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or a nod or like a grunt or something?

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I know you've got people, right?

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Why would I do that, when I've just taken on Ryan?

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It's great for business, and I'm good with the ladies.

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I've asked you nicely, all right?

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There's nothing else! No-one else is taking on! No-one!

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-ENGINE STUTTERS

-What you doing?!

-Sorry!

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-You stupid idiot!

-There you are! I've been looking for you!

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Sorry, Phil, excuse us.

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So sorry about that.

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Some bits and bobs.

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Liver failure, you said, yeah?

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Yeah, used to drink a lot of booze.

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I think it all started when he was a kid in care, you know.

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He went to a good home, didn't he, when he was adopted?

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Well, that didn't really work out too well.

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They said he went to a nice family.

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They all said it was for the best!

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What was he like?

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Can you stop asking me questions, please?

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Was he ever happy?

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Or good at anything? He must have been good at something. He must have had some talents.

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-What do you want me to say?

-I want you to tell me the truth!

-He was a thief, all right?

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A total klepto.

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Yeah? He couldn't help himself, he was chronic.

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He cleaned me out twice.

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He was one of those blokes who was always saying what he was going to be doing...

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but it never seemed to work out.

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Used to call him Flakey.

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I think you better leave.

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Sorry it weren't better news.

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Just say, we all have different thresholds of feeling comfortable,

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and I can't come to the Cotswolds with you, simply because...

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Your dad pongs? I can't, Pops.

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-You can't, can you?

-No.

-But he does stink, though, don't he, Keith?

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Right, she's had a manicure, pedicure, wax, facial...

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that is 300 quid, hello!

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Right.

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This work, it just isn't good enough.

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Sorry?

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-It's perfect.

-No, it's bodged. I'll accept that as complimentary.

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I'm just so stupid.

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Why would I jeopardise something so important?

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I know you really want this, don't you?

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Yeah, I do.

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Want another drink?

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Go on, then. Another orange juice for the road.

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-Just hide!

-What? Why?

-Hide!

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Hey! The social worker squeezed us in for Friday, had a cancellation.

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Ow! Argh!

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Maybe I should change my priorities - you obviously have.

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Sy, please!

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Two weeks at the most.

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Just me...and my husband?

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Oh, I see.

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Course, yeah. I understand.

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Don't feel bad.

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Yeah, really soon. All right, then.

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OK. All right. Bye.

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OK, let's go back to Mum's.

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Hey.

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If you two still need somewhere to crash...I can offer a sofa.

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-Thanks.

-Give me that.

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Just be casual at all times.

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You got a smartphone? Use it.

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You got a gold watch? Check the time.

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-For real?

-This is a lifestyle that you're selling, not just a car.

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-What's the matter with your neck?

-Nothing.

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-That's the best you could do?

-No. He's keen. He's keen.

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So have you sold motors before?

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No...but I'm a quick learner.

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And I'm here to turn over your turnover, so...what you saying?

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-You're a hard grafter, yeah?

-Yeah, yeah. You're going to love my work, Maximilian!

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I mean...Mr Branning.

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-Whatever.

-Yes!

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Come on! Right, the things you say...

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-Darren...

-I'm sort of in the middle of a master class here.

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Darren, everyone has different thresholds...

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Right. That's going to have to wait for now.

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Not really. You know your dad...

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Yeah, I spoke to my mum this morning...

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and she ain't got room for the both of us.

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So it's going to have to just be me.

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I know you was looking forward to it, I'm sorry.

0:22:050:22:09

Right. The things you want to look out for in a customer.

0:22:090:22:12

-Right.

-Things that'll get them enticed.

0:22:120:22:14

-Get 'em in.

-"This is a bargain."

-Bargain!

0:22:140:22:16

-"You don't want to miss this."

-Don't miss this.

0:22:160:22:17

-"Chance of a lifetime."

-Chance of a lifetime.

0:22:170:22:19

-Can you see yourself without this?

-Can you see yourself without this?

-Got it!

0:22:190:22:23

500 - 298...

0:22:230:22:26

Dad. It's Aunty Janine.

0:22:260:22:29

-Presents!

-Can we open them? Can we open them?

0:22:290:22:32

-Pleeeeease!

-On one condition...

0:22:320:22:35

that Nana Pat says I can stay.

0:22:350:22:37

Only for half an hour, OK?

0:22:370:22:40

Come on.

0:22:440:22:45

How'd it go?

0:22:480:22:49

C'mon, what was he like? Ain't Old Bill, is he?

0:22:510:22:55

He's dead, Phil!

0:22:550:22:57

(He's dead.)

0:22:590:23:02

Shirley...Shirley will be back in a minute.

0:23:030:23:08

Cup of tea or something?

0:23:110:23:13

Please don't be nice, Phil.

0:23:130:23:15

Been a weird enough day as it is.

0:23:170:23:19

-Why can't anything ever be straightforward, eh?

-I dunno.

0:23:190:23:24

Liam.

0:23:280:23:29

PAT CLEARS THROAT Cap.

0:23:310:23:34

A laptop! Thanks!

0:23:400:23:42

Yes!

0:23:510:23:53

What do you say?

0:23:530:23:55

-Thank you!

-Good boy.

0:23:550:23:58

No.

0:23:580:23:59

Not you.

0:23:590:24:01

Don't kick someone when they're down...

0:24:010:24:03

unless you're going to finish the job.

0:24:030:24:05

-Oi! What do you think you're doing?! Get out!

-She has got to learn!

0:24:050:24:08

Don't do things like that! She's only little!

0:24:080:24:10

-Thank you, Janine.

-You're welcome.

0:24:100:24:12

No problem. Come again soon. Bye.

0:24:120:24:15

DOOR CLOSES

0:24:180:24:19

I didn't want to go there today.

0:24:230:24:25

-No, we agreed...

-No, you practically dragged me.

0:24:250:24:28

If we'd have looked for him when I wanted to look for him...

0:24:280:24:32

Say it.

0:24:340:24:36

-Say it, Billy!

-All right.

0:24:380:24:41

If we'd have looked for him when I wanted to, he'd have still been alive!

0:24:410:24:46

We could have met him.

0:24:460:24:48

-I could've...

-What?

0:24:480:24:50

-Fixed him?

-I could have tried!

-We can't even fix ourselves, Billy!

0:24:500:24:54

-We should have been there!

-Don't you think I know that?

0:24:540:24:57

Don't you think I tell myself that every minute of my rotten life?!

0:24:570:25:01

From the minute that I wake up till I go to bed at night?

0:25:010:25:05

Do you think that I need reminding...

0:25:050:25:08

..how I gave him nothing. Nothing.

0:25:100:25:13

I've never been there for him.

0:25:130:25:16

You think I don't know this is all my fault?

0:25:160:25:19

-This is all my fault!

-SHE SOBS

0:25:190:25:24

It's not. It's not.

0:25:240:25:26

Sorry.

0:25:260:25:28

I'm sorry.

0:25:300:25:32

Darren says selling is like wrestling a crocodile.

0:25:360:25:39

-You got to keep rolling them over.

-Like David Attenborough!

0:25:390:25:41

I know. D'you know, I really lucked out with that car lot job.

0:25:410:25:44

Something like...supernatural.

0:25:440:25:47

-Oh, hello.

-Hi.

-Hey, baby girl!

0:25:470:25:51

-I better make meself scarce and leave Arthur to unburden hisself of his good tidings.

-All right, Mrs B.

0:25:520:25:58

Listen, you take care.

0:25:580:26:00

-Good news?

-Oh, yes!

0:26:020:26:04

I got a job at the car lot, which means...we can put down some roots.

0:26:040:26:08

Now, look, check this out.

0:26:080:26:10

All these studio flats,

0:26:100:26:11

they are good to go and they're doing viewings at the weekend.

0:26:110:26:14

There's one that you are going to go nuts for.

0:26:140:26:17

You know, I think it's in the other room. Stay there.

0:26:170:26:20

Taxi!

0:26:220:26:24

Can you take my bags?

0:26:290:26:30

If the shoe was on the other foot...

0:26:370:26:39

I would congratulate you.

0:26:390:26:42

Well, you just must be an all-round bigger person than me, Janine.

0:26:420:26:46

See that taxi?

0:26:460:26:48

It's taking me to the poshest hotel room,

0:26:480:26:51

the biggest suite I could find.

0:26:510:26:53

Sweet. I'll have my room back, then, won't I?

0:26:530:26:57

Hey!

0:26:570:26:59

We used to fantasise about this sort of stuff.

0:26:590:27:01

I'd rather sleep rough.

0:27:030:27:05

-Another final demand.

-That's him.

0:27:190:27:22

Looks like Jamie.

0:27:230:27:24

My nephew.

0:27:250:27:27

This is from the social about his adoption.

0:27:320:27:34

-He knew our names.

-Yeah.

0:27:340:27:37

And he chose not to find us.

0:27:380:27:40

Julie...

0:27:560:27:57

..we've got a granddaughter!

0:28:030:28:06

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:28:320:28:35

-Cup of tea?

-No, I'm fine, thank you.

0:28:350:28:38

I'll give Alfie a bell, if you like.

0:28:380:28:40

-Tell him you're not up to it.

-Life goes on.

0:28:410:28:46

They're his memories. They're not mine.

0:28:460:28:48

What about his little girl?

0:28:480:28:50

There's nothing to stop us looking her up.

0:28:500:28:52

I'm going to be late for work, Billy.

0:28:520:28:54

You all right, Dot?

0:29:040:29:05

That was Arthur's special place.

0:29:050:29:08

Now it's probably floating down the canal somewhere.

0:29:080:29:11

They've taken my hanging baskets.

0:29:110:29:14

Geraniums and trailing Lobelia. Ever such pretty colours.

0:29:140:29:18

-Have you seen the state of the gardens?

-Vandals.

0:29:180:29:21

I'm only glad that Pauline was spared the heartache.

0:29:210:29:24

-Upsetting our community...

-They should be strung up.

0:29:240:29:26

-I blame the schools.

-I blame the parents.

0:29:260:29:28

If these kids had been taught properly in the first place...

0:29:280:29:31

we'd be sitting here on the bench admiring your baskets.

0:29:310:29:34

What makes you think it was kids?

0:29:340:29:36

Who else would show such disregard for our community, hmm?

0:29:360:29:39

Christian...

0:29:490:29:50

-Oi, Christian!

-Hmm?

0:29:540:29:57

-How much did we drink last night?

-Ugh.

0:29:570:29:59

Someone didn't shut the door properly!

0:30:020:30:05

Sy, just give me a minute, yeah?

0:30:060:30:10

HE SIGHS

0:30:150:30:16

You have to tell him, Mercy.

0:30:200:30:24

So, why didn't you wake me, huh?

0:30:240:30:25

-We did try, Arthur.

-So are these the garms of an executive car dealer?

0:30:250:30:33

You look very smart, Arthur.

0:30:330:30:35

You all right, Mrs O?

0:30:360:30:37

Usually, you're spitting on a handkerchief right about now.

0:30:370:30:41

Mercy's got something she needs to tell you.

0:30:410:30:44

Merce, you're going to have to hold that thought. It's not great to be late on your first day, is it?

0:30:440:30:49

Right, laters!

0:30:490:30:50

Arthur...

0:30:500:30:52

..I made you sandwiches.

0:30:560:30:57

Yeah? What, jam and mayonnaise?

0:30:570:31:01

Ah-hah! You see? You see this, Mrs O?

0:31:010:31:04

This is why I married your granddaughter. Right, well...

0:31:040:31:09

-Nice, all right? Right, laters!

-Bye.

0:31:090:31:12

Oi! What are you, five years old?

0:31:160:31:19

First, you start with the glasses.

0:31:220:31:25

Then you move on to the moustache.

0:31:250:31:28

No, you always start with the moustache first.

0:31:280:31:30

HE GROANS

0:31:330:31:35

-Where's Tommy?

-He's fast asleep.

0:31:350:31:38

Oh, thanks, Jean. Where's Kat?

0:31:380:31:39

Oh, she's in the kitchen.

0:31:390:31:41

Oh, Kat. Kat, come on, sweetheart. Wake up, we've got to open up.

0:31:410:31:47

Oh!

0:31:470:31:49

Oh, my neck. You were supposed to stop me from falling asleep.

0:31:490:31:53

-You look knackered.

-You don't look too hot yourself.

-Thank you.

0:31:530:31:57

Listen, guys. I'm sorry, you probably heard Tommy yourself all night.

0:31:570:32:03

-Look, you get yourselves to bed.

-I got a pub to open up, mate.

0:32:030:32:07

Me and Jeanie can take care of that, can't we?

0:32:070:32:10

-I do have a foundation certificate in basic food hygiene.

-What about me, then?

-You?

0:32:100:32:15

You've got to figure out how to get a piano on the back of a pick-up.

0:32:150:32:18

Look at me, still in my pyjamas.

0:32:200:32:23

And you can stop ogling, Tyler.

0:32:230:32:25

You're all right. Honest. Kat, Kat...

0:32:250:32:29

You've got sick in your hair.

0:32:290:32:31

-Hurry up.

-Hold on, I'm going to be sick.

0:32:330:32:35

Don't start. We're in enough trouble with Sy as it is.

0:32:350:32:38

-How did we get this upstairs?

-I have splinters in unthinkable places.

0:32:380:32:41

At least you stopped stressing about the adoption.

0:32:410:32:44

Sy's already had to postpone yesterday's appointment. What if I've messed it up, Rox?

0:32:440:32:49

Christian, come on. You're going to be a great dad. Any muppet can see that. You see?

0:32:490:32:53

No harm done.

0:32:530:32:54

A great role model you're shaping up to be.

0:32:550:32:57

Oh, hello, Mrs Masood(!)

0:32:570:33:00

I pity any children left in your care.

0:33:000:33:02

HE SIGHS

0:33:020:33:03

EDDIE SINGS TO HIMSELF

0:33:030:33:06

41 hours.

0:33:090:33:11

That's how long Sean had me up for once.

0:33:120:33:15

Brian stormed out in the end.

0:33:150:33:17

It was three days before he came back.

0:33:180:33:21

I can't let that happen to Kat and Alfie. I can't.

0:33:220:33:25

-They've got us, haven't they?

-What can we do?

0:33:250:33:28

Get yourself over here.

0:33:310:33:32

-Sorry?

-Smashing-looking girl like you should be front of house.

0:33:320:33:37

-I wouldn't know what to do.

-Come on. Come on, I don't bite.

0:33:370:33:42

Now...

0:33:460:33:47

..take the pump in your hand.

0:33:500:33:52

That's right.

0:33:540:33:55

Just pull it towards you.

0:33:560:33:58

I'm pouring my first pint!

0:34:010:34:03

If Lord and Lady Muck start moaning, tell 'em it ain't my fault I'm late.

0:34:030:34:07

You want to see the state of the gents. It's not asking much

0:34:070:34:10

for you lot to mop after yourselves.

0:34:100:34:12

-Everything all right, Julie?

-Yeah, I'm fine!

0:34:120:34:14

As long as people stop asking me STUPID questions.

0:34:140:34:17

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:34:170:34:18

Alfie, mate? Can I have a word?

0:34:190:34:22

Billy. All right, mate. What is it?

0:34:240:34:27

Um...I was just hoping you'd maybe keep an eye on Julie for me today.

0:34:270:34:32

She's had a bit of bad news.

0:34:320:34:34

We both have, really.

0:34:360:34:37

Yeah, what is it? They've put an extra two pence on a tin of beans or something?

0:34:370:34:42

Our boy's dead.

0:34:420:34:43

Oh... Oh, mate, I...

0:34:430:34:47

Billy, I'm... Oh.

0:34:470:34:49

Never got the chance to meet him, Alf.

0:34:490:34:53

We got there too late.

0:34:530:34:55

Billy, I'm so sorry, mate. I'm sorry.

0:34:550:35:00

All them questions I wanted to ask him.

0:35:000:35:03

I don't even know what team he supported.

0:35:030:35:06

Well, it'll be West Ham, won't it? Like his old man.

0:35:060:35:11

Turns out he had a little girl.

0:35:110:35:13

Stuck in some kids' home somewhere.

0:35:140:35:16

What's she like? Bet she's a little Mitchell, ain't she?

0:35:160:35:19

Don't know.

0:35:190:35:21

We ain't met her yet.

0:35:210:35:22

What do you mean, you ain't met her? You have to meet her. Phone the Social Services...

0:35:220:35:26

-Alfie, now is not the time, mate.

-Of course it's the time. Now is the time.

0:35:260:35:30

You don't want to let her slip through your fingers, do you?

0:35:300:35:33

-"Top-drawer antiques," you said.

-Wavy Davy hasn't let me down yet.

0:35:370:35:42

She looks like Anthony's ex.

0:35:420:35:45

Least it's 'armless. What else you got there?

0:35:450:35:47

Two more of her butch mates, a painting of a dog and, er...

0:35:470:35:51

..whatever that is.

0:35:530:35:54

Oh, Wavy Davy. I'm going to kill him.

0:35:560:35:59

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Ain't you going to help me?

0:35:590:36:02

How many times have I got to tell you? You the shifter -

0:36:020:36:05

me the thinker.

0:36:050:36:07

Tally-ho!

0:36:070:36:08

I've heard that you're the person to come to if I require some...bric-a-brac.

0:36:080:36:15

If by "bric-a-brac", you're referring to my antiques emporium...

0:36:150:36:20

-Please, step this way.

-Dorothy Branning, Mrs.

0:36:200:36:24

-Now, Mrs Branning, what can I do for you?

-I'm looking for a present for a young friend.

0:36:240:36:28

A budding entrepreneur.

0:36:280:36:30

I was thinking of something like a nice fountain pen or a tie pin.

0:36:300:36:34

I could do you a solid-silver hip flask.

0:36:340:36:37

Oh, that wouldn't be suitable at all!

0:36:370:36:40

Erm... Here we are. Just the thing for a budding entrepreneur's desk.

0:36:400:36:45

Oh, I say. Oh, what a horrible thing!

0:36:470:36:53

-Arthur...

-Oh, my goodness. Close your eyes.

0:36:590:37:02

-Arthur...

-Close your eyes, man. All right?

0:37:020:37:05

Just trust me. Close your eyes, close your eyes, all right.

0:37:050:37:08

-Where are we going?

-Just trust me, all right? We're just going to have a nice walk.

0:37:080:37:12

-To where?

-Don't worry. Just don't peek. Just trust me and keep walking.

0:37:120:37:16

-I need to talk to you.

-Don't worry. We can talk in a minute. Listen, we got a kerb now, OK?

0:37:160:37:20

Ready? One, two, three, up! Lovely jubbly. See? You've done this before.

0:37:200:37:24

-Listen, you'll love it. I promise. I promise, you'll love it.

-Are we there yet?

0:37:240:37:27

Don't look, don't look, don't look, don't look... Look! Look! Look!

0:37:270:37:32

-Why are we outside Janine's?

-Because I've just found out that this little yard is up for rent.

0:37:320:37:38

-It's not going to happen.

-Think positive, Merce. You know?

0:37:380:37:41

If Max keeps me on at the car lot, then we'll soon have enough for a deposit...

0:37:410:37:45

What's with the sad face?

0:37:450:37:48

-Just promise me you'll listen and don't interrupt...

-Arthur!

0:37:480:37:53

-I ain't interrupting, am I?

-Well, Mrs Branning, we're just...

0:37:530:37:56

It's all right, Merce. We'll speak later, innit?

0:37:560:37:59

I just wanted to get you a little present for your first day.

0:37:590:38:02

And I went to the rag-and-bone man, and it was like walking into the House of Horrors.

0:38:020:38:07

And then I remembered, gathering dust in my cupboard underneath the stairs, next to the broom...

0:38:070:38:12

Jim and me bought it for Bradley's first day at the bank.

0:38:120:38:16

It seemed fitting, somehow.

0:38:160:38:19

Bradley would want it to go to a good home.

0:38:190:38:22

Mrs B...

0:38:220:38:25

I don't know what to say.

0:38:250:38:26

-Let me have a look at you. Come on.

-All right. OK.

0:38:260:38:31

Oh, your tie's crooked.

0:38:310:38:33

She's lucky to have you, you know.

0:38:330:38:35

What if I ain't enough for her?

0:38:350:38:37

Love will find a way, Arthur.

0:38:370:38:39

It always does.

0:38:390:38:42

I have a flight leaving tonight.

0:38:440:38:45

Arthur doesn't know, but I sent an application for him to be a torch bearer at the Olympics...

0:38:450:38:50

-Mercy, stop!

-It's easier for everyone if I just slip away without a fuss.

0:38:500:38:55

Easier for who?

0:38:550:38:57

For you or for him?

0:38:570:38:58

I can't break his heart, Gran.

0:38:580:39:00

I brought you up better than this.

0:39:000:39:02

If nothing else, I taught you to fight for what is right.

0:39:020:39:07

Running away like this, it's the actions of a coward.

0:39:070:39:10

The battle isn't over, Mercy.

0:39:100:39:12

We could write to our MP, to the Queen, to the Prime Minister...

0:39:120:39:16

You don't get it, do you? I want to go home.

0:39:160:39:20

Every time I walk into that Square, I have to face up to what I did. I married a man I didn't love.

0:39:200:39:24

I went against everything I stood for and all for what?

0:39:240:39:27

A poxy piece of paper. I have to put this right.

0:39:270:39:30

How do you intend to do that?

0:39:310:39:33

I have to let him go.

0:39:340:39:35

-It's a postcard from Ina.

-Yeah? How is she?

0:39:400:39:42

She's taken herself off to Spain for the week, found herself a toyboy who doesn't speak a word of English!

0:39:420:39:47

Well, Ina's loss is Lila's gain.

0:39:470:39:51

She's been after that flower stall pitch for goodness knows how long...

0:39:510:39:55

Stupid thing!

0:39:550:39:57

Oi! Julie!

0:39:590:40:00

I've got a surprise for you. Well, don't just stand there gawping.

0:40:000:40:03

Got Phil's motor's waiting outside. Come on. Chop chop.

0:40:030:40:06

Roxy's throwing up and, well... it looks like we have house guests.

0:40:120:40:15

-It's a couple of nights until Tambo gets himself sorted.

-Like some water?

0:40:150:40:19

Make sure the tea's nice and strong, Amy.

0:40:200:40:23

Uncle Christian's feeling a little bit delicate.

0:40:230:40:26

Trust me, Amy, Uncle Syed can't make me feel any worse than I already do.

0:40:260:40:30

You're going to make a great dad, you know.

0:40:340:40:37

Am I?

0:40:370:40:38

Sugar?

0:40:400:40:41

Strong, moral,

0:40:420:40:46

real disciplinarian.

0:40:460:40:48

You'll be the one she goes to when she needs her homework sorting out.

0:40:490:40:52

-What about you?

-I'll be boyfriends, of course.

0:40:520:40:56

That's if you can drag me away from her Hawaiian Barbie.

0:40:560:41:00

And if it's a boy?

0:41:000:41:02

Then we'll get him a Ken.

0:41:030:41:04

I don't know...

0:41:070:41:08

Are we really going to make this work?

0:41:110:41:14

You and me, we're a team.

0:41:140:41:15

And together we are unstoppable.

0:41:170:41:19

Ain't that right, Amy?

0:41:240:41:26

What is this place?

0:41:310:41:33

-Sit down. I've been on the blower to Social Services.

-Why would you do that?

0:41:330:41:39

They reckon that under the circumstances...

0:41:390:41:42

What are you talking about, Billy?

0:41:420:41:44

We're here to meet our granddaughter!

0:41:460:41:50

-You are up for this, aren't you?

-Mr Mitchell?

-Yes.

0:41:500:41:53

-You'll have to excuse the chaos. We're rather understaffed today.

-No worries. Are you coming?

0:41:530:41:58

You've talked to her, yeah? Explained the situation.

0:41:580:42:01

-Absolutely.

-So she wants to see us, yeah?

0:42:010:42:05

-What you have to understand about Lola is...

-PHONE RINGS

0:42:050:42:08

You'll have to see for yourself.

0:42:080:42:11

Ready?

0:42:110:42:12

Hey, mate. Which one's Lola?

0:42:170:42:20

-It's mine.

-That's my Twix, you thieving little skank!

0:42:200:42:23

-I ain't got nothing.

-You want me to rip out them extensions? Cos I will, you know.

-Miss!

0:42:230:42:28

-I think we should go, Billy.

-Wait.

0:42:280:42:30

-Ow, get off me!

-Are you starting?

0:42:300:42:33

KIDS: Fight, fight, fight!

0:42:330:42:35

Are you starting?

0:42:350:42:36

-Get her off me!

-Oi, oi, oi! Let go of her!

0:42:360:42:40

Argh!

0:42:400:42:41

Get off!

0:42:430:42:45

-I'm reporting that mad cow.

-Get your dirty hands off her, you dirty little perv.

-Shut it, you!

0:42:490:42:54

-It's all right. I'm Billy and this is Julie.

-Hello.

0:42:540:43:00

Lola. We're your nan and grandad.

0:43:000:43:03

Don't I get a hug?

0:43:030:43:05

Iced bun, please, Marie.

0:43:100:43:12

Darren tells me that Tam and Afia are back.

0:43:140:43:18

We've said they can stay with us till they sort themselves out.

0:43:180:43:22

Have they asked after me?

0:43:220:43:23

Give it time, Mum.

0:43:230:43:26

Thank you.

0:43:270:43:28

Let's just get out of here, yeah?

0:43:360:43:37

-You think I care what a couple of pre-pubescents think?

-Queers!

0:43:370:43:42

I'll be back in just a minute, OK?

0:43:450:43:48

Christian...

0:43:480:43:50

Now, this might come as a surprise to you

0:43:520:43:54

but gays...

0:43:540:43:56

well, they can hold hands...

0:43:560:43:59

..they kiss...

0:44:010:44:02

..they can even get married if they want to.

0:44:040:44:07

That's right -

0:44:090:44:11

slink off in your shell suits.

0:44:110:44:14

Back to your pregnant girlfriends and your pit bulls.

0:44:140:44:18

You want to get down the gym, mate.

0:44:180:44:20

Well, that certainly got the juices flowing, didn't it?

0:44:230:44:26

She's a child, Christian. She's not a poster girl for gay rights.

0:44:260:44:30

Sy!

0:44:310:44:33

You got any fags?

0:44:330:44:34

We don't smoke.

0:44:340:44:36

-Well, it ain't so bad, is it, this place?

-It's full of crackheads!

0:44:380:44:41

Who are your mates?

0:44:430:44:45

Er, well...she cuts herself and the other one barks like a dog.

0:44:450:44:49

We were sorry to hear about your dad.

0:44:530:44:55

Oh, don't be. He's a waste of space.

0:44:550:44:58

She don't say much, does she?

0:45:010:45:04

Are you all right, love?

0:45:040:45:05

We've only just found out about your dad. It's a lot to take in.

0:45:070:45:12

Well, he ain't worth crying over. Trust me.

0:45:120:45:14

There you go, just need a bit of salt and vinegar.

0:45:210:45:24

So, is this what I've got to look forward to?

0:45:240:45:28

Sitting in my pyjamas at two in the afternoon?

0:45:280:45:30

Don't worry, it won't always be like that.

0:45:300:45:32

Only for the first eighteen years or so.

0:45:320:45:35

Alfie, I love him with all my heart.

0:45:350:45:37

I love him so much.

0:45:370:45:39

But sometimes I think he's going to hate me.

0:45:390:45:41

What would you say that for?

0:45:410:45:43

Cos of what's up here. I'm never going to leave his side, am I?

0:45:430:45:47

Nah. Might be a problem when he starts pulling birds, though.

0:45:470:45:50

He won't be pulling birds. He won't have a girlfriend, he's got his mum.

0:45:500:45:54

How's that going to work on his eighteenth birthday, eh?

0:45:540:45:57

Can just see you slinking into the bar with your leopard print skirts on,

0:45:570:46:00

with slap on and all your lipstick and trying to pull his mates.

0:46:000:46:04

And you know what, though, Kat?

0:46:070:46:09

He'll be the proudest son in the whole wide world.

0:46:090:46:11

You mark my words.

0:46:110:46:14

He hated you, you know.

0:46:140:46:16

Wouldn't worry. He hated a lot of people.

0:46:160:46:19

What was he like?

0:46:190:46:21

The Old Bill knew him better than I did.

0:46:210:46:23

We did try and find him.

0:46:250:46:26

It's a bit late now, ain't it?

0:46:260:46:28

Shall we go?

0:46:330:46:35

See you, Grandma!

0:46:360:46:38

I'll, er...see you, then.

0:46:460:46:49

Jean Slater's geraniums have been scattered halfway down Bridge Street.

0:46:590:47:02

Now can I count on you for decisive action, Mrs Olubunmi?

0:47:020:47:07

-I'm sorry?

-Jean Slater's geraniums!

0:47:070:47:11

And there was me, thinking that you were an upstanding member of the community.

0:47:120:47:16

GRACE SOBS

0:47:180:47:19

Ooh... Ooh, er...

0:47:190:47:21

Whatever's the matter?

0:47:210:47:23

-It's Mercy.

-What about her?

0:47:230:47:26

She's leaving, Mrs Branning. She's leaving today.

0:47:260:47:30

-So if you step this way, this baby goes from 0 to 60 in less than ten seconds.

-Oi! What're you doing?

0:47:300:47:36

-You're not qualified.

-I don't have any time to waste.

-I'll show him the furry dice

0:47:360:47:40

and the window wipers. That's it, I swear.

0:47:400:47:43

All right. I suppose around the block won't hurt.

0:47:430:47:46

-Be careful.

-All right.

0:47:470:47:48

Right, let's get rid of that as well.

0:47:510:47:54

Right, my friend. Let's burn some rubber!

0:47:540:47:56

Jeanie? Just going to pop out for a few minutes.

0:47:590:48:02

No, don't leave me! Something's bound to go wrong. It always does.

0:48:020:48:05

-Tyler's here to help.

-Why can't Alfie get out of his pit, eh?

0:48:050:48:09

Does he know mad Auntie Jean's been let loose on the pumps?

0:48:100:48:14

Alfie's got a few problems at the moment.

0:48:140:48:17

What he doesn't need is you and me making his life more difficult. Understand?

0:48:170:48:20

Now I don't want you leaving this bar

0:48:200:48:24

till Jeanie's mastered the fine art of it.

0:48:240:48:27

-Is that clear?

-Yes, Dad.

-Good boy.

0:48:270:48:31

I can get you a straw, if it helps.

0:48:380:48:40

All right. You don't need my chat about this baby. You seen how it's taken the corners.

0:48:450:48:49

How it's purred along like a kitten after a saucer of milk.

0:48:490:48:52

-I'd want a discount.

-All right, all right.

0:48:520:48:54

We'll talk about that.

0:48:540:48:56

I've never seen that woman before in my life.

0:48:560:48:59

Get out of the car, this instant!

0:48:590:49:01

Why don't we head back to base? And discuss numbers, yeah?

0:49:010:49:04

Excuse me.

0:49:040:49:06

You are killing me, Mrs B!

0:49:100:49:13

HE SIGHS

0:49:130:49:14

Finally!

0:49:140:49:16

Have you taken something?

0:49:160:49:18

-You got to get to Mrs Olubunmi's.

-Why?

-It's Mercy.

-What about her?

-She's leaving for Peru!

0:49:180:49:23

-Where?

-It ain't the time for a geography lesson, go on. Get there! Stop her!

0:49:230:49:27

Sorry, mate. I've had a better offer. So get out, shut the door. Lovely jubbly.

0:49:270:49:33

How about I make us a nice, big bowl of Ogbono?

0:49:420:49:46

-Please, Gran...

-Then let me come with you.

0:49:460:49:48

Your friends are here - the church...

0:49:480:49:51

Who else is going to keep Kate and William in line, eh?

0:49:510:49:56

Promise you'll look after Arthur.

0:49:560:49:58

I love you, Gran.

0:49:580:50:01

Merce?! Mercy! Merce...

0:50:050:50:08

-It's too late.

-No. It's never too late.

0:50:140:50:18

Excuse me, excuse me! Sorry!

0:50:220:50:25

Sorry. Sorry, I'm sorry! Argh!

0:50:330:50:37

HORN BEEPS

0:50:390:50:40

Stop! Oi! Stop it!

0:50:430:50:46

Stop the bus, listen! The bus! Stop the bus, stop the bus!

0:50:460:50:53

Look, I just want to see if she's on here, all right? That's all.

0:50:540:50:58

Merce?!

0:50:580:50:59

I think it's the wrong bus, mate. Sorry about that.

0:51:030:51:06

Right. Give me that.

0:51:250:51:26

-Mmm! That's it. You've got it, girl!

-Oh!

0:51:290:51:32

-Tyler says I'm a natural.

-Is that right?

0:51:340:51:36

Yeah. Fix Dad one, please.

0:51:360:51:39

Coming right up!

0:51:390:51:41

Well, seeing as you've passed my little course with flying colours...

0:51:410:51:45

Courtesy of the Eddie Moon School of Excellence.

0:51:450:51:50

-It's a stuffed bird.

-A symbol of freedom, Jeanie.

0:51:510:51:56

Hope.

0:51:560:51:57

Right then, where do you want us to start?

0:52:010:52:04

-By clearing off.

-Do what?

0:52:040:52:07

-Courtesy of an old benefactor in Deptford.

-Junk yard.

0:52:070:52:10

-What are we supposed to do with that?

-Ice creams?

0:52:120:52:16

Donkey rides.

0:52:160:52:17

Anything you want.

0:52:170:52:18

-There's a taxi coming in an hour to take you to the airport.

-Eddie...what are you on about?

0:52:200:52:24

-You're going to Spain!

-But we can't just up sticks...

0:52:240:52:28

-Stop making excuses.

-Hold on. Let's think about this.

0:52:280:52:31

Be all right, wouldn't it? Me, you, Tommy.

0:52:310:52:33

Making sandcastles on the beach for the first time, eh?

0:52:330:52:37

-Who'll look after Jean?

-She's capable of looking after herself, thank you.

0:52:370:52:41

Come on then, Alfie. Before they change their minds.

0:52:410:52:44

Start packing!

0:52:440:52:45

Oi, Kat... You ain't bad for an old bird, either.

0:52:450:52:49

Thanks(!)

0:52:490:52:50

What's that for?

0:53:000:53:01

For bringing this family back to life.

0:53:010:53:03

-I'm sorry, Arthur.

-We had plans.

0:53:090:53:12

Our own place, holidays. A future...

0:53:120:53:15

But it wasn't real! Me and you...

0:53:150:53:18

it was pretend, wasn't it?

0:53:180:53:20

Not for me it wasn't!

0:53:200:53:22

You deserve somebody who loves you for the funny,

0:53:230:53:28

sweet, beautiful young man you've turned into.

0:53:280:53:32

I can make you love me. Just give it time, all right?

0:53:320:53:35

You know, I'll get rid of the hoodies, OK?

0:53:350:53:38

I'll go back to college. I'll even read the Bible if it means that much to you.

0:53:380:53:43

-I'm sorry, Arthur.

-Don't say that!

0:53:430:53:45

Don't say it like it's over!

0:53:450:53:47

Whoever gets to spend the rest of their life with you... is a lucky girl.

0:53:470:53:52

I just...

0:53:520:53:53

I just wish it could have been me.

0:53:530:53:56

You know, I would have given up everything for you, Merce.

0:53:560:54:00

I would have given up my friends,

0:54:000:54:03

my family.

0:54:030:54:06

I don't even know where Nigeria is on a map but I would've found it.

0:54:060:54:11

I would have found it for you.

0:54:110:54:14

I would have done anything for you, Mercy.

0:54:140:54:16

Cos you're the one I wanted to grow old with. Grow a belly with...

0:54:160:54:20

-go grey together.

-You're my best friend, Arthur.

-I'm your husband.

0:54:200:54:25

So, look, just give me one last chance.

0:54:250:54:29

Goodbye, Arthur Chubb.

0:54:360:54:38

I don't think I can do this on my own, Merce.

0:54:380:54:41

You're not on your own.

0:54:440:54:45

I'll never forget what you did for me.

0:54:510:54:54

Merce...

0:55:030:55:04

Fats has got your back.

0:55:080:55:11

Always.

0:55:110:55:13

MUSIC: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

0:55:260:55:29

# You only get one shot

0:55:290:55:32

# Do not miss your chance to blow

0:55:320:55:34

# This opportunity comes once in a lifetime

0:55:340:55:36

# You better lose yourself... #

0:55:360:55:37

MUSIC CONTINUES INSIDE

0:55:370:55:41

-No, no...

-Excuse me.

-I can start today, I'll do anything...

0:55:460:55:50

Oi, excuse me, do you know Billy Mitchell?

0:55:500:55:52

Oi!

0:55:520:55:54

Hello?

0:55:540:55:56

MUSIC: "Lollipop" by The Chordettes

0:56:040:56:08

-AFIA:

-Sorry! It's nearly dry. Most of it.

0:56:100:56:13

I thought parents were supposed to be selfless.

0:56:190:56:23

By the time that social worker comes tomorrow,

0:56:230:56:25

-I'll have ticked every box in the adoption rule book.

-In one day?

0:56:250:56:28

Listen, we deal with this list...

0:56:280:56:32

sort out every...complication,

0:56:320:56:35

then the only ones that can mess this up

0:56:350:56:38

are you or me.

0:56:380:56:40

See you later, guys.

0:56:410:56:43

AFIA SINGS ALONG TO "Lollipop"

0:56:430:56:46

Hello?

0:56:540:56:55

Hello?

0:56:560:56:58

I said hello! If it's not too much trouble, I'd like a phone charger.

0:56:580:57:02

I've sold out, all right?

0:57:020:57:03

-So what's this then?

-D'you know Billy Mitchell?

-Only to the untrained eye,

0:57:030:57:08

-it looks like a phone charger.

-What, am I invisible?

0:57:080:57:10

Are you lot braindead, or what? I am not interested in phone chargers or in Billy Mitchell

0:57:100:57:16

or in Nigeria for that matter, or in this nasty, brop-down stall, OK?!

0:57:160:57:20

Oi, oi, oi!

0:57:200:57:21

-Have you seen my wallet?

-No. Why, do you think I nicked it?

0:57:260:57:29

Hardly worth it. Oyster card and a signed picture of Jordan.

0:57:290:57:33

I'm going to go to work.

0:57:330:57:34

I know you didn't mean what you said yesterday.

0:57:340:57:37

-I know.

-First time we've gone to bed on an argument.

0:57:370:57:41

It's fine. I've forgotten it.

0:57:410:57:44

Julie.

0:57:460:57:49

I know we never got to know our boy, but...

0:57:490:57:52

at least he left us something.

0:57:520:57:53

A ray of hope.

0:57:530:57:55

Lola.

0:57:560:57:58

What, the kid that told me our son hated me till the day he died?

0:57:580:58:01

That little ray of hope?

0:58:010:58:03

That constitutes aggressive and abusive behaviour. I'm going to have to issue a formal warning.

0:58:080:58:14

You know what? Don't bother! Cos I'm done, all right? Done!

0:58:140:58:17

Don't be late, right? I've sorted you out. I know you got dumped, but I've got a train to catch.

0:58:180:58:23

You know what? Get out my face, bruv!

0:58:230:58:25

No, Bernadette, I dumped him.

0:58:300:58:32

Yeah, cos he's a loser.

0:58:320:58:34

I know you, don't I?

0:58:340:58:36

Do you mind?

0:58:360:58:39

Molly? Nah, nah, nah, it's Sally, innit?

0:58:390:58:41

Um, I'm going to have to call you back.

0:58:430:58:46

You go my school, don't you?

0:58:460:58:48

Soz! Must have you mixed up with someone else.

0:58:500:58:54

All right? Do you want some of my sausage?

0:58:580:59:00

-You're not shy much, are you?

-See you around.

0:59:020:59:06

MARKET HUBBUB OVER CONVERSATION

0:59:150:59:17

Morning.

0:59:230:59:24

Zainab! Masood!

0:59:270:59:28

I need to talk to you about the adoption.

0:59:290:59:32

Ian's brought you this.

0:59:400:59:44

Yeah, it's your stock. Some feral child was filling her boots.

0:59:440:59:48

And I brought you this. It's your favourite -

0:59:480:59:50

breast, hot and spicy.

0:59:500:59:53

I know you're...

0:59:530:59:55

you're thinking your life's over. I mean, why would anyone want you

0:59:550:59:58

after all the terrible things you've done?

0:59:581:00:00

Yes, well, he ain't like you, Ian.

1:00:001:00:03

I mean, all he's done is offer his heart on a plate,

1:00:031:00:06

tear down his defences, expose his weaknesses,

1:00:061:00:09

had it thrown in his face like last night's fish-and-chip wrappings.

1:00:091:00:14

Boy...wow!

1:00:141:00:15

-She weren't worth your love, Arthur.

-Love?! You know what?

1:00:151:00:18

That is a lie invented by billionaires that make Valentine's cards,

1:00:181:00:22

the couples-only hotels, the romcoms...

1:00:221:00:24

-Ian!

-Love!

1:00:241:00:26

Look, I'm just telling him what I told Peter, OK?

1:00:261:00:29

Women aren't the sweet, pure, innocent creatures that they make out...

1:00:291:00:33

Ian Beale!

1:00:331:00:34

I'm going!

1:00:351:00:36

I lost her, like I lost the stall.

1:00:381:00:41

I'll put the kettle on.

1:00:411:00:43

Dad.

1:00:501:00:52

Everything OK?

1:00:551:00:56

Not really, no. You know how things are between your mother and I.

1:00:561:01:01

-We don't need your boyfriend making things worse.

-Christian?

1:01:011:01:04

Unless there are more of them you haven't told us about.

1:01:041:01:07

Dad, look, why? What's he done?

1:01:081:01:10

Shouting our business... YOUR business in the street.

1:01:101:01:14

This adoption is between you and him. Don't get us involved.

1:01:141:01:18

-I'm sorry. I'll tell him.

-Actually, why bother?

1:01:181:01:21

Whatever Syed wants, Syed gets, regardless of who gets trampled.

1:01:211:01:25

-Get what I want? Me?! Is that what you think?

-It's what I know!

1:01:251:01:28

As long as you two are happy, everyone else can go to hell.

1:01:281:01:32

That's without admin fees and furniture... Two egg rolls, please.

1:01:391:01:42

It's never easy starting out.

1:01:421:01:45

We're fine.

1:01:471:01:48

I've taken good care of the Argee Bhajee.

1:01:501:01:52

How was your honeymoon?

1:01:541:01:56

Magical, thanks.

1:01:561:01:57

-Your shirt needs ironing.

-It's supposed to look like that.

1:02:031:02:06

Zainab.

1:02:091:02:10

-Afia, Tamwar, happy honeymoon?

-Magical, thanks.

1:02:111:02:15

A hug for your father?

1:02:171:02:18

A new marriage, a new start?

1:02:201:02:22

All right, bruv.

1:02:311:02:33

One of your rudeboys?

1:02:351:02:36

No, it was...it was Darren.

1:02:361:02:39

It's just that Max wants me at the car lot, otherwise he's not going to give him his time off.

1:02:391:02:45

But what about his father's procedure?

1:02:451:02:49

I mean, if Darren don't cover for him, he'll lose his job. It's time to put selfishness on one side, Arthur.

1:02:491:02:55

Yeah, but I'm not in the mood.

1:02:551:02:56

Not in the mood?! What would've happened if we'd said during the war?

1:02:561:03:00

That job is exactly what you need.

1:03:001:03:02

It'll get you out of Mrs Olubunmi's hair when she gets back.

1:03:021:03:06

I mean, you're so good at that pit-patter, Arthur.

1:03:061:03:09

I'll iron you a shirt.

1:03:091:03:11

Jay saw me come in. I thought he might pop in.

1:03:111:03:14

Darling, next time you see him, you will look a million dollars.

1:03:141:03:17

Nothing will make you feel better than watching him kick himself. Promise.

1:03:171:03:21

Want to buy a phone? Tenner to you.

1:03:211:03:25

-That's mine!

-Oi, oi, missy! Oi!

1:03:251:03:28

Oi! Oi!

1:03:281:03:31

-Oh, hello again.

-Jay!

1:03:311:03:34

Where's Syed?

1:03:451:03:47

Syed!

1:03:471:03:49

-OK, I borrowed his phone. He's not sick.

-How could you even let me think that?!

1:03:491:03:53

Because I needed to get you through the door?

1:03:531:03:56

-You're a sick man!

-Apparently.

-I don't have time for this.

1:03:561:03:59

Oh, no, cos you've got all that family to take care of, haven't you?

1:03:591:04:04

There's me thinking Shabnam was a thousand miles away...

1:04:041:04:07

..and there's Tamwar...

1:04:091:04:12

-all cosy on my sofa...

-He's a married man! It's his choice.

1:04:121:04:15

..and then there's Masood, exiled to the B&B.

1:04:151:04:18

Admit it, Zainab, without your family, you're nothing.

1:04:181:04:21

You've got a nasty mouth, you know that?

1:04:211:04:24

-Coming from your forked tongue, I'll take that as a compliment.

-How dare you?!

1:04:241:04:28

Sorry, love!

1:04:281:04:30

You're going nowhere.

1:04:321:04:33

Right, she says you're her grandad. Are you?

1:04:401:04:43

What are you doing here?!

1:04:431:04:45

-Stealing Abi's phone, that's what she's doing!

-Oh, no, Tan,

1:04:451:04:48

-you're mistaken.

-I was giving it back, not taking it.

1:04:481:04:51

Right. It's only cos she's yours

1:04:511:04:53

-that I'm not having her done for theft.

-Thanks.

1:04:531:04:56

-Right, so are you her granddad?

-Yep.

-But that means we're family!

1:04:581:05:02

Jay, d'you mind?!

1:05:021:05:04

That could've been awkward. Is incest illegal?

1:05:061:05:09

-Did you steal that phone?

-I borrowed it.

1:05:091:05:12

Why aren't you at school?

1:05:121:05:13

I rang in sick. Well, my social worker did. Sort of.

1:05:131:05:17

-And what about the home?

-I rang them and all. Well, you did.

1:05:171:05:20

That's why I borrowed the phone. Thought I'd suss this place out.

1:05:201:05:24

And rob our neighbours blind?

1:05:241:05:26

-I ain't a thief!

-Right, look, look, why don't you put the kettle on, eh?

1:05:261:05:30

Me and your nan, here, we'll have a little chat.

1:05:301:05:33

Oi, Pops!

1:05:331:05:34

How else do you think I'd find where you live?

1:05:371:05:40

-Wait till Syed hears!

-I'm doing this FOR him.

1:05:421:05:44

What, making me hate you even more?

1:05:441:05:46

You really do, don't you?

1:05:501:05:52

No, I don't hate anyone.

1:05:521:05:55

It goes against everything that I believe in.

1:05:551:05:58

-I do not hate gays.

-No, just this one.

1:05:581:06:02

And your gay son, of course.

1:06:061:06:07

I pity them.

1:06:111:06:12

They will never know the joy of a normal family life.

1:06:121:06:15

-CHRISTIAN LAUGHS

-What, like yours?!

1:06:151:06:18

Cos that's funny, innit?

1:06:181:06:20

Funny how gambling's a sin until it's your old man doing it.

1:06:221:06:25

You pick and choose the bits of your faith that suit you best.

1:06:251:06:29

My faith is about family,

1:06:291:06:30

my faith is about forgiveness, but then how can you forgive someone

1:06:301:06:34

who doesn't admit that they've sinned?

1:06:341:06:36

And us adopting is one of those sins, is it?

1:06:361:06:38

No, I have nothing against adoption.

1:06:381:06:40

I think it is one of the most selfless acts possible.

1:06:401:06:43

Then why won't you support us?

1:06:431:06:45

Beca...

1:06:451:06:46

I do not understand how...

1:06:471:06:49

..how a loving and generous woman

1:06:511:06:54

would stand in the way of something so good.

1:06:541:06:57

Because it is wrong, all right? It is wrong!

1:06:571:06:59

And it's got nothing to do with religion, or the law, or Allah,

1:06:591:07:03

it is about nature!

1:07:031:07:04

A man and a woman are supposed to make a baby.

1:07:041:07:08

If you choose to be gay,

1:07:081:07:09

then you choose to forego that right to have a child!

1:07:091:07:12

Even if it denies that child a loving home, a family?

1:07:121:07:16

It would be better off that way! It is sick, Christian! It is wrong!

1:07:161:07:20

Do you know what, get out, all right?!

1:07:201:07:24

-I've heard just about as much as I can stomach off you.

-Really?

1:07:241:07:27

No. No. You wanted to hear me out, now you hear me out!

1:07:271:07:31

If you won't even talk about it, what is the point?

1:07:311:07:33

Here you are, look.

1:07:361:07:37

Ta.

1:07:381:07:40

Can I have a bit more sugar?

1:07:451:07:46

You'll get a pot belly.

1:07:461:07:48

-(She's trouble, Billy.)

-She's got spirit.

1:07:511:07:53

Just like we used to have, before we got it drummed into us that we'd never amount to anything.

1:07:531:07:58

But her, Lola, she's going to be different.

1:07:581:08:02

Me, you and our little boy...

1:08:051:08:06

it would've been brilliant.

1:08:061:08:09

I got my second chance with William and Janet.

1:08:091:08:12

Don't you see? Lola is OUR second chance.

1:08:121:08:17

The best thing we can do for that kid is send her back to the home.

1:08:171:08:21

CRASH FROM KITCHEN

1:08:211:08:23

FOOTSTEPS RUNNING AWAY

1:08:231:08:24

Brilliant, nice one(!)

1:08:241:08:27

OK, forget about homosexuality for a minute. Why don't we talk about you?

1:08:321:08:36

You can't blame the world's sins on me, love!

1:08:361:08:38

Oh, but you are hedonistic, selfish, rude. You and that banshee you run around with.

1:08:381:08:43

You should've married her!

1:08:431:08:44

Oh, what, cos Syed's some choirboy that I corrupted?

1:08:441:08:48

He was a conman! He sold properties that didn't exist. He even tried to rip you two off.

1:08:481:08:52

That's none of your business.

1:08:521:08:54

-Think I was the first bloke he slept with?

-Shut up!

1:08:541:08:56

He's just a good liar cos you taught him well.

1:08:561:08:58

A devious, gay conman. Congratulations!

1:08:581:09:03

Zainab Masood, mother of the year.

1:09:031:09:06

Fine, you prove me right, then.

1:09:091:09:12

You tell me what child deserves parents like you two?

1:09:121:09:15

Well, at least we're still together, love.

1:09:151:09:18

This little waif will arrive, and then you'll want to go out

1:09:201:09:24

drinking and dancing and screeching with that girlfriend of yours.

1:09:241:09:29

-What then, huh?

-You really think you've raised perfect kids, huh?

1:09:291:09:33

You're tapped!

1:09:331:09:35

Don't you lecture me on parenting.

1:09:351:09:37

You don't even want a child, you just want an accessory.

1:09:371:09:40

You want the next big thing, the one thing that you can't have.

1:09:401:09:44

You think if Syed wasn't Muslim, you'd have been so desperate for him?

1:09:441:09:48

You mean if you hadn't made him a suicidal mess just because he fell in love

1:09:481:09:52

with a man?

1:09:521:09:53

Your hypocrisy stinks!

1:09:531:09:56

Religion does not make you a good parent,

1:09:561:09:59

neither does being straight, white or having a degree. You just do your best, Zainab!

1:09:591:10:04

Surely you understand that better than anyone.

1:10:041:10:07

Sometimes...it isn't enough.

1:10:121:10:15

What if we're really good at it, eh?

1:10:301:10:33

What if being a family is the making of Sy,

1:10:351:10:39

the making of both of us?

1:10:391:10:41

You can't experiment with children's lives.

1:10:451:10:50

If every parent had to prove they were capable,

1:10:501:10:53

you know, no gambling,

1:10:531:10:56

family rifts, affairs...

1:10:561:10:59

And what if you two...don't change?

1:11:021:11:05

Is that how little you think of your son?

1:11:071:11:09

Zainab, I am not asking you to forget your faith.

1:11:141:11:18

I'm just asking you to give Syed what you've always had.

1:11:211:11:24

A chance to be your own person...

1:11:261:11:28

..not your outcast son or my...

1:11:281:11:32

..or my Muslim boyfriend.

1:11:341:11:36

Just Sy.

1:11:381:11:39

Surely he deserves that?

1:11:411:11:43

What you said...

1:12:011:12:02

That was unfair. You know the sacrifices I've made.

1:12:051:12:08

For Christian, yeah. I hope he was worth it.

1:12:081:12:11

No, for all of you.

1:12:111:12:13

I didn't know he was going to talk to you. If he'd have told me...

1:12:131:12:16

You're about to become parents! You should be agreeing about...

1:12:161:12:20

What, like you and Mum?

1:12:201:12:21

Whatever mistakes your mother and I made,

1:12:211:12:23

-we did the best we could for our children.

-You don't think

1:12:231:12:26

-we're ready to be parents.

-It's not about being ready!

1:12:261:12:29

-Two men never will be, right?

-Keep your voice down!

1:12:291:12:31

Anyone would think you're ashamed!

1:12:311:12:33

Dad!

1:12:331:12:35

Of your gay son.

1:12:351:12:37

Or maybe it's his big, gay boyfriend that really offends you?!

1:12:371:12:41

-No, I am SICK of people ignoring me!

-Would you be quiet, Syed?!

1:12:411:12:46

What is the matter with you?!

1:12:471:12:49

Is that why you're doing this adoption, to get attention?

1:12:491:12:52

Don't be ridiculous!

1:12:521:12:54

You know, I thought it would be nice if I could just talk to you about this.

1:12:541:13:00

Other people have children, their parents are excited,

1:13:001:13:05

they can't wait to be grandmas, grandads.

1:13:051:13:08

Yeah, well, I'm sure the two of you will cope.

1:13:091:13:12

It's not the same though, is it?

1:13:121:13:14

When Tam and Afia have your grandchild, it won't be the same.

1:13:141:13:17

Because they'll have created it themselves! A man and a woman,

1:13:171:13:21

a mother and a father.

1:13:211:13:23

Look, you've chosen your path.

1:13:241:13:26

-Oh, that again!

-Syed, what do you want me to say?

1:13:261:13:28

That it'll be all right!

1:13:281:13:29

That I'll be all right.

1:13:311:13:33

That two men can bring up a child just as well as a man and a woman.

1:13:331:13:38

I thought it was a done deal.

1:13:541:13:55

Social Services, the red tape...

1:13:571:13:59

No, not yet.

1:13:591:14:00

Me and Christian took Amy out yesterday.

1:14:061:14:09

These kids started calling us queer, you know, the usual.

1:14:111:14:14

-MASOOD SIGHS

-Syed...

1:14:211:14:23

Who'd want to put a child through that?

1:14:251:14:27

Not everyone's open-minded. Some people are just...

1:14:301:14:33

Ignorant.

1:14:341:14:35

It doesn't bother Christian.

1:14:371:14:39

He just ploughs on.

1:14:391:14:41

I've got all these questions,

1:14:411:14:43

but he's just so sure we're doing the right thing, I just get caught up in it.

1:14:431:14:47

He's so strong. I just don't know if I...

1:14:501:14:52

Look...

1:14:581:15:00

however much I don't like it,

1:15:001:15:03

I know you've had to be brave.

1:15:031:15:09

Accepting what you are, that's strength.

1:15:091:15:13

I wish.

1:15:141:15:16

You know, you saying I get what I want all the time...

1:15:191:15:22

..it's not true.

1:15:241:15:25

You know, sometimes...

1:15:261:15:28

Sometimes I just keep the peace.

1:15:301:15:32

Are you saying you're only going through this adoption process

1:15:351:15:39

because it's what Christian wants?

1:15:391:15:41

That's not what I said!

1:15:411:15:43

He knows more about this gay-rights stuff than I do,

1:15:451:15:48

it's like if he really believes it, the reality doesn't matter.

1:15:481:15:52

There's me calling you brave

1:15:521:15:53

when you only dance to the beat of Christian's drum!

1:15:531:15:56

You and mum always say relationships are about compromise.

1:15:561:15:59

Syed, you'd better decide what you want, before it's too late.

1:15:591:16:03

-You haunting me?

-Do I look like a ghost?

1:16:121:16:15

-You on your way to court?

-What? Speak English, girl!

1:16:151:16:18

The tie!

1:16:181:16:19

Well, if you must know, I'm a car salesman.

1:16:191:16:21

-Where?

-You ain't coming.

1:16:211:16:23

I'm just walking. Since when was there a law against walking?

1:16:231:16:26

Well, there's a law against STALKING, OK? So go home!

1:16:261:16:29

I ain't got a home. Orphan, ain't I?

1:16:291:16:31

I'm in care.

1:16:311:16:33

So, do you think I look like Cheryl Cole?

1:16:331:16:36

More like Ashley Cole.

1:16:361:16:37

I knew you reminded me of someone! Perfect couple then, eh?

1:16:371:16:41

They were divorced.

1:16:411:16:42

Doc, you're not going to believe this, but Zainab's on side!

1:16:481:16:52

-She said that?

-I know, it's surreal, isn't it?

1:16:521:16:55

Now all I need to do is marry a millionaire, then I can afford the deposit.

1:16:551:16:59

I suppose Masood's in no position to help, but maybe I can now Zainab's given her blessing.

1:16:591:17:04

Let me give you the deposit. Pay me back in instalments.

1:17:041:17:07

Why would you do that for us?

1:17:081:17:10

Aren't we all family now?

1:17:101:17:12

Doc, I could kiss you...

1:17:121:17:15

but I know you wouldn't appreciate it!

1:17:151:17:17

I'll tell the agent!

1:17:171:17:18

I can't wait to tell Sy!

1:17:181:17:20

I owe you!

1:17:201:17:21

-Right, well, I won't say I'll miss you.

-Cheers.

1:17:301:17:34

Oi! Lose the groupie, will you?

1:17:341:17:37

Make sure they're polished by the time I get back.

1:17:371:17:40

I could wash the cars. Fiver each.

1:17:431:17:46

Two pound.

1:17:461:17:48

2.50. Need sponges and that, though.

1:17:481:17:51

HE LAUGHS

1:17:511:17:53

Right, I won't beat around the bush. Syed and...

1:17:551:17:58

Syed's home...

1:18:011:18:03

will soon be too full for extra guests.

1:18:031:18:06

Wow. So you're OK with them adopting now? Why?

1:18:061:18:11

Even taking your mind-blowing 180 into account, how is this any of your business?

1:18:111:18:15

I think that you should come and live here.

1:18:171:18:19

And the stuff my auntie said about you and my dad?

1:18:191:18:21

A misunderstanding.

1:18:211:18:23

A hurtful untruth.

1:18:231:18:25

Cos if that is true, I wouldn't even have a cup of tea in your house, let alone move in.

1:18:251:18:30

-And I wouldn't blame you.

-We've got money in the bank, OK?

1:18:301:18:34

We've got thousands, actually,

1:18:341:18:36

and a sense of independence that's rarely seen among Generation Y.

1:18:361:18:40

What Tam means is...

1:18:401:18:42

we have options. A place of our own...

1:18:421:18:45

Which would be very expensive.

1:18:451:18:47

Or we could stay with Syed and Christian.

1:18:471:18:49

Syed will have two bedrooms, all right?

1:18:491:18:51

One for the child, and one for...

1:18:511:18:53

..your brother.

1:18:541:18:56

One plus one makes two, that means no room for you!

1:18:561:19:00

THEY SNIGGER

1:19:001:19:01

-Yes, yes, it rhymes. I thought you were the mathematical genius!

-No need to be mean.

1:19:011:19:05

Do you want a rent-free room or not? And you, madam, will have to curb that sharp tongue.

1:19:051:19:10

Now eat!

1:19:111:19:13

OK, all right.

1:19:131:19:16

He's got to talk to his wife. They've always got to talk to their wife.

1:19:201:19:23

Not me, though.

1:19:231:19:25

-I ain't got no wife to talk to, about nothing.

-And?

1:19:251:19:29

-Well, you know what? I think me and you make an all right team.

-Yeah?

1:19:291:19:33

Chuck us the keys then, so I can do inside.

1:19:331:19:35

I think I've finally found my vocation.

1:19:411:19:44

ENGINE REVS

1:19:441:19:45

Oi! What are you doing?!

1:19:451:19:48

Guess who has found us a new flat?

1:19:511:19:55

-Yeah, Janine's old place, two beds, great views...ish.

-How can we afford that?

1:19:551:19:59

Look, it's just details.

1:19:591:20:01

And, check this - I come to ask Tam and Afia to get out and they've already gone!

1:20:011:20:05

In your words, it seems like fate is finally on our side.

1:20:051:20:09

-Every single box, ticked.

-What, everything?

1:20:091:20:11

Yep, one almighty tick in the box marked mother-in-law. Chuck us that.

1:20:111:20:16

-She's going to see the social worker tomorrow.

-What?

1:20:161:20:19

Yeah! She's going to tell him what a wonderful couple we are

1:20:191:20:22

and how we have the support of the entire Masood clan.

1:20:221:20:26

-CHRISTIAN LAUGHS

-Pick your jaw up!

1:20:261:20:28

Well?

1:20:281:20:30

I've changed my mind.

1:20:301:20:31

I don't want to be a dad.

1:20:331:20:36

TYRES SQUEAL

1:20:401:20:41

What are you doing?! I could get... Listen, seriously could you just...? Park the car here!

1:20:411:20:45

-Can you stop?! Seriously, do you want to kill us?!

-Aren't you having fun?

1:20:451:20:49

No, I'm not! Watch out, all right?

1:20:491:20:52

-Boring.

-You're going to kill us both!

1:20:521:20:54

Can you just stop?! Listen. Watch out, man!

1:20:541:20:58

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

1:20:581:20:59

TYRES SCREECH

1:20:591:21:00

Run! Run!

1:21:111:21:12

-You all right, Bill?

-Yeah, yeah.

1:21:151:21:17

-You?

-Yeah.

1:21:171:21:18

-I just changed my mind.

-Why?

1:21:261:21:28

-Why do you want to do it?

-Because I love you and I'm ready.

1:21:281:21:32

Sy, I want to be a father.

1:21:321:21:34

And what about what the child wants? What if it needs more than us?

1:21:341:21:38

What are you going on about?

1:21:381:21:40

I don't think we're enough.

1:21:401:21:42

It's because we're gay, isn't it?

1:21:461:21:48

You might be ready, but I'm not. I don't think I ever will be.

1:21:491:21:52

You know, your mum knows you better than you think.

1:21:541:21:56

-You want this more than you want me?

-You sound like a spoiled child.

1:21:561:22:00

Because if you do, then maybe we can't be together.

1:22:001:22:03

I'm sorry, I'm...

1:22:051:22:06

I'm just trying to be honest.

1:22:071:22:09

No, you're right.

1:22:091:22:11

You're right.

1:22:141:22:15

Because I am doing this, even if it's on my own.

1:22:151:22:21

-Are you serious?

-Zainab's right.

1:22:211:22:24

You're fickle

1:22:241:22:27

and you're selfish.

1:22:271:22:29

You change your mind like most normal people change TV channels.

1:22:291:22:32

She knows you better than I do. Better than I did.

1:22:321:22:36

-You know me better than anyone.

-You should go.

1:22:361:22:39

-No.

-Go on, Sy. Just get out.

1:22:391:22:41

Just get out!

1:22:431:22:45

Good morning.

1:23:211:23:22

Mum.

1:23:221:23:25

This is a nice surprise.

1:23:251:23:27

-Trouble in paradise, is it?

-Mum...

-What?

1:23:491:23:52

Am I not allowed to ask my son why he's sleeping on our sofa?

1:23:521:23:55

You've left Christian?

1:23:551:23:57

No. We had a disagreement, I went for a walk and then...

1:23:571:23:59

And then you didn't want to return. I understand.

1:23:591:24:02

Morning, Syed...and everyone.

1:24:021:24:05

I don't think he needs breakfast in bed?

1:24:051:24:08

-He can come to the kitchen like everyone else.

-Ooops.

1:24:081:24:11

Welcome home, bro.

1:24:121:24:14

Morning, Hev.

1:24:201:24:22

Tea to take away, please.

1:24:221:24:23

Pops!

1:24:231:24:25

Hey! What are you doing here?

1:24:251:24:28

-Make that to have in, will you? You hungry?

-Yeah.

1:24:281:24:30

A couple of bacon sarnies as well, please, stick it on my slate.

1:24:301:24:34

I don't know if I can.

1:24:341:24:35

I called the home, they said you got back all right.

1:24:351:24:37

You didn't say nothing, did you?

1:24:371:24:39

As if. You did the right thing. Scarper quick and dodge the bullets,

1:24:391:24:43

that's what I say. I've had a bit of practice myself, over the years.

1:24:431:24:47

-Really?

-Oh, yeah.

1:24:471:24:49

You could tidy up before you go to work.

1:24:511:24:53

Afia's got to be at the Argee Bhajee for a flour delivery, I have got to go to the shop...

1:24:531:24:58

the least that you could do is tidy up before you leave.

1:24:581:25:01

-Mum, I'll tidy up.

-Fine.

-See you soon, sweetheart.

1:25:011:25:04

-I won't be long.

-You can leave her alone for two minutes.

1:25:041:25:07

-You should look after your brother.

-I'm OK.

-You're not. You look terrible.

1:25:071:25:11

Go up and have a shower. You, lend your brother some clothes.

1:25:111:25:14

I don't want a change of clothes.

1:25:141:25:16

Isn't this wonderful? Having the house full again.

1:25:161:25:19

It's about time things started to go right for us for a change.

1:25:191:25:23

Actually, you know what,

1:25:261:25:27

why don't I cook us a welcome-home dinner, all right?

1:25:271:25:31

These two will be at work, so it'll be the two of us.

1:25:311:25:34

We'll have a lovely evening, just the two of us.

1:25:341:25:37

# Just the two of us... #

1:25:371:25:40

I'm not sure I can play the dutiful son any more.

1:25:401:25:43

# We can make it if we try... #

1:25:431:25:45

Sorry.

1:25:451:25:47

I was going to ring but I thought face-to-face was best.

1:25:481:25:52

Yeah, well, makes a change from off-your-face, I suppose.

1:25:521:25:55

Sorry. But I didn't do anything terrible, did I?

1:25:551:25:58

No, no, you were just your usual self. Drunk and hopeless.

1:25:581:26:02

I had a drink or two.

1:26:021:26:03

Yeah, and then you just went missing.

1:26:031:26:06

Don't tell me where. I don't want to know.

1:26:061:26:08

You've had enough, imagine what it's like to be me.

1:26:081:26:11

I hate being me, Tan.

1:26:121:26:15

-I look at you and you're all...

-You didn't take any drugs?

1:26:171:26:21

I'm stupid, but I'm not that stupid, I promise.

1:26:221:26:25

What are we going to do with you?

1:26:271:26:30

You could cheer me on.

1:26:311:26:33

What?

1:26:331:26:36

My drugs group. We've got this ceremony tonight.

1:26:361:26:39

What, a prize for the member who's drunk the most?

1:26:391:26:43

-Sorry.

-Six months clean of drugs.

1:26:431:26:45

Six months?

1:26:451:26:47

Already?

1:26:471:26:48

I know I ain't been a saint, but I have been a good girl, ain't I?

1:26:481:26:52

Yes. I must be mad. Yes, of course, I'll come.

1:26:561:26:59

Really?

1:26:591:27:00

Yes, I promise. I've got to go to work. Help yourself. I know you will.

1:27:001:27:04

Thanks, Tan.

1:27:041:27:05

I'll have to repaint the whole front or it won't match.

1:27:051:27:09

-Fine, I'll tell my insurance company.

-Good.

-Is that it? We done?

1:27:091:27:12

All right.

1:27:121:27:14

Is that all you've got to say, Mr Hamilton?

1:27:141:27:16

Well, yeah... No, no.

1:27:161:27:17

I'm sorry about your window, Mr Beale.

1:27:171:27:20

I can't believe you're such a rubbish driver. Are you honestly going to let him get away with it?

1:27:201:27:25

I've had words and I'll have a few more, don't worry.

1:27:251:27:28

I won't skimp on this repair either, make sure your premiums are paid up.

1:27:281:27:32

It's trade insurance. Unless reglazing a window's £1 million, you'll be all right.

1:27:321:27:36

Dad, come on, we're late.

1:27:361:27:37

-All right. Where are you two off to? Going to revisit the scene of the crime?

-The crime of what?

1:27:371:27:42

Being a passenger?

1:27:421:27:45

-I saw that! Why did you just shake your head at her.

-What you talking about?

1:27:451:27:48

They're in collusion.

1:27:481:27:50

Nah, we were in a collision. Get your wordage right. He's a weirdo.

1:27:501:27:53

She's been here five minutes, already got the measure of you.

1:27:531:27:57

If you were just a passenger why did you run away?

1:27:571:27:59

Practising for the marathon, late for me bedtime, dying for the loo. Take your pick.

1:27:591:28:03

Come on.

1:28:031:28:05

A warning, if my employee weren't driving, my insurance won't pay out.

1:28:051:28:09

-You what?

-If it's an under-age driver behind the wheel we'll both be out of pocket.

1:28:091:28:13

Dad. Come on, we're going to be late for school again.

1:28:131:28:16

Yeah, all right, all right!

1:28:161:28:17

-I could take him if you want.

-Really?

1:28:171:28:19

-If that's OK by you, Bobby? Got nothing better to do.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

1:28:191:28:23

I can collect him after, take him home, give him his tea.

1:28:231:28:26

-You don't mind.

-No.

-Brilliant! Thanks, have a good day at school. See you later.

1:28:261:28:30

-Here you go.

-Listen, the big thing is, she's stayed clean, ain't she?

1:28:301:28:34

-She'll want to move back in.

-You don't know that.

-Where else is she going to go?

1:28:341:28:38

What's the betting she'll turn up at ours later, hog the remote and ruin our evening?

1:28:381:28:43

-She's got something on tonight.

-Good. We can lock the door,

1:28:431:28:46

unplug the phone, and let her sort herself out for once.

1:28:461:28:49

-The thing is, I did promise...

-No, no, no. Tonight is Tanya and Greg night. Unplugged.

1:28:491:28:53

It's just half an hour. Sorry.

1:28:531:28:55

Sorry.

1:28:551:28:56

Oi! You do know Christian's in pieces, right?

1:28:561:28:59

Keep out of it, Rox.

1:28:591:29:00

Didn't I tell you, Syed?

1:29:001:29:02

You got any doubts, you tell Christian up front. Not when you're halfway through the adoption.

1:29:021:29:07

It takes time to realise. You've seen those stickers? A dog is not just for Christmas.

1:29:071:29:11

A kid's for life. You should know that.

1:29:111:29:14

Give him a break, just cos he's not as broody as your mate.

1:29:141:29:16

-What do you know?

-Surely you've got enough in your own life without poking your nose into his.

1:29:161:29:21

-Meaning?

-Possibly meaning Ronnie?

1:29:211:29:25

-Girls, please.

-Shut your mouth.

1:29:251:29:26

Christian is in a right state and it's down to you, OK?

1:29:261:29:30

Sorry about that.

1:29:331:29:36

Don't be silly, it's not your fault.

1:29:361:29:38

Tan, you don't have to join in every ruck you see.

1:29:381:29:41

-All right.

-Syed, you're right, for what it's worth.

1:29:411:29:44

-It's hard enough for a normal couple to get it right.

-Sorry?

-Two blokes. A kid needs a mother.

1:29:441:29:49

I'm sorry, ignore him. He's stuck in the '80s.

1:29:491:29:51

-I'm sticking up for him, not getting against him.

-Of course not.

1:29:511:29:55

See you back at the salon.

1:29:551:29:57

I have a toddler, Georgie. You'll have to meet him.

1:30:011:30:03

-Is he my cousin?

-No, no, no, no, Hev's just a mate.

1:30:031:30:06

When I say, "just"...

1:30:061:30:08

You know what I mean.

1:30:081:30:11

Complicated, innit?

1:30:111:30:13

So, what's the big panic?

1:30:131:30:15

Billy's got someone he wants you to meet.

1:30:151:30:18

-Is that it? I thought it was urgent.

-Phil, this is Lola.

1:30:181:30:21

My granddaughter.

1:30:211:30:23

You all right?

1:30:231:30:25

You've already met Jay, ain't you?

1:30:251:30:27

You're my uncle, brother, or summat like that?

1:30:271:30:29

Oh, no, no, Jay's not blood related.

1:30:291:30:31

No? Nice one.

1:30:311:30:34

Know what they say, can't choose your family,

1:30:341:30:37

but you can get really, really close to your friends.

1:30:371:30:41

Big day, innit?

1:31:121:31:15

Emotional.

1:31:151:31:17

I'm sorry about your son.

1:31:171:31:18

Thank you, Heather. No-one's said that.

1:31:181:31:20

Billy hasn't given it much thought, too busy looking after Lola.

1:31:201:31:25

Got to make the most of her now you've found her.

1:31:251:31:28

I didn't find her. Billy did, I just went along with it.

1:31:281:31:31

-He loves her, you can see that.

-He doesn't know her.

1:31:311:31:33

Yeah, but you soon will. When she's living with you.

1:31:331:31:36

There's no way she's living with us. That would be good for me and Billy, wouldn't it(?) I don't think.

1:31:361:31:42

You won't learn any life lessons from Billy, except how to be a good loser.

1:31:461:31:50

-I'm doing all right.

-You keep telling yourself that.

1:31:501:31:53

He's got a lovely heart, look how he is with his granddaughter.

1:31:531:31:56

-I ain't done nothing yet.

-Introducing her into the family.

1:31:561:31:59

-Not many people would do that.

-Thanks.

1:31:591:32:01

Most people would worry about taking on a teenager, wouldn't they?

1:32:011:32:05

-Like Julie. But Billy, he doesn't think twice.

-Like Julie?

1:32:051:32:08

Put the shovel away, Hev, will you?

1:32:081:32:11

That what you said?

1:32:111:32:13

I get things wrong all the time, I'm sorry, Lola, you know...

1:32:131:32:17

Don't worry about it, cos I ain't in love with her, neither.

1:32:171:32:21

So, going to show me around?

1:32:211:32:24

Thank you, Ian. For the advance, but I won't be needing it any more.

1:32:391:32:45

Do you mind!

1:32:471:32:48

And now that that's settled, I thought maybe you and I could talk about business?

1:32:481:32:52

I don't think so.

1:32:521:32:54

Only, well, I'm looking to buy an investment property or two,

1:32:541:32:59

or maybe open a business, or maybe... well, who knows?

1:32:591:33:05

Janine, I just came in here for a nice quiet drink, OK?

1:33:051:33:09

So just tell me,

1:33:091:33:10

what does a girl do with a great big fat fortune?

1:33:101:33:14

I don't know, and I don't care.

1:33:141:33:17

-Sorry, I didn't hear you knock.

-Christian.

1:33:221:33:25

You're still moving?

1:33:251:33:26

Not that it's got anything to do with you any more.

1:33:261:33:29

Why wouldn't I?

1:33:291:33:31

Did you call the social worker?

1:33:311:33:33

You told me to, didn't you?

1:33:331:33:35

I know. I'm sorry.

1:33:351:33:36

Oh, you're sorry, are you, yeah? Sorry for what?

1:33:361:33:38

For chickening out or for ruining his life?

1:33:381:33:41

Roxy, just go and pick up Amy?

1:33:411:33:42

-I've got plenty of time.

-How about now? We need to talk in private.

-Yeah?

1:33:421:33:46

What, sweep it all under the rug?

1:33:461:33:48

You never even came out the closet, just opened up the door and waved your little fingers at the world.

1:33:481:33:53

Everyone has arguments. This isn't about being gay.

1:33:531:33:56

Yes, it is, because deep down, you are just like your old dear, aren't you?

1:33:561:34:00

You don't think two men should have a baby together.

1:34:001:34:02

Roxy, please!

1:34:021:34:04

He deserves better.

1:34:051:34:08

I'm sorry.

1:34:151:34:17

I know how much you want a kid.

1:34:181:34:20

It's all right.

1:34:231:34:26

Because it's not going to stop me.

1:34:271:34:30

What?

1:34:301:34:31

I could be approved as early as next year.

1:34:311:34:33

Right. But...

1:34:341:34:36

if you want a child and I don't, where does that leave us?

1:34:361:34:39

I'm not doing this any more, Sy.

1:34:411:34:44

Why should I have to give up my dreams just to stay in this relationship?

1:34:441:34:47

My dream of being a father.

1:34:471:34:50

So what, we're finished?

1:34:511:34:53

I don't know, Sy. Are we?

1:34:531:34:55

Just grow up, all right.

1:34:561:34:57

It's time to make your own decisions, and stick to it.

1:34:571:35:00

What, and that's it?

1:35:001:35:02

I've got nothing else to say. I'm walking out of this flat to get on with my life.

1:35:021:35:06

Making my life ready for a child. Your stuff is over there,

1:35:061:35:09

and rest of your clothes, they're in the wardrobe.

1:35:091:35:13

Look how high I can go.

1:35:221:35:24

Another independent career woman, just what I was looking for!

1:35:241:35:28

Sorry?

1:35:281:35:29

You must get all the gossip sitting in that shop.

1:35:291:35:31

Businesses closing, properties for sale.

1:35:311:35:33

And what, you would like me to be your spy?

1:35:331:35:36

Why is everyone just so prickly today?

1:35:361:35:38

Who said anything about spying?

1:35:381:35:40

Think I'll report back to you, think again.

1:35:401:35:42

Well, your loss. Do you want to come to my party at the R&R next Monday?

1:35:421:35:46

-Busy, sorry.

-Free champagne on entry.

1:35:461:35:49

Oh, no.

1:35:491:35:51

Are you meant to be looking after him?

1:35:511:35:53

Tut tut. Child neglect.

1:35:531:35:56

Darling, that is a nasty graze, innit, sweetheart?

1:35:561:35:59

Come on, let's get you back to my house, shall we?

1:35:591:36:03

Cool. Mega wounded. You wait till the kids at school see that.

1:36:031:36:08

They'll be like, "Wow! Sick!"

1:36:081:36:10

You're mad, you, ain't you?

1:36:101:36:13

And you love it!

1:36:131:36:15

See you round, sexy.

1:36:161:36:17

Another 20, and another 20,

1:36:241:36:30

and another one.

1:36:301:36:32

The service, the crem, everything, give him the damn money.

1:36:321:36:35

All right, then there's 20 for flowers from the family.

1:36:351:36:38

Want me to pay for all of them?

1:36:381:36:39

-Oh. Well...

-What with it saying on the card,

1:36:391:36:43

"Love from Ricky, Carol and all the family."

1:36:431:36:47

Priceless.

1:36:491:36:51

Look, Pat, if that's the way she wants to be...

1:36:511:36:54

I'm going to make the most of my money. I'm not going to just throw it away like some people.

1:36:541:36:58

I might splash out a little bit at first, you know.

1:36:581:37:02

A party, I thought. At the R&R.

1:37:021:37:05

Next Monday.

1:37:051:37:07

And we're invited?

1:37:071:37:09

Oh, yeah.

1:37:091:37:10

Family, friends,

1:37:101:37:12

enemies.

1:37:121:37:14

Well, the last lot will be queuing round the block.

1:37:141:37:17

I don't understand what you've got against her.

1:37:171:37:20

I don't know her, but when I see her I think of my baby.

1:37:201:37:22

How can you think about him? You didn't even know him.

1:37:221:37:25

I held him in my arms, Billy, and sometimes I still feel him there.

1:37:251:37:29

And actually, I do know her.

1:37:291:37:32

Me and you both know kids like her.

1:37:321:37:34

Rough, tough little bullies.

1:37:341:37:36

Lola's not our problem.

1:37:371:37:39

Whose problem is she, then?

1:37:391:37:40

Cos we're the only ones who'll love her, aren't we?

1:37:401:37:43

I don't love her.

1:37:431:37:44

I can't love her. I don't even want to love her.

1:37:441:37:46

She's your own flesh and blood.

1:37:461:37:49

You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

1:37:491:37:51

If you make Billy choose between me or you, I'll win.

1:38:021:38:06

You're a hard-faced little girl.

1:38:061:38:08

You ain't seen nothing yet.

1:38:081:38:10

BOTTLES RATTLE

1:38:101:38:11

-There she is!

-Here I am.

-All right?

1:38:151:38:17

Yeah. Can we go to that little caff? I'm starving.

1:38:171:38:19

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Course we can. You coming, Ju?

1:38:191:38:22

No, I just asked her.

1:38:221:38:24

Right, come on then.

1:38:241:38:26

See you, Grandma.

1:38:291:38:31

I mean, I know it's only a little thing, you know, a made-up certificate...

1:38:341:38:38

No, it's not. It's great. Something to be really proud of.

1:38:381:38:41

Yeah, I know.

1:38:411:38:42

Six months clean, eh!

1:38:421:38:45

Be happy for me, then.

1:38:461:38:48

I am. Look. See?

1:38:481:38:49

What is it? Jay?

1:38:491:38:51

He's... It doesn't matter.

1:38:511:38:53

You'll sort it out. Young love and all that.

1:38:531:38:56

But what if he finds someone else before it's sorted?

1:38:561:38:58

Or what if someone else's already after him?

1:38:581:39:01

What? He ain't going to find anyone half as gorgeous as you.

1:39:011:39:05

So, do you have to give a speech at this thing then?

1:39:051:39:07

Some do, some don't.

1:39:071:39:08

And there's this bit where we thank our supporters with, like, flowers.

1:39:081:39:12

So I thought I'd call your mum up.

1:39:121:39:14

Oh, she'd love that!

1:39:141:39:16

Listen, I'm going to get going, cos I'll be late.

1:39:161:39:19

Wish me luck, yeah!

1:39:211:39:22

There you are, sit down there.

1:39:241:39:26

You all right, Abi?

1:39:281:39:30

-Hi.

-You all right?

1:39:301:39:32

You've met Lola, ain't you?

1:39:321:39:34

Excuse me.

1:39:341:39:36

Don't forget to charge up your mobile.

1:39:391:39:42

What?

1:39:451:39:46

Mitchell.

1:39:461:39:48

100%.

1:39:481:39:50

What are you having?

1:39:501:39:51

-I would have actually brought him back home for you.

-Hi, Dad.

1:39:531:39:57

-You all right, son?

-Yeah. Deep crust pepperoni pizza.

1:39:571:40:00

-Not the pizza. Your leg. Is it all right?

-Yeah. I'm going to have a great big scab.

1:40:001:40:04

Is that why you've come over? Who told you?

1:40:041:40:07

Apparently you were stood there gossiping.

1:40:071:40:09

Oh, right. Janine. Say no more.

1:40:091:40:12

But you were supposed to be looking after him.

1:40:121:40:14

I'm sorry. Janine made it sound like his leg was hanging off.

1:40:151:40:19

Yeah, well, she would.

1:40:191:40:21

I don't know what it is with her, she gets to me. She said Bobby was crying and I wasn't there...

1:40:211:40:26

it made me feel bad.

1:40:261:40:29

Yeah, well,

1:40:291:40:32

not as bad as her fashion sense, eh?

1:40:321:40:34

Yeah.

1:40:351:40:36

Syed.

1:40:381:40:39

How's things?

1:40:391:40:41

Where do I start?

1:40:411:40:42

Fabulous, fantastic.

1:40:421:40:44

financially perfect.

1:40:441:40:46

Come on.

1:40:461:40:47

Thanks for this, Pat. You know what?

1:40:521:40:54

I've been walking round garages all day, no-one wants to know.

1:40:541:40:57

Long day job hunting? That's not fair when some people have money chucked at them.

1:40:571:41:02

I'll have an orange juice, please, Tracey, and a G&T. Double.

1:41:021:41:06

Ricky, if I had the cash, I'd set you up in your own little repair shop.

1:41:061:41:09

If nobody's taking on mechanics it would suggest car repairs isn't the best business to be in.

1:41:091:41:16

-Or it would seem that way to anyone with an active brain cell.

-I wasn't talking to you.

1:41:161:41:20

She's got ears like a bat, hasn't she?

1:41:201:41:22

Hey, everybody,

1:41:221:41:24

did you all hear about the party going on at the R&R on Monday?

1:41:241:41:28

A free glass of champagne,

1:41:281:41:29

loads of free nibbles.

1:41:291:41:30

So, I'll see you all there, yeah?

1:41:301:41:33

No, OK, well, I tell you what,

1:41:331:41:36

seeing as I'm feeling generous,

1:41:361:41:38

it's a free bar, all right?

1:41:381:41:40

Free drinks, all night. On me.

1:41:401:41:42

Getting desperate?

1:41:421:41:44

Too late to change your mind, Pat.

1:41:461:41:48

I've hired a bouncer to keep the rough trade out.

1:41:481:41:50

So,

1:41:551:41:56

how's work?

1:41:561:41:57

You busy?

1:41:571:41:58

Ticking over.

1:41:581:42:00

So with a bit of investment you could just fly.

1:42:001:42:04

And this is your chance to work with an investor.

1:42:041:42:06

I'm not sure that's the way I want to go.

1:42:061:42:08

Why not?

1:42:081:42:09

I mean, you're young, fit, stylish, ambitious.

1:42:091:42:13

You could be living the dream.

1:42:131:42:15

Look, with my money, all right, you could open a spa in Soho.

1:42:151:42:20

Nothing's ruled out, Syed, because nothing is ruled in!

1:42:201:42:23

Erm...hello?

1:42:251:42:26

Sorry. Excuse me.

1:42:271:42:30

Oh, hello, mate. You can see yourself in one of these, can't you? No?

1:42:411:42:45

You might as well get off.

1:42:451:42:47

What, it's only like...

1:42:471:42:49

I know, I got a meeting, take an early bath.

1:42:491:42:51

-I don't mind staying on, or locking up.

-Well, that was the plan.

1:42:511:42:54

One of the reasons you're here.

1:42:541:42:56

But you'll be a very old man, before I trust you with these motors again.

1:42:561:43:00

Boss, what can I say?

1:43:001:43:01

Try, "Mr Branning, I find you strangely attractive, see you in the morning."

1:43:011:43:05

Mr Branning, I find you strangely attractive, see you in the morning.

1:43:051:43:08

Lovely. Behave yourself.

1:43:081:43:10

MOBILE PHONE RINGS

1:43:141:43:15

FOOTSTEPS ON THE STAIRS

1:43:171:43:19

-Don't you hate it when people don't pick up?

-Who?

1:43:211:43:23

A client. Have a sandwich and a beer, I'll make something proper when I get back.

1:43:231:43:27

-Where are you going?

-Rainie's meeting.

1:43:271:43:29

What happened to Tanya and Greg, unplugged?

1:43:291:43:32

Don't be silly. I'll be a half hour, tops.

1:43:321:43:34

Get yourself that beer. I'll be back before you know it.

1:43:341:43:37

Hello?

1:43:511:43:53

Where are you?

1:43:531:43:55

-What time do you call this?

-I'm sorry.

1:44:011:44:03

I know, I did try and call your mobile but...

1:44:031:44:08

-I can't stay.

-Shush.

-I can't stay, honestly.

1:44:081:44:10

-Shush.

-Honestly, I promised Rainie. Seriously,

1:44:101:44:14

I can't stay, Max.

1:44:141:44:15

Did anyone ever tell you, you talk too much?

1:44:161:44:19

Through there.

1:44:591:45:00

Billy's taken her out for something to eat. They won't be long.

1:45:001:45:04

You haven't parked outside, have you?

1:45:061:45:08

-Round the corner.

-And they won't know who phoned, no?

-No, no, no, no.

1:45:081:45:12

-We just want to get her back where she belongs.

-OK.

1:45:121:45:16

She's so cute. My Aunty Janet.

1:45:161:45:18

You can call her your sister if you like.

1:45:181:45:20

If it makes it easier to get your head round.

1:45:201:45:22

Aunty, sister, don't matter. And this is William.

1:45:221:45:26

Yep, that's my boy.

1:45:261:45:28

PHONE BEEPS

1:45:281:45:30

I like kids. I'm good with them. That ain't a lie.

1:45:301:45:34

I can see that.

1:45:341:45:36

APPLAUSE

1:45:411:45:45

Congratulations, Rainie!

1:45:511:45:53

-I should have known you wouldn't be here.

-No, I was, I was!

1:45:531:45:56

I came a tiny bit late so I just sneaked in the back. I've been watching. Did you hear me cheering?

1:45:561:46:02

You're a terrible liar, ain't you? There you go.

1:46:021:46:06

That's for being a wonderful sister.

1:46:061:46:08

DOOR ENTRY BUZZES

1:46:181:46:20

If you're blonde or a little bit tarty then come...

1:46:281:46:31

I'm not blonde.

1:46:331:46:35

Thought you were Roxy.

1:46:361:46:37

I know what I want.

1:46:391:46:41

It's just taken me a while...

1:46:411:46:44

I've been an idiot.

1:46:441:46:46

I'm going to be a father, Sy.

1:46:461:46:48

Yeah.

1:46:481:46:49

Me too.

1:46:491:46:52

You sure?

1:47:041:47:05

I'm sure.

1:47:051:47:07

Lola?

1:47:571:47:58

What are you doing here?

1:47:581:48:00

We're here to take you home.

1:48:001:48:02

-How did you know how to find her?

-Does it matter?

1:48:021:48:04

Ian Beale. Got to be.

1:48:041:48:07

Look, she wasn't driving that car.

1:48:071:48:09

-Billy.

-What car? Someone called to say she was missing from the children's home. That's all I know.

1:48:091:48:14

Anonymous call, was it?

1:48:141:48:16

Ian Beale.

1:48:161:48:18

Come on, Lola, no tantrums, eh?

1:48:181:48:21

Look, mate, we're her only relatives. We'll accept responsibility for her.

1:48:211:48:25

I'm sorry, your partner's already agreed.

1:48:251:48:28

It was her. She grassed me up.

1:48:301:48:33

Julie?

1:48:331:48:35

-I didn't.

-Liar!

1:48:351:48:36

I didn't, Billy.

1:48:361:48:37

All right, on you go.

1:48:371:48:39

Just leave her with me, will you?

1:48:391:48:40

She'll only run away again, you know she will.

1:48:421:48:45

You can't have a young girl on the streets, on her own.

1:48:451:48:47

-I'll come straight back. You watch.

-100% Mitchell.

-150!

1:48:471:48:52

It's for the best, Billy.

1:48:551:48:57

I don't want to hear another thing out of you.

1:48:571:49:01

I can't even bear to look at you.

1:49:031:49:05

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