The Moon family spectacularly implodes as fight night finally comes to pass, and Eddie reveals a staggering secret to Michael which will change the course of their relationship.
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Come on! Again, come on!
Come on, let's concentrate.
Want a hand with that Pat?
No, ta, I'm fi...
Blimey! Mandy Salter! What you doing here?
Just passing through.
It's nice to see you. Where you been hiding yourself, then?
Here and there. You know me.
Yeah, I do.
You and Eddie back on.
-Those are on offer, £1 each.
-What do you think of that colour?
-Very nice, is it for Whitney?
-No, for me.
It'll look very nice on you, too.
-You never know, might have an excuse to wear it. See ya.
What you looking so happy about?
Credit card bill. Looks like Jodie ain't missed a shop in Bluewater.
You must be in love, handing over your credit card.
Ham roll, to go!
No. Can't afford it!
Erm... Mind if I sit here?
-Work round here, do you, Eddie?
-I own the Emporium.
Oh, yeah? I've seen it, the junk shop.
I work in corporate entertainment.
Goes without saying.
-So, there's a big boxing fight tomorrow night.
My boy runs the gym.
-Come from a family of fighters, do you?
-More of a lover, not a fighter?
-More of a tiddlywinks man these days.
Don't believe it!
D'you know Ricky Hatton?
-Oh! Yeah, nice guy.
I weren't sure at first, you get so many tramps 'round here,
but it's Mandy Slutter, innit?
-You grew up just as I imagined, dog rough.
-And you look so good.
-You still sleeping on the streets?
-I'm visiting friends.
You ain't got any friends. She ain't suckered you in, has she?
If you must know, I'm staying with Ian.
Ian? That figures, he always did like to pay for it.
I see your manners are still in the gutter, along with your brain.
-You still dipping tills?
-That's more of a Mitchell thing, innit?
You see, I work for a living. Corporate entertainment.
-In a management position.
-Only position you've ever worked on was your back, ain't it?
It's just such a shame we can't all be such upright citizens like you, Phil.
-Nice to meet you, Eddie.
-Good catching up with you.
Nothing like a bit of gentle banter first thing in the morning.
-How's golden boy?
-He's looking sharp.
Yeah, look at him. Dead cert.
If I was a gambling man, which I'm not, I'd put my mortgage on him.
But I don't have that kind of nerve.
-Gambling's a devil's game.
-You sound like Dad.
-All right, champ?
You're going to put this family on the map, right?
-You know how to grab a chance and make the most of it.
-You set it up for me, bruv.
That's what big brothers are for.
-Looking good, Harry.
-Looking real good.
Oi, don't think I'm going to let you off as lightly as Christian seems to be.
Go on, hit the road, couple of miles.
So, this kid you've lined up to fight Tyler.
-What about him?
-Who is it?
Some northern numpty, I dunno.
-What do we know about him?
-He's come down from the North, from...
Doncaster. Makes 500 quid, he's hardly going to be Smokin' Joe Frazier.
Artie Stiller! No wonder you didn't tell me who it was.
What? Tyler won't even break a sweat.
-He's a psycho. Someone died after fighting him.
-That was hearsay.
He's just a nutter who can't get paid now unless he takes a dive.
-So that's why you brought him in, to throw the fight?
-No, of course not.
But if he wants his bonus, then, you know, he might not work so hard.
We don't need to fix Tyler's fight,
we just need to match him up properly.
Stiller's dangerous, too many dirty tricks for a novice like Tyler.
Fine. Fine, I'll cancel it.
Well, why not? Excuse me! It's not like it's top secret!
These builders won't tell me what's going on!
I could be interested in buying this!
I don't think anything's for sale. The council bought the place.
Yeah, but the council aren't going to redevelop it, surely?
DOOR OPENS What you up to?
-Was you sleeping?
-Poppy sometimes sleeps in the store room. Thinks no-one knows!
-I've got a lot to do with Fatboy off.
-And I've got a wedding to plan. Let's see 'em.
-You and George's suits.
I'm getting 'em altered, gotta pick 'em up later.
Great, I'll meet you in the Vic during my lunch break.
No, I got...sandwiches!
What, you don't like boxing?
I don't like people fly-posting the shop.
And I don't like unlicensed boxing.
-Queensbury rules, fine, but unlicensed, well,
it's just two mugs battering the life out of each other. Nasty.
It's not that dangerous, is it?
It's what the punters pay for.
Well, better get on.
There's something I need to tell you.
Look, about last week - I mean, in another life, another time...
Thanks, but... this is about Tyler.
What about Tyler?
-Do you mind?
-Protect yourself at all times.
-Who do you think you are? Rocky?
-No. Walford Wonder, next WBA champion.
Great, all we need. Another punch-drunk fighter.
Don't say you ain't interested. I saw you watching me this morning.
I was trying to have a laugh.
Come tomorrow. Then, when I'm world champion, you can say you was there at the beginning.
If I want to see someone get beaten up, I'll watch Pat put the kids to bed.
-But can you witness greatness?
-Watch where you're going, you great lump!
-You could have knocked me over!
-I doubt it.
-I'm so sorry.
The pavements are for people to walk on! Idiot.
Do you want to sit down?
No, I'm fine, thank you. Just carry on running or whatever.
-Yes, I'm fine! Thank you.
Nice one, Rocky(!)
Christian wants to start some boxercise classes.
I don't want bored housewives taking up time and equipment, Jack.
It's easy money, ain't it?
It's distracting, especially if you get a couple of sorts in there.
Vanessa just let it slip about the fight.
Come in, why don't you!
-How comes nobody told me?
-Because Tyler wanted to surprise you.
Surprise me! Well, he has, and so have you two!
How comes you're letting him into an unlicensed fight?
It's a good experience for him.
-Then get him a proper ABA bout.
-This is a step up.
You know what these fights are like.
Vicious, no holds barred.
Look, we're running a legitimate event here.
Yeah, and who's Tyler fighting?
Don't worry about that. We've sorted it out.
This is a proper match, proper medical, proper referee.
D'you think I'd risk my own brother?
I know it's unlicensed, but me and Jack, we're taking care of the whole thing.
The boy's trained hard, he's got some talent. He could go places.
We got his corner, all right? I promise you.
See? And how disappointed would Tyler be, Jack?
If that's what he wants.
And you've got his corner, right?
Put me on the guest list.
Excuse me, I wonder if it would be possible to see Yusef?
-Dr Khan is fully booked this morning.
-It wouldn't take too long.
What appears to be the problem?
-Maybe I can help.
Yes? I'm sorry, I thought you were the receptionist.
I'm a medical receptionist.
Natalie Constantinou, the doctor will see you now.
I'll be with you in a second, if you'd like to...
Hello, Zainab. Everything OK?
She wanted to see you but I did explain that you're fully booked.
I was, er... I was over-anxious.
-Is he OK?
Yes, he just needs his... He needs his repeat prescription.
I'm sorry, you would think by now that I would know better.
-You can always pop back later.
-She didn't have an appointment.
-No, you were quite right.
-Anything else I can do for you, Doctor?
-Erm, not at the moment.
All right, then, cheers.
That is a liberty. That radio station want 180 quid to plug the fight.
If it's too much, don't do it.
All right, boys.
Mandy. Mandy Salter.
What can we do for you, Ms Salter?
Well, I've got something for you.
-Before you get ideas you can't afford,
-I'm talking about the ring girl job.
-We've got someone.
What, some scrawny teenager with bad hair?
No, boys, you need a real woman,
especially when the punters have had a few bevvies
and they don't like the way you're fixing the results.
We run straight fights here, by the way.
And I'm the People's Princess.
All right. 50 quid for the night and leave the punters alone.
150, and what goes on outside the ring is my business.
Oh, lilies and freesias, my favourites! Are they for me?
Yeah. actually, they are.
Get out of it.
But isn't Eddie the one supposed to be buying the flowers?
No, no, I bought them to cheer this place up.
You want to cheer this place up, bring gin, not bouquets.
# Carol's got a boyfriend! #
-I told you he was the one, didn't I!
Can't think of many men round here that would appreciate flowers.
You catch most of them with a pint and some pork scratchings.
It just... It feels right, you know?
It's not grief, it's not loneliness, it's just...
Blimey, girl, you sound like a teenager.
I was thinking about asking him away for a few days. What do you think?
-You don't think it's too soon?
He's a lucky bloke. Stop fannying about and whisk him away.
No, I can't.
It's OK, I'll look after the kids.
And do something with your hair, eh?
Ooh, building up a sweat?
-Where you been?
Oh, right. You thinking of staying?
-What's the job?
-Ring girl. Tomorrow night's boxing match.
Like one of those tarts parading around in their underwear?
It's an essential part of the event.
No, it's like a piece of meat for the leeches to gawp at.
A girl likes a bit of attention!
-Ah, look, it's the happy couple.
-Not now, Phil.
I was thinking about what you said earlier,
-I might be able to stick a bit of work your way.
How much to get your kit off, you know, private dance?
-You don't mind if we use your living room, do you? You must have a pole by now.
-Drop dead, Phil.
-You must have worked in worse gaffs than his.
-Look at you, getting all brave, must be good.
-You can't talk to her like that!
-What are you going to do about it?
No-one asked you to start a fight for me, all right?
-Just let me know how much, yeah?
What you doing?
I was just... putting some papers away.
Since when have you been so interested in boxing?
Is this the bloke Tyler's fighting?
-You know about the fight?
And you're OK with it?
I support my kids. Your idea, was it, to keep it from me?
What's he like, this Stiller? Any good?
Used to be a threat, he hasn't won a fight in over a year.
Must have had an injury or something.
-You going to have a little flutter?
-Of course not, you don't gamble any more, do you?
-I'm not gambling.
-So you don't think Tyler will win?
-Tyler's a great bet.
You and I know the worst thing that can happen to a compulsive gambler is to win a bet.
Some of that money is mine.
The 8,000 we got from those candlesticks is what stands between us and bankruptcy,
and you just want to gamble your share away?
No. I didn't mean that.
Go and check that house clearance down in Stratford.
And don't be long, we're going to take Tyler out for lunch, show him our support.
Oi! Keys, phone, brain in gear.
-What's wrong? Sorry, I know I'm a bit late.
-Dad knows about the fight.
-You should have told me.
I just didn't want you worrying.
Of course I'm going to worry.
Doesn't mean I won't support you, though.
I won't forget you when I'm world champ.
You gotta be ready, you gotta cover up!
I can't work with Rainie!
Why can't she be satisfied just handing out the leaflets?
-You've just got to get through today and then you're off to look after your sister.
-Why can't you come?
That'd mean meeting your sister. Knowing one Carter's enough.
-Then good luck staying here working with Rainie, or is that what you want?
-She's just the hired help.
She's going to be hiding in them bogs with a crack pipe and vodka, leaving you to do all the work.
I ain't happy about it, Phil.
Craftsman at work.
A little TLC before we try and sell it.
I could do with a little touch-up.
I mean, some TLC.
You look pretty good as you are.
Shouldn't I be the one buying flowers?
I was thinking, how about a few days away?
This is getting even better.
There's a little bed & breakfast on the Isle of Wight,
room with a sea view, tomorrow for three days?
-I haven't booked anything yet.
-I think it's a great idea, but tomorrow...
-No. It's just not a good time.
-I don't understand.
-You don't have to.
How about dinner tonight?
KNOCK AT DOOR
Hi. You said to call back.
And I hope that you are, especially about Friday.
I got a bit too caught up in the part.
No, it was fun. I was going to drop these in for you later.
-Bringing me gifts?
-More pills. Not very romantic, I know, but I thought you looked a little stressed.
-Sorry, not appropriate.
I've brought you a little something on a plate, Doctor.
-Shouldn't you be at lunch?
-I've got far too much to do.
The doctor and I have a very close working relationship.
There's some referrals on my desk that need typing up.
Or you could box up the samples for the lab.
And they would be in the...?
Why don't you check out the post box, I'm expecting a very important letter.
She's supposed to have previous experience. Which is amazing, cos she really is quite useless.
-I was thinking, erm...
maybe we need some space.
Er, if that's what you want.
I have feelings for you
and they're getting too strong.
You're married to Masood.
We should keep away from each other.
Believe me when I tell you how hard that will be for me.
-You must be Shirley.
Phil asked me to pop in.
It's going to cost you.
That dance you wanted.
So, what can you afford?
What's on offer?
All sorts of things.
DANCE MUSIC PLAYS
-Didn't know we were interviewing today?
She came onto me.
What's the matter, Phil, scared of the missus?
-Not quite so cocky now?
-Wouldn't say that.
-He seems to think I'm for sale. Thought you should know.
Couldn't even wait till I got to Spain?
You're welcome to him. I prefer a real man. Come on, Ian.
Done over by Ian Beale.
Well, maybe I haven't got anything to worry about, leaving you on your own.
-Want a push?
When we were younger, Michael used to tell me and Anthony
you could swing so hard you could go right over the top without falling off.
-Bet you believed him.
-Yeah. Did, actually.
-Of course you did, Rocky.
Earlier. Being a jerk.
That's all right, it's normal. You're a bloke, ain't ya?
Can I take you out then, make up for it? Go for a drink?
No, thanks, there's no need.
I've got a bit of business to sort out. So you can shoot off, I'll see you later.
You know what? I thought you were mad with me because of what I said about being the ring girl.
Look, I just didn't like the thought of blokes staring at you and leching.
-I can take care of my self.
I guess I got a bit jealous.
-Then you sent me those texts.
I just wanted to thank you.
I'm not used to people sticking up for me.
It was brilliant. You getting one up on Phil like that. It was amazing!
So... anything else I can do for you?
-DANCE MUSIC PLAYS
-A little dance?
What if someone comes in?
Ian, take off my coat.
When did I say, "Tell Dad about the fight?"
Right, I didn't! I didn't! So why make me angry?
I can't do this any more, I don't want to hurt Eddie.
Eddie! Eddie's brought this upon himself. Secrets and lies.
-It's not your problem.
-You can't make me do it.
You have no idea what I can make you do, how far I'll go.
What you doing? Get off!
Get off! Get off my phone!
Just let me make a phone call.
-Jodie, hello, it's Michael.
-No, Michael! Michael, Michael!
I did what you asked, I slept with him.
Jodie, just give me a ring, I just wanted to speak to you about how much your mother charges for sex.
Right, one more time. Look at me. Look at me! Look at me!
One more time, for the hard of thinking.
Tomorrow, Carol finds you and Eddie. Tomorrow.
Otherwise it's going to get REALLY horrible for you and yours.
-What you doing here?
-Girl's gotta eat.
Don't worry, finished all me jobs,
and when I get back I'm going to sort the storeroom out.
-Phil's a happy boss, isn't he?
I couldn't work for him.
He's all right. Bark's worse than his bite.
Actually really like my job. Chip?
All right, thanks. Here's my girl.
-What do you want to drink?
-I want to see these suits.
-Good, ain't they?
-They're going to work really well with the colour scheme and theme.
-We've got a theme?
-Yeah, I told you.
Does that mean you don't like 'em?
Take that as a no.
-It's all your fault.
You shouldn't have left getting the suits to me!
You're the one with the fantastic taste, great style.
I think you should go and sort the suits out.
I'm sorry, babe, I'll put it right. Let me get you a drink.
Oh, go on then, I'll have another bottle.
I need to borrow Jodie's phone.
Mum, you want a drink?
-Just checking your phone, cos it's been off,
and I couldn't get you at the salon either.
-Been with clients all day.
No, not today. D'you want a white wine?
Yeah, please, thank you.
-What you having?
I've just been up the car lot to see you.
I'm on my lunch.
You're missing customers. There was a punter up there looking for you,
he seemed to think we only take cash deposits.
-No, no, that ain't right.
-That's what I said.
So I took this.
I sent him the paperwork.
I'll come in later, see how you're doing.
No, no, Jack, there's no need.
Right. Lunch, on me. Tyler?
-Yeah, take on them carbs. Dad?
-Whatever the special is.
This is good, innit?
Great, all together and... Yeah, it's nice.
I'll give you a hand.
So, when you're in there, you know...
-What do you fancy?
-I want to put a bet on Tyler. To win.
-Pocket money day, is it?
-A serious bet.
-He's the favourite,
-no point in piddly little bets.
-Eight grand enough for you?
I want Rainie sacked.
-Going to need to give her a written warning.
-I don't do warnings.
You can't just get rid of her.
I ain't going to, you are.
Yeah, you hired her, you give her the bullet -
unless you can't handle it?
-JANINE CLEARS THROAT We are going to be restructuring at the club.
So, basically, everything stays the same, but you get the sack.
Why, what have I done?
I've been working really hard, I need this job.
-Need any more dirty work doing?
-You enjoyed it.
Didn't even register.
-What I actually enjoy is making money.
-It ain't about the money, is it? It's having power over people.
And where does that power come from? From owning their dreary little castle.
It works for the banks.
That your big plan is it, buy up the Square? Landlady from hell.
What more could a girl want? That and, of course, the Vic.
I've told you before, you stay away from what's mine
-if you know what's good for you, yeah?
-We could always join forces?
You can shove your two-bit job right up where the sun don't shine!
I think she just resigned.
Nice trick with the phone.
You're not that difficult to outsmart.
I'm not going to hurt Eddie.
Everybody loves Eddie.
I know what he's capable of, you see, I know what he's done.
So family, friends...
..he loses it all tomorrow.
A goodbye would've been nice.
-How's my favourite prostitute?
How's my least favourite person?
So, today, Vanessa,
you and Eddie, yeah?
Or Jodie gets the message for real.
I thought it was all right.
Last night. I mean, better than all right.
-I'll call you.
-You don't have a phone, Eddie.
I'll call you.
Don't you think you should do some more research on him? I mean, study a video, look for his weaknesses,
-find out something about him?
-Boom! That, brother, is all I need.
So, you definitely going to win then?
-Dad didn't raise a loser, did he?
-See you later.
-See you later, mate.
Peter? You're not usually up this early.
You're going to have to speak up, sounds like you're underwater.
What d'you think?
You going swimming?
-Peter, I'll call you back, yeah.
tell me I've still got it.
-To the day.
-Minutes or years, it don't get easier.
Don't bring it up much, though.
You weren't around much.
Thought we could meet for a drink.
-Make a toast.
Let's do it now.
To death and suicide.
-You be all right, holding up these numbers? You good at maths?
What comes after...three?
If you need a hand with that, I'm good at maths.
And I bet I know exactly what figures you've got in mind.
Oi! Seriously, wouldn't go there.
Listen, thinking about having a little bet on Ty.
You can't pass up a sure thing, can ya?
There's no such thing as a sure thing, Anthony. Believe me.
This Artie bloke I'm fighting, what's he like?
Why, you worried?
-Anthony does the worrying, not me.
-He needs to relax, you'll walk it.
To be honest, I just want to know who to send the flowers to.
-That's fighting talk.
-Hey, pervs, you might be looking at the booty, but the booty ain't looking back. Ha!
-You just turn up and do what you do best.
You're right, I don't have a phone.
It's an anniversary.
Oh. Happy anniversary.
Happy? That's the last thing it is.
Sorry, I didn't mean to put my foot in it.
I can talk to you, right?
-You should know that by now.
My first wife, Maggie,
committed suicide 33 years ago today.
Found her at 9pm.
I know that because I could hear the clock striking.
Nine little chimes.
I should go. Tyler probably needs me.
This is a hug.
Where you hold on tight to someone, as tight as you can.
You can squeeze me back, I won't bite.
I wanted someone to do this to me when Billie died.
What happened with my wife was years ago.
Eddie, all you had to do was say.
No, not yet.
Don't vomit, but Jodie seems to think that her bridesmaids will look great in this.
-I think you'll look great in it.
-It's the colour of toilet paper.
-Faith? What you doing here?
-Got a little message for you.
This here is your annulment papers.
Know what annulment means, Fats?
It means you're no longer, like, hunk of the month.
Your band of gold. Won't be needing that now.
Right, OK, who are you?
Me? You are asking me who I am? Well, drink it in, sister!
I am Faith Olubunmni.
Wait, Mercy's sister?
Don't mention that name in my presence!
-So I can sell it.
-You can't do that.
Uh-oh, Bambi's giving me evils.
You're going to get more than evils if you carry on.
Fats, tell her to back down before I put her down.
-You and whose army?
-Hey, hey, come on, ladies.
What you looking so sad at? Should be jumping round the room, being shot of that loser.
Hey, that's enough, all right. I won't have none of that.
Run along, sister. Take your hair with you.
Yeah, and Fatboy's busy right now cos he's with me.
-Yes, you are.
Hey, hey, hey, that's my lunch!
When you get done with ugly, come find me.
She's lovely - we should so be friends with her.
So what you got in store for me, then?
Such a goof sometimes, Fats.
-HE MUMBLES NONSENSICALLY
We're going on holiday? Great!
Hardly a holiday. I called Peter back.
Him and Lucy have been in a car accident. They've been hurt,
-they're both pretty shook up.
-Send them a blanket each.
-I need to go down there, OK?
I need to look after them. I'm leaving as soon as I pick Bobby up from school.
-You'll have to wait, I've got the boxing.
-You're not coming.
What? Oh, you were just going to run off and leave me!
I won't be long.
Well, best you leave me the keys.
-No, I don't think so.
-I ain't sleeping on a bench.
-I like my house.
-What d'you think I'm going to do? Burn it down?
You hadn't even thought about me, had you?
My kids need me!
Tell you what - you go.
Just run off without a word. I'll do the same, all right?
Nice meeting you again and all that but, bye.
What you looking at?
Fancy your chances, do you?
No, they're doing up Number 3.
I'm just waiting to see who turns up.
Friend or foe.
Hold up, somebody's here.
-Got your message. What is it?
I was wondering if I could borrow 50 quid.
-Is that it?
There's 60 there. Keep it.
-Long as you spend it on something nice.
I'm going away for a little bit, just wanted to buy some clothes.
Just saw Ian packing his car. Tell me it ain't with him.
Behave. No, it's Eddie.
Yeah. That's what couples do.
-Just don't come back married, will you?
-Don't want to be best man, then?
It ain't going to happen.
What on earth are you doing here?
What d'you think I'm doing? I'm moving in.
-I can't find your dad.
-I've looked everywhere.
-Maybe I should ring Jodie, have a word.
-I'm not what you think I am.
-Oh, yes, you are.
You can go away now.
About the fight...
Tyler's definitely - I mean, definitely - going to win?
-Yeah. Cast iron.
-That's it, I'm backing Ty, then.
Good boy. Licence to print money, that is.
Creditors are chasing Dad, it'd help us out a lot.
He'd love you for that.
Definitely. You'd be his golden boy.
-Are these silk?
-Like me, smooth as.
They're going to need a special hand-wash.
You coming tonight?
Get you a ringside seat.
Dunno. Never been to a boxing match before.
Anyway, not sure I can turn up on my own.
It's not like I've got anyone to go with.
You must have someone. Everyone's got someone.
Not sure I'm most blokes' cup of tea.
Heather. Let me tell you something, and I want you to always remember this.
There is not a single woman on this planet who doesn't have something beautiful about them.
And there it is. The smile.
-That big, lovely smile.
-Stop it, I'll ruin your shorts if I'm not careful.
Look, Jay, it's the dead man walking.
-You going to win tonight? Going to put him on his back?
-Course I am.
-Phil reckons you're not a proper fighter.
-Says you won't last a minute.
-You tell him he can step in the ring after,
-then we'll see who lasts longest, eh?
-You do know who my dad is, right?
-What time does it start?
-9pm on the dot.
-If you're going, I'll come with you.
Thing is, Hev, me and Ben, we was going to do the man thing. No babes allowed.
You two want to get in, you take my good friend here. You got that?
You all right, bob-a-job?
There you go, make sure you don't spill it.
-Thought you'd be long gone by now.
Getting my stuff.
There's always the B & B.
How am I going to pay for that?
-I'll lend you the money.
-Knowing you, there'll be interest.
I want a stick of rock bringing back.
I'll see you when I see you.
Oi, Munchkin! Give us a kiss.
Make sure your dad drives carefully. Don't want you all in plaster.
-Carol's my sister.
Just you remember that. Any trouble from you and I'll come looking.
Seriously, people have come looking for me before
and it never turns out well.
You're a hard man to find.
Been sorting things out. Travel arrangements.
I must've been a good girl the other night after all. Where we going?
Sorry, all the seats are taken.
This about Tyler?
-Only I didn't mean to upset you.
-No, no, I'm over that.
Listen, ever since...you know.
-I can't stop thinking about you!
You're gorgeous, right. Lovely.
Any man's dream. But not mine.
But I want to be.
I'm with someone else.
And she doesn't know. Not really.
In fact, neither did I, until now.
But when you came on to me...
she was all I could think about.
And for someone like you to make an offer like that
and I don't respond, it can only mean one thing.
I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said anything.
There's no need to be sorry.
Come on, you got to come to the fight tonight.
I hate boxing, Fats. It's barbaric.
Yeah, but as a favour to me, man. As a favour to ME. Whit won't turn up if you don't.
You saw how she defended me earlier, innit?
-Yeah, so did I.
-Yeah, yeah, but when Whit done it, it meant something, yeah?
She's hot, and she's on it.
Trust me, I know these things.
All you've got to do is get down to the boxing fight tonight
and the Louisville Lip will do the rest.
Hey, just stand back and watch and learn, yeah?
You see me? You see me? Aha!
How am I looking?
-Better than I ever did.
-Reckon I'd have beaten you, then?
-I would've lasted about five seconds.
You're looking like a world champ.
Should've taught me an' all, Dad, you'd have had two world champs.
Remember, keep your hands high.
Don't worry, I'm fast.
-I know, it's important, though, to protect that pretty face.
Keep it tucked in, elbows down, fists up, cos if he don't go for your face,
he's going to go for the body.
Yeah. Keep moving. Don't stop.
Not for a second. Remember,
everything comes off the jab.
Anthony reckons I should've looked up on my opponent.
What'd you say that for?
Sorry, I was just thinking out loud.
Tell you what, Ant, why don't you go worry about something else?
Like whether you should wear short socks, or long socks. Stuff you can handle.
Now, if it comes to it -
and it won't - but if it does and you go down...
-Dad, I'm not doing that.
-It's just a Plan B.
-In case he gets lucky.
but everybody need a Plan B. Trust me.
Much better. Good boy. Through the shoulder.
Keep moving, keep moving. Keep covered.
Tell me I ain't seeing things. Only your dad and Vanessa were all cosied up earlier.
-The man can't help himself.
-Something's going on with them?
-Does it matter? They're of legal age.
-Oi! 'Course it matters.
-Do we have to go?
-There's nothing else to do.
What's she doing here?
Come on, we're all going to the fight.
No, you won't. I heard you making plans.
-You're coming home with me.
-Must be your bedtime, Faith.
Hey, Gran, you sit down and I'll get you a drink.
You're not going to any fight.
So we'll stay here and you and me can do some major bonding time!
Faith, you want to live with me, you will do as you are told. Home.
-(I'll be there.)
-No, you won't!
Who cares - you won't have it on long.
That is my plan.
And again. And again.
Right, come on, boys. Let's come together. Family moment.
What we have here is a memory in the making.
A moment when us Moons stand together and show the world,
through Tyler, what we're made of.
Yeah, this is us, this is who we are,
so we'll all be in that ring with you, Ty.
Oh, I... Erm...
It's all right. I know.
I won't let you all down, I promise.
For the family.
-The Moons. ALL:
Have it, mate, yeah?
Michael. Now, we have another reason to remember this day.
We need to move on. Both of us. It's time.
Just like that?
Trust me. We need it.
MUSIC OVER PA: "PARANOID" BY BLACK SABBATH
# Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
# Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal... #
I didn't do anything, couldn't bring myself to.
You did enough.
What's that mean?
I washed Tyler's shorts.
FAITH: So she falls asleep, right,
and I tiptoe out like the cattest cat burglar.
-You like blood then, Heather?
-Yeah, and teeth.
-Stop it, you two.
-Vanessa, we've been through all this.
It's not about that. Eddie, please.
MUSIC OVER PA: "THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN" BY THIN LIZZY
CHEERING AND WHISTLING
Admit it. You just wanted to see me in my shorts, didn't ya?
# Haven't changed haven't much to say
# But, man I still think them cats are crazy
# They were asking if you were around
# How you was where you could be found
# I told him you were livin' downtown
# Drivin' all the old men crazy... #
That's Artie Stiller! I told you I wasn't having you fixing the fights!
-You must be - the geezer's an animal. You want to see Tyler get beaten to a pulp?
The boy needs a wake-up call.
-Where's the doctor?
-The doctor I asked you to book!
Must've forgot in all this the excitement.
What you playing at?
He needs a lesson taught to him. All three of them do.
I'm going to get Yusef, and if this fight starts before I get back,
you'll be the one needing a doctor.
She'll grow on you, you know. Faith, I mean. She means well.
Yeah, all right. Mercy's told me some stories, Fats.
That is not someone you want to hang around with.
-You worried about me?
Yeah. You're my best mate, ain't ya?
You're my best male friend and I need to look after you.
HE LAUGHS NERVOUSLY
Kiss for luck?
-Mind on the job!
-This one's for you, Whit!
Right, now, keep moving, keep dancing.
He's big, so wear him out, then go in for the kill.
-I love you.
-I love you, too.
# The boys are back in town The boys are back in town
# The boys are back in town The boys are back in town... #
-Fight's this way!
-Ain't a fight, it's a massacre.
-Tyler that good, is he?
-Do yourself a favour. Go home, forget about Eddie Moon.
-What are you talking about?
I hate to be blunt, but I'm in a hurry.
He's over there with somebody else. Vanessa.
-He is, he's with her. I hate to say it,
but I did warn you.
Mm-mm! That guy's a monster.
Do you think it's fair? Look at the size of him?
-This is an underground fight. Fair doesn't come into it!
-Told you. Barbaric!
Yeah, yeah, drink it in, boys!
Eddie? You seen the size of that bloke?
It's OK. It's going to be OK.
Right, lads. Good, clean fight, nothing below the belt. Good luck.
Whack him one for me!
Go on, muller him!
-I thought you said it was barbaric?
-Yeah, I just want it to finish quickly.
Go on, Ty!
You've got some savage friends.
Yeah, you tell me about it. Friends.
Keep moving! Concentrate!
-..three, four, five...
-Get up! Get up!
He's not very good, is he? Anyone would think he'd want to get hit!
What you staring at her for? I'm here.
Well, I was.
-Break! Break! Break!
I thought you said he'd win?
Sorry about that, I really thought he would.
You don't understand.
I didn't bet on Tyler. I bet on Artie!
-When d'you go away?
-Straight after this.
Make sure you do.
Stay down, Tyler, stay down.
Plan B, son. Plan B!
Tell him not to get up.
What d'you think I'm doing?!
Come on, can you even box?
Michael, get him out of there. Stop the fight!
-Lauren, I can't bear it.
-Come on, we're leaving.
-No way, Hev!
-It's horrible. Look at his lovely face. Come on!
Come on, Hev!
Ref! Stop the fight!
What are you doing? Come on! Stop it!
Stop the fight!
Harry, call it off, call it off!
Oi, Harry, get him down, you can't go in there.
-That's my boy!
-You can't go in there!
That's my boy!
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven,
Ant, did you see that?
Did you see that? That's my boy! That's my boy, that is!
Dad, listen to me.
I am so sorry.
-It's all gone.
-All the money. I bet it.
I was going to make us rich.
I'm so sorry.
That was for you, Whit.
Come on, let me through! Move!
-Tell me what happened.
-He must've collapsed, he was fitting.
-After the fight?
-I don't understand. He won.
You call this winning?
-I flaming well said, "Don't start the fight," didn't I?
-I told him,
"Stay down, take the count." But he wouldn't.
He kept getting up. I even threw the towel in. He ignored it.
We need an ambulance now!
-Come on, Tyler.
-Someone must have a phone!
Come on, son, speak to me. Open your eyes, son.
You happy now? You get what you want?
C'mon, son. I've seen fighters collapse before.
Some of them don't get back up, do they, Doc? I've seen it.
-Please. I'm doing the best that I can.
-Get out of my sight!
Tyler, come on, son. Come on, get up.
TELEVISION IS ON
You all right?
You got weird mates,
loving all that blood!
-They're all right.
-Arthur, they're all skanks.
You wanted that, right?
Funny how it can mean something and nothing
all at the same time.
MOBILE PHONE RINGS Hello, Whit.
Yeah, yeah, course. Yeah, course. All right, look, I got to bounce, babe.
Don't you go leaving me, Fats.
-I'm coming with you.
-No, you ain't.
Yes, I am. All right?
-Should I get Eddie?
-He won't come, love.
No, not now.
not any time.
-If the worst happens, you're looking at jail for this.
-Look, just go home, yeah?
-Forget all about it.
-You serious? An unlicensed fight, no medical person present.
No-one will forget about it.
-Yeah, well, you're here now, ain't you?
-Which is already putting my career in jeopardy.
So, did you get all that?
You see what you've done?
You'll think of something.
-And you will too.
-I ain't in the mood, Jack.
-You know what you've done?
-Do you really want to talking to me about this now?!
Just go and see Tyler. Go on.
-What's to see?
I know he ain't going to make it.
It's the date, you see?
And the time of day.
When anything that's bad
can happen, will happen.
That's the rules.
Tyler Moon, age 23, collapsed after boxing match, witnessed fit.
GCS was five now eight. Pupils remained reactive.
-Pulse 88, BP 140/80, sats 98% oxygen.
-What does that mean? Speak English!
Dad, just leave.
-Dad, just let 'em do their job.
All right? Let 'em do what they got to do. Dad, just wait. Wait.
-Out of my way!
-Look, you can't help.
Can you? This is beyond us. So just...just sit tight.
Don't turn away from me, Dad, please.
I just thought it'd make some decent money, that's all.
You bet against Tyler? What sort of brother are you?
Tyler's not a boxer, is he, Dad? Everyone knows it.
You can't be a son of mine.
You can't be.
I know I did a bad thing.
Just say something to make it better.
You know what I'd like?
I'd like you to be lying in there instead of Tyler.
Could you do that?
Make yourself useful. You could replace him,
and me and Tyler, we could go home.
Can you do that, Anthony?
Make me happy?
Cos Tyler was in there fighting for us - you, me, Michael.
And all you could do was hope that he'd lose, so in my eyes...
..that makes you disgusting.
There you go, ladies and gentlemen.
Eddie Moon's guide to parenting.
Thanks for coming.
I'm not going anywhere.
I don't want you here.
Go on, I'll fix it. It'll be all right.
when my mum topped herself.
It was nine o'clock. PM.
Do you know what time Tyler collapsed?
It's the same date...
It's almost the same hour.
Can you imagine?
What are the odds?
It's like a sick joke, or something.
Coincidence like you wouldn't believe.
I hate this world...
..sometimes. Don't you?
So, it's for real, then? You and Eddie?
-There's nothing real about it.
-Why did you call me?
-I want answers.
-I thought you'd be at the hospital.
Hospital?! That might be where you're heading, but not me.
Has no-one told you?
Tyler's been hurt.
He collapsed after the fight. I thought you'd be there.
And why would you think that?
Because Eddie loves you.
-What is it about women like you?
-Carol, just listen to me.
-You can't have it, can you?
Do you think that blokes like him liking women like me... Do you think you're more deserving?
He wants YOU.
He told me.
That's a really strange thing to share. How did that conversation come about, eh?
Were you in the Minute Mart, buying your groceries? Chatting over your veg?
-Would you listen!
-"Those sprouts look good." "Yeah, Vanessa.
-"In fact, everything looks good now cos I'm in love with Carol Jackson." I don't think so!
-He told me...
because he was explaining how he didn't want ME.
When did this start? Huh?
-Nothing started. Not...
-Was it before Max left?
Because, as I say, I know women like you. I know how your poisonous little minds work.
-You wanted to hurt him.
-Well, I may have done,
-but this has got nothing to do with that.
So it's me, then? Because you knew that I never liked you - is that it?
You know, think what you want, but Eddie needs you.
If you'd seen the state of Tyler... He could die.
Did you sleep with him?
-And you sit there and tell me nothing started?!
-It didn't mean anything!
You know... I... Well, thank you, actually.
Cos you've stopped me from making a complete idiot of myself. Well...well, almost.
-Go to him, Carol.
-No, YOU go to him. And give him my best, all right?
Tell him that I hope that Tyler's all right but, to be honest, I really... I really don't care.
You don't mean that.
I do mean it! I so, so mean it. I hope he can hear me from here!
To think...to think that I dared to let him in, dared to believe in him!
I wish that when I first saw him, I didn't brake, I wish I'd put my foot on that accelerator!
-Please, just go back upstairs.
-Just get out!
-Carol, Eddie loves you...
-Just get her out, Liam.
-Just get out.
-I'm going, I'm going.
Believe what you want!
MUSIC BLARES Are you all right? Drink?
Help yourself, everybody, there's plenty!
I thought I heard a party, didn't realise it was stud farm.
Come on in, girl. This is where it's at.
-This is the England
-was thinking of. Bring it on! Ha!
SHRIEKING AND LAUGHTER
They never speak, these people.
Just hurry by, trying not to meet your eye.
Like that Yusef, turning up late for my boy.
I'm going to find that Artie Stiller.
-He's going to pay for this.
-It's not his fault, Dad.
-Course it is.
-No, it ain't.
-It was a fair fight.
-Fair? Guy was a brute.
-And he lost.
Don't forget that part. Tyler won.
-Yeah, I'm still going to find him.
-You don't see what's in front of you.
You've always got to find someone else to blame. You can't just hold your hands up
and say, "You know what? Fair play. It was me.
"I did it. Eddie Moon. I am the culprit here."
What do you expect me to do?
What more could I do?
I told Tyler - if you're hit, stay down.
You saw me screaming at him.
Yeah, and I saw a son who's so in awe of his father that he kept getting back up.
Because that's the way he's been bred. To worship you.
And the more he worships you, the more you love him. Am I right?
And he kept getting back up. Because of you, Dad.
-That's just Tyler's way.
-What's Anthony's way?
-What's that idiot got to do with anything?
-What's his thing? Do you know?
What? Apart from gambling away all my cash?
That's his thing.
-After the way he treated me, what else could it be?
You're getting it wrong.
He wanted to win it for you,
just like Tyler did.
Look at the state he's left me in.
I'm up to my eyes in debt.
I had the money right here.
That waste of space just gambled it all away.
You can't call him that.
He's an addict, Michael.
Weak. He gets knocked down and he stays down.
And you don't pick him up, do you?
You just leave him there, in the gutter.
That's a lesson we all have to learn. Stand or fall.
That's life, Michael.
I'm amazed he's made it this far.
I'm surprised he didn't join Mum.
-You have no idea how much I care for Anthony.
-Oh, I think I do.
And he didn't lose that money, really.
-Because you planted the seed.
-You're to blame as well.
I was waiting for that.
-Blaming someone else again.
-Well, you're his half-brother.
You could've been around more. But you wasn't.
You are his dad. That's your job.
Why are you doing this?
Because I'm trying to show you that you have another son.
I'm trying to stop you from losing a son.
MUSIC BLARES OUT
I didn't think Lauren was ever going to find them car keys.
Does she have a phobia of driving?
Does she even drive that car?
He's tough, all right?
You saw the way he kept getting back up. He's a fighter. A proper fighter.
He's like one of them Superman-type dudes.
-What am I doing here? I don't even like him.
-I know you don't.
He thinks he can just wind me up,
like it's some great thing, I'm just going to fall at his feet.
-Like you'd ever do that.
No, I wouldn't. Not for any bloke.
-So do you want to go home?
-Did I say that?
-I'm just saying, you got options.
-If you want to stay, stay. Do what you want.
-Don't even know where he is.
-I could find out.
What's the point of that?!
I don't know what I'm thinking.
-Maybe you do like him.
-I'm just saying.
Course I don't.
Shall we go? There's nothing we can do, is there?
We'll find out either way.
You need to call the family.
His mother, Frankie, everybody.
We're not losing him. It won't come to that.
It's meant to be, Dad.
I'm going to try to find someone.
-Don't bother. They'll come to us if they have any news. Trust me.
-Look at you.
Pretending you're calm when inside, you're as scared as me.
Yeah. Let it out, son.
You're all buttoned up.
Loosen up, show some emotion.
Don't kid yourself. I'm not here for Tyler.
Tyler's in the lap of the gods now.
I'm here because of you.
I got the message.
I slipped up with Anthony, I can repair that.
-Can't repair Mum, though, can you? You can't resurrect HER.
-You want to watch your mouth.
What colour were her eyes?
They were blue, weren't they?
But then they turned grey.
Do you remember?
When she was lying there.
Colour just drained away.
-You're not helping, son.
-Oh, I'm not here to help.
Why don't you go home?
I'll give you a call if something happens...
..because I don't want you ever talking about your mother like that again.
I know what you did. I know it's all your fault.
I know about that other kid.
There is no other kid.
I found your toolbox...
and I busted it open.
You had no right to do that.
And I found pictures. Some blonde piece.
She's all smiles. She's got this kid with her. And he looks like he's going to be a bit cheeky.
-He's got your eyes.
-No right at all.
Did Mum see those pictures?
Is that what tipped her over the edge?
It was, wasn't it?
It was. She saw those photos
and she knew that you'd cheated on her, Dad.
-You cheated on her, and it broke her heart.
-Yes, it did.
It broke her heart and it killed her, Dad. It killed her.
-No. That didn't happen.
-Let's make a toast. I know you wanted to make one earlier,
but let's make a real one, a proper one.
Let's toast the man you really are. Not the face you present to the world,
but the monster that you hide away from everybody.
You don't know anything.
Tyler's going to get off lightly, I think.
I think he'll get off lightly.
It's me and Anthony, we're the ones who are lumbered with you.
My son, your brother, could be dying...
..so why are you doing this?
I am sorry.
I AM sorry.
You see me on my knees...
and you go for the throat?
What kind of monster does that make you?
I didn't make me...Dad. YOU made me.
Pat, I'm sorry that I left without explaining properly, but I just had to get away.
I'm going to go and stay with Sonia instead.
I just had to get going, Pat.
You're going to be all right looking after the kids, yeah?
And do us a favour, will you? Keep an eye on Liam. Cheers.
I think we're just about done now, Dad.
It's taken a while, but you've got nothing left, have you?
I mean, Carol, she's not even shown up. She's blown you out.
I wonder where she is.
Ms Halliday... How is he?
Well, Tyler remained unconscious, so we've anaesthetised him and we've sent him up to ITU.
-That's the Intensive Care Unit.
-So he's got worse?
The CT scan shows there's a small amount of bleeding between the brain and the skull.
This isn't putting pressure on the brain, which is encouraging,
so we're just keeping him under close observation.
So it's a waiting game?
-What do we do?
-Well, that's entirely up to you. You can wait,
-or you can go and sit with Tyler.
-Let's get to the point.
He will wake up?
As I say, we're keeping a very close eye on him.
I'm sorry I can't offer more.
I'd like to see him, sit with him.
By all means.
-No, you're all right.
You don't have a heart, do you?
If I'm going to get upset, I'm not going to do it in front of you.
I'm not going to let you have that. Go on.
Go and do what you do.
I'll, um... I'll see you there. Tyler's just round to the right.
-We're allowed to sit with Tyler.
-I've been speaking with Vanessa. I called her.
-I needed to ask a few questions, get things straight.
-Carol, I need to go.
-Let's talk about it on the way.
-I know you're with her. I saw you.
-You can't have.
-Jack saw you too.
-No. Now you listen to me. That was...
It's you I want.
Liam's gutted, you know. I suppose you forgot about him in all the fuss.
Fuss!? My son's in there fighting for his life!
Yeah, and I'm fighting for mine, Eddie!
You came into my life, you made me feel so good, so right, and now you've snatched it away.
I haven't had the best of luck, and you knew that,
-and still you hurt me.
-I haven't done anything.
Do you know what you are? And that's the only reason I came here, to tell you,
to tell you to your face.
Only you know what you are. You're a monster. You're a fake, a cheat and a liar.
You care about one thing. You care about Eddie Moon.
-I hope you're happy with him, cos no-one else ever could be.
I need you.
Have you any idea what I'm facing right now?
I hope that Tyler gets better. I really do.
But not for your sake. For his.
Because you're the cruellest kind of human there is.
You hurt every... everybody you touch.
I don't know what we did to deserve you, but I'm getting as far away from you as I can.
-Hey, hey. Those guys, they want your name.
-both of them?
-All you got to do is decide which one.
Me, personally, I'd probably have them both.
-No, you go steady, babe.
My party, my rules.
So...you found me, then.
He's all right, isn't he? Your brother? I mean...
you wouldn't be here, otherwise...
You wouldn't come to a party?
It's all right, he's still fighting.
He's gone for more tests.
Then why are you looking like that? All pale and ill.
-You wanted to know what I've been hiding all these years...
-I know already.
No. No, you don't. Trust me.
I'm going to tell you everything.
All this way and you ain't coming in?
You wanted answers.
Woah! Woah, what are you doing?!
The scan shows the size of the blood clot has increased.
Tyler needs it removed, to ease the pressure on his brain and hopefully, avoid brain damage.
-Can't you wait? My dad's not here...
-It needs to be done urgently.
Answers, you said.
What is this place?
-All right, Dad?
Meet your brother.
Look, just say you were at the fight, right,
but you had to leave on an emergency.
You are a registered boxing medic, right?
Yeah. Well, how much?
Yeah, well, it'll have to be.
-ROCK MUSIC PLAYS
-Hey, what's up?
Guess which one this is.
-Michael. The rock star.
-I said he THINKS he's a rock star.
-Are you hungry?
-He made me dinner once, I was sick for days.
-You asked for that paella.
I asked for pie!
-I hate seafood.
Why don't you show Michael some of your frogs?
He's obsessed by them. Got nearly 100.
-Only one favourite, though. Eh, Craig?
-You've only just met him.
-You are having a laugh,
you bring me to meet a half-brother and I'm not supposed to be angry?!
Don't talk about him like that!
Dad gets me one every time he goes away.
Craig's not your half-brother.
He's your mum's and mine.
Just like you.
Except he isn't like me, is he?
So what, did you have a win on the gee-gees?
That's a lot of cash for two pints of milk and a chamois leather.
-Entertaining a client.
-Good for you. Keep the customers happy.
If anyone can, I can.
Yeah, I met a very unhappy customer outside earlier.
Said he bought a vehicle off you last week with dodgy electrics.
Oh, the blue coupe?
-Well, it's covered by his warranty.
-Max is going to be real chuffed, you know, the way you've been taking care of things.
-He should be.
There's something a bit iffy here.
-Yeah, he said he paid £4,800 for that coupe.
And here it's written 4-3.
I can understand 3 and 8 - they look similar, eh? It's a mistake.
Got expenses of my own.
All having it a little bit hard, ain't we, at the minute?
Well, go on then, talk.
-It ain't stealing!
-No. It's fraud and it's deception.
I'm working here, all the hours, making sure this place ticks over for Max and where is he?
In some Jacuzzi in Vegas. I've earned it!
I don't think the Old Bill are going to think that.
-Don't be stupid, Jack. I'm going to pay it back!
Well, I don't know. But I'm begging you, mate! Course I am.
What's Jodie going to say about this, eh?
Tell Michael what you know about your family, Craig.
Frankie went out with a footballer so she used to be a WAG.
He played for Brentford, Craig. He's hardly Ronaldo.
What about Anthony?
He's allergic to dust and cat hair.
Dad says you lived in Spain...
Did you never just think to introduce us? Sunday afternoons, a burger place, normal family stuff?
When your mum died...
..I wasn't what Craig needed.
I got letters from his carers, but I stayed away.
-Then when Colleen and I spilt...
-Yeah, you picked up where you left off, didn't you?
I thought I was ready to be a good dad to him.
Lucky him. And it's only now, years later, you decide we should meet?
It's all right. I was fine.
I tried. Many times.
-But everybody seemed happy, I didn't want to destroy that.
Don't get me wrong, Craig, I'm thrilled for you, toy frogs, afternoons out, lovely.
But it was never like that for me.
-I did my best.
-You did nothing.
You were a useless husband and a useless father.
I thought meeting him would help you understand.
No. You flung him in a home so you could carry on lying and cheating on my mum.
-No wonder she topped herself!
-If I hear you snivel on about Saint Maggie one more minute,
I'll squeeze every last breath out of your sorry throat!
-Why are you saying that about Mum?
This was stupid.
I should never have done this.
Get me a beer.
Two beers. And a whisky.
-Actually, a double whisky.
I reckon we should probably work out what to do before you're too drunk to have a coherent thought.
You should make her a mix-tape, man!
Stick some slow jams on it, you know.
# Baby, I promise, that I'll stay true. #
I think a letter is probably the best option here. Stating what you'll do to redeem yourself.
But I don't think I can redeem myself now.
Listen, 'nuff girls'd love you stealing to pay for their big fat wedding, man.
It's like Robin Hood or that highway man with the mask and that.
Yeah, it is quite romantic.
She turns up at jail in her huge dress, crying till her eyes are crusty.
And you're stoical, you know?
"I did it for you!"
Tamwar, this ain't some terrible Ashton Kutcher film.
I love Jodie and I don't know what I'd do without her. And if this is over...
Hey, hey, hey. It's not over till the Fatboy sings, and...
Yeah, but boys she didn't find it romantic, you know, she found it disgusting.
To be fair, she has made some outrageous demands. Like, she told Afia not to wear purple.
She told me not to speak to any of her family, till they were drunk.
She told me not to speak at all.
Which makes my best man's speech a bit of a challenge.
Look man, she'll calm down, all right. You know, just apologise, promise to pay Max back
and it'll be cool, man, trust me.
Jodie loves you.
-I'll kill him!
-Imagine, right, if he only paid for the top half of the dress
and like one course of the sit-down meal...
Look, you've lost the plot. You've bought into all this guff about weddings.
You ain't a princess, I'm sorry to break it to you, but...
you're a partly-qualified beautician from Essex.
Can we leave Essex out of this?
Look, Darren obviously felt he needed to buy all the fluff to prove that he does deserve you.
-It is quite romantic, really.
-Let's see how romantic you feel
-when you're having conjugal visits down Wormwood Scrubs!
And you've said the wedding's off?
Oh, seems a bit of a waste.
-Darren going to jail and you not getting your big day.
-Oh, look, do you love him?
I don't even know any more.
Right, well, till he risked his job, his friendship with my dad and a criminal record
just to buy you a stupid dress and feed 100 people he barely knows, did you love him?
Till it hurts to breathe.
-A little perspective, please!
If he stole to pay for one day, how's he going to support you for the rest of your life?
You can't trust anyone.
But he makes her laugh, don't he make you laugh, Jode?
-Yeah, so she buys a Lenny Henry DVD and finds herself a real man who can look after her!
-Just stop it!
Let's go to the hospital.
Well, cos if you see Tyler's all right, then I think you'll feel better.
Craig, what I said to you earlier, about you and about this place.
It was disgusting and I'm sorry.
We don't share my inability to forgive then.
You're happy here, on your own?
I've got loads of mates.
You're OK not meeting your family?
Dad says we'll meet up one day, all of us.
Do you remember our mum?
You think Dad'll be all right?
I bet you think I'm a right idiot, don't you?
You're the eldest.
You're the one Dad kept.
Have you still got one of these?
High five, brother.
Jodie, look, can I have two minutes, please?
He won't leave if you don't.
Look, I've thought of something that explains what I did.
-There's no explanation.
-It's like war. And war's terrible and people die.
-But if it's done for the right reason...
-It's collateral damage.
-And how's that acceptable?
It's not. But me thieving off Max was me going to war for you.
I'd take on a whole army just to make you happy.
Soldiers are very brave.
Can I get you a drink?
-Hot chocolate, yeah?
Hey. I came to see if you was all right after yesterday.
Yeah. You know, there's a whole heap of madness happening with Darren and Jodie
and I'm kind of glad I'm out of it really. Marriage.
You don't mean that.
Come on, I'm not being nasty, I'm really not, but I've only got one word for Mercy.
And that's au revoir. Bye bye.
-Hold tight, Whitney knows French! Ooh la la!
Serious. If she can't see what you're worth,
then she's going to need her eyes fixed or her head tested.
Well, look, you know where I am, OK.
So, don't sit inside stressing by yourself, all right?
All right. Just holler at your boy.
What if I'd done what you said and gone home?
-Where have you been?!
You want to know where Tyler is? He's in there, having an operation to save his life.
No, not yet! But he could be.
Dad, I was scared. I was scared, and where were you?
-I needed to be on my own.
-Whilst your son is in that state?!
Have you seen Darren? Only he could get lost in a place where there's massive arrows everywhere.
I'm so sorry. How are you?
Every time they tell me something new, it's...
it's worse than I could've ever thought of.
I just can't...
I can't imagine him not being here.
Me too. Come here.
-Why didn't you tell Anthony about Craig?
-It's what I do.
-Start by telling the truth for a change.
Cos if I'd been waiting for those answers, I'd be waiting my whole life.
You haven't even explained to me why you put Craig into care. Cos even to a...
a rubbish dad like me, that's pretty lame.
Or maybe he's not good enough for the great Eddie Moon.
-Thought so. Here we go. Blame her again.
She couldn't cope with either of you.
You're trying to hurt me.
That's twisted but that's just how you are.
She wasn't right.
She neglected you both.
I remember her.
I remember her...
chasing mice round the flat with my cricket bat...
..screaming her head off.
And helping me get worms for my fishing.
And even now, when I smell her perfume on someone...
SNAPS HIS FINGERS
..I'm right back there,
sitting on her lap again, listening to her sing Clash records.
It wasn't her who dug the worms out of the mud.
It was me, Michael.
I used to take you fishing down the canal.
Can't you remember?
I Wanna Riot.
-She loved that song.
She smashed up our radio up cos the DJ spoke over the start of it.
What about you?
What about you?
Did you ever hit her, Dad?
You got a temper on you.
Shacked up with a mad bird... drove you to it, I suspect.
It was like a sick game. Who could hurt who.
-You destroyed her.
-We destroyed each other.
Well, you won. Cos you're here.
That day, she wanted you to find her.
She was angry with me, raging. Maybe I looked at a waitress the wrong way.
She said she was going to do something big, make me sorry.
She knew you were playing out in the yard
and you'd soon be in for your dinner.
She wanted her six-year-old to find her corpse?
It was a stunt!
attention, I don't know.
She thought you'd find her
and call 999, to get help.
I kept playing.
And dinner got burnt...
And I came in too late.
Would you let Vanessa and Jodie loose on yours then?
You two seen Fatboy or Tamwar?
Have you been to the hospital?
Yeah, I did, best hour of my life(!)
-Right, how's Tyler?
-Not good, from what I heard.
He's having an op to fix the bleeding on his brain.
You OK? Where you going?
-Hold up. I'm coming.
Why didn't you tell me what she was really like?
To protect you.
I thought if I kept everything separate, I could keep you all safe.
Craig from rejection.
You from the truth about your mother.
Your plan didn't work though, did it? Craig's missed out on a family and I...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it, I've ruined all of us.
-Tyler's out of surgery. We've removed the clot, which we're very happy about.
-Honestly, thank you...
Well, we'll monitor Tyler asleep for the next 12 to 24 hours.
And when we wake him, we'll be able to see if there's any damage to the brain.
The brain underneath looks healthy now.
So try and focus on the fact that we're through the worst.
-I have to go. Sorry.
I have to go.
You were right.
You'd all be better off without me.
To the happy couple. Congratulations!
Ahh! Well, catch up, girl.
Ain't you got a fancy wedding to pay for?
Ain't you heard? Been bleeding your old man dry for weeks. I'm loaded.
Well, he shouldn't have just gone off, then, should he?
You feeling oblivious yet?
-To oblivion then.
MONITOR BEEPS STEADILY
Impossible to keep you down, you said.
Cos I'll just keep getting back up. But look at you.
I've brought you these...
Hope you ain't lost your appetite.
Cos I'll probably eat 'em all... and I've already got two fillings.
Get up, Tyler. Please?
Tyler, please get up.
I've just spoken to Craig, he said can you get him a frog made out of chocolate.
He saw them on the telly.
How about my mum?
-They weren't all lies, were they?
-She was beautiful.
And funny. And wild.
But we were like a lethal cocktail.
Hurricane meeting a tornado.
All those years, of me punishing you.
No wonder you despised me.
I was able to make a fresh start.
I'm not that man.
Your moods, your temper...
One walking bad memory.
I don't hate you, I...
But you were right.
It's too late.
You're actually quite a laugh when you're drunk, Lauren.
-Well, I always find you funny.
-Oh, cheers. Is that you being smart?
So sharp I'll cut myself, Mum says.
A woman so thick that she cheated on a gorgeous bloke with a bald clown
who treated her like a doormat for years.
Max and Tanya, ain't it? You know, Tanya and Max.
They love each other.
He's like a dad to me. And I'll never mug him off. Never.
Right. If Jodie don't want you, and I never thought I'd say this...
but it's ler ross, innit. Wait, no...
You know, that's the same with Ryan. I've always said it, you're just too good for him.
You are! I mean, once a cheater always a cheater
-and who would do that to you? I don't know. No decent fella would.
-Oh, yeah? And why's that?
Well, cos you're Lauren Branning, ain't you?
Yeah! Yeah, I'm Lauren Branning.
And the canal.
Should have just told me the truth.
You were a little boy whose mum had just killed herself.
A damaged little boy.
What about later?
Then you were a damaged teenager.
And now I'm a damaged man.
What about Craig?
He won't have to be a secret any more.
We've got to believe that he's going to be all right.
Look at me!
The things I've done.
It wasn't you, son...
It was me.
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The Moon family spectacularly implodes as fight night finally comes to pass, Eddie reveals a staggering secret to Michael which will change the course of their relationship forever, and Darren and Jodie's wedding plans are tragically shattered, leading a heartbroken Darren to respond with nihilistic abandon. Mercy's sister Faith arrives in Walford, spreading chaos.