A guilty Kat is torn about what she should do, but whose advice will she listen to? She makes a drastic decision, and there is no turning back. Alfie's past catches up with him.
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Dad, what time you got work this morning?
No, I'm at court today.
Oh. I can come with you, if you want?
No. There's no point us all traipsing down there, is there?
I mean, Alice is under enough pressure as it is.
All right. Well, will you send her my love?
Yeah, of course. Yeah. She'll appreciate that.
SIREN WAILS, THEN FADES
There must be other places we can look.
How about some of her old mates?
We've tried them already, Kat.
Well, she must be somewhere. She can't have just disappeared.
Maybe I should try Jean again, see if she's heard anything.
Oh, come on, sweetheart. Enough is enough.
So we just give up on her?
I just don't want you stressing yourself out in your condition.
Then you can keep looking.
No, I've got a burger van to open,
and you've got a stall to run.
-Right, business as usual.
-Kat. Seriously, listen.
If Stacey doesn't want to be found,
-there's nothing you can do about it.
-But there is.
-I can get up on that stand tomorrow...
..and I tell them I saw Alice kill Michael, then Janine
will drop the charges, and Stacey will feel safe to come home.
And we all live happily ever after, don't we(?)
Right, we're outside now.
I've been to see Lola. Lexi's absolutely fine.
Yeah? No thanks to you, though, eh?
They're not going to come after her again.
-Everything all right?
-Yeah, everything's fine.
Well, don't just stand there, get off to work.
Here you go.
I told you it was a bad idea.
-How did he end up like that anyway?
-I don't know.
-And how long exactly is he going to be staying for?
-I don't know.
Well, I do know this -
I don't want some homeless alkie kipping on my sofa!
Cheers. Thank you.
Why ain't you answering your phone? Carol wants to see you.
No. I'm a bit busy now.
-I said I'd take Lauren out shopping. Can it wait?
Apparently not, mate.
-What's it about?
-Look, she's barely even speaking to me.
I only came to find you to get some brownie points.
What did Jean say exactly?
Nothing that made any sense, as usual.
Just that she's going to go and look for Stacey,
and would we look after Lily?
Better get out on the stall.
-What you doing?
-You ask far too many questions, young man.
Go and get yourself off to school. Go on.
I'll talk to him later, Carol, and explain.
You all right, Mum?
Alice is still refusing to leave her cell. She must be terrified.
I feel for her, but I don't know what else you want me to do, Carol.
I want you to talk to Kat again.
-We've been through all this.
-Yeah, and I still think she's lying.
Why would she though, Mum? It just don't make no sense.
There you go, Bianca's right.
Just hear her out, will you?
I know it's got something to do with Stacey.
It's obvious. Why can't any of you see that?
I know you're only just looking out for Alice
but, please, just let this go, will you?
Right. Well, we'll see how Kat holds up in the witness box, shall we?
-What you doing?
-I'm going to go to court.
No way. You're not well, Carol. Let me go for you. Come on.
No, thanks. Not after your performance last week.
Max, please, can you have a word with her?
Listen, you don't look very well. Just stay here and rest, will you?
Can you go for me?
Yeah. Yeah, of course.
So I take you in, and this is how you repay me?
I just had a couple, to help me sleep.
You know Sadie won't let me see Bella.
I've lost my home. My family.
And I'm never going to get them back. Not now.
Yeah. That's what I thought when I hit rock bottom.
I was on the streets the other year.
So you know what it's like?
But you're still going to kick me out.
-One for the road, eh?
-That's not going to help you
get Sadie and Bella back, is it?
I told you, it's too late for that now.
So what're you going to do?
Just wallow in self-pity and drink yourself into oblivion?
-Is that your plan?
-So, what, now you give a damn?
Jake... I'll square it with Denise, OK?
Look, you've got to promise me,
no more... Come on.
Get yourself cleaned up and try and get a job, yeah?
Don't suppose there's any chance of my old job back?
No, afraid not. I've had to close the restaurant for a bit.
-Dunno. But when I reopen,
you've got a job, OK?
I'll find something else in the meantime, I suppose.
So he's been drinking again?
-Yeah. He's in a right mess.
-Maybe I should go round there and see him.
No. Look, I don't think that's a good idea.
Besides, the way Denise laid into my dad earlier,
I don't think he's going to be hanging round for long.
No, no, that's not a problem.
I look forward to seeing you then. Bye.
Phil. What can I do for you?
For a start, you can take that stupid look off your face
and stop pretending we ain't got a problem.
-I don't think we're going to hear from them any more.
You told the woman that you killed her son. You think she's just going to walk away from that?
-I'll deal with it.
-No, no, no. You don't do anything.
You've caused enough problems already.
I'll deal with it, just like I always do.
TRAINER: Pick 'em up! Come on, take some shots!
-Someone looks happy.
-Yeah, well, someone's got a surprise for you.
-Did you enrol in that course?
But I did look into it, like you said,
and had a look on the internet and stuff.
That's great. I think it's amazing that you're thinking about
-a secure future for you and Lexi.
-You've got a customer.
-Max, have you heard from Stacey?
-You all right?
-No, I'm not.
My mum's having a meltdown.
All this stress is no good for her. It's making her proper ill.
Do you know what, I'm not feeling too good either.
-Mind if I take the rest of the day off?
-No, of course not.
-Go on. You need your rest for tomorrow, anyway.
I know Denise is going to be mad,
but I couldn't just turn my back on him, could I?
Not when I've been where he is.
Alfie, what he really needs, mate, is a job.
I'd give him something in the caff, but I'm already over-staffed.
So I was wondering if you...
Oh, come on, mate. You helped me out when I was homeless,
helped me get back on my feet, and I thought maybe
we could do the same thing for him.
As it's for you, of course I will.
-Thanks, bud. No, really. Thank you.
Oi! What's this? Consorting with the competition?
-I'd hardly call him competition.
-If I didn't know you better,
I'd be deeply offended, all right?!
A wide variety of food outlets is good for a thriving market.
Listen to you, eh?!
So what are you two looking so pleased about?
I just persuaded him to take Jake on.
That's really good of you.
Maybe there's hope for you yet.
I think you lost something.
You been rummaging in the bins now, have you?
Why did you throw 'em?
Because it was a stupid idea.
Is that what Peter said?
No, Jay. I've got Lexi to think about.
-But if it's what you really want...
-Jay, can you just leave it, please?
Yeah, I've got it...
No, it's safe...
You took your time.
-Sorry. Something came up.
She is coming?
You did talk to her for me? You said you were going to
talk to her for me. Max, you said you'd help me.
-You said you'd get her to see sense!
-Stace, just calm down.
-I'm going to help you, so just calm down.
I'm not going to calm down!
Have you got any idea what I'm going through?!
Lily's with Mum, and I'm stuck here in this dump!
Please, Max, please will you just talk to Kat?
Just stop her from giving evidence, or I'll go.
Look, it might not be that simple.
-Don't mess me about, Max!
-It's nothing to do with me. It's the court.
It's all kicked off with Carol. She thinks Kat's lying, so she went for her.
Now the court have got Kat locked up in a hotel room somewhere.
Sequestered or something, they call it.
No-one can go near her until she's given her evidence.
What... What do I do now?
We'll work something out.
I will. I'll think of something.
There you are, love. Take one of them for me. Mo...
Thanks, Jay... Oh. Do you do pedicures, an' all?
Cos my feet are killing me.
Luce, take one of them for me. Thank you very much.
Norah White. Anything - and I mean anything - you can find out.
I'll call you back.
-What do you want?
-I need you to drive me somewhere.
I can't. Cos Dexter's out getting parts,
and Jay's taking the longest lunch break in history.
Oh, just talking about you. You finally made it back, then?
-Yeah, sorry, I got held up.
-Well, it's coming out of your wages.
So, can we go, then?
I can't. Cos the truth is, I'm trying to sort out your mess.
There's no need. I've already dealt with it.
No, she's still refusing to come out of her cell.
Listen, Carol, they just called us back in, so I'd better go...
All right. Speak to you later.
How are we going to stop Kat from giving evidence?
Are you sure this is what you really want, Stace?
Kat's only doing this for you so you can get your life back.
So I get my life back, but Alice gets hers taken away?
She's your niece, Max. That's why I came to you.
I thought you'd understand. Obviously, I was wrong.
Stace... Stace, what're you doing? Don't go.
Listen, I said I was going to help you, and I will, all right?
-Listen, have you eaten anything today?
-I'm not hungry.
You've got to keep your strength up, ain't you?
Listen, why don't I go and get us something?
And then, when I come back, we'll sort something out.
OK? I promise.
..thanks for looking out for me.
-I really do appreciate this, Alfie.
-It's not a problem.
-Let's create some culinary magic, eh?
-You all right?
-I just needed a break from the stall.
Bianca was doing my head in, going on about Carol,
so I told her I needed a rest, cos I'm not feeling too good.
You know it's not too late to change your mind, don't you?
Kat, come on, we don't even know where Stacey is.
I don't know why you'd put yourself and our babies at risk for her.
It don't make sense.
I'd better get home before she sees me.
I'm really sorry, Alfie.
Getting a job will be the first step
to Jake getting back on his feet again.
What's in it for you?
I'm just trying to help him out.
I know what you're up to.
What do you mean?
You persuade Alfie to take Jake on, Jake screws up,
the burger van suffers. You win.
I am just trying to help someone who's fallen on hard times.
Come on, darling, you are many things,
but Good Samaritan ain't one of them.
-Do you really think that little of me?
-No. No. Of course not.
Ian going out of his way to help a fellow human being.
-Who'd have thought it?
-He can't be that bad. You married him.
So how's Tamwar getting on?
I'm worried about him.
Carol is putting pressure on him to visit Alice.
Well, I'd just give him some space if I were you.
The last thing you want to do is add to the pressure.
And Tamwar is a very sensible young man.
And you are a very wise woman.
Yes. Yes, I am.
Come on, you know it makes sense.
Look, if you take the lot,
I'll throw in a couple of Riverdance tickets.
You won't regret it... Yeah. Cheers.
Nan, what're you doing?!
Making a few quid. It's St Patrick's Day.
Why aren't you on the stall?
You do think I've made the right decision, don't you?
-Well, you know me,
I'm always up for a bit of perjury.
But maybe Alfie's right. I mean, we don't even know where Stacey is.
Well, it's obvious, she's scarpered. She's scared of being banged up.
And if you don't give evidence, she may never come back.
And if she does, she'll end up going to prison.
So either way, if you don't get up in that witness box tomorrow,
Lily loses her mum.
And do you really want that on your conscience?
-Everything all right?
-Yeah. I need some rest.
Big day tomorrow.
Are you going to tell me what's going on?
What're you doing here?
I thought Adam might like some visitors.
Seeing as your family's a little thin on the ground these days.
You pretty much work for yourself, so why shouldn't I?
What's the point of lining someone else's pockets?
And if Lola Pearce can start her own business,
-then I'm pretty sure...
-What are you talking about?
Stay away from me. Stay away from my family.
You're a cold-hearted cow, aren't you?
You think we're just going to let this go?
I think it would be really sad if you,
or any of your surviving family members, suffered any more bad luck.
And I don't just mean bruises this time.
I think visiting time's over. Wish Adam well from us, OK?
I thought you were set on the childcare course?
Well... Yeah, I am, but maybe I could do that too.
Oh, you mean to fund the course?
Yeah. Yeah. Exactly.
Come here. I'm so proud of you.
-Hi. Sorry, we're closed.
Shame. I'm starving.
There's a caff just there.
Thanks. I'll check it out.
Oh, is your boss Alfie Moon?
-Yeah. Why? Do you know him?
-You could say that.
Tell him Nicole popped by, and I'll be back.
Like a boomerang.
-If it isn't Walford's very own Good Samaritan!
Jane was singing your praises earlier about what you're doing for Jake.
Well, I wouldn't go that far.
-No, we're OK, thanks.
Max, can you give us a call back?
I'm just checking to see how the rest of the day went.
-What are you doing?
-I'm trying to get hold of Max.
Look, I've made you a cup of tea.
Thanks, darling, stick it down there. Court finished ages ago.
-He phoned earlier, but now he's not picking up.
-It's probably nothing to worry about.
He's probably just not turned his phone back on.
-You need to be resting, Mum.
-I've had enough of rest.
-Just have a lie down.
-And I've had enough of everybody telling me
-there's nothing dodgy about this.
-Getting stressed out ain't going to help you.
-When Kat's in that stand tomorrow, everyone will see that I'm right.
And that is why I'm going to go to court tomorrow, even if it kills me.
So what's the plan?
You're going to come back to the Square with me.
Have you lost the plot?
No. But I reckon you have.
Trying to stop Kat doing this for you.
Max, we've been through this.
I know you're trying to do the right thing. That's you all over.
But who's to say what's right and what's wrong?
Is it wrong for Kat to want you and Lily to have a future?
Stace, this is your chance, you know, to start again.
Wipe the slate clean.
So you're happy to see Alice go to prison for something she didn't do?
Well, she did do it. She stabbed Michael Moon.
Stuck a knife into him in cold blood.
But you never stabbed Janine, did you?
No, I didn't...
..but I did kill Archie.
So, tell me, Max, how do you wipe the slate clean for that?
I think about Bradley every single day. Lying there,
dead, because of me.
That weren't your fault, Stace.
And bringing up all this Archie stuff ain't going to help, is it?
It's in the past. It's done. Finished.
Because the police say that Bradley still did it. So that's it?
-Because Bradley's already paid the price for what Archie done to you.
So why do you need to suffer more?
So, what, I just let Alice go to prison
and move back to the Square and just carry on like nothing happened?
You just use this chance to get your life back.
And it's that simple, is it?
Yeah. If you want it to be.
And you think that everyone who knows about Archie is just going to let me do that?
Well, Lauren and Dot ain't going to say anything.
Peggy's out of the picture.
And Ronnie more or less gave you her blessing when you left.
-Don't worry about Roxy. I can handle Roxy Mitchell.
I don't know, Max.
When you had to get away that Christmas, who took care of everything?
Got you away? Kept you safe?
I would have done anything to be with you then.
-I would have got on that plane with you, if you'd let me.
-But I didn't.
I wish you had done.
And you know why, don't you?
-Because I loved you.
I loved you then and I love you now.
Because no-one else has ever come close.
Before or after.
Listen, hold that thought. OK?
What, eh? What were you thinking?!
-I think she got the message, don't you?
-You need help, Ronnie.
They were threatening my family. I was protecting my family.
I did what I had to do.
All right. You did what you had to do.
But now it's over. Right?
Right, where were we?
I saw it happen through the window -
I came to the back
because we'd been trick or treating on Victoria Road
and I thought I'd look in to see if it was worth me knocking,
and there they were -
Not long now, baby.
Then I saw Alice pick up this knife from the side
and she just went for him.
She stabbed him once in the back and then...
when he turned to face her, she stabbed him again.
-How did I do?
What colour jumper was she wearing?
Black... That's funny, I didn't think she was wearing a jumper.
Stacey, it's me. Again.
I just wanted to say that I...
I was just phoning to make sure you're OK, so...
-..just call me back, please.
-KNOCK ON DOOR
Alice is still refusing to talk to anyone.
Poor girl, can you imagine the thoughts going through her head?
It's not looking great for her, is it?
Can you give me a lift?
What about David?
I told him not to come. I don't want to sit next to him,
knowing that he's on her side. The things I would like to say to that Janine. I swear,
I'm going to find out exactly what she's up to...
I know you're upset, Carol. I know you're frustrated,
looking for answers, something to grasp hold of -
-I know it's too hard to accept otherwise.
-Yeah, cos Alice is innocent.
I'm not talking about Alice. I'm talking about you.
I just think you're using this fight for Alice to distract you
-from the thing that's really scaring you.
It is. It's the cancer.
She'll come back when the dust settles. I know she will.
And if she doesn't? Then it's all been for nothing, all right? Cos this is your last chance.
One little slip-up and you're looking at a three stretch. Yeah?
When you come out, Tommy will be six.
And, what, you have our babies inside?
-Give me that!
-She is not going to be messing with your head...
Yes, and she'll say anything - anything - to get her daughter back.
That's what parents do, Kat - they protect their kids.
It's too late. I've given my statement. I can't back out now.
-I like it.
-Really? Come on, it's a bit bright.
That's what we want.
Family-friendly, welcoming. A blackboard menu over there -
specials of the day, pizza...
Big tables, where everyone can sit together.
-And benches, as well as chairs.
-That is a great idea.
Low cost, high turnover food,
we could double our lunchtime covers in a month.
Double? Come on, that's being a bit ambitious.
Had a personality transplant since I was gone?
-Cos that used to be your favourite word.
-Are you two ganging up on me?
Excuse me, that's Dot.
You know, it is really nice to get my teeth into something.
Me and unemployment haven't exactly been getting on very well.
I'm surprised you haven't been snapped up already, Lucy.
Well, you know, there's a minor flaw, in that my referee's on trial for murder.
But I am thinking of setting up my own business -
I'm just not really sure which idea to go with.
-We could sit down later and go through them, if you like.
I'm not saying no, Dot, obviously, it's just that
I could really do with knowing numbers before I order the food in.
-What colour behind the bar, Lucy?
Dot wants me to do the catering for Nick's funeral next week.
Nick Cotton, the only man less popular than Phil Mitchell.
I'm sure he didn't mean nothing by it, Mrs B.
I know exactly what he meant.
He meant that he didn't think nobody'd come to Nick's funeral.
But I'm sure he's wrong, cos people round here,
they rally round.
They've got heart.
It wasn't Tam, he left early.
He has been working very hard lately.
-So are you going to tell her?
-They're just tea bags!
Which she leaves in the sink to get all cold and gross!
Yeah, all right, I'll tell her!
Don't say I said anything.
How long is she living with us, anyway?
As long as she likes. Problem?
Just think it could be getting in your way, that's all.
How many good Muslim women are going to consider getting to know
a man who's already shacked up with someone like her?
A, I am not looking for a good Muslim woman.
B, or any other woman, for that matter.
And C - there is definitely no 'shacking' going on in our house.
-Hello, darling, you all right?
Could you please put this in your window for me? Thank you.
50p a day.
We could skip that part, if you take the room.
It's on George Street - very convenient.
-Got a home, thanks.
-I'd let you clean up after me.
Tempting, but bizarrely, still no!
-There you go.
-Enjoy, ladies. Tell everyone we're here. Take care.
You should have seen it half an hour ago. It was buzzing.
Queue right back to The Vic.
I reckon we should start doing a breakfast menu.
You know, like smoothies, pastries - that kind of thing.
I know it might sound a little full-on,
and I know I've got a lot to prove,
but I think this could work out for the both of us.
-Jake, can we have a chinwag about this later, is that all right?
Oh, by the way, there was a woman asking after you yesterday...
-What are you doing here?!
-Where's Kat? I need to speak to her.
-She's at home.
-What? But she's in Witness Protection!
What're you talking about? This is Albert Square, not Hollywood!
Oh! Tommy and Lily all right when you dropped 'em off?
Yeah. They're fine. It's Patrick you want to worry about.
You ready, then?
I need the loo again.
Stace, where are you?
Yeah, I'm fine. I can't get in the house -
Ronnie and Roxy are standing by the gate.
Is Kat there?
All right. I'll come round the back. Let me in.
Get the champers on ice, then!
Don't get too cocky. I'll see you later.
Who was that on the phone?
No-one. Come on, we don't want to be late, do we?
Get off, you! I've got feet, you know!
< Nan, let me in!
And just because Tanya had cancer doesn't make you an authority on it.
Everyone's different, Max...
All right, maybe I shouldn't have said it.
I should hate you. I should really hate you.
On the plane on the way over, I was thinking of
all the disgusting names I could call you,
but now, sitting here, I can't remember any of them.
-I am so sorry, Nicole.
-I told my friends I'd met the one!
Probably get married, I said.
They looked at me like I was a sandwich short,
but I thought - just you wait, I'll show you.
-Turns out I'm more than a sandwich short,
I'm a flamin' three-course meal!
Talk about humiliating!
-I couldn't be more sorry...
£15,000 is a lot of money -
price of a burger van, I'll wager.
-You did give that to me, Nicole.
-I thought you cared about me!
-And your girlfriend - care about her too?
Hear me out... There's Azeema,
-who works at the hardware shop on the High Street.
-You know, she's, erm...
Before you say anything, she's lost a lot of weight recently.
OK... Then there's Laila, whose husband died last year,
but apparently, she's ready to, er...
No. Auntie Fatima reckons Khaleela is about to get a divorce...
-Have you been talking to
-Auntie Fatima about my love life?
-I'm sorry! I just thought she's the one with all the contacts...
Forget it. I don't need my daughter finding me a girlfriend.
-I can do that myself, thank you.
-Who've you got in mind?
Have you spoken to her about the tea bags yet?
Erm, I was talking to Jane about setting up a lettings company,
and I can work from home. I've got loads of contacts
from Butcher's Joints, and I know the area inside out.
-It's just that...
-She hasn't even asked you yet.
You want money, right?
Lucy, I think it's a really good idea, OK, love?
But if you want my cash, you'll have to work for it.
You do realise you're the biggest skinflint I've ever met?!
-It's why you love me.
-Sorry, no offence.
Look, I know you've probably heard stories about me,
but I'm trying to turn my life around. I clean, I cook...
Look, you're a guy. I want to live with a girl.
Nah! You want to get 'em round for the night, have your fun
and then wave 'em off in the morning. They're not called a ball and chain for nothing, you know.
Besides, I'm the perfect wing man.
I'm not interested in a relationship, so I could be the perfect bait.
-You think women like you?
-Oh, sorry. Sorry.
-You're not serious?
Do you want the room?
Yes, I know. I know you're all very busy with that trial.
But you see, I need to know the numbers for the food, to tell Ian,
and "maybe" ain't good enough for him...
Yes, I understand.
You'll come, won't you, Ronnie?
-What part of that can't you get into your thick head?! I don't want to talk to you.
Nick's funeral - you and Roxy, you'll come, won't you?
Can we talk later, Dot? Excuse me.
No! Just get lost!
I'm looking forward to having you as my new flatmate.
-No woman's ever going to choose you over me.
-Oi, stop her, she's nicked something!
-I've got her!
I ain't nicked nothing!
If it's so bad with Kat, why don't you just leave her?
I was going to. That morning, when I woke up and I left, I was happy.
I was alive. I wanted to break free. Follow my heart.
-But then I found out.
And that's why I left so suddenly.
And, Nicole, I have been in a living hell ever since.
I wanted you so much.
I'm aching just looking at you right now.
But I can't be that man that walks out on his pregnant girlfriend.
I have morals. Standards.
We never even kissed.
What we did was...so much worse.
We fell in love.
I've thought about you every night.
-What it would be like if we...
-Don't. That's not fair on either of us.
What if it did happen?
-I'd like nothing more...
-I wouldn't tell your girlfriend.
I wouldn't tell anybody. We could just...
What are you talking about? No! I can't have an affair.
I'm not talking about an affair. I'm talking about a one-off.
Just once. Just so we have the memory to...savour.
What about the money?
Please, Ronnie, you don't understand,
I have to get to the court, I haven't got a lot of time.
It always is.
Well, go on, then, Stacey, tell me.
Everything all right?
Mum and Dad?
-Any news on Alice?
-She's still refusing to come out of her cell, apparently.
So don't worry. Plain sailing for us.
-Look at her, bold as brass.
-Come on. Let's go.
I just felt a kick for the first time!
Oi, you two, give the size nines a rest!
-I can't believe Alfie's missing this.
-They'll do it again.
What if they're stressed out cos of me? My heart is pounding out of my chest, and look at my hands,
they're drenched. This can't be good for 'em.
-I'm sure they'll be fine.
-Alfie's right about everything.
I'm risking everything - Tommy, the babies.
I can't have 'em in prison, Nan, I can't!
Get a grip, Kat. You can do this.
If you'd like to come with me?
-Let her do it.
-It's not that simple. She's got Tommy,
and she's got twins on the way, what if she ends up in prison?
Alice is going to go down for something she didn't even do!
Isn't that exactly what Janine is going to do to you?
I'm not innocent.
Stacey, you didn't stab her.
But I killed your dad.
You did what you had to do.
You were trying to protect yourself.
You can't spend the rest of your life paying for that.
It's too late. I already am.
And I'd have thought that you, of all people, would get that.
What do you mean?
I might not be in prison, but I'm not free, am I?
I'm always waiting for a knock at the door.
Even if I go to the supermarket and I'm queuing,
and someone looks at me for a second too long, I think, do they know?
Have they heard something? Should I run?
If Kat does this for you, you get off.
You can come home, you can stop looking over your shoulder.
What, just meet a bloke, settle down, and start again?
Yeah. Why not?
I don't see a ring on your finger.
This is the only way. No more lies.
Please, Ronnie, please.
I need to get to that court before Kat gives evidence.
The suits want to give us a mortgage
and I didn't even have to take my clothes off!
Roxy. Roxy, what are you doing?
-I'm calling the police.
Go! Just go!
Come back... No!
So after you called 999, you managed to talk Michael down, is that right?
And then what happened?
She picked up the knife and she attacked me.
Could you speak up, please?
What happened next?
Um, Michael, he tried to stop her...
..and then she...
..she stabbed him.
She killed our dad!
You know what he did to her. You know what he did to me.
-Why can't you look at me?
You still don't believe that he raped me, do you?
I just don't want to talk about it again. All right?
-No. What is the point?
So if you call the police, the case is going to have to go to court
and Stacey is going to have to stand up and tell everyone what he did to her.
I will get called up for evidence, I am going to have to relive
every single little detail of what he did to me! Is that what you want?
You're going to have to sit there and listen to your beloved daddy be torn to shreds!
But if you think you can handle that, then go ahead - call them!
-I don't believe it!
Somebody offering you all that money just to go to bed with you!
Don't sound so surprised!
-What did you say?
-I told her I needed time to think.
Alfie, you're seriously not going to do it?
Billy, she is all I've got. All right?
-It's a red burger van, not a golden egg!
Just be straight with Kat, tell her the truth.
You haven't slept with this woman, you haven't done anything wrong!
I've only conned her out of 15 large ones, ain't I?
Billy, we were desperate!
And that might be a burger van to you, but to me, it's a chance.
The only bit of hope we've had since we got kicked out of The Queen Vic.
And we need that right now. Kat thinks we're doomed anyway, so...
-Since she's been pregnant, she's getting all superstitious -
doesn't trust me to pick up the pieces if it goes belly-up.
And, what, you being a gigolo, that helps out on that front, does it?
Oi! You just need to keep shtoom. She doesn't have to know, does she?
It's only sex! What's the big deal, eh?
They're ready for you now.
-You lied about Kat.
-To protect you.
-I thought I could trust you.
-You can! You can trust me.
Stace... You're too late.
-She's given evidence?
-Please, Stace, I just don't want to lose you.
-I'm not yours to lose, Max!
I'm going to have to search your bag.
I swear by almighty God that the evidence
I shall give shall be the truth...
the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
-Would you like some water?
Would you tell the court what you saw
on the night of the 31st October 2013?
In your own time.
Excuse me, where's the Janine Butcher trial?
-Ah, yes. Straight down the hall.
I looked through the window, and there they were -
Alice, Michael, and Janine.
And what were they doing?
They were rowing,
and Michael had his hands...
his hands around Janine's neck, and then all of a sudden, he stopped...
DOOR OPENS ..and that's when
Alice grabbed the knife and... DOOR CLOSES
Sorry, can you repeat the question?
You were telling us that Alice Branning grabbed the knife.
Then what happened?
She stabbed him...twice.
Alice Branning stabbed the victim twice.
Were either of the blows in self-defence?
No. No, it wasn't like that. She went for him.
Members of the jury,
owing to an unforeseen circumstance,
there will be a brief adjournment.
If you would return to the jury room, I would be obliged.
You must think I'm really rude. Where's my manners, eh?
Can I take your coat?
Actually, I must warn you - I'm a little under-dressed.
OK... You might want to keep it on,
cos the heating's playing up.
You know, the climate... I wouldn't want you to get sick.
Actually, I was kind of hoping that you could keep me warm.
Oh... There you go.
Did you say anything?
No, of course I didn't! I wouldn't deliberately get Kat in trouble.
Might be too late - the judge has kicked us all out.
-I need to get out of here.
-Calm down. Take yourself home and lie low.
-For how long?
-Well, till I say so.
D'you think they know she's lying?
-Or maybe they've found some new evidence.
-I don't know.
Got to be pretty important to stop the trial.
Carol, don't look at me like that. I know as much as you do.
Did you see the look on Janine's face?
For once in her life, she's getting a taste of her own medicine.
Could I have a word?
What's happened? Is it Kat's evidence? Have you heard something?
No, no, no. It's nothing like that. Um...
She attempted to harm herself.
How is she, is she all right?
She's been taken to hospital.
Don't worry about the case.
If anything, it makes her look even more guilty.
-ROCK MUSIC BLARES
-Sorry! Sorry, I'll...
Nothing. No. Just a bit ticklish, that's all.
You will tell me what you like, won't you?
Are you peckish? I'm just a little bit starving.
Fancy some cheese and onion?
Yeah... Cheese and onion, yeah?
-I think you should go home, Carol.
-I want to see their faces
while they lie through their teeth, knowing what they've done to her.
Miss Butcher, you've already taken an oath in these proceedings.
I remind you that you are still under oath.
Miss Butcher, would you please explain to the court why you have
asked to be recalled to the witness stand?
Alice didn't stab Michael... a second time.
Because...what Alice said, it was true.
He was psychotic, and he was strangling me...
..and so she had to...
She stabbed him.
Then she went...
She went to let the police in...
..and I thought I was safe.
I thought it was over.
I didn't... I didn't realise that he wasn't that badly hurt.
He reached for the knife...
..and he was going to kill me...
..so I just grabbed it first, but he just...
..he didn't stop.
He came at me, and I thought I was going to die.
And I was so scared.
I had to do something to stop him.
I had to!
Listen, I can't do this, Billy...
Yeah, I know, you were right.
And I know I can't betray Kat. I get that. I know...
Well, no, she's all over me like a rash, isn't she?
But she ain't even my type...
I know. I just need to get shot of her, come up with a plan B.
Well, I ain't got a plan B, have I?
Can you explain why you didn't tell
this version of events from the start, Ms Butcher?
I was a mess.
I was in shock!
My daughter had just lost her daddy,
and I'd just lost the man I loved - because I did.
I did, despite the monster he became.
See, that's what he does, Michael, he reels you in...
..and I can see now that that's what he did to Alice.
Poor girl didn't stand a chance.
The point is, all I could think about in those days afterwards was...
I just couldn't risk my daughter being an orphan,
because that's what she would've been if I went to prison.
So your motives were entirely altruistic?
It doesn't mean I don't regret the way that it all happened,
and I'm so sorry for making Alice go through all of this,
and the thought that it's my fault that
my baby's going to grow up without a dad,
it gives me nightmares.
You've proved yourself a consummate liar, Ms Butcher.
How can the jury be sure this latest version of events is true?
Because it backs up exactly what Alice has said.
But Miss Branning was at the door letting the police in
when you stabbed Michael a second time.
-It's just your word that he was trying to kill you.
Is it not true that you held a grudge against Miss Branning
-for having a relationship with your estranged husband?
Is it not true the anger that you felt at your husband's betrayal,
anger that motivated you to frame Miss Branning for conducting
a relationship with him, was enough to make you want to kill him?
-My client has explained her motives
for obfuscating the truth.
Counsel will have her opportunity to re-examine the defendant.
I suggest the truth,
that you have so far proved to have an inadequate grasp of,
is that you picked up that knife and stabbed the victim in cold blood
when he posed you no further threat
-for the simple reason that you wanted him dead!
-No, it's not true.
I swear! I swear!
I know that I've lied before, but I am telling you the truth!
It's the truth, it is.
A consummate liar, ladies and gentlemen.
No further questions, Your Honour.
Sorry about the wait. I've got some nibbles.
-You'll never guess what - I have to go.
Something's come up with one of my businesses
and I have to make a Skype call ASAP.
Looks like I might have to jump on a plane and go straight home.
-Are you very disappointed?
-Yes. Yes, I'm very disappointed.
Listen, what about our arrangement?
I guess you could just pay me back in instalments.
-Really? And you're OK about that, yeah?
-Well, it's a pity.
-The other way would have been much more fun.
-Yeah, I know.
If you could just write me up a proposal, expected profit margins,
and include the names of all your employees.
Employees? It's just Jake, a mate of mine, at the moment.
Right. Just pop it an e-mail, yeah?
Yeah. All right. OK.
-I'll walk you to the door.
-No need, sweet cheeks.
Take care of yourself.
Yeah, you too. Listen, Nicole, you have a safe flight back, yeah?
I said it, didn't I? I knew it.
And you tried to make me think it was the cancer!
She's got to get life, surely.
No-one in their right mind would fall for that act, would they?
-Jake, how come you're not in the burger van?
Your business partner wanted to have a look around,
-so I thought I'd leave her to it.
-I don't have a business partner.
-Yeah, you do - the Aussie bird I was telling you about before.
Please tell me you didn't give her the keys?
-Have I done something wrong?
-Oh, mate. Oh, no, no, no...
She said she'd spoken to you.
-She knew my name and everything...
-Nicole, I can explain... Hold on!
Nicole! Nicole... No, no, no, no. Wait. Wait.
Nicole, please... Hold on, sweetheart.
-I can explain, all right?
-Oh, you can explain? Tough!
I don't want to hear it. You're a lying, cheating rat bag,
with a cute butt! Thanks for the repayment. See ya, Alfie.
Wait, wait, wait! Nicole! Please, just...
Will the foreman of the jury please stand?
Mr Foreman, have you reached a verdict
on both defendants, upon which you all are agreed?
On the charge of murder,
do you find the defendant, Alice Branning,
guilty or not guilty?
And that is the verdict of you all?
On the charge of murder,
do you find the second defendant, Janine Butcher,
guilty or not guilty?
-And that is the verdict of you all?
Here, Linda, put the fizzy stuff on ice!
Sorry, Mum, that's B, she's like a foghorn.
-Alice got off?
-Yeah. Brilliant, eh?
-What's the matter?
-You're not going to believe this -
-Janine's got off, too.
She said she'd lied about Alice, but stabbed Michael in self-defence.
I thought nine lives was the limit!
Hang on, so if Janine's lied, then Kat's lied too?
That's not all - apparently, Alice tried to hurt herself today.
Oi-oi! Bottoms up!
Where is she?
Ms Moon, perjury is an extremely serious offence.
It will have to be investigated by the police.
I'm sorry. I've got a little boy, and twins on the way... Please!
You will have to explain everything to the investigating officer.
I don't understand why Kat would lie like that.
-Mum said it's probably to do with Stacey.
-Maybe we shouldn't speculate.
That's right - didn't Janine accuse Stacey of stabbing her?
Who hasn't Janine accused of stabbing her?
-Well, at least Janine told the truth.
-So that makes it all right, then, does it?
No, I'm just saying, at least it counts for something.
-Why do you always have to see the good in everyone?
I didn't know it was a bad thing, did I?
When it comes to Janine Butcher, it's always a bad thing.
Well, I said this was a bad idea, didn't I?
I need to do this.
I'm sure you all know what's happened, but I had to come here...
-What, and rub it in our faces, Janine?
To say I'm sorry.
And to buy you all a drink.
-Yeah, I guessed that bit.
And you are?
That was meant to be me.
Standing right where you are, in that place. Did you know that?
But it's not, is it?
So I suggest you order, before I change my mind about serving you.
I'll have a vodka and tonic, please. David?
-No, nothing for me, Janine.
Janine, why don't you just do one? My mum's coming in here in a minute
-and I don't want her seeing you in here.
-It's too late.
She's just left the hospital. She's gone back to her mum's.
-Doesn't want to come back here.
-That's probably for the best.
Too many memories.
I really didn't come back here to cause any trouble.
I just wanted to say I'm sorry, before I go.
Please let me buy you a drink.
Are you really going to stand for this, Mum?
-D'you want me to do her?
To clean slates.
I'm not a violent person, Janine,
but I've never come as close to hurting someone as I am now.
But I won't, because I'm just your average, decent person.
I don't do things like that.
I don't kill people.
I don't try and cover it up. I don't scheme and plot.
And neither did Alice.
But still, people like you get lucky, while people like us
-have to suffer the consequences.
-I did the right thing in the end.
I did. I saved Alice. Please, I want to prove to you how sorry I am.
Carol, I want to make it up to you, before...
-Oh, the cancer...
Before I die, you mean?
He's just concerned about you.
That is the whole reason he took all of my money - to look after you.
Just leave, Janine.
Nobody wants you here - not even your own family.
You'd better leave.
< Tam? Tamwar?
There you are. Janine's back. Can you believe?
Carol said Alice is going to stay with her mum... What's up?
Have you got faith in the justice system?
Justice - it's protecting the good people and punishing the bad people.
But that's just a fantasy, isn't it?
-It's enough to make you want to...
Stop being a good person.
So, I think I'm going to go straight to Paris, get Scarlett.
And then, well, I'm sure I'll figure something out.
It's for the best, don't you think?
What you said in court, Janine, that was brave of you.
Do you know, I really thought that was it -
me and those four walls for the rest of my life.
Not seeing my little girl grow up.
-Well, you did it, you owned up.
D'you know, the thought of living with the guilt was much worse.
I didn't think you felt remorse.
I'm not a monster.
-You and me ain't so different, you know.
And look at you - you've changed.
-Yeah. Reformed character. Grandad extraordinaire!
Is it hard, being good?
What do you think?
I think I never said thank you.
What happened at Christmas?
Forget it. I would have probably done exactly the same.
-You know what I mean - for coming through when I needed you.
Because you're my sister.
And besides, couldn't have looked her in the eye again
-if I hadn't have done.
-Do you hear it too,
that voice in your head?
Annoying old bag - she always gets the last word, don't she?
Imagine if I had been banged up.
A lifetime of me, those four walls, and Pat banging in my ear.
Erm, listen, about the money....
Oh, no, no, no, don't worry about it.
-Invest it. You can pay me back.
-Are you sure?
-Accept it. Please, before I change my mind.
-Oh, hi, guys!
Yeah, but I'm off again, I'm afraid, so this is goodbye.
Where are you going?
Paris, and then I'm not sure.
-But I promise I'll keep you posted.
-Are you coming back?
I wouldn't rule it out. SHE LAUGHS
Come on, then, I'll run you to the station.
Whatever would Carol say?
I'm already in the doghouse. May as well make myself comfy.
-Come on, kids.
-Look after yourselves, all right?
-Talking to the police.
She confessed, and then she got off.
-Give my love to Diane, won't you?
I thought you didn't do hugs!
-That was the old me.
Take care, Janine.
Oh, you wouldn't believe us if we told you.
Oh, try me!
Um... Um... We won the lottery!
She doesn't believe us!
Oh, I believe you.
We're going to Lyon, first class!
Just going to...powder my nose. Ha!
So what are you celebrating?
Well, you know - getting away with murder.
Where are you headed?
It's funny you should ask...
A guilty Kat is torn about what she should do, but whose advice will she listen to? She makes a drastic decision, and there is no turning back.
Alfie's past finally catches up with him, and he is given a game-changing ultimatum. Knowing what he has to do, will he be able to go through with it?
Max finds himself caught in a web of lies, and Phil is concerned after seeing the lengths someone close to him will go to.
Shabnam encourages Masood to start dating again, but Masood has already got his eyes set on someone.
It is judgement day on Albert Square, and repercussions are felt all round.