Wedding bells are ringing for Michael and Janine, but will everything run smoothly for Walford's wickedest couple? Kat and Alfie reach an alarming conclusion about recent events.
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Abi! Come on, darling, we're waiting!
Look what I've got!
Fruit again? My favourite.
Oi, I picked all the green bits off the strawberries myself.
That's enough, that's enough! I should hope so.
Stop it, it's tropical, isn't it? It's in honour of Abi.
In fact, bear with me for a minute, cringey mum moment coming up,
I would like to make a toast.
A toast. Say cheers to Abi.
And Costa Rica!
Well, thanks, but I'd better go get ready, so...
Oh, well, don't go making any plans! We've got far too much to do.
We've got to make sure you've got your injections, sun cream...
But I was going to go meet...
We've only a couple of days.
And you're going to be thousands of miles away
and Walford will be a very distant, grey, memory.
Blimey, do you ever get the feeling your mum'd rather be somewhere else?
What now, my love?
It's the size of Norfolk. Like me.
You saying it doesn't fit you?
It fits perfectly, Michael. That's the problem.
So you want to get a smaller one so you can rip it up, like last time?
Here you are, look at this. This'll cheer you up.
Morgan is going to look so cute in that!
That's going to be the lady from the boutique with our shoes!
Get that, will you?
No, it's Whitney.
-Brilliant, thank you very much. Do you need me to sign?
OK, give him my love.
OK, so I might look like an elephant in a doily
but at least my family are all going to look good.
SHE GIGGLES WITH PLEASURE
Alfie, I want to be useful.
But I can't contribute financially,
because Michael has got me sacked from the flower stall.
Like he got me sacked from my cleaning job.
OK, Jean, listen up OK, I've had a word with Trace,
-she's quite happy for you to have your job back, all right.
As soon as Michael and Janine's flowers are out the way, yeah?
I've got to work!
I've got to pay Eddie back as soon as possible.
I dunno how you sleep when he cries like that.
Bit of music, eh?
I've just seen Roxy, didn't realise you'd fired her. Well done, girl.
You should see the vans pulling up outside Janine's.
Fancy shoes, cakes, the only thing missing is her dad's shotgun.
Yeah, well he'll be turning in his grave at how she's turned out.
Oi, oi, oi, you need to stop thinking about them two, all right?
So, basically unless we raise Pat from the grave,
my entire family are swerving the wedding?
Did you hear what I just said?
Liam is laid up in hospital with a broken arm in two places!
He's going to need an operation, and pins and everything.
Michael! Well, can't you just talk to them?
I need to be there.
You are not going anywhere!
It's not my fault that Liam was stupid enough to break a limb.
-Why should that even ruin my big day?
-Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's great. Cheers.
Who was that?
Never you mind.
Look on the bright side, it's a few less mouths to feed.
I've seen Ricky eat.
Just get them here.
No. Money's not going to fix this, Janine. I've cancelled the limos.
No. I've got be somewhere.
You reckon Ty's turned up to see Popsicle in her PJs?
-I do not fancy her.
-Oh yeah, whatever.
Yeah, we ain't forgotten last time, cos she knocked you back.
All right, we haven't forgotten that when you were seeing her,
you were getting it on with her best mate.
Awk-ward, brother. Hey-hey.
What he means...
What he means is that you look low-key, you know, you know,
Yeah, and what he means is only beautiful girls
can pull off that, you know, no make-up, bare shiny face look.
Babe, you all right?
Mm. I forgot how...
..relaxed you all are about hygiene.
My life is so...
I've come for what you owe me...
I haven't got anything.
You've got enough to get that fixed.
Hardly the actions of a skint businesswoman.
You can't keep doing this.
Oh, is that right?
Because of you
I've got so many authorities breathing down my neck,
I'm getting a crick.
But worse, worse than that, you got between me and my daughter.
That's why I'm fining you.
Now, I don't go round hurting little girls.
As long as they pay their debts.
When you've paid me back enough to cover your misdemeanour,
then I'll stop.
I'll come back when that's a bit fuller.
Shame on you.
And shame on Ian Beale for leaving you on your own.
Give us a hand.
Cor, what the hell you got in there?
What HAVE you got in there?
You show me yours first.
It's just a few bits Alfie's asked me to dig out for Tommy's nursery.
Yeah, something about him keeping Kat up all night,
he wants him to have his own room.
I bet he flipping does.
Me and you are going to get flung in together! Like refugees!
I don't mind.
It's a shame this stuff's so naff.
Still, best I could do on Alfie's budget, eh.
So...Tommy has to make do with a manky one-eyed teddy
and a flipping horrible blanket?
Things ain't that bad, Jean.
Tommy's got loads of toys, ain't he?
-All right, show us yours, then.
-Yeah, come on. What we got?
-Where did you get them?
-I've seen nothing.
I thought they'd be something we could flog, make a few quid?
It's the least we deserve! Who's going to want that?
Two McKlunky's specials coming up.
Hiya. I thought you were supposed to be some superstar DJ,
but you're a chicken-fryer.
You two, you two think you're funny, don't you, all right?
You are now talking to a bona fide, full-time paid member
of the McKlunky's special task force, all right.
Where pige... chicken is our mission and satisfaction is our passion.
I mean, someone would actually think you meant that.
You see that sign there? See that?
Abuse of employees, EMPLOYEES, will not be tolerated, all right?
So what does bigmouth want?
Oi, Jay, this ain't a bus station, mate.
You have to buy something or get out.
Oh, if it ain't Princess Abi of Costa Rica.
Your mum's told everyone. Well done, Abs.
Ben says you ain't getting paid for it.
You must be though, right?
Digging round for some stupid turtle eggs or whatever?
Well, it's a conservation project, everyone volunteers.
Because it's something they really care about.
-They'll want to put you in the newspaper, an' all.
Cos only ten geeks in the whole of England got picked.
-And our geek's one of 'em.
-No, I meant...
She's not going now.
Go on, show 'em.
Them turtles are going to have to wait. Because...
we're getting married.
No, no, no, you listen to me.
I'm missing 120 customised mugs and if I don't get...
SHE MOANS IN PAIN
SHE EXHALES HEAVILY
'Hello, it's Michael. Leave a message.'
SHE GASPS AND MOANS
You know what, Scabs,
I think this is the most interesting thing you've ever done.
We just need to find a way of telling your mum and dad
that the big trip's off, that's all.
Why does getting engaged mean she can't go?
Why have you always got to stick the boot in?
-I've gotta go.
-You only just got here!
Yeah, I said I'd take some books back to school.
Why should you get this tatty rubbish
when your baby sister gets brand-new everything?
You know, they stole from me and your mummy and daddy
when they've already got everything that they could wish for.
Not fair, is it? Hmm?
I've been looking for you everywhere.
-How come you haven't replied to my texts?
You think you deserve my shoulder to cry on, then, do you?
Can't we just forget that rubbish for five minutes?
I mean, why are you being such a selfish cow?!
Come on, Nan.
I'm pretty sure it's a urinary tract infection.
It felt like I was dying.
They can be incredibly painful.
The good news is, it should be easily sorted and your baby's fine.
So what do I do?
We need to get you some antibiotics and make sure you stay...
Whitney! Any news?
I don't believe this!
I'll have to call you back in ten minutes.
Yes, one of the many that come with owning a business,
a runaway fiance, a wedding to organise this week,
120 missing mugs and an entire missing family.
Apart from that, everything is problem-free, doc.
Sorry, it's your wedding this week?
Yes, we've got a marquee across the Square, 400 quails eggs,
dozens of bottles of champagne.
And, like I said, a missing family.
So that's going to mean an awful lot of leftovers.
It sounds extremely stressful.
Which really isn't good for the baby.
Well, yeah, but you said that I could just drink some water...
For the infection. You're forgetting you're heavily pregnant.
You should be winding down,
preparing for the rigours of childbirth.
Yeah, but hang on a minute,
you read about those women that work right up until they go into labour.
It's rarer than you think.
And I definitely wouldn't recommend the emotional roller coaster
you just described.
-It's a shame you can't postpone for a couple of months.
D'you know, I reckon you're going to be one of those househusbands.
Cos, I mean, Abi's going to earn way more than you.
Gone away with Shirley, he'll be back tomorrow though.
-You all right?
-Mind your own business.
Is this... Is this about Ian?
D'you know, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a big fat cushion
stuffed up there, just so you can get Michael to marry you.
You are mad!
Do you think it's fair that little Tommy should suffer?
I mean, if Michael can steal from his own child
what makes you think he'll treat yours any better?
Do you think Janine'll like it?
You're joking, aren't you? She's left us word-for-word instructions.
Right down to what hair grips to use. She's going to love it.
Right, well, I'll make a move, then.
Thanks. And you know good luck et cetera. With life and that.
That's all a bit final, innit.
Well, all the wedding stuff's all sorted and, you know,
Gaynor'll be back soon, so...
Yeah actually, I was hoping,
and I know it's a big ask what with you being so busy and everything,
but I was hoping you'd stay on till the actual wedding's done.
Yeah great! Thanks, yeah!
You sure your clients can spare you?
The only dates in my diary are with the Jobcentre
and the ice-cream van.
Oh, darling, I was wondering why a successful shellac nail artist
was ripping my hand off for a couple of days' work.
Oh, sweetheart, come here.
It's such a hard time to be setting up on your own.
You will get there, though.
Meanwhile, how about I give you three days a week,
see how you get on, eh?
Oh, good. Shall we celebrate? I fancy some ice cream.
Mint choc chip?
Caramel with chopped-up frosted pecans
and chocolate-covered popcorn.
Here you go. Cheers, sweetheart, thank you.
Can't arrange a stag without the groom's oldest.
-Right, so we're having it here, yeah?
-Can we do this later, yeah?
I've got to be somewhere. I'll see you later, boys.
Yeah, see you later, Michael.
Oh, here we go. Here's the little man.
-All right, Jean?
-All right, sweetheart.
-So where have you been all day then?
Well, I've been helping Michael, getting these.
-Look at them.
You do know Ty reckons he should be best man.
-I look better in photos.
I've been putting pressure on Janine to expose Michael,
but I can't do it on my own, I need you to...
Jean, please. I'm trying to run a pub here, all right. Just...
Don't be... What are you doing? Don't keep banging it, it ain't going to work then, is it?
As the actress says to the bishop.
-Magic touch, Alf.
-Yeah, all right.
You don't mind me being best man, do you?
Nah, listen, head usher's all I can take.
Knowing us, we'll have a row before tomorrow
-and I'll be banned from everything.
-Oh, here we go.
-No, Jack, I'm serious.
Kat! Kat close the doors. No-one leaves. Jack, I'm serious, mate.
Look what we've got.
-Shall we tell them now?
You haven't changed your mind, have you?
What you two whispering about? Come on, come and sit down.
What's all this? Abi, you ain't pregnant, are you?
Of course she's not!
No. My Abi's going to be a high flier, aren't you darling?
Not some housewife in a pinny.
-Max, get a cloth, quick.
Sorry about that, Tan.
Do you fancy the pictures later?
Mum, I'd love to, but I want to spend as much time with Abs
as possible before she goes.
-Pull it off.
-Just pull it really hard.
-KNOCK ON DOOR
Get that, will you, Lauren?
Sorry, I forgot golden children can't possibly open doors.
What are you doing in there?
I bet he brings a tea towel back.
Why do men do that?
Abigail! Congratulations! Y'know you get your brains from me, don't you?
Do you have to remind her you're related. You'll give her nightmares.
Right, everyone, sit down.
You all right, Del?
It's not stealing, not properly. Cos it's the right thing to do.
-It is stealing!
-Yeah well, you and Mo gave me the idea.
You stole a box of mugs!
You said that if we took all their wedding stuff
and we sold it, we'd get all our money back. Our money!
Oh, well done, Kat.
You caught her in time, didn't ya!
Jean, give me the rings, sweetheart. Jean, rings now, darling. Thank you.
Do you know what would've happened if you be caught flogging these?
Michael and Janine would've had you banged up
in Holloway before it went dark!
In the battle of good versus evil, good will always win. Always!
Kat, will you talk to her, please?
He's right. This is exactly what they wanted you to do.
Well, I'm sorry. But it was that one-eyed teddy and the rubbish lamp,
and I just didn't want Tommy to go without.
I understand. Now, give Tommy to me. Come on.
Jean, without any evidence, sweetheart, it's all pointless.
You've got to let it go, all right? Let it go.
Come on, mate.
Cake, anyone? I got you cherry bakewells.
-Shall we make a toast?
Raise your glasses if you will, to our beautiful, brainy, daughter.
Oh, don't, no, Dad, don't, cos I'll blush.
Well, go on, raise your glass.
KNOCK ON DOOR
I'll get it!
so is this the bit where we toast my all-round fabulosity then?
We'll have to widen them doors, your head gets any bigger.
What do you want?
Lauren, if you want to talk to your drinking buddy,
go to your room, please.
This is Abi's big day. Why don't I bring Lauren back inside?
No, she'll be fine.
It's my dad...
Well, hold on, I was a selfish cow earlier?
I lied about the honeymoon. I don't know where he is.
I've kept everything going - the business, Bobby -
I dunno how much longer I can do it, not on my own.
Well, OK, slow down.
I'm so scared.
I've got to go.
Lauren, you better come back inside before Jay eats all the cake.
About those rings...
Yeah, about those rings. It doesn't look good, does it?
Her nicking wedding rings, while you and Mo are nicking God knows what.
How can something a foot and a half long need a room of its own?
You two! Forcing me and Jean to share a room.
I thought it was about time Tommy had his own room.
No, it's too soon. Anyway, Jean needs her own space now.
-I just thought you'd be pleased.
-Does that mean I can keep my room?
Shut up! He's getting a nursery, all right.
-Just leave it.
These wedding rings, why did you have them?
Yeah, I meant to tell you. It's just that he, Michael, he...
I'm surprised you're all right with him having his stag do here.
I suppose that was your idea an' all?
Michael's stag do?
Kat, we need the cash, all right.
Yeah, the cash that he robbed off us!
It's a stag do and he's asked me...
Asked you what?
..if I can be his best man, all right.
You obviously said no!
Yes. Yes, well of course I said no.
I said no, straight away.
You don't always say no, though, do you?
Like when you're making big decisions without me.
Big decisions like whether Tommy's going to get his own room or not?
Like taking thousands of quid off your little blonde mate.
Don't bother lying, again, she told me.
She told me everything!
Didn't you listen to your messages?
I'm heavily pregnant, you should leave your phone on.
I have. It's been on all day.
I've been up and down the country
trying to sort this out for the wedding.
That's it. Keep your... Keep your eyes shut. Don't move.
Let's get rid of that.
HE TURNS TV OFF
OLD LOVE SONG PLAYS
Your mum and dad's favourite record.
My dad played this at Ricky's christening,
then it just sort of became their thing.
How did you know?
Oh, a bit of help from Whitney.
And a record dealer in Oxford.
We'll be all right.
It was going to be a surprise, you know.
It was going to be our, um... our first dance.
But I thought you needed cheering up.
You shouldn't have.
The wedding's off.
I'm just come for what you owe me. Quickly and quietly.
Oh, and that was very silly, what you did earlier.
Involving my family. I wouldn't do that again if I was you.
Stop playing games, Lucy.
See you tomorrow.
When you were talking about my dad...
Jean of all people said something.
That freak? She's nuts.
She said I should be sure
that you're going to be a good dad to our child.
She said that?
And you cancel our wedding based on that? Again?
Postponed. The doctor said that I'm stressed out.
Doctor? I don't even know about a doctor.
You've got 14 missed calls on your phone,
why else do you think?
She said any more stress could harm the baby.
The baby's all right, though?
You're not helping...
Did you enjoy your lunch, darling?
Even with Derek burping at you across the table?
Shall we go for a walk?
-Thought you liked this film.
-Yeah, don't go anywhere.
We won't get to be together like this again for ages.
I'm going to miss you.
-Your nails look nice, don't they?
-Oh yeah, Poppy did them.
Did she? Yeah, she's done a lovely job...
What you doing?
I'm really sorry, but this is just madness.
And Abi's not going on her trip, because we're getting married.
And I wouldn't mind a complimentary hairdo occasionally,
if you're hanging about.
Lauren's nan just offered me a place where she lives.
And Tanya's given me a job! Group hug, please!
Love your work, love your work, love your work. Come here.
Ah, My fairy god-brother.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Just forget it.
-Has Alfie told you I'm going to be his number two?
-Didn't know you knew anything about football.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Reckons she knows a lot about blokes.
Well, she's had plenty of practice!
Thanks to you, Janine's stressed out, you think that's good for my baby?
You're lying again!
Leave her alone!
I felt sorry for you, I pitied you and you what,
you try and ruin my life?
Michael, oi, oi, oi! What's the matter?
I'm going to make you pay for this.
-We can't get involved...
-You cannot let him talk to her like that!
-Ray, get him out.
-Come on, mate, outside, all right?
-No-one gets me out!
-Michael, that's enough.
-I'm going to make you pay, girl!
I already have!
That's enough. Come on, let's go, let's go. Come on, outside!
If I was you, I'd sleep with one eye open.
Shame you can't choose your family, ain't it, boys, eh?
But you can choose your husband.
Don't let them spoil everything. They're jealous!
We have to get married now, just to prove them all wrong.
Look at me, look at me.
Come here, look at me, look at me. I promised you.
I promised you I'd look after you, didn't I?
I promised you I'd take care of both of you. Both of you.
Kat, sweetheart! Let him have a lie-in, darling.
Alfie! Alfie! Alfie, he's not here!
Look at this. What a monstrosity, eh?
Still, it's quite fitting, really -
Janine getting married in a circus tent.
Where is he? She's come back for him, hasn't she? She's come back.
-No, just try and keep calm. Kat!
-She's taken my little boy!
What're you all doing down here?
Has something happened?
-You almost gave us a heart attack, that's what.
-I couldn't sleep and Tommy was crying...
Oh, I am so sorry, Kat.
-I can't do this any more, Alfie. He's coming back with us.
-Kat, just give it a few more days.
What were you thinking, Jean, just taking him like that?
Well... The fresh air settled him.
Always worked with Stacey.
# Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married
# Going to the chapel and we're... #
This was supposed to be finished last night!
-The tent boys got delayed in Basildon.
-How is that my problem?
They've been working ever so hard.
Not hard enough, clearly. I am getting married tomorrow, in case that's escaped anybody's attention?
-Chance'd be a fine thing.
-Billy. I need you to coordinate with the caterers.
-Make sure they know where they're going and at what time.
You're supposed to be taking it easy!
Why do you think I'm delegating? I'd much rather be doing these jobs myself.
-Right. Well, I rang Ricky.
There's still no answer.
Will you please go back to the house and keep trying? OK?
No, no, don't say it. Please don't say it.
I can't handle it. Not today.
You. Where do you think you're going?
I am a hygiene operative. Not the hired help.
As long as I'm paying you, you'll do whatever I say.
And I have got 100 goody bags that need stuffing.
I love it when you talk filth, girl.
Do you know how many people are waiting for all of this to come crashing down?
-They're jealous. They're jealous you're gonna marry the most eligible bachelor on the Square.
Is that what it is?
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And we're gonna prove all those haters wrong.
Every last one of them.
I was meant to ring the photographer! I forgot to do it.
Just get a minion to do it.
No. I gotta go.
Here's to the next 50 years, yeah?
You're gonna have to talk to her, Kat.
Back to that again, are we?
Back to what?
You taking sides. Sticking up for that thieving rat.
Stop, stop. This ain't about taking sides.
All right? This is about what's best for Jean.
She's just having a bad few days, that's all.
-You think that's all it is, do you?
-So what're you saying, Alfie?
That I don't know how to look after her?
-I'm really sorry about this morning.
No harm done.
Haven't really been sleeping much recently.
-That's because you've been getting yourself worked up.
-Are you still taking your pills, Jean?
Yes, she is!
I saw him this morning through the window. Staring at me.
Listen to me.
You've got to promise you won't go anywhere near him. Is that understood?
All I want is for him to look me in the eye
and tell me why he's making up all these terrible lies.
Jean, just lie low, yeah?
Just until this all blows over. Yeah?
Here she is!
What're you all doing?
-Just having a little celebration. Your engagement.
-Could someone bring me up to speed?
-Abi's decided to jack in school and become a stay-at-home mum.
-I never said that.
-I should get onto the council, get you on the housing list.
-Are you sure about this, Abi?
-Course she's sure about it.
-She wouldn't just get engaged for the sake of it!
-What happened to your vet course?
Oh, no, Mum. Abi's decided she don't want to be a vet.
No, she took a look at Fat Boy in McKlunky's and thought, "That's the life for me."
I know what you're trying to do.
-We're just toasting your success. Two school drop-outs in one family.
-I am here, you know.
What every parent dreams of. So, a toast, if you will, please. To Abi Branning...
-Oh, yeah, Mitchell. Yeah.
She promised so much, she delivered so little.
Alice, is that you?
You all right?
What are you doing in there?
-One of the girls from the recruitment agency's leaving to be a club rep, isn't she?
So I needed something to wear to her leaving party.
Is that what you're gonna wear, is it?
I never thought you were that type of girl, Alice, but...
S'matter? You all right?
Apart from making a complete fool of myself, you mean?
Where does your mother think you are today?
-It's my day off. She thinks I'm shopping in Stratford.
-Oh. See, we'll make a Branning of you yet.
That Moon boy still sniffing around, is he?
As if he would ever be interested in me.
What're you talking about? You're a league apart from these girls round here.
You have to say that. You're my dad.
It's true, though.
Here, where you going?
I was gonna go see Lucy.
No. No. I don't want you near that girl.
Someone's hard at work.
I don't know why I bothered.
So has Derek been back, then?
It's all right. I've told her.
-You had no right.
-Lucy. We just want to help ya.
I don't need your help, all right?
Have you called the police?
-Yeah, you can.
-I'll do it for you right now.
-No, you don't understand!
If you call the police, they'll take Bobby away.
What about your dad, eh?
Well, he's gone.
-I don't know. No-one does.
If anyone asks, he's still with Peter, all right?
Why didn't you say anything?
Because I thought he'd come back, didn't I?
What kind of dad just leaves their kids? No warning, no nothing.
Just a drawer full of red bills and no-one to help me.
Oh, my days. Look at you ladies. Look at you.
If I squint a little bit, I can see Dot, Cora and Rose sitting round this table, like,
a good 20 years ago.
So. Who wants to guess what's in my pocket? Huh? Huh?
Fats, if this is one of your crazy chat-up lines, we're really busy.
No, no, no. It is popping off in Hackney this weekend.
-You got the tickets?
Yes. These bad boys, they dropped on the doormat this morning.
So tell me, who loves Fats now?
Oh, come on, man, it's JayZ! It's Rhi-Rhi!
OK, I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll leave these here.
And, y'know, maybe you can thank me later.
How are you for money and stuff?
OK, well, I know that this isn't much,
but...there you go.
It's not your problem.
It is now.
Ricky, it's me.
Please, can you call me back when you get this?
Janice. A word.
Not now, Kim.
I promised my guests a panoramic view of London.
And what do they get?
A sweaty builder and a big giant wigwam, that's what.
Take it up with Walford Council.
Y'know, I've got a good mind to sue for compensation. That's unless...
You know me, Janice. I love a good wedding.
Well, then, you can always toast me from across the Square.
I'll ask Michael, then.
Janine. Some bloke outside wants to know what to do with the chairs.
I can only assume you didn't see the giant tent erected in the middle of the Square.
-I'd like to buy some flowers for Kat.
-Great big ugly thing there.
Yeah, blocking my view.
-Billy, will you show him where to go?
-I've got to sort out the caterers!
I'll just do everything myself, then, shall I? ..Ah!
What's the matter?
Janine, you all right?
I'm fine. Think she's just kicking, that's all.
Why don't you all stand round and let the pregnant woman do the graft?!
-Rose. Help the man, will ya?
-Always happy to help a man if I can. Come on, darling.
-I'm fine. She's just kicking. Will you stop fussing over me?
-The doctor said no undue stress, Janine.
Well, that's very difficult with your stalker over there.
Any more from her and I'll stick her on Shutter Island.
Just trust me. Trust me. Nothing's gonna go wrong. It'll be fine.
-All right, all right?
DS Kain. Walford CID.
I wondered if you'd care to accompany me to the station?
-An allegation of fraud has been made.
And it's our job to investigate these claims.
I told your lot before, the woman, she's obsessed with me. She's been harassing me for months.
That's as may be. But there's still some questions I need to ask you.
-It's gonna have to wait, mate, cos I'm getting married tomorrow.
Please forgive the intrusion.
Of course, I could arrest you, Mr Moon.
The choice is entirely yours.
He hasn't done anything wrong.
I love you.
I love you. Michael?
I mean, exploiting a vulnerable woman like that.
I tell you something, Kat, if he did that to one of my family,
he'd be eating his dinner out of a straw, make no mistake.
Come and join your Uncle Derek for a drink, eh?
I can't. I'm helping Lucy out this afternoon.
You don't want to be working in that chippy. Your dad wouldn't be happy.
Lucy needs all the help she can get right now, don't she?
She looks after me, and I look after her.
That's how it's always been.
I'm very glad to hear it.
Got your message. You wanted to see me?
You keen on my daughter?
I didn't mean it like that. It's just, um...
you know, I barely know her.
-Are you saying there's something wrong with her?
-Oh, no. She's lovely.
She's just not my, you know...
You see, the trouble with my Alice is she lacks confidence.
Needs someone to make her feel special.
-D'you understand what I'm saying?
-Yeah, yeah. I think so.
Good. I'm glad we agree on something.
So can I go? Is that me done?
I'll tell her you'll pick her up at 5.30, shall I?
That little girl is my angel.
So it's hands above the table at all times.
Do I make myself clear?
You'll never guess what! They've only gone and arrested Michael.
If that ain't cause for celebration, I don't know what is.
-What're you talking about?
-They just took him away in a police car just now.
I wanna get down the police station, find out what's...
Sweetheart, let's not get carried away, eh?
What? Kat, what you looking at me like that for?
-They probably want to ask him a few questions, that's all.
-Ignore Alfie. I hope they throw the book at him.
-I'm getting ahead of myself.
-I don't want to build your hopes up. You know what the Old Bill are like.
He's right, Jean. That slippery little weasel, he can talk his way out of anything.
Hey, guess what I've got in my pocket? A little surprise for you.
Look at this - return ticket to Margate.
-What you doing?
-Thought Jean might want to go away for a few days.
I had a word with the Wendys. They're looking forward to seeing you. Y'know, spend a few days.
Some sea air. Some whelks.
Bit of fun on the beach. What d'you reckon?
You want to get rid of me?
-No! Course I don't, darling.
-Then why're you sending me away?
Oh. I get it.
-I'm embarrassing you.
-No, no, Jean...
No, don't worry. I'll be gone by the end of the day.
I'd say, "Listen, Del. No offence, but your daughter's a goon. I wouldn't be seen dead with her."
If I said that, I may as well throw myself in concrete and be done with it.
Janine, where do you want us?
Ushers at the front. Is that right? I dunno where Jack is. I called him, but...
-The rehearsal's cancelled.
-Oh! Let me guess.
-You've found out he's been knocking Roxy off on the side.
-It's either that or he's done a runner.
Is everything all right, Janine?
Can you just go, please, both of you?
Do you trust him?
I know that you've had your run-ins, and that,
but he's still your brother.
He loves you. All right? That's all you need to worry about.
That's not an answer.
Have you got planning permission for this eyesore?
Not now, Cora.
Only I like to sit in the park after work and have a fag.
Not to mention the inconvenience of having to go round the Square.
That's added at least three minutes to my journey this morning...
You want to be careful, Janine.
I almost caught a glimpse of someone human then.
Well, don't just stand there! Take an early lunch or something.
Can you just leave those by the gate?
-Was there something else?
-Well, a hug would be nice.
Why didn't you say that you were coming?
-Look at the size of you! Look at this.
So, you gonna give me a hand with my bags?
Um...well, I am with child.
This is one delivery you won't mind helping with. Come on.
Don't suppose you've got a spare 20, have you?
Ricky Butcher, I could kill you.
Steady on. Did Whit tell you that Liam's broke his arm?
Forget it. I'm just so pleased you're both here.
-I didn't think it'd be worth taking Morgan and Tiff out of school.
-I don't mind.
-It'd have to be a special occasion, wouldn't it?
Where've you been? I've been looking everywhere for you.
Thinking of going back to Mum's, actually.
Um, I'll tell you what - why don't you take this?
Go in the salon and treat yourself.
You don't have to do that.
-You want to look nice for your date, don't you?
Anthony Moon. He's picking you up at half past five.
Get a wriggle on.
Why didn't he say anything?
I dunno. Shy, I s'pose.
Janine might have money for that monstrosity but she ain't got class.
I'm just waiting for my daughter to phone me back.
She always knows what to do.
These past few weeks ain't been easy for you, have they?
I'm used to it.
Rose tells me the Old Bill carted Michael off.
Nothing'll come of it.
Why do you say that?
He'll find a way to slither out of it, he always does.
So that's it then, is it?
You're just going to let him get away with it?
What else can I do?
Play him at his own game.
I've got no proof. He made sure of that.
Then find it. Chances are he's hiding something.
His sort always are.
Do you believe me?
I don't pretend to know what's going on in your head.
But I know what it's like to struggle.
I know what it's like not to want to get up in the morning.
From what I've heard, you've been fighting all your life.
One more round ain't gonna hurt.
-Why aren't you at the car lot?
I just wanted to get this proposal finished.
D'you think the bank's gonna help us out?
Dunno. I'm not going to the bank, am I?
Gonna see if Phil Mitchell wants to go into partnership.
Phil Mitchell? Are you serious?
Babe, it's either that or shut up shop now, so... What would you rather?
S'pose it's easier, ain't it? You can be planning Abi's wedding while you're flogging motors.
-Babe, it ain't gonna come to that. Trust me.
-Won't come to what?
You'll never guess what I found upstairs.
What were you doing in the loft?
Little bit of spring cleaning.
Look at this, eh?
Do you remember when you brought Rolf home? I hated that rat.
He was a gerbil.
Oh, was he? So what was Gilbert, then?
A chinchilla, of course.
Oh. Silly me.
Don't forget Marge 1 and Marge 2.
There they are, look. Lovely little ladies.
A real credit to you.
One of 'em was a boy. And then I had Musty.
God rest his soul.
I always envied you, you know.
I know you shouldn't say that about your kids...
but you always knew what you wanted to do.
Just because I'm not going to Costa Rica doesn't mean I can't be a vet, Mum.
-You really made your mind up?
There's nothing I can do to convince you?
-I love him.
-Oh, darling, I know you do.
So you'll give us your consent?
Well, if that's what you want, then I suppose I'll have to.
But please, darling, promise me this - never forget who you are.
A bright, beautiful young lady with the whole world at her feet...
and there is no boy worth sacrificing all that for.
Did you see old twitchy knickers at the flower stall earlier?
-Don't talk about her like that.
-I forgot that you two got it on.
Who told you that?
I can't believe that crazy fruit loop could've actually been my step-grandmother.
-She ain't a fruit loop.
-What is she, then?
Well, I dunno. A bit...gullible, ain't she?
You know the sort.
-Goes to the market with a cow and comes home with a handful of magic beans...
-I was wondering if you might give these to Janine.
A sort of peace offering, if you like.
It's just that with her wedding tomorrow,
I didn't want there to be any hard feeling.
That's very kind of you, Jean.
Was there something else?
Just give them my best.
We've got this six-tiered cake, exclusive goody bags for all of the guests...
Oh, the perks of a multi-million pound inheritance.
-Oh, come on, we've talked about this.
-I'm not bitter.
I just hope it brings you more luck than it did the old crone.
So go on, then. Where've you hidden him?
-Oh, he is dealing with an emergency with the flowers.
-He should be back any time.
-What's he like?
Handsome. Should've guessed.
And he's got a neck like this...
Well, fourth time lucky, eh?
Yeah, well, practice makes perfect.
Try not to kill this one.
Thanks, Ricky. I can always rely on you to make me feel better.
It feels weird being back in this kitchen.
Last time I was here, we'd just lost Dad.
I keep expecting Pat to walk in,
seeing if I've come to me senses and found a decent bloke.
And how is Dr Suzanne?
She's taken Jacques to see her parents.
-So where is he?
Michael! I wanna go out and have a couple of beers.
Come on, what is with all the questions?
Anyway, I was thinking, Ricky, you and the kids could stay here.
-I'll put Diane up at mine, yeah?
-Has something happened?
-No. Absolutely nothing for you to worry about.
-Who do we have here, then?
I ain't half missed you two! Hello, Ricky.
-All right, mate.
-Hello. So where's Carol?
Oh, she's looking after Liam.
Oh. Well, I hope you haven't had a wasted journey.
-Has something happened?
-Hasn't she told you?
The groom's only gone and got himself nicked, ain't he?
-Yeah, terrible business.
Blackmailing some poor disadvantaged widow, apparently.
Well, if you'll excuse me. My daughter has a date tonight.
He's still not answering.
Yeah, well, he's probably on his way home.
This was supposed to be perfect.
A wedding that that lot would talk about for years.
I might as well just ring up and cancel it.
Do you think he took the money?
No, of course not.
Well, then the police are wasting their time, aren't they?
She lets me visit her now.
Oh, well, that's a start, I s'pose.
-I can't believe they're not gonna be here.
Dad'd be crying before we'd even left the house.
Pat'd be in one of her crazy outfits.
Do you think they're together? Up there.
Oh, I'd put money on it.
-What do you reckon they're doing?
-I dread to think!
You don't have to do this if you don't want to...
-I need someone to give me away.
I could always ask Billy Mitchell, but...
Oi, I'm not having Billy Mitchell walk you down the aisle!
She's gonna be a right little madam, isn't she, eh?
You bet your life.
-Hates the world.
Sounds like another little girl I used to know.
I miss Pat, Ricky.
Yeah. Me too.
Right, that's it! We need to get out of here and start getting ready for tonight.
Sorry? What's tonight?
-We're not letting you get married without a send-off.
-Oh! Absolutely not. No way.
-You can rustle up a few friends, can't you?
-I'll give it a try.
-Do I have any say in this?
-It doesn't look that way.
Look, she's right, you know. Just go out and enjoy yourself.
So, that's the hen do sorted. The wedding.
Now all I need is a fiance.
So what I'm proposing is I get a few from the knacker's yard.
You do 'em up and then we'll split the profits. Yeah?
And what do I get out of it?
-Apart from a load of hard graft.
-It's all in there, ain't it?
A 60/40 split.
In favour of who?
Well, I ain't being funny, but you can get a monkey to change the spark plugs.
I'm the one doing all the running round, so...
I tell you what - I supply the cars. You flog 'em.
We split it 60/40. In favour of me.
Where you gonna get these motors?
Let me worry about that. So...we got a deal?
Who's going to know about this?
Just me and Jay.
-If he's not in Gretna Green by then.
-What you talking about?
-Probably a knees up at yours, I expect.
Keep hold, I want you to give 'em to Michael for tomorrow.
-That's your jo...
-(Just keep hold of 'em!)
-Nah, it's all good.
-Alfie's trying to palm me off the best man's rings - it's his gig.
Tell him, Alfie.
-Tell me what?
-That you told Michael where to stick his poxy wedding.
Not here, all right, Kat.
I think I better...
Yeah, yeah. You do that.
OK, listen, I was going to tell you, all right?
Before or after the conga across the Square?
Oi, gobby, d'you want to keep that shtoom? Thank y...
Listen to me. Michael - he's family.
-And so is Jean, or have you forgotten that?
-No, course I haven't.
Packing her off to Margate. All makes sense now.
-It wasn't like that...
-You don't think he took the money, do you?
Nan? Nan, he thinks Jean's a thief.
-Oi, hey, hey, hey! Don't twist it, all right?
-So what are you saying?
-I'm saying she's not well.
-Oh, here we go.
Want to think back to last Christmas? She wasn't well then.
We got there too late. D'you remember?
-I know how to look after her.
-I just want my family back, that's all.
Well, you better work out whose side you're on.
-FRONT DOOR OPENING Right, come on in.
You are sure about this, aren't you?
Sure about what?
-How well do you know Michael?
-I just don't want anyone taking advantage of you, that's all.
Well, you see, that is why God invented prenups.
Oh, why can that man never tidy up after himself?
It's typical. So, despite what you might think...and Ricky,
I'm not a little girl any more.
She's outside with Jay.
Tellin' you, that girl, she's breaking my heart.
OK, let's play a game, Mum, shall we?
Let's pretend that you've got three kids instead of just the one.
What've you done?
Why do you always assume that I've done something wrong?
Sorry, it's force of habit.
-It's not me, it's Uncle Derek.
-What about him?
Actually, d'you know what, just forget I said anything.
No, Lauren, you tell me. Tell me!
-Fine, I'll ask him myself, shall I?
-No, no, Mum, you can't. Just...
I mean it.
Well, then tell me.
He's been threatening Lucy.
Taking money from the till and all sorts.
-I take it this was your idea?
-I asked her if you must know.
So what'd you do? Take one look at Lola
and fancied a bit of the action, did you? What you thinking of?
Throwing your life away on a school girl!
You should be packing for Costa Rica, saving the turtles -
not running after some little scrote!
-So, she ain't up the duff?
-No, of course she isn't.
So, why've they got engaged?
Cos they're out of their tiny little minds, Phil, that's why.
You are needed at home.
-You can't keep me there for ever, Phil.
-What's he talking about?
I ain't having it.
-I ain't exactly going out buying my morning suit.
-We agree on that an' all.
-Er, this is supposed to be about us.
-Well, give him back the ring and we'll say no more about it.
Listen, me and Abi, we know what we want -
and that is to be together.
So school, Arches, Walford - we'll forget all about it if he have to.
-Because we're doing this with or without your blessing, right, Abs?
And if you'll excuse us, we've got a wedding to go and plan.
-We'll be in touch in due course.
-"In due course", what does that mean exactly?
We're releasing you on police bail
whilst we finalise our investigation.
At that point we'll decide
whether there's enough evidence to prosecute.
-Any sign of Jean?
-Knit and Natter haven't seen her since last Thursday.
-You don't reckon she's in trouble, do you?
She's not daft, Nan. She wouldn't do anything stupid.
-No veils or L plates, is that understood?
-Loud and clear!
FRONT DOOR CLOSING
Oh. You look, erm... You look nice.
-DEREK CLEARS HIS THROAT Thanks.
-Where's the flowers?
-Oh, sorry, I forgot.
If that was Carol my old man would've kicked you into the kerb by now.
Just lucky that I'm a modern man.
-Shall we go then?
So where you taking us?
I don't understand. What d'you mean?
You don't think I'd let my daughter out without a chaperone, do ya?
I know boys like you, Anthony, hm? I was young once meself.
-Well, come on then!
FRONT DOOR CLOSING
You, erm, looking for something?
Who are you?
-I'll call Janine, if you like?
-No, there's no need for that.
Why are you in her house?
Well, I'm here for the wedding. Family!
I'm family, I'm Janine's sister.
I'm on the groom's side.
-She never said anything.
-Oh, she wouldn't.
I'm only here for the button holes, then I'll be gone in a jiffy.
What was your name?
So I decided to keep it small. Just a few close friends, you know?
Is this it?
Yeah. It's all I could do at short notice.
All right, boss?
Like a work's outing, isn't it?
You don't mind if I tag along, do you?
Make up for the inconvenience.
Don't panic, Janice, Kimberley's here to get this party started!
LADIES CHEER Is there anyone else you wanted to invite?
Tracey or...I dunno, perhaps Marie from the cafe?
Oh, bad news, I'm afraid. Marie can't make it.
Her kid's got the trots but look, look, look...!
No, no, NO! I would rather stick pins in my eyes, thank you.
-Don't even think about it.
-For the bride-to-be.
Oi-oi, the stripper's arrived! Come on, Tam, show us your pecs.
-Show us your pecs.
-Is this it? Are there going to be more drunk women?
There's just one more.
Right, a toast, I think.
Yeah, a toast, to Janine and Michael.
-Janine and Michael.
-Janice and Michael.
-Hope she's paying for all this?
-She better be.
Keep the change, mate.
Is it Michael?
-Who the hell are you?
-I'm Diane, Janine's sister.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's the eyes, I should've recognised.
-I'm off to meet her. I don't suppose she'd mind a gatecrasher.
I've got to shower. I stink of police.
-Well, if you hurry up you might catch your guest.
She was picking up the buttonholes.
-Maggie her name was. Maggie Moon?
I'll, erm, see you later.
Ah, so, you ready for the big day tomorrow then?
I'll give you that.
-Did they charge you?
But then why would they?
Look at you. It's tragic really...
Seeing what life's done to you.
I won't let you get away with this.
I think you'll find I already have.
The police felt sorry for me...
..you know, being harassed...
..by that mad woman... across the Square.
I said, "Come on, boys, don't be too harsh. Show a bit of respect...
"You know...she can't help her funny little ways."
-Hopefully the judge will show you a bit of leniency.
Well...a significant sum of money has gone missing, Mrs Slater.
Somebody has to be held accountable.
But what's a couple of months inside?
Not like you'll be lonely.
All those voices...
in your head.
Right old racket, I bet.
-Why're you doing this?
-Cos I can.
But I didn't take the money.
Breaks my heart to see you like this.
-Why don't I call Brian to pick you up?
-Oh, no, stop it!
Cos you want to be well enough, don't you?
To pick up Stacey and Sean from school. Oh, no, I forgot, I FORGOT!
I forgot it's swimming tonight, ain't it? Sean's swimming tonight.
They're lovely kids...
really nice kids.
Real credit to their mother.
Sorry I'm late. Bumped into Michael.
-Where is he?
-He's just popped home to get changed.
-Is he all right?
-Yeah, a bit tired maybe.
I'd give him half an hour if I were you.
(OK.) Oh, everybody - this is my sister Diane.
-Hi, you all right.
Whitney tells me you're living with a French doctor.
-I had an entanglement with our doctor.
Lovely man he was.
He burnt down the B&B.
Come on, Tam. What advice have you got for our blushing bride?
Always listen to your mother.
You know, you should come down tomorrow.
Have a bit of cake and crack onto some of Janice's single mates.
It's Janine. Why does she call you Janice?
It's anyone's guess.
So is the wedding still going ahead then?
-I just assumed what with the groom incarcerated...
-I think I'm going to go home.
-Just enjoy yourself.
And besides we haven't gone through my box of party games, people!
I'm thinking...Mr and Mrs!
-JANINE EXHALES Give me strength.
-No arguments, Janice.
See now, THIS is where we find out how much you really know
about the mysterious Michael Moon.
You're not even fit to shine her shoes.
You know that, don't you?
I never lose, Jean.
Do well to retain that for future reference.
..often wondered what Maggie looked like.
I expect she was very pretty.
Was she blonde or brunette?
I'm thinking dark...
Was she the thinker, Michael?
Is that what you get from her?
Cos your mind...it never stops, does it?
Maybe it was the fear...
..cos she must've been frightened, mustn't she?
Like you are.
No, it's not that, it's...
..I know what it is.
You're a coward.
Just like she was.
She must have been a coward, mustn't she?
Otherwise why else would she leave her little baby boy?
You don't know what you're talking about.
I don't mean to be cruel...
..it's only natural to be curious.
It's interesting, isn't it?
Wondering what it is that makes someone so cruel...
..chip away at someone
until they start to think that they ARE actually losing their mind.
..what sort of man does that make you?
So tell me, Anthony. What do you think about kids?
I'm just trying to find out whether the boy's a family man
or whether he likes to play the field, like his brother used to.
I hadn't really thought about it.
What about ambition? Hmm?
I mean, you can't spend the rest of your life selling that tat, can ya?
I did want to go travelling, y'know.
Oh, no, no, no, that won't do at all.
No, we've got my Alice's job to think about.
Yeah, she's high up in recruitment, you know?
No, you'll have to rethink your plans, young man.
I took a stray cat in once.
Scrawny, scraggy thing it was...
..and I gave it some food and tried to keep it warm.
Do you know what it did? He tried to attack me.
All I ever did was try and show it some love...
..that's the thanks I got.
Try as you like, some things just can't be loved, can they?
As thrilling as this trip down memory lane is...
I'm getting married in the morning.
Do you remember when I found your St Christopher the second time?
You really thought you'd lost it, hadn't you?
I'll never forget your face.
It's the first time I saw you smile.
I mean...properly smile.
I understand why it means so much to you.
She gave it to you to keep you safe, didn't she?
To protect you.
"To Michael, love Mum"
St Christopher's the patron saint of travellers, isn't he?
I think it's high time we sent him on his way, don't you?
-Now you know what it feels like to have lost everything!
Because I had a life, I had a family, friends...
And you have taken EVERYTHING away from me!
God, I PITY that child of yours!
Cos there is nothing in there, is there?
Cos you should've curled up and died when she did!
All you have to do is walk into that pub and tell everyone the truth.
If you don't do it for me...
then do it for Alfie
because, for some strange reason, he loves you like a brother.
I've seen some glimmer of goodness in you.
Do the right thing.
Make Maggie proud of you.
What did I do? What did I do, Jean?
HE SNIFFS AND SOBS
Why didn't she love me enough?
-Your dad'll calm down, Abs.
-He's just got the hump about you not wanting to be a vet, that's all.
-I never said that.
Come off it! That was their little fairytale, not yours.
Who needs school when you got the whole world to go and explore?
Just me and you, Abs.
You know what you have to do?
LADIES SCREAMING AND LAUGHING
It's going to pop.
-Did you see that, girls? Tried to cop a feel.
-I really didn't.
-I really didn't.
-It's all right.
-I won't breathe a word to Ray.
Tamwar, if it's a real woman you want, look no further!
I think I'm just going to stay single for now, if it's all the same.
Thank God. Are you all right?
-Good at school, were you?
-I did all right, yeah.
Seven GCEs. Two of 'em Bs. Ain't that right, sweetheart?
Business studies and maths.
-See? Takes after her old man in the brains department.
I'm going to go to the bathroom.
I'll get some more drinks in, shall I?
What's the matter with you? Eh? You better buck your ideas up.
-I'm doing all the work here.
Stay there! Don't...!
You two look like you're having fun, bruv!
Yeah, but on a serious note, what am I going to do?
You know, you marry the girl and you call Del, "Pops". Simple.
-As if, yeah, I'll call him Daddy.
-"All right, Daddio."
Hi, it's Alice's mate.
Well, she's in Walford visiting her dad.
Did she not tell you?
No, I am, I am. I'm going to have to do it.
-I am going to do it. Come on.
-You're a braver man than me, mate.
No, I won't be harsh. I'll just say, like, erm...
"Alice, you're a lovely girl and everything
"but, me and you, we're just not compatible".
-Well, I think she's lovely.
-You can do better than that, Bruv.
Better than that? All right, I'll give it the,
"Look Alice, these are the facts.
"One - you're BORING,
"two - you've got absolutely no banter
"and three - the only reason I'm sitting here
"is cos your little pitbull of a dad said he'd smash me head in", yeah?
I'll say that to her, yeah? What?
So, who's up for sticky toffee pudding, eh? Alice?
What've you said to her?!
-I didn't mean it...
-She's gone for a bit of fresh air.
Reckons she felt a bit Tom Dick, didn't she?
If I find out you've upset her...
Del, why's he going to upset her? Look, he's crazy about the girl.
-I want flowers next time, you understand?
Have you forgotten that's Derek's little princess?
-If she tells him...
-Yes, Ty, I'm a dead man walking.
Here she is... the sunshine of my life.
You all right?
I think everything's going to be all right.
Is that you, Abs? Do you want to come and have some chips?
I think I'm just going to go to bed.
I promise you there'll be no more talk about Costa Rica.
-In fact, I might as well bin that now, eh?
I don't want to be like Lola. I want to make something of my life.
So what? What you saying?
I'm going on the trip.
Where's your sister?
She's looking after Tiff and Morgan. Michael, why've you brought us here?
-Bear with me.
Finally something we both agree on.
-I ain't going to ask you again.
-You can't talk to her like that.
Let them stay, Kat.
All right, er, what can I get you both?
A scotch, orange juice, A pint for Ricky, please.
Can I have everyone's attention, please?
Could you point me in the direction of Jean Slater?
That flaky one behind the bar.
Erm, what is this all about?
-Right, so everyone, I'm sorry to interrupt...
-..but there's something I want to say...
Is there somewhere we can talk?
-..I'm not much of a public speaker, so you'll have to bear...
-Oh, get on with it!
-Thank you, Ricky.
That's the kind of encouragement I've come to expect from you.
Can I help you?
Leslie Coker, of Coker and Sons?
-I'm here to finalise arrangements.
-For the deceased.
A Miss Stacey Slater.
..I know some of you have been inconvenienced
by the marquee on the Square...
So what we want to do, as a token of our appreciation,
myself and my fiance would like to invite you to our wedding tomorrow,
just to thank you for your patience and hospitality.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
-What's up with Jean?
-It's Stacey, Nan.
What about her?
No, she ain't! She's just called.
-She's just called.
This is all rather puzzling.
-My assistant took a call from a woman earlier this evening.
-Who was this woman?
A Mrs Jean Slater.
Please accept my sincere apologies,
I do hope I haven't caused any undue stress.
This was you.
Infecting my daughter now with your poison.
-I think it's time to go.
-Stacey's just phoned.
Does anybody know what she's talking about?
-Alfie, someone sort...
-You tell them the truth!
Tell them it was all lies.
You've lost me, Jean.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Jean!
-Tell them what you did to me!
-Come on, let's get you upstairs.
-No, I'm not leaving until everyone hears what he has to say.
You looked me in the eyes and you promised me.
-What is she talking about?
-I have no idea.
-I was in your house.
-Is that true?
-Think I'd have anything to do with this thief?
Look! Ask him where it's gone!
-Ask him what I've taken from him.
Jean, what is the matter with you? Come on, Kat, it's all right.
Do you see what we've had to put up with?
(Got it somewhere. Where is it, where is it?)
-Kat, I am so sorry.
-It's a bit late for that, Jean. OUT the way!
-But it was Michael. He's done it again.
-Jean! Just stop!
Jean, just go and have a rest.
Everything'll seem better in the morning, all right?
Jean, get out. GET out!
It's OK. It's OK. I've got it, I've got it, there we go.
Right. Can you hold that? (OK.)
So what now, eh Kat?
We call the nurse first thing.
And say what?
She needs help.
You all set?
Yeah. Lamb to the slaughter, huh?
Everyone gets nervous. I was a bag of nerves myself.
Not me. Janine.
What time you got?
-You're on in 15.
-Yeah? I'd better do this thing, then.
-Where you going?
I've got to see the blushing bride.
From here up...
Can't you do something?
Just like loosen a seam? It hurts.
Hey? I'm doing your hair and make-up.
So, you happy, then, or not?
Well, I suppose it will do.
That's two hours... Two hours and 20 minutes
-and that's as good as it gets.
-Tanya, you may have forgotten,
being a recently divor... No, I'm sorry.
..recently twice-divorced woman, how special a wedding day is.
Tiffany, will you get off my dress, please?!
One day, you never know, you might get lucky and get married again.
Until then, I would hope
you'll remember how important it is for everything to be just perfect.
-Well, I think you look lovely. Doesn't she, girls?
Yes, she does. Good. Shall I get on, then? Cos I've got to get dressed
and take Abi to the airport
-for six o'clock.
-Where's she going?
Aw, well jeal. I love Spain.
Actually, I wouldn't mind just a little bit more on the eyes.
KNOCKING ON DOOR
What do you want?
Janine. I want to see my bride.
Right. That's not going to happen.
HE KNOCKS AGAIN Janine!
-What is it?
-I wanted to see how beautiful you are, that's all.
You know that it's bad luck.
-I don't believe in luck.
-I feel quite nervous.
-Yeah, me too.
Well, I'm just going to go and put the finishing touches on.
No... No doubts, no?
-No... No... No last-minute doubts, no?
No. No, no. Have you?
Nothing. Doesn't matter.
-Come on. We've got 12 minutes, yeah?
-I love you.
-Love you too.
That is so romantic.
Look at him.
Look at him.
I don't understand why I'm the only person that sees him for what he is.
-That's cos you're the most cleverest person in the world, Jean.
No, that's what you are. Judas.
You're being best man to a thief and a liar.
-Yeah, well done, Jean, we get the point. Right, I've got to go, Kat.
-No, no, wait a sec.
Kat, listen. I'm best man. I only came back to get my speech.
Well, get it, and then I'll be right out.
He's no idea. He doesn't understand. Men don't understand. A woman does.
-A woman sees right through...
-Jean, listen to me.
He nearly ruined your marriage. Don't think I've forgotten that.
All this has been so much pressure and so much strain,
I really think this is making you ill.
I'm not ill! I'm taking my medication.
-I'll go and get my bag and show you.
-No, I've seen it.
Oh, so you've been snooping on me?
I was worried, that's all. Me and Alfie think
you should start thinking about going back into hospital.
All right? Resting, getting your health back.
I don't need to go to hospital.
What I need... Oh, Kat, how many times?!
I need that man to be locked up and pay for what he's done.
-Yes, I understand that, but if you went away...
-No, no, no, no.
I am not being put in hospital.
I am perfectly well.
I am perfectly in control.
Jean, look at you. Look at you yesterday with that undertaker.
That was him! That was him!
You don't believe me, do you?
-No, you don't believe me.
-I do. I do believe you.
No, you don't.
You're siding with him.
No. No. I just think you need help.
Try it, then.
Section me and see what happens.
But I'm telling you this.
You will get another visit from Mr Coker,
and this time, it will be for real.
-Right, I've got to go now.
-No, no, just wait!
I didn't mean it.
I'm sorry. I'm really, really tired. I didn't mean it.
-I'll make a nice cup of tea, yeah?
-That'll really help, won't it?
What I need is a glass of wedding champagne.
I might just go down there and take advantage
of his supposed hospitality.
It's best if you stay here.
What's the matter?
Oh, am I embarrassing you?
Am I letting down the neighbourhood?
No, just for me. Please.
Look at it all!
All that money!
You know, we've paid for that.
All of that.
Drinking our drink.
That's it. That's it, my darling. She needs to go to hospital.
She needs professional help.
-She needs it now.
-What if she's telling the truth? What if she's right?
-She's out with the fairies. I'm sorry, it's true. I've got to go.
-No, wait. Just wait.
We've still got plenty of time. Just give me five minutes.
-Kat, what am I supposed to do?
-Keep an eye on her.
Do not let her leave the Vic. I won't be long.
Five minutes and I'm gone, all right? Hurry up.
You all right, Abs?
-Can I have a quick word? Hi, Jay.
You look very smart.
-Thank you. I do try.
-Good. Excuse us.
-What are you doing?
-Nothing. Just talking.
You have told him, yeah? Told him about Costa Rica?
Not yet. Not exactly.
Abi, we're going in an hour! You need to tell him.
Do you want me to tell him?
No. I'll do it. I'll do it now.
It's going to be fine. You'll see.
Oh, crikey. I need to get changed. Save us a seat.
What was that all about?
-She'll like that, mate.
-All done over there?
Derek. Didn't expect to see you here.
No, I was just looking for a second opinion.
I bought this for my Alice. You're the beauty expert.
-What do you think?
-Yeah, it's very nice. It's very shiny.
Excuse me, I've got to get dressed, put my lippy on.
-I've got to pop over the car lot, all right? Only be a minute.
-Don't think you can pull the wool over my eyes.
What you talking about?
I heard about Lucy.
Her dad owes me money.
Yeah, yeah. I bet he does.
And you thought you'd just swoop in and collect, yeah?
It's a loan, Tan. All got to pay our debts.
Why don't you pick on someone your own size?
What? Like you, you mean?
You're following me now, are you?
I'm going to get changed. You want to come and have a gander? Not sure your brother'd be too keen.
I think I know my brother a bit better than you.
Yeah, course you do, Derek. I've only been with him 18 years.
I hardly know him at all.
Did he tell you what he got up to when he was with me? Did he?
Hmm? Before he found out about your illness?
No, I didn't think he did. All the little mischief.
Me and him.
You see, I know everything, Tan.
He confides in me.
Door's at the end of the hall. Shut it on your way out.
You're going to push me too far. You'll see.
Trembling in me boots, Derek.
You do what you want. You're going to have to tell 'em.
Trouble in paradise?
-No. What's it got to do with you anyway?
-Just ignore her.
What time are you leaving, golden girl?
-Well, I'll be there to wave you off.
What about the wedding?
Yeah, I'd rather pull my own fingernails out. See you later.
We've got to get to Heathrow, get through customs.
-I can't leave it any later.
-Have your mum and dad made you do it?
-No, not exactly.
-Have they pressurised you?
They want what's best for me, Jay.
-That's fine. You leave it with me. I'll sort it.
Trust me. I'll sort it, all right?
You just leave it with your future hubby.
-I need a chat with Michael.
-He ain't here.
-So where is he, then?
Can I have a word?
-Not now, Jay, please.
-It's about Abi.
She's going all right. Done. Nothing you can do about it.
KNOCKING ON DOOR
KNOCKING ON DOOR
-In the Vic.
-Can I have a word?
-It won't take a sec.
I'm going to go and check on the ushers, yeah?
I just want to know the truth.
Haven't we done this?
-I don't care about the money.
-That's very generous of you. Thank you.
Did you take it or not?
How many times now?
Jean's got a weird, weird fixation with me.
You saw what she did with the undertaker geezer.
She cannot differentiate between truth and reality.
So you didn't do it?
Now, if you don't mind...
Because if you didn't do it, Jean's going to need help.
Precisely what I've been telling you.
-Psychiatric help in a hospital.
Ship her off. Best for everybody.
-She won't do it on her own. I'll have to section her.
-If that's what she needs.
But if she isn't ill
and I put her inside, she's going to top herself.
-You don't know that.
-She just told me.
She's threatening to kill herself.
So I just want to know the truth, Michael. Please.
If I ever meant anything to you...
..just tell me.
I never took the money.
Swear on that baby,
Maybe it's best for her.
It's best, innit?
-Best all round.
-Look, I'm sorry.
Maybe you shouldn't be...so hasty.
Maybe you should just wait, let her settle down a bit.
She's not going to settle down.
I just think...
No, it's fine, all right?
No, you'll be late for your wedding.
I did it.
I did it.
I took the money.
Here you go, Jean. There's a cup of tea for you, darling.
I thought you had to go.
No, no, no, there's no rush. Well, actually, there is.
Go. You don't want to disappoint your friend, do you?
No, no, I'm all right. Do you want me to stick the telly on for you?
Kat told you to keep an eye on me?
Don't be silly. When do I ever take orders from Kat, eh?
What does she think I'm going to do? Go down there and make a scene?
Will you do me a favour?
Just for once, stay out of trouble.
Disappointing, Alfie. Very, very disappointing.
Whatever. Come on, Tommy, let's go.
Come on Shenice, let's go, sweetheart.
Come on, there's a good boy.
Listen, Kat will be back in a sec, all right?
So...just stay there, don't move, yeah? Come on, sweetheart.
Come on, we're late.
Alice, Alice, it's your dad. Look, the wedding's about to start.
Give me a call, yeah?
You seen my Alice today?
What's the matter?
-Everything all right?
-I don't know. You tell me.
What did you do when you were away with Derek?
Babe, what are you talking about?
-You don't want to talk about it, fine.
-I ain't saying I don't want...
Derek's dobbed you in.
Why? What's he said?
What do you think he said?
-Babe, honestly. Trust me, I don't know what you're talking about.
-What did you do, Max?
Abs, you all right?
Um, he's not here yet.
-He'll be here in a sec.
What am I meant to do? Just wait?
It's all right, it's all right. Good boy.
I'm not him. I'm not my dad.
And I don't want a woman's blood on my hands.
But you don't mind sending her mad?
Yesterday I found her in my house, going through my things.
She ripped my mother's St Christopher from my neck and flushed it down the toilet!
So you pretend her daughter's dead?
She's out of control.
-Yes, because you stole. You stole and you lied.
-No, it was a loan.
It was a loan. I had every intention of paying it back
until she started trapping off.
She forced my hand.
Why did you take the money anyway?
Why did you take the money when you're marrying a millionaire?
Because she's the millionaire. Don't you get it? I've got nothing.
Do you know what that's like?
Having to go and ask for money like a boy?
I couldn't even chip in at my own wedding.
So you take our money and use that, yeah? And for what?
To impress your new wife?
She's not my wife yet.
Do you even love her?
She's all right.
She's good in the sack.
Not as good as you, mind.
You're a monster.
It'd be easy, wouldn't it, if I was?
I'm just making my way, Kat. Just like everybody else.
She loves you. She's carrying your child.
Don't you care?
Don't know. I don't know.
I don't know what caring is.
She has your baby inside her.
Yeah, like you did.
And look how much I care about him.
I daresay this one will be the same.
It's not an ideal scenario, granted,
but that's my father's legacy, you see.
That's his little gift to me. Thank you, Daddy.
You see, I don't care about you,
Jean, Tommy, any of it.
And Janine, I've grown fond of her, yeah,
but that's something I can work on.
I let my guard slip, it crept up on me.
But it won't last. It won't last.
Cos all I need is just a big old bag of cash, keep me warm at night.
She's got a prenup. You won't get any of that money.
You'll spend the rest of your life living on hand-outs.
You never know, she might have a change of heart...
..decides she doesn't need it after all.
Because you never know what someone will do
if they love someone enough.
What if I tell her?
What if I go right out there now and tell her?
Go on, then. She won't believe you.
-What about the police? They'll believe me.
The lunatic ramblings of a mad woman?
If you could see yourself...
You think you're so smug and clever, but you ain't got a clue.
All of it. Marriage, Janine. That baby.
And when that baby's born, it's going to change everything.
I don't think so.
Oh, believe me, it will. And I will be there to see your face
when you realise it's not as simple as you think it is.
When you realise that you love that baby more than you love yourself.
Nah, that's never going to happen.
It's not a choice, Michael. It's the way it is.
Remind me when Tommy's birthday is again?
I should really send him a card, you know.
Tommy never had a chance, did he? I saw to that.
I lied to you. I took it away from you.
And I regret it.
I regret that every time you look at him, you don't give a damn.
I did that to my child.
I thought I loved you once.
It wasn't just sex.
I fell for you.
And you fell for me. I know you did.
What a lucky escape I had.
Can I get married now, please?
Yeah, go ahead.
And let's see how Janine feels when I fill her in on your little plans.
What's going on? You're late, Michael.
I told you to stay with Jean.
Jean's fine, OK. But Janine's waiting, we've really got to go.
-You're not going to be best man.
-Let's not start this now, all right?
He did it, yeah? He just told me.
He admitted he took our money, right? He fleeced Jean.
Yeah, yeah, I did it. Guilty as charged. Can we...can we go now?
We really ain't got time for this. Come on.
Go look after Jean, and we'll talk about it later, OK?
Don't be so weak. Look at him. Look at him, right?
That's the man that slept with your wife behind your back.
That got her pregnant, yeah? While you was banged up.
He didn't blink an eye. He did that.
And he's supposed to be family. Your family.
Or do you want to pretend he's a great guy
and it never happened, yeah?
Just walk beside him up the aisle? Lovely Alfie. Cuddly Alfie.
Friendly Alfie. Everyone's friend. Is that what you want?
You're as pathetic as him.
It's just this pain, right round here.
-It's the dress.
-It's too tight. That's what I said.
Why does nobody care?
-You all right?
-I can't breathe.
Ricky, keep her away from me.
Jean, not now.
Do not touch my dress!
You are making a terrible mistake. He took my money.
He's lied to everyone and he'll do the same to you.
-Jean, just get away from me.
That baby won't be loved.
-It won't be loved.
-Jean, what you doing?
She knows. I know.
Everyone knows what you've done.
D'you know what? You might just deserve him.
You're going to need it.
-See you in there, yeah?
Just stop fussing.
-Would you all like to stand, please?
# At last
# My love has come along
# My lonely days are over
# And life is like a song... #
We're gathered here on this beautiful summer's day
to celebrate the wedding of Michael and Janine.
I believe you. And you're not going to hospital.
No. He's a liar.
And he stole from you.
He admitted it.
Alfie? Does he believe me?
TUBE TRAIN RATTLES NEARBY
Thy husband is thy lord, thy life,
thy keeper, thy head,
thy sovereign, one that cares for thee.
You all right?
-And for thy maintenance commits his body
to painful labour, both by sea and land.
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
whilst thou...er, liest warm at home, secure and safe.
What are you doing?
-I need a word.
And craves no other tribute at thy hands but love,
fair looks and true obedience.
What's the matter? You all right?
What is this about? What's wrong?
You got any doubts? You still want to do this?
What are you talking about?
-All that stuff with Jean and Kat.
-She's mad. The woman's a nutter.
-Please, come on, let's go back...
-There's not a little part of you that's wondering?
Why are you doing this?
Because when I asked you this morning if you were all right, you hesitated.
No. No, I didn't.
Yes, you did. I want this to be perfect, Janine, OK? Flawless.
You, me and the baby.
-It will be.
-And that's why I have to be really honest with you. Full disclosure.
Jean. The money. I took it. I took all of it.
I thought you should know.
Why are you telling me this now?
Because I don't want to lie to you. And because of this.
You've got to admit, this prenup...
This says that you don't trust me.
I thought I was OK with it. I thought I was OK with it.
I didn't want you to worry.
I wanted you to believe in me and know that I loved that you
and that it wasn't about the money.
But then I just got thinking, you know?
Every day, you giving me orders, signing cheques,
deciding the wedding, deciding the nursery,
and me like some kind of servant.
It wasn't like that, Michael. I never treated you like that.
Come on, you had a little dig now and then, didn't you?
You like being in charge, Janine.
But I didn't want that, you see. I didn't want that.
I wanted us to be equal. I wanted us...
I wanted to be a proper husband. I wanted...
I wanted to pay my way. And you see what it's done?
You see what it's made me do?
It's made me con some mad old woman out of her money and lie to you.
This marriage, it's cursed as I see it, because you don't trust me.
No, no, no, no, Michael, you're wrong, OK? I do. I do.
Then why do you even need one?
I'll tell you why, so you can keep me under your thumb.
I step out of line, you divorce me, I get nothing.
That's how it is, isn't it?
-No, no, no, no.
-Yeah, it is. You're married to your money, Janine.
-That's fine, but you're just married to your money, not me.
-Michael, that is not right. I love you.
I love you like I have never loved anybody.
Yeah? After what I told you? Being a liar? Being a cheater?
I would have done the same.
I've done worse.
You've done worse? What have you done that's worse?
-I've done much, much worse.
-Come on, tell me, tell me.
-What have you done that's worse? Tell me.
Tell me. I've been honest with you.
Return the favour.
My first husband....
I married him because of his money. That's all.
It was the same with the second, you know.
I've always been chasing the money,
and now that I've got it, it's all gone wrong.
Well, I am sorry.
I just thought you should know.
What are you doing? Where are you going?
That's it, isn't it? I conned Jean, I lied to you.
We can't get married now.
Michael, we've got a marquee full of guests.
Wait, wait, wait. Look, it's all right, I forgive you. I understand.
I pushed you too hard.
I've been insecure, and this baby, it's been messing with my head.
I haven't trusted anyone, Michael. Not since my dad.
I used to stand here waiting for him to come home...
..and he never came, and I haven't trusted a man since.
But I love you.
-I love you.
-After everything I told you?
Yeah, I love you and I want to marry you.
And what about this? You really want this
hanging over our heads, our whole marriage, Janine?
It's just a piece of paper.
No, Janine, it says you don't trust me, Janine.
It says you don't love me.
-Please, don't be stupid.
-That's what it says about...
No, you're being ridiculous.
Please, let's just go inside and we'll get married, OK?
Why are you doing this to me?
Rip it up.
Go on, just rip it up. Prove to me.
Prove to me how much you love me. Prove to me how much you trust me.
I can't. Michael, we discussed this, we talked about it, we got advice.
-Your legal advice.
-We got legal advice.
Your legal advice, yeah.
Can we just sort it out after?
No. Call the lawyer and cancel it
or there's no wedding.
I'm going to walk.
You can't push me into this.
I'm not pushing you into anything.
It's whatever you want.
It's your choice.
Fine. Fine. Have a nice life.
I'm sorry if I've hurt you.
Michael. Michael. Michael. Michael.
I'll do it.
Don't do it for me. Do it for us.
Are you sure? Only if you want. This is a big decision.
Only if you want to, OK?
There. Are you happy?
You love me that much?
Shall we get married?
Are you happy to proceed?
Ladies and gentleman, if you'd like to stand.
We're here to witness the joining in matrimony of Michael Moon
and Janine Butcher.
This requires both bride and groom to declare their freedom
to marry each other before making the contract of marriage
when they take each other as partners for life.
Are you pleased with yourself. Are you? Are you satisfied? Do you think you're clever?
-Sorry. Do I know you?
-Get up. Stand up.
-No, I don't think so.
-I said get up.
-What you doing?
-You stay out of this, you.
-No, she's my mate.
-You should choose your friends better, then, shouldn't you? Come on.
-No, get your hands off me!
Don't be nasty, little girl. I've been all Mr Charm up until now. Do not make me nasty.
-That's it, I'm going to get my dad.
-Good, get who you want.
-And bring your mother. I'll sort her out at the same time.
-Dad, what are you doing?
-I didn't do anything!
You didn't tell her mother that she was here, eh? You didn't grass her up?
-Sorry, was that a secret?
-Do you want a slap?
-I don't want her to apologise.
-No, she's got to apologise. She's got to learn some respect.
-Now do it. Do it!
-I can't hear you.
I'm sorry, all right.
-That's more like it!
-Please just let her go, Derek.
-You stay out of this!
-Let go of her.
Who the hell are you?
Please repeat after me.
I, Michael, take you, Janine, to be my wedded wife.
I, Michael, take you, Janine, to be my wedded wife.
Please repeat after me.
I, Janine, take you, Michael, to be my wedded husband.
I, Janine, take you, Michael, to be my wedded husband.
Can we have the rings, please?
I give you this ring as a symbol of all that we've promised
and all that we now share.
I give you this ring as a symbol of all that we have promised
and all that we now share.
Michael and Janine, you have both made the declarations required by law
and you have made a solemn and binding contract in the presence of your witnesses today.
It is my great privilege to declare that you are now husband and wife.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Know what today is, don't you?
-My wedding day. And the happiest day of my life.
23 years ago, Dad and Pat stood out there.
He lifted her off the carriage, and she had the biggest smile in the world on her face.
-Just like what you got now.
-I love you.
We need sign the register now.
-Jack, will you just sort this lot out now, mate?
-Right, let's go.
-You've hurt him.
-Mum wants you home. Now.
-That's a nice way to say hello after all these years.
-Last time I saw you...
-I was seven. Yeah, I remember.
No, no, hold on, Joe, Joe come on please, let's talk.
Talk? Does it look like I want to talk with you?
Yeah, but hold on, hold on. We've got things to discuss.
And Alice has got a wedding to go to, haven't you, darlin'?
Look, and I got her this.
She don't want your bribes. She don't want nothing from ya.
I'm going to talk to him. Just give me a minute.
Joey, listen. You've got this idea about him. About Dad.
He ain't our dad, Alice. He's nothing. Nothing to either of us. All right.
How can you say that? You've haven't even spoken to him.
You haven't even spent one minute with him.
Nah, nah, wrong. I just have.
And that was a minute too long.
Why can't you just give him a chance? He's sweet.
He can be sweet. The other night,
I was sick and he looked after me.
He held my hair back.
He was lovely.
Just talk to him.
And then I'll go.
You're now officially man and wife. Congratulations.
SONG: "When A Man Loves A Woman"
-Thought I'd pop in, say a quick hello to the bride.
-This is a wedding, not a free lunch!
-Oh, really? Why do you think this lot are doing here, then?
Yeah, considerate of her to have it on our doorstep. Closest thing we got to a takeaway.
Hey, and where was you, eh?
-You're all right.
-Well, what happened?
-I got held up. D'you get my text?
-Well, yeah, but...
-Come with me. I got something to show you.
-It was nothing, all right. It's just... Honestly, it was nothing.
-Well, it was obviously something.
Look, I had a wild time. I done some things. Things I shouldn't have done.
-What sort of things, Max?
-Sort of, yeah.
Well, what did you do, Max?
Just stuff, all right. I got myself in trouble.
-Stuff you don't need to know about.
-How can we have a future if you can't stop lying to me?
Babe, I'm not lying to you. I got involved with the wrong people. Someone got hurt. It was my fault.
OK. Now, if you want all the sordid details, I'll tell you.
-I will. I'll tell you right now.
You're better off not knowing. I promise.
No, I am, babe, I'm working on it, all right. I'm going to sort it all out.
Sort what out, Max?
I got some debts.
Got some things, you know, things I said I'd do.
Right... Is that why you been acting so weird, is it? About getting married and everything.
Are you worried about money?
No, I, I just wanted it to be different this time.
From the start, you know. No lies.
I did, I wanted it to be perfect.
Right, so you're waiting for the perfect moment, are you? What moment is perfect?
Well, what about now?
Right, what just to appease me?
No. Cos I want to.
Tanya. Will you marry me?
Well, don't ask me just cos I've asked you.
What you talking about? I want to.
Babe, will you marry me? Yes or no?
Course I will.
-Thank you very much.
Thanks for today, mate. Means a lot.
I know you did it, Michael. I know.
Cos Kat wouldn't lie to me.
And after this wedding, I swear to God, I'm going to finish you.
All right, sweetheart?
Care to dance, Mrs Moon?
I can waddle.
You know I love you, don't you?
You know I really love you?
I think... I think my waters have just broken.
No, they can't have. You're only gone six months.
Will someone call an ambulance! Will someone call an ambulance now, please!
-You're stealing one of my dad's cars?
-No, we're borrowing it to make our getaway. It's romantic, innit?
Jay, I'm leaving in less than an hour.
-I'm going to Costa Rica.
-No, you're not. That's what they want you to do. You're coming with me.
All we've gotta do is drive up the M1. Find a place to stay, some jobs and that.
We could be married tomorrow. On your birthday.
No. No, I can't.
-Why are you doing what they tell you to do? You're 16. You're an adult.
-I'm not 16 yet
and, no, I'm not an adult. I don't feel like an adult at all.
-I love you.
-And I love you, but I'm not coming away.
I'm going on this trip.
I'm going to Costa Rica and not because they're forcing me to,
This is my dream, Jay. I want to do this.
I want to do interesting things, I want to go to university,
do something amazing with my life.
And I don't see why I should feel guilty about it.
-What about me?
-I'll be back in two months.
If you go, then that's it for me.
I'm stuck here with Phil and Ben and all of this.
And I just can't handle that. I just can't do it.
You are the most beautiful, decent thing that I've got in my life.
And I need you here.
-And I'll come back to you.
No, you won't. If you go, then that's it.
The engagement's off. Do you understand?
I'll be finished with you.
-Don't say that.
-Decide. Decide right now.
-All right, well, that's fine. Your decision's made, innit.
Jay, come on don't do this.
Come on, darling, it's time to go.
Look, Joe, please just - just give me a chance, yeah?
To what? Twist my mind like you have hers?
No, no... to put my side of things.
I mean, what do you know about me? Apart from what your mother's told you all these years.
-I remember stuff.
What could you possibly remember?
Last time I saw you, you was seven years old.
You...bent over Mum, beating the hell out of her.
-Don't deny it, Derek. I can see it now.
Peering through the door into the kitchen.
You and Mum going at it.
-Then you whacking her in the stomach.
-No, no, no, no, no.
No, I've done some bad things, I'll admit it.
But I would never, never a hit a woman.
No, no, no, course you wouldn't. Cos you're just a big softie, ain't you?
A big cuddly teddy bear.
No. No, I'm not, Joe.
But I am your father.
And I deserve respect. And a chance to put the record straight.
Well, Daddy, let me make this very, very clear for you, then.
I ain't interested. I never will be.
You might fool Alice, but you don't fool me.
You don't know what it's like for a father to see his son after all these years.
Otherwise you wouldn't be like this.
No. No, you're wrong.
You feel bad?
I don't care.
Now, are we finished here? Cos I gotta get Alice home - where she belongs.
She belongs here. With her dad.
-With her old man.
-Yeah? Well, you won't be seeing her again.
You ain't going to take my daughter away from me, Joey.
You know who you sound like now?
I ain't nothing like you.
You'll see, Joe, you'll see.
A father-son bond ain't that easy to break.
It's not just something you can throw away.
Are you going to eat the spoon. No?
Yum! Look at you.
Little messy pup, ain't you? Eh? Come on, you. Ooh, you're gorgeous.
-They're here, they're here.
-I think she's gone into labour, mate.
-Hello, what's your name?
OK, just relax. How pregnant are you?
Nearly seven months.
OK, don't worry, we'll get you sorted out, all right? Just relax, take some nice deep breaths for me.
Oh, she's in the shop getting some glue.
She wants to fix her necklace.
Oh, right. Thanks for looking after her today, yeah.
Mm-hm. Are you really my cousin?
-Who are you?
-Er, yeah, sorry, I'm Lauren. My dad is your dad's brother.
Oh, right. I never met another Branning before.
Never fancied it, to tell you the truth.
Yes, well, we're not all like him.
Yeah, I can see that.
Listen, I could, always, um, fix your hand if you like.
Nah, nah, you're all right. Thanks, though.
Listen, I've gotta go. But will I see you again?
He is so fit.
Yeah, he seemed really nice. Right, see you later.
Eh? Here, Nan, take Tommy.
-Got him, yeah?
Come on, babe.
-You did this. You!
-Don't listen, Jean. It's nothing to do with you.
-Kat, I'm going to the hospital. She's gone into labour. I'll see if there's anything I can do.
All right. Oi, look at me, look at me, look at me.
I know what he did, OK?
-But he's still my cousin.
Ricky, Diane, come with me.
AMBULANCE ENGINE STARTS
I'm not due for three months. Can't you stop it? Can't you delay it?
I'm sorry. You've had a placental abruption. We can't take any risks.
We have to do an immediate caesarean.
-What about my baby? Is she going to be OK?
-The sooner we get her out, the better.
Doctor, she'll... the...premature babies...
They live? They survive? She'll live?
We'll do the best we can.
Do you remember when you were little,
you used to sneak in our bed and lecture me about turtles and rainforests.
Well, you're going now, ain't you? You're 16, all on your own.
I am really proud of you.
I love you, Dad.
-< Bye, Abi!
Have an amazing time.
Have a good 16th, yeah?
Let's go, Mum.
Michael, I'm scared.
Mr Moon, can you stand back?
-Mr Moon, please stand back.
-Stand back, please.
Excuse me, what's happening now? Is she all right?
-Is everything... They've just taken her over there.
-Sit down, Mr Moon.
Is everything OK?
-We're doing everything we can.
-Yeah, but is everything OK with her?
-She's in good hands.
-Yes, what does that mean? Just tell me, please.
There's no heartbeat.
Is she OK?
-Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
-Why isn't she crying?
She's fine, she's fine.
Why won't they let me see her?
Where is she? Why have you taken her away? Where have they taken her? Why won't they let me see her?
Michael, where is she?
-Hello, can I see her?
-You can't. Not yet.
-Please, I just... I want to see her.
she's 11 weeks premature.
I just want to hold my baby.
Let me see her.
What have I done?
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Wedding bells are ringing for Michael and Janine as their big day dawns, but will everything run smoothly for Walford's wickedest couple? Kat and Alfie reach an alarming conclusion about recent events, while Jean makes a final desperate stand to prove her claims.
Max and Tanya try to convince Abi not to throw her life away by marrying Jay, while Lauren vows to help Lucy out of her latest predicament. Derek forces Anthony to take Alice out on a date, and there are a few surprise guests at Janine's wedding.