As news of Ben and Jay's involvement in Heather's murder spreads, Jay returns to the Square to face the wrath of the residents. Meanwhile, it is a day of reckoning for Shirley.
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Jay's a witness for the prosecution, and the Old Bill
want to interview everyone. We've got to make sure we say the same thing.
Keep it brief. "Yes" and "No" answers, you got it?
I still just can't believe Ben did it.
It was an accident. And he didn't know what he was doing. OK?
Hold on, that's why he was acting so weird that night.
You know, when I saw you together. He hugged me.
I'm going to get Ben to change his statement anyway.
Why? Why would he change his statement if he did it?
Because this is Ben we're talking about! He can't hack it inside.
-And you didn't know what he'd done?
-No. Course I didn't.
Cos come to think of it, Phil, you were acting weird that night, too.
I'd just got out, hadn't I? My head was all over the gaff.
-Where you going?
-She all right?
-Yeah, she's fine.
Just do what I said with the Old Bill, yeah?
And don't tell them that you saw me with Ben that night.
Why? Why not?
Because Marsden would love to pin this on me.
And I can't save Ben from the inside of a cell, can I?
What about Jay?
I'll deal with Jay when he gets the guts to show his face.
Says that one of them has been charged with murder,
and the other with perverting the course of justice.
-It's pretty obvious who the murderer is.
-How can you be so sure?
-Like father, like son!
-Jay's father was no angel.
-What did Heather ever do to you, eh?
Her poor child.
That boy's got a nerve.
Thought it was all going to kick off out there for a minute.
Why'd you clear off like that yesterday? After your hearing?
I just couldn't face...
So where'd you kip, then?
Didn't. Just wandered about.
Listen, thanks. For telling the courts I could stay with you.
-Yeah. Yeah. She's fine.
Look, Jay, take these,
get yourself back to the flat.
What about my stuff?
I'll pop round and get it for you later.
No. I'll do it.
Jay, you know you're not supposed to speak to any of them.
-I need to see Phil!
-I ain't too sure he's keen on seeing you right now!
Just come home, eh?
Are you going to be all right with the Old Bill?
I won't forget this.
Why don't you go find Jay?
What do you mean he's been released?
I'm sorry but I'm not at liberty to give you further details.
Don't do anything stupid.
Did you know about this?
Do you really think I'd let Amy live under the same roof if I knew?
Maybe Amy should come and stay with me for a while then.
Look, thanks for the offer, yeah? But we'll be all right.
You moved on already?
Oh. Ian's a mate. Offered us a place to stay.
But it isn't as good as your place.
He hasn't even got any decent video games!
-Look, you can come round mine and play video games
whenever you want.
-D'you want to meet up for a drink later?
Maybe. One for the road.
-We're ALWAYS moving around.
So, you were right then?
Er, no one's been convicted yet!
Christian'll have to call Jane, let her know.
Can't say I'm that surprised. Come on, Ben was always a bit twisted.
You can't tell me that Phil didn't know that he'd done it!
Conspiracy theories started already?
Still, gives busybodies like you something to do I suppose. Thank you.
Come on, darling.
Wait there, won't be long, baby. Hey.
-I thought maybe you'd left.
-Trying to get rid of me?
No. I like having you here.
But what Dad needs right now is stability and routine.
Well, it's nice to see you're concerned about him after all.
But maybe you should tell him to his face, huh?
Right now, I think we should be more worried about what your dad's going to do when he sees this.
Strolling around like he doesn't have a care in the world!
And to think he was seeing Abi...
-Makes my blood run cold.
-Somebody should teach that boy a lesson.
Mob rule now, is it?
-Thought you'd have known better.
-You defending him now?
No, I'm not defending him!
Nobody could defend what he did!
But an eye for an eye and soon the whole world'll be blind.
Well then, what am I supposed to do? Huh?
-Let justice take its course.
I tell you what...
Why don't I cook us a nice dinner? Take our mind off things, eh?
I don't think so.
Why don't you go back to bed?
Or maybe you could see a doctor? See if he can give you something to help you sleep?
I've let him down.
This is not your fault.
Sharon, I could have done more.
What could you have done?
I should... I should have...
-You couldn't have known!
When am I going to feel better?
You really should see a doctor, Ian.
-I don't want any pills!
OK. No pills.
But maybe you should talk to someone.
After everything you've been through.
No, no. I don't, I don't want to talk to anyone. OK?
I don't want to talk to doctors. I don't want to talk to you. I want you to go.
Leave me alone. I want you to go.
What you doing here?
You thought you were going to get a hero's welcome, did ya?
-You thought what? What did you think, eh?
I thought that you'd understand!
Oh yeah! Yeah! I DO understand. You've stitched up my son!
-Ben TOLD me to make my statement!
-What do you mean he told you?
When we were being interviewed, he wrote me a letter telling me to tell the police everything.
But I didn't say you were there. Didn't even mention you.
-This has got nothing to do with me. This is Ben we're talking about!
-This is what Ben wants!
What Ben wants?! Ben don't KNOW what he wants! Ben ain't right in the head. You know that.
And I know that! Ben weren't right in the head the night he smashed Heather's head in!
Ben ain't right sticking his hands up to this now. But we can help him.
You and me. Do you understand? Because you...
you are going to change your statement.
-I can't do that, Phil.
-Well, I think you can.
What are you going to do? Beat me up?
Go on then! If it'll make you feel better! It won't change anything!
-This is the one decent thing Ben's done!
-Decent?! Stupid more like!
Ain't you just a bit relieved all this is over?
Because I am. There's no more lies. No more secrets.
This is what Ben wants! And it's best for the whole family!
Tell you what - you do this, and you ain't a part of this family.
If you do this, you're nothing more than a grass!
And if your old man thought that,
he'd be turning over in his grave.
You can leave that, and all!
I said, you can leave this lot here and all.
-That's my stuff!
-No, it ain't.
It's mine. Cos one way or another, I paid for it, didn't I?
If you do this, walk out that door,
and you leave the same way you came in. With nothing.
Well, I don't need you. Cos I've got Billy!
Billy!? You think Billy can protect you from that lot out there?
The only person who can do that is me!
All you've got to do is change your statement!
They can rip you to shreds for all I care!
That's it. Keep running!
En route to this family dinner, you stopped at the Minute Mart on Bridge Street, is that correct?
Yeah. To get some crisps and booze and...
Yeah, that's right.
And then you went straight back to the house?
Where else d'you think I'm going to go?
Did you see anybody on the street between leaving the Minute Mart
and arriving back at the house?
And Mr Mitchell arrived at the party with Ben and Jay?
-You didn't find that odd?
How would you describe Ben's state of mind when he arrived?
I don't know what you mean.
Well let me help you out, shall I?
According to others present he was "laughing and joking."
That ring any bells?
He made some joke about...
"Where's Hev? It's not like her to miss a free meal."
Rather callous, don't you think,
considering he knew she was dead?
How could you do it, Jay?
How could you?!
To Heather of all people!
That woman never hurt anybody at all in her life!
There you go, babe.
I didn't mean to...
-I know. I know.
-I am sorry...
we're old friends, you don't have to apologise.
But what is important right now is that you have your family around you.
Yeah, you and little Dennis are welcome to stay as long as you like.
-Lunch is in the oven.
-Where are you off to?
I think he can manage without me.
I think your dad would prefer it if you stayed.
Why? He doesn't need ME.
You know, maybe it's best for everyone if I wasn't here.
You're just going to leave?
I thought that's what you wanted.
Sooner or later, you've got to clear the air with your dad.
You've got to stop punishing him.
And it's like you said, he needs his routine.
So, it's best I wasn't here.
But you will keep in touch?
I won't be going far.
And you'll be around to keep an eye on him?
Mm-hmm. Your dad still needs me.
So I'll be around a while to help share the burden. OK?
Heather was just stood there...
trying to calm him down...
..trying to help him like she always did...
..and suddenly he had the photo frame in his hand...
For a split second,
everything just... went into slow motion.
I saw him swing it towards her.
Couldn't stop him.
I wanted to, but I couldn't...
Then everything sped up again...
Heather was just lying there, on the floor.
..once the shock wore off, once it all sunk in...
Ben was just like this little kid...
..just like a little kid who didn't know what he'd done...
..and he needed me...
..my little kid brother needed protecting...
I didn't know what to do...
There were times I wanted to give him in, but...
Why didn't you? Hmm?
Why do bad things happen to good people? Hmmm?
What about bad people?
Their lives just a bed of roses?
What about... what about pure evil people?
No. You are not evil, Jay.
I still remember you, you know.
This little kid, angry,
cheeky, sometimes disrespectful...
Me and Yolande taking you in all those years ago.
I always knew you had good in you.
Just as my...
Just as my son, Paul.
Yes, Jay, I've seen you grow into a fine young man.
You're kind. You're honest.
And people will remember that again.
In time, though.
Who's going to look out for me now? Phil hates me.
You're not alone, son.
OK? You're not alone.
Everyone toed the line.
How'd you get on with Jay? Right.
Then I think it's time you started to consider a reduced sentence.
Otherwise, Ben's looking at ten years. Minimum.
Diminished responsibility's your best bet.
Ben's previous psychiatric report, coupled with
his state of mind after the event
-will all be in your favour and...
-No. Ben ain't...
-he ain't going inside.
You've got to face facts!
Just find a way to get me in there.
I thought you were leaving.
-Change of plan.
-You outstayed your welcome at Ian's place?
Well, I never like to stay in one place too long.
Always moving around.
There's always my place.
-Do you do breakfast and all?
-Well, if you stay around long enough
this time, you might find out!
-Tempting an offer as it is, I'll take my chances here.
-My place is cheaper.
It'll do for now. I'm going to get my wedding dress from your brother
and flog it. Don't think I'll be needing it again in a hurry.
Well, if you're sure?
SHE KNOCKS AT DOOR
this is Sharon.
Yes, we've already met.
So I did what I was told. I lied for you.
All right? I told them I never saw you on the street that night.
Although I still don't know why I did it.
Are you going to tell me what's really going on or what?
I'm trying to keep my son out of prison!
And we just do whatever you say, no questions asked?
Yeah. You got a problem with that?
Why didn't you tell me?
Please tell me we're going be OK?
Lexi needs feeding.
Lo. Please tell me we're going to be OK.
I don't know.
I don't know, Jay.
Hey, it's OK, Mummy's here.
Listen, Jay, erm...
..about you staying here...
Please don't do this to me, Bill.
I'm sorry, mate.
Lola and Lexi, they've got to come first.
I shouldn't have agreed to having you here.
-If Social Services find out there's a...
-There's a what?
Go on. Spit it out.
A killer? A murderer?
I. Didn't. Kill. Heather.
And you stood by and let him!
Just like you stood by when my dad died!
-That ain't the same thing.
-Why not? Because my dad deserved it?
It's not the same.
What you did is worse.
I tried to save Heather, but I couldn't. It all happened too quick.
you hid in a room,
you heard my dad's screams as he died.
And you did nothing!
And in spite of all of that,
I forgave you.
I forgave you. So why can't you forgive me?
Just calm down, will ya?
I need you, Billy. Don't you understand? I need you.
You couldn't save my dad. Right? That's fine. I understand.
You couldn't save my dad. But you can help me.
You can help me. I am begging you here.
I am absolutely begging you here!
I'm sorry, Jay.
Come on, Shirley, please!
I just saw you, Shirley. Why are you hiding?
I'll get rid of him.
She don't want to talk to anyone.
The graffiti. God knows what they used.
White spirit. Maybe white spirit...
Shirley, stop that, will you? I want to talk to you.
Go to the butchers, yeah?
Get some steaks in for lunch.
I'll invite Billy, Roxy, Lola, the kids. Be nice.
They're our family, Shirley.
It's the same difference, ain't it? Come on, Shirl.
We got something. That's got to be worth fighting for.
Oh, no, you're not.
Trying that on.
SHE HUMS WEDDING MARCH
Kim, what if you do something to it? Like... rip it?
You saying that I'm bigger than her? I'm not, you know.
No, I'm saying it's a very expensive dress.
Because I'm really not, except in the vital areas,
and I'm betting that these'll look boobilicious in this baby.
It's not your dress, all right? Give it here.
Is that mine?
Yes. Yes. Max dropped it over, said you'd be expecting it.
Why's the zip open?
Oh. That's... Tanya. Must've been Tanya.
Right. Would someone mind giving my room the once over?
The window sills are very dusty.
Sure. Oh, and you can leave the money on the side.
Yes, you didn't leave a deposit last night.
Yes. It's a new policy. 60 quid.
-No, no. Fine. I'll bring it over later, all right?
You lost something?
Oh, just retrace your steps,
that's what me Aunty Pauline used to say.
I'm not helping, am I?
Look, have you eaten? You should eat before you go out.
-I could do you some French toast?
All right. Where's Bobby? What about him?
-At a friend of his.
-You don't know him.
I could cook us all something tonight?
We don't have any food in.
-I'll go shopping.
-What, in that?
Just go back to bed, Dad.
Whoa, easy. It's all right.
Just caught him eating out of the bin.
Where'd you sleep last night?
Weren't you at Billy's?
Unless you know who's calling, don't answer it.
I'm off to track down Ritchie. Still got to work out a way to see Ben.
One o'clock lunch? I'll tell Billy.
Oh, tell me he's joking?
I'm cooking. Don't be late.
Can I have a word, Kat?
We found him on the street.
Oh, really? Have you forgot Hev was a mate? You not remember that bit?
It's just a cup of tea.
Look, I'm not saying I forgive him, I'm not saying anything.
-It's a cup of tea!
-All right, all right. I heard you.
I'm going to pop out. Make sure he's gone when I get back, all right?
Yep. We'll see you there at one o'clock. Ta-ra.
-I ain't going.
-Yes, you are.
It's going to be horrible. Gives me the creeps thinking about it.
Lola, Shirley needs us.
No. You mean you're too scared to say no.
All right, go on then.
Ring him back, you feel that strongly about it. Tell him you're washing your hair.
Come on, Lo. We'll just dive over there, have something to eat, and then we'll do one.
Where do you think Jay is?
Oi. What you doing round here?
Jay! Here, you forgot your phone.
What? You putting him up?
No. Patrick's taking him in.
You know, though? You know what he's done?
All right, Max, let's just calm down, shall we?
Go on then? Enlighten us. Go on. Tell us. Why'd you do it?
Max. Max! He's really scared.
-He's only a boy.
-What you talking about? He ain't a boy. He's 17.
You know the difference between right and wrong, don't you? You thought about Abi? Have you?
-Thought about what I'm going to say to her? Eh? You thought about that? No, you ain't, have you? Huh?
You thought about that? Going to break her heart. You know that?
All right, Max! You've said enough.
Hope you know what you're doing.
Yes, well, I'm not going to see him sleeping rough.
You're not putting him up, are you?
Yes. I am.
What? Oh, come on, I thought you'd agree.
It's one thing not wanting to see the boy strung up.
He don't deserve a bed for the night.
Let me tell you something.
I know what it's like to be hounded by the community.
I know what it's like to be hated, spat at.
And no human being deserve that.
Next birthday, I know what to get you.
I'm enjoying having him around. Thanks.
Good. That's the idea.
Has Lucy put you up to this?
No. No, I swear.
What d'you mean?
That'd mean she cares, wouldn't it?
She does care.
You don't believe me?
She can't even stand being in the same room as me.
Oh, Ian, that's not true.
I make her skin crawl. My own daughter.
She's confused. You scared her, she's angry.
She hates me.
She doesn't. She loves you!
She just don't know how to show it.
Remember what it was like at that age?
Oh, don't pretend you've forgotten.
A million different emotions all colliding with each other.
Last thing you want to do is tell people about them.
So what do I do?
Just be here.
Prove to her that she can trust you again.
When she's ready, she'll let you in.
Well, before you think I'm some sort of saint,
I actually do have an ulterior motive.
I was wondering if you could give me a job?
Sharon, I've signed all the businesses over to Lucy.
I don't have anything to do with them any more.
Oh. Right. So whose door should I be knocking on, then?
Ritchie, it's me again. You're not at the office. Where are you?
Want to know the latest so give me a call. Please.
What, is my child making you uncomfortable?
Like that's not ironic.
Well, it ain't unusual. Most victims know their killers.
Yeah, but the question I want answering is
how did the rest of them not know?
You reckon they didn't?
Shirley would have twigged.
Oh, come off it.
You got any of them screw cap lightbulbs? Couple of 'em, please.
You know what? Thinking about it, I don't reckon she knew.
You'd be surprised, you know, what goes on behind closed doors.
Could tell Ben was a psycho a mile off, but Jay...
Thought he was a good kid.
That's the thing with psychos, though.
They don't come with a handy label on their forehead, do they?
My mum says prison's too good for people like that.
Yeah. She's right.
Yeah, but we don't really know what happened, do we? I mean, come on.
I think Heather was bludgeoned to death is what happened.
Yeah, I'm not sticking up for 'em, I'm just thinking if Heather was here, what would she say?
Oi, oi, oi, think of the football.
Hold on, what's this rubbish you're eating?! What's the matter with you?
What a surprise - chatting with your little friends on my time.
Least I got friends.
-What did you say?
Look man, there was no customers here, all right,
so I was just taking five.
-So what would you call this gentleman here?
This is my boy, Alfie.
-Yeah. I his boy Alfie, ain't I, blud?
No, no, I'm not a customer. I'm just checking up on these numpties, ain't I?
Yeah? And you told Arthur that?
See, for all you knew,
he could have been about to place the biggest order of the year.
There's some dog muck on the pavement outside. I want it gone.
Uh-uh. I need them.
I didn't know.
Hey, I never doubted you for a second.
Move in with us.
I know it sounds odd, Shirl, but we've got space.
Listen, it don't have to be for long.
It's just, you know, till you get yourself sorted.
I've got a home.
You can't move back there, surely?
Is he threatening you?
He is, ain't he?
That man is a brute and I will not stand by and let him bully
another innocent person, I swear, I won't, Shirley.
He ain't done nothing.
We're family, we stick together.
What has got into you?
It weren't so long ago you was scrabbling around desperate
to find that frame and nothing was going to stop you.
-Not even if it was Phil that done it.
-It wasn't Phil though, was it?
Oh, so that makes it all right, does it?
The fact that he's running round defending Heather's killer?
Ben is his son. He had no choice.
And what about you?
Where do you figure in all of this?
Janine, hi. Maybe you don't remember me? Sharon.
I know who you are.
Right. Well, same here.
I heard you're quite the businesswoman.
Why don't you just get on with it?
Well, as you know, I've got several years of experience running bars.
I'm used to handling budgets, staff, marketing drives.
For instance, what's your best-selling spirit at the R&R?
Well, put it another way, what's lagging behind?
Or dragging your profit margins down?
Oh, you're on maternity leave. I didn't realise.
-It's Michael, isn't it, your business partner?
-He's my husband.
-I shouldn't have hassled you.
-No, there are no jobs. Sorry.
I just want to talk to you. Please.
You got to learn to stand up for yourself.
Yeah, but you tell me, man. What can I do?
What do you mean? You got a tongue in your head?
Never been a problem of yours before.
Yeah, but he don't listen.
OK, listen to me.
Now, the big people in this world have had their own way far too long.
-But if you think about it, the numbers don't add up.
-How do you mean?
What do you mean? There are far more little people than big people.
See where I'm going with this? Now, OK, hear me out.
If all the little people got together and fought the big people,
there'd be far more medium-sized people.
So what you're saying is that I need to find me
some vertically challenged peeps? Yeah?
Why have you been avoiding me?
Oh, come on.
This morning you shot inside faster than a rat up a drainpipe.
You were scrubbing off the paint.
Sends out a message, don't you think?
What sort of message?
You tell me.
You know, it's, er...it's funny.
When the finger was pointing in my direction,
you were the one baying for blood.
That was different.
I thought you wanted justice for Heather.
Thought that's what we both wanted.
What do you want me to do, Andrew? Throw a party?
Hurray, they found Hev's killers,
that just happened to be under my stupid nose all along!
I'm sorry, but I don't feel like celebrating.
Pops has only nipped out to the shops, so...
Yeah, I just seen him. He's at work, ain't he?
Please don't look at me like that.
Like I'm different.
It's me, Lo. It's just me.
It was an accident, all right? A stupid accident.
Then why would you cover it up? Why would you keep it quiet?
I didn't want to!
I was scared, I didn't really have a choice.
I do not know. I can't really explain it.
But you weren't there, you didn't have the pressures of it.
I couldn't breathe, I couldn't think straight,
I just felt so sick and then once we'd agreed, that was it,
there was no going back, that was it.
I was trapped, I was stuck...
It's OK. It's OK!
It's all right.
You got to go. Pops can't find you here.
What am I going to do?
I don't know. Do you want some money?
No. I don't know. I just don't know.
-Don't touch her!
You don't think I'd hurt her, do you?
Remember what you said?
If you found Hev's killers? What you'd do to 'em?
Do you see Ben or Jay in this house?
And you swear you didn't know?
How can you ask me that?
I loved Hev, you know how much I loved her.
Yeah? You got a funny way of showing it.
"Oh, Badger, cried the Rat, let us in, please.
"It's me, Rat, and my friend, Mole, and we've lost our way in the snow.
"Ratty, my dear little..."
Didn't hear you come in, love.
Do you remember this?
Yeah, you do.
Used to do the voices with me.
Must have me mixed up with Peter.
Where were we? Umm...
No, I done that bit.
"Ratty, my dear little man, exclaimed the Badger,
"Come along in, both of you, at once. Why, you must be perished..."
Right, so, look, you pumped? You ready? You psyched?
-You good to do this?
Good times, good times.
Yo, Nico. Look, me and you got to have a conversation, bruv.
Well, not just me and you. Me and Andy, actually. Ain't that right bro?
Uh-huh. Right. So. I know you look at us as little people, yeah,
but if you put us together, we're quite big, actually.
Well, bigger than you, anyway. Yeah. And we just want to be treated right.
Otherwise we're going to go see the judge, OK?
Yeah, man. You know, the Department of Justice. All right.
Employment rights, tribunals. Yeah, that's right, I know my shizzle. OK.
So, from this point forward I don't want to see no more bullying,
all right, all right? No more docking of the wages
and ain't nobody got time for triple shifts, bruv. All right?
OK. You see?
Leave your uniform on the side on your way out.
Well, I take it that was your resignation?
Andy, look, if you feel the same way,
you're more than welcome to follow him.
Ah-ah. Your hat. Come on.
Patience? Ritchie, how long have you known me, eh?
Just don't aggravate me, all right?
-What you doing here?
-The Arches were closed, so I thought I'd try your other business.
Don't change, do you, Phil?
Always pulling the same old moves,
pushing people away before they have a chance to get close.
What do you want, Sharon?
Truthfully? A job.
What sort of job?
Well, anything. Well, besides cleaning.
I don't know. Maybe.
Now's not a very good time.
Because of Ben?
I'll look into it, all right? I'm sure I can find something.
Was there something else?
He kills her, an innocent woman, just out the blue.
No provocation, nothing?
You got no idea.
You got absolutely no idea what went on cos you weren't there,
so don't even begin to judge.
-And you were?
You were there?
-Lexi go down all right?
Well, this is nice, ain't it?
All of us, you know, having dinner together.
Mmm. Smells really nice. Thanks.
Did I say you could start?
Yeah, come on, Lo. Manners, you know.
Phil's not here yet.
I don't know what to say.
Don't say anything.
Just turn around and walk out the door.
You're a good person, Phil.
It was an accident. That's what you said. A moment of madness.
Don't make any difference.
He could have done it in cold blood, could have done it to anyone.
Could be a mass murderer, I'd still want him to get off.
What does that make me?
Right and wrong, they don't come into it.
But she... She didn't ask for this. She don't deserve it.
She loves you.
Just makes it worse.
So, Bill, how's life treating you with a newborn?
Er, come on, I do all the hard work.
Oh, yeah? Who was it got out of bed at half three this morning then?
-Oh! I don't miss those days. I really don't.
How long do you think it'll be before she starts sleeping through?
I don't know. I've blocked it out of my memory.
Wait till she's a teenager. That's when the real nightmare starts.
Shirl, you all right?
Phil definitely coming then, is he?
Maybe he don't like hot food.
What? I'm just saying, he makes a habit of it don't he, being late?
She don't like it when she wakes up on her own.
Hey, hey. Sssh-shh. It's OK.
Come on, bubba girl. Mummy's here. Oh, you good girl.
You all right?
Shirl? Shirl, you all right?
Offer still open?
Am I late?
I'm sorry, Shirl, I'll come home now.
That's nothing, is it, compared to last time. What was that?
Hour and a half?
I'm sorry, I just got caught up talking to Ritchie.
That's funny. She looked awfully like Sharon.
She just wants a job, that's all.
Look, I don't care about her. I don't care about her.
Don't mean nothing to you, does it? Hour and a half.
I'll come home, all right?
I'll put the steak in the microwave. Everything'll be fine.
Don't keep on about the flaming steaks!
That's how long little George was left alone with his mother's corpse.
Come on, Shirl, let's not go there.
Babies, babies, they get scared when they're left alone.
Like little Lexi, she was left alone for just 30 seconds,
and she started crying.
Just 30 seconds and she started to cry.
Shirl, you ain't making sense...
George, George was left for 90 minutes!
He could've got up.
He could've gone into the next room and saw his mum lying on the floor.
Didn't think about that, did you, when you were shovelling curry in your gob?
Shirl. It's all right. Come on, it's all right.
I can't... I can't get this off me. I'm covered in it!
All right, we'll get you home and cleaned up,
and I'll sort out lunch.
-All right? I'll sort out lunch.
All right. We'll do it some other time. Postpone.
No. No, why should we?
No, cos I'm going to have a say in this. I'm going to make a choice.
And my choice is no.
This is your blood, Phil. This is Mitchell blood, not mine.
I'm not going to be your patsy.
I'm not going to let you use me like that.
I'm not using you, Shirl. I love you. You know that I love you.
No! Love is good!
Love is pure. Love is what I felt for Heather.
This, this thing between you and me.
It's twisted into something else.
It's over, Phil.
MOBILE PHONE RINGS
I just want to know that you're OK, so...
DOOR OPENS Just give me a call, yeah? Just...
FOOTSTEPS APPROACH Just give me a call.
So, she's gone, then?
Surprised she lasted this long, to be honest with you.
I mean, finding out you've been living
with your best mate's murderer all this time.
Give it a rest, will you?
The important thing now is that we all stick together.
We're not sticking together, though, are we, Phil? Huh?
I mean, even Shirley's turned her back on us now, hasn't she?
Do you really think it's going to end there?
How long till you think everyone else out here does exactly the same?
Do you know, I can't even walk down the street
without them all looking at me. Whispering.
They think we knew about it. I can see them looking at me,
thinking, "Well she must have been in on it, mustn't she?"
I keep asking myself the same question.
How? How did none of us know?
Because I was living here with Amy under the same roof.
Just put a sock in it, yeah?
Do you know what? Don't take it out on me, all right?
Because I'm the only one who is still here, OK?
-I lied for you, no questions asked.
-No-one's asked you to stay.
-Well, if you're so bothered about
what everybody's thinking, why don't you find somewhere else to live?
-That's lovely, Phil. What happened to sticking together?
-Just go, yeah? Sling your hook.
You were right, I couldn't stay there.
Shame it took you so long.
You should have left soon as you found out.
Instead of disrespecting Heather's memory.
I was the one who had to tell Auntie Dot, by the way.
Did it last night.
I loved Hev, too, Andrew!
I loved her.
It's OK, don't mind me.
I'm going to go put my make-up on.
So, er... what we got planned for today, then, Ian?
Spot of knitting?
You and Lucy seem to be getting on OK.
You make sure you treat her right.
Yeah. Yeah, she is.
So special that you decided to walk out on her
and let her think you were dead for months.
Leaving her all alone so that Derek could scare her witless
by dipping into the till whenever he fancied.
-He did what?
So, it makes you wonder which of you is the worse father, don't it?
So, don't you worry, old man.
I'll be treating Lucy far better than you ever did.
What's all this?
-I am returning to the helm.
I don't know, Michael, dearest,
maybe because I just can't bear to be apart from you.
That a trifle hasty, do you think?
Anyone would think you didn't want me to come back.
I'm just thinking about your welfare, darling.
I think I can cope, darling.
What time's Whitney getting here?
She's not. I'm bringing Scarlett with me.
-Because she's so small?
-Well, why don't we ask Scarlett and see what she thinks, eh?
Hello, princess. Hello.
Is Daddy being a grump?
Yes, he is. Yes, he...
Oh! I think Scarlett's made her position abundantly clear,
haven't you, darling?
That's going to leave a mark.
How could you make a decision like that without consulting me?
So, what do you want me to do?
Throw him out on the street?
I've already told Shirley that she can stay here if she wanted to.
I'm sorry about that.
This isn't our fight, Patrick.
You want us to turn our backs on him?
Like everybody else?
Have you forgotten what he did?
He watched Heather die and then he lied to Shirley about it.
No, no, no. I haven't forgotten.
But maybe I am prepared to forgive.
And maybe I'm not.
I thought you were better than that.
This isn't about me, is it, Patrick?
It's about what's right and what's wrong.
Look, Jay knows what he did was wrong.
Believe you me, he knows.
And he'll have to carry that burden with him for the rest of his life.
And the courts, he'll be punished.
And on top of all that, we stand in judgement over him, too?
No, no, no, no, man.
I know it's not an easy option.
But this place is my home, and Jay stays.
Just don't do anything over the top, eh?
I have run the club before, you know. No Shirley?
No. She's, uh... moved out.
I'll be back for the rest of my stuff later, yeah?
Looks like she's not the only one.
It's going to be like a ghost house here, innit?
And there's me and Denny cooped up in the B&B.
Ain't you got a club to open?
Fine. But you can buy me a drink in the Vic later.
There's a party at Lauren's, lunchtime.
-Who has a party at lunchtime?
Right, well, some of us have got to work.
I'm sure your dad wouldn't mind covering your shift.
Would you, Ian?
No. No, course I wouldn't.
There you go. He's itching to get back in the saddle.
Great. It's about time you started pulling your weight around here.
-Seeing as you didn't make it to the chippy.
-And you deserve some fun.
Shirley, give me a call, will you? I just need to...
I just need to talk to you.
Not very nice, is it? People staring.
-Do you want something?
Course, in your case, they're right to stare, ain't they?
One by one they crumble and fall.
Ben, Jay, Shirley.
Leaving you all alone. Ahh(!)
-Have you seen her?
I said, have you seen Shirley?
How about we go out and get some lunch?
It was weird. It was like the baby almost puked on cue.
-Have you seen The Exorcist?
-Yeah. BILLY LAUGHS
It was like that. It was beautiful. You made it, then?
Well, it'll take more than a bit of baby puke to stop me.
-No, no, child minding ain't in my job description.
Get enough of that at home.
I've only popped in for some change!
Well, it's either the baby or a P45. It's your choice.
Now, Michael, I think you and I need to go through the accounts.
OK, well when you put it like that.
-Have you changed the password?
-Well, it's not working.
She's a bit grizzly.
Yeah, that's cos of her change in routine, no doubt.
Yeah, well, she just needs her feed. The bottle's in the bag.
Now, let's you and I get down to business.
Bit quiet in here.
Has been, lately.
Used to be buzzing.
This place was always buzzing. Do you remember that?
Course I do.
That's what it needs - it needs the three Ps of Marketing -
product, price and...
What's the third P? I know...
Why can't I remember what the third P is? I know this.
KNOCK AT DOOR
Oh, hello! You're keen.
Got nothing else to do on my day off.
So, who else is coming?
Yeah, the usual suspects.
And that does include Anthony.
Oh, I wasn't...
So, what, you still like him, then?
Doesn't matter if I do. He's not interested.
How can you be so sure?
Because he blatantly doesn't fancy me.
Hmm... I tell you what you need to do.
You just need to get him drunk.
I don't think that's a good idea.
-Why not? Works for me.
You won't say anything, will you?
No. Course not.
-Alice, my lips are sealed.
DOOR OPENS AND KEYS JINGLE
I just came to get my stuff.
It doesn't have to be like this.
No? What could it be like?
All rainbows and gingerbread houses, living happily ever after?
If that's what you want, go call Princess Sharon.
Shirl, I know... I know that you still love me.
You don't know anything!
I know how difficult it was for you to walk away.
Easiest decision I've ever made.
Just come back home, please.
Why? Why should I?
-Because I need you.
-Not good enough.
Because we're still supposed to be getting married.
The wedding is off.
Because I love you.
Because you're scared.
You can feel everything dripping through your fingers
and there's nothing you can do to stop it.
And in answer to your question - no.
I won't be coming back.
And in answer to your second question
that you're too gutless to ask...
..I haven't decided if I'm going to grass you up yet.
I hope you're going to clear up your mess.
Yeah, sorry about that.
Patrick said it was all right for me to stay here.
Mm-hmm, well, Patrick's a good man.
This is his home.
But I need you to know
that I'm not exactly comfortable with you being here.
So, I suggest you just stay out of my way.
Oh, and so you know.
If Shirley needs a place to stay, she comes first.
Promotion! That's it. It's promotion.
That's what we need to get this place buzzing again. It's promotion.
Ugh. Do they ever give it a rest?
-What, are you jealous?
-No, Poppy, he's my cousin.
Nice one, brother. Nice one.
-So, no Tyler?
-No. No, no. He's working.
Yeah, unlike his brother. Slacker.
What, I'm not a slacker, thank you!
No, he's going away tomorrow, doing some work. For about a month.
-Mm, sad face.
You should be grateful, you know? The both of you, for the work.
-Yeah. Something'll come up. You'll see.
-Yeah, all right.
And how's Abi going to feel when she comes back
-and finds out Jay's a murderer?
-He's not actually a murderer.
-Well, no. No. Good as, though.
She'll probably need counselling and that.
Right, well, let's say we get this party started, yes?
-Oh, Luscious Lauren. I'm loving your work, girl.
-DANCE MUSIC PLAYS
Seriously? No, come on, man. Come on.
-R&B MUSIC PLAYS
OK, OK, so who is up for a little party game?
-Yes, I am on it!
-You don't even know what it is yet.
-Brother, whatever it is, all right, I am on it.
-How about a little bit of spin the bottle?
-Whoa, hold on a minute.
-Yeah, obviously not you two.
-Yeah, Lauren. How old are we? 12?
-All right, chill out, cuz.
-Just cos you two are in your little snog fest.
Besides, it's fun.
Yeah, so come on, guys, man, let's do this! Yeah, come on!
-Well, everything appears to be in order.
Yep. What did you expect?
And that just leaves the small matter of why the club is closed and losing me money.
Hi. I think Scarlett needs changing.
-Well, then change her.
Why don't you take her home? Why don't you change her?
Why don't you leave us alone so we can get this place running?
And what about getting this place opened?
-No, sorry, I told you we didn't have any jobs.
Oh, well, actually I'm here to help you. I'm going to run the bar for a bit. Phil's orders.
Phil's orders, huh? You heard the lady. Thank you very much.
Come with me. I'll give you a grand tour.
Right, don't worry. That's the last of it out there. So we'll soon be out your way.
Fine. Look, you don't have to go.
About earlier... I'm...
Why don't you stay?
I'm sorry, Phil. I can't, all right? I've got Amy to think about now.
I can't have her getting caught up in all of this, can I?
You going to keep schtum?
Yeah, don't worry, OK? The Mitchell Code still applies.
Round and round it goes. Where it stops, nobody knows!
Oh, my days! Yes! Yes! Yes!
In your dreams.
No, no, no. Come on, man, come on - the rules are the rules.
-Back up, my brothers.
-The rules are the rules, you got to do it.
-Right, so come on.
-You going to do it?
-All right, then.
She's going to do it! She's going to do it.
Better than work any day! Better than work any day!
-All right, next!
-All right, Whitney Dean!
Whitney Dean, your turn.
All right, all right, all right.
Oh, Lucy! Screwed, babe, screwed!
-He's up for it!
-Look, he's keen, ain't he?
Yeah, all right, all right.
That's a little bit...
Get out the way, man, it's my turn!
-You have got a boyfriend!
-My turn, my turn, my turn. All right.
THEY LAUGH AND CHEER
Hey, no, no, no, listen...
But the rules are the rules. Back me up here, sistaz.
Do I not even get a say in this, or...?
-No. Right... Kiss! Kiss!
-Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
Look, All right, all right, OK. All right, all right, OK.
Look, just never let it be said
that Fats ain't a man of his word, all right?
Come on, man. Look...
Are you not comfortable with your own sexuality?
-Could you stop watching us...?
-Oh, get on with it.
Just... DON'T touch me! Just come here, all right. Just...
-That was a cheat!
-What's she talking about?
Forfeit! Forfeit! Forfeit! Forfeit! Forfeit!
THE GIRLS CHANT
-All right. Thank you. All right. Have a nice day.
There you go, sugar's on the table. Er... Bacon sarnie.
See, I told you this would bring them in.
It's just like the old days.
We need to talk. About Ben.
Yeah, well. You didn't have to enjoy it.
All right, will you give it a rest now, please, Lucy?
-I'm going to go, guys, all right?
-Come on, girl.
-They're dropping like flies, aren't they?
But fear not, because there's still fun to be had.
Alice, your turn.
Ooh, it's Alice's turn. All right.
-Mate, go on.
-Enjoy this one, bruv.
You get in there, man. Go on, man, enjoy this one.
-Remember who her dad is.
Exactly. Don't... Don't.
Wow. (How can you say he's not interested?)
What? You got what you wanted, didn't you, eh?
Honestly, you should hear the way she talks about you.
Seriously, it's like Anthony this, Anthony that, Antony, woo! Lovely!
-Come on. Mate, she was only joking.
-DOOR LATCH CLICKS
-Everyone's so touchy.
Looks like it's just me and you now, Fats.
Yeah. Yeah, and you know what?
I've actually got to go and see some people and go to some places and...
You know, jobs to get and stuff.
But, you know what? It's been fun. And, yeah, holler at me and that.
Yeah, and how would you like it if I kissed another bloke?
You can do what you want, Lucy. But... come here, come here.
Why would you want to do that when you've got me, eh?
See? Now that's a kiss.
Definitely a nine and a half
Hers was seven, tops.
So we're all good then, yeah?
So you are going to persuade Ben to see you. And I'm coming with you.
I don't know.
This ain't a multiple choice, Ian. I tell you what to do and you do it.
But if Ben says that he doesn't want to see you...
Do you want to see your brother rotting in prison for the next ten years?
Because if I can't get in to see him, if I can't get him to change his statement, that's what he's facing.
And you don't want that on your conscience, do you?
Good. Then we'll go tomorrow.
Can't hide away in here forever, you know.
Suppose nothing can be as scary as Denise.
Oh, she's just looking after Shirley. She'll come round.
I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised, you know.
This Sharon bird, she knows her onions. She's going to get that place in shape.
-Not if I've got anything to do with it.
We don't need her.
Janine, I'm confused. Five minutes ago you said you...
-Now, what's the deal?
-I don't trust her and I want her out.
Well, you're going to have to explain that to Phil. And he's got his hands full.
Come on, Scarlett, we've got far more important things to do.
What was all that about?
Marie, where's my dad?
Got your message. What's so urgent?
Looks like it.
So you don't think what Lauren said's going to put Anthony off?
No. No, don't be silly.
Good. Because that kiss...
Oh! Don't mind if I do.
You all set?
-Do you think he'll be OK?
He probably just overdid it on his first day back, that's all.
He'll be right as rain tomorrow. Come on, we'll miss the film.
-Oh no, I forgot my phone. I'll catch you up.
Won't be long, Dad.
Ain't you at the wrong end of the bar?
I told you, me and Sharon, we're history.
Change the record.
And I don't want us to go the same way.
Is this person bothering you?
No. He's just leaving.
You want a drink?
Nah, you're all right.
This is nice.
CONVERSATION DIES DOWN
Hi, Sharon. The usual for me, please.
-And whatever Jay's having.
-I'll just have a lemonade.
Call yourself Heather's friend?
Oh, come on, Andrew, we don't want any trouble now.
Yeah? Well, you've got it. How can you have that THING in your house?!
You want to hit someone? Hit me.
Come on. Come on!
With pleasure. You can't protect him forever! I'm going to get both of them!
Come on, I know Heather wouldn't have liked this.
All right. Go on, big fella.
-I'm not phoning.
But what if Phil's right? What if you really could help Ben?
Look, he's your brother. That's all I'm saying
and you don't want any regrets.
You've got to look after yourself, now, Ian.
You don't understand.
(Yes, I do.)
(You knew what Ben did, didn't you?)
Is that what made you run?
It was, um...
It was some other things, as well.
You think I've let my family down, don't you?
-You think I'm going to do it again.
-No, no, no. I don't think that.
And you don't have to explain anything to me.
But any time you do want to talk, I'll be here.
You've got to do what's right for you. OK?
All I'm asking, Ritchie, is when's the best time to call.
No, Ian's booking a visit.
It's not like I didn't see her before, Ty. I just...never saw HER.
I'm thrilled for you.
-You know, when we kissed, that was the first time I properly saw her.
Did you see stars?
-Well, not exactly, Ty.
-Well, you will do if you don't shut up
-and start helping me. Come on.
-Ooh! All right!
You tried getting through to Ben yet?
Just listen, OK? It's not that... It's not that I don't want to help.
Well, phone him then. Ritchie reckons now's a good time.
-MOBILE PHONE RINGS
I'm not sure that...
Oh. Er... Yeah. OK. Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah. All right. Bye.
He wants to see us.
Both of us?
I had a really good time yesterday. Like, a REALLY good time.
I had a really good time, too.
So how about we do it again today?
Say about half four-ish at the Vic? Be good to, er...
-spend some time alone.
I mean, OK. Yeah, if you want to.
-See you later, all right?
-Afternoon drink. Nicely played.
Less chance of Derek spotting you.
Oh, Ty. No, he'll be all right, once he sees I'm genuine.
Nah. No, he won't.
You're better off staying away from her.
Ty, what is the matter with you, eh?
Are you forgetting what it feels like when you first meet someone?
What about when you first met Whitney?
I need you to do me a favour.
Working from home today?
Yeah. Recruitment agencies. I need to find someone to run the R&R.
Didn't Phil give... What's her name? Sharon, the job yesterday?
Er, excuse me?
Oh, right. Yeah.
I don't know, Ty. I think it's going to turn out badly.
All I'm asking you to do is keep Joey away from Whitney.
All right? I'll be back about four.
Hang on. What did you say to her yesterday then?
-You didn't even talk to her, did you?
-I tried to.
I tried, but she said it was nothing and I trust her,
I do, but I do not trust him.
And I'm working away with Dad from tonight, so that don't help.
So what do you expect me to do?
-Just follow her around like a stalker for the next month?
-See you later.
Hee-hee! You're the prettiest girl in the world, aren't you?
-Oh, sorry. Sorry.
-No, no. It's nice.
I was just thinking...
how do you feel about making this more permanent?
Er... What do you mean?
Well, Scarlett obviously loves you. You know...
just making it into a more regular thing.
Um... Well, yeah. OK.
I get better conversation out of her anyway than I do at home. JANINE CHUCKLES
Now maybe that's the secret!
Treat men like they're children.
I'll drop you off at the community centre,
then Mummy's going to pick up the posters for her big night.
Who's going to look after me tonight? Uncle Ian?
Would you like that?
Jay. Stand your ground. There's nothing to be worried about.
-Jay, I need to talk to you about Ben.
-Just leave me alone.
-You're not really allowed to talk to him.
-He don't need you sticking up for him.
-I don't need either of you.
Oh, hi. It's me.
I'm phoning to tell you that you're taking me out tonight,
and I'm dressing up.
So I expect you to make me feel like a lady... for a change.
-Hey! What's all this? Plotting your escape from Nico the Nugget?
-Yeah, something like that.
Hey, Fats. Everything all right?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's cool, man. It's cool.
I mean, technically, I've been sacked.
-But you know what? It's a blessing.
-Hold on, hold on.
You didn't get sacked cos of something I said?
No, no, no. Seriously, seriously. What you said was good advice, man.
OK. So what are you going to do now then, eh?
Look for another job.
Tell you what,
I've got a job for you here.
-What? In this place?
-Yes, of course in this place. Do me a favour,
get back here when it's less busy, about half four, five o'clock.
-You cool with that?
-Am I your blud?
-Yes, you are my blud! All right. Nice one, man. THEY LAUGH
-All right, babes?
Oh! Thank you.
Right. Now, listen, I can't stay long. It's Ladies' Night
at R&R and half Walford wants their roots done for the weekend.
-Hang on, why aren't you working?
-I pulled a sickie.
-I know. But my tummy does feel a bit...
so it's not really a lie.
Ah. Well, that depends why you feel sick.
-What exactly did he say?
-That he wants us to be alone.
You do know what that could mean, don't you?
CLEARS HER THROAT
Well, I did want my first time to be with someone special so...
-You're never a virgin?!
OK. Well, erm...
Well, that is even more reason why you need to be...
super, super sure about this, yeah?
-I am sure.
-Yeah, I know, but this...
This is basically a first date, and that's a big deal for a girl...
with ALL her boy badges,
let alone someone... You know...
You mean, like, never?
Well, it's my first night at R&R tonight so I need to start early.
Patrick can only watch Denny for a couple of hours. I was wondering... would you babysit?
Sharon, I'd love to but...
-There's got to be someone else, hasn't there?
But he asked for you.
He asked for me?! Did he?
He trusts you. We both do.
Hello. Are we going to see you later at R&R? You like a party.
What? Ladies' Night? Where else would I be?
I spoke to Jane, Ian.
As soon as she's got Mum sorted, she's on the first plane back.
What?! No. No. She can't.
She's worried about him. She's worried about both of you.
No. Look, we're, we're fine, OK?
I will be fine.
He's on a murder charge, Ian. And you're anything but...
-No. Christian, look, I spoke to him today, OK? And he's...
He's coping. We both are.
Please, look... Jane, she can't come back.
What is it, Ian? What's the matter?
I don't want her to see me, not...
Not like this, OK?
-Please, I don't want Jane. Not her. Just not like this. Please.
I'll call her off.
I'll pick you up at four, yeah?
-Phil, my shift doesn't finish till quarter past four.
Well, I then said to Sharon that I'd babysit for her tonight.
-And we might not get back in time.
-That's more important than your brother going down for life?
Phil, I... I don't...
I don't know how much use I'll be, not when... Not like this.
I can... I can understand that, but...
If he don't see you, he might not see me, and that can't happen.
And Ian, this is the last chance we've got to change his mind, OK?
So there ain't really a choice.
Now, I'll pick you up at quarter past.
Second time I've tried to have something to eat in here today.
And the last time you step between me and Jay.
Come on, Phil. Give him a break, eh?
He's got a lot to cope with at the moment.
And Ben ain't?
Yeah, I know, but... What I mean is with tomorrow and that.
-No way! He's a clown.
-What you talking about, clown?
He's not a clown. He's what you call a character.
What is it with you and strays?
I tell you what it is. I just feel a bit responsible, that's all.
Then try acting like it. We're supposed to be running a business here.
Darling, why not just give him a go? He'll be an asset. The punters will love him!
-Come on. He won't let you down, all right? Eh?
-CLICKS HIS TONGUE
Yeah, good girl. Ha-ha!
Hey. You all right?
You all right?
You, er... going to Ladies' Night at the club tonight?
No, not tonight. I'm babysitting.
Least we'll both be earning, eh?
-Can we help you, mate?
-Er, no. Nah, I'm all right.
Right. So you just like standing next to people who are trying to have a conversation, do you?
Actually, I came to invite Whitney for a drink.
A drink? When?
Well, after I've locked up.
In the Vic?
Instead of going in there with, erm...
Come on then.
Can you remember when Jay left? Start of the week, innit?
-Something like that?
-Is he about?
We won't have any trouble, Phil.
-Is he, or isn't he?
-Jay is a guest here.
And I know that's not ideal for everybody,
-but I'll call the police if...
-There ain't going to be any trouble.
Yeah, because he ain't even here.
How's the head?
Don't pretend like you care.
And it ain't me that you want to be talking to, it's Ben.
-And you want to try listening to him as well.
-Well, I ain't come to talk about Ben.
I came to make sure that you're going to go
and visit the grave tomorrow.
You didn't think I'd forget the date you lost your old man, did you?
You must think I'm some proper idiot.
It's miles away, innit?
-I know what you're trying to do, Phil.
-So why don't you let me drive you there?
You'd do anything to get him off the hook, wouldn't you?
Well, that's true.
But that don't mean that I don't care about you.
Fathers and sons, eh?
We don't even have to say a word, from the minute I pick you up,
if that's the way you want it. But I think it's important you go.
Just think about it, all right?
CAR HORN BEEPS
-Eh, look who it is! There he is, my blud!
Reporting for duty, boss. Well, bosses.
So, where do I start?
Go on then, Alfie. Tell our new member of staff
what his job is exactly.
OK, well, Fats is going to be...
our new...pot boy.
Fat boy, pot boy!
Except we've already got a pot boy named Patrick.
No, we've got a pot MAN named Patrick,
now we've got a pot boy. It's advancement in your career.
But we've got other duties as well for you though, Fats,
cos I'm going to make you...
assistant manager, Queen Vic FC!
What about that?! See? We're like Clough and Taylor.
-All right. Yeah, yeah, we could do that.
-Tom and Jerry more like.
-(Kat, don't start.)
Hey, Mrs Moon, can I just say thank you for the opportunity
and I want to let you know I ain't going to let you down, all right?
-There's my MAN! Come on then, Fats. Let's have a chat.
-All right, bruv.
Clough and Taylor!
I hope you're going to behave yourself.
Didn't think you were going to come.
Seen him before in the caff.
You didn't do anything, did you?
You give him a smack and you'll end up in the cell next door to Ben.
Least I'll be able to get to him, won't I?
You sure it's, um, me you're worried about, not Jay?
-Look, I hate him as much as you do.
You'd do anything for your best mate.
But I would never do what he did.
Never. Not even for Hev.
Still managed to carry on living with him, though, didn't you?
You're still banging on about that?
Look, the Mitchells, they've already lost me one friend,
I ain't going to lose another one. Tonight...
R&R, get you drunk.
He's upset, Whit. He really is.
You know Ty. He finds it hard to... express himself.
He's my brother and everything, but sometimes he just acts like a...
Like a child.
Well, I think I offer a more emotionally mature Moon experience.
And that's what you're offering me, is it?
While Tyler's away and you know that we're rowing so...
Your emotional maturity.
You disgust me.
Yeah. Me too.
Oh, no, no...
Now THAT is what I call a send-off.
-Oh, I can do better than that.
All right, mate?
-Yeah, I am.
-There you go. Cheers, buddy.
-I've sussed you.
Reminds you of you, doesn't he? Eh? That's why you're helping him.
It's all right. I think it's sweet.
Well, since he is here, why don't you...
Later, why don't you go to Ladies' Night
and let your hair down?
Right. Let me show you what happens here.
We need to clean up the bottles first, so grab a cloth...
MUSIC: "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire
It's only half six!
Hi. But we're not stopping. We just thought we'd pop while we're on our way out.
Where you off to?
Well, we're off to here, actually,
cos you said you wanted to feel like a lady and it's...
Ladies' Night. Yeah.
Bit sexist, isn't it? Ladies getting in for free.
-Why? Cos you think you should get 50% off?
I tell you, I'd pay anything
to get away from all that Phil-Jay madness.
Mate, I second that emotion.
What we need is a nice, strong fella to sort out all the undesirables...
What you saying, big boy?
Be a pleasure. But, er... I must warn you,
I've been called undesirable myself a few times.
Oh, nah, nah, nah. You're most definitely desirable, sweetheart.
So what time's she coming?
-Whoever tonight's lucky girl is.
You've got me all wrong, you know that?
Oi, Tinkerbell. Get over here.
It's Ladies' Night, Shirley.
-Either behave like one or go home.
-He don't need you.
Phil Mitchell, he don't NEED anyone.
And you've got the cheek to tell me to let go?
I moved out.
Yeah? Where to, exactly?
Somewhere where he ain't. That's good enough for me.
You really think it's that simple? Still got to see him, ain't you?
Him and Jay, in the pub, in the caff, on the market.
Yeah, well, you just remember, we remind them of what they done
just as much as they remind us.
You ain't never going to be able to let go,
-not as long as you stay round here.
-Yeah, well, I ain't going nowhere.
Look at what this is doing to us, Shirley.
So how is it?
You all right?
Thanks for coming.
I really appreciate it.
where d'you go?
Obviously nowhere near a barber's!
We ain't got time for this, all right?
Now the longer you take to retract that statement,
the more suss it's going to look.
I'm sorry, Ian...
..for dumping all this on you. I really am.
Are you listening to me?!
Now you've got to tell the old bill that you were confused, yeah?
But now you've been in here, you've had time to think.
I have had time to think.
Yeah, and now you realise what a mistake you made.
Do you agree with him?
Your dad's sure it's what's best for you.
But what do YOU think?
I mean, you wanted me to do this a couple of months ago.
Come on. Tell him.
You think I'm doing the right thing, don't you?
Course he don't! How can it be the right thing for his brother
to give up the best years of his life for one stupid mistake?
It can't be right, can it?
Where you going?
No-one can tell you what's right.
MUSIC: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
-Do you know, I think I've had enough.
Also, I told Whitney that we wouldn't be too late.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Fair enough.
I'll try not to wake you up, yeah?
Yeah, not bad. Although, the first bit's the easy bit, innit?
-It's how you follow it up.
-Someone else's problem, weren't it?
You ain't going anywhere.
You want to bet?
All right. Seeing as I know you're not exactly flush,
I'm going to make this a bit more interesting.
If I'm right and you stay, I want a kiss.
Jack? Jack? Can I have the keys?
Yes, thank you.
We're running out of time, Ben.
And you've got to get this right.
Now, you was upset, and you weren't thinking straight.
And that's the truth, innit, hey?
The truth is I killed her.
That's not the point.
I killed Heather,
and I ruined a load of other people's lives at the same time.
And who's it going to help, eh? If you go down for ten years? Who?
I need to be punished.
It's not just you that suffers, is it? Eh?
You saw what a mess he's in, and you're the only one he listens to.
You know, we need you to be free.
And this... This, what you're doing... This is selfish.
But even if I withdrew my confession,
which I'm not saying I am but...
what about Jay? What if he don't want to change his statement?
Forget about Jay, all right? I'll have him sorted out
by this time tomorrow. Now we can do this, Ben.
We can do this. We can get you back home, where you belong.
I've made up my mind.
-I'm not going to let you do this.
-You can't stop me.
You have got no idea what ten years inside an adult nick will do to you.
-I can look after myself.
-No, you can't.
I mean, that's why we're here.
You're a train wreck. You couldn't cope before, and you won't be able to cope now.
That's not why we're here.
What have you done today, Dad?
Chased Jay around the square?
Bullied Ian into seeing me?
Anything I've done,
I've done for you.
You did for you.
Because you feel guilty for all the bad things I've done since Stella.
But you didn't hurt anyone.
And you didn't kill Hev.
And I did that all on my own.
So now I've got to do this on my own,
cos, Dad, this can't carry on.
What you talking about?
The reason why I wanted to see you...
..was to say goodbye.
I'm going to plead guilty and do my time, and I don't want to see
or hear from you or anyone else until I get out.
-This ends here, Dad.
I can't, all right?
I can't just walk away.
It's not Ian that needs you,
It's not Ian...
Dad, it's the only way, and you know it.
Please don't do this.
You'll be proud of me some day.
(I love you.)
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
As news of Ben and Jay's involvement in Heather's murder spreads, Jay returns to the Square to face the wrath of the residents. Meanwhile, it is a day of reckoning for Shirley as she makes a decision that will change her life forever. Alfie gives Fat Boy some employment advice, with a surprising outcome. Elsewhere, a game of spin the bottle at Lauren's impromptu party has unexpected consequences for Tyler and Whitney.