Whitney is pleased when she is given extra responsibilities at work, but then she gets on the wrong side of Dennis. Alice is frustrated when Janine refuses to forgive her.
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Good question. I don't know.
How can you not know?
Because I don't know.
And where are we going?
Far away from here. Not Manchester?
Far away from here.
Far away from here. Spain?
Possibly. New Zealand?
Don't overdo it.
So when am I going to know?
When will you know?
Have you seen my phone?
When are you going to know? Well, when I know, you'll know
and then we'll both be in this lovely place where we both know together.
Yeah? Until then, just be cool, sit tight.
Let's not attract any attention to ourselves.
Know that I love you.
Yeah? OK. OK.
OK. Thank you.
And it will be beautiful, wherever we go.
Come on, we've got to get the bus at half past eight.
We've still got to have breakfast. Please. Come on.
That's loads of time.
What was that?
What was what?
What's that about?
Absolutely nothing. Lovely cup of tea.
Look, here she is, OK? Here she is, OK? Now you go over there
and you go and nail down that Wednesday, yeah? Nail it down, bruv.
Is it nail it down or pin it down? What is it?
Nail it, pin it. Does it matter? You've always got to be difficult, man.
You all right? You still, er... Still OK for Wednesday?
Your birthday. Yeah.
So Dad's making fish and chips.
Yeah, the thing is I've got boxing on Wednesday.
Yeah, you said you'd change that.
It's a six-week course and I've already paid for it, so...
Look, this is my birthday. And it's my first birthday with you.
So, that's meant to be a significant event for our relationship.
And you're not going to just skip a boxing class for it?
Sorry. What, are you just going to miss Christmas this year,
so you can get your eyebrows done or something? What's the point?
Well, exactly. What IS the point?
You don't even have an answer, do you?
I think we should break up.
Morgan, come on!
Tiff, come on, it's school time, OK?
This is Butcher HQ to Beale One. Rendezvous at school. I repeat.
Rendezvous at school. Over.
Cos of Sam and Dexter.
They're still in recovery and I don't want to leave 'em just yet.
I've told Caroline - she's going to cover my classes, so it's only playground duty. What, on my own?
No, you'll have Alan. Well, he'll be down the bottom end
so top end's all yours.
Caroline thinks you're more than capable. Really?
Yeah. That's what you were trained for, innit?
Right, I'll see you later. Good luck. Thanks.
Oh, it's no big deal. It's what I'm trained for.
Right, where do we sit? Up the front.
He can sit wherever he likes. No, he sits up the front.
Don't get distracted and no mucking around. Pay attention. You're already ahead of 90% of that class.
Have you seen my pencil case?
Now, Bobby, this is what worries me, OK? The disorganisation.
Now, this entrance exam, this is going to set
the path for your educational life. You need to be properly prepared.
Otherwise you're going to end up in some comp like Tiff.
Oi! There's nothing wrong with a comp. I went to a comp. In fact...
you went to a comp.
I know, but we all want better for our children, don't we? You encouraged Libby to go to Oxford.
Yeah, but she was 18.
Yeah, but you're never too young to start, are you?
I mean, look at Libby now.
She's working for the college,
encouraging students from underprivileged backgrounds to apply.
She's making the world a better place. Yeah, but I didn't push her at this age.
Look, here's a case in point for you, all right? Abi Branning.
Good, hard-working student.
She is now applying through UCAS to a second-tier university
because she got distracted.
Her sister nearly died!
Next week we'll focus on structure, organisation and discipline. You got that?
Look, I know it's upstairs, OK? I wanted him to remember for himself.
Your pencil case, darling, is upstairs.
I've just got to pick a few things up, darling.
Plenty of time before the bus.
Hi, Dennis. Hi.
How are you? Good.
Do you happen to know who might've ripped up my card?
I don't know.
It was you, wasn't it? No.
Dennis, I know it was you.
And I know you've been bullying Morgan.
I'm going to keep a very close eye on you from now on.
Is everything all right?
Yeah, fine. See you at school.
Not keen on her.
Hey, er, I had this at home and I know she's not well, so...
Is that all?
Mm-hm. Is she OK?
She will be.
Listen, I just wanted to say,
I'm really sorry about what happened with Michael.
The way he was behaving was really out of line.
It's not what a good parent's about as far as I'm concerned.
Is that how you talk about all your good friends?
He's not my good friend. That's why I slapped him.
Are we done? Yeah.
Right, I haven't got much energy today so I'm going to be brief.
The tenants that we've got at Caversham Grove,
they've fallen through.
So whoever gets new tenants in there either at the same rent,
or better, will get double commission.
Er, we're out of coffee at the office.
Really? BABY CRIES
Go and buy some. Look, I'm going to go and see to Scarlett. All let yourselves out.
I suggest we figure out tactics before we go out onto the pitch.
Hi, Mrs Patel? It's Lucy Beale from Butcher's Joints.
Wondering if you're still in the market for a flat.
Tommy? Danny Pennant, Butcher's Joints. You all right, mate?
Or we could just go straight on the phones. Whatever.
Never mind texting. Read the next chapter. Get ahead.
Tiff and Morgan could do with a lift. You've got space.
It's bad enough they live across the road from him -
they're not sharing a car with him.
Charitable as ever. So what's on the agenda tonight?
What's it to you?
He's a bit young, ain't he?
You're never too young to get ahead academically.
Not that you'd know, David.
How're you doing, baby? You all right? Yes, Mum.
Hi, Sam. Hey, baby. You warm enough, Dexter?
Now, that orange juice that you wanted -
they didn't have the one with just a little bit of pulp, so...
I got this one, which has got some pulp,
and this one, which has got no pulp.
So I thought what I could do is put half of this in a glass,
half of that in and you've got one with some pulp.
So, do you want something to eat? I'm OK, Mum.
No, come on, I'll make you a bit of toast.
What about you, Sam?
I'm good, thanks.
Babes, you're recovering as well, you know.
No, I'm fine. I've already had my first checkup.
Bruv, can you see what I mean?
Please tell me she's not like that all day.
Look, day and night.
Do you know what I mean? Like, I love her,
but she does my head in.
Do you want butter on your toast? Yeah.
How much? A little bit?
A lot? In between?
Mum, the normal amount of butter. OK. Make a decision on that pulp?
Actually, er... you got any fizz lemon?
Fizz lemon. Dex was just saying that's exactly what he'd like.
Right, son? I was. I was just saying that.
What is fizz lemon?
From St Kitts. St Kitts, Mum.
Well, they're not going to have that in the mini mart, are they?
Yeah, no way they'll have it in the mini mart.
The only place I've seen that is, er...
You want me to go to Brixton Market to get you some...
What is it? BOTH: Fizz lemon.
Is that what you want?
I mean, you don't have to if you don't want to... No, no. I can go and get...
No, no, it's fine. Fizz lemon, yeah?
OK. Well, shouldn't be too long.
Sam, watch the toast.
Fizz lemon. That don't even exist, does it?
Grab your coat.
What do you mean, you've broken up with him? I broke up with him. Why?
Cos I don't love him.
What's love got to do with it?
You can't choose who you love.
That's not been my experience.
Well, does it matter anyway? We're leaving.
But we don't know how soon. What do you mean?
We don't want to... We don't want to rush things, Alice.
Because if you rush things, you make mistakes.
I'm not going to make any mistakes. Good.
So the first thing that we do is we don't do any sudden changes, Alice.
Because people get suspicious. Alice. Alice, are you listening?
There are two reasons why I walk around all aloof and superior.
The first reason is because clearly I am.
And the second reason is because that's what people expect, Alice.
They expect it of me.
Just like they expect Janine to be revolting.
They expect you to be a nice girl.
I AM a nice girl.
I'm not thirsty. I don't think you're taking this seriously enough.
You need to be a nice girl with a boyfriend. Someone steady.
People can trust you. You're the best person to look after Scarlett.
I AM the best person to look after Scarlett.
WE are. We're the best people for her. That's why we're doing this,
even though I think it's the craziest thing I've ever done.
Darling... you have to get back with him.
You have to get back with him, Alice. I don't want to. You have to.
Yes, because by close of business today, you have to be back with him.
Because everything has to be normal, huh? It has to be nor... That's it.
It has to be normal.
OK. Right, OK.
Say, "Yes, Michael." Yes, Michael. You can give me a kiss now.
It's beautiful. Modern, classy - they've done a good job on it.
Yeah, it's rough around the edges, sure,
but it's an East End classic. That's part of the charm.
Bill, get us a cup of tea, will you?
Yeah. White, please. No sugar.
I'm not your skivvy, you know!
Come on, Bill, you're not doing anything. Can't close a deal without a cup of tea, can we?
It's about a ten-minute walk to the Tube. Eight if you leg it.
You can hang up, cos I'm signing this one. I've got this.
Too far? Eight minutes is too far?
Thanks for your time.
No, it's fine. Yeah, OK, all right, speak to you soon. Bye.
You ready to give up?
Mr Ahearn? It's Lucy Beale.
Billy asked me to keep an eye on things for him here.
What you talking about? That's not ripe.
Tomatoes don't need to be red to be ripe.
Go on, try it.
Is that not the best tomato you've ever tasted in your life?
Yeah, it's nice.
See, that's what gardening's about.
Putting down roots.
And reaping the rewards.
Putting down roots.
That's what my dad shared with me when I was young.
And now I get to share it with you.
Morgan, slow down, please. You too, Bella.
Right, there is no running in the playground. Dennis, slow down.
See? That's why we don't run, isn't it? Hey?
Yeah. My arm hurts.
Oh, it's just a graze. Just a graze. We'll get the dirt out of that.
It's nothing. No problem.
Listen, I want you to go in, run it under the tap.
And if it still hurts, come and see me and I'll sort it out.
I'm OK. That'll teach you for chasing after girls, won't it, eh?
Go on. Quick. Slowly.
All right, well, tell him to give me a ring when he gets back off lunch, yeah?
OK, later. You got nothing, have you?
And they're rolling in for you(?) There's a queue out the door.
I'm just biding my time. I've got plenty of leads left yet.
OK, you keep believing that.
Mrs Allan. This is Lucy Beale, Butcher's Joints.
I was just wondering if you were still looking for a flat.
She's MY lead. You are?
Great. 23 Caversham Grove, Walford. Flat B.
Sorry, I borrowed your book. Hope you don't mind.
Yeah, absolutely. I can meet you there in 20.
See you later.
Where's she off to?
OK, well, I think I might have been a bit, er...hasty.
I think maybe I didn't really try.
Try to what?
To... To love you and that.
You can't try to love someone, Alice.
Yeah, you can. No.
No, you made the right choice. Really?
Yeah. Look at us. You know, we're just two...
We're like two North Poles. We repel each other.
I wouldn't go that far. Yeah.
No, I mean like...
Like, magnetic repel. Like two North Poles.
Tamwar, I don't understand.
Yeah, that's all right. I'm really weird.
You're not listening to me, are you?! I'm trying to get back with you and you're not listening.
I know, but it's OK. No, it's not OK.
I'm not angry.
I'm not even that hurt.
We'll just go our separate ways and then...
everything will go back to normal.
Back to normal, yeah?
Whatever the Walford idea of normal is.
And, er, sorry.
One's not going to kill you.
I have been all round Brixton Market
and nobody has heard of fizz lemon...
Oh, er, she's fine. I...just really needed to have five minutes.
I needed a break. You left her at home?
I know it's bad. That's terrible, Janine!
Sorry? Leaving a child of her age on her own. It's disgraceful.
Hold on a minute. Who do you think you are?
Being a parent's the hardest job in the world.
Yeah, I think I know that, Alice.
And it's different for everyone. Janine's doing her best.
And she doesn't need our judgement, she needs support.
I've still got my own keys. Do you want me to go over for a bit?
What? Just give you a little break.
No, no. Look, it's fine.
Honestly, I don't mind. Take as long as you want. Give you a chance to feel a bit normal.
Normal? Yeah. All right. Thank you.
Yeah. Thanks. Normal. Normal.
And if you could just sign here...
And I'll be able to give you the keys straightaway.
Nice to see you again, Mrs Allan.
I didn't... Can't close a deal without a cup of tea, Luce.
Right, and we are done. Congratulations.
I'm really pleased we could help. I'll just grab you your keys.
Right, next question.
I've got ?35 in my pocket,
and, my goodness, do I want to buy me some pots and pans?
So how many of each can I get for my money?
That's 35 divided by seven for the pans,
and 35 divided by five for the pots.
Right. Hang on.
You shouldn't need a calculator for that, you know.
No, she's right, Bobby. It's an easy question. Come on.
What's this? It's a study group with Grandad.
I beg your pardon? With Professor Wicks.
Thank you. Hi, Bobby.
Hi. Does Ian know?
D'you know, I don't think he does.
Bobby! I'm home!
I hope you're studying.
Bobby? DAVID: 'Right, starters are ten quid,'
main course ?18 and if you want an afters,
it's going to cost you eight quid. I know. It's a rip off.
'So I'm in Ian Beale's poncey restaurant. I've got my best clobber on.
BOBBY: 'Dad says a dress code keeps the chavs away.'
IAN: 'Bobby Beale, I want you home now.'
Bobby, I know you're there.
Walkie-talkies with you at all times. We agreed!
How does he even know I'm here?
You left the hands-free on, didn't you?
He's not here.
Tiff, I know that you're lying, all right? I know
'exactly what's going on and I know exactly who's behind it.'
All right, Ian.
We'll talk about this privately, David, yeah?
Look forward to it.
I thought I made it perfectly clear the other day
'exactly what I meant.'
That is not going to end well.
Nice little commission you earned there. Yes, it is.
Are you going to tell her or what?
What do you mean?
Are you going to tell Janine that I'm squatting in Kenwyn House?
Maybe I will, maybe I won't.
Well, as long as you're having fun.
This is my livelihood, Lucy. You understand that, don't you?
If you're the type of person that gets off on ruining that for me, then knock yourself out.
Don't play silly games. It's no fun for me, all right?
Look who it is. Scarlett, look, it's Mummy!
Say, "Hi, Mummy!"
She's on the up. Yeah, I can see.
Found her trying to get out of her cot
so I thought she needed a little run around.
Did you get everything?
I think so. Although I don't know if I actually needed anything.
I just wanted to get away from her for a bit.
Is that really bad? No.
Does that make me a bad mother? No. It makes you a normal mum.
She has missed you, you know. I've missed her.
Listen, you can say no if you want,
but I'm taking Tommy to the park tomorrow morning.
Yeah? And if she's not contagious...
I don't think she will be.
Well, I'd be happy to take her, if you want a little break.
That would be really lovely. Really?
Yeah. Give me a chance to feel a little bit normal again.
Normal. Yeah. Cos that's what we want, isn't it?
Everything to be normal.
Where was Mrs Hartman?
I don't know. We had Mrs Arthur instead.
She's a bit nicer though, ain't she? Ain't she, darling?
What's that? Nothing.
Come on, let me have a look.
Nothing. It's fine.
Denny, what happened?
Well? Erm, let. 20 quid more a week.
Great. Well done. Who do I owe?
Lucy. No, both of us.
Both of you?
Yeah, I closed the deal but it was Danny's lead.
Well, it wasn't... Our lead. Whatever. It's a 50/50 split.
It will be in your account next pay day. Well done.
You can go now if you want.
Good night. See you.
Did you have a good day, Bill? Yeah, yeah, not bad, you know.
Strategy. I mean, they're good kids, they're just a bit raw.
Need someone around like me to help develop their talents.
Did you...clean the toilet?
Toilet? No. I'll, er... I'll do that now, shall I?
Luce. What was all that about?
Well, I stitched you up.
Well, I did the same to you.
Oh, you DO remember. OK, well, you need it more, then.
Listen, I don't need your charity, all right?
It's not charity. Just think of it as a joint enterprise.
I mean, we'll make more as a team than we will competing.
So you bring the work, and I bring the charm.
If you're interested.
How hungry are you? Very!
Here you are.
There's cheese here if you want it.
Tiff! Your dinner's ready! Here you are.
KNOCK AT DOOR I'll get it.
Tiff, at the table, please.
Can I have more, please? Eat that first, then you can have some more.
Why can't I have some more now? No, cos I know what you're like.
You'll either leave it and let it go to waste,
or eat too much and moan about your stomach ache later.
Whit, Sharon for you.
Hi, Sharon. Hello, Dennis.
Don't speak to him. Sorry?
I don't think it's appropriate you speak to him after today.
I don't understand. He fell over in the playground.
That's what happens when you run too fast, isn't it?
Running too fast? Is that your story?
It's not a story, Sharon. That's what happened.
No. No, this is what happened.
You lost your temper and you assaulted him.
Hey! Hang on, Sharon.
I never assaulted him. That's not true.
Dennis, will you tell her, please?
Dennis? He fell over in the playground, OK?
Attacking a child! You're a disgrace.
I'm complaining to the head teacher, the governors, the police,
anyone who'll listen.
And you'll never work anywhere near kids again.
Come on, darling.
Here, what do you think? I have decided to enter Scarlett's
into the Local Business Awards for Best Family Run Restaurant.
I got news for you, though, Ian. Scarlett's -
it ain't a family-run restaurant.
It is today.
You get any more trouble from Dennis, come to me, yeah?
And I'll sort it.
Excuse me. The school have ways of dealing with bullies.
Leave it to them. Don't interfere, please.
They going to deal with Sharon, as well, are they?
I'm not scared of her. Morgan, go and get your sister, please.
I was thinking I could have a word with her. Just try and smooth things over, you know. No, thank you.
I'm only trying to help.
Well, I don't need your help. We manage just fine.
Excuse me! I want to see the head, please.
I'm here to make a complaint.
Is there a problem?
Denny's got marks on his arm.
They were caused by one of your staff.
Go on, sweetheart, tell her.
She grabbed me and shook me.
Who did, Dennis?
Ah, that's nice. I'll tell Janine that I bought it...
but I'll tell Scarlett it's from Daddy.
I want to give it to her myself.
That's risky, Michael.
I like risk, Alice.
Yeah, but if we get caught...
Don't worry, darling, I'll be discreet.
Just leave the back doors open.
Look at you, you're so beautiful.
You're going to be a beautiful mother, you know.
We'll be a proper family.
I don't know why we can't just take her today while Janine's at work.
Because we mustn't be hasty.
Because we only get one chance at this.
We've got to get it right, OK?
You can get someone to cover you on the stall, can't you?
It's not just that, I've got footie training later.
You can miss it for one week, can't you?
Dad, you manage fine most of the time, I don't see why you need us.
Peter, there's a clue in the title, OK.
It's called "family run restaurant".
Now, I can hardly lay claim to that without no family there, can I?
Yes, but you can't keep springing things on us, all right?
You need to give us a bit more notice.
Yeah, I've had a lot on my mind lately, haven't I?
Dad, she's been wearing my shoes again.
Can you please tell her? Get real, they're not even my size.
Look, you two, can you do me a favour and just try
and get on for one day?
Cindy, when you've finished school, I need you to come
and work in Scarlett's for me. Oh, cool.
I've got inset day, so I'm free all day. Yeah, right.
Good, you can make a start by clearing this lot up then, can't you?
Dad, you actually want me to waitress on my day off?
Look, I've done the research and all the other family run restaurants - they're terrible, all right?
We've got this in the bag. Yeah, what about Guido's? That one ain't.
Guido's? That man has got a foul temper.
Do you know how many chefs he's sacked recently?
This title is ours for the taking.
Yeah, all right, good luck with that.
After all the work you put in at Sadie's, you don't
have to help if you don't want to.
Oh, no, darling, of course I'll help.
I mean, how else you going to pull it off?
She has been grizzling all night.
But she's in her cot now, quiet.
I'd really appreciate if it was kept that way.
I've got to do all these accounts. I'm going to work from home today.
Thought your accountant did that.
Yes, they do.
But I need to get them in some sort of order first.
Do you know how much I detest the quarterly VAT?
Makes me feel like some sort of...unpaid Sheriff of Nottingham.
I'll just go and check on Scarlett.
Michael, it's me. Don't come over today, Janine's working from home.
It was in the bin?
I know that he's worried about giving evidence against Max,
but ignoring it is not going to help.
Yeah, well, that's Dad, innit?
You know, just buries his head in his work
until it all gets too much for him, and then...bang!
You saw what happened last time...
You know, maybe we should do this family business lunch thing.
No, thank you. I've got a life.
Luce, it's one day.
And, I mean, you heard him, he needs his family there to support him.
If it was me or you who had to stand up in court,
you know he'd be there for us. What happened before?
Just give it a rest, Cindy. You're not even family.
Mrs Rickman's made a formal complaint against you.
Why didn't you come to see me, Whitney?
We could have sorted this out. There's nothing to sort out, OK?
Denny fell over, I picked him up and sent him on his way.
And that's all there was to it.
It wasn't in the accident book.
Yeah, I know. I forgot. Sorry.
She's saying that you shouted in his face and shook him really hard.
That is a lie.
And he's got some scratches on his arm.
Oh, come on, you know what a liar that Denny is!
I mean, Sharon will believe anything that he tells her.
I believe you, Whitney.
But it's not me that you've got to convince, it's the head.
She'd like a word.
No school today, young lady?
Oh, do you fancy a bit of that, then?
Not if it means working at that greasy spoon.
Cindy, there's tables need setting up, if you wouldn't mind helping.
I've already told you, I don't want you talking to her.
Only making conversation, Ian. What's your problem?
How about I tell her what you're really like?
Think she'll still like you then?
And if you pull another stunt like you did with Tiffany and Bobby, I won't be responsible, OK?
Keep her away from him. Ian, they're kids. They ain't doing any harm.
You can't stop young love. Watch me.
I've been suspended.
You know, if anyone should've been suspended, it's Dennis.
I don't believe this.
I'm sure it's just procedure...
and while it's all being sorted out, you'll still get paid.
I don't even care about the money. I don't even care.
I haven't done anything wrong. Do you believe me?
Yeah. And I know it's frustrating,
but I've seen things like this happen before.
And trust me, it's bound to all blow over.
I tell you what - if Sharon thinks she can make me
lose my job, she's got another think coming.
Didn't you get my message? No.
Janine's still here. You have to go.
You need to go.
Could I get another coffee, please? Yeah.
Oh, I got her that to cheer her up.
A two grand fine? Yeah, and if we can't pay, they'll take us to court.
The legal fees are already costing ten. How are we meant to make the payments if they keep piling it on?
That's lawyers for you. Get what you pay for, don't you?
Still, it'll be worth every penny,
watching them rip him to shreds on that stand.
Right, I'll have a tea and a bacon sandwich. All right?
All right, yeah. How's things at the lot?
Shouldn't you be over there now?
Yeah, well, I've got to eat, ain't I? I'm on my own today, so...
No, you're not, you got me.
He'll have that to go, Ian.
Oh, right, what? You're going to sell cars, are you?
You don't know the first thing about 'em.
At least I can drive them. That's more than you can do.
Oh right, and whose fault's that, eh?
Listen, since my dad's not here, I am the head of the household now.
We've got more money going out than we have coming in,
so I've got to do something about it, ain't I?
So, I'll see you over there later, yeah?
Please, have this on the house. I'm sorry.
I didn't realise how bad things had got.
I'm having to clean toilets, Ian.
We are sharing a plate of toast,
oh, and you're sending my dad to prison.
It doesn't really get much worse.
I got suspended.
Right. Where are you going?
Where I should have gone in the first place,
go and see Sharon and put a stop to this.
No, this has got nothing to do with you, OK?
It's got everything to do with me, I'm family.
You're not family! No, you're not family.
You can't just disappear for years and then turn up
and pretend to be my dad, OK?
Cos you ain't. That's not how it works, David.
So just go wherever it is you go, OK? Oh, that's not important.
Let me stay here with you and keep you company.
I don't want you to. I don't want you to.
I mean it, OK? You ain't my family.
You're nothing to me, so stay out my life.
All right. Where do you want us?
When I say a nice picture, Denny, I mean nice.
No guns or tanks or people getting blown up.
I wondered how long it would take before you showed up.
Whitney send you, did she?
No. She doesn't know I'm here, Sharon.
Oh, then she won't be too disappointed that you've wasted your time.
Look, I'm not defending her, but it was her first day.
She was nervous, she wanted to get things right.
It doesn't excuse what she did, David.
She's in bits over this, Sharon.
She's not had it easy, that girl.
She's had to fight for everything all her life.
This job's given her the chance to make something of herself -
it means everything to her.
Don't destroy it for her, Sharon, please.
You remind me of Pat. In so many ways.
Is that a good or a bad thing? Hm.
She always had a soft spot for you, my mum.
She wouldn't have wanted to see this, eh?
Always were a smooth talker, weren't you?
I'm just doing what she would have done.
I'm busy. I'll think about it.
What are you doing here?
It's a business event, ain't it? I'm here for business.
Yeah, mine came this morning as well.
You look nervous.
It's a big day for me.
Yeah? This is bigger.
I need to know you've got your story straight.
I haven't got time to think about that.
You're going to have to multitask, Ian.
Can't we do this another day when I'm less busy?
Nah. We're going to do it now.
Do you want to take your break now?
Um, what size is the engine? Uh, that's a good question...
We can probably just open it up and have a look, yeah?
No, Lauren, he don't mean that.
He means the size as in the power.
Well, why did he not just say that, then?
It's a two litre...
Mum, when can I go back to school?
Soon, darling. Miss Hartman's bringing your books over,
so you won't have to miss anything.
Sharon, I don't want to fight.
What's happened - you've got it all wrong.
Then how do you explain the marks on Denny's arm?
He did that himself when he fell over.
Come on, Denny, tell the truth!
Oh, he will...to the police.
Now, get out before I drag you out!
I've had to keep him off school because he's scared of you.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
I'm not the one raising a bully and a liar. How dare you?!
Mum! You know what? The apple don't fall far from the tree, does it?
You're lucky I don't kill you for what you've done.
He can tell you anything and you'd believe him. Mummy's little angel.
Butter wouldn't melt. Do you know what? Wake up, Sharon.
Your son is a nasty, little, evil piece of work,
and don't bring him back, cos I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than be anywhere near him in a classroom.
Whitney, you're scaring Dennis. Am I? I hope so.
This is stupid.
Just do it! All right.
Um... He was underneath the car, he was fiddling with the brake pipes.
How do you know it was Max Branning?
Because I recognised him... His bald head was sticking out.
You saw an ugly bald man beneath a car. How do you know it was my client?
Oh, look, this is stupid.
If I can't convince you, what chance have I got in court?
It's simple, Ian.
You stand up, blah-blah-blah, you say your words.
I know, but those clever lawyers...
They'll just twist my words. I can't do it.
You owe me.
You do this, your debt? Cleared.
Dad, your guests are waiting.
Yeah, I'll...be right there.
What does he want?
We were...just sorting out the last payment.
OK. That's good.
You know, I'm not stupid, Dad.
I know you're worried, but...
this isn't going to go away overnight.
Peter, that's my business, OK?
Look, it's no big deal.
I've just got to stand up in court and say a few words.
I'd say it's a bit more than that, wouldn't you?
Yeah, it is. It's Lauren and it's Abi...
They're up to their necks in legal bills that they can't afford, OK?
If Max goes down, they could end up on the streets.
Yeah, and, OK, that's hard.
I know it's hard, but that's not your fault.
That's Max's fault for getting involved in all this.
You're an honest man.
All you've got to do is stand up in court and tell the truth.
Now come on, shall we go win this thing?
I am going to drop this lot round to the accountant's,
and then I think I'm going to have a nice big glass of wine.
Lovely. At Ian's do?
I don't want him parading me round like some sort of prize cow,
introducing me to everyone as his sleeping partner!
Even the term is disgusting.
No, I might go further afield.
Get my hair done, have a manicure, you know, make a bit of a day of it.
See you later. Have a nice time.
Taking coats is boring.
OK, why don't you go and give Lucy a hand and I'll do the coats?
Guido's only gone and entered in the same category as us.
I met his daughters earlier. They're lovely, aren't they?
That's not helping. I mean, "family run restaurant"?
We all know what sort of family he's got.
The sort that's probably paid off the judges.
And if you don't vote for him, you'll end up in the bottom of the Thames with concrete shoes on. Ian!
One of your customers is being rude to Lucy.
That's all right. She can handle herself. Yeah, well, it's not very nice, is it?
Peter, half of the people in this room aren't very nice.
How do you think Lord Sugar made his millions?
It wasn't by being sweetness and light. That's no excuse for being rude.
Sometimes in life, you just have to deal with people you don't get on with, OK?
This is one of those occasions.
What's he doing here?!
You were saying?
This is lovely...
but you should go.
Janine will be back soon.
She's getting her claws cleaned, she'll be ages.
Where's your teddy?
I think it's in the kitchen.
I'll get it.
I'm just going to take her for a bath.
That's nice. A bath.
Shall I bring him up?
These are lovely.
I want you out of here.
No way to speak to your guests, Ian.
I'm seriously thinking of joining your business association.
Nice to see you encouraging new blood, Ian.
And you've certainly pushed the boat out.
We were only expecting sandwiches.
Well, we aim to please. This is my daughter, Lucy.
My son, Peter, and, er, my second...
youngest, Cindy's just over there by the bar, and my partner Denise.
Oh, I remember you...
Your mum's funeral. Oh, I do miss Pat.
Yeah. Certainly made her mark round here, didn't she?
So, what, you back for good, then?
Is that an invitation? Oh...
Because if it is, I might just take you up on that.
Sorry. Can't blame a fella for trying.
No, I'm flattered,
but I'm not sure that my partner would be too happy about that.
Oh, one of this lot, is he?
Oh, yeah, you could say that. He owns the place.
Why are you home from school so early?
Because I didn't feel well. Why are you still in your uniforms?
DOORBELL RINGS Go and get changed, please.
Whitney, I shouldn't be doing this.
But I've just come to let you know that the police have been involved over the alleged assault.
The head's got a meeting tomorrow with the police and social services.
And, at some point, she's going to ask me what I think.
And, after what I saw this morning, I'm not sure.
Fine. I'm still going to have to say what I heard.
Nan, it's me.
Whit's in trouble. I think you'd better come home.
SCARLETT PLAYS IN BATH UPSTAIRS
Will you just try and enjoy yourself, Ian?
If my brother tries chatting you up again, tell him to sling his hook.
Ian, you've asked me to be nice to the guests and that's all I'm doing.
He's not a guest.
I'm in car sales. Classics, mainly. I saw your Merc outside.
I expect you're getting a bit of trouble with it now, aren't you? Car that age.
Bits and pieces. Nothing major.
Listen, I don't know if you're interested... It's not my car,
but I do know where there's a beautiful Jag for sale.
Low mileage, leather upholstery. It really is lovely.
Jot my number down and give us a ring if you fancy it.
Cindy, what are you doing?
You can't serve alcohol - you'll get me shut down.
I've got nothing better to do. They've finished the canapes. What, already? I'll get some more.
Can you do some more of the smoked salmon?
Ian, I'm genuinely impressed.
An event like this...
You know, juggling all those people, putting on a smile,
playing the host?
You come alive under pressure, don't you?
Yeah, well, catering can be stressful.
Much more stressful than a little court appearance.
Now I've seen you handle pressure,
I don't want to hear another word otherwise, yeah?
Ian... Everything all right?
I was just telling Ian what a great little party this is.
Yes, the canapes.
People can't get enough of 'em.
KEY RATTLES IN FRONT DOOR
You need to go.
I've got to go. Alice?!
Daddy's got to go. Daddy's got to go.
KNOCK AT DOOR Come on, hurry up!
Bye-bye. Say bye.
KNOCK AT DOOR Hello?!
I must have put it on the latch by accident.
Who's this? Hello.
Hello. I thought you were getting your hair done. Fully booked.
Oh! I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.
It's these stupid shoes of yours!
Yeah, well, you know what? It serves you right.
Oh, you think it's funny?
Who does she think she is? She's not even family.
No, no, she is family. She's just joking.
Well, I've had enough of this. I'm off.
Oh, that's fine, just ruin everything and then walk out.
It was only a mistake. Stay out of my family's business! Ian! You don't know what he's like.
This is what he does. He plays little mind games, pretends he's everybody's best friend,
when all he really wants to do is sleep with their wife or girlfriend.
And if you touch her again, I will cut your hands off!
Don't think I can't do it, cos I'm a trained chef! Dad, calm down! No, I will not calm down!
I'd best be off. Give us a ring about that business, yeah? Ta-ta.
I've been looking for you. What's happened?
I thought I could do this on my own, but I can't.
There's social workers and there's police now.
She's not going to stop until she completely destroys me. Hey, hey.
Come on. What am I going to do?
Come on, don't worry. I'm here now.
Here you are. Come on.
It's always the same.
You come up with these big, stupid plans!
You think it's so easy, don't you?!
I have had to punch, fight, kick, claw my way up,
do things I'm not proud of, just to survive.
Just to get where I am. Yes, and that's because you don't let anyone help you!
You can't, OK? No-one can.
You're not still worried about giving evidence, are you? Of course I am!
Max didn't do it, all right? He's innocent.
No, there's nothing wrong. Dad's just gone into work early.
He said something about there being new stock or something.
Abi's here, if you want a word with her.
Er, actually, no, forget that, she's just on her way out to sixth form.
Yeah, at this time. She's very keen.
Actually, I'd better be getting off as well.
No, everything's fine.
Right. Love you. Bye. Love you!
What? Do you think she suspects something?
Maybe. I dunno.
How are we going to pay this?
I don't know.
Oh, Ian, that's disgusting.
Breakfast is ready!
Have you seen the state of the bins?
Oh, yeah, darlin'! I saw a rat this morning out there.
Big as a dog, it was.
Right, well, they're stinking up my room.
Oh, I thought that was you. Yes, all right, girls, please.
Has anybody... seen Peter this morning?
No. Isn't he on the stall?
No, he's not come down yet.
Wow. Peter late for work?
Must be the end of the world.
Oh, there he is. Sleep well?
No, not really.
Now, there's a reason to pull a sickie.
Kat's gone without getting any milk again.
27, yeah? Wotcher.
It's for my wife. It's a surprise.
It's a surprise.
Lovely. Thanks. Cheers.
There you are! Look, there's no food in the house
and the kids have got school in a minute! Relax.
It's that teacher meeting with the social workers today, innit?
Look don't worry about it, Whit. We'll get through it, yeah?
Come on, come and eat.
Kids! Come on.
That's not right.
Right. You got your rucksack? It's upstairs.
PHONE RINGS Then go get it.
Oh, amazing. Janine's not in today.
Oh, good. You can help me tidy this lot up, then.
About last night...
We're going to the police station.
What about the stall? Luke's on it.
I can't. I've got a delivery coming at the restaurant.
HE SCOFFS Just don't.
Denise will leave me.
Max is in prison, Dad!
Oh, right, is that where you want me to end up?
That's not going to happen.
And what about Lucy? Look, she's been so happy.
We're all back together again as a family.
If you make me go to the police station, all that...gone.
Will you stop being so selfish and think about that family
and what your lies have done them?
Right, you can do the washing up.
I'm going to get off to work.
Yeah, me too.
Yeah... Yeah, good, thanks.
OK...I'll see you later, then. Yeah, all right. All right.
I don't want to lose everything again.
We'll tell them first, OK?
You have to get it. Why?
Because I said so. She's not even in.
Why won't you just tell me what it is? No.
I can't. She's texted me and said I've got the day off now.
Alice. You're not listening to me.
If you don't do this thing for me
then everything we've planned is off.
Do you understand that? Everything we've planned.
Taking Scarlett, running away, it's all off.
So you just...
You have to trust me.
Say, "Yes, Michael." Yes, Michael.
Here, Liam, here's yours. Hard-boiled, just like you.
Morgan and Tiffany, they're runny like your noses.
My nose isn't runny.
Yes, it is. No, it's not!
This isn't hard-boiled! Liam.
Excuse me, he just cooked you breakfast, OK? So, say thank you.
Now, eat up, please. You're late enough as it is.
All right? So, you going to go to prison, then?
Keep up the family tradition?
Course she's not!
She's going to lose her job anyway, ain't she?
That's really going to help round here.
He worries too much.
Just like most of the women in this family.
I'll have it, then. Waste not, want not.
She's not going to lose her job. How many more times?
I want Nan back.
Listen, can I get an extra half hour at lunchtime? Training and that.
Well, I'm taking the day off, so I don't care what you do.
You feeling all right?
Please just shut up, Billy.
Hey, boys! Whoa, whoa, wait!
Check these out, all right?
Genuine Olympic legacy. Oh...
I wore 'em when I was carrying the torch, didn't I?
Can... Can we touch? Yeah.
Yeah, if you want to catch something.
Listen, anyway, do you two fancy a little run at lunchtime?
Game's next week. Mm, we ain't having lunch.
Yeah, you know Phil.
But fitness is...
The engine of all creativity, we know. Exactly. Maybe tomorrow. OK.
In we go.
What're you doing here? Didn't you get my text?
No, haven't checked my phone.
Oh, well, I have taken the day off.
Oh, that's nice. Yeah. I got your post!
So, I'll see you tomorrow.
You all right?
SHE SIGHS It's my birthday in a couple of days.
That's a good thing, isn't it?
I don't see what there is to celebrate about turning 30.
You've got a nice house. A business. A beautiful daughter.
Got more to celebrate than most.
Billy can't run more than five feet, anyway.
No, but I still feel for him, though, don't you?
This is starting to stink.
Not much we can do about that, is there?
Come on, boys, want to clear it for me? I'll pay you good money.
I could do with the extra money.
Don't fall for the fluttering eyelashes.
We do all right from the garage, cheers.
The fee was symbolic.
I was trying to appeal to your sense of gallantry.
What an absolute rocket.
I want to marry her and do naughty things.
Shouldn't you be at school?
Fancy earning some money instead?
Right, you really think that's going to work, do you?
Least I'm doing something. Babe, they could be going for a tenner.
It don't matter, if no-one's coming in off the street.
What do you want me to do? Drag 'em in?
Can you start helping instead of having a go at me the whole time!?
Oh, this is a new one.
I thought I'd seen every sales pitch going but fighting on the forecourt?
If you're not here to buy a car, then...
There you go again, with your cutting-edge sales tactics.
I wasn't in the mood to buy a car when I came over,
but I certainly am now!
You know, you two need guidance. Here we go.
I assume that neither of you want to go bust...
Listen, we're not interested.
Babe, you might want to just listen to him... No.
Jack told me about you.
You want in on my dad's business. Sorry, not happening.
Well, that went well(!)
Here he is! Walford's answer to Jack Wilshere.
All right, mate? Luce, can you come home soon?
I just got to work.
Has something happened? Is Bobby all right?
He's fine. It's nothing like that. Um... What about lunchtime?
You're training with the boys at lunchtime. One o'clock sharp.
Yeah, I can't do that today, mate, sorry.
I've got to sort this out. Wh...
She can't leave till we get back, anyway. You know what Janine's like,
she don't like the place being left empty. She's not even in.
You don't think she's watching on the webcam right now?
The phone's not tapped? She's everywhere.
OK. I'll come back at two.
Cool. Another time, yeah?
Peter...is Denise all right?
Yeah. I'll see you at two.
Did she suspect anything?
I don't know. Maybe.
I don't understand what that means.
What does "maybe" mean? Did she see it?
No...but I wasn't supposed to be there, was I?
What did she actually say then, Alice?
She just moaned about her birthday.
You going to tell me what it is?
Is Alice there? I want a word.
Listen, I was thinking about what you said earlier, and you're right.
There is something to celebrate. Yeah? Good.
So I'd like you to come round and help me plan my party.
Oh. I'm not free...
You'd love that, wouldn't you?
You would love that more than cooked food.
She's been doing my head in all day. Go on.
I'll see you at four, then. OK.
What did you do that for?
Because now is the time to strike.
You want to go today?
Oh, hello, love. You caught me! Alphabetising the biscuits.
Yeah, um, could you come home later? Like, two o'clock?
Sure. Is it about this morning?
I'll tell you later.
Sorry, what was wrong with your dad? Is it me?
No, course not.
It's just, I...
Well, I never expected to be, like, a stepmum to four kids.
I'm probably making a right mess of it, ain't I?
No. We love having you around.
Oh, well, I love being around, you know?
It's so nice being part of a proper home again, you know?
Yeah, um...see you at two, yeah? Yeah.
The deal of the century is about to land in your lap, Janine.
And, let me guess - you need my money to make it happen.
Your money, my powers of persuasion and someone else's business.
What is this, some sort of a hostile takeover?
Yeah. Something like that.
I'm not ready to leave yet.
I haven't said goodbye to Joey.
There are no goodbyes, Alice.
You know that.
Let me...show you something.
Huh? Sounds pretty, right?
Got us a flight, leaves tomorrow.
Can we afford it? I think so.
I think so, if we're careful.
If we take it easy until we get a proper plan.
What do you mean, a proper plan?
You haven't even told me how we're doing this.
Don't worry about it. Let me worry about that.
Huh? Just look at it.
In 24 hours we could be there,
looking out over those rooftops - you, me, Scarlett.
It's beautiful, no?
I just need to ring the bank, then...
Use my card.
Right! You ready to go?
Yeah. We got half an hour until Phil gets back.
Let's get going, then, eh?
Listen,...you ain't going to tell Billy about this, are you?
Enough with the guilt, mate!
Listen, we can tell the old boy if you want.
I just thought you two were serious about training.
I am. Don't worry about it. Right, let's go, then.
What do you mean, "Is that it?" They've cut the phone line!
Humanity survived a fair few years without the internet, Abi.
I think we'll be all right.
Well, that is easy for you to say, because you do not have work to do!
All right, well, just go find an internet cafe, then.
Oh, with what money, Lauren?!
Abi! She all right?
Ugh, not again.
Oi! Listen, I told you, we're not interested.
Do you think we can discuss this in private?
Why, you got something you want to hide?
Sorry, mate, I didn't realised you worked here.
Look, young lady, these cars are just sitting here...
What is that? 1,500 quid.
I buy the cars now, for cash, I sell 'em on from here.
And what I make, I keep. Yeah?
Why don't you count it? Make sure it's all there.
'Hi, this is Joey. Sorry I can't get to the phone right now.
'If you leave me a message I'll get back to you. Bye.'
Right. Here y'are. The rest of the paperwork. Right.
Look, David, she really does need this money, you know. Yeah.
He's going to steal all your trade.
He's going to take those cars
and he's going to sell 'em for twice as much.
I'll just take the risk, won't I?
Can't believe you're actually going to trust him.
What do you expect me to do, Peter?
Kirsty's going nuts, my mum ain't here.
Without my dad, I'm pretty much the only one keeping it all together.
So I don't need you on my shoulder telling me what to do, all right?
You got any better ideas?
Have you got a grand and a half you can give to me?
What if your dad wasn't in prison?
Well, he is, isn't he?
Just stall David. All right? Just give me one hour.
Do we have a deal or not?
I don't know.
What're you doing? Put those... Hey!
AJ, stop him!
Hit the dirt!
Call the police.
Yeah, police, please. I'd like to report a...
Burglary. Burglary... Bank statements.
..on George Street, Walford. E20.
Thank you. I knew something like this was going to happen.
Those bins should've been collected weeks ago.
I started a petition but... I saw that!
Did you sign it?
Mm... What a surprise.
I will, I promise.
It won't get you a date, though.
Oh, yeah? Will you can... Yeah, I'm still here.
Yeah. OK. Are you coming?
OK. They're coming.
Right. I'm here. What's going on?
Is this really necessary?
We need to wait for Denise first.
I'm losing valuable lunch time.
Yeah, well, it's important. It's about Dad.
Well, then, tell me now!
Dad didn't see Max mess with the brakes.
OK? He's been lying to the police.
I was in bed, I think.
But Max is in prison.
Yeah, I know.
And I never wanted it to go that far, Lucy.
But Carl was threatening me. OK? And one thing just led to another...
I wanted to protect you all but it all just spiralled out of control...
But, Lauren... That whole family...
Don't worry, OK? He's not going to go through with it.
We just wanted to let you and Denise know before we go to the police.
And then what? Cos I'm pretty sure that's a crime, isn't it?
Lying to the police?
Yeah, it is.
There's a chance I could get charged.
And what about Carl?
We'll handle Carl.
You? What did Carl say?
He said he was going to kill me.
Then why are we going to the police?
Because I don't want to go back to what it was like when you were gone.
It's not going to be like that.
OK? It's going to be fine. Dad'll be fine.
We'll go to the police, we'll tell them what Carl's been doing,
we'll explain to them... Explain?!
People are going to know that Dad has lied,
and put Max in prison.
Everyone is just going to think that we are scum.
And you don't know what's going to happen to him.
You don't if he's going to go to prison or get done by Carl.
You got a better idea?
So you want Dad to just stand up in court and lie?
I thought Lauren was your mate, anyway!
Family comes first.
Have you seen what she's been going through lately?
It is them or us.
And I choose us.
So, who do you choose?
So, what's the crisis?
It is about me living here, isn't it?
You couldn't even look at me this morning.
Well, do you know what? I'm sorry, but this is me.
I've done my best to fit in... Look, it's not you.
You know, she keeps stealing my stuff.
And...she took money from Dad's wallet.
Yeah. I mean, we've been as patient as we can with her...
but we just thought she might listen to you.
So this isn't about me?
Of course not. No.
Me and Peter were arguing this morning cos he...
He thought I was a soft touch...
Well, that's true, innit?
So, I was... Well, we were thinking, maybe...
would you have a word with her?
Well, sure. I can give it a go.
One more thing off my mind.
Oh, come on. This ain't happening.
No, no, it's all right. Give me one second, yeah?
Babe, it's been over an hour. They're going to walk.
I'm no miracle worker. She might throw it back in my face.
Yeah, but at least we can say we tried though, eh? Yeah.
See you in a bit.
Everybody's lying to her.
She really is part of the family now, ain't she?
She can never find out the truth. OK? Never.
Don't worry, Dad. You can trust us.
I let you off earlier - things round here needed cheering up.
But I catch you bunking off school again,
I will drag you down there myself. Comprende?
I thought Janine only gave us enough for the cars.
There's always a little to skim off the top, Liam.
There you go.
But I ain't done nothing.
Getting her to count the money - that was clever.
Well, yeah, it's like that advert, ain't it?
You send them your gold and they send you cash.
If you don't think it's enough, you just send it back.
Problem is, they know once the money's in your hand...
You can't let it go.
Tell me you ain't been sitting here all day, Whit?
I've been waiting to hear back.
The meeting's got to be over by now.
It'll be all right.
You've changed your tune, ain't ya?
Kids, down here now! Quickly. Here you are, Whit.
I know it's not much, but it's a start...
I thought, if I'm in charge, this place is going to go to pot.
But if you are, we stand a chance.
We'll have a slap-up meal to celebrate. You trust me with that?
Yeah. How was school?
Rubbish. Rubbish. Oh, well, that's a shame,
because I guess you won't want to nip down the chippie for me.
No! I want to! I want to!
Please! We'll go right now.
Can I have mushy peas, can I have mushy peas?!
You can have mushy peas, you can have curry sauce,
you can have curly fries!
See? Who needs Nana Carol?
Take your coat off. Why?
Cos I'm doing it.
But she's expecting me.
I'm doing it.
We're in this together. You're going to have to tell me what you're doing.
I'm going to dose her.
I'm going to slip a couple of these into her drink.
You're drugging her. Yeah, I am.
I'm drugging her.
Otherwise, she'll be calling you every five minutes.
What happens if that weasel Danny, and Billy the idiot -
what if they see you?
We need time to get to the airport.
And I'm not leaving without you, Alice.
But you can't go round there.
She's got that injunction, she'll call the police.
You know what Janine's like. This is the only way.
It's not, is it? What?
I'm going there. I'll do it.
No. No, no, no.
I just love you too much.
I love you, too.
Then you can understand why I can't ask you to do this.
Give me the pills. I'm going to do it.
Michael, I won't let you down.
I know you won't.
Yes, WE apprehended him because you're not collecting the bins.
He should be safely locked up in Walford police station by now.
The headlines are practically writing themselves, aren't they?
Yes, it was a threat.
No. No, listen to me.
All the bins had better be collected by tomorrow morning,
or else I'm going to go to the press. All right? Thank you.
Thank you for your help.
No problem. Buy me a drink...
So where is he?
You'll get to meet him very soon, actually.
We're moving to the Square.
Look forward to that.
AJ, that'll be a tenner for the nails.
One's got the powder.
The other one with the remaining pills,
which you put in her...
In her bedside table.
I don't get that bit.
So she thinks she took them herself.
send Monkey Boy a postcard when we land.
Ow! Oh, shut up, Billy, I didn't even touch it.
It's my metatarsal, ain't it?
If you mean stubbed toe, then, yeah.
Come on then, Kat, I want a drink now.
I sold three motors today.
Well done, you can get Billy one an' all.
Yeah? I ain't a charity case.
Yes, you are.
He reckons he's not in the match.
That's a shame, mate! You told Danny yet?
He's going to love it, ain't he?
He'll be devastated, mate. Won't be the same without you.
Hey, you all right? You want a drink, yeah?
No, I'm in a bit of a rush...
She'll have a G! I'll have a pint.
You'd better get Bill something an' all.
Come on then, stubby, what's your pleasure?
When did Tiff call you?
Yesterday, on the sly. Hm.
She was worried about you, that's all.
So what is all this with Dennis?
I didn't hit him. No, course you didn't.
He's got this graze on his arm and no-one believes me. I doubt that.
No, serious, they're having a meeting right now...
They've got to decide whether they're going to sack me or not
and then next week I've got to make a statement to the police!
I'm sorry I wasn't here, love.
It's all right.
Tell you what, David's been good.
Gave me this.
Like money solves everything.
No, it's not that.
Think I might have been a little bit harsh.
Might have got him wrong.
I think you should give him a chance.
Peter, can you call me back now, please?!
Least we can pay off that fine now!
We still owe ?10,000 in Dad's legal fees!
Do you not think I don't know that, Abi?!
How do you expect us to get that money, Lauren,
if you're just giving the cars away!? Please, girls...!
You're doing my head in.
Oh, now what?
What've you done?
This is my favourite.
Max refused to see me.
Oh, so you thought you'd smash up my picture?!
I said it was an accident! Can you just stop fighting
and having a go for, like, one second, please?!
It's like you're seriously trying to make everything as hard as possible.
That's rich coming from you!
POP MUSIC PLAYS
When I say run, you...come...running.
What, you want a pain-killing injection?
Like the proper footballers have?
I am proper! KAT CHUCKLES
I got to try something, ain't I? I don't want to miss the game.
Yeah, but, I mean, you've got to think of the long-term implications
of what you're doing, Bill.
I mean, you could lose your foot! Joey...
It's worth it. It's football.
Man, you've stubbed your toe! Play through the pain.
Joey, I need to go.
Eh? Why? You just got here! Yeah, I said I couldn't stay.
Can I just quickly get you a drink? What are you hiding?
A man. Definitely a man.
You ain't carrying on with Michael, are you?
For the last time, OK, I am NOT seeing Michael!
I just came in to have a quick drink, OK?! That's all.
So, Denise is going to tell me off and I should just take it?
Right. To make her feel more part of the family?
Yeah, it kind of makes sense.
Financial sense maybe.
The worst thing is, that's not even as low as you get, is it?
Peter, we're in this together now, yeah?
Yeah, exactly how you wanted it.
What have you done with her?
Is she here? She not at yours? Obviously not.
Joey... Something is not right there.
She smells gossip...
Do you ever think about Dad?
Uh, Alice, do you really think now is the time?
Seriously, do you?
Yeah. I do, yeah, sometimes...
Are you all right, Al?
You forgot your bottle.
CAR HORN BEEPS
There you are!
Sorry, Joey cornered me at the Vic.
I brought wine. Fortunately, so did I, come in.
Look, I'm sorry for losing it.
That's all right.
Nan can be a bit of a handful.
I bet we can all be a handful.
You're doing an amazing job.
Getting all that money.
It's just what we needed.
Max would be so proud.
I just wish that I could see an end in sight, you know?
Is he actually serious?
Come with me.
Is it a boy?
Oh, please. OK, then...
What, like, becoming a woman?
It's a very complicated time.
LAUREN: Are you serious?
You act like you can help, and then you just disappear
and you're not even going to answer my calls and explain why?
Let's talk upstairs.
Are you trying to mess with my head or something?
You can't just come in here shouting the odds.
I'm not trying to mess with your head!
You are going to tell me what is going on! All right?
I thought I could persuade him not to testify but...
Don't talk to me.
Right, can I go, then?
Oh, no, we're not done yet.
Let's go for a walk.
What have you said to her?
I told her things would be all right.
Shouldn't you be worried about what Cindy might be saying?
She knows she didn't get the best deal - she's just trying to keep afloat, you know?
She doesn't need us having a go.
Yeah, but selling all the cars for that...
That's what happens when people know you're vulnerable.
And if we fight, we get more vulnerable.
Yeah, I guess but...
was I really that bad?
try and help out a bit.
Now, I'll get the pasta and you get the veg.
Hey, can I get you something?
Yeah, have you got anything that's, um...
damaged? Or stuff that could be discounted?
what you having? For dinner? Er, pasta.
You're going to need one of these...
a nice, dodgy courgette.
how about some of these squished tomatoes?
And maybe...I know, top it all off...
how about a nice, dicky aubergine?
Here you are.
Peter, these don't look bad. Just take them.
What, seriously? Yeah.
It's all right.
I'll see you later.
Still nothing from that meeting.
They probably have to write it all up in a report first, love.
You just concentrate on what you're going to say to the police.
DOOR OPENS It's all I can think about! I know.
Liam's back. I know, I just heard him thunder up the stairs.
Which means we can go to the pub. Come on, my shout.
David, enough of the routine.
I want to hear about your travels, in Birmingham.
You can invite Do-daad.
Masood, and he hasn't come back.
Hasn't he? No, he's staying a bit longer with Syed. Oh.
Well, either way, some of us could do with a distraction.
You coming? Come on.
Going out, Liam, won't be long.
Don't use the gas.
Look after the two of them, will you?
We need to invite the staff.
So Lucy, Danny, Billy...
The cleaners? You'll be inviting the Mitchells next!
No. Carol, David, Morgan, Tiffany, Liam...
Oh, I know! Kim and Patrick...
We can put the Brannings on the "maybe" list.
All of them.
It's so weird.
It's really weird to think
that I'm never going to be 20-something again.
that's it, chapter over, you know.
And a new one begins.
Yeah. I just kind of wish I'd appreciated them more.
Anything you would have done differently? Loads.
Wouldn't have got married so often for a start. How many times?
My first husband Barry - he was well into his 40s.
I can remember thinking he was like some pre-human ancestor thing.
You got a picture?
SHE CLEARS THROAT
Now, where is he?
Tell me about it.
What happened? Oh...
Oh, I'm so sorry!
No, there was nothing any of us could have done.
He really loved me.
Michael loved you.
Michael loves Scarlett and no-one else, not even himself.
And you want to take her away and change her name?
He deserves it.
And I think it'll be quite liberating.
You must feel something for him.
Yeah, I just really hate him more than anything.
Want some more wine?
I'm just going to go to the loo. OK.
I better get started, then.
No, no, no, I'll do it.
You just sit.
I'm really sorry...
It's all right.
What? What you got in your bag?
Make-up, hair brush, shampoo, why?
Nothing else in there?
A dress from the market.
Right, how much was it? A tenner.
Lauren's working two jobs
and you're throwing money around like there's no tomorrow.
It was a tenner!
We put 1,400 quid in this.
I never touched it. Course she didn't, Nan.
No harm in checking it, then.
Everything OK with Alice?
I don't know what you mean.
She's acting a bit edgy.
Nothing to do with you, I suppose?
Nice dress. Don't change the subject. Sorry.
Between you and me, I think her love for me
has taken on a renewed vigour.
you poor thing, all these girls falling at your feet.
A position I would ordinarily enjoy, Kathleen,
but I think there's a conflict of interest.
You see, she looks after my little girl.
What if she becomes...
jealous? Resentful? And all those things.
You'd be surprised, there's more to her than meets the eye.
Hmm. I don't know what she's capable of, you know.
Kirsty... Let her go.
Even if she didn't take it, what's she doing...
spending money tarting herself up
while we're begging for vegetables?
You haven't even asked who this dress is for.
Well, it ain't my style. Well, it ain't my size either. It's for Lauren, actually.
She's the only one holding it together while everyone else is complaining.
I got it out of MY money.
Just to make her feel better.
Really? Emotional blackmail.
What's she even doing in this house?
Max don't want her here.
Kirsty, it's well nice.
She's using you! She's family.
Yes, Nan, she's family.
And I love it, Kirsty, thank you.
Lucy thinks I don't count.
That's not true, is it?
You're new and everyone likes you.
How do you do it?
Well, I don't know.
I suppose I just try not to be too disruptive.
Keep the theft to a minimum.
I gave Ian his money back.
And Lucy can take her stuff back whenever.
She's just annoyed I haven't got anything for her to steal back.
Why don't you just get some stuff, then?
How? I'm not going to ask Ian, am I? Why not?
Every morning he wakes up hoping I'll have snuck off in the night.
That's why I hit his wallet.
Come on. Cindy, you don't think that, do you?
Come here, darling. I admit...
that Ian is not the easiest person...
to get stuff out of.
Especially after what you've done.
me, on the other hand...
Maybe we should invite the Mitchells.
What do you think?
Hey. Are you OK?
this arrived at ours today by accident.
We haven't even got to the B-list yet!
She keeps looking over. I don't care!
Do you want some sticky toffee pudding? Yeah?
Who does she think she is? Would you calm down?
Thanks for everything, David,
but I think I can take it from here. Hey! Carol! Carol!
You're eating early.
Well, you lot are drinking early.
Look, I've just come back and I've just found out about all this.
All this? It seems a bit silly, doesn't it?
Like something we could sort out ourselves?
You're not sweeping this under the carpet. David!
Sweeping...? Ladies... Oh, Walford's very own Casanova.
OK, we get it, Sharon.
You'd be a bad mother if you didn't believe your own son.
How very generous of you.
It's not his fault, is it? Kids learn behaviour.
Oh, yeah? And what have your kids learnt from you?
How to desert your family? Oi, a girl with your history
should know better. I beg your pardon?
Get off your high horse, Sharon.
You're slagging him off but there's three of us here
and three more at home. Oh, right, so it's a numbers game, is it?
Yeah, it certainly is! All right, so he's made mistakes
but he's here now trying to make up for them and you know what?
It feels good being a family again, all together.
Table seems awfully lonely, just the two of you.
Maybe it's got something to do with the way you treat people.
Come on, darling, we'll get pudding later.
So, I'm part of the family now, am I? No.
That's what you said!
Why are you grinning? You know what you've done?
You've gone and made things ten times worse for me!
DOOR OPENS CLOCK TICKS
I've been waiting in the pub for a call...
Did you do it?
You gave her the pills? All of them?
Yeah...is she sleepy?
She will be.
There you are! I was starting to get worried.
Well, we've had a nice...
long chat, haven't we, darling? That's good to hear.
And we've decided that...
what Cindy needs is a new wardrobe.
What? What's wrong with the one upstairs?
Of course, the stuff inside it, you know?
She's hardly got anything. So I thought that maybe we could go
and do a little bit of shopping at the weekend.
Yeah, all right, whatever.
I better get online, choose some outfits then!
I think I've just been had.
Oh, no, darling, I just think that, you know...
she just wants to feel like she's part of this family.
It's a bit like me, ain't it?
Yeah, well, I think you've cemented your place.
The Vic shuts at 11.
So we'll do it an hour after that.
So you want to leave Scarlett in there for five hours on her own?
No, no, no, that's excessive, you're right.
You can go in there, yeah? You go in there and wait with her?
OK, so what if Janine wakes up? She won't.
How can you be so sure? Cos the pills...
they put you to sleep.
Yeah, that's what one or two do.
You crushed up a lot more than that, didn't you, Michael?
There was hardly anything left in that bottle, that brand new bottle.
So how many pills?
Are you a pharmacist? No, are you?
Yeah, I am.
Please tell me you still dosed her, Alice? No, I didn't.
I asked you to do one thing!
Are you telling me that animal is still breathing?
You sent me there to murder her.
Yeah! And it was brilliant! It was brilliant!
Who cares if it's tonight or if it's for ever? Who cares?
It's Janine! Just details.
It's someone's life!
No! No, no, it's Scarlett's life!
It's Scarlett's life. Don't you understand?
And you've left her in there with that poisonous little woman!
She's her mother! Who cares?!
Scarlett's going to be manipulated now! Brainwashed!
Exactly as you've been doing to me!
Oh, how dare you?!
I love you.
Do you have any idea...?
You really don't get it, do you?
You don't have any idea how rare...
Just help me to understand
why I would put such faith in a wretch...
I'm waiting! You need to know your place, girl.
Because you are an acolyte.
YOU SERVE ME!
You love...? You talk of love?!
Your own father didn't love you!
Yes, he did. No, he didn't.
The day he died, he probably cried a cry of blessed relief.
"Hallelujah," he would have said.
"Cos I've rid myself of this pathetic and feeble progeny!"
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Whitney is chuffed when she is given extra responsibilities at work, but when she gets on the wrong side of a mischievous Dennis, he sets out to ruin her.
Alice is frustrated when Janine refuses to forgive her, so when an opportunity arises to get her back into Janine's good books she is quick to seize it.
David is pleased with himself when he comes up with an idea to make Tiffany happy and annoy Ian at the same time.
The pressure mounts for Ian when he receives his court summons, but will he be able to keep his cool?
David tries to reason with a stubborn Sharon when she makes outrageous accusations against Whitney, but just as Sharon begins to soften, Whitney wades in and loses her temper making the situation ten times worse.
Alice is panicked when Michael's latest scheme doesn't go to plan and she worries her cover will be blown. But little does Alice know, Michael's plans are far more devious than she could ever dream of.
Michael continues in his quest to bring down Janine and marvels at how easy it is to make Alice do exactly what he wants.
Peter is put in a predicament when he is forced to choose between saving his own family or the family of his close friend.
Worried about how she is going to pay the bills, Lauren is left with no other choice than to go into business with someone she doesn't trust.
David is extremely pleased with the way he has run the family in Bianca and Carol's absence, however he regrets his smugness when a familiar face returns.
As Michael puts the finishing touches on his carefully laid plan, Alice begins to have second thoughts. Will she go through with it?
When she comes under attack from Cora, Kirsty is astonished by the unlikely allies that take her side.
Lauren is devastated when someone offers Max a way out of prison and they quickly go back on their word.