A chance to catch up on the week's drama in Albert Square. Phil's stag do promises to be eventful as both Jay and Shirley have surprises in store for him.
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So, you going to tell me what this is about?
What what's about?
You hardly said a word last night.
You've been grunting your way through breakfast.
I know you, Phil.
Is this still about Jay and the robbery?
Talk of the devil.
I've just come for the rest of my stuff.
Look, stay until the wedding, yeah?
So, er, how's your mum? Newcastle?
Yeah, she's good. She's great. She loves it up there.
There's some job sheets on my desk.
Try and persuade Jay to stay for the wedding. Please.
If he wants to go...
Don't leave like this. Have a coffee.
Look, Phil's really upset about this.
I don't want it spoiling the wedding.
You'll make the boy late.
Is that what I'm doing? Spoiling the wedding?
Do you know what?
Coffee sounds nice.
KNOCK AT DOOR
Someone been on the happy pills?
Haven't you got a trifle to make?
Tell me, you and George Clooney's double aren't back on.
Come on, then - one of you speak.
Denny's going to be late for school.
I'm trying to help, here.
She can stay if she wants. I ain't got nothing to hide.
You've made him a coffee. You go on, we'll...
we'll be fine.
Right. Well, I'll be at Linda's.
Dean's coming over to discuss more wedding hairstyles.
How many does he think you need?
Spend whatever you want, yeah?
This day's going to be perfect.
And if he can't persuade you to stay, Jay, then...
-Well, text when you get there, yeah?
-Yeah. I will, yeah.
Denny! Come on. Let's go.
I told you - it was nothing.
You weren't changing sparkplugs.
It was just a one-off, that's all.
You're getting married in a few days.
Me and Shirley - we go way back, don't we?
Yeah, I was there, remember? I picked up the pieces.
I used to respect you.
I'm marrying Sharon. Yeah? Shirley was a mistake.
Look, my head was all over the place, yeah?
Because of Ben. You know, he's my boy, ain't he?
He said he didn't want to see me - and that put my head in a spin.
And that's why... that's why Shirley happened.
But it was...just stupid.
I mean, I nearly messed up with Sharon.
I messed up with you, didn't I?
The other week - you know, them things I said -
you didn't deserve that.
You're going to end up with no-one.
Maybe I should've told ya.
He asked you not to, didn't he?
You was just being a mate.
Well, I'm sorry.
Jay, Jay, Jay... you don't have to go. All right?
I'm getting married, ain't I? I need my family round me.
Roxy, Billy, Ben, and...
You've been like a son to me.
I promised Abi.
Just until the wedding. Please?
I mean, Billy's organising the stag do.
I need some backup here.
All right, I'll stay.
Hello. Yeah, it's me.
Listen, um, there's been a change of plan.
-Hey, Jay! Jay, c'mon!
Do you want a hand with that?
Nah - nah, I'm fine.
Tommy! You all right up there?
It's like a bomb's gone off.
Do you know how long they're staying?
-Not that we want to get rid of you.
Listen, your dad said... KNOCK AT DOOR
Mo, leave it, darling.
I ain't completely useless, Alfie.
-No, just does a good impression.
Mo, listen, it's probably not for us anyway.
Stop being so stubborn! I have got legs.
It's OK, I'll get it.
So Aleks said that he'll hold the pitch for Kat as long as she needs.
Ah, that's great. Thanks, Tam. Cheers, mate.
And you can work there till she gets back.
-Oh, I could kiss the man.
-Probably not necessary.
-Oh, well, I'll kiss you instead, then.
-It's for you.
Lovely. There you go.
What do you say?
It's not peeled.
It's all right. Come here.
-Can I play with Tramp after?
What, are you guys having breakfast already?
Yeah, he just made me a bacon sandwich.
Yeah, well, it's nice having 'em both here, innit?
That's not what you said about Jay.
Well, cos his house ain't just burnt down.
Plus he's running away with my daughter!
-Who's running away with your daughter?
-Abi, have you packed my work shoes?
-Why would I pack your work shoes?
-I don't know
but I need to get to work, like, now. Let me have a look.
Right, better make a move.
You all set for today?
Yeah, I've got someone coming to look at Alfie's Capri.
-All right, lovely. See you in a bit.
Right, I was thinking...
Er, Dad, we might as well get the train up.
Well, why don't we stay for the wedding?
You know, you did say last week.
What? You're staying, yeah?
Er - yeah. Yeah...
What so are you and Phil talking, then, or...?
Well, no, cos you're going to miss freshers, now.
Well, she's only going to miss a few days.
I mean, all people do is get drunk, so...
Yeah, them freshers ain't so fresh, are they, cuz?
Don't they just get tattoos at freshers?
Well, you know, trust me - you ain't getting a tattoo.
Oh, well, maybe you're right, Stacey. I will go up.
LILY: What's happening to Alfie?
-I can't believe this!
Mo, it's fine, just take Tommy to the nursery.
Just tell Kat what's happening, yeah?
Do you think he did it? Started the fire?
Alfie, I can look after the twins... if you want me to.
Stace, it's all right. It's OK.
ALEKS SPEAKS IN LATVIAN
He walked into that fire and he saved Kat's life.
Yeah. And sometimes, fires don't just start.
What have you done?
It was an accident.
-And you're an expert now, yeah?
-I tell you what she's done -
she went to the Old Bill and said Alfie started it.
You grassed Alfie up?
I told them to look into it.
Why? Kat nearly died.
Yeah, and if he had anything to do with it...
I need you back at the Vic.
And you are going to go back to the Old Bill
and you're going to tell 'em you were wrong.
Your Johnny walked into that fire.
What if he'd died?
Even for you, that's low.
That family's lost everything.
You want them to lose their dad as well, yeah?
Oh, Dot, please. Please? Look, just a few?
We could always... We could call it rent.
I hope we ain't outstaying our welcome, Roxy.
-She kicking us out already?
-It was a joke!
I am very grateful to you for taking us all in,
but it ain't no joke to be forbidden your own home.
I know, I know.
Sorry, couldn't find the nice mugs.
Ah. Yes, well, I reorganised the kitchen, Roxy.
I hope you don't mind, but I couldn't find nothing.
Thank you, Dot, that's very kind of you.
Now, this is very boring, OK.
Please, please! I said I'd do 'em last week and I forgot
and then I promised Sharon she could have 'em today.
Look, dirty washing don't do itself.
I'm late as it is.
Charlie can help you cos he's got the day off.
Haven't you, Charlie?
I'm supposed to be getting your whatchamacallits for your sofa!
Oh, blow them, you can get them another day.
No, Charlie'll help you,
-cos he's very good with his hands, Roxy.
In lieu of rent.
Just a joke.
Oh, that's gorgeous, Dean.
Yeah, that'd take ten years off you.
You saying there's ten to take?!
Well, it'd make you look 21.
Oh, too smooth, ain't he?
Going to look beautiful, ain't she?
Like a little princess.
Happily ever after.
You been on the vodka already?
So, Dean, you coming to the reception?
Don't think I'm invited.
You are now. Bring a plus one.
-Anyone I like?
Apart from your mother.
It's Phil's stag do tonight -
we should get out of here, head up West.
Let's just have a quiet one, eh?
Say thanks for the hen night.
-Just you and me at the Albert, yeah?
-Oh, I like that.
-I'm not so keen on that, Linda.
I thought Stacey was coming.
She was going to. But...
What is it? Is it the twins?
Is it Tommy?
Well? What happened?
They just wanted to ask a few questions.
What I think caused the fire.
Whether I smoked. Did I have insurance.
Where I was.
They think you started it?
Why would you even...?
You were at a poker game. It was an electrical fault!
The thing is - Tosh made a statement.
What, Tina's girlfriend?
I don't know...
I guess she thought me and Kat needed the money, so...
-burn the house down, you know?
-So she just went mouthing off
and the police have called you in based on a bit of gossip?
No, they hear this sort of thing all the time.
They've just got to...
-follow up on everything.
-I'll kill her.
It's important that we go and see Kat, all right?
-Like you'd burn your own house down!
They're out getting tyres.
Got your stag do later.
I ain't in the mood.
Who's organising it?
I wouldn't be in the mood, either.
Jay saw me and you...
the other night, in here.
I'll have a word with him.
It's all right, he ain't going to open his mouth -
-I told him it was just a one-off.
-Then you're a liar.
We've got to be patient.
I'll have a word with Billy.
Make sure it's a night you remember.
-You look bored.
-I don't look bored!
-Just your face, then.
-Maybe I like making favours.
Did you make all these yourself?
Yeah, with a little bit of help.
Lovely, aren't they?
You know there's stuff like this on the market -
I could've gotten them for free.
But these are handcrafted.
I hope they notice.
Yeah, but trust me, one bite of these...
Listen, about the wedding. I don't think I can make it.
Uh, I'm just going to...
No, no, no. You're going to stay there.
Aleks, I'm not having this conversation right now, OK?
It's just going to be the same conversation later.
Something came up.
Why don't I get you another tea?
I don't want another tea, Nan!
Ain't you heard of phones?
It's all clear.
Well, they want to do further investigations.
They think that he burnt the house down.
How could they think that you burnt the house down?
That Tosh called them, and cos she's a firefighter...
-I'm going to swing for her!
-Kat, no-one's swinging for anybody.
They don't... They don't think it was me, all right?
They just want to investigate whether someone...
They think it was one of us?
Don't they realise we've lost everything?
No, no, no, they just want to talk...
They just want to talk to everyone who lived in the house.
They don't actually think it is one of us.
They think it was someone else?
They think someone's out to get us?
No. Kat, they're just... They're following a line of inquiry.
Now the police doubt us, the insurance ain't going to pay out.
-No, the insurance - they won't know...
-Course they will.
They'd worm their way out of anything.
You don't know who else that gobby cow has been speaking to.
Just wait till I see her.
Stace, you're not talking to nobody, all right?
You can't just take this, Alfie!
I don't want any more trouble.
I just want to focus on, you know, the kids
and finding somewhere to live.
Yeah, I know...
And getting you out of here, OK?
That's all that matters right now, OK?
You all right?
Yeah, just got back from work.
Listen, Sharon's invited me to her wedding reception.
-Told me to bring a plus one.
Nadine's just sorting her outfit out now.
Oh. You're bringing Nadine?
Never seen someone so keen.
It's not like I have anyone else to invite...
Me and you?
If you're not busy.
Well, I mean, I don't think so.
No, yeah...I would love to come... with you...
to a wedding, as your plus one.
Does that mean...
Like, officially official?
That is super cute.
Listen, pop into the salon later on.
I want to try something out with your hair.
What's wrong with my hair?!
Want to look good for the photos, don't we?
-So is that it? Four of us?
-Innit, man? That's dead.
You can't have a stag with no stags.
Phil don't really do mates, does he?
No, it's you, you don't do parties. This is a shambles!
Oi, it ain't my fault the poker boys bailed on me!
Fatboy, Masood - hmm?
No-one's going to be there. Might as well cancel.
Turn down free booze at the Vic?!
Well, half the Square by the look of it.
-Yeah, and we ain't got free booze.
-Well, you have now.
Well, we're sorting it.
Yeah, and as best man, I feel quite strongly...
Look, you couldn't organise a picnic in a pork pie factory.
Look, ring round the market, I'll put on some free grub,
couple of rounds of drinks - might even get some entertainment.
Surprise the groom.
Why you doing this?
He's going to be spending the rest of his life with Sharon.
He deserves one good night.
Why's she so bothered all of a sudden?
I don't know, man, I just heard, "Blah, blah, blah - free booze."
Well, tonight, she ain't the only one with a surprise for him.
I'm writing it's ripped. If it's damaged inside...
Oi! Mine, I think you'll find.
SHARON: Think we've got everything sorted, Linda.
-Oh, no, you know what we've forgotten!
Here you go.
Ahh, bless. Has Amy been helping you?
No, it's all my own work, actually.
-Oh, yeah, really lovely.
So, what's next?
-Well, I think that's it from your list.
-You can't have done everything.
Oh, she's made me matron of honour.
Well, she gave me such a good hen do, I couldn't really not ask her.
And, well, what with Michelle not making it...
No, wow! Matron of honour.
Well, you're still a bridesmaid.
-A very important bridesmaid.
Thanks for everything. I just think we can manage from here.
No, no! Do you know what? It's fine, cos then I can just relax.
I can drink. I can enjoy the wedding, so...
-Look, we're going for a drink later.
-If you want to join us...
-No, thanks, you're all right.
There she goes.
Yeah, bit of a steal.
I didn't think we'd shift it at all, to be honest.
It's the end of an era now, ain't it?
That'll buy you a few more dinners
and some bits for the kids until the insurance money comes in.
-Look at her.
She's the next thing on my list.
No, Stacey! Oh...
Do us a beer. I've been on drills all morning.
Come back for some more, have you?
I'm dealing with it.
I'm an "it" now, am I?
Oi! You want to keep it muzzled.
Someone got a problem?
Have they charged him?
-No. Cos he ain't done nothing!
-Course he ain't.
We've got four kids who ain't sleeping. No house, no stuff.
We've lost everything - and what do you do?
-Go mouthing off to the police.
Let's just calm down, all right?
-Oh, what, you on their side and all?
-No. I'm on your side.
Stace, I've already told you...
We all are.
Even Tina thinks she's bang out of order.
I want her to say you ain't done nothing
and she's sorry for causing trouble!
I hope you like waiting.
Kat's lying in hospital covered in burns
and you're pointing fingers?
-I see it all the time.
-Didn't you hear what he just said?
Nice insurance claim, not enough evidence.
-Don't you think you've made your point?
-Why are you doing this?
Cos me and my colleagues put our lives on the line every day.
So if I think there's a chance - just a chance -
-someone started it...
-He didn't! Tell her!
I've already spoken to the police.
I said I want you to apologise.
And I'm still waiting.
I was just doing my job.
If you've got nothing to hide, then you'll be fine.
You don't make this easy, do you?
Thanks for the support(!)
She had it coming, the lying cow.
You couldn't leave it, could you, eh?
Well, I ain't having people talking about my family like that.
I'm not going to have you arguing while Kat's lying in hospital!
-Now you're going to get everyone talking.
-It's only gossip! It'll go.
Why don't you just leave it, yeah?
It's not really like I know them.
I mean, I've been to dinner once...
"Something has come up" -
if you don't want to go to the wedding, then don't.
-Sharon won't mind.
-Sharon won't even notice.
What's happened there, then?
Well, other than my boyfriend deciding to bail on me...
What's this bit about Sharon not noticing?
I make Sharon her TACKY WEDDING FAVOURS...
-She goes and makes Linda the matron of honour.
And don't tell me it's her wedding, all right?
Cos I know it's her wedding
and if she wants to go all bridezilla on me...
See, should've got the cheap ones from the market after all.
-Thought you had the night shift?
-Just dropping these back first.
Exactly the same as before.
Just got to add the nicotine yellow, now.
Oh, you're really funny(!)
DOOR OPENS Ow.
I know you said no-one...
All right. Shabs, can you just give me five minutes, sweetheart?
I'm...sure I can find somewhere to sit in the other room.
Listen, I'm sorry about the floor show earlier.
I'll get Tina to have a word with Tosh.
Oh, what's the point?
Just cos the police ain't charged me
don't mean they're going to drop it.
They ain't got nothing.
They know about the snout in the bin, all right?
It's just a matter of time.
You have to make the claim.
Kat's probably going to get scarred for life, you know?
-And I get a pay out, yeah?
-I know, I know.
But if you don't make the claim - the Old Bill's going to be on you.
People are going to start talking.
Yeah, like they're not already?
She deserves, and she expects you to get every single penny you can get.
Mick, Mick, Mick... I know.
What, you think the money's going to make it better?
How else you going to feed your kids?
All right? You've lost everything.
You've got nothing left.
You know, this morning, when I was...
when I was talking to the Old Bill, they were asking...
It's done. So...
..just put it to bed.
So are there going to be strippers there, or...?
-What goes on on a stag...
-..stays on a stag.
Come on, don't be a jealous girlfriend, you know, cuz!
I'm only asking!
Five minutes. I'll call you back.
Ooh, who's that?
Just sorting out Phil's wedding present.
Right, how do I look?
-Yeah, them stripper girls are going to love you, boy!
Oh, look! You styled him up! Cute, ain't he?
-Right, well, I'm off cos I want to see Lola before I go.
Yeah, I want to see how Lexi is.
Well, Lexi's fine. Lola rang.
I know but - she's going to miss her Uncle Jay, ain't she?
She's still got her Uncle Dexter, so...
It ain't the same, is it?
Well, we can Skype. When we go.
I know, but I've always been there, ain't I?
Hold on, what you trying to say? That I ain't?
I was there before she was born, looking out for her.
Looking out for her mum, more like.
You just can't handle it that she knocked you back.
Bruv, I don't even remember that. What you talking about?
I bet you two any money that he puts the moves on her when I'm gone.
Ain't Abi supposed to be the jealous one here?
And Lola's a free girl, bruv.
I can do whatever I want. She just broke up with Peter, so...
So...what have you got Phil, then?
Well, can't tell you, can I?
Bruv, you weren't even going to be there.
-Phil's been like a dad to me.
-What, like you have to Lexi?
So, I wanted to say a proper goodbye before we go.
So, I got him something special. Right, I'm off.
See yous later.
Jay's staying for the wedding.
Oh, well done.
All something and nothing, I bet, huh?
You look great.
That is why you're marrying me.
Right, I'm going to drop Denny off at Dot's.
Don't you do anything I wouldn't, OK?
See you later.
No, Jeff, on my life, I swear to God.
Is this too much?
How about me and you popping right back up them stairs, right now?
She doesn't want your mucky fingers all over it.
Oh, yeah, go on, leave me to the stags.
I am so late!
-See you later.
This your little surprise, then?
No, it's Shirley's.
Have you seen my house? I came here for some peace.
Yeah, well, you ain't getting none of that tonight!
-Come on, over here.
-Phil's stag. Just my thing(!)
Oh, come on, Tam. We need the numbers, man.
She's going to get cold.
No, she ain't. Not with the Dexter to warm it up.
Ain't that right, girl?
-In your dreams.
I thought I'd give you a little stag party of your own.
Mm-hm. It's just a plus one.
Yeah, but to a wedding!
It's not like it's our wedding.
Yeah, but it's going to be so good!
I mean, you and him. Me and Jay.
It'll give her a chance to play gooseberry one last time
before you drag him off to Bolton.
Why is everybody making out that I'm stealing him from her?
He's my boyfriend!
Jay does really want to go to Bolton, doesn't he?
I was teasing you.
It's like you said, he's your boyfriend.
He's got nothing keeping him here anyway, has he?
Yeah, but what he said earlier...
He loves you. He's going with you.
Just a little later than planned, that's all.
Right, see you later.
Stace, don't worry about Alfie.
He's just stressed out. He don't mean any of that.
At least Mick's on my side.
Right, you do know Mick and Linda are pretty tight, don't ya?
-Well, it's just, I know what you're like, Stace.
You having a laugh?
No. I know you, don't I?
I ain't interested in Mick!
Yeah, right. You sound pretty defensive.
And even if I did, it's none of your business!
All right, fair enough.
I knew this would happen, me and you working together.
Well, I just called it wrong, didn't I?
No, Max. This is you. This is what you do.
I ain't going to say sorry for caring about you, am I?
You haven't moved on at all!
The boys will be wondering where I am.
I think they'll have other things on their mind.
I can't let you get married without giving you a present, can I?
-DOOR OPENS JAY:
I'm not really in the mood, mate.
Well, it's your stag! You have to be there.
All right. I'll catch you up in a bit. You go on.
-I ain't going without you.
-No-one's going to notice, Jay.
I thought you said the Vic.
I told you, Jay - no funny business.
Will you just shut up for a minute?
If anybody tries tying me to a lamppost or anything,
they'll be sorry.
What're we doing here?
This is stupid.
All right, Dad.
Say something, then.
Just leave us, Jay.
HE PUTS KEYS ON THE TABLE
So, where you been?
-Jay said that, er, you was in a hostel.
Been checking up on me?
I even had to hear from Ritchie that you'd got out!
Gonna come pick me up, was you? Bring me some flowers?
..how're you doing?
I'm signing on.
And robbing shops with Jay.
So how was it...
..when you was inside?
It's funny how people treat you differently...
..when you've killed someone.
I wanted to visit. I mean, I know you told me where to go...
And what would YOU have done?
I didn't want no-one.
Apart from Jay.
I'm sorry. What I said...
I've had a lot of time to think.
That boy that told you where to go...
..told you not to visit...
That boy's gone.
Then, why didn't you come back before?
I just said.
I ain't a kid no more.
time for a new start.
So why you back now, then?
-'Bet you never thought'
we'd be sat here a few days before your wedding.
Well, me and Phil have certainly had our ups and downs.
-That's one way of putting it.
But I love him. And I'm finally gonna marry him.
This time next week, I'm gonna be on honeymoon,
and nothing is going to spoil it.
Oi! Shoulder pads!
Oh, Sharon, just ignore her.
Nice boots...for a hooker.
I could've swore I heard an alley cat screeching.
We were just talking about my wedding.
Oh, good. Cos I've got a few ideas.
Oh great, now she's coming.
I ain't afraid of Shirley Carter.
You think, just cos I killed Hev, I'm gonna do something to Shirley?
You said yourself, people treat you
-differently now, don't they?
-Is that who you think I am?!
So what did you mean, eh?
When you said you'd come back for Shirley?
I know, Dad.
You and her.
Jay told me everything.
Yeah, well, Jay's got it wrong.
Two of you. Little secret sessions in here.
-Who said romance was dead, eh?
-It wasn't like that.
Wasn't, or still isn't?
What Jay thought he saw...
Stop lying! Before I lose my last bit of respect.
It was just messing around.
Nah. You two...
That ain't never just messing around.
So that's why you've come back - because Jay told you?
-I heard there was a wedding.
I didn't know where you were, did I?
I left you a voicemail message.
If I'd had an address, I'd have invited you.
Well...I'm here now, ain't I?
What, are you here to tell Sharon? Are you threatening me?
I ain't here to tell Sharon anything.
I'm here to tell YOU.
You're marrying the wrong one, Dad.
I think you forgot to get me a glass.
That's cos tramps always swig from the bottle.
I've only come to toast the bride.
Just leave it, Shirley.
On a big long fork, in front of a roaring fire.
Always a bridesmaid. Oh, never were, were you?
Ah, well, some of us don't look good in meringues.
And some of us wouldn't look good in anything short of a coffin.
Are you upset you're not invited?
To Sharon's wedding? Nah, another one will come along soon.
Single at her age. Shame, isn't it?
-Least I'm not desperate.
-Oh, is that the best you can do?
Did you get your hair done earlier? Or are you gonna have it
the same as when you married his brother?
If you can't say anything nice, don't...
You know, it must really hurt, huh?
Seeing me, Phil, my own business.
-Yeah, I saw the knee pads you wore to get it.
-I told you, leave it.
It's funny, isn't it?
Sometimes in life, you don't get what you want.
You see, Phil's made his choice, Shirley. And guess what?
It ain't you.
But he keeps coming back.
Not this time.
My man. My wedding.
Sounds like it's going to be quite a day.
That's enough now.
To the virgin bride.
Oh, Linda, I'm so sorry, babe.
Do you know what this cost?
-You've hardly met Sharon.
-Once was enough.
That don't mean you know her.
-Mum couldn't stick her.
-Yeah, well, Mum had reason to, didn't she?
Gran hated her.
You quit the bottle, you quit the crack.
-But you can't quit Shirley.
-Is that right?
One minute she knocks you down, leaves you a mess.
And you want me to...what?
And the next, she's the only one who can pick you up again.
I've seen it. I've been there.
Every single time.
You love Shirley, Dad.
You always have done, and you always will do.
You're the only one too stubborn to see it.
So you care about my happiness now, do you?
You ain't gonna get another chance at this.
Well, you'd better stick around for the wedding, then.
DANCE MUSIC PLAYS
-I take it you two had another row?
-What is it this time?
-Does it matter?
I went against the family. Again.
You really need to break out of that habit.
Should you be...?
I lost the baby.
Everything I wanted for us.
I'm so sorry.
How did Tina take it?
She was as gutted as me.
-You can always try again.
-Nah. Can't afford it.
Not for months.
Come on. Let's go to the Vic and sort this out, eh?
-Nah, I'm not in the mood.
-You need to talk to her.
She don't listen to anyone but her precious family.
Fine. Then I'll talk to her for you.
Go on, get up there, get up there, get up there...
Oh, leave it out! What, you setting this up?
Anyway, by this point, right, I'm half-naked...
Not an image anyone wants.
Lee, come and listen to Billy's stag.
No, no, no, this was the morning after.
I'm due in the church in an hour.
And then this dog jumps up, right, rips my boxer shorts off me...
You're making this up!
I'm not, I ended up in the nick.
Had to walk home dressed in a compost bag.
-Which you then got married in(?)
-No, I didn't!
Oi. THAT was a stag do, mate!
Where's Phil, then?
He's on his way.
She's not happy with you.
Well, I ain't happy with her right now.
Anyway, since when did you become her best mate?
Everyone deserves a break, Tina.
And I'm on mine right now.
Remind me, what's the point of a stag do when the stag's not here?
-Here he is!
Kept you at home doing all the dishes, did she?
-Who's the boy?
-Phil's son. Ben.
What? What, the one who, er...?
The one who killed Hev. Yeah.
You can't go in there.
It's my name above that door an' all, you know.
They've...they've got strippers.
-I'm a big girl, Mick.
-You ain't seen the state of 'em.
I can handle a couple of stags.
It's Phil's stag do. Just let him enjoy it.
Is that Phil's Ben? You know, the one that was in...?
I know you said you had a surprise, but...
Right, boys, what're we having?
Got a hug for your uncle?
I'm, uh...really sorry.
I was gutted when I found out.
Just don't seem real, you know.
I think about her all the time.
You holding up?
Good days and bad days.
How do you think?
I'm going to go and see him.
He's in the States. Seeing Michelle.
Look, I'm sorry. I should have called...
We'll catch up later, yeah?
-We ain't met.
-This is the new guv'nor - Mick.
Mick Carter. Shirley's brother.
Look at you, all grown up.
Get you a drink, Billy?
No. I'm all right, thanks.
Yeah, she's good.
Don't need anything from you, though.
That ain't why I'm back, Bill.
TALK RADIO IS ON
I'm gonna find a new job.
Max, it was never gonna work.
And I am gonna move out. I'm gonna find somewhere with Alfie.
You don't have to do that.
We both know I do.
If Linda comes in, I ain't home.
What have you done?
Nothing. Just had a drink with her and Sharon.
You hate Sharon.
All right, maybe you're right.
Maybe I am a bit jealous.
I don't feel like that about you. Not any more.
-You need to move on, Max.
I thought I had.
You know, I tried, Stace. I tried pushing you out my mind.
You know, after that Christmas, when you went on the run...
I told you what I felt about you.
That I loved you.
And then, all of a sudden, here you are. Back again.
It's just hard, Stace, you know, just seeing you again.
-It weren't like that.
-And you handed yourself in, and...
..you'd gone again.
I got a bit lost, to be honest.
Did some stupid things.
We all do that.
We all do things that we regret.
And then out of the blue, I met someone.
Stacey! Lily's calling you!
All right, I'm coming.
-Get us another one in, Jay.
-Oh, yeah, righto.
All right, mate, two secs.
What's your problem?!
-You'd better go.
-Don't do this.
-You are not wanted here.
-I'm on your side.
-Were you on my side the night you murdered Hev?
I'm sorry, all right, for what happened. I'm really, really sorry.
I am not interested!
Now, walk out that door
and go crawl back under whatever stone you came from.
-I've done my time, all right?
-You will never, NEVER do your time.
Not this year, not next year. Never!
I went back inside, I kept my head down, all right?
Brought Hev back, did it? Make everything OK?
-You've forgiven Jay!
-Because he's not the one that bashed her head in!
It wasn't like that!
I came back...to help you.
-To tell Dad... Him and Sharon, it's all wrong.
-I'm on your side here!
You're on nobody's side but your own. Like you've always been.
I ain't gonna keep paying for one stupid mistake!
You don't get to do this to me, all right?
A mistake?! That mistake happened to my best mate.
You think I don't think of that every single day?
And I hope she haunts you for the rest of your stupid, pathetic life.
Leave it, leave it.
That's enough, that's enough, all right?
Don't you touch my boy. Do you hear me?!
-Your boy's going.
-Just leave him, all right? I deserve it.
Do yourself a favour, and get out of the boozer.
I'll come with you. All right?
You all right, Shirl?
She'd got all tangled in her covers and wouldn't go back to sleep.
So who's this woman?
Is it serious?
Well, yeah, it was. Well, I thought it was.
Didn't quite work out how I hoped.
Has she got a name?
How did you meet?
It's not important.
I meant what I said, about moving out and getting a new job.
Yeah, I know.
I'll be gone first thing tomorrow.
Max, you need to move on.
If she meant something to you - if she still does, then...
Then maybe it ain't too late.
I'm gonna go to the car lot and grab my stuff.
-Will you just keep an eye on Lily?
Uh, Em, it's only me.
I was just...calling to say I miss you.
-I'm all right.
-I'll just be...
Seeing him again...
..brought it all back like it was yesterday.
Why didn't Phil tell me?!
Seeing her lying...
Lying there again.
And I saw it all.
She was lying there.
And I kept thinking, you know, she's gonna say something.
I knew she couldn't, but I kept thinking...
You probably hardly remember her.
She's not the type of person you forget.
She loved cheese.
Half the time, she dressed like she was from the '80s, and the other half
of the time, looked like she'd got dressed in the dark.
And I treated her like dirt.
She knew...that you didn't mean it.
She knew that you were always there for her.
Everything good in my life...
Everyone I love...
They just go.
(There you go, mate.)
You didn't have to leave too.
-I hate stags anyway.
I'll talk to Shirley, sort it out.
-And how are you gonna do that?
I just want you to know, you're welcome here.
You know that, don't you?
You won't believe what Shirley's done this evening.
It changed him - the first time he went inside.
He was just a little boy.
-What's going on?
He said that first time...
the other boys...
Regardless of what happened to him inside...
it doesn't make it right that he killed your friend.
Thank you, Dean.
It feels good talking to you.
-I don't want him staying in this house.
-I'm not throwing my son out.
-Not with Denny here.
-What do you think he's gonna do to him?
-He killed a woman.
-And he's done his time, ain't he?
It's not about doing time, is it?
Have you got any idea what it did to him, eh?
What a mess he was in? And he still is.
Look, I know that, but I've got Denny to think about.
You couldn't have been happier, when Ben got out and didn't get in touch.
-I wasn't happy, I just said...
-You said it was for the best!
You were wrong then and you're wrong now.
-We're getting married.
-This ain't gonna change that.
-Don't my opinion count?
-He's a good kid.
I do not want that boy living in this house!
-She didn't mean it.
-I never should've come back.
Wait, wait, wait.
Look, you've only just got here.
-And now I'm only just going.
-Sharon was surprised, that's all.
-That is not what I said.
-Just a couple of days.
You think I want to live with her?
You gonna let him talk to me like that?
-He's just mouthing off, that's all.
He's come back, you know. It's brought stuff up.
Denny's my son.
Yeah. And Ben is mine. Yeah?
A couple of days. Yeah?
Jay can move back in an' all.
All right. Fine.
Just till the wedding.
Yeah. I'm looking forward to it.
Sharon.... He's my boy.
He's my son.
You'd do the same for yours.
You ain't got to worry about that Ben.
Not while I'm knocking about.
You or Dean.
So you've finally turned a corner, yeah?
You was in there ten minutes and no-one threw a punch, so...
Just give the boy time.
And till then, I'm here.
You know that, don't you?
Told you it'd be all right.
Well, you heard him.
You and me, here...
They in bed?
Yeah, I think so.
Right, come on.
She don't even listen to her family now.
She said, um...
Listen, this baby thing...
I know you can't afford it...
..so if you want some help...
I ain't sleeping with you, if that's what you're asking.
I don't want to sleep with you either! Just...
There are other ways.
He's a good kid, Sharon.
Deserves a second chance.
Come on, whereabouts did you bury 'em?
I'm sure it was round here somewhere.
Oh, doesn't matter. It was only Lucy's purse, only her phone!
Yeah, well, I can't remember! It all looks the same.
It was dark, I could hardly see anything.
you'd best hope they stay buried.
You all right?
Yeah, thanks, mate.
Your fry-up's ready.
I just don't understand why we can't leave the plates downstairs.
I'd give it two seconds before they get mixed up with pub stuff.
Now, come on!
TV IS ON
A little mucking in with the wedding deliveries wouldn't hurt.
Shirley kneecapping me might.
All right, I've got to shoot off to this lecture.
No, there's loads more to bring up yet!
Sharon's staying the night? This is Shirley's gaff as well, you know.
But a bride can't see the groom before the wedding.
Look, I feel bad for Shirley, I do. But my patience went when she kicked off at The Albert last night.
Well, seeing as that psycho's probably still under Sharon's roof...
Didn't he murder Auntie Shirley's best mate or something?
-Yeah. So do yourself a favour, boy - swerve him.
Gold plastic bell?!
Let me guess.
Prodigal son's turned up, now Phil won't speak to you?
I won't let HIM ruin things.
-So you used to work down the Arches with Phil and Jay?
-Yeah, I did. Come on, then, show me what's wrong with it.
Hello, Alfie Moon.
Oh, hello, Doctor.
Alfie, stick the kettle on!
What, really? What, today?
Kat wants to see her burns - today.
-Get a couple of screws in that, it'll be fine.
-It's time for school.
-Have you met Ben, Mum?
Will you be my brother when Mum and Phil get married?
Go and wait by the car, sweetheart.
-They're only talking!
-I don't want him around my son.
He's only here for a couple of days.
-Dad belongs with Shirley.
-Yes, but Shirley hates you.
Get to know Sharon, you might like her.
-You never know, she might like you.
Better get ready for work.
What's this doing on the floor?
Oh, don't worry about that -
that's just boring insurance stuff, that's all.
No, it's the fire report, it's important.
It says that it was started by "discarded smoking material".
I thought it was the electrics.
-TV IS ON
-Listen, Sharon didn't mean what she said last night.
I've told you, me and her ain't for long anyway.
And that business in the Vic last night -
you don't want to worry about what people think.
I mean, here's got to be better than that hostel, ain't it?
And that probation officer's going to be in your business
for the next couple of years. It's better to deal with that here,
ain't it? This is your home. Come on, Ben.
I mean, it was never going to be easy coming back, was it?
If I'd known it'd be this bad, I'd have stayed away, Dad.
Well, why don't you go out for a bit? Go and see Roxy?
And Abi's still about, ain't she?
-I'm not going out.
Cos apart from you and Jay, no-one else wants me here.
Linda's coming round for some last-minute wedding bits, so...
if you don't mind...
Ben's staying put today.
Where you going?
Don't worry, I'll be leaving tomorrow.
-They definitely told you it was the electrics?
how many more times?! Just drop it, all right?
-It was a mix-up.
-One minute it's the electrics and now it's a fag.
-How do you make a mix-up like that?
-I don't know.
What's the point of us both going to the hospital, eh?
Why don't you go and help Mo with the twins? Or better still,
-go and find a job.
-No way. I want to be there for Kat.
You don't even seem that bothered about these
-fire investigators making mistakes.
-What are you talking about?
What are the police going to think when they find out it's a fag?
-None of us even smoke.
-I am more bothered about being there for Kat
when she takes off her bandages, OK? So would you drop this?!
Cos she doesn't need the stress right now, all right?
Johnny. Hello, mate.
Listen, I didn't get a chance to thank you for helping with the fire.
Oh, no, no. I heard the Old Bill got involved.
Oh, that's just a technicality, that's all.
-I couldn't sleep all night.
Everything's going to change now Ben's back, innit?
Who knows what he's thinking? Prison changes people, doesn't it?
Ben doesn't want to be a dad to Lexi.
It's not Ben I'm worried about - it's Phil.
He'll want Ben to have Lexi, won't he?
You're Lexi's mum. No-one can change that.
Yes, Jay, but Ben has rights. Phil gets what he wants,
-he always does.
-Yeah, well, it's not going to happen.
Bet that's why Phil didn't tell me.
So I couldn't hatch up a little plan before.
Don't be stupid, Ben just didn't want anyone...knowing.
You both knew he was out? Why didn't you say anything?
Because I knew you'd panic, that's why.
Which is stupid because you know I'd protect you and Lexi with my life.
Lola. Don't let Lexi within an inch of Ben.
-He'll mess her life up.
-No-one's a threat to Lexi.
Me and Billy won't have it.
Since when have you and Billy stopped Phil Mitchell?
You better think fast.
KNOCK AT DOOR
Excuse me. Door.
Well, they can't do that! The wedding's tomorrow!
All right, I'm coming, I'm coming!
Yeah, but what are we going to eat, if the caterers have cancelled?
Big boy! I've missed you so much!
-I'm so sorry, I would have come sooner,
but I only just found out you were here this morning,
and then Amy left her PE kit at home...
Linda, I can't deal with this at the minute. I'll see you later, yeah?
Look, we're all right, aren't we, about this matron of honour business?
Come on, how do you fancy getting on it with your favourite cousin?
This wedding is going to be the first
of many, many messy nights now you're home!
Look, I'm not being funny but, um, Linda's coming over,
-so why don't you both go to the caff, yeah?
-Well, that's nice, charming.
Come on, do you fancy it?
Look, we can take a rain check, yeah? I'll see you tomorrow.
Well, why don't I stay, Ben? Why don't I stay?
I haven't seen him for years.
And whose fault's that?
I wouldn't let Phil catch you talking like that
if I was you, Sharon.
Because I think we both know who he'd choose if he had to.
-What's this? Last-minute best man duties?
Ben needs to meet Lexi.
Well, she's at the playgroup till half-two.
Besides, it's up to Lola whether Ben meets her, ain't it?
Bring them both round at three, will you?
Phil. Look, I've told her she's being silly...
I mean, nothing's going to change, is it, with Ben being back?
Just bring them round.
Just some posh pie and mash. I'll make it worth your while.
Cold comfort when Shirley breaks my legs.
If there's a crisis tomorrow,
it's on the matron of honour's head. Oh, please, do the catering!
You know how much everyone loves your steak and ale.
Lumpy mash it is, then.
What div has put twigs in with the wedding decorations?
No, no! They're for my heart wreath.
It's a heart...made of twigs.
Baby, it's a wedding, not a trip to Narnia.
-Oh, go on, get...
-Well, it's stupid.
Elbows off the wedding decor.
Stop buzzing round me like a sparkly bee!
I've got matron of honour duties over at Sharon's, so...
Has Phil called you back yet?
He's probably with Sharon. Keeping up appearances for tomorrow.
So Phil's waiting till the wedding day
to run off with the bit on the side.
Let's believe the rubbish you tell yourself.
He's going to teach her a lesson tomorrow. He doesn't love her.
The wedding's happening, Shirley. You're sounding desperate.
She's been stealing from him.
He's going to dump her to be with me.
-We've been planning it for weeks.
-Sounds very elaborate.
What don't you get? He wants to be with me.
You know, I felt sorry for Heather all those years ago.
Stuck in that stinking flat up from mine.
That old cow Queenie screeching at her.
Then just when she found some happiness...
Phil knows you can't forgive Ben for that.
You and Phil can't work now.
Ben ain't going to change anything.
Phil told you that, has he?
-I'm all right.
-Are you sure?
I'm all right.
Are the twins all right? Do they know something's wrong?
Is Tommy being a brave boy?
They're with Nan. They're fine.
Alfie's holding us all up, ain't you?
Um, Kat you know, about your burns...
You know you don't need to see them today.
I've got to face it some time.
Well, there's no rush, is there?
It can't be any worse than what I think it is.
The twins need new clothes.
Any news on the insurance yet?
No, not yet.
No, well, I put a claim in yesterday.
And, well, Stacey, she managed to sell the Capri.
So we got a few quid to tide us over, you know?
Is Tommy still asking for Bob?
I...I told him that he's gone to the teddy bear wood in the sky,
-He's a bit small, they might miss him.
Kat, I am so sorry.
-My mum's jewellery, photos... Gone.
I promise you, if they could have salvaged anything
they would've done. But there's nothing left, sweetheart.
Listen, however bad this looks,
don't let the kids be scared of me.
Please tell them I'm still their mummy.
I'm Dr Bruce Field,
one of the psychologists working with Kat through her recovery.
Are you...ready to begin?
You know, it's not too late to go for a bit of lunch with Roxy.
I just thought you might want to catch up, you know?
-KNOCK AT DOOR
-Is he here? In the house?
Are you OK to continue?
Burns always look worse before they look better.
Many of these burns are superficial.
They'll heal in a couple of weeks.
The burns here are a little deeper,
so they'll take longer to heal
and will probably leave some permanent scarring.
I need some air.
Kat, I'll be one sec.
He don't look like I expected.
Especially after I heard Dean hit him. He's just a kid, really.
Look, I know he's his son, but how would you feel,
having a murderer under your roof, with your kids?
I mean, Ben only got back last night and look what's happened.
Phil's been giving me the cold shoulder all day and we're getting
married tomorrow. We've not had a nice word to say to each other.
You're getting yourself all worked up.
You've got a choice.
You either let Ben drive a wedge between you, or you get to know him.
You're marrying Phil,
and whether you like it or not, Ben's part of the package.
Oh! Your wedding tables have just been delivered. I better go.
Great. It's still OK to stay tonight, isn't it? I've packed
-my overnight bag.
-Yeah, course. And don't worry about last night.
I know... I know he did something terrible,
but maybe he didn't mean it.
Maybe he's just a scared little boy. Give him a chance, eh?
-Right, see you later. Bye, darling.
-Cheers for the tea.
TV IS ON
I see you fixed Denny's skateboard.
Give it a week and it'll be broken again.
You all right?
You look like you lost the rings, Billy. Is there a problem?
-Ben! Make yourself decent. Got a surprise for you.
-Where have you been?
Look, I know this is going to sound funny, but Lola left me a note.
Something about her mate being sick. She's gone to visit her.
She's taken Lexi with her.
-So where's this mate live?
-She didn't say.
-When's Lola coming back?
-When her mate's better, I suppose.
A sick mate? Is that the best you can come up with?
If this is about me meeting Lexi, I don't want to.
-You're meeting your daughter!
-I said I didn't want to, Dad.
Ben. Ben! This is your daughter we're talking about.
And you don't want to meet her?
You ain't listening! It ain't happening.
Look, if you say Lola's with her mate,
we believe you. We'll see you at the wedding, Bill.
-What are you doing?
Phil, that wasn't fair.
You didn't even listen to a word Ben said.
Look, he's not ready for this yet.
Ben don't know what he wants, stuck in this house.
This is his daughter we're talking about, ain't we?
But meeting Lexi, maybe it's too soon for him, he needs a bit more time.
-What, and suddenly you care?
-Yeah, of course I care.
I don't want you ruining things with your son again.
You've only just got him back.
Phil's not going to let this go. We can't keep them away for ever.
What was I supposed to do? You saw what he was like just then.
I'm sorry, but Lola and Lexi come first.
So we stick to the plan, OK? We don't tell anyone
where they are, and tomorrow, we just act like normal.
But he's going to go mad when he finds out.
But they'll be on honeymoon then, won't they?
So what do we say to them when they're back?
Look, until I know what Ben's plans for Lexi are,
they're staying away, OK?
-KNOCK AT DOOR
I should have gone last night.
You promised your dad.
And he loves you so much.
Look, I know what just happened was tough.
Best thing that happened to Louise was getting out of this family.
Now Dad's going to force that poor kid on to me?
Phil meant well, you know.
My dad was the same -
always going in with his size nines.
Ben, don't go.
Why? You don't want me here, around your son.
But we both love him. And we both know this'll hurt him.
Alfie, you just left her!
She's terrified. She needs you and you just ran out.
No, no, you don't understand.
All right, her poor face, I couldn't bear it.
Kat can't bear it! And you've just made it ten times worse.
You don't get it!
She'll see me, she'll know what I'm thinking,
she'll see it right here in my face.
How's you running out meant to make her feel any better?
What if she's lying there thinking that you've left her?
What are you saying?
How could you even think that? I would...
Stacey, I would never, ever leave her, OK?
I couldn't love that girl more, even if I tried.
I can see that, and Kat'll see it too.
You need to show her.
He don't know the half of what went on inside the first time.
Ben, maybe I was too quick to judge.
You had me down as a psycho.
I didn't mean to kill Hev.
She was my friend.
I've been over it again and again.
And I didn't want to drag Jay into it, but...
Well, I was scared, weren't I?
I was scared and all.
Coming home last night to find you in my kitchen.
But I was wrong.
You're afraid too, I can see that now.
You know, I hadn't stopped to think what this was doing to you,
coming back here and facing everyone.
I am really sorry for the way I've treated you.
Can we start again?
It's going to be all right, OK?
Right, well, I've got to get Denny,
and then there's something you need to do.
Where's Daddy put your dolly?
Ssh, ssh. All right, it's all right.
I'm really sorry for going AWOL like that.
What have you got to be sorry about, eh?
I was just getting back to my old self.
Started to like what I saw in the mirror.
Everything was looking good.
You, me, the kids...Stacey back...
..and then this happens.
This can't be easy for you.
Don't you ever think that.
I promise you, nothing will change the way I feel about you.
I'm still the same demure, classy bird, then?
That's the spirit, yeah? We're still Kat and Alfie, yeah?
Kat and Alfie.
And as for this fire...
we need to put it behind us, you know?
Move on. It's done, yeah?
-All right, Sharon?
-Thanks for letting me stay tonight.
-I don't want any agg.
-Ben's got something he'd like to say.
Sorry about last night. I'm not looking for trouble.
Oh, Johnny, can you serve Sharon?
-What can I get you?
-It's only meant to be a quick visit, but why not?
-Two glasses of bubbles, please.
-Right you are.
All right, Abs!
-Hi. I heard you were back.
-I've missed you. Come here.
You're not going to get in trouble by being here?
No. I'm on licence. My parole officer says I can stay at my dad's.
-So here I am.
-Well, I'm meeting Jay, so you can join us if you like.
Sharon's out there. She's staying the night.
I knew you were cheap, but cosying up to a murderer
when you've got a kid at home?
Motherly advice? Is there a punch line for that joke?
No-one's forgot Hev. You defend him, and you're toxic.
Oh. Just in time to toast our new family.
Ben's a good lad.
Anyone who thinks otherwise takes me on too.
I'm glad you're marrying Sharon.
Yeah, I think we could be happy together.
Yeah, we're going to be fine.
Ben can stay as long as he likes.
I tell you what, Phil, why don't you ask Ben and Jay to be your best men?
I'm sure Billy will understand.
After all that snivelling last night, saying how sorry you are?
And you, Sharon? You'll soon realise you're as thick as you look.
I'll sort this.
I've waited a long time to marry your dad.
Nothing's going to ruin our big day.
DANCE MUSIC PLAYS QUIETLY
I know, but we're in Portugal, Aunt Sal.
You can't expect everyone to speak English.
Well, just tell him no.
Tell him no, walk away.
What am I supposed to do with this?
All right, mate? What you up to?
Helping Mum pack for the Vic. She always forgets stuff.
Fair enough. Well, I'll take it over with me. Where's Ben?
Down the pub with Mum.
It's a joke, that's what it is.
It looks pretty serious to me.
That trashy little tart's not going to go anywhere near my boy.
I don't see how you're going to stop her.
I'll drag her out by those cheap extensions of hers,
-that's what I'll do.
-Sharon's not that bad.
She's already ruined Grant's life.
I'm not going to let her do the same to Phil.
She loves him.
Don't make me laugh.
The only bloke that girl's ever loved is that cheap suit
she calls a father.
People change, Auntie Peggy.
Nah, once a dirty home wrecker, always a dirty home wrecker.
You really do hate her, don't you?
She sold The Vic from right underneath me.
Peggy! That was years ago.
Yes, well, I'm Peggy Mitchell, ain't I?
And I don't ever forget. Not ever!
Yes, I'm starting to see that.
One brother - no, he wasn't good enough for her.
-She's got to have both of 'em.
-She made a mistake.
She ripped this family apart.
I still don't see what you're going to do about it.
Plane leaves first thing tomorrow morning.
What do you think you're playing at?
Why didn't you pick up? I've been going spare.
I'm here now, ain't I? And nothing's changed.
-I'm leaving Sharon for you tomorrow.
-Is that right?
Only, Ben in there wants Sharon as his new mummy, doesn't he?
All that happy families, she's playing you, Phil.
What do you want me to do? Go in there now and blow the whole thing?
Yeah, why not?
Go on, what's stopping you? Go in there and tell her that you love me.
I don't want you to cut your son out your life.
But I don't want him near me after what he did.
Phil, please don't do this.
I'm not, OK?
Tomorrow, I'm leaving Sharon.
And we'll be together.
Every day at four o'clock,
I like to raise a little glass to dear old Pat.
So, what are you going to say to Sharon?
Me? I wouldn't give her the satisfaction.
Well, how are you going to stop it?
I'm not. You and Sal are.
What are you talking about?
Look, there's two tickets there.
You gotta do whatever it is you have to do.
Peggy, I can't go back there.
Er, you'll do as you're told!
And you give her a message from me.
You tell that bitch that hell will freeze over
before she becomes a Mitchell again.
Yeah, yeah, no, it's...
It's what your mother wanted.
So... Bless her. We better crack on inside, eh.
-Boys? Is Sharon about?
Yeah, she's upstairs, mate...
Hold up. You got clean trotters?
Bit bland, ain't it?
I'd say classy, Shirley.
But I wouldn't expect you to know what that is.
Ah! There she is, the bride to be. Did you sleep all right?
Yeah, not bad, just a bit stiff from that make-shift bed.
Well, next time we'll make sure you get the penthouse suite.
-Johnny sent me up.
-These came to the house for you.
Aw! They're from Michelle and Ian, and Mark Jnr.
It's a shame they couldn't be here today, ain't it?
Yeah, I know but, they would if they could, wouldn't they?
So, how's Phil doing?
All right, he didn't sleep much last night. Must be nerves.
-Tell him I love him, won't you?
-I will, see you there.
All right, bye. OK, so...
The photographer is stopping by to take some pics before heading to the venue.
-Dean should be here in an hour or so.
He's going to do your hair first, then me.
Roxy's coming over with Amy to get their hair done.
The car should be here around 11, getting us to the town hall in plenty of time.
-Linda, I can't thank you enough, you've been amazing.
Oi, Sharon, I had to wrestle that off the dog - sorry.
SHIRLEY: Very classy(!)
It's this whole matron of honour thing.
It's gone right to L's nut.
Listen - we can manage without you today. Why don't you go into town?
Go and treat yourself or something, eh?
We're almost ready downstairs.
RADIO: Sam Smith there on Radio 1 and we should probably play
that for the people that are getting married today.
Linda Carter has been in touch - morning, Linda -
So good luck, Sharon and Phil...
Did you sleep in that suit, Denny?
Phil, you haven't even shaved yet.
We've got hours.
You jump in the shower and I'll get the bacon on.
-red or brown?
Sharon loved them flowers. She's really excited.
-The Vic looks mint.
What are you making?
-Bacon sarnies, want one?
-Yeah, go on, be rude not to!
Hold on, you ready for this?
-Oh, I hope you like it!
-Hold up, hold up, hold up,.
Get hold of that.
Yeah, we was up all night making it look special for you, Sharon.
Hello? Yes, yeah, Linda speaking...
Oh, it's fantastic. Better than I ever imagined.
We've got Calvin Harris over there, spinning the decks.
Creating a perfect playlist as we speak.
Have you got any requests?
Got any Roy Orbison?
You ain't even going to be here.
Getting your old tag taken off today, ain't you?
And with me new-found freedom I'm off to Whitstable -
have a proper knees up with me old mucker Ginger Pete.
Ginger Pete! Lock up your Grannies, eh.
-The photographer's been delayed.
-Oh, don't worry, I'll just take photos on my phone.
-They'll look really special(!)
-L, you're taking this far too seriously.
I'm matron of honour, Mick. The whole day practically hinges on me!
Why is it called matron of honour? It sounds like something out of Game of Thrones.
It's just a poncey way of saying head bridesmaid.
I can't believe this is actually happening.
Well, love always finds a way, know what I mean?
Oh, look it says... It's matron of honour if you're married.
But chief bridesmaid if you ain't.
You don't need to be here.
Trust me, babe. He ain't marrying her.
# Going to the chapel and we're going to get married... #
Get down from there, you.
# Going to the chapel and we're going to get married... #
Ain't we had enough gaffs burnt down round here lately?
Don't call it smoky bacon for nothing Phil.
That's cremated, Billy, cremated.
-You having a laugh?
Hey look, finished my speech. Jay, no! Jay that's confidential!
Let's have a look at this.
"You might not know this, ladies and gentlemen.
"But Phil doesn't have a good track record with getting married.
"When he told his ex-girlfriend Lisa he wanted a shotgun wedding,
"she kind of got the wrong end of the stick..."
"Note to self - do gun with hand..."
You can't say that!
-It's just a joke!
-It ain't very funny, is it?
-It don't matter now - you ain't the best man.
-What you talking about?
It's me and Ben now.
Don't worry, mate, we'll find something for you to do.
Sorry Bill, it's Sharon's idea.
-So you and Sharon, you're getting on
-well, then? Yeah.
Well, what did you two talk about?
She was kind. Didn't judge - like some people.
Shirley, you mean.
She ain't never going to change, is she?
Never going to forgive me for Hev.
So if you go through with this plan then get back with Shirley,
-where does that leave me, Dad?
-KNOCK AT DOOR
I'll get it.
Ben! Oh, you're out!
-You look really well.
-Thanks. You too.
Ron, what you doing back?
We're here to stop you making the biggest mistake of your life.
I really appreciate this, Dean.
Anything for the beautiful bride.
For the last time, Amy, no!
You're not getting your hair done like Rihanna!
I can give it a go.
See! And I want my make-up done.
-So who's up for a glass of fizz?
-Oh, yes, please.
It's a bit early for me. Amy, get out of there now or you're not going to a wedding!
-I'm getting married to Charlie!
-Oh, what a lovely day for a wedding!
It's so exciting...
There you are, Linda, from the bride.
What?! Aw, Sharon!
A little something for everything you've done today.
Oh, they're beautiful. Thank you!
And this one is for you, Roxanne.
-Oh, thank you.
-You sure you don't want one?
Yeah, go on, then, all right.
And me and Les look forward to raising a glass to you both later.
Right, I think we're done.
-You don't like it, do you?
It's what we agreed?
Yeah, but seeing it again, I....
Well, can you try something else?
Not really, I've got everyone else to do.
This is why I don't do weddings.
-Look, it's fine.
-No, you can't have "fine" on your special day.
Dean, you'll have to get one of your other stylists over.
-It's Saturday. Everyone's swamped.
-Well, you must know someone!
MOBILE PHONE RINGS
There it goes. Feel it.
Decent right foot there, you'll be sticking him away for West Ham soon.
-So... Who's the dad?
That means she don't know.
Ben, how was prison?
There you go, Aunt Sal, nice cup of tea.
Don't look it. Phil. Your mother feels very strongly about this.
Sharon Watts ain't no good for you.
So, why didn't she come herself, instead of sending her puppet?
Cos she hasn't forgiven you for flogging The Vic yet.
She don't want you to make another stupid mistake.
-Sam feels the same.
He thinks it's a sick joke.
Right, well, I'm going down the Arches - pick up the Jag.
I'll come with you.
Sal, you can keep the boys company, can't you?
I don't suppose there's any drink in the house, Phil, is there?
Down to your "little problem".
Right. I want everyone's glasses topped up in between courses.
And no boozing on the job.
Think he means you, Tina. ha-ha!
-But it's a wedding...
-Have you seen Dean?
-Life-saver. Up here.
-You're paying me double for this.
-Glass of champagne, if you can trouble yourself.
I see you didn't get an invite either.
Don't know what's the matter with my nephew. Marrying that tramp.
I'll get you a glass on the house.
-RONNIE: How much did she take?
How did she do it?
She done it with that scumbag Marcus Christie.
Cooked it up between 'em.
The wedding probably cost more than she stole.
Why are you still marrying her, then?
I'm not. Well, I weren't...
-I had this plan to confront her at the altar.
She's made a mug of me, Ron. I wanted to do the same to her.
Anyway you've changed your tune.
You didn't have a problem with me marrying Sharon before you went away.
Yeah, well, I've been living with your mum for three months - need I say more?
Thousands of miles away and she's still trying to run my life.
I know Sharon isn't as bad as your mum makes out.
Sharon's been brilliant with Ben.
Yeah, maybe. But do you love her, Phil?
But what, you want to humiliate her?
I don't know, Ron. I've never been confused like this in my life.
Look, if you love her, then marry her,
but you've got to stop playing these games.
Do you remember what you said to me when
I was thinking of getting rid of the baby?
You said when life gives you a chance, you've got to take it.
No matter how hard, no matter how difficult.
Well, look, I've taken mine.
But what about you? You've got Ben back here,
you've got a shot at having a proper family.
Look, you can't spend your life trying to make other people happy.
Either marry her or finish it, Phil.
-There we go.
-Oh, thanks Stacey - it's gorgeous!
Dean, you should snap her up.
# If you want to taste my kisses in the night yeah! #
I bet Phil can't wait to taste your kisses tonight.
Urgh, please! That's disgusting.
That's my cousin we're talking about, thank you.
Seriously though, Sharon, isn't it frightening -
that moment when you realise you're never ever
going to do it with anyone else again, as long as you live?
I'd rather be dead.
They just ain't found true love yet, have they Sharon?
-Then they'll get it.
So I take it Aleks hasn't got down on one knee yet, then?
Aleks can't be bothered to come today, no.
More chance of Harry Styles proposing to me.
-Well, he does like an older woman.
Have you filled your plus one in yet, Dean?
You could take Stacey?
-No, I have, actually. I've asked Lauren.
Well, you're more than welcome to come anyway, Stace.
I've got to go and see Kat but if I finish in time I'll pop in for a drink.
Oh, poor Kat. At least she's got Alfie.
-Right, I think we're ready for take two.
-Drum roll, please.
-I love it, Dean!
-I absolutely love it, thank you.
Yay! My turn.
I've got to go.
Listen, thanks, Stace. You really got me out a jam today.
-That's all right. Good luck, Sharon!
Thanks, Stacey. Thanks for everything!
-Oh, I look like Rapunzel.
-I love it, I love it.
Stace! Listen, how about we make this a more permanent arrangement?
What, like a job?
Yeah, if you still want it.
Have a think and get back to me.
Well, yeah, that's great, I'll take it.
All right. Fantastic.
Aye, aye, Stace. Stick the kettle on.
Tosh was right.
-You started the fire.
No, I told you it was an electrical fault, the fire report was wrong.
Liar! And you haven't lost everything.
You couldn't bear to lose this.
Right, I was wondering where that was, I've been looking...
Oh, Alfie, stop!
What the hell were you thinking?
You nearly killed her. She's the mother of your kids!
It could have been any us in there.
It could have been me, Lily, Tommy, the twins.
Nan... And poor Peter and Johnny, they ran in and risked their lives.
And everyone thinks that you're this big hero.
She wasn't supposed to be there, Stace. Nobody was.
That's not the point, Alfie! We've lost everything!
How could you be so stupid? And I stood there and defended you.
It was only supposed to be...
a small fire. Smoke damage. Enough to cover the contents insurance.
-It's fraud, Alfie!
-WE HAD NO MONEY, STACEY. YOU KNOW THAT!
It was just enough to get us through. To feed us all.
And what, you think that makes it all right, do you? Cos you did it for us?
You need to tell Kat the truth.
Don't you think she's going through enough right now?
She'll find out eventually - it'll all come out.
When she knows that you've been lying to her this whole time.
She deserves to know the truth, Alfie. You need to tell her today.
And now, by the power invested in me,
I pronounce you man and wife.
You may kiss the bride.
Aw, I love you, Sharon!
Ooh, Phil, you big hunk of love!
Oi, shut it, Carter, or I'll break your legs!
This should be good.
Front row seats.
Aunt Babe needs you in the kitchen.
And you two.
Nothing like being turfed out your own gaff.
Come to your senses now, have you?
I need to speak to Sharon.
You say "no" now, Phil, it's no for ever.
-Where is she?
-They're just getting ready, mate.
Phil... It's bad luck!
It's all right, Linda.
What is it, Phil?
What are you doing? Give 'em some privacy.
-What you doing?
Did you really think... eh?
Did you really think that I wouldn't find out?
I stopped. I was putting it back.
First of all you manage to put the Albert in your name
and I caught you, didn't I?
And then you team up with some scumbag brief to do this.
And all because of Dennis. When's it going to stop, eh?
I told you the truth, didn't I?
I didn't know that Johnny Allen was going to have Dennis killed.
I admitted to you that I wanted him shaken up a bit,
but I didn't know he was going to die, I didn't want that.
I admitted all that to you.
And I thought that you believed me.
-You think this is just about Dennis?
-I trusted you. I loved you,
I really loved you, Sharon
and all that you've done is betray me.
What do you know about trust?
Well, come on, tell me.
Why didn't you just do it yourself, eh?
Didn't want to get your hands dirty? Is that it?
So you paid some other thugs to do it instead.
Oh, yeah, Phil.
I know it was you who set the attack on the Albert.
And I know it was you who had me beaten to a pulp.
So, you lot get to live happy ever after.
The Waltons of Walford.
I'd give anything to go back to the way we were -
you with my dad.
I always thought you'd get married.
Me as best man, Hev as bridesmaid.
Yeah, well, you put paid to that, didn't you?
You were the only one who was ever really there for me, you know.
I thought of you as a mum.
And I loved you.
I still do.
I wish things could have been different, Shirley.
They weren't meant to touch you.
Just a little scare, right?
Well, it worked, Phil.
And it made me question everything.
You know, if Johnny...
hadn't have been there and called an ambulance if...
If he'd have clocked off early then that would have been it.
Denny left with no-one.
You know, after I heard you and Shirley...
I was so scared of you, I wanted to run.
To take Denny, get away and be safe.
That's why I stole your precious money.
But when I saw how cut up you were about Ben and Jay.
And how you've been there for Ian and Peter and Cindy...
It made me remember the man I fell in love with.
How long have you known?
-A couple of weeks. I saw...
I saw you and Marcus.
Well, I don't understand.
I mean if you've known all this time, then why all this?
Were you going to wait until we were married till you told me?
Were you even going to turn up? What was it, Phil? Tell me, huh?
I wanted everyone to know what you've done.
-I SAID GET OUT!
-I'm not going anywhere.
I didn't go through with it, did I? I didn't go through with it.
You know, after you talked to Ben. And I saw how you were with him...
What, and that's...
That's what made you change your mind?
Because I talked to Ben? That's why you want to marry me now?
Forget your brilliant plan because I like your son?
No, because, I could see that we could be happy, Sharon.
Our little family, you know, me, you, Denny, Ben, Jay.
We could, we could be happy, Sharon.
And that day in the hospital...
when I asked you to marry me, I meant it.
You felt guilty.
I said it, I asked you to marry me, because I love you.
You don't know the meaning of the word!
After... After the attack...
I thought I'd lost you. And it felt...
It just felt like my world had come to an end.
Well, that's love, ain't it?
And everything that's happened after that has happened
because I thought you were lying to me.
It's happened because I thought that you didn't love me.
This? In front of everyone, in front of my son?
You see, that's the difference between us.
Made it right.
So will I.
You know, it's ironic, isn't it? This place.
This is where it all started, you and me - do you remember?
This is where it ends.
Sharon, please, please.
I will never...
I will never let anything bad happen to you again.
I promise you.
You're safe with me, Sharon, you're safe.
I promise, you're safe.
You're safe, darling.
You're safe, I swear.
nothing bad will ever happen to you again. I swear.
I still want you to marry me. I do.
Please. Please, will you marry me?
And I'm sorry.
I am truly, truly sorry.
You best get yourself down the town hall.
-Are you OK? Is the wedding still on?
Oh, thank goodness. You had me worried.
I'm sorry, Shirl...
Right, well, we're still on schedule. Just about.
The cars will be here any minute, so we should wait downstairs, yeah?
-We'll sort your make-up out down there.
Amy, I won't tell you again!
KNOCK AT DOOR
How you doing, sis?
I can't believe what you've done.
Look, Stace. I just miss them so much.
It's all right, Kat, I know. I know.
Wish me luck!
I knew you wouldn't let me walk down that aisle alone.
Sharon, I'm not here to walk you down the aisle.
I'm here to stop you marrying Phil.
Can I have a cab?
Queen Victoria pub, Albert Square.
Walford town hall. Thanks.
Phil's stag do promises to be eventful as both Jay and Shirley have surprises in store for him.
Shirley is horrified when a familiar face turns up at the Vic. A drunken Dean makes an unexpected proposition to Tosh.
Sharon tries to build some bridges to save her relationship, but will it change Phil's feelings?
It's Phil and Sharon's wedding and secrets and lies come to a head... Phil has to make a decision between the two women in his life, but who will he pick? Roxy gets a surprise visitor and some even more surprising news.