Stacey puts herself at great risk when she is forced to venture out of her comfort zone, Kat considers making a deal with the devil, and Sonia gives Tina some valuable advice.
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'Your call has been forwarded to the mobile voice mail service.
-'At the tone, please record your message.'
Luke, it's me again.
Give me a call back, or... Well, you know where I am.
KNOCK AT DOOR
Stace, Kat's planning on going to see Janine.
-All right, all right...
-There's no hot water. Again!
Are you coming home?
You've done what?!
-You got nothing sooner?
-What the hell are you thinking?
-Yeah, this afternoon's good.
-How's Janine going to help?
It's Moon. Kathleen Moon. Thank you.
Why are you doing this?
Cos if I can persuade her to change her story
and say you never attacked her, the police will drop the charges, and you're free to stay.
She's not going to admit she lied!
-That's what you think.
-Kat, this is Janine.
-If you tell her where I am...
-I'm not going to tell her where you are.
-She's going to call the police.
-So you want to go on the run for another three years,
-always jumping at your own shadow?
-Or do you want me to talk to her, and just maybe...
Please don't, Kat.
So what's your plan?
I'm going to appeal to her better nature.
She hasn't got a better nature.
I'll think of something.
Look, take Tommy to nursery,
and I'll get Whitney to look after him later till this is sorted out.
-I want to know what you're going to say.
-I don't know,
I don't even know if it's going to work.
All I know is I have to try something.
Here we are, then. Toast for you, and toast for you.
Er...yeah, whatever. Shove up, let Daddy in.
So, have these guys had a good sleepover, then?
Yeah, slept straight through, didn't you?
Bet they wish it could be inset day every day.
-So, guys, what do you want to do today, then?
-I want to go to the zoo.
-We can't go to the zoo, darling, because...
It's shut today, because of...
Yeah, it's shut, but... we could go to the park
and feed the ducks.
Ducks are rubbish!
No, they're not rubbish!
I could lend you... if you want, mate?
No, thanks, it's all right. I'm going to pop in and see Sharon later,
see if she's got any work going at her new place.
BILLY LAUGHS Look what the funny man did!
Denise, next time you finish something...
-Oh... It's a box of cereal.
-No, it's Peter's favourite.
-And he ain't living here any more.
What's all this about, she's got news, anyway?
It's better she tells you herself.
I'm meant to be opening up here.
I mean, Peter's room is still full of his stuff, right?
He probably hasn't had time to pick it up.
If you're leaving somewhere permanently, you don't keep a bolt hole.
-I mean, Jane's not keeping her flat in Cardiff.
RINGING ON COMPUTER
-Look, it's ringing.
# All the single ladies All the single ladies
# All the single ladies Put your hands up
# Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
# If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
# On it, on it, on it... #
Tell me this is a wind-up.
Mrs Kimberley Fox-Hubbard does not wind people up, thank you very much.
All right, Ian?
What, to the man you met in the kebab queue?
I'm on a boat, Denise! How mad is that?
Me, on a boat, on the sea.
You've only met him five minutes!
-Kim, I don't think this is a good...
-Beat you two to it, didn't I? Yeah.
Ian, you can't keep a good girl waiting. She'll find somebody else.
Erm, isn't this a...bit premature?
No, darling. I think that's you.
I guess it ain't all that exciting for you, is it, D?
You know, with husband number four.
But when it feels right, it just...it feels right, innit?
Hey. Do you want to see my cabin? Or should I say my, erm...bridal suite?
Right, come on, let me show you...
Right, I need to repair the boiler.
Can you BELIEVE...
There is no hot water.
Well, I'm sorry, Patrick, but I haven't got time,
so you're going to have to get the manual, in the kitchen drawer.
Erm, I'll be back this afternoon, darling.
You're not working today, Mother. OK?
You all right? Have you got, like, a cake for Dot?
-How is she?
-Good. She just rang about getting a fresh nightgown,
so I'm going to go and get some nice toiletries and stuff.
Can you tell her that I'll ring later?
Only I've been a bit busy with Alice and this trial coming up,
and David's taking me to chemo now.
That's...nice. Someone to go with you.
Yeah. How have you been doing?
Well, I've just got me energy back.
This time next week, I'm going to be wiped out again.
I'll fetch the nightie for you.
Raid her sherry cabinet, more like.
I wouldn't strip paint with that!
I've got to work.
Go back and ask Dad where Deano is.
Six months ago, I had no-one.
Yes, you did, you had Tosh and a couple of black eyes.
Yeah, and I'd sit in that flat, get a call from Zsa Zsa every now and then...
-And I don't know why SHE bothered.
-Because sometimes kids remember that they've got parents.
I'm not going after him any more!
I ain't never going to forget that day you turned up out the blue.
Then try harder.
I don't want to!
I'm being serious, Shirl.
Could you be serious more quietly, please?
-And you. And you, Mick.
-Oh, what's he done now?
You've made me realise that you can't carry the past around with you.
-You've got to move on from it.
-Oh... Thank you, Vanessa Feltz.
And reconnect with those... who love you.
-That's lovely, Tina.
-Oh. And their wives.
Oh. Big group hug, then?
You want to see Deano, you go find him.
Bake him some biscuits.
Your sister just said some really, really lovely things.
But you know what, you might have to actually remind him of who you are, but you go, go on.
Go and "reconnect with people that love you". Cos right now, it ain't me.
Oh, great. First there's no hot water, now there's no breakfast.
I, er... I'm sorry about the hot water.
Breakfast will be ready in about five minutes.
Oh, yeah? We've been waiting for hours, man.
You know what? Breakfast's cancelled.
As a matter of fact, everything's cancelled.
I'm giving all of you half an hour to check out. OK?
-Look, I've paid up front...
-Look, just check out, NOW.
Now, everybody, check out! You hear me?
Right, Alfie's here all day, and you've got my number, yeah?
Kat, please don't. Please, this is so dangerous.
I wish you'd never seen me. I wish you'd just got on a different bus.
Everything was fine.
If you didn't want to be found, how comes you was hiding just round the corner?
I know what I'm doing, Stace. You've just got to trust me.
And whatever happens today, Janine is not going to hurt you,
because I won't let her.
Thanks a lot.
So, you heard from the council?
Well, they haven't decided yet, but hopefully, after last week...
They ain't going to change their minds, are they?
Cos I can't get a salon job anywhere, and we definitely can't both be out of work.
All right. Hey...
-So, did you...?
-No. Nothing for a couple of months.
So, we are going to feed the ducks, aren't we?
I love ducks.
Ducks are boring.
-See ya later. PETER:
Look, why don't I talk to my dad?
You know, see if... he's got any jobs going.
You'd really do that for my pops?
Well, it'd get him out of the flat, wouldn't it?
Plus, give us some alone time.
-She's going to do it, you know?
If anyone can persuade Janine, it's Kat.
If you thought it was that simple, you'd have come back years ago.
I think she's missing Luke.
You need to go. Today.
Don't tell me you don't think about that sometimes.
Chucking everyone out?
If that market closes, I'll be locking everyone in!
It's no way to run a business, Patrick.
Maybe I don't want a business.
No? I've just had that Aleks say that you threw all the guests out.
-I was just saying...
-I thought you couldn't be bothered to look after the place...
I'm looking after Kim's share, thank you.
But she's got married.
Like that's going to last!
Look, you are not around.
I am 73 years old!
I don't want to be making up beds and cooking people breakfast...
Oh, come on, I thought you enjoyed it.
-Leave that now, man.
-Well, wash it up yourself, then!
Listen to me. It's one thing to be looking after that place while that girl goes on holiday -
now she's gone and got married, she'll never come back.
-She'll be back before she washes the confetti out her hair.
-And how long that will be?
Like I said, I'm 73 years old, I want shot of it!
That's my home.
Oh, no, it isn't.
-That is somewhere you could run away to in case you and Ian split up.
What is it Ian said about Peter?
If you're leaving somewhere permanent, you don't keep a bolt hole, do you?
-I know it's not much...
-I don't want your money.
Kat's pregnant. She makes out she's tough, but she's not, Stace,
not with babies.
You know, a few weeks ago, we had a scare, and...
and the stress of all this,
I'm frightened it'll happen again. I'm not risking it.
Can't I even say goodbye?
Stacey, you know if you stay for that, she's not going to let you leave.
I need to protect my family.
If you didn't, you wouldn't deserve 'em.
Look, I'm going to give you some space, let you can pack your bags.
Stacey, I am sorry. Come here.
I just don't get why she wouldn't want to find him.
Do you want sugar in that?
No, thanks. Well, it's nice to see you back here, Sonia. How's Martin?
Yeah, he's all right. Got a bit of time off this week so I can help in here with Mum.
-Her AND Dot. Good job you're near.
-We do what we can, don't we?
He's her son! Dad clearly knows where he is.
Well, not everyone's maternal, are they?
She brought ME up, you know.
See you later.
Call your dad. Get the address.
Look, Mum getting ill... You have to grab life with both hands.
Make happen what YOU want to make happen.
If you love someone, or you miss someone, let them know.
I never said I'd visit. I thought you said when you needed help,
you meant like a call or something...
She's all alone, Tam. Janine's got everything -
fancy lawyers, a whole team. Alice has got nothing.
Somehow I've still got a job. So I don't think I can get the time off.
No, you can't.
You're on a final warning after last week's little revolution.
Right now you've got about 30 seconds to get yourself back out there.
Unless you want to... sit down in the aisle?
Listen, you can go one evening.
-Me and Alice never really took off.
-You're a lovely man, Tam.
You were the last good thing in her life.
Everyone needs hope.
Come on, darling, it's time to go.
Mummy, I'm not feeling well.
Oh, you're boiling up.
Billy Mitchell waiting tables?
Yeah. Just a couple of shifts.
I bet he can't even use a knife and fork properly.
Come on. It's you that always says it's a family business.
He's not family!
He's Lola's grandad.
Has he got you to come round here begging on his behalf?
I bet you run that house.
Reckon he's got you picking up all the dirty socks
and clearing up the dirty plates.
What is it, trouble in paradise?
Look, he's just a man who's down on his luck.
I thought that you might remember what that felt like.
Come on, Kat. Pick up!
-All right. I just had a word with my dad.
-And you can start tonight.
Oh, that's brilliant!
Could I interest madam in today's wine list?
Erm... Oh, yes, I'll have your most expensive bottle, please.
May I recommend tonight's special, which I believe is lobster
with oysters, cooked with champagne.
Erm, it's at the chippy.
Yeah... Obviously, I knew that.
I was just...playing.
I'm just going to...see to the kids. Thanks.
Look at the both of us, no?
Working to make ends meet, at our age.
Least you got Denise and Kim.
Kim got married.
She won't be back.
And Denise, I kind of blew it with her, you know.
I've got three daughters in three different cities.
Most weeks, I don't even get a phone call.
Did you pick up Grandma Dot's stuff?
-Oh, sorry, darling...
-Oh, don't even bother. I'll go get it.
Cora, you...you think I was rash?
Tell me, you think I'm letting the girls down?
Come to gloat, yeah?
Well, I haven't seen Alice since I got in here,
so whatever you've got to say about her, I'm not interested.
I got a call.
Lily's got a temperature.
What are you doing? Why are you in my grandma's kitchen?
I needed medicine. And I can't go to the doctor, I can't even go to the shops,
-I just thought that Dot might...
-I thought you weren't staying here?
I'm not. I'm not.
Please, Lily's next door, she's boiling hot.
Please just let me give her this, and we'll go.
Lauren, I'm sorry, I was on my way...
I'm Tanya's mum.
I don't think we've been introduced.
But I know all about you.
Look, I know you don't owe me anything.
And you probably hate my guts.
And you'll probably think this is crazy, cos Alfie does.
But you and me, we're connected.
Our kids shared a dad, you're a mum.
Stacey called me from Mexico
and...she just wants to be with her family.
If you could be with Scarlett...
I want you to retract your statement. About her stabbing you.
You could say...
you got it wrong, you got confused.
You thought your husband was leaving you and you was upset.
Three years she's been out there, in the world on her own.
She deserves to come home.
So why now? After all this time?
I'm pregnant again. With twins.
And I just want her near.
Like I said, she called me from Mexico, and...
And now Tanya's gone. Is that why you've come back?
-Come on, you can't blame that on the girl.
-I need to get back to Lily.
You're what went wrong with my family.
Sleeping with your fiance's father!
-Please, she's my daughter and she needs me.
-Let's see what the police have to say, shall we?
-No, no, don't call the police.
She's got a girl who needs her. Let her go.
-She tried to kill a woman.
-Nan, just get out. Just get out, please.
-And leave you with her?
-Yes! I found her, I'll deal with her.
Cora. Let's go.
Thank you, Patrick. Just don't say anything about this, all right?
-I'm just going to give this to Lily, and we'll be gone.
No, you're not going anywhere.
You've got it wrong.
So I'm on remand for murder. My word against Alice's.
This ain't about Alice.
And because I'm meant to feel for you, with your twins,
you want me to tell the world I'm a liar.
-Not a liar...
-Well, an "unreliable witness".
That's not what I'm saying.
So what ARE you saying?
And why don't I just call the police?
And what will they do?
Well, they'd arrest Stacey.
She'd get banged up.
And then it would be proved, in court,
that I'm a RELIABLE witness.
I told you, I don't know where she is.
I thought you said she was in Mexico.
I don't know where, though. She called from a withheld number.
Well, I bet she's at that house of yours, upstairs, hiding.
Like she used to with Ryan.
-I told you...
-And I heard you.
And I will think about retracting my statement.
But I want Stacey to come here and ask me herself first.
Face to face.
If you're going to call the police, just give me five minutes, please.
-I'll just give Lily this, honestly...
I'm sorry about what I did with Janine.
You, talking about killing Archie.
-No. No, It's not, though, is it? It's not.
I thought you were so, so wrong,
and I was so right...
And I was angry. I was angry at you.
And I was angry at my dad
and then I saw you both together and I...
I was just a stupid, jealous little kid and I...
I didn't know anything
and now I've ruined your life.
And I've ruined Lily's life as well and I'm so sorry about that.
Lauren, me and Max, we really hurt you.
Did you, erm...
My dad, did you love him?
Yeah. At the time.
But I don't expect you to ever understand how me and your dad happened, but...
What you did, it wasn't for me to judge you.
I was thinking as well...
..if I hadn't have let everyone know that Christmas about you and my dad...
..you and Bradley might...
You know? Maybe... maybe if Bradley never knew...
Maybe is a really big word.
He loved you.
He forgave you.
I loved him.
I'll always love him, there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about him.
He sacrificed himself for you.
He died trying to protect you.
And if you're always living in fear,
if you're always running, scared,
always looking over your shoulder, well...
..then Bradley died for nothing.
You and Kim. You're like my daughters.
I'll do anything, anything at all, I'll...
I'll keep that place open.
No. No, it's too much for you.
Look, I said things earlier on that I...
No, come on, Patrick, you were right.
You always are.
And you know me better than anyone else does.
It's just...keeping that place on, you know, keeping my room
just seems to makes everything a little less...scary.
Nothing wrong with being scared, you know.
I know, but if I'm going to... if I'm going to do this,
if I'm to make things work, with Ian, then, you know...
I've got to do it properly.
There'll always be a room there for you, you know that.
I've rung Kim, and...and yes, well, we did have a few choice words
about this ridiculous marriage, but...
I think you're right.
We need to close the B&B.
We never get to do this any more. Me and you.
Some time alone.
Yeah, well, we're doing it now, aren't we?
Spent the whole bus journey asking when they can come back again.
Aren't you meant to be at work?
Nah, your dad said start tomorrow.
-She'll stop in a minute...
-Lo, go and see her.
-Yeah, but, Pops...
BILLY SIGHS CONTENTEDLY AND LAUGHS AT TV
Stick the kettle on, Pete.
What do you mean, you told her to go?
-No, it's not like...
-You just said you told her to go!
Kat, listen to me, all right?
-Kat, listen to me.
She's gone, all right?
What have you done?
How did the visit go?
Don't worry, we'll think of something else.
Why, what happened?
Janine said she'll drop the charges if you ask her in person.
-We'll find another way...
-I'll do it.
I'm not running any more -
if I have to face Janine, then I'll do it.
It's been frostier than a polar bear's backside up there.
-Oh, too late.
-Do you reckon Nance would cover my shift tonight?
You can ask. Why?
Someone needs to help Johnny out, and I wanted to do a nice meal
for you two... and Shirl.
You know, mend bridges.
Oh, yeah? What's on the menu?
I mean, all-day breakfast is one thing...
I was going to get us all a nice takeaway.
I might even bring a special surprise.
Yeah? What's that, then?
Have to turn up and find out, won't you?
Wontons are on me.
Be there. Or do one.
Here we go. This is going to make you feel better.
What if Janine lures you in and points the finger?
What if someone recognises Stacey?
No, you're right, they won't. What am I thinking about?
You taking a wanted woman into a prison.
What could possibly go wrong(?)
Me and Stacey have talked it through. This is the only way.
-Kat. You did your bit yesterday.
-Janine will do what's right.
What're you talking about? Janine killed her husband, for...
She wouldn't know what was right
-if it came up and punched her in the face!
No more early morning fry-ups.
Or complaining customers.
This doesn't mean you have to stop cooking altogether, though, does it?
Man, I tell you, I'm going to enjoy my rest.
Putting my feet up for a change.
You can have too much time on your hands, you know, Patrick.
Why don't you join us for lunch?
Ian's trying out one of his new recipes for Scarlett's.
Denise, I am not going to starve.
Come on. You'd be doing us a favour.
You can be our guinea pig. Say about one?
Stacey Slater should be behind bars.
You weren't even here.
Where she belongs!
Nan, she's got a kid!
Well she wasn't thinking of "family",
was she, when she was running around with your father?
Why is it always the woman's fault? Dad played his part.
Yeah, he did.
I wonder what he'll do when he finds out she's back.
No, he's not going to find out. Not from us.
Nan, it's only going to cause trouble.
Listen, the best thing to do is just drop it.
Shouldn't you be at home?
Doing what? Crochet? Anyway, Sonia can't come in this morning.
Tell me about it, Kat ain't turned up either.
That's two days in a row. Lazy cow. And she's not picking up her phone.
-Look, Tina's here now.
I can pop over and see her, if you like?
Anyway, I want to ask if she'll do something to help Alice.
Mum? You should be looking after yourself.
Why don't you leave that to Alice's brief?
Put my trust in the great British justice system?
You clearly haven't lived as long as I have, Bianca.
She's got some colour in her cheeks.
I gave her some medicine. Keep her temperature down.
You hungry, darlin'?
You should eat before we go.
Unless, of course, you've come to your senses and changed your mind.
-I'm even more sure.
-Stace, the moment you walk through the prison gates, you'll make Janine's day.
-You know that, don't you?
-You never know. She might make mine.
-Janine don't care for anyone except herself.
-If I don't go and see her, it'll come out anyway.
You know I've been seen, Alfie.
RACING COMMENTARY ON TV
Everything all right? Bianca's missing you.
Just a bit of morning sickness...
It comes in waves. I should've texted, sorry.
Bianca was just worried about you, that's all.
That's really nice, but everything's sorted here.
Get yourself back to the cafe. It's cold out.
-I just wanted a word.
-We'd invite you in...
-But the place is a tip.
I just wanted to run something by you. About Alice.
-Anything we can do.
-They haven't asked yet,
but if they ask for a character witness, would you be able do it?
You lived with her. You know her well.
-If you think it'll help...
-Just makes my blood boil.
A young innocent girl locked up like that. All alone.
Away from her family.
I just want to keep feeding her some good news.
You know, so that she doesn't give up hope.
-Well, thanks for that, Kat.
-It's all right.
-See you, Carol.
The state of this place!
If you want to eat something, you've got to do the washing-up first.
-You think all of that in there's mine?
-Not guilty. I've been busy all day.
And you, leave your trainers outside at night.
-I thought something'd died in here this morning.
-Whatever, man. I don't need this.
-You think I do! Dex, are you going to clean this up or what?
It's like a dosshouse.
I suppose it's too much to ask you to lift a finger, is it?
-I've got things on my mind.
-Yeah? You will have when I chuck the pair of you out!
Sort it out, Cora!
Mummy's just got to go out for a little bit.
OK? Can you stay here and look after Alfie for me?
If we leave now, we'll miss the traffic.
Will you read me a story?
Yeah, we'll pick Tommy up later, sweetheart,
and I'll read you as many stories as you want.
-Will you be long, Mummy?
-Mummy'll be straight back. Promise.
You'll need your ID. You got your passport?
What are you talking about?
Got her back into the country, didn't it?
Of course, yeah, the great dodgy, under-the-counter documentation.
-Just when things couldn't get more insane.
-If you can't say anything positive...
-Why don't I just go and see Janine on my own?
-No way. You're not going on your own.
Yeah, why don't you do that, Stace? Risk everything.
Risk the chance of being banged up for life.
Cos that's what we're talking about here, sweetheart.
Not being with Lily no more. We're not talking a couple of days, a couple of weeks.
We're talking years. We're talking Christmases and birthdays.
-Alfie, stop it now.
-I'm doing it for Lily.
What're you talking about? You were ready to leg it yesterday.
Why the sudden urge now to stand up and face the music, eh?
I've got nowhere left to hide, Alfie.
I've been running for three years and I'm back here.
Where I started. Because this is where I belong.
-Hey. No, no... I've got it.
-It's fine. It's not heavy.
It's all right. You shouldn't be lifting heavy things, with the...
-Um...egg on toast, when you're ready.
Given it any more thought?
Egg and mayo... or cheese and pickle?
No, I meant Alice.
If visiting is too much...
It is. A little bit.
Then you could write her a letter.
-Yeah. So she knows people are thinking about her.
-If you don't know what to say, I can help.
-I don't. Not really.
All right. Well, bring it to me by the end of the day, and I'll take a look.
I don't like surprises.
I ain't telling you what it is.
Well...is it a surprise with a cherry on the top?
-Or does it speak?
You've invited someone to this dinner, ain't you?
-So what if I have?
-What did I tell you yesterday?
I know, and you'll probably be cross at first.
But it's someone I really want to be part of the family.
And it's a good thing. All right?
So don't go ruining it by shouting your mouth off
and doing your nut.
Here you go. Oven roasted salmon with a parmesan-mayo crust.
We're going to have to cancel any future bookings, advertising...
It's all right, I've made a list. And I spoke to the taxman yesterday.
-If you need any help...
-Nah. There isn't much to do.
Now I've got lots of time on my hands.
-Who was that on the phone, then?
Her marks are slipping so I might have to go in.
-Never a dull moment, eh?
-Tell me about it, Patrick.
It doesn't mean you aren't always welcome here. Any night of the week.
-You want to come round for your dinner...
-Or on Sundays...
-Not every Sunday. Sundays being sacrosanct.
What for? Cutting your toenails?
No, for family.
Patrick is family.
I wouldn't want to overstay my welcome.
Just because the B&B's closing doesn't mean I'm going to stop looking after you.
Next you'll be telling me Patrick's moving in...
Denise! Could you give me a hand with the salad, please?
-Patrick, we won't be a moment.
I thought I'd give upstairs a bit of a clean. Living room, kitchen.
-Hoover the stairs.
-You saying my home's dirty?
No...but you're always flying round with a duster in your hand.
It's my turn. Go and sit down. I'll make you a cup of tea.
-Patrick can't move in.
-Bobby can share with the girls.
But what about when Peter comes back? Which he will, when it all goes wrong with Lola.
-That man has been very good to me.
-I know, but Denise, just cos you've closed down a B&B,
I've got no intention of opening one.
Dear Alice, I'm so sorry to hear that you're
looking at a possible maximum life sentence...
Hey. What're you doing at home?
Avoiding my boss. Attempting to write a letter to Alice.
Alice? What are you writing to Alice for?
-I'm not sure. Carol wanted me to go and see her.
Yeah. But I wasn't keen.
So you said you'd write her a letter?
Not exactly, no...
Let me get this straight. You said you didn't want to visit Alice in prison.
So, instead, Carol bullies you into writing the girl a letter?
-No. This isn't right.
She shouldn't be getting you involved in her family problems!
Why? Why have I got to be the one to change?
-Cos it's Max's house!
-But I pay my rent, though, don't I?
Not half of what you'd pay up the high street.
If you don't pull your socks up, and put your shoes out, that's where we'll both end up.
Whatever, Nan, man. I'm going back to work!
Whoa! What are you doing now?
Open-heart surgery. What's it look like?
Have I missed something? Whose birthday is it?
That's what this stupid meal's about, innit?
Deano's coming here? Thought I told you not to call him?
I didn't. It's down to Tina.
Yeah. And Stan.
Look, it doesn't matter.
What matters is that he wants to talk.
Yeah...maybe you should just wait and find out, Shirl?
Before you start whipping out the best china.
You know, I really thought we were getting somewhere.
Behaving like grown-ups. But there always has to be an agenda with you, doesn't there?
-Sorry. Not with you.
-You reel people in.
-Then you hit them with stuff they have no idea how to handle.
-Sorry, if you...
You may have done that with me, but you're not going to get anywhere near my son!
-What're you talking about?
-Alice is your family. All right? Tamwar does not want to get involved.
Do you understand? And if he's not going to say anything, I will...
It's emotional blackmail, Carol!
-Is something funny?
Thank you! You've really cheered me up!
I'm so sick of everyone being so nice all the time.
Treating me with kid gloves in case I... I don't know...I break.
It's the first time anyone's had a proper go in ages.
Makes me feel really normal!
HE CHANGES TV CHANNELS
TV GOES OFF
What I want to know is, where's the real Shirley gone?
Tina's invited Deano.
Thought it was just a takeaway?
-Do you think it's too much?
-No. You look lovely, Shirl.
Shirley. You remember Tosh?
Shirley! Long time no see.
What the hell is she doing here?
Me and Tosh. We're back together.
Save me from myself?
Got you through the gate, didn't it?
Same birthday as my daughter.
Over to the right please, Jenny.
Place all your personal belongings in the locker provided.
An officer will rub you down.
I haven't quite finished it yet...
No. It doesn't matter. your dad's been over and had a go.
I didn't ask him to.
-I knew you wouldn't have.
-He had no right.
I can't blame him. He's just looking out for his little boy.
You don't have to tell me, Tamwar.
I heard how you stood up for yourself over all that trouble in the market.
-You are a very strong young man.
-One who can fight his own battles, thank you very much.
Look, I understand...
if going against your dad's wishes is just too much...
No, it isn't! It hasn't got anything to do with him.
I'm perfectly capable of making my own decisions and frankly,
if I want to write a letter to Alice, then I will!
There's the fighting spirit I like to see. Good for you!
PATRICK AND CORA LAUGH
You? Moving in with Ian Beale?!
She was thinking about it...
I hope you're not!
Oh, don't. Come on, there's life in us yet.
Least you've got this place.
If Dexter don't pull his finger out, this time next week,
who knows where we'll be?
Maybe we could find a way to help each other out.
-How do you mean?
-You know, keep each other company.
The warm in and the cold out...
No, no, I...I didn't mean that w...
What I meant is that you and Dexter could rent a couple of rooms here.
Right. Of course.
Cora, don't go now, man. Don't go.
-Must be the booze.
-It was just a simple misunderstanding.
I'd better get back. Make sure my grandson ain't in any more trouble.
You can keep the drink.
She ain't coming.
Well, well, well.
Look who we have here.
So what do you think of my new place, "Jenny"?
One word from me and this could all be yours.
Best Chinese food in the world?
New York City.
-Tosh just got back.
-Bloke from our station moved out there.
-She's a fire fighter.
-Invited me over for Chinese New Year.
Year of the Rat, is it?
I'm going to take you to New York one of these days.
-Most romantic city in the world. You can't beat it.
Must've been disappointing for you.
Oh, would you give it a rest?
-Here we go.
-You need your head testing.
Ladies. Can we just try and make the best of it?
It was you who suggested I got back together again with her in the first place.
-Hearing them voices again, Tina?
-I knew it was too good to last.
You told me to go and reconnect with those who I love.
So I did! What's the matter?
Jealous cos you ain't got no-one!
I didn't know whether to believe you were even in the country.
-But to walk in here...
-I told you I'd bring her, didn't I?
Takes guts. I'm impressed.
I guess we all have to face our demons in the end.
And I'm yours...
You're the only one who can change my life.
That's why I'm here, I'm asking you
if you'll retract your statement for me.
This could help you. Righting a wrong.
Could be good for your defence.
Owning up to being a liar? I don't think so.
Whatever happens, Janine, you're going to get out of here one day.
-I got life.
-Yeah. For something she didn't do. But you could help her.
This is your chance to do something good, Janine.
What do you want me to do - beg?
Is that what you want? OK. I'm begging you.
Please, Janine. Please.
Why not just lay these ghosts to rest?
You see, the thing about ghosts is
they know the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Go on, say it. I've made myself look like a right idiot!
Deano'll come round when he's ready.
You know, the last time I saw him, he told me
he never wanted to see me again.
And do you know what, Mick? I don't blame him cos I was a useless mum.
Not to me and Teen, you weren't.
You were the one who came looking for us.
The one who got us out of care.
The one we could call on if ever we needed to.
You're the only mum we've ever really had, Shirl.
Now, will you please come and help me rescue Linda from Tosh?
Because we're in real danger of having kittens,
as well as puppies in the house.
Do you ever think about him?
Archie? I do. At night.
When I can't get to sleep...
sometimes I see his face, clear as I'm looking at you now.
And then I remember.
This ain't about Archie.
Oh? I thought you were looking for the truth?
Or is it your version of the truth, just for you two?
Bradley killed Archie.
That's what everyone believes.
Only we know different, don't we?
Yeah. We do.
You can't make me feel worse than I already do.
Oh, poor Stacey. All that guilt.
No punishment. Must be so hard.
What happened happened.
Yeah, but sometimes, Kat, it just gets to me. Everyone pointing the finger.
Accusing me of having blood on my hands.
She ain't going to help.
Then she walks in here with her head held high like she hasn't got a care in the world.
That's not true.
-We ain't got to put up with this.
-Well, you two can sit over that side of the table, calling the shots.
All right. But scratch the surface and you and me are just the same.
Alfie was right. You don't care, do you?
About anyone but yourself?
Come on. We're leaving.
All right, I admit, I'm bitter.
Can you blame me?
It doesn't mean to say that I won't help, though.
But I want you to do something for me first.
"The snow fell fast and the wind blew wild.
"Into the wood went the Gruffalo's Child."
You all right, sweetheart? Still not well?
You're still a bit hot, ain't you? Shall we give you some medicine?
-Where does Mummy keep your medicine, do you know?
Right, you look at the book, see if you can find the Gruffalo for me.
Ah, here it is!
TOMMY: That's the daddy one.
You got to meet the real, actual Princess Diana? In person?
I had appendicitis as a kid.
She was opening a new wing at the hospital.
Radiant, she was.
Like there was a light shining right out of her.
No. Stop. This is too much. I want details.
What year was this? What was her hairstyle like?
What was she wearing?
A pale blue blazer/skirt combination with white trim...
Look, I know you're only looking out for me.
But I'm big enough to look after myself.
Hasn't she started slapping you around yet?
It's not going to be like last time.
Her type never change.
You go back to her, you're going to end up dead!
Tommy and Lily are fine. But I'm worried, I'm really worried.
So as soon as you get this message can you ring me ASAP...
I need to talk to Stacey.
I said some things I shouldn't have.
If I can just speak to her, maybe I can make sense of all this.
Is she there?
Alfie's wrong. I don't just care about myself.
I've got a daughter too, you know. And I miss her...
So yes, OK - I'll retract my statement for you.
If you make a statement for me.
What are you talking about? What sort of statement?
I want you to tell the police...
that you saw Alice kill Michael.
All right, Luke?
It's only me.
Think I might be coming down with Lily's virus.
I should have probably gone home.
No. No, no, no. Don't be silly.
No, Stace should know how you feel.
Nothing like trying to have a kip with a kid's knee in your back, though, is there, eh?
-Lily's only just dropped off.
-She wants her mum.
Where are they, Alfie?
Listen, Kat left a message on my mobile telling us not to wait up.
I hate waiting.
The flat's so empty, you know.
I just hope I haven't left this too long to sort it out.
See, what you got to understand is, for Kat and Stacey right now,
this is like Christmas and birthdays all rolled into one.
So they're probably in some posh hotel.
Getting on one. Having a good old catch-up.
They're like sisters. Really gobby sisters.
Well, listen, if you want to go, now's the time to leg it.
-I'll put the kettle on, yeah?
-Yeah. Nice one.
Wish I'd had that breakfast now.
Mind you, if it was like the bed, it would have been full of grease
and other people's pubes.
I've made myself feel sick again.
Excuse me, love, can I have some toast over here while we're waiting?
Will you come on?! Time is running out.
You've got to decide something. You have got to think something.
All right. I think that you've lost the plot.
It's probably your hormones.
All that creaking about in the night. You getting hot flushes?
My mum didn't half suffer,
she used to walk round upstairs in just her knickers.
Mick took to coming into a room backwards.
You remember my mum walking around in just her knickers?
Yeah, I took to coming in a room backwards.
Give her a bit of time to find that cardi.
Shirl, it was like watching a woman juggle a sack of spaniels.
Tina should be back by now.
-Tina is a grown-up.
I'm not being rude, but just because that best mate of yours got,
you know... That don't mean there's danger lurking round every corner.
-No, I am meaning it nice,
cos rationally, rationally, Shirley,
we all know that Tina has just spent the night with her...
With her...her friend of Lady Di's.
Did you hear Tosh say that she actually met Princess Diana actually in person?
-Yeah, you did mention it, sweetheart.
And seeing as you're at a loose end,
you can make a start on defrosting my nibbles.
-You whack your nibbles out and I will warm them up.
-Stop it, you.
Today has got to be a success, though, Mick, after last week.
We are going to show the council that we are dignified,
united, reasonable people.
And the Vic's holding this consultation, not Scarlett's,
-cos I called them first.
-We are on the same team, L.
Exactly. Ian's got any more complaints, I will listen.
Like an adult.
And then I will go over his gaff and kick off till he gives in.
Really? Well, if that's your decision, yeah. I'll tell Cindy.
Er, I'll ask Cindy.
Yeah, it makes sense, yeah.
All right, bye.
Yeah, all right. So it is perjury.
You could end up having them babies in prison.
Look, I know Janine doesn't deserve to get off.
No big deal, is it?
Have I not just said this? For Alice, it is.
-Alice'll be all right.
-Kat, you'd be condemning her to life!
Look, what can't you see? Janine is giving you a way out.
All I do is give a statement to say that I saw Alice stab Michael -
which she did anyway.
You, you can be yourself.
You get your name, you get everything back to how it was.
So where's Alfie, then?
Why ain't we at home sitting talking about this with Alfie?
-Are you actually saying no?
-Yes. I'm saying no.
-Well, I'm not listening.
Oh, you silly cow. It can't work.
All right, boys?
THEY ALL MUMBLE
"Honest" is me telling the police that I never stabbed Janine.
Taking it to court and blaming legging it on Bradley dying,
I could say I've got bipolar.
Yeah, you can. Why didn't you think of that before?
Because getting Janine off my back isn't enough, is it?
-Kat, you've got to see how this is going to go.
-We don't give up.
-Ronnie, Roxy, the Square's still full of that family.
What? You're telling me if I come back, not one of them's going to say one word.
Bradley paid, all right? It's nothing they can prove.
You front it out. You was all up for this before.
That's because I miss you.
I miss you, Kat.
Look, we can sit here all day, tonight again if you like.
But the fact is, whatever way we go about this, it's more lies and bigger risks.
I mean, how...
I can't be Stacey Branning.
I can't come back to Walford.
Tina makes up her own mind.
No, Tina does what YOU want her to do.
What? Five minutes after tracking me down?
You think I've got her locked up as my sex slave?
I think you're a manipulating cow with a temper.
Oh, back off, will you, girly?
You know, you want me for yourself,
you're going to have to fight it out with your sister.
I've got your number.
So call me.
Or do I have to call security?
I haven't forgotten those bruises.
And I swear, Fiona, if you go near my sister again,
I will have you.
And no, not in a gay way.
I'd rather kiss a bulldog.
Your bulldog's got better breath.
All right, look, David made us try out.
I'm not even bothered about school anyway.
TJ's been going on like he's been picked by God to play for England.
It's only Mr Cullen. And it's only the Year 10 football team, innit?
OK. You're all right. You're a bit keen, but you're all right.
I'd tell David to get lost.
How did he know we were in here?
Everyone knows Cora leaves the door unlocked.
There isn't a hiding place in Walford
I haven't used at some time or another.
Well done. Big achievement, Ian.
Is this why your grades are slipping, is it?
I wake up and Alfie's snoring or farting.
I can't breathe, Stace.
And I don't mean cos it stinks.
I'm having twins.
And there's no-one else. Just me and Alfie.
That's your family now.
I love him. I really do love him.
But I just get lonely.
-I'm going to mess it up again. I know I'm going to mess it up.
-No, you're not.
Of course you're scared.
With everything that's gone on.
There's nothing like your girlfriends, though, is there?
There's nothing like family.
I saw you from the bus and I thought
how amazing it would be to go down the park
and push our kids on the swings and talk about toddlers.
Just me and my Stace.
Now look at us.
Why can't we?
I love Luke.
And we were really happy until you come along and throw in the hand grenade.
He's good. He's good and he's fit.
He's got good morals and he tells really bad jokes.
Lily nearly wets herself.
He loves her, Kat.
When I first met him in Mexico, I was so horrible to him.
I told him every bad thing about me.
I probably would have told him about Archie and Janine,
if he hadn't kissed me just to shut me up.
I wanted him to walk.
But he never.
When you see yourself through...someone else's eyes,
I actually started to look all right.
And suddenly he mattered.
Me coming back here...
It's me and Luke and Lily that I'm thinking about.
It's right now that counts.
They're my family.
I think he'll have me back.
Well, he texted me to say that he missed me.
Our flat is only half an hour away, Kat.
Me and you could meet in the park.
We can be like two mates hanging out.
Kat Moon and...Jenny Smith.
I know it's not perfect.
But we can try, can't we?
No more digging up the past. No-one lying to the police.
And no-one getting their happy new life ruined.
No, well, then I will kill you.
We can say Janine did it.
Come on, Lil, you're missing out.
Don't make a mess of me. Look what you're doing. I'm going to get you.
You got to do my birthday card, haven't you? Remember it's 5-0. Not 8-0!
That's it, 50. Show me how you write 50.
What you doing? I'm going to get you. Here comes the paint.
Here comes the paint. Get Luke, get Luke, get Luke!
What did he say?
"Go to school."
So what are you doing?
I'm going for a beer. You can come if you want.
As your elected community representative,
it's important that we create a good first impression.
The ambience in the Queen Vic isn't exactly conducive to
a nice, quiet, reasoned discussion.
We need to show the council that we're professional.
We are professional.
And certainly the quieter "ambience" -
I wouldn't let anyone call it dead -
over at Scarlett's does have its advantages.
But it don't exactly say "thriving", does it?
This isn't exactly thriving, it's just full of your family.
Now, I have hors d'oeuvres over at Scarlett's, Linda.
I have been hand-making the finest finger food since sunrise.
Fantastic. Bring them in. I've got breaded prawns.
Not on the floor, Shirley! Mick, get her a beer towel.
-You fell in a puddle, Shirl?
-Has it been raining again?
-If you go for a swim, you're supposed to take your clothes off...
-Tina is in serious trouble!
No. I was just in the bog.
Don't you even talk to me.
I'm going to have that woman on health and safety.
Make sure she loses her job.
-Don't even talk to me!
It's bubble time!
It's bubble time!
Listen, give me five minutes and I'll swap with you, all right?
-Long as you like, mate.
-She is a psycho. That is the point.
-That is why I'm worrying.
-No, you've got it wrong, Shirley.
I was there, Tina.
Who sorted the mess out with Tosh last time?
-I did actually.
-Why weren't you picking up your phone?
Because my battery's knackered, I've told you!
Who sat up with you all night after you'd been beaten up,
-when you were bawling?
-That was months ago.
Listen to yourself, Tina!
The reason she knocked me over this morning
is because I wound her up.
You know what, you want smacking, I'll smack you in the mouth.
Shirley! I am only meeting Tosh for a quick drink this dinner.
Would you just please just wind your neck in!
Tosh has changed.
Yeah, we've talked.
You know it was both of us.
We fell out. I could get handy an' all.
We've both grown up.
I can't help myself.
There's just...something between us.
A locked door.
I don't know what to think. All I know is, it's been 24 hours
since they went to see Janine and all I've had is one message
telling me not to worry, and they need time out.
I don't even know what that means.
I'm frightened to make a phone call in case I make things worse.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
But she's on the run and she's off her meds.
And Kat is pregnant, and I swear...
I swear, if anything happens to our babies...
Listen, the point is, we know what Stacey's really capable of, right?
Right, just please...
Please, get here as soon as you can.
All right, bye, bye.
Lily wants her skipping rope.
Right, course. There you go.
There it is.
Lily, make sure Tommy gets a go.
What is Stacey really capable of?
There is nothing you can say, Alfie, that's going to make me stop loving her.
I need the loo.
Then wee in a plant pot.
Not that kind of loo.
-Find a bigger plant pot.
TURNS ON TV
OK. All right, yeah, I've had a think.
You're right. I see your point.
I won't ever see Tosh again. OK?
Ohh! Will you let me out?
I'm going to be late in a minute!
No, shut up a minute.
Listen, listen, my battery's going to die.
Shirley is so hacked off with you
she has locked me upstairs in the Vic.
Will you please just come over and tell...
PHONE GOES DEAD Tosh?
TV: 'Working as a team, they sniff out their prey with their
'scintillating sense of smell, corralling it into a tight shoal.
'And from here on in, it's just chaos.'
Linda said her prawns need defrosting,
and where is the mop bucket?
Does she now?
You do realise this probably ain't a long-term solution.
I don't like Tosh.
I don't like marzipan.
Mick, Tina is making a serious mistake.
And Tina's old enough to do that.
And you do realise that the one thing guaranteed
to see that she marries Tosh
and is artificially inseminated with triplets
is to tell her that she can't?
Just feminine intuition, Shirl.
When God was dishing it out, I reckon I got yours.
Oh, my life! Mick, you have got to see this.
I ain't messing with you, Bill, Shirley has gone off her nut.
You know what she's like. I'm like an actual hostage up here.
I'm a hostage!
I tell you something, I'm getting a bit freaked out an' all
cos I'm, like, claustrophobic.
I'm exactly the same. I can't stand lifts.
I'm a claustrophobic hostage!
If she don't let me out by, like, just before dinner,
I could quite likely jump.
No! No, don't do that, all right? I've got a ladder. Don't jump, Tina.
This is all we need, what with the council coming.
-Shirl, give me the keys.
-This IS what we need!
Don't you dare.
"Thriving", Mick. See? Thriving. Heart of the community.
And where's Mr Beale? We're on for an houseful.
Look like you've gone off your head.
Yeah. That should do it.
Right, listen up.
Pound a pint and the chance to have a civilised chat
with the man from the council.
MAN: Let's go!
My nan's moving to Portugal,
and Ian wants me to go.
Is Luke being sick?
I don't think he's feeling very well, sweetheart.
What are you doing?
Vitamin E's meant to be good.
Free finger food, that way, people.
I had an older friend, learned to meditate when her hormones gave out.
I am not going through the menopause, you dopey cow.
No? Well, you want to get a grip, then.
Tina's 39, not 13.
This is about you finally discovering maternal feelings, Shirley.
You want to try using them on one of your actual kids.
Look, Portugal could be all right.
I can't see a fire.
That fat dog must have got itself stuck up something.
We'd started trying for a baby.
-I've come off my tablets.
I'm not pregnant. But some of them drugs are so toxic,
the doctor likes you to start thinking ahead.
I don't know if I'm scared because I should be,
or scared because I need to take a tablet.
He will have me back, won't he?
If you want my hand-me-downs, you'd better get round to his flat
and do some serious apologising.
I know it's hard for a Slater to say sorry.
Me and you, over the park. Five screaming kids.
Yeah, I know you're scared.
I'm scared. All that noise and nappies.
-Sounds like hell, don't it?
-Sounds like normal life.
We've sorted something out.
Stace, he's already here!
You came back.
Stick the kettle on, then. Me feet are killing me.
Is it true?
Did you kill a man?
Oh, my God.
No, Luke, it...
Alfie, say goodbye to Lily for me.
-No, it's not what you think.
-Luke, he raped me! He forced himself onto me.
And that makes it all right?
You think that makes it all right?
Taking a man's life.
When is that ever all right?
When were you going to tell me, huh?
The day we got married?
The day our child was born?
At least let her explain it to you.
Everything we've done. Everything we've built together.
It's all based on the back of a lie.
I was just defending myself.
How can I ever trust you now?
Please. I love you.
I love you.
It's not enough.
Luke. Luke, please!
Please! Please, I'm sorry!
Luke, I'm sorry.
Luke, I'm sorry.
I am sorry.
-There's a lot riding on this.
-You're seriously telling me
you bought every family member one of these jumpers for Christmas?
The market's my priority now. It's important we show the council we're a united team.
Well, if you want me to wear "Scarlett's" across my... you can give me double time.
It's just a shame that some of the team are a bunch of amateurs.
That's the reality of being a grown-up. You don't always get what you want.
Peter! Where's your sweatshirt?
Oh. That's him.
What the hell did you tell Luke that for?
She loves him and you screwed everything up now.
everything's going to be all right.
I don't think Cindy's breathing right.
What does Dex know? He's just a kid. You ain't exactly perfect, Max.
You want to get your priorities right.
And that means the happiness of your family.
And you know what, Cora? We ain't related.
I'm cooking, I'm cleaning,
I'm suffocating with your hairspray and his feet.
So move out, will you? The pair of you.
Any time today.
She IS breathing. I can see her breathing.
Were you here when she fell over?
Did she have any kind of fit before she fell over?
Do you know what Cindy had been doing before she fell over?
No. It weren't... I'd only just got here.
Is she? I...look.
Please don't tell Ian - he'll go off his head at me.
Oh, fantastic(!) Right, we're going to have to stay with her.
You'll have to go and find a bucket, OK?
I can't believe she'd get this wasted when she knows she's...
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I've got 14 hours till I'm on call and back in this uniform.
Well, we can't...
I have to stay with her.
So stay with her.
I've got plenty other friends I can have a drink down Soho with, doll.
What you doing, eh? Silly girl.
What am I? Your child minder? A mind-reader?
-We needed to talk.
-Because Stacey thought Janine's offer was a good one?
-Is this with or without the medication?
No! No, Kat. Cos Janine murdered Michael.
Do you want me to go in the hallway and explain what that looked like?
She stabbed him to death. My cousin. The father of your son.
And you're trying to get Janine off and land Alice right in it?
So you tell me, what were you talking about all night?
I haven't made the statement, have I?
Where do I stand?
In all of this, where do...
Where do I stand?
I'm up all night, worrying about you.
Like a mug.
Leaving you messages that you don't even pick up.
How did we get back there so soon, eh?
I'm a prize mug.
Alfie Moon, Mr Paranoia, just holding it all together and I can't do that no more.
-I'm not living like this no more, Kat.
-No, no. Stop it, Alfie!
That's not true. That's not true.
Listen, what if Luke goes to the police?
Kat, no-one has the right
to get away with murder...OK?
Listen, I didn't tell Luke to cause grief.
I told him cos he sussed something.
But come on - don't you think the bloke has a right to know?
They were trying for a baby. That's why she's come off her meds.
He won't go to the police...
..cos he loves her.
KNOCK ON DOOR
Come on. Come on. We're doing it.
No! No, no, no.
Hey. Hey, hey, come on, me and you.
Me and you, babes, all right? We'll do this.
OK? Me and you. Come on.
-Are you sure? Have a look out the window.)
No, no, it's all right. They've gone. KNOCKING
Come on. We're going out the back.
Don't you think if I'd have wanted you around that bad I'd have found a way?
Did I call you? Did I e-mail you?
Did I ask you to barge in and ruin everything that matters in my life?
-We don't even know if it's the Old Bill.
-No, you can't!
What? What choice have I got?
What have you left me to lose, Kat?
Baby, Mummy loves you, OK?
I love you.
I love you. I love you.
I love you.
I know, baby.
-Open the door.
-Stace, you don't have...
-Open the door.
Have another drink. Let me tell you what we here at the Vic think.
Can I interest you in some hors d'oeuvres?
Us Beales, we've been on the market for generations.
On the house, obviously.
Oh, that is so typical of that woman.
She thinks making a poster with a felt-tip pen is professional.
How can we compete against free booze and feminine wiles when we've only got Sonia?
Well, you could be pleased to see me!
Has someone changed the locks or have I come out with the wrong keys again?
-Took your time, didn't you?
-You called HER?!
Well, the Tube from Charlie's was a nightmare.
Let's have a look at you.
What have you done now?
That's just great. Why don't you just post it online, eh?
What's happened, Alfie? What's she doing back here?
Oh, the usual, you know. Hiding out. Splitting up from a fella.
Coming off her meds. Gone to visit Janine in prison.
Yeah, that's right, Max. Cooking up a deal where Janine will drop the lie
about Stacey if Kat goes and lies about who done my cousin in.
HE SIGHS (I can't do this.)
CAR HORN HOOTS
CAR HORN HOOTS
It's OK, darling, come on.
We're nearly there.
So why's she come off her meds?
-You know how many people would be up for lynching her if they found her here?
-Go away, Max.
You think I'm the only one that saw her shouting at cars in the middle of the Square?
-The clock's ticking.
-This is nothing to do with you.
I'm her friend, Kat, all right?
So if she needs me, I'm going to be there for her. I'm still her friend, ain't I?
I can't have an ambulance cos I've already had a fire engine.
Well, call Ian. Or better still, I'll get Ian. Smug git.
I'm not being put down by Bealey.
I'm not going to be patronised by that boring smug bosser.
He been showing you how to butter bread again?
Look, if she's plastered, you're better off sitting with her while she sleeps it off.
I'll come with you.
I mean, they really are all bells and whistles, aren't they? Your average fire engine.
Billy, not near the food, please.
How's Tina supposed to notice me when I've only got a little ladder and I ain't even a lesbian?
-Put it on a smaller plate - makes it look bigger.
-All right, you've got ten minutes, Ian.
Though I don't know why you can't do your own "charming".
-Because I'm not a woman with boobs and eyelashes or...
I didn't mean that in a sexist way.
Billy, you work at the chip shop. Off you trot.
No, no, no. I've had thoughts.
A valuable contribution to make to the preservation of Bridge Street Market, yeah?
-Yeah, and we've got a haddock delivery.
-It's a pound a pint, Ian.
That is a crying shame, OK? When you get there, take them out and count them.
It's £55 a tray and I'm pretty sure I'm getting short-changed, all right? Go.
If you want to go abroad again, I'll sort the tickets out.
Or maybe if you want to go to a different part of the country.
Stace, come on, please. You ain't got time for this.
You need to get back on your meds and you need to get off this square.
Please, help me out here.
Can't you even look at me?
Come here. Come here. You listen to me.
What? You want to go to prison, do you?
You want Lily to go into care?
-What kind of life is this for a kid?
What kind of parent does this to a kid?
-You can start again, Stace.
-Lies to a kid.
You've got to survive. And fight.
She's just a little girl, Max.
I've taught her to jump every time she hears a police siren.
Different hostels. Moving all the time.
You've come through worse, ain't you?
What about when you first come back here? You know, your mum's,
all boarded up. That estate. Kids throwing bricks.
-I've got nothing left, Max.
-And the grief me and you kicked off.
You came through all that, didn't you?
I got nothing. I got no home. No job. No money.
I've lost her the person she thinks of as Dad.
What mum lets it get this far?
I can't do this any more.
So you're just going to sit here and give up, are you?
Wait for them to come and find you? Drag you out.
Just hold my hands up.
No, Stace, no. There's a way.
There's always a way. There's got to be. You know, what about Janine?
-This deal Janine's offered you.
-The truth, Max.
All you got to do is get her to drop the charges, that's it.
You still don't get it, do you? It catches up with you.
There is no good way for this to work out any more.
Hey. You all right?
Yeah. Yeah, they're sorting it out.
Good. Best leave them to it.
If anyone's got a plan, Max Branning will, won't he?
I don't think you're a mug, Alfie.
Look, Kat, I'm... I'm tired.
And I know you are. And I know how you feel about Stacey.
You're being pulled both ways - I get it.
But let's just focus on us, yeah? Me, you...
and our family, yeah?
Where you going?
I'm going to get the kids some chocolate. Keep them happy.
Listen, you couldn't get a muzzle for Mo, could you?
It's all right. I love you.
OK. Who's next?
DOOR SLAMS >
Oi! Why aren't you at work?
-Just get back to work.
What will they do?
They'll do a finger-prick test. They'll find a vein.
They'll put a drip in the back of Cindy's hand to keep her hydrated.
"Breathe through your nose." Then hopefully she'll sleep it off.
They'll chuck her a load of leaflets and give her a massive rollicking.
Seriously. You want to see a baby whose mum's caned it throughout her pregnancy.
No, I don't.
They ought to phone Social Services, you know, with her being so young.
I had my daughter, I weren't much older.
Yeah. Embarrassing, I know. With a man. What can I say?
I was naive.
Don't tell anyone but I once had a relationship with the opposite sex.
Kept thinking if I practised enough, it might get a bit more interesting.
When I had my daughter, I didn't even know I was pregnant.
Is that why you trained as a nurse, so you could spot the signs?
Rebecca was adopted.
For a long time, I thought I'd lost her.
I once left Zsa Zsa on the Tube.
Not a natural.
The best thing was choosing the name.
Cos they don't tell you, do they?
Looking after a baby - it's like working in some really boring factory.
While sitting on a bag of frozen peas with your baps out.
Nothing maternal about me.
I did quite fancy a couple of the mummies, though.
We need to formally bring this meeting to order.
I think you'll find this is an informal meeting.
No. We need to lay down a series of proposals and discuss them professionally.
-Is he like this in the bedroom?
-Can you muzzle that thing?
No! Dog! Dog! Look!
Will you shut up, please?
Some people are actually trying to save this market.
I'll get time off for good behaviour.
I can get a decent lawyer.
They've got to take into account what Archie did to me.
Maybe they might let Lily stay here.
Do you think, Max?
Maybe they might.
Because she should know who her family is.
Will you look out for her, Max?
I don't mean put yourself out, but if you see her about or if they send her away -
if they foster her out - please, Max, please will you stay in touch with her?
-Cos she's just a little girl. And none of this is her fault.
I can't promise you that.
I can't even look out for my own kids.
Bradley died for you.
All we did to him - he still gave up his life so you could have yours.
I know you loved him, Stace. I know.
You know, it's what you told me at the airport.
You said you'd always love him.
I really miss him.
There's a big space in my life where he should be.
Life he never had.
It's just a waste.
So you sit here, Stace. You just give up. You just...
wait for them to come for you.
And it'll be all gone.
That'll be all for nothing.
Cos I'm telling you, you'll count on one hand the people who'll love you like that.
I need to get my phone.
There you go, Patrick. Ta.
Thank you so much for coming.
-Oh! Success, eh?
That council representative works for the department of la-di-dah.
He's been in here hours,
ate all the cakes and promised us absolutely nothing.
I think that deserves a drink, don't you?
I've got some fizzy orange and crisps in the basement, if you're interested.
You coming on to me?
It's the menopause.
No hard feelings.
No, it's all right, it's not a problem. It was just a misunderstanding, weren't it?
All part of the learning curve. Onwards and upwards.
Diplomacy's in his genes.
Well, obviously mine. It's not going to be his mum's, is it?
She was more vindictive than diplomatic.
I tell you - he has got all the makings of a good small-to-medium-sized businessman.
It's all part of our father/son bond.
I tell you what, when Cindy goes, there'll be more space. He might even move back in.
-More space? What?
-I told you.
I didn't tell you?
-OK, Gina's moving to Portugal with her mum and they want to take Cindy with them.
PHONE RINGS OUT
Hey, hey. No, no, it's all right. It's all right. It's all right.
I was just waiting for them to call me.
I've been outside the whole time, you muppet.
Well, after that, Vanessa saw sense and she left me.
And then Tanya saw sense. She left me. Cheers.
And then there was Kirsty - she saw sense.
And she didn't even have that much sense to begin with.
And then Tanya saw sense again and that was it.
You ever thought about getting a cat or something?
I think it's safer if people like me and you just stay single.
You're still my dearest friend, though.
CAR HORN HOOTS
If you must know, I've finally seen sense and left Max's.
Ain't like we're related.
I'm thinking of going visiting.
I did tell Dexter, when he called to say that Max had kicked you out,
you know, the both of you can move in.
Well...as a friend,
-Honest is best.
-Ian's an idiot.
No-one tells him I'm pregnant. He's sending me to Portugal.
Do you still see your little girl?
Yeah, of course. She lives with me, and her dad.
-We all live together.
-So it all worked out well, then.
Yeah, all worked out.
And you know, fighting for my little girl was the best thing I ever did.
I've got to go. Bar in Soho.
Tosh rescues me in a fire engine and all she gets is a little snog -
no wonder she's hacked off.
-See her in. Do you mind?
My breath smells. Does my breath smell?
I can't talk now, Billy.
I'm just coming to the end of a big family crisis.
All right, all right. But when you're through here,
-I've got three trays of haddock - 30 quid a pop.
-25, and you can fetch them straight over.
Sounds like Ian Beale has been.
Vomit, beer cans everywhere, back door wide open.
-Do you know what, young lady? I took you in out of the goodness of my heart.
I had no legal obligation to do so.
I tell you what - that plane cannot leave soon enough.
-What? What are you even doing here? Have you got my sweatshirt?
Right, well, I want it back in the morning,
-washed and ironed, or it's coming out your wages.
-Do you know what, Ian?
What is it with you and all the other men that grew up round here, eh?
Have you not got any time to think about anyone else's feelings other than your own?
Have you not wondered where she's been? Why the drinking?
She's a teenager.
No, Ian, she's been to hospital.
She's a very lonely little girl.
And she's pregnant, Ian.
Mummy strap you in. There you go.
Alfie, where's she going?
Where's she going? Stace?
Keep your voice down. What?
You don't have to go.
It was her own idea. She's going to Jean's.
She wants to see her mum.
What have you done?
I was trying to make it all right.
You... You actually went and lied to the police?
You told them you saw Alice kill Michael?
I thought she had nowhere else to go. I thought there was no other choice.
Well, you were wrong.
We can go. Thanks.
Max. Alice, she's part of your family. You talk to her.
I thought you did the right thing.
-I just wanted her to come home.
I know where I stand now, Kat.
My family. Our family.
We come last.
Stacey puts herself at great risk when she is forced to venture out from where she feels safe, and Kat takes matters into her own hands to help Stacey stay in Walford. Kat considers making a deal with the devil, against Alfie's advice, and Alfie is put in a difficult position when someone overhears a phone call. By the week's end, both are afraid that their secret is out.
After receiving some advice from Sonia, Tina realises the importance of having her loved ones nearby. Shirley is shocked when Tina invites a surprise guest to join them for dinner, and gets more than she bargained for when she tries to intervene in Tina's life. Tina is forced to take an urgent trip to the hospital, and she finds an unlikely friend in Sonia.
Patrick and Cora's friendship deepens when they come to a mutually beneficial agreement.
Cindy rebels when she finds herself in trouble with Ian but has she gone too far this time?