Struggling to keep a lid on all his deception, Syed is handed another lifeline. Phil is on a crusade to sort out the Vic, but will it be enough of a distraction from his troubles?
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Yeah, I'm still here. Why?
-We getting a coffee?
-Er, not here - at the club.
Our coffee's rubbish.
We're going to start opening daytimes for coffees and meetings,
so it'll have to get better.
-And I'm pitching
-a few ideas for Phil too.
-Well, get on it, then.
What was so important that you couldn't call me over the phone?
I got a job.
-What do you mean, you got a job?
It's a new client, so we got to go get all the kit and be there first thing Wednesday.
I don't want to clean.
-What else you going to do?
-Come on, it'll be fun.
How could it possibly be fun?
All right, fine. Suit yourself. We'll go on our own.
You are not going anywhere.
-How did you even hear that?
-Man, I hear everything.
Well, it ain't none of your business.
With Billy away, I am your responsible adult,
so it IS all my business.
Oh, and Trish's coming over, eh?
Well, if she can't get here on time, then I ain't waiting.
-Oh, I think you are, young lady.
-She ain't even called.
I don't care. You just don't let Social come to an empty house.
So, what we're going to do, we're going to sit down right here,
listen to some calypso music and play dominoes.
No, no, no, no, no, I can't listen to this music any more,
and I ain't playing them dominoes.
That's the most boring game in the world.
Let's get started, shall we?
No, there's plenty here, Tam.
I'll see you in a bit.
I've only made a couple of appointments at the posh ones.
We are on a budget, you know. Sy, please, tell her.
-Will you figure it out, please?
-You've got no interest in the food at our wedding?
I've got a full restaurant and no toilet paper.
So, I'm going to focus on that.
Yeah, great. Place is busier, so...
We're just looking.
If they're too expensive, we're just going onto the next one.
-We're not even tasting it.
-Good morning, Zainab.
It's nearly three!
Is it?! Must've slept straight through. Any tea?
Listen, you. We're going out for a couple of hours, all right?
I would appreciate it if you do not disrespect my home
any further in the meantime.
It's a sleep-in!
It's not like I'm sneaking girls upstairs and pumping Bobby Womack to drown out the sexy noises.
Don't mock me. You're a guest in this house.
-We are not having cheap food.
-You're not paying the bill.
-Christian, I am not having cheap food.
How many barrels of lager we got in the barrel store?
Erm, I don't know. Six or seven?
Or 12 or 14?
Well, maybe. What does it look like?
A tip. FATS LAUGHS
Yeah, not great down there, man.
So we could be running out of lager and not even know it.
-You don't think that's a problem for a pub?
-Well, I guess it is.
That's your job for the day.
I want it immaculate.
Count the bottles, stack the barrels and get the empties ready to go.
Stack the...? Do you know how heavy them things are?
-Going to have to work hard, then!
-Alfie normally does that by himself.
Health and safety and all that.
Alfie has done a runner, so you're stuck with moi.
PHIL CLEARS HIS THROAT
Right, so, I've given the machine a good clean
-and got a few coffee suppliers coming round with samples a bit later on.
And I got a shift at a cafe on Broadway Market Tuesday morning.
-Yeah. Well, one of my mates works there,
and according to him, he makes the best coffee in London.
So he said he'd give me a few tips.
-You have been busy.
-No point mucking around, is there?
I was also thinking, right - hear me out here -
a youth disco on in the day.
Be the same as the evening, obviously,
except we don't need a liquor licence.
-You all right?
-All right, mate.
-You got a minute?
-Yeah, yeah, sure.
Pop-up cinema, all right? Think about it.
So, what can I do for you?
I'm going to take you out tonight.
-Are you now?
-Nice dinner, bottle of wine.
And then...we're going to read Amy a bedtime story
and we're clean her dinner off the walls.
Yeah, it's a two-for-one offer at the minute, unfortunately.
-Bring Dennis, if you like - we'll talk dowry.
-Family time, huh?
-Yeah, if you like.
-I'm not sure we're quite there yet, Jack.
-Thought you were the one who said don't go too slowly.
-Yeah, I was.
-All right, but a little family thing too much, is it?
-Thought you said you wanted too much.
-I will do, in time.
All right, offer's always there.
Oh, I know it is.
-I bet you do.
Right, so I reckon we want to show a proper cult film, yeah? Right?
Few beanbags, and bits and bobs around the place.
-Charge about 20 quid a head.
-It's genius, Joey.
-So what if she doesn't show up at all?
Oh, too fruity!
Are we just supposed to sit here all day?
Well, according to my babysitter, we are, yeah.
-I need to get some cleaning gear for my new job.
Oh, we can just borrow some of my mum's.
Or...we could get some ourself.
Set this little operation up properly.
You know what I'm saying?
No. I do not want to get involved in that.
Come on, Scabs. Don't be such a nerd.
Well, I'm happy to help with the actual cleaning,
but I'd just rather not break the law.
Yeah, but it's all right to take it... I asked Michael.
-Mmm, this one?
-What's wrong with that?
-Smells like a bloke.
A fiver says she don't say sorry for being late.
-Hi, Patrick, is Lola in?
She is, come right through.
Have a seat.
How are you?
Can I get you a cup of tea?
I'm fine, thanks.
So, you coping OK?
-I'm nicking electric from upstairs!
Yes, the bills are paid.
She's right through here.
-How is she?
-She cries a lot.
She cries when she's hungry. That's it, she cries then,
but most of the time, she's as good as gold.
Her foot seems OK.
I suppose we're lucky she's not allergic to paint.
Plenty of cuddles?
She's my daughter - if I had it my way, I wouldn't stop cuddling her.
-She might need changing.
-No, I've checked.
Perhaps not closely enough.
I'll just have a look around while you take care of that.
Make sure things are clean. Nappy, Lola - not a tea towel.
You owe me a fiver.
See you, gents. Cheers, Tony.
I'll give you a bell about those tiffin boxes, yeah?
-We haven't been this full in a while.
Quarter pages in the Gazette, the Advertiser...
How did we go?
You were here, we were pretty busy.
-I mean the figures. How did we do?
-I haven't done the takings yet, but we're on track.
Apparently, we're registered for weddings. Came this morning.
Afia must have done it. I don't have a clue.
You'd think I didn't work here.
Why on earth would we want to host weddings?
It's a great way to show off the food.
I might have a word with Christian about this.
-I saw the tiffin boxes.
-What tiffin boxes?
We're going to make deliveries to offices.
Prepare the food here, then take it warm to people's desks.
In tiffin boxes?!
-Like in India?
-We're a Pakistani restaurant.
-Like they care. The tiffin boxes are distinctive, authentic.
That's just a detail, Dad.
You're going to give up thousands of pounds of business over a detail?
-It's a very important one!
-That's why Tam's running the business.
Cos he's got an eye to the future.
Right. Well, OK.
I'm very proud of you for working together.
-So if you won't be needing me, I'll...
-Yeah, well, cheers, Dad.
Can we go over the till first? Lock down the numbers?
Christian Clarke, this is your best friend, Roxanne Mitchell.
It is quarter to and you're not here. Where are you?
Can you call me, please? Thank you.
He's stood you up. He's looking at caterers with Zainab.
They've got appointments the whole afternoon.
No, we're supposed to be talking stags. Amy's with her dad.
I've been trying to get 20 minutes with Syed the whole weekend.
It's like they don't want to be taken out and embarrassed!
It is like that, isn't it?
Gays these days.
They're not as gay
-as they used to be!
Shame to waste a babysitter. You fancy a...?
Yes, I do.
How is it her business how clean your bathroom is?
They don't even trust you to feed her.
Abi, will you just give it a rest?
It's just unfair. I mean, she's late, doesn't apologise,
then asks you all those horrible questions.
It ain't right...
-I thought Michael said this was OK.
-I lied. Hide!
Oh, Patrick, shame on you for even thinking th...
Well, you're here now, you might as well grab a couple of mops.
Syed, there's a stub missing.
-Look. There's 402 -
that was 84 quid for a phone bill on the 20th, that was Thursday,
and then 404, which was 60 quid for a window repair on the 22nd.
So where's 403?
Look, I'll sort it.
It's a missing cheque. Signatures can be forged easily.
-Someone could be clearing us out right now.
-When Mum finds out, she's going to go mental.
-She's not going to!
I'll ring the bank.
Just let me finish this and I'll call 'em, OK?
Oi! Bin it.
Everything all right, Cora?
-Are you joking? I've only moved, like, three barrels.
-What are you doing with this lot?
-Putting it in the hallway for ten minutes
-while I shuffle round the rest of that stuff.
-How we off for lager?
-Erm, two, I think.
-Two, that's all I could find. I thought there was going to be more.
Well, when you've done that, get onto the brewery.
-What, like next month? There's a lot to do in there.
Alfie never used to abuse us like this.
Well, Alfie couldn't run a business to save his life.
Now, come on, off you go, off you go. Chop, chop! Look lively.
Phil. Sorry, mate, a quick word?
Look, I don't know if you've heard,
but I put in for some funding for a community-outreach scheme.
Yeah, I'm doing it through the gym.
I want to give the kids around here more options.
Tell them to keep their noses clean, stay out of gangs, they'll be all right.
OK, well, anyway...I've got a meeting next week, Monday,
to discuss about funding...
which means I won't be able to do the afternoon shift.
Sorry to drop it on you like that.
-Nice one, Phil. Cheers.
Ray, by the way, I'm going to have to cut your wages by 20%,
-starting next pay packet.
-Come on, man, you can't do that.
Ain't got any choice, I ain't got any money.
Free to go if you want.
I mean, there's plenty of people out there can do pie and chips.
Ain't rocket science, is it?
It's just sitting there, not being used.
It ain't like they're going to miss it.
That is not the point, young lady.
You love a point, don't you?
You're putting your future at risk, you know, and Lexi's.
All right, just calm down.
Listen to me, man. Small crimes like this leads to bigger things.
-It is a mop and bucket.
-I saw it with my own son, Paul.
This is how it starts, man.
Using things that were going to be chucked away, yeah?
Ain't that what you're supposed to do? Recycle?
To look after the world and the environment
for our children and little Lexi.
All right, all right, all right.
He's such an old woman.
Have they got it?
It's only a few quid. 43.50.
Who was it made out to?
But what for?
Cos the window guy came on Saturday morning.
So this must've been made out on Friday.
Well, I definitely didn't write any cheques on Friday...
So it was me?
I had a zillion things going on around the place on Friday.
So if I did make it out...
But then why wouldn't I keep the stub?
Probably a bill.
I mean, I could have a ring round and figure out where it went?
I don't even remember. I just gave it away.
It's fine, everyone makes mistakes. You've been working really hard.
Maybe you should take some time off.
You know, get away from the stress of here.
Give yourself a chance to focus on the bigger picture,
let me take care of the day-to-day stuff.
-What, you'd do that for me?
-Yeah, course I would.
What about Mum?
She doesn't need to know, does she? Look, Tam, it's your restaurant.
You can run it how you like.
Show me again, show me again! Higher! Come on, man!
Wait a minute, let me try, let me try.
No wait, no wait.
-Give it more attitude, man.
-How you get the click back? I can't get the click...
You know what? I'll practise - by next week, I'll have it.
-I'll believe that when I see it!
So, can I get £12.60, please?
Oh, sorry, I'm kind of short.
I'll fix you up tomorrow, all right?
Oh, Patrick, man, we're not supposed to.
It's just one round.
Yeah, I know, but these are Phil's rules, you know?
Look, I'm getting my pension tomorrow,
I'll come straight here and give it to you.
-Patrick, man, I'm sorry...
-Look, look, son,
I respect your decision, I do,
but don't make a fool of me now, man.
I told the girls I'd buy them a drink.
If I turn round now and say I can't pay for it,
-they'll lose all respect for me.
-That's fine, Patrick.
He's been coming in here for years,
I don't think he's about to go anywhere, do you?
Thanks, Phil. Thanks.
Erm, I thought we didn't do tabs?
Well, we look after our regulars, don't we?
-Now, shouldn't you be in there?
-Yeah, yeah, of course!
You need to clean up your garage doors.
Ain't you seen 'em?
Keep an eye on this place, will ya?
-Did you just burp?
OK, listen. So we had one in Ibiza, right?
There was a group of lads from, er...Hull.
Anyway, they were like, 2am, they were on it, OK?
-And the stripper hasn't turned up.
Because it's Ibiza,
and the stripper turns up, the stripper doesn't turn up,
it's all the same to her. Whatever.
But these blokes, right, are getting lai-ry...
..and they've dropped, like, 500 quid each on a weekend to Ibiza
and they want their traditional stag-night entertainment.
God, so what did you do?
-I gave it to 'em!
They were going to go into town. They were going to leave.
No, no, it's a sound business decision.
-You know, if you've got it...
-BOTH: Flaunt it!
So, you give 'em any...specials?
-Bit of this, bit of that.
-Oh, yeah, any of the other?
Yes, for my big finish...!
No, come on, shut up!
So, what do you reckon?
-(It's a secret.)
I have got a bottle of rum back at mine that you would not believe.
It's from Guadeloupe.
Well, let's go, then.
Say it again.
-It's fun to say, isn't it?
Phil, you got time for a chat?
Yeah, let's go upstairs.
Is there nowhere else?
-We've seen this one a couple of times.
-Yeah, I know...
Of course, you all know Roxy.
Roxanne Mitchell, I present to you family Masood. May I?
-Roxanne, please, make yourself at home.
So, how's everyone's day been?
If you don't mind, we're trying to watch something here.
Of course, of course. Mustn't distract you...
-Is that Antiques Roadshow?
It's an institution.
Oh, God bless Fiona Bruce and her sexy boots!
-OK, all right, Veeru, let's wrap it up.
Roxanne, let me see you out.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. OK.
Right, off we go.
Not changed much, has it?
We're going to open in the day as a cafe,
and then we're looking at running a youth disco.
Same as the club, but we don't need to extend the liquor licence.
-Why don't you come back here?
Come back here. Manage this place for me.
-Forget the R&R - live upstairs, whatever you like.
What's a club, eh? It's just a place for kids to have a skinful.
-This place, it's in your blood.
-I'm not interested.
-Yes, you are.
-No, I'm not!
Look, it's great you're back running things, but this is not for me, I...
I can't be here.
The only reason you're running the R&R - that's down to me, ain't it?
-Yeah, and I'm grateful.
-And this is how you show it, is it?
You're no great shakes as a manager.
I can easily get someone else to run it, give you the boot.
Don't you threaten me!
You don't want me working for you, fine.
-At least have the bottle to sack me.
-You always were a snob, I forgot that.
-I think I'd better go.
Get your hands off me!
Don't you do that again, OK?
He could go down for murder.
Ben, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter,
but they're going for murder, and the trial date's been set.
That's a good thing, though, isn't it?
I don't know what's going on, what he's doing.
He could end up going down for longer. Much longer.
And this place...
..how'd you ever put it behind you, eh?
Who says I have?
Sorry. You're on your own.
You all right? Want a drink?
-Yeah, go on then.
-Patrick, can you get Jay a drink, please?
Just the usual, mate, please.
-I thought you were going home?
-Not till eight, got ages yet.
Did you get your cleaning stuff?
-It's not funny.
-Sorry, sorry. It is a little bit funny.
What's up with you two?
You don't want to know.
Is that another one on tick, is it?
First thing tomorrow, I promise you.
Don't take the mick.
-Of course not.
-Get it off.
Get it off!
-I don't know what you're talking about.
-Get it off!
Think you can treat this place like a dump? Show some respect!
-All right, leave it out.
-She's done what you've asked.
-Have a look.
-What, you part of this gang now, are you?
-Just trying to have a drink.
You dump one family and hook up with whichever one'll take you,
-is that how it works?
-Come on, Phil.
-Yeah, well, get out.
Cos I said so, that's what for. You're barred, out!
You've lost it, mate.
Anyone else got a problem with that?
Eh? Cos this is my pub, yeah?
ROXY AND AJ LAUGH
-OK, that is it!
-No, no, no.
Just because we've given him his own room, Masood,
-does not mean he can bring that depravity into this house.
-They're just having fun.
Well, that's about to stop.
I wouldn't go in there if I was you. Anything you see, you can't...
..un-see. You know what I mean.
We'll speak to him in the morning.
TELEVISION VOLUME INCREASES
Got a flat of my own now, seeing my kids regularly,
so it's working out OK.
Haven't touched a thing in six months.
Right, would anyone else like to come up?
My name's Sharon...
..and I'm an addict.
It's possible she's going by Janine Butcher.
-But she could be using a pseudonym.
Not really. There's a list, but I doubt that lot'd help her.
What about properties, places she'd go?
I want to find her.
I'll start looking.
Good. Find anything, let me know.
So pretty, ain't ya?
Well, well, well.
Come on. Whee! Yes.
Shouldn't you be at work? Oh, Tam?
Isn't your new chef starting today?
I'm taking a step back.
Mmm... Your idea?
Joint decision. Pretty standard, really.
One partner handles day to day operations,
and the other takes a broader view.
Ah. And what does your mother say about that?
I haven't really told Mum about this...
cos, you know, she tends to "help out".
-I know. I know.
-What was in that rum?
Good morning! How are we today?
-I'm just leaving.
-Oh no, please! Don't be silly.
-Come and join us for some breakfast.
I insist on it. I'll cook you anything you like.
-She's got to get Amy.
-Amy? Of course! You're a mother.
I don't know how that slipped my mind. Off you go then.
Go and tell your lovely,
impressionable daughter how wonderful last night was.
See ya! Thank you for coming. Visit us again soon. Love you.
'Because I'm skint.'
If Lexi's going to need more nappies,
I'm going to need more work.
No more stealing, Lola.
It's not stealing.
Well, not any more. I'm going to buy some floor cleaner off Syed.
And what if your Youth Offenders Officer finds out about this black market cleaning?
Then they'll be happy.
I've finished my community service and got a job.
-Not a legitimate one, though.
-But if you helped me, I can get it done in half the time.
Then there's less chance of me getting caught. But until then all I need is just...
It's Jimmy Cliff day at my old local in Ladbroke Grove.
-I'll come with you, won't I?
-There you are.
All right, fine. You're going to regret this, Patrick.
I was going to cut you in
and I could've sorted your retirement, right there.
-I'll be back this afternoon.
-Youth Offenders Officer?
I will definitely be gone for that.
You wimp. All right, fine.
-Where're you going? What about Lexi?
-I'll be ten minutes. Please, just ten minutes?
-All right, all right.
-You leave the negotiating to me, yeah?
-You winding me up?
Excuse me, you are an amateur at this and I am a professional. Come on.
So, tiny little baby, you hardly ever go out
and you're still pulling the birds.
Yeah. I saw her leaving this morning, looking very smart.
Hello. In here!
-It's not what you think. She's helping me out with something.
-I bet she is.
Hey! What have you got all over your face?
Where did you get chocolate from?
From here. Didn't ya?
Where's my chocolate?
Right. I've got this poxy health visitor.
-OK. Was she good?
-Yeah, she was great.
-Jack, what's she got in her hair?
-I don't know.
What - you didn't look?
Rox, I got a gym to run here, ain't I?
Pick her up Wednesday night, yeah?
Yeah, all right.
Come on, Ames, let's go.
You even get home last night? You look a state.
-Always really grateful for your feedback.
-Know his name, this one?
-That's our daughter you're setting an example to.
-And it's all right for you, is it?
To bring home dolly birds every night? You're a parent as well.
I take care of my responsibilities, don't I?
-And I don't?
-Can you look me in the eye and tell me you feel great about yourself?
-Yeah. See you later, Amy.
-Say bye to Daddy.
-£2.20 a litre.
-Are you having a laugh?
-I can get four litres for £6.50 down the cash and carry.
Yeah, no name stuff, sure.
Yeah, but floor cleaner's floor cleaner, ain't it?
-All from the same factory, just different labels. Pound a litre, then.
-Any more than that, I might as well go get it myself.
-£1 or nothing.
How much do you want?
Three boxes now, then we'll see how we get on.
And 10% for buying in bulk, yeah?
-Worth a try.
Later on when you drop the rest.
You've never been down the cash and carry before, have you?
What did I say? Leave the negotiating to me.
I thought you said you was skint.
I am. But I'll sort that later.
Offloading a bit of excess?
Got it cheap, so why not?
-How much did you get?
Tam said he's taking a break.
From the day to day stuff, yeah.
Anyway, I've got to chat to the new chef about wedding plans.
Christian and I are having it at the restaurant.
-That's a really good idea.
-Yeah, best get on, so...
Right. See you, then.
How'd we go?
Yeah, not bad. Had a few people in.
We should put the machine outside in the mornings - do coffee for people going to the Tube.
Yeah. Look into that. Good margin on takeaways.
Also, we could, um...
Morning! Barrel store looks good. Ever so tidy.
There's going to be some changes.
Oh, here he is.
I'm on my own. Thanks for your support this morning.
She was up till half six waiting for you, you know.
She didn't want to miss you.
Good old Basanti. Always hating on me.
-Well, she had a very good reason.
-You knew exactly what was going on.
Yeah. Still. You don't have to rub her face in it.
So is this it?
You going to spend your day in a dingy bar?
-Oi. First day of the coffees, give us a break.
-Too bright in the caff.
-You could help Syed.
You don't want me anywhere near the public.
He's got these boxes of cleaning products to sell. You could sell.
Is this the Michael thing?
-What Michael thing?
-I don't know.
Syed mentioned some deal that had fallen through.
-I don't know.
-I don't know.
-AJ, what deal?
Right, I've got to go.
-So this is how it is now, is it?
You dropping Dennis off whenever you like, me baby-sitting,
you coming and going whenever you please.
That's how it works.
Cooking him dinners, reading him stories.
-What, you only read him one?
We were reading a good hour, hour and a half.
Yeah. Roger The Racehorse, My Trip To The Seaside.
A lot of heavy stuff going in that boy's head before he could go to sleep.
But you got there in the end. All that effort, eh?
Yeah. For no reward.
What did you have in mind then?
Well, just dinner.
You got a sec?
-I'm in the middle of something.
-Won't take long.
Thanks, Jack. Oh, Jack?
That proposal? I'll consider it.
Yeah. If it's not too much trouble.
I... I was out of order.
I said some things I shouldn't have. That I didn't mean.
I got no excuse.
I'm not coming back to the Vic.
There's too much history there. For me.
You're doing a good job here, you know.
Anything you want to do here during the day, as long as it breaks even, do whatever you want.
I already am.
Yeah, I noticed.
I'll er...I'll leave you to it then.
Any word from Ben?
Phil, if you need anything, let me know. I'm here, OK? I mean it.
And Phil, be careful of that place.
You can beat it, just be careful, yeah?
Ah. Wedding in the restaurant is a very good idea.
-I know, I think it's going to be really nice.
-Less organisation, too.
You think that, but a venue does it all for you. You don't even have to ask for a cake knife.
-You haven't got a cake knife, have you?
Must be a nightmare with all that bleach clogging up the flat as well.
How d'you mean?
-That cleaning stuff Syed's selling.
-Nah, Sy's got a lock up. Work and home do not cross.
-Syed's got a lock up?
-He has indeed. Look, I've gotta get on.
-I'll see ya later.
'Amy? Please just come in.'
If you get dirt in that gum you're going to make it worse. Amy!
LOUD DANCE MUSIC
Fat Boy... Fat Boy!
Yo. Feeling the vibe, yeah?
Can you maybe hold off the heavier stuff till a bit later, yeah?
I can't. I've got a shift later.
Can you not do it at all then?
Come on, Rox, man, I've got a gig on Friday.
Rox, I swear. Gimme two minutes, I'll be done.
I know we've got a fair bit, but a woman gave me a call
about taking some of it so I have to tell her exactly how much there is.
-OK. Can I see some ID?
-Yeah, yeah. Of course.
Will that do?
-Thanks. Can you lock up when you're done?
A little underweight. Though she was premature, wasn't she?
-Is she feeding well?
So how are you two getting on?
Can you pick her up for me?
She smile at you?
She's probably ready for the next size up in nappies, I'd say.
Bigger nappies. Bigger nappies.
-Yeah. Is that it?
Lovely. Cheers. Thank you.
Don't forget your book.
He can't have shifted much from the stall last week.
Give him a chance. The deal's only just fallen through.
Something's not right.
I'll talk to you later, OK.
Mas? Talk to him.
I'll see you at home, AJ.
Hey. I've been calling you all day.
Yeah, I know. Sorry. I've had her to look after.
-Can I get you a coffee? It's really good.
-No, no. I'm not going to stay.
-How's your head?
Yeah, well, you were lucky to get out when you did.
-Zainab was just warming up.
Last night was fun.
Listen, if you ever fancied it, I'm always up for a drink and a laugh.
And I know that you are. Hey?
Maybe it's better if we just...don't. Yeah?
I got her to look after, ain't I...?
-What's your name again?
-To your case, yes.
What happened to the other lady?
That doesn't matter at the moment. Are you still working?
Yeah. When I have time.
-And you've been sticking to your curfew?
-Yeah, I have.
-OK, that's good.
-Your tag comes off next week so we don't want to jeopardise that.
-Yeah, if you're even here next week.
-KNOCK AT DOOR
-Lola, it's Syed.
Are you going to get that?
Um, nah. Don't worry. They'll go. This is more important.
-You were saying?
-Lola? I saw you go in there.
It's all right. Go on.
Sorry, I'll be two secs. Just stay there.
Lola, these are heavy!
All right, I'm coming, I'm coming!
Here you go. Two more boxes makes three.
-Yeah. Can you come back later?
-I'm here now, what's the difference?
-What's this, Lola?
Sorry, I didn't realise... I'm making a delivery. Won't be long.
-Is that floor cleaner?
-D'you want some? I'll do you a good deal.
Why are you dropping it all off here?
Finally. Syed, can you can take that straight to the B&B, please?
-Come on now, man, I can't carry all that, at my age.
Sorry, I ordered that for the B&B,
and I arranged with Syed to have it delivered here
so I'd be around when you visit.
You know, but with Tube closures and Ladbroke Grove all that way...
Anyhow, I'm here right now. How much I owe you, son?
That's 80. Keep the change.
-Let's get back to it, shall we?
-Sorry, I'll be in shortly.
-And you are?
-My apologies. Trueman. Patrick Trueman.
Lola's responsible adult.
Pleasure to meet you, me dear.
You go in, I'll be there. Syed, leave them outside the door of the B&B. OK?
Everywhere today, Dad, aren't you?
You offloading more of that?
Well, it looks like it.
Thought you only had a few boxes left.
That's what this is, it's a few boxes.
Syed. You can tell me if there's anything's wrong.
I can help you.
Dad, there is nothing wrong.
Now, I've got to deliver these, and they're heavy. All right?
Peaches. Seven...seven kilograms.
Yeah. They're roomy. Bigger ones.
-Get the blue brand.
-Cos they're softer in the gusset. Got less leakage.
"Softer in the gusset." That's an interesting phrase.
It's made me feel moist and husky. Say it again.
Softer in the gusset.
Amy, Amy, leave it alone, you'll make it worse.
-You need ice for that.
Cos you freeze it off and then you can just comb it out.
How do you know that and I don't?
Cos I'm gay.
Yeah, you are.
Yes, he is.
Hi. Just got to grab some stuff for Syed.
-Just checking you're OK for cleaning stuff.
-I think we are, yeah.
Could do you a good deal.
Probably all right, mate.
Let me know if you change your mind. Yeah?
Syed. Come and have a coffee with me.
-Don't be silly. Two more lattes, Joey.
-You all right?
-Yeah. Just a bit busy.
-Doesn't that restaurant run itself?
-If you want to lose money, yeah.
-But we're expanding, I'm trying some new stuff, so...
It IS exciting. It's a really exciting time for all of us.
Still enjoying it?
Yeah. I mean, teething problems.
But we got a new chef, couple of tough nights. But other than that, I love it.
-Hey, you figured out that cleaning product thing?
Oh. I don't know, just making conversation.
Masood said you had cleaning stuff to get rid of or something.
Yeah, I did.
Look, Uncle AJ, I'm sorry. I'm really busy.
Sorry, boss, sorry, sorry. There was a lemonade spillage downstairs.
Had to get it all before it got all sticky and that.
I want to redecorate up here.
What? As in, like, completely?
And in here. I want it all gone. Everything. Especially that thing.
Look, this is Kat and Alfie's home.
What will they say when they come back?
I don't care.
HE DIALS NUMBER ON MOBILE
Yeah, Boris? Syed Masood.
Listen, I've changed my mind.
You can have that stock at the price we talked about
if you can come and get it today.
But we agreed. I'm taking a hiding on this as it is.
All right, get here as fast as you can. And bring a cheque.
Whoa, look at this, Amy. It's coming out. It's all coming out.
How clever is Michael, eh? Dinner wasn't bad either, was it?
-Yep, that's my signature dish. Oriental noodles.
So tell me, Michael - how exactly did you make it?
Oh, I'm not going to give away my secrets.
20 minutes, 180?
Yeah. Yeah. We do what we can, don't we?
Yeah. We do. Right, would you like a story?
Go get a book from your bag. Go on, off you go, gorgeous.
-How cute is that child?
-That is the first proper dinner I've had in a month.
Last Saturday night - not proud of this -
last Saturday night I had two of those dirty old garlic breads
out of the Minute Mart.
-Half a bottle of Scotch.
OK. Well, I made cupcakes for a thing at her daycare.
See, that's baking. That is the benchmark of quality parenting. I don't have baking skills.
But next day my lunch was leftover icing. It was rock solid.
I had to, like, chisel it off the edge of the bowl with a knife.
-You scumbag. How was it?
D'you ever wonder...
..if you've just made a pig's ear out of everything?
Are you joking? Hello?
Today, Michael - OK, one day, just one day in my life -
I have had Jack and that Mrs Masood woman, right,
call me a bad mother, a slapper and a filthy mess.
I know. You're thinking what I'm thinking.
It's the filthy mess bit, isn't it? Cos I look all right, don't I?
And, hold on a minute - I live with Fat Boy.
-How did it happen?
-I don't know.
What happened to us? What happened to us?
Because I look back, and I look at the decisions I've made,
and I thought they were the right ones.
So I'm either really rubbish at making decisions,
or I've just got bad luck.
I probably think a bit of both.
Have you heard from Janine?
That's another cracking idea.
Well, nothing we can do about it now. We got little people to look after, haven't we?
I got you something.
Just to say thanks for helping out.
-Hand it over then.
Oh, dessert! Yes, nice one.
I'll get it, I'll get it. I'll go.
Least I can do after you slaved away in the kitchen all day.
Fine woman, Rox.
Coming. Hold on.
Just running my eye over the books.
Syed did that last week.
Well, can't hurt for someone else to take a look.
We can talk about this later. OK?
Tell you, Parvez has gone to town.
Oh, my goodness.
I think it's basically the entire menu. He wants us to know every dish backwards.
-Is this what we have to expect for the wedding?
-Don't start, Mum.
I thought we'd do something better than the restaurant.
We can't afford better than the restaurant. You saw the catering quotes. Tamwar!
-What are the books doing here?
-Just wanted to have a look at them.
I can manage that.
It's no problem.
If you can follow them.
Well, there's a lot of expenses at the moment.
It's probably not an accurate reflection of the business
in the long term.
That's what I'm worried about.
Come on. We can talk about this after dinner. Let's go.
You know what, Sharon?
I reckon this whole coffee thing's going to be all right.
Just hang onto them. Please.
-You all right?
-Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I'm fine.
You know what, Syed - much better than the old chef.
He was a bit past it, I think.
Never had any complaints.
Superb little lamb chops.
There was nothing wrong with him, just a bit traditional.
Parvez is more modern, more in the direction we're going.
How much is it going to cost, this direction?
That's your problem, Dad. You've got no vision.
Making any money yet?
We will. Trust me.
Trust you. See, that's got me into trouble in the past.
-What about the cleaning products?
-What about them?
-All the cleaning products you're trying to sell. Must have cost a fortune.
What do you mean, "trying" to sell? He's already sold them.
Oh, right. Did he?
How would you know I haven't sold them?
Well, unless, of course, you'd seen them.
But how would you have seen them without breaking into my lock up?
I was just checking, that's all.
You didn't trust your own son?
Because he lied to me. Thousands of pounds' worth,
stacked up to the ceiling. And paid for out of what?
You said you'd get rid of them - and they're just sitting there, unsold.
Well, that's not strictly true.
That's a cleaning company in Angel. Taken the lot.
That's just the deposit. We'll make three grand in all.
Which I will put back into the restaurant.
There you go.
What do you think I've done now, Dad? Made it up?
Forged the cheque? Do you want to come with me now?
-We can go to Boris, we can meet him in Angel.
-Don't be silly.
Dad, why don't you check the books? Go on.
You won't find anything.
There's a cheque missing.
I wrote it, I don't know when, or who to.
And I'm on top of it.
That's why I didn't want you to check the books. Because I knew you'd find that.
Are you happy now?
-I think you need to apologise to your son, Masood.
-Don't worry, Mum.
No, I think you need to apologise to him.
I'm sorry, Syed.
I'll never doubt you again.
So, is he staying?
I don't know.
Just woke up and there he was.
Who's the card for?
My pen pal on death row.
Yeah, no-one understands him but me.
So what are you up to today?
Morning. I'm looking for Mr Tamwar Masood?
Adam Beecroft, on behalf of Arcourt Lending.
I'm Mr Masood.
Perhaps we could have a quick chat?
About your last three payments? We seem to be missing them.
Now's not a good time.
-It'll only take 20 minutes or so.
-I can't right now.
-I'll be back in the area about two, three maybe. Around then suit?
It's just a sales thing I arranged.
What are you doing in first thing?
I'm sure you can find some use for me. After two's good.
I'll be back some time around then.
-He did, he did!
What's he doing here?
Dad's got me and him tickets for the dogs today.
Yeah, special treat. Booked ages ago.
If I'd known you were doing something for Alice's day off...
Maybe we can go and see Mum this weekend?
It's Mum's birthday today.
I'm sorry, Dad.
It's all right.
Er, You're working today.
No, I'm not. I'm down to work this morning.
No. Youth Disco this afternoon? You said you'd look after it.
Please tell me you've started.
I am so sorry, Sharon, I completely forgot.
I can't cancel it now, Joey.
Look, I tell you what, decorate the club. Round the kids up.
Do a good job and I'll let you off the evening shift, OK?
We can go see Mum this evening instead. She knows you care, Joe.
But does she know YOU care, Alice? You're not even talking to her.
This was the one day she was supposed to feel special.
That's a rotten shame, isn't it(?)
-Don't talk about my mum like that.
-No, I wasn't. I...
Right, I'll tell you what we'll do.
You do the kiddies' disco.
I'll pick you up afterwards, zoom you down to your mother's.
You have a nice visit, give me a ring.
I'll come and pick you up and zoom you back.
We'll get the bus.
The offer was there, Joe. Don't pretend it wasn't.
We'll get no time if we get the bus.
It's only your mother I'm thinking of.
Please, Joey. It's only a lift. We can play I-spy.
All right. OK. Pick us up after work.
-You never said it was your mum's birthday.
Well, that's that, then.
-Is Michael here?
-Yeah, he said he'd be back in a minute.
Would you do me a favour and make sure he gets them?
-What, in case he thinks Nigella dropped by?
It's just a little joke we had from, like, a mates' night in.
-Hold on, excuse me,
is it not possible for me to spend a night with a bloke as mates?
What are you? 13?
No, no, I believe you, babe.
But those lame tasty treats say he's got you right where he wants you.
Come on, Lauren, I have to fill the place. 4pm. You'd be helping me out.
It's an under-18s disco. Not even Abi's that tragic.
-Can I have a cup of tea?
-Luce, you're coming, ain't you?
I'll see what I feel like.
Since when did you care what people think?
-Yeah, but I'll know what I've done.
-You've sunk lower.
-I definitely haven't.
-Lauren, I have seen the photos. The emo days.
OK. Well, if some kid pings my bra strap,
that's it, I'm burning myself alive.
Right, Vic first? Or shall we just neck some vodka
-then cry for no reason for old time's sake?
-You are coming then?
I haven't decided yet.
OK, one condition. I'll go, but we've all got to go out after.
I can't. I'm visiting Mum, aren't I?
No! You're meeting Mama Joey!
OK, tell her that the niece she's never met says hi.
Oh, sorry, I just...
I assumed that you'd be going, too.
Why? I'm not after anything serious.
What are you feeding Phil for?
It's only a couple of rashers and a bit of egg and...
Yeah, but if you feed him, he'll stay.
Oh, a fry-up. Lovely.
-No! It's not for you.
-Hey, Greedy Jeanie! Give Phil some food!
The decorator's coming to give us a quote.
Well, I know you've got loads on,
-so, I mean, if you want to leave that to me, that's fine.
So what's this sales meeting about?
We spent the advertising budget.
-Yeah, I know.
-So why are we meeting him?
I'm just hearing him out, Tam.
Look who just sprinted his postal round
just so he could spend a precious day
working with the son he so loves and respects.
Course, I begged AJ to spend the day with me
but, you know, he just loves family time.
Yeah, it's like...crack to me.
SHE LAUGHS NERVOUSLY
There's no better fun than spontaneous fun.
OK, listen up.
You need to cherish any moment that you have with each other,
cos you never know when death might strike. Right?
OK, so have a nice day, I love you, bye!
..let's do as the lady says. Let's have some spontaneous fun!
MUSIC: "Bonkers" by Dizzee Rascal
-Who is it?
It means so much to him that you're letting him drive us.
-Thank you. thank you.
-Yes, well, I'm doing it for Mum, all right?
Even if I can't get time off, promise me you'll still go, yeah?
Well...I know how much it means to you to get the time off
so you've got two little helpers to make sure this is a success.
Listen to that!
-That's just talking, that is. And I can't understand a word he says.
Come on, Joe, it's not for my sake, it's for your mother's.
The quicker you get done here, the quicker we can get down there.
You don't want her spending her birthday on her own, do you?
I can't go if you're not there, Joey. You know how bad things are.
All right. Stick these up.
Oh, wagwan super-sexy buff ting. Finally reeling Michael in, yeah?
And going with the hot new dress. I like it, I like it.
People are talking about me?
No. No, no.
-No. No, no way.
-So they're talking about me?
-No more than usual.
I've only heard about you and AJ, not Michael, so...
-Oh, just... This is great!
-Hey! Roxy, Roxy.
-Roxy, listen. Just...
Don't let Michael take advantage, all right? I'll see you at home.
-Look at Tamwar, he's melting into a little puddle.
Syed, what is the matter with you?
-FYI. Suits at 12 o'clock.
Forget Brick Lane. This is where it's at. East End, family run. Lovely.
Table for three, please.
Aw, bless them, they're keeping it real
with the little people who paid for their incompetence.
I might do something incompetent in their food.
Like, what is it? Like... Ow!
Can you two stop mucking around?!
All right, we were only joking.
-Are your pants too tight?
-We've synchronised cycles.
-I know it's not snappy time.
-This isn't going to work.
The hand of death could strike at any time!
-Just go home!
I'll tell Mum we had a lovely day.
Sorry, gents, I'll be with you in a minute, yeah?
MUSIC: "Read All About It" by Professor Green and Emeli Sande
I feel the best way forward from here
is for you to look like you're helping.
Oh, no. These are the kind of things that need a woman's touch.
You're not going to impress him by sitting around all day.
don't get your hopes up too much, yeah?
It's all right, sweetheart.
I've got a secret weapon.
Now, I was going to save these for the drive later...
For old time's sake.
We got through bags of these on that trip to Southend.
Was that the imaginary trip, Derek, or...?
Come on, Joe, you remember.
You sitting on my lap, steering.
-Me working the pedals.
I tell you what, sweetheart,
why don't you go and get your glad rags on, eh?
I know there's things
you don't like to admit in front of your sister, Joe.
But you do remember.
I had a Triumph stag. Eh?
You was proud as punch when you saw it.
It was yellow.
It was a pretty cool car, weren't it? It was like a...
What was that comic I used to read? Like the superhero's car.
Driving down the front, beeping at the girls.
Your mum laughing...
We did use to laugh, me and your mum.
We had fun that day.
It was all right, yeah.
Never got the chance to drive the old Triumph Stag for real, though, did I?
Only the lucky few do.
I mean, I always wanted to.
Could be fun, eh?
You leave it to your old man.
Kamil let lose on a trading floor
would literally lose less money than these lot, and he's two.
-And they never tip.
-The merger's been agreed,
just not announced. I'd say, conservatively speaking, 30% on the first day.
Just throw what you can at it, all right?
Here you go.
That's for Professor Kamil's MENSA membership.
Thank you, it was lovely.
-Look, I can handle this.
-I've got some good ideas.
Tam, we know you're smart. You're not a negotiator.
Hi, wooden spoon, I've been expecting you.
You so want to meet his mum.
No, I don't.
-Mm, you do.
-No, I don't.
Well, it would've been nice to have been asked, though, wouldn't it?
Look, I like him more than he likes me.
So can we just skip to the part where you pass out and shut up?
Well, I was only saying that if you want things to be more serious,
then why don't you just tell him?
Please, Lauren, I'm not one of those needy, pathetic girls.
Right, well, how's he meant to know?
I don't want him to know.
Right, so you're just waiting for Joey to wake up one morning
and decide that he wants more?
Look, you are giving Joey
all the benefits with, like, none of the hassle.
Why on earth would he want more?
Missing the mortgage payment, it was an oversight.
The last three?
It's in our interest to find a solution.
Let's say we extend the deadline.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
The mortgage balance in ten days?
What, ten days? I can't find nine grand in ten days!
OK, we can arrange a chat about a new debt repayment plan.
No. No, look, I'll shift some funds around.
I'd rather we drew up a plan together.
What do you know about running a business, eh?
Look, this is how it works.
You invest money, you wait for a return.
Don't you understand the basic principles?
Who's bankrupting their family? You or me?
Nine grand. Ten days.
Cheers, mate. I'll get back to you on the colours, yeah?
Quote done, then?
So I, um, picked these up.
So that you could take them home.
You know, you can chose all the colours you want. From...home.
Dad dropped back home all excited.
He told you to work on me, didn't he?
Why do you always think he's up to something?
Because I know him, Al.
-Well, you're right, he is up to something.
He's gone up to Dagenham to sort out some big surprise for you.
If you're leading him on to hurt him, I'll be so angry at you, Joey.
I'm not leading him on, Al, all right?
MUSIC: "Morning Star" by N-Dubz
I'll just go for a little wee-wee, then.
I'm going with you to your mum's. I want to meet her.
You are so...
Come on then, you finished? Want to go back on?
You don't want to go back on at all?
Thanks for the cakes. They were nice.
They were brightly coloured, weren't they?
It was just a joke.
-She kept you up all night again, didn't she?
Yeah. Yeah, she did.
How do people do it?
Can you come over?
-No. No, it's not a good idea.
Cos people are talking about you and me.
And this bothers you?
So that's settled, then.
You're going with your mum's psycho ex but you won't go with me?
Oh, come on, you know it's not...
No! No, don't tell me - they're family problems.
What, and you don't think I have family problems?
And the George Street flat, and the caff.
But do I shut you out? No, OK? I don't.
So let's just...talk about it.
Let's talk about us.
Of course I was going to invite you, Luce.
But, you know, you've got so many problems.
I ain't going to drag you down with mine, am I?
You deserve somebody
who's going to treat you like the special girl you are.
I swear, if that foetus winks at me one more time,
I'm calling child protection. On myself.
Ugh. How embarrassing.
Oh, yes, yes. Cos we looked SO cool before he turned up, didn't we(?)
All right, sweetheart? Hi, Lauren.
Look, I'm telling you, mate,
a bloke is going to be parking a stolen vehicle outside the R&R club
in about a half hour.
Yeah, well, he's got form and he said he's going to do it, so...
That's all I'm going to say, mate, all right? Bye.
Well, I just promised Alice a twirl.
And then, sir, your carriage awaits.
Nice one, Derek.
Well, do help yourself to a coca colada, won't you?
Scarlett says she wants her daddy.
Did she really?
Michael, are you using me?
Yeah, you know.
We had our little, "There, there, don't cry" bonding thing
and now you think I'm your nanny, don't you?
Where's that come from? Let me get this right.
You think I'm using you for sex and as a nanny simultaneously?
That sounds really wrong.
-Yeah, it does.
I dunno, people are just making me paranoid.
Well, just because you're paranoid
doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
That was a joke!
Did I leave something on the table?
No, I didn't find anything.
Any chance I can have a whiskey?
Come on, I'm gasping.
That looks stressful.
You've no idea.
Do you want to run it by me?
Come on. Who am I going to tell?
MUSIC: "Young" by Tulisa
Joey! Ian's got Denny
-so I can take over now. Go see your mum, yeah?
-I'm losing the will to live.
-It's not that bad.
Can you listen to yourself, please?
A bit of good wholesome fun would do you good.
-You want to take a leaf out of your cousin's book.
Here, Joe, tell Alice about our trip to Southend.
You do remember some good stuff!
Tell you what,
why don't you buy yourself a Shirley Temple on me?
What happened with Lucy? I need to know before I face her.
Lucy wants to meet my mother.
Yeah. See, I think that might have been my advice.
-It's all right. She decided to take it, didn't she?
-Can we talk?
Evening, officer. You all right?
Oh, that reminds me, I've got something for you, Joe.
Oh, what's the matter? Don't you like it?
Sharon needs me to stay on.
What? Since when?
Dad's gone to all the trouble, Joey. It's just a ride in the car.
-I knew you'd do this.
-No, it's all right, sweetheart.
You don't have to go.
-It's Mum's birthday.
-At least one of us should be there.
They can't blame you for one bad deal. It happens.
Yeah, well, I only just got back in the family.
Not because of what happened with the business.
Me... It's personal stuff.
I know, it should be so easy to be someone they can be proud of.
And I'm a good dad. I work hard.
I'm right here, in the family, every day.
I don't even like what I do.
Well, sometimes you've got to take a chance on what makes you happy.
Oh, yeah. Well, I've tried that.
I lost everything.
I nearly died just to be happy.
Who are you doing this for?
My mum and dad have worked away their lives for me.
It sounds like you've told them the truth
about bigger things in the past.
Hasn't stopped them loving you, has it?
Some people aren't that lucky.
Tell them the truth about this.
What's the worst that can happen?
DOOR OPENS, CLOSES
I was just, um...
just getting some clingfilm for Jean.
Mum was always good at this stuff.
Maybe a nice beige.
-Maybe a nice white?
Maybe...maybe you should get off home and sleep on it? Or...
or we wait until Alfie and Kat come back and can see what they say?
I ain't going anywhere till the decorating's done.
I don't understand, what's happened?
-Don't worry, Ma. I'm going to fix it.
-Fix what, Syed?
Syed? Spit it out.
Tamwar's tried so hard...
..but the debt's worse than we thought.
Why couldn't he just have got into Oxford?
And become a successful academic
so we could all stop pretending he's any kind of business man?
Why is his wife still not by his side? She had the business brains.
He must never find out how bad this is.
It would destroy him.
I don't believe it.
I don't believe it.
I've raised a...
You raised nobody, Derek.
You really don't get it, do you, eh?
I'm smarter than you!
And I look someone in the eye when I do them harm.
I don't particularly care what a wife beater thinks of me.
You loved the bones of me once!
What, after one week in Southend with my...?
What goes on in that sick head?
You were sitting here on my lap. We were laughing.
-It's not real! It never happened!
-Let me tell you something!
Let me tell you something!
It takes dedication to hate someone, son.
You think it's clever for a young bloke with a beautiful girlfriend
to spend his days plotting and planning stupid little schemes?
You think it's clever for a young man to miss his mother's birthday?
I'm only going to tell you this because you're my son.
If you can't fill your head with anything but hating me,
you are going to end up a very disturbed, lonely little man.
Putting your foot down to Joey went well, then?
You're sure he didn't mind you going all Beyonce on him?
Why? What did he say?
-A pint, please, mate.
He just wants you to back off a bit.
-Yeah, well, it's Mum's birthday today, so...
I hope you spoilt her rotten.
Look, I don't want to meet your mum, OK?
I don't want the commitment.
Let's just keep things cas, yeah?
Look, she really likes you, you know.
Don't muck her about.
I'm not like that, Lauren.
MUSIC: "Try a Little Tenderness"
The nest egg
that I put aside...
It's £1,000 for Tamwar.
£5,000 for Kamil.
-It's all in the savings account.
-They need never know.
-Mum, listen to me...
-Syed, if the business goes under, we all go under.
I can't work my way through that again.
Syed, take it.
FAINT SHOUTS AND THUDS
Hey! We thought we'd let you sleep.
I had to drop Amy at nursery anyway.
We went to the shops to get eggs for brekky breakfast, didn't we?
Yes, we did. Oh, you were low on foil. So I got you some,
but they didn't have any. So I got you clingfilm, actually.
Who's the postcard from?
-Yes, Mummy. Mummy's in Rome. Paris first, now Rome.
-Glamorous Mummy, travelling the world.
She says she misses you very much and can't wait to see you.
-Babe, we should try Rome for our honeymoon.
Hey, where you going? Slow down.
-You don't open up for hours yet.
-I know, but...
It's a local curry house, not some multinational conglom...thingy.
It's not "whatever" though, is it? It's me trying to provide for my family.
I'm not shout...
I'm not shouting. I'm sorry.
I just didn't sleep much.
I'm not surprised.
You're going to have to slow down, Sy.
I can't slow down.
-I used to be good at this.
-And you still are.
But providing for your family isn't just about money.
This is the good life.
Try enjoying it.
Please don't guilt-trip me.
I'm not guilt-tripping you, I is truth-tripping you.
Look, it was Tam's fault the business went down, not yours.
All right? it's not worth killing yourself over. It's his mess.
-What we going to do now? Huh?
Michael, do you want your eggs poached or scrambled?
Um...excuse me. There's a, um...
There's a delivery guy downstairs and he wants your signature.
Why can't you sign for it?
Well, he said he wants the manager's signature,
because of duplicate copies or something? I don't know.
I ain't the manager, am I?
-ain't the manager.
But if you're open to discussion on a promotion, then I'm sure we can make this happen.
You know, I would go with the rouge, you know.
You know, it's classy. It's the word of amor, as they say in Spain.
And you know what, Philly Boy?
You... You are a ladies man. Just like Fats, you know.
Do you mind if I call you Phil...ly...Boy?
You still here?
Um, remember I said I have to leave a bit earlier today
to do the gig tonight?
I just wanted you to know that you're welcome to come...
and obviously you get a free ticket, innit.
All you got to do is just ask, yeah?
The delivery guy. Downstairs. He's a little bit angry. Just...
Yeah, he's great. He's great. He's got a killer left-jab on him.
You should definitely have a look at him.
Listen, I've got to go - there's someone on the other line.
Yep, cheers then.
So what does that mean? What are you saying?
-I tell you what, why don't you just...
..do what you can do, yeah? And just get back to me.
All right, thanks. Cheers.
I took a guess. I went with scrambled.
-I'm not hungry.
-Dippy eggs and soldiers?
-I'm not hungry.
-Nobody's too old for dippy eggs...
SHUT UP! I'm not hungry!
So what was that? Is that a joke, I don't get the punchline?
No, you're the punchline, Rox!
I don't want you coming into my house and making me eggs!
I don't want you buying me foil!
Sorry if I've done something to offend you, Michael.
I would appreciate it if you told me now.
All right. GET OUT!
Do you know what, it is like one step forward
and 20 steps back with you, Michael!
-Fine. Make your own eggs.
-No, Phil, not now.
Just one minute. Just come here, will you?
You don't fancy giving me a hand with this lot, do you?
No, funnily enough, I don't.
Jean signed for it. It's all been double-ordered.
-I ain't your skivvy, all right?
-I'm not asking you to be.
I mean... You've got the experience, ain't you?
-You know how this place works, how the orders work.
-What are you saying?
I'm asking you to come work for me...
I'm asking you to come and run this place.
What about Kat and Alfie?
Well, I don't see them, do you?
Er, excuse me... I saw...
-Come back. I saw that.
It's not a question, Abi. Open the bag.
What do you mean?
I thought you were stealing your dad's whisky.
I'm not Lauren, and I'm helping Lola.
You're helping...? Helping her what?
-Yeah, there is a PROBLEM, actually.
My problem is that you should be concentrating on your schoolwork...
Well, I have a free period, so you can chill out.
No, I won't "chill out", dude.
-Oh, you are so embarrassing.
Abi, free periods were designed for you to catch up with your schoolwork, all right?
They're not for you to go hanging around with...ASBO Annie
and whatever other waifs and strays her kind associate with.
"Her kind"? You are such a snob!
I'm not a snob. I resent that.
Abi. Don't you walk away from me, young lady.
Dad, Mum's being a proper snob.
Oi, any time you feel like chipping in?
Abs, yeah, listen to your mum, will you?
Listen to me. I am loaning you that money, OK?
and you will return it to me once it turns a healthy profit.
-And what if I can't turn a profit?
I thought you'd be at work.
I had holiday to take. You staying?
-Your mother's got samosas in the kitchen.
-No, no, no, he was just going.
Came to check on his mother. Bathroom won't clean itself.
When I finish here, I am going to the bank.
-And then I am giving you that money.
This is as much about protecting Tamwar as it is about you. Agreed?
Roberts, you heard of him? Coach Roberts.
He's got a chain of barbers over the East End. No?
Well, anyway, 5K he's offering.
For merchandising, for logos. You know, ringside stuff.
Right. And what does he want?
Kudos, I suppose. He always bangs on about family, this geezer.
-He made good, wants to give back.
-Why are we getting involved now?
"Why now?" Why not now?
What do you want me to do about it?
-I want you to schmooze him.
I want you to put on that famous Branning charm.
-Go on, like you're laying on that bit of fluff you got.
Well, you say that to Sharon's face, go on, I'll give you the 5K myself.
You all right, Jack? You all right, Michael?
You all right, mate? Hello.
-Cup of tea and an orange juice, please.
-You seen the left foot on him?
Yeah, he's like Ramos, Iniesta and Messi all rolled into one, ain't ya?
-Oi, where's your patriotism?
-I lost that after Italia '90.
That's when you lost your barnet, weren't it? So why ain't he at school?
Well, he's "ill". Ain't you, eh? Not well.
"Ill"? Yeah, not too ill to play football though.
See ya later.
Abs, what are you doing here?
I thought you were meant to be studying?
This is part of studying. It's a...social outreach programme.
You lying to me?
"Social outreach programme"?
-Come on, hurry up.
We've got the B&B to do before lunch. Come on.
I can't believe you were looked over.
I can't believe YOU were looked over.
No, nobody knows this place better than you.
You know what? Supposedly she starts on Monday
and she's already on the payroll. I know!
You're the decorators, can't you bring the paint?
Well, I don't know, do I?
Oh, yeah, thanks a lot(!) Thanks. I'll do that.
I'm going out. Um...
If there's any problems, ring Roxy. Not me.
Are you trying to give me a heart attack or something?!
I didn't mean to scare you, but I do want to run something by you.
-I can't. I need to get to the bank.
-It's about Sy.
Has he changed his mind about your partnership?
No. But he is totally stressed out.
I don't know, I just thought things are so good between all of us,
it would be nice for us to get together, help take his mind off things.
And what exactly would this get-together entail?
Just a small, intimate gathering.
Break some bread, you know?
"Break some bread"? Is that some kind of gay metaphor?
No, it is not a "gay metaphor". Is Masood free or not?
Masood is free when I tell him he is free.
Secrets to a successful marriage - take note.
-Is that a yes?
Right, we need four of the beers.
And one crate of...
No, TWO crates of Prosecco.
And coffee mornings - I think we're going to have to knock them on the head.
Oh, you're not Joey.
I, er... I need your help. It's important.
Like I said, I need your help.
Look, I'm a bit busy right now.
You're going to owe me for this one.
Thank you. There you go.
Right, order 78.
Yeah, that's me.
Food that good, was it?
The food was OK.
Right. Well, enjoy.
Actually, now I'm here, do you mind if I eat in?
-Sure, yeah. I'll plate it up for you.
-You do that.
I said, you do that.
Right. Well, take a seat.
Yeah. We'll put Ollie in with Ethan.
Give him a couple of rounds,
then we'll rotate him with the other boys.
Then we'll get Coach Roberts in here, ply him with Scotch.
-Job's a good 'un.
A bit of enthusiasm wouldn't go amiss, Jack.
Everything all right?
Well, I just bumped into Roxy on the way here.
How is she?
I think you know how she is.
Now, do you want to tell me what's going on?
How are you? Come in, please.
-Jack Branning. Nice to meet you.
So I take it that's my cue to leave then, yeah?
Nice meeting you. Speak to you in a bit.
-You all right?
Let me show you...
-See you again soon, yeah?
-Thank you. Bye.
Get you a whisky?
Take a seat.
-Sorry if I bored you yesterday.
-Ah, you didn't bore me.
-In fact, you made me feel better about my own life.
Nice to meet someone with drive and ambition.
Ah, the long road to success?
Feel like I've broken down on the M1.
Well, if your car breaks down, fix it.
If you can't fix it, hitch-hike.
Come for a drink with me.
I don't normally have to ask twice.
But first time for everything.
What are you doing here?
Well, that is charming, innit?
I'm here to say you have the night off.
Your rather dashing boyfriend is whisking you away for a little surprise.
You didn't book those tickets, did you?
-No, you said you didn't want to go.
Besides which, I'm working tonight.
I'm Danny. I'm a regular.
-Good food, eh?
-Yeah, well, the service is better.
Yeah, well not tonight, stud, because you are mine.
Before you start panicking, I've already arranged cover,
so you can just chill, OK?
I bet he is.
See you, Danny.
JACK CLEARS HIS THROAT
So, do you want to tell me who that fit blonde was?
She's just some bird doing a bit of business for me, that's all.
What, for the gym?
Listen, you want to get here. You need to get here now.
I don't know, just something ain't right.
-All right, keep 'em closed.
-Christian, I'm going to trip over.
-Hey, what are you doing here?
-Oh, nice to see you too, son(!)
No, I mean... Actually, that is what I mean. What are you doing here?
Christian thought it would be nice for all of us to spend time together.
I've got Ludo!
All right, sit down. Food's in the oven.
Oh, AJ'S got her and Kamil, we've got the night off.
Whether he still has them at the end of the night is another matter.
-That reminds me, I wanted to show you Yasmin's room.
-Syed, take this.
-Mum, what are you doing?
-Syed, now please.
-I told you, I don't want it.
-Syed, just take it!
-Nice, isn't it?
-Yeah, it's great!
So what can I do to help?
-Zee, come and have a look at this.
Sy, we have waited a hell of a long time for your parents
to even feel comfortable enough to be in this house for dinner.
Yet here they are.
So, please, make an effort.
-Well, tell your face that, eh?
-What you doing here?
-I called her.
-Why don't you turn around and do one?
-OK, I told you.
-What do you think you're playing at?
-In the office.
-You've left her in the office?!
-Yeah, I left her in the office.
What's it got to do with you? She's a baby.
Look, he's here, he's here.
Coach Roberts? Hello.
-All right, son?
-Yeah great. Legend.
-Jack Branning, my business partner.
-Nice to meet you.
Nice place you've got.
Yeah, and these are two of our brightest prospects
-Ain't they, Jack?
-Yeah, they are. Yeah.
So why don't you do me a favour and jog on. Very good.
Why don't I give you a guided tour?
Babe, give it a break, will you? You're giving me an earache.
Why? Cos I don't want my daughter hanging out with the wrong crowd?
What do you want me to do? Go over to her and tell her she can't go out?
Well, yeah, if that's what it takes.
I want you to do SOMETHING.
-Abi, say goodnight.
You're going to have dinner with me and your mum.
-We're only talking.
-Yeah, chill out, man.
If I want your input, I'll ask for it.
-I'm not hungry.
-It weren't a question.
-Get off me! You're embarrassing me.
Mum, tell him.
Come on, sit down.
Have a bit of respect, will you? For me and your mum.
Well, they're my friends.
Yeah, you want to start looking for some new ones, don't you?
This is so unfair. I didn't do anything.
"Social outreach programme"? You think I was born yesterday?
Oh, hello. You look like you've been having fun.
Oh, don't you start.
I've spent the best part of the day looking at 50 shades of white.
Right, I think I owe you a drink.
Nah, I best get back to Denny. Ian's baby-sitting.
Have one. It's on the house.
-No, I shouldn't.
-Oh, go on.
-But I will.
Do you want a hand taking this lot upstairs first?
No, there's more in the motor. I'll get Max to give me a hand.
Nice of me to offer(!)
Right, well, I need the little girls' room.
So G&T, please. Double.
I know what you're doing.
Done it before myself.
Oh, I'm sure it'll look lovely,
fresh coat of paint and all that, you know.
But it doesn't hide the fact, does it?
That you're on your own. Just like me.
This kid here, this Ethan - he's got a great jab on him.
And that's what we want to do, you know?
We want to get a bit of money and bring young talent in...
so we want to get you on the firm if you'd be interested.
Yeah, definitely. That's something we can talk about, yeah.
What you doing? Oi, what you doing?
-Seriously, what is your problem?
Yeah, I kind of guessed that. Do you mind telling me why?
Don't take my kid from under my nose, twice in a day.
Is that what this is about?
Cos I took Scarlett to the shops? Get a grip!
Runs in the family, don't it?
Don't turn your back on me! Oi! Oi! I'm talking to you.
..do you want to calm down?
Do you know what?
I am an absolute sucker for a happy ending.
Ugh. Sentimental tripe. That's what that was.
What about the bit with the boy playing the drums?
That was powerful stuff.
Boy playing the drums? That was not powerful!
That was drums and boy. Bang, bang.
have you been crying?
No, of course I haven't been crying.
Oh, you're such a girl.
Just pass the tissues, will you?
Yes, of course, baby diddums.
We j'adore that movie, don't we?
-Well, one OK-ish scene.
You know, when she goes up to the bedroom and she's all like,
"Oh, I need to cry. No, I'm not going to cry. Oh, I need to cry.
"No, no I'm a really strong woman."
Oh! Cry already!
-That's our favourite scene. Isn't it, babe?
who's for Ludo?
Actually, I'm pretty tired.
Well, OK then. We don't have to.
What about another movie?
-I'll just go to bed.
-Actually, Zee, we should be getting home.
-What?! I'm having fun.
-It's getting late.
It's not getting late, Masood.
OK, fine. You cry-baby.
I'll show you out.
-What is wrong with you?
Come on, Zee.
Listen, thanks for coming over, yeah? We had a really good time.
Thank you for having us. Mwah!
-Didn't we, Sy?
-What was all that about?
-I don't know.
Why are we being ushered out?
-Is it because of what I said about the film?
That boy can be so sensitive sometimes.
OK. Thank you for the lovely evening. Goodnight.
Listen, you tell him, Christian. Sort him out.
I thought you had everything you ever wanted.
Can't you at least pretend to be happy.
I'm going to bed.
Make sure you lock up when you're done.
You sure you're going to be all right with him?
Yeah, I'll be fine, thanks. Go on, go.
What do you want?
Well, believe it or not, Michael, I'm actually worried about you.
OK. All right. Fine. See you later.
She left the country eight days ago.
I don't know where she's gone.
They found her car at Heathrow.
But that's not all she's left, is it?
Me... I understand me.
You know, I know... I know about me.
But how can you do that? How can you leave someone like that?
What kind of person does that?
Michael, listen, I'm...
I don't know.
It's OK. You...
You're not the first person in the world to be a single parent, are you?
I guess at least you know now.
You know for certain she's gone and she's not coming back, is she?
You're not alone with this, OK?
Oi, you've got me.
You've got family. You've got people who really want to help you.
And you...have got Scarlett, Michael.
You took...my baby away.
And you didn't... And...
And then you brought her back.
I know and I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.
Yeah, you don't understand. I didn't care.
I was relieved.
I was relieved that she'd gone.
And I was DISAPPOINTED...
..when you brought her back.
Ooh! That's hardcore. I'm a monster.
Michael, you get up NOW and you hold her. Get up.
-Just take her.
Michael, what are you doing?
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