Masood's desperate attempt to halt Tam and Afia's wedding is dealt a crushing blow, but a bigger shock lies in store for Zainab when Yusef makes an unexpected confession.
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Fatty boy, the bunting it is sagging!
-Don't let it sag!
-Where's it sagging?
Use your eyes, Darren!
Pull it tighter!
-I told you it was a bed and breakfast.
It was Afia's choice to get ready here.
She's always known her own mind. Just like her mother.
-This is Zainab. Tamwar's mother.
-Lovely to meet you.
As soon as I heard about the wedding I couldn't wait to meet the man who'd stolen my niece's heart.
-And his parents, of course.
yes, unfortunately my husband is. in Pakistan. Family business.
He's missing his son's wedding?
-Shameem, let's get you inside.
I know Afia's dying to see you.
Tighter! Pull it tighter!
Afia's aunt, it's her mum's sister.
It won't harm you, Christian.
You think I haven't got enough to do on the day of my brother's Mehndi?
< It's sagging.
Fine. Give me five minutes.
You don't have to babysit me, cos mum's still got me in reins.
He doesn't understand it's a big deal mum's invited him to the Mehndi, let alone the house.
Yeah, but it shouldn't be a big deal though, should it?
It's a joke. Well, it would be a joke if it was funny
cos Dad's not invited to my Mehndi.
Not that the Mehndi matters cos we're already married.
You've come this far, Tam.
Just think, a few hours and it'll all be over and no-one will ever know you got married twice.
-Well, except for me, Christian, Darren, Jodie.
Why you asked those two to be your supporters I'll never know.
They haven't a brain cell between them!
Hang on in there.
You look so beautiful!
Thank you, Khala.
-Let me look at you.
-And this is Denise, who's kindly let us get ready here.
-Can I get you a cup of tea?
-Do you have de-caf?
She seems nice, your wife's sister.
I was never good enough for her family.
-But you're a doctor.
-A GP. Not a consultant.
So far she's commented on my suit, my car...
My home? Oh, well, let her. I've got nothing to be ashamed of.
All right, hens,
It's time to get wasted!
-Just wondering if you want anything else.
I'd ask if I did, wouldn't I?
Hello. Tea and toast, please.
You paying for her as well?
-What the hell are you doing here?
-Nice to see you too.
-Mum got fed up of you already has she?
-You always think the worst.
-I am, yeah. What you doing sitting in here?
Plucking up the courage to come knock on your door.
-I'm in a bad way, Tan.
-Listen, I've done everything I can.
-Is it Greg?
You just can't stay with me.
-What about your order?
-All right, Tan?
See, you look great all dressed up.
-Why can't you just put it on?
-Why do I have to?
-Your tradition, not mine.
You'd rather come as a cowboy or a traffic cop?
D'you know what, I must go and pick my chaps up from the dry cleaners!
I don't want your mum thinking I'm desperate to fit in.
It's about Tam. I thought you liked him.
You know I do.
Why can't I just celebrate in a suit?
Fine. Do what you want, I'm not having this conversation with you.
-Come on. What is it?
-No. Don't ask.
because it's about my family and we all know how much you hate talking about them.
See, I didn't know what was suitable. Yusef said finger food.
-Anyway, I've kept it all halal.
-So long as the booze keeps flowing.
That's what makes a good hen do.
Listen. Hen do. Hindu. It's a Hindu hen do, innit?!
-And they don't drink.
Actually, I do.
-That's my girl!
-But not spirits.
A Merlot or a Pinor Noir as long as it's a good year.
My husband's a heart consultant. so many functions, so much small talk.
I find it helps take the edge off. He's coming along tomorrow, to the wedding.
He would have made today but triple bypasses wait for no man.
-Are you married?
Not me love.
I couldn't deny the male population all of this by restricting it to one man!
So tell me,
What exactly goes on at one of these dos?
Apart from you drawing all over each other's hands?
Well, traditionally it's a time for the married ladies to prepare the bride for what's to come.
What to expect from married life, that sort of thing.
Oh, count me in. I've got a few stories!
Yes, but you've never been married. Can I interest you in a sandwich?
Married or not I've had more action than anyone in this room.
Apart from you, of course. She's had three husbands.
Gonna be four soon, once Yusef makes an honest woman out of her.
-How long's it been now?
Three, four months.
What are you doing here?
Look at you, all dressed up ready to watch our son become part of that man's family!
You can't be here,
-I've told everyone that you're in Pakistan!
To explain why you will not be coming to the Mehndi!
Tell them the truth -
your husband's been banned from his own son's Mehndi.
It shouldn't be happening!
I don't have time for this, I've to get this back to the house.
This is our last chance! That man is dangerous.
He's got his claws in our son. He will destroy him!
Yusef's dangerous, is he?
Really, because I thought it was you that kidnapped him and beat him up!
I'm not the crazed one! He's trying to take over my life!
Why would he want your life?
Why would anyone want your life, Masood? You're a failure of a man.
A pathetic man, with a pathetic life.
Why would anyone want that?
Now you keep away, you keep out of sight.
Don't you dare ruin this day for Tamwar!
It's hot, see. You've got to be very careful with it.
Too many things are thrown away today.
It's a bin-it culture.
Radio's not working, bin it.
Marriage gets a big shaky, bin it.
People don't try to mend things.
-You reckon you can get this working again?
-Yeah. No danger.
And we can rig it, so it pays out say every twenty times.
-I want it to pay out every time!
-What's the point in that?
Think about it. You put your 5p in, what's it going to pay out?
-Think, tick tock, tick tock.
The same 5p you put in, because there's nothing else in there.
But if we rig it to pay out every twenty times,
What's the payout going to be?
Come on, you've got a brain.
Teachers say I'm thick.
What do they know?
-Five times twenty?
A quid. So, we get all your mates to fill it up with their 5ps,
you take the twentieth go. Bosh! Jackpot.
Only I thing is, I don't have any mates.
Well, you have now. And we'll get your granny to fill it up.
So, how do you like having your granny looking after you?
It's all right. I miss my dad.
I mean, I miss my mum too but...
You miss your dad more.
Well, at least you've got your gran.
I'll let you into a secret.
My granny helped bring me up.
Best things in the world are grannies.
Could we do it so it takes 10ps instead of 5s?
You, my son, are going to go far!
Tam. Up there, mate.
-Get a ladder, let's elope.
-Bit late for that. You coping?
What do you think?
-I love you.
-I love you more.
Try telling your face that.
That's more like it.
You look hot.
What are your hands like? Wow.
What are you doing, Tamwar? Er, checking the guttering from over there, it looked really...
-You were talking to Afia!
-Yes, I was.
Get back inside the house and mingle.
I've got to get Kamil ready for the babysitter's.
And you! Take your hands out of your pockets.
Don't slouch. Get off my wall!
There you are. All getting a bit too much for you?
It's a lot of nonsense really, isn't it?
No. No, it's beautiful. You know,
two families coming together so that their children can spend the rest of their lives together.
-That is lovely.
-Do you think we will?
-Be together forever?
-You and Tamwar?
More than any other couple round here.
You two, you're just right for each other.
-You think so, don't you?
I was talking to my Auntie earlier.
I don't think she's very happy about me and your dad.
She's never happy about much.
She and mum were close. She misses her.
Ah. You must miss her too.
Yeah. I think about her every day.
There've been times recently where I want to tell her stuff.
Ask her opinion.
Talk about things that I can't really mention to my dad.
I'm really glad dad's got you.
He's a great man.
And you're his world. You know that, don't you?
If this is meant to be a happy time,
-why do I feel so sad?
-Oh, darlin' come here.
I thought Zainab was laying on a spread.
She is but it's all for the party.
I had to get out of there - too many uncles, cousins, aunties. I'm not good with family.
-Masood not there?
-No, I didn't see him.
-You want that potato?
I hear the curry mob are having a party later.
Make sure you stay out of their way, especially the doctor's.
-Think they own the Square.
-They're everywhere. we're the minority.
MOBILE RINGS I've gotta take this.
We're in the middle of our lunch.
Hang on a second. Hello?
It's a bit tricky right now.
I'm back in Walford, and thing is
I just don't trust myself at the moment, Phil.
-I'm climbing the walls.
-Have you taken anything?
No no, not like that.
I'm just scared I'm going to, Phil. Phil?
-Is it that bloke you're sponsoring?
-I've got to be supportive, ain't I?
Make sure you don't do anything stupid, OK? Hello? Hello?
I dunno about you but I fancy some pudding.
I've gotta go.
See you later, all right?
You look beautiful.
Don't feel it.
See this false smile? It's been glued to my face, having to lie to everyone about why Mas isn't here.
I know it can't be easy for you.
This is a time for celebration.
It is. You shouldn't let Masood spoil it.
Your son is marrying my daughter.
that's joy, that's happiness. That's the future.
We've dwelt too much on the past.
My ex sister in law has found out about me and Denise.
We're not allowed to follow our hearts, are we?
-Is she making things difficult for you?
-She's trying to.
Still, it's only for one day.
Let's hope she doesn't find out about you and me.
What about you and me?
-That we were married.
Tamwar the dhols are here!
-I'd best be getting back. I'll see you later.
Darren, stop fiddling with your kurta!
And you! What have you been eating, Tamwar?!
-Mum! What are you doing?
-What are you doing?
-Tamwar will be processing soon. Afia can't see him.
-It's OK. we're processing with him.
But that's not tradition.
Khala, you don't care about tradition.
I know, but some traditions are important.
Sorry, it's what Tam and I want.
So we're all going together.
You helped organise this, did you?
-Why am I not surprised?
-What do you mean by that?
I mean you seem to have everything very much in hand.
A widowed GP moves into your B&B and suddenly there's a lot more on the menu than breakfast.
How dare you!
Shameem, I think you owe Denise an apology.
She's worked very hard to make this day a special one for Afia.
Dad, what do you think?
Afia... You look beautiful.
Look at me, I can hardly speak.
-What do you want to see Rainie for?
-I wondered if you'd heard from her.
Yeah, I saw her earlier today in the cafe. I told her, stay away.
If you've got any sense Phil, you'll stay away from her an' all.
Sorry I'm late. Took me a while to sort myself out.
You look like a nice traditional Muslim boy.
Guess I was just being stupid.
A last, something we're agreed on.
This way, everyone!
Eyes front, Tamwar!
She's meant to be coming.
She's coming now, mate.
-Oh, never mind her, love. Wave if you want. It's your party.
-Thanks. And Denise?
You want to snog my dad, don't let anyone stop you.
Oh, look Mercy. Don't my Darren look totally lush?
-How much of a salt is Jodie?
-Mate, she is ready salted.
A sore throat, you said.
It still hurts!
I don't appreciate being lied to Liam.
I've had to break away from the cafe to check on you.
You're entitled to a lunch break, surely.
-And what are you doing letting people into the house?
-It's only Eddie.
Only Eddie. Story of my life.
Liam. I'm disappointed in you, telling lies to your gran.
I just didn't want to do cross country.
-Just don't do it again.
Right, now go upstairs and bring down any dirty dishes from breakfast.
Must be nice having no plans so you can fiddle with junk all day.
The sun's never shining on you Carol, is it?
Why don't you put your umbrella down sometime and realize it's not raining.
I've got a lot on. I've got the cafe to run and this lot.
I've a family to look after.
Yeah, I know. In my book, you're the lucky one.
There's lunch for you and Liam, if you're interested.
If I did stay I'd have to return the favour.
Can I have a vodka.
A double. Neat.
I've been looking for you everywhere.
-I've been in here twice already.
-I just come in, ain't I?
-No, you don't!
-You phoned for help, didn't you?
-And I don't need it now, do I?
-Tough! You're gonna get it anyway!
It's just there, ain't it. You know.
It's always there, you know it is. but you're stronger than that.
Who says? Cos I'm not. You might be, but I'm not.
I've let you down, haven't I?
I care about you.
You're important to me.
Is that hand important to you? Cos it'll be broken very quickly.
Don't get up. I don't want to mess up anything.
-There's nothing going on.
-Not from where I'm standing, mate.
Phil was helping me, that's all.
-It's all right.
-No. No, I had a drink.
In fact, I had a bottle and that was wrong so I phoned Phil.
And here he is, like Superman.
-So she's the bloke you've been sponsoring?
-I never said...
And you never said it was a druggie you had sex with either.
No, Phil! You've been lying about this to me for weeks!
Must be a big thing.
In your culture. Being shut out of a family celebration.
Be hard enough for any father, but for you. I can imagine it must be total humiliation.
I haven't been shut out. I've decided not to go because I don't approve.
The wedding shouldn't take place.
Right. So you're just going to sit here and show your disapproval
rather than storming over there and making sure nothing goes ahead.
Masood, you never were a man of action, were you?
Got my wife into a hotel room and you couldn't go through with that either, could you?
What a loser.
Thanks for.... Look, Liam's been through a lot recently.
He doesn't often get one on one time with someone so thanks.
He's a bright kid. He just hides it.
Like his gran. You keep a lot hidden, don't you Carol?
Well, if I do I don't think that's any of your concern.
Unless you'd like to make it my concern.
I know what it's like carrying a family.
Lifting the spirits, keeping the peace.
Take a lot of out you.
Sometimes you forget to have fun.
Yeah well, there's not a lot of fun in my life.
There could be.
Yes, there could be.
Are you all right?
-It's romantic, isn't it.
-Yeah. Or it would have been if they weren't already married.
The grief I got off Zainab. I felt like telling her.
-You didn't say anything, did you?
-No, course not. But I still might.
It was a wonderful procession, wasn't it?
-Is something wrong?
It's my Mehndi and my dad's not here. I can't just turn off my feelings because...
-Because he attacked my father?
-Afia, it's all right.
Tamwar, of course you want your father here.
This whole situation is very regrettable.
-And if anyone asks he's in Pakistan. On urgent family business.
-Mum, did you...
You told people that?! Most of this family are here, you think they'd know about urgent family business.
Whatever's happened, Tamwar, no matter how you're feeling, you keep all of this inside.
-Today we smile, yes?
-If you say so.
You both look amazing.
I just want to say thanks for including me.
It means a lot.
First Syed's an outcast, then Christian's part of the family and now dad's out in the cold.
What do you want from me, Tamwar? What do you want?
We're not the people who've caused this. What have we done? It's your father.
He's brought everything on himself.
It's all right. Shameem isn't looking.
I want to say thank you. you've been great with Afia.
I like her. Besides every girl deserves to dress up and be the centre of attention.
-Ah, it's time for the dancing.
-Know what, better check on Kim
before she starts doing her Dirty Dancing routine.
Yes, yes! It is time for the Mehndi celebrations!
So let's introduce the main man himself, Mr Tamwar!
And let's big it up for Mr Dazzy D!
And Mr Magic Hands himself, Syed!
And your boy, Fats!
-Look at Tamwar!
-Aw, bless. Darren's got two left feet.
It was cerise, wasn't it?
-Your dress at our wedding.
I thought you were the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen.
-I fell in love with you that day.
-We were children.
With hearts. I didn't appreciate what love was when I was a boy.
-Now I do.
-You shouldn't say these things.
I can't pretend any more. I know it's wrong, I know it's messed up.
I'm sorry to put all this on you
but when I see our children and how happy they are...
I wish we could be that happy.
That's not fair.
I have feelings for you, Zainab.
I need to know you feel the same.
MUSIC: "Work" by Kelly Rowland.
# You got it, you got it
# Put it in
# Tables turned into a situation
# Now you standing in my face and you been patiently waiting
# Fumbling over words forget the conversation
# Thinking maybe we could make the combination
# Wanna see me lose my breathe wanna hear me moan
# Better be ready will and able when we get along
# You was talking tough up on in the telephone
# So you better put it in when we get it on
# Check it baby, get it baby, check it baby, get it (work)
# Do it baby, do-do it, baby get it (put it in)
# Check it baby, get it baby, check it baby, get it (work)
# Do it baby, do-do it baby get it
# Check it baby, get it baby, check it baby, get it (work)
# Don't come around, keep on lettin' me down
# You gotta get it all the way in I wanna see you work
# Now you looking like you looking for an explanation
# Is the curves on my body for you motivation
# Skip the petty needs No time for complication
# Use both hands to make sure I reach my destination...#
# .. Cos you don't want me talking 'bout your business on the low
# You show it off I had to fit you in my schedule
# So you better put it on me when it's time to go
# No turning back from this party
# Put you through enough to come play... #
-Dad, don't cause trouble.
-I want to see Tamwar.
If you've any love for your son you'll leave right now.
And how would I explain that?
-Here one minute, Pakistan the next? I want to speak to my son.
-You've come to make trouble!
I cannot let you go through with this. I know you love Afia but you can't marry her.
I can't let you go through with this. I'm your father and I forbid it!
-You forbid it!
-Yes! So shut up! Shut up! Listen to me, please!
-He loves Afia!
-I will not have my son marry into this man's family!
-Dad, what are you doing?
-I'm taking Tamwar away!
-Are you out of your mind?
-He will thank me for this one day!
-Dad just get off me!
-Tam you can't go ahead with this!
-We're already married!
Me and Afia got married in April.
Here, what's Masood doing here?
What do you mean, you got married in April?
-I'm not lying! We got married in secret.
-He's not lying.
-You knew about this?
-Yeah. He's my brother.
You were part of this deceit? I should have known you'd be involved!
So are you going to wash your hands of him like you did of me?
Don't speak to your mother like that!
How I speak to my mother is nothing to do with you!
-Syed, leave it.
-And you, you married my daughter in secret?
Do you know why they got married in secret?
Because they were terrified of you lot breaking them up,
because you were so wrapped up in the past, and hatred of each other
that they feared if they didn't run off and get married they'd never be together.
But they were together! You were engaged!
We've been building to all this
-and all the time you've been laughing at us behind our backs!
We wanted to tell you but everything spiralled out of control.
This can't be happening.
Afia. Afia, tell me this isn't true!
-You're already married?
-I've told them everything.
-I'm asking my daughter!
Dad, I'm really sorry.
You'd do this to me?
-We just didn't want to wait.
-See what your son has done?
This isn't Afia. She wouldn't be so...so disrespectful.
The boy's as big a coward as his father!
Don't talk about him like that.
-You're standing up for him?
-Yeah, he's still my dad.
Who disowned you? Who put your mother through hell?
Who tried to kill me?
People are watching.
Look...we're sorry. OK?
We've been dreading telling you,
We just didn't want all this. We didn't want all this fuss.
My Dad's never going to forgive me!
-I should never have listened to you!
She's not feeling well. can you go with her?
What are we going to do, Masood?
What can we do? There's nothing he can do.
They're already married. We might as well tell everyone to go home.
What will people think?
They'll think our children are selfish,
and have no respect for tradition or their parents' feelings.
Music, drama, bride running off in tears.
I reckon I should see more Bollywood movies.
Did you see Yusef's face?
What do you think is going on?
Maybe I should have a word with Afia, see if she's all right?
No! look, I know you like the girl
and you got plans for another wedding ring but all this...
Who said anything about wedding rings?
All this is cultural ain't it?
Whatever you do or say,
the chances are you're going to be crossing an invisible line.
You'll make things a whole lot worse. For her and for yourself.
What if she just needs a cuddle? Cuddles ain't cultural.
-It's just us.
-Come on, Afia.
-We're your friends.
No you're not. You don't know me.
Not really. Nobody knows me.
Right, well we're not going to be able to get to know you through a closed door, are we?
Afia? if you want us to go away we will.
But we want to help. We care about you.
Bet it's times like this you wish you could get drunk.
It's all come out.
Jodie already knows.
-Tam and I went and got married in secret ages ago.
Everyone was pulling us apart and we just wanted to be together
so we went to the mosque ourselves.
It was well romantic.
Me and Darren were sworn to secrecy.
I've always been able to keep a secret.
We wanted to be each other's, you know?
And now it's all come out like this.
-And everyone's going to hate us.
-Why should they?
We've let everyone down.
Dad's spent thousands!
Because he wants you to be happy with Tamwar. And you are!
If everyone knows, then it's come out, ain't it?
So there's nothing left to worry about.
It's not like they can force you to get a divorce, is it?
Nothing's going on between me and Rainie.
I've heard it all before/
You've been lying to me about this me for weeks!
Why didn't you tell me it was her you were sponsoring?
Cos I knew how you'd react. And we ain't allowed to talk about it.
Allowed? What do they do? Stick you in the naughty corner?
-You should have told me!
-And you should trust me!
-Don't make me laugh!
-You know what, you can believe whatever you want.
We go to meetings, we stop each other reaching for the bottle
or sticking stuff into our bodies.
You got a problem with that, deal with it.
You're the one who wanted me
to go to these support group meetings in the first place!
-It's good it's out in the open.
-Is it? Who for? Not for Afia.
You said it was a farce.
But I was still prepared to go through with it.
Yusef's right - I am a coward.
No you're not. You just didn't want to upset anyone.
-I failed then, didn't I?
-It'll blow over, Tam.
These things always do.
Trust me, I've offended enough people in my time.
It'll all get sorted in the end.
-This is different.
-I know, I'm just saying...
You can't understand, Christian, this is about our beliefs.
You know what, you should get a tee shirt with that printed on it.
This isn't about beliefs, it's about love. At least it should be.
Wish I'd brought that hip flask now.
If you want a drink that badly why don't you go and find a pub.
Can you two not argue, please.
-I told you no good would come of this, but you wouldn't listen!
So this is my fault, is it?
You're the one who's been trying to keep them apart!
Because I knew we'd end like this! At each other's throats!
Stop it. I can't think straight.
-Poor Afia? Just go and talk to your sister, I have to deal with this.
-Don't be like that. I'm just trying to help.
-I don't need your help in dealing with my daughter.
Really? Because you don't seem to be doing that good a job of it.
Maybe she just needs to look at this from a woman's perspective.
-She hasn't got her around mother any more...
I appreciate you want to help. But let me deal with this my way.
Please yourself. I just don't see what the big deal is.
You wanted them married, they're married.
-I didn't want them going behind my back.
-What's done is done.
And can be undone. That's what annulments are for.
What's happened? Has your dad found out?
Can you all just stop, please!? There's something I need to say.
Sorry to stop all the dancing and eating,
but there is something you all need to know.
I know you are all here to celebrate the Mehndi
and I'm afraid there isn't really much point...
-What Tamwar is trying to say is he's glad so many family and friends are here.
-No, I'm not...
-And this is a joyful occasion.
-(We are not lying any more.)
(You want to disgrace your mother?)
(Hasn't she suffered enough?)
Afia and I are already married.
We got married in secret months ago
because we love each other
and we didn't want to wait.
And we're glad you're all here with us
because we want to celebrate our wedding with you.
We're sorry we didn't tell anyone
because we knew you'd all want the celebration and the tradition...
..and this is my wife.
My beautiful wife.
And I'll always love her...
..and I'm not sorry I married her.
Hear, hear! Wooh!
-Three cheers for the happy couple! Hip hip...
Dad, I'm sorry it all came out like this, but Tam's right,
we do love each other.
And we honour you. We honour all our parents.
We respect you. It's just...love took over.
Well, I think that Tamwar has proved how much he loves my daughter.
I can't say it hasn't been a shock
but this marriage is a good thing.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-They're all out.
-They've all gone to a wedding.
Yeah, I'm meant to be there too but my car had a puncture.
-Do you know where the wedding is?
-No. Hang on.
Give us a sec.
Hi, Sy, it's me. Where is this Mehndi thing being held?
Yeah. All right. Yeah. Erm...are you all right?
All right. Give me a ring later if you need to.
OK, bye. Bye.
That was the brother of the groom. He didn't sound like he's having a good time actually.
-Did he tell you where they were?
-Oh, yes, yes.
It's being held at the community hall on Fairbrother Street.
Do you know that? I can draw you a map actually.
Are you a friend or a relative?
Something like that.
Well done for standing up earlier, Tam.
-Here take that.
I know it's not the day you've always wanted,
but you'll look back on it in years to come
and it won't seem so awful. because you'll have each other.
-That's actually a really nice thing to say.
-Do you think? Awww, thanks, babe!
I need to go to the toilet.
-Well, I say good for them.
I hope Yusef meant that, though,
about accepting it all.
-You really like him, don't you?
-Yeah. I do.
We're great together, you know?
Never thought I'd trust another man after...
Maybe you're right, about the wedding ring.
Maybe Denise Khan does have a certain something to it.
You could have your own Bendy.
Mehndi. He's a great man, she's a good girl.
Look at her sat there, she's terrified.
Romantic though, innit? Running off together.
Like Romeo and Juliet.
But with a happier ending.
-Not now, Tamwar.
-What was I supposed to...?
I'm sorry I banned you from the wedding.
I'm sorry I tried to stop it.
Seeing you standing up there
in front of everyone,
saying what you said...
..you're no longer a boy, Tamwar.
I just thought if we ran away and got married...
..then you wouldn't be able to pull us apart.
Because I've only ever tried to please you, Dad.
I've only ever tried to do the right thing.
I didn't want any of this.
I know. I know.
I wish you and Afia a long and happy marriage.
Just don't make me a granddad anytime soon.
I thought the day was going to be hard enough,
my gay son and his lover here, my husband and my daughter not,
family friends are here, people from the Mosque,
I practised my fake smile in the mirror.
I knew it was going to be hard...
but I never imagined this.
What have I done that Allah should inflict all of this on me?
You mustn't think like that.
Only we both know what I did, don't we?
I was 15 and I fell in love with a boy that wasn't my husband.
And I've been haunted ever since.
This isn't your fault.
This is about two head-strong children.
They ran away and got married
because we were going to tear them apart! When did I become that woman?
That I would try and kill love?
You are not that woman.
You listened to your husband.
He saw what he wanted to see
and was desperate to keep me and Afia as far away as possible.
He manipulated you.
-No, I don't think he did.
-Yes, he did.
Look at you. You're a good mother.
Look at the way you've been trying to forgive Syed
and bring him back to the family.
A good mother does that.
-You're a moral woman.
Upstanding and honourable.
And very beautiful.
I have to salvage something from today.
I meant what I said earlier before Masood arrived.
I've fought against my emotions.
I'm not prepared to deny them any longer.
Yusef, please don't say it.
We don't need to, do we? Because we know.
No. What's impossible is how I lost you in the first place.
What's impossible is how I allowed you to be stolen from me.
I wasn't stolen.
I knew what I was doing. I fell in love with Masood.
We were children forced together,
neither of us knew how to be,
how to act,
I tried to be what my father said I should be.
I did everything wrong and I drove you away.
Into that man's arms.
That wasn't our time together. This is.
..I have to go back inside.
-Look at Laurel.
-Lauren. Have you seen Yusef?
She's a good looking mover, you know.
And that's coming from somebody who knows how to dance. Here, Laurel!
-Go on girl! Shake it!
I'm just watching her dance!
No you're not, you were ogling.
I know ogling when I see it, my dad was a champion ogler.
Mum put up with it, I won't.
Lauren, you're a homewrecker(!)
Just shows you how weak men are.
What about you Fat Boy? What do you think?
You know what? You're not my type, you know?
When you wiggle I need to see some jiggle.
Now, my Mercy, my Mercy, when she wiggles...
boy, she wiggles.
Go on girl, show her, show her! Oh, there's my hot wife! Go on, girl!
This is for you.
-What is it?
-A present. For you both. Don't open it now.
I don't agree with what you've done but that can't be changed now.
I said things in anger,
things I shouldn't have said.
Seeing you stand and tell everyone,
You're not a coward. Please, take it.
My daughter is the most precious gift I have to give.
You will look after her.
Your mother would be so very proud of you.
Don't you dare talk of my sister! Don't you dare!
-Do you mind?
I have just heard this man, this honourable doctor,
I've just heard him talking to his lover.
I don't mean you, idiot woman!
-I mean her!
Declaring their love for each other
when their own children are already married!
What kind of an incestuous cesspit is this?!
Don't listen to her!
I haven't done anything!
It's all right.
No! You don't touch my wife!
You never touch my wife! Do you understand me?
How long as this been going on?
-So why's she been saying all that stuff?
-Nothing's happened. I'm sorry!
-Sorry? You're sorry?
You've already got a husband!
Don't believe any of this. She's mistaken. Believe me.
You have to believe me.
I need to check on Zainab.
Oi, you! No, you're not going anywhere! I've got questions!
I've nothing to say to you. I've nothing to say to any of you.
Rainie said that you sorted her out.
So, I suppose I should say thanks.
Look...I hate to ask you this.
Do you think she's clean?
It's just I know you've been there.
She ain't touched anything for ages.
Right. Well, I'd best get home, shout at her some more.
Press home the house rules, you know?
About this sponsoring thing.
What about it?
Why Rainie? There must've been loads of blokes you could have sponsored.
I don't know. They just put us together.
-People that run the place.
-So you didn't choose each other?
-Of course not.
Don't "of course not" me, Phil.
How did you think I'd feel about this?
You weren't meant to find out about it.
Like I weren't meant to find out about Glenda?
It was different.
Cos I walked in on you and Rainie at it!
You're just raking up the past. I was off me head.
I don't trust you.
What do you want us to do? Split up?
Are we going to be like this every time I speak to another woman?
Don't turn this back on me!
We both know what it's like.
We've both been there,
we look out for each other, we help each other avoid triggers.
Pubs. Bars. Things like that.
The hardest thing to do is decide to call somebody else
instead of just giving in to it. It takes guts.
I just wish that I knew it was her...
..that you were sponsoring.
-Meant to be a secret.
-I don't like secrets, Phil.
They make me feel uncomfortable.
Wedding day dramas, eh?
-You all right?
I just feel so sorry for Afia.
She was so excited about today.
Excuse me, I'm here for a Mehndi.
Tamwar and Afia's?
You got the right place man, but it's all done.
I had a puncture. I'm looking for my cousin, Yusef.
He's Afia's father.
Oh, right. Yeah, well, he's not here.
Do you know where he is? It's important I speak to Yusef...
You want to find that scumbag? Try 41 Albert Square.
-Ain't the decorations lovely, don't you think?
It's a nice shade of green.
We can deny it.
-Did you not see them all looking at me?
-We can say she got it wrong.
Why do people always have to believe the worst in others?
Lovers! She said we were lovers! We'll be shunned!
-No-one will speak to us!
-But we've done nothing wrong!
You really think that?
After everything that you said to me.
After everything that I allowed you to say to me!
It's all coming back to me, I'm 16, I'm 16 and on fire...
I didn't manage to rescue you from that,
but I will save you from this. I promise. I promise.
You should go over there! Make him talk to you.
I did all this for him.
For his daughter.
Because I thought we were going somewhere together.
I thought we had a future together.
And all the time...
..him and Zainab...
..him and Zainab were...
I don't really know what to say to you.
I wouldn't know what to say to me either.
You can have our room if you like. We'll manage on the sofa, won't we?
No, we couldn't.
It is sort of your wedding night, isn't it?
It wasn't meant to be like this.
We are going to get through this together, OK?
-I promise you.
-Course you will.
I don't care. all I want is you Tam.
What are you doing here?
Afia invited me.
I thought it strange you hadn't done so yourself.
Your favourite cousin not invited to your only daughter's wedding.
And then I saw the name of her groom.
It's good to see you
but it's been a terrible day.
You don't deny it then?
Afia is marrying into that family?
She's already married.
-Look, I'll call you.
-What are you playing at?
How can you involve yourself with them after what happened?
It's complicated. OK, look.
-I've reconnected with Zainab.
-Reconnected with your wife?
-Where is she?
Where is Zainab?
Do you think she'll recognise me? It's been a long time.
She must have got over it.
Allowing her son to marry your daughter.
She must have put the fire behind her.
Such a forgiving woman.
-I don't want you here.
But you were grateful for me being with you all those years ago.
When I watched you light the match that set your wife on fire.
How has she forgiven you for trying to kill her?
She doesn't know I was there!
Now I insist that you leave.
-You've made your point.
-Oh, I hope so.
That woman has brought enough disgrace and dishonour to our family.
-Thought you might need something...
-..to revive you.
How are you feeling?
Like I'm in some kind of nightmare and I...
can't wake up.
-How many of these did I take?
You were very agitated.
It's OK, don't worry. He's with Masood.
Rainie? What are you doing here?
You know, Tan was right about you, Greg.
You ARE a bigger man than Max.
-No, he is. I mean, accepting my apology after everything that happened...
-I mean, a lesser man wouldn't have been so forgiving. And letting me stay.
-Yeah. She was really, really sorry.
I can't thank you enough.
So, see ya.
I knew you'd understand.
And you said - didn't he, D? -
him and her were, you know,
but we didn't believe him. No. Did we, D?
That squirmy little snake, thinking he's so charming,
-calling himself a doctor!
-He IS a doctor.
Let me tell you - if I get my hands on him, he'll be removing that stethoscope
-from a part of his anatomy that don't see daylight often. And don't let me get started on her.
What was I thinking?
Last night didn't prove a thing.
And I, for one, happen to believe Zainab wouldn't do that to her husband, to her best friend.
So until I hear it from the horse's mouth, I don't want to hear any more of this drivel.
-Where you going?
Where d'you think?
Not interrupting anything, am I?
Is that one of them questions where you don't think you'll get an answer? Tough, there is one - yes.
-Jay, go over the caff, will you?
It's a bit early, innit?
I'll give you a ring, yeah?
Fine, whatever. Maybe don't even bother.
-Maybe I'll just find someone else to tell about my terrible night -
breaking out in cold sweats and literally pulling half my hair out.
Come over here and I'll finish the job for you.
-Oh, shut up!
-Rainie, wait. Rainie!
We need to call everyone and tell them the wedding is off.
The wedding IS off, right?
-It's OK, I've taken care of it.
This morning. I got through to most people, left a few messages.
Used your address book - hope you don't mind.
How did you get in?
You did come round this morning, didn't you?
I slept over there, on the floor.
-Oh, no. Oh, no, no.
-I was worried about you.
-How could you?
-I wasn't going to leave you.
-What will people say?
-Zainab, nothing happened.
-I can't be seen with you. You need to go.
-You're not thinking straight.
-I am, Yusef.
For the first time, I am.
-We cannot be friends, all right? It's wrong.
I MEAN IT! Get out.
Tanya, grow up, will ya? I only want to talk to you.
You know, words. A sentence, maybe.
What is it? Don't you think you can trust yourself?
Call me, will ya, please?
-I've got nothing to say to you.
-It's not what you... It's not what you think.
Look, you can just tell me one thing, OK?
-Were you ever serious about me?
-I care about you.
-I don't want to hear it - the "second best" speech.
-I really don't want to hear it.
-What can I do? I want to make this better.
Really? Then leave.
Ah! I thought we said no work today.
-Or is it your sister?
Oh. No, its the tanning machine, actually - it's on the blink.
Yeah, well, today's about you and me, babe - no interruptions.
I'm sure Syed can take care of it himself. So, sit yourself down, get nice and comfy, relax.
I'm going to drop Oscar off to nursery.
On the way home, I'm going to pick up the finest breakfast ingredients Walford has to offer.
-How's that sound?
-That sounds perfect.
-What you doing?
-Seeing if they're OK.
-Can't you just...
-Can't you just wait till I'm gone?
-They're our friends.
-I know but it's embarrassing, ain't it? I mean, what do I say?
-You don't need to say anything - just give them a hug.
-Right, Tamwar's going to love that(!)
Nothing wrong with showing physical affection, if you're comfortable in your sexuality.
What's that supposed to mean?
You know we can hear you?
Come here, you.
Darren, what you doing?
DOORBELL RINGS I'm going to get the door.
Don't worry about a thing. I've cancelled the venue, the photographer, the cars.
The whole thing's off, so you can relax.
Afia, can I talk to you, please?
-We'll make ourselves scarce, won't we, Darren?
Just give us a minute, will you?
-I don't know what you're talking about.
-You do. I woke up and you weren't there.
-You know what it's like at that B&B - a bloomin' nut house.
-You're just being really...
-That's not a normal answer. That's a guilty person's answer.
-You're being silly.
-I'll see you later.
-Now, where you going, Billy? Where you going?
-Do you know what's up with him?
-I dunno. Maybe he looked in the mirror.
-I told you how it is.
-And I'm telling you that we need to set some ground rules.
-She can't pitch up whenever she feels like it.
-That's the thing about addiction -
-it don't run to a timetable.
-And where does that leave me?
-Sorry, didn't see you there - did you want a tea?
-You're all right, I was just leaving.
Give us a minute, will you, Rainie?
I know what she can be like but I can't back out now. It ain't going to be for ever, is it?
How long, Phil? Weeks, months, years?
To be honest...I don't know.
I'll make it up to you, I promise.
-It's not such a strange idea, Afia. I never intended to stay.
-Or had you forgotten I'm married?
-How could I forget a betrayal like that?
Don't turn this back on me. Why would Aunty Shameem say that?
-You know what she's like.
-She might be a gossip, but she wouldn't just invent something out of thin air.
-She heard us talking and got the wrong impression.
-What were you saying?
-It doesn't matter, Afia.
-Are you protecting her?
Zainab's been a bit confused lately.
But you know the last thing I wanted was to come between her and Masood.
So something HAS been going on?
Of course not.
I've made it very clear that the only reason I'm here is because of you.
You're all that matters to me.
So it's all her?
It's complicated, Afia, and casting around for someone to blame isn't going to help anyone.
So that's it? You're leaving?
Will you come with me?
You know I can't.
Salam alaikum, Bushra, it's me again.
You must have a fault on your line or something.
I'm just calling to clear up the confusion.
I'm sure Zulekha would have told you what happened yesterday.
It's just such a silly misunderstanding.
You'll laugh when I tell you.
So, call me back, yeah?
OK. Khuda hafiz.
-Yeah, all right, Greg, not too bad. See Tanya's got you well trained.
Well, we've both got the day off, you know, thought I'd treat her to a bit of brunch.
-So what you making?
-I cook a mean scrambled egg. I'm thinking toast, some muffins,
bit of orange juice - wash it all down.
-No, nothing, you know, sounds good.
No, go on.
-It's just, you know what Tanya really loves for breakfast, don't you?
-Fancy fruit. What's that one with the little red pips?
-No, er, pomegranate. That's it.
-Oh, she's mad for it.
Read about it in a magazine - good for the skin. That and a bit of yogurt, she's in heaven.
-Oh, well, next time, maybe...
-There's a shop on the high street -
-does all that exotic stuff, only about ten minutes away.
-Yeah. Just an idea...
-She'll be happy with scrambled eggs.
-No, if that's what she wants... Pomegranate?
-Oh, can't go wrong.
-Cheers, Max. I appreciate that.
I was just going out, actually.
-I've been worrying about you.
-You looked so upset yesterday.
-I was going to come straight over, but I thought you'd want some time.
Look, no matter what anyone else says, I don't believe a word of it.
-What's everyone saying?
-Who cares? You shouldn't worry about the gossips.
-I am not worried.
Just because some silly woman wants to make a fool of herself.
Mum, it's me, remember? I know how you feel.
-Don't you dare compare us.
-have done nothing to be ashamed of.
-What the hell are you doing here?
-Chill out. Greg ain't here - I've just seen him.
Why've you been avoiding me all week?
Tan, you can't just put your fingers in your ears and pretend it never happened. Cos it did happen.
-I can't think of anything else.
-I'll tell you what I've done with that particular memory -
-Filed it under "things I wish I'd never done".
-Oh, is that right?
-Yeah, it is.
-It's in good company - next to our marriage.
-What's Greg under? "Things that make me fall asleep"?
The opposite. It's hard to get any sleep when he's around.
-Cos you're up all night worried you made a mistake?
-YOU'RE the mistake.
-I don't want this. I never wanted this.
-Won't have much trouble explaining it, then, will ya?
That's all I want - just tell me why it happened and I'll go.
-I've come for Kamil.
-There you go.
There you go.
-You know the way out.
You got what you came for.
I want this to stop.
What, Zainab? What?
Yeah. Please leave now.
-I said, I'm sorry.
-Sorry for what?
Kicking me out my family house?
Accusing me of having an affair?
Or having one of your own?
I would never do that. Never.
I think you've convinced yourself that's true.
But I don't know if I can.
TANYA: 'This is madness.'
Greg could be back at any second.
Well, he won't.
How do you know? What've you done?
He's out. He's, er...
He's looking for pomegranates.
Pomegranates. Right. OK.
Yeah, I told him you loved them.
You see, this... This is exactly why you and me can never happen again.
Why's that? Cos of pomegranates?
Because you get off on all this, don't you?
You love it - sneaking around, lying, having an exclusive secret. Plays into your ego.
-Right, so you're trying to tell me you don't?
-No. No, I don't.
I'll tell you why, shall I? Stacey Slater.
When you pull a stunt like this, it makes me think - this is exactly how you both treated me.
I can imagine it now - pair of you laughing at my expense. "Gullible old Tanya.
-"She's at home cooking the dinner, ain't got a clue!"
-It was never like that.
-It was exactly like that.
Look, I ain't going to deny, you know, the danger - the thrill of getting caught -
yeah, it gives everything a certain heat.
Bet you and her did it while I was in the house.
-Probably in the next room.
What, you want to know?
Was in the car, mainly.
I dunno, wherever. You know, we'd just...drive places.
-What, at night?
-No. Not always.
So you wanted to get caught?
Yeah, I wanted to know we could.
Imagine Greg walking up the path now.
Five seconds away.
Key's in the door...
He's turning it. Two seconds, he'll be right here...
What, so when you and me were against the door, Vanessa and Greg at the bottom of the stairs,
we could hear their voices, you trying to tell me your heart didn't beat just a little bit faster?
-Where are you going?
-Well, you said no, didn't ya? So, you know, that's fine.
I thought you wanted to talk.
And I thought you wanted me to go.
I don't know how we got to be here.
I shouldn't have forced you out.
-Made you suffer the shame...
-I don't care about that.
Maybe if I'd tried harder,
-maybe if you'd stayed at home...
I just want us back, Mas.
I've missed you.
Last night made me realise just how much.
It's YOU I want.
And he won't be a problem any more.
-Cos I've shut him out.
He can't be a part of our lives.
-So he has been? You admit it?
-As a friend.
How can you even think that?
Look at me, Mas.
Look at me.
I'm your wife.
What if it's too late?
Just come back to the house, we'll behave like a family.
We'll carry on as normal
and, eventually, it will begin to feel normal.
What about Tam and Afia?
I haven't spoken to them.
So much for the big wedding.
Why don't I cook us a meal?
You come round around one o'clock.
I'll invite them, too.
Maybe. I don't know.
I'll, er, lay a place at the table for you.
-Hey. Sorry I've been ages.
But I promised, yeah? It'll be worth it.
-Yeah, I know.
-Sit down and relax, I'll go and get it sorted out, all right?
-Oh, it's nothing.
-No, go on.
It's just, I've got this splitting headache - it's just come on and we haven't got any pain killers.
-Don't s'pose you could just nip out and get some?
-Course I can.
-You ARE the sweetest man.
-You hold that thought.
How did you know this is my favourite spot?
Patrick, I'm really not in the mood to talk.
Why did you think I come here?
To get away from that sister of yours.
I tell you, that woman's got one volume setting.
-Yeah, ear splitting.
Go on, move over.
SHE SIGHS Patrick.
Here we go again, eh?
How did I let all this happen?
Come here, my little one, come here.
-'So, er, what's happening with this Rainie bird, then?'
I don't know what you're talking about.
You and Phil got one of them open relationships?
I'm just saying, it's a bit weird, innit?
Look, I'll tell you, Jay, but you have to keep your mouth shut, right?
-I mean it.
-All right, all right!
Phil - he's...
What do they call it? Her sponsor. They've been going to those meetings together.
-Phil? No way!
-It ain't funny, Jay.
-It kind of is. And you've let him get away with it.
-What am I supposed to do?
I dunno, maybe grow a pair?
What've you been buying?
-Just mind your own, will ya? Julie!
Bleach? You are SO up to no good.
-Billy Mitchell, I want to know what's going on right now.
-You're a nightmare, you are. Was meant to be a surprise.
Come with me.
-Has something tickled you?
-No, no, not really.
Are you ready for some of that pomegranate now?
Yes, that sounds lovely.
-Right, well...here we are.
Our new home.
-Our new home?
Officially it's a vacant property, but I've had my eye on it and it's been empty for ages, so...
Now, just ignore the smell, all right?
That's what the bleach is for, see?
And ignore that damp patch - that's old. We can just paint over that.
And I know the carpet's a bit sticky, but we can put a rug over that, or just leave our shoes on.
Look, Julie, I know it's not a palace
and it might be a bit spooky at the moment, but it's a start, innit?
If you really hate it, I mean, we don't have to stay...
We've got a home, Billy!
We've got a home.
KNOCK AT DOOR
What are you doing here?
Come inside, quickly.
I couldn't go without saying goodbye.
You're really leaving?
-If that's what you want.
-What if we just went back to being friends?
-That's all we ever were.
It won't be difficult, then.
No, you're doing the right thing.
I'll miss you, Zainab.
-KEY RATTLES >
Oh, my... Go to the back door, quickly.
Just in time.
There you are. Been looking all over.
So, what did Zainab say?
-What you doing?
-No skin, no hair, no blood.
-What, you gone soft?
-Violence isn't the answer.
-What, you scared of her?
Well, I ain't. Time I'm finished with that two-faced bint, she ain't going to have no hair left.
-Let's see if the good doctor likes her then.
-Stop it. I don't want revenge.
Then what DO you want?
-I don't understand why you always make allowances for her.
-Can we change the subject, please?
I don't care what you say, but she deserved it. All right? She does.
Why don't you get it?
-She's my mum, Christian. I'll always love her.
I've been giving it a lot of thought and I've come up with a compromise.
I don't mind you sponsoring Rainie - I don't even mind her turning up out of the blue -
but this is what you've got to agree to, Phil.
If she so much as steps out of line, or touches a drop to drink,
-you're not to see her again.
-OK - you agree?
-Seems fair enough.
You expecting someone?
-What's all this about?
-You wanted me?
-Here she is.
-Thanks for coming. I thought this'd be better in front of an audience.
Well, I said I'd make it up to you, didn't I? So...here it is.
-Here what is?
-You're sitting in it.
-I'm sitting in what?
-Look around you.
-Well, what do you see?
-What, so Shirley owns the caff?
Get in! Free fry ups, here we come...
Can't just buy someone a caff.
Well, Jane reckoned she owed me cos of the divorce solicitor.
I asked her what she had planned for this place and she said she was happy with some cash. So...
-I hope it's OK. I didn't have much time.
-Looks great, don't it, Dad?
Yes, it does.
-Shall I get that?
-No, just leave it.
-Tamwar, please sit down.
No. Go and answer the door, Tam.
-Oh, sorry, I didn't realise I was interrupting.
No, no, it's...
-What do you want?
-Want do I want?
That's interesting. I was asking myself that, too.
I want to know why you went behind my back.
I thought you were my friend.
-Denise, nothing happened.
-Oh, please, don't insult me with any more of your lies.
-I believe her.
-Well, nothing happened, did it, Zainab?
-So, sorry, why did he stay over last night?
-Don't be ridiculous. Of course he didn't.
-So when I came round here first thing this morning,
why did I see him sneaking out of here like a criminal?
Huh? Explain that to me.
OK, but he slept on the floor.
I swear, nothing happened. Please, Denise, you can't say anything. No-one must know.
-Masood, please sit down.
-Normal family, doing normal things?
-Yes, we can be, we will be. Masood, please.
-It's a sham.
A sham meal...
..a sham family,
to stop the community from judging you - that's all that matters, doesn't it?
Not having me back, not your children - just your reputation.
I'm sorry, I'm not interested.
United family? Love? Not sure you know what any of those words mean, Mum.
I didn't want to come here in the first place.
Hope he's worth it.
Please. Please don't leave.
They've all left me.
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