Masood's desperate attempt to halt Tam and Afia's wedding is dealt a crushing blow, while Zainab is unsettled by Yusef's memories of their past. Shirley discovers Phil's secret.
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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.
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On Tamwar’s mehndi day, Zainab’s stressed by the arrival of Yusef’s sister- in-law, Shameem. Denise is embarrassed when Kim reveals to Shameem that she’s seeing Yusef, and implies that she wants to get married again. Masood tries to convince Zainab that Yusef is trying to replace him, but she scoffs, calling him a failure of a man with a pathetic life. Upset that Masood’s banned, Tamwar’s heart isn’t in the mehndi preparations. As the party processes around the square, Masood jealously watches Yusef with his arm around Tamwar. Later, Ian taunts Masood, if he’s a real man he should stop the wedding. At the mehndi, Tamwar’s frustrated to learn Zainab’s told everyone that Masood is in Pakistan. Zainab warns him, however he’s feeling he has to keep it inside. Yusef reminisces about his wedding to Zainab, professing that he fell in love with her that day. Zainab protests, but Yusef insists he won’t pretend anymore, he has feelings for Zainab; does she feel the same? As the dancing starts, Masood arrives and attempts to drag Tamwar away, insisting there won’t be a wedding today. Tamwar blurts out that he and Afia are already married.
Syed’s frustrated when Christian won’t wear traditional Muslim dress to the mehndi. Christian later reconsiders, and arrives dressed in a dupatta to support Syed.
Worried she’ll take something, Rainie calls Phil. Shirley’s annoyed when Phil leaves in the middle of their lunch, but lets him go to support his ‘buddy’. She’s later furious to discover Phil with Rainie in the Vic, and that Phil’s been lying to her.
Carol’s annoyed to discover Liam’s bunked off school to fix the one armed bandit with Eddie, but later thanks Eddie for spending time with Liam. Eddie thinks Carol deserves to have some fun; they end up kissing.