The Masoods turn on each other in the wake of Tam's revelations, but a bigger shock lies in store for Zainab when Yusef makes an unexpected confession.
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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.
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Zainab, Masood and Yusef are stunned by Tamwar’s revelation. When Yusef blames Masood for Tamwar’s deceit, Syed defends him; Masood’s still his father. Anxious of people’s reaction, Zainab insists they carry on with the celebrations. Yusef’s furious at the disrespect Tamwar and Afia have shown. Unable to bear the guilt, Tamwar announces to the guests that he and Afia are already married; he won’t lie anymore. To save face, Yusef accepts the marriage. On the square, a late mehndi guest arrives, searching for Yusef. Tamwar and Masood reconcile when Tamwar apologizes for banning him from the mehndi, and Masood accepts the marriage. Zainab’s convinced she’s brought their misfortunes on herself for cheating on Yusef. Yusef comforts her, confessing he’s tried to fight his feelings; Masood stole her away from him, but their time together is now. Shameem overhears. Disgusted, she announces publically that Yusef and Zainab are lovers. Masood punches Yusef. Zainab flees. Denise confronts Yusef but he ignores her, following Zainab. Zainab’s distraught at what people will think, Yusef tells her he couldn’t save her from the fire, but swears he’ll save her now. Devastated Denise trashes the debris from the mehndi preparations; she thought she and Yusef had a future. Afia and Tamwar are shocked to discover a £5,000 cheque as a wedding present from Yusef. The late guest, Yusef’s cousin Tariq, finds Yusef. He’s disgusted that Afia’s married into the Masoods after the shame they’ve caused his family. Curious, Tariq wonders how Zainab has forgiven Yusef for trying to kill her in the fire. Yusef insists Tariq leave; Zainab doesn’t know he was there that day.
Hurt that Phil’s lied about sponsoring Rainie, Shirley doesn’t feel she can trust him anymore.