Syed faces a difficult choice when his daughter Yasmin visits the Square for the first time; will he stand by Christian? Elsewhere, Kat is rocked by an unwelcome visitor.
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ALFIE: 'Listen, sweetheart.
'I just wanted to say I'm sorry about earlier on, you know.
'Well, I was just a bit...
'You looked absolutely stunning in your dress. And, um...
'Well, have a good time and I'll see you later. I love you, bye.'
It's companionship, yes.
But it's also... I don't know, a feeling I get when I'm around him.
Hello, sweetheart, what can I get you?
-Glass of white wine, please.
-Do you know what I mean, Alfie?
-Yes, course I do. Oh, Kat, lovely.
Jean was just... Can't wait to tell you about her zing.
Is that what they're calling it these days? Why the shirt?
Well, it's my favourite shirt, innit.
-And the hat?
-Kat, it's in case it gets cold.
-Oi! Not in front of the punters!
-I knew it! Boiled sweets.
You're going football.
-Kat, listen. It's just that Anthony got us tickets.
-How do I run this place on my own on a Saturday?
-You know... Kim said she'd help out.
-Did she rubbish.
-Shall we talk about your tab.
-Ready whenever you need me.
Oh, Kat, please come on.
Me and Anthony ain't been since Tony Cottee was there. You'll manage.
All right, fair enough.
-Glass of white wine?
-Did someone drop this?
Thank you. Kat was saying how happy she is for you and Norman. Yes, mate?
Right, mate, we'll have 14 pints of lager and a yard of ale.
Fell asleep in the cinema the other night.
Just crossing the border, they were, in the film.
Into Switzerland, I think.
Anyway, I turn round and Norman is sound asleep.
-14 pints of lager and a yard of ale. It's a pub crawl for Rabbit.
Yeah, scrum-half, Rabbit. Birthday boy, somewhere.
It's because we're so relaxed in each other's company.
And I was wondering that maybe it might be time
that we think about living together. Here.
-Do we even have a yard?
-Yeah, in the barrel store.
-It feels right, don't you think?
-Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
-Whatever makes you happy, Jean.
Give us ten minutes. Just to talk, OK?
Yeah, I understand that.
-It's important for Syed.
-And Christian. Yes.
-Are you serious?
-I haven't seen Amira in ages.
-She's not four!
-OK. Here she is.
-Oh, it is! Come on, come on.
A welcoming party!
-Let me get that.
-How are you?
-I'm very well. It's good to see you.
-Stop torturing yourself.
-I just want to see my daughter.
And you will, all right?
He'll call when he's ready.
Now you can help me with this.
What, fitness magazines and Dance Anthems CDs?
Yeah, just pop them in the cupboard, will you?
Christian, are you de-gaying our flat?
Look, Sy, it can't hurt for Amira to think of this place
-as somewhere that Yasmin can stay.
-I don't believe this.
-We have to be clever about this.
-You're saying we're ashamed of who we are.
That I should hide it from my daughter who I haven't even met yet!
Do I really look like the sort of person that's ashamed of who I am?
What's the most important thing here?
You and me.
Happy driving, mate. Have a great weekend!
-You sold it?
-Always Be Closing.
-Listen, do you fancy a drink?
What, on a roll like this? I could sell half a dozen in the next 20 minutes!
-Oi, go on, off you go.
That thing's been sitting there for weeks. You've earned it.
-I'll look after the place.
-Wicked! Well, let's do this.
But I've got to go home and get changed.
And I was telling them about our zing, and you falling asleep in the cinema.
-The Switzerland bit.
-Well, they think it's a great idea.
Just think of all the extra time we'll have together.
Sorry. How's that?
We'll be living together. Here. Oh!
-30 Geordies on that Spanish stag do?
-They loved you.
-All them offers I got, could have run away with 30 different blokes.
To Newcastle? Off you go then, pet.
No, seriously, Kat. Had it been yesterday, I'd have deserved it.
-No, seriously, sweetheart. Seriously.
Fair's fair. I was a pillock. Right, come on, fellas!
Hi, sweetheart. Scotch, when you're ready.
What are you... Get out!
That's quick, even for you.
-So what will it be, boss?
-No, it's fine.
-Said I'd help, I'm helping.
-Scotch and dry please, darling.
-Ooh, a gentleman.
-Alfie, do you think you'll still make the game?
-Go on then, off you go.
-What about all the...
What a woman. How lucky am I, eh? CHEERING
Got a free pass to the Hammers! Come on you Irons!
-Alfie, could I have a word?
-Yeah, make it quick, Norman.
-I'm in here.
How did it go with the accountant?
Um... I thought I'd swerve it. I...
..went up Bond Street instead.
-This is for you,
for being so adorable.
It's a scarf.
I can see that.
Well, I don't mind if you want to change it.
Wasn't cheap though.
Well, we're not doing anything right now, are we?
I just thought maybe we could have a little bit of afternoon delight.
-What, you thought a scarf'd do the trick?
-I thought you might like it.
Well, and the other as well, hopefully.
It's just that it's been a while and we haven't, and...
well, bloke's got needs, hasn't he?
Take it back.
-Take it back.
Can I get a bottle of champs, please?
Are you going to pour it all over my body?
-SHE SQUEALS HAPPILY
-Ooh, the bubbles!
-We ain't got any.
-What, you playing with my life?
Do you know where you are?
All right. I'll have a look.
Listen, when you got a Too Legit To Quit gangsta up in your ends, yeah,
you got to keep that shizzle frizzle dizzle gizzle on ice, get me?!
-Hold on. Look, look.
-Is it French?
Don't know where that come from.
-What, chill for 20 minutes, call it 30 quid?
You want it or not? Hmm?
Is she worth it?
-Trust me, I don't want to move in.
-But she thinks you do?
-Norman, she's got her hopes up.
-All right, all right, just leave it with me.
-We need new bedding.
-There's nothing wrong with it!
-There's no need to get aggressive.
-I'm not being...
Sorry, I'm not being aggressive.
Just something more neutral.
-I'm going to go over.
-Your dad's not rung yet. Just be patient.
Just to talk to her. She's not totally unreasonable.
-This is the funnest baby in the world!
-Careful with the bouncing. SHE CRIES LOUDLY
Ahh, come to me. Come to me. Come on. Let Dhada-ji clean you up.
Come on. Thank you.
-Put that there.
-Such a homely girl, Afia.
Uh, well, didn't go as smoothly as yours.
Look how that turned out.
She's an absolute angel.
Just seeing you with her.
Seeing her little Shabnam nose.
Makes me a bit...
I heard things have been difficult.
You know, sometimes I think about before the wedding.
Me and Syed, you and Zainab,
everyone excited together. SHE SIGHS
I wish I could go back there. It was the happiest time of my life.
Well, Syed's very excited about her.
Well, we all are. But Syed in particular.
You know, he'd make a terrific father.
-Except he's gay.
And you approve of that?
Well, she is Syed's daughter. They should have some contact.
-They? This is about them now?
-Yes, both. Of course.
Even though you don't approve of their relationship?
Christian is part of Syed's life now.
-You know it's wrong. And unnatural.
-I didn't say that.
You are on my side though, aren't you?
Deep down, you know the best way of doing things
-is Mum, Dad, and baby.
-Amira, I didn't say that.
Would you let them raise Kamil? KNOCKING ON DOOR
I'll get it.
Syed. She's awesome, she's amazing. She looks just like Shabnam.
Oh, it's baby vomit.
-He was bouncing her.
Come on, clean up.
-Come on through, guys.
Amira. How are you?
Your dad and I were just having a chat.
-About how important it is for Yasmin to spend time with her dad.
-That's what I want.
Good. But not him.
-I explained, Syed.
-Amira, you can't just...
-He agrees with me.
He thinks having your boyfriend involved
in Yasmin's life is just wrong.
-I didn't say that!
-Come on Sy, let's go.
-You can leave whenever you like.
You can't stop me seeing her. I've spoken to a solicitor. And we've got rights.
I'd never stand in the way.
I just hope we're not abroad by the time it gets sorted out.
-You expect my grandparents to travel here at their age?!
-Oh, come on, Amira.
-You can't take her away.
Just for a visit. You know what families are like.
Once they've got her there, they won't want to let her go.
-You're a piece of work!
-Or you can come in and see her now. On your own.
YASMIN GRIZZLES Oh, there she is.
She'd love it if her dad came to hold her. Calm her down.
It's you and me.
You'll hear from our solicitor.
-Mum knows best.
-Yeah, I know what Kat said, sweetheart.
But what with the kids and Mo...
There's just not enough space, babe.
-Hey, come on. You all right?
Yes? Good girl.
Anthony! Course I'm on my way, mate.
Just got to... Yeah, no, definitely.
Oi! What are you still doing here?
Sorry, had to troubleshoot a human resources issue.
Just getting me coat. I'm on my way, mate. Come on you Hammers!
It doesn't have to be here, does it?
-Little one-bedroom would do us.
-Or a two-bed.
I mean, Bradley was always saying you can't move for two-beds in Walford.
Jean, I don't think I can move in with you.
Oh, it doesn't have to be now. When the time is right.
I don't think the time will ever be right, Jean.
-Look at you.
You are a wonderful, vibrant, beautiful young woman.
And I'm a weathered, unreliable old rogue.
I think you're lovely.
You're too good for me, Jean.
Anyone can see that.
Best I could hope for is to be your friend.
Just friends then?
I think it's for the best, Jean.
Yeah, and then Shelly, now Shelly is three, comes up to me at playgroup and says "Whitney"
I went, "Yeah?"
She goes, "I can't really do it today, I feel really fragile".
Fragile, how cute is that?
How clever are they, eh?
I know, probably got it off her mum or the telly or something.
So, you're doing really good?
Yeah, I'm doing all right.
No, you are, I can see it, man.
I bet they love you.
-Are you good?
-Yeah, yeah. How them Dodgers going?
-What you talking about?
-Wears the hat, don't even follow baseball.
Oh, I see. You want a drink?
Oh, yeah, I'll have one of these delicious little fruity numbers you're having.
-You like them too?
-All right, cool. Same again?
You all right, Whit?
-You got your hair down.
-No, it's nice.
-I like it like that.
You wearing it?
Only if you want to.
Yeah, I do want to.
Yeah, so that was a pint and some orange thing...
Hey, hey, be nice, will ya?
-Wouldn't want anything to slip to your hubby, would we?
-Hubby's gone, mate. You're fresh out of leverage.
-Here, where do I know him from?
Tuesday I was out in Shoreditch, and this guy goosed me on the dance floor. Yeah, that's him.
You don't know him.
It's you, innit? R&Rs, yeah.
He was proper giving you the eye.
-So what, you and him?
-Kim, will you shut up just for five minutes?
Listen, don't take it out on me, you know, cos you've got a hangover.
Might give it a crack, myself.
-What makes you think that?
-Just something in the way you walk.
I've been trying to figure it out for ages.
You were a soldier, yeah?
-I was a copper.
-So you can handle yourself, then.
-I mean, Physically.
-I do all right, darling.
-I'll leave you to it.
-You all right, Ian?
What was that all about?
None of your business.
I thought we could go for a drive or something.
What, nice family car, flask of tea, little tartan rug for me legs?
Actually I got us a nice bottle of wine. Twenty quid this cost.
-Painting my nails.
-You did them earlier!
Colour didn't work out. Maybe another time, eh?
She takes Yasmin to Pakistan, we might as well just give up.
You think things are hard for us here? Over there we might as well not exist. And Dad...
In 20 minutes he goes from, "Syed and Christian are good people"
to, "You're right, we should burn them alive".
I think we should go brown.
-Sorry, what are you talking about?
-The walls. Get rid of that paper.
I don't care about the walls! Amira might be taking my daughter to Pakistan.
-All you care about is the paintjob.
-You think that's it, Sy?
You think with all this going on that's what I care about,
the colour of the walls? Are you an idiot?
This is our home! The only concrete thing
we have, and I will not let her use that, or our lifestyle against us.
-She wouldn't do that.
Look, Sy, I saw you.
When that baby cried out, it was like you were being physically pulled into that house.
You've got this look about you.
-She's my daughter.
And it's a look you never had
when we were trying to adopt.
I'm worried if it comes down to a choice between Yasmin and me...
-Well, if it does...
You and me.
These are Premier League approved.
-Even that West Ham one, yeah?
-Champions next season.
-Go on then.
-Anthony will panic if you're late.
Here, Kat, Mark here right...
I believe he's going to buy some of my genuine approved merchandise.
-Sadly, he's a Spurs fan, but a sale's a sale, all right.
-Hope you go down next season, an' all.
Listen to him! We will be champions of Europe before you know it.
Oh, listen, I forgot my phone, I better go and get it.
I'm cutting it a bit fine, but I'll catch you later. See you later. Bye.
-Hadn't gone after all.
-He's my husband.
Did he know where you was last night?
You think you can come in here, into my pub, and blackmail me?
Who said anything about blackmail?
-I'm enjoying a quiet drink.
-And it's your last.
Here we go, another scotch and dry. Large.
On the house. Don't say we don't look after you.
Don't even like baseball and you go around with that hat.
-Yeah, I thought we'd covered that, man.
-Well, look, no,
I put on an Orient shirt because I love Orient.
But it's not the same thing.
What is the stickers about?
Yes! The stickers! Ain't you meant to take them...
-Eh, easy, bruv, all right? Look, do you want another pint?
-Mate, I've hardly started this one.
-I got twice as much in here.
-MIMICS: I got twice as much in here.
I might just kick out, anyway.
-You are so getting out-drunk by a girl.
-Woah. What about them drinks?
Yeah, sorry, guys, man. Got to chase a few leads and that.
Always be closing, you know me.
I'll be back in a minute.
-You all right?
-We're supposed to be mates, yeah?
Well, I'm there, buying her drinks and her hair's all down and that and you know, I think I'm in there.
But no. Tyler Moon swoons in and does it again.
Look, it's not like that, all right?
-We ain't even done anything yet. I was going to tell you soon as.
You going to be all right with it?
Yeah, bruv. all good.
Cos if you're not, I'll end it.
-You don't want to do that.
-Course I don't. You know her.
But I will.
Gangster! Champagne's ready.
You know what, Kimberley?
Give it to my brother here, all right. Enjoy, bruv.
Anthony! Yes, I can see the ground from here.
I'm practically 30 seconds away, so...
I'll call you back.
You all right?
Yes, thanks, Alfie. Fine.
All fine here.
Listen, I'm really sorry about the Norman thing, all right? We just don't have the room.
-Oh, it's not Norman. Norman's fine. We're going to be friends.
I take my tablets, every day.
I talk with the doctor to keep the levels right, so I don't veer up and down like I used to.
But that's better, yeah?
Course it is. Much better.
It's so much better that I think I've got it under control.
But I haven't, Alfie. I think I have,
I think that me and Norman have got something special...
-Yeah, that's it. Zing!
I think we've got zing.
Wrong again, Jean.
Thought you were so clever, didn't you, Jean?
Thought you were doing so well without Stacey. Without Sean.
But you're not.
You're just walking through a fog you didn't even know was there.
Come here. Come on.
-I have to fight just to get through every day, Alfie.
-I know. I know.
And still I lose.
I still get it wrong.
Oi, oi, oi. Come on, it's all right.
It's all right.
Do you fancy an ice cream?
Yeah? Come on.
Come on, don't be like that.
You was a mistake. A tiny, tiny mistake.
I want you to pack up and go home. If I see you near here again...
What you going to do, eh?
This gentleman here would like to join you on a pub crawl.
All right, let's take him with us.
Your problem is you've forgotten where you are.
This is the Queen Victoria public house,
and I make the rules, and you're gone, sweetheart.
You have a nice day!
-I've been thinking. What are you like with numbers?
-I was a times tables champion at school.
Fantastic. See, right, I am looking for a bookkeeper for the Vic.
Kat can't count past her fingers and Mo, well, she's just a thief.
So, you interested?
Yes, I can tell by the smile! Of course you are.
Hey, Mr Hotrod! What's all this then?
Man's entitled to an upgrade, ain't he?
Listen, my heart belongs to the black beauty over there but this...
-Changed your mind about a drive, have you?
Yes! Oh, yes!
Right, you'll be needing that then. What do you think, Branning?
What's that, Meat Loaf?
-You're so sneaky.
-I do all right, darling.
Drive safely. Look how fast it goes. He's a nutter!
-Who was that?
-If I told you, you wouldn't believe me. Come on, lick?
-No, it's too cold for it.
-The best ones always are.
Nan's on her way back with Tommy and Shenice. She's got the trots.
-Here, come on.
Two favourite girls. Let's enjoy this moment, eh? Yeah?
I told you, babe, if we're going out, I need a little kip.
All right, I'll leave you to it.
Hey, you know that bedding? It's fine.
-Well, we can change it if you want to.
-You know, you're a good man.
Got a wife and a kid,
and you put me first.
And I love you for it.
I love you too.
We'll get there. Eventually.
-Pop in anytime.
-Thank you. Bye, everyone!
Not quite the day I imagined.
-York Way, near King's Cross, please.
Can I hold her?
Oh, she's... She's...
We made her, Syed.
You and me.
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The Masoods’ excitedly await the arrival of Amira with baby Yasmin, Syed isn’t happy with the amount Christian is willing to change just to appease his ex-wife. Masood does his best to convince Amira that Syed will be a good dad and that he and Christian should be allowed access to Yasmin. Amira thinks their relationship is wrong, questioning Masood over whether he would let them raise Kamil. When Christian and Syed arrive, Amira reminds them of her ultimatum. Syed responds by informing her she will be hearing from his solicitor. Christian admits his concerns to Syed over the new arrival - Syed never acted this way when they were trying to adopt. Syed assures him he is happy putting Christian first but later sneaks out of the flat. Catching up with Amira, Syed asks whether he can hold Yasmin.
Kat listens to Alfie’s message from last night, guilt stricken. When her one-night-stand, Mark, makes his presence known in the Vic, Kat is relieved when Alfie wants to go watch the Hammers play. Kat panics as Mark leers at her across the bar, winding her up further by chatting to Alfie in front of her. When Alfie finally leaves for the game, Kat has Mark thrown out of the Vic.
Fatboy tries to impress Whitney by ordering champagne at the Vic but is later put out when Tyler arrives. It soon becomes clear who Whitney likes more as she and Tyler share a kiss, leading Fatboy to make a quick exit - but not before giving Tyler his consent to romance Whitney.
Ian buys a sports car to impress Mandy and Jean gets the wrong end of the stick with Norman, leaving her devastated.