Abi sees an opportunity and decides to take advantage. Denise finds herself in an awkward situation.
Browse content similar to 11/07/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Yeah, it's probably just a 24-hour thing.
I'll be back in tomorrow.
Great, thank you. Bye.
Stacey said she'd take them to the park a bit later on.
-You all right?
I don't feel like going into work today.
Take the day off.
Yeah, but I didn't go in yesterday, either.
I found myself just sitting in a park, thinking.
Well, you know, corporate jobs are tough, babe.
No-one would blame you if it was losing its shine.
I know that I've been a bit off recently.
Me and you, we have...
Hang on, sorry, sorry. My dad's just messaging me.
He wants me to go in and check on a delivery.
I feel like I need to explain why. PHONE RINGS
-Are you coming in, or what?
Yes, I will do, if you can just give me a chance!
-Steven, this can't wait.
Look, lunchtime, OK? Why don't we talk at lunchtime?
Steven, can you get this delivery out?
OK, yes, fine. I'm walking out the door now!
-They're going to be there in five minutes.
Michelle not feeding you?
She's been doing my head in. She makes Sharon seem reasonable.
Do you want to walk to school? We've got showcase rehearsals.
Not like I've even decided on what I'm singing yet.
Everyone's been saying that Alex and Travis are getting really close.
-They're probably an item by now.
-No, Travis has got way more sense.
I could check them out for you, if you like.
Alex and Mads are meant to be coming round later.
Don't even know if I want them to.
Right, I've got to get going, so...
Why would you bother?
Oh. It's Travis I'm worried about.
Can't stand you! Come on.
Hamilton steals the lead in the final lap!
Er, hello? Can we move some of this stuff, please?
As Vettel goes for the line!
Oi! I was heading for the podium!
Oh, yeah, as if.
Have one of you got lucky on a scratch card or something?
It's like a hoarder's paradise in here.
Oh, look. Is that the time? Come on, bruv. We've got to go.
-Yeah. See you later.
-Cheers, mate. See you later, girls.
Do you know where all this stuff come from?
I mean, there must be over a grand's worth of stuff here.
I mean, it's not like if they've come into money,
I can't do with a sub, or anything.
They ain't got any cash. It's all credit.
Any luck down Roman Road?
Yeah, they might have something in a week or so.
PHONE CHIMES But I need the money now,
before Herr Jackson takes my pitch off me permanently.
-Oh, well, if I hear of anything, I'll let you know.
-See you later.
"Conor Jameson." Who's that?
Just work said you were sick.
Yeah, that's just what I told them.
-Right, so you're not sick?
Right, so, what's the matter?
I've decided to leave Steven.
Right, so when did you decide this?
Have you told him?
No, not yet.
Listen, you need to think about this, Lauren. Seriously.
It's all I have been thinking about, Dad.
You know, there's consequences when you split up with someone.
You know, just look at me and your mum.
I'm not in love with him, Dad.
You can't stay with someone if you're not in love with them.
Yeah, course you can. You know, people do it all the time.
What sort of advice is that?
Look, he's proved himself. He's a reliable bloke.
Yeah, he's been good to me, I know.
You know, and it wouldn't be easy out there, Lauren.
You know, working mum, all on your own.
You got a roof over your head here.
You've got Ian and Jane to step in if you ever need childcare.
I don't love him!
Maybe we shouldn't have even been together in the first place.
One minute, Steven was just this... shoulder to cry on.
Next minute...we're this couple.
And I don't actually remember making the decision to be with him.
Not forever. It just sort of happened, and now here we are.
And I just keep thinking, "I need to stop this.
"I need to get out.
"Before it gets any worse."
Really suits you.
Mm. Oh, and this is for you.
-Your bonus for looking after Pearl.
-I don't want to be promenading down Marbella seafront
while you're in last season's sarong.
Kush booked the flight yet?
Yeah, he's doing it later today.
-Why don't we go into the Vic later,
and firm up the sun cream application rota?
-Oi, look, hands off. That Kush is mine.
Well, at least this time you're not going on holiday
-with your mother-in-law.
Oh, what if she thinks she's still coming?
Oh, no way, Jose! No! Look, I want 11am poolside Mojitos,
not Carmel "Green Goddess" smoothie. Think about it.
How are you and Kush supposed to have your special time together
with her next door, realigning her chakras?
No, love. No, no, no, no, no.
You need to make sure that she knows it's clear -
CLEAR - that she's not invited. The sooner, the better.
If you've come in for a cheeky rum,
you're going to have to wait a couple of minutes.
No, no, no, no, no. It's the job I was wondering about.
You got anybody yet?
Just thought I'd throw my hat into the ring.
Any serious competition?
-Erm, well, there's that bloke, Ted.
Come on, Patrick, you're a regular. That'll go a long way with Mick.
I reckon it's in the bag.
Hee-hee, all right!
Got the books ready, if I'd known you were coming.
You know me. Any excuse to pop in on my favourite client.
Make sure everyone's working to capacity.
Er, Patrick wants to put his name down for the Pot Man job.
He's got loads of experience,
-so we might as well take the posters down.
Why don't we leave them up? See if anyone else applies.
Nothing wrong with a bit of competition.
-Pump heads need cleaning.
-Yeah, all right. I'm doing it.
So, has anyone else applied?
Only this fella, Ted. But it's like me mother said, you know,
Patrick, he's been boozing in here for years, so, you know...
Well, if this Patrick guy knows everybody,
then he's going to spend all his time gossiping,
and not collecting glasses.
You need a fresh face. Someone who's keen to impress.
Yeah, but I don't want to let the fella down, you know, so...
Mick, this is business.
You've got to start thinking with your head, not your heart.
Or I could come round here. We could have a few drinks?
Lauren hasn't gone into work again today.
I think Weyland's finally losing its appeal.
I need to be with her.
Just because Lauren didn't have an affair with Josh
doesn't mean she didn't want one.
No, she's getting him out of her system.
She clearly made her choice - me.
Well, so what does that make me, then? Some sort of inconvenience?
Course not. I have been honest with you from the start, Abi.
Long term, it's Lauren that I want to be with.
It just amazes me how you can be so forgiving.
After everything that she's done to you?
It's simple - I love her.
She aborted your baby!
Which couldn't've been easy.
We can put all that behind us now.
So, Lauren clicks her fingers, and, what? You're dropping me?
Well, I'm not sure Lauren would be quite so forgiving
if she knew that you were sleeping with her little sister.
No, I won't be tossed aside, Steven, like some out-of-date avocado.
Look, none of this means that we can't still have fun.
Does it? Hmm?
Ay, pilgrim...lips that they must use in...prayer.
-Little more flow, Alex.
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do.
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.
Saints do not move though grant for, erm...prayers' sake.
Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Shy, Alex! Quiet please.
Remember, this is their first kiss.
She wants him to know she fancies him, doesn't she?
Why don't we all take a break?
Travis so needs rescuing.
Bex, have you decided on your song yet?
Maybe The XX. Or I might go old school.
Do a Joni Mitchell cover.
I heard your original song got, like, over 1,000 hits online.
Boxed Up Broken Heart?
I'm... I'm not sure.
It was brilliant. She's just being shy, sir.
You shouldn't be. You're talented.
That's what the showcase is all about -
showing off your natural ability.
Sure I can't twist your arm?
Great. I'll stick it on the programme.
-I promised Louise
I'd find out what's really going on between Travis and Alex.
Are you going to help? Or are you going to carry on being annoying?
You know, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if your mum come along.
You said this holiday was about us! Getting back together.
Spending a bit of time with each other.
-Yes, it is.
-Yes, without Mum checking
I've changed my socks in the morning, which she will do.
You and me, we need this, all right?
And if Mum comes along, I'm going to be on edge the whole time.
-Yes. I hear you. All right.
I'll have a word with her.
Here you are. It's a little holiday gift, that is.
-Go on, it's all yours. Pop it in there.
So, what is this geezer? He's the shape of things to come, is he?
Is he going to push us all out for the new trendy stalls?
Listen, I don't start my job at the council till the end of the month.
And even then, I'm only a receptionist, ain't I?
-I'll see you at the pub later.
-See you later, sweetheart. Bye-bye.
Felix! How's it going? Finding everything you need?
Let's just say I'm still waiting for my basket of muffins.
They're just old-fashioned. They're not modern men, like you and me.
You reckon a newborn would fit in that? How much?
Pounds. It's a vintage French wooden pear crate.
Here, look, you can still see the regional stamp. Look.
-Oh, French, is it? I'll take six, please.
One for each of my bedrooms. Can you throw in a chandelier?
Mark up on that? You having a bubble?
Here you are, babe. You have one of mine. £2.50.
Let's see who's got the biggest turnover at the end of the month,
-Money. That is all you're interested in!
People on this market used to look out for each other!
You're all businesspeople.
And what's a market if it ain't business?
You should be working out a way to pay your pitch fees,
-not causing trouble.
What? The council ain't charity!
Or does one of you want to give up your stall so Donna can work?
Didn't think so.
Pay your fees, you can have your pitch back.
Or, I'm sorry, but it goes to Felix for good.
Gerberas. Your favourite.
-To say sorry.
For not being very supportive of your job.
You're obviously finding it difficult at the moment.
That's not what this is about.
And I'll admit, you know, when you first started,
I was a bit insecure, you know, new high-flying city job.
-I thought I was going to lose you.
Look, I know things haven't been easy recently.
We both said - done - things that we shouldn't.
Yeah, and that's what we need to talk about.
Talk. Rake everything up.
"You said this, I said that."
Let's just move on.
All relationships have ups and downs. It's up to us, innit?
-We can just draw a line. Focus on the future.
-No, we need to talk.
-It won't make any difference.
Whatever you have to say, I already forgive you.
So, you shrunk my favourite jumper?
Yeah, you overspent on my credit card?
Worse. Don't you see?
It doesn't matter.
-I forgive you.
Because I love you.
Because you and Louie, I couldn't live without you.
Look, I really need to get back to work, OK?
I love you.
Come and get your cherries. Extra juicy, extra...
LOUD MUSIC PLAYING
Oi, mate! Some of us are trying to work here!
Hiya. Mick's looking for a glass-collector.
-I know it's not much, but...
-Yeah. I'm on it.
Just about being in the moment, and believing every single word you say.
-You sound pretty convincing.
-It's called acting.
Wait, you don't think I've given Alex the wrong idea, do you?
You have agreed to take her to prom, Travis.
Only as friends.
I'm not even thinking about Alex.
You must be thinking about someone.
Even though she hates me.
She so doesn't.
She's just embarrassed after everything that's happened,
-She probably thinks that YOU hate HER.
Why would she give me a second chance, though?
I didn't even give her the chance to explain.
-So go and apologise.
-Yeah, and then, if she don't want to know,
then you won't be any worse off.
Josh! Fancy seeing you here.
-Do you mind if I sit?
So, what brings you to Walford?
Lauren called in sick. I was wondering if she's OK.
Make home visits to all your sick female colleagues, do you?
Your fiancee must be well jealous.
What's her name again?
Lauren probably pulled a sickie.
She was always bunking off when she was at school.
Well, I'm pleased to report she's been the perfect employee
for us so far. You can send her my best wishes.
Lauren wants to work things out with Steven.
So you need to let her go. Just back off.
That's not what she told me.
Why? What did she tell you?
It doesn't matter.
Look, just tell her if she needs me, she knows where I am, OK?
Any days, all hours, but I need cash.
Yeah, but I can only pay you in liquid, darling.
That's what I'm saying, you know?
Here you are, have that on the house.
I wonder why the delay.
I told Joyce I'd text her the results.
It's bingo night.
Women are much better than us at keeping themselves occupied,
-don't you reckon?
Well, that's why I put in for the job.
Yeah, me too.
Hey, I better warn you, you know.
It's unsocial hours, and before long, Joyce is going to be
complaining about, well, never seeing you.
Nah, she'll be glad to get me from under her feet.
Don't know why you'd bother, when you could be at home. Feet up.
-May the best man win.
-Bring it on.
-What are they doing here?
-Just hear Travis out.
I'm really sorry about dumping you.
You know, I should have listened, you know, heard you out.
And I was an idiot,
and I understand if you never want to speak to me again.
But I need you to know that I am sorry.
And, yeah, Travis is actually really good in the showcase.
And Bex is going to sing, so you should come.
-Yeah. Maybe we could hang out after.
-I can't. I'm grounded.
-I'll get Dad to talk to Michelle.
-That won't make a difference.
She's got a date with this Tom bloke. I've got to babysit.
Doesn't mean I don't want to, though.
Well, if anything changes... Or another time, maybe?
All right, well, I'd better get home. Later.
I'll see you later, guys.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Shut up! He can probably still hear you!
-Here you are.
-Gossip and a catch up!
Be able to make this a regular thing
when we're both working at the council.
-I just want to say...
-..how thrilled I am to have you back in my life.
Negative energy. Who needs it? Life's too short.
You and Kush are happy.
You and me are going to be working together. Life's good!
Carmel, the thing is...
I might be meeting someone for a drink myself later.
Oh! Anyone we know?
Let's see if it goes anywhere first. I'll tell you this for nothing -
for the first time in a very long time,
feels like everything's finally coming right for me.
I bumped into Steven. He said that you hadn't gone into work, so...
I just needed a day off. To clear my head.
Well, if you ever need to talk to anyone...
It's Steven I need to talk to.
-I'm not being rude...
-Well, you have been keeping a lot from him.
It's bound to put a strain on your relationship.
That's why I've decided...
I'm going to finish with him.
Yeah. I'm going to tell him everything.
-About the abortion, Josh...
-You sure that that's a good idea?
It's the only way for him to see me for who I really am.
Steven thinks that I'm some sort of saint.
I tried to talk to him earlier, yeah,
and he bought me flowers!
If he knew what I'd done...
He'll still forgive you.
You know, Steven is the nicest guy on the planet.
What am I supposed to do?
Every time that I hurt him, he tells me that he loves me.
How awful for you.
I know that that sounds ungrateful.
But I can't live like this.
I just want to escape.
Well, why don't you, then?
You've never really had the chance to sort yourself out.
After the drinking. Lucy.
So, maybe now's the time.
And you've said it yourself, Steven will only talk you out of it.
So if you're absolutely sure about this,
then there's only one way to do it.
What are you waiting for? Get your new pot man on board.
Yeah, all right, I will.
I'm working up to it, ain't I?
Ooh! Got the e-tickets!
Very modern. Going to a play or something?
No, no. We're...going to a Latin American band.
Lovely. Pint and a red wine?
-Please. Can you top that up for me?
Yes, I couldn't do it. I couldn't do it. She don't know.
What? Kim and Vincent are going to come in any minute!
Yeah, I know, but we just have to keep it quiet.
We'll talk about the holiday another time, OK?
You do know that using a dodgy credit card is
a criminal offence, right? You can go to prison.
When are you going back to work?
Yeah, cos right now, you have got way too much time on your hands.
It all might be one big laugh to you,
but you've both got previous. What if you end up in the nick?
I won't be able to pay the rent,
and then I'll be homeless as well as jobless! Thanks a lot!
Look, maybe she's right.
Maybe we should send some of this stuff back now.
Yes, yes, all right.
Yeah, right after I've thrashed you at Silverstone!
Go on, then. Quick one.
Gentlemen, I'm sorry about the wait.
It's been a... It's been a tough old decision.
Both very, very strong candidates. You know, it's been a...
It's been a close call. But I have made me decision...
the job goes to Ted.
So, welcome to the team, my old son.
Oh, I get it. What's this, divide and rule?
She been in your ear hole? This is Tracey all over again!
I as good as told Patrick that he had the job!
Well, you shouldn't have done that, should you?
Cos it was my decision.
No hard feelings, brother.
-What's happened to you?!
-Shut up, Mother.
Oh, hello! Hope you've got your sunnies packed, yeah?
Bikini line waxed?
Una cerveza y una vino blanco, por favor.
I'll have what he's having, with a shot of rum.
Listen, just because we don't fly for a few weeks
doesn't mean that we can't start the party from now!
Yeah, just one, because we've got to get back to Pearl.
What? The holiday's back on? You never said!
But you wanted it to be a surprise! How sweet!
Just what we all need. A detox in the sun!
I'll put my thinking cap on. Think up some natural cleansing routines.
I don't need no "cleansing". I just need some sangria.
Buckets of it!
Dynamic yoga flow. Yin meditation. You'll thank me in the end.
I cannot wait for Alexandra to make an absolute plank of herself!
See you at the Showcase.
Are you going to let her get away with that?
What do you think?
Time to wipe that smug smile off Bex Fowler's face for good.
-Get some sun on my body. Get away from work.
You must be busy at the moment, are you?
Mm. Can always find time to squeeze in some R and R.
I'd love to be able to invite you round.
Cook you a bit of dinner.
Bet you're a demon in the kitchen.
Yeah, if I had one.
I'm staying in this pokey little bedsit in Chadwell at the moment.
You know, just till I get back on my feet.
Can't have that. How about I cook for you?
-I can't take the job now.
No, no, no, no, no. The job is yours.
-I wouldn't want it now.
-No, me neither.
Boys. Boys, help me out here, all right?
Give me a little squeeze, all right? Share it.
So it's half the booze, half the hours.
Well, we could.
Beautiful. Patrick? What do you reckon?
I'll get you some drinks, all right?
You all right? How did he take it?
-Dad, I need a loan.
-Ain't chucked you out, has he?
No, I ain't told him.
Abi's made me see that I just...
I need some time on my own.
Need to sort my head out.
That's why me and Louie, we're...
We're going to go back to New Zealand.