Phil is forced to takes matters into his own hands. Mick comes to a decision about The Vic.
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Yes, Ritchie. I'm doing it now.
Got him. Willmott-Brown's son.
What's he doing with Ben?
Well, find out, will you?
And I can't believe that your mum gave us 20 quid for the gig tonight!
-Yes, for the taxi.
-Yeah, as if! Dad, is that my laptop?
-Call me as soon as you can, yeah?
-Dad, it's private. Sharon, tell him he can't use my laptop!
-I saw him on his way home.
There is zero privacy around here.
All right, calm down. What is it? Is he looking at vintage cars?
Actually, he's stalking Ben's new fella.
You're not even meant to pick me up for another hour.
I couldn't wait, could I?
You're going to have to. I need to change.
You look all right to me.
-It's a shame about this, though.
-Was it when I came in?
-No, let's not start!
-Let me have a look.
Is Ben in?
You mean the love-sick teenager? Yeah, he's right there.
Dad! You all right?
Yeah, I, er... I wanted a word, as it happens.
Yep, course. What's up?
If it's private, I can...
Yeah, I mean, he needs to go home and get changed, anyway.
Oh, it's me who needs to get changed now?
You're not taking me out in your suit. Go put a clean shirt on!
Listen... It can keep, all right?
-All right. Well, if you're sure?
-All right, pop by work tomorrow.
Told you, didn't I? Love-sick teenager.
It's me. They've called me in.
I think they're finally giving up.
Listen to it.
It'll never be enough, though.
-You sure about this?
-I thought we agreed we'd keep it in the family.
-It's our only option.
Well, it sounds like failure.
-I'm not going to go over it again.
I'm going to let Tracey shoot off,
and then I'm going to break it to 'em,
so a bit of support would be much appreciated.
Yeah, well, I'm not having any part of it.
I'm out of here.
Five messages today!
Shame there's only so much Robbie to go round, eh, Martin?
Sorry, mate. Um... Hope's coming home tomorrow.
Finally! You excited?
Yeah, of course.
Right, someone in our house has got a cold.
That is full up with snotty tissues.
PHONE BEEPS There's another one!
Well, it ain't me.
Well, I can't bring Hope home in a house full of germs, Martin.
It's obviously Woody or Whit, innit?
Can't exactly ask 'em not to be ill.
Well, she's coming home tomorrow.
Johnny, ring the bell.
Ladies and gentlemen!
I've got an announcement to make, so come and get a refill.
It's all on the house. I don't want to see any empty glasses.
Is buying everyone a drink the quickest way to make 50 grand?
Martin. Yeah, yeah, she's actually meeting me here now, mate.
Yeah, all right. We'll pop over.
Well, you ain't got to lie awake at night,
thinking about napkins no more.
-Oh, yeah. Sorry, babe.
Are you still feeling sick?
-I feel horrible, honestly.
-And Martin wants to meet us...
..for a chat.
I was just looking at his page thing, that's all.
Sharon, I'll be home soon, all right? You can have a go at me personally, yeah?
Oh, in the doghouse?
You got a sec? It's about Ben and Luke.
Oh, have you seen them together? They're so cute!
Yeah, like love-sick teenagers, I know.
Oh, stop it, Phil! At least give 'em a chance.
Luke is Willmott-Brown's son.
It's easy with Bex.
You should hear me trying to find encouraging words
for Samuel Philpott's violin playing.
Is it that bad?
There's a note in the staff room
promising a reward for any teacher who confiscates it.
His dad passed it out at parents' evening.
Oh, you're pulling my leg!
No, but seriously, I mean, Bex has got
so much more confident with her music now, you know?
-She wants to take on the world.
-I've created a monster.
No, you have created a confident young woman.
And I'm really grateful for that. We both are.
You said it'd ring.
You know, the one night I've got this house to myself, and they put me on call!
-See if I can get rid of it, yeah?
Hello? Yeah, you all right? Is there really no-one else?
Shaks has actually blocked me.
Are you going to go on about this all night?
-Well, it's just stupid.
-Why are you bothered?
I'm so sorry. All right, I won't be long.
-You sure you want to wait?
-Want me to start cooking?
No, it's only pasta. Won't take long.
-See you soon.
That's why she wanted us to go to the gig so bad.
Do you think she does it with Mr Pryce in your gran's house? Cos that's rank!
YOU went to see Willmott-Brown?
Course I did.
Why did Ian have to involve you?
Because he's worried about you. Anyway, it's done now, innit?
Well, what does his son want with Ben?
I don't know.
Do you think Luke knows...who I am?
What, you think it's just a coincidence?
Well, they met when he was surveying the pub, right?
So maybe he just mentioned my name to his dad,
and that's why he came to see me.
Or he knows, and he's gone for Ben on purpose.
I don't know. Revenge?
Well, I'm the one who should want revenge.
Look, do you think Ben's in danger?
All I know is I don't want him seeing Luke any more.
I went round there today to tell him to get rid, but...
You didn't tell him what happened, did you?
Look, I don't want it all being dragged up again.
I don't want him to know that about me.
Can't just let it go on, can we?
No, I know that, but... Just find another way.
Please, Phil, you can't tell him.
I'll meet you at the gig. I just want to talk to him.
Hey! What are you doing here?
-Having dinner...with your mum.
She just had to nip out for work.
She could be hours when she does that.
She said she wouldn't be long.
I'll wait with you, then.
I thought you were at a gig.
Decided against it.
Ooh! Is that bubbly?
Yeah. For me and your mum.
You teachers are so boring! Cup of tea it is, then.
Hello! How's Janet doing?
-Yeah, she's getting there, isn't she?
-Yep, back to school tomorrow.
-So what's all this about, then?
All will be revealed, don't you worry.
-There you go.
-How much is that, mate?
-No, no, no, you're all right. Go on.
-Are you sure?
There you go.
So...how are the wedding plans coming along?
Woody said that you sounded a bit serious on the phone.
Well, as you know, obviously, Hope's coming home tomorrow.
Yeah, I know. We're really excited.
But her health is the most important thing.
So, the thing is...
You need some space to get her settled in. We get it.
Oh, of course. That's fine. Sorry, we didn't think.
-Oh, that's a relief.
We can get a hotel. It'll be an adventure, won't it?
Yeah, it'll be great. It'll be like a pre-wedding honeymoon. We can stay in that one in Leyton.
-You know, the boutique one?
-Yeah. Yeah, all right.
Well...not just for the night, though.
Oh, how long?
Two nights? A week?
Can't get a hotel indefinitely.
No, you can't.
Oh. You want us to move out, don't you?
What, by tomorrow?
You're being very enigmatic about this announcement.
Bet you're on the edge of your seat, ain't you?
If it wasn't for me, it'd be 60 grand.
It might as well be 60 mil.
It's busy in here, innit?
Anyone would think this pub was a roaring success.
That surveyor you had - Luke.
What, the geezer seeing your son?
You got his number? I want my place done.
Can't you ask Ben?
-Can't get hold of him.
-Surveying emergency, is it?
Luke only does commercial.
Just give me his number, will you, Mick?
Been signed by a label yet?
You'd know about it if I had.
Yeah, your mum wouldn't be able to keep a lid on that, I guess.
I meant, I would have told you. Before anyone else, probably.
Sorry, what was wrong with the gig?
Your mum said you were excited.
You trying to get rid of me?
As if you don't want me here!
Bex, I really like your mum.
Oh, please! The candles, the champagne.
Look, I know you're just doing this to get to me.
Let's be very clear about this.
-That would be a first!
-I'm here for Sonia. I like Sonia.
And what would she think if she knew about us?
Well, she'll be home soon, so maybe we should find out.
-I wonder what this big pronunciation is going to be?
Oh, it'll just be Mick being dramatic!
He'll have a new pale ale in or something.
Have you heard all this rubbish Robbie's talking about, these dates?
Hi, it's me. Are you getting any of my calls?
I think Phil's onto you.
I hope you know what you're doing.
Come on, Mick, let's hear it, mate. We're all ready.
-What's it all about?
-All right, OK.
We know the history of this place.
Some of you, you've been coming in here for years.
We knew it was a big responsibility, you know, when we took it on.
Apart from L putting in a bit of moody wallpaper upstairs,
we know... we know just how you like it.
It's like a home from home, innit?
You know, Winston over there, losing on the horses.
Robbie over there, having a lips-up with an invisible treacle.
She ain't invisible!
But we've let you down. I'm sorry.
We've just had a big renovation bill come in and we can't pay it.
So, yeah, we've got no choice.
With a lot of-soul searching,
we've got to hand the Vic over to the freeholders.
We're sorry, all right? We really are.
This is awful.
This bill, how much is it?
50 bags, Carmel.
If I had it, I'd whack it on the table now.
What's going to happen to it, then?
Well, it'll probably get turned into a theme pub - Ye Olde East End.
Oh, leave off! Well, that's why we've invited young Fi.
Fi, my little darling,
do you want to explain what you're going to do to this beautiful gaff?
Well, I don't really have the authority.
Well, you got 10K knocked off the bill.
I'm sure you've got a little bit of clout about you.
-Yeah, but they want reassurance, don't you?
You know what the general idea is.
-Yeah, we do, don't we?
Do you want me to do it for you?
OK, so the freeholders, they're going to be selling to developers.
So, yeah, this may well not be a boozer any more.
So what's good here?
You won't be staying long enough to eat.
Not even a smoothie?
What do you want with my son?
Ben warned me this might happen. The third degree.
I said, what do you want with my son?
I was hoping that we got past all this.
You get used to it, as a gay man -
dads who haven't caught up yet, think it's still the 1950s.
Listen, I'm going to ask you one more time.
WHAT do you want with my son?
If you're worried I'm just in it for the sex, don't be.
I like him.
So your old man caught up, has he?
He knows it's 2017?
Oh, my dad is a very modern man.
Prison must have worked out for him, then, eh?
Now, you leave Ben alone. You jog on without saying a word.
And I won't dig up the past.
Does Kathy want the past dug up?
Your dad already had a go at that.
So Ben knows now, does he?
Was that all?
Better get going. Wouldn't want to keep your son waiting.
You can't do this to our pub!
We're going to write to the council!
-We can fight it.
-Too right, we will!
Nothing's been decided yet.
I mean, obviously, we'll take everybody's views into consideration.
Yeah, cos you developers are all heart.
Almost feel sorry for her.
Well, I'm sorry, we just won't let you get away with this.
There'll be protests, you know, revolutions.
Look at Honey Guevara over there.
It's not like we're closing tomorrow.
You know, the handover's going to take time.
I reckon 50 ain't actually that much, you know,
-if we all get involved.
-Yeah, me too, actually.
Yeah, listen, we can have a whip round. I'll stick in £1.20.
That going to stretch to all five dates, yeah, Rob?
-I'm talking about doing, like, a fundraiser.
-Yes, like a fun run.
Or what about if we do something like a supper club? Yeah?
Billy, help out.
WHISPERS: If we want real money, we should crowdfund it online.
-We should crowdfund it!
-Strong idea, Bill.
Billy, you don't know anything about being online.
Wasn't Shirley going to abseil down the Vic?
Well, you can break it to her. She gets vertigo walking up the stairs!
Yeah, but there isn't enough time for this. The building...
You sound like you want us to fail!
No, of course I don't.
All right. A grand...
says that Shirley won't wing-walk on an aeroplane.
Or do you want this place to fail?
All right, well, make the cheque payable to Michael Carter.
CHEERING AND WHISTLING
I'll deal with me mother, don't worry.
You won't tell her.
No? Watch me.
You haven't told anyone.
Like, aren't you supposed to report it if you kiss a pupil?
-YOU kissed ME!
You kissed me. You leaned in and kissed me!
And you responded.
For a second. I was in shock. The explosion...
I didn't know what was what.
You weren't the only one that was having a bad time.
My point exactly. We weren't ourselves.
-I didn't report it because...
-It meant something.
Because it didn't mean anything at all.
Here you go, gorgeous.
Oh! Hope you don't mind coming here.
Could do without the whole square keeping tabs.
What's up? You've barely said a word since we got here.
Yeah. Well, that's cos there's something you need to know.
Ooh! Sounds serious. Don't tell me you're straight after all?
Your old man had a word earlier.
Said I should never speak to you again,
and before he tells you why...
He did what?
Look, he had his reasons.
Yeah, I know I said they were ready to give up, but I was wrong.
Luke! Dad wants us.
-I'm in the middle of something.
-I don't care. He's not happy.
We're having dinner in here tonight, love. It's just us.
So how long was he inside?
For fraud? Right.
Well, keep digging, yeah?
I said we're having dinner in the kitchen.
You're up to something.
Stalking Luke online, whispering down the phone in here.
You're imagining things.
DOOR SLAMS SHUT
Are you actually having a laugh?
-Did you think he wouldn't tell me?
-What have you done now?
Tell her. Go on!
You coward! He told Luke to dump me.
Ben, you don't know him, all right? He's...
He's been inside, he's done time.
So have I. So have you.
This is different, all right? It's for fraud.
He told me all about it.
It was one of those cute little things
we had in common, like our favourite film.
Listen, you don't know him.
No, but I know you, you ignorant, bitter old man!
You don't understand, all right?
Go on, then. Go on, what's so bad about Luke?
Come on, tell me!
DOOR SLAMS SHUT
Back in a sec.
You are a jammy so-and-so! I can't believe it actually worked.
I know. Listen, even if we don't raise the money,
they're going to have murders if they want to sell.
Oh, well, don't worry. No, honestly, it's fine.
OK. Yeah, we will. We'll catch up soon.
-Johnny's taking suggestions, babe, if...
-Oh, no, it's all right.
I was just going to ask you how you would feel about
Whitney and Woody staying here?
As in, living here? Good one!
But they'll pay rent.
It's just...Hope's coming home tomorrow.
Oh, of course. How are you? Are you OK? It's all right if you're not.
Me? Yeah, I'm fine. I just need to keep it family -
-just me, Martin and the kids.
Look, they've been really nice about it, they've moved out,
they just haven't got anywhere to go.
They can get a hotel.
-Yeah, but for how long?
-That ain't my problem.
Linda, look, I know what I'm asking.
I do. But, out of all people, you understand what I'm going through.
What do you think? Do the right thing, let 'em stay?
Only until they find something else.
I'm guessing it went badly?
You didn't tell him?
I said I wouldn't, didn't I?
So how DID you do it?
Him and Luke, I ain't seen Ben that happy in years, maybe never.
Yeah, but it's fake, Phil. He's being used.
All cos of something that happened even before he was born.
It's like he's cursed.
Oh, don't say that!
So, what? We just keep an eye on 'em?
-I ain't just sitting around, waiting for something to happen.
-Well, what, then?
Well, if Luke won't walk, I'll make him walk.
Ben will hate you. If you hurt Luke, you'll lose him forever.
Being a dad ain't about being liked.
Come with me.
Oi! Guess who's found you a place.
Let me just get you a drink, and I'll tell you after.
I don't believe it meant nothing.
Do you want your mum to get hurt?
-Then stop this stupid game.
Look, this isn't a game!
You've made this fantasy based on one silly moment and now you're
ready to ruin something really special between me and your mum.
Why should I believe you meant it with her if you didn't with me?
If you won't stop this, I see no other option but to tell her.
You wouldn't dare.
She'll be angry, but once she sees how one-sided this is...
Stop saying that!
Right, you tell her, and you will lose me properly, I swear!
Sorry I was so long. It was hard...
Hello, Bex. Thought you were out tonight?
There's something you need to know.
Is everything OK?
Bex kissed me.
Luke, please pick up.
I just want you to know that I don't care what my dad thinks.
Call me, yeah?
KNOCK ON DOOR
You need to hear him out.
You know Luke ain't answering my calls? You've ruined it.
Your dad wants to apologise.
He knows what he did was wrong.
He doesn't want this to destroy things between you both.
You and Luke have his blessing.
And he said all this, did he? Him?
You can't keep letting the past ruin things now.
Oh, he can. Over and over.
Tell him you're sorry, Phil.
Let's just forget all about this and move on.
I know you. We're past sorry
was the last time I forgave you, or the time before that.
I don't want him in my life no more.
He ain't my dad.
Ben, he's just been telling me how happy you've been.
Oh, as if he's even noticed!
He would rather I was alone and miserable!
No, that's not true.
He did what he did because he loves you.
What kind of love is that?
Get out. Now!
He was protecting you.
From what? Being happy?
Get out! This is my house,
I pay for it with my money from my business. I don't need you no more!
He was protecting you from Luke's dad!
Kathy, you don't have to do this.
What, and watch the pair of you go to war? No.
What don't you have to do?
Why do I need protecting from Luke's dad?
Because...he raped me.