Ben is left seething by recent discoveries. Gethin's plan does not go how he hoped. Carmel pulls out all the stops to make amends with Stacey.
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What do you mean?
What do you think she meant?
No, you're making it up.
Did he make you say this?
You really are desperate, aren't you?
It's true, Ben.
I was raped.
It was a long time ago, darling.
He got banged up for it,
which is why you can't have anything more to do
with that scumbag of a son of his.
-Ain't even your chips, Abi.
-Paid for 'em!
Oh, sorry, I didn't realise we had company.
-Some chips here if you want them.
-He's OK. Erm...
He's just had a bit of a shock, that's all.
Why, what's happened?
Just, er... Just leave us alone, will you?
You all right?
-He can't order us about in our own house.
-Listen, I ain't going to tell you again, all right?
Look, why don't you come home with me, OK? I...
I can explain.
I'm going to kill him!
She lunged at me.
It weren't like that.
You didn't give me much choice, did you?
I pushed her away, end of. I wanted to tell you weeks ago.
How long has this been going on for?
Nothing's going on.
Except Bex here is...
I don't know, maybe she's jealous of us. I did wonder.
I thought she'd got over this fixation, but clearly not.
I thought she was going to try something tonight.
What?! No, no, Mum... I swear, I...
Why did you wait till your mum left, then?
It doesn't matter why she came back.
You're her teacher. You're supposed to look after her.
Yeah, and that's exactly why we all need to sit down
and talk through this rationally.
Has he touched you?
She's a kid. I...
You kissed my daughter! You had inappropriate relations!
Yes, against my will.
-You kissed me back!
-That's not true!
-Get out my house.
-I wouldn't! What do you think I am?
I don't know. I really don't.
An hour ago, I thought you were the first half-decent bloke
-I'd met in years.
-Oh, come on!
But now I don't know what you are. A sex offender?
God! None of this is my fault!
-Did you kiss her back?
-Bex, look what you've done!
Is that why you were seeing me?
God, let go...
Get out of my house before I break your neck.
-Get in there!
You can't keep me here!
-Oh, Ben, for God's sake!
-I want to do something!
Well, you don't even know where he lives, do you?
I'll find him!
And do what, exactly? Eh? You fancy another stretch inside, do you?
He raped my mum!
The cat is out the bag now.
You want me to let it go? Forget about it?
Is that what you've done, is it, Dad?
Why didn't you tell me?
Listen, we're telling you now, Ben.
I hadn't seen you since you was nine years old.
How's a mother supposed to tell her little boy something like that?
HE could've said something.
Yeah, and telling you that when you were a kid,
I can see that's really going to help, innit?
I had a right to know!
Oi, oi, will you lot keep it down? I've just got Louie to sleep.
Sorry, Ian. We'll be quiet.
I bet YOU know all about it, don't you?
Willmott-Brown. Ring any bells?
Luke is his son.
-I found out when I went to see him.
-What, his son?
Good to know I'm not the only one in the dark.
Look, it happened nearly 30 years ago.
Not for me, Mum.
It's happening here, now!
I am sorry, but this ain't about you.
And if Luke weren't here, you still wouldn't know,
because it happened to me, and I decide who knows and who doesn't,
and I will deal with it how I want. You got that?
That'll be £5.60, please.
Get the next one ready.
Happy days, eh?
Not bad, eh?
See, the dough's coming in now from that crowd fundraising, innit?
Still got nearly 40 grand to go.
Linda, what about my safari supper idea?
OK, listen - starter at one person's house, yeah?
-Move along to another person's house for a main...
What, so you traipse across the Square for a bit of munch?
Yeah, and everyone has to buy a ticket.
Couple of grand a head, you said?
Well, they will be biting your hands off, won't they?
-Have to think outside the box, Jack.
-It's not just about money, is it?
Exactly, think of the publicity, yeah?
We could call up the Gazette, get a photographer along.
Sell a couple dozen tickets, be good exposure, won't it,
for the online crowd thing?
And we could all come back to the Vic,
have our picture taken for the paper.
I think it's a brilliant idea, Honey.
I'm going to get on to it first thing.
Another double in there, please.
You ain't paid for the last two yet, mate.
In your own time.
-I've left my wallet, mate.
-Can't give you nothing for originality,
pal, do you know what I mean?
Leave it with me, I'll get it for him.
Go on, stick it in the old jar, the change.
Oh, good man, Jack. Yes, Bill?
I'll have a bottle for me, please.
Babe, what do you want? Vodka and tonic, yeah?
No, I've got to have a clear head, Billy.
I've got a safari supper to organise.
You thought you was on a promise!
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Think you need to sit down, mate.
What's the point?
-Well, you don't want to injure yourself, do you?
Oi, mate, what's your problem?
I've been stitched up.
You can tell me.
Whatever it is.
You know, you haven't got to be embarrassed. I want to help you.
I know it's hard.
I'm a sap.
Is that right?
Those idiots that get into teaching for the holidays and the pensions -
that's not me. Nah.
I actually wanted to make a difference, you know?
-But the vultures are always ready to pounce on you, aren't they?
Something goes wrong, the claws are out, it's all over.
It was only a kiss.
Well, there's nothing ONLY about it, darling.
I need to know the facts.
You're not going to report him, are you?
No, Mum, you can't, because everyone will find out,
and then they'll start posting stuff online...
Look, I can't let him get away with this, all right?
-Please, I am begging you...
-What if the next girl...?
-What if she's a bit younger?
-You know he's not like that.
What if she's a little bit more in love with him, mmm?
-And it goes further than a kiss?
-I thought you wanted to help me.
Then, please... Please, just don't say anything.
But I need you to tell me exactly what happened.
So, what did you do? Muck up on your marking?
She wouldn't leave me alone.
He weren't like other teachers.
He was like one of us.
I don't like to get too familiar, you know?
There's a line, and you do not cross it.
He started to help me with my music...
and he was so kind, and...
And I just started to really like him.
I knew she'd had a hard time.
I was trying to be nice.
That'll teach me.
And then I wasn't thinking...
and I just kissed him.
It's going to take him a while to get his head round this.
I know I'm struggling with it.
Well, when you do, maybe you can give me some tips.
Never goes away.
Wherever I am, whatever I do, it's always there.
Did you see his face? The way he looked at me?
Like everything's different.
Look, Ben's just trying to make sense of it all.
No, it's the same look your father gave me.
Flicker in the eye. I saw it.
He thinks I was shutting him out,
but I just wanted to keep it away from him.
For my sake, not his.
I just wanted one person who didn't see me as a...
Don't you use that word, OK?
You're a survivor.
Do you think that... Luke knew what happened?
He knows exactly what his father did.
All right, then, why...?
It's twisted, innit?
Like father, like son.
Ben is so into him.
Past tense. I mean, he won't have anything to do with him now.
Luke. It's me.
I need to talk to you.
I mean it.
-BANGING AT DOOR
Son, open the door, will you?
All right, keep your flaming wig on.
All right, darling?
He reckons he's left his wallet here.
FOOTSTEPS ON STAIRS
You all right, Bex?
He can't be here.
Well, he's a bit half cut, but, you know, do us a favour,
-give him a bit of slack.
-Please let me explain, Sonia...
There's nothing to explain.
You stuck your tongue down my daughter's throat.
Oi, you talking about Bex?
What's he done to you?
Please, Uncle Jack, don't make it any worse.
What, you telling me I just bought drinks for this nonce?
One kiss, one lousy kiss. I did nothing wrong.
What part of this don't you understand?
You're supposed to be the adult here.
Yeah, and you've kept sniffing round her.
I know, and I would've done the right thing,
but I didn't want to ruin what we had.
-You called the police?
-No, not yet.
Oh, no, you don't.
They're my keys, what am I meant to...?
Yeah, well, as of now, you don't live there.
All right? You're evicted.
Just hear me out. I can't walk away.
There's been a misunderstanding.
We can be happy.
Just... Just give us a chance.
I will do anything, whatever you want.
-We've got a connection. You know we do.
-No, we don't.
Please, just don't ever show your face round here again.
I love you.
Should I check the boot?
I take it you didn't find him last night, then?
What else was I supposed to do, eh,
with you mooning all over his son like that?
You needed to know the truth.
You couldn't wait to tell me.
He's using you.
You think Luke's a bad 'un.
Cos of what...
Cos of what his dad did, right?
But what if he ain't?
See, the Luke I know, he's...
I've got to judge him on who he is, right? Cos, otherwise...
What if people judge you on YOUR dad?
Eh? What if Luke judged me on what you've done?
So you keep saying.
Why should I believe you, Dad?
See, no-one's exactly been honest with me lately, have they?
Shaki! It's half past!
What's going on? What's the big emergency?
-I need you to taste something.
My special recipe, seeing as Hope's coming home today.
-Well, you know, I've got all this time,
and Martin and Stacey don't want to be bothered cooking, do they?
So you think all this is going to bring Stacey round, mmm?
It's called a gesture, Kushy.
How else am I supposed to say sorry?
And when she throws it all back in your face...?
Shaki, will you please get a move on?
"I work in retail management for a large organisation,
"and have over 50 subordinates answerable to me..."
"Subordinates"? You know he's talking about you. It's a market!
Oh, hey, Muscleman007, what's your secret?
Have you been stalking me?
How are you getting hits with this?
Think I should change it?
No, not if you are as successful as you say you are...
Mr Lover Lover.
Ah, I knew it! Have you even got one nudge?
It's early days.
-Kim, you fancy yourself as a bit of a cook, don't you?
Well, I have been known to rustle up some cordon bleu in my time.
-Yeah, Kim's a dab hand.
Pierce film, high power, two minutes.
The microwave is a beautiful thing.
How do you feel about hosting a safari supper?
I was thinking that, maybe with your Persian connection,
you might be able to come up with something a bit exotic.
And when am I supposed to do this?
We were thinking one night this week.
Well, it's a bit short notice, innit?
I know, I know, but the problem is that time is against us.
How many people are we talking?
Well, we haven't actually sold any tickets yet,
but the more the merrier.
-Well, this place isn't exactly a mansion.
-I'll think of something.
Now, I'm really sorry, Linda, but there's something I need to do.
Yes, yes, of course. Thank you so much, Carmel.
-That's all right.
-I really, really appreciate it!
-All right, bye, then.
Say hello to your new home, sweetheart!
Oh, it's gorgeous!
Yeah? Lily sort of did most of it, to be fair,
but I know you didn't want a fuss, so...
-Oh, I love it!
-Look at that, look.
I just left him with Whitney till after lunch, you know,
-just to give us a bit of time.
Oh, we didn't get many cards.
Nah, I think it's just people were just...scared, you know?
-Yeah. But who needs cards, anyway?
From now on, it's just me, you, and the kids that count.
-Oh, whoever that is, tell them to come back later.
Come back later, go away.
-You all right?
Great, yeah. Thing is, Carmel, we've only just got back...
Oh, no, no, no, yeah, course. Erm... I'm not stopping.
I just... I wanted to give you this.
Last thing you want to be doing is cooking today,
and Stacey needs to keep her strength up.
It's a lasagne.
Yeah, of course.
40 minutes at 140, and... Bob's your uncle.
Erm, maybe I could... pop back later some time,
and say hello to mummy and baby?
-All right, thanks.
She's making the effort.
-I know. 007!
Muscleman! Muscleman! Look, look at his face!
Smouldering... There he is! Hello, Muscleman 007!
-All right, all right, guys. Calm down.
-Shaken, not stirred!
Donna, I thought you were supposed to be helping me.
-You have GOT to change that name.
-Your porn star name.
OK, so, take the name of your favourite pet...
-Wellard? OK, OK, move on, move on.
All right, the name of your favourite superhero?
Hong Kong Phooey.
Yeah, if you're happy with
the vaguely racist overtones of that, then that's fine.
OK, so let me set this up, OK?
I bet you 50 quid that I will get you more nudges in one day
than you will get in one month.
I'm serving up, Stace!
Martin, I can't get this new phone to connect to the Wi-Fi.
What am I doing wrong?
Don't know, I'll have a look at it after lunch.
I don't know about you, but I'm starving.
What are we having?
Look, just close your eyes, and pretend I made it, yeah?
Unless you actually want me to make you something.
Now, come on, sit yourself down, and do as you're told.
Thought you were meant to be at drama club.
Yeah, I was. It was cancelled.
-Yeah, Mr Pryce was a no-show today.
Really? I heard his flat was back up for rent again.
What? He's moved out?
Well, maybe him and Sonia have got plans.
-DOOR OPENS, CLOSES
-Are you sure?
-Bag, and feet!
-I was just going to...
-I'll be upstairs.
Look, don't take it out on her.
Look, do you think it might help if I went and had a word with Ben?
He'll do the right thing. You know he will.
Go on, admit it.
That was gorgeous.
So, don't you think you've punished her enough?
I mean, yeah, she probably should've come and spoke to us before
going to the social, but she's only worried about Arthur, weren't she?
That, I think, has done it.
Who should I send my first message to?
Now's as good a time as any, innit?
So, who's coming to this dinner, then?
I don't even know.
Linda caught me on the hop, and I said yes
before I realised what I was actually letting myself in for.
I could do without this.
"Thank you for the lasagne. It was delicious.
"Come and meet Hope. Arthur will be here in a bit.
"He'd love to see you. Stacey."
Never been so in demand.
Arthur, you going to say hello to your little sister?
Look, she is so sweet!
She is, isn't she?
She feeding all right?
Yeah, like a suction pump.
Are you a little gannet? Yes!
Oh, they're so precious, aren't they?
Tell me about it.
I can't tell you how much this means to me, Stace.
Well, let's not go over it all again, yeah?
Bex, will you hurry up and get over here?
Come and see your sister.
Thought I'd start having a clean-up.
Dot would have a fit if she saw the state of it in here.
He wasn't in school today.
No, I know.
He called me.
When? What did he say?
Nothing much. Just that he's left, and he won't be coming back.
Right, I see.
You're going to miss him, aren't you?
Tough as old boots, me.
I know, love.
You knew about it?!
My dad went to prison. Of course I knew.
When I met you, I had no idea you were Kathy's son.
On my mother's grave.
what our parents got up to is nothing to do with us.
They weren't "getting up to" anything.
He raped her!
Is any of this real?
-Is this just a way of getting back at my mum?
-We can get past this.
Last night, when I found out,
I wanted to kill your dad with my bare hands.
If he was stood in front of me now, Luke...
He could be.
If you like.
He wants to meet you.