MONDAY 9TH JUNE
As Zainab prepares for her work trip away Masood is stunned to find brother AJ on his doorstep. Not wanting Zainab to know AJ is around Masood tells AJ to wait for him in the cafe. After waving Zainab off on her course Masood heads to the cafe to meet his brother. Its not long before the brothers are chatting away but Tamwar cant help but worry that AJ is a bad influence on his father.
As the brothers catch up AJ tells a shocked Tam that he he basis all of his decisions on the toss of a coin. Masood cant help but feel disappointed when AJ flips the coin and it indicates he should leave Walford. When Masood walks his brother to the station he jumps in a shopping trolley and asks AJ to push him. As the brothers giggle their way to the station AJ cant help but get carried away and pushes the trolley to fast and crashes into Derek's car.
As a furious Derek surveys the damage he demands AJ pay for any repairs but ends up lashing out and punching a cocky AJ when he doesnt like his attitude. Masood is then left worried when Derek menacingly warns him he wants his car fixed as soon as possible .
Meanwhile, over at that Vic Kat panics when her phone goes missing and she worries Alfie has it & has seen the texts from her lover. Knowing all she can do is wait for her husbands return Kat panics when When Kat sees Alfie she is convinced he knows but is left relieved when Alfie reveals he is angry because Shenice took Kat's phone to school. Overcome with relief Kat realises how stupid she is being and phones her boyfriend telling him their relationship is over.
With a little help from Andrew Shirley gets the burger van up and running
Sasha's 14th birthday celebrations are ruined when she discovers that Kim hasn't been honest about the work experience.
When .Ben and Jay help out at the burger van they're horrified when Shirley reveals Andrew has now been officially cleared of all murder charges and the police can now focus on finding the real killer.
TUESDAY 10TH JUNE
Shirley is unable to cope when Jean and Andrew try and help with her burger van and decides to sell the van to Andrew. When Phil then suggests sell the stock car, he upsets Ben by mocking his lack of racing skills. Determined to cheer Ben up Jay suggests they have one last race before the car is sold and and excited Ben quickly agrees. Joined by Shirley the boys enjoy their time together and determined to boost Bens confidence Jay lets him win.
After selling the car, the boys and Shirley return to Walford and hand over the money to an impressed Phil. As Phil splits the money between the boys a happy Jay takes his upstairs to hide but when he drops the money he is horrified to see the photo frame that Ben used to killed Heather stashed under the bed. Coming face to face with the murder weapon leaves Jay shaken and he cant help but feel sickened as he realises Ben has lied again.
Meanwhile, worried about his uncles reaction a nervous Syed does all he can to hide his sexuality when he meets AJ. Later Syed panics when he sees Christian and AJ talking in the cafe but he soon relaxes when it AJ reveals that he knows and accepts Syeds sexuality .
Kat is furious when her mystery man sends her a new phone so they can communicate in secret. Throwing the phone in the bin, Kat turns her attentions to her husband and she suggest to Alfie they spend some quality time together and Alfie agrees but Kat is left disappointed when she goes upstairs to find Alfie watching a film with Shenice and Tommy. With their plans for alone time down the pa Kat cant help but be upset by Alifes lack of reaction and feeling neglected Kat gets the mobile out of the bin and phones her mystery man
After deciding to stay in Walford for another night, AJ enjoys a boys' night in with Masood - but they're both in for a shock when Zainab arrives home a day early!
Kim is determined to make things up to Sasha and Ray, so she convinces funeral director Mr Coker to give the teenager some work experience.
THURSDAY 12TH JULY
Following a restless night considering his next month a tormented Jay wonders what to do about the photo frame. Unable to bare the thought of being around Ben, Jay leaves for work early desperate to avoid the murdering Mitchell. Later when Ben turns up at the Arches Jay is unable to hold back and pulls out the photo frame demanding to know why Ben kept it.
Backed in a corner Ben does his best to defend himself but Jay refuses to listen to his excuses and storms out. As Ben panics about what Jay will do next, Jay is determined to hand Ben in and heads straight for the police station, but will someone prevent him from going through with it?
Meanwhile, Zainab is determined to kept the fact she and Masood are no longer married secret from AJ and counts down the hours until he leaves the square. Already on edge Zainab is far from impressed when Masood agrees to lunch in The Vic with his brother. Worried that the longer AJ is around the more he will discover about her & Mas's relationship a stressed out Zainab does all she can to encourage AJ to leave. It seems Zainabs fears were not in vain because its not long before AJ and Denise end up having a drink together in the Vic. As the chemistry flows between them Denise lets slip that Masood and Zainab are no longer married.
Desperate to spend time with her lover Kat lies that she is going to an evening class at the community centre, however, she comes unstuck when Jean insists on going with her.
Janine finally returns home and tries to put things right with Jean by writing a cheque for the money Michael owes her - along with a bit extra.
AJ admits to Masood that the real reason he's in Walford is that his wife has kicked him out and he has nowhere else to go.
FRIDAY 13TH JULY
Phil is furious when he discovers the truth and warns Ben and Jay things are out of his control and things maybe over for them all soon/
Over at the Masoods Zainab cant help but lecture AJ when he refuses to go to evening prayers. Not holding back Zainab tells him he should be a good Muslim but is left stunned when AJ asks if she is such a good Muslim why is she sharing a bed with Mas, considering they are not married. Embarrassed at being caught out Zainab wastes no time in confronting Denise but an angry Denise insists she has done no wrong before questioning Zainab about why she still hasnt set a date to remarry Masood.
Later Zainab and Masood talk and finally agree on a date for their upcoming wedding. Wanting to be honest with AJ Zainab and Mas reveal the truth about all that happened with Yusef. Stunned by AJs caring and understanding reaction a touched Zainab wonders if she misjudged him and advises him to go home and fix his marriage. Taking Zainabs advice, AJ says his goodbyes.
Meanwhile when Ray arranges a boys' night in for the football team, Kim, Denise, Kat and Roxy decide to gatecrash. Expecting a wild party the Walford women are highly disappointed to find the men playing computer games. Determined to have a good night its not long before Kat gets the party started and as Alfie watches on Kat gets up close and personal dancing with Ray. Alfie doesn't bat an eyelid but watching on Kim cant help but feel jealous. Is Kim right to worry? Is Ray, Kats mystery man?
ONLY TWO EPS THIS WEEK!
TUESDAY 12TH JUNE
When Max heads off to the bank for a meeting Tanya agrees to look after the car lot but there is trouble ahead when a supplier goes bust and some of the cars end up getting towed away. When Max returns he does all he can to resolve the situation but when Tanya starts shouting down the phone she makes things worse! Furious with Tanya, Max hangs up and an argument soon breaks out but its not long before couple find themselves in a passionate embrace.
With their relationship finally back on track, Tanya later leaves Max stunned when she asks him to marry her again. Getting over his shock Max reassures Tanya that he loves her but turns down Tanya's proposal telling her he wants to make the proposal special.
Meanwhile when Alfie borrows money from Roxy, he lies to Kat that Eddie has given him a loan. Later Kat heads off to confront Janine over Micheal's behaviour and threatens to call the police if Michael does not return the money. Pleased to have Kats support Jeanis convinced the money will be returned but gets a shock when the police turn up and question her for harassing Michael and Janine. Furious that more pressure has been put on an already fragile Jean, Kat wastes no time confronting Janine and the pair end up throwing drinks over each other. Later as Kat ponders the situation she knows things cant continue as they are and heads off to make things right with Janine. As the pair talk Kat reveals that Eddie has lent them some money but is left confused when Janine tells her Eddie is broke.
Across the Square Derek is furious with Lucy for getting Alice drunk and wastes no time in confronting the terrified teen. When Lucy see's Derek's parole officer Joseph arrive she gets revenge by filling him in on Derek's behaviour. Confronting Derek about his dodgy dealings Joseph tells Derek that he no longer trusts him. Derek's day goes from bad to worse when Alice feels neglected by her father and tells him she wants nothing more to do with him. Heading to the Cafe a furious Derek confronts Lucy blaming her for all of his problems before taking more money from the till and warning
her to watch her back.
Poppy arrives back on the Square to help with the preparations for Janine's wedding,
Abi receives a letter offering her a scholarship trip to Costa Rica but realises that she can't leave Jay.
THURSDAY 14TH JUNE
With Janine' s comments playing on her mind, Kat worries that Alfie is lying to her and is determined to get to the bottom of the loan.Heading to see Anthony and Tyler she asks them about Eddies financial state and is upset when they confirm Eddie is broke. Wondering why Alfie lied to her, a distracted Kat is far from impressed when Derek stars hinting that Alfie and Roxy were close when she was away.
Despite brushing Derek off, Kat cant help but comment to Roxy on how close her and Alife are and is stunned when Roxy lets slip about her feelings for Alfie. Realising it was Roxy who loaned Alfie the money, Kat calmly warns her to back off before telling Roxy that this will be her last shift in the Vic.
Jean enjoys some good fortune at last as she gets her job back on the flower stall.
Janine is left shaken and confused when Jean warns her Michael is evil
MONDAY 30TH APRIL
When a stunned Mandy discovers mum Lorraine is back in Walford she refuses to believe Lorraines claims that she is seriously ill and tells her mother to go away. Heading to see Ian Mandy is determined to get their relationship back on track she gives him back his engagement ring. Fearing Lorraine and Lucy were right about Mandy all along Ian is relieved when she tells him she will only marry him if it really means something
Later that day Mandy spots Lorraine and noticing that her mother genuinely seems to be in a lot of pain she takes her home with her. When Ian arrives he furiously tells Lorraine to get out but a worried Mandy secretly arranges to go to the hospital with her later that day. When Lorraine leaves Ian gives Mandy back her engagement ring and apologises for his behaviour. Mandy is overjoyed but is left worried when Ian says he doesn't want Lorraine around ruining things for them. With Ians words on her mind Mandy goes to meet Lorraine and tells her she wont be going to the hospital with her after all. Lorraine pretends not to be bothered but its clear she needs her daughters help.
Meanwhile, not wanting to be left alone with Phil and Jay when Roxy also moves out Jay decides he too must leave. When he finds out Shirley now has her own place Jay asks if he can move in too. Jay is pleased when a happy Shirley agrees but is later left horrified when Shirley reveals they will be living in Heather's old flat. Appalled by the news Phil worries that Jay will be unable to cope living at the scene of the murder and could break down and admit the truth to Shirley. Phil's worries are well founded as a scared Jay struggles to cope with being with Shirely in the flat but instead of confessing all Jay decides to move straight back out.
Carol loses her job at the café when she has an argument about Bianca
Derek spends more time at the Butcher residence as he tries to help Carol
Michael vows to stump up more money for the wedding because he doesn't want Janine to be aware of his financial problems,
Alfie agrees to let Roxy stay at The Vic for a couple of days.
TUESDAY 1ST MAY
Mandy is left disappointed when Ian dismisses her idea of going on a cruise for their honeymoon telling her its too expensive. A distracted Ian then heads to the cafe ready for the health inspectors visit. Faced with staffing problems a stressed out Ian asks Laurel to help with the cleaning and desperate for the cash she agrees. However its not long before an argument breaks out between the feisty teen and her new boss and when Ian sacks her, she tips the bins all over the floor before walking out, just as the health inspector and Ian's accountant walk in.
As the health inspector busys himself, a worried Ian's day goes from bad to worse when his accountant reveals that unless he immediately curbs his spending he will end up losing everything. Returning home a worried Ian lashes out at Mandy when she mentions she may go and visit Lorraine in hospital. Upset by Ian's outburst Mandy attempts to leave but Ian instantly regreting his his outburst and desperate not to lose Mandy offers to splash out on a cruise for their honeymoon. Ian is pleased when an excited Mandy quickly agree's but will he regret ignoring the warning from his accountant?
Across the Square ,Michael promises to pay for the wedding venue in an attempt to prove himself to Janine. Michael starts to worry when Janine tells him that he needs to have the money ready tomorrow however he is determined to get his hands on the money. Coming up with a plan Michael goes to see Jean and gives her £500 telling her its a return on her investment. Putting his plan into action Michael convinces Jean to invest money from the pub safe so that she can help Alfie out of his financial problems. When Jean agrees a smug Michael tell's Janine that he's sorted the payment for the venue, however he is left feeling disappointed when Jean tells him that she has changed her mind about investing more money.
Alfie attempts to make some cash by arranging a barbecue at The Vic,
Max tries to convince Lauren to return home but the stubborn teen refuses
Kim announces that she'll have a surprise Olympic guest in attendance as she unveils the new B&B sign but there's disappointment all round when it turns out to be future torch-bearer Billy Mitchell.
THURSDAY 3RD MAY
When the reception venue call chasing up payment a confused Janine questions Michael but he manages to fob her off that it must be a clerical error. Michael is relieved Janine believes him but worries that time is running out for him to raise money. Convinced he can change her mind, Michael goes out to impress Jean and taking her out for a business lunch. As Michael launches a charm offensive Jean is tempted to invest but refuses to go ahead without talking to Alfie first.
Later, Jean is shocked to discover that the money Alfie has saved comes from dodgy deals with Derek. Determined to help him out she visits Michael and tells him that she will invest after all. As Jean explains she is doing the best thing for Alfie she warns Micheal that they keep it secret.
Over in the Cafe Lucy cant help but notice Mandy is distracted as she works in the cafe and when Mandy admits shes worried about Lorraine Lucy offers to look after the cafe while she goes to the hospital. When Mandy arrives at the hospital her and Lorraine manage to get on for a while, until Lorraine realises that Mandy plans to stay with Ian instead of live with her. Trying to hide her hurt and disappointed Lorraine lashes out and tells Mandy that she's never loved her before branding her unlovable.
A smug Micheal cant believe his plan to scam Jean has worked.
Ian gets cold feet about the expensive cruise but is unsuccessful as he tries to cancel it
Carol offers Pat's old room to Derek as he continues to make himself popular with the family
Whitney fears that she might be pregnant when she feels increasingly unwell and faints,
Tanya and Max are delighted as Lauren finally asks if she can move back in.
FRIDAY 4TH MAY
When Carol worries the kids will miss out on seeing Bianca when she is moved to a prison in Suffolk, Derek offers her the money for their fares. As an excited Carol looks up train times she is stunned to discover that Whitney has been looking at pregnancy websites. As Carol tries to digest the information shes in for a further shock when Billy arrives earlier than planned to see Derek with bottles of dodgy absinthe. Furious at her brothers dodgy dealings Carol works out that he only offered to help to get her out of the way so she sadly cancels the trip.
Meanwhile Whitney is heartbroken when Tyler reacts badly when she reveals she may be pregnant. When an angry Whitney storms off Michael steps in and offers Tyler some advice. As Michael's words hit home Tyler realises that he wants to do the right thing by Whitney and buys the baby a present and heads off to find Whitney. However when Tyler arrives at the house Whitney tells him and Carol that it was a false alarm and she isn't pregnant after all. Relieved by Whitneys news Carol then drops a bombshell of her own when she announces she and the kids are moving to Suffolk so they can be closer to Bianca. Despite being sad at losing her family Whitney insists that she is staying in Walford.
Over at the Beale's Ian is far from impressed when he discovers that Lucy failed to revise for her exams as she was covering for Mandy in the cafe. Heading to the pub Ian drowns his sorrows but returning home he wrongly assumes that Lucy has skipped her revision again to mess about with Mandy. When Mandy heads to the café, Ian tells his daughter off but she stands up to him telling him she's sick of being treated like a child. With his money worries growing the pressure gets to much to Ian and he lashes out and throws a cup at the wall. Shocked by her dads violent behaviour a scared Lucy rushes out.
Tanya and Max are delighted to welcome Lauren home, but an argument follows when they wrongly assume that their daughter has been drinking again.
MONDAY 21ST MAY
Determined to be married and out of Walford by the end of the week, Ian presses on with his plans for the wedding.Lucy is fuming with her fathers plans and a worried Mandy fears he is rushing things, however she soon changes her mind when Ian gives her a wad of cash for a new dress. Desperate to stop her dad moving away Lucy turns to Phil for help and when the Mitchell hard man hears of Ian's plans to move away he is far from impressed. Paying Ian a visit Phil warns him he must act normal and running away with raise suspicion. Feeling threatened by Phil Ian agrees to stay but when he bumps into Janine who gloats as she reminds him his loan repayment is due he decides he will be leaving after all.
Realising Lucy must of told Phil of his plan Ian summons her and Mandy to the cafe and insists the move will go ahead. Losing her temper Lucy lets rip at her dad and an argument quickly breaks out. When Ian calls Lucy a manipulative liar telling her shes just like Cindy she rushes off and furious with her father she starts cancelling the wedding behind his back.
Meanwhile, after some advice from Christian Roxy realises its not healthy for her to be living with Alfie and decides to move out of the pub. Upset after an argument with Kat, Alfie is disappointed when Roxy tells him she will be moving out and taking her by the hand he tells her he doesn't want to go before inviting her out for a curry that night. As Alfie is about to head off to meet Roxy, Jean tells him that Kat is really missing him so leaving a heartbroken Roxy alone in the Argee Bhajee he heads off to see his wife.
Tyler realises how territorial Derek can be over his possessions
Michael worried his scam could be exposed Jean decides to apply for a job with Janine
Kim tries to enjoy a shared interest with Sasha after hearing that she's an amazing dancer - but she's forced to lie to Ray about his daughters abilities when it becomes clear that Sasha cant dance.
TUESDAY 22ND MAY
As Lucy continues to cancel the wedding plans, a concerned Mandy questions asks Ian why they are rushing things and tries to get him to slow down but Ian refuses and desperately tries to find bridesmaids and a best man. After offering Lauren and Whitney money to be bridesmaids, Ian asks Fatboy to be his best man but is left humiliated when they all refuse. When Jack and Derek start winding him up Ian loses his temper and throws everyone out of the café. Feeling sorry for Ian, Max steps in and offers to be his best man.
At the same time a worried Mandy tells Tanya shes not sure if she should be marrying Ian before opening up about her relationship with Lorraine. When Tanya advises Mandy to resolve things with her mum before she marries Ian, she heads off to the hospital determined to sort things out with her mum once and for all. Back on the square Ian is stunned to discover that "Mandy" has cancelled all of their wedding plans and furiously ways her return. When Mandy arrives home Ian instantly pounces and questions her about the cancellation, but an emotional Mandy tells him the wedding is the last thing on her mind as her mum has just died.
Kim is compelled to tell Ray the truth about Sasha's 'talent', but the tense conversation ends up with the couple revealing their true feelings for each other.
When Jean admits to Michael that she talks to Sean's photo, he opens up to her about his mothers death and when Jean reaches out to comfort him, Michael cant help but feel guilty about the way he has treated her.
THURSDAY 24TH MAY
Lucy and Mandy are stunned when a manic Ian insists that Lorraine's death cant get in the way and the wedding will go ahead As he rushes around with best man Max, trying to get everything in place his left embarrassed when Max points out his credit card has been rejected. Lying that he has maxed out the card paying for Lorraine's funeral Ian asks Max to lend him some money. Shortly afterwards Phil visits Max to check up on Ian and when Max reveals Ian is skint Phil offers to help by arranging the wedding car before handing Max some cash to give to Ian.
Going to see Ian, Phil warns him that he wont let him run away and when Ian tells him he should be worrying about his own behaviour, Phil pushes Ian down an alley and warns him to keep quiet. Meanwhile already having serious doubts about the wedding Mandy is stunned when Max tells her Ian has arranged Lorraine's funeral. Confronting Ian a furious Mandy lays into Ian but he soon manages to win her round and she agrees to go ahead with the wedding. When a furious Lucy finds out the wedding is on she vows to stop it but Mandy tells her its too late, and the wedding will be going ahead wither Lucy like it or not.
Janine wants Whitney to be a live-in nanny once the baby arrives, but Michael suggests that he should move in instead.
Tyler and Derek bond, when Derek helps prepare a romantic meal for Whitney.
Michael is furious to discover that despite his interference Billy offers Jean the job at Butcher's Joints.
FRIDAY 25TH MAY
As the wedding day dawns Lucy is determined to ruin things and throws Mandys wedding ring down the drain. Realising the ring is missing a frantic Ian begins searching for it but soon gets distracted when Janine turns up demanding he pay his debt by the end of the day.
When Ian admits he cant afford it and asks for more time Janine sticks to her guns pointing out that if he can afford an expensive wedding car he can afford to pay her. Ian is then stunned to discover that Phil has booked Rolls Royce to take him to the wedding but worried about Phils motive Ian asks Max to drive them in his car instead.
Returning home Ian confronts Lucy over the missing wedding ring, before demanding that she gives him Cindy's wedding ring as a replacement. When Lucy refuses a manic Ian rifles through her stuff, shocked by her dad;s behavour Lucy begs him to listen, warning him that Mandy will ruin his life but Ian refuses to listen.
Determined to get through to Ian Lucy issues him with an ultimatum telling him he must choose between her and Mandy. A surprised Mandy then gets involved and tells Ian ge must make a choice...but who will Ian choose?
MONDAY 7TH MAY
Wanting to take their minds off the problems in their lives Whitney, Lauren and Lucy lie to their families and make plans for boozy night. When a hurt Whitney see Tyler she tells him that his reaction to the pregnancy scare shows his lack of commitment to her and their future before insisting they spends some time apart. Later as Whitney gets ready for her night out with the girls she has a change of heart and decides to go and see Tyler instead and is thrilled when she spots the baby grow in his bag.
Meanwhile Lauren and Lucy head off on their night out and its not long before a drunk Lauren falls over. When a stranger helps her her, Lucy is horrified when Lauren agrees to go to a club with him & gets into his car. Scared for her friend Lucy drags a furious Lauren from the car but her handbag gets left behind. When Lauren accusses Lucy of being jealous an argument quickly breaks out resulting in Lucy storming off. As her anger fades a worried Lucy goes to look for her friend and is horrified to discover an unconscious Lauren lying in an alley.
Back on the Square Mandy insists she is not interested when the hospital phone saying Lorraine has asked her to visit with with clean clothes but its obvious she is worried about her mother. Later, Mandy feels rejected when Ian rejects her advances, looking for some reassurance Mandy tells Ian that she needs him to make her feel beautiful, but when he ignores her she storms off to bed alone.
Derek fails to convince Carol and the kids to stay in Walford,
Fatboy is unhappy when Nico orders him to take on the late shift at McKlunkys,
Zainab encourages Afia and Tamwar to spend some time together by coming up with a new business strategy for the restaurant.
TUESDAY 8TH MAY
Waking Lauren wakes up in hospital with no recollection of how she got there she leaves as soon as she gets the chance. When Lucy arrives at the hospital she panics about her friends safety and heads back to Walford to try and find her. Heading straight to the Branning's Lucy is forced to reveal the details of the night before to a worried Tanya and when Lauren eventually returns an argument breaks out when she discovers Lucy has revealed all. However Lauren is left stunned when her friend reveals she almost drove off with a stranger.
The argument is soon interrupted when the stranger from the previous night- a man called Dan turns up to return Lauren's bag. Wanting to escape the arguments Lauren rushes out and drives off with Dan. Taking Lauren to the park, Dan plows her with alcohol before making a move but a furious Lauren rejects his advances and rushes off. Realising Lucy was right about her behaviour Lauren goes round to apologise but shocked that Lauren is drunk again Lucy refuses to listen and slams the door in her face.
When Zainab criticises Afia's plans for the restaurant Tamwar is quick to back his mum leaving a dejected Afia to cancel her plans
Ray is shocked to learn of Carol's plans to leave Walford with Morgan
Derek tells Carol that he's secured the family a better deal on a house in Suffolk on the condition that they wait for a month - but Carol isn't interested as she wants to leave as soon as possible.
THURSDAY 10TH MAY
When Derek bumps into a young girl in the Square he notices that she cant stop starring at him before running off. All thoughts of the young girl are forgotten as Derek tries to think of ways of keeping Carol and the kids in Walford. Coming up with a plan Derek convinces Morgan that he should stay with his dad before manipulating Ray when he points out that Ray should be fighting for his child. Spurred on by Derek's words Ray tell's Carol he wants Morgan to stay in the London with him. When Derek suggests letting Morgan choose Ray relents and says he can go with Carol knowing it would be unfair to put so much pressure on his young son.
Later, Derek has no choice but to let Carol and the kids leave and as they say their goodbyes Derek notices the girl from earlier is watching him again. When Derek catches her spying on him again but when he goes to confront her the girl runs away, Derek gives chase and furiously confronts the girl about who she is and why she is chasing him, and Derek is left stunned when she reveals she is his daughter Alice.
Meanwhile, Phil is relieved when he gets a call saying no further action will be taken over Ben's attempt to pervert the course of justice. When Ben organises a take away and DVD night to celebrate things take a sour note when DCI Marsden turns up. As a smug Phil tells Marsden to back off reminding her that she has nothing on him Phil cant help but worry when Marsden tels him that she will be keeping a close eye on him and his family.
Abi arranges a family meal at the Argee Bhajee to celebrate Max's birthday,
Tanya fails to get Lauren to talk about her problems,
The bickering between Tamwar and Afia intensifies - but they manage to defy the odds and make the restaurant's re-opening a success.
FRIDAY 11TH MAY
As Derek searches through Alice's phone after she accidently left it behind the previous day he finds her work number and manages to get hold of her address. Visting his daughter Derek is disappointed when Alice insists that she wants nothing to do with him. However Derek is pleased when Alice eventually agrees to have lunch with him.
When Derek apologises for walking out on his family he is stunned when Alice reveals that her mum has always encouraged Alice to make her own mind up about Derek and has never slagged him off. Derek is hoping for a relationship with his daughter but Alice tells him that she is starting to believe that her brother Joey was right about him all along. Refusing to give up on his daughter Derek invites Alice to meet the rest of the Brannings and is pleased when she agrees.
Max agrees to take Jay for a driving lesson when a worried Abi asks him to find out the reasons for Jay's strange moods,
Christian is annoyed when Syed cancels their night out to babysit Yasmin, but Christian later cuts short alternative plans with Afia to be back at home with Syed,
Tyler moves in with Whitney and Derek.
MONDAY 16TH APRIL
With Shirley continuing to talk about Heather, Ben tells Phil he is struggling to cope with Heather's 'presence' in the house, and things get a lot worse for the murdering Mitchell when Shirley declares that the hunt for Heather's killer isn't over.
Knowing that Alfie is in debt to Derek a worried Roxy encourages him to borrow money from Jean to start paying him off. Determined to get Jean's help Roxy then lies to her that Alfie needs money for Spencer. When a worried Jean offers him the money Alfie tries to pay off Derek but is worried when Derek turns it down and says he would rather leave Alfie hanging than take his cash.
As the cafe launch gets underway everyone is shocked when the new name of the café is revealed as 'Mandy's'. Mandy is mortified and Dot is forced to comforts an upset Lucy
Janine gets tearful due to her pregnancy hormones,
Bianca goes hungry as she continues to strugglewith her finances.
TUESDAY 17TH APRIL
Determined to keep Shirley and Andrew apart Phil offers Andrew his job back hoping that it will distract him from thinking about Heather and keep him away from Shirley. Later Phil is far from impressed when he returns home and finds Andrew has swapped a shift so he can talk to Shirley.
Wanting to get some normality back in all of their lives Phil tells an unimpressed Ben that its time for him to return to school. Determined to get his own way Ben tells a horrified Jay that he is going to use his psychiatric report to get out of going back to school.
Elsewhere when Bianca assumes Shenice has stolen some of her make-up she storms round to The Vic ranting and raving. When Roxy steps into defend the youngster Bianca lays into her too even thought Shenice is quickly proved innocent. As the pair trade insults Bianca lashes out and launches herself at Roxy. When Derek intervenes and grabs hold of Roxy she is overjoyed when Alfie defends her and orders Derek to let go of her. However Roxys reaction doesnt go unnoticed by Derek and Christian and they both realise that she has feelings for Alfie. Grabbing a moment alone with Roxy Christian asks her when she's going to confess her love Alfie,
Mandy's hard work ensures the "Mandys" first day is a success, but disapointed when Ian believes Derek's lies that she flirted her way to success
THURSDAY 19TH APRIL
Roxy worries Derek asks Alfie to do a job for him but Alfie is determined to go ahead with it, knowing that once its over he wont owe Derek anything anymore. As Alfie gets into Derek's car with two men she cant help but worry. Later when Roxy see's Derek she panics when he implies that Alfie in trouble. When she tries to ring Alfie to check he is ok she is horrified when Derek answers and says that it's the wrong number before hanging up. Already scared for Alfie, Roxy panics even more when she sees two men drive Alfie's car away.
Later, Roxy is overcome with relief when she see Alfie on the Square, and the pub boss is confused when he sees that she has been worrying about him. Roxy is furious when Derek smugly reveals that the job Alfie has been doing for him is his laundry. Later Roxy tells Alfie about Dereks game playing and leaves him stunned when she confesses her love for him. What will Alfie say?
Meanwhile,pretending to go to school Ben hangs around on the square determined to get his hands on his psychiatric report before Phil. However its not long before a furious Phil demands to see the report. Reading the report Phil wonders if he is in someway to blame for Heather's murder when the report says Ben is so desperate for his father's love and will do anything to earn it.
Bianca asks Masood to be Tiffany's maths tutor when he helps her to work out a '2 for 1' offer at the Minute Mart,
Shirley makes posters about Heather's death containing her contact details in case anyone knows anything about the murder but doesn't want to go to the police,
Tanya pulls away from a passionate moment with Max - leaving him frustrated yet again.
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL
When Shirley and Jean discuss the night of Heather's murder , Shirley is stunned when Jean reveals that she saw Andrew that night, but Phil told her not to go to the police. Phil panics when Shirley questions him over Jeans claims but he manages to calm her down by insisting that he just thought Jean was imagining it.
Fed up of Shirley talking about Heather and her determination to catch the killer Ben comes up with a plan to get rid of her as he watches Phil sleep. Waking up his dad Ben pretends to panic and tells a shocked Phil he was talking about Heather in his sleep. Enjoying the control he has over his dad, Ben warns Phil that he could reveal the truth to Shirley in his sleep. Worried that Ben is right Phil starts an argument with Shirley, before kicking her out of the house
Michael continues to manipulate Jean and does all he can to convince her to invest in the Gym
Whitney, Carol and Bianca go on a girls' night out doesnt go to plan
MONDAY 26TH MARCH
As Shirley struggles to cope with her grief, shes far from impressed to have Ben back living at the Mitchell's unable to forgive him for the way he treated Phil. However concerned for his son's state of mind wants Ben close by so he can keep a watchful eye on him. As she battles her grief for Heather and her anger for Ben, Shirley is far from impressed when Dot turns up and starts spouting her support for Andrew. As Dot says she is sure Andrew will soon be released a furious Shirley lets rip and reveals all about Andrews temper and his violent behaviour at the hen party. Stunned by Shirleys revelations an upset Dot rushes off.
Meanwhile concerned that Jay will buckle under the pressure and admit the truth about Heather's death Ben threatens to frame him for the crime. A stunned Jay can only listen on in horror as Ben admits that despite instructions from Phil, he has kept Jay's bloodstain hoodie and is prepared to to hand it over to the police if necessary. However, Ben comes unstuck when Jay turns to Phil for help and the furious father drags Ben to the allotments where he burns the hoodie before warning Ben to never hurt his family again.
Down at the station the police question a heartbroken Andrew about his and Heather's relationship. As Andrew insist they were in love and were planning to elope its clear the police do not believe him especially when he says nobody can confirm their plans to elope.
Bianca is still strapped for cash and offers to help Dot at the launderette,
A heartbroken Patrick tells Dot he thinks Andrew is guilty and Dot decides that her nephew must have been the killer.
Things remaintense between Ian and Mandy
Patrick decides to take some time off from The Vic as he continues grieving for Heather
Derek continues with his attempts to interfere with the Mitchell empire.
Kim offers to take on some shifts at the pub to get closer to Ray,
TUESDAY 27TH MARCH
With things already tense at the Mitchells the atmosphere increases when a social worker arrives with George and reveals that George can stay with them until they find out where Darren is.
When Patrick heads to the allotment he is stunned to find a piece of burnt clothing that looks like one of the blue hoodie's from Andrew's stag night. Convinced its evidence Patrick immediately calls the police.
Determined to collaborate the evidence the police search Dot house and their failure to find Andrew's hoodie puts him firmly in the frame. When Patrick tells Dot that Andrew must have burnt it, to destroy the evidence Dot can't help but agree with his theory despite her own reservations. Later Dot Rose and Cora break in to R&R to search for evidence and its not long before they find Andrews hoodie hanging up. As they discuss what to do with their new found evidence Billly and a police officer arrive at the club.
When DS Crisp asks Phil about Jay's hoodie Phil manages to fobs him off. However despite his brave face Phil warns Ben that the burnt clothes have been found. As the police gather their evidence a panicked Ben assumes it wont be long before the truth is revealled and apologies to a confused Roxy about his treatment of Heather. However, just as Ben is about to reveal all Ben turn sup with Andrew's hoodie and orders Jay to pass it off as his own. Pleased by his fathers action Ben quickly changes his story and hopes that Roxy wont be suspicious.
Meanwhile as the repercussions of their actions sink in Jay is horrified that Andrew could be sent down over this. When a confused Jay heads to the police station what will he tell them?
Jean realises that Andrew can't be the killer as she saw him at the time of Heather's death. However, Phil tries to put her off from talking to the police, reminding her that her benefit fraud and mental health issues would bring her statement into question.
THURSDAY 29TH MARCH
As a desperate Phil struggles to hold his family together,he cant help but worry about where Jay has got too. At the same time, Dot, Cora and Rose argue over Andrews innocence when a police officer drives them home
Over at the Vic Alfie tries to take control of his cash crisis and decides to fire Jean and put up his prices. However, not wanting to hurt Jean its not long before Alfie reinstates her as events manager. Jean then decides ger first event will be a tribute night for Heather. Concerned about Shirleys reaction Alfie and Roxy urge Jean to keep it low key but she ignores their advice and makes flyers to advertise the event.
Mandy isn't pleased when she spots that she isn't on a family tree that Bobby is creating for a school project so she deliberately knocks a glass of juice over the youngster's work,
Tanya wants a fresh start and decides to redecorate at home,
As pl ans are made for Lauren's 18th, Whitney worries that she may not be able to afford Lucy's elaborate and expensive plans
FRIDAY 30TH MARCH
As the tribute night begins everyone gathers to remember Heather. However Shirley is far from impressed and accuses them all of mocking Heather before she turns on dot and tells her she was no friend of Heather's. However, Dot refuses to be intimidated by Shirley and stands up for herself telling Shirley that the tribute is exactly what Heather would of wanted.
After Mandy and Shirley also argue at the tribute Mandy accuses Ian of not standing up for her. However, she is stunned when a bitter Ian turns on her an accuses Mandy of using hi. Later when Ian returns home he is stunned to find that Mandy has taken off her engagement ring and vanished.
Meanwhile, When Tanya invites Lauren over for a birthday lunch, the way ward teen fails to show instead choosing to spend her time getting drink in the Vic with her mates instead. When Cora tracks her down she drags her home to face her parents but Max and Tanya are left stunned when they see that Lauren is a drunken mess once again. As Lauren starts to be sick her parents to comfort her and when she drunkly reveals she just wants things to go back to how they were its clear Tanya and Max want the same thing.
Patrick is still grieving for Heather and decides to leave Walford for a while to visit Anthony.
MONDAY 9TH APRIL
A relieved Phil reveals that Darren will soon collect George, however, Shirley is convinced she can persuade Darren to let George stay with her permanently. Heading to The Vic, a disgusted Shirley watches Dot apologise to Andrew for doubting his innocence. As an angry Shirley leaves Andrew gives her a cd to play at Heathers funeral and she throws it to the floor before stamping on it. Returning home Shirley leaves Phil stunned when she asks him to marry her. Telling her she is doing it for the wrong reasons Phil turns down her proposal.
Shirley's day goes from bad to worse when she discovers that Janine has ordered Billy to clear out Heather's flat. Rushing to the flat with Phil, Shirley breaks down as she and struggling with her guilt Phil makes his excuses and leaves. Pulling herself together Shirley tells Billy to leave the flat alone warning him not to move a thing but shes interrupted when Phil phones her to say that the social worker has arrived. Returning home Shirley is stunned to discover that Phil phoned social services wanting George gone, with no chance of keeping him with her an emotional Shirley says her goodbyes to George.
Meanwhile, Janine and Michael are making wedding plans and when Janine once again mentions the pre-nup Michael makes a swift exit Later, Michael is upset when he realises that he's lost his key fob and Janine refuses to help him look for it. With he fob full of sentimental value Michael is desperate to find it and is relieved when Jean joins in the search.
Billy comes up with a cover story when Janine spots some of the identical nursery gear that he bought with her credit card,
Phil tells Shirley that Ian is making an offer for the café,
Jay bitterly notes that Ben seems to be coping with things remarkably well,
Alfie is back from visiting Kat and hands Billy another share of the takings from the booze scam.
TUESDAY 10TH APRIL
Ben is feeling the pressure as day of his psychiatrist appointment, arranged by the CPS arrives. Already struggling to cope Ben is horrified when Shirley announces that she wants him and Jay to do a reading at Heather's funeral. Turning to his dad for help Ben asks Phil what he should say in the interview and gets angry when Phil tells him to blame it all on Kathy's death. Ben then leaves Phil stunned when he says it might be the best thing for them all if he hands himself in and confesses to Heather's murder.
Arriving at the psychiatrist's Phil tells Ben that he loves him and doesnt want to lose him, telling Ben to blame him for everything that led up to the framing. In the interview Ben tells the psychiatrist that he was born evil and almost confesses to Heather's murder but manages to stop himself. Phil is far from impressed when he discovers Ben has painted himself as a psychopath and cant help but worry about what it means next. Returning to the square the pressure mounts when Shirely reveals to a shocked Phil is that the picture frame she gave to Heather on her hen night is missing. As Phil tries to make light of its disappearance he is stunned when Shirley says that she thinks it was the murder weapon and she has already reported her find to the police.
Over at The Vic, Roxy is doing the accounts and tells Alfie that he needs to save money and to start by sacking Jean. When Jean overhears her she gets upset and runs out Stepping in to comfort her Michael sits with Jean at the café until Alfie arrives. When Jean refuses to return to work at the pub Alfie promises she can even make her 'sausage surprise' if she comes back. Hurt by Roxy's comments Jean is unsure of what to do but agrees to return when Michael promises to help her out in the kitchen. Meeting with Janine, Michael reveals all about his time in the kitchen telling Janine that being with Jean has made him realise what is important and is now happy to sign the pre-nup, but what exactly is he up to?
Roxy must beg Ray to return to work at The Vic when he walks out after she shouts at him,
Derek tries to help Bianca save money on her energy bills by showing her how to use a dodgy electric key,
Lola goes for a scan at the hospital and discovers that her baby is a girl
THURSDAY 12TH APRIL
Its the day of Heather's funeral and up in his room Ben removes the murder weapon from its hiding place and puts it in his rucksack. However, when he bumps into Shirley, Ben is forced to dump the bag. As they leave for the funeral Shirley see's Andrew, Dot and Cora and tells them that they are not welcome at the funeral before threatening to kill Andrew if he turns up at the church.
As the funeral gets underway Ben Jay and Phil panic when DS Crisp turns up and after an emotional Shirley pays tribute to her best friend, Ben and Jay have no choice but to step up and give their own readings. With the pressure on him a nervous Ben stumbles over his speech and almost confesses to his crime.
With the funeral over a worried Phil confronts Ben over his breakdown, telling him that the whole family would be destroyed if the truth ever comes out. Knowing his dad is right, Ben sets off to get his rucksack and get rid of the photo frame however he starts to panic when he cant find it. Spotting Jean and Alfie with his bag Ben worries they will open it, however after some quick thinking he manages to get it back before they look inside.
Heading off alone an emotional Shirley goes through Heather's locker at work and is stunned when she finds two train tickets. As the truth dawns on her Shirley realises that Andrew had been telling the truth about them eloping.
Over at the Vic Heathers wake is underway when, DS Crisp arrives to make an arrest. The Mitchell men all panic when he announces that he wants to speak to Mr Mitchell, but which Mitchell man will find themselves arrested for murder?
Michael finally signs Janine's pre-nuptial agreement.
FRIDAY 13TH APRIL
As the Mitchell's panic over the latest arrest, Shirley visits Andrew and Dot apologising for her recent behaviour. Revealing she found the tickets Shirley admits she was jealous over Andrew's closeness to Heather. Keen to make things right, Shirley heads to the police station with Andrew.
Asking to see DS Crisp Shirley confirms Andrew's story and giving him the train ticket as evidence. Returning to the square Shirley shocks the Mitchell men when she and Andrew vow to find Heather's murderer.
Meanwhile, As Jean and Michael discuss the murder case, Michael mentions that the person arrested had lots of cash on them before teasing Jean that she could be next due to her scratch card win. As Jean begins to worry Michael then hints that she should invest her cash.
A guilt-ridden Mandy knows that she has to do the right thing, although she isn't the only one with a secret in the Beale household - Ian is still planning to buy back the café.
MONDAY 2ND APRIL
With George still staying with the Mitchell's Ben struggles to cope with his precence as the youngster a constant reminder of what he has done. As Ben share's his worries with his dad, Phil reassures him that having George around is for he best as its keeping Shirley occupied. However, when an emotional Ben breaks down Phil is worried about his sons ability to cope and pays Tamwar a visit, but is left disappointed when Tam reveals that nobody has been able to track Darren down.
Despite his worries about Ben Phil is forced to take control when Billy reveals Derek has taken over half the Square since he has been gone. Deciding to put a stop to Derek's reign over Albert Square Phil heads to R&R and tells Derek that he is no longer needed. Refusing to give in with out a fight, a devious Derek tracks Ben down and questions him about how things are with Phil, however before Ben can reply Phil appears and warns Derek to stay away from his son.
Across the square Lucy is pleased when she finds Mandy packing up the belongings and spitefully offers her money for the bus. When a heartbroken Ian hears Mandy has been around he rushes off to find her. Eventually tracking Mandy down at the bus stop Ian apologises for his behaviour before offering her, her engagement ring back. Its not long before Mandy accepts the ring and promises to stand by him. The happy couple return home but later Ian is left mortified when he struggles to perform in the bedroom.
Kim's bickering with Ray puts off customers at The Vic when she lands a waitressing job there,
Alfie starts to reconsider his dealings with Derek now that Phil is back on the Square,
Jack and Denise clash when she poaches his builder for a bigger job at the B&B.
TUESDAY 3RD APRIL
Wanting to raise community spirit after Heather's death, Denise reinstates the book club. When Mandy and Roxy turn up at the meeting, they are made to feel welcome by Tanya, however Bianca and Zainab make it clear the pair are not welcome. All is going well until Roxy comments on how much of a strain Tanya's cancer put on her relationship with Max, leaving Cora wondering just how she knows this.
Later, an angry Cora confronts Max over Roxy's comment and accuses him of having yet another affair. Not wanting to lose Tanya and his family all over again Max calls Roxy back over. Not wanting to cause any more trouble a worried Roxy puts her hands up and admits she came on to Max but insists he rebuffed her and stayed faithful to Tanya. However Max's reputation proceeds him and a worried Cora warns him to never stop being grateful that Tanya is still here. Turning to Alfie for comfort a heart broken Roxy confesses that she almost had an affair with a married man and as Alfie moves into comfort her Roxy is stunned to realise that its Alfie she has been in love with all along.
When Derek organises another poker game, Phil turns up as a surprise guest
After Phil and Derek are the last men standing at poker, Phil is ecstatic to win. As Phil reveals in his win Derek warns him that t's impossible to win all the time, and you have to pick the right battles.
Ian is embarrassed when his problem becomes public knowledge,
Alfie agrees to take on another job for Derek
THURSDAY 5TH APRIL
Alfie agrees to Derek plan to steal £12,000 worth of alcohol from Trevor the drayman. However the troubled Moon man, starts to rethink when Billy questions why he doesn't have a plan of his own.
When Alfie and Derek meet Trevor they are stunned when he says the deal is off as he has just been robbed at gunpoint. Assuming Phil is to blame a furious Derek vows to make him pay. However it soon becomes clear that Phil is innocent when Alfie & Billy secretly meets with Trevor and Alfie congratulates him on getting one over on Derek before handing him a wad of cash. Giving Billy is cut Alfie tells him that he doesn't care that Derek is blaming Phil as it means they will get away with it.
Kim cant help but feel jealous when she overhears Ray flirting with Bianca as they work together at the Vic. When Ray then offers to help Kim with the filleting she accidentally slices the top of his finger off. As the pair head to the hospital its not long before Ray confesses his feelings for Kim and before moving in for a passionate kiss.
A hard-up Bianca digs herself in deeper when she is forced to take out another loan as she refuses to see her kids go hungry,
Dot's grief for Heather pours out when Reverend Stevens pays her a visit
Ian tells Lucy that getting the café back would provide the excitement that's missing from his life.
FRIDAY 6TH APRIL
Andrew is devastated when he bumps into Shirley and George and a furious Shirley calls him a murderer and warns him to stay away from her and George. Returning home Shirley keeps busy by planning Heathers funeral but panics when she discovers it will cost £4000. Feeling guilty and wanting the funeral out of the way Phil offers to cover all the costs of the funeral.
Later Ben is relieved when Phil manages to track down Darren and asks him to return to England. Ben and Phil are forced to hide their pleasure when Shirley gets a call from social services revealing that Darren wants custody of George.
Heartbroken at the thought of losing George too, Shirley is all over the place and soon breaks down infront of Dot, when she struggles to remember which George Michael song Heather would have wanted at her funeral. After comforting Shirley Dot then speaks to Andrew and is touched when he reveals 'You Have Been Loved' was the song Heather wanted. As the pair talk Dot is touched by the way Andrew talks about Heather and starts to wonder if he really was capable of killing her. However, theres trouble in store when a hurt and angry Shirley spots Dot and Andrew talking, and bans them both from the funeral
Alfie fears the worst when he learns that Billy has told feisty Lola about their successful scam. However, when Derek accuses Billy of being involved, Lola lies that Billy was at the hospital with her.
Jack and Denise are horrified to discover that they've been set up on a blind date together by Zainab and Tanya,
Roxy continues to act smitten with Alfie - but he's preoccupied by thoughts of Kat.
Derek realises that he can't run the Square from Jack's sofa. However, when he asks Bianca if he can move into Pat's old room, she refuses telling him Pat would turn in her grave if he moved in.
MONDAY 6TH FEB
When Jack tries to arrange a new passport for Amy, he is put out to find that he needs Roxy's permission and signature in order to obtain one and decides to fake her signature and forge the documents. Heading to the swings with Amy, Jack bumps into Michael who enjoys winding him up about the custody battle and when Jack rises to the bait Amy has an accident while Jack is distracted. Amy is fine and Jack takes his daughter home, while a scheming Michael heads over to tell Roxy all about Amys accident.
Angry after Michael's visit a livid Roxy visits Jack and its not long before a vicious slanging match begins. With tempers frayed the pair lash out but Jack goes to far and leaves Roxy in tears when he calls her an unfit Mother. Knowing he has gone to far Jack apologises to Roxy and starts to feel guilty for keeping Amy and Roxy apart. With the tension easing the pair discuss Amy's future but with the wine following the pair soon find themselves kissing.
Over at the Beale's its Mandy's final wedding dress fitting and she cant help but feel emotional about her upcoming wedding. However Mandy's excitement soon turns to horror when a jealous Lucy screams that she's 'seen a mouse', before 'accidentally' pouring coffee all over the wedding dress. A furious Mandy knows that Lucy did it deliberately but a shocked Ian refuses to believe her. Later, Ian and Mandy head to the Vic where they are annoyed to discover they are getting married the same day as Heather and Andrew. Knowing that Lucy must of played a part in the wedding day clash Mandy loses her temper and leaves everyone stunned and Lucy secretly overjoyed when she lashes out at the trouble making teen.
Tanya is stunned to learn how Michael got his injuries,
Dot and Andrew force Rose to have a proper chat with Heather after she makes some hurtful comments about her.
TUESDAY 7TH FEB
Its the morning after the night before and a mortified Roxy makes a quick exit after waking up on the sofa with Jack . When Roxy bumps into Jack in the cafe the pair quickly agree that the night before was a huge mistake but they cant pretend it didnt happen. Wondering what this means for the custody case Roxy ask's Jack if it was another one of his games but Jack insists it wasnt. When Derek spots them talking he is far from impressed to see them getting on and spitefully tells Jack that he should be focusing on whats best for Amy and winning the custody case. Quick to defend his actions Jack reassures Derek that he is thinking about the custody battle when he shows him the forged passport documents.
Later at the boxing gym a suspicious Michael searches Jack's desk and soon finds the passport forgeries. Asking Roxy to come to the gym Michael tells her that Jack was using her before her handing her the forged passport application.
After getting advice from Dot, Mandy has a heart-to-heart with Lucy, telling her everything about her past. Lucy is shocked when she finds herself understanding when Mandy says she just wants to feel safe and wanted but just as relations start to thaw Mandy leaves Lucy stunned when she confesses that she's not sure whether she really loves Ian.
Kim organises a last minute date at The Vic with a man called Sinclair. However, when Ray jokes about Kim being 'easy', she slaps him - followed by one for Sinclair when he makes an inappropriate comment too.
Derek uses emotional blackmail to convince Max to flog a dodgy motor at the car lot.
THURSDAY 9TH FEB
As the morning of the custody trial arrives Michael visit Roxy and tells her she can guarantee she wins custody by using the passport forgery against Jack. However, when Shirley overhears the pair she steps in and tells Roxy that its not in Amy's best interest to be causing trouble for Jack. Confused by Michael and 'conflicting advice a nervous Roxy arrives at court unsure of what to do for the best. When Jack approaches her and suggests they agree to share custody of Amy Roxy is relieved. However after giving Jack keeps quiet when she gives him the chance to confess about the passport, she wonder is she can really trust him.
Heading into the court, the mud slinging quickly begins and Jack listens on is shock as Roxy's solicitor brings up Penny's accident, his shooting, Billie's death from binge drinking and Jacks working environment and unsociable hours. Jack does all he can to stay calm and defend himself but as soon as he gets the chance her confronts Roxy and threatens to dish the dirt on her but Roxy has the upper hand and calmly tells him she knows all about the passport forgery and is prepared to use it to get what she wants.
Back in the Square, Ian is far from impressed when Dot tells him that she will be going to Heather and Andrew's wedding so will not able to go to his. Wanting all the attention to be on him and Mandy Ian, tries to get Heather and Andrew to change their date and when the pair refuse, Ian starts issuing threats. However when Shirley over hears she jumps in and tells Ian to get lost.
Fat Boy decides to move in with Tyler so Patrick can have his place at Dot's house,
Derek issues a warning to Ray when he questions his decision to use The Vic as an office to conduct his business.
Lucy reads one of the mystery texts on Mandy's phone and sees that it's from 'L'. Texting the number from her own phone , Lucy lies that it's Mandy's new number and is instantly suspicious when she gets a text back promising to see her soon
FRIDAY 10TH FEB
NO FRIDAY EP BUT EXTRA EP ON WEDNESDAY
MONDAY 19TH MARCH
Missing her best friend Heather is determined to make up with Shirley and admits that that she can't get married without her. However, Hev is left heartbroken when a stubborn Shirley insists that their friendship is over. Shortly after Ben worries that Heather has overheard him discussing his false statement about Phil as she cleans the Beale house. After confronting Heather over what she has heard Ben leaves Heather stunned when he admits that Phil is innocent and he has been lying all along
Heather leaves and not long after DCI Marsden arrives and asks him to clarify some points in his statement. Assuming that Heather has spoken to her, Ben admits that he was lying about Phil and a furious Marsden has no choice but to arrest him for perverting the course of justice.
Acrross the square Andrew cant help feel jealous when Heather goes looking for Shirley, and worries that Shirley will always be more important to Heather. Fed up of feeling second best Andrew once again suggests they elope and tells Heather he is leaving Walford and he'll wait in The Vic until 6pm if she wants to join him. Despite her worries about Andrew, Heather still heads off to find Shirley but is left heartbroken when Shirley once again cruelly rejects her.
Returning to her flat, Heather is shocked when a furious Ben shows up and accuses her of betraying him and reporting his lies to Marsden. As Heather protests her innocence Jay turns up and does his best to calm things down. However Ben refuses to listen to Heather or Jay and starts trashing the flat as he searches for the money Dot gave to Heather so that he can use it to run away before Phil arrives back in Walford. When a scared and angry Heather tries to stop him, Ben grabs a picture frame and lashes out smashing it hard across the side of Heather's head. As Heather falls back she hits her head on the kitchen worktop before falling to the fall. As Heather lays lifeless on the floor it quickly becomes obvious that Ben has killed her.
Shirley promises to wait for Phil as she visits him in prison and is later delighted to hear that he'll be released,
Mandy's ex-boyfriend Alex is hoping to win her back.
TUESDAY 20TH MARCH
A terrified Jay is stunned by Ben's actions and flees Heather's flat. As Ben wonders what to do next an angry Phil turns up ready to confront his son over his lies and is stunned by the sight of Heather's lifeless body. Phil is stunned when Ben confesses he killed her and starts to dial 999 warning his son he could go down for life. Breaking down in tears Ben begs his father for help and Phil comes up with a plan.
After ransacking Heather's flat further Phil smashes the front door in from the outside, trying to make it look like a burglary gone wrong. Leaving George asleep in bed Phil and Ben track down a traumatised Jay down at The Arches. Telling Jay he needs to be strong Phil suggests an alibi for both boys, telling them to say they were together working on a car at the time of Heather's death. Taking charge of the situation Phil sends Ben to dispose of the murder weapon in the canal before setting fire to the lads' clothes. However, Ben cant help but feel jealous of how close Jay and Phil are and deliberately hides Jay's jumper from Phil.....
Returning home Phil and the boys are forced to act normal during Phil's welcome home dinner. Phil suddenly remembers Heather's phone was off the hook, and is appalled when he checks Shirleys phone and discovers a message from Heather. Listening to the message Phil cant help but feel sick as he hears Ben arrive to confront Heather. After listening to Heathers last moments, Phil deletes the message.
As tensions mount at the family meal Shirley cant hold back and lays in to Ben over his treatment of his father. As Phil watches on he wonders if he can really keep quiet about Ben's evil crime. With Heather's dead body constantly on his mind Phil worries when Shirley says she feels guilty about the way she spoke to Heather and wants to make it right. Keen to make amends Shirley heads Heather's flat
WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 7.30PM
As the party continues at Phil's a worried Ben tells his dad that their fingerprints will be all over Heathers flat and they need an excuse to return and get rid of them. As Phil wonders what to do next a devastated Shirley arrives covered in blood and holding George.
As Phil, Ben, Jay and Billy head over to Heather's flat an ambulance is called. Its not long before an emotional Shirley also turns up and Phil tires to comfort her paramedics arrive and confirm Heather's death.
The police soon arrive and DS Crisp, wants to talk to the witnesses. As a traumatised Shirley reveals all she knows, Ben Jay and Phil try to keep their cool however they are all forced to hide their panic when DS Crisp says they'll all need to be taken to the police station. Arriving at the station DNA samples are taken from their clothing in order to eliminate them from the investigation. Back on the square news of Heather's death begins to spread after Phil breaks the news to Patrick, Rose and Roxy. When Andrew turns up, he is heartbroken to learn that Heather is dead.
Back at the police station, Ben and Jay prepare to question seperately but they cant help but panic when Shirley says she overheard the police say they think the burglary was staged. Can Phil, Ben and Jay retain their cool and stick to their stories?
THURSDAY 22ND MARCH
*LOTS OF EMBARGO'S FOR TODAYS EP, SO NOT MANY SPOILERS*
A worried Phil does all he can to support a devastated Shirley as they wait for news on Ben and Jay.
In the interview rooms will Ben and Jay stick to the story?
A protective Rose lies to the police about Andrew's whereabouts.
Dot and Cora are devastated to find out about Heather's demise.
When Andrew is questioned he panics when the police reveals they know all about his violent past and bad temper.
Monday 20th February
As Jack and Roxy argue Derek is quick to jump in to defend his brother but ends up humiliated by both Roxy and Shirley. Derek is furious that Roxy had the upper hand and vows that he won't let Roxy and Shirley destroy his family. With a revenge plan formulating Derek starts searching through Jacks belongings for a photo of Roxy but ends up more agitated when he cant find one.
Over at the Vic Alfie is regretting getting involved with Derek and after deciding to cut at the middle man, and go straight to the supplier. When Roxy finds out she is more than happy to help and after causing an argument with Derek in the pub she secretly steals his phone.
Determined to get revenge on Roxy Derek gets a photo of her by printing a picture from the clubs CCTV. Derek then leaves Jack stunned when he shows him the photo and tells him that 'accidents can happen'. Furious with Derek an angry Jack throws the picture away, but as soon as he leaves Derek digs it out again
Meanwhile, Wanting to make things up with Fatboy Whitney persuades Janine to give him a regular DJ slot at the R&R. Fat Boy is overjoyed but when he finds out that Whitney was involved he angrily cancels his first gig. However, determined to see Fatboy succeed Whitney, Tyler, Lauren and Lucy ensure the club is full of customers before dragging Fat Boy there. Touched by the efforts his mates have put in Fat Boy goes agrees to work but is left brokenhearted when he sees Tyler and Whitney kissing.
Syed is furious when Amira asks Anthony to help at the new market stall in return for a cut of the profits
Tamwar hires Fat Boy as a waiter at the restaurant.
Tuesday 21st February
Enjoying stirring things up Derek tells Jack that Roxy is shutting him out from having a relationship with his daughter but when Jack refuses to be baited Derek changes tack. Opening up to Jack, Derek confesses he has a daughter named Chrissy, but doesn't have anything to do with her. Jack is stunned by Dereks admission and accompanies his brother when he promises to show Jack his estranged daughter. Pointing out a girl in school uniform, Derek tells Jack Chrissy has no idea of who her father is, and leaves Jack thoughtful when he says he he doesn't want the same thing to happen to him . As Jack ponders his brothers advice Derek heads off making sure he has his secret picture of Roxy with him.
Unaware of Dereks plotting Roxy listens to his voice messages on his mobile and is pleased when she hears that a delivery of booze is due the following day. Keen to get the upper hand with Derek Roxy vows to intercept the delivery. Unaware of the danger she is in Roxy heads home not realising someone is watching her from the shadows.
Across the Square Rose cant hide her pleasure as she reads another letter from her admirer, but its steamy contents does not impress Dot. After getting rid of Rose for the evening Cora and Dot snoop through her things determined to discover who the mystery man is but who is it and what will they say?
Anthony's attempts to move on his relationship with Amira are declined,
Fat Boy is delighted when Janine confirms that he can have a weekly club night.
Thursday 23rd February
Derek meets up with hit man Andy and makes it clear that he just wants to scare Roxy and doesnt want her killed. Following Dereks instruction Andy is about to grab Roxy when he spots her Alfie and Billy taking deliver of some booze. Arriving back at the Vic with the drink Roxy is overjoyed at getting one over on Derek and jokes to Alfie about charging him to drink his own booze.
After Derek has second thoughts he calls off the hit on Roxy and asks Andy to fnd out what happened to his missing booze. Putting two and two together Andy tells Derek he knows where the booze is and a furious Derek heads straight to the Vic. Wanting to protect Alfie, Roxy takes the blame and despite her brave front its clear she is shaken when a threatening Derek warns she must pay for what she stole. Later Jack warns Derek to leave Roxy alone and insists if anything happens to her he will know Derek is to blame. However out for revenge Derek ignores Jack and arranges for the hit to go ahead as planned. Heading over to Roxy's Andy knocks on the front door but what will he do to Roxy when she answers?
Meanwhile, a stunned Dot struggles to understand how Rose could write love letters to a convicted murderer and comes up with a plan when Rose asks Fat Boy to post a letter for her. Writting her own letter urging the prisoner to repent Dot replaces it with Roses and Fatboy posts it off. However Fatboy panics when he realises that Rose has been using a fake name and a PO Box address on her letters and that he and Dot have just posted off Roses address.
Anthony and Tyler settle their differences,
Abi confides in Tanya by telling her that she's not yet ready for sex but Jay is fine with that.
Friday 24th February
Monday 13th Feb
An excited Heather wonders what Andrew has in store when he asks her to book a babysitter for the following night but refuses to say why. Focusing on her wedding plans Heather asks Shirley to be her maid of honour before asking Patrick to give her away.
After heading to the prison Shirley is feeling upset after Phil doesn't show up for the visit, and in need of cheering up asks Heather to join her on a girls night out the following night. Not wanting to let her best friend down when she needs her a worried Heather explains all to Andrew and is stunned by his angry reaction. Later, when Rose tries to encourage Andrew to keep calm, he angrily warns her to keep quiet over what happened in the past, just what is Andrew hiding?
Meanwhile, With Lucy as a house guest Tanya and Cora cant help but notice Max's eyeing up Lucy as she walks round wearing just one of his T-shirts. Feeling vulnerable and worried she will push Max away Tanya keeps quiet and as Cora comforts her she realises that Tanya is scared of never feeling like a woman again. At the same time Max and Jack are having a brotherly chat and Max admits he's worried things are not working between him and Tanya without the usual passion.
Derek continues to manipulate a situation with Jack to get one over on the Mitchells,
Janine agrees to give Fat Boy an unpaid trial as a DJ at the R&R
Tiffany is in a strange mood and it transpires that she's worried Ray could become Bianca's new boyfriend.
Tuesday 14th Feb
Following his visit to see Charlie Alfie returns to the Square without Kat but with Shenice in tow. After dealing with a mountain of bills Alfie is unimpressed when Ray tells him that Derek has been using The Vic's barrel store to stash stolen good. Deciding to confront Derek an angry Alfie asks him to remove the goods, but Derek refuses and instead suggests he and Alfie join forces in a tax scam centred around The Vic.
With his money worries playing heavily on his mind Alfie is tempted but worries about the effect on Kat and the kids if he ends up in trouble. However Derek is quick to reassure him and after some gentle persuasion Alfie agrees to go into partnership with Derek. When Roxy and Michael hear about the agreement they worry that Alfie doesn't realise just exactly who or what he is getting involved in. Alfie is quick to dismiss their fears but when Michael shows him the bruises Derek left him with , Alfie is instantly worried and realises he has made a huge mistake
Meanwhile, its Valentines day and love is in the air however Whitney cant help but feel smothered as Fat Boy hands her gift after gift. Later, when they head to R&R, Lucy flirts with Tyler, but when he rejects her, she enjoys winding Tyler up and tells him that Fat Boy is about to propose to Whitney. Worried he will lose Whitney forever, Tyler finally tells her how he really feels but is left heartbroken when she insists that he is too late and she has moved on. Taking his heartache out on Amira Tyler tells her she treats Anthony like a slave and needs to be with someone like him instead unware that Anthony is listening to every word. Furious at his brothers behaviour Anthony lashes out and punches Tyler.
Max continues to struggle with the new dynamic in his relationship with Tanya,
Andrew finally agrees that Heather should go out for the evening with Shirley, but Heather breaks her promise to be home by midnight when she and Shirley pass out on the sofa at the Mitchells
Dot is sad that Jim isn't well enough for her to pay a visit on their 10th wedding anniversary
Derek tries to undermine Max's parenting by giving Lauren money to go out drinking.
Thursday 16th Feb
After an excited Fat Boy surprises Whitney with tickets to Paris, she cant help but feel uncomfortable and unable to stop thinking about Tyler she is forced to assess her feelings for him. about the whole thing as she considers her secret feelings for Tyler. At the same time Michael teases Tyler over his feelings for Whitney, but noting his Tylers heartache Michael changes tack and instead gives him some advice. . Soon afterwards, Tyler walks up to Whitney and stuns her by kissing her, despite being thrilled by Tyler's actions, Whitney is also angry and confused and storms off.
When Fat Boy turns up to collect Whitney for their trip to Paris she leaves him heartbroken when she tells him that kissing him is like kissing a best friend. Hurt and confused a shocked Fat Boy wonders what he has done wrong and how he can change it but his hopes are dashed when Whitney confesses that she has feelings for Tyler. As a heartbroken Fatboy leaves Whitney sends Tyler a text before heading out to meet him and when Fat Boy hears a girl giggling at the emporium, he assumes its Whitney.
Meanwhile, a worried Heather returns home and cant help but feel guilty when she finds the remains of the romantic evening that Andrew had prepared, along with a beautiful engagement ring. Worried that Andrew will be angry with her , Heather tracks him down and quickly appologies for letting him down. When Andrew still seems angry Hev tells him how much her life has changed over the past year and Andrew is unable to stay angry at her. However, there's trouble instore when Shirley arrives to take Heather out to the cinema.
Alfie tries to get out of the deal with Derek, but it's clear that there's no going back,
Dot feels left out in the cold as Rose takes over the wedding plans
Ben and Jay's relationship starts to thaw as they accompany Lola to her baby scan - so Shirley urges Jay to start bending Ben's ear over his police statement.
Friday 17th Feb
MONDAY 23RD JANUARY
Thrilled that Phil is banged up behind bars Ben refuses witness protection from DCI Marsden and insists that he isn't going anywhere. Soon afterwards, Ben confides in Abi and leaves her shock by admitting it was him that shopped Phil to the police. Returning home Shirley and Jay lay in to Ben but he fronts them and insists that he didn't say anything to the police.
Unsure if the should believe Ben or not The Mitchell's doubts increase when DCI Marsden turns up and reveals that Phil has been charged with murder. Deciding that Ben wouldn't sink that low Shirley assumes that Denise is the witness and heads off to confront her. However Denise insists that its not her and Shirley returns home more confused than ever. Unfortunately for Ben its not long before the truth is out when Abi lets slip to Jay that Ben is responsible for Phil's plight. When a furious Shirley and Jay confront him Ben finally owns up but gets a shock when Shirley and Jay to throw him out.
Across the Square a worried Zainab organises a family lunch in the hope it will help build bridges with Tam and Afia. When Amira invites Anthony to the meal he spends the whole meal lying in the hope of impressing the Masoods. Despite her best efforts it seems Zainab plan has failed when Tamwar remains silent throughout the meal.
Max loses his cool with Lauren despite Tanya urging a gentle approach,
Jane starts to have doubts about the move to Cardiff but ultimately tells Gethin that's she in
Lucy grows suspicious when Mandy takes a number of phone calls in private
Tanya is keen to test Lauren's resolve - so she tells her that she can quit school as long as she starts work at the salon.
TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY
After being kicked out by his family Ben wakes up in the Arches. Keen to make the most of the situation Derek offers to buy Ben breakfast at the café, and gains his confidence by giving him some money and a jumper. With Ben distracted Derek nicks the keys to the Arches and after making his excuses he heads to the garage and has a look through the accounts.
Later Phil is stunned when Derek turns up to visit him in prison. As a battle of words breaks out between them Derek quickly gains the upper hand by pointing out that Phil's family is falling apart. Derek then tells Phil that he wants in on Phil's business'es warning him that he either accepts Derek as his new partner or Derek will take it all anyway.
Back in the Square , Jane breaks the news to Tanya that she has decided to accept the job and move to Cardiff. Later, the friends meet for a drink and when Jane admits that she is still having some doubts about leaving, Tanya misunderstands her and assumes that Jane has changed her mind about leaving. Jane goes to correct her but when she notices Tanya's joy at the thought of her staying she keeps quiet.
Ben finds support from Ian and agrees to move in with him
Ray arrives back on the Square and offers to cook dinner for the Butchers, but he annoys Bianca by revealing that he has a daughter
Lauren's first day at the salon doesn't go well when she offends a customer and is sent home early
Kat takes time out from the Square to look after Charlie after hearing that he's had a stroke.
THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY
Unable to tell Tanya that she still plans to leave Jane keeps up the pretence that she's staying. When Tanya asks Jane to go to a hospital appointment with her Jane quickly agrees but cant help but feel guilty. Leaving the hospital the pair head to the Vic and Tanya admits that she went to the hospital to get advice on sex, because she and Max are not sleeping together and shes worried he will cheat again. As Jane tries to reassure her friend Masood turns up and leaves Tanya stunned when he blurts out that Jane is still leaving. A shocked and upset Tanya storms out of the pub and when Jane tries to make amends, Tanya isnt interested. Hurt by Tanya's attitude Jane loses her temper and lays into Tanya as an argument follows both women declare their friendship is over.
Meanwhile, Mandy decides to show she can be a good mum but after a chat with Bianca about the unglamorous aspects of motherhood she soon changes her mind. Determined not to end up like Bianca, Mandy asks Ian for a car and quickly manages to wrap him round her little finger and he agrees to buy her one. Mandys mothering skills come into question once again when Bobby locks himself in the house worried that Mandy wants to get rid of him. Turning to Jane for help Mandy is relieved when Jane manages to resolve the situation and tells her that she just needs to be a friend to Bobby as he already has a mum.
Derek's plan to control the Mitchells' businesses starts to unfold,
Lauren is left with a new-found respect for Max after she joins him for a day of hard graft at the car lot
Bianca is livid when Ray introduces Morgan to his daughter Sasha
Lucy remains suspicious over the phone calls and texts that Mandy is receiving and tries to investigate
Shirley is furious when she sees what Derek is doing and vows to see Phil to find out what is going on.
FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY
Jane is touched when her family organise a leaving lunch for her, but she is forced to hide her hurt when Tanya fails to show up. At the same time Tanya is at home feeling guilty about what she said to Jane, despite this she is unable to swallow her pride and make the first move.
When Ian finds out Ben is the main witness and will be giving evidence against Phil, he is worried about his brother and begs Jane to stay. When a worried Jane talks to Ben, she cant help but feel guilty when he says she is the only one who really listens to him. Later when Jane heads to the Vic she is stunned to discover her friends and family have thrown her a surprise farewell party. Jane does her best to enjoy herself but cant help but worry about Ian, Ben and Tanya and with the pressure weighing on her she announces that she can't move away before rushing out. Can anything or anyone be able to change Jane's mind and convince her to take her dream job?
Meanwhile, when Fatboy loses his job at the car lot Tyler steps in and offers him a job at the emporium. Later as they have a drink in The Vic, Fatboy cant help but worry there is a spark between Whitney and Tyler. Seizing the moment Fatboy grabs the mircophone and declares his love for Whitney however when she does the same Fatboy cant help but notice her hesitation.
Shirley finally manages to get Phil to see her, but she is shocked when she realises he knows everything. Wanting to make things right, Shirley asks Phil what he wants her to do but his request isn't easy.
Mandy is left feeling rattled as Lucy makes it clear that she knows she's hiding something.
MONDAY 30TH JANUARY
As Amira and Anthony enjoys a breakfast date Amira moans about life as a single mum, and wanting to cheer her up Anthony promises her a surprise later that day. However Amira is the last thing on Anthony's mind when a furious Derek demands the money that he's owed. Despite managing to convince Derek to give them until the next day, a worried Anthony asks Tyler how they will raise the full £4,000 by the next day. Putting their heads together the Moon brothers decide to sell an expensive necklace to raise the money but when Amira takes a shine to it Anthony declares that it's her surprise and gives it to her.
Despite being happy that he had impressed Amira, Anthony soon begins to panic about the money and visits Derek suggesting they pay the money of weekly. However ,Anthony is left terrified when Derek insists that there will be trouble ahead if he doesnt have all of the money by 9am the following day. Grasping at straws Anthony puts all of the money he does have on a horse, convinced he can raise the money but ends up in a worse position when he loses it all.
Tyler is busy giving Whitney a driving lesson after Fatboy is forced to cancel.
Andrew shows a hidden talent for dancing when Kim arranges a 'Kimba' class at the community centre
Lucy enjoys winding Whitney up by dirty dancing with Fat Boy at a house party but when she pushes Whitney to far she loses her temper and lashes out at Lucy.
Patrick is downbeat about his financial difficulties.
Whitney and Tyler have a brief heart-to-heart in the bathroom at the party but then accidentally lock themselves in, Fatboy assumes that Whitney has cheated on him and ends their relationship.
TUESDAY 31ST JANUARY
Arriving at work Anthony and Tyler are terrified to find a furious Derek waiting for them. When the brothers admit they don't have all of his money, Derek tells them they must do a dangerous job for him instead. With the brothers show reluctance Derek explains that it's the money, the job or broken legs before warning them they have until 3pm that day to make they choice. Scared at what they have got involved with Anthony wants to ask Michael for help but with Tyler refusing to consider help from Micheal the boys are left with no choice but to agreeing do the job for Derek. When Patrick finds out he cant help but feel guilty about his involvement and offers to help them out with Dereks job by being the driver.
Later, a worried Anthony ignore's Tyler's and turns to Michael for help. Depite being worried about what his brothers have got themselves into Michael refuses to pay off Derek. Deciding he must keep Anthony safe, Michael looks him in the gym's office while he considers their next move, however, worried about Tyler Anthony soon breaks out. As a worried Anthony rushes off to meet Tyler and carry out the job Michael gives chase. As all three moon brothers arrive at the scene of the job they find Derek's van surrounded by police. Convinced Tyler and Anthony are behind it a furious, Derek tells them they are dead men walking…
Dot tries to convince Fat Boy that he's wrong about Whitney cheating on him. Fat Boy then goes to find Whitney and they agree to meet at The Vic later to sort things out.
Heather is shocked as Andrew proposes to her and she delightedly accepts.
Whitney is concerned when by Amy's behaviour when she pinches George at Playgroup but when she suggest talking to Roxy and Jack about it Sophie advises her not to.
THURSDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
Despite being released without charge a furious Derek confronts the Moon brothers telling them that thanks to them the police will now be watching him meaning he will lose even more money. When Patrick defends Anthony and Tyler and tells Derek it was him who tipped the police off Derek refuses to believe him. With tempers rising Tyler makes the mistake of stepping into defend Patrick, as Derek lashes out he tells the boys their debt has now doubled to £8,000 and leaves them stunned when he says he has taken the emporium as collateral.
Meanwhile worried about Derek's next move Micheal decides to get away from Walford for a few days. However, when Anthony and Tyler track him down at the gym and confront him over tipping off the police, a worried Janine offers to pay Derek off. However Michael turns her down before telling Anthony and Tyler that he wants a brotherly relationship with them but refuses to be their meal ticket. Later, when Michel sees just how desperate his brothers are he feels guilty for letting them down and decides to pay Derek a visit.
The Mitchells try their best to include Ben again, but he insists that it won't be so easy to get him to return home and visit Phil.
When Whitney spots Roxy and Jack arguing, she reprimands them over Amy's bullying at playgroup - suggesting that family troubles could be causing her behaviour. A livid Roxy then calls Sophie to complain about Whitney.
Heather shares the news of her engagement at The Vic, but is soon upstage by Ian and Mandy announcing plans for their own lavish ceremony. However, Shirley is delighted by Heather's news and joins the locals in celebrating her best friend's happiness.
FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY
When Shirley visits Ben and tells him that Phil is missing him, he refuses to believe her knowing that she just wants him to withdraw his statement. When Ben turns to Derek for advice, he encourages Ben to visit Phil but only so he can wind his dad up more. Taking Dereks advice , Ben approaches Shirley and tells her he is finally ready to face his dad.
When Ben arrives Phil tries to convince his son to withdraw his statement and put an end to Phils suffering promising him they can put everything behind them and start again. However, enjoying having the upper hand on his dad Ben insists that he wont change his statement as he wants Phil to be in prison, before telling Phil he will dance on his grave when he dies
Meanwhile, Sophie is furious that Whitney has ignored her advice and interfered with the Roxy and Jack situation and sends her home. Upset at the thought of losing the job she loves Whitney goes home and breaks the news to Bianca. Worried about Whitney Bianca heads over to see warring parents but is pleasantly surprised to find Roxy and Jack have called a truce for Amy's sake. As Bianca explains that Whitney's job at the nursery is at risk , Jack promises he will sort things with Sophie and Whitney is overjoyed when she finds out she still has a job.
Lucy deliberately interrupts a passionate moment between Ian and Mandy as the two continue to compete for Ian's attention.
MONDAY 16TH JANUARY
Bianca does all she can to make out things are normal when the kids spot Ricky asleep on the sofa and David gone. As Bianca and Carol go through Pat's things, Bianca confesses to her mum that she still loves Ricky and wants to give him another chance but a bitter and angry Carol advises her to move on. Desperate to win his wife back Ricky plans a romantic meal for them both but will it be enough to win back Bianca?
Across the square Lucy is enjoying spending time with her dad and isn't impressed when Mandy interrupts them and comes up with a plan to get rid of her soon to be step mum. Putting her plan in to action Lucy encourages Mandy into get drunk then asks her to score some pills for them both. With Mandy keen to win Lucy over she readily agrees but Lucy puts the pills in her pocket, pleased her plan is working
With Tanya and Max worried about Lauren's drinking they force her to visit a doctor, assuming they can scare her into getting her life back on track
When Tamwar returns from hospital it's clear that he still hasn't forgiven Afia.
Max and Tanya feel guilty when they hear that their Lauren's issues could have been caused by stress at home.
TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY
With DCI Marsden desperate to gather evidence on Phil, she turns her attentions to Ben when she sees Phil winding his son up . Approaching Ben Marsden asks him to come down to the station, and requests Ian is his chaperone and not Phil. Getting Ben away from the Square and Phil Marsden questions him about Stella and asks if Phil has ever told him what he said to Stella before she jumped. However, a scared Ben fails to answer her questions. Returning home Ben opens up to Ian and admits that he doesn't want memories of Stella to haunt him again. When Ben breaks the news to Phil about Marsden re-opening the investigation into Stella's death, he is not happy to learn that Ben has been to the station.
Over in the Vic Jane has organised a 'bangers and mash, give us your cash' fundraiser at The Vic and is stunned when her old tutor Gethin turns up at the pub. After explaining that he heard about the event on he radio, Gethin leaves Jane stunned when he tells that he wants to interview her for a job at his new restaurant.
Derek and Janine try to show off over how much money they're donating at the fundraiser
Lucy continues to scheme against Mandy by engineering it for Bobby to find the pills,
Lauren is annoyed at being grounded
Derek admits that he went too far with David and apologises to Carol.
THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY
With the work on their car nearly complete Ben is in a good mood but is soon feeling left out again when Phil offers Jay a ticket to a boxing match but not him. Its not long before DCI Marsden turns up again and after making a beeline for Ben she talks about the pressure of living up to the Mitchell name, before giving Ben her card, and telling him to ring her if he remembers anything else about Stella's death.
Putting Marsden's questioning to the back of his mind Ben meets Jay and the pair nervously show Phil the finished car. Pleased with their work, Phil lets Ben drive the car but when he ends up stalling it an unimpressed Phil tells Jay to take over. Feeling pushed out by his dad once again Ben contacts Marsden and tells her he the wants to change his statement.
Meanwhile there's a shock in store for Bianca when ex partner Ray turns up on the Square. Already shocked at seeing him Bianca is stunned to discover that Ray not only knows about Morgan but has actually met him. A furious Bianca orders Ray to stay away from Morgan but Ray stands firm and says he wants to see his son. After getting some advice from Whitney Bianca backs down and agrees to let Ray and Morgan spend time together.
Afia is relieved when Fatboy, Lauren and Lucy try to cheer up Tamwar,
Abi stumbles across an anonymous love letter at the charity shop and vows to figure out the identity of the writer,
Jane is reluctant to accept Gethin's offer so Tanya takes matters into her own hands by answering his call and claiming that Jane is coming to the interview
Dot agrees that Cora can move back in with her and Rose
Masood causes more problems for Tamwar and Afia by revealing that Yusef was violent towards Zainab.
FRIDAY 19TH JANUARYWith things still strained between Tamwar and Afia, Zainab tries to help and encourages Afia to make the first move and make things right with her husband. However, it seems Zainab's efforts are in vain as Afia is still struggling to come to terms with Masood's revelation that Yusef was physically abusive to Zainab. Turning to Tamwar, Zainab tries to get through to her son, but is left more concerned when he remains silent and uninterested in what she has to say.
SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY 2012 7PM (70min ep)
As a seriously ill Pat's sleeps at home her worried family gather round her bedside. When Pat asks whether David has phoned she, she pretends it doesnt matter when she is told he hasn't. Shortly after, Max, Tanya, Dot and Derek arrive and while the others have come to pay their respects Derek revels in baiting Pat over her illness, goading her over the fact that she hasnt got long left to live. As a disgusted Tanya confronts Derek over his behavior he makes a nasty jibe about Tanya's illness and a furious Max turns against him.
When a sympathetic Dot tries to comfort Pat the pair are soon reminisce about the past. Spurred by her chat with Dot Pat vows not to take her cancer lying down, and attempts to get out of bed but is hurt and frustrated when she needs help from her family. As Pat nears the end Ian also turns up to say goodbye and the pair reflect fondly on their friendship.
When Bianca notices an atmosphere between Ricky and Mandy, shes quick to confront Mandy. When Ian overhears Bianca demanding answers from his fiance he cant help but feel suspicious. Grabbing a moment alone with Mandy, Ian confronts her but is left stunned when Mandy not only confesses sleeping with Ricky but tells him how good it was.
Whitney ends up in an embrace with Tyler after venting to him about Pat's illness.
MONDAY 2ND JANUARY
As The Butchers struggle to accept Pats death, it doesn't help that Ricky and Bianca are arguing over over his one-night stand with Mandy. Trying to put a brave face on for her family Carol plays mother hen and does her best to comfort her devastated family, however its clear she is struggling and when she finally gets a moment alone she breaks down in tears. When David walks in on her emotional moment he is quick to offer her some comfort.
As Walford goes in to mourning the squares residents show their respect to Pat by keeping their curtains drawn and by keeping The Vic, café and Minute Mart closed.
When The Vic finally opens its doors Pats friends and family gather as Alfie makes a toast to Pat. Unconcerned by Pat's death Derek confronts David in the pub and telling him he is not welcome in Walford. Standing up to Derek, tells him that he isn't going anywhere.
As Ian struggles with Mandy's confession, shes's convinced he will never forgive her and she packs her bags as she prepares to leave him and Walford behind.
Anthony is left smitten following an encounter with Amira
Ben is left reeling when Shirley talks about the lengthy prison stretch that Phil is facing;
A hurt Alfie confronts Kat up over her confession on the penguin cam.
TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY
A furious Denise sets out to shame Phil and hands out posters branding him a murderer. When Shirley finds out she is furious and orders Ben to get rid of the posters before Phil sees them. Determined to distract Phil, Shirley shows him an old banger telling him that he and the boys can restore it and race it at a demolition derby.
Despite Shirley's best efforts Phil soon see's the posters and keen to support her man Shirley pays Denise a visit. Knowing getting angry wont solve anything Shirley tries to get Denis eto back off by explaining that Kevin wasn't angry with Phil when he died and the last thing he would want is Denise seeking revenge. As Denise tries to get her head around everything that has gone on, it looks like Shirley has got through to her and she starts to accept that Kevin's death was a tragic accident.
Over at the Vic, Kat is stunned when Alfie reveals that he has booked them in for marriage guidance sessions. When Alfie heads off for the appointment alone he is uncomfortable with the questions and after struggling to answer them he makes his excuses and leaves. Bumping into Kat outside, Alfie lies that the counsellor didn't show up.
Ricky stumbles across a letter that could have dire consequences for one of the residents of Albert Square
Bianca tells David that she loves having him around
Afia is upset when Tamwar refuses to see her at the hospital.
THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY
When Phil sees one of Denise's posters floating around the Square, he furiously orders Patrick to get rid of the remaining flyers. However Phil is unaware that Patrick has got hold of an incriminating letter which could cause trouble even more trouble for him. Fed up with Phil's behaviour, Patrick gives the letter to Denise and tells her it's time to call the police.
Meanwhile, a heartbroken Bianca confides in Carol and David about Ricky's one-night stand with Mandy, momentary uniting for former couple as they to comfort their daughter. Later, when Carol goes to meet David for a drink, she's disappointed to she spots him flirting with Roxy. Despite kissing Roxy David cant stop thinking about Carol and leaves the pub alone.
Syed is heartbroken when he sees Christian with a one-night stand. Soon afterwards, in an attempt to warn Christian off Amira publicly kisses a stunned Syed. Desperate to resolve things with Christian Syed phones him but is soon forced to hang up when a Amira overhears him on the phone and pretends to fall down the stairs to get his attention.
Alfie pays a friend to pretend to be a counsellor, hoping that things will work out if a fake 'expert' tells Kat that her marriage is okay.
FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY
As Carol struggles to hide her jealousy over David and Roxy, she soon cheers up when David tells her that Roxy doesn't compare to her. Later, Derek goads David by telling him about the argument he had with Pat while she was dying. Carol tries to prevent a fight from breaking out between the pair, but Derek later warns David that he's coming after him as soon as Pat has been buried.
Meanwhile, already consume with guilt over the fireworks he stored at the B&B Patrick is mortified when he hears the insurance company wont pay out. Determined to do the right thing Patrick hands himself into the police however Patrick's confession makes no difference when it comes to the insurance and desperate to make things right with Kim and Denise he tells them he will sign the Minute Mart over to them.
Syed resorts to desperate measures as he invites Qadim to the Square and they join forces to persuade Amira to accept the divorce. Amira eventually agrees, but will this be enough to get Christian and Syed back on track?
Heather is heartbroken when Andrew turns down the chance to stay over.
MONDAY 9TH JANUARY
With her feelings for David growing by the day Carol cant help but feel excited when she finds an advert for a luxury flat that he has been looking at. However thought sof love nests are soon pushed from Carols mind when the the undertaker Leslie turns up to make the arrangements for Pat's funeral. As it transpires that he knew Pat and a number of former Walford residents Lesley offers to give them "Mates rates" promising a a discount on Pats funeral. Carol and David are touched and chose the "Premier" service package but are stunned to discover that even with their discount it will still cost them £15,000.
Carol turns to Max for help but when Derek decides to get involed David insists he doesnt want any help from The Branning Brothers. Unsure it will get him anywhere David turns to Janine for help and he's thrilled when she agrees to cover all the costs of Pats funeral. Later, relieved that they have found the money to give Pat a good send of David and Carol enjoy spending time together and its not long before they confess that they have never stopped loving each other.
Meanwhile, After Morgan starts asking questions about his skin colour, Bianca lies to him that Barack Obama is his dad. Uncomfrotable with Bianca's lie and fed up with seeing Bianca struggle Whitney decides to track down Morgans father Ray
Denise extends an olive branch to Zainab as they start working together at the Minute Mart again,
Tiffany is terrified that the Butcher house is haunted by Pat,
Derek reminds David of his threat.
TUESDAY 10TH JANUARY
After David and Carol spend the night together David says they should tell Bianca they are back together. Knowing that he and Carol need the support of their families David visits Derek and asks if they can forget their past and start again however a furious Derek turns him down before threatening him again. Despite Derek's behavior David refuses to get involved when Michael suggests they work together to get Derek out of Walford.
Carol is overjoyed to be reunited with David but Derek soon stirs things up and leaves her doubting their reunion when he tells her some home truths about her and David. When David finds Carol in tears following the discussion, the pair talk and he is quick to reassure her that he does want her and soon wins her round. Already fed up with Derek, David is furious when Derek threatens him again. Knowing that the only way he can stay on the Square and live a peaceful life, is to fight back, David approaches Michael and after checking he was being serious agrees that they should work together to get rid of Derek.
Whitney takes Morgan to meet his dad Ray at a café.
Lauren spends her afternoon getting drunk at The Vic as she feels pushed out by everyone around her
Jane encourages Tanya to bond more with Cora
Whitney is stunned to discover that Ray never knew about Morgan after Bianca stole money from him before doing a runner.
When Whitney introduces Morgan to Ray he is overwhelmed at meeting the son he never knew he had
Fatboy warns Tyler off Whitney.
THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY
Both David and Carol enjoy the excitement that comes with keeping their relationship secret and David slips her a note telling her to meet him in the launderette. David's good mood soon vanishes when he bumps in to Derek and the vicious thug threateningly reminds him that reminds that time is running out. Unable to cope with Derek any longer he and Michael decide its time to get their plan underway and after asking Roxy to keep an eye out for Derek, Michael sneaks in to plant some dodgy goods in Derek's.
However before Michael can get out again Derek returns home. Roxy does her best to stall Derek but its not long before he catches Michael in the act. Michael quickly breaks the news to a horrified David that Derek caught him and David starts to panic, especially when Michael confesses he had no choice but to blame it all on David. Knowing that Derek will be out to get him, a worried David tells Carol that he has no choice but to leave Walford. Carol is heartbroken at the thought of losing him again but David soon leaves her stunned by asking her to leave with him, will Carol agree to go?.
Meanwhile, after failing to tell Peter and Lucy about Pats funeral Ian lies to Mandy that the twins cant make it. As Mandy comforts him she questions the twins views on their fathers new relationship and Ian lies again telling Mandy they are happy for him, despite the fact they know nothing about their future step mum. Later Mandy confides in Ricky that she plans to leave Walford straight after Pats funeral and as the pair talk Ricky is left stunned when Mandy tells him leaves Ricky that he got her pregnant but their daughter died on the day she was born. Returning home to Ian's Mandy continues with her plan to leave but soon gets a huge shock when a furious Lucy turns up, demanding to know why she wasn't told about Pats funeral.
Tyler acts as a shoulder to cry on for Whitney despite Fatboy's warning
Janine realises that Pat's house will have to be sold to pay off her debts, and offers to buy it so the Butcher family can rent it from her,
When Lucy see Mandy she demands to know who she is!
Cora urges Tyler to do the right thing by Lauren after noticing his feelings for Whitney - so he dumps her.
MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
As Derek settles back into the Square, Jack takes him to the boxing gym. As Jack shows Derek around Michael arrives and it quickly becomes clear Michael is scared of Derek. It seems Derek has made an impresion on Rainie and she too turns up at the gym all dressed up and when Michael mocks her she finally gets the upperhand with him bu threatening to set Derek on him.
Across the square a desperate Roxy meets with a solicitor who tells her if she wants to get Amy back she needs to dig up some dirt on Jack and the rest of the Brannings. Setting her sites on Derek, a determined Roxy vists Pay who soon reveals all about Dereks violent past. Thinking she has the upper hand Roxy storms straight to the gym to confront both Derek and Jack however shes when Derek shows his true colours she quickly realises that shes out of her depth trying to take on Derek.
Meanwhile, when a scared Lola goes AWOL just before her new social worker arrives, Billy convinces Abi to pretend to be Lola. Abi agrees and Billy breaks the news of Lolas pregnancy. As the social worker offers help and support it seems Billy's plan has worker however theres trouble in store when Lola arrives. As the truth comes out the social worker is far from impressed and questions whether the baby should be allowed to live with Billy and Lola.
The Brannings rally round and try their best to support Tanya as she begins her treatment again, but a trouble Rainie is struggling to forgive
TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBERAs her day in court arrives Roxy is desperate to win custody of Amy but after Dereks threats she decides not to mention him in court. Focusing on proving shes a good mum instead of discrediting the Brannings, Roxy takes pictures of the Mitchells posing round a christmas tree to show the court that Amy should be at home with her preparing for a family christmas.
THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBERZainab is shocked when she see's Masood and Jane kissing on the Square and keen to hide her hurt tells Zusef she will move to Pakistan with him. As Zainab fills him in on Masoods new relationship Yusef is overjoyed and tells her to focus on their future not Masoods before telling her they will get married as soon as her her divorce is finalised. Zainab is unimpressed by his assumptions and wastes no time telling him so but that doesnt stop her bragging to Masood that she is getting married again.
FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBERIt's Yusef's birthday but his day doesnt get off to a good day when he goes out for his run and is confronted by Tariq. As Tariq questions his reunion with Zainab Yusef is keen to get rid of him and after telling him he has proposition for him asks Tariq to meet him later. Returning home Yusef is thrilled to discover Zainab has organised a surprise birthday party for him, and his mood improves further when she tells him that she cant wait to move to Pakistan and will be proud to be his wife again. Later Yusef makes his excuses and heads off to meet Tariq and tries to bribe him by offering him the Argee Bhajee in return for keeping quiet about the engagement and the fire. Yusef is overjoyed when a greedy Tariq agrees however theres trouble in store when Afia reveals she and Tam own the Argee Bhajee not Yusef.
Meanwhile, when Derek offers to help Janine to get rid of squatters Michael warns her against having anything to do witth him. After ignoring Michael, Janine is pleased when Derek gets rid of the squatters even thought he refuses to tell her how he did it. As Janine and Derek talk he mocks Michael telling Janine he used to bully him when they were kids. Listening to Derek Janine realises just how much she cares for Michael and texts him telling hm she loves him.
When the bank turn Syeds business proposal down Amira suggest he he try to find a private investor. Taking Amiras advice Syed turns to Janine and is elated when she accepts his idea.
Michael then tells Janine that he's going to marry her one of these days.
Alfie asks Tyler and Anthony to help sell the fridges in order to make more money.
MONDAY 19TH DECEMBER
As Ian and Mandy's wedding day dawns, Ricky cant fight his guilt and finally confesses all to Pat about his fling with Mandy. Paying Mandy a visit Pat warns her to keep away from Ricky before warning her it's no fun being married to someone who you don't love. Later when Ian arrives at the register office he is left humiliated when Mandy fails to turn up.
Returning to the square Ian confronts Mandy but she turns it round on him and forces him to admit that he only wanted to marry her to annoy Jane. Ian also reassures Mandy that he does want to marry her and tells her he loves her, however Mandy stands firms and refuses to marry him. As a hurt and angry Ian storms off to the pub Mandy is left home alone. Ian's then in for a shock when Mandy turns up in her wedding dress and tells Ian she loves him too.
Elsewhere, Zainab is stunned when Yusef tells her they will be flying to Karachi that day . Desperate to get help , Zainab thinks of an excuse to leave the house and heads over to see Masood. However, before Zainab can tell him whats been going on an angry Masood slams the door in her face.
Yusef is furious to discover Zainab has disobeyed him and tells her they are leaving Walford immediately. Zainab has no choice to leave with him. Desperate to stay in the country, Zainab spots an opportunity at the airport & drops her passport in to a passing cleaners bin. Arriving at check in Zainab acts surprised that her passport is missing and is relieved when Yusef has no choice but to take her back to Walford. As Yusef says he will order a new passport straight away, Zainab is pleased her initial plan has worked and heads for a bath. However Yusef gets the upper hand again and leaves Zainab stunned when she comes down stairs to find Kamil missing and is left horrified when Yusef reveals he has taken him.
TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER
As a horrified Zainab demands to know where her son is, she is stunned when Yusef tells her that she won't be reunited with Kamil until she become a more obedient wife. When Tamwar questions his brothers whereabouts a panicked Zainab lies that Bushra is looking after him . Later, when Masood arrives to collect Kamil he is furious to discover that his son is not there. Worried that Zainab is trying to stop him from spending time with the youngster Masood ends up calling the police.
As the police arrive they want know Kamil's whereabouts so Yusef is forced to show them the address of where he is however he makes sure Zainab doesn't see. Happy with Yusef's explanation the police go to see Masood and tell him that Kamil is safe and well. When the police tell him they cant get involved in domestic disputes, Masood decides to snatch his son from Bushra's. Unaware of Masoods plans a desperate Zainab begs Yusef to tell her where Kamil is.
Meanwhile, over in The Vic Kat and Alfie worry about Jean as she prepares to visit the benefit fraud office. Refusing their advice and support Jean heads off to her appointment alone. As the interview gets underway a nervous Jean insists she is innocent before confessing that she is fighting the return of her depression. Despite the cold weather Jean travels home without wearing acoat despite the cold weather and when Max see's her he cant help but worry. Visiting Kat Max leaves her concerned wen he tells her that he thinks Jean could be having a bi-polar episode.
Syed agrees when Amira suggests they should pretend to be a married couple and wear their old wedding rings for their upcoming meeting with potential investors in their business
Ricky worries that Mandy will tell Bianca about the night they spent together once Bianca is released from prison, so he convinces Ian to take Mandy and Bobby away on holiday
Jane suggests to Masood that they should spend Christmas apart
Tyler gives Whitney a toy penguin as a present and later discovers that there is a hidden camera inside as they are secret devices for spying on your nanny.
THURSDAY 22ND DECEMBER
FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER
When Yusef arrives at Zainab's house with a pram, Denise spots him and tells Masood that Yusef must of kept his promise and brought Kamil back as. Assuming the same Zainab is left disappointed when Yusef reveals that he has brought a pram-load of Kamil's clothes to pack before warning Zainab that he cannot be manipulated. Unaware that Kamil is not back safely Masood sneaks into the house to rescue Zainab and Kamil, but Zainab panics when she sees him, telling him that she doesn't have Kamil and he must leave immediately.
Later, Afia catches Yusef on the phone and watches as he write down an address on a notepad. Finishing his call Yusef tells Zainab that she can see Kamil but only if she goes with him immediately. When Masood notices that Zainab's house is dark, he visits Tamwar to the Argee Bhajee and asks whats going on. Masood's concern increases when Tamwar explains that Yusef has taken Zainab to see Kamil, but things start to look up when Afia reveals what the address on Yusef's notepad was. As Masood and Denise then dash off to save Zainab and Kamil will they reach them in time?
Meanwhile when Alfie arrives home he is not impressed to find Jean is still at the Vic instead of being in hospital where she belongs. Losing his temper Alfie accuses Kat of busying herself with Jean's problems so that they don't have to discuss their own. It seems Alfie was right to be concerned when Jean's starts handing out Kat and Alfie's cash on the street, and then heads over to the R&R where she comes on to Michael. Concerned by Jeans behaviour Michael takes her home to The Vic.
Bianca's family celebrate her return
Ricky decides to keep quiet about his infidelity for now.
MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBERAfter taking advice from Christian Ben apologises to Roxy for his part in what happened with Amy. As his crush on Christian gets stronger Ben suggests they watch a DVD together that night and is overjoyed when a pre-occupied Christian says Yes without realising what he's agreeing to. Meanwhile when Syed agrees to help Amira find a flat he makes it clear that nothing will change between them as he still loves Christian. Undeterred by Syeds warning and desperate to won her husband back, Amira approaches Yusef and tells him she will do all she can to help him win Zainab's forgiveness on the condition he helps her win back Syed.
TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
As Amirea piles the pressure on Yusef to help her, the cornered Doc, visits Ben and asks him why he was so upset when he left Christians flat the night before, but Ben insists that everything is fine Later Christian tries to clear the air with Ben but leaves Ben furious when he tells him his behaviour the day before was out of line. Meanwhile worried about Christian Roxy tells him he shouldn't be too hard on Amira as she's trying to do the best by Yasmin as every child need both their parents before pointing out that he could lose Syed if he forces Syed to choose between him and his child. Knowing Roxy's right Christian turns the spare room as a nursery for Yasmin to make up for things and show Syed that Yasmin is always welcome. Just as Christian's move is improving he is unaware that a hurt and humiliated Ben, has decided to cause some trouble in order to get revenge. Visiting Yusef, Ben lies that Christian touched him inappropriately. When a shocked but secretly pleased Yusef marches Ben over to Phil, Ben contiues with his story and tells a furious Phil that Christian molested him…
Across the Square, Mandy is still angry over the true cost of her engagement ring. After she gets a call saying Bobby is ill Mandy picks him up early from school and lets him play out in the street. When Ian returns with an expensive engagement ring and wedding dress Mandy is overjoyed but their happiness turns to horror when they realise Bobby is no longer playing outside. As a Panicked Ian searches the streets Bobby is no where to be seen. Later Ian gets a huge shock when Bobby returns home accompanied by Jane.
Phil and Jay get their revenge against Janine when they wreck Roxy's old flat
Tyler congratulates his brother when Anthony confesses that he kissed Jode
Mo buys a giant "turkey" to sell in The Vic and the café but everyone complains that it tastes nothing like turkey
Michael disapproves when he hears Janine mocking Roxy for losing Amy
Jodie tells Anthony that she feels awful over their kiss and wants to leave London
Janine tries out Mo's turkey but breaks her tooth on a bullet in the meat.
THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBERA furious Phil confronts Christian about Bens allegation in The Vic. A shocked Christian immediately denies the claims, but shocks Syed when he admits Ben tried to kiss him. When a irate Phil grabs Christian's shoulder, he instictively fights back and punches Phil. Leaving the pub. Phil returns home to get a baseball bat before heading over to Christian and Syeds flat and starts smashing windows, before kicking the door open and heading inside followed by a worried Shirley As Phil hits Christian's shoulder, Shirley jumps in between them.
FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBERTamwar and Afia get a shock when they return home and discover Yusef has spent the night at the Masood household. When they all see Masood and Jane walk past together, Zainab is not impressed. Meanwhile , Syed tries to ring Christian and is upset when he gets no answer. However Syed puts a brave face on it and tells Amira that he and Christian will get married as soon as the divorce comes through. However it seems Syeds confidence is misplaced as not long after , Jane receives a phone call from Christian and breaks the news to Syed that Christian is not coming back.
BRANNING WEEK! EXTRA WEDNESDAY EP
MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBERAs Tanya struggles to cope with her illness her day gets worse when Carol turns up wanting to talk about Laurens behaviour An absent minded Tanya listens as Carol tells her shes concerned about Lauren and the amount she has been drinking but Tanya halfheartedly dismisses her concerns leaving Carol worried that something is wrong.
TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBERAs Tanya's struggle to cope she refuses to attend an emergency appointment at the hospital and puts her Christmas decorations up instead. Finally realising something is wrong Cora confronts her daughter but, Tanya insists that everything is fine. Later, Abi bumps into Carol in the café, who asks her to look after Amy for a while. Abi agrees and Carol leaves however shortly after arrives and despite Abis initial reluctance Roxy convinces Abi to let her sit with Amy. However when Jack walks in he is furious and lays into Abi before turning on Roxy and warning her tthat he'll see her in court. Regretting losing his temper with Abi Jack tracks her down and apologises but his in for a shock when Abi reveals how bad things are at home. When a concerned Jack goes to see Tanya, she lashes out at him, heightening his concern. Sharing his concerns with Carol, Jack says its time Max knew the state his family is in before revealing that Max is staying with their brother Derek. Keen to regain some control a determined Tanya heads to the hospital and tells them she doesn't want any more treatment before insisting on no further contact. As her worried doctor tries to warn Tanya that she may not survive another year if she gives up her treatment but Tanya insists that she has made her decision
Meanwhile, Abi gets a shock when Lola tells confesses that she is pregnant. Keen for support and advice Lola breaks the news to a stunned Billy. Determined to find out who the father is an angry Billy suspects it could be Tyler and angrily confronts. However, Lola quickly steps in and stating Tyler isn't the father before telling Billy she needs his support and that they can raise the baby together.
Dot kicks Rose out of the house and refuses to accept her back,
Jean gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to buy a scratch card and wins.
WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 8.00PMAfter Lauren stays out all night with out making contact Tanya struggles to know how to deal with her family. At the same time Lauren is disgusted with herself when she wakes up in a stranger's bed and shamefully makes her way home. With her home life in chaos Abi is feeling ignored by Tanya and attempts to gain her mothers attention and tells her mum about a pair of shoes she wants. However Abi is left reeling further rejected when an impatient Tanya snaps at her. Taking her mums words literally Abi is later bought home by the police for stealing the shoes. Unsure of how to cope with Abis behavior Tanya storms out to spend some time alone.
THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
Stunned by the chaos that greets him Max tries to work out whats been going on, as a horrified Abi explains that the positive pregnancy test is Lola's not hers. Just as the atmophere starts to improve Derek Branning walks in and his presence is immediately felt,. However its not long before he leaves to go and see Jack and Max is left alone with Tanya and the kids. alone with his family. However things are quickly thrown up in the air again when Lauren arrives home demanding answers from Tanya. As Lauren demands to know why Tanya has been lying to her, Tanya is keen to silence her daughter and protect her secret so she slaps Lauren before pushing Max out of the house.
Unable to cope with the burden any long Lauren leaves the family stunned when she suddenly reveals that Tanya has cancer and is refusing to have treatment. Struggling to accept the news everyone turns on Tanya for explanations. Keen to defend her decision Tanya says that she didn't want her family to go through what she went through when her father was ill. As Cora struggles to understand Tanyas reasoning she states that her husband didnt suffer much, but gets a further shock when Tanya reveals the truth.
Meanwhile, Keen to make his presence known Derek heads over to see Pat despite her making it obvious he isn't welcome. Pat isnt the only on unimpressed by Dereks arrival and a furious Carol warns him to keep out of her life. Ignoring Carols protests Derek says he wont be around for long anyway as he and Max are off to Manchester soon, leaving Carol worried about what Max has been dragged into.
Later that day things get too much for Tanya and she rushes upstairs and locks herself in the bathroom and begins pulling tablets out of the cupboard. As her worried family try and figure out how they can help Cora says they need Max's help. However unaware that he is needed Max prepares to leave and again and is just driving out of the square when Lauren runs out in front of his car. As Max questions whats wrong Lauren begs him to stay, telling him she needs his help, leaving him stunned when she breaks the news about Tanya's illness.
FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBERSTRICT EMBARGO'S SO VERY LITTLE SPOILERS
MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBERWhen Phil receives a random photograph he is confused about who is in the picture. Things become more mysterious when Phil and Shirley find their front door has been left open, and find another photograph stuck behind the door. The picture is on older picture of the boy in the previous photo but Phil remains oblivious to who it could be.
TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
Phil worries when he receives another envelope,however instead of a photograph it contains the same newspaper cutting that Pat showed him yesterday. Determined to discover who is behind the letters Phil puts Janine at the top of his list of suspects. When Phil shares his suspicions with Pat she tells him that it cant be Janine behind it as she never knew the truth about the car lot fire. Despite Pats assurances Phil is convinced Janine is responsible and breaks into her office looking for evidence but fails to find anything incriminating. Eager for answers Phil waits for Janine to return. Insisting she doesnt know what he is talking about Janine denies the accusations and is left wondering what is going on as an agitated Phil leaves. Heading to R&R the pressure of the envelopes weighing on his mind he cant help but be drawn to a crate of spirits. As Phil battles to stay off the drink, Janine heads over to see Pat and asks for the truth about the car lot fire.
Over in the Vic Kat is still feeling guilty about her recent one night stand with Mark. Noticing Kat's behaviour a worried Alfie encourages her to go for a night out with Kim to cheer herself up. Kat heads out but returning home shes unable to cope with her guilt and confesses all about her cheating to a devastated Alfie. As Kats words sink in how will Alfie react to his wife cheating on him again?
The Moon brothers sell some dodgy Dutch-speaking Santas, but they could be in trouble when Mr Lister tells Alfie that the police are on the lookout for somebody selling dodgy gear
Lola gets a job helping Tyler and Billy feels guilty when he wrongly accuses her of stealing the goods she's selling
Tanya has a catch-up with Jane but decides not to tell her about the cancer
Reverend Stevens invites Rose and Dot to a Mayoral banquet.
THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBERAs a stunned Janine listens Pat reveals the truth about the car lot fire explaining that Frank paid Phil to start the fire as an insurance scam however they were both unaware that a homeless man had taken refugee in one of the cars and he accidently burnt to death. Insisting she knew nothing about thr photo Janine gets upset that she never knew the truth about the fire and accuses Pat of coming between her and her father.
NO EP ON FRIDAY DUE TO CHILDREN IN NEED NIGHT :)
MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER
When Syed secretly meets up with Amira and Yasmin at the park, Amira manipulates him into spending more time with them than he planned by pretending Yasmin has swallowed her ring. Convinced she can lure him back with her Amira asks Syed to join her as she takes Yasmin home, but gets a shock when a worried Syed insists on taking Yasmin to the hospital, unaware that Ben is watching them. When Ben l tells Christian that he saw Syed with Amira, Christian refuses to believe him insisting Ben must of been mistaken as Syed wouldn't lie to him. After Yasmin is given the all clear at the hospital Syed returns home and when Christian asks him about what Ben said, Syed lies that he's been with a client all day. Syed is relieved that Christian believes his lies but when his phone buzzes with a picture message Christian looks at the phone he is shocked to see. a picture of Syed and Yasmin. Realisng his boyfriend has been lying to him what will Christian do?
Meanwhile After Lauren and Tyler agree to keep their night together secret Tyler shares a moment with Whitney when they tend to Pat has a funny turn. Wondering if Tyler could be the man for her after all Whitney asks Lauren for some advice and is shocked when Lauren tries to warn her off Tyler. As Whitney questions Laurens advice Lauren confesses that she spent the night with Tyler. When a furious Whitney confronts Tyler, he insists that he's done nothing wrong as she's with Fatboy.
Elsewhere on the Square.....
Norman arrives at Pat's house with loan documents for her to sign as she's determined to help Simon through his financial crisis
Lola manages to persuade Roxy to give her a job at the salon.
TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBERDespite being upset Christian doesn't tell Syed that he knows he has been lying about seeing Yasmin, hoping that Syed will confess. Christian gives Syed every chance to confess by dropping hints but Syed remains tight lipped. Later, Syed heads off to meet Amira again at Joanna's Café but once again Ben sees them together. Telling Roxy that he has seen Syed and Amira together Ben is annoyed when she doesnt seem bothered so he lies that he saw them kissing and says they must be having an affair behind Christians back. Shocked by Ben's claims Roxy marches Christian to Joanna's Café. When Christian and Syed come face-to-face an argument breaks out and Syed storms off. Returning to the flat Syed hopes that they can sort things out, but gets a shock when Christian issues him with an ultimatum asking if he's prepared to sacrifice their relationship to get Yasmin…
THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBERWhen Zainab and Yusef return to Walford it's clear that Yusef is drugging Zainab with pills. Spotting Amira in the Square an angry Yusef tries to warn her off spending time with the Masoods. Meanwhile worried how she will react Syed, Tamwar and Afia break the news to a thrilled Zainab she is a grandmother. When Amira and Yasmin arrive at the Masoods Yusef is furious, as Masood and Zainab bond over their granddaughter. Later Yusef tries to manipulate Zainab by discussing their plans to move away and start a new life together but gets a shock when Zainab tells him that she won't be going anywhere now she knows about Yasmin. Desperate to regain control Yusef decides to get rid of Amira and Yasmin and suggests to a stunned Christian that Syed may not be Yasmin's father.
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBERKeen to make up with Christian, Ben sets off to buy him a present to appologise, but when Lola spots him buying aftershave she makes a joke about him being gay. Shocked by Ben's reaction, Lola wonders if she is right about Ben's sexuality. Later as Lola and Ben hang out together Ben worries when realises that Lola knows the truth about his sexuality. As the pair talk Lola is stunned when Ben admits that he has never slept with a girl and she asks him how he knows he's gay if he has never experienced a girl. As the pair talk one thing leads to another and Ben and Lola sleep together. Afterwards the pair talk and Ben confirms hat he is gay and he and Lola agree to be friends.
MONDAY 31ST OCTOBERt's Yasmin's 1st birthday party and keen to make an effort Christian buys her a card and a teddy. Touched by Christians gesture, Syed asks Amira to make an effort, with him but unimpressed Amira tell's Christian that she knows he doesnt care about Yasmin and is just trying to impress Syed.
TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBERAs Masood does his best to convince Zainab that a manipulative Yusef faked the DNA test, Christian remains convinced that Amira is lying. When Masood and Zainab confront Yusef he puts the blame on Christian suggesting that he must be the one who falsified the result. As Amira tries to protest her innocence to Syed, she too suggest that Christian has tampered with the results. As Syed Amira and Christian argue at the flat an angry Zainab turns up and also accuses Christian of being responsible. As Christian protests his innocence he suggest that they take another DNA test. As Amira refuses to have another DNA test done, Christian declares it's because she has something to hide, losing her temper Amira lashes out and scratches Christians face.
THURSDAY 3RD NOVEMBERWhen Phil returns he upsets Ben by suggesting that he dates Lola. Annoyed, that Phil has ignore his confession about his sexuality Ben heads over to see Roxy. When Roxy reveals she is waiting for Jack to arrive so he can look after Amy Ben steps in and offers to help out. Keen to start her night early Roxy quickly agrees but as she leaves Ben invites Jay over.Keen to make some mischief Ben and Jay leave Amy alone and go down to Jack's flat and start messing around with his things.
FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBERAs Amy is rushed to hospital for treatment in hospital, a guilt ridden Jack confesses to Carol that he has been a bad dad to his daughter. Meanwhile back on the square unaware that anything is wrong a hung over Roxy wakes up to a number of missed calls. Discovering what has happened to Amy the distraught mim rushes to her daughters side. With Roxy and Jack at the hospital with Amy Phil warns Ben and Jay questions will be asked and warns them to get their stories straight. When Jack turns up to see what happen, Ben lies that he and Jay were playing computer games and didnt hear Amy running the bath.
MONDAY 10TH OCTOBER
TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBERDetermined to keep Yasmin out of Syed and the rest of the Masoods lives Yusef tells her that she must carry on keeping the secret as the pair chat to her on the phone. Wanting to get Zainab away from the Square Yusef asks her to go to Pakistan with him so they can spend time together without worrying about gossip. Realising that Yusef would like them to move away together permanently Zainab tells him thats not what she wants and losing his temper Yusef calls Zainab "impossible". Seeing a glimpse of the real Yusef Zainab tells him to leave. Later, Bushra visits Zainab and tells her that her relationship with Yusef hasn't gone unnoticed at the mosque. Jumping in Yusef berates Bushra putting him back in Zainab's good books. As an annoyed Bushra leaves, she is shocked but thrilled to spot Syed and Christian kissing. When Bushra calls Syed "sick", Zainab slaps her telling her she is the sick before demanding she leaves. Alone with Yused a confused Zainab soon finds herself passionately kissing her ex-husband. As Yusef is overjoyed his plan seems to be working he and the Masoods are unaware that Amira has returned to Walford.
THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBERShocked at her actions Zainab pulls away from her kiss with Yusef. Aware that he is losing his power over her Yusef lies that he's received a call from the imam who's aware of her outburst with Bushra and suggests that Zainab should come to Pakistan escape the shame she has caused for herself. Yusef then gets a shock when he finds Amira on the Masoods' doorstep and drags her away to make sure Zainab doesn't see her. Feeling that everyone is gossiping about her Zainab agrees to go on holiday with Yusef and as the pair head off to the airport Zainab is unaware that Amira is back.
FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 17TH OCTOBERWhen Amira visits the Masoods with baby Yasmin, shes pleased to get a warm reception f from Masood and Tamwar but refuses to stand for Afia's bitchy comments. When Masood and Amira are alone he does his best to change her mind over Syed reminding her that Christian is an important part of Syeds life, however, Amira remains unconvinced. Aware that Amira has paid a visit Syed anxiously watches the house from his flat before heading over to the house with Christian.
TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBERDespite assuring Christian that he wants them both to be part of Yasmin's life, Syed lies to Christian that he's paying a visit to his solicitor, but heads off to meet Amira and Yasmin in secret. When Syed admits to Amira that he has lied to Christian about their meeting Amira once again insists that she doesn't want Christian to see Yasmin. Despite their quarrel over Christian Syed is keen to do the right thing and goes on to tell Amira that he wants to start financially contributing for Yasmin. As they prepare to go their separate ways Amira asks a passer-by to take a family photo of the three of them on Syed's phone. Amira agrees to meet Syed again when he asks and he heads home ready to confess all to Christian however arriving home he finds Roxy with Christian and keeps quiet about his day with Amira and Yasmin.
THURSDAY 20TH OCTOBERFollowing her bust up with Ian Mandy is staying with Pat and as the pair talk Pat tries to make Mandy see that Ian has a sensitive side. As Pat's words sink in Mandy starts to feel guilty about ruining his rented car. Opening up to Pat Mandy explains that she always gets suspicious when men give her attention and affection. Meanwhile at the same time, Ian is bending Alfie's ear and, confesses he only got the car to impress Mandy but after her behaviour he is now through with women for good.
FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBERWith the pressure of Tanyas illness weighing heavily on her shoulders Lauren is worried when her mum heads off to work as normal. Unsure of what to do next a desperate Lauren calls Greg and asks him to come back to the Square to help. Later Tanya gets a shock when her estranged husband turns up in the salon but quickly susses that Lauren called him. As the pair head to Max's house to talk Tanya initially refuses to open up Greg but eventually tells Greg about the Cancer. Struggling to cope Greg leaves Tanya stunned when he gets up and leaves. When Lauren spots Greg leaving she desperately tries to convince him to stay however he makes it clear that he can't deal with the situation and leaves. Rushing to her mums side Lauren tries to convince Tanya that they don't need Greg and will cope together.
HEY SOAPIES AS MOST OF YOU WOULD OF SEEN ON MY TWITTER IM HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY BROADBAND! SKY ARE LOOKING INTO IT BUT ITS BEEN 12 DAYS WITH VIRTUALLY NO CONNECTION! TO MAKE THINGS EASIER/FASTER FOR ME WILL DO SPOILERS ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS UNTIL INTERNET IS FIXED PROPERLY :)
MONDAY 3RD OCTOBERAs the day Craig's visit to Walford arrives Eddie sets out making plans unaware of the atmosphere between Michael and Vanessa. Eddie is touched when Michael who knows that Craig collects toy frogs, suggests that a frog treasure hunt would be a great way to start their day together Eddie agrees and suggests that Michael and Vanessa organise it together. When Craig arrives he enjoys the treasure hunt and his day with the family goes well. However when Craig overhears Michael threatening Vanessa and demanding she ends her relationship with Eddie, a confused Craig reveals all to his dad. Shocked by Craigs report Eddie confronts Michael who insists that he's just trying to protect Eddie from Vanessa claiming she is a gold-digging and will end up hurting Eddie. Despite dismissing Michals claims Eddie cant help himself and goes through Vanessa's belongings, and gets a shock when he finds a bag full of £50 notes. Returning home Vanessa is shocked to discover someone has been going through her stuff and worries when she finds a note saying "I know"…
TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBERWith Eddie on to her Vanessa feels she has no choice but to confess all and stuns him with the news that Michael paid her to break up his relationship with Carol. At first Eddie refused to believe her but Vanessa has evidence and shows Eddie CCTV footage of Michael handing over the money. As Vanessas confession sicks in theres further shocks in store for Eddie as Vanessa fills him in on how Michael deliberately mismatched Tyler's boxing fight as part of his revenge plan. Not wanting to beleive his son could be capable of Vanessa's accusation, Eddie asks Jack if its true and is saddened to realise Vanessa's telling the truth. When Eddie later see's Michael instead of lashing out he pretends everything is fine. As Vanessa packs her bags and prepares to leave the Square, Eddie asks her to stay telling her he has a plan to destroy Michael
THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBEREddie continues to play happy families with Micheal and an oblivious Michael is touched when Eddie tells him that working for the business makes him part of the family before sending him out on a job. As Micheal leaves the Square, Eddie gives Vanessa the keys to the boxing gym's safe. Vanessa is vary about getting involved but Eddie promises that Michael is out of the away and that the CCTV isn't on. Sensing that Vanessa is still having doubts, Eddie encourages Vanessa by telling her that he will soon be on a beach in Spain. Excited by Eddies plans Vanessa visits the gym as promised however, once she's taken the money from the safe, she realises that the CCTV camera is still recording. Meanwhile at the same time, Eddie is busy telling Anthony and Tyler that they're moving to Spain with Craig. However, Eddies in for a shock as Tyler and Anthony reveal they want to stay in Walford. When the boys mention Micheal Eddie reluctantly tells them the shocking truth about Micheals revenge, How will the boys react? And as Vanessa departs Walford will she be leaving with Eddie or going alone?
FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBERAs a worried Jay questions Ben over his black eye, Ben refuses to give anything away. When Ian sees Ben, he immediately knows Phil is responsible and confronts Phil. Ordering Ian to keep out of it Phil promises that he's going to fix everything.
MASOOD WANTS A DIVORCE!When Zainab returns home from hospital Syed is left frustrated when she refuses to talk about what really happened with the pills. Convinced his mum wouldnt try to kill her self & determined to get answers Syed visits the surgery wanting to know what medication Zainab has been taking. Keen to cover up his part in it all Yusef refuses to get involved telling Syed that Zainab isnt on any medication and what happened is due to the stress and pressure she's been facing. Confronting his mother Syed asks her outright if she wanted to kill herself by taking an overdose. A shocked Zainab admits that she can't remember what happened. Later Masood is angry when Syed and Tamwar tell him what really happened with Zainab.
PHIL V PATRICK!
When Ben bunks of school to spend time with Duncan they spot Phil and hide in alleyway beside the Vic. Its not long before the boys are sharing another kiss, however, Ben's joy quickly turns to panic when he realises that Patrick has seen them. Confronting Patrick Ben tells him to keep quiet about what he saw and Patrick assures him he wont say anything . Later when Ben spots Patrick talking to Phil he worries Patrick has told his dad his secret. Fearing Patrick has betrayed him Ben throws a brick through the B&B window. The following day Patrick confronts, Ben and orders him to pay for the damage or he will tell Phil about the vandalism. Desperate to keep his dad out of it Ben turns to Heather and asks for a loan, however concerned by Ben's behaviour Heather assumes Ben being bullied again. When Heather shares her worried with Phil his quick to dismiss them but when he catches Ben trying to steal from the cash box at The Arches he decides that Heather may be right.
Meanwhile unable to raise the money, Ben goes to the Minute Mart and locks the door so he can confront Patrick. As Ben starts stealing from the shop, Patrick tries to calm him down and does his best to reassure Ben that Shirley and Heather will support him if he opens up. However when Ben starts smashing the shop Patrick loses his temper. With things quickly getting out of hand, things get worse for Patrick when Phil arrives. Furious that Ben has been locked in the shop, Phil orders Patrick to apologise to Ben but when Patrick stands his ground and refuses Phil threatens him.
Patrick does his best not to let Phils threats get to him but Phil's not quite so forgiving and bans him from the café before Phil and Jay smash Denise's car headlights. Arriving for work in the Vic Patrick is shocked when Alfie tells him that Phil has demanded he be laid off. An angry Denise confronts Phil in the middle of the pub, but Phil stands his ground and declares that Patrick intended to harm Ben. As Patrick stands up for himself he reveals all about the damage to the B&B window, the shop and Denise's car but still keeps Ben's secret. Appalled by the way Patrick is being treated Denise accuses Phil of racism. Keen to put an end to the situation Ben visits Patrick & asks him to apologise to Phil before things get out of hand but is left stunned when Patrick tells him he isnt scared of Phil and he won't compromise his pride and dignity anyone. Ben leaves and wonders how he can put an end to the mess without revealing his secret but is left devastated when Heather reveals that in support of Patrick she's moving out of Phil's. Not wanting to lose his friend Ben begs her to stay but Heather, is adamant she is going and encourages Ben to stand up to Phil. Things get worse for Ben when Duncan confronts him the way Patrick has been treated. Ben is quick to defend himself but Duncan is disgusted and tells Ben that their kiss didn't mean anything and he wants nothing more to do with him. It seems Ben's problem are far from over when an angry Phil discovers someone has painted "racist" on the doors of The Arches. As Phil confronts Patrick he denies being involved and Ben is left wondering how its all going to end.
MICHAEL V VANESSA!
Eddie tells Michael that he wants everyone together this evening as he's going to tell Anthony and Tyler about Craig. Arriving for the meal Michael is furious to discover Vanessa has also been invited. Keeping his cool, Michael watches on as Eddie reveals that he has another son. As the news sinks in Tyler angrily accuses Eddie of being ashamed of Craig. Keen to support Eddie Vanessa does her best to calm Tyler down, while Anthony reveals that he is keen to meet Craig. Grabbing a moment alone Michael once again warns Vanessa to stay away from his family telling her she has had all of her chances, however refusing to be intimidated Vanessa stands up for herself telling Michael that Eddie has accepted her so he better deal with it. Angry that Vanessa has the upper hand Michael tries to convince his dad that Vanessa is nothing more than a gold-digger, but Eddie refuses to listen. Desperate to get rid of her Michael later offers Vanessa money to leave Albert Square, but she refuses to accept it and tells Michael that she genuinely likes Eddie. As Michael plans his next move he gets a shock when Vanessa phones him and asks him to bring the money and meet up with her. Arriving at the meeting Michael is pleased to see that Vanessa he sees that she has her bags packed. As Vanessa accepts Michael's cash, what does it mean for her and Eddie?
ELSEWHERETyler returns home but is angry when he discovers that Anthony betrayed him with his recent bet.
TYLER FIGHT'S FOR HIS LIFE!When Jack discovers that Michael has organised for Stiller a boxer with a violent reputation as Tylers competitor he is outraged and angrily questions Michael's motives.Eager for his plan to succeed Michael implies that he's fixing the match in Tyler's favour, but Jack insists that a different opponent must be found. Meanwhile a concerned Vanessa tells Eddie that Tyler will be fighting in an unlicensed match, However Michael reassures his dad his dad that the fight will be good for Tylers career and Eddie comes round to the idea. When Eddie later catches Anthony through the safe he tries to discourage him from gambling on Tylers fight. however Anthony secretly removes £8,000 for his bet Meeting with Michael the pair then confirm their bet At the club Tylers fight is about to begin and he reveals in the attention however he is taken aback when Stiller enters the ring When Jack discovers Michael has 'forgotten' to book a doctor for the event and has to ask Yusef to keep an eye on things. As the fight begins things are not looking good for Tyler who is being repeatedly smashed to the ground. Worried for his son, Eddie thinks Tyler should throw in the towel, but after spotting Whitney in the crowd,Tyler fights back and wins the battle. Everyone is pleased for Tyler accept for Anthony who bet his £8000 that Tyler would lose. As Michael wonders how Tyler won and Anthony worries about the money he has lost, Tyler suddenly collapses and has a violent fit in the ring. As Jack gets Yusef in to help Tyler, an ambulance is soon called and Tyler is rushed to hospital. Eddie can only listen on in horror as the consultant explains that they have found bleeding between Tyler's skull and his brain. Unable to cope with the situation, Eddie takes his anger out on Anthony. As Tyler's condition remains critical everyone worries as he undergoes life-saving surgery.
VANESSA EDDIE & CAROLA fuming Michael confronts Vanessa after she tells Eddie about Tyler's fight. As the pair argue Michael is overjoyed as Vanessa lets slip that she and Eddie slept together. As Vanessa tells Michel she wants out of his plan gets what he pretends to call Jodie and worried about Jodie discovering the truth about her scheming Vanessa agrees to continue with the plan
MICHAEL & EDDIEAs Eddie struggles to cope in the wake of Tylers accident & struggling to cope on the anniversary of his wifes death, Michael confronts Eddie reveals that he planned for Tyler to get injured in revenge for his mothers death. Laying into his father Michael lectures him over his chequered past and criticising Eddie's parenting. Eddie is shocked to realise just how twisted Michael is. . Shocked at how much damage he has done Eddie promises Michael he's now going to reveal what he's been hiding. Keen to hear the truth at last Michael is confused when Eddie takes him to assisted living home. His confusion turns to shock as Eddie introduces him to his secret son, Craig who has Down's syndrome. As Michael struggles to accept the news he shares his shock that he has a half-brother he never knew about, but Eddie corrects him by explaining that Craig is actually his full brother. Michael is still trying to take it all in but Craig is overjoyed to finally meet Michael as Eddie had promised him that he'd get to meet his family one day. Enjoying his brothers company Michael is unhappy that they weren't introduced sooner. As Michael confronts Eddie his father points out that Michael and Craig's mother wasn't the saint they make her out to be. As Michael spends some time getting to know Craig he is touched when he notices that just like him Craig has a St Christopher around his neck. As the time to say goodbye arrives Michael promises to visit again soon before l returning to the hospital with Eddie. As Tyler remains in a serious condition Michael asks Eddie for the truth about his mother. Will Michael believe what Eddie has to say?
DARRENS BIG MISTAKE!When Jack discovers Darren has been stealing from the car lot he tells Jodie resulting in her calling off the wedding. After seeking advice from both Tamwar and Fatboy Darren tries to track down Jodie. Meanwhile Jodie is comforting Anthony and as he gets upset over Tyler she gives him hug. When Darren he thiks it as a romantic moment and assumes he has lost Jodie for good. Wanting to drown his sorrows Darren decides to go out drinking with Lauren and its not long before the pair are sharing a passionate kiss
Carol asks Eddie to go on holiday with her, but he turns her down as he can't make the dates that she suggests
BYE BYE DARRENWhen Darren wakes up next to Lauren in the car lot he is mortified as his cheating actions from the night before come flooring back. As Lauren wakes the pair vow to keep their drunken night a secret, but get a shock as they hear the office door close and are left wondering who has caught them.
TANYAS CANCERAfter making excuses to her family Tanya heads to the hospital for her operation and struggles with her emotion as she considers how her family would cope without her. Returning to the Square Tanya does her best to carry on as normal but when Lauren accuses her of sleeping around, Tanya snaps and revealing that she is ill. Struggling to accept her mums news a worried Lauren researches cervical cancer online, meanwhile Tanya lies to Lauren about where she is going and heads off to another appointment. Later Tanya worries that Lauren has told Cora about her illness, but Lauren reassures her that she hasnt and promises she'll keep the mothers secret. As the weight of her mothers secret hangs on her shoulders Lauren tries to deal with Abi's rebellious behavior and orders her to start obeying their mother. Struggling to cope with her illness and treatment Tanya is relieved to have Lauren's support. As Abi continues to misbehave Lauren confiscates her possessions to teach her a lesson. Later, despite her own fears Lauren puts on a brave face and comforts her mum as Tanya breaks down and reveals her cancer has spread and she'll need chemo-radiotherapy immediately.
YUSEF DRUGS ZAINAB!Continuing to plot and scheme Yusef gives Christian a sherwani brochure and as Christian & Syed flick through the magazine, a piece of paper falls out with Zainab's shopping list and Amira's phone number on it.
BEN AND DUNCAN KISS!
Ben cant help but feel jealous as a proud Phil watches Jay sparring with Duncan. Following some goading from Phil, Ben is forced to take part but after getting into the ring with his father, he struggles to hold his own. Later, a humilated Ben approaches Christian and asks him for help with training, confessing that he wants to join the boxing gym.
When the pair meet for their first training session, Christian is worried about how much anger Ben seems to have bottled up. As Ben does his best to win his fathers support he's left feeling exhausted at the boxing gym. When Christian shows his support for the teen, Phil mocks his credentials, and tells Ben that if he is committed to boxing he will pay for a proper trainer but Ben isn't pleased to see that his father doubts Christian's abilities just because he's gay. When Phil arranges for Harry to train Ben it's decided that Duncan will b his sparring partner. As, their sparring session gets underway Duncan teaches him that he should look into the eyes of his opponent. However, a blushing Ben struggles to meets Duncan's gaze. As their session comes to an end Ben moves in and kisses Duncan before pulling away and apologising. However, Ben is thrilled when Duncan dismisses his apology and kisses him back.
ELSEWHEREMickey convinces Mandy to strip for the stag party;
MANDY SALTER RETURNS!
Alfie tries to cheer Ian up by inviting him to Anthonys birthday party but a miserable Ian insists that he'd prefer to stay at home. However Ian later changes his mind and decides to join in the birthday celebrations and is pleased he has when Tyler announces his taking Anthony to a strip club. The men excitedly head off to the club but when Anthony is refused entry, their soon on their way back to Walford. Later Ian decides to return to the club alone and gets a shock when he recognises a woman being thrown out of the club. As their eyes meet Ian is shocked to realise the woman is former Walford wild child Mandy Salter. As Mandy recognises Ian she calls out his name but Ian refuses to acknowledge her. Desperate for help and never backward in coming forward Mandy takes matters into her own hands and grabs hold of Ian and shocks him with a kiss.
As the club bouncer pulls Mandy back, Ian rushes back to his car, however, just as Ian is about to leave, Mandy begs him for help before jumping into the passenger seat and the pair drive off together. Returning to the square Ian and Mandy are soon reminiscing but there's trouble in store when Paul from the strip club tracks them down.
Knowing he cant deal with Paul alone Ian heads to The Vic where he manages to convince Alfie, Anthony and Tyler to back him up. As the Moon boys and Ian confront him Paul explains that Mandy stole £5,000 from him. When Ian turns to ask Mandy if Paul is telling the truth , she escapes out of the back door. Concerned for Mandys welfare Ian goes on the hunt for her searching the area surrounding the strip club. When a girl offers him information in exchange for money, Ian readily accepts but gets a shock when the woman reveals her police ID and arrests him for attempting to solicit a prostitute.
Returning home after being questioned by the police Ian is angry to find Mandy on his sofa. After all the trouble she has caused an angry Ian orders her to leave but soon has a change of heart and tracks her down at the bus stop and invites her to stay with him for a while. Mandy quickly makes herself at home and when Ian falls asleep she decides to cause some mischief by drawing a beard on him. Later when Lola turns up demanding Ian pays her even though he hasn't opened up the chip shop. Mandy makes it clear she is shocked by Lola's rude behaviour. Agreeing with Mandy Ian sacks Lola before deciding to spend the day at home with Mandy. However her wild behaviour soon makes him regret asking her to stay as she starts wearing Lucy's clothes & hides Ian's phone in a jelly. Ian is pushed to the limit by Mandys behaviour and when he spots the drawn-on beard, he finally snaps and tells Mandy to leave. Ians day goes from bad to worse when he is later forced to give Lola her job back when she threatens to reveal who's been staying with him
KAT & ALFIE!
With the time approaching for Shenice to leave the Square and return to Spain the Moons organise a goodbye picnic for her. However, desperate to stay in Walford Shenice tells Alfie that she doesn't want to go back to Spain and wants to stay with him and Kat instead. Despite being touched Alfie doesn't know what to say, but when the kids see him smiling, they think that Shenice will be allowed to stay. When Kat finds out Shenice thinks she staying with them she confronts Alfie and despite his wifes concerns Alfie calls Martina and asks if Shenice can stay.
Later when Kat receives a phone call she is upset and its clear her mind is elsewhere. When Alfie reveals he as spoken to Martina and Shenice is staying in Walford and she barely seems interested, let alone aware of what Alfie is telling her. Sensing that something is wrong, Jean starts asking questions but Kat refuses to open up. However Later,, Kat admits that she thinks things have moved too quickly especially as she had no say in the decision that Shenice is now staying at The Vic. Later in the day Kat contacts Yusef and expresses confusion over his earlier phone call asking how her blood test results could reveal shes pregnant and Yusef reitterates his early point telling Kat she IS pregnant.
Desperate for proof Kat does a pregnancy test and hides it underneath her pillow. Throughout the day, she starts to show signs of her pregnancy and it doesn't take long for Jean to realise what's going on and she soon confonts her. Kat opens up to Jean and admits worried about her pregnancy, however Jean is delighted and does her best to reasuure Kat that everything will be OK.. Later, when Shenice finds the pregnancy test she lets slip the secret in front of Kat and Alfie. With her secret out, Kat tells Alfie that its true and she is pregnant. However, to her horror instead of being happy Alfie stuns her by asking who the father is!
JANINE AND MICHAELA Happy Janine starts moving her new purchases into Number 27, but expensive new furniture is the last thing on her mind when she turns up for work at the club, Much to her horror she discovers that Phil's hired Billy and Lola just to annoy her. Determined to get Janine to do a stock take Phil locks her in the office However, Janine soon comes out on top again when she starts smashing the bottles and setting off the fire alarm. Later, When Michael visits the club he and Janine are soon trading insults and commenting on how lonely the other must be. However, anger soon turns to passion as Janine throws herself at Michael and the pair soon head home together. The following morning Michael is shocked to wake up in Janine's bedroom however he cant remember a thing about the previous night and wonders just how far him and Janine went. Meanwhile Janine has other things on her mind and focuses on her battle with Phil deciding to hire Rainie to work at the club knowing it will cause trouble for Phil when Shirley finds out
TANYAA worried Tanya attends her appointment and is pleased when she is told the cancer is small and ideal for surgery. The doctor advises her to book a hysterectomy for the week after the initial surgery as she may not need chemo. Full of fear and worry Tanya is not impressed to return home and find Cora, Patrick, Jay, Abi and Lauren all drinking together. When Tanya confronts her mother over letting the daughters drink its not long before old tensions are being raised and as the pair lay into each other Tanya orders Cora to leave.
HARRY GOLD RETURNS TO THE SQUARE!
Vanessa makes contact with her ex-husband Harry and asks for his help in paying for Jodie's wedding. Later, things seem to be looking up as Vanessa and Harry tell Jodie that he's agreed to cover the wedding costs. However,Harry declares that he'll only help if Vanessa keeps away from the wedding
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Michael continues his manipulative ways by trying to make Anthony think that Eddie has forgotten his birthday.Dot isn't happy about what her sister is wearing, nor her lack of contribution to the household.
KAT SUFFERS A MISCARRIAGEAfter Alifes accusations that she cheated things are tense between Kat and Alfie. With Kat on the edge it doesn't take much for her to lose her temper and when she spots Jean and Norman sharing a drink Kat accuses Norman of leading Jean on. Norman is quick to rebuff her claims and Pat is quick to jump in and defend him by making a jibe about Kat's reputation. Pushed to the limit Kat fights back by throwing a drink in Pat's face, while a delighted Janine watches on. Later knowing things cant stay as they are Kat demands Alfie to speak to Yusef about his fertility. Alfie listens on in shock when Yusef advises him to take more test as his fertility could have changed. Taking Yusefs advice Alfie goes for tests and is told he will receive the results the following day. Returning home Alfie admits to Kat that he may have been wrong to doubt her, but instead of making things better he insults his wife even further after stating that he was right to be cautious given her history. Turning on her husband Kat makes it clear she is shocked Alfie could think she would cheat after all that has gone on in the last few months . As the couple argue Kat screams that she's through with being married to Alfie Moon. The following day Alfie heads off to get his results and is overjoyed to discover that he is not sterile after all. Meanwhile back at the Vic Kat doubles up in pain clutching her stomach and knows that something is wrong with her baby. As a worried Kat insists that she needs to go to the hospital, Alfie returns and apologies for doubting her. When Alfie spots that Kat is in pain he rushes to his wifes side however hurt by Aflies recent accusations Kat insists that Mo accompanies her in a taxi to the hospital. Eager to support his wife and concerned about his unborn babies welfare Alfie makes his way to the hospital. As Alfie arrives at the hospital Kat goes into the treatment room alone and when she returns she breaks the news that she has lost their baby. Returning to the Vic Kat as usual puts a front on her feelings and tries to carry on as normal however its not long before she abandons her shift and heads to bed. Trying to comfort Kat, Alfie points out that they can try again for children now that they know he's not infertile, but Kat makes it clear that she's done with the heartbreak of trying for kids.
SYED WANTS TO FIND AMIRAKeen to press on with his plans to Marry Christian, Syed decides he needs to get in touch with Amira about the divorce. Sharing his plan with Christian Syed suggests arranging a meeting with Amiras father Qadim, but worried for Syed's safety Christian forbids him from going ahead with this idea.
ELSEWHERE ON THE SQUAREAnthony helps Cora to move into Dot's house
MAX AND TANYA CAUGHT OUT!
When Max goes for lunch with Vanessa in the Vic he struggles with jealousy after Tanya Greg and Abi arrrive and start planning a holiday. Unaware of Max's increasingly dark mood Vanessa starts suggesting ideas for their honeymoon, however Vanessa's left on the brink of tears when an annoyed Max storms out. After making her excuses Tanya follows Max outside, fed up snatching odd moments together Max declares his love for his ex wife and the cheating couple disappear down an alleyway. Meanwhile back in the vic, Greg and Abi start to wonder where Tanya has got to as they finish their meal. The pair soon leave followed closely by vanessa who leaves a message on Max's answer phone, unaware that Max is only yards away kissing Tanya. As the former husband and wife get passionate in the alley way they are unaware that someone has come out of the back door of the pub and spotted them. The following day when Max and Tanya meet in the café and make plans to meet up at lunchtime oblivious to the fact that Jack is watching them and has overheard every word. Later, as Max prepares for Tanya's visit he gets a shock when Jack turns up and confronts him over his affair with Tanya telling him that if his not careful he will end up like him, single and lonely. Angered at his brothers words an angry Max lashes out at his brother spitefully telling him that his loneliness is all his own fault When Tanya turns up a furious Jack lays in to her too and leaves her upset when he tells her she's no better than Stacey. As Jack storms off, his words sink in and a devastated Tanya tells Max they must end their affair before leaving. Later, Max is drowning his sorrows in the Vic but walks out when Tanya, Greg and Lauren head to The Vic celebrating Lauren passing her driving test. As an emotional Max sits alone at the car lot, he is cheered when Tanya turns up and tells him she loves him. Telling Max she cant fight her feelings and wants them to be together properly she promises Max that will reveal their relationship the next day The following day Tanya is nervous as she prepares to come clean over her relationship with to Max, but her nerves turn to anger when Greg reveals he has bought Lauren a car. Frustrated by Greg Tanya angrily tells him that its not his place to do so and if anyone should be buying Lauren a car, it's her. When Max later visits Tanya at work the loved up pair arrange to meet at the bedsit for a drink, before they tell their families that their back together. Meanwhile a highly stressed Vanessa starts to worry that she has lost her engagement ring and panics that its be a bad omen for her and Max. When Jodie and Poppy arrive they catch Vanessa frantically searching the house for the ring, and do their best to calm Vanessa. Dismissing her claims of bad luck the pair too Vanessa to set a date for the wedding, and as the three excitedly discuss wedding plans they decide that Vanessa and Jodie should have a double wedding. As Vanessa excitedly makes plans she is unaware Max is planning on breaking her heart.
TANYAS GETS LIFE CHANGING NEWS
As Tanya prepares to meet Max at the bedsit, a head of their big confession she is forced to put her plans on hold when Cora phones and hers that Oscar has hurt himself. As a worried Tanya meets her mum and Oscar at the Doctors, she gets a shock when Yusef calls her in telling her needs to talk to her. Getting straight to the point Yusef asks Tanya if she has received a letter from the health service. After admitting she has the letter in her bag but hasnt opened it yet digs it out it out when Yusef tells her its urgent and she must open is straight away. Opening the letter Tanya is shocked to read that she has abnormal smear test result and needs more tests. As the news sinks in Tanya is then forced to come to terms with the fact that she may have cancer. In shock after reading the news Tanya heads to see Max, deciding to take control of her life and make a decision but who will she follow her heart or her head?
When Jean gets chatting to Norman in the Vic it's clear that she has takena shine to him leaving Norman feeling awkward. When Jean decides to make him the perfect pie for lunch, she does so at the expense of the other customers as their orders are delayed. Jean is later crushed when she spots Pat flirting with Norman after all of her efforts to impress him. Kat is looking for ways to cheer Jean up and suggests that she should get Norman's attention by starting a campaign to save the community centre. Jean launches the campaign later that day and starts delegating roles to interested parties. She suggests that she and Norman should work together to organise an event, but Pat instructs her to concentrate on catering while she and Norman do the planning. Keen not to give up, Jean suggests that they should have a summer fete, before suggesting Norman could do his "Pearly King" act and she could be his queen. However, Jean is left upset when Norman reveals that Pat is already his queen.
When Michael turns up at The Vic to collect a delivery of eels, he is suspicious and intrigued when Jean lets slip that Eddie has been strangely angry over some letters which have arrived from Chingford. Meanwhile Eddie's in trouble with Carol when she accuses him of gossiping about her. Eddie tells her he doesnt know what he is talking about and an angry Carol reveals that people are gossipoing about them sleeping together but Eddie insists he didnt tell any one. Eddies also getting grief from an annoyed Kat who has lost patience in waiting for her furniture to be returned. Losing her temper Kat orders Eddie to return her sofa by the end of the day or give her £1,000 for a new one and Eddie promises Going to retrieve the sofa Eddie is not impressed when he finds out Tyler has sold the sofa to a woman for £200 because he wanted to get her phone number. Determined to avoid having to pay Kat Eddie demands Tyler get the sofa back immediately. Shortly after the sofa is delivered to the Vic and despite being happy to have it back Kat cant help but wish she had the £1000 instead
Billy takes on Julie's cleaning job at The Vic but Kat sacks him when he fails to turn up on time however his day improves when he discovers that he's been chosen as an Olympic torchbearer.
Jack apologises to Kat over everything that happened and she allows him to see baby Tommy
Billy is relieved when the social worker reveals that Julie's departure shouldn't affect his chances of custody of Lola.
Kat moans to Alfie that they no longer have any intimate time together however its not long before she realises that, despite having everything she's ever wanted, she's still not happy.
When Jodie informs Darren that she's setting the wedding date, and reveals the plans for a double wedding Darren confesses to Max that he is worried as he can't afford it yet. When a distracted Max assures him that everything will be okay, Darren assumes that Max is saying he will be paying for it all and excitedly tells Jodie that she can have anything she wants for the wedding.
When a heartbroken Vanessa turns up at the boxing ring, Jack does his best to comfort her but Michael is quick to cause trouble telling Vaneesa all about Max and Tanya's secret bedsit. Leaving the boxing ring Vanessa heads to to the bedsit where she is sicked to finds signs of the affair. Vanessa gets a huge shock when Tanya suddenly emerges from the bathroom. Gathering herself Vanessa confronts her love rival, but Tanya hit back leaving Vanessa more hurt than ever. Returning home to Max's Vanessa she has a meltdown and starts smashing everything in sight. As Vanessa smashes a candlestick into a picture of Max , ack and Carol burst their way into the house. Shocked by Vanessas outburst , Jack tries to calm her down and tells her it's time for her to go resulting in an extremely unstable Vanessa attacking him. Carol and Jack carry Vanessa out of the house as she carries on shouting and screaming and throw her to the ground. A shocked Eddie can not believe the way Carol has treated Vanessa and rushes to the troubled blondes side helping her to her feet. When Eddie, Michael and Jodie take Vanessa to the B&B, she breakdown over the end of her relationship. Later Vanessa is surprised to receive a phone call from Harry, and quickly rejects his call. Vanessa isnt impressed when she finds out that Jodie has been in contact with her father telling him how worried she is about her mun, and makes it clear she doesnt want Harry to be involved in the situation.
TANYAS CANCER SHOCK!
When Tanya goes to see Yusef at the surgery, she is shocked when he explains that the hospital will want to perform a colposopy and a biopsy as soon as possible. Pushing the growing tension at home to one side Tanya secretly books the hospital appointment. The following day a scared but determined Tanya attends her hospital appointment alone and is told that she'll get the results tomorrow. Returning to the square a heartbroken Tanya puts on a brave face and continues to hide her fears from her loved ones. Returning to the hospital the following day Tanys tries to stay positive but the doctor delivers heartbreaking news telling Tanya that she is suffering from cancer. Arriving home, Tanya is still in shock and soon breaks down in tears.
MICHAEL ROPES VANESSA INTO HIS PLAN!
After he helped her when Carol and Jack threw her out Vanessa heads off to find Eddie to thank him for his help. Bumping into Michael on her way she tells him that she wanted to say goodbe to his "lovely dad" before she leaves Walford However, Michael rants that Eddie is a liar and a cheat like most men reveling to a shocked Vanessa that Eddie destroyed his mother. As Vanessa listens on in shock Michael offers Vanessa a wad of cash to break Eddie's heart, telling her to think about it before dismisses his idea. The next day Michael warns Vanessa that her time to accept his offer is running out but Vanessa insists that she isn't interested in his plan. As the day continues, Michael steals Anthony's keys so he can snoop in Eddies belongings.. Fnding Eddie's padlocked toolbox Michael is shokced to find a, photo showing Eddie, a blonde woman and a baby. with a note saing "Craig 13/3/76" , however before MIchael can investigate further the rest of the Moons arrive home. Michael remains calm at their arrival and manages to get out without being seen. A frustrated Michael returns to the B&B, but his day improves when Vanessa agrees to accept his offer and break Eddie's heart.
DANGER FOR WHITNEY
When Whitney orders some food in the cafe she soon realises she has forgotten her money. Overhearing the conversation fellow diner Lee offers to pay. Whitney isn't impressed by Lee and turns down his offer before stating that ashe's going home to get her money. When Whiney bumps into Lee again he offers to buy her a drink but she tells him to go away.Later Lee approaches Whitney again and suggests that they may have got off on the wrong foot, charmed by Lee, Whitney relents and gives him her phone number. Whitney is overjoyed when Lee her if she'd like to go bowling, and she readily agrees. To Whitney's surprise, she enjoys Lee's company and the pair end their date with a kiss. Later as Whitney is cheered by thoughts of Lee, she is unaware of the danger she is in. Lee is not what he seems and soons meets up with Whitneys former pimp Rob who tells Lee that he'll take over things from now on,
ELSEHWERE ON THESQUARE
Cora can sense that something isn't right with Tanya.
Heather convinces Shirley to go to a forthcoming '80s music convention with her; while Lauren sneaks Ryan into her house and they head upstairs.
Carol tries to apologise to Eddie over treating Vanessa too harshly, but he ignores her. Not long afterwards, though, Carol stands up to Eddie and their flirtation resumes.
When Janine spots Ryan talking to a man at The Vic she realises that he's behaving strangely. Confronting her ex, Janine tells him that she knows he's dealing drugs at the pub. Ryan dismisses the suggestion but he's caught out when Janine presents him with her evidence a bag of cocaine. When Lauren and Ryan later visit The Vic together they are shocked to see the police conducting a drugs raid.
Ian is busy juggling his three girlfriends Cheryl, Fiona and Rebecca, and while he enjoys the attention he finds itdifficult to keep track of them all. When Ian receives a visit from Darren, who is determined to fund his wedding and find a place for him and Jodie to live. Darren asks Ian whether he can rent his flat, and Ian agrees all in the aim of impressing Rebecca with his kind gesture. Later, Ian and Rebecca clear the room out for Darren, and Ian agrees to give him more time when he doesn't have all of the rent money yet. Rebecca continues to be impressed by Ian's 'kind nature
Jean is jealous when Pat agrees to be Norman's Pearly Queen at the fete;
Shenice overhears Ian disccussing Janes death and mentions it to a shocked and upset Bobby
Jean is disappointed over the fact that she can't be the Pearly Queen. However, Alfie promises her that if she wants to be a Queen, she can be and he'll help her. At the same time, Pat isn't happy about being the Queen and regrets agreeing to the idea. When she turns up for the fete, she spots Jean coming out of The Vic in similar Pearly Queen clothes and is shocked by her cheek. As Pat storms off, Jean finds herself as the one and only Pearly Queen much to Norman's disappointment.
Ian feels terrible and cancels a date with Cheryl when Bobby starts asking questions about Jane 'dying'.
Pat encourages a downbeat Dot to make a list of things she needs to do before she dies
Rebecca comes along to the fete to support Ian but storms off when he confesses that Jane is not dead
Zainab and Syed seem to be on better terms as he helps her with work, but things turn sour again when he mentions his wedding plans
ANTHONY MOON ARRIVES!
When Tyler and Eddie bring a battered pick-up truck to the Square containing the stock for "Moon & Sons" the pair are in search of work premises and quickly come up with a plan on how to ensure they get somewhere. Visiting the Arch, Eddie and Tyler convinced Mad Dog that he is in trouble with the council for squatting. MadDog begins to panic when a Council Official called 'Ron' arrives to investigate backing up the Moons story. Keen to evade prosecution Maddog decides to vacate the premise. Pleased to have secured a new base for their business Eddie and Tyler celebrate with 'Ron', However it soons becomes clear that Ron was in on the scam, when he is revealed to be Eddies other son Anthony
LOLA SETS EDDIES BUSINESS ON FIRE !
When Billy asks Eddie if he has any work , the Moon boys mock him behind his back. Over hearing them Lola is angry and sets out to get revenge, heading to the Moon truck she sets it on fire. As flames engulf the vehicle Eddie can only look on in horror as his entire stock is destroyed. Wrongly assuming that Michael torched his business, Eddie marches to the B&B to confront his eldest son. Pinning Michael against the wall Eddie shows his dark side as he angrily accuses Michael of arson. As Michael protests his innocence Lola keeps quiet. Later in the week Lola confesses to Liam that she was the one who started the fire
EDDIES GOT A SECRET!
After the fire Jean is keen to help Eddie and agrees to let him borrow a few things from The Vic to make the shop look full. However Jean begins to panic after Eddie and Tyler strip both the living room and Kat and Alfies bedroom of all the furniture. Not wanting to upset Jean, Eddie assures her that he will return every item before Kat and Alfie return from Spain. Later Tyler gets into an argument with Mr Lister after the market inspector complaints about the mess the fire has made. The following day Tyler has another row with Mr Lister and keen not to put an end to the situation Eddie bribes Lister with £20.00 to let the matter drop. note Over in the Vic Jean looks through the post and finds a heavy and important-looking letter which is addressed to Eddie. When she hands it over to him, Eddie tells Jean he wants to read his letter alone and in private, leaving Jean intrigued as to its context. Later unable to get Eddie and the letter off her mind she gets embarassed when Mo teases her about her crush on Eddie. Later, knowing they cant stay at the Vic forever Eddie searches for somewhere to rent, spotting an oppotunity Mo offers to let him the Slaters house. Meanwhile over in the Vic, Jean cant get Eddies underwear of her mind and tells Julie that she's shocked Eddie wears expensive silk underpants. Elsewhere Eddie tells Tyler and Anthony they will be moving into number 23. Returning to the Vic Eddie is shocked when Jean teasingly says she knows his little secret. Assuming Jean has read his letter a worried Eddie demands Jean mustn't tell anyone what she has discovered. Bemused by Eddies over reaction Jean reveals she was joking and was talking about his underwear. As Eddie tries to back track and play along with Jean, what is he trying to hide.
ROXY CONFRONTS PHIL!
When Roxy spots Ryan selling drugs to Rainie, she angrily confronts him before sacking him. Unaware that Phil is more than aware of Ryans dealing secret shes shocked and angry when Phil gives Ryan his job back. As she questions Phils motives, Roxy is angry to realise that Ryan is infact working for him. Determined to put a stop to Phils behaviour Roxy threatens to reveal all to Shirley however, an angry Phil warns that he will make sure she regret it if she does.
EDDIE V MICHAEL
Trying to build up the business Eddie visits Jack, asking if he can put him in touch with anyone selling vintage sporting equipment. As the pair discuss the matter Michael arrives and its not long before father and son are once again at each others front. As Eddie once again accuses Michael of starting the fire, Jack is also convinced that Michael is guilty. As Jack angrily questions his former friend over the fire its not long before Jack is angrily confronting Michael over his treatment of Ronnie. As Jack rips into him Michael confesses that he wants to be friends again. When Jack agrees to give Michael another chance the pair head out for a drink. Spotting the pair chatting and drinking together Eddie is unable to contain his anger and becomes determined to cause trouble for Michael. Grabbing a moment alone with Jack, Eddie puts his plan in motion by dropping hints and making comments about Michael and Ronnie's 'relationship'. Taking the bait a furious Jack confronts Michael in the mens toilets. Lashing out Jack begins punching Michael leaving him in a heap on the floor. When Jean goes into clean the toilets she notices the blood on the floor, before spotting a set of keys with a St Christopher chain attached, which has a 'To Michael, love Mum' engraved on it. Realising that Michael could be seriously injured Jean goes to tell Eddie and her concern heightens after Anthony confirms that the chain does belong to Michael. Keen to make sure Michael is ok Jean visits him at the B&B.. Thanking her for help and for returning his chain, Michael promises Jean that everything will be OK. Later at the boxing club Michael confronts Jack over his attack threatening a violent revenge. As the pair argue Michael enjoys winding Jack up about Ronnie and pushes Jack to far as he details what Ronnie was like in bed. As Jack rages at him, Michael finally confesses that he didn't have an affair with Ronnie and Eddie was lying. As Jack realises that Michael is telling the truth he appologises to Michael, telling him he wants to confront Eddie over the trouble he has caused. However, Michael tells Jack to leave it before revealing that he has his own plan for revenge on Eddie.
CORA COMES TO STAY!
Greg is not impressed when Cora unexpectedly turns up at the house, declaring that she's having problems with her neighbours and will be staying for a few days. Keen to keep the peace Greg agrees she can stay but later confides is Jack that he is unhappy and annoyed that Tanya didn't even bother to consult him about Cora staying. Deciding he must be firmer Greg makes it clear to Tanya that he's going to start being more assertive, before revealing that he wants to move to a house that belongs equally to them both. Tanyas not happy with Gregs suggestion and warns Rainie and Cora to keep their distance and be nice to Greg for a few days in order to get him to change his mind.
LAUREN SLEEPS WITH RYAN!
Ryan fends off unwanted attention from Lauren; Rainie is shocked when Lauren informs her about her crush on Ryan. Keen to ensure that her niece doesn't get into trouble, Rainie confesses that Ryan was the person who supplied her with drugs. Later, Ryan and Lauren discuss the matter and Ryan tells the teen that he needs help. He also adds that he's started to enjoy the challenge of getting Lauren's attention. Lauren is sceptical, claiming that Ryan is only showing an interest because he doesn't want her to tell Whitney about his criminal behaviour. However, the pair end up kissing and going back to Ryan's together.
ELSEWHERE ON THE SQUARE....
When Tanya sees that Rainie has been taking drugs again, she cancels a planned meeting with Max realising that her lies are starting to effect on her family
Jay and Abi get back on better terms when Jay tells Abi that she's the only one that he wants;
There is a slight improvement in relations for Zainab and Masood after Zainab defends her husband when Afia is rude to husband
Tanya confesses to Max how terrible she feels and that she thinks Vanessa knows their secret, but the pair realise how much they enjoy being together;
Shirley offers Lola a permanent position at the café;
Yusef tells Afia that he has forgiven Masood and that she should respect Tamwar by doing the same. However, its clear Yusef is unhappy when he spots that Masood and Zainab are getting along. Coming up with a plan to cause trouble, Yusef invites Zainab for a coffee at the café. Desperate to make Zainab depend on him Yusef causes the contents of Zainabs bag to spill out over the floor. Blaming Lola, for the incident Yusef pretends to be helpful but hides the bottle of pills that Zainab was carrying. When Zainab notices they're missing, Yusef is more than happy to provided a fresh supply…
Rainie is touched when Dot comforts her and tries to get her back on the right track;
Lola risks Liam's wrath by branding him a pervert who's been staring at her all day
Billy and Julie have a successful meeting with the social worker, but things go wrong when an estate agent turns up and asks what they're doing in the house.
Abi and Lola have another argument over Jay;
Billy is pleased to hear that social services want to help him find a proper family home, but Julie still doesn't seem keen on having Lola under her roof; while
SYED'S BIG NEWS!
At the start of the week Syed decides that he can not put it off any longer and the time has come to tell his parents that he is engaged to Christian. Meanwhile Zainab makes plans to invite all of her family around for Ramadan desperate for them all to build bridges. When Tamwar overhears Syed chatting to Christian on the phone, he wonders what his brother is about to reveal and begs him not to rock the boat at the meal wanting his family to have one trouble free occasion together. However despite Tamwar's request, as the Masoods including Afia and Yusef all gather together Syed goes ahead with his plan and announces that he and Christian are engaged. Everyone is shocked and Zainab suddenly complains that she doesn't feel well,. As Yusef steps in and takes Zainab away Masood can only look on in frustration. Discussing her symptoms with Yusef Zainab wonders if she has had a bad reaction to the pills to the pills Yusef has given her, however Zainab vows to carry on taking them. Unhappy with Syeds news and Yusef's presence, Masood makes an early exit.
PHIL V JANINE!
When Phil sees Roxy looking through the books at the R&R he isnt impressed suggests that she should sell her share in the club to him mocking her that she doesn't have a clue about business. As the day continues, a hurt Roxy confides in Christian about the R&R situation, and Christian advises her to hit Phil where it hurts. Taking Christians suggestion on board, Roxy extracts the ultimate revenge on phil by selling her share of the club before heading over to the club to introduce Phil to his new business partner Janine. Phil is horrified but with the contracts signed there is nothing he can do. Janine wastes no time in making her at R&R and brings in some of her own belongings including a parrot that she has called Frank. However, an angry Phil warns Janie to leave. Janine stands her ground but its clear she is wondering what she has taken on with the club as she struggles with the computers and staff fail to arrive. However Janine is never one to give in and quickly gets things under control making it clear to Phil that she's staying despite his threats. As Phil angrily reacts Janine cheekily offers to buy him out of the club before admitting that she wants to buy The Vic too. Later Phil seeks revenge by letting Janine's beloved parrot Frank escape. Despite Phils bad attitude and underhand tactics Janine stays strong and refuses to be intimidated by Phil, telling him that she will buy out the entire Mitchell empire. However when Phil tells Janine it doesnt matter how much money she has or how many business she owns that she wouldn't have anyone to share her success with, he hits a nerve and Janine tries to make amends with her family.
The Moon boys decide to have a launch party for the antiques business. When Jack spots Carol heading to the event, he warns her that she should be steering clear of the Moons, but Carol angrily disagrees. Much to the Moon boys pleasure he party is a huge success and the celebrations carry on in the Vic. However when Kat and Alfie return from Spain, Kat isn't impressed to find her furniture missing and Eddie is forced to explain he has borrowed it as he lost all of his stock in the fire. Later, the Moon boys set Eddie and Carol for some alone time together. However, Jack is concerned for his sister and and warns Michael that he doesn't want Carol to get hurt by his plotting and scheming.
BYE BYE JULIE!
When Lola confesses to Jay that she's been short-changing some of the customers at the café, he isn't impressed and points out that she's stealing from Phil and a real Mitchell wouldnt do that. Ignoring Jay's warnings Lola continues to rip of the customers but comes unstuck when she short-changes Poppy. When Poppy confronts her Phil stands up for Lola but as soon as Poppy leaves, Phil orders Lola to turn out her pockets. Realising that Lola has been stealing from him and his customers an angry Phil orders her out of the cafe. Lola is worried about Billy's reaction however Billy is sympathetic with his granddaughter especially when she reveals that she only stole so she could get them something nice for tea. However, Julie is not impressed and voices her concerns resulting in Billy losing his temper. Snapping at Julie Billy tells her that it's time she started treating Lola like family. The following day with Billy and Julie as skint as ever Lola begs Phil for her job back, offering him her expensive phone in return for the favour. Phil rejects Lola's suggestion but leaves her reeling in shock when he takes her phone anyway and later gives it to Jay as a present. Later, Billy, Julie and Lola unite as a family and visit Phil , asking him to give Lola her job and back and to help with their tenancy agreement. When Phil refuses to help , Lola storms out and heads to The Arches Unawhere that Jay is working under the car Lola angrily smashes the window of Phil's Jag, Working away Jay is shocked to see someone wearing trainers kicking the jack straight into him and screams out in pain. Lola is shocked to see Jay lying injured on the floor and calls an ambulance. Later, as the police arrive, a furious Phil says Lola must have attacked Jay for having her phone. However theres a surprise in store when Julie claims that Lola isn't responsible, stating it was her that smashed the window and injured Jay. As Julie is arrested, Jay confronts Lola telling her that if she doesnt stand up and admit it was her then he will reveal the truth himself. Scared of the repercusions Lola fless Walford. Later, Julie returns home pleased to have only received a caution. However, Julies joy is short lived when a worried Billy tells her that Lola has gone missing. Its not long before someone from the children's home phones revealing that Lola has turned up there. Billy and Julie quickly head over to make sure she is ok but Lola shocks them when she insists that she hates all of the Mitchells and wants nothing more to do with them. Desperate not to lose his granddaughter Billy convinces Lola to return to Walford and give things another try however it's clear that Julie isn't happy with the plans .Returning to the Square, Billy convinces Julie not to tell the police the truth about what happened in order to protect Lola. Despite resenting taking the blame for her wayward granddaughters behaviour Julie persuades Jay to keep quiet too. Later Julie opens up to Billy making it clear that she thinks that Lola belongs in the care home and not with them. Shocked by Julies admission Billy begs her not to make him choose between her and Lola as Lola would win. After some soul searching, Julie shocks Billy when she announces that she's leaving Walford before saying a tearful goodbye to Billy.
JANES DEAD! WELL SO SAYS IAN!
Ian takes a shine to nursery worker Cheryl when he tries to get Bobby a place in the local playgroup. Hoping symptahy will work in Bobbys favour Ian mentions how much Bobby misses his mum. However when Cheryl assumes that Jane is dead Ian doesn't bother to correct her. Ian is over the moon when Bobby ig awarded a place and Ian cant believe his luck when Cheryl flirts with him before inviting him out for a coffee. The Coffee date goes well and as the week progresses and Ian starts getting to know Cheryl better, he buys an urn from the antiques emporium to back up his lie that Jane is dead. As Ian's blossoming relationship with Cheryl continues,the gossip begins and when Mo discovers what his lie about Jane she enjoys making Ian sweat as she fills Cheryl in on all of Ian's ex-wives. Fed up of Mo's interference and worried she will expose his lie Ian orders Mo to keep her nose out, she agrees as long as Ian is prepared to pay for her silence.or.
CORA THE ASBO GRANNY!
Greg is becoming increasingly frustrated with his house guests and tells Tanya that he wants Cora and Rainie out. Cora overhears and interrupts the argument inviting the couple to join her for a drink at lunch, but Greg snaps at Cora telling her all he wants is some time alone with his wife.. Feeling guilty, Tanya cancels plans to meet Max at lunch but tells Greg that Cora and Rainie are staying for a bit longer silencing his protests by leading him to the bedroom. Later, Cora confronts Tanya telling her its obvious that things aren't right in her marriage. Tanya protests and argues with her mother insisting all is well however, Cora stands firm and leaves Tanya stunned when she says its clear her daughter doesnt love Greg. Later in the week Cora tells Tanya that she can't return home as she was thrown out following a row with a neighbour who has an ASBO. Insisting her mum can stay with her Tanya Cora and Rainie head to Cora's to pick up her belongings. Later, the Cross women come face-to-face with Jude, the 'troublesome neighbour' and an argument quicly breaks out. Tanya is left stunned wen Jude presents a local paper displaying a picture of Cora and the headline 'ASBO Granny In Dock'!
ELSEWHERE ON THE SQUARE....
Tyler flirts with Jodie and Poppy at the salon and Poppy agrees to a date with him;
Kat and Alfie return home with Shenice, who'll be staying with them over the summer.
Carol is mortified when Anthony and Tyler spot her first thing in the morning after spending the night with Eddie, but it's not long before they spend more time in each other's company
Greg presents Tanya a rocking horse an admits that it's his dream to have a little girl. However, Tanya is not impressed and snaps at Greg telling him that he's putting too much pressure on her.
Ian's deception continues to pay off as another woman from the playgroup hails him as an inspiration and hands him her number
Janine tries to win over Tiffany by offering her a bag full of presents, but a suspicious Tiff refuses to accept them. Later Janine leaves Roxy furious by offering Amy the gifts instead. Roxy warns Janine to stay away but changes her tone when Janine says that she was only trying to be nice.
When Tanya meets up with Max and admits that she's feeling guilty over their behaviour and all the lies they have told, When Max asks whether she'd like to come clean, and reveal all about their affair Tanya says that she doesn't know what to do for the best. Returning home, Tanya finally confesses to Greg that she doesn't want another baby. Greg accepts his wife's decision and assures her that she's everything to him.
Roxy has a drinking competition with Tyler in the Vic and drunkenly shares a kiss with him, but she regrets it when she realises they've been spotted by Jack.
HOUR LONG EPISODE ON THURDAYS 7.30-8.30
RONNIE ON TRIAL
Ronnie tells Jack that she understands why he wanted to see Tommy and appreciates that he is hurting. Jack promises his wife that he'll make sure she doesn't go to prison, but Ronnie doesn't seem confident as she later gives a list to Roxy detailing things she wants done while she's in jail. After the drama with Michael (see below) Ronnie arrives at court alone. Its not long before, Jack arrives and begs her to run away to Mexico with him. However, Ronnie refuses insisting that she needs to be punished for what she has done telling Jack he needs to let her go. As the trial begins Ronnie takes the stand. When an emotional Kat takes the stand will her victim statement send Ronnie to prison?
TWISTED MICHAEL SETS UP RONNIE!
Ronnie is surprised when Michael arrives at Jack's flat with bags of shopping, telling her that he just wants to help out. Later, when Ronnie sees Michael at the gym she tells him that she feels like he's the only person who understands her. Taking it as a sign she that Ronnie has feelings for her Michael makes his move and tries to kiss her but a horrified Ronnie rejects him before leaving. When Michael catches up with her, he angrily confronts her over her reject and an angry Ronnie reminds him that she's with Jack and vows to kill him if he ever comes near her again. Heading home at night,, Michael sees the Abi and Jay running away from the week (all info below) and shouts after them, but they ignore him and carry on running. Michael then heads into the pub, where Eddie, Alfie and Kat have been woken up by the burglery. Seizing the moment and plotting his revenge, Michael claims that it wasnt a robbery it was Ronnie after Tommy again as he has just seen her fleeing the square. As Kat panics Ronnie was trying to kidnap Tommy again she calls the police. Poor Ronnie is confused when the police turn up at the flat to question her about the break-in at The Vic and protests her innocence. Ronnie is left shaken and confused when Michael slyly reveals to her that he's responsible for setting her up. Unable to believe the extremes Michael has gone to, Ronnie heads over to the Gym to confront him. Ronnie orders Michael to tell the truth about how he's trying to get his revenge after she turned him down. Ronnie then gives Michael an ultimatum either he tells l Roxy he came on to her or she will. Back in to a corner Michael promises that he will tell Roxy the truth. Leaving the Gym together Ronnie and Michael approach Jack, Roxy, Alfie and Tommy,and Ronnie thinks he is about to confess the truth. However Michael is not done with Ronnie yet and sleeve - leaning into Tommys pram he pulls Danielle's locket out of Tommy's hands. As Ronnie looks on in shock, Jack claims there must be a logical explanation for why the locket is there but Kat isnt interested. As everyone rages at Ronnie an angry Alfie tells her she belongs in a straightjacket before storming off. As Jack rushes after Alfie, Ronnie realises Michael has set her up for again and begs Roxy believe that she hasn't done anything.However its a step to far for Roxy and she angrily rushes off back to her flat with Michael. As a desperate Ronnie follows the door is slammed in her face leaving her banging the door for Roxy. The Following day Michael's continues his plan against Ronnie when he uses Roxy's phone to send her a text asking her to come to the park. When an oblivious Ronnie arrives up at the park, she finds Tommy alone in his pram crying. However Michael has also been in touch with Kat and Alfie to alert them to the situation, and as Ronnie picks Tommy up from the pram Kat and Alfie arrive. Horrified to see Ronnie with the Tommy they beg her to give Tommy back. As Ronnie hands Tommy over she begs Kat and Alfie to believe that she's been set up. However, Kat doesn't believe her and slaps Ronnie telling her to rot in jail. Later, Ronnie tries to convince Roxy that Michael set her up, but Roxy refuses to listen. Ronnie tries to explain about the text but is left devastated when Roxy tells her she never wants to see her again. Ronnie leaves and Roxy picks up the phone and sees the text,to Ronnie. Storming to The Vic she angrily confronts Michael who has no choice but to confess . Roxy is shocked when she realises Ronnie was telling the truth and dumps Michael before and revealing all to Jack. As Jack lashes out punches Michael, Kat is shocked to realise that Ronnie was telling the truth and when she learns that it Jay and Abi and not Ronnie who broke in to the Vic she is more confused than ever. As she tries to understand Michaels actions Kat is left to wonder what to write in her victim statement.
KAT AND ALFIE!
After Michael lies that Ronnie broke into the Vic a paroniod Kat is unable to relax. Kat watches through the window as the police arrive to question Ronnie over the break in and is worried and frustrated when they leave without taking Ronnie with them. Alfie does his best to reassure Kat telling her Ronnie will soon be behind bars anyway, but Kat admits that that she dosent feel safe with Ronnie around and is starting to feel like a prisoner in her own home. When Alfie tells her that she's overreacting, Kat cant hold back and tells Alfie he is not a real man as an argument breaks out. Its not long before the pair make up and Alfie does his best to reassure Kat to stop worrying about Tommy being taken again.
BILLY AND JULIES SON!
Desperate to trace his son Biily meets up with Henry the man who abbused him and others while Billy was in care. In the park Billy tells Henry that he needs his help to trace his son. Henry seems reluctant to help until Billy brings up what he did to Julie and her friends and Henry reluctantly promises to be of help/ After Henry says he wants to go to the pub Billy takes him to The Vic, As Henry goes off to the toilet Julie walks in and Billy panics. Ushering Julie out Billy tries to get Henry to leave, offering him £10 for a taxi home. Later in the week Billy cant help himself and meets Henry to find out if he has uncovered any info on his son. As it becomes obvious that Henry is using Billy for what he can get an angry Billy goes to attack him but Henry shouts out that the family who adopted Billy's son was called Pearce. After Phil spots the pair arguing he asks Billy what's going on and a distraught Billy reveals all. Later, Phil visit to Billy and Julie and blurts their son is called Dan Pearce, unaware the Julie was in the dark about Billys mission.
LAUREN FINDS OUT!
When Lauren sees Max on the Square he drops on the pavement and Lauren dosent think anything of it. Later that day Max and Tanya meet up and Max gives her the key, explaining that he wants more than just a fling. Tanya knocks him back saying says that she's not interested in anything serious and just wants them to have an affair, before taking the key so they will have somewhere to go together. Later in the salon eagle eyed Lauren notices that Tanya has a key which is identical to the one that Max had earlier. An angry Lauren confronts Tanya, who admits all about the affair before insisting that its over and begging Lauren her not to tell anyone. When Lauren sees Max, she slaps him and warns him that if he goes near Tanya again she will run him over and this time do the job properly and kill him. The following day a panicked Tanya does her best to reassure Lauren that her affair with Max is over but its not long before the pair are back in each other's arms;
After Janine borrows £10 from Ricky she heads to the cafe but gets a shock when Pat snatches the money off of her angrily telling her that she's spent enough of Ricky's cash. As they continue the argument down Bridge Street, Pat asks Janine why she is even in Walford when nobody likes her. Janine pretends not to care but its clear Pats words have hurt her. Later, Janine arrives for work at the chip shop, and asks Ian for another advance. When Ian refuses, Janine tries to get her revenge by grabbing the cold oil that she has cleaned off the fryers and attempting to pour it over him. However, when Kat warns Ian the bucket ends up all over Janine instead. Fed up with her behaviour a smug Ian confronts Janine before sacking her. Shortly after ,Janine, panics when a man tries to talk to her believing he is a debt collector. However, shes in for a pleasant surprise when he reveal that he's there to tell her that she's the sole beneficiary of Lydia's estate. As the news registers Janine takes great pleasure in revealing to everyone that she is now a millionaire.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Jay is determined to impress Abi and the pair break into The Vic. Jay starts pouring drinks, but Abi knocks some empties over which smash loudly, so they run off before they're caught
Lydia's son Norman arrives on Albert Square for her funeral. Pat gets a huge shock when she realises that Norman is an old friend. Janine isn't impressed Norman's arrival telling him he wasnt interested in Lydia when she was alive. As her grief bubbles to the surface, Janine breaks down in tears.
Ryan gets a shock when he walks into his room to find Lauren lying on his bed. Ryan makes it clear that he's not interested and pushes her out of the door.
JANINE GETS A SHOCK!
Pat and Ricky are not impressed when they see Janine driving around the Square in a Rolls Royce. When Janine invites them along to a party that she's planning at the R&R tonight, Pat isn't interested and turns down the invite before once again accusing Janine of killing Lydia. Later, Janine faces further taunts from Phil, who tells her that Kim is her only friend. In a desperate bid to look popular and get people to go to her party, Janine announces in the Vic that she'll be holding a raffle at her party and there for two tickets to Las Vegas up for grabs..Janine's pleased when a crowd gathers at the R&R, and she enjoys the attention as she makes her grand entrance. In typical Janine style she leaves everyone stunned by announcing that she's the winner of the Vegas raffle. Janine then approaches Ricky and gives him an envelope full of money, but Ricky insists that he wants nothing from her before tearing the envelope up. Janine hides her hurt and insists that she just wants to help him out before she leaves. As Ricky asks what she means Janine reveals that she's planning to leave Walford behind so that she can travel the world. However, Janine gets a shock when Norman arrives and declares that he'll be contesting Lydia's will. The following day Pat tracks Norman down at hospital, where he's being treated for standing on a garden rake. As the pair talk Norman confesses that he's always been unlucky revealing he has been widowed five times. Later, Pat calls Janine and urges her to help Ricky out financially if she can convince Norman not to contest the will. However it seems Pats intervention is not needed when Norman decides not to contest the will after all. As Pat questions why he is giving up his fight already Norman explains that Frank lent him money years ago, so he feels he should do the right thing by Franks daughter. However, when Pat shares the news with Janine, the schemer insists that Pat should beg her to give Ricky the money.But when Ricky overhears will Janine lose her brother for good?
MAX, TANYA, & GREG!
When Tanya starts feeling sick she worries that she may be pregnant. Confiding her fears to Max, Tanya explains that she's been taking the pill behind Greg's back so she would be shocked if she was pregnant. Deciding to confront the issue head on Tanya tells Greg that she's feeling strange and wants to do a pregnancy test. The pair leave the R&R and do a pregnancy , which turns out negative. Tanya is secretly relieved but does her best to look disappointed for Greg's benefit, however at the earliest opportunity she texts Max telling him there's no baby. The following day Greg confides in Ian telling him that he and Tanya are trying for a baby but haven't had any luck. Returning home Greg gets busy on his laptop quickly closes it when Tanya and Rainie enter the room. As soon as she gets the chance Rainie opens the laptop to see what Greg was up to and leaves Tanya stunned when she tells her that Greg has been looking up IVF treatment. The following day Max and Tanya secretly make plans to meet at the flat. Tanya excitedly gets ready dressing up in a sexy black dress. When Lauren spots Tanyas outfit she asks her whats going on but Tanya lies to her claiming that she's trying to keep Greg on his toes. However,Tanyas in for a shock when she discovers Greg has made her a romantic meal. Feigning happiness, Tanya turns off her phone realising that she wont be able to get out and meet Max. Later, in the Vic a drunken Lauren flirts with Tyler and when Max intervenes Lauren shouts that she's going to tell everyone his "dirty secret". Keen to keep his daughter quiet Max picks her up, carries her home to Tanya's. Greg helps Lauren up to her room, but Laurens the last thing on his mind when she knocks Tanya's bag over and its contents fall out. Greg is stunned when he spots a packet of contraceptive pills among Tanya's belongings and is desperate to know why his wife has been lying to him
RICKY LEAVES AGAIN!
Worried about how he will support his family Ricky tells Pat that he may return to Dubai if he can't find work locally. After yet another row with Janine and still unable to find work Ricky makes his mind up to head back to Dubai. Pat does her best to make him stay and gets a shock when she finds that he has a ticket for a flight that's leaving today. Keen for Ricky not to leave, Pat offers to speak to Norman and ask him not to contest the will if that makes any difference. However, Ricky makes it clear that he isn't interested in the money and will be returning to Dubai either way. When Ricky later walks in on Pat begging Janine to give him some money, he once again insists that he is not interested in Janine's money, before saying an emotional goodbye to his family and departing the Square once again.
ABI, JAY & LOLA
After Abi insists she is readt to sleep with him Jay prepares The Arches, for a romantic night with her however its not long before Lola pays him a visit. When Abi arrives, a smug Lola walks out telling Abi "He's all yours." Abi's suspicions are instantally raised but Jay insists that he loves Abi and nothing happened with Lola. As Abi pushes him for info, Jay reveals that Lola threw herself at him and he turned her down and pacified the pair settle down to enjoy their evening. However when Abi admits that she's not ready to sleep with him Jay gets annoyed and Abi suggests he call Lola back if he's so bothered. Feeling frustrated Jay declares that he might just call Lola back but regrets it when Abi dumps him.
LAUREN AND RYAN!
After weeks of chasing Ryan Lauren is over the moon when he finally pays the attention shes desperate for at Janine's party. When Lauren makes her move she is ecstatic that instead of rejecting her Ryan kisses her back. However the next day Ryan looks like his not interested so she flirts with Tyler. Later in the week desperate to get Ryans attention Lauren shows off a new look but is disappointed when Ryan insists that he's not interested.
IAN TRIES TO KISS DENISE!
Unsure of what to do for Bobby's birthday party, Ian accepts help from Mo who promises to organise a party package for £100. She then visits Mad Dog and Rat Face at their premises near the gym and asks for the complete birthday party experience for £50. Later, when Ian panics over a blown fuse box, Denise saves the day by offering to host the party at the B&B. As Denise helps Ian to prepare for the party, he promises that he'll repay her by buying her lunch at The Vic to say thank you. As the party's in full swing everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, especially the birthday boy and when Bobby blows out his candles on his birthday cake, Ian shocks Denise by leaning in to kiss her. Pushing Ian away a disgusted and angry, Denise rejects Ian's advances before declaring that the party is over and everyone should leave.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Shirley intervenes when Rainie is offered drugs at the R&R
Julie reluctantly agrees that she will try to arrange for Lola to move in with her and Billy
Fatboy spends a night on Dot's sofa as he feels he can't live with Grace any more as the memories of Mercy are too much to bear
Ian sparks gossip by grinning and waving at Denise on the Square
Carol is furious when she learns that Eddie has been covering for Liam when he's been bunking off school
Eddie finds out he has lost his work premises and tells Tyler they are moving back to Upton Park first thing tomorrow.
After discovering his sons address Billy cant wait to meet him and ropes in a reluctant Julie to join him as he goes to visit.. After borrowing Phil's car, they head off to the address they have been given and are greeted by a man who invites them in. Assuming that the man is his son Dan Billy starts to explain who they are as Julie gets emotional as she describes holding him for the first time. However there is heartbreak in store when man reveals that his name is Paul, and sadly Dan died three months ago. As Paul explains all, Billy and Julie are devastated to discover that Dan was a thief who never achieved anything in his life. The heartbroken pair leave with a carried bag of Dan's belongings. As the heartbroken pair arrive back in the Square they go through Dans belongings and theres a shock in store when Billy cries out that Dan had a daughter meaning that they are grandparents. As the news sinks in that he is a granddad Billy wants to track down granddaughter Lola, but Julie isn't keen on the idea and rushes off to work. Needing some advice Billy confides in Alfie who encourages him to go ahead with finding Lola. Later, Billy tells Julie that he has a surprise for her and takes her to a children's home, revealing that they're going to see their granddaughter. Julie is horrified but reluctantly heads inside with Billy and a care worker. Upon entering Billy and Julie see a fight break out and when Billy intervenes, he's shocked to discover that Lola is the instigator of the row. As Billy and Julie attempt to talk to her Lola, acts like she isn't interested in them. As the couple leave Billy is unaware that Lola has stolen his wallet. After using Billy's wallet to track him down Lola arrives on the Square. Heading to the cafe she flirts with Jay at the before stealing Abi's phone. Later,as Abi complains about her missing phone when Lola enters the salon -offering to sell the phone back for £10. However, not in the mood for teenage games, Tanya grabs the phone and marches Lola over to Billy and Julie's. Billy is overjoyed to see Lola but. Julie isn't so sure. When Lola leaves the house again she heads to the car lot, where she persuades Fatboy to let her wash cars. When she tries to steal one, a panicked Fatboy jumps into the passenger seat to stop her. When Lola crashes the car into Beale's Place, Fatboy can only look around him in shock as Lola runs off leaving Fatboy to take the blame. Weighing up the options Fatboy decides he will be in more trouble if Max discovers Lola was driving and agrees to keep her secret. Later, a proud Billy introduces Lola to Heather, Phil and Jay. Lola instantly takes a shine to Jay and surprises him with a quick kiss . Lola can feel Julies animosity and guessing her nan doesnt want her around. unaware that Lola is listening Julie tells a shocked Billy that she can't love Lola and doesn't want her around. Later grabbing a moment with Julie alone, Lola threatens her baiting Julie, that if Julie forced Billy to chose between them then she would win everytime. As Julie ponders Lolas words. It seems shes right as Billy declares her 100 per cent Mitchell. As the day continues, Billy happily arrives home with Lola but gets a shock to find a policeman waiting for Lola. Billy automatically assumes that Ian has reported her over the car crash, but Lola is convinced that Julie is responsible. As an upset Lola is taken back to the children's home, Billy realises that Julie is to blame. As Julie defends her actions a furious Billy tells her that he can't bear to look at her after what she's done
CHRISTIAN & SYED!
Christian and Syed excitedly prepare the the social workers visit to the flat however its not long before a miserable Roxy turns up and declares that she needs a hug. Syed is not impressed by her arrival and orders Christian to get rid of her before heading out briefly. Returning to the flat Syed is disgusted to find Christian and Roxy drunk and is forced to postponed the social worker's visit. As Christian's guilt kicks in an agry Syed questions if Christian really is serious about the adoption. The following day Christian gets angry when a group of teenagers abuse him and Syed over their relationship and soon loses his temper putting them in their place. However Syed's not impressed and berates Christian for losing his temper in front of Amy making him once again question if Christian is ready to be a parent. Later in the week Christian once again prepares for the social worker visit determined to make sure that everything is perfect. Seeing the Yusef in the cafe Christian reveals all about the adoption talking Yusef that he plans to get Zainab on side. Later Christian lures Zainab to the flat lying to her that Syed is ill. When Zainab turns up she is angry to discover that Christian has lied and tries to leave however Christian is determined they will talk things through and leaves Zainab shocked and angry when he locks the door and refuses to let her leave. Its not long before the pair argue with Christian calling Zainab a hypocrite, while Zainab insists that gay adoption is wrong. However, when Christian tells Zainab that she needs to let Syed be his own person, he hits a nerve and she wonders if Christian could be right.. Later, Christian get a shock when Yusef offers to give him a deposit for the flat, and he happily goes home to Syed telling him that Zainab, has come round over with their adoption plans. However, Christian is in for a shock when Syed admits that he's changed his mind and doesn't want to be a father before storming off. The following morning Syed wakes up on the sofa at the Masoods and Zainab is thrilled to have a full house again Wanting some quality time with her son Zainab offers to make a special dinner for the two of them to welcome Syed home. However,when Syed fails to arrive on time , an upset Zainab takes two sleeping pills and heads to bed. Meanwhile across the square Syed goes to see Christian, and is left upset when Christian reveals he wont give up his dreams of being a father and is going through with the adoption with or without Syed. Later, Syed turns up agan and Christian is overjoyed when Syed admits he has been stupide before telling Christian he wants to go ahead with adoption.
Fatboy is over the moon when he gets a new job at the car lot and excitedly tells Mercy that they can get their own place place he has a new job. Later Mercy confides in her gran telling Grace that she isnt going to appeal and wants to go back to Nigeria. Grace is shocked when Mercy reveals that she doesnt know to tell Fatboy and plans to slip away without saying goodbye.Grace is shocked by Mercys plan and confides in Dot who rushes off to find Fatboy. Finding hm at the car lot Fatboy thanks Dot and then rushes off in search of Mercy. Finding her at the bustop, Fatboy begs her to love him back before asking her to stay however Mercy makes it clear that despite not wanting to hurt her friend she cant force herself to love him before leaving the Square in a cab,as a heartbroken Fatboy watches on.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE!
Pat throws Janine out when she asks for a loan while she waits for her money to come through
Darren worries as Tyler continues to flirt with Jodie
Janine secures a loan through other means and angers Pat further by buying expensive presents for the kids before heading off for a night in a top hotel
Christian and Roxy guiltily return Arthur's bench to the Square gardens after drunkenly stealing it the night before
Kat and Alfie are feeling exhausted as Tommy isn't sleeping and Eddie generously gives Kat and Alfie some cash, telling them to enjoy a holiday in Spain while he and Jean look after The Vic.
Darren presents Jodie with an engagement ring and she screams with joy.
Rainie turns up at Tanya's and apologises for her drunken behaviour
Bobby falls over and hurts his leg while being looked after by Denise
Janine tries to find someone on the Square who will go into business with her
Tanya falls back into Max's arms and misses an important ceremony for Rainie, who's celebrating at her support group for being clean from drugs for six months.
HELLO TYLER MOON
When Eddie once again tries to reach out to Michael an angry Michael rejects him insisting that he hasn't forgiven him for pushing his mother to commit suicide.. As the pair argue it seems Eddie has a break through when Michael agrees to meet him later that night. Later a flash car arrives and pulls up next to Jodie. The driver does his best to chat up Jodie but is soon interrupted by Eddie. As Eddie greets the newcomer it becomes clear that it is youngest son Tyler. As the pair happily catch up Eddie forgets about his plans with Michael. An angry Michael sits waiting for his father in the café and eventually storms out when he doesn't turn up. Heading to The Vic, Michael is fuming when spots Eddie with Tyler and warns Eddie that he has had his last chance and blown it before angrily telling Tyler never to call him 'bruv' again. The following day Tyler is lapping up the attention in the Vic when three blonde sisters arrive looking for him, as they confront him its obvious that Tyler has been dating them all. Tyler is left humilated when the sisters throw their drinks over him before branding him a love rat and leaving.It seems Tyler hasnt learnt his lesson though, and later in the week when he spots Jodie Darren and Poppy in the Cafe, he tries to chat up Jodie even though Darren is there. When Jodie angrily rejects him Tyler sets his sights on Whitney and does his best to charm her but his smooth moves & typical Moon chat fail to work and Whitney punches him. However this rather than put him off his seems to impress Tyler who becomes determined to win Whitney over.
MICHAEL RONNIE & JACK!
Its clear that the arrival of Eddie and Tyler has an had an affect on Michael when he starts sleep walking. During his sleepwalking Michael knocks a glass over and cuts his hand, and when Ronnie clears up his injury it's clear that he enjoys the attention. Later Ronnie and Jack discuss the court case and Jack suggests hiring a QC to make sure she gets a lighter sentence but Ronnie isnt keen. Heading out Jack asks Michael to buy him out of the gym so he can raise the funds to pay for Ronnies defense , but Michael refuses to help. When Ronnie and Michael find themselves alone at Roxys's, Ronnie opens up to him about the pain she's feels over James, Tommy and the hurt she has caused.. Michael enjoys being Ronnies confidant and as the pair bond Michael feels he has finally found someone who understands him. As the day continues, Michael agrees to spend time with Eddie at the Vic but when he arrives he struggles to control his jealousy and storms out in anger. Leaving the pub Ronnie is on Michael's mind and he visits Jack telling him that instead of buying his shares in the Gym, the business will cover Ronnie's legal costs. Jack is overjoyed and thanks Michael for his support and understanding. Later, Jack goes out and Ronnies asleep in bed when Michael creeps in and pulls the duvet off her before staring at Ronnie obsessively before climbing on to the bed with her and falling alseep. Arriving home Jack is astounded to find Michael and Ronnie in bed together but Ronnie assumes that Michael must have been sleepwalking again getting him off the hook with Jack. The following morning, Ronnie and Jack meet QC Catherine to discuss the case unaware that Kat is watching them from the Vic. Later, Jack confides in Michael telling him that if Ronnie escapes a jail term they will move away from Walford. As Michael takes in Jacks news his brain goes into overdrive and he encourages Jack to visit the Vic and say goodbye to Tommy. Jack is unsure but Michael offers to take Ronnie out for lunch at the Argee Bhajee to keep her out of the way leaving Jack free to visit Tommy .When Jack arrives at the pub, Kat asks him who Catherine was leaving her feeling guilty when he lies that she is an old friend. Realising that Jack is a victim too Kat says that he's free to see Tommy whenever he wants, Meanwhile when Alfie finds out that Ronnie and Michael have been for lunch together he accuses his cousin of being a traitor. However, sneaky Michael tells Alfie that he's just been spying on Ronnie and fishing for information, revealing that Ronnie has a flash new lawyer who hasnt lost a case in years. As an irate Alfie heads back to the pub Michael heads back and tells a shocked Ronnie that he's just been told Jack is visiting Tommy. At the same time, Alfie heads back to the pub and punches Jack when he sees him with Kat and the baby. With Jack bleeding from his punch from Alfie & Ronnie heading to Roxys to spend the night, Michael enjoys watching the trouble he has caused unfold. The following morning Ronnie wakes up at Michael and Roxy's place and when Jack tries to call Ronnie to apologise, she doesn't answer and he has to leave a voicemail instead. When Ronnie later listens to the message, she asks Michael to tell Jack that she'll call him back later if he sees him. When Michael goes to see Jack he doesn't mention his chat with Ronnie but does offer to give a character statement in support of Ronnie in court.With Jack bleeding from his fight with Alfie the night before Michael plays the supportive friend offering to get him a clean shirt from the flat. Arriving at the flat Michael cant help himself and is soon looking through Ronnie's clothes drawer and it becomes clear that his obsession with Ronnie is only just beginning.
Carol gets a shock when she turns up for work in the cafe and Shirley announces that she's the new owner and now her boss. In a private discussion with Jay, Shirley explains that the café is her future security incase Phil lets her down again. Keen to get Rainie out of their lives Shirley puts her plan into action and gets Phil to invite Rainie to the café. When Rainie arrives Shirley spikes her drink with vodka but has second thoughts and knocks the drink out of Rainies hand when she tarts talking about her AA meetings. Changing tack Shirley offers Rainie a job in the café. The following day Rainie is determined to prove herself at the café. However, Shirley cant fight her jealousy especially when she sees texts from Rainie on Phil's phone. Putting a new plan into action, Shirley sends a text to Rainie from Phil's mobile - telling her to meet him at The Arches for one last hit. Going off to find Phil, Rainie discovers crack and drug paraphernalia waiting for her. Later, Shirley catches up with a dazed Rainie on the Square and takes her to Phil warning him to have nothing more to do with her. However, Rainie lets slip that she has only been drinking while she waited for Phil. Realising that Shirley tried to set Rainie up, Phil is disgusted with her and angrily warns her to back off .
JANINES NEW JOB!
When Janine's landlord threatens to make her throw her out unless she pays her rent that day she sets about finding a job. Desperate, she turns to Ian for help and he agrees to give her a job scrubbing floors at the chip shop. With no other option Janine is forced to take the job much to the delight of Pat and Ricky. As the pair head over to the chippy to gloat, Ian takes pleasure in humiliating Janine in front of the them by making her declare that he owns her before he pays her any money. When Janine returns home with an advance pay packet, she's relieved to still have a roof over her head. However her bad day gets a lot worse when her landlord snatches the money before kicking her out anyway. Janine is devastated to lose her flat and heads to the chip shop for shelter before doing her best to get comfortable and settling down for the night. The following morning Janine struggles to accept that not only is she now working for Ian she was forced to spend the night sleeping on the floor and is relieved when Kim mentions that there's a free room at the B&B. Janine's joy is short lived when Ryan ends up bagging the the room for himself. After arriving at work Janine begs Ian for help but he refuses to give her any more money. A Desperate Janine sells her locket to Eddie for £50 and then turns to Billy asking if she can stay with him and Julie for a while. Much to her relief, Billy agrees to let her move in.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE.....
After their behavior at the Menhdi Tamwar and Afia decide to go ahead with their registry office wedding without their familie. As Syed tells Zainab, Tamwar tells Masood, and Afia breaks the news to Yusef. Shocked at his daughters decision an angry Yusef calls Afia selfish but she sticks to her guns. Later, Tamwar and Afia head to the registry office, and get a pleasant surprise when Syed and Christian arrive and tell reveal they are their to be witnesses.
When Eddie and Carol have lunch together, Eddie spots a picture of Billie and Carol shares her heartbreak with him. Eddie tries to comfort Carol, reaching out to touch her face. However, when Liam walks in he gets upset, thinking that Eddie has only been hanging out with him to get with Carol. Eddie quickly assures Liam that this isn't the case and he genuinely wants to be his friend
Ian is shocked to learn that Jane has sold the Cafe to Phil
Ricky returns and Janine is left devastated when he believes Pat over her when it comes to Lydia's death.
Roxy is offended when Michael compares her to Ronnie
Max and Tanya tear each other's clothes off at the car lot, but Tanya has to hide under the desk when Greg knocks on the door of Max's office.
Ryan springs into action when a boy steals Lauren's phone at the café.
Jack brings all of the Brannings together and he asks them all to write character statements in support of Ronnie for the court case. However, Carol refuses to be involved and this leads to an argument before she leaves. As the day continues, Jack and Ronnie are reunited and he shows her all of the statements. As they both agree to keep fighting the case together, the pair are back on track.
Over at the Vic Kat is also preparing for the court case and gives a heart-wrenching statement to Mo and Alfie at The Vic.
LYDIA DIES! JANINE ARRRESTED!
When Janine is woken in the middle of the night by an incoherent Lydia she worries about her gran. Janine is shocked when Lydia says that she can see Janine's mother June. Janine then goes in hunt of some photographs Lydia is asking for but gets a shock when she finds Lydia’s will. Unable to resist Janine reads it and discovers that Lydia is leaving everything to charity. However when the pair later sit down for a heart to heart they tell each other they love them. Lydia then tells that she wanted to take her in when her mum died but Frank said no. Later the pair continue to chat as they watch the sunrise but Lydia soon goes quiet. Janine checks on her grandmother and is shocked to realise that Lydia has passed away. In shock and unsure of what to do Janine wanders around the Square in her dressing gown. Heading into the café, Janine tells a shocked Carol and Billy what has happened and asks them for help. Billy steps into support Janine and goes back to the flat with her and calls the doctor. When Pat finds out about Lydia's death she visits Janine to comfort her.. Billy and Yusef quickly leave and Pat comforts a grief-stricken Janine. However, it's not long before Janine’s lashing out as she confronts Pat over not letting her live with Lydia as a child. Pat insists that it was complicated but Janine is still angry and Pat decides to leave. alone in the flat, Janine looks through the photos and old letters before heading to The Vic. As soon as she arrives its obvious to Janine that Pat and Ryan have been talking about her. The pair can't resist making cynical comments about Janine who does her best to ignore them but Ryan continues to lash out at Janine as he accuses of spending her inheritance. Pat then leaves Janine heartbroken when she tells her that everyone thinks she murdered Lydia. Returning home Janine is distraught to discover that she's been burgled. Janine is relived to see that despite being scattered all over the floor all of Lydia's photos are still there.. Its not long before the police arrive and assuming its over the burglary Janine is stunned when they reveal they are there as they need to question her over Lydia's death. Janine is fuming at the accusation and immediately assumes that Pat reported her. As Janine is driven away in a police car Pat is in the cafe sharing her suspicions over Janine with Carol Eddie overhears this and has a go at Pat telling her murder is a very serious accusation to make. Pat isn't pleased at Eddie interfering but is quickly charmed by him as hey continue to chat. Later when Janine returns from the police station she confronts Pat over reporting her to the police. However, Pat says that despite her own views it wasn’t her, Janine refuses to believe her until Ryan confesses that it was him called the police.
MAX AND VANESSA ENGAGED!
Vanessa cant help but notice that Max is upset over Tanya and despite feeling hurt does her best to comfort and reassure him about Tanya moving on with Greg. Confronting the issue Vanessa asks Max directly if he still loves Tanya, which Max quickly denies.. Discussing their own relationship Max shocks and delights Vanessa when he suddenly asks Vanessa to marry him. Vanessa is overjoyed and quickly accepts his proposal. The following day Max and Vanessa call Lauren, Abi and Jodie together for a meeting where they reveal they are engaged. Jodie is overjoyed at the news but Abi and Lauren don’t seem too keen on the idea.. Jodie excitedly gets the wedding preparations underway as she looks for possible venues. Meanwhile Lauren tells a shocked Tanya that Max and Vanessa are getting married. Tanya quickly heads to the Car-lot where she confront Max, telling him that his behaviour is upsetting their daughters. However, Tanya comes unstuck when Max points out that she has moved on and he's doing the same. However it later becomes clear that Max feels trapped by the wedding plans as he is less than impressed when Vanessa reveals she ahs booked their engagement party for Friday. The following day Tanya calls Greg for help in dealing with a drunken Rainie. However Greg’s working and doesn’t hear the call. However Max does and quickly cancels it. His plan seems to work as its not long before .Tanya calls him for help instead. Rushing over to help, its not long before Rainie is in bed sleeping it off. Ever the opportunist Max seizes the moment and tries to make a move on Tanya, declaring that they're meant to be together. The former couple almost kiss, but Greg’s sudden arrival stops them. As Greg apologises for missing Tanya's cottons on to Max's scheme Later, when Greg questions why she just didn’t go over to Max’s go get him Tanya panics and in the heat of the moment lies that Rainie threatened at her with a knife. Greg is stunned that Rainie could get so violent and insists her has to go/ Unable to tell her the real reason Tanya tells her sister that she'll have to leave and move back to their mums house. Over at the Brannings Vanessa again questions Max over Tanya resulting in Max telling Vanessa that she'll have get over her insecurities if they are going to get married. As the day of the engagement party dawns Vanessa has obsessively planned every detail When Tanya and Greg arrive, Greg pleases Max when he lets slip that Tanya took hours to get ready. However Max's happiness doesn’t last long when Greg announces that he and Tanya are trying for a baby. However its clear to Max that Tanya isn’t as keen on having a baby as her husband. As the party continues Max calls for quiet and makes a speech about Vanessa and their engagement. As Max presents Vanessa with an expensive diamond ring a jealous Tanya watches on. Grabbing a moment alone Max confronts Tanya over her jealousy telling her she can't cope the idea of him marrying someone else.
MR& MRS CHUBB!
With her immigration hearing only hours away Mercy has a heart-to-heart with Kim, and confesses that she's worried about the future and shares her fears that she could be deported. When Fatboy joins them at the café and does his best to reassure Mercy, vowing that he'll do whatever it takes to help her win the case. During the hearing Fatboy makes a heartfelt and impressive speech on Mercy's behalf, but the couple will have to wait two weeks to see if it has worked.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Ronnie and Michael bond as he tells her the full story behind his feud with Eddie.
Christian and Syed bicker about flat-hunting and Christian later walks out of his own birthday party because he's grumpy about his age as well as tension between Roxy and Tanya.
Eddie helps Carol with some plumbing problems, but leaves her feeling embarrassed when he refuses her offer of a drink to say thank you.
Tamwar remains confused and questions if he believes Masood or Yusef;
Syed arranges for Christian to have his birthday party in a gay bar, but a paranoid Christian wrongly accuses Syed of flirting with other men and storms out of the party;
Eddie spends time with Liam and helps him to fix an old fruit machine, leaving Carol impressed as it's the first time Liam has appeared happy since Ricky's departure.
Fatboy and Darren help Tamwar prepare for his forthcoming dance at the Mendi.
When Ronnie and Jack meet with lawyer Catherine she reveals that Ronnie’s court date will be July 7. Catherine tells Ronnie that she could secure a suspended sentence if the experts decide that she has a serious psychiatric disorder. Jack encourages Ronnie to take that line of defence but Ronnie doesn't want to lie to get herself off the hook. Later, after Jack persuades her to go the couple attend Max and Vanessa’s engagement party however a heartbroken Ronnie leaves when she realises that the kids are scared of her. Jack follows as his Ronnie rushes home and he does his best to comfort her but its not long before Jack is forced to agree with Ronnie when she says things will not improve for them in Walford.
Tamwar spies on Afia's dance routine at the Argee Bhajee
Syed insists that he's done nothing wrong as he argues with Christian over the night before
Zainab tries not be irritated by Denise's interference as she makes suggestions for the wedding.
Syed assures Christian that their relationship is all he wants but he'll have to start trusting him.
Zainab may be starting to realise that she has feelings for Yusef.
MASOOD MEHNDI MAYHEM
When Tamwar Afia Zainab and Yusef discuss the upcoming wedding Tamwar reveals that he wants Masood to be there. Tamwar is plesently surprised when Zainab agrees with him saying that it would raise questions if he wasn't there. Biting the bullet Tamwar tells them that as well as his dad he wants Syed to be there too. Later Yusef invites Syed and Christian to the wedding assuring them that unlike the engagement party they are invited. Syed is intitally over the moon but gets a shock when Yusef tells him that the invite comes with conditions, tSyed doesn't talk about being gay or his plans to start a family with Christian, Fed up of being told to hide who he is Syed refuses to go to the wedding even after Tamwar begs him to attend. However it seems Tamwar may get his wish after all when Zainab sees Syed and invites him and Christian. Desperate to keep Masood out of the picture Yusef plays mind games with Afia managing to persuade her that she should ban Masood from the wedding. Yusefs plan seems to be working when Afia tells Tamwar that she's scared of Masood. Visiting his dad Tam gives him a Fathers' Day card, before telling him he is not welcome at the wedding. Shortly after a hurt Masood see Yusef on the Square and angrily tells him that he plans to stop the wedding. As the big day dawns Zainab explains Masoods absence with a family emergency in Pakistan. Bumping into Masood later that morning Zainab asks him to keep a low profile for Tamwar and Afias benefit, Masood agrees though not before trying to convince Zainab that Yusef is not to be trusted. As the wedding procession passes through Square, Masood watches on furious at Yused and heartbroken that Christian has been invited and he hasn't. At the Mehndi, Yusef seizes the chance and tells Zainab that he still has feelings for her before asking if she feels the same way. Before Zainab can answer Mas bursts in and forbids Tamwar from marrying Afia. An argument quickly breaks out but every one is stunned to silence when Tamwar reveals that it's too late to top them as he and Afia are already married. As Zainab Mas & , Yusef struggle to accept Tamwars confession Syed steps in to defend his brother. Afia joins the arguing families and gets upset when she discovers that Tamwar has confessed their marriage secret. As Zainab and Masood blame each other for what has happened, Denise tries to comfort Yusef but sees a glimpse of his true colours when he brushes her off telling her that he dosen't need her help when it comes to Afia. As Tamwar reveals the truth to everyone at the Mehndi, Yusef reveals his pleasure at the marriage. As Tamwar and Masood make up each, Yusef grabss a moment with Zainab telling her that he wants to be with her. As Zainab and she rushes off, , Shameem has been watching and concludes that the two are having an affair. Returning to the celebrations Shameem wastes no time and publicly accuses Zainab and Yusef of having an affair. As Masood punches Yusef, Denise confronts Zainab, who denies everything before fleeing. Yusef racks her down promising her he will resolve things. Meanwhile Tamwar opens up an envelope from Yusef and discovers a cheque for £10,000 inside, what is Yusef up to? The following morning Zainab is realise that Yusef has spent the night at her house and again tells him that they cant be more than friends. Meanwhile over at the B&B Kim cant help gossiping about the affair between Yusef and Zainab, Fed up of the gossip Denise head outs to confront Zainab however when she sees Yusef leaving Zainab's house, she becomes convinced something is going on. As Denise confronts him Yusef shows a trace of his true colours and Denise realises that Yusef was never serious about her or their relationship. Meanwhile Determined to make things right with her family Zainab invites Masood, Tamwar and Afia over for a family dinner but nobody seems interested. Returning home Zainab soon receives visit from Yusef who tells her he has come to say goodbye. However as the pair talk the doorbell rings as Masood, Tamwar and Afia have arrived for the family meal. As Zainab panics she pushes Yusef out via the back door before inviting in her family. The atmosphere between the four of them is uncomfrtable and Zainab cant help but wonder if her family is beyond repair.
SHIRLEY, PHIL & RAINIE!
Phil takes Shirley out to lunch but their date is intrupted when Phil receives a phonecall from Rainie. As Rainie,explains that she needs his help Phil cuts the lunch short and heads to the Vic to find Rainie. As Phil vows to help Rainie, he is unaware that Shirley has followed him into the pub and as Shirley realises that Rainie is the "man" that Phil has been sponsoring she vents at them both for their lies.Shirley is furious over Phil's arrangement with Rainie, but Phil tells her she must trust him.
MAX AND TANYA!
When an oblivious Greg invites Max, Vanessa, Lauren and Abi over for a Fathers' Day barbecue its clear Tanya feels uncomfortable around Max. When the pair have a moment alone, Max confronts Tanya over what has happened between them but Tanya is quick to insist that she made a mistake and it will never happen again. Later in the week when Max plays the best buddy act when he sees Greg coming out of the Minute Mart with breakfast supplies. Advising Greg him that Tanya likes exotic fruit in the mornings Max heads over to see Tanya while Greg goes looking for fruit. When Greg returns home, Tanya realises that she would rather be spending time with Max and makes an excuse for Greg to pop out. With Greg gone, Tanya cant help herself and its not long before her and Max are kissing.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
When Eddie gives Michael some boxing tickets, Michael rejects them telling his father that he should stop pretending to be a nice guy,
Billy goes to stay with Julie at the B&B and leaves her stunned by revealing that he wants to track down their son
Shameem is not pleased to hear that Yusef is dating Denise when she's been married three times already.
Eddie and Liam bond as work on the fruit machine. Carol soon discovers that Liam has lied about being unwell just so he can work on the project and she isn't happy.When Carol thanks Eddie for making the effort with Liam the pair chat further and Carol gets a surprise when Eddie kisses her!
Shirley receives a shock when Phil tells her that he's bought her the café
Billy leaves Julie thrilled when he tells her that he's found them a new home - a squat on George Street.
When Eddie arrives in the Square he heads straight for the Vic. Waiting for someone to answer his knock Eddie notices Amy in the road as Carol approaches in her car. Quick thinking Eddie runs out into the road to save her from being run over but ends up being hit by the car himself. When Kat, Whitney and Mo rush to hep him Kat is confused when she spots that Eddie has a newspaper article about her, Alfie and Tommy. Kat goes to confront him as they enter the Vic but gets a shock when Alfie welcomes the stranger as "uncle Eddie". As the truth dawns on Kat that Eddie is Michaels dad, she is horrified to see him holding Kat is horrified Tommy and quickly takes her son off him! When Michael enters the pub he spots Eddie and leaves straight away.. Returning home Michael is clearly shaken by seeing Eddie on the square but keeps Roxy in the dark about his dads arrival. Over in the Vic Eddie visit is drawing to a close so he gives Alfie his number in case Michael ever wants to get in touch. Feeling sorry for his uncle Alfie tells Eddie that he's actually Tommy's grandfather. Kat is annoyed with Alfie for telling Eddie the truth about Tommy and makes it clear she wants him to leave as soon as possible. However when Kat and Eddie later have a heart-to-heart about their respective problems they clear the air and realise they actually get on quite well. Meanwhile Roxy questions Michael about his relationship with Eddie but Michael remains tight lipped about his feud with his father. Later as everyone gathers at the Boxing club for fight night Eddie starts getting to know Jack, Mo and Roxy. As Michael watches on he is unimpressed by his dads popularity and becomes determined to get Eddie out of Walford. Confronting his father Michael offers Eddie money, telling him to get out of the Square and use the money to take 'Anthony, Frankie and Tyler' on holiday. Eddie refuses to take it, and asks Michael what it will take for him to forgive and forget but Michael insists he will never forgive Eddie.. As an unhappy Michael heads home he is confronted by Ronnie who is looking after Amy. Pleased to get Michael alone Ronnie apologises for what happened with Tommy. As Michael spots Roxy, Alfie and Eddie all chatting happily it's clear that he's not happy to see his dad settling in. The following day Roxy confronts Michael asking him why he left the boxing event early, but he lies by telling her that he just had business to take care of. When Roxy sees Eddie on the Square she invites him over for tea. Eddie is reluctant at first but soon agrees. When Michael arrives home he is shocked and angry to see Eddie but he decides to put on a front. However Eddie picks up on Michaels mood and leaves not long afterwards. Michael cant believe Eddie was there and another argument breaks out between him and Roxy. Storming out Michael heads straight for The Vic to speak to Eddie , but its not long before father and son are arguing over Tommy. To Michaels horror seems that Eddie could be sticking after Kat and Alfie offer him a place stay. Back at the flat, Roxy is fed up with Michaels mood swings and confronts him over his relationship with Eddie as yet another argument breaks out Roxy demands to know what Eddie has done wrong.
PHIL AND RAINIE!
When a drunken Shirley questions Phil over his attendance of his support group an argument soon breaks out. However determined to shut Shirley up and stop her hassling him he gives Shirley her engagement ring to wear again. Despite his romantic gesture Shirley struggles to trust Phil and follows him to his meeting. Realising Shirley is spying on him he confronts her and , orders her to go home insisting he can be trusted to attend as planned. As the meeting gets under way, Phil is uncomfortable when Rainie discusses her and Phil's relationship. After the meeting Phil is thrown when Rainie tells him how much she misses him. Returning home Phil is pleased to see Shirley is wearing the engagement ring and decides its best not to tell her that Rainie is also attending the support group. Later in the week Rainie is disappointed when Phil refuses to be her sponsor as she tries to put an end to her addictions and when Michael later threatens her its not long before Rainie is slipping back to her old ways. Meeting up with her drug dealer John, Rainie makes a purchase unaware that Phil is watching on. Wanting to help Rainie, Phil throws the drugs away. Later Rainie thanks Phil for his help and he finally promises that he'll be there if she needs him.
When Carol and Ricky attend Bianca's court hearing they are pleased when she gets a short sentence. However Carol is not happy for long, and is not impressed when she finds out that Eddie has convinced Ricky to take the job in Dubai. Carol in reluctant to look after the kids while Ricky is away but eventually agrees. After breaking the news to the kids Ricky says his goodbyes and departs Walford for Dubai but not before reassuring the kids he will be back.
MAX AND TANYA!
Determined to win back Tanya, Max is a man on a mission and neglects Vanessa as she excitedly prepares an anniversary treat for him. Later, Vanessa hears Lauren saying how much she likes Ryan and quickly becomes concerned for Lauren. Vanessa reveals all to her Max, who promises that they will talk about it later. As Max heads out, Vanessa excitedly prepares a candlelit dinner for him. However Max is preoccupied and as Vanessa slaves away , he is visiting Tanya to discuss Lauren and Ryan. When Max is late , Vanessa gets upset and throws away the dinner that she's spent so much time on. Lauren cant help but feel sorry for Vanessa, but when Max eventually returns home he is so wrapped up in Tanya he doesn’t notice that Vanessa is upset. Later in the week Max comes up with a plan to destroy Tanya and Gregs marriage and does his best to act matey with him by chatting to him about doing some home improvements. Tanya realises that Max is up to something and orders him to stay away from Greg. However it seems Max is plan is working when Greg cancels plans with her in order to do some work on Max's house. Determined that Max won't succeed in keeping her apart from Greg, Tanya storms over to the house and gets Greg to leave with her. The following day Tanya asks Greg to have the day off and spend it in bed with her instead and Greg quickly agrees. The newly weds are enjoying their time together but are soon interrupted by Max. Tanya is furious with Max confronts him when they get a moment alone. Max is overjoyed to be alone with Tanya and an intimate moment follows between them. But much Max's disappointment Tanya quickly comes to her senses and orders him to leave her alone. Greg later shocks Tanya when he suggests they should have children of their own, despite Gregs enthusiasm Tanya isn’t sure if she wants another child.. As Tanya mulls over the idea she soon bumps into Max and as they have another argument, Tanya tells her ex that Greg wants them to try for a baby.
Afia tells Masood that he is not welcome at the wedding, but when she tells Tamwar he is shocked and later he asks his dad to be involved.
Lauren tells a horrified Whitney that she fancies Ryan but is left embarrassed when he refuses to let her buy him a drink at The Vic.
Janine and Lydia argue but the pair soon call a truce when Lydia has a fall at the flat.
Syed gets annoyed when he realises that Christian has told Roxy about their engagement,
Lydia is hiding how ill she really is but won't respond to Janine's questions over her health
Shirley offers to stay sober with Phil as support but Phil soon sees that she's fallen off the wagon.
Janine and Lydia bond as they head off out together, but they're forced to return to the flat when Pat phones and asks Janine to look after Tiffany. Lydia quickly becomes a fan of Tiffany's cheeky behaviour and everything goes well. However, when Pat arrives later to pick up Tiffany, she makes a nasty comment towards Lydia. Seeing that Lydia is hurt over the jibe, Janine tries to comfort her grandmother.
JACK AND RONNIE
When Michael visits to Jack, to discuss the boxing club he spots some women's underwear and assumes that Jack has a new woman, and gets a shock when Ronnie comes out of the shower. Michael is quick to voice his disgust that Ronnie has moved back and Jack quickly ushers him out of the flat. In the cafe Jack tells Michael that his relationship with Ronnie is all he cares about but Michael tells Jack that Ronnie is sick and warns him that no one but him want Ronnie back on the square Square. Angry at Michaels insult of his wife Jack grabs him threatening to knock him out. Jack quickly lets go of Michael and storms out of the Cafe. Its not long before Jack realises that Michael is right and nobody but him and Roxy want Ronnie on the Square. Heading home Jack tells a heartbroken Ronnie to leave as her being back on the Square is wrong and their relationship is never going to work. However as Ronnie has nowhere else to go Jack allows her to stay over while he sleeps on the sofa. After Dot tells him not to give up on Ronnie and his marriage the pair arrange to go for lunch at the Argee Bhajee. When Roxy hears about the lunch date she is pleased Ronnie seems to be getting back on track and convinces Ronnie she needs some pampering and retail therapy before her date with Jack. Meanwhile when Rainie has an argument with Jack at the café she is determined to cause trouble for someone else so heads over to Jack and Ronnies. Ronnie is shocked to see Rainie and is heartbroken when Rainie asks for some underwear that she left when she stayed over. Ronnie cover sup her hurt but later tells Ronnie she feels she has lost Hack for good and informs her of his night with Rainie. However Roxy tells her that instead of throwing his wedding ring away he has given it to her to look. Filled with hope that Jack does want to save their marriage Ronnie goes ahead with the Argee Bhajee date and when she's there, she kisses Jack. Ronnie is overjoyed when, Jack tells her that he won't give up on their relationship.
DOTS HEARTBREAK.- BYEBYE JIM!
Still struggling to cope with her loneliness and the pressures of caring for Jim, Dot is pleased when Edward pops in to see her. As the pair watch a film Dot listens on in shock as Edward confesses his feelings for her. Unable to cope with Edwards confession Dot tells him to leave and never come back.The following day Dot is distracted by Edwards revelation and is angry at Marta for being later as she struggles to cope with Jim. Heading to the shop Dot spots that some cash is missing and, sacks Marta after assuming she has stolen from her. Later Carol turns up at the house and tells Dot that she needs help caring for Jim but Dot insists that she can cope. When Carol gives Dot a video with old footage of Jim, Dot is upset and tells Carol to leave. When Dot visits the launderette to clean Jim's dirty bed sheets, Max offers to help but Dot once again insists she can come and doesn't want any help. Watching her friend struggle Heather offers to help, telling Dot that she knows what it's like to have older residents who have accidents, Dot finally gives in and agrees to let Heather help. As the day continues things go from bad to worse fro Dot when she sees Edward who insists that need to talk. Dot agrees and the friends head The Vic, but its clear, Dot feels uncomfortable. Spotting Dots distress Alfie tells her to go to the back of the pub to calm down. Trying to gather herself Dot has a chat with Kat but ends up offending her when she says she sympathises with Ronnie. Leaving the Vic, Dot cant face going home so visits Jack's to speak to Ronnie instead. After talking to Ronnie, Dot tells Jack to remember his wedding vows and look after his wife. Leaving Jacks and unable to put it off any longer Dot returns home to find smoke coming out from the oven and realises that she has burnt the dinner. Throwing the food away Dot is distressed when Jim keeps buzzing for help so puts on some music to drown out Jims buzzes s for help. When Dot tehn find her missing money she realises that she has falsely accused Marta and as Jim calls for help the enormity of the situation becomes to much for Dot and she breaks down crying. Determind to look after their dad and support Dot the best they can Max and Carol pay her another visit. Carol & Max are unable to disguise their shock and upset at shocked by Dot & Jim's situation, and Dot finally admits that she can't cope. The following day Dot is upset when she hears Carol, Jack and Max saying that Jim should be put into a care home and insists that she can cope and will care for Jim herself. Later, Carol and Jack head to Max's house, where they decide that despite Dots protest she is struggling to cope. Deciding that Jim needs proper care they call an ambulance to collect him later that day. When Fatboy hears what's going on, he toffers his support to Dot telling her he will fight for her and do whatever it takes to keep Jim with her. However as Dot and Jim share a moment , Dot finally realises that everyone is right and Jim needs to be in a care home, so she reluctantly says goodbye to him.
When Syed sees an upset Zainab he goes to check his mum is ok and gets a shock as she reaches for his hand before bursting into tears. Worried about his mum Syed takes his mother back to the flat, where Zainab reveals all about Masood & Jane . Syed does his best to reassure tells his mum that Masood loves her, but Zainab says that she'll be kicking Masood out as soon as Tamwar gets married. Later, Christian visits Zainab at work in the Minute Mart and invites her to dinner. However, as Zainab realises that Syed has told him about her problems with Masood she tells Christian to choke on his 'lousy smug concern and orders him out of the shop.Later in the week Zainab allows Syed to babysit Kamil because he is unwell and she has to work however Yusef sees this and delights in telling Masood, who storms round to Syed's and takes Kamil back. The following day
Tamwar talks to Syed about their parents,and Syed fills him in on their parents relationship problems. Later in the day Syed Pays Zainab a visit at the Minute Mart and suggests that she and Masood should get some help with their marriage. Shocked at Syeds suggestion. Zainab snaps at him but soon breaks down. Syed does his best to comfort her but , Zainab then pushes him away and insists that she's fine. Christian is watching this and interrupts as he thinks that Zainab is being unfair, but Syed tells him to stay out of it. Meanwhile Yusef is keen to help Zainab with her tiredness and arrives at the Minute Mart with some medication for her. Explaining that he just wants to help, Yusef encourages her to take the pills. Later, back at home, Zainab and Masood continue trying to keep up an act in front of Tamwar, but he snaps at them telling them to drop the act as he knows what's going on. Forced to face up to their marriage problems the couple talk but will Zainab and Masood be able to work things out and save their marriage.
Determind to press ahead with their adoption plans Christian goes flat hunting. Returning from his search Christian tells Syed that he has found a two bedroom place where they could raise their adopted child, but Syed fears that things are moving too quickly. Later Christian suggests that Syed should try to befriend Zainab, but he's hurt when Syed rejects the idea and insists that it won't help. Syed senses that Christian is upset and reassures him that their relationship is strong. Buoyed by Syeds words Christian gets cuaght in the moment and asks Syed to marry him.
MERCY CALLS OFF THE WEDDING!
As the day of the wedding dawns Grace helps Mercy get ready, but it's clear Mercy is unsure if she is doing the right thing/. Meanwhile Fatboy pays a visit to Dot's in order to invite her to the ceremony, but Kim tells him that Dot isn't around. Seizing the moment Kim tries to make a move on Fatboy, but Fatboy knocks her back before explaining that he's truly in love with Mercy but is too scared to tell her. Back at Grace's flat, Mercy is ready for the wedding but soon drops a bombshell when she announces that the wedding is off as she doesn't want to live a lie.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Kim realises finds Fatboy attractive when he explains that his wedding plans with Mercy are a sham
When Patrick returns to the square he is shocked to discover that the Minute Mart has been burgled. Although Zainab is to blame for failing to lock up properly, Denise takes the blame as she can see how stressed her friend is.
Jodie arranges a "sten" night ahead of Fatboy and Mercy's nuptials.
After Tamwar breaks the news to Syed that Zainab is going to kick Masood out Syed hurries over to his family home to find a distraught Zainab talking about divorce as she packs Masood's clothes. Meanwhile an ecstatic Yusef tells Afia about the break up of the Masoods marriage. When Masood spots the pair his mood worsens and when he sees Afia on her own he threatens to kill Yusef if he goes anywhere near Zainab. Shaken my Masoods words and worried about her dad, Afia heads straight for the Masood's house and tells them about the Masoods threat. With no chance of Zainab allowing him to go home, Mas moves into the B&B Masood. Its not long before Tamwar arrives to confront his father over the way he spoke to Afia and his threat on Yusef’s life, shocked that his dad could stoop so low Tamwar tells Masood to stay away. Ceasing the opportunity to play the good guy Yusef visits Zainab and does his best to comfort her. Spotting Masood outside, Yusef is determined to wind him up so closes the curtains before heading upstairs. Knowing Masood is watching the house Yusef removing his tie and undoing the top buttons of his shirt and closing the upstairs curtains. The following day Masood tries to pay a visit to the family home, but gets a shock when Tamwar won’t hear about word about Yusef and refuses to let his dad in. Already wound up over Syeds plans to adopt a baby with Christian Masood is on the edge and Yusef makes things worse starts when he implies that he has rekindle his relationship with Zainab. As Yusef heads to the Arches to pick up his car, Masood follows him and picks up a car jack to threaten his rival. At that moment, Phil arrives and angry with Yusef himself joins forces with Masood. As he pain that his marriage is over boils over and convinced that Yusef has slept with Zainab, Masood raises his arm to hit him with the carjack, but Phil steps in by picking up a crowbar and orders Yusef to get into the car. Masood is shocked by Phil’s action and begins to feel out of his depth however there is nothing he can do as Phil drives Masood and Yusef to a rundown warehouse. Meanwhile after a change of heart Zainab is trying to phone Masood and leaves a message asking him to come home. As Yusef plots on how to escape he does his best to make Masood see that violence isn’t the way to solve it and its not long before Yusef is making a run for it. However, his plan doesn’t work and he soon finds himself tied to a chair. Determined to teach his love rival a lesson he will never forget Masood places a fake can of petrol in front. Fearing for his life Yusef does his best to convinced Masood that nothing has happened between him and Zainab. When Masood refuses to listen to him Yusef reveals his true colours as he loses his temper and tells Masood just how much he hates him, and confesses his love for Zainab. How far will Masood go in his plan for revenge and could it back fire when Yusef uses Masoods attack in his favour.
In the wake of Christians marriage proposal the couple argue with Christian accusing Syed of turning him down as he is scared to do what makes them happy out of fear of upsetting Zainab. As the pair argue an upset Tamwar arrives and tells them that Zainab has decided to throw Masood out. Syed heads off to comfort his mum but soon returns. Shocking Christian Syed tells him that he's changed his mind about getting engaged so Christian proposes again and is over the moon when Syed accepts. The following day Christian tells Syed that they need to tell Zainab about their adoption plans, but Syed insists its not the right time. When Christian sees Masood at the café he cant help himself and tells a shocked Masood about the adoption plans. Masood is not impressed by Christians news and he heads off to confront Zainab about why Syed is starting a family. As Masood rants about Syed bringing more shame on the family a smug Yusef watches on. Zainab is distraught by the news a d asks Yusef whether he knew anything about it, but Yusef tells Zainab that Masood. if probably making it up to get Zainabs attention. Meanwhile Christian apologises to Syed for telling Masood but however Masood is the least of their worries as its not long before they are confronted by an angry Zainab, who starts shouting at them. Hurt by Zainabs reaction Christian and Syed worry that she will ruin their adoption plans but later in the week Tamwar pays them a visit insisting that he is on their side and will support them during the adoption process.
FATBOY GETS MARRIED!
With Mercy unsure about whether to go through with the wedding Fatboy does his best to talk her round and confesses his love to a shocked Mercy. However instead of reassuring Mercy this only makes her doubts bigger as she’s scared of hurting Fatboy However, never one to give up Fatboy tells Mercy that he'd rather join her in Nigeria than live at home without her. Hearing the sincerity in Fatboys voice Mercy agrees to go ahead with the wedding and the best friends head to the registry office where Fatboy & Mercy become man and wife. The following day Ashley arrives back in Walford angry that his son has been ignoring his calls. Fatboy makes it perfectly clear that he is still angry with his dad for reporting Mercy to immigration. When Ashley later sees Fatboy and Mercy in the pub he is shocked when he hears Ryan refer to them as 'the happy couple'. Guessing that Fatboy has married Mercy to save her Ashley tells Mercy that it was him who reported her. As the news sinks in Mercy is shocked to realise that Fatboy knew about Ashley reporting and tells Lauren that Fatboy only married her because he felt guilty. However Lauren insists to Mercy that Fatboy really does love, Arriving back in the Vic Mercy accepts Fatboys apology and the pair put on a united front against an unimpressed Ashley.
PHIL AND SHIRLEY!
When Phil fails to arrive home, Shirley unaware he is with Masood extracting revenge on Yusef, assumes he is cheating on her again or has fallen off the wagon. The next morning Shirley heads to the Arches to confront Phil and Ricky is forced to think on his feet to explain his bosses absence. However Shirley isn’t stupid and doesn’t believe his lies that Phil was busy with Alfie and Michael. When Phil later arrives at the garage he is shocked to discovers that Ricky has applied for the job in Dubai Ricky explains his decision and asks Phil what he will say in the reference, but is left worrying when Phil tells him he doesn’t know if he will give him a reference and if he does it wont necessarily be good. Meanwhile Shirley confronts Rainie warning her to stay away from Phil before she catches up with and confronts Phil,. Fed up with his behaviour Shirley tells him that she will leave him unless he gets some professional help and sorts his life out. Realising that Shirley is serious Phil goes to a support meeting at the community centre but as the meeting gets underway Rainie comes rushing in declaring that she too wants to change but what’s her plan and will Phil be tempted by her?
A distraught Dot considers joining Jim in the care home
Phil hopes to secure a job in Dubai but he's left angry and disappointed when Yusef fails to give him the all-clear in a health check
Janine stirs things with Dot by making comments about her experience looking after Lydia.
Ricky wonders what to do when Jay suggests he applies for the job in Dubai
Phil is angry when he discovers that Shirley has hid a postcard that she's received from Ben.
Ricky has a meeting over the job in Dubai and it all seems to go well. However, it emerges that Ricky may have to start work next week and when Carol finds out about it, she warns him not to go. When Roxy issues Michael with an ultimatum she tells him that she won't wait for him forever. Making a decision, Michael tells Roxy that he wants to be with her and they head over to the pub to celebrate. Although Roxy isn't sure whether she'll be welcome, Kat holds back her anger and puts on a brave face as she serves drinks to the pair.
Alfie's uncle Eddie is reading a newspaper and is surprised to stumble across the name of his nephew among the pages.
Lauren and Whitney agree to open a stall together to raise holiday money after Ryan gives them some financial help.
JACK BEATS UP MAX!
Waking up after his one night stand with Rainie Jack instantly regrets his actions and throws Raine out of his flat. Later that day Jack is persuaded to babysit Amy while Roxy goes to visit Ronnie in prison. When Max later visit Jack he confronts him over his one-night stand with Rainie. As he's already wound up over Tanya and Greg, Max starts goading Jack and the two brothers end up in a heated row. Carol tries to calm the warring siblings, but the situation spirals out of control and despite doing her best to hold Jack back Carol can only watch on in horror as he attacks Max with blow after blow. The following day is Max's birthday and Vanessa is shocked when she sees the bruises all over his face. As Max reveals all about his brothers attack and storms over to Jack's to confront him. When Tanya and Carol hear the commotion and come out of their houses, Vanessa explains that Max is in a state. As Rainie also comes outside, Carol blames her for the whole thing. Later, Carol visits Michael at the gym and asks him to talk to Jack, however Michael insists that he's not getting involved in any family dramas. Carol doesn't take kindly to this and the pair argue. Fortunately, Jack later lets Carol into his flat and she manages to convince him to attend Max's birthday dinner. As Jack turns up at Max's, Vanessa has a go at him, but Max tells her to stop and makes peace with Jack by offering him a drink.
THE END OF THE MASOODS?!
Already Jealous of Zainab and Yusefs new found friendship Masood's suspicions grow when Zainab tells him that Denise is wrong for Yusef as he needs a different type of woman. After an arguement with Denise and yet more pressure from Masood, Zainab meets with the Imam opening up to him about her marriage problems, she explains that she feels estranged from Masood. Revealing her true feelings Zainab conesses that she is still stunned following the revelation that Yusef tried to save her from the fire after she lived for so many years thinking that Yusef's actions justified her leaving him, but she now feels as if she was the one in the wrong all along. Later, back at home, Zainab makes it clear to Masood that she's angry with him for telling Denise things that she told him in confidence. Urging Masood to trust her, Zainab reminds her husband that she chose him over Yusef. However, when Masood asks whether she would choose him now, Zainab finds that she can't answer the question. The following day the atmosphere is also tense between Masood and Yusef as they both attend fight night the boxing club. As the pair end up in a tense conversation. Yusef winds up Masood by hinting at his feelings for Zainab. Later, Yusef joins Ian at the chip shop, tending to his injury following the punch from Phil. As the pair discuss their respective feuds, Ian tells Yusef that Masood cheated on Zainab - news which intrigues the doctor. Back at the boxing club, Jane drunkenly asks Masood to take her home. When she asks why they can't be together, Masood remains loyal to Zainab and insists that it's not their time. The pair declare their love for each other but recognise that they can't be together. When they share a hug, Yusef spots them from across the Square and puts the pieces of the puzzle together, realising that Jane is Masood's 'other woman'.
BEN CONFESSES & LEAVES WALFORD!
With Heather still feeling down following Kevin's 'death', Shirley tells Ben that she wants to throw a party to cheer her up and needs his help in organising it. Soon afterwards, Phil, Shirley and Ben have a meeting with Ben's youth offender officer, who's pleased at the progress he's made especially when Shirley explains that Ben hates seeing anyone upset and has organised a party for the grief-stricken Heather. Phil thinks that talk of the party is all an act for the officer, and is unimpressed when he later realises that the party is really going ahead. Jay senses that Ben's guilt is getting the better of him when Phil starts to mock Heather and Ben jumps in to defend her. While Heather is receiving comfort from Dot things get worse for Ben when Nathan arrives on the Square to bully him again. However when Shirley spots what's going on she warns Nathan off. Later, the party begins and Ben feels guiltier than ever as Shirley raises a glass to Heather. However, an unimpressed Phil teases Heather in front of everyone, declaring that Kevin didn't exist or if he did, Heather probably bored him to death. Everyone warns him to stop, but as Phil continues to claim that Kevin was never real, Ben finally snaps and stuns the party guests by revealing that he was Kevin all along. Heather is left humiliated following Ben's confession, but Phil finds the situation funny and is proud of his son's antics. Heather ends up packing her things to leave, but Shirley talks her into staying. The two friends then have a heart-to-heart and Heather breaks down in tears, telling her friend that all she has ever wanted is to be loved. As Phil is continuing to find the situation funny, Ben has an argument with him and storms out. Finding Ben in the launderette father and son talk but this fails to resolve the matter. Later, Ben comes face-to-face with Nathan on the Square and the bully tries to goad him once again. Ben finally starts to lose it and gets ready to attack his nemesis, but Abi, Jay, Billy and Phil all witness the stand-off and urge Ben to keep calm as they don't want him to end up back at the young offenders' institute. After Jay drags Ben away from Nathan, Ben runs away from his family and friends. The following day Ben wakes up at Ian's and its not long before Phil and Shirley turn up there, they try to convince him to return home. However ashamed of his actions and worried he has become a bully like his dad Ben declares that he'll never be back. This annoys Phil and he tells his son to come back when he has grown up. Later, Shirley and Heather grow concerned for Ben when they re-read the emails from 'Kevin' and the details of how he was being badly bullied. Shirley pays a visit to the boxing ring to see Phil and urges him to see his son, but Phil isn't interested. Later, Ben returns home to pack his bags and tells Jay that he's going to stay with Peggy and won't be back. Jay tries to stop him, but Ben is determined and leaves. Meanwhile Phil and Shirley are unaware of Bens plans and are enjoying fight night at the boxing club, where Ian is smug as Alfie has asked him to be godfather to Tommy.Typical Ian smugly shares the news with Shirley and comments on her and Phil's parenting skills, but Phil gets even by punching him in the face. Jay then enters and shares the news that Ben has decided to leave for good. Although they run to catch him at the station, they're too late Ben has already left the square.
FATBOY & MERCY!
Determind to help the love of his life Fatboy tells Mercy that they should start a petition to keep her in the country. Determind to show their support Fatboy and Mercy's friends help them to practise being in court to prove their love in front of a judge. Fatboy gives a speech about his love for Mercy, but Jodie adds that they'll now have to kiss to seal the deal. Mercy then grabs Fatboy and they share a kiss. However Fatboy is still unable to confesses his true feelings and later tells Mercy that he was going through the motions when they kissed
DENISE & YUSEF!
Kim tells Masood that Yusef and Denise aren't sleeping together and speculates that Yusef could have realised he is with the wrong sister. With the rumours about her sex life spreading its not long before Denise gets to hear of them. Denise quickly confronts Masood, ordering him to stop spreading stories as it's only him who has a problem with Yusef. However, Masood lets slip that Zainab also doesn't understand what Denise sees in Yusef. Denise is furious over this news and storms over to see Zainab, accusing her of being jealous over the fact that Yusef has now found happiness with her. Later Denise confides in Kim about her relationship with Yusef, wondering why he still hasn't tried to sleep with her. Keen to lure Yusef into bed, Denise dresses sexily to impress him, spurred on by some encouraging words from sister Kim. When Denise meets Yusef at The Vic, they flirt and Denise soon takes him off by the hand, wanting to take their romance to the next level
JANE V IAN PART 3!
Jane is annoyed over Ian's behaviour towards her and she complains about him to Christian in the café. Later, Alfie and Christian both get fed up of the petty war between the Beales, so they try to get them to sit down and have a civil conversation at The Vic. However, Jane and Ian can't help but bicker and snipe at each other, making Alfie and Christian realise that their plan isn't going to work and its probably better if the couple do separate.
MAX & TANYA!
Witnessing Jack throwing Rainie out of his flat Tanya quickly confronts her sister. Tanya accuses Rainie of using drugs, but Rainie protests her innocence. Wanting to enjoy married life in peace, Tanya orders Rainie to move back to their mum's house, but she soon relents by agreeing that Rainie can stay with her, which annoys Greg. When Tanya later bumps into Max at the Minute Mart she tells him that Rainie and Jack are bad for each other, but Max argues that they can't help how they feel hinting at their own situation. However, Tanya tells Max that she feels nothing for him and insists she loves Greg.
Tanya accepts Jane's apology when she says sorry for her behaviour at the hen night
Dot tells Edward that she has found his ex-girlfriend Betty on the internet, but he doesn't seem that keen
Dot struggles to maintain her control at home as her new carer Marta starts to make her mark.
Dot feels sidelined when Edward explains that Betty rang and they are meeting up
Jack attends the boxing club fight following encouragement from Max and Michael
Roxy visits Ronnie in prison and makes a fresh plea for her to go for bail
Jane makes a fool of herself by trying to flirt with Fatboy, who's forced to explain that he really is in love Mercy.
With Jean and Ian for God parents and Tommy looking adorable Kat and Alfie are excited as the day of the christening dawns, However they get a shock when they discover that Ronnie has been released on bail. The couple decide to focus on Tommys day rather than on Ronnie and excitedly prepare for their day. As the christening gets underway, Jack enters the church and sits next to Michael, who has also been invited. Spotting Jack enter,Alfie tells the vicar that he wants to acknowledge another little boy who couldn't be here James. Once the service is over, Kat catches up with Jack and Michael outside and says that she's glad they can all start to get on with their lives again.
RONNIE GETS BAIL!
As the day of Tommy's christening dawns Roxy is hiding a secret, knowing that Ronnie will be released on bail today. Roxy tells Phil the news but asks him to keep it quiet. As they get ready at The Vic, Alfie suggests to Kat that they could ask Jack to be godfather and she agrees following some persuasion. However, when Alfie visits Jack's flat to speak to him about it, Jack says that he can't accept the role. Soon after Alfie arrives back at The Vic, a police officer arrives and reveals the news about Ronnie's bail. Alfie is shocked, but Kat manages to remain calm over the situation. Later, the newly-released Ronnie chats with Roxy at Joanna's café and agrees to come home. Later as the christening celebrations get underway in The Vic, Ronnies arrives back in the square. The following day Michael is shocked when Kat and Alfie inform him that Ronnie is back on the Square. Angry that Roxy didn't tell him about it, he ignores her when she tries to talk to him. Instead, he heads over to Roxy's flat to confront Ronnie and lets himself in with his key. Michael issues a warning to Ronnie, telling her that she isn't safe here. When Roxy walks in, Michael declares that he wants Ronnie gone.
KAT V RONNIE!
When Roxy has to go out she orders Ronnie not to answer the door or the phone while she's away from the flat. However, Ronnie ignores her sister's warning, and later picks up the phone when it rings, thinking it must be Roxy. Nobody speaks on the other end of the phone but when the door buzzer goes, Ronnie presses it, still assuming that it's Roxy. Starting to feel uneasy, Ronnie leaves the flat and heads out of the main door, looking for Roxy on the Square. However, Roxy is nowhere to be seen and when she bumps into Tanya, Ronnie panics and runs back inside. Back inside the flat, Ronnie tries to calm herself but she's further startled when she sees Kat standing in the middle of the room. As the pair stand face-to-face, Kat doesn't hold back as she confronts Ronnie about the baby swap.
JANE LEAVES THE SQUARE!
Jane and Ian are having another argument at the chip shop, and fail to notice Bobby slip out of the door as they row. The pettiness between the pair continues as Jane declares that Ian should stop thinking about his wallet so much, before throwing his wallet into the vat of batter. Phil then enters with an upset Bobby and Jane is shocked to realise that she hadn't even noticed he was gone. As Jane laments over how difficult the divorce is, Phil explains that he might be able to help her out. As the day of the divorce hearing arrives Phil tells Ian that Jane will be using his lawyer Jimmie for the proceedings. When Jane arrives at court, Jimmie informs her that Ian claims to be running his businesses at a loss and has no money, but Jane is adamant that this isn't true. Confronting Ian Jane accuses him of lying about his accounts, but he manages to convince her that he's telling the truth. Later, Jimmie phones Phil and tells him how things are going. Phil is shocked over Ian's claims and heads over to the Beales' house to take matters into his own hands. Just as Ian and Jane are about to reach a settlement, Phil sends a picture message to Jimmie, showing a secret stash of money that he's found at Ian's house. When Jane sees the text, she warns Ian that his lies have been rumbled and announces that she wants the café. Later, Ian sits stewing at The Vic following his bad day in court, while Jane is also at the pub. As Zainab and Masood arrive at the bar, they're in an upbeat mood as they've just offered to give Tamwar and Afia the Argee Bhajee a gesture which has thrilled the young couple but left Yusef unimpressed. However, trouble for the Masoods looms as Yusef starts to wind Ian up at the pub, goading him into revealing more about Jane and Masood. Eventually, Yusef's words have an impact on Ian and he walks over to tell Zainab that Jane is a cheat just like Masood. Everyone is in shock following Ian's announcement, but Zainab laughs off his claims and tells him that he's gone insane. Jane leaves the pub and heads home, where she starts packing her bags. When Ian arrives back at the house with Bobby, he and Jane start to argue yet again, while Bobby listens to the altercation from the bottom of the stairs. As things become even more heated, Bobby approaches the pair and wraps his arms around them. This makes Jane and Ian finally realise what's really important and they promise him that there'll be no more arguments. Jane tells Ian that it's best for her to move out and leave Bobby with him. Ian begs her to stay, apologising and telling her that he still loves her. However, Jane stands firm and asks Bobby to look after his daddy. As she leaves for good, Ian is left heartbroken as he realises he has driven yet another woman away.
JACK AND RONNIE!
Unaware that Ronnie is back on the square Jack pays a visit to Roxys flat and is shocked to come face to face with his wife. Jack immediately storms out, telling Ronnie that she has no right to be there. Heading to The Vic Jack confront Kat for not telling him that Ronnie was back. Jack then has a heart-to-heart with Dot. Dot has some words of wisdom for him, explaining that he can't just wash his hands of his wife. Later, he pays a second visit to Roxy's flat, where Ronnie is sleeping. He goes over and strokes Ronnie's face before leaving again, and Ronnie's eyes open as she watches him depart. The following day Ronnie agrees to look after Amy while Roxy goes to the club. While Ronnie is looking after her, Amy hears the sound of an ice cream van, and runs out of the flat, managing to get out through the front door. Ronnie panics when she realises that Amy is missing and rushes out on to the Square to find her. However, Jack witnesses the incident, picks up Amy and drags Ronnie to his flat. As Ronnie tries to apologise for everything but Jack says that he can never forgive her for not letting him say a proper goodbye to James. However Jack later pays another visit to Roxy's flat and asks Ronnie one more time for an explanation of why she did what she did. After Ronnie tries to explain herself and expresses her love for Jack, he tells her that he wants her to come home.
Christian and Syed prepare for their meeting with the social worker about the adoption. Syed tells Christian that they should keep quiet over Jane's adoption of Bobby and her decision to leave, but Christian gets angry telling Syed that if anyone needs to keep quiet about their family, it's him When the social worker arrives, the interview goes well despite the previous tension. However, the social worker warns that every aspect of the couple's lives will be looked into. Later, a pessimistic Syed tells Christian that they should just give up now, but Christian reassures him, pointing out that the social worker described them as promising candidates.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Abi confronts Phil over the way he treated Ben before his departure. Phil claims that Abi let Ben down, but Abi defends herself and questions Phil's abilities as a father.
Mercy comes clean to Lauren, explaining that Fatboy is only marrying her so that she doesn't get deported. As Mercy states that she and Fatboy don't really love each other but Lauren isn't so sure.
Masood tells Zainab that he hasn't cheated, but will she believe him?
Christian is devastated when Tanya tells him him that Jane has left, so he heads over to confront Ian.
Tanya wants Ian to give her the keys for the café so she can give them to Jane, but he refuses to hand them over. Later, Ian starts to destroy the café, throwing plates onto the floor. However, he's stopped in his tracks when Tanya enters and says that his mother would be sad to see the café in this state. When Tanya gives him a bin bag and tells him to pack his things, Ian agrees and declares that the café is closed.
Also today, Dot cancels afternoon tea with Edward when she hears that Jim is coming home.
KAT, ALFIE & TOMMY!
As everyone struggles to come to terms with Ronnies actions Alfie and Jean are worried when they notice that Kat will only refer to Tommy as 'the baby'. When Alfie asks her about it, Kat says that Tommy is the name of the baby who died and it doesn't feel right to carry on using it. The next day with Kat still refusing to call Tommy by his name and Mo is shocked when she hears her refer to the baby as 'him'. In the cafe Alfie tells Mo hat he wants to have a christening for Tommy and starts to discuss the details, but Jane points out that Jack is nearby and gestures for them to stop talking about it. Alfie tries to apologise, but Jack tells him not to worry. Returning to The Vic, Alfie and Mo secretly make plans for the christening, but their secret is soon out when Kat answers the phone to someone who they have contacted over the ceremony. Realising he's been rumbled, Alfie tells Kat that the baby needs a name and it should be Tommy. However, Kat disagrees, arguing that Tommy was the name they buried and they need to choose a new one. Later, Jack tells Kat that he wants to change the headstone and make everything right. Touched by Jack's comments, Kat phones the church and says that she wants to go ahead with the christening, before telling Alfie that he was right and they should keep the name Tommy after all. As the Royal Wedding celebrations are underway in the Vic, Alfie produces a savings book for Tommy and he and Kat share a touching moment as Alfie promises her that Tommy will want for nothing.
Jack listens on sadly as Alfie discussing a christening for Tommy in the Cafe. When Alfie realises he is there he apologises and changes the conversation despite Jack insisting that its ok. Noticing how upset Jack is Vanessa soon goes over to talk to Jack and he tells her that he wants to get James's headstone changed. When Vanessa sees how upset Jack is, she offers to make the arrangements for him. Jack later visits Kat and apologises telling her he wants to change the baby's headstone so it has James name on it and try and make everything right. Later in the week Jack asks Roxy to visit the cemetery with him so they can both see the headstone for the first time. Roxy is reluctant as she believes that Ronnie should be there, but eventually she agrees to go with him. Once they arrive back on the square , the pair have a heart-to-heart and Jack leans over to kiss Roxy. However, Roxy pushes him away. Realising that Jack just want to be close to someone, she gives him a hug to comfort him
Ryan returns to the Square, unaware of whats happened to Whitney while his been away. Its not long before Ryan discovers the truth when he visits the Minute Mart, Heather and Denise comment on how much Whitney needs her brother around her. When Fatboy enters the shop, a confused Ryan asks what's been going on with Whitney, so Fatboy takes him to see Dot and she explains everything. Later,Ryan goes to Pat's house,and questions Whitney but he struggles to cope with what Whitney has been through and walks out. When Ryan confronts Janine over the situation she tells him to forget about what happened with Rob and instead concentrate on supporting Whitney. Realising she is right, Ryan decides to apologise to his sister. Determind to help Whitney move on Ryan asks Alfie whether he will give Whitney a job and Alfie promises that they can have a proper chat about it later. However, when Ryan tells Whitney about his efforts, she isn't interested in working in the Vic as she's sure everyone will be gossiping about her
When Yusef spots Masood giving money to Phil he quickly stirs things up by telling Denise, who later mentions it to Zainab. When Zainab confronts her husband, she's disgusted as he admits he has been doing some gambling for Phil. Later, Zainab angrily accuses Yusef of causing trouble but he turns the topic of discussion onto Syed, telling Zainab that it was hypocritical to disown him as she also brought shame on her family. With Yusefs words playing on her mind Zainab decides to pay a visit to Syed but waits until Christian has left before arriving at his door. Syed is overjoyed to his mum and as the pair talk and Zainab is longing to confide in her son, but she soon decides that she shouldn't be there and leaves. Later that evening, Zainab makes a phone call and tells the person on the other end that she never stopped loving them. The following day Masood overhears Zainab as she makes another mysterious phone call, asking someone to meet her. When Masood follows Zainab out of the house, he spots Zainab and Yusef talking and assumes that he was the person she wanted to meet. Confronting Zainab over the matter, he tells his wife that he can't trust her and storms off, ignoring her protestations that he is mistaken. Later, Masood finds Zainab in the café just as Syed walks in. Realising that it's actually Syed who she has agreed to meet, another argument breaks out . However, Syed tells Zainab not to listen to Masood and they both walk out. Later, Zainab tells Yusef that she now wants to accept his offer of a loan. When they go to talk to Masood about it, there's yet another row, but when they are later alone, Zainab tells Yusef that she still wants the loan as she believes it will save her family. The following day when Masood sees that Syed is calling Zainab he secretly cancels the call. He then finds the cheque from Yusef in Zainab's handbag and confronts her over the matter, insisting that he will find the money himself somehow. Later, Jane convinces Masood to buy a scratchcard and he wins £50. Wanting to continue the good luck, Masood asks Jane to put a bet on the horses for him and they have another win. After putting on another bet, they again get lucky and win £8,000. Overjoyed Masood excitedly tells Zainab that he has the money. However, Masood gets greedy and tells Jane that he's sure they won't lose if they bet for a final time. Jane wants no further part in it, but Masood can't help himself. Returning home to an excited Zainab Masood can barely look at his wife and is forced to tell her he's blown all the money on the last race. Things get worse when Masood tells Zainab to ignore some banging on the door explaining that it's the bailiffs;
ROYAL WEDDING CELEBRATIONS!
It's the day of the royal wedding and Dot and Tiffany excitedly prepare for the celebrations. As the Royal Wedding party party gets underway way the pub, everyone cheers as Kate Middleton appears on the TV. However, at that moment, Winston accidentally causes the TV to break down. Everyone rushes round trying to fix the problem, although Kat can't help but laugh. Later, everyone gathers on the Square to watch Tiffany stage her own mock-up version of the royal wedding, where she asks Fatboy to be her prince while Dot performs the ceremony
Fatboy is shocked and disgusted when Ashely tells him that he has reported Mercedes to the Immigration Service. It soon becomes clear the the the investigation into Mercy has begun when a man starts taking photos of her.Later in the week Mercy is upset when Seb has dumped her and her day goes from bad to worse when a representative from the UK Border Agency approaches Mercy and informs her that she'll have to leave the country as her visa expired four months ago. As the day of the Royal Wedding dawns theres romance in the air However, Fatboy is heartbroken as Grace tells him that Mercy will be leaving tomorrow. Fatboy tries to think of ways to keep his friend in the country, but Grace doesn't believe there's any way she can stay. Later, Fatboy and Mercy attend Kat and Alfie's royal wedding party at The Vic, and Fatboy tells Mercy that he wants to go to the airport with her, but she insists that she doesn't want an emotional goodbye and leaves to pack her bags. Fatboy does his best to enjoy the wedding day celebrations and steps up to the Mark when Tiffany asks him to be her prince in her mock Royal Wedding. Once the wedding is over, Fatboy notices Grace crying as she bids Mercy farewell. As the reality of losing the woman he loves sinks in, Fatboy runs after the cab, drops down on one knee and proposes to Mercy.
Heather excitedly tells Shirley that 'Kevin' wants to meet her at The Vic, unaware that it's Ben and Jay who have sent the message. Worried about teh safety of on-line dating , Shirley decides to go with Heather to support her. When Kevin doesn't show up, Heather gets upset and Jay starts to feel guilty, telling Ben that he needs to stop playing games. Later after Ben is confronted by school bully Nathan. he heads home and writes another message to Heather from her 'mystery man'. Behind the safety of the computer Ben continues to use his laptop to share his troubles with Heather under the guise of 'Kevin'.
Tamwar and Afia tell Masood that they have set a date for their wedding.
At the quiz night in the Vic , a man at the bar named Martin eyes Jane up as she sits with Christian. Jane decides to ask Martin to join their team and as the pair start getting on well, Martin asks Jane to invite him next time.
When Jay notices that Ben isn't wearing his glasses, Ben quickly makes an excuse however when Jay later discovers Ben's glasses smashed and in the bin and realises that he's being bullied again.
Mo's team wins the quiz but, on Jean's suggestion, they give the prize money to Kat and Alfie as they need it most.
Syed goes to see Zainab but she insists that they can't rush things as she has other things on her mind;
Christian tells Syed that he is worried Zainab will hurt him again, but Syed is convinced it will work this time.
Abi finds out that Ben is being bullied by Nathan and tells Jay about it. Later an aggressive Jay tries to force Nathan to apologise to Ben, but Abi stands between the pair of them to prevent a fight and Nathan gets off scot free.
ROXY VISTS RONNIE!
Worried about her sister Roxy confronts her Ronnoes solicitor demanding to know why Ronnie isn't out on bail. However Roxys in for a shock when she discovers that Ronnie has sacked him because she doesn't want to be released. After getting advice from Christian Roxy decides to visit Ronnie in prison and offers to get her a new solicitor. However, Ronnie dismisses this, insisting that she deserves to stay behind bars and claiming that Roxy only wants to help so she can prove to everyone that she's the stronger sister. Upset by Ronnie's words, Roxy leaves the prison. She later tells Christian that she has hired a new lawyer for Ronnie, but she can't help but wonder whether Ronnie is right and she really is just doing this for herself,
JACK SLEEPS WITH RAINIE
At the start of the week, Jack opens up to Lauren when the two have a heart to heart. When Roxy tries to talk to Jack about Ronnie's case she gets upset when he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with his wife. Roxy asks Michael to talk to Jack, but isn't happy when he appears reluctant to get involved. Later, Michael sees Jack leaving the Minute Mart with a bottle of whisky. He considers going over to talk to him, but changes his mind and blanks him. Jack soon heads over to the boxing ring and confronts Michael over the way he ignored him. As Jack goads his friend, Michael tries to take the whisky bottle away from him and take him home, but a furious Jack smashes the bottle against the window. Jack continues his drinking session at the R&R. Rainie soon joins him but sticks to drinking orange juice. However, when Phil comes in and makes some nasty remarks to her, she starts drinking alcohol with Jack. Phil later interferes further by throwing the pair out of the club. When Max sees that Rainie is with Jack, he orders her to stay away from him, but Rainie remains defiant. After Rainie decides to pursue Jack further, the pair end up in a passionate clinch.
HEATHER'S LOSES HER MAN & HER JOB!
When Heather becomes concerned that she hasn't heard back from Kevin, Darren and Jodie try to help. Darren uses his online skills to find him and soon thinks that he has successfully tracked down the mystery man. On Darren and Jodie's advice, Heather decides to go to see him, despite Shirley's protestations that she could be putting herself in danger. However, when Heather finds the Kevin that Darren has tracked down, it's immediately clear that he isn't the person who she has been talking to. At the same time, Ben and Jay realise that they need to put an end to the Heather situation as it's spiralling out of control. Later, Heather receives a huge shock as she receives an email stating that Kevin was killed in a motoring accident. As a heartbroken Heather begins to sob, Ben and Jay realise that they have taken their prank way too far.When Heather goes to work, Denise doesn't understand why she's so upset as she never met Kevin. Shock at Denise's lack of sympathy and runs off. When she returns Heather gets paranoid when she hears Denise and Roxy laughing together. Heather storms over to confront them and won't listen to Denise's protestations that they were actually talking about Amy. As an big argument breaks out Heather loses control and slaps Denise. A furious Denise then orders Heather to go home and not bother coming back.
JANE V IAN!
Its Jane's 40th birthday and she receives a text message from Ian, who tells her to have a drink on him as he's away but Jane is annoyed that Ian didn't even send her a card. Christian plans a birthday celebration for Jane that night in The Vic, but when she arrives, only Christian and Syed are there because everyone else is busy. When Jane soon spots Martin at the bar they soon start chatting. With things going well, Jane invites Martin back to her place. As they walk through the door at Jane's, the pair see Ian and Bobby standing there to surprise Jane on her birthday. Ian is stunned to see that Jane has a new love interest/ The following day Ian tells Jane how angry he is about her and Martin. Jane apologises for upsetting Bobby but won't apologise for being with someone new. Desperate to prove that he can move on, Ian ploughs through a list of old flames to see if anyone is available for a date. Despite having little luck with the ladies from his past Ian visits Jane at the chip shop and proudly tells her that he has "a lunch later that day. Meanwhile Jane starts to feel guilty and begins to doubt about her relationship with Martin, deciding that her children come first and she'll have to sacrifice her new man. When Martin arrives to see her, she tells him that they'll have to finish things. At the same time, Ian meets a woman called Jeanette at The Vic and is pleased when Jane sees them together. The following day Ian is still smug over his new 'girlfriend' Jeanette, and visits The Vic with her while Jane is working and introduces the pair. However, its not Jane but Jean who seems most jealous that Ian has a new love interest. Pat confronts Ian about Jeanette, but Ian claims that he has known her for years. Later, Ian hands a wad of cash to Jeanette and pops out, leaving her behind at Vic. While she's alone, Jeanette gets talking to Jane and admits that she's actually an escort. When Ian returns, Jane tells him that she knows the truth about his mystery woman, leaving him humiliated. At home Ian and Jane have another argument, with Ian claiming that Jane is just like any other woman who he has paid for over the years. As Ian orders Jane to pack her bags and leave, Jane gets tough and warns him that she's not going and plans to take him for everything he's got. With the constant bickering things become increasingly petty as Ian divides the house in half with tape, and Jane 'accidentally' spills milk all over Ian. Later, Jane is furious when her card is rejected at the cash machine as Ian has cancelled it. Keen to get even, Jane heads over to the café and takes cash from the till, saying that she's entitled to it as business partner. However, Ian warns that she's just an employee and declares that the cash she's taken is severance pay as she's fired. As the day continues, Ian is shocked to see that Jane has been selling his belongings to random people on the Square. When Ian returns home, he discovers that Jane has changed the locks and won't let him in until he gives her bank card back. As reality sets in Ian gets upset as it hits home that his marriage really is over.
With Masood growing more and more convinced that Zainab is in love with Yusef, he comes up with a romantic gesture to win her back, inviting her to the Argee Bhajee for a surprise. When Zainab arrives, she sees that Masood has covered the rubble in the restaurant with fairy lights. The ice between the pair begins to melt and they start to talk, with Masood admitting his concerns over Yusef. Zainab explains that she has told Yusef she loves Masood, so the couple finally agree to have no more arguments and not let anyone come between them. Soon afterwards at The Vic, Syed approaches his parents and tells them that, as they're now speaking, they need to start accepting Christian. However, Zainab and Masood make it clear that this is not going to happen. Later, Syed sits with Christian and it's clear that Syed is missing having his family around him. However Syed soon has other thing son his mind when Christian suggests that they could start thinking about adoption.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
When Grace hears the news of Fatboy and Mercys engagement she is shocked and the pair worry that she wont give them her blessing. Later in the day Grace tells them that she may not agre with their plan but anything is better than Mercy being deported.
Whitney tells Ryan that her test results are back and she has tested positive for Chlamydia;
Carol can see that Dot is still struggling to look after herself and Jim. When Carol tells Dot that she needs a carer to help around the house, Dot os and orders Carol to go and leave her spare key behind. Later, Dot agrees to go out to lunch with Carol but leaves without turning the gas hob off. When the pair arrive back, Carol notices the smell of gas and stops Dot from blowing up the house by lighting a cigarette. Towards the end of the day, Dot finally agrees to the idea of a carer, as long as she can choose who gets the job.
Max is not happy when he hears that Tanya and Greg are staying in the Maldives for a few extra nights
Determind to stop Abi and Ben's bickering, Jay locks them in the launderette together,and Ben admits to Abi that he is being bullied
Vanessa begins to feel that Max is slipping away from her.
Lydia exchanges on the sale of her house and Ricky moves all of her belongings into Janine's flat
Mo comes up with a new business idea, setting up an OAP movie club in The Vic
Ben feels guilty when he hears that Heather's grief over 'Kevin' has led to her losing her job
Lydia tells Janine that her mum June really loved her, leaving Janine touched
Edward tells Dot about a girl he once went on a date with, so Dot decides to track her down using the internet
When Tracey calls in sick Alfie is stressed out behind the bar. When Rainie notices that he's struggling she asks for a job, but Jodie interjects by saying that Vanessa is at a loose end and could do with the position herself. Alfie declares that Vanessa would be better suited to the job, giving her a pleading look. Thinking he is saying it to get rid of Rainie Vanessa agrees, but she's shocked when she realises that Alfie really does expect her to help out. However, Vanessa proves to be a natural as a barmaid, especially when she successfully handles Jack, who's drunk and aggressive at the pub
Abi realises that Max still has feelings for Tanya and orders him to forget it as her mum is happy with Greg
Carol is relieved when Dot hires a Polish carer named Marta
Julie is nervous about meeting Billy's kids for the first time
Tanya and Greg return to the Square following their honeymoon.
Kat and Alfie are at the hospital struggling to come to terms with the shocking news that Tommy is alive and well. The couple learn that they will have to face questions from a social worker as standard procedure, but Kat finds the prospect too much to cope with and runs off. Alfie hopes that he can deal with the formalities by himself, but the social worker explains that Kat needs to be there.Soon afterwards, Kat arrives back at The Vic, where Jean is preparing a celebration for Tommy's return. As Jean pulls out Tommy's toy lion Clarence and speaks about how Kat is bringing her baby boy home, Kat becomes tearful and the enormity of Ronnie's confession finally starts to sink in. Meanwhile at the hospital, the social worker has given up waiting for Kat to arrive, despite Alfie's protestations that she must have been held up. As the social worker leaves, Kat calls Alfie and informs him that she is rushing to get to the hospital, weighed down with lots of baby stuff. Kat arrives just as the social worker is driving out, so she blocks her exit by standing in front of the vehicle and vowing not to move. Kat's desperate measures work as the social worker soon hands Tommy over to her. Kat heads off to find Alfie and the couple are overjoyed to have their baby Tommy back in their lives. Despite being overjoyed to have Tommy back in their lives Alfie realises that Kat is still struggling to cope with the strange situation but he promises her that they will get through it together.
RONNIE BANGED UP!
As Ronnie is interviewed at the police station by the forensic medical examiner she makes a tearful apology for what she has done. A shocked Roxy and Michael are also at the police station and as they leave, Roxy is stunned to hear Michael make light of the situation. The following day Ronnie is shocked when Jack decides to pay her a visit in prison. As the husband and wife are reunited , there's an awkward silence as they sit together but Jack finally asks Ronnie why she did what she did. Jack pleads with his wife to tell the truth, but all she says is that he should find someone who will treat him well. Ronnie blows her husband a kiss before walking away from him, leaving him devastated.
While Ronnies at the police station a a heartbroken Jack is at the hospital, struggling to take in the news. A heartbroken Jack tearfully says goodbye to the baby in his cot. Finally finding the strength to leave his side, Jack makes leaves the hospital just as Roxy arrives in a cab. Jack jumps into Roxys cab and heads back to Walford. After visiting Ronnie in prison Jack still has no answers and desperately struggles to cope. The Following day Jack asks Alfie whether the name on the baby's headstone can be changed, so Alfie agrees to talk to Kat about it and tells Jack to come back. When Jack arrives back at the pub he sees Kat and Alfie looking happy with Tommy. An upset Jack turns to leave, but Alfie spots him and realises that he's forgotten to ask Kat about the headstone. Later in the week Jay and Jack have a sparring session at the boxing ring but Jack gets too aggressive and accidentally hits Jay in the face. Michael and Jack then have an argument and Jack squares up to his friend before storming off. Worried about Jack Michael visits Alfie and explains that he's concerned about Jack's behaviour. Alfie later goes to see Jack at the boxing ring and opens up about his own period of grieving. Jack then allows his own grief to show and breaks down on Alfie.
THE PRESS ARRIVE!
As news of Ronnie's actions spread the press quickly descend on Albert Square. However, Mo has an idea of how to deal with the reporters and grinds up some tablets into a dozen mugs of tea. She then hands out the cups to the press outside, but Alfie demands to know what she's up to, fearing that she's poisoned them. One of the reporters then comes into The Vic wanting to use the toilet, and Mo tells Alfie that she slipped laxatives into all of the cups. Over in the café, a reporter approaches Whitney and manipulates her into talking to him, telling her that he's from the Walford Gazette and wants to set the record straight because he doesn't like the way Ronnie is being portrayed by the national press. Whitney accepts his words and soon starts to fill him in on the situation.
In the midst of trying to deal with the press theres a surprise in store when Charlie arrives at The Vic with a cuddly toy. Kat is thrilled to see her dad and the pair have a tearful reunion. As father and daughter catch up Charlie has some happy news for Kat when he tells her he has found love and is engaged. The Champagne is cracked open as with Tommy in her arms Kat, Alfie and the locals toast Charlies engagement and future.
MORE TROUBLE FOR WHITNEY!
Whitney goes to Pat's house after Ricky and Carol invite her over to talk. However, Whitney is defensive about their concerns for her and things get heated. Soon afterwards, things get worse as Ricky reads the interview that Whitney has given to the Walford Gazette. An upset Whitney insists that she was tricked by the reporter and that he took her words out of context. As tensions rise, Whitney storms out of the house. Trying to get her life back on track Whitney tries to ask Mr Lister about her stall, but he brushes her off. However Lister later takes pity on Whitney and invites her to lunch at The Vic,and finally agrees to let her have the stall back. Lister starts to get drunk at the pub and informs Whitney about how his life is miserable. Whitney comforts him but when Janine spots them, she's concerned for Whitney and calls Lister a pervert. Ricky walks in on the arguement and tries to drag Whitney home with him, but she runs off. Later, Ricky visits Whitney at Dot's and reprimands her over the interview and for getting drunk with Lister. When Whitney reminds him that he is not her father, Ricky hits back by saying that he's glad he's not. Ricky then tells Dot that he's had enough of Whitney and she can throw her life away if that's what she wants. However with her stall back things improve even more for Whitney when she agrees to move back into Pat's house after encouragement from Dot and Carol.
With tensions running high between Zainab and Masood their ongoing money problems add more pressure. When Zainab does some shopping at the Minute Mart, she's mortified when her card is rejected and she doesn't have the cash to pay for her shopping however Patrick says that she can settle up later. Meanwhile Phil asks Masood for his cash and warns him that the interest on the loan is piling up. Later, Zainab bumps into Yusef and he tells her that he's been paying a home visit to a patient who was discharged too early. Zainab worries that he's referring to Syed until Yusef assures her otherwise. The pair then go for a coffee together and Yusef offers his ex-wife £10,000 to help with her financial problems, but despite being desperate for money Zainab politely declines the offer. As the day continues, Masood pays another visit to Phil at The Arches and makes a business proposition, asking to be involved in a poker game that Phil is planning. Masood promises that he has a winning system and will split the rewards with Phil. Phil seems tempted by the idea. At the same time, Patrick sees Zainab and tells her not to worry about the shopping payment as he's just won on the horses. He tells her that he's going away for a while and offers her his shifts at the shop.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE!
Ashley sees Mercy kissing Seb and tells Fatboy.
Tanya struggles to come to terms with the events of the previous week
Mercy tells Fatboy that she has visa issues, but he jealously informs her to get Seb to sort it out before later informing his father that he's in love with Mercy.
Roxy confronts Michael about his confusing reaction to the news about Tommy, and he tells her that maybe it's time for him to leave
Phil warns Rainie to stay away from him as he's now clean
Ashley accuses Mercy of stringing Fatboy along before spitefully calling the UK border agency to report that someone has outstayed their visa
Janine is curious when she spots that Lydia has a letter from Blythe Wealth Management, but Lydia snatches it away before she can investigate further.
After Patrick offers Zainab some shifts in the shop Heather wonders what this means for her, but Patrick assures her that she's his best worker. Heather misunderstands and rushes off excited, thinking that she'll be left in charge at the shop.
Ben hides the fact that he's being bullied
Heather is thrilled to get an online message from Kevin and won't be put off by Shirley's warning
Jay is amused when he catches Ben on his laptop and discovers that he is Heather's internet 'lover'
Tanya and Greg's are enjoying a passionate moment when Jane come calling. Greg tells Tanya to ignore her, but when Jane spots Lauren and Abi outside, she asks to borrow their keys and lets herself in. Tanya and Greg have to rush to get dressed upstairs, and Greg is annoyed to be spending another evening with Jane. Soon afterwards, Zainab arrives asking Greg about when he can start work on the restaurant. When Greg insists that the Masoods need to settle their account first, Zainab begs for more time. Before the situation can be sorted out, Tanya gets a shock when mum Cora turns up unexpectedly. Greg then leaves Tanya stunned by revealing that he'd invited her as a surprise. The following day Tanya and Greg excitedly prepare for their stag and hen celebrations. soon has something else to worry about when she discovers that Cora has invited Rainie. Tanya isn't impressed by the news but Rainie insists that she's clean and Cora stresses the importance of having the whole family together on Tanya's special day. Later, Ian arrives for Greg's stag night and suggests that they go to a lap-dancing bar, but they end up going to The Vic instead and meet Greg's other friends there. Max also turns up at the pub but he refuses to get into the spirit of the occasion and tells Jack that he cant understand what Tanya sees in Greg. Over at the club the hen night starts well but when Tanya has too much to drink she accuses Jane of lusting over Greg. After Tanya declares that Jane should get her own man, Jane storms out and tells her friend to get a new matron of honour. When Jane gets home, Greg is there as he's just dropped Ian off. Jane tells Greg that Tanya doesn't know how lucky she is, before taking things a step further by trying to kiss him. A shocked Greg pushes her away as Jane tearfully apologises for her mistake. On the morning of the wedding Tanya argues with Max and she tells him his not welcome at the wedding after he questions why she is marrying Greg. Max leaves and a flicker of doubt crosses Tanya;s face however she pushes it aside and happily prepares for her wedding. As Tanya leaves for the wedding with Jane travelling in the same car as her. Tanya apologises for what she said to Jane the previous night, but receives a shock when Jane admits that she made a pass at Greg. Once they arrive at the church, Tanya is concerned as Abi is running late. When Jane asks whether Tanya forgives her, Tanya is distracted by thoughts of Max and Abi and says that she does. As time goes by and Abi still hasn't arrived, Greg tells Tanya that they should go ahead as Max is just trying to spoil the day by delaying Abi's arrival. Tanya then agrees to begin the ceremony. Worried about Abi Lauren rings her sister but gets a shock when a woman answers the phone tells her about the accident. A shocked Lauren then relays the news to Tanya, who is distraught and rushes to find Jack, telling him that they need to get to the hospital immediately.
When Max arrives home from the stag night his not in the best frame of mind and things get worse when he catches Abi and Jay in bed together. However the young pair are just having a cuddle in bed after deciding they are not ready to sleep together. However Max assumes the worst, drags Jay out of the bed and pins him against the wall. After Jay makes an escape from Max's clutches, a furious Abi grabs her bridesmaid dress and storms out, deciding to stay with her mum. As Max runs after her, he grabs and accidentally rips the sleeve of the dress. This provokes an angry response from Abi, who screams at Max on the street. Later, Lauren tells Max that she knows he can't stand to see Tanya happy. She asks him to promise not to ruin the day tomorrow, but Max says that he can't do that. The morning of the wedding dawns and Max arrives at Tanya's and demands to speak to Abi. Tanya insists that he should speak to her instead and they argue as Max tries to explain about Abi's relationship with Jay. Max then asks Tanya why she is really marrying Greg, adding that it should be him standing next to her at the church instead. At that moment, Greg arrives and tries to get rid of Max. Max promises to replace Abi's damaged dress to make it up to Tanya, so Tanya tells him to make sure he drops Abi off at the church on time before making it clear that he's no longer welcome at the ceremony. However, there's a flicker of doubt on her face as he leaves. In Max's car, Abi argues with her father over her relationship with Jay. As she complains that she won't get to the wedding on time, Max puts his foot down to speed up. Abi tells Max that she thinks he's just trying to ruin Tanya's day, before telling him sympathetically that he has to accept that she's now moved on. As Max reaches out to his daughter, disaster strikes as a woman steps out to cross the road. Max tries to avoid her, but in doing so, but terror strikes when he ploughs into an incoming lorry. Arriving at the hospital Tanya is overjoyed to see Abi alive and well. As Tanya attempts to comfort her daughter Abi tells her mum that she doesn't know if Max has survived the crash because he was taken away.Tanya then heads off to find out whether Max is okay.
RONNIE MAKES A DECISION
The start of the week sees an increasingly troubled Ronnie have a heart-to-heart with Dot and Ronnie asks Dot if God forgives all sins. The following day in a bid to stop Jack worrying about her Ronnie agrees to work at the club during Tanya's hen night. Later, Kim, Kat and Mo all decide to gate-crash the hen night. Kat confronts Ronnie and asks why she's always so unhappy when she has such a lovely baby. Kat then tells Ronnie that she doesn't know how lucky she is and confesses that when Tommy first died, she wished it had been James who passed away instead. Unsettled Ronnie clocks off early and finds Michael in the Square. Once again, he asks why she always behaves so strangely around him, before accusing her of playing hard to get. Michael then kisses Ronnie before walking away, leaving her shaken. At the wedding, Michael approaches Ronnie and asks whether she fancies him. When Ronnie replies that she finds him repulsive, Michael threatens to tell Jack about their kiss. After watching the pair's encounter, Jack approaches Ronnie but she insists there isn't a problem. He later speaks to Michael, who claims that Ronnie kissed him. With the pressure getting too much, Ronnie looks for some time alone but Kat joins her and apologises for what she said the day before. Ronnie also apologises, but Kat doesn't understand why. The pair are then interrupted by Jack, who tells Ronnie that he needs to know what's going on with Michael. Demanding the truth, Jack says that Ronnie isn't the woman he married. The pair are interrupted by Tanya who tells them about Max and Abi's accident. As Jack prepares to go to the hospital he tells Ronnie to come with him as they still need to talk. Once they all arrive at the hospital, Tanya goes off to find Max and Abi in a panic, while Ronnie is unnerved to be in the same hospital where she gave birth to James. Her behaviour is becoming increasingly manic, but Jack fails to notice as he is too worried about Max. When Ronnie heads off to the canteen, she sees a sign for the maternity ward and follows it. Ronnie then heads into the delivery suite where James was born and breaks down as she finds the cot that James was once in. Leaving the delivery room, Ronnie sees the midwife who delivered James and becomes even more emotional. Looking down at Kat's baby in her arms, she makes a decision and heads for the hospital exit. When a confused Jack follows her, Ronnie tells him that she is going to put everything right. As he pushes her for the truth, Ronnie finally confesses that she has been lying to him and that the baby is not his son. Worried about his wife's state of mind, Jack doesn't believe Ronnie and wants to return to the Square with her. However, Ronnie drives off before he can get in the car. Back at the Square, the wedding reception has started in The Vic. Ronnie arrives back in the square and after telling Tommy how much she loves him Ronnie cradles him in her arms knowing that it will be the final time she does so. After one last look at the baby Ronnie walks into the Vic to confess all.
After coming face-to-face with Whitney outside the police station the week before Lauren has brought her back to the Square. When Whitney is upstairs, Lauren calls Ricky and tells him to come to her house as soon as possible. Ricky is overjoyed to see Whitney but she shies away from him as he tries to hug her. She eventually agrees to go home with him, but when she bumps into Carol, it becomes clear that the troubled teenager hasn't forgiven her over Connor. Tiffany later arrives home and after spotting Whitney's jacket she rushes upstairs to hug her. This is the first time that Whitney doesn't seem troubled by physical contact. Later, Whitney feels overwhelmed by Ricky and Pat fussing over her and pays a visit to Dot's in tears. Worried about Whitney Dot says she can move it and agrees to make up the spare room for for. Whitney does her best to settle back to life in teh square but cant help but feel bored after playing board games with Dot and Lauren.
Masood's financial problems get worse as Phil refuses to increase his loan because he's already behind by two payments. In the café, Dot informs Ian of how the Masood family are struggling and warns him that he should protect his assets before their empire crumbles. Taking advantage of the situation, Ian makes Zainab an insulting offer for her share in Masala Queen, adding that he will also drop his compensation claim if she goes along with his idea. Zainab is forced to agree, but her frustration gets the better of her and she heads over to The Arches to confront Phil. After the pair insult each other, Zainab is shocked as Phil tells her exactly how much Masood owes him. Phil then tells Zainab by saying that he'd changed his mind about refusing the extra loan but shes now ruined it. Phil then shows Zainab a chque for £2,000 made out to Masood as Zainabs hopes raise Phil Rips up infront of her.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
Ben sees that Heather is disappointed after not hearing from her online date so decides to order her some flowers under the name "Kevin68"
when Jay starts playing hard to get, Abi fears that he wants someone older and decides to fix the situation by reluctantly telling him to visit hers after work tomorrow so they can sleep together.
Lydia has a frosty reunion with Pat before later offending Ricky and Carol by making disparaging remarks about their family
Janine is shocked to see that Whitney is back in Walford.
TAMWAR & AFIA MARRY IN SECRET
Afia is confused about comments Masood makes until he explains how he's been told that Tamwar is not her first boyfriend. Tamwar insists that Masood is mistaken and accuses him of trying to destroy his relationship. Upset by Masoods behaviour Afia runs off but when Tamwar tries to go after her he fails to find his fiancée. On his way home Tamwar bumps into Christian and Syed who are going away to Brighton for the evening. The pair give Tamwar the keys to their flat and say that he can stay there to get away from it all for the night. Tamwar returns home and tells Masood that until he apologises and Afia accepts it then Masood is no longer his father. When Tamwar finds Afia in the café she expresses her fear that Masood will share his claims with Yusef and ruin her life. Tamwar tells Afia that their families' interference has become too much and it's time to do something about it. The pair then meet up with Jodie and Darren and reveal that they're going to get married that night in secret. When they ask their friends to come with them, Jodie and Darren agree and they all head off in a taxi together. Later, Tamwar and Afia arrive back as a married couple and go back to Christian and Syed's flat.
Arriving back from their night in Brighton Christian and Syed are shocked when Tamwar tells them that he and Afia got married in secret are now husband and wife. The pair explain that they plan to reveal their happy news to their parents before the engagement party, but Syed advises keeping it quiet until after the bash. When Tamwar later arrives at the Argee Bhajee with Afia, Masood apologises for what he said the day before, which they both accept. As the day continues, Tamwar tells Syed that he wants him to attend the party but Syed says that it isn't a good idea. Tamwar later informs Yusef that he wants Syed to be there, so Yusef agrees to speak to Masood on his behalf. Yusef doesn't speak to Masood at all but still informs Syed that Masood wants him to be there because he's ready to move on. After hearing Yusef's lies, Syed agrees to go to the party with Christian.Meanwhile over at the restaurant Greg has been doing some repair work at the Argee Bhajee but has to tell Masood that the extension is dangerous and the restaurant needs to be closed until the repair work has been completed. However, Masood decides to ignore the advice. Later, once the party gets under way, Tamwar prepares to tell his parents about his secret marriage but, at that moment, Christian and Syed turn up. Masood and Zainab order the couple to leave as they're not welcome, but Syed refuses to go and Tamwar declares that he wants Syed and Christian to stay. As a row breaks out, the ceiling of the restaurant collapses, burying the guests in dust and debris. Syed is buried in the rubble and trapped by a large piece of plasterboard. He tells Christian that he's okay but the roof beam above then crashes down on top of him.As Syed lies injured on the floor in the Argee Bhajee a worried Christian stays by his side. Zainab goes to move towards Syed but when she sees that people are watching, she stops herself and Tamwar and Jane are both disgusted that she will not acknowledge her injured son. Yusuf takes control of the situation by ordering Masood to get everyone out and to call an ambulance for Syed. The restaurant is then evacuated, with only Christian, Yusef and Tamwar remaining inside. Christian and Yusef try to get Syed to respond to them but it's no use as Syed just lies there. Later, Masood goes to see Greg and asks him to take a look at the damage in the Argee Bhajee. Greg agrees to repair the ceiling and get rid of the mess but says that he will not do any other work until the insurance people have been involved and the extension is safe. Masood tries to blame Greg for the accident but Greg says that it was his choice to cut corners for the sake of cost. At the same time, Yusef is with Zainab at her home, suggesting that she should visit Syed in hospital. Zainab says that it would only anger Masood if she visited Syed, but Yusef informs her that her son is in a bad way and she should change her mind.Zainab visits the Argee Bhajee and when she sees that a builder is inspecting the damage, she wrongly thinks that he is from the insurance company and starts bombarding him with questions. Later Zainab tries to phone the insurance company but Masood is forced to confess that he cancelled the payments three weeks earlier because they could not afford them. He then admits to his shocked wife that they are in thousands of pounds of debt and he was that desperate he took a loan out from Phil. Zainab starts looking through a pile of invoices and sees one from Greg, indicating that he did minor repair work on the restaurant but also noted further structural issues. Furious that Masood knew the restaurant was not safe, Zainab flies into a rage.Later, as the Masoods try to think of new ways to make money, Ian pays them a visit and declares that he wants compensation as his wrist was injured in the roof collapse. However, Zainab informs him that they don't have time for his power games. At the same time, Tamwar tells Afia that he feels guilty over their wedding secret. Afia agrees, pointing out that they can't let their parents pay for the wedding when it has already happened. Tamwar soon tells his parents that he and Afia have decided to postpone the wedding to ease the financial pressure on the family. However, the plan doesn't work as Masood orders him not to worry about money and declares that the wedding will go ahead as planned.
When Carol hears that Janine's grandmother Lydia is unwell in hospital she suggests Janine should go and visit her. However, Janine refuses to go, declaring that Lydia blew her chance years ago. Later, when Pat returns from New Zealand and hears what's gone on with Whitney and Bianca, she takes the news out on Janine angrily accusing her of encouraging Whitney to go on the game. Janine protests her innocence but tells Pat that she can't stay and chat because she's off to visit her grandmother in hospital. Janine visits Lydia but doesn't get a warm welcome from her gran. When Janine suggests that Lydia should stay with her while she recuperates, Lydia responds that she would rather poke rusty nails in her eyes than stay in Janine's 'poky little flat'. Janine refuses to give up and pays her Gran another visit telling Lydia that her mum would have wanted her to be looking after her gran. The ice between the pair starts to melt but Lydia still refuses to move in with Janine. Despite this, Janine heads back to the Square and tells Ricky and Pat that Lydia will be her housemate. They're shocked to hear that she will be helping out Lydia, believing that she wouldn't do so unless there was something in it for her. Janine then reveals that she's visited Lydia's massive house and it must be worth a fortune. Ricky and Pat soon realise that Janine is only interested in her grandmother's money.
JACK FINDS RONNIE!
Jack tracks down missing Ronnie and arrives at Aunt Sal's house to make amends with, though Roxy is unsure whether he should be there as she believes he will just cause more upset. However, Jack and Ronnie have a heart-to-heart and when Jack asks his wife what he's done to cause their recent problems Ronnie says that he hasn't done anything and something else is to blame, but refuses to to reveal what. As the couple talk Ronnie finally agrees to go back home with her husband, but Roxy later tells Jack that she's worried about Ronnie as she doesn't seem to be stable
ROXY SELLS THE SALON!
After tracking down missing sister Ronnie, Roxy arrives back at the salon and is shocked to discover it hasn't been open all day and there are things missing. When she realises that Michael knows something about what has gone on, Roxy questions him but he advises her to sell the salon to Tanya and focus on him, Ronnie and Amy. Roxy soon agrees to the idea. Later, Greg tells Tanya that he will buy her the salon as a wedding present
RICKY ARRESTED! WHITNEY RETURNS!
When Ricky goes looking for Whitney in the red light district he meets Tammy, a street girl, who orders him to pay her for information. When he hands over £30, two police officers appear and tell Ricky that he'll have to answer some questions. After being arrested for soliciting Ricky spends seven hours in a cell before being released. The following day with the stress of finding Whitney taking its toll on Ricky he tells Jay that he can't come to work as he is too tired after being out all night searching for her. At the same time, Lauren is walking past the police station when she sees a young girl who looks like Whitney being escorted inside. Lauren tries to go inside to investigate, but a police officer says that the girl is being interviewed and so she can't see her. Lauren gives the officer her phone number in case the girl turns out to be Whitney. Later, Lauren looks at her phone and rushes off to the police station. When she gets there, the front door opens and Whitney emerges, looking pale and distant.
Alfie and Kat start selling cocktails in a bid to win a competition where the prize is a weekend in Lanzarote
Ian tries to make a good impression in front of Jane by helping Jean to pick a cooking course to attend.
Heather puts her foot in it in front of Denise during a conversation about her online dating, saying that she's looking for anything with a pulse apart from a murderer!
Pat confronts Carol about how she slept with Connor behind Whitney's back
Jay and Ben try to help Heather by photoshopping a picture of Jodie's head onto Heather's photo for her online dating escapades;
Ricky tells Pat and Carol that he was arrested on suspicion of soliciting but was released without charge after seven hours in a cell
Shirley encourages Heather to send a genuine photo after she receives contact from an interested party on the dating site.
when Greg's best man has to pull out of the wedding as he has work commitments abroad, Ian tries to persuade Greg to let him take on the responsibility - convinced that it would help him to win Jane back. Greg agrees, but Tanya and Jane are far from impressed
Ashley borrows money from Fatboy, explaining that he needs the train fare for a job interview he has in town. However, Fatboy later catches him in the pub having a drink with Kim and it becomes clear that he didn't go to any interview.
Fatboy gets jealous when he notices a growing chemistry between Mercy and Seb.
Lauren and Janine continue to worry about Whitney, but Janine is determined that they should not tell Ricky and Carol the truth about what's going on. Instead, the girls they confide in Fatboy and Mercy about Whitney's situation. Worried about their friend Fatboy joins forces with Lauren to look for the troubled teenager. The pair arrive at the flat where Whitney was last seen, but Janine is already there and tells them that Whitney and Rob are both gone. As they decide to take a photo of Whitney to the police, Fatboy assures Lauren that Whitney will be fine - but Lauren isn't entirely convinced by his words of comfort. Later unsure of what to do next Fatboy tells Ian what has been happening to Whitney, meanwhile Lauren is also telling Max. Soon afterwards, Max and Lauren visit Ricky and Carol to fill them in on the situation and they're shocked. As the day continues, Janine arrives back from the police station and ends up in a confrontation with Ricky as they argue about why Janine didn't ask for help sooner. He tells her that he doesn't want Janine to be near the family any more and that it's her fault if Whitney doesn't return home.
KAT AND ALFIE ITS OVER....
When Alfie tells Kat that they should go away on holiday ,Kat tells him doesn't think it's the right time. Later, Alfie surprises Kat by asking whether they should try IVF. Kat considers the suggestion and when Jack comes into the pub, she asks him what he thinks, prompting him to advise that papering over the cracks of her relationship with Alfie may not be the best move. However, when Alfie tells Kat that he's decided to move into the B&B, she's not happy and admits that she doesn't want to be alone. Alfie tells Kat that he'll stay if she still loves him but wants to leave if she won't say it. Just as Alfie is about to leave, Kat tells him that she's willing to try IVF.As Kat and Alfie prepare for IVF treatment an excited Alfie rushes on 100 miles an hour unaware of Kat's doubts. Alfie leaves Kat unimpressed tries to sign Kat up for the gym in preparation for her IVF. Eager to set the wheels in motion Alfie tells Kat that he's made them an appointment at the IVF clinic. The pair dress smartly for the visit, making people curious as o where they are going, but they decide to keep their plans secret. At the appointment, an emotional Kat tells the doctor, Will, about baby Tommy. Will asks Kat whether she feels it's too soon to start trying for another baby and she says that it isn't. However, Alfie is suspicious and wonders whether she was secretly trying to derail the process by bringing up Tommy. Kat laments the fact that her life has become so complicated, and when she and Alfie return to The Vic, Kat explains that she isn't against the idea of IVF but feels it's not the right time. This prompts Alfie to tell Kat that their relationship will never be like the old days, no matter what they do. Alfie then tells a heartbroken Kat that their relationship isn't working and deep down they both know it's over
JODIE DUMPS DARREN
When Darren asks Jodie to babysit George again shes not happy but agrees to keep her boyfriend happy. However struggling to juggle George and working in the Salon its not long before there's an accident and George's hand burns his hand on some curling tongs. An ambulance is called and a paramedic tends to the injury, explaining that the burn isn't serious but the situation could have been a lot worse. Heather is furious about what's happened and argues with Jodie, but Darren and Vanessa both defend her. Vanessa tells Heather that she's a waste of space and should be looking after her own child. The arguments prompts Darren to start planning to get a residence order, allowing George to stay with him permanently. Unhappy over the news, Jodie tells Darren that she isn't ready to be a stepmother and breaks up with him. Struggling to deal with his heartbreak over Jodie and the pressures of caring for George, Darren is distracted at work . At the same time, Heather visits a solicitor to discuss George's residence order but she's distraught to realise that she can't afford the legal fees to challenge Darren. Later, Darren is with a customer test-driving a car when he sees Heather rushing down the road in tears. He gets out of the vehicle to follow her, prompting the cunning customer to steal the car. leading to a huge arguement with Max.When Patrick tells Darren that George needs two parents, Darren visits Heather and admits that he can't look after the baby alone. He leaves George with Heather and returns home, where Jodie announces that they can now be together again because George has gone. although Darren agrees its clear his opinion of Jodie has changed
Loved up Abi and Jay go on another date, but Abi goes overboard with make-up in preparation. Jodie sympathises with her and helps her pull off a last-minute 'make-under'. As the date gets under way, Jay and Abi visit the chip shop but Jay realises that he's lost his wallet. When Ian goes out the back for some forks, Abi and Jay make a run for it and steal their order of chips. However Max is unimpressed when he catches the young couple kissing. Unable to accept that Abi si growing up Max goes round to Phils and warns Jay to stay away from Abi. Things look to get even worse for the teenage couple when Jay punches Max after Max claims that he's no better than Jase.
MICHAEL AND JACK
Jack meets Michael in the pub and a mischievous Michael tries to use baby 'James' to attract women. When Ronnie returns home from a shopping trip, she reads a note from Jack which explains that he's at The Vic with James. Worried, Ronnie heads over to investigate and when she arrives, she asks Jack whether he's coming home with her. However, Jack informs her that he's in a business meeting with Michael. Ronnie takes James home, while Jack later makes a big business decision - telling Michael that he wants to work with him at the boxing gym on a full time basis. Jack tells Ronnie that he is quitting the Car Lot and will work full time with Michael at the Gym. An unimpressed Ronnie goes to the car lot and tells Max that Jack is making a mistake. Max doesn't know what Ronnie is talking about and visits the flat to ask Jack what's going on, forcing Jack to reveal that he's quitting. Later, Ronnie tells Jack that he should stay on at the car lot because family comes first, making Jack feel guilty. Jack eventually decides to take her advice, but Max informs him that he's fired. With no other option but to work at the gym, Jack asks Ronnie if she's okay with the idea and she lies that she is. However, Ronnie later goes to see Phil and announces that she needs his help to get rid of Michael. As opening day arrives an excited Michael tries to promote the grand opening of the boxing club by parading around the Square with half naked women. Later, a delivery van is parked outside The Arches, which angers Phil. Having agreed to help Ronnie to get rid of Michael, Phil starts getting confrontational with him ordering him to move the van or he'll be forced to do something about it. However, when Michael tries to call the delivery driver he can't get through, so he starts removing crates to put inside the gym regardless. Suddenly, however, the doors of the van swing shut and someone starts driving it away with Michael inside. Later, when the van stops, Michael tries calling for help but there's no reply. There's also no signal on his phone for him to call for help. Unaware of the trouble that Michael is in, Jack makes Dots day when he reveals that boxing club will be called 'Basher Jim's. As Jack prepares for the opening will Michael make it back in time?
PHIL AND SHIRLEY RETURN
Phil and Shirley return to the Square following their holiday and everyone is stunned when Phil's on crutches. Phil explains that he had a jet-ski accident, but Shirley later confides in Heather that he actually had a funny turn on holiday and fell off a bar stool, so it's important that he isn't stressed anymore. However, Phil soon has a stressful situation to deal with when he finds that a skip has been placed outside The Arches, which is being used by the boxing club's builders. He quickly orders Michael to have the skip moved. Michael tries to get round Phil by offering him free membership at the gym, but withdraws the offer when Phil reveals his heart problems. Later, Phil grows frustrated as a concerned Shirley is wrapping him up in cotton wool. He tells her that there was no funny turn at all on holiday - he merely fell off the bar stool. Phil then drags Shirley off, vowing to prove that there's nothing wrong with his heart. As they day continues, Phil watches on outside as a lorry lowers the skip down in front of the gym where it belongs.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE....
Tanya asks why Jane doesn't leave Ian and move out, but Jane says that she wants Bobby to have both his parents around
Max and Vanessa argue about Abi not being a baby anymore.
Roxy enjoys fresh attention from Michael but Alfie warns her that he'll get under her skin
Dot is furious when she hears that Edward has taken Jim out for a walk in the park and a flutter on the horses; Tanya and Kim help Jane to get dressed up to the nines for a night out, all part of a plan to make Ian jealous
Roxy takes on the role of round girl at the boxing club's first match, carrying the card around the ring to much applause
Edward tries to cheer Dot up by arriving at the launderette with some recordings of classical music.
When Roxy turns up late at the salon, she has to face angry customers as well as Tanya and Syed. Later, Tanya catches Syed downloading the salon's client list. Syed is terrified that Tanya will reveal his sneaky behaviour, but she instead confesses that she's already downloaded the list herself
KAT AND ALFIE REUNITED.
Aware that Kat and Alfie's marriage has serious problems Michael and Roxy do their best to to find out what's going on, Alfie tells them that it's all over between him and Kat, before adding that what she and Michael did is one of the reasons why. Roxy is confused and Michael explains that he was Tommy's father. Soon afterwards, Roxy and Michael hatch a plan to reunite the pair by arranging a secret supper for six at the boxing club, attended by Kat, Alfie, Roxy, Michael, Jack and Ronnie. Michael informs Kat about the invitation but getting Alfie there proves more difficult because he's heading to the tube station, ready to leave the Square. Fortunately, Michael manages to get there in time and convinces Alfie to come to the boxing ring. At the Boxing club all three couples are on edge.Michael tries his best to ensure that Kat and Alfie get back on good terms, and there's some encouraging signs as they start sparring like the old times.Kat soon says that she needs to be back at The Vic. Alfie follows her and the pair get close on the Square, its not long before they share a kiss.
DOT FALLS DOWN THE STAIRS!
Dot is upset that nobody told her that Whitney was missing or the problems she was having and confides in Edward. Wanting to help Edward tells Carol how hurt Dot was over not being informed about Whitney, prompting Carol and Max to apologise to Dot. However Dot is horrified when Carol describes Edward as her "fancy man", so she tells Edward that from now on he can provide the meals for Jim but she doesn't want him around for anything else. Later in the week Dot is rushing to get to the launderette while looking after Jim at the same time. Suddenly, she loses her footing and falls head-first down the stairs. Jim calls out from the front room, but Dot is unconscious. At the same time, Carol and Kat visit the launderette but are confused to find it shut. Kat heads off to find Heather for an explanation, but Heather doesn't know anything about it and says that she doesn't have a set of keys. Kat and Carol then head off to Dot's, and when they start banging on the front door, they hear Dot crying out in pain. When they look through the letterbox, they spot Dot lying on the floor. Yusef notices a growing crowd outside Dot's house and manages to gain entry, before tending to Dot while Carol looks after Jim. Yusef tells Dot that she has broken her arm and convinces her to go to hospital. Later, Carol washes up for Dot and tells Jack that they need to make sure Jim is properly looked after from now on. When Carol visits, Dot tries to play down her injury and gets annoyed when Carol starts fussing over her. The pair clash and when Carol returns later with custard tarts, a sulky Dot says that she doesn't want them. Carol gets annoyed with Dot's refusal to rest and Dot finally admits that she's struggling admitting that she hasn't taken Jim to the toilet yet because she hasn't been able to manage it. Dot then tells Carol that she's grateful for the help but wants to stay on top of the things and she can manage.
With things back on track Kat and Alfie seem loved-up and as a new day dawns at The Vic, Kat tells Alfie and Mo that she's been missing Jean and decides to visit her at the hospital. When Kat arrives, Jean is surprised but happy to see her and the pair soon have a heart-to-heart. Kat explains to Jean that she feels empty inside following Tommy's death, but Jean explains that it will take time for her to come to terms with what's happened.Jean tells Kat that the nurses are happy with her progress and she's now able to go home. Kat invites her to stay back at The Vic, but Jean turns Kat down and tells her that she'd prefer to make a fresh start away from the Square and is going to stay in Bradford with a friend. An upset Kat returns to the pub alone, telling Alfie that Jean is never coming back. As the day continues, Jean surprises Kat by turning up at The Vic unexpectedly. She says that she has changed her mind and would like to stay at the pub after all. Kat is thrilled with the development and they both make a pact that they'll help each other get better.
RONNIE GOES MISSING!
When Jack tells Ronnie about the dinner at the boxing club and the plan to reunite Kat and Alfie he is is frustrated when Ronnie refuse to go. Fed up with his wife's behaviour, Jack firmly tells Ronnie that she of all people should know what Kat and Alfie are going through and he wants her to be there. Forced to attend Ronnie is on edge all night and its not long before she rushes off. Towards the end of the night, when Michael finds Ronnie alone in the gym, he asks her why she has such a problem with him. However, Ronnie tells Michael that he can never know the reason why, before rushing out, knowing that she's said too much. When Roxy agrees to let Michael move in with her Jack tells Roxy that Ronnie is not the woman he married and he is still concerned about her reluctance to leave the flat. Roxy tries to cheer up Ronnie by inviting her to come to Southend for the afternoon, but Ronnie makes an excuse about why she can't go. Roxy then warns Ronnie that she'll lose Jack if she carries on behaving this way. Michael later confronts Ronnie about what she said the previous night, but she tries to talk her way out of the situation. When Jack later decides to arrange a poker night with Ricky, Max, Michael and Alfie, Ronnie isn't happy and tells Jack that she'd been hoping he would babysit as she was planning to go out herself. This annoys Jack as he thinks she's just playing games making life difficult because he wants to go out. When Jack storms out, Ronnie heads to Roxy's to ask her to look after James while she visits the Minute Mart. Roxy agrees, but when Ronnie leaves she walks straight past the Minute Mart and keeps walking out of the square. When Ronnie fails to return her loved ones are upset and worried as they wonder where she could be and when Roxy breaks down, Micheal is left feeling guilty wondering if him having a go at Ronnie is what prompted her to leave.
TANYA & SYED GO IN TO BUSINESS!
After catching each other stealing Roxy's client list Syed and Tanya begin plotting to put Roxy out of business so they can start up their own as a replacement. However, when Christian walks in on the pair's conversation he wonders what's going on. Not wanting to be lie to Christian, Syed hands him some paperwork which explains all, before walking out. Later, Christian finds Syed and Tanya in the café and Syed tells Tanya that Christian knows about their scheme. An unhappy Christian asks how Roxy will feel when she finds out what they're up to, but Syed says bluntly that he doesn't expect him to tell her as he's his boyfriend and that outranks the position of best friend, leaving Christian speechless by his behaviour. Christian is outraged when he finds out that Syed has stolen Roxy's client list. Syed defends himself but Christian threatens to tell Roxy the truth -resulting in Syed storming offf. Later, Syed tells Tanya of Christian's intentions but Tanya insists that she doesn't care now and is just looking forward to opening her own place after the wedding. At the same time, Christian tries to tell Roxy about the plotting that's going on, but she's too distracted with missing Ronnie. Tanya and Syed set up their new salon at Tanya's house, while Roxy is horrified to discover that her salon is closed and continuously phones Tanya for an explanation but Tanya decides not to answer the calls. Feeling guilty over missing Ronnie, Michael does his best to reassure Roxy and promises Roxy he'll find Tanya to find out what's going on. When he sees Tanya setting up the makeshift salon at home, Tanya has to explain that Roxy has been treating her employees badly. Later, Michael suggests that Tanya should buy the salon.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
Ian asks Fatboy whether he fancies Mercy
Heather is upset over Kat's hurtful comments and decides to try Internet dating, despite Shirley's protestations that she will only meet perverts and freaks online
Kat encourages Jean to go on a course so she can do all of the cooking at The Vic
Fatboy is stunned when his father Ashley turns up at his stall, looking dishevelled and needing his help after losing the house and unsure of how to help fatboy sneaks his dad into the house. When Yusef overhears Ashley tell Jack that he needs somewhere to stay, along with a bath and some clean clothes. Later, Yusef acts like a good Samaritan, telling Fatboy that he has secured accommodation for Ashley at the B&B. Mercy, meanwhile, is surprised to realise that Ashley has been staying with Fatboy - she'd presumed that he'd been sneaking girls in. Fatboy then tells Mercy the truth about his dad's troubles
NO EPISODE FRIDAY DUE TO COMIC RELIEF HOWEVER A SPECIAL 10 MINUTE EPISODE FOCUSING ON WHITNEYS STORY WILL AIR DURING COMIC RELIEF.
Fed up following an argument with Abi, Lauren looks through her phone and feels guilty as she reads an old text from Whitney saying sorry. Lauren calls Whitney and leaves her a voicemail apologising foe her behaviour. As Janine has told her that Whitney is with Ryan, Lauren does her best to track down Ryans number from Mo, but Mo tells her to ask Janine. Janine overhears and desperate to avoid Laurens questions she hides in the Minute Mart. Soon afterwards, Lauren receives a call from Whitney but her phone is jammed and she can't answer it. Janine continues to hide from Lauren but Lauren eventually catches up with her. When Lauren refuses to take no for an answer, Janine gives her a fake number for Ryan. Later, Fatboy manages to fix Lauren's phone and there's a voicemail message on it from a man who declares he's not Whitney and there'll be trouble if Lauren phones again. Lauren is adamant that her call to Whitney was the right number and everyone begins to worry. When they confront Janine and ask where Whitney is, Janine backed into a corner admits that she doesn't know where Whitney is. Lauren and Ricky are stunned and angry that Janine doesn't know where Whitney is. Carol and Max quickly become involved in the discussion and Janine finds herself facing questions from all directions as everyone points out how vulnerable Whitney is. When Ricky tells Janine that he can't believe she kept this from him, she starts to feel guilty but typical Janine soon gets angry pointing out that they all failed to help Whitney when she needed them. Ricky then phones Ryan to get some answers, but Ryan explains that he hasn't seen Whitney for the past three weeks.After Carol goes to see Connor and he dosent know where Whitney is, the panic for Whitney is rising, even more so after Tiffany tells the adults that she knows where Whitney is as she'd previously told her about meeting a man called Rob who owns a club on Stanham Road. Afterwards, Janine and Lauren decide to go and look for Whitney. When Lauren and Janine arrive at Stanham Road they go their separate ways after an argument breaks. Lauren stops people in the street and shows them Whitney's photo, but has no luck until she spots Whitney by a pub with a group of men. When Lauren calls out, Whitney seems spaced out and walks into the pub.Entering the pub, Lauren comes face-to-face with Whitney and explains how worried she and Janine have been about her. However, Whitney is reluctant to talk and seems keen to get away from Lauren. As Whitney leaves the bar and starts heading down the road, Lauren follows and hears Whitney explain that she loves Rob and he gives her everything she needs. When they arrive at the bedsit where Whitney is staying, Lauren realises that Rob has been paying off his debts by getting Whitney to sleep with his friends. Suddenly, Rob appears, asks Lauren why she is there and invites her out to a party with him and Whitney, but Lauren declines and leaves. Lauren phones Janine and the pair meet up. As Lauren explains Whitney's situation, an associate of Rob's arrives back at the bedsit and Rob makes it clear to Whitney that she'll have to help him out again as he owes the man cash. Janine is appalled by Lauren's discoveries and quickly heads off, vowing to get Whitney so they can bring her home. Alone in the café, Lauren is startled when Rob turns up unexpectedly and invites her on his 'night out' for a second time. When Lauren turns him down refusing Rob behaves menacingly with her and orders her to keep her nose out of his business. Back in the bedsit, Janine tries to get through to Whitney telling her that Rob is selling her for his own financial gain. However, Whitney defends Rob and refuses to listen insisting that she's not a prostitute. Rob suddenly appears in the doorway and gets angry when Janine declares that Whitney is coming home with her. He smashes Janine's phone and, helpless, she leaves to re-join Lauren. It seems that Janine's words may have had an impact on Whitney as she tells Rob how worried her family are. However, Rob tells her Whitney she is ungrateful and orders her to get ready for the 'party' he has planned.Back at the café, Janine and Lauren try to call Whitney, but when she answers, Rob gets angry and grabs the phone off her demanding to know who's on the other end. Panicking over what Rob could do, Lauren and Janine rush off in the direction of the bedsit. At the same time, Rob forces a reluctant Whitney to get into his car. Lauren and Janine turn up to see the car pull away, will they be able to save Whitney?
JODIE LIES TO DARREN!
Vanessa and Jodie are planning a shopping trip but Darren turns up with baby George, wanting Jodie to look after him while he goes to a car auction. With Darren gone, Jodie secretly takes George to Heather's and asks her to look after him. While out with Vanessa, Jodie receives a call from Darren and she pretends that George is with her. He then says that he'll be back from the auction in 20 minutes' time, leaving Jodie with no choice but to rush to get George back. Darren arrives back on the Square and sees George with Heather in the launderette. He's furious, but Jodie suddenly appears from the back room and says that she came in to use the bathroom. To her relief, Darren accepts the story. However its clear Jodie is fed up of playing happy families with George, is Darren heading for heartbreak?
CAROL AND CONNOR
With everyone worried about Whitney, Carol decides that she needs to see Connor because he may know where Whitney is. When Carol turns up at his house, Connor is pleased to see her but Carol makes it clear that she's only there for information about Whitney. Carol quickly realises that she only ever fell for Connor because of her grief over Billie, and when he tries to make a move on her, she slaps him away and Connor is gutted to realise that Carol never had strong feelings for him. Carol returns home, grabs Billie's urn and heads to Dot's house. She asks Dot to tell Jim that she brought Billie round for a final time and will now be scattering his ashes in the park
When Abi and Jay bump into each other in the square they make plans to go to the launderette at the same time. After Fat Boy fixes her hair straighteners Abi gets glammed up and heads to the launderette to meet Jay.The pair get on extremely well and at the end of the date, Jay explains that he'd like to meet up again and leans in for a kiss on the cheek, leaving Abi thrilled.
FATBOY THE HANDY MAN!
Fatboy is thrilled to secure Whitney's empty pitch at the market and is later comforted by Mercy when he explains that his dad has lost his job, his parents are splitting up and he needs to earn his own living now. Later Mercy advises Fatboy to put his skills as a handyman to good use he's good at fixing things so could use his new market stall for this purpose. As Fatboy gets set up, Abi spots his sign and asks for his help in fixing her hair straighteners.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
Ricky and Carol are concerned when Liam reveals that he has been suspended from school
Carol tells Janine that she can't keep floating in and out of the kids' lives, prompting Janine to say that she will give up the flat and move back in
SHIRLEY KNOWS - BYEBYE GLENDA!
Shirley is having breakfast with Phil but still has suspicions about him and Glenda. When Phil presents her with an impressive-looking engagement ring, Shirley tries it on however, when she's alone with Heather later, she claims that the gesture hints at a guilty conscience. Over at The Arches, Ben tells Phil that he knows about his affair with Glenda. Phil assures his son that it's all over and that he shouldn't tell Shirley the truth as it would leave her heartbroken. When Phil later texts Shirley telling her he cant make lunch, shes instantly suspicious and Jay doesn't help when he jokes that Phils probably busy with Glenda. Ben does his best to defend Shirley but an upset Shirley storms out. Seeing Glenda leave Jack and Ronnies Flat, Shirley decides to confront her over her claims and follows Glenda to R&R. Arriving at the club Shirley is left in no doubt that Phil did cheat on her when she overhears a heated argument between the pair and Phil tells Glenda he was just using her. As Shirley barges into the room, Phil is shocked that Shirley now knows all and tries to worm his way out of trouble, but before Phil can even speak, Shirley slaps him and orders Glenda to leave. When they're left alone, Phil protests that the situation isn't what she thinks. However, it seems that Shirley may have heard enough. Later, Ben and Jay enter the R&R and Phil threatens Ben, convinced that he told Shirley about the affair. After going to see Ronnie and then Ian, Glenda decides to leave the square, but as she gets ready to depart, Shirley appears from the shadows and grabs Glenda by her hair. Shirley gets her own violent revenge, before Glenda leaves the square for good. As Phil and Shirelys wedding day dawns, will Shirley go ahead with ceremony?
Ronnie worries when Glenda visits and makes a remark about how all babies look the same. The comment leaves Ronnie stunned and deeply concerned that Glenda could know her guilty secret. Asking her mum what she means, Ronnie relaxes a little when Glenda explains that she can only tell her and Roxy apart in their baby pictures thanks to their different hairstyles. But then Glenda asks why Ronnie said Tommy was still here when they were at the church last week. As Ronnie avoids the question, Glenda warns her that lies have a habit of coming out leaving Ronnie even more worried that her mum knows the terrible truth. Desperate to keep her tragic secret Ronnie visits Phil at The Arches and tells him that they need to drive Glenda out of the Square. However, Phil is unsure of how best to go about it. After he argument with Phil and Shirley, Glenda heads to Ronnie's flat. Glenda's furious and confronts Ronnie over the way she stabbed her in the back. As the pair argue, Roxy enters and pulls no punches declaring that she's glad Glenda is leaving because she has never been a good mother. Glenda tries to defend herself but it looks like it's too late. Later, as Ronnie shares some time alone with Jack, she confesses that she hasn't been attending her counselling sessions. When Jack asks whether this is all she has been hiding, Ronnie assures him this is the case.
When Jane considers what to put on the menu for lunch at The Vic Ian upsets her by criticising her choices. Later, Ian annoys Jane further by selling some food that she'd prepared for the pub. As the couple argue, Jane claims that Ian takes her for granted. Tanya backs Jane up but says that he took her for granted even before they were married. Later, Ian approaches Jane in the Vic, with a mystery item covered by a cloth. When she takes off the cover, Jane sees that it's a cake containing the words, 'Will you marry me - again?' A thrilled Jane quickly accepts the unexpected proposal. After being caught by Shirley and arguing with Ronnie a desperate Glenda heads over to the Beale household and promises to leave Albert Square forever if Ian agrees to give her £5,000. She says that if Ian doesn't comply, she will tell Jane about their affair. Later, Ian meets Glenda in the Square and informs her that he could only get hold of £400. The news doesn't impress Glenda, who repeats her threat to tell Jane the truth. However, vowing he won't be blackmailed, Ian heads home and tells Jane that he has something to tell her. Will Ian confess all? Will Jane stick by her cheating husband or is it a step to far?
KAT & ALFIE
Kat and Alfie organise a birthday party for Shenice, inviting Morgan, Liam and Tiffany, but Tiffany and Shenice take an initial dislike to each other. Fortunately, however, they soon get over it and become friends. Later, Alfie pops out to get some spring rolls and when he returns, he hears the news that Martina is back with her boyfriend and that she has taken Shenice away. Kat tries to act as if she doesn't care about the development, but its clear shes not telling the truth. Alfie quizzes Kat about Shenice's departure, asking whether Shenice seemed happy that she was leaving. However, Kat tells him that he shouldn't be getting so sentimental. When Alfie later notes that Shenice didn't get the chance to make a birthday wish and suggests that they should make one on her behalf. Kat isn't convinced by the idea but comes round to it following pressure from Alfie.
Kat then receives a text from Shenice, thanking her and Alfie for the party and saying that she misses them. Kat then shows her true feelings as it hits home that Shenice is gone, breaking down Kat allows Alfie to comfort her.
ABI & JAY!
Abi sees Jay outside Phil's house and arranges a date with him before heading home keen to dress to impress. Later, when the young couple meet up in the Square, Jay is extremely impressed by Abi's new look. However, its not long before the pair attract the attention of Max and he walks over to comment on Abi's make-up. Abi is left mortified by his interference and runs off.
When Max later arrives home with Tanya they find Abi on the sofa. When Tanya asks Abi why she isn't at school, she claims to be ill but Max struggles to believe her and reminds her of how important her education is. As the day continues, Max pretends to be sympathetic to Abi and she giggles at him, prompting Max to declare that he has caught her out as she doesn't seem ill at all.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
Shirley accidentally humiliates Julie in The Vic.
Everyone awaits Shirleys decision...will she forgive Phil?
As the day of Lucas's hearing arrives Denise puts on a brave face and leaves for work. As Denise leaves home, she is confronted by a group of photographers and reporters who only leave with Yusef turns the fire extinguisher on them. Later, Yusef supports Denise as she attends the hearing. Denise then returns home to the B&B and announces that Lucas was sentenced to life in prison. The following day Denise decides its time she moves on with her life and tells Zainab she is divorcing Lucas and is throwing a party to celebrate.
When Phil arrives home from his visit to Grant, Glenda instantly starts plotting against him, suggesting to Roxy that they should sell his secret stash of champagne from the R&R and pocket the cash. However, when Phil catches them moving the boxes, Glenda and Roxy decide to break into Phil's house to steal money from his safe. Using the keys Phil gave Glenda during their fling, The Mitchell women put their plan in to action however, Phil walks in and catches them. Phil loses his temper and threatens them both, but Roxy tells him that she knows he stole her money. Phil protests his innocence telling Roxy that Glenda is the one who stole the money. Roxy then searches Glenda's bedroom and discovers a wad of cash hidden in her wardrobe. Glenda insists that she doesn't know how the money got there, but Roxy doesn't believe her and heads over to apologise to Phil. Phil then meets Masood outside and thanking him for his help gives him an envelope of cash for his help in setting up Glenda. Later, in The Vic, Glenda continues to protest her innocence over the money but no-one believes her. Getting desperate, Glenda tells everyone that she has been sleeping with Phil behind Shirley's back. When nobody believes her Glenda leaves the Vic and approaches her flat but gets a shock when Roxy throws a suitcase out of the door and orders her to leave. Glenda tries to defend herself but Roxy slams the door, leaving Glenda sitting alone on the Square. When Roxy sees Ronnie they realise that Glenda has been trying to turn them against each other and agree that Glenda has had her last chance and they wont have anything more to do with her. Later Glenda threatens Ronnie that unless she gives her somewhere to stay she will tell Jack about her missed counselling sessions. A reluctant Ronnie has no choice and is forced to let Glenda stay. Across the square Phil is desperate to get rid of Glenda and tells Ian to get her to leave the Square and gives him some cash to help make this happen, unaware that Ben has witnessed Phils pay off.. Ian is just as keen as Phil to see the back of Glenda as he's worried that she could reveal the truth about their affair. formulating a plan Ian gives Glenda a ticket to Paris and she laughs at him spotting his motivation a mile off. Unsure of what Glenda will do next, Ian nervously heads off worried that Glenda could will expose his secret. Elsewhere, Ben is becoming more and more suspicious about what's going on with his dad. Cracking under the pressure of his questioning, Heather tells him what Glenda said in the pub earlier about her affair with Phil. Ben is horrified and heads over to Ian's house to see if it's true. At first, Ian covers for Phil by insisting that Glenda is lying but he eventually tells his brother the truth, leaving Ben devastated,by his dads actions.
As Tamwar worries about how Zainab is going to treat Afia, Zainab worries about meeting with Yusef.. Later, as Yusef, Afia, Masood, Zainab and Tamwar gather together, it's awkward for them all. Zainab promises to get Afia's engagement ring but it's still unclear how the Masoods will pay for it, however help comes by the way of Ian who offers Masood a job. When Zainab is later left alone with Yusef at the B&B, she tries to be polite and tells Yusef that Afia is a credit to him, but when Yusef starts talking about their marriage, Zainab becomes upset and flees. Arriving home, Zainab finds Masood holding the engagement ring he has bought, Zainab tells Masood that they have to stop the wedding because she can't cope with having Yusef in her life. The following day Masood sees Yusef leaving the B&B and confronts him about the way he behaved with Zainab but Yusef protests his innocence over the matter. Later Zainab tells Masood that she fears Yusef's presence is tearing them apart and comes up with a plan to split up Tamwar and Afia. Zainab leaves Masood in charge of the plan for Afia and Tam but Masood decides he can't go through with it. At Denise's party Masood gives Tamwar the engagement ring to give to Afia in front of an audience. However, when Afia shows her dad the ring, he gives her a ring that belonged to her mother. Convinced that Yusef is trying to upstage his family, Masood loses his temper and shouts that Yusef left Zainab for dead when his family tried to kill her. As an upset Zainab hurrys out, Masood goes after her and asks Tamwar to come too however Tam decides to stay with Afia. Later as the couple discuss Yusef, Masood is shocked when Zainab says that Yusef's uncle & father attacked her and she dosent know if Yusef had anything to do with it. Afia is desperate to reunite her and Tamwar's families, so arranges another meeting for them all to discuss the upcoming engagement party. While Yusef agrees to the meeting a furious Masood refuses to have any part in it. Desperate not to lose her son, Zainab decides to meet Yusef. The meeting takes place without Masood and Afia explains that she wants a big wedding. Yusef agrees with this as he believes it's what Afia's mother would have wanted. When Masood turns up, he brings a bunch of flowers for Zainab with him. Tension between Masood and Yusef soon springs up again, but during a private moment, Zainab tells her husband that they need to put the past behind them. As a result, Masood graciously shakes Yusef's hand. Later, however, when the are alone Masood and Yuseff have another tense moment and its clear that Masood just can't let this go.
RONNIE AND GLENDA
Glenda offers to go with Ronnie to her counselling session, but Ronnie insists that she wants to go alone. Ronnie leaves for her session but forgets her purse, and when Glenda chases after her she is surprised to see Ronnie walk straight past the tube station. As Ronnie sits in the park, follows and confronts Ronnie and about her missing her appointment. Ronnie lies to Glenda and tells her that she plans to go the next day. The next day Ronnie tells Glenda that she can not attend her counselling appointment because James has a cold. Later, Ronnie heads to church and lights a candle for James unaware that Glenda once again has followed her and is watching on.As Glenda approaches and ask Ronnie about what she's doing an emotional Ronnie breaks down and almost confesses the truth about James and Tommy but stops herself at the last minute.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
When Kat's old friend from Spain Martina and her daughter Shenice arrive at The Vic, Kat is not impressed. Kats angry as Martina was responsible for Alfie going to prison in Spain. Later, Kat tells Martina about Tommy's death and Martina asks Alfie to babysit Shenice so she can take Kat out. Martina then admits to Kat that she has lost the bar, and doesn't have a penny.
Jay is left in charge of the garage when Ricky has to take the day off work to look after a poorly Morgan. Jay later offers Abi some money for a bag of chips when she doesn't have enough to pay. The pair then share their chips and are stunned at how well they get on.
Its Ricky's birthday and Janine decides to throw a surprise birthday party stealing food from the B&B opening to cater the party. However, Whitney sparks a big argument with Janine by taking over the baking of the birthday cake, leaving Janine feeling left out.As the pair ague, Whitney ends up storming out leaving Ricky shocked and bemused. Janine tries to make things up with Whitney and Whit reminds Janine that they need to find money to pay the rent. Janine vows to deal with the situation and while she is out, the landlord pays a visit to the flat and issues Whitney with a final rent demand for £800, which needs to be paid within 24 hours. In the cafe Janine, seizes the opportunity to bag some cash when Dr. Yusef comes in. Pretending to faint, Janine steals his wallet as he checks shes ok. However, it's not enough to pay the rent, so Whitney has to sell some jewellery on the market for £20. Ricky later tells Janine that he's worried about Whitney and hows shes coping. Janine quickly assures Ricky that she's keeping her promise and is looking after Whitney. Soon afterwards, Whitney tries to pickpocket a man but her attempt goes wrong and she is left injured and bleeding. Mysterious stranger Rob comes to Whitney's rescue and its clear that she is interested in Rob. When Rob drops her back to the Square, Whitney is desperate to see him again. Whitney is pleased when she receives a text message from Rob, asking if she's okay and her day gets better when Max offers her a job minding the phones while he's busy with a client. Max is pleased with Whitney's work and gives her £20 for helping him. Janine is having less luck, and isn't in the mood to hear about Whitney's good fortune and flies into a rage at a shocked Whitney. Later, Max and Whitney share a battle of wine together. Whitney then throws herself on Max and he tries to push her away. At that moment, Lauren enters the room and she drags Whitney off a shocked Max. Lauren wants nothing to do with her dad after witnessing his encounter with Whitney, despite Max's protests that it was Whitney who came onto him. Tanya tells Max that Lauren and Abi will be living with her from now on, so Max storms round to Whitney's flat to demand she tells the truth. Whitney hides in her room and once Max has gone, Janine tells Whitney to lie and insist it was Max who was to blame. Whitney cheers up a bit when Rob turns up and takes her for a drink at The Vic. Whitney explains everything that's happened with Max, and is shocked when Rob says that she should come and stay with him for a while. He even gives her a phone so that she can get in contact if she wants to take him up on the offer. Later, Max drags Whitney to the salon to explain what really happened. When Carol sees Whitney using her new phone, she thinks she's stolen it and confiscates it, but Whitney eventually gets it back. She then heads over to Max's to apologise to Lauren. Lauren won't listen so Whitney sends an apology via text. Rob then turns up again and when Whitney agrees to stay with him, they drive off together…
Kims excited as the opening day of the new B&B arrives. Kimberley's Palace opens to mixed reviews and there's a mystery afoot when a male stranger keeps asking the guests questions.When Denise, Shirley and Patrick find out his from the press they throw him out. Its a difficult day for Denise as she struggles to block out memories of Lucas, and she soon breaks down in front of Zainab telling her friend she fears she'll always choose the wrong type of man. Unfortunately for Kim, the four guests who have booked into the B&B cancel when they realise they're not staying in an actual palace. Things soon look up for Kim when she receives a call from a potential guest who is a doctor and wants to stay for a month. Zainab and Denise head out together and when they return to the B&B, the new guest is already there. Zainab is then stunned as she discovers that its her ex-husband Dr. Yusef Khan
HEATHER & BABY GEORGE
Heather is missing George and Darren is struggling to cope as he juggle his parental responsibilities with his full-time job. Shirley tries to convince Heather that George is better off with her than with Darren, and when Darren gets a call from George's nursery he asks Heather for help. As Heather spends time with her son she's reluctant to give George back to Darren again, but she eventually decides that it's the best thing for George. Shirley is desperate to cheer Heather up and decides to start planning the wedding to give her friend something to focus on. Shirley arranges for Heather to have the day off from the launderette and the shop and asks her to choose a wedding dress and a bridesmaid dress for herself. After their shopping trip the girls return to Shirley's have a few drinks and while wearing their new dresses drunkenly put the world to rights.
THE MASOODS & YUSEF
Zainab confronts Yusef about why his staying in the B&B,and he explains that he wants to be close to Afia and Tam.However Zaianab is unimpressed and tells him she wants him gone. Rumors are making people avoid Yusef's surgery and he begins to wonder who could be responsible. When Denise exposes Dot as the guilty part Yusef heads off to confront her hoping that he can put an end to the rumours. He then has a confrontation with Zainab after she asks how long he intends to stay in the area. Yusef tells her that he'll be staying forever and she'll have to get used to it. The next day Masood is furious to discover that Yusef is the new GP and asks Zainab why she didn't tell him. Masood calms down slightly when Zainab reassures him that only the two of them and Denise know about her history with Yusef. Over at the café, Yusef asks Tamwar and Afia about their engagement party but they vow to plan everything themselves. Afia, Tamwar, Yusef and Denise end up having lunch together leaving Masood unimpressed when he stumbles upon the cosy gathering. Later, Afia picks out an engagement ring and Tamwar informs his parents of her choice. At first, Masood insists that it's too expensive, but Zainab convinces him to pay up so they don't look cheap.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
Alfie tries to get back into Kats good books and win her back by deluging The Vic with extra custom, hoping that Kat will struggle behind the bar so he can step in and help but his plan doesn't work. Later Kat wonders where Alfie is but is too stubborn to go looking for him. Alfie later goes to the Vic with Patrick and Kim and is feeling confident that he can finally win Kat back. However, he's left disappointed when she shoots him down
Roxy is angry when Jodie oversleeps and fails to open the salon. Later, Roxy visits the salon to find it empty with Kim nowhere to be seen. Glenda reminds Roxy that the business is now hers to do what she wants with, resulting in Roxy employing Tanya as the new manager. Tanya quickly makes her mark by firing Kim on the spot
Lauren has a movie day with Fatboy, Mercy and a friend from college, Seb. However, things get complicated when Lauren and Mercy are both interested in Seb, while Fatboy is still hoping for a romance with Mercy.
Julie tells Heather about her son after Heather catches her stealing a birthday card for him from the Minute Mart. Heather decides not to tell Patrick about Julie's theft.
Getting ready for a night out in R&R, Janine teaches Whitney the art of teasing a man into giving her money. Heading over to the club Janine focuses her attentions on Gary and Whitney pairs up with David. However, when Gary comes on to strong, Janine decides shes had enough and is going home. Janine leaves but out on the street, she bumps into Gary again and he pins her up against a wall determined that he's going to get what he paid for. Hearing Janine's screams for help, Ricky comes to her rescue and takes her home for a cup of tea. At the house Ricky tells Janine that he's worried about Whitney. Janine realises that Whitney is still with David and could be in danger. She quickly heads back to the R&R, but Roxy refuses to let her back inside. In the club, David is making a move on Whitney, but she feels uneasy and wants to head home. However, before she leaves, she steals David's wallet. Back at the flat, Whitney proudly tells Janine what she's been up to showing her the wallet full of cash but Janine is worried that Whitney has put them both in danger. Suddenly, there's a knock on the door and an angry David ends up in a confrontation with Whitney. The next day when Roxy sees Whitney's theft on the club's CCTV, she quickly confronts her. Whitney is forced to give the wallet back although she keeps some of the cash for herself. Angry that Whitney has bought trouble to the door Janine kicks her out, leaving Whitney homeless once again. Feeling that she cant return to Pats house & with no-one to turn to Whitney is forced to spend the night in a shed at the allotment. following a cold and scary night at the allotment, Whitney heads over to the launderette find some warmth and shelter there. Spotting Whitney's desperate state, Dot advises that she should end her dispute with her family and return home. However, Whitney feels unable to go back to Pat's house while Bianca isn't there, so she heads back to Janine's instead. Janine returns home to find Whitney crouching outside the front door, but she ignores her and lets herself into the flat. However moments later, Janine opens her door and invites Whitney back inside.
KAT & ALFIE
Alfie is keen to pay what he owes to Michael following their bet in The Vic, so he pawns his wedding ring in order to raise the cash. Planning a Mexican-themed day at The Vic, he struggles to maintain his composure because everyone is asking after Kat. When Kat takes her grief out on him yet again Alfie, he cannot take it anymore and storms out of the pub. Alfie then visits to Michael to pay off his debt and, while there,tells his cousin that he knows about his kiss with Kat. Later, Alfie is touched when Roxy asks how he's doing - she's the first person who has asked about him rather than just Kat. When Alfie returns to the Vic, Kat comes clean and confesses to Alfie about her kiss with Michael. With the hurt and pressure mounting Alfie loses his temper and smashes a piñata in front of the customers before storming upstairs. Kat follows him, and Alfie tells her that he loves her but her cold and ungrateful behaviour is pushing him away and makes him hate her. Alfie then angrily blames Kat for Tommy's death. The following day Kat phones the hospital as she wants them to speed up the results of Tommy's post-mortem examination. However, she's left disappointed when she's informed that the results aren't ready yet. Alfie and he tries to sympathise, but Kat heads straight over to Ronnie's -where she's let in by Michael. Appearing agitated and desperate, Kat asks why her baby had to die and Ronnie's didn't saying that she must of done something wrong. Kat's words unnerve Ronnie leaving her feeling upset and guilty. Later, Michael joins Kat as she sits in the park where he confesses that he doesn't feel anything for the baby. Feeling like nobody understands how she feels Kat is left feeling worse.Back at the pub, Kat becomes angry with Alfie when he tries to sympathise with her yet again. With the tension becoming too much to bear, Alfie asks Kat whether he should leave Walford as it seems like she doesn't want him there anymore.
MICHAEL MOON AND RONNIES LIE!
Michael tells Vanessa about his bet with Max, annoyed that Max would use her that way, Vanessa initiates a kiss with Michael and warns Max not to underestimate her. Roxy witnesses the whole thing and Michael flirts with her, but he's interrupted when Max taps him on the shoulder and punches him in the face. After Ronnie tells Jack that she dosent want Michael living with them Jack relents and asks his friend to leave. After being kicked out by Jack Michael spends time with Roxy and after they spend the evening together at The Vic, they are soon sharing a kiss. The following morning, Ronnie spots Roxy and Michael kissing as they leave the Slaters' house, where Mo has offered him a room. It's i clear to Ronnie that Roxy didn't go home last night and spent the night with Michael. Later, Ronnie ends up alone with Roxy's phone and spots that there is a voicemail message, listening to it she hears that it's from Michael,asking Roxy out to lunch. Ronnie quickly deletes the message from Roxy's phone but Glenda sees her putting the phone down. Determined to keep Roxy and Michael apart, Ronnie asks Roxy out to lunch and lets Glenda look after the baby for the first time. Roxy agrees to go out, but is less impressed when they only end up at the café. While there, Ronnie admits to Roxy that she isn't keen on her dating Michael,explaining that he's responsible for problems in Kat and Alfie's relationship. Meanwhile, over at the car lot Jack is bored of cars and fed up of working with Max and Darren.. Later, in The Vic, Michael invites Jack to check out a business proposition with him and so the pair visit a boxing gym together. Jack is uneasy about the whole thing at first convinced Ronnie wouldn't approve of the new venture. However, he's soon won over and returns home with champagne to celebrate. Jack announces that he's going into business with Michael at the gym. Desperate, to get Michael out of their lives, Ronnie lies to Jack, Glenda and Roxy that Michael made a move on her
AFIA & TAM
Afia tells Tamwar that now Yusuf is back from his trip she will tell him about their relationship. However meeting up with her dad Afia backs out and cant tell him. Yusuf has a surprise for Afia a round-the-world ticket as a gift, but she turns him down saying she wants to stay in London. Later, Zainab and Afia prepare to have dinner together at the Argee Bhajee, but Masood initially refuses to attend because he feels unable to accept Afia into the family. It's only when Jane advises Masood to attend for Tamwar's sake that he has a change of heart, arriving half-way through the dinner. Soon afterwards, things turn sour when Afia chats about her father and Zainab is visibly angry to hear him being talked about. Later, Masood tells Afia that it's best for her to break things off with Tamwar, so she agrees to go on the round-the-world trip after all. When Tamwar tells Afia that he loves her, she has tears in her eyes because she knows their is no choice she must end things with him. Afia then tells Tamwar about her round-the-world trip, explaining that she can't be happy when both Yusuf and Masood are so against them and determined to split them up. While working at the Argee Bhajee, Tamwar defies his father by purposely misinterpreting his orders,hoping that the restaurant's reputation will be tarnished as a result. When Masood confronts his son over his behaviour, Tamwar angrily tells him that destroying the reputation of a business is nowhere near as bad as destroying his strong relationship with Afia. Tamwar then asks Masood to make things right with Yusuf for his sake. Meeting up with Yusuf Masood tells him that he's not going to stand in the way of Tamwar and Afia's relationship, Yusuf then tells Masood that he wants to speak to Tamwar
HEATHER THE THIEF!
Despite still being unwell Heather returns to work as she desperately needs the money. Worried about money Heathers pleased when Darren tells her he will be able to give her more money for George but shes left disappointed when Darren tells her he can afford an extra £10 per month. Feeling ill and desperate for cash Heather resorts to stealing however she is caught red-handed by Dot stealing money from her purse. Instead of being angry Dot feels sorry for Heather and takes her to the Citizens' Advice Bureau to get some financial help;
RONNIES LIE UNCOVERED!
Michael and Alfie return from Brighton and Michael phones Jack, who ignores the call. Over at their flat, Ronnie tells Jack that she shouldn't have said anything about Michael and orders her husband not to do anything stupid. Soon afterwards, Jack spots Michael in the market and punches him, angrily warning him to stay away from Ronnie. Meanwhile, Roxy also orders him to stay away from her sister. Desperate for answers, Michael pays a visit to Ronnie. She tries to ignore him, but Michael vows that he won't leave until Ronnie talks to him. Finally, Ronnie confesses that she may have said something about him that has been taken the wrong way. Michael grabs Ronnie , just as Jack appears in the doorway.
Jack angrily yanks Michael away from his wife and repeats his warning to stay away. Once Michael has gone, Ronnie tells Jack to buy Michael out at the boxing gym so he has no reason to stay in the Square. Jack visits Michael at the the gym and offers to buy him out but Michael takes the opportunity to protest his innocence once again. Michael tells Jack that he thinks Ronnie fancies him because a passport photo is missing from his wallet. Michael promises that he will sign everything over if Jack agrees to ask Ronnie about the photo. Back at the flat, Jack searches for the photo and is left shocked and confused when he finds it. As Jack wonders what to do about the photo he apologises to Michael and soon confronts his wife, and Ronnie admits that she needs help. When Ronnie heads to her first counselling session she spots a magazine article about babies, upset Ronnie leaves without having the session. When she sees Jack Ronnie lies to to her husband again, telling him how helpful she found the meeting with the counsellor
WHITNEY STEALS FROM THE VIC!
After Janine and Whitney start job-hunting, Whitney lands a trial shift at The Vic that evening after Ryan asks Kat to give her a chance. Kat then announces that it's singles' night at the pub, and Whitney heads off to spread the word but Janine isn't happy. As Whitney's trial shift gets under way, Kat catches Whitney sneaking Janine money. However, she agrees to give Whitney the job as long as Whitney promises that she can be trusted.Whitney quickly takes advantage of her new position by overcharging and pocketing the money. Later when Janine encourages Whitney to steal alcohol from The Vic, she puts three bottles of Vodka in her bag. However, Kat finds the bag and sacks Whitney, offering her £40 in unpaid wages which Whitney chooses not to take. Whitney turns to Dot for support, and Dot advises her to go back home to her family. Feeling desperate for cash, Whitney tries to sell some of her belongings including her phone on the street, but that doesn't work. Whitney returns to the flat and tells Janine she's been sacked, leaving Janine furious. Janine's anger heightens when she hears that Whitney turned down her wages and she lashes out and slaps Whitney.
HEVS IN DANGER!
Heather is still worrying about money and as she does her cleaning job at Phil and Shirley's, she considers stealing a bottle of milk but Jay snatches it off her before she can do so. She then heads over to the launderette and is left disappointed when she realises that she's not scheduled to work on the rota. Later, in the café, Heather asks Shirley for her wages and when Shirley says she's left her purse at home Heather storms off. Following her friend Shirley asks what's wrong, Heather loses her temper asking Shirley where she was last night and accusing her of choosing Phil over her. Fighting back tears, Heather tells Shirley that their friendship is over. Later things look up a little when Patrick gives Heather £20 for being the Minute Mart's employee of the month. Heather decides to buy some chocolates for Dot and Jim because as an anniversary present and shops for some clothes for George at the market, but is upset and embarrassed when Jodie suggests that she should do her shopping at the high street. Returning to the shop Heather finds out that Patrick made up the 'employee of the month' prize to give her money, so she puts £20 back in the till. Her day goes from bad to worse when Morgan breaks a wheel on Georges buggy. Heather goes through his pockets to look for money to pay for the damage and finds 50p and when Carol sees whats happening she lays into Heather and threatens to call the police.. Back at the flat, Heather puts George to sleep before leaving to visit her mother. Heathers in for a shock when a neighbour that her mum has moved. As she hands the neighbour a picture of George to pass on, she suddenly remembers that she has left George alone and rushes home. As a frantic Heather arrives back on the Square she is spotted by Billy and concerned for his friend goes to see if shes ok. Heather confesses to Billy that she left George on his own and she soon realises that she can no longer provide for her own son.A heartbroken Heather visits Darren and leaves him and Jodie to look after the baby. Returning to her Heather finds a note from Shirley containing her wages. Heather begins to get ready to go and meet Shirley but doesn't arrive. When Shirley goes round to find Heather she bangs on the door angry at being stood up unaware that Heather is lying unconscious inside. When Darren cant get in touch with Heather he asks Dot and Shirley where she is but they havent heard from her either. Unable to contact Heather, Darren takes George to work with him, but when Jack complains, Darren gets Tamwar to babysit. Tamwar takes George to the Argee Bhajee where with the baby being covered in curry. When Darren picks up George he realises his son needs changing and visits Heather's to get some clean clothes. He knocks on Heather's door but getting no answer Darren uses his credit card to get inside and he's shocked when he finds Heather slumped in her chair. Elsewhere Shirley thinking about Heather after finding the house a mess. Shirley vows to sack Heather from her cleaning duties but her anger soon dies down and she realises that Heather is her friend. Shirley tries to phone Heather but gets no answer so leaves her a message. Later, when an ambulance arrives on the Square a crowd gathers as everyone wonders what's going on. Shirley rushes over worried about Heather, but she also feels guilty as she feels that she has treated her friend badly. Shirley tries to run after the ambulance as it drives away, but she's left alone wondering if her friend will survive.
Arriving back from Brighton Michael tries to buys Roxy some flowers but is left confused when she ignores him and later warns him to stay away from Ronnie.However despite insisting he stays away, Roxy is jealous when she sees Michael with another girl, but shes soon smiling when he whispers that the girl isn't a patch on her. Elsewhere Christian and Syed want Roxy to take a pregnancy test,and the three of them arrange to meet. When Roxy doesn't turn up Christian and Syed visit her flat and an argument breaks out when they find Roxy and Michael wrapped only in towels. Christian eventually storms out, while Syed stays and confronts Roxy, telling her she's being unfair and accusing her of not wanting the baby plan to work out. As the arguement calms down Syed admits to Roxy that he's jealous of her relationship she has with Christian. Roxy then tells Syed about her feelings for Michael, saying that she'd love to have a relationship Syed has with Christian. Later, Syed tells Christian that he didn't want a child at first but has now round to the idea, while at The Vic, Roxy is heartbroken when another woman warns her off Michael telling her that he's taken. Roxy visits Christian and Syed, looking for some comfort but soon drops a bombshell by announcing that her period is late. As Christian and Syed wait Roxy takes a pregnancy test, is she pregnant?
KAT AND ALFIE.
As a heartbroken Kat receives a letter from the coroner she desperately needs Alfie but is too stubborn to make the first move. Elsewhere Jane advises Alfie to fight for Kat, but he insists he has no fight left.. After the the coroner visits Kat she shows Alfie a letter from the coroner which states that Tommy died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Alfie tells Kat that the confirmation means she can now stop blaming herself. As the pair each discuss their own sadness, Kat says that it might have helped her if she'd known how much Alfie was hurting sooner. The couple then bond as they remember Tommy.
ELSEWHERE IN THE SQUARE
Fatboy suggests that Dot should start having her meals delivered and she considers the idea
Roxy tells Glenda that she will get her money back when Phil returns
Mo moans to Christian and Syed that nobody has celebrated her birthday, but Kat and Alfie soon appear and take her out for a meal