Oh dear as Mo rolls home from her holidays in a sombrero... Might want to ditch that happy holiday feeling toot sweet. The grief was palpable. Flowers at the Vic, Stacey's little tear-stained face, her disappearance, err Max feverishly polishing a pair of Brad's brogues and the allegation that Bradley was Archie's killer. Well... anyone who still thinks that obviously didn't watch the live episode. Marsden didn't look too convinced anyway...
And on a related note, ill-advised come-on of the week: Ronnie speculating that the upshot of Bradley's gruesome death might be that she and Jack could have another smooch. Err... he was Jack's nephew, Ron, you might want to show a bit of compassion if you fancy a bit of the other. Tut tut.
Meanwhile, Nurse Christian to the rescue!
Oooh don't you just love it when Christian comes over all masterful - hugging grieving Syed, taking control of Zainab's labour. Understandably, Zainab didn't want her son's illicit lover having anything to do with her labour. She wanted Mas... and Amira. Err... are you sure, Zee!? Unfortunately Amira was embroiled in a split-end emergency and arrived one hot-oil treatment later after the baby was born... on the floor of the Masala unit. I nearly cried when the baby was born and it wouldn't breathe. Thankfully, Masood brought the tiny tot to life, via Christian via the emergency services. Little baby Kamil seemed to have brought Zainab and Mas closer together than ever. But not for long...
Post - natal depression
POST-natal depression. Cos Masood is a postman. Get it? Mmm hilarious. No sooner had Minty polished off the baby buffet, then the Royal Mail investigation squad were in the Masood sitting room accusing Mas of pilfering post. He temporarily convinced Zee that he was innocent... with the much-worse revelation that he'd been gambling... again. Things don't look good for the new parents. "The brown stuff just hit the big whirly thing," as Tamwar put it. Oh dear.
Meanwhile, a spot of Auntie-natal depression (durr see what we've done there as well) for Amira who was caught necking contraceptive pills by Syed who then went on a rather hypocritical rant about trust and the meaning of marriage. Looked in the mirror lately, Syed? Or were you too busy snuggling up to Christian at Brad's floral display? Anyway, they kissed, made up and she chucked the pills in the bin. Move over Kamil, George and Amy, there may be a new baby in town soon!
And finally... what we learned this week
Courtesy of Professor Jean Slater - Floriography is 'the language of flowers'. Pussy willow represents motherhood and gerberas represent innocence. Who needs Wikipedia...
Have you seen the live episode alternative endings? Played the 25th anniversary quiz, hosted by Rita Simons (Roxy) and John Partridge (Christian)? Seen all of the anniversary action?