28/12/2009

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Duration: 30 minutes

Ronnie has her profile pictures and fingerprints taken at the police station. She is made to wear a white forensic suit. In interview, she does not deny that she and Archie never saw eye to eye.

At the Brannings’ house, Peggy and Roxy sit in shock with Peggy who is struck dumb with apparent grief. Dr Al arrives soon after and hugs Roxy before she leads him through to Peggy. Peggy refuses any medication and puts her behaviour down to grieving for her dead husband. Phil watches on unsympathetically.

Later, when the doorbell rings, Phil answers it to the police who are carrying out door to door questioning. Roxy testifies in the living room to PC Watson that Ronnie loved her father. A drunken Phil jokes about with the officer and mentions Janine’s name as a suspect. Roxy indicates to PC Watson that Janine is who they should be interviewing. Watson asks to see Peggy but Phil and Roxy become defensive, But then Peggy appears.

After interviewing Peggy, PC Watson goes to leave telling Jack and Roxy that Ronnie has been released as they have another suspect. Billy knocks at the door and tells Peggy that Archie’s body is being removed from the Vic.

Ronnie has been released and is back on the Square, Ronnie approaches Roxy and the two hug tightly. As Archie’s body is wheeled out of the Vic, Roxy and Ronnie both break down in tears.

Later, Janine is petrified when the police knock at the door. Ryan tells her to tell the truth. Janine is questioned by the police and is clearly very upset. Ryan watches on, unsure whether Janine is a good actress or genuinely upset by Archie’s murder.

Meanwhile, Ricky and Bianca discuss the events occurring over at the Vic. The conversation then turns to their relationship and Bianca leads Ricky upstairs. Todd and Whitney have an awkward conversation where he tries to persuade her to go out sometime, but Whitney cannot be convinced.

Syed and Amira talk through some final wedding issues. Amira realises that Syed misses Christian but she says she misses him too. Lucy tells Syed she has heard from Christian, he is in Barcelona and is not coming back.

Chapters

6 items

Credits

Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Ronnie Mitchell
Samantha Womack
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Peggy Mitchell
Barbara Windsor
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Ricky Butcher
Sid Owen
Bianca Jackson
Patsy Palmer
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Ryan Malloy
Neil McDermott
Stacey Slater
Lacey Turner
Bradley Branning
Charlie Clements
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Lucy Beale
Melissa Suffield
Syed Masood
Marc Elliott
Amira Shah
Preeya Kalidas
Dr Al Jenkins
Adam Croasdell
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Todd Taylor
Ashley Kumar
Archie Mitchell
Larry Lamb
DCI Marsden
Sophie Stanton
DC Hughes
Jamie Treacher
PC Sim
Naomi Ryan
PC Adams
Andrew Watson
Director
John Greening
Executive Producer
Diederick Santer
Writer
Daisy Coulam

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