Exasperated, Ronnie and Roxy force Sam to look after her own baby. The Mitchell’s worry about Phil. Jay taunts Phil, Phil pins Jay down and threatens him, then apologises. Phil disappears, Ronnie and Billy worry that he’s gone in search of drugs. Shirley finds Phil waiting for her in the flat. Initially she’s hostile. Phil persuades her he needs her and begs her for one last chance. But when Shirley works out that Phil started the Vic fire and wasn’t going to tell her, she decides she can’t trust him. Later, Shirley gets a text from Phil; he’s not going to run anymore. She rushes to the police station and stops him handing himself in. Shirley tells Phil to give a statement - lie to the police. From now on they’re doing things her way.
Heather’s happy, until Sam arrives at the flat and asks if she can stay. Sam decides to call her baby Richard, after Ricky - she’s so sure the baby’s his. Sam railroads Ricky into taking her back to his house so she can feed the baby. Bianca’s not happy. Bianca, Ricky, Ronnie and Jack decide they want to do a paternity test. Sam agrees.
Stacey anxiously prepares for a visit from her social worker, Maria. Jean discovers that Stacey hasn’t picked up her prescription. When Stacey arrives home, Jean confronts her. Stacey’s agitated and hostile throughout Maria’s visit. Jean and Charlie insist she’s just tired and is taking her medication regularly. After Maria leaves, Charlie tells Stacey she has to get back on her pills, for Lily’s sake.
Pat’s upset that Peggy left without saying goodbye. Then Billy brings Pat the last orders bell from the Vic, Peggy wants her to have it.
|Shirley Carter||Linda Henry|
|Phil Mitchell||Steve McFadden|
|Sam Mitchell||Danniella Westbrook|
|Jack Branning||Scott Maslen|
|Ronnie Mitchell||Samantha Womack|
|Ricky Butcher||Sid Owen|
|Bianca Butcher||Patsy Palmer|
|Stacey Branning||Lacey Turner|
|Jean Slater||Gillian Wright|
|Mo Harris||Laila Morse|
|Charlie Slater||Derek Martin|
|Pat Evans||Pam St Clement|
|Dot Branning||June Brown|
|Heather Trott||Cheryl Fergison|
|Minty Peterson||Cliff Parisi|
|Roxy Mitchell||Rita Simons|
|Billy Mitchell||Perry Fenwick|
|Jay Brown||Jamie Borthwick|
|Maria de Costa||Judy Browne|
|Executive Producer||Bryan Kirkwood|