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Duration: 30 minutes

Lauren wakes alone in a hospital corridor and flees when a nurse suggests calling her mum, unaware Lucy’s nearby. Lauren retreats to Whitney’s and admits she can’t remember what happened the night before. Lucy leaves Lauren a voicemail message. Realising Lauren’s not come home, Lucy’s forced to tell a concerned Ian, Tanya and Max what happened. Lauren arrives home and accuses Lucy of stabbing her in the back. Dan returns with Lauren’s bag and Lauren escapes with him. Lauren drinks his vodka but leaves when Dan starts to kiss her. Listening Lucy’s voicemail message, Lauren realises she’s treated her unfairly. Arriving at the Beales’ she apologises to Lucy. Lucy quickly realises Lauren’s been drinking and slams the door on her, they’re done. Alone in the street, Lauren cries.
Tamwar and Afia are re-launching the Argee Bhajee with all-you-can-eat buffets. Learning of an old school friend’s success prompts Afia to think bigger. She’s enthusiastic about Fat Boy’s ironic Cowboys and Indians theme, but later criticises his mural. Tamwar calls Zainab, who’s horrified by the theme and soon realises Tamwar didn’t agree to it. She tells Tamwar and Afia they need to compromise. Afia asks Tamwar if it’s wrong to want a tiny bit more.
Tiffany aces her maths test and gives the toy kitten she’s awarded to Masood. Derek claims he’s found a house for Carol but it won’t be ready for a month. Carol insists they’re leaving as planned. Whitney’s uncomfortable after Derek walks in on her in the bathroom, so Tyler fits a lock on her bedroom door.
Kim mentions Morgan moving away to Ray, unaware he didn’t know. Angry, Ray confronts Carol. Later, prompted by Denise, Kim apologises to Ray.
Phil cooks a curry for the boys. Jay escapes to Abi’s but Phil makes Ben stay and eat.

Music Played

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Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Tanya Jessop
Jo Joyner
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Afia Masood
Meryl Fernandes
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Richard Lynn
Emer Kenny
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
William Rodell
Sharon Clancy


Sharon packs it in?

Sharon and Linda

Is the news that Phil was behind the attack on her the last straw for Sharon?

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