Rattled after Marsden’s visit, Phil decides he and the boys should leave Walford and go to Grant’s. When the car won’t start, Jay escapes to Abi’s and watches her revise. Concerned Phil’s bullying Jay, Abi asks Max to talk to him. Max feigns a serious chat and takes Jay for a driving lesson. Having seen Phil packing the car, Roxy ropes Ben into visiting Shirley. They discover Shirley’s put all Heather’s belongings back in place. Shirley’s unconcerned at the news Phil’s leaving, telling Ben he’s on his own. Frustrated, Phil attempts to fix his car. Roxy questions him and Phil nearly blurts out the truth about Ben’s crime. Phil realises someone deliberately disabled the car. Apoplectic, he confronts Jay, demanding he come home. Jay refuses and Max tells Phil to get out. Jay insists he can’t go home and Max allows him to stay. Back home, Phil blames everything on Ben insisting he sometimes wishes Ben had died in the crash with Kathy. As Phil swigs from a bottle of vodka, tears run down Ben’s face.
Derek discovers where his daughter, Alice, works and approaches her as she’s going to lunch. Alice is wary, Derek presumes her mother has bad-mouthed him but she denies it. Her brother Joey, however, has. Derek tries to explain himself and apologises for not being part of her life. He asks her to visit the following week to meet the family.
Syed turns down a night out in Soho with Christian to look after Yasmin. Afia offers to go. As they set off, Tamwar joins them, he wants to celebrate the previous night’s success and apologise for ignoring Afia. Fat Boy also tags along. Realising he’d rather spend the evening with Syed, Christian heads home.
Whitney feels uncomfortable living alone with Derek so Tyler moves in.
|Ben Mitchell||Joshua Pascoe|
|Phil Mitchell||Steve McFadden|
|Roxy Mitchell||Rita Simons|
|Jay Mitchell||Jamie Borthwick|
|Abi Branning||Lorna Fitzgerald|
|Max Branning||Jake Wood|
|Lauren Branning||Jacqueline Jossa|
|Tyler Moon||Tony Discipline|
|Alfie Moon||Shane Richie|
|Anthony Moon||Matt Lapinskas|
|Whitney Dean||Shona McGarty|
|Derek Branning||Jamie Foreman|
|Alice Branning||Jasmyn Banks|
|Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb||Ricky Norwood|
|Tamwar Masood||Himesh Patel|
|Afia Masood||Meryl Fernandes|
|Syed Masood||Marc Elliott|
|Christian Clarke||John Partridge|
|Shirley Carter||Linda Henry|
|Executive Producer||Bryan Kirkwood|