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Duration: 30 minutes

Joey volunteers to keep Bobby occupied. Lucy lies to Tanya that Ian’s wired her money for the debt collector. Joey refuses Derek’s offer of lunch. Bobby hides his things when a man calls threatening to take their belongings. Joey vows to get Lucy £500 and challenges Derek to a drinking competition. Derek reminisces about lighting fireworks in a car park on Joey’s 7th birthday. After drinking all night, a drunk Derek staggers into Patrick’s table. Jean reveals Joey’s been drinking water. A sober Joey remembers his 7th birthday too – Derek threatened to push his mother off the car park roof. Joey presents Lucy with £500 , Lucy invites him to stay. Derek crashes in, warning Joey no-one takes him for a ride and gets away with it.

Morgan gives Janine a family picture. Janine cries at the news that Scarlett should be home in a week, terrified she’s all Scarlett has. Whitney pleads with Michael to support Janine. Janine rips the family picture in half, blotting out Michael. After watching Billy and Lola with the baby, Michael returns to the hospital and takes Janine’s hand.

Cora’s awkward when Patrick buys her flowers. Tanya learns of Patrick and Cora’s kiss and invites them for dinner. Cora’s bemused by Tanya’s behaviour. Max smirks that she and Patrick are an item. Cora storms out, accusing Tanya of prying,

At the hospital, Lola’s nervous around her baby. Billy unsuccessfully appeals to Janine for his job back. On the Square, Billy’s heralded a hero. Cora returns Lola’s toy tiger. Billy’s still frosty with Jay but relents when Lola pleads she needs support. Lola names her baby after a friend in care - Lexi Billie. Everyone’s clubbed together to buy Billy his Olympic torch. Billy’s relieved when Janine texts re-hiring him.

Denise finds Zainab asleep in the Minute mart.

Music Played

12 items


Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Joey Branning
David Witts
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Helen Roberts
Martine Brown
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Peter McTighe


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


Star of the stage Maria Friedman will guest as Elaine Peacock.

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