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Duration: 30 minutes

Alfie negotiates with the train driver while Billy panics. In McKlunky’s, Lola doesn’t want an ambulance. Cora pursues Jay when he takes blankets for Lola from the charity shop. She initially thinks Lola’s faking. Nico’s unsympathetic. Cora assumes Jay’s the father. Lola insists they’re not together. Although the train starts, Billy’s waylaid again by police at the tube station. He escapes when Anthony creates a distraction, but can’t find his keys. Frantic, Billy rings Lola but gets no answer. Cora coaches Lola through labour. Billy despairs that Lola, Janet and William aren’t there. Ben flees McKlunky’s, queasy. Lola cries, worried that she can’t look after her baby. Cora insists Lola fights for her. Billy smashes his flat window, changes into his Olympic tracksuit, then discovers he’s been sent fluffy slippers instead of new trainers. Billy sets off with the torch, cheered by the Square’s residents. He completes his run, overwhelmed to see Jean with Janet and William at the finish, and awkwardly kisses her. Billy races to McKlunky’s when Fat Boy shouts Lola’s in labour. Lola gives birth with Billy by her side.

A man’s looking for Ian. Lucy’s worried he’s a social worker and suspects Tanya’s responsible. Tanya’s helping Lucy clear up when the man calls again. He’s a debt collector, and gives them 48 hours to pay Ian’s debt.

At the George St flat, Kat impatiently texts her lover. The football team teases Alfie about Roxy. Back at the Vic, Alfie produces Kat’s lover’s key, found on the bench. It’s left un-claimed. Alfie insists the team stay to support Billy. Jilted, Kat scrawls “big mistake” on the mirror. She’s unimpressed to find her potential lovers all still on the Square.

Kim reveals she did shot put when she was sixteen. Tiffany and Morgan arrive to support Billy.

Music Played

8 items


Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Matt Evans
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith


The plot thickens

Sharon and Phil

The complex games between Phil, Sharon and Shirley continue.

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