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Duration: 30 minutes

Sharon tearfully implores Phil for help; she’s walked out on her wedding and left her son, Dennis. Phil sets out with Sharon, who explains she met her ex-fiancé, John, 6 months ago but doesn’t love him. At the wedding reception, Sharon’s relieved to find Dennis waiting with John and his sister, Nina. Sharon hurriedly packs a bag, but reluctantly agrees to talk with John. John’s seethes that he’s given Sharon everything and wants to know if Phil’s aware of her dirty secret. Phil intervenes. John storms out. Sharon’s horrified as she and Phil emerge from the reception to see John’s car racing off with Dennis inside, screaming for Sharon.

Jean’s concerned that Ian left the Vic without confiding in her. Shirley feigns indifference when Denise divulges she’s spoken to Carly on her behalf, and coaxes Ian home to get cleaned up. Billy fills Roxy in on Sharon and Phil’s past. Ben’s awkward as Shirley speculates about what could’ve driven Ian away. Shirley runs Ian a bath and helps him shave. Ben firmly tells Ian he needs to go home – he won’t have Ian ruining everything. Shirley reconsiders and visits Denise to see photos of Carly’s baby. She’s astounded to spot the Best Friends photo frame on the mantelpiece.

Janine’s rocked by Kat’s revelation and later watches Michael through Butcher’s Joints’ window. Seeing him pocket some petty cash, she throws him out. In the Vic, Michael vents to Kat, who guiltily admits her faux pas. Michael denies Janine’s accusations but declares if she can’t trust him, it’s over.

Bobby’s surprised to see Ian. Lucy hurries Bobby away, insisting Ian can’t come home as he’s not well.

Lola kisses Jay as she watches him with Lexi. Jay agrees to take things slowly but is thrown into turmoil when Tanya tells him Abi’s home soon.

Music Played

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Dennis Rickman
Harry Hickles
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Nina Hewland
Juliet Cowan
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Nic Phillips
Daisy Coulam


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