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Duration: 30 minutes

‘Murderer’ has been daubed across Phil’s back wall. Shirley scrubs at it and avoids Andrew. She’s astounded when Phil plans a family lunch but agrees to it, to Roxy’s surprise. In the Minute Mart, Shirley overhears Jack, Kim and Alfie discuss whether she knew Ben killed Heather. Denise wants Shirley to stay with her, surprised when Shirley defends Phil. Andrew demands Shirley swear she didn’t know. In R&R, Phil confides in Sharon about his involvement in Heather’s murder. Shirley insists they wait when Phil’s late for lunch. When Lexi cries after waking alone, Shirley storms to R&R and reminds Phil he was last late to a meal when he left George alone with Heather’s body. Holding up her red paint-stained hands, Shirley insists it’s Mitchell blood - not hers - and declares it’s over.

At the B&B, Sharon discovers Kim and Denise squabbling over her wedding dress. Denise claims they require £60 deposit. Sharon asks Ian, then Janine for a job with no success. In R&R, Phil agrees to find her some work.

Kat spots Jay eating out of a bin, she and Patrick realise he’s slept rough. When Max angrily accosts Jay, Patrick defends him. Cora’s surprised that Patrick’s taking Jay in. Patrick remembers what it is to be hated. Jay tries to speak to Lola but she recoils as Jay reaches out to Lexi. Saddened, Jay retreats to the B&B.

Lucy resists Ian’s attempts to help her. Sharon thinks Ian should prove he’s trustworthy. Lucy finds Ian reading The Wind in the Willows to Dennis. Lucy denies reading it with Ian but he finds her name in the cover.

At McKlunky’s, Alfie’s appalled by Nico’s treatment of Fat Boy. On Alfie’s advice, Fat Boy rallies a fellow employee and sticks up to Nico. Nico takes Fat Boy’s speech as his resignation.

Music Played

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Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
John Greening
Lauren Klee
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Harry Hickles


The plot thickens

Sharon and Phil

The complex games between Phil, Sharon and Shirley continue.

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