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Duration: 30 minutes

After an argument with Phil, Roxy moves out of the Mitchells’. Outside, Andrew taunts Phil – it’s not very nice when everyone’s staring at you, is it? Collecting her things, Shirley rejects Phil’s pleas for her to come home. Phil ignores Sharon’s hints that she and Dennis could move in. Later, in the Vic, after once again attempting to talk Shirley round, Phil joins Sharon. The pub falls silent when Patrick and Jay arrive. Andrew launches himself at Jay who falls and cracks his head. Phil steps in, telling Andrew to hit him instead. Andrew goes, leaving Phil and Jay staring at one another.

Janine returns to work, giving Scarlett to Billy. She’s frustrated to discover she’s not needed; Michael’s got the accounts under control and Phil’s asked Sharon to run R&R.

Joey mocks Ian and reveals what Derek did to Lucy while he was away. Joey persuades Lucy to let Ian cover at the quiet cafe. Ian’s frustrated that he can’t immediately recall the third ‘p’ of marketing, but when he does he launches a meal deal and the cafe’s soon buzzing. However, when Phil commands Ian to arrange a visit with Ben, Ian retreats home unable to cope. Lucy’s concerned about him.

Lauren throws a lunchtime party and starts a game of spin the bottle to help Alice get together with Anthony. Jealous, Lucy texts a photo to Tyler of Joey and Whitney kissing. Alice gets her chance to kiss Anthony; afterwards Lauren blurts out how much Alice fancies him and Alice’s mortified. Soon, Lauren finds herself alone with her bottle of vodka. Outside, Joey mollifies Lucy, Tyler confronts Whitney and Alice is giddy after her kiss.

Denise isn’t thrilled that Patrick’s allowed Jay to stay in the B&B and insists if Shirley needs a place to stay she comes first.

Music Played

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Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Joey Branning
David Witts
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
John Greening
Richard Lazarus


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