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Duration: 30 minutes

Lola’s scared and lost without Lexi and everyone has an opinion on her situation. After a pep talk from Cora, Lola and Billy visit Trish. Lola apologises and asks when Lexi can come home. Trish reveals it’s not that straightforward, in the meantime there will be parenting classes and access visits for Lola; Lola gets angry and Trish warns her if she carries on like this she’ll lose Lexi for good.

Phil’s initially determined to establish whether Ben’s Lexi’s father, interrogating Lola, Abi and Christian but later insists to Jay he’s not getting involved.

Derek gives Alice a mobile complete with tracking device. Poppy and Tanya give Alice a makeover, much to Derek’s disgust. At the Vic, Derek reiterates his displeasure at Alice’s new look and she leaves. Lauren accuses Derek of suffocating Alice, Tanya backs her up. Alice’s mugged and knocked to the ground; Ray comes to her aid.

Syed assures Zainab things are better at the restaurant. Christian hands out lists of expensive pre-wedding jobs. At the Argee Bhajee, Syed’s faced with a pile of final demands and a supplier who won’t deliver. Masood decides he and Zainab should pay for Christian and Syed’s honeymoon, telling Zainab they can take the money out of the Kamil and Tamwar account. In R&R, Syed hands Danny the envelope of cash Zainab gave him, he wants in on Danny’s investment.

The Brannings plan a party for Abi. Tanya’s thrilled at the thought of meeting Abi’s new sixth form friends. Abi’s sulky when Tanya suggests she’s better off without Lola and Jay. Cora scolds Abi, she needs to help Lola. Abi asks Jay to be her boyfriend and he tells her he loves her.

Kat and Fat Boy sign Tamwar up for the Vic’s open mic night.

Music Played

15 items


Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Joey Branning
David Witts
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Matt Evans
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
AJ Ahmed
Phaldut Sharma
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Danny Pennant
Gary Lucy
Trish Barnes
Tessa Churchard


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