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Duration: 30 minutes

Alice spies Billy on the phone to Janine, tells Michael. Michael goes to Billy who finally admits (as part of Janine’s plan) she’s at a posh London hotel. There, she’s having a massage and manicure while a nanny looks after the baby but is frustrated when Michael doesn’t come after her. Alice warns Michael that Scarlett is getting caught in the middle of his games. Stressed, she nearly steals from the Minute Mart. Billy goes to Janine and just as she says Michael won’t see Scarlett again, he turns up. Janine fires Billy. Michael taunts that as they’re married, a settlement would give him half of all she owns. He’ll wait for Scarlett. He doesn’t want her anywhere near the square. Back-footed, Janine calls for her suitcases – she’s leaving, we assume, for the Caribbean.

Jean drops a soufflé when Ian winks her encouragement. Kirsty turns down Carl’s offer of drinks. Carl turns up at the restaurant, expecting an instalment from Ian, but settles for a free meal. He orders soufflé. Jean cooks a perfect soufflé. Ian’s delighted, but when he says he could kiss Jean, she slaps him in front of Poppy (who’s collecting for the church) and Whitney.

Cora reveals to Ava she knows about Sam and tells her to end it or tell Dexter. She suggests she could’ve done without Ava as a daughter.

Gossip spreads about Kirsty. Fundraising, Dot tells her a good name is worth more than riches but also people have no right to gossip.

Poppy worries to Alice that she might not be cut out for being a manageress. She’s fallen out with Lola after telling her to sort out her roots, and Fatboy when she gave him a list of chores after he gifted her a lunchbox with ‘manageress’ on it.

Music Played

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Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Ava Hartman
Clare Perkins
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Dot Branning
June Brown
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Carl White
Daniel Coonan
Kirsty Branning
Kierston Wareing
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Daniel Wilson
Carey Andrews


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