Phil waits with a devastated Shirley for news on Jay and Ben's police interviews as they stick with their version of events. Andrew panics after speaking to Detective Crisp.
Ben, Jay and Phil are questioned individually. The boys state Jay was working on a car while Ben helped. Shirley’s describes discovering Heather’s body to DS Crisp. She’s bemused to see Andrew led in for questioning. Back at home, Shirley’s devastated when George‘s taken into care while she’s part of the murder investigation. When upset Jay flees, Ben finds him in the Arches and seeks reassurance they’re still brothers. Jay’s cold with him, Ben produces Jay’s Stag hoody, grimly promising to look after him. Billy tells the police Andrew mentioned a fight with Heather when they were in the Vic. Shirley concludes she deleted Heather’s voicemail but remembers Heather saying Andrew was at the door. Ben’s horrified when Ian guiltily admits he told the police Ben lied. After a sleepless night, Billy arrives - Heather’s body’s being moved. As the Mitchells watch Heather’s body being wheeled out, Phil runs around the corner and vomits. Ben follows, telling him it’s over.
Rose lies that she and Andrew were playing bridge all afternoon. At the police station, Andrew tells DS Crisp he and Heather planned to elope. Crisp tells Andrew Rose’s statement contrasts with witnesses placing him at the Vic. Crisp brings up Andrew and Heather’s argument in R&R and Andrew’s time in prison for GBH. Crisp presents Andrew with the empty envelope and his train ticket. Although Andrew insists the wedding money was stolen by a tramp, Crisp accuses Andrew of stealing it and arrests him for Heather’s murder.
Dot and Cora are intrigued by police sirens on the Square. Cora tells Dot she was mugged once. Patrick breaks the news that Heather’s dead. Later, Cora finds Dot busily sewing; intent on finishing Heather’s wedding dress. Dot thinks every time she cares for someone they’re taken away and throws Fat Boy out.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Phil Mitchell||Steve McFadden|
|Ben Mitchell||Joshua Pascoe|
|Jay Mitchell||Jamie Borthwick|
|Shirley Carter||Linda Henry|
|Billy Mitchell||Perry Fenwick|
|Roxy Mitchell||Rita Simons|
|Dot Branning||June Brown|
|Andrew Cotton||Ricky Grover|
|Rose Cotton||Polly Perkins|
|Patrick Trueman||Rudolph Walker|
|Executive Producer||Bryan Kirkwood|
|Cora Cross||Ann Mitchell|
|Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb||Ricky Norwood|
|Ian Beale||Adam Woodyatt|
|Denise Fox||Diane Parish|
|Jean Slater||Gillian Wright|
|Lola Pearce||Danielle Harold|
|DCI Marsden||Sophie Stanton|
|DS Crisp||Rufus Wright|
|DC Swinton||Laura Dalgleish|
|DC Lythe||Tim Chipping|
|PC Ali Psyk||Yvonne Dodoo|
|PC Shaw||Daniel Millar|
|Maria de Costa||Judy Browne|