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Wedding bells are ringing for Michael and the heavily pregnant Janine as their big day dawns, but will everything run smoothly for the wickedest couple in Walford?

Fifteen minutes before the wedding, Michael stashes the pre-nup in his pocket and visits Janine. Janine’s in her wedding dress, but peers round the door and assures him she has no doubts. Jean stares out the window at Michael, astonished no-one else can see what he is. Gently, Kat tells Jean they think she’s ill and may need to go to hospital. Jean threatens to kill herself if she’s sectioned. Insisting Alfie stay with Jean, Kat finds Michael. She tells Michael about Jean’s threat but Michael continues to protest his innocence until Kat’s convinced. Tearful, Kat goes but, not wanting a woman’s blood on his hands, Michael shouts after her ‘I did it’. Michael claims he always intended to pay the money back. He tells Kat he’s fond of Janine, but all he really needs is money. He scoffs when Kat claims the baby will change everything. The guests stare when Janine arrives at the marquee before Michael. Alfie and Jack locate Michael. Kat brands Alfie pathetic when he insists they’ll talk later. Outside the marquee, Jean tells Janine her baby will never be loved and Kat says Janine might just deserve Michael. Janine looks troubled but goes ahead with the wedding. During Ricky’s reading, Michael leads Janine outside and confesses what he did to Jean. Janine admits she’s done worse. Janine stops Michael walking away. Janine eventually rips up the pre-nup to prove she loves and trusts Michael - he’s insisted he won’t marry her if she doesn’t. Happy, they return to the marquee and are married. The locals enjoy the free reception food. Alfie looks on in disgust as Michael and Janine sign the register. When Michael thanks him for being best man, Alfie’s cold - after the wedding he’s going to finish Michael. As Michael and Janine dance, Janine suddenly freezes in shock, then collapses in pain. Michael’s shocked to see a large patch of blood on Janine’s wedding dress. As Janine’s carried into an ambulance, Michael hisses at Jean, she did this. Alfie insists on going to the hospital. Jean finds Janine’s blood stained wedding shoe. She opens her hand to reveal Michael’s St Christopher – she didn’t flush it. At the hospital, Janine has an immediate caesarean due to a placental abruption. Michael looks on in horror as the tiny premature baby is delivered and then resuscitated. Desperate, Janine asks why she can’t see her. Looking down at his daughter Michael asks himself ‘what have I done?’
Alice’s upset; her mum knows she’s been seeing Derek. Dragging Lucy out of the chip shop, Derek forces her to apologise to Alice. Derek’s son, Joey, appears. He instructs Derek to let Lucy go then hits him. Derek gives Alice a necklace, but Joey knocks it to the ground. Derek begs Joey to give him a chance, Joey’s hostile insisting Derek won’t be seeing Alice again. Lucy fancies Joey.
Abi eventually tells Jay she’s going to Costa Rica. Picking up some car keys Max has dropped, Jay texts Abi asking her to meet him. He proposes borrowing a car and leaving. Abi’s adamant she wants to go on the trip assuring Jay she’ll be back in two months. Jay insists if she goes the engagement’s off. Jay watches, heartbroken, as Abi gets into Tanya’s car. Before they drive away, Abi takes off her engagement ring.
Disgusted, Tanya tells Derek she knows what he’s done to Lucy. Derek asks her if she knows what Max got up to when he was away. Max feigns innocence but eventually tells Tanya he did some dodgy stuff, has some debts. During the reception, Max proposes.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 22 Jun 2012 22:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Seal

    Wishing On A Star

  • Norah Jones

    Don't Know Why

  • Jamie Cullum


  • Rod Stewart

    It Had To Be You

  • Rod Stewart

    Someone To Watch Over Me

  • Rod Stewart

    I Only Have Eyes For You

  • Frank Sinatra

    You Lucky People You

  • Nina Simone

    I Put A Spell On You

  • Etta James

    At Last

  • Ludovico Einaudi

    I Giorni (The Days)

  • Ludovico Einaudi


  • Ludovico Einaudi


  • Olly Murs

    Oh My Goodness

  • Percy Sledge

    When A Man Loves A Woman

  • John Legend

    Ordinary People

  • The Flamingos

    I Only Have Eyes For You


Role Contributor
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Ricky Butcher Sid Owen
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Tyler Moon Tony Discipline
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Joey Branning David Witts
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Jessop Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Andrew Cotton Ricky Grover
Director Karl Neilson
Writer Simon Ashdown
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright


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