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Lola, distraught at losing Lexi, lashes out at those closest to her. Abi's 16th birthday doesn't go as planned when Derek makes a shocking announcement.

The police are amused when Derek calls them about Alice’s mugging. Derek blames Tanya for the attack and thinks she should apologise. Dennis tells Jack his dad died saving his comrades. At Abi’s party, Max gives Derek a bottle of whisky, supposedly an apology from Tanya. Tanya then hands the whisky to Alice suggesting she give it to Ray as a thank you. Alice asks Ray if he’ll teach her self-defence. Derek overreacts when he realises Alice has left the party. Furious when Sharon offers her opinion, Derek brings up Dennis’ father’s murder in front of him. Jack backs Tanya up when she tells Derek to stay away from her family.

The Brannings belatedly celebrate Abi’s 16th birthday with a party. They’re excited at the thought of meeting Abi’s new boyfriend and are shocked when a defiant Abi introduces Jay. Lola’s hurt when she sees Abi and Jay kissing. Whitney’s angry when Joey kisses her.

Billy and Lola attend court; it’s decided Lexi will stay in care with another hearing in eight weeks. Lola’s devastated. Billy asks Phil for help but Phil refuses. Abi consoles Lola. Sharon reminds Phil Lexi and Lola are currently the only family he’s got. Jay bolsters a defeated Billy’s confidence. Lola’s thrilled when Billy reveals Lexi’s coming for a visit tomorrow. When Phil arrives and offers help, Billy shuts the door on him – it’s his family, they’ll do it his way.

Masood’s excited about his honeymoon plan and Zainab agrees to withdraw £500 from the Tamwar and Kamil account. After trying to extract money from Kim, Zainab goes to Syed - Masood can’t know the account’s empty. Syed borrows the £500 from Danny.

Ray’s got the official nod for his ‘Fighting Fit’ scheme. He wants to celebrate and is annoyed when Kim’s underwhelmed by his news.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 9 Oct 2012 22:30


Music Played

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

  • Pendulum

    The Island

  • CeeLo Green

    Bright Lights Bigger City (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

  • The Killers


  • Emeli Sandé


  • Real Estate

    Exactly Nothing

  • Rumer

    P.F. Sloan

  • Trey Songz

    Simply Amazing

  • Bananarama

    Love in the First Degree

  • Usher


  • Paloma Faith

    Blood Sweat & Tears

  • The Smiths

    Please Let Me Get What I Want


Role Contributor
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Max Branning Jake Wood
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Joey Branning David Witts
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Dennis Rickman Harry Hickles
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Syed Masood Marc Elliott
Danny Pennant Gary Lucy
Christian Clarke John Partridge
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Sgt Heathcote Jack Pierce
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Steve Finn
Writer Matt Evans


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