Lauren turns herself in
Aired Monday, Jan 5 2009 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Saturday, Dec 27 2008, 00:02 GMT
| By Kris Green
In the court, Lauren stuns her dad when she explains how her hatred towards him resulted in attempted murder. Max is further taken aback when she reveals that Tanya knows her dark secret in the hope that he'll save her from spending time for a crime she didn't commit. Max quickly tracks down Tanya's solicitor and arranges to talk with Tanya. With Bradley having taken home Abi and Lauren, Max finally secures time with his wife where he learns the bitter truth about what happened on the night of his accident. Despite Lauren confessing to Max, Tanya's adamant that she's going to plead guilty – after all, they've deprived Lauren of her childhood for long enough.
When Max returns home from the court, he confides in Bradley that Tanya's in a state over the whole situation. Heading upstairs to see Lauren, he's lost for words when he realises she's disappeared. Legging it across the Square, Max catches sight of his daughter as she walks into the police station…
Meanwhile, Whitney has tracked down the café where her biological mother, Debra, is supposed to be working. When Whitney comes face-to-face with her, Debra's far from warm and is unmoved by anything Whitney has to say. Before long, Debra's cut their reunion short, claiming she has to get back to work. With Whitney's dreams of a loving and caring real mother in tatters, they say an awkward goodbye. Back at home, Bianca's worried about Whitney meeting Debra. However, when Whitney returns home, Tiffany greets her with happiness before Whitney approaches Bianca, saying: "You're my mum."
Elsewhere, Stacey reveals all to Jean about Sean's departure, but Jean doesn't take it too well; Pat's fuming with Janine and throws her out; AND Tiffany threatens Janine when she snatches Terrence off her.