Billy confesses all to Dot
Aired Friday, May 1 2009 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Apr 21 2009, 00:02 BST
| By Kris Green
As Jay prepares for Billy's surprise 50th birthday party, he doesn't know that Janine's already told the birthday boy about the plans. However, Billy's preoccupied by the thought of the impending trial for Jase's murder. Worried that Jay will discover the truth about what happened the night his father died, Billy confides in Dawn. After opening Jay's present, Billy tells Jay that they'll soon receive a visit from a police liaison officer in connection with the trial. Later at The Vic, his party is in full swing. As Billy blows out the candles on his cake and makes a wish, he opens his eyes to see Dawn and Garry holding Janet and William.
As Billy makes a speech, a drunken Phil stumbles into the bar and begins throwing insults at his cousin. Ronnie, however, puts him to bed. Billy's saddened when he later sees Jay crying to Dawn. Heading over to Dot's to check on the kids, Billy's clearly unhappy. Unable to keep his feelings hidden any longer, Billy breaks down and confesses to Dot what happened the night Jase died - totally unaware that Nick's heard every word.
Meanwhile, Shirley takes the opportunity to apologise to Heather for Phil's behaviour and not being there when she needed her. To make it up to her, Shirley agrees to cook them a meal. After she's been shopping, Shirley returns to the flat and Phil invites himself along. Following a minor disagreement, Phil's about to leave but Shirley reluctantly tempts him back with a drink. When Heather arrives to find the flat in a disgusting state, she sees an inebriated Phil follow Shirley out of the bedroom. As Phil leaves, Heather shocks Shirley by announcing that she wants to move out.
Elsewhere, Masood and Zainab agree not to argue about Syed anymore; Janine takes pleasure in telling Zainab that Syed has a girlfriend; and Dr Al Jenkins arrives on the Square.