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Archie makes a deal with Jack

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Archie makes a deal with Jack
Aired Friday, Aug 14 2009 at 20:00 BST on BBC One

As Archie walks through the Square with Jack, he asks if everything's on for later in the day. Jack reassures him, before Archie wanders over to The Vic. Inside, he questions Roxy about Joel and Ronnie. Roxy, however, suggests that he leave them alone. With Archie gone, Roxy asks Ronnie to babysit while she goes on a date with Ricky, but she's unimpressed when her sister declines. Over at the Car Lot, Archie announces to a confused Darren and Ricky that he's their new boss. Feeling betrayed, Darren confronts Jack in the pub and threatens to reveal what he knows about Kevin Wicks's death. Before leaving, Darren reveals to Ronnie that Archie's the new owner of the Car Lot.

Storming across the Square, Ronnie goes to confront her father, insisting again that nobody wants him in Walford. Later, with Ronnie gone, Archie tells Ricky and Darren that their jobs are safe, before announcing their pay rise and his intention to take the Car Lot's business upmarket. At that moment, a man from a crane team enters and says he's there to move the Car Lot. Unbeknown to Archie, Ronnie had arranged the crane in the hope it induces a heart attack.
Joel calls and shortly afterwards, Jack hands Ronnie a cheque for her half of R&R and explains that he had to sell the Lot to buy her out.

Later, outside The Vic, Archie tries to pay off Joel to leave the area. Joel's taken aback when Archie reveals that he knows about his wife and children. Reluctantly, Joel takes Archie's money and disappears.

Meanwhile, Ricky prepares for his date with Roxy, while Bianca's jealousy shines through. In the café, she sets her sights on Dr Al and begins flirting outrageously with him. In the hope of securing a drink with him, Bianca promises him free lattes all week if he meets her in The Vic that night. Al agrees on the condition that they're no more than friends.
Later, Bianca has a drink with Al complete with baby monitor as she couldn't find a babysitter. After a game of darts, Roxy and Al sneak upstairs to check on baby Amy. While upstairs, Roxy points out that Ricky and Bianca still have feelings for each other, while Al suggests that Roxy's out of Ricky's league…

Elsewhere, Dot sets down some house rules with Liz; Charlie returns home from the hospital after suffering a bruised rib and reveals that he's leaving for Madeira with Brenda and her family that night; Dot and Liz gossip in The Vic; Jean arranges a goodbye meal for Charlie; Denise is furious to see that Liz is still in Walford; Stacey gives Charlie her blessing to leave; Libby invites Dot and Liz for tea; Mo clashes with Brenda at Charlie's leaving meal; Denise tries to sabotage Liz's meal; and when Mo eventually accepts that Charlie's leaving, he and Brenda leave in a taxi… Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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