Stacey's condition worsens
Aired Thursday, Oct 8 2009 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Sep 29 2009, 00:02 BST
| By Kris Green
An anxious Stacey stares out of her bedroom window and sees the same young girl in the Square that she's been seeing all week and when their eyes meet, Stacey backs away from the window. Jean enters the room to give Stacey her pill and attempts to convince her to attend Bradley's leaving party. Stacey, however, insists that she doesn't care about his departure. With Jean out of the room, Stacey spits out the pill and places it with the rest in the back of her wedding album. When Tanya and the girls leave for the party, Max claims that he has better things to be doing. Later, Tanya returns and asks Max why he didn't want to go, prompting Max to admit his belief that he'll never be able to make it up to his son for his past mistakes. Tanya points out that Bradley will never forgive him if he doesn't say goodbye.
Over at The Vic, Bradley's talking to his mother Rachel who's revelling in the fact that Max hasn't shown up to his own son's leaving drinks. It's not long before Tanya returns to the party with Max, who immediately takes Bradley to one side and profusely apologises for everything he's ever done to hurt him and admits that it'll be sad to see him leave. Max tells Bradley that he's never hurt him, but he reminds him about Stacey. At that moment, Bradley reveals that he wants to see Stacey for one last time. Meanwhile, Rachel and Tanya come to blows over Max in the toilet but Tanya gains the upper hand when she reminds her that everyone's moved on apart from her.
Over at the Slaters', Stacey's sat watching the television with no lights on when the doorbell rings. Max shouts through the letterbox and a petrified Stacey cagily makes her way into the hall. With that, she quickly opens the door and drags Max inside, slams the door and frantically bolts it again. Stacey asks if he saw a little girl outside, but Max explains that he's there to ask if she'll see Bradley for one last time before he leaves for Canada. On hearing a strange noise, Stacey declines his suggestion, before pushing him out the door again. Max protests that Bradley loves her, but she seemingly doesn't care and secures the door again. Stacey gets ready and decides to go to The Vic anyway. A shadow of her former self, a hazed Stacey walks into the bar. Rachel starts talking to her but when she sees Bradley she says goodbye and good luck.
Stacey sees Ryan, who asks for his belongings back but Stacey reveals that she knows he and Syd are trying to drug her. Hurrying away from Ryan, Stacey bumps into Archie and swiftly accuses him of trying to hurt Peggy in the same way he hurt Danielle. Stacey rushes to the toilets. Archie follows and on seeing him, Stacey smashes a glass and threatens to cut his face. Stacey darts past him back into the bar and cuts his hand on the way. Everyone stares at Stacey as she proclaims that Ryan and Syd are in league and attempting to drug her, before accusing Archie of trying to attack her. Jean tries to calm her daughter down, but Stacey claims that her mum's also working against her.
Dropping the glass, Stacey rushes out of The Vic and Jean follows. Outside, Jean tries to calm her down and Stacey screams that she's not taken her medicine in weeks. Stacey runs home and threatens to leave if anyone tries to stop her. With that, Jean rushes to Dr Al for help…
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