Whitney learns the truth about Tiffany
Aired Monday, Dec 7 2009 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Saturday, Nov 28 2009, 00:02 GMT
| By Kris Green
The mobile that Whitney has been handed by Tony's friend rings but she lets it ring out. As the call clicks into voicemail, Tony leaves a message, claiming that he loves her and asks for her to return his calls. As Whitney listens to the message, she's forced to hide the phone when Bianca wanders in suggesting a shopping trip. Ryan tries to make contact with Whitney but she also ignores his call, instead quizzing Bianca over her motives for taking her shopping. Bianca's upset when Whitney suggests that Bianca's wanting to take her shopping as a reward for appearing in court. Hurt, Bianca reminds Whitney that her birthday's looming. When Bianca leaves, Whitney contemplates calling Tony back.
Later, Ryan forces his way into Pat's house to see Whitney but the youth explains that she wants him out of her
life as Tiffany's the only family she needs. Whitney receives another text from Tony and she replies with a one-word answer. In his cell, Tony reads the response and smiles to himself. Later, Whitney's familiarising herself with the courtroom with Ms Gilroy, the witness service officer, and when Bianca talks to their barrister Vivien Easley QC, it all becomes too much for Whitney and she snaps at Bianca for interfering.
On their return home, Whitney's devastated to find that the phone Tony had delivered to her has been accidentally soaked in tea by Tiffany. Whitney tries to piece it back together, but to no avail. With that, Whitney shouts at Tiffany who then cries. Whitney then scoops Tiffany into her arms and the pair share a cuddle. Ricky and Bianca rush into the room to see what the commotion's about and when left alone to argue with Whitney, Ricky boils over and exclaims that he's Tiffany's biological father. Whitney's stunned, while Bianca's furious that Ricky dropped such a bombshell on Whitney so close to the trial.
Elsewhere, Max forges Rachel's signature on the unsigned cheque she gave him; Jena visits Stacey in the psychiatric hospital, much to Stacey's displeasure; Ian logs on to an online dating service, before Janine gives him her mobile number along with a glimpse of her suspenders; Jean tries to persuade Stacey to return home but Stacey's distracted by her new friend Becca; Max meets Bradley and Syd at the tube station and lies that Rachel still isn't up to having visitors; and Jean's devastated when Stacey admits that she has nothing to return to Walford for.
Ian meets with his online date Fiona in The Vic but is left embarrassed that she has to pay for the champagne when Ryan demands the money; Jean's thoughtful when she sees that Bradley's back on the Square and wonders if he's an incentive for Stacey to reconsider her decision; and Archie questions Janine's loyalties and ultimately her relationship with Ryan.