The new owner of The Vic is revealed
Aired Friday, Jan 15 2010 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jan 5 2010, 00:02 GMT
| By Kris Green
As Billy goes to read the final part of Archie's will, Peggy's mobile rings. After she hangs up, Peggy announces that Glenda and Archie are divorced, despite not having signed any paperwork. Glenda's seemingly shocked by the revelation but Archie's solicitor Emma explains that Archie wouldn't have needed her signature if she'd been untraceable for two or more years. Billy finally reads the last part of Archie's will and stuns everyone when he reveals who has been bequeathed The Vic and the rest of his estate…
Meanwhile, the atmosphere's tense at the Beales' and Jane informs Ian that she'll never forget what's happened. Ian, however, suggests that they start afresh and shows Jane an adoption magazine. Jane's mood, though, isn't lifted by his idea. Despite Jane's protestation that it's too soon to adopt after what's happened, Ian announces that a social worker is visiting next week. While Ian's confirming everything on the phone with Social Services, Janine wanders in and asks about Ian's new laptop. Furious by Janine's presence, Jane threatens to call the police but Janine's clear - she wants £10,000 to keep quiet about what happened to Archie's laptop.
Elsewhere, Bradley asks Max why he's at the supermarket but Max lies that Stacey told him where he was going so he could offer his support. Bradley, however, insists that Stacey didn't know he was attending a job interview at a supermarket. Bradley then realises that Max is looking for work, too. After discussing a few alternatives, Bradley suggests that they start a business together. As father and son toast their new venture, Stacey walks in, seemingly uncomfortable by their deal. Outside, Stacey informs Bradley that she saw Janine in the gutter - as that's what happens when you cross the Mitchells.
Stacey then asks what's really on Bradley's mind - why did he lie about sleeping with her behind Syd's back? Bradley explains that it was for her own protection - and so that the conception dates for her baby add up for it to be his. With that, Bradley also assures Stacey that he didn't kill Archie…