Ronnie grills Glenda about the past
Aired Thursday, Jan 21 2010 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jan 12 2010, 00:02 GMT
| By Kris Green
Ronnie rings the doorbell to her mother's flat and Glenda eventually lets her inside. Discussion quickly turns to Glenda's pregnancy at the time she left Ronnie and Roxy behind with Archie. Glenda admits that she gave birth to a boy called Daniel but attempts to dodge further interrogation. When Glenda protests that she left because of the way Archie treated her, Ronnie hits the roof and begins talking about how much she needed her mother through all what happened with Danielle. Staring at a photo of her granddaughter, Glenda notes that she was very pretty, prompting Ronnie to reveal that she only ever held her daughter twice - when she was born and when she died. With that Ronnie claims that if Glenda had never left all those years ago, they'd all be living as a happy family unit.
Ronnie demands a photo of her brother Daniel but Glenda avoids the subject. Glenda's saved by a knock at the door and she asks Ronnie to get rid of Reg, her neighbour. With a bunch of flowers in hand, Reg tries to force his way into the flat but Ronnie blocks his way. Reg is insistent and Ronnie eventually agrees to pass on the flowers. Reg asks for Ronnie's name and when she says it, it's clear that Glenda's never mentioned her. With Reg gone, Glenda emerges and jokes about Reg's rough appearance, before breaking down in tears about how long she's been separated from her children.
Glenda reveals that she threw Daniel out of the house when she realised how much like Archie he was and Ronnie's stunned by her mother's actions. She's furious when Glenda calls her Veronica, too, and quickly reminds her that her name is Ronnie. Leaving the flat, Ronnie's at the lift and she ignores her mother's question when she asks if they can be friends. Back on the Square, Ronnie and Jack have a coffee in the café and talk about Ronnie's mother. Ronnie then begins to speculate as to whether Daniel really exists as Glenda never showed her a photo. As Jack suggests that they search for him, Glenda's back at the flat and drops a mug when she hears a noise. As she turns, she sees a young man standing in the doorway…
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