Amira flees Walford as the truth is revealed
Aired Monday, Apr 26 2010 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Apr 20 2010, 00:02 BST
| By Kris Green
Amira stares at the 'Syed Loves Christian' message scrawled over the wall in paint and demands to know who would write such a thing. After a call from Amira, Christian arrives and admits that the message is true - and they've been sleeping together for months. Unable to believe what she's hearing, Amira becomes hysterical as she struggles to deal with the fact that her world is falling apart. Stricken with turmoil, Amira insists that she and Syed can't break their wedding vows, while Christian reminds Amira of the baby's health. At that moment, Syed reveals that the pregnancy was a false alarm. With that, Syed reassures Amira that he loves her dearly, before finally admitting that he's gay. She's disgusted, though, to hear the revelation that Zainab and Masood already know. As the reality of the situation becomes too much, Amira runs.
Outside, Amira bumps into Masood who assures her that he and Zainab have tried to talk Syed into their way of thinking. Not wanting to make a spectacle of his problems, Syed agrees to carry on as if everything's normal but claim that the flat's flooded, meaning the flat warming party will be cancelled. At the Masoods', Christian arrives and on seeing him, Amira flies off the handle. In an attempt to calm Amira down, Zainab orders Christian to leave but he's adamant that he's going nowhere without Syed. Pushed to the limit, Amira reveals to everyone that she's not pregnant, before dropping the bombshell that Syed's gay. Embarrassed, Zainab tries to cover for her son but Syed admits that he's been having an affair with Christian for months.
Gobsmacked at the turn of events, Bushra turns to Masood and reveals that the news will spread quickly through the community, while outside in the Square, Syed publicly rejects Christian. As Amira packs her belongings, she seethes that she knew something wasn't right between Syed and Christian. Leaving for the taxi, she visits Chelsea to say her goodbyes. As Amira steps into the taxi, Chelsea urges her to look after her baby. Holding her stomach, Amira's tearful as her car drives out of Walford for good.
Elsewhere, Chelsea confides in Denise and Libby that she's carrying Jack's baby; Ben upsets Louise by excluding her when Abi and Jordan turn up at the house; Adam drunkenly broadcasts the news of Chelsea's pregnancy; Lucas and Denise argue over whether Chelsea should have an abortion; Ben's annoyed when he learns that Zsa Zsa asked Abi and Jordan to visit; Libby promises to stand by her sister, while Lucas preaches at her about the sanctity of life; Ben and Louise argue when she admits to reading his diary; and Chelsea resolves to keep her unborn baby.