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Phil hits Peggy across the face

By and Daniel Kilkelly
Peggy says that she sometimes thinks Phil isn't fit to be a father.

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Aired Tuesday, Aug 3 2010 at 19:30 BST on BBC One

Louise has gone missing and while Pat and Peggy desperately try to find her, a furious Phil returns to the commotion. Phil loses his temper at his mother and warns that if anything's happened to her, he'll hold her responsible. Pat suggests that they call the police but Phil menacingly warns her not to. Peggy, however, suggests that they call them anyway. While driving around, Phil eventually locates Louise walking out of a florists with a bunch of flowers. Dragging her into the car, he speeds off back to the Square. Phil's puzzled when Louise explains that she wanted to see her mum Lisa as Peggy mentioned that Lisa wanted to see her. Returning to The Vic, Phil's angry to see Peggy and Pat discussing Louise's disappearance with the police.

Later, Phil accuses Peggy of trying to ruin his relationship with Louise by talking about Lisa but Peggy's firm - Louise deserves to know the truth. When Louise asks if she can see her mother, she's scared by his angry reaction. Wandering over to the drinks cabinet, Phil glares at a bottle of scotch, clearly tempted to drink it. Peggy walks in and slates her son, stating that sometimes he's not fit to be a father. With that, Phil violently hits his mother across the face…

At Patrick's house, Libby tries to convince Chelsea not to leave because their mum needs them. Feeling guilty, Chelsea puts Lucas's belongings out with the rubbish and explains that, as she wants to look after their mum too, she has no choice but to stay. However, Chelsea later changes her mind and tells Libby she can't stay anymore, leaving Libby feeling angry and abandoned. After leaving hospital early, Denise has a heart-to-heart with Libby. Chelsea's revelation that she is leaving for Spain the next day then leaves Denise stunned.

Max makes jibes about Rainie's drug-fuelled past and refuses to believe her claims she is now clean.
Meanwhile, Abi walks in on Max and Vanessa together. Vanessa apologises, but it's clear that Abi's unhappy with her father for not telling her the truth. Carol insists that Max shouldn't bring 'cheap tarts' back to the house and remains frosty with Vanessa. Attempting to bond with Abi, Vanessa offers advice on her boy trouble. Later, Vanessa and Max discuss a potential relationship but she's adamant that they'd get bored of each other soon enough. Wandering downstairs, Vanessa shouts to Max that his wife's sitting in the living room. Rushing downstairs, Max is shocked to find Tanya's sister Rainie. She's shocked to hear that Tanya's left Max but claims that she's now clean of drugs. Max, however, refuses to believe her.

Abi asks if Rainie can stay for the night, while Max calls Tanya - she needs to return to the Square as her sister's turned up on his doorstep in a state.

Carol, Whitney and Bianca arrive at the army recruitment office, demanding to know why Billie has refused his leave.
Elsewhere, Abi and Jordan split but agree to remain friends; Carol breaks the news to Whitney that Billie was refused his leave on Friday; Mo hears that The Vic could be turned into a gay bar if it's sold; Carol, Whitney and Bianca storm to the army recruitment office demanding to know why Billie was refused leave; Carol and Whitney are upset to learn that Billie actually took his leave and has gone away with friends for the weekend instead of returning home; Mo blames Syed for The Vic potentially being turned into a gay bar; and although Carol's unhappy with recruitment officer Lewis Daley's flirting, she's flattered when he hands over his business card. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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