Sam leaves Minty heartbroken
Aired Tuesday, Aug 24 2010 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Aug 17 2010, 00:02 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly
Heather is upset when Minty tells her about his engagement, but she tries to stay strong and accompanies him to the jewellers to help him choose a ring. While there, Heather gets carried away when the sales assistant assumes that she is the one he is engaged to. Later, Minty is annoyed to discover Ricky visiting Sam at the hospital. After Ricky leaves, Sam tells Minty that she can see that Ricky still loves her. She brushes off the fact that she had agreed the night before to marry Minty, saying she was in agony and only said that to shut him up. Minty tries to save face by saying he hadn't taken it seriously anyway, but really he is heartbroken.
Unaware of the recent turn of events, Heather later gives Minty a 'congratulations' cupcake, at which point Minty explodes. Heather tries to comfort Minty by saying there is no-one better than him. Minty moves in to kiss her, but she pulls away, saying he hurt her too much the last time. When Minty asks Heather why she is still willing to be friends with him after all he did to her, she admits that marrying him was the best thing she ever did as he gave her confidence to stand on her own two feet. He leans in again to kiss her, and this time she responds…
Meanwhile, it's exam results day and Peter is irritated as Ian expects that his results won't be as good as Lucy's. Ian remains unaware that Peter worked hardest while studying for the tests, while Lucy cheated. Later, Ian is shocked when Peter tells him he got four Bs, five Cs and an A*. Ian is ecstatic for both his children, but Peter is still resentful towards Lucy and the praise she is receiving for getting six A*s. Later, Mr Allcock arrives at the Beales' house and says that inconsistencies have been noticed in Lucy's results. He says that Peter's papers, as well as Lucy's, will have to be looked at by the exam board, leaving Peter horrified.
Elsewhere, Dot rebukes Max when she finds him and Vanessa in a state of undress, telling him that he should be grieving as it's the week of Bradley's birthday; Zsa Zsa is touched when Shirley tries to tell her how proud she is over her exam results; a flash drum kit arrives for Ian and it becomes clear that he's trying to recapture old musical dreams; and Vanessa tries to learn more about Max, but hits a nerve by pressing him to talk about Bradley.