A mystery assailant attacks Glenda
Aired Thursday, Dec 16 2010 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Dec 7 2010, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly
Preparations are well under way for Ben's welcome home party. Needing an escape, Phil pays Glenda a visit but things go wrong when she insults Shirley, prompting Phil to storm out. Later, Glenda decides to make an appearance at the party and is drunkenly rude to almost everyone, especially Shirley and Jane. Soon afterwards, Ian argues with Phil for allowing Ben to drink alcohol at the bash, but Glenda hurts Ian by coming to Phil's defence. However, when Glenda blames Jay, Phil gets angry and turns on her. Ian then follows Glenda out to the yard and things start to get steamy between them. However, Ian soon thinks better of the situation and backs off. Glenda says she understands but will leave her door on the latch later. As they go back inside, a bedroom window closes - has someone heard them?
Glenda then continues being rude to everyone at the party and things really start to get heated when she drops hints loudly about her affairs with both Ian and Phil. Phil and Shirley ask her to leave, prompting her to fire out even more poisonous insults, even to her daughters. She goes a step too far when she calls Ben 'Phil's party princess', making Phil irate. Glenda refuses to leave but just as she is hitting her stride with the insults, a very drunk Peter is sick on her shoes, causing her to leave. Back at hers, Glenda hears a noise but assumes it's Ian as she's left the door on the latch for him. She looks down the stairs but sees nothing. From behind, an unidentifiable gloved hand shoves her, sending her tumbling down the stairs…
Meanwhile, back from her honeymoon, Ronnie thinks that there is something is fishy about Phil buying a new house and suddenly having money. Ronnie soon confronts Phil, who lies about where the money came from, making her feel like he is letting her in on a secret. Roxy has a present for Ronnie's unborn baby but when Ronnie notices the present is broken, Roxy storms out to get it sorted. Ronnie doesn't care, however, as she is happy with her man and baby. Later, Ronnie and Jack discuss future plans at the party and Jack reveals he has been offered work as a security consultant in Dubai.
Elsewhere, Kat is desperate for more staff at The Vic, so Janine agrees to work extra hours for double the pay in cash; Whitney dumps Peter; Ben and Abi bond in the playground; Jay comes into the pub to buy some alcopops and gets away with it because of his closeness to Phil; Alfie shares some memories of Nana Moon with Kat; Peter makes Max angry by drunkenly groping Lauren; Roxy confronts Whitney over selling her counterfeit goods; and at the flat, Janine pulls out a bag of pills and begins crushing them.