Janine prepares to reveal the truth
Aired Friday, Dec 24 2010 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Dec 14 2010, 00:02 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly
Lying in bed, Ryan alleviates Stacey's fears about what people will be saying about them. Meanwhile, Janine has been awake all night replaying Stacey's confession. At the Brannings', Lauren admits to Max that she has given Janine the recording of Stacey confessing to Archie's murder. Max is livid as he thought he'd deleted it, but Lauren tells him that she kept a copy. Later, while Janine is out, Max breaks into her flat and searches for the phone, but Janine arrives home and catches him. She questions Max's motive for wanting to help Stacey.
Janine suggests that she and Max could work together to clear Bradley's name but Max leaves, telling Janine she can do what she wants and he doesn't care. Janine rushes to where she has hidden the phone, elated to see that Max did not find it. Having left the flat, Max tries to get in touch with Stacey but she doesn't hear her phone. In The Vic, everyone is full of Christmas cheer until Janine arrives all dolled up. Insisting that people should know the truth about Stacey, a gloating Janine holds Lauren's phone to play the recording. Stacey panics - what is she going to do?
Meanwhile, Phil and Shirley organise a Christmas gathering for the family, knowing it will be awkward for Ian and Glenda. While there, Glenda privately suggests that Phil should go back to hers later. However, Phil responds by saying that he knows about her and Ian. Glenda threatens to tell Shirley, but Phil gives a far more threatening response back. Getting everyone's attention, Phil asks Peter why he pushed Glenda down the stairs and everyone is shocked. Under pressure to protect his dad, Peter exclaims that Glenda deserves everything she got before rushing out. Later, Peter is fuming that Ian let him take the rap for everything. He packs a bag and leaves after handing Bobby a card for Jane. When Jane opens it, she bursts into tears - it just says, 'I'm sorry…'
Elsewhere, Bianca opens some perfume that the children have given her as a gift. She thanks Ricky for giving them the money, but it transpires that the kids must have stolen the gift. Later, as Bianca rushes out to the carol concert, two police officers arrive wanting to search the house. Frustrated, Bianca tries to show them that there is nothing to hide and starts moving furniture to prove her point, but she spots Connor's jewellery. Shocked, she covers it and admits to where the perfume is, but as the officer tries to calm her down, she pushes his arm and accidentally slaps him. As Ricky and the kids arrive home from the concert, they are shocked to see Bianca being taken away in a police car. Will Bianca make it back for Christmas?
Elsewhere, Ronnie is disappointed when she hears that Jack will be away for a while longer, nerves get the better of Fatboy as he prepares to do his choir solo; and Denise is horrified when she learns that Kim wants to open up a B&B at the house that Lucas had her locked up in.