Janine and Whitney get up to no good
Aired Tuesday, Feb 22 2011 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Feb 15 2011, 00:04 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly
Janine tries to make things up with Whitney following their row. Whitney then reminds Janine that they need to pay the rent but have no money. Janine vows to deal with the situation and while she is out, the landlord pays a visit to the flat and issues Whitney with a final rent demand for £800, which needs to be paid within 24 hours. Janine, meanwhile, seizes the opportunity to bag some cash when Dr. Yusef comes into the café. After pretending to faint, she bides her time as Yusef checks her over before stealing his wallet. However, it's still not enough to pay the rent, so Whitney has to sell some jewellery on the market for £20.
Later, Ricky tells Janine that he's concerned about Whitney and fears she's not coping. However, Janine assures Ricky that she's keeping her promise to look after Whitney. Soon afterwards, Whitney tries to pickpocket a man but her attempt goes wrong. Fortunately, a mysterious stranger called Rob comes to her rescue. Whitney is clearly interested in Rob and, after he drops her back at the Square, it seems that she would like to see him again.
Meanwhile, Roxy is furious when she discovers that Jodie has overslept and failed to open the salon. Later, she pays a visit to the salon to find it empty and Kim nowhere to be seen. Glenda reminds Roxy that the business is now hers to do what she wants with, and this encourages Roxy to find a new manager for the salon - Tanya. Tanya then fires Kim on the spot.
Elsewhere, Shirley is reluctant to make a move on her wedding plans but decides to do so for Heather's sake, realising that her friend needs some perking up. Shirley arranges for Heather to get the day off from the launderette and the shop and asks her to choose a wedding dress and a bridesmaid dress for herself. The pair then knock back some drinks and put the world to rights.
Also today, Zainab confronts Yusef about why he's in the Square, and he explains that he wants to be close to Afia and Tam. However, this doesn't impress Zainab, who wants him gone.