Max has a car crash on Tanya's wedding day
Aired Thursday, Apr 14 2011 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Apr 5 2011, 00:02 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Tanya's wedding day gets off to a tense start as Max arrives at her house and demands to speak to Abi. Tanya insists that he should speak to her instead and they argue as Max tries to explain about Abi's relationship with Jay. Max then asks Tanya why she is really marrying Greg, adding that it should be him standing next to her at the church instead. At that moment, Greg arrives and tries to get rid of Max. Max promises to replace Abi's damaged dress to make it up to Tanya, so Tanya tells him to make sure he drops Abi off at the church on time but makes it clear that he's no longer welcome at the ceremony. However, there's a flicker of doubt on her face as he leaves.
Later, Tanya leaves for the wedding with Jane travelling in the same car as her. Tanya apologises for what she said to Jane the previous night, but receives a shock when Jane admits that she made a pass at Greg. Once they arrive at the church, Tanya is concerned as Abi is running late. When Jane asks whether Tanya forgives her, Tanya is distracted by thoughts of Max and Abi and says that she does. As time goes by and Abi still hasn't arrived, Greg tells Tanya that they should go ahead as Max is just trying to spoil the day by delaying Abi's arrival. Tanya then agrees to begin the ceremony.
In Max's car, Abi argues with her father over her relationship with Jay. As she complains that she won't get to the wedding on time, Max puts his foot down to speed up. Abi tells Max that she thinks he's just trying to ruin Tanya's day, before telling him sympathetically that he has to accept that she's now moved on. As Max reaches out to his daughter, disaster strikes as a woman steps out to cross the road. Max tries to avoid her, but in doing so, he ploughs into an incoming lorry. Will Max make it out alive? And will Tanya set aside her unresolved feelings for Max and marry Greg?
Meanwhile, attending the wedding, Michael approaches Ronnie and asks whether she fancies him. When Ronnie replies that she finds him repulsive, Michael threatens to tell Jack about their kiss. After watching the pair's encounter, Jack approaches Ronnie but she insists there isn't a problem. He later speaks to Michael, who claims that Ronnie kissed him. With the pressure getting too much, Ronnie looks for some time alone but Kat joins her and apologises for what she said the day before. Ronnie also apologises, but Kat doesn't understand why. The pair are then interrupted by Jack, who tells Ronnie that he needs to know what's going on with Michael. Demanding the truth, Jack says that Ronnie isn't the woman he married. It's clear that Ronnie's world is crumbling around her - what will she do?
Also today, Lydia has a frosty reunion with Pat before later offending Ricky and Carol by making disparaging remarks about their family; while Janine is shocked to see that Whitney is back in Walford.