Ian and Jane's feud spirals out of control
Aired Friday, May 6 2011 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Apr 26 2011, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Bickering in the Beale household becomes increasingly petty as Ian divides the house in half with tape, and Jane 'accidentally' spills milk all over Ian. Later, Jane is furious when her card is rejected at the cash machine as Ian has cancelled it. Keen to get even, Jane heads over to the café and takes cash from the till, saying that she's entitled to it as a business partner. However, Ian warns that she's just an employee and declares that the cash she's taken is severance pay as she's fired. As the day continues, Ian is shocked to see that Jane has been selling his belongings to random people on the Square. When Ian returns home, he discovers that Jane has changed the locks and won't let him in until he gives her bank card back. Later, Ian gets upset as the reality hits home that his marriage is over.
Meanwhile, Tracey has called in sick at The Vic, leaving Alfie stressed behind the bar. Rainie notices that he's struggling and asks for a job, but Jodie interjects by saying that Vanessa is at a loose end and could do with the position herself. Alfie declares that Vanessa would be better suited to the job, giving her a pleading look. Vanessa thinks that he's only saying it to get rid of Rainie so she agrees, but she's shocked when she realises that Alfie really does expect her to help out. However, Vanessa proves to be a natural as a barmaid, especially when she successfully handles Jack, who's drunk and aggressive at the pub.
Later, Jack continues his drinking session at the R&R. Rainie soon joins him but sticks to drinking orange juice. However, when Phil comes in and makes some nasty remarks to her, she starts drinking alcohol with Jack. Phil later interferes further by throwing the pair out of the club. When Max sees that Rainie is with Jack, he orders her to stay away from him, but Rainie remains defiant. After Rainie decides to pursue Jack further, the pair end up in a passionate clinch.
Also today, Abi realises that Max still has feelings for Tanya and orders him to forget it as her mum is happy with Greg; Carol is relieved when Dot hires a Polish carer named Marta; Julie is nervous about meeting Billy's kids for the first time; and Tanya and Greg return to the Square following their honeymoon.