Ian makes a shock announcement at The Vic
Aired Tuesday, May 17 2011 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 10 2011, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
It's the day of the Beales' divorce hearing and Phil informs Ian that Jane will be using his lawyer Jimmie for the proceedings. When Jane arrives at court, Jimmie informs her that Ian claims to be running his businesses at a loss and has no money, but Jane is adamant that this isn't true. Immediately confronting her estranged husband, Jane accuses him of lying about his accounts, but he manages to convince her that he's telling the truth. Later, Jimmie phones Phil and tells him how things are going. Phil is shocked over Ian's claims and heads over to the Beales' house to take matters into his own hands.
Just as Ian and Jane are about to reach a settlement, Phil sends a picture message to Jimmie, showing a secret stash of money that he's found at Ian's house. When Jane sees the text, she warns Ian that his lies have been rumbled and announces that she wants the café. Later, Ian sits stewing at The Vic following his bad day in court, while Jane is also at the pub. As Zainab and Masood arrive at the bar, they're in an upbeat mood as they've just offered to give Tamwar and Afia the Argee Bhajee - a gesture which has thrilled the young couple but left Yusef unimpressed. However, trouble for the Masoods looms as Yusef starts to wind Ian up at the pub, goading him into revealing more about Jane and Masood. Eventually, Yusef's words have an impact on Ian and he walks over to tell Zainab that Jane is a cheat - just like Masood…
Meanwhile, Michael is shocked when Kat and Alfie inform him that Ronnie is back on the Square. Angry that Roxy didn't tell him about it, he ignores her when she tries to talk to him. Instead, he heads over to Roxy's flat to confront Ronnie and lets himself in with his key. Michael issues a warning to Ronnie, telling her that she isn't safe here. When Roxy walks in, Michael declares that he wants Ronnie gone. Later, Jack pays a visit to the flat and he's stunned to come face-to-face with Ronnie. He immediately storms out, telling his wife that she has no right to be there.
After confronting Kat at The Vic for not telling him that Ronnie was back, Jack has a heart-to-heart with Dot. Dot has some words of wisdom for him, explaining that he can't just wash his hands of his wife. Later, he pays a second visit to Roxy's flat, where Ronnie is sleeping. He goes over and strokes Ronnie's face before leaving again, and Ronnie's eyes open as she watches him depart.