Syed finally announces his engagement
Aired Monday, Aug 1 2011 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jul 26 2011, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
As Syed decides that it's time to tell his parents the news of his and Christian's engagement, Zainab makes plans to invite all of her family around, declaring that Ramadan is a good time to build bridges. However, when Tamwar overhears Syed chatting to Christian on the phone, he wonders what his brother is about to reveal and begs him not to rock the boat today. However, as the Masoods all come together - including Afia and Yusef - Syed goes ahead with his plan and announces that he and Christian are engaged. Everyone is shocked and Zainab suddenly complains that she doesn't feel well, prompting Yusef to lead her away. Zainab suggests that she may have had a bad reaction to the pills, but vows to carry on taking them. Unhappy with the latest developments in his family, Masood makes an early exit.
Meanwhile, Phil isn't pleased when he spots Roxy looking through the books at the R&R and he soon suggests that she should sell her share in the club to him as she doesn't have a clue about business. Later at The Vic, Roxy has a drinking competition with Tyler and drunkenly shares a kiss with him, but she regrets it when she realises they've been spotted by Jack. As the day continues, Roxy has a heart-to-heart with Christian about the R&R situation, and he advises that she should hit Phil where it hurts. Taking his suggestion on board, Roxy later introduces Phil to his new business partner - Janine!
Elsewhere, the Moon boys decide to have a launch party for the antiques business. When Jack spots Carol heading to the event, he warns her that she should be steering clear of the Moons, but she disagrees. The party is a success and as the celebrations carry on later at The Vic, Kat and Alfie return home with Shenice, who'll be staying with them over the summer. Kat isn't pleased to see that all of her furniture is missing, forcing Eddie to explain. Later, the Moon boys manage to set up some alone time for Eddie and Carol, which they're pleased about. However, Jack remains concerned and warns Michael that he doesn't want Carol to be affected by any of his scheming.
Also today, Ian meets nursery worker Cheryl at the community centre as he tries to get Bobby a place in the local playgroup. When he mentions how much Bobby misses his mum, Cheryl assumes that Jane is dead and Ian doesn't correct her. It's not long before Ian has secured the place for Bobby, and his luck doesn't stop there as Cheryl starts flirting with him and invites him out for a coffee.