Lola's antics leave Jay's life in danger
Aired Thursday, Aug 4 2011 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jul 26 2011, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Billy and Julie are in dire straits financially, so Lola begs Phil for her job back, offering him her expensive phone in return for the favour. Phil rejects the suggestion but shocks Lola by taking her phone anyway, before later giving it to Jay as a present. Later, Billy, Julie and Lola all visit Phil together, asking for his help with their tenancy agreement as well as requesting Lola's job back. When Phil remains uncooperative, Lola storms round to The Arches and smashes the window of Phil's Jag, not realising that Jay is under the car. Jay then spots a pair of trainers kicking the jack straight into him and screams. Lola is shocked to see Jay lying on the floor and immediately calls an ambulance. Later, as the police arrive, a furious Phil speculates that Lola must have attacked Jay for having her phone. However, Julie shocks everyone by taking the blame, claiming that Lola isn't responsible - she is…
Meanwhile, Phil continues his war with Janine by letting her parrot escape. However, Janine stays strong and vows that she will buy out the entire Mitchell empire before too long. When Phil remarks that she wouldn't have anyone to share her success with, he hits a nerve and Janine starts trying to get back in the good books of her family members. Janine tries to win over Tiffany by offering her a bag full of presents, but suspicious Tiff refuses to accept them. Later, Janine leaves Roxy furious by offering Amy the gifts instead. Roxy warns Janine to stay away but changes her tone when Janine says that she was only trying to be nice.
Elsewhere, Cora tells Tanya that she can't return home as she was thrown out following a row with a neighbour who has an ASBO. Heading to the house with Cora and Rainie to help them pick up their things, it's an emotional moment for Tanya as she returns to the place where her father spent his dying days. Later, the Cross women come face-to-face with Jude, the 'troublesome neighbour' mentioned by Cora earlier. As an argument begins, it soon becomes clear that Cora has been lying as she's been the problem all along. Jude then shocks Tanya by presenting a local paper displaying a picture of Cora and the headline 'ASBO Granny In Dock'!
Also today, Ian's deception continues to pay off as another woman from the playgroup hails him as an inspiration and hands him her number, while smitten Cheryl remains fooled by his lies.