Vanessa has a massive meltdown
Aired Monday, Aug 15 2011 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Friday, Aug 12 2011, 20:30 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Vanessa is trying to pretend that nothing has happened, but she loses control when Darren mentions that Max is missing. Thinking that he must be with Tanya, she angrily smashes a plate. Vanessa then pays a visit to the boxing ring, where Jack tries to comfort her - but Michael soon rocks the boat by telling her about Max and Tanya's secret bedsit. Curious, Vanessa pays a visit to the bedsit where she finds signs of the affair. Suddenly, Tanya comes out of the bathroom and the two women come face-to-face. Vanessa confronts her rival, but is left feeling even more hurt when Tanya explains that she has ended the affair and Max mustn't want to be with Vanessa if he's disappeared.
Later, Tanya has another problem to deal with when Janine announces that Greg is selling her the house, so she and her family will have to move out. Carol decides that Vanessa should now be kicked out, allowing Tanya to move into Max's. When Vanessa returns home, she has a massive meltdown and starts smashing everything in sight. However, Jack and Carol interrupt her destructive outburst, forcing their way into the house just as Vanessa smashes a candlestick into a picture of Max. Stunned by what he's seeing, Jack tells Vanessa that it's time for her to go - prompting unstable Vanessa to start attacking him. Carol and Jack carry Vanessa out of the house as she carries on shouting and screaming. Eddie watches the events unfold and is far from impressed by Carol's treatment of Vanessa.
Meanwhile, Whitney pays a visit to the café and orders some food, but she soon realises that she has forgotten her money. Fellow diner Lee offers to pay for her, but Whitney isn't impressed and says that she's going home to get her money. Later, Lee makes a second attempt to approach Whitney, offering to buy her a drink - but she orders him to go away.
Elsewhere, Michael snoops through the files and drawers at Eddie's shop but is disappointed not to find anything; Cora can sense that something isn't right with Tanya, who is keeping her health scare a secret; Heather convinces Shirley to go to a forthcoming '80s music convention with her; while Lauren sneaks Ryan into her house and they head upstairs.