Mandy Salter's return causes chaos for Ian
Aired Tuesday, Aug 30 2011 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Aug 23 2011, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Despite Mandy's calls for help, Ian refuses to acknowledge her - but she takes matters into her own hands by grabbing him and kissing him. As the bouncer pulls Mandy back, Ian rushes back to his car, wanting to escape the heated situation. However, just as Ian is about to leave, Mandy begs to join him inside the car and jumps into the passenger seat before they drive off together. Back on the Square, Ian and Mandy reminisce over the past but their chat is cut short as Paul from the strip club tracks them down.
Ian decides that he needs help dealing with Paul so heads to The Vic and convinces Alfie, Anthony and Tyler to back him up. Soon afterwards, Paul explains himself - revealing that Mandy stole £5,000 from him. Just as Ian is about to ask Mandy whether this is true, she escapes out of the back door. Later, Ian goes on the hunt for Mandy and searches the area surrounding the strip club. A girl soon offers him information in exchange for money, but things turn sour as the mystery woman reveals her police ID and arrests him for attempting to solicit a prostitute. After being questioned by the police, Ian returns home and is angry to find Mandy on his sofa after all the trouble she's caused for him. Ian orders her to leave but soon has a change of heart, tracking her down at the bus stop and inviting her to stay…
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