Yusef discovers Amira's secret
Aired Monday, Oct 10 2011 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Oct 4 2011, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Zainab receives a voicemail from an impatient Amira, who is frustrated that her calls are being ignored. Yusef overhears the voicemail and suggests to Zainab that she should perhaps let Amira speak to Syed. However, Zainab isn't keen on this idea, explaining that if Syed is granted a divorce it will allow him to go ahead with his civil partnership plans, which she doesn't want. Putting a plan of his own into action, Yusef makes a phone call to Amira and suggests that they should meet.
Later, Denise tries to play peacemaker between Zainab and Masood, but her efforts lead to her arguing with Zainab. When Denise loudly refers to the recent 'suicide attempt', Zainab is mortified and rushes round to Yusef's surgery. Using Zainab's unsettled state to his own advantage, Yusef offers to call off his job interview in Pakistan so that he can stay with her. A grateful Zainab agrees this would be for the best. As the day continues, Yusef meets Amira as planned and is shocked when she introduces him to Yasmin, Syed's baby daughter…
Meanwhile, it's the day that Tanya's cancer treatment begins and she tells the radiographer that she's worried about losing her hair. However, Tanya is relieved to hear that she'll just experience some thinning of her hair. Later, Tanya prepares to undergo chemotherapy but gets cold feet, deciding that she can't go through with it. Fortunately, Lauren is there to support her mother and convinces her to see sense. Tanya also meets Siobhan, a fellow cancer patient, and they agree to be "text buddies" from now on.
Elsewhere, a tanned Shirley returns from holiday; Roxy is stunned to learn that Janine now owns her flat and is on a mission to make her life miserable; Whitney is ecstatic when she discovers she's got the job in the nursery; Christian decides to throw a surprise flat-warming party; Janine continues to flirt with Michael; and Ben realises that Shirley knows what happened while she was away but accepts him for who he is.