Ricky desperately tries to save his marriage
Aired Monday, Jan 16 2012 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jan 10 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Bianca and Ricky's marriage is well and truly on the rocks, but Bianca tries to maintain a sense of normality in front of the children as they are confused about Ricky sleeping on the sofa and David being gone. Later, while sorting through Pat's belongings, Bianca tells Carol that she is willing to give Ricky another chance as she still loves him - but Carol advises that it's time for her to move on. Ricky tries to show his love for Bianca by planning a romantic meal for the two of them, but it's not enough. Is it over between Bianca and Ricky?
Meanwhile, Lucy is annoyed when Mandy interrupts bonding time between her and Ian. Lucy soon puts a plan into action, resolving to spend time with Mandy so that she can formulate a plot to get rid of her. Later, Lucy manipulates Mandy into getting drunk at The Vic and encourages her to score some pills for the two of them. Keen to be accepted by the teenager, Mandy agrees - but Lucy later pockets the pills as part of her plot.
Elsewhere, Tanya and Max remain concerned by Lauren's drinking so they force her to visit a doctor, hoping that it will work as a shock tactic and make her realise the damage she is doing to herself. However, when they accompany Lauren to the surgery, Max and Tanya are left feeling guilty when they hear that their daughter's issues could have been caused by stress at home.
Also today, Tamwar finally returns home from hospital but it's clear that he still hasn't forgiven Afia.