Zainab's revelation shocks the Masoods
Aired Thursday, Mar 8 2012 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Feb 28 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Afia is furious with Zainab and tells Tamwar to take off his shirt so that his mother can see the damage she's done. As Afia storms off, a guilty Zainab tells the whole story of how she sent Yusef back into the burning building at Christmas, wanting him to suffer for everything he'd done to her. Masood stands by Zainab, pointing out that the Koran recommends forgiveness for those who defend themselves after being wronged. Zainab then speaks to Afia alone, begging her not to blame Tamwar for any of this.
Suddenly, the drama at the Masood house is interrupted when Christian arrives with news that one of the waiters at the restaurant is having a nervous breakdown. As the family rush off to deal with the situation, Syed asks Christian to stay behind and look after Zainab. Crying hysterically, Zainab confesses everything to Christian, before asking him whether he truly loves Syed. Later, Syed is stunned when he returns to find Christian holding Zainab's hand. In the end, it looks like a fresh start for the Masoods is on the cards as Zainab invites Christian to dinner, while Tamwar and Afia agree to work on getting their marriage back on track.
Meanwhile, reality has struck for Amira as she tells Lauren that she needs to stop pretending that everything is okay, when she's actually unhappy. Despite Anthony confessing his genuine feelings for her, Amira decides that it's time to leave Walford. Amira soon shares her plans with Syed, admitting that she finally accepts that he doesn't love her. She asks Syed to look after Yasmin while she goes away for a few days, before getting into a taxi and departing Albert Square for good.
Elsewhere, Denise and Kim receive a shock as Zainab sends them a £100,000 cheque to make up for the devastating B&B fire.