Phil issues a warning to Derek
Aired Monday, Apr 2 2012 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Mar 27 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Ben is struggling to cope with George's presence at the Mitchell house, as the youngster is still proving to be a constant reminder of Heather. Phil reckons that having a distraction for Shirley isn't a bad thing at the moment, but he starts to change his mind when Ben breaks down. He then speaks to Tamwar about the situation, frustrated that they haven't been able to contact Darren.
Later, Phil has other issues on his mind when Billy explains how Derek has managed to get his feet well and truly under the table in recent weeks. Phil takes action by turning up at R&R and informing Derek that his services are no longer required. Refusing to give up on his interfering ways, Derek soon finds Ben alone on the Square and questions the teenager about his new-found truce with Phil. Before Ben can say anything, Phil appears and warns Derek to stay away from his son and his businesses. It seems that there could be a fresh battle looming for Phil and Derek…
Meanwhile, Lucy arrives home to find Mandy packing up the rest of her belongings. Mandy seems sad about her split from Ian, but Lucy is pleased and spitefully offers her some money for the bus. Later, when Ian hears that Mandy has paid a visit, he rushes off to find her. Catching Mandy at the bus stop, Ian apologises for his behaviour last week, before getting down on one knee and offering the engagement ring she left behind. The businessman is pleased when Mandy eventually promises to stand by him and returns home. However, Ian is later devastated when he fails to perform in bed, leading Mandy to question whether it's her fault.
Elsewhere, Kim's bickering with Ray puts off customers at The Vic when she lands a waitressing job there, Alfie starts to reconsider his dealings with Derek now that Phil is back on the Square, while Jack and Denise clash when she poaches his builder for a bigger job at the B&B.