The Mitchells say goodbye to George
Aired Monday, Apr 9 2012 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Phil is relieved as he announces that Darren will soon collect George, knowing that this will ease some of the pressure on Ben and Jay. However, Shirley thinks she can convince Darren to let George live with them permanently. Soon afterwards, Shirley is disgusted when she sees a guilty Dot make a public apology to Andrew at The Vic, admitting that she was wrong to condemn him. Unimpressed, Shirley walks out and when Andrew hands her a soundtrack for Heather's funeral, she drops it onto the floor and crushes it with her foot. Back at the house, Shirley's erratic behaviour continues as she asks Phil to marry her. A shocked Phil rejects this idea, pointing out that it would be for the wrong reasons.
Later, Shirley learns that Janine has instructed Billy to clear out Heather's flat. She rushes over there with Phil in tow and becomes emotional as fond memories of her best friend come flooding back. However, Phil is struggling for very different reasons and he makes an excuse to leave. Shirley warns Billy that Heather's flat is not to be touched for now, but she's interrupted when Phil phones her to say that the social worker has arrived to collect George. Returning home, Shirley is shocked to hear that Phil made the call to the social worker, wanting George out of the house. Shirley is then forced to say her goodbyes to George.
Meanwhile, Michael makes a quick exit from wedding discussions with Janine when she mentions the pre-nuptial agreement. Later, Michael is concerned to realise that he's lost his key fob. Janine doesn't realise the sentimental value it has for Michael and refuses to help him look for it. However, Jean can see that it means a lot to Michael and is successful when she steps in to help locate it.
Elsewhere, Billy comes up with a cover story when Janine spots some of the identical nursery gear that he bought with her credit card, Phil tells Shirley that Ian is making an offer for the café, Jay bitterly notes that Ben seems to be coping with things remarkably well, while Alfie is back from visiting Kat and hands Billy another share of the takings from the booze scam.