Lauren's night out ends in disaster
Aired Monday, May 7 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 1 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Whitney, Lauren and Lucy decide to go on a boozy night out together to take their minds off their recent troubles. However, they lie to their loved ones about where they are going. Whitney is still concerned following her pregnancy scare, telling Tyler that his negative reaction showed that he doesn't see himself having a future with her. Tyler protests that he isn't the type of guy to run away when things get difficult, but Whitney insists they should have some time apart. Later, though, Whitney changes her mind about the night out and goes after Tyler instead. She spots the baby grow in his bag and is thrilled to realise that Tyler would have supported her after all.
At the same time, Lauren and Lucy head out together as planned and continue bonding as friends. When a drunken Lauren falls over, she's helped up by a stranger who asks her to attend a club opening with him. Lucy is horrified to see Lauren getting into a car with the man, so she takes action by dragging Lauren out of the vehicle. Lauren's bag is left behind and she's furious, accusing Lucy of being jealous. Lucy tries to hail a cab and head back home following the row, but she soon has a change of heart and goes to find Lauren, who has wandered off. She's then horrified to discover Lauren lying unconscious in an alley - completely unresponsive…
Meanwhile, Mandy receives a phone call from the hospital as Lorraine has asked her to bring in a clean nightie, but Mandy insists that she doesn't care and hangs up. Later, Mandy wants to go upstairs with Ian, but he seems reluctant. Mandy pushes the issue by telling Ian that she needs him to make her feel beautiful, but she storms off to bed alone when he doesn't respond.
Elsewhere, Derek fails to convince Carol and the kids to stay in Walford, Fatboy is unhappy when Nico orders him to take on the late shift at McKlunkys, while Zainab encourages Afia and Tamwar to spend some time together by coming up with a new business strategy for the restaurant.