Lauren faces the music over last night
Aired Tuesday, May 8 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 1 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Lauren wakes up in hospital with little memory of the night before. The troubled teenager leaves at the first possible opportunity, which results in Lucy missing Lauren when she comes looking for her. Soon afterwards, Lucy turns up at the Branning house to see if Lauren has arrived back yet. She's reluctant to disclose what went on last night, but quickly reveals all when she sees how distressed Tanya is. As an argument follows, Lauren finally returns home and is shocked to find that Lucy has betrayed her. However, she becomes startled when she hears exactly what happened last night, as she has no recollection of being in a stranger's car.
With the arguments continuing, there's suddenly a knock on the door and it turns out to be Dan - the stranger from last night - who is returning Lauren's bag. Wanting to get away from the tension, Lauren rushes out of the door with Dan and gets into his car. When they go to the park together, Dan gives Lauren a drink and makes a move on her. Rejecting his advances, Lauren rushes off and realises that she owes Lucy an apology. However, when Lucy sees that Lauren has been drinking again, she rejects her olive branch and slams the door in her face.
Meanwhile, Afia becomes envious when she finds out that an old friend from school has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She immediately tells Tamwar that they need to start thinking on a global scale for their Argee Bhajee revamp. Tamwar is apprehensive over Afia's big ideas, so he calls in Zainab for moral support. When Zainab criticises Afia's plans and Tamwar backs his mum, a deflated Afia scraps her ideas.
Elsewhere, Ray is shocked to learn of Carol's plans to leave Walford with Morgan and the other kids, while Derek tells Carol that he's secured the family a better deal on a house in Suffolk on the condition that they wait for a month - but Carol isn't interested as she wants to leave as soon as possible.