Derek's daughter arrives in Walford
Aired Thursday, May 10 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 1 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Derek bumps into a young girl, who pauses to look at him before running off. Back at home, Derek still isn't happy about Carol's plans to leave with the kids - so he comes up with a last-ditch attempt to prevent the move by manipulating Morgan and Ray. Derek convinces Morgan that he'd have a great time with his dad if he stayed in Walford, before paying a visit to Ray and expressing surprise that he isn't fighting for his child. Wound up by Derek's words, Ray heads over to tell Carol that he wants Morgan to stay. Derek suggests that they should let Morgan decide, but Ray realises this would be unfair on the youngster and agrees to let him go.
Later, after bidding farewell to his departing family, Derek notices that the same girl from earlier is staring at him again. Not long afterwards, Derek sees the girl spying on him yet another time. When she runs away, Derek gives chase and angrily demands to know who she is. However, Derek is shocked when she reveals that she's his daughter…
Meanwhile, Phil gets a phone call to say that Ben won't face any further action over his recent attempt to pervert the course of justice. Ben decides that a take-away and a DVD are in order for the Mitchells to celebrate, but the pleasant atmosphere doesn't last for long when DCI Marsden turns up. Phil is initially smug as he reminds Marsden that she has nothing on him now. However, Marsden warns that she'll be watching and waiting to pull the Mitchells apart as soon as Phil makes a mistake.
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