Ben tells Ian that he killed Heather
Aired Monday, May 14 2012 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 8 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
With Phil back on the booze, Ben becomes fearful that his father could spill their dark secret in his drunken state. Despite Ben's best efforts to keep Phil at home, the hardman heads out to the R&R and tries to break in. When Ben tracks him down, Phil lays into his son, complaining about the trouble that Heather's murder has caused and declaring that he wishes Ben had never been born. The guilty pair are then shocked to see Shirley listening nearby. Phil ushers Ben away while he tries to work out how much Shirley has heard.
A seemingly livid Shirley immediately orders Phil back to her flat to talk, just as the police pass them and ask if everything is okay. Phil assures them that all is fine, but watching from afar, Ben panics when he sees Phil speak to the police. Fearing that his dad is about to turn him in, Ben rushes round to see Ian, who has recently become paranoid that Phil and Mandy are having an affair. As Ben rambles, Ian wonders if his suspicions are about to be confirmed by the erratic teenager - but he's stunned when Ben instead confesses that he killed Heather...
Meanwhile, Derek is celebrating following Alice's decision to meet the family, and he arranges for a party to be held at Max's place. With the planning under way, Derek pops back home for a moment and spots a suspicious car outside. To Derek's dismay, a police officer emerges from the vehicle and announces that he has a warrant to search the house, which contains the villain's stash of illegal booze. With Derek otherwise engaged, Alice turns up at the Branning house across the Square...
Elsewhere, Jay concerns Abi as he starts to babble incoherently about Heather's death after drinking a bottle of lager and taking some of Cora's hay fever remedy, while Kim dresses up in a sexy army outfit for some fun in the bedroom - but her plan fails when an unsuspecting Ray turns up with his daughter Sasha.