Ian's erratic behaviour starts to escalate
Aired Thursday, May 24 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 15 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Ian shocks Lucy and Mandy by insisting that the wedding is going ahead regardless of Lorraine's death. He continues to make arrangements for the big day with help from best man Max, but there's a setback when Max points out that Ian's credit card is being rejected. Ian makes up the excuse that it's because he has paid for Lorraine's funeral, before asking Max to lend him some money. Soon afterwards, Phil pays a visit to Max to find out what Ian has been saying. Learning that Ian is broke and that Max appears to be a stabilising influence, Phil hands Max some money to give to Ian and promises to arrange the car.
Later, Phil warns Ian that he won't let him do a runner from Walford. When Ian suggests that Phil and Ben should start worrying about each other rather than him, the Walford hardman loses his temper by pushing Ian down an alley and warning him to keep his mouth shut. As the day continues, Mandy is having cold feet about the wedding and she's shocked to hear from Max that Ian has arranged Lorraine's funeral. Mandy makes it clear to Ian that she's livid, but she's soon won round by her fiancé once again. Furious that the wedding is still on, Lucy vows that she won't let it happen - but Mandy warns her that there's nothing she can do to stop it…
Meanwhile, Tyler asks Derek for some space as he'll be cooking Whitney a romantic meal this evening. However, Derek offers to step in and help Tyler with the cooking. The pair soon strike up an unlikely bond and Tyler is later surprised to realise that Derek's 'plans' for the evening are made up. A sympathetic Tyler invites Derek to eat with them, but Derek can sense that Whitney is appalled by this and heads out for a pint instead.
Elsewhere, Janine wants Whitney to be a live-in nanny once the baby arrives, but Michael suggests that he should move in instead. Later, Michael's plans backfire when Billy offers Jean the job at Butcher's Joints.