Lucy and Phil investigate a lead
Aired Thursday, May 31 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, May 22 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Lucy searches through Ian's online banking records and discovers a payment to a hotel in Rochester. When Lucy shows this to Phil, he and Ben decide to join her in the attempt to track Ian down. When the trio arrive at the hotel and consult reception, they hear that there is no 'Mr Beale' staying there. However, they're shocked at who they find instead.
Later, Lucy arrives back home to an upset Bobby, still wondering where her father is and how she's going to cope without him.
Meanwhile, Alice informs Derek that she has read his letter and is willing to give him another chance - on the condition that he has gone on the straight and narrow. Derek insists that he has, so the pair have an enjoyable day together, with Alice taking a tour of the Square and hearing more about her family. Later, though, Billy approaches Derek about some fraudulent notes they have been dealing with. Alice immediately storms off, telling her father that he couldn't be honest if he tried.
Elsewhere, Roxy gets suspicious when she discovers that £10,000 has been taken out of The Vic's account with no apparent explanation. Roxy investigates the matter further and soon confronts Jean, who falsely claims that Alfie likes the VAT money to be taken out early and placed in the safe. Roxy later discovers that Jean is lying and threatens to call Alfie about this, so Jean comes up with another lie - claiming that Alfie withdrew the cash to purchase a surprise present for Kat.
Also today, Kim arranges for a reporter to write a piece about the B&B's grand opening, but her plan backfires when the reporter is more interested in talking to Andrew about being accused of murder, while Michael suggests to an excited Janine that they should go to Paris this weekend.