Lola names her new baby
Aired Tuesday, Jul 24 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jul 17 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Lola is in hospital with Billy by her side following the arrival of her baby. A social worker informs the pair that they need to flag up any issues which could affect the baby, whether financial or personal. Knowing that he has lost his job, Billy worries about this and begs Janine to give him another chance - but she refuses to help him. Janine is also harbouring concerns of her own due to Michael's lack of support, fearing that she won't be able to cope by herself when Scarlett is allowed home next week.
Later, Janine is given food for thought when she spots some flowers from Billy and realises that she does have people around who will support her. Touched, Janine finally offers Billy his job back. As the day continues, Billy and Lola arrive back home and receive a warm welcome from everyone. Lola soon announces that her daughter will be called Lexi and her second name will be 'Billie', leaving Billy touched. Billy is delighted further when Alfie hands him the Olympic torch that he carried, revealing that everyone clubbed together to buy it for him.
Back at the hospital, Michael finally arrives to see Janine and holds his hand out - offering his support. Will Janine take it?
Meanwhile, when Joey makes a surprise arrival at the café, Lucy confides in him about her financial concerns. Joey is keen to help, so he asks Derek for £500, claiming that he needs it for accommodation. Derek turns this into a challenge by offering Joey £50 for every drink he has with him, and whoever is still standing at the end gets the money. Joey wins by drinking water all night, securing the money for Lucy - as well as a new home for himself when the blonde invites him to move in. When Derek realises that he's been conned, he confronts Joey and vows revenge…
Elsewhere, Tanya invites Cora and Patrick to dinner upon hearing that they may be an item, but the friendly gathering turns sour when Cora loses patience with her daughter's interference - warning her to keep her nose out.