Lauren comes face-to-face with Ian
Aired Tuesday, Jul 31 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC Two
Published Tuesday, Jul 24 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Lucy is looking forward to today's volunteer work with Lauren and Whitney. However, her plans are scuppered when everything goes wrong at the café, leaving her with a broken boiler and another bill to pay. The stress of the situation begins to take its toll, but Lucy eventually comes up with a quick money-making scheme with some help from Fatboy, Anthony, Joey and Ben. Lucy is pleased that she is managing to keep on top of things and deal with problems without the help of her father.
At the same time, Lauren and Whitney have gone ahead with the day of volunteering. Their final task is to take food to a hostel for the homeless. When they get there, Lauren is convinced that she recognises one of the homeless men - it's Ian Beale!
Meanwhile, Tanya is determined to get more answers about her sister, but Cora is still reluctant to talk to either her or Max. Later, Tanya begins to fear that Cora may have been right when she branded her selfish and manipulative yesterday, so she tries to ease her conscience by donating some spare food to the homeless shelter where Lauren is volunteering. In the end, Cora makes peace with Tanya following some words of advice from Lauren. Cora and Tanya are pleased to be back on good terms again, but is it really the last they'll hear of Cora's past?
Elsewhere, Kim is worried about her relationship with Ray as she fears that he can't be trusted, given that he has a number of missed calls from an unknown female on his mobile and has been lying about his whereabouts. But is Kim tackling the matter at the wrong moment when she confronts Ray in front of Sasha?
Also today, a mix-up on Jean's behalf leaves Alice wrongly believing that Anthony has feelings for her, Roxy lets slip to Syed that Christian has entered the baby competition against his wishes, but all is forgotten when Syed hears about the £500 prize money, while Zainab shocks her family by deciding to enter Kamil into the same contest.