Shirley discovers the shocking truth at last
Aired Wednesday, Aug 15 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Aug 7 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Ben is stunned as Shirley explains that she has convincing evidence which links Phil to Heather's murder. Ben tries to make Shirley see that Phil is innocent, but she refuses to listen and declares that she wants nothing more to do with Phil. Realising the seriousness of this situation, Ben secretly calls his father from the bathroom and leaves him a message to explain what's going on.
Soon afterwards, Shirley confides in Ben about Heather, before attempting to trace Phil's steps on the day of the murder. Ben continues trying to defend Phil, but he makes a big mistake when he inadvertently lets slip a vital piece of evidence that only the killer could know. The realisation then dawns on a disgusted Shirley that Ben has been the killer all along… What will she do?
Meanwhile, Phil is still with Sharon and has no idea of what's happening at home. As Sharon has nowhere to stay, Phil convinces Max to take her to the Branning house for a little while. At home, Max offers Sharon some of Tanya's clothes so that she can get out of her wedding dress. However, when Jack turns up and spots Sharon wearing Tanya's clothes, he assumes that Max is paying for her services! A horrified Sharon slaps Jack following his insinuations, and although there's a spark between them, she turns him down when he asks her out on a date.
Later, Phil is keen to make a breakthrough with Ian and decides that an old face could help him, so he takes Ian to see Sharon. Shocked by Ian's state, Sharon comforts him and is determined to help.