Shirley issues a warning as she leaves Walford
Aired Friday, Sep 7 2012 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Aug 28 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Shirley wakes up at Phil's house, as she passed out on his sofa last night. Carly then turns up to see Shirley, as Denise has now told her the full story about why her mother is in such a state. Although the pair soon begin sniping at each other, Shirley is touched when Carly explains that her son is called Jimmy, after Shirley's late son. However, Carly tells Shirley that she doesn't have Jimmy with her, as she would never want to introduce him to a mess like her.
Later, Phil catches up with Carly at the B&B, insisting that he can't help Shirley. He thrusts a wad of cash into Carly's hand, telling her to let Shirley go with her. Carly refuses the cash, but soon has a proper heart-to-heart with Shirley at last. As the ice between mother and daughter begins to melt, Carly finally reveals Jimmy and lets Shirley hold him. Carly then asks her mum to move in with them, and Shirley agrees as she wants a fresh start. However, as she prepares to leave Walford, Shirley warns Phil to always be on his guard as she will be back…
Meanwhile, following some advice from Jean, Jay continues to persist with Shirley. Before she leaves, Jay makes a heartfelt apology to Shirley and becomes emotional when she finally accepts.
Elsewhere, Sharon decides to keep Dennis off school, still concerned that he is finding it hard to make friends. However, after taking Dennis to the R&R while she catches up with Jack, Sharon is suddenly startled when she realises that her son is nowhere to be found. A frantic search follows, and Sharon eventually spots Dennis outside The Vic. Relieved but emotional, she blurts out to him that this is where his father died. Dennis begins to question Sharon as she had previously told him that his dad died a hero. However, Sharon is grateful when Tanya interrupts, realising that she needs a friend. Heading to the Branning house, Tanya and Sharon decide to make a fresh start as friends.
Also today, Kat decides to make a fresh start for her and her family, but will it turn out to be as easy as she had hoped?Some storyline details have been held back for this episode.