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Phil turns his attentions to The Vic

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Sharon is pleased to see Phil back behind The Vic.

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Aired Thursday, Sep 20 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One

Phil becomes depressed when a letter that he sent to Ben in prison is returned to him. He considers using booze to ease his pain and confides in Sharon about how he's feeling, but she declares that he needs to get a grip and focus on the things he has going for him in Walford.

At the same time, Lucy faces fresh financial problems when Michael reveals that he no longer wishes to buy 89B, but does want the remainder of the money that Ian owes Janine. When Ian finds out what is going on, he suggests with a heavy heart that they should put the market stall up for sale. A self-pitying Ian later tells Phil that the loss of the stall is the least he deserves after what he put Lucy through, but Phil echoes Sharon's advice by telling him to stop feeling sorry for himself and get a grip.

Taking control of the situation, Phil informs Lucy that he'll get her the money she needs to pay back Michael, explaining that he doesn't want Ian to spiral into depression again due to the loss of the stall. With one crisis averted, Phil decides to get his own life back on track by concentrating on The Vic. Marching into the pub, he demands that the prices should be increased and the music should be turned up! As he gets back behind the bar, is Phil getting back to his old self?

The Masood's celebrate the fact that Syed and Christian have set a date for their wedding.
Meanwhile, Masood worries about Syed when he overhears him having a heated phone conversation with his supplier. Later, the Masoods gather to celebrate Christian and Syed's civil partnership after they finally set a date - October 16. However, tension mars the happy occasion when Tamwar discovers that Zainab has asked Syed to be his business partner. A bitter Tamwar tells Zainab that she obviously doesn't have faith in him.

Elsewhere, Joey wants to cause more problems for his father, so he tells Tyler that they should team up to teach him a lesson after what happened to Anthony. However, when Derek hears that Tyler is refusing to get involved in Joey's vendetta, he is intrigued and comes up with an idea to play his son at his own game. Derek tells Tyler that he wants to offer him a stall in the market, and it can be his way of saying sorry. Will Tyler realise Derek has the ulterior motive of wanting to make Joey jealous?

Also today, Michael realises that he needs a way to make money and provide for Scarlett, Trish Barnes ups the number of visits she has planned to keep an eye on Lexi, while Lola and Jay come up with a new business idea and break into Butcher's Joints to steal the cleaning client list. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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