Syed steals from his own family
Aired Friday, Sep 21 2012 at 20:00 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Sep 11 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Syed spends an unsuccessful afternoon cold-calling cleaning companies in the desperate hope of shifting his stock. He eventually confides in AJ about his financial problems, and his fun-loving uncle's advice is not to worry about it - he should just avoid whoever he owes the money to! Taking this on board, Syed calls the supplier and confesses that he doesn't have the money yet, but will be in touch when he does.
Later, Tamwar tells Syed that he hasn't paid the mortgage for the restaurant in three months. Keen to help his brother, Syed looks through the accounts and manages to move some funds around, which will allow Tamwar to pay the mortgage. Syed then asks a delighted Tamwar to be his best man.
Towards the end of the day, Syed sends Tamwar home when the angry cleaning stock supplier turns up at the restaurant. Under severe pressure to clear his debt, Syed writes a cheque for £10,000 and signs it as 'Tamwar Masood'…
Meanwhile, Joey isn't best pleased when he learns that Tyler has taken up Derek's offer of a stall. Joey is convinced that Derek is only doing this to make him jealous, but when Tyler doesn't agree with his theory, Joey calls him Derek's lap dog and also insults Anthony. As a furious Tyler punches Joey, Derek is watching on and is pleased that his plan is working. Later, Derek and Tyler toast to their future as business partners, although Tyler still feels guilty about Anthony.
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