Syed's shock betrayal of Tamwar intensifies
Aired Thursday, Sep 27 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Sep 18 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Syed faces even more problems when debt collector Adam arrives at the Argee Bhajee, demanding the repayments. However, Syed continues to cover his tracks by telling Tamwar that Adam is a salesman. Syed manages to get rid of Adam for a short while, but when he returns, he tells Syed that he must find £9,000 within the next ten days.
At the same time, a group of city boys arrive at the restaurant - with charming Danny Pennant clearly the leader of the pack. When Danny gets talking to Syed and senses that he is troubled, he encourages him that it may be useful to confide in a stranger. Syed then confesses all, revealing everything including his financial problems and how the Masoods struggled to accept his sexuality. Danny encourages Syed to just be honest with his family about the money troubles.
Back at the Masood house, however, Syed has clearly decided that honesty isn't the best policy and he lies to Zainab, claiming that Tamwar has got them into a lot more debt than they had originally thought. A shocked Zainab immediately reveals that she has savings accounts for Tamwar and Kamil and will use the money to pay off the debt. Syed is left feeling more guilty than ever…
Meanwhile, Joey is keen for him and Alice to see their mum on her birthday, but he is busy running a junior disco for Sharon that afternoon. Keen as ever to build bridges, Derek offers to give them both a lift once Joey has finished work.
A cunning Joey soon launches a new plot by reminiscing with Derek about his old car, saying that it would be great to have a ride in a 'Triumph Stag' for old times' sake. Well aware that Derek will get hold of the car illegally, Joey then phones the police to report that there will be a stolen vehicle outside R&R that afternoon. Will his plan pay off?
Elsewhere, Lucy wonders where she stands with Joey after he fails to invite her to meet his mum, while Roxy agrees to pay another visit to Michael as a friend - vowing to ignore the gossips who are talking about them.