Kat resorts to desperate measures to keep The Vic
Aired Thursday, Oct 4 2012 at 19:30 BST on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Sep 25 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Alfie appears to be admitting defeat when he starts searching for pubs which need landlords, but Kat is determined that they should fight for The Vic. Kat soon approaches Phil and begs him to reconsider his decision, but he refuses as the Moons already owe him so much rent. Still keen to fix this situation, Kat pawns her engagement ring for cash. She even tells Phil that she has been having an affair and needs the pub to stop her family from falling apart.
In the end, Phil finally relents and agrees to let Alfie and Kat stay at The Vic, but he insists that Roxy will be remaining as bar manager. A suspicious Alfie wants to know how Kat got the cash together, so she admits that she sold her mum's ring to pay their debts as she'll do whatever it takes to save their family.
Meanwhile, Michael apologises to Roxy for trying to make a move on her last night. However, Roxy refuses to accept his apology. Feeling that he is just using her to look after his daughter, Roxy urges Michael to take responsibility for Scarlett or hire a nanny. Following a failed attempt to find an au pair, Michael asks Kat to help with the baby - but she refuses and insists that Michael is the one Scarlett really needs. Alone with Scarlett, however, Michael continues to struggle.
Elsewhere, Alexa picks on Abi again when she spots her looking after Lexi, branding her "just another pram face". However, Lola soon marches over and reveals that the baby is hers. Alexa is surprised when Lola explains that Lexi is named after her - she used to look up to her, but not anymore. Later, things get worse for Lola when she is late for a meeting with Trish and accidentally lets slip that Billy no longer has a job. Trish vows to have a meeting with her colleagues as she believes that Lola isn't coping with motherhood.
Also today, Abi convinces Max to give Jay a job at the car lot, but Phil soon forces Max to let Jay go, while Sharon decides that Phil shouldn't spend any more time with Dennis as he doesn't appear to be a good influence on him.