Cora confesses that she lied about Ava
Aired Monday, Nov 12 2012 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Nov 6 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Cora is in a downbeat mood, but refuses to tell Tanya and Max what is on her mind. Changing the subject, Tanya mentions to her mum that she has received a card from Rainie wishing her luck for the wedding, which has angered her after the way Rainie supposedly behaved with the bridesmaid dress last month.
Later, Tanya pays a visit to Cora in a second attempt to find out what is wrong with her, but is left confused when she finds her sitting alone holding a candle. When Cora explains that she is remembering Tanya's sister, Tanya immediately assumes that she is talking about Rainie. Cora insists it has nothing to do with Rainie and finally confesses that she lied about seeing her a few weeks ago. Angry and confused over this deception, Tanya storms off.
As the day continues, Cora's strange behaviour also begins to concern Patrick. When Cora starts to bake a cake, she informs Patrick that it's a birthday cake for her first-born daughter Ava, who would be 48 today. As Patrick comforts Cora, he is left shellshocked when she confesses that she lied about Ava being stillborn - the truth is that she gave her up for adoption…
Meanwhile, the Masoods are saying their goodbyes to Yasmin when Christian suddenly turns up and begs Amira not to take the youngster away. Christian urges the family to tell Amira how they really feel, but the Masoods all insist it's for the best. Before she leaves, Amira promises Christian that he can continue to be a part of Yasmin's life. Afterwards, a lonely Christian makes a phone call to Jane…
Elsewhere, as Alfie joins the Branning brothers for a drink at The Vic, the drunken banter between the men leads to Max bringing up Derek's old love Jackie Bosch. Derek isn't happy with this, and even less so when Jack questions whether she actually exists. Later, back at the Branning house, Max mentions Jackie again and Lauren suggests that they should look her up online.
Also today, Kat tries to focus her attentions on Alfie despite the recent gesture from her mystery man, while Joey learns not to underestimate Alice as she teams up with the other girls to embarrass him at The Vic.
Masood learns that Amira is leaving with Yasmin.
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