Tanya comes face-to-face with Ava
Aired Tuesday, Nov 20 2012 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Nov 13 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Patrick urges Tanya not to go ahead with her plan to meet Ava, pointing out that it's not what Cora would want. When Tanya refuses to listen to his advice, Patrick resolves to join her on the visit to the school where Ava works. When the pair arrive, Tanya pretends to be enquiring about Oscar possibly joining the school. She hopes to find the right moment to tell Ava the truth, but she ultimately panics and runs out without revealing the real reason she came.
Outside, Tanya tells Patrick that she is struggling to understand Cora's reasons for giving up her own child. However, Patrick explains that Ava was born in a very different time, and the fact that she was the illegitimate daughter of a mixed race couple would have been seen as a huge transgression. Tanya agrees it may be for the best to leave the past where it belongs, but once they have gone, Ava finds Tanya's purse which she left behind accidentally…
Meanwhile, Lauren is ashamed after giving into her feelings for Joey, so she orders him to leave Walford. However, Lauren soon realises that she doesn't want to be without Joey and admits that she does care about him. The pair end up kissing passionately in an alley-way, but they have a near-miss when Derek walks by and almost catches them together.
Elsewhere, Derek thinks that Alice's self-defence classes are unladylike, so he asks Ray and Jack to discourage her from taking part. However, the pair refuse and Alice is furious when she hears that Derek has been meddling. When Alice confronts him, Derek falsely claims that Ray thinks she has a crush on him and wants her to quit training with him.
Also today, Fatboy is rejected by Sylvia, while Poppy is unenthusiastic when she hears that her sister Tansy will be paying a visit tomorrow.
Lauren feels uncomfortable around Joey.
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