Derek blackmails Tanya over the car crash
Aired Tuesday, Nov 27 2012 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Nov 20 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Max is still unaware of the real story behind the car accident, but Lauren continues to confide in Tanya by admitting that she and Joey were running away together. Tanya points out that Joey obviously doesn't love Lauren after he rejected her last night, but Lauren is reluctant to accept this. Back on the Square, meanwhile, Derek is still pleading with Alice to stick around in Walford. After approaching Mo about renting her house, Derek finally gets the result he's hoping for as Alice agrees to move in with him there - believing that her family need her after the crash.
Derek is also hoping that the crash will turn Joey into a more respectful son, as he now has nobody else to turn to. Resorting to blackmail once again, Derek orders Tanya to convince Joey to stay in Walford, otherwise he'll tell the police the truth about Lauren being to blame for the accident.
Later at the Branning house, Joey confesses to Tanya that he still cares about Lauren but is being blackmailed by Derek. Also under pressure from Derek, Tanya advises Joey to stay on the Square as it's for the best despite what's happened. Tanya then approaches Derek and reveals that she has done what he asked.
Meanwhile, an expensive watch arrives for Kat at The Vic and it's from her mystery lover, who has included a note which reads: "Miss you. Time we got together again. X." However, Kat quickly throws it into the bin. Later, Alfie complains that the council are refusing to pay for the Square's Christmas decorations and reveals to Kat that he's going to try asking the Branning brothers to help foot the bill.
Elsewhere, Bianca, Carol and the kids make their permanent return to the Square. Carol gets her old job back in the café, while Bianca secures a trial at the salon as she got a hairdressing qualification in prison. Bianca is happy with her progress, but when she's alone she breaks down in tears and is clearly overwhelmed by everything.
Also today, Fatboy struggles to make progress with Poppy and his day gets worse when he hears that he'll have to find a new place to live now that Derek is renting Mo's house.