A decision is made over Lexi in court
Aired Thursday, Dec 13 2012 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Dec 4 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Derek is in a smug mood after learning of Sharon's addiction to painkillers, and he can't resist sharing this information with Phil. Shocked and worried by what he is hearing, Phil confronts Sharon but she insists that she doesn't have a problem anymore. Later, when they arrive at court, Phil is genuinely concerned for Sharon's wellbeing but she maintains that she has everything under control. With his mind not completely at rest, Phil tells Jimmie that he doesn't want Sharon to be questioned today.
As the court proceedings begin, Phil gives a heartfelt account of his past and what he wants for Lexi. However, when Lola takes the stand, she isn't sure what to say as she can't help but wonder whether she can honestly trust Phil. What will Lola do? And what decision will be made over Lexi?
Meanwhile, Derek informs Max that their 'friends' have been in touch once again and they need more money. Needing to get the cash together quickly, Max is forced to tell Tanya that he can't join her at the hospital for her routine cancer scan. In the end, Max fails to raise the money needed, so Derek warns that 'they won't take it well'. However, Max doesn't care as he is more worried about Tanya.
At the same time, Lauren goes with Tanya to the hospital in Max's place. As they get talking about sisters and Tanya shares the constant concerns she has over Rainie, a guilty Lauren realises that Abi must feel the same way about her. Later, the Brannings receive some good news when Tanya's results come back all-clear.
Elsewhere, Bianca faces a fresh challenge at the salon when her latest customer is Mr Lister, who is uneasy about letting her loose on his hair. However, the pair strike up an unlikely bond when they share details about their respective family problems. Pleased with the job that Bianca has done, Lister gives her a tip and decides that they can forget about the court order which bans her from working anywhere near the market. Soon afterwards, though, a furious Lister returns to the salon and accuses Bianca of stealing from him as some of his money has gone missing. Unsurprisingly, it's an allegation that Bianca doesn't take kindly to.
Also today, Michael does all he can to avoid Alfie as he doesn't want to be questioned over Kat's affair, while Roxy realises that something is wrong and tells Alfie that he can always call her.
Sharon, Lola and Phil are in the Family Courts in the battle to get Lexi back.
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