Alfie hatches a plan to discover the truth
Aired Tuesday, Dec 18 2012 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Dec 11 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Alfie is in turmoil following last night's discovery. Unable to take any more, Alfie packs an overnight bag and tells Kat that he is going away for the night to buy some cheap alcohol from a ferry in Portsmouth. Not keen to be left alone at the moment, Kat complains that she can't take care of the bar on her own, especially as Max's stag party is tonight. However, Alfie assures Kat that he has arranged for Roxy, Jean and Tracey to take care of things, which will allow her to have a night off.
Later, once Alfie has gone, Kat heads upstairs and away from the stag party. However, when she receives a phone call, she changes into her heels and heads out, telling Roxy that she is going to Tanya's hen do. Kat heads towards R&R but soon changes direction - completely unaware that Alfie is still in Walford and is following her…
Meanwhile, Alice is still eager to have a happy family, so Derek offers to pay Joey to have Christmas lunch with them. However, Joey infuriates Derek by turning him down. Soon afterwards, Derek interrupts the preparations for Tanya's hen party, wanting to speak to the bride-to-be. In private, Derek orders Tanya to persuade Joey to leave Walford, warning that he will go to the police about Lauren's drink-driving if she doesn't agree. When Tanya refuses to comply with Derek's latest demand, he warns that she'll regret it.
At the same time, Max is anxious about the financial 'problem' he is facing. He considers telling Tanya the truth, but Derek warns that it's a bad idea. When Max decides to give up the money that is meant for his honeymoon, Derek offers to take the cash to 'them' - declaring that he wants to look out for his younger brother. However, unbeknown to Max, a deceitful Derek secretly pockets the money and begins spending it on drinks for the stag do.
Later, Tanya's hen party at R&R is a raucous affair with strippers present, and Cora even turns up to make amends with her daughter. However, events take a more serious turn when Tanya speaks to Joey in private, revealing that Derek will report Lauren to the police unless he leaves Walford. Knowing what he has to do, Joey approaches Lauren and lets her know that he is leaving.
The girls get ready for Tanya's Hen Do.
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