Joey reveals a secret at Derek's funeral
Aired Friday, Jan 4 2013 at 21:00 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Dec 18 2012, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
The Brannings set off in the funeral cars, despite the fact that Carol and Jack have both done disappearing acts. Inside the Butcher house, Jack is consoling Carol as she is emotional over the contents of David's letter and the fact that Derek kept it from her for months. Carol decides that Derek was nothing more than a spiteful bully, and she attempts to call the number on the letter, only to find that the number is unobtainable.
Over at the crematorium, Cora steps up to give the eulogy in Carol's absence. She gives a very honest account of Derek and what everyone thought of him. As Joey's grief becomes too much to bear, he runs outside and when Alice comforts him, he reveals a secret which leaves her reeling…
Meanwhile, outside the police station, Lucy sternly rebukes Lauren for her selfish and reckless behaviour. At the same time, Joey has discovered where Lauren is and rushes to the police station to make sure the truth about the crash doesn't come out. Will Lucy turn Lauren in? Will Lauren tell the truth of her own accord? Or will Joey stop her just in time?
Elsewhere, Alfie is feeling more upbeat now that he has Roxy by his side, and he encourages Ian with an assurance that love will find him again too.
The mourners arrive at Derek's funeral.
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