Kirsty tries to bond with Lauren
Aired Thursday, Jan 17 2013 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One
Published Tuesday, Jan 8 2013, 00:01 GMT
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Dot embarks on a one-woman mission to get the Brannings back on track, and she starts by giving Lauren some advice. Soon afterwards, Lauren heads to The Vic where she seems hell-bent on drinking herself stupid. Kirsty is working behind the bar and tries to intervene with a friendly chat, but when Max and Tanya turn up, they warn her to stay away from Lauren.
Later, Kirsty takes a drunken Lauren over to her room at the B&B so that she can sleep it off. Kirsty then phones Max to let him know what's going on. Max lies to Tanya by telling her that the call was from Lauren, who specifically wants him to pick her up from The Vic. As Max arrives at the B&B to take Lauren home, Kirsty gives Lauren her key and whispers that her door is always open.
Not wanting any trouble, Max persuades Lauren not to tell Tanya where she's been. However, as Lauren rushes upstairs, Kirsty's key falls out of her pocket. The key is picked up later - but not by Lauren…
Meanwhile, Cora tries to win one last chance from Dot by transforming herself into the perfect lodger. When Ian arrives with flowers for Dot to welcome her back, Cora tries to get him on her side. However, Ian insists that Cora should respect Dot's wishes by leaving, and it's clear that Dot won't be changing her mind when she declares that Cora only has herself to blame for being homeless.
Elsewhere, Lola takes a liking to Dexter but he fails to hide his shock when he learns that she has a baby, Dot speaks to Jay about Heather's death, Jack makes a special effort to spend quality time with Dennis, while Masood tries to make Ayesha focus on Rashid's imminent visit rather than him.
Kirsty manages to get Lauren to her room to sleep off the booze.
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