Walford is never more fun than when the landlord or landlady of the Vic is having a secret affair (does adultery come with the job description, I wonder?).
The current incumbent is Kat, who on Monday decides to ignore calls from her secret lover and then informs him that their dalliance is over (well, I’m presuming it’s a him, but anything’s possible). When Alfie shows little interest in their spending some ‘alone’ time on Tuesday, Kat gets back on the phone to the mystery man.
I’m not really surprised Alfie doesn’t want nookie. How long is it since that maroon satin bedding has been washed? My guess is it’s never seen the inside of a machine: there must be whole villages of bed bugs that have set up residence there.
When the football team throw a party on Friday, Kat decides to gatecrash and, in front of a jealous Kim, flirts and dances with Ray. If I were with the irritating Kim, I’d be grateful if a lamp-post flirted with me, but the question remains: is Kim’s jealousy justified? I’m still hedging my bets on the identity of Kat’s lover, but I’m remembering that frisson I mentioned between Kat and Derek a few weeks back, long before this storyline took off.
The big news of the week is the whereabouts of the photo frame that killed Evver (though why they didn’t just chuck it in the canal on day one remains a mystery). On Thursday, Jay clearly thinks the same and confronts Ben as to why he still has it.
So will Jay finally crack and tell all? Will they manage to dispose of the frame for good? On Friday, there’s a twist in the tale and the suspense looks set to continue for some time.
It’s an exciting week for Masood, whose brother AJ arrives on Monday. Oh, dear. Something else not to put a smile on Zainab’s face.