I have no idea if Kim is going to continue making those ridiculous tiger noises every time she is within a yard of Ray, because I hit the mute button on my remote when she appears. This is no criticism of Tameka Empson, who plays her – if anything, it’s a compliment that she conveys Kim so convincingly – there are just some characters I can’t bear. It can be a haircut, a way of speaking – it’s just how we react to the telly sometimes.
On Tuesday, Kim becomes suspicious of Ray and his dishonest behaviour – more calls from an unknown female, shifty regarding his whereabouts. She decides to give it to him with both barrels in front of Sasha, who has been enjoying her first day in the funeral parlour. But alas, she hasn’t been busy preparing Kim on the slab.
So, is Ray Kat’s mystery man? I doubt it. He has to bend almost double when he kisses Kim – unless he’s looking to be in traction for the rest of his life, he’s not going to pick another small woman.
One of the easiest ways to introduce some new characters is to spirit up long-lost relatives, and now, it transpires, Tanya has a sister that Cora kept from her. On Monday, she is desperate to find out more, but Cora is reluctant to impart any information. Max also tries to mine Cora for details. I’ll bet he does. A sister of his wife who he hasn’t managed to bed? How could he have let his standards slip?
There is some potential comedy (don’t get too excited – I only said potential) on Monday, when Roxy convinces Christian that he should enter Yasmin in the Walford’s Top Tots competition. On Tuesday, when she hears about the prize money, Zainab decides it would be a good idea if Kamil took part as well. That should be some battle.