As if we haven’t had enough football on the television, now we’re getting it all the time in Albert Square. On Monday, Alfie is annoyed when people start dropping out of the team, and when Ray drops out too, we are left wondering whether Kat might be the reason for it.
She refuses to admit disaster and delivers a motivational speech that has Michael and Derek – two other suspects in the Who-is-Kat’s-mystery-lover? thriller – looking on in awe at her level of control. Or maybe they are just wondering if their finances will stretch to keeping her glossy lips in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. On Tuesday, the first of the suspects is eliminated. Three to go.
Having imitated Worzel Gummidge, Ian has now turned his skills as an impressionist to something more akin to Norman Bates on Mother’s Day. On Monday, when Shirley starts talking about Evver, he starts breathing heavily as memories of what Ben did to Evver return. I suspect when memories of the monster he created in Lucy come flooding back, he will go into anaphylactic shock.
Lucy is still refusing to have anything to do with Ian, and on Thursday, when Ben tries to bring them together, Lucy denounces Ian for having abandoned her. My real worry is if and when Ian remembers his backlog of wives. Phil is furious with Ben’s interference, as it is in Ben’s interest to keep Ian’s memory blank. But Ben is torn, as he wants to help his brother. What’s this? An attack of conscience? Or just a cry for extra chips at Beale’s Plaice?
Shirley has an interesting week ahead as she prepares for her charity abseil. The big event is planned for Friday and, to get through her fear, she insists on Phil leading her to the roof. Is that wise? The last woman he was with on a roof was his bride Stella, and she ended up as mincemeat on the wedding car below. It’s like asking King Herod to come to your son’s second birthday party. But it’s Phil who has a surprise in store.