A burned piece of toast in the caff or a spilled drink at The Queen Vic are normally good- enough reasons for a punch-up in Albert Square, so with one resident banged up for murder and his accomplice still at large, everyone’s really spoiling for a fight.
This week Shirley is demanding money from Phil, Tanya and Sharon are coming to blows on a playdate and The Vic is being reduced to a pile of rubble on Friday when tensions spill over following the football match.
On Monday, seeing that Shirley is struggling, Alfie does what he always does for anyone in trouble: offers them a job. It’s only a week since he took on Fats, making the Queen Vic the most overstaffed pub in the whole of Britain.
By Tuesday Sharon – lips a- quivering, eyes arolling – is telling anyone who’ll listen that she plans to leave Walford as it holds too many bad memories. So stop coming back!
But for some inexplicable reason, her son is desperate to stay and Sharon eventually relents. Little Dennis is one of the most adorable kids to live on Albert Square, but he’d better start dropping his Ts and aitches pronto if he wants to fit in. The lad sounds more like one of the Famous Five than the son of a barmaid and a cockney gangster.
Holed up at Patrick’s, Jay’s black mood is lifted when he hears that Abi has returned home – but any hopes he has of a happy reunion are quickly shattered when she discovers what he has done.
Meanwhile, tea- cosy still firmly glued to his head, Ian is desperate to rebuild a relationship with Bobby and Lucy. He has a breakthrough after spending the day with Bobby, but this only serves to push Lucy further away.
And on Friday the identity of Kat’s mystery lover is finally revealed… but just how long will it be before Alfie finds out?