Finally, the contents of Lucy’s phone are e revealed and, inevitably, the meaning of life isn’t hidden among the texts. There is,s, however, a message that sends shockwaves es through the Beale household.
There’s another shock for the Bealeses when Peter returns and visits Max to ask k for Lauren’s hand in marriage. I didn’t seee that one coming. Rigor mortis shows more re life than a loved-up Lauren, so it’s no surr- prise Max is stunned. Peter’s love and support, however, wins him over, but why, when Peter pops the question, does Ian run out of the house? Later, Lauren has a heartto-heart with Max while she considers her answer. Oh, brilliant. Max is just the person to ask about relationships – a man who can’t visit his own bathroom without having an affair en route.
Max has bigger relationship issues with his younger daughter Abi, when he discovers she’s dating Ben. That’s right: the gay, hard-of-hearing killer who may have been involved in Lucy’s death. Those Brannings can certainly pick ’em.
The mystery surrounding Sonia’s disappearance is solved and her confession results in a bit of a spark between her and Tina (although sadly not enough to see either woman electrocuted). Revealing her secret to the assembled crowd in the pub (why does everyone always feel the need to do that?), Sonia collapses ( left), and LoadaTosh is none too pleased to discover that she and Tina shared the big secret (don’t hold your breath; it’s not exactly MI6 stuff).
COMPLICATED LOVE LAND
Janine Butcher can’t stand the thought of Peggy Mitchell selling The Vic and moving to the Algarve with dad Frank. So Janine (above, with her father) pretends she’s been beaten up, and it works – the pair put the move on hold.