Shirley is back at rock bottom
Published Jun 26 2012, 00:01 BST | By Daniel Kilkelly
Shirley begins to behave strangely as she puts on some uncharacteristic floral clothing and announces plans to sell the burger van, claiming that it bores her - and Phil does too. She ends up changing back into her usual clothes after being likened to Ann Widdecombe, but continues to act oddly by getting drunk at a Walford barbecue and harassing Fatboy. Soon afterwards, Shirley climbs on top of the public toilets in her emotional state.
Surprisingly, Shirley is not alone on the roof as Jean is also up there, having been doing some stargazing with her telescope. Jean quickly realises that Shirley is deeply unhappy with her life and offers her some words of comfort, telling her that Heather would have never wanted to see her this way. Shirley suddenly gets scared as her fear of heights returns, but Jean helps her to get down safely. Are the pair becoming friends?
Meanwhile, Kat feels guilty over her recent behaviour, and Alfie comforts her as she starts to cry - oblivious to her infidelity. Kat starts focusing on being the perfect wife and mother by cleaning, ironing and baking a cake, but she struggles to ignore the constant phone calls and texts from her mystery man. Later, Kat gets a text from her lover which asks her to meet him in the alley. When she heads outside, she asks the man to leave. However, Kat can't resist his advances when he pulls her in for a kiss…
Elsewhere, Joey is enjoying his romance with Lucy, but becomes unnerved when Derek claims that it's his destiny to be in Walford with the rest of the family. Still determined that he wants nothing to do with his father, Joey calls a taxi and says goodbye to Lucy - promising that he'll call her. Derek is shocked to see his son leaving, but Joey tells him that they will never strike up a bond. Joey then heads away from the Square in the cab.
Also today, Michael registers the baby's name as Scarlett Patricia Moon without Janine's agreement - but she can't deny that she loves the name change.
Kat is still feeling guilty and pretends she has a migraine.