EastEnders - 18/01/2010
In the square, Janine orders Darren to open up the car lot but Darren tells her he doesnâ€™t know whatâ€™s happening because of Roxy being left all of Archieâ€™s property.
Peggy announces to the Square that the Vic is back in business. Roxy doesnâ€™t feel comfortable with Peggy taking over, and Ronnie tries to tell Peggy that itâ€™s Roxyâ€™s pub now.
Bianca walks into the kitchen and tells Ricky that Martin and Sonia are coming to the wedding but she has heard no news from her mum. Pat has returned from visiting Simon in New Zealand and Bianca shows her the engagement ring. Delighted, Patâ€™s mood rapidly changes when she learns that while she was away, Archieâ€™s been murdered.
In the Vic, Peggy, Roxy and Ronnie stand looking at the spot where Archieâ€™s body was found. Peggy orders Roxy and Ronnie to have the pub ready by 5pm for the grand re-opening. At the bar, Ronnie shows Roxy Glendaâ€™s gloves that she had left behind and Roxy snatches them off her and throws them in the bin. Late alone in the bar, Ronnie fishes her mumâ€™s gloves out of the bin, and hugs them close to her chest.
A restless Jane orders the children to tidy up the house before the social worker arrives. Ian tries to assure Jane the problem with Janine and the laptop is sorted, but Jane tells him she canâ€™t undo the mess that has been created.
Later, Ian bursts into Janineâ€™s flat, and tells her she canâ€™t blackmail him anymore, now that the laptop is at the bottom of a canal. But Janine tells him that it isnâ€™t over, and plays him a recording of their encounter. Janine tells Ian that the police know the laptop was taken, and it could make things bad for him. Distressed, Ian asks why she wants to destroy his family. Janine replies that she likes his family, which is why she is only asking for Â£10,000 to keep her silence.
At home, Ian tells Jane that the police know about the laptop, and Janine having a copy of the recording. Ian decides to go to the police and tell them everything, before Janine does. Begging Ian not to go, Jane tells him if he goes he will reveal to the police a credible motive for him killing Archie. Jane convinces Ian to pay Janine, to stop her from ruining their chances at adopting.
Back home, Ian and Jane find that the social worker from the adoption agency has arrived early, and is sitting in the lounge with a perplexed Peter and Lucy and a smug Janine. The social worker tells them that neighbour Janine has been singing their praises.
Later, Ian meets a smug looking Janine, Ian hands her a paper bag containing cash. Opening it, and seeing only Â£500, Janine taunts him. Ian pushes Janine, cutting her lip and warns her not to go to the police, or it will put her in the frame for Archieâ€™s murder.
After the social worker leaves the Beale's house, she tells the couple sheâ€™ll soon be in touch. Ian tells Janeâ€™s heâ€™s sorted Janine, Jane hugs Ian, ecstatic.
Upstairs in the kitchen, Pat and Peggy speculate over who killed Archie, whilst Peggy forewarns Pat that Janine will soon show her â€˜true coloursâ€™. Peggy tells Pat that she is shocked that Roxy was left everything in Archieâ€™s will and although it is Roxyâ€™s name is on the legal papers, she is the true landlady of the Vic.
Lucas begs Denise to help out at the church jumble sale, but she refuses. Bagging up clothes, Lucas tries again to get Denise to go with him to meet the chairperson of the fundraising committee, Loretta, but Denise canâ€™t be swayed. Later, Denise realises that Lucas has forgotten a bag so she takes the community centre and is introduced to Loretta. Denise is taken aback by Lorettaâ€™s glamorous appearance and flirty manner with Lucas.
Outside the pub, Roxy and Ronnie put up posters advertising the re-opening. Shocked at seeing Janine still running Archieâ€™s car business, the sisters march over, and Roxy demands back their grandmotherâ€™s ring. Janine says she doesnâ€™t have it. Roxy tells Darren and Janine that she has plans for the car lot, meaning Darren and Janine will be out of a job.
Inside the pub, Peggy is surprised to see Roxy opening the pub earlier than planned. Ronnie assures Peggy that Roxy is just excited. In a packed pub, Ronnie phones Jack, and asks him for his help in finding her mum.
At the bar, Jane and Ian walk in, and order a bottle of champagne. Still excited, Jane invites Pat and Christian to join them, after telling them the good news. After making a toast, Ian goes to take a sip of champagne, but is stopped by DCI Marsden, who tells Ian she needs him sober for his confession.
In the Slatersâ€™ kitchen, Jean tries to dissuade Stacey from visiting her friend Becca. Stacey is adamant that she wants to see her. At the hospital, Becca tells Stacey that she is moving to a halfway house and Stacey tells her she will visit.
Later that night Stacey sends Becca a text telling to come and stay with her, rather than going to the halfway house.