Michael confesses all on his wedding day
Aired Friday, Jun 22 2012 at 19:30 BST on
Published Tuesday, Jun 12 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
It's the day of Michael and Janine's wedding. Kat is beginning to doubt Jean's story about Michael and is considering sending her back to the hospital. However, as she still isn't sure what to do, Kat demands honesty from Michael once and for all. Michael eventually admits the truth to Kat, realising that he can't let Jean be sectioned. He then begins to open up to his former flame, confessing that he finds it difficult to care about Tommy, Janine or even his new baby.
Soon afterwards, Alfie and Jack arrive to take Michael to the ceremony and Kat tells the pair that the schemer has finally admitted his guilt. However, Michael plays more games by denying doing any such thing. Alfie is unsure of who to believe but eventually chooses Kat, before warning Michael that he wants nothing more to do with him.
Later, with the ceremony about to begin, Janine approaches the marquee but is left startled when Jean appears. Jean then leaves Janine visibly distressed by placing her hand on her bump, warning that the baby will be unloved. Janine tries her best to ignore Jean's words as the proceedings begin, but as Ricky starts to give a reading, there's a further surprise in store as Michael takes Janine back down the aisle.
Outside the marquee, Michael confesses to Janine that Jean was right all along and he did steal the money. Michael then gives Janine a shocking ultimatum - rip up the pre-nuptial agreement or they don't get married. What will Janine do?
Meanwhile, it's the day that Abi must leave the Square for her trip to Costa Rica. When Abi shares her intentions with Jay, he assumes that Max and Tanya are forcing her to go, so he starts hatching a desperate plan to run away with his girlfriend. However, Abi refuses to go with him, admitting that she isn't prepared to give up on her ambitions. Fearing he can't cope without her, Jay tells Abi that it's either Costa Rica or him. What will Abi decide?
Elsewhere, Tanya confronts Derek over his mistreatment of Lucy, but he taunts her by saying that there are secrets about Max that she wouldn't like either. At the wedding, Tanya confronts Max over what he was up to when they were separated. Max is forced to confess that he did things he's not proud of, especially as someone got hurt. Following his confession, Max gets down on one knee and proposes to Tanya. After hearing about Max's dodgy dealings, will Tanya still want to marry him?
Also today, Derek blames Lucy when Alice reveals that her mother has somehow found out about their secret meetings. Derek drags Lucy out of the café to confront her, but he's stopped in his tracks when a man arrives on the scene and punches him, knocking him to the pavement. The newcomer turns out to be Derek's son Joey, who immediately makes an impression on a smitten Lucy.