Michael considers fleeing Walford
Aired Tuesday, Jun 26 2012 at 19:30 BST on
Published Tuesday, Jun 19 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Janine is frantically worried as the doctors deal with her baby daughter's emergency situation. Needing support, she asks after Michael, but he is nowhere to be found. Ricky later finds Michael at home, where he has been up all night. He begs the troubled businessman to come back to the hospital, so Michael reluctantly agrees. However, when Ricky falls asleep while waiting for him, Michael sneaks out with a packed bag and begins ransacking Butcher's Joints - taking anything he might find useful.
Michael is soon interrupted by Jean, who locks the door to Butcher's Joints and throws the key into the ransacked mess. Michael frantically searches for the key so that he can make his escape, but he is stopped in his tracks when Jean urges him not to run away from his ill daughter. Pulling out Michael's St Christopher charm, Jean reads his feelings like a book and reminds him that he is capable of love. Ending the discussion, Michael gathers his things and leaves - but will he do the right thing?
Meanwhile, Jay continues work at the car lot, insisting that the sabotaged vehicles were nothing to do with him. Lola soon arrives on the scene, wanting to cause some mischief after being sacked by Lucy. Later, Max is livid to find chip fat dripping all over the cars, which they have been busy working on for Phil. Max believes that Lucy is responsible for this latest incident due to her feud with Derek, so he heads off to confront her with Phil in tow. Lucy protests her innocence, but when Phil threatens to call social services, the teenager knows she can't risk losing Bobby and agrees to pay for the damages.
Elsewhere, Alice comforts Derek after Joey fails to turn up for their planned meeting, while Ray considers moving in with Kim until she angers him yet again by revealing a little too much about her previous dalliances to Sasha.