Shirley ends her relationship with Phil
Aired Tuesday, Aug 21 2012 at 19:30 BST on
Published Tuesday, Aug 14 2012, 00:01 BST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Shirley is still in shock after the events of the last few days. Things get worse when Andrew confronts her over the situation, determined to find out whether she knew the truth all along. Seeing how much Shirley is struggling, a caring Denise offers her a place to stay, but Shirley turns it down and is determined to stay strong. Shirley then reluctantly agrees when Phil suggests a family dinner to bring everyone together.
Later, Sharon approaches Phil for help with finding a job. As they talk, Sharon senses that something is wrong and starts to question him about Ben. Phil then lets slip that he's always known Ben was guilty, and although Sharon is shocked, she is supportive of him.
Back at the Mitchell house, everyone wonders why Phil hasn't arrived for the meal yet, so Shirley heads off to investigate. Shirley is livid when she spots Sharon leaving the R&R. As another argument erupts, Shirley confronts Phil over how he left George on his own in the flat after Heather's death. Phil tries to comfort Shirley by reminding her that he loves her, but Shirley cannot take any more and ends their relationship…
Meanwhile, Kat brings Jay into The Vic when she catches him eating food out of a bin after sleeping rough. When Alfie insists that Jay shouldn't be in the pub, Patrick reluctantly agrees to give the troubled teenager a place to stay. It's clear that few people on the Square are willing to forgive Jay as he faces some harsh words from Max and Cora. Later, Lola assures Jay that they're still mates, but he's shocked to spot her flinching as he approaches Lexi.
Elsewhere, Alfie encourages Fatboy to stand up to Nico, but Fatboy's efforts lead to him getting the sack.