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Mandy's mother returns to Walford

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Mandy and Lucy are shocked when andy's mother arrives.

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Aired Saturday, Feb 18 2012 at 7:11am EST on

Lucy looks forward to fireworks at the Beale house when she receives a text message from 'L', asking where she wants to meet today. She then lulls Mandy into a false sense of security by offering to cook the family a meal for lunch. As they gather around the dinner table, Lucy and Mandy pretend to be the best of friends for Ian's sake - but their clashes continue when they're alone in the kitchen. When Ian catches the pair rowing, he reveals that today is his birthday and they have both forgotten as they're so preoccupied by their petty battle.

Later, as the Beales arrive at The Vic, Lauren offers some advice to Lucy based on her own past experience, explaining that she ruined the lives of the Branning family by interfering in her parents' marriage. Lucy realises it might be time to let the matter drop, but she panics when a new text message reveals that 'L' will be at the pub in five minutes. Lucy tries to get Ian to leave before the 'mystery man' arrives, but soon finds herself in another argument with Mandy. Furious, Lucy blurts out that Mandy is having an affair, explaining that she knows all about her texts to 'L Stevens'. However, they're all in for a shock when 'L' arrives - it's Mandy's mother Lorraine!

Meanwhile, Janine causes a scene as she attends an early pregnancy class at the community centre - clashing with Lola, mocking the teacher and taking a business phone call in the middle of the class. Later, when Janine reveals that she has hired Whitney to be a live-in nanny, Michael's frustration grows over how he's not getting a say in how his child will be brought up. Losing his patience, he tells Janine that he's had enough of her and she's on her own from now on.

Elsewhere, Max gets jealous when Tanya invites Jack over for lunch, Zainab is distressed when Masood hands her a letter addressed to Mrs Khan, aware that it's a letter summoning her to a meeting with Yusef's solicitor to discuss his will, Bianca is forced to swallow her pride as she accepts a cleaning job from Janine, while Max reaffirms his commitment to Tanya when she questions whether he doesn't want to be with her anymore. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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