Masood confronts Syed over his deception
Aired Friday, Sep 14 2012 at 8:36pm EST on
Published Tuesday, Sep 18 2012, 9:01am EST
| By Daniel Kilkelly |
Masood realises that Syed may be struggling when he spots him handing over some cleaning products to Lola. His suspicions are confirmed when AJ lets slip that Syed's business deal with Michael fell through. Keen to find out what is going on for himself, Masood pays a secret visit to Syed's lock-up and is stunned to see the huge amount of products he still has left to sell. Masood realises that Syed may be up to his old tricks, so he starts to go through the accounts at the Argee Bhajee for peace of mind.
Syed becomes aware that Masood has been doing some digging when he visits the lock-up and finds his father's ID there, which he had earlier dropped without realising. Syed immediately decides to sell all of the stock at an extremely low price just to get rid of it. Later, when Masood confronts his son about the cleaning products, Syed produces a cheque for the sale - falsely implying that it's just a deposit, not the full amount.
Masood has also discovered discrepancies at the restaurant, but Tamwar explains that he is to blame for this as he made a mistake with a missing cheque stub. Zainab forces Masood to apologise to Syed, who's left feeling guilty about his brother being blamed for his deception.
Meanwhile, Sharon is working at the R&R as usual, but she is feeling severely tempted to take some of the painkillers she has stored inside her bag. Later, an apologetic Phil makes one last attempt to convince Sharon to run The Vic, but she refuses due to the bad memories it holds for her. Keen to push forward, Phil announces to Jean and Fatboy that he's going to completely redecorate the upstairs of the pub. At the same time, Sharon locks her painkillers away to avoid temptation and gives the key to Joey, asking him to look after it for her.
Elsewhere, Michael hires a private investigator to help find Janine. However, his most immediate concern is trying to juggle work and looking after Scarlett. When he bumps into Roxy, the pair end up exchanging childcare tips. Michael then invites Roxy to dinner, where they bond further over parenting.
Also today, Lola tries to convince Patrick that the cleaning business would be a good idea - but he stands firm by insisting that she mustn't get involved in anything that isn't 100% legit.