If you had to choose one, what's been your favourite storyline of the year? "I'm really pleased with the Christian/Syed storyline. It's bold and we thought long and hard before we did it to make sure we got it right and I'm really proud with what we've done. Marc [Elliott] and John [Partridge] have absolutely stepped up to the plate and like all good EastEnders stories, we're not even half done with it yet. There's miles to go.
MONDAY - Christian's still upset in the wake of the wedding;; Zainab brags about Syed and Amira's honeymoon and the possibility of Amira having children; Jane discovers that Zainab knows about Syed and Christian's affair.
Post by gaysoapfan on Dec 25, 2009 23:40:20 GMT -5
I'm posting this Digital Spy interview with Marc Elliott here because it's full of spoilers.
Interview with Marc Elliott Friday, December 25 2009 By Kris Green, Soaps Editor
EastEnders' Syed Masood--played by 30-year-old actor Marc Elliott--is thrown into turmoil next week as his secret gay affair with Christian Clarke (John Partridge) is exposed on his wedding day to fiancée Amira Shah (Preeya Kalidas). Not everyone finds out, though--only Syed's mother Zainab (Nina Wadia) hears the shock revelation when Christian blurts it out during a heated exchange. How will Syed deal with the fact that his mother knows his true sexuality? Will Christian stop the wedding in time? Or will Syed and Amira become man and wife? We gave Marc a call to find out the answers to these questions and more...
What happens between Syed and Christian on New Year's Eve?
"There's a big old knees up at the Jacksons for New Year and Ricky and Bianca's engagement. Syed's in the kitchen getting himself a drink and he's disturbed just at the stroke of midnight by a retuning Christian. Obviously Amira's desperately dashing across the Square to see in the New Year with Syed, too. Christian and Syed have a bit of a clinch and Amira walks in just afterwards."
Is Syed pleased that Christian's back?
"No, not really--he doesn't want him there. Syed's now got to this stage in his head where he's saying to himself 'right, Christian's out of the picture in Barcelona and although I'm upset, I need to concentrate on doing the 'right thing', getting married, settling down, making mom and dad proud and being a good Muslim'."
When he said to Christian 'I love you' a few weeks ago, did he mean it?
"Absolutely. He said it quietly and seemingly forced because he was under duress but it was more the fact that he didn't want to admit it to himself. Saying it out loud is admitting it to himself, not only to Christian, so it's a big step for him. The vocalisation for Syed has been the hardest thing so far because he's felt it for some time. Saying it makes him vulnerable and gives Christian a lot of power over him."
What happens on the wedding day?
"There's all sorts of dramas and complications. Amira's stolen money from her father Qadim who's turned up having been released from prison, Qadim refuses to give the wedding his blessing, then there's also more confusion over Masood's brother Inzamam. While all this is going on, though, Christian tries once again to meet Syed. Out of curiosity, Syed meets him at the cafe because he knows he wants to be with Christian--and because of that, there'll always be this 'what if...' hanging over him. At the cafe, things don't go according to plan because Christian reminds Syed that he's making a big mistake but Syed's firm--he's made his decision and he's getting married to Amira."
What do they do next?
"As Christian and Syed leave upset, who should clock them? Zainab... She sees the pair together and there's been a couple of occasions over the past few weeks where Zainab's noticed looks between the pair of them, so she's already piecing the puzzle together. This is all partly Amira's fault, though, because she winds up Zainab suggesting that Christian has a thing for Syed--completely unaware that he actually does and it's reciprocated! It's like waving a rag to a bull with Zainab, so she goes to confront Christian about his fascination with Syed and he explodes and reveals that her 'perfect' son have been carrying on for some time and insists that it's not a one-way street..."
Where's Syed at this point?
"Syed, meanwhile, has just arrived at the wedding venue on his white stallion and as he's dismounting from the horse, he gets a phone call from Christian who reveals that he's told Zainab everything. It's utter blind panic for Syed and he doesn't know what to do at all. Zainab then turns up and when she gets out of the car, she shares a look with Syed. It's that look that makes her realise that Christian's telling the truth. Muslim wedding are very traditional, so they have to go through with all the ritualistic parades and afterwards, Zainab collars Syed and asks to speak with him."
Does Syed come clean with his mother?
"At first Syed denies what Christian's told her and claims that it's all rubbish, but Zainab takes it to a whole new level when she starts attacking Christian's name and persona. At that point, Syed flips and orders her not to speak of Christian like she is doing. That then validates what Christian's said."
Does Zainab call the wedding off?
"No, she pushes for it to go ahead! It's not all plain sailing, though. Zainab's a proud woman, so it'd be too much if she lost face during the wedding ceremony of her eldest son, so she pushes him into going ahead with the ceremony. At a traditional Muslim wedding, you say 'qabool hai'--which means 'I accept'--three times to the bride. It's awful for Syed because he's just surrounded by so many different thoughts: Amira's blissfully ignorant of everything, Qadim's not his biggest fan, the imam knows about Syed being gay because he confessed, Zainab's on the front row giving him daggers, Jane and Lucy also know. Of course, the door opens on the third 'qabool hai' and in strolls Christian. Will Syed say the last 'qabool hai' or not?"
How long did it take you to learn to ride a horse?
"I only had three lessons! The director will have done an amazing job making it look like I'm proficient! The horse did get a little spooked by banners and confetti, so I was going sideways for a large portion of the procession! I haven't ridden a horse since. It's a good skill to put on my CV, though."
What was it like working with Ramon Tikaram?
"He's brilliant! I watched the whole of This Life and absolutely loved it. It was quite a seminal programme during my teen years. Preeya [Kalidas] knows him from working on other projects before, so they were already comfortable working with each other. He slotted in perfectly, though. It's been great fun."
"Christian and Syed have a bit of a clinch and Amira walks in just afterwards."
It's amusing how Marc describes that kiss. It was more than a bit of a clinch Marc. And how great is it that Syed started the New Year kissing Christian. (Wedding to Amira aside), foreshadowing perhaps?
Marc gave an interview to Digital Spy on the topic of the wedding and the future of the Christian/Syed/Amira storyline. This is pretty much what I expected (and hoped) to see. It's interesting that he touches on Syed's cruelty--given the discussion about that on the other thread earlier today--and he suggests that Amira is going to bear the brunt of that. Which makes me sad...
Reaction: Marc Elliott on the wedding and Syed's future Friday, January 1 2010 By Kris Green
So EastEnders' Syed and Amira tied the knot in the end, much to Christian's frustration...
This is obviously what the soap's exec producer Diederick Santer meant when he said "we're not even half done with it yet".
With that in mind, what did Syed actor Marc Elliott think about the episode? Where do Syed and Amira go from here? How will Syed cope with his true feelings for Christian while married to Amira? And how would Marc like to see the truth exposed?
Read on for an exclusive aftermath with Marc...
Do you think Syed wanted Christian to stop the wedding?
"You know that scene in Four Weddings and a Funeral where the deaf brother breaks it all up? It's a bit like that! Although Syed's a bit of a coward with his current situation, part of him did want Christian to stop the wedding in its tracks and for the truth to spill out. But that'd have meant poor Zainab being distraught. Zainab gave him the ultimatum that if he didn't go through with the wedding, he wouldn't be her son any longer. He's only just got his family back, so he doesn't want to risk that."
Are you pleased that the story team didn't write it so everyone found out?
"Yeah, it's brilliant. And it's far more realistic this way, too. If the wedding hadn't gone ahead and they'd have gone with a 'happily ever after' with these two gay guys who are destined to be together, they'd have done the story a disservice--they need to show the life after the wedding and show how Syed will cope living with a wife who he loves, but not in the way he loves Christian. He has to live with the fact that he's not being true to himself over his sexuality."
How do you think he'll cope?
"It's a very rocky road. From what I've already filmed, there are quite a few rough patches for them. It'll be interesting to see how it develops psychologically between Syed and Amira. Syed's starting to show signs of being quite a cruel character but it's only through his own bitterness and resentment that he starts acting the way he does--it's the way he deals with it. Poor Amira's none the wiser, so Syed's not acting right and she has no idea why. It's a really important story for the bride this one, too, because there are a lot of women--Muslim or otherwise--that are married to gay men and don't know about it."
When they return from their honeymoon, have Syed and Amira consummated their marriage?
"You're uncertain whether they have had sex when they come back from their honeymoon and I didn't know at the point I filmed it whether they had or not. From what I'm filming, though, they have consummated the marriage. Having ticked one box and gone through with the marriage, it's all about having a baby for Syed now. He needs to have the wife, the house, the kids and visit the mosque to prove his masculinity--and reinforce his denial."
It's inevitable that his secret will come out--how do you think it'll be exposed?
"I've no idea! Amira has to find out at some stage, though, doesn't she?"
How would you like to see it happen?
"It'd be quite nice as a confessional as opposed to an all-singing, all-dancing dramatic reveal. I'd like to see Syed come to a point where he's torn between his heart and his head and for him to realise that he has to do what makes him happy, not what makes everyone else happy. Syed needs to come to that point of realisation to prompt him to confess, though. There'll certainly be tears before bedtime. But then there's the other angle--with someone like Lucy Beale, Syed's wondering, 'How long's that little bitch going to keep it quiet?' Jane can be bolchy, too."
Monday 11: "Zainab's unhappy when Tamwar mentions Christian but her mood is lifted again when she's shown a postcard from Syed and Amira--and she later shows it to Christian out of spite. After Peter deletes a video message from Lauren off his laptop, he quickly regrets it and turns to Tamwar for help in retrieving the file. Later at the book club's anniversary meeting, Zainab turns up even though Jane didn't invite her, and Denise isn't happy that Heather's in attendance. While Denise and Heather continue sniping at each other about baby George, Darren and Libby, Jane makes it clear to Zainab in the kitchen that she's hot happy by her attitude towards Syed being gay. When Zainab makes a dig about Jane not having children of her own, Jane flips and throws her out.
Back at home, Zainab walks in on Tamwar listening to something on the Beales' computer. Despite Tamwar's protestations that there's nothing of interest on the laptop, Zainab demands that he play the file. Zainab's gobsmacked to hear sounds of Ian and Janine in bed together."
Oh no, she wouldn't! Er...
Tuesday 12: " An upset Jane tells Ian about Zainab's spiteful comment and when Ian begins to head out the door, Jane stops him. Having decided to have a night in, Jane and Ian settle down just as Zainab walks into their living room holding Ian's laptop. Ian looks on in horror as Zainab explains to Jane that her husband's playing sick games behind her back. Ian tries to shut the laptop but Jane stops him and plays back the file. Mortified, Ian tries to explain that it all happened when he didn't think she was returning. Devastated by Ian's betrayal, Jane walks out claiming that she should never have returned.
Turning to Christian, Jane confides in her brother about Ian's infidelity but Christian suggests that she should think twice before letting what she has slip away. Jane reluctantly returns to the Beales', where Ian reveals all about Janine and Achie's blackmailing--and that he broke into The Vic on Christmas Day to delete the file. Ian then begs Jane not to leave him as he's scared that the police are onto him...
Elsewhere, Zainab refuses to ask Christian for help with catering a function. Tamwar accuses Zainab of being homophobic, before suggesting that she showed Jane the audio file of Ian and Janine because of what happened at the book club."
Post by gaysoapfan on Jan 13, 2010 18:02:08 GMT -5
From Digital Spy:
Infidelity Twist Ahead for Walford's Amira Wednesday, January 13 By Daniel Kilkelly
EastEnders newlywed Amira Masood is to cheat on husband Syed in a forthcoming storyline, it has been revealed.
According to the Daily Star, Amira--played by 29-year-old Preeya Kalidas--will fall for the charms of Walford newcomer Danny Mitchell (Liam Bergin) when he arrives on the Square later this month.
It is thought that the pair will soon be seen sharing a "passionate kiss" in an alleyway behind the Queen Vic, leaving Amira facing a dilemma over her love life.
While Danny hopes to take the encounter further, Amira is expected to struggle with her infidelity and ponder over whether she should come clean to Syed, played by Marc Elliott.
Unbeknown to Amira, her husband has already been involved in a secret romance of his own after sneaking around with caterer Christian Clarke (John Partridge) for months. The affair almost resulted in Syed and Amira's wedding not going ahead, but Syed eventually chose to tie the knot and focus on pleasing his family.
Danny Mitchell, who is the secret son of deceased villain Archie, was cast in the soap late last year. Executive producer Diederick Santer has described the character as "a bit of an enigma".
January 25: "Masood asks Christian to help assemble Syed and Amira's bed; Christian refuses to return to work at Masala Queen; Christian calls Chelsea to arrange a night clubbing."
January 26: "Elsewhere, Christian wakes up from his night clubbing to find a guy called Leyton singing in the kitchen; Christian spends the day trying to stay way from Leyton but he can't avoid him in The Vic; Amira spots Christian in the Square, before rushing over and bragging about her honeymoon; Christian introduces Leyton to Syed and Amira as his new boyfriend; and Leyton comments to Christian how handsome Syed is."
Post by gaysoapfan on Jan 24, 2010 18:06:44 GMT -5
A bombshell from Digital Spy:
Preeya Kalidas Quits 'EastEnders' Sunday, January 24 2010 By Kris Green
EastEnders actress Preeya Kalidas has quit the soap after nearly a year in order to pursue a pop career.
The 29-year-old--who first appeared on screen in May 2009 as glamorous beautician turned caterer Amira Shah--will reportedly bow out of the show in the summer to release her first single, which is currently being recorded.
On New Year's Day, 11.6m viewers tuned in to see her character marry husband Syed (Marc Elliott) in a traditional Muslim ceremony, completely unaware of his gay affair with friend and colleague Christian Clarke (John Partridge).
Upon Amira and Syed's return from honeymoon, talk will turn to their starting a family together.
An EastEnders spokesperson this morning confirmed to DS: "Preeya will be leaving EastEnders later this year but we will not comment on future storylines as we don't want to spoil the surprise for viewers."
A Walford source added: "Preeya's exit is currently being planned and it's bound to be explosive, but what's not known is if she'll be leaving Albert Square alone--or with Syed."
Kalidas joined the Walford serial in February last year and has appeared in 64 episodes.
As the auditions begin, Amira, Billy and Stacey are among the contenders, and with the help of her new staff Danny and Christian, they put the cohort through their paces via a series of challenges. Roxy, however, isn’t impressed when Shirley and Tracey turn up to compete. Christian’s boyfriend Leyton also turns up and the pair find themselves talking to Syed about his honeymoon. As Syed and Christian insist that their respective relationships are going well, they decide to move on and go their separate ways.
Later, Danny and Amira flirt at the auditions and when Amira knocks into Tracey causing her to spill something, Roxy rejoices in deducting points from her score….Over a curry with Christian and Danny, Roxy’s uneasy when Shirley and Tracey turn up but it soon dawns on her that she can’t run the pub without Tracey.
Meanwhile, Amira wakes up alone and she’s eager for Syed to return to bed. Syed, however, suggests that she should get a job now that they’re married. At the unit, Zainab tears up some wedding photos just before Amira walks in following her unsuccessful audition. There, Zainab suggests that Syed and Amira should spend more time together. With that, she decides on a plan. Syed returns home to find Amira wearing nothing but a long black coat and lingerie but Syed suggests that she get dressed in case anyone walks in. Upset by Syed’s rejection, Amira flees and it’s not long before she’s kissing Danny.
Peggy expresses her concern when Roxy and Danny admire the pub’s new flyers but the confrontation only pushes Roxy to suggest that Danny negotiate a deal with Syed for the curry night…
Meanwhile, Amira hides when she sees Danny following their kiss the night before. Later, Syed and Amira apologise to each other for their argument and promise to make an extra effort to be nice to each other. Danny, however, interrupts them as he has a meeting with Syed for a job and when Amira’s introduced, she’s speechless. After his meeting with Syed, Amira drags him into an alley and makes it clear that she wants nothing more to do with him. Returning home, Amira finds Syed cooking her a meal and learns that he had made a deal with Danny. As Syed kisses her, Amira begins to feel guilty about her actions. Later, Amira’s dressed up for what she believes to be a romantic meal but is disappointed to see five places set at the table.
Zainab’s worried when she sees Amira sleeping on the sofa but Amira insists that the move’s temporary as Syed kicks her while he’s asleep. Later, Amira bumps into Chelsea and it’s not long before she realises that there’s already trouble in Amira’s relationship. Chelsea tries to extract information out of Amira over what’s troubling her and she reluctantly admits that she’s still a virgin until she sleeps with Syed. Chelsea suggests that Amira talk things through with Syed but Amira confesses that she’s already kissed another man and feeling guilty, she runs off. Meanwhile, Syed’s frustrated by his mother’s interference as she encourages him to see a doctor about his ‘nocturnal kicking’. Reaching the end of his tether, Syed exclaims that she knows the real reason Amira’s sleeping downstairs.
Angry at her son’s outburst, Zainab suggests that Syed go to mosque, but Syed insists that no amount of praying will change the way he feels. Livid by her son’s claim, Zainab throws a cup at the wall. As the pair’s fraught tempers ease, Syed maintains that he can’t continue living a lie for the rest of his life but Zainab retorts that he should think about his family and the shame it would bring on them. Unbeknown to them, Amira’s walked through the door and when Zainab firmly tells Syed that she’ll disown him if he lets her down, they see Amira in the doorway - just how much did Amira hear?
Meanwhile, Syed and Zainab panic about how much of their argument Amira heard. Syed’s about to blurt out the truth but Zainab manages to stop him, before Syed walks out of the house. Amira quizzes Zainab about the row but Zainab insists that it was business-related. Zainab also suggests that having a baby helped with her marriage to Masood. Unconvinced by Zainab’s explanation, Amira heads out to find her husband. At the unit, Christian tries to talk to Syed but Amira soon arrives and the pair discuss his argument with Zainab and her resultant explanation. With that, Amira reveals that she kissed Danny earlier in the week and it forces them to talk about their relationship. Syed admits that he’s been nervous about sex but they soon resolve to start a family.
On their way home, they bump into Danny and Syed confronts him over his moment with Amira. Danny reveals that he’s not planning on staying around and fired up by his argument, Syed passionately kisses her and suggests they head to bed. After consummating their marriage, Syed rushes to the unit to tell Christian but Christian reveals that he’s ended his relationship with Leyton. Back at the house, Zainab tells Masood that Syed and Amira will be fine and excitably suggests that they could soon be grandparents. However, it’s news to Masood that there was even a problem with the newlyweds.
Zainab finds Syed and Christian together in the Masala Unit and the three argue. When the boys storm out, the door locks behind them and Zainab is trapped inside. Her cries for help are unheard and she begins to feel the first pangs of labour.
Tuesday 23 February
Zainab is trapped in the Masala Unit experiencing labour pains, in the second visit of the week to Albert Square. However, the rest of the family are serving food at a function and nobody is picking up her messages for help. Christian, meanwhile, is on his way to give the expectant mother a piece of his mind and hears her cries for help. Despite her protestations, he comes to her aid.
Thursday 25 February
Syed is angry with Amira for taking the Pill despite their attempts to conceive. Amira, claiming that she is not ready for the responsibility of a child, stands accused of not being dedicated enough to the marriage. Syed is not sure that he can stay married to a woman that he cannot trust.
Monday, February 22: "Zainab's furious to see Christian and Syed in close proximity. Syed's embarrassed by his mother's outburst and a row ensues. Storming out of the unit, Syed slams the door and as Zainab tries to follow, the door handle falls off. Stranded, she types out an email to Syed's laptop asking for help. Alone, she suddenly feels a pain and realises that she's going into labour."
Tuesday, February 23: "A panicky Zainab desperately tries to escape the office at the unit while in labour. At the house, Masood ushers Syed, Amira and Tamwar out to a function without checking their emails. Having had a heart-to-heart in The Vic, Christian's upset by how torn Syed is between his family and their friendship, so heads to the unit to see Zainab. From the other side of the office door, Christian launches into a speech about how her sniping at Syed must stop. Zainab tells Christian to leave, but he demands that she open the door when he hears her screaming. Breaking down the door, Christian's shocked to see that she's in labour. Zainab instructs Christian to leave her alone, but Christian refuses.
Masood eventually turns up at the unit and Zainab's not happy that there are so many men standing around her. With time running out, Masood tells Zainab that he'll have to deliver the baby there. Syed goes outside to wait for the ambulance, while Christian barks commands at Masood from the paramedics on the other end of the phone. The baby boy eventually arrives but it's not breathing. Christian's shouting instructions from the medical experts in the hope that Masood can revive his newborn son. After a few tense moments, the new Masood eventually lets out his first scream. Amira turns up and as Christian leaves the happy family unit behind, the Masoods name their new baby Kamil.
Later, talk between Syed and Amira turns to having a baby of their own and as Amira realises that she's forgotten to take her pill, she slopes off to the kitchen. Unbeknown to her, though, Syed follows and is confused to see her taking a pill."
Wednesday, February 24: "Syed prepares a banner for Zainab's return from the hospital with baby Kamil. He's furious with Amira, though, for taking the pill behind his back when they were supposed to be trying for a baby of their own. Amira, however, hits back that the idea of a child was Zainab's idea, not theirs - she doesn't yet feel ready to bring a new life into the world. Syed sees her reluctance as a sign that she doesn't want to be with him. Syed goes on to explain that he doesn't think he can be married to somebody he doesn't trust. Upset, Amira runs out of the room while Syed's left feeling shameful at his actions. An exhausted Zainab tells Masood that she's drained but she's forced to put on a false face when she returns to the Square and the locals are outside of their house to welcome baby Kamil home.
Jane and Ian turn up at the party and Zainab makes a point of announcing that Syed and Amira are trying for a baby of their own. Jane looks on in frustration. Later, Syed's forced to apologise to Amira for his outburst earlier in the day and with that, he agrees that they should wait until they're ready to start a family together. With the party under way, Masood's line manager from Royal Mail, David, turns up with a colleague and announces that they must search the house as there's been an allegation of stolen post."
Friday, February 26: "Masood's line manager David searches the house and finds a parcel for Max but Masood insists that he was planning on delivering it later that day. With that, David suggests that Masood drop by the office for a proper chat. Later, a horrified Amira watches Zainab breastfeeding baby Kamil. Taking Kamil in the kitchen to wind him, Amira has no idea what she's doing. Zainab's attention immediately turns to the missing post situation and she comments that everyone will be gossiping about them. Masood, however, isn't happy at Zainab's insinuation that he's guilty. In the kitchen, Amira's freaked out by baby Kamil who's been sick over her shoulder, while the arrival of an expensive pushchair purchased by Masood causes Zainab's to question its origin.
Returning from his meeting with David, Masood reveals that he's been given a caution for not delivering Max's parcel. Zainab's mind, however, is firmly on where he found the money to buy the pushchair. Backed into a corner, Masood's forced to admit that he won the cash by gambling at Ricky's stag night. Zainab's horrified by his admission and reminds him that gambling is prohibited by Islam. Syed and Tamwar, meanwhile, listen to the argument and are surprised to hear that their father's been gambling again. Amira attempts to calm Zainab down, while Zainab takes the opportunity to reaffirm how special the mother-child bond is.
Later that evening, Syed returns to the house and Amira forces him to promise that they'll always be honest with each other, through fear of ending up like his parents. Throwing her pills away, Amira explains how being with baby Kamil all day has made her broody. Syed's delighted, but Amira's far from content. During an argument with Masood, Syed interjects and insists that she's being unfair to his father. Zainab, however, snaps and reveals that it was Masood's gambling that resulted in them losing their savings and flat all those years ago. Syed's shocked as he thought it was all his fault. Masood's ashamed and tries to hug his wife. Later, Zainab's sorting the sofa for Masood to sleep on, while Tamwar searches for the TV remote. Tamwar gets more than he bargained for, though, when he pulls a letter addressed to Dot Branning from under one of the cushions.
Elsewhere, Syed tells Christian that things between him and Amira have never been better."
Tuesday, March 2: "Zainab is still having difficulty trusting Masood, even though he claims to be innocent of the mysterious postal crimes. When Zainab sees her husband looking after their baby boy, though, her heart softens."
Someone on digital spy has said this there is no back up tho well april 5th is the next chryed action amira and syed move into flat right near christians and chris helps them decorate zee and chris have a fight!
I've found these new spoilers on digital spy forum
5th C/S/Masoods appear / detailed 15 spoilers
6th Home T buy camera, Z want family photo/rally family, intrigued A hide Q £5,000, show T/joke, Z find ‘mind business’ note. Sq family dressed for photo, Z shock A say letter/decide rent own place/leave sq. Can C let S go?
8th A/S find dingy Sari shop flat, A insist buy/move in immediately, S clearly unimpressed/uncomfortable so close to C, friction when A ask C to come/opinion. S tell unhappy Z, gritted teeth Z/Mas agree see flat, appalled/refuse, Z shock A come/say hired C handy man
9th Z upset S/A move, happy M start family. Z frustrated C decorating, make book club help, Flat half-naked C interrupt/irritate them being paid, group angry’storm out. Z/C painting, tension mount, Z blows/shouts C try steal S, C rude/blunt response infuriate Z, throw paint tin over/push C with roller to leave family alone/hit C, C no retaliate, Z push so hard fall in pot as S/M enter. C makes excuse, leaves, S’s gaze follows him longingly out window, connection/failing to stay away, C sees S longing look as he leaves the flat. C tell Z going to do everything to get S back, resolves to sort things out with S
12th Z/C argue while decorating, Z convinced C only helping to be close to S. Worried Z suggest to A A/S go on holiday, upsets A by suggest may need bedroom advice/ask Mo bring round adult accessories to spice up S/A relationship, A enter feel betrayed/concerned S mention something to Z. Persuaded A later wears lingerie for unimpressed S, tells her get dressed, upset A goes Vic for drink, ask horrified C help how seduce S for perfect first night in flat.
13th C flirtatiously tells S A told him they’re having few problems. Angry S tells C he is happily married, will never be with him again. C tells A drop fnacy outfits, meet S on his level, S returns unexpectedly, A makes C hide in bedroom, appears all of C advice works as S appears to be interested/impressed, hearing this C runs out of flat, A/S leave flat, L paints in red on bedroom wall ‘Syed loves Christian’. 15th S enters fuming at message, tells C he loves A not C, A reveals C helped relationship advice, S goesto apologise to C, heated arguement, end in S kissing C
16th S/C cant keep away from each other, Mas stumbles upon C/S's fumbling/finds chryed in bed/spies them together/catch in act after more mischief from Lucy, not A, Syed is wracked with guilt. Mas knows, fireworks between M/Z