Once upon a time in the EastEnd ... Peggy, in between pulling pints behind the bar of her pub, looks across to Grant, her son, and Tiffany, her daughter-in-law: "It's worth having you two back together again", she says, "even if it has cost me a barmaid". Bianca, Tiffany's best friend is not so sure. "That Grant, he's an animal", she claims when Tiffany visits her on her market stall. Bianca's father, David (who had put up the initial money to open her stall) had corne off worst in violent encounters with Grant and his brother, Phil. Further down the market, Gita and Sanjay (the stallholders Bianca used to work for) are having problems of their own. Simon, their employee, has attracted the unwelcome attentions of a gang of young hooligans, out for a bit of queer-bashing. Tony, his partner, had caught the worst of it, being beaten up while walking through the market on the way to Ian's chip shop. Ian, whose wife had affairs with both of his stepbrothers, had bought the chip shop for his wife. Now, the thugs, causing mischief all around the Square, had sprayed graffiti on the chippie's window. Ian, upset, canvassed the Square's residents, trying to persuade them to form a neighbourhood watch to deal with the new problem.