TOWIE: Lucy Mecklenburgh gives Mario Falcone Bentley the dog back, Ricky Rayment takes Big Mark Wright for a game of golf and Ferne manages to upset another party!

by Anna Howell

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After Sunday’s doggy drama on The Only Way Is Essex we are set for much more tonight as the custody battle of Bentley continues!

Fans of the hit ITV2 reality show will know how, during Sunday’s episode, Lucy Mecklenburgh and Mario Falcone met up for the first time since breaking up.

During their awkward conversation Lucy brought up how disrespectful she had found it when Mario let other girls take photographs of their dog Bentley and post them on social networking site, Twitter.

Mario counteracted this with a complaint of his own having found out that Lucy had made a sex tape with Dan Osborne whilst holidaying in Marbella a few weeks ago.

The conversation ended with quite a lot of swearing and Lucy storming off, with Bentley, the dog in question, following her.

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The dog apparently jumped into Lucy’s car and Lucy took him home with her, but tonight fans will see Dan returning the dog to Mario and using the opportunity to address the rumours that Mario has been spreading about the tape.

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Meanwhile, after managing to take Jess Wright away for a spa break to help try and fix their broken relationship on Sunday, Ricky Rayment decides that it is time to build bridges with the rest of her family and so, in tonight’s episode, he takes Jess’ dad Big Mark for a round of golf to clear the air, and hopefully his name.

And Ricky isn’t the only one trying to make amends.

After the upset her best friend Ferne encountered on her behalf, Sam Faiers decides to try and break the tensions between the two warring families by arranging a group dinner to include Ferne’s boyfriend, and Joey Essex’ cousin, Charlie.

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Things don’t go exactly according to plan, however, and when Ferne starts filling Lucy in on some secrets about Dan that Charlie has told her in confidence, all hell breaks loose, causing Charlie to storm off leaving Ferne in tears.

Elsewhere Gemma Collins faces some uncomfortable questioning regarding a supposed incident with James ‘Arg’ Argent, leaving Ricky upset at the lack of faith the girls seem to have in the boys.

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Finally in honour of Wimbledon Lauren Pope, Chloe Simms, Dan Osborne, Arg, Gemma, Abi, Jasmin, Diags, Tom and Joey all decide to stage their own mini tournament on the tennis courts.

The Only Way Is Essex continues tonight at 10pm on ITV2/ITV2 HD.