Bev returns in February 2012, when Roxy and Jack have a court hearing which made Roxy Amy's new guardian. When Jack's brother Derek Branning refuses to hand Amy over, Roxy tells Bev to call the police. As Bev calls the police, Jack appears with Amy. Bev, Roxy, Jack, Derek, Shirley Carter, Carol Jackson, Max Branning and Tanya Jessop all then have a heated confrontation, ending with Jack handing Amy over and him storming off crying. Roxy and Jack then have a heart to heart while Shirley winds up Derek. At the end with Roxy, Bev, Amy and Shirley go home, Jack falls to pieces with Derek, Max, Tanya and Carol.