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Topic Started: 14 Apr 2018, 15:33 (1,099 Views)
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Monday 2nd April

Berndatte is keen to suppport Ted, but Karen urges her to give him space. Bernadette doesn't listen to her mother and heads to see Ted with a shaken Tiffany. Tiffany and Bernadette quickly realise that Ted isn't coping well and hasn't told his children of their mother's passing. Bernadette convinces Ted to call his daughter, and with her support Ted takes the plunge.

The news of Louise and Hunter's kiss has quickly got around Walford, Keegan is clearly hurt and Shakil tries to air his concerns about his friends feelings but gets brushed off. Shakil is impressed when Keegan tries to be the bigger person and reaches out to Hunter to make friends and suggests they meet up later to play video games which Hunter agrees.

Jack is concerned about Max who is keen to bring baby Abi home to his, but Jack is worried about Amy and Ricky, and after having a run in with Max over it, ends up biting Mel's head off leaving her less than impressed.

Later at Mel's; Shakil feels uncomfortable as Hunter and Keegan begin to get competitive while playing computer games and it's not long before Keegan loses it as Hunter beats him. Lashing out at Hunter, the pair start scrapping and it leads to them smashing up Mel's living room. Jack has reached out to Mel to apologise for earlier, but as the pair stand chatting in the Square they hear it kicking off.

Jack rushes in and breaks up the fight and chucks Keegan and Shakil out of the house, leaving Mel giving Hunter a telling off for his behaviour.

Whitney is excited by the prospect of Halfway coming home for a few days and eventually convinces Donna and Jay into hosting a welcome home party for him. Jay ropes in Keanu and Ingrid to the party while Donna is keen to get Robbie drunk.

Whitney gets Tiffany to do her make up, and she admits she feels weird about seeing Halfway again. Tiffany reassures her sister, reminding her life is too short, shaken from Joyce's death and she heads off to meet him at the tube station. Whitney is delighted but it soon becomes clear someone is watching them from a distance.

As the party gets under way it's not long before Jay feels like the odd one out as Keanu and Ingrid awkwardly float around one another, Donna and Robbie compete with one another and Whitney and Halfway so loved up. He suggests a drinking game, and it's not long before Whitney and Jay end up joking about the past which makes Halfway feel a bit jealous that he isn't part of her history. They talk about Ben, Abi, Lauren, Peter, Lucy and Fatboy. Robbie notices Donna's reaction to the mention of Fatboy's name, and he makes her admit he is her ex disgusting her fear at knowing the truth about his exit. Whitney and Jay are left deliberating when they last heard from Fatboy and try searching for him on social media. Halfway interrupts them by knocking Whitney's bottle of wine off the counter, clearly jealous.

Whitney reassures him not to worry and skips out to buy a new bottle, but as she heads across the Square, she is stopped in her tracks by Woody...

Michelle notices that as soon as Louise and Dennis leave the house, that Phil and Sharon barely have anything to say to one another. Michelle questions Sharon about her relationship with Phil, but ends up getting a defensive reaction from Sharon and the pair end up arguing...

Tuesday 3rd April

Ted sends Bernadette home and sits waiting on his daughter arriving, Judith arrives without her family and coldly starts trying to take control of the funeral. Things become tense between the pair and they end up having a massive row which Bernadette and Karen hear from upstairs. Concerned Bernie and Karen head down to check on Ted and are shocked when Judith reveals her plans to put Ted in a home, Bernie comes to Ted's defense and sends Judith away.

Mel sends Hunter upstairs and Jack's helps her put the living room back together again after Keegan and Hunter's fight over Louise. Jack jokes that him and Max have had their fair share of fights over woman. Jack explains why he has concerns about Max taking responsibility for Abi and bringing a baby into his household. Mel is clearly uncomfortable when Jack mentions Ricky and Amy and backs off heading into the kitchen to pour them a glass of wine.

Jack realises this and pushes Mel about her reaction. Mel admits it has been her and Hunter for so long that it's weird to think of her taking on someone else's children. That scares her, Jack reassures Mel that he isn't looking for a mother to his children, but someone to bring something special to his life. Drawn to one another Jack and Mel share a passionate kiss, but before things can escalate, Hunter calls on Mel from upstairs so Jack leaves...

Keegan is fuming after his run in with Mel, Shakil finds it amusing seeing him so passionate about it and follows him home. But as soon as Karen hears that something happened at Mel's, she is quick to lay the blame at Keegan's door and Keegan snaps at his mother and walks out. Shakil is left trying to calm Keegan down in the Square as he rants about his mother thinks he is his dad and Shakil relates with his own poor relationship with his dad. Keen to support his friend, Shakil agrees that he can stay at his, but he will need to sneak him in because Carmel won't agree.

Shakil offers to sleep on the floor, but Keegan brushes that off telling Shakil he isn't afraid to spoon him which makes Shakil laugh. The pair go head to toe in bed, and talk about girls. Keegan is pushing his crush on Louise, and Keegan tries to encourage Shakil to give it another go with Bex but Shakil admits he loved Bex, but her behavior over the last few months has really put him off and he no longer finds her attractive. Keegan can't get his head around how Shakil believes personality effects attractiveness as he admits Louise is a cow but he thinks she is stunning which amuses Shakil.

Whitney is completely shaken to be confronted with Woody and ignores him, rushes to the Minute Mart buys a bottle of wine and rushes back to the party and Halfway. Woody is disappointed by her reaction and heads to the Vic to see Linda instead.

Back at the party, keen to distract herself Whitney throws herself into investigating what has happened to Fatboy which makes Donna feel uncomfortable so she starts downing drinks which Robbie notices. Keanu notices that Ingrid is distant and Jay is surprised when he finds Ingrid flirting with him so is quickly distracted from searching for Fatboy and enjoys flirting with Ingrid but feels bad when he recognises Keanu's awkwardness at the situation.

The party comes to an abrupt end when Donna ends up throwing up and chucks everyone out, Jay is surprised when Ingrid leaves her number for him to text her and Whitney feels uncomfortable as she and Halfway head home, concerned Woody will appear while Robbie concerned for Donna puts her to bed and is left hurt when she calls him Fatboy...

Linda is delighted to see Woody again and he is a distraction as she clearly feels uncomfortable running the Vic alone after the last few weeks. After her row with Sharon, Michelle drowns her sorrows and ends up loosing her temper when Max buys her a drink as he drinks alone after his row with Jack. Michelle gives Max a dressing down for running Martin's relationship but is left startled when he bursts into tears and ends up comforting him as he opens up about his worries about letting baby Abi down. Michelle relates about how she felt when Vicki was born and ends up calling her daughter telling her that her sister needs her...

At the Mitchell's; Sharon distracts herself by having a family night with Phil, Dennis and Louise but when the kids go to bed, it dawns on Sharon that Michelle is right, there is nothing between her and Phil any more...

Thursday 5th April

Karen steps in to support Ted which Bernie is thankful for, she takes him to see Jay and they make plans for Joyce's funeral and reassures Ted that he doesn't need Judith to take control.

Whitney is completely shook by Woody's return and is keen to get Halfway off to the station as soon as possible so he doesn't run into Woody before he leaves. Whitney is relieved when Halfway heads off but Tiffany, Kat and Stacey all want answers about why she wanted rid of him.

Whitney opens up about Woody being back and the three women help Whitney weight up the pros and cons of both men. However Halfway has stopped off at the Vic to see Mick before heading back to the army, and Linda awkwardly introduces Woody and Halfway, with Halfway being completely oblivious to who Woody is, but it isn't long before Woody fills him in and leaves Halfway gutted. Realising Whitney kept this from him, Halfway slopes off back to the army and leaves Mick to break the awkward news to Whitney that Halfway has ended their relationship...

Woody tries to comfort Whitney after Mick breaks the news, but instead he ends up getting slapped by Whitney and Stacey takes an upset Whitney home.

Robbie and Donna had arranged for drinks with their families to introduces one another to each other's family. Sonia and Dot are confused when Robbie is reluctant to go and he opens up about Donna calling him Fatboy the night before. Dot brushes off Robbie's concerns telling him that Arthur has gone and isn't coming back. Feeling insecure, Robbie sends a text to Nita his ex before agreeing to go to the Vic. At the Vic, Donna is nervous about Vincent and Kim spending time with Robbie. Vincent and Kim make it difficult for Robbie by grilling him about his intentions with Donna, but it's not long before they are all laughing and joking with Sonia and Dot.

Robbie brings up the topic of conversation about Fatboy, Donna brushes off Robbie's concerns and tries to reassure him, but both Donna and Vincent struggle to hold it together when they hear Dot speak so fondly about Fatboy, a conversation which Whitney joins in on.

Jack notices that Ingrid has spent all morning texting and asks if it is all back on with Keanu and Ingrid admits she is speaking to someone new. Jack probes and is surprised to find out Ingrid is smitten with Jay, but is soon distracted when Mel starts texting him so Ingrid probes him. They both agree to organise dates for tomorrow night...

Carmel catches Shakil trying to sneak Keegan out of the flat, and after going off on one ends up feeling bad for Keegan when Shakil explains about Karen's behaviour and invites him to join them for breakfast. Denise and Kush clearly feel awkward as Carmel tries to play mum to Keegan. Later Carmel tries to speak to Karen about Keegan, but it ends up in an argument as Karen gets defensive...

Michelle is hungover after the night at the Vic, and pretending like their argument never happened Sharon asks for her help. Sharon is keen to seduce Phil, so arranges for Michelle to take the kids out however can't help but giving Michelle a dressing down for spending time with Max when she finds out about their drink in the Vic.

Sharon makes a real effort to impress Phil, but is left defeated when Phil decides to go to bed instead of spend time with her. When Sharon snaps, Phil bites back that he can't forget Sharon's betrayal and frustrated Sharon snaps back asking Phil about why she was expected to forget all of his betrayal's over the years. Sharon accuses Phil of using this as an excuse to chase after Mel reminding him that she will never forgive him for being the cause of Steve's death. When Phil doesn't have an answer, Sharon goes to storm out only to discover Hunter, Louise, Dennis and Michelle are home and have overheard everything...

Friday 6th April

Linda snaps at Mick when he tells her he is to ill to run the pub today and she'll need to take over, concerned Mick sits Linda down and she admits after all that has happened she doesn't want to be landlady any more. Mick tries to reassure Linda but she is firm, she wants to spend more time being Ollie's mum because she is concerned she will blink and he will be gone like Johnny, Nancy and Lee.

Mick and Linda come to an understanding and offer Woody the bar managers job at the Vic. Woody is delighted and when Whitney agrees to meet him for lunch it seems as if things are coming together for him. However when he goes for lunch with Whitney she is horrified at the idea of him being bar manager. Whitney ends up opening up to Whitney about her broke her already fragile heart, she admits that her marriage to Lee completely destroyed her belief in true love, and Woody was her rebound. Whitney asks Woody to turn down the job and go off and enjoy his life, finding the right woman who can give him what he really deserves.

Back at home, Tiffany has arranged for Whitney to speak to Halfway. Whitney breaks down when she sees him, Whitney apologises for dragging him into her life and hurting him. Whitney tells Halfway she has made a decision that she needs to be single for awhile and let her heart heal because she has never got over the breakdown of her marriage to Lee. Halfway and Whitney part on good terms.

Whitney later watches from the window as Woody leaves the Vic after turning down the bar managers job, jumps into a taxi and heads out of the Square.

Michelle finds Phil in the kitchen sending Dennis and Louise off to school and quickly realises that Sharon hasn't came home, once the kids are gone, Michelle sticks up for her friend and tells Phil he pushes everyone he loves away, and deserves to be alone. Phil is left thinking while Michelle heads off to find Sharon who has spent the night at the Beales but he is relieved when Hunter turns up and tells Phil there is no hard feelings between them before leaving with a smug look...

Sharon struggles to hold it together as Michelle and Ian urge her to leave Phil, and Kathy watches on as she snaps at them pointing out what a disaster their loves life's are. Sharon tears Ian apart for chasing Mel while Jane is out there waiting on him, and reminds Michelle that she shared a boyfriend with her teenage niece. Kathy sends the pair away, and Sharon tries to brush off her concern and tells her she isn't willing to listen to any more demands. However Kathy is surprisingly understanding as she relates to Sharon; “Your middle aged, you've got a young lad, this guy is here with this financial stability, the kid adores him and your there left feeling numb. Do you put yourself first, or your kid? How'd you think I ended up with Gavin, and looked how that turned out.”

Sharon is blown away, and Kathy continues explaining that Phil is not Gavin, and would never make her do the things he made her do. Sharon is relieved when Kathy tells her that it's okay to settle at their age, and Angie pretty much done the same. The Angie comments makes Sharon get her back up, as she snaps that settling with Den destroyed Angie. Storming off to the Vic for a drink, Sharon and Linda end up having a heart to heart about life in the Vic as Linda admits her decision to step away as landlady, Sharon relives her childhood in the Vic and realising that Angie settling with Den didn't impact her childhood, Sharon heads home to Phil and acts as normal....

Jack and Ingrid have both arranged dates. Honey agrees to look after the children and sends them off on their way, clearly hurting to see other people happy. Ingrid meets Jay at the Vic for a drink and they clearly hit it off but Jay feels guilty when Keanu turns up and sees them together, so heads home early leaving Ingrid disappointed. While Jack is gutted when Mel cancels their date last minute after Hunter has found out about Phil's involvement in Steve's death, concerned about him. Jack offers to speak to Hunter but Jack's discussion with Hunter about Phil only inspires him to get revenge on Phil.

Hunter pushes Louise to take their relationship to the next level but Louise is uncomfortable and they end up rowing which leads to Louise learning from Hunter what happened with Keegan. Louise is cruel as she makes it clear to Keegan she isn't interested in him and reminds him of when she thought he had raped her. Keegan is shaken to have this thrown back in his face, and is furious. Shakil manages to calm his frustrated mate down and it is clear Keegan has huge respect for Shakil.

After realising she is letting her past with Keegan hold her back, Louise tracks Hunter down to the club where she lets Hunter seduce him... however Phil is horrified when he realises that Hunter has linked the CCTV up to his phone and he is watching as his daughter loses her virginity...

Monday 9th April

Michelle bumps into Max and he reveals that he believes he will be getting baby Abi home by the end of the week. Concerned about the news, Michelle ensures Ian and Kathy know about it and is surprised to learn that Ian hasn't been to visit the baby yet. Michelle reminds Ian that this is Steven's baby and he is just as responsible as Max is for the babies future. Ian snaps back that he wasn't Steven's dad, and Kathy points out that Steven wanted him to be.

Overwhelmed Ian walks out and ends up running into Stacey, realising how shaken Ian is, Stacey takes him back to the house and makes him a cup of tea. Ian enjoys playing with Arthur and Hope and it is a good distraction but Stacey pushes him for answers. Ian and Stacey talk about their complex relationships with Steven. Stacey hits the nail on the head, that Steven didn't know who he was and that drove him mad but he had a good heart, and a lot of love in it for Ian and his kids. Ian breaks down as he finally begins to grieve for Steven after all these months.

After sending Ian to bed to rest, Stacey calls Jane and tells her that she needs to come back to tie up the loose ends she left behind, as Ian needs clarity around Steven's death to move on. When Ian wakes up and comes back downstairs, he is gob smacked to find Jane sitting in the living room waiting for him...

Jay, Donna and Whit go for a drink, with Whitney opening up about how she has put men in her past and she now intends to focus on her friends and family. Whitney and Donna convince Jay to go for it with Ingrid as he airs his doubts because of Keanu, with Donna reminding him that he and Keanu have been friends for five minutes and he's be single a lot longer. Donna is concerned when Whitney decides to message Fatboy to check up on him.

Mick and Linda have invited Sharon and Phil over for dinner. Phil is less than keen but is dragged along by Sharon keen to put on a united front but agrees to go as long as they make a stop along the way. Sharon is confused as they stop in to see Mel, Phil tells Mel and Sharon what Hunter did to Louise on Friday and warns Mel to keep Hunter away from him or he will end up the same way his dad did. Sharon and Mel are horrified at the situation and Mel promises to warn Hunter away from Phil and Louise. At the Vic, as the dinner progresses, Linda ends up offering Sharon the bar managers job at the Vic. Phil is less than impressed when Sharon accepts it.

Keegan and Karen still aren't speaking, Bernadette is keen to build bridges and brings the family together for a games night, bringing Ted along to get him out of the house but when Karen slates Bernies hobby of chess again, Keegan jumps to her defence which causes a heated row as Keanu sends the boys upstairs to play, it kicks off between Keegan and Karen big time as he makes it clear he isn't his dad. Karen is insulted by Keegan calling her a racist and ends up hitting him so Keegan hits her back and sends her flying across the room which causes Keanu to chuck him out left alone in tears, Keegan calls Shakil for help...

Tuesday 10th April

Ian is delighted to see Jane, but she makes it clear very quickly that this isn't a happy reunion as she quickly challenges him on why he hasn't came to find her. When Ian can't give Jane any answers she makes it clear to him she knows that he can't let go of what happened the night Lucy died.

Ian breaks down and admits that he was left relieved after Christmas, the truth was out about Max, the fire, Steven and Jane but he didn't have to think about it all any more. The pair are interrupted when Kathy arrives home; Kathy is startled to see Jane and quickly jumps into mother hen mode, she wants answers for Steven.

Kathy starts challenging Jane about what happened during the fire, and Ian clearly struggles to hear the details of how vulnerable Steven was. Kathy is furious with Jane for disappearing and letting everyone hate Steven. Jane comments that she wishes she hadn't made that decision to go to the common on the night of Lucy's death as they wouldn't be where they are now. Kathy challenges Jane on that decision and asks when she made it. Jane insists it was in the car, so Kathy asks her how she intended on explaining to A+E why Lucy's lifeless body was in the boot. Ian snaps back into action and demands Kathy leave, while Jane calls Kathy out stating “At least I was here, and not pretending to be dead in the South of France.”

Ian and Jane sit down at the table, Ian is finally ready to face facts. Ian tells Jane that her decision to protect Bobby destroyed their family and she is right, he will never be able to look at her the same way again. As Ian and Jane accept their marriage is over, Jane flees the house to pull herself together and is startled to run into Max...

Mel is furious with Hunter and gives him a dressing down for messing with Phil and warns him about how dangerous Phil is and warns him that there is a lot that he and Louise don't know about Phil. Mel tells Hunter to end his relationship with Louise with immediate effect and stay away for Phil, otherwise they will be leaving Walford.

With Bernadette upset over Keegan and Karen's fight, Tiffany is keen to cheer her up and steals Kat's bottle of wine and they disappear to the allotments. Kat is less than impressed when a drunk Tiffany stumbles home with Bernadette and throws up on her. Kat tells Stacey to call Sonia, Tiffany is gone home. As Tiffany sleeps it off in the living room, Kat calls Bianca and makes arrangements to take Tiffany home and it is clear Whitney has been lying to Bianca about Tiffany, her behaviour and her going to school.

Sharon, Mick and Linda sit in the Vic thrashing out about Sharon's ideas for the pub, and it's staff. Shirley and Whitney watch on. Sharon and Linda agree that they need to let Whitney go, as Sharon realises Linda is still jealous of Mick and Whitney. While Shirley has enough and gives her notice saying she is unwilling to work under Sharon. Whitney is devastated when Sharon breaks the news that she is no longer required.

Shakil meets with a shaken Keegan. Keegan talks to Shakil at the war memorial about what happened with Karen, and Shakil is understanding of his reaction and assures him he can stay with him, he will sort it with Carmel.

Thursday 12th April

Max is clearly shaken to see Jane and breaks down leaving her startled. As Max stands sobbing in front of her, Jane leads him to Arthurs Bench to chat. Max apologises for what he puts her through, Jane is taken aback. Jane apologises to Max for her decision to protect Bobby instead of him.

Jane apologises for his loss with Abi and Max opens up about his concerns about letting Baby Abi down. Jane asks Max what he was doing on the roof and Max admits he was going to kill himself. Jane grows concerned as Max shows her the scars on his arms from cutting himself, and Jane realises how badly she has hurt Max by letting him go to jail.

Jane asks him about Steven, and it dawns on Max that he killed baby Abi's father and mother, he has already let her down. Jane tells Max that they both need to take ownership of what they have done, and they agree to go to the police station together.

Outside the police station Max has a panic attack; concerned he won't get to be party of baby Abi's life but Jane tells him that he she won't forgive him if he doesn't face up to what he did. Both Jane and Max hand themselves in for their part in Lucy and Steven's deaths. Afterwards they are both released pending further investigation and back to the Square together. Outside the Vic, Max stops at the spot Abi died and pays his respects to his daughter, Jane urges him to get the help he needs and says goodbye to Max...

Whitney arrives home after being let go at the Vic, to find Kat and Stacey packing Tiffany's things. Whitney is shocked to learn that Kat called Bianca and told her the truth about Tiff's behaviour. Whitney admits she just enjoyed having a family again and is clearly upset that her sister is leaving in the morning as a drunk Tiff sleeps on the sofa...

Keegan and Shakil sneak into the flat again, and get into bed – head to toe again. They joke about Louise turning Keegan down, and they end up carry on fighting in the bed and the pair catch each other's eye for a second and Keegan tells Shakil that he understands him better than anyone and Shakil ends up in stitches laughing at Keegan for being cheesy which makes Keegan become withdrawn from the situation.

Friday 13th April

Ian and Kathy are shocked as Jane explains over breakfast that she and Max handed themselves in last night and will face the consequences. Jane heads upstairs to pack her things up, and Ian decides to arrange her a goodbye party in the Vic so heads out. When Jane comes back down, Kathy tells her about the party and Jane is keen to slip away without any fuss but Kathy makes it clear to Jane she owes Ian the chance for closure.

Feeling overwhelmed Jane heads to the cafe where she is glad to run into Masood, she speaks it through with Masood and is tempted to disappear before the party kicks off as she is tired of goodbye's. However Mel turns up and drops something off for Ian and the pair end up clashing which causes Jane to decide to front it out.

At the Vic, a crowd has gathered: Ian, Kathy, Martin, Stacey, Michelle, Mick, Linda, Shirley, Tina, Honey, Billy, Sharon, Phil, Kim, Patrick, Denise, Carmel, Masood, Sonia and Dot have turned out to say goodbye to Jane. Jane enjoys catching up with her old friends and asks to speak to Ian alone in the back. Jane tells Ian that Bobby is due for release in the Summer and she wants him to bring him home and look after him properly as she may be in jail but if not she has hurt him enough. Ian and Jane are emotional and they hug each other, Ian stays in the back and listens as Jane says a speech to her old friends.

Jane then leaves the Vic after saying her goodbye's, looks around the Square and heads off in a taxi into the night.

Jack calls Sonia, Dot and Robbie over concerned about Max after catching him in the kitchen with a knife. Sonia takes control of the situation and speaks to Max, Max opens up about going to the police about Steven's death, about letting baby Abi down and ends up sobbing to Sonia that he needs help to stop hurting himself. Sonia arranges for Max to visit a psychiatrist next week. As they head to the Vic to say goodbye to Jane, Dot tells Sonia she is proud of the way she stepped up for her family.

Carmel, Denise and Kush are surprised to see Keegan has stayed over again, but when he has a black eye, Carmel probes. Kush, Denise and Carmel are left shocked to discover Karen hit him and agree he can stay until he is ready to go home. Keanu turns up to try and convince Keegan to come home so the women head to the pub. Keegan refuses to back down, Karen treats him differently because she is a racist and Keanu leaves defeated. Worried about Keegan, Kush calls social services about Karen hitting him...

Tiffany wakes up to find her bags packed and pleads with Kat and Stacey to let her stay, but Kat refuses to back down Tiffany shouldn't be separated from her mother which causes Tiff to lash out asking where all her kids are. Realising she has struck a cord with Kat, Tiffany apologises and ends uo opening up about how Joyce's death has had an impact on her, and reluctantly accepts she needs to go home to her mother. Whitney is sad to say goodbye to her sister as Kat drags her off to the tube station reluctantly and Whitney is only upset further when Bernadette later turns up looking for her friend only to be told by Whitney that she has gone and Bernadette is concerned about how Ted will cope without her and Tiffany.
BBC Confirms EastEnders new Executive Producer

EastEnders have finally confirmed the shows new Executive Producer as long term fan Auntie *Betty*. Fans recognized two weeks ago that Auntie *Betty* started being credited as Executive Producer alongside current Executive Consultant - John Yorke.

John Yorke stepped in, in the short term to look after the show after the sudden departure of former Executive Producer Sean O'Connor who left in the Summer of last year. In his short time in charge has has overseen the exit of the Branning sisters; Lauren and Abi, the return of Kat Moon and Melanie Owen and the arrival of fresh new faces like Hunter Owen, Hayley Slater and the Ahmed family.

John Yorke has already stepped away from the show and is due to stop being credited in the coming weeks after a hand over period between himself and new Executive Producer Auntie *Betty* who is said to be a life long fan of the show and excited to see what he can bring to the world of Walford.

EastEnders continues on Monday at 8pm on BBC 1.
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Where's Cawo?!
Started afresh! She exists in an alternative universe :p
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Phenomenal. Love the way you resolve things for Jane and Max. You make it look so effortless to redeem Max- I'm hoping we see this happen with Max in the real show. We very much need the police to get involved if I'm to have any chance of caring about him again.

Interesting and much-needed realism in regards to Tiffany- have you dispatched of her for good or is this in preparation for an eventual Butcher revival? ;)

Keegan and Shakil's relationship is so heartwarming and fascinating, which makes me so much more sad at how little we're seeing of it before the inevitable. I feel like you're working towards an exit for Karen as I remember a thread in the past where you mentioned that you'd write her out before the character's initial abrasiveness is diluted.

Glad to see more Cawo appreciation, Shamelessness. Betty, your crafting of original fan fiction characters is unmatched and she, alongside Chet Kohli and Aykut Demir, was one of my favourite newbies from your 2015-17 fanfic.


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Thanks! We have some exciting new characters this time around to take Walford by storm.
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Monday 16th April

It's Sharon's first day back at the Vic and the episode opens with her sitting at her dresser, putting on her make up before heading across the Square and setting up the Vic with Mick's help. Shirley sits at the bar growling at Sharon as she opens up.

As the day goes on, Sharon deals with a rowdy customer like a professional, puts Shirley in her place, has a laugh with Patrick and ends up offering Jay some part time night shifts behind the bar promising to train him up to be the best barman Walford has seen. Mick is impressed with Sharon's work ethic.

Sonia, Max and Jack head to the hospital to discuss the possibility of bringing baby Abi home to Walford, only to be greeted by Ian, Cora and Rainie for the meeting. Rainie and Ian feel awkward at being reunited. Max is devastated to discover Tanya has arranged via the courts for Cora to be granted joint custody to Abi with Tanya. As Max breaks down as Cora leaves the hospital with Abi, Rainie feels guilty.

Back on the Square, Max heads to the Vic to drown his sorrows and is surprised when Rainie joins him for an apologetic drink, as the pair drown their sorrows, Rainie and Tina catch each others eye and end up chatting. Sonia turns up and warns Tina off Rainie and encourages Max to go home as he has his appointment at the hospital tomorrow.

Karen is horrified when social services turn up at the house to speak to her. Karen has a black eye and the social worker is quick to question why, and then she discovers Bernadette hiding in the room instead of being at school. When the social worker explains that they may need to remove the children from the house if they are living in a violent household, Karen kicks off and chucks the social worker out. Ted hearing the commotion tries to calm Karen down and ends up being knocked over in the commotion leaving the social worker to help him back to his flat. Inside, Karen breaks down.

When Keanu finds out what is going on, he seeks out Keegan at Kush's and rages at his brother for calling social services. After Kush kicks him out, Shakil turns on Carmel reminding her of her own history of calling social services with Arthur and Stacey. Carmel is adamant she is innocent and Kush is left feeling guilty at the mess he has caused.

Keen for a distraction, Whitney decides she needs to focus on her friends and she wants to organise a reunion, she gets in touch with Lauren and Peter and asks for Donna's help in getting Fatboy back. Donna is reluctant to get involved so Robbie suggests Dot may have his contact details. Whitney asks Dot but when she discovers Dot hasn't heard from Arthur either, she begins to get suspicious. After discovering Vincent was the last person to see Arthur from Dot, Whitney heads to Number 1 and asks Vincent about Fatboy, but Kim notices Vincent's odd behaviour and is left suspicious.

Tuesday 17th April

Karen is struggling following the events of yesterday and knows the social worker will be back. Concerned Ted calls in and suggests she come downstairs for a chat. Ted helps Karen throw some options backwards and forwards and they come to a decision that the boys will go and stay at their dad's until social services are convinced that Karen's home is a safe environment for them to be in.

Karen returns home to find Keegan waiting on her, and he pleads with her to believe him that he didn't report her and she accepts his version of events and agrees that he can stay to say goodbye to the boys. Keanu, Bernadette and Keegan fight back the tears as an emotional Karen gently tries to explain to Chatnham and Riley that they need to go and live with their dad. Karen's heart breaks when Riley refuses to go and hides under the kitchen table.

Keegan steps up and explains to Riley that it is a secret mission he needs to go on to protect their family and Karen is moved as Keegan hugs his little brother as he gets emotional. After they all say goodbye to the boys, Karen suggests that Keegan could come home but he coldly tells Karen he can't forget how she treats him and was only there for the boys before heading back to Shakil's.

Kush's guilt is overwhelming him when he finds out from Shakil that Karen is sending the boys away so they don't get taken away by social services. He ends up confessing to Denise that he is was him who called social services on Keegan and is worried Shakil will push him away if he finds out the truth, Kush decides to visit his dad for a few days until things calm down and heads off.

Yolande turns up at the Minute Mart for a surprise meeting with the staff. She does an inspection while Honey rounds up the staff. Honey is devastated as Yolande admits that the Minute Mart company is going under and they are selling their stories off to a bigger chain and the Walford branch will be one of the first to toupee over.

Concerned for her job, Honey calls Billy and asks him to come over to the flat. Billy tries to reassure Honey that she does a great job and has a great reputation in the store so she is likely to be kept on but reassures her that if she does loose her job they will muddle through together. Honey clearly appreciates his support but feels uncomfortable when the kids arrive home with Ingrid and tells them that Billy has plans and can't stay for dinner which clearly disappoints Billy.

Yolande makes a bee line for the Vic, knowing she will come across Patrick. Patrick is delighted to see his ex again and it's not long before the pair are flirting which Jay and Sharon notice. However Yolande ends up opening up about loosing her own job and that she is being paid off. Patrick reassures Yolande that she achieved what she wanted, she got more from life and Yolande admits maybe it's time to go back to her old life which makes Patrick feel uncomfortable so he rushes to the bathroom. Realising she over stepped the mark, Yolande slips off into the night...

Keen to get to the bottom of Vincent's reaction regarding Fatboy the day before, Kim sneakily hires Whitney at the Albert. Whitney is delighted with her new job, but Vincent is clearly rattled when he realises what Kim has done and it causes Vincent and Kim to row. Kim tells Vincent she knows he is hiding something from her and she will make him tell her the truth.

Sharon is training Jay up behind the bar and Phil watches as they laugh and joke and is clearly jealous that Sharon is getting on with her life. Michelle is amused when Sharon dismisses Phil's requests for her to come home early as she plans on having a drink with Shell after work and sends him off to collect Dennis from football practice.

Sonia and Kat end up joining Michelle and Sharon for a drink and the four end up nattering about local gossip; Patrick and Yolande, Karen's situation and Michelle asks Sonia about Max which is awkward. Mel drops in to speak to Sharon about the club, and gets roped into having a drink with the ladies and they challenge her on her relationship with Jack. Sonia encourages Mel to go for it with Jack. Sharon also decides to throw an old school knees up in the Vic on Friday night.

Max has his first session with the psychiatrist who brings the session to a close early as Max struggles to open up to him. As Michelle, Sharon, Kat and Sonia leave the Vic, Sonia spots Max and asks him about the session but realising he hasn't fully committed she ends up rowing with him about it. Michelle steps in and sends Sonia home, and chats with Max on Arthur's bench and convinces him that he needs to be honest with the psychiatrist if he has any hope of being part of baby Abi's life. Ian oversees Michelle and Max together and is clearly uncomfortable, however his night takes a turn for the worse when he arrives home to a shocking letter that he stuffs away in a drawer...

Thursday 19th April

It's the day of Joyce's funeral, Ted is clearly shaken but Bernadette is adamant to help him get through the day. Ted is thrown when Karen advises she won't be able to make it due to social services visiting and he refuses to go, however Whitney steps in to help Bernadette and convinces Ted that he needs to say goodbye to his wife.

At the crematorium, Judith and Ted come to blows again and instead of going onto the wake, Ted heads home to the flat and breaks down alone.

Karen asks the kids to go out for the social services visiting and asks Masood to keep her company as she knows he will help calm her down if she loses her temper. Karen is clearly nervous as the social worker arrives and explains she interviewed Keegan and Carmel earlier.

Karen explains about the twins going to live with their dad and the social worker is relieved that Karen has taken these steps. The social worker explains that Carmel has agreed to act as Keegan's responsible adult for the time being, but Bernadette will also need to be removed from the home. Devastated Karen calls her sister for help with Bernadette and she agrees to take Bernie in.

Bernadette and Keanu arrive home from her funeral to find her bags packed, Karen, Masood and social services waiting with the news that she needs to go to Kandice's to stay. Bernadette realising Karen is struggling to hold it together goes without a fight. Once social services have taken Bernadette, an awkward Masood tells Karen to knock on him if she needs anything and leaves. Keanu watches as his mum crumbles to the floor in tears and rushes to comfort her.

Denise learns from Honey about Yolande's return and the news about the Minute Mart, Denise puts the pieces together and realises Yolande will be loosing her job. Honey realises she was so wrapped up in her own world she didn't even ask and tells Denise that Yolande will be returning later to answer any questions from the staff and is London for a few days.

Yolande turns up at the shop and is clearly glad to see Denise and they arrange to meet in the Vic later. Denise heads to see Patrick and tries to convince him to come along but shaken by the night before Patrick refuses.

Vincent visits Donna and airs his concerns about Kim and they come up with a story about Fatboy's departure. Vincent then heads home and “opens” up to Kim. Kim is still suspicious but accepts the story.

Later at the Vic, Kim invites Donna to join her, Denise and Yolande for a drink and ends up trying to collaborate Vincent's story but when Donna gets a detail wrong Kim ends up breaking down in the toilet to Denise admitting she thinks Vincent might have killed Fatboy...

Michelle arrives home from work and gets caught up in an argument between Phil and Sharon. Sharon has taken on another shift at the Vic to finalise plans for tomorrow's old school knees up and Phil is demanding she stay home and make his dinner. Michelle steps in and offers to cook for Phil and Sharon skips off to work.

Michelle makes dinner and gives Phil some home truths about how he is pushing Sharon away and right now he doesn't deserve her, but Phil is quick to snap back and put Michelle's life into perspective and points out she has no right to sit in judgement.

Friday 20th April

It's Sharon's big old school knee's up at the Vic and she has a fantastic turn out. Phil and Michelle have brought Louise and Dennis along and are joined by Billy, Honey and the kids. Donna, Robbie, Sonia, Dot, Max, Jack, Ingrid and the kids have come along. Denise has convinced Patrick to face Yolande. Martin, Stacey, Mo and Kat have come along leaving Rebecca looking after the kids. Carmel, Ian, Kathy, Linda, Whitney, Masood and Shirley are also in attendance with Mick behind the bar with Sharon and Jay.

Kim is at home getting ready and is petrified to be around Vincent which he begins to pick up on. As the party kicks off with an old school sing song around the piano, Vincent challenges Kim on her behaviour and she asks him for the truth. Did he kill Fatboy? Vincent is horrified that Kim could even think that of him and breaks down admitting he was just trying to protect her from the truth. Kim tells him she needs to hear it.

Masood and Carmel have an awkward run in as Carmel asks after Karen and Masood admits he is concerned as he has never known her to miss a party since they met earlier in the year. Dot is delighted to see Yolande back. Billy and Honey enjoy spending time together with the kids. Phil watches as Sharon is in her element behind the bar. Sonia, Jack and Max wind Donna and Robbie up about getting engaged.

Kim arrives at the Vic completely devastated from what Vincent has just told her and asks for a whisky which she downs in one. Denise is quick to recognise Kim's state and tries to direct her through the back to chat, but Kim watches as Jack dances with Dot and she struggles to hold her emotions in and eventually it unleashes just as Vincent arrives at the Vic.

Kim rages at Jack for acting like Ronnie was saint, he treated Roxy like she was dirt but Ronnie was a twisted, dangerous monster. Vincent urges Kim to shut up and Phil warns her that she should. But Kim refuses to back down as Jack start asking what she is going on about. Kim blurts out that Ronnie killed Fatboy leaving the Vic to fall silent...

As the revelation sinks in and Jack looks around the Vic and seeing people gossip he is quick to direct Ingrid to take the kids home. Phil tells Sharon to get Louise and Dennis out the Vic also and Honey scoops Janet and Will out the Vic. Michelle follows Sharon out of the Vic as Louise tries to refuse as she wants to hear what Kim has to say.

Vincent tells Kim that this isn't the time or place for the details and suggests Jack and Phil come back to there's. Concerned for Dot, Sonia suggests she and Robbie get her home. Whitney is shaken and Jay comforts her with a cuddle.

As Sharon tries to hurry Louise and Dennis across the Square with Michelle, a taxi pulls up outside number 45, a pair of converse trainers step out, and we see someone looking around the Square. Sharon looks back at the Vic for a second and stops, spotting Vicki and calls out to her sister...

Shakil and Keegan stay in and play video games. Shakil tries to speak to Keegan about what has happened to his family but Keegan brushes it off admitting he is glad to be spending more time with his best mate. Shakil is amused when Keegan admits he is “frustrated” though as he needs to share a room with him and tells him he has 15 minutes and he will jump to the shop and Keegan runs to the room with Shakil's laptop...
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Scarlett looks amazing :wub: She would just look so right alongside the likes of Sharon, Martin and Stacey. In fact, she looks perfect as Jenna Russell's daughter which makes the failure of her Michelle all the more tragic.


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Monday 23rd April

Back at Vincent's, Vincent explains to Phil and Jack about how Ronnie arranged for him to be killed but Claudette sent Fatboy off in the car instead. Jack is shook by the revelation and Phil tries to regain control of the situation but Jack walks out and heads home to his children, heartbroken. He arrives home to find Amy refusing to go to bed wanting to know what is happening, Jack convinces her to go to bed saying he will explain everything in the morning. Ingrid looks at him sympathetically as he breaks down asking her how he is going to explain to the kids that Ronnie was a killer.

Dot is in shock as she sits in her front room. Robbie and Sonia are surprised when Donna arrives and Donna tells them she thinks Dot deserves the full story. Robbie and Sonia sit in as Donna explains the full story to a heartbroken Dot. Dot is completely torn over her grief for Fatboy, her disappointment in Ronnie and over Vincent's attempts to protect her and Robbie is impressed as Donna tries to reassure Dot that Fatboy will get justice now.

Donna arrives home to find a shaken Whitney and Jay waiting on her for answers. Donna ends up breaking down in front of them as she explains how hard it has been holding onto this secret for all these years to protect Claudette and how guilty she feels after facing Dot. Jay and Whitney ease off and end up comforting Donna.

At Patrick's; Denise is trying to help Kim decide what she wants to do next while Yolande is trying to put the pieces together to understand what is going on and ends up having a go at Patrick for dating Claudette after discovering that she killed her ex and faking her own death. Patrick snaps at Yolande that after loosing the love of his life, he hasn't made the best relationship choices. Kim decides to go the police station and Denise agrees to go with her. Kim is nervous as she reports Fatboy's death knowing Vincent will get into trouble.

Sharon and Michelle are delighted to have Vicki in the Square, and Dennis is delighted to see his aunt again, but Louise can't stop asking questions about Ronnie and Fatboy. Keen for Vicki not to get dragged in, Sharon sends Louise upstairs and reassures her Phil will give her answers.

Keen to catch up with Vicki, Sharon suggests that she come across to the Vic. Vicki agrees but asks to freshen up first. Michelle agrees to wait while Sharon heads back to work. Vicki is clearly reluctant to go to the Vic, but heads across with Michelle, as they get outside Vicki says she will follow her in. Standing in the spot Dennis died, Vicki sheds a tear and then hides in the cafe. Concerned that her daughter hasn't followed her in, Michelle tracks her down to the cafe and Vicki admits she didn't expect to ever be back in the Square so standing in the spot that Dennis died was overwhelming let alone facing the Vic where Den died. Michelle comforts her daughter and reassures her they will take it one step at a time but she needs to face it.

In the Vic; it isn't long before the gossip starts. Linda, Shirley, Kat and Max are all gossiping about it by the bar and Linda seems to confirm the story about Fatboy by revealing that Ronnie tried to convince Mick to hire a hitman to kill Dean which takes Shirley back as she was defending Ronnie. Kat comments that Ronnie let her grief consume her, and Max comments that her dad has a lot to answer for and airs his concerns for Jack and Dot. Sharon arrives back and takes control and tries to get the party back on track.

After the commotion Carmel arrives back at the flat and is horrified to walk in on Keegan. Shakil arrives back and finds the whole situation hysterical and ends up winding up Keegan about it and they end up laughing and joking even though Keegan is clearly mortified.

Tuesday 24th April

Kim decides she needs to prewarn Vincent that the police know, as she leaves Patrick she runs into Jay and gets him to warn Donna to expect a visit. Donna freaks out when Jay tells her what Kim said, and Jay has an honest chat with Donna about when he covered up for Ben and how he regretted it. Spurred on by Jay's words, Donna asks him to join her at the police station.

Kim heads across the Square and tells Vincent that she went to the police the night before, she feels guilty as he panics for Claudette but reminds him that his mother put herself in this position when she made the decision. Kim tells Vincent that she thinks it's in their families best interest if he hands himself into the police and leaves leaving him to make his own decision. Vincent is left sitting alone in the house, looking at the bills that are pilling up and ignoring phone calls from Claudette...

Kim later returns to check on him, and finds the house abandoned, Vincent has left a note saying goodbye and begging her not to let Pearl hate him...

Denise tries to act business as usual but is rattled when Ian takes a minute out of his day to check she is okay knowing Denise has a special relationship with Arthur and that brings it all home to her and Ian is left comforting his ex. At the house, Patrick is frustrated as Yolande can't help but have an opinion on the situation and he ends up lashing out at her and asks her why she is still hanging around leaving Yolande offended.

Jack is petrified of facing the kids and instead escapes to Mel's first thing. Mel has been expecting him, and they have a chat over a cup of tea. Mel opens up about her regrets about keeping the truth from Hunter about Steve and urges Jack to address the Ronnie situation head on. Hunter feels uncomfortable overhearing the conversation but clearly feels sorry for Jack and offers some awkward wards of support. Honey and Max arrive at the house to find Ingrid looking after the kids and are concerned about Jack.

Eventually Jack arrives home and is ready to face the situation head on. Max, Honey and Ingrid watch on as Jack explains to Amy and Ricky that people will be saying some things about Ronnie as she did do bad things in the past but that doesn't change how much she loved them and wanted to change to be part of their life.

Sonia is concerned about Dot who has locked herself away in her room. Whitney drops in to see how Dot is getting on, and along with Robbie they try to come up with a plan. Sharon eventually drops in knowing Dot will have taken the news bad, Sharon tries to coach Dot out of her room but has no luck. So they group decide to call Charlie and ask him to come and see Dot.

Sharon is surprised when Charlie turns up almost instantly and pushes for answers with Charlie admitting he has set up home just down the road but was waiting until the home was ready before inviting Dot to live with them. Sonia is concerned by the news, but is relieved when Dot leaves the room to be reunited emotionally with Charlie.

Sharon decides to head out to check on Dot, which causes her to bicker with Phil who wants her to stay and deal with the Mitchell reputation following the revelation about Ronnie and Sharon is quick to remind Phil that not everything is always about his bloody reputation and tells him to deal with his daughter.

Wound up following his row with Sharon, Phil is very blunt with Louise when explaining what happened with Ronnie which leaves Louise shaken. Louise seeks out Hunter looking for support hoping he will understand after finding out about Steve, but is left embarrassed when Hunter brushes her off clearly not interested. As she breaks down and is comforted by Rebecca, Hunter clearly feels guilty as he walks away.

Vicki tries to settle back into Walford life; Michelle finds her sitting on Arthur's bench and Vicki admits there is so many ghosts she needs to face but Martin interrupts their chat by spotting them together and rushes over to be reunited with Vicki. Vicki throws her arms around her uncle clearly glad to see him again and she is delighted to be introduced to Rebecca.

Martin takes his niece to the cafe for lunch where Vicki is reunited with Ian. Ian is quickly put in his place by Vicki who warns him they need to have words about the way things have been handled since she left the Square and it's not long before she gives Kathy a dressing down for her “death” reminding her that people do actually die.

Martin is amused by Vicki's stubborn attitude, and presses her about her life in Austrlia but it is clear that Vicki is avoiding talking about her own life and is keen to know about life on the Square, and learn more about Martin's marriage and is surprised to learn about his and Stacey's split.

Thursday 26th April

Denise is worried about Kim as she didn't come back to Patrick's last night while things are tense between Patrick and Yolande over breakfast following their row the day before and Yolande reveals she has decided to head back to Birmingham and sarcastically thanks him for his hospitality.

Denise heads out and bumps into Donna and airs her concerns about Kim, they decide to head to Vincent's to find out what is going on. Donna watches as Denise bangs on the front door to no answer and reveals she has the back door keys. Denise and Donna let themselves in to find a devastated Kim curled up on the sofa and when she sees them she reveals that Vincent has gone, disappeared. Denise rushes to comfort Kim while Donna is left thinking...

After having a catch up with Dot, and learning about Kim, Yolande makes a decision to stay in Walford and tells Patrick she isn't running out on their family again as she has missed them all and Patrick is secretly relieved as Yolande throws herself into looking after Kim while Denise attends to an oblivious Pearl.

Charlie asks Dot to come and live with him, Liz and Matthew. Dot initially refuses until Charlie explains he has moved to London and is one stop away on the tube so she would be able to come and visit Walford all the time. Although clearly devastated at the thought, Sonia encourages Dot to give it some consideration and Dot agrees to go and see the granny flat that Charlie has built for her on the side of his home.

Jack is furious when he finds out from Max and accuses Charlie of playing games and taking advantage of the Ronnie situation however Sonia steps in and warns them to not make this about themselves or Ronnie, this is about Dot and what is best for her moving forward. Overhearing Dot is impressed with how Sonia takes ownership of the family.

After visiting Charlie's home and clearly loving the house and spending time with Matthew, Dot is left torn when she returns home. She is delighted when Yolande drops in for a proper catch up and over a cup of tea they discuss the Fatboy situation, relive memories of old friends like Pauline and discuss the importance of family. This helps Yolande make the decision to stay in Walford, while Dot makes the decision to leave Walford leaving Charlie delighted and Sonia devastated.

Ian gets another letter which clearly makes him uncomfortable and he stuffs away in the same drawer as the one from a few weeks back and keen to distract himself he uses Michelle's excitement to have her daughter back in the Square and agrees to organize a family get together at his for his cousin but it's not long before Michelle gets carried away and the party grows. With Sharon and the Mitchells' invited, Ian, Kathy, Martin, Stacey and the kids, Kat and Mo end up tagging along to catch up with Vicki. And Sonia drops in and reveals the news about Dot's possible move out of Walford which leaves the locals gossiping about the thought of Dot not being around with her sherries and bible verses.

It's not long before Vicki starts throwing her weight around which annoys Sharon; she puts Phil down when he lays into Louise for spending more time on her phone than engaging with the adults, she bites at Kat when she asks after Spencer telling her that he is worried about Alfie which makes Kat make her excuses to leave, she clashes with Stacey when she warns her not to take Martin for a fool and when she makes a dig at Kathy for playing dead again, Sharon snaps. Sharon is quick to tell Vicki that she doesn't get to judge because she wasn't here, Kathy went through hell with Gavin and she would understand that if she hadn't ran away and never came back until now. Vicki is rattled and decides that it's time to air this out, once and for all.

Vicki asks Stacey, Kat, Mo, the kids, Sonia, Rebecca, Louise, Dennis, Jay and Phil to leave so she can clear the air with her immediate family. Michelle, Vicki, Ian, Kathy, Sharon and Martin sit around the dinning table as Vicki has her say. First of all, Vicki apologies to Ian for his loss in Lucy and Steven but lays into him for covering up his own daughter's death and standing by Jane leading to his family being torn apart. Ian is rattled when Vicki says that if she was Peter she would never come home after what he did to his twin. Vicki tells Martin he is clearly smitten with Stacey and urges him to fight for her. Vicki asks for Kathy's side to her faking her death and the room falls silent as Kathy opens up about being controlled by Gavin and how she became someone else other than Kathy Beale. She feels like she is finally finding herself again and refuses to let Vicki make snide digs at her pointing out that she isn't perfect as she has missed just as much as Kathy did while she was “dead”.

Vicki then turns to Sharon and starts giving it t her for her marriage to Phil, this gets Sharon's back up and when she learns that Michelle has filled Vicki in on all the details she is furious and is quick to remind Michelle of her own mistakes including Grant and Preston but it soon becomes clear that Vicki doesn't know what Sharon is talking about as everyone goes quiet, Vicki realises her mum is hiding things from her and pushes Michelle for answers but she bottles it and flees the Beale's leaving Sharon to explain to Vicki about why her mothers marriage to Tim fell apart and asks her to ask Michelle about what happened with Grant Mitchell...

Friday 27th April

Dot is moving out of Walford today. She has been to the council with Charlie and arranged for Sonia to be named on the house moving forward which Sonia clearly appreciates. Sonia has organized “goodbye” drinks in the Vic, clearly hoping that she will change her mind and stay but is keeping it a secret from Dot, arranging for a drink in the Vic with her and Charlie before heading off.

Dot's packing is interrupted when Kim and Patrick arrive to see her. Kim tells Dot she is so sorry about Arthur's death and explains that Vincent has gone, Dot makes it clear to Kim that no one will blame her and she needs to stay strong for Pearl. As Kim heads off, Dot asks Patrick for his help and encourages him to fight to win Yolande back reminding him that life is short as they reminisce on Jim.

Jack drops by to say goodbye to Dot and he lets slip about the drinks in the Vic admitting he can't face the locals yet and wants to keep the kids from judgement. Dot reminds Jack that he has nothing to be ashamed off and reminds him that his and Ronnie's love was pure. Jack is emotional as he urges Dot to visit him and the kids all the time admitting it will be weird not having her next door. Dot promises that nothing will change between them. The moment is interrupted when Sharon turns up with Vicki who wants to see Dot.

Dot gets the girls to help her clean out the cupboard under the stairs and as they do so, Dot quickly realizes the tension between Vicki and Michelle. Dot stops Vicki and tells her that Michelle has made lots of mistakes over the last few years, but at heart she is still the same person and they love each other and urges her to go and set things straight. Realizing Dot is right, Vicki heads off followed by Sharon, she spots Michelle across the Square heading to the Vic.

Vicki stops Michelle in her tracks and tells her she needs to tell her whats been going on. Michelle tells Vicki she will tell her everything if she goes into the Vic and stands back waiting for Vicki going through the doors as Sharon looks on confused. Keen to sort things for her mum, Vicki heads inside followed by Michelle and Sharon and it all falls into place for Sharon as Vicki looks at the fruit machine and begins to break down and runs to the bathroom followed by Michelle and Sharon.

Sitting on the Vic loo floor, Michelle is honest with her daughter about her affair with Preston and her fling with Grant meaning Mark is his son. Sharon feels uncomfortable as Michelle asks Vicki not to tell her brother which Vicki realizes and pushes Sharon about her reaction. Sharon admits that Mark knows because of Phil and Grant knows but neither addressed it with each other.

Michelle begins to panic at the thought of Mark knowing and Vicki shakes her mum and asks her where the fierce mother that was fuming with her for running of to Walford the first time around has gone and urges her to find her fight for her family. Realizing Vicki is right and that she doesn't need her anymore, Michelle tells her daughter how proud she is of her but she needs to go and find Mark and set things right. Vicki is proud as Michelle rushes off home to pack up her things.

Dot arrives at the Vic with Max and Charlie to meet Sonia for a “drink” and Dot feigns surprise at the “not quite leaving party” they have organized for her. Walford have turned out for her: Donna, Robbie, Sonia, Max, Vicki, Martin, Stacey, Mo, Kat, Jean, Rebecca, Ian, Kathy, Phil, Jay, Dennis, Honey, Billy, Patrick, Yolande, Denise, Carmel, Masood, Mel, Karen, Ted, Ingrid, Whitney, Linda, Mick, Tina and Shirley.

Donna is uncomfortable and says a quick goodbye and leaves leaving Robbie with his family. While Dot joins Martin and Stacey as they enjoy each others company and Stacey promises Dot that she will be turning up at her granny flat with all her problems for a cuppa, when Stacey wonders off Dot tells Martin that as much as Pauline wouldn't agree, Stacey is the right one for him and urges him not to let Max's mental health destroy his future. She tells Ian it is time to let go of the past and move on but he comments that it's difficult when the past won't go to rest, encourages Mel to keep an eye on Jack and tells Max that Jim would be proud of how he is trying to pull his life back together again.

Across the Square, Michelle has packed up her things and is waiting on her taxi arriving; as she waits she tells Sharon that Vicki has her demons in Walford that she needs her to support her with, she also suspects not all is well with Spencer and gives her a warning that the real Sharon Watts wouldn't put up with Phil's rubbish and urges her to leave him. She and Dennis will be better off. The taxi arrives and Sharon follows her out and they find Vicki and Martin outside waiting to wave her off...

Dot has gone back to the house with Charlie and Sonia. As Charlie loads up the car, Dot tells Sonia she is so proud of the young woman she has become and tells her she is ready to take over her home and to look after the family but tells her just to call her if she ever needs her. Sonia leaves Dot, and she looks around her living room and has a quick chat with Jim telling him about her plans for the future before leaving the house as Sonia sits at the kitchen table gutted.
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With Michelle gone, Sharon decides it's time that Vicki needs to face her history and drags her along to help her set up at the Vic. It is clearly difficult for Vicki being back in the Vic, but when Sharon helps Vicki remind her of the good times they had in the pub and all the history it holds for them both, Vicki ends up emotional.

Sharon comforts her sister as she cries for Den, Dennis and Pauline. Vicki then spends the rest of the afternoon having a drink in the Vic and watching Sharon behind the bar. As Sharon finishes up her shift a slightly tipsy Vicki reveals on the walk home that she and Spencer have broken up and she wants to stay in Walford with her sister.

Ian gets another uncomfortable letter that he shoves away in a drawer and instead of addressing it, he makes the decision that he needs to make a change and makes the decision to focus on getting the restaurant reopened. Kathy is surprised by his new found energy and focus but encourages him to go for it.

As Ian works away on his plans, Max arrives at the cafe with Sonia after having a run in with his solicitor ahead of his sentencing for his involvement in Steven's death. Max grows frustrated that Ian is looking to the future and has some choice words with Ian and Kathy which causes Masood and Sonia to step in and break up the situation.

Outside the cafe, Max explains to Masood that he has sacked his lawyer as he was encouraging him to take a deal that sees him go back to prison and Max is adamant he can't go back to jail. Masood tells Max to let him talk to his aunt and uncle as he is sure one of their foster children is a lawyer and may be able to help.

Billy is shaken when Honey explains she has invited Pam and Les for dinner in the hope of letting them know about her potential upcoming financial situation. Worried about facing Les after letting him down, Billy asks Jay to come to the lunch. Jay urges Billy to apologies to Les for letting him down.

Donna is delighted when she spots Pam and Les in the market and is glad to catch up with them. Pam and Les head to Honey's for dinner and it's originally uncomfortable with Jay making awkward chat to fill the silence. Honey ends up explaining about the Minute Mart being bought over and how she is unsure about if she will keep her job. Billy is very quiet and Les keeps an eye on him. Eventually plucking up the courage, Billy asks Les to join him for a drink in the Vic.

Billy and Les sit in the Vic awkwardly and Billy is honest with Les about Aidan and the mess he got caught up in, he apologies from the bottom of his heart for letting him down. Les softens towards Billy and tells him he can't face putting his family through more pain so offers him a job back at the parlor but tells him Jay stays as the manager and Billy is his second in command. Billy is delighted.

Donna is delighted to catch up with Pam and Les but feels uncomfortable when Pam already knows about Fatboy, Donna later has a run in with Robbie when she realizes he is embarrassed that everyone is talking about Donna and avoiding spending time with her in public. Sonia oversees and points out to Robbie that he is being an idiot and encourages him to fight for Donna.

Donna is left completely taken aback when Robbie turns up on the doorstep and proposes to her...

Carmel is growing frustrated at having Keegan around the flat and ends up whinging to Donna in the market but feels awkward when she realizes that Karen has overheard.

Tuesday 1st May

Ian rushes off to meet a contractor for the restaurant missing the mail that has dropped through the post box which leads Kathy to finding it at lunch time when she comes home at the end of her shift at the cafe. Kathy gets a shock when she reads the letter and it is a letter from “Steven”.

Startled Kathy sits waiting on Ian return home and sits him down to tell him about the letter, Ian cracks and admits it isn't the first he has received and pulls out the other letters from Lucy, Cindy and Laura admitting it all started on the anniversary of Lucy's death. Worried about what this could mean, Kathy insists to Ian that he needs to call the police...

Billy is nervous about his first day back at the Funeral Parlour but Honey gives him some words of comfort when she bumps into him the street. Jay is chuffed to have Billy back and it's not long before he is back into the swing of things when Katie enters to discuss her mothers funeral. Billy recognises Katie straight away as an old neighbour and remembers her mum. Katie was best friends with Jamie and Billy feels uncomfortable when she asks after him and he has to reveal that Jamie died a good few years back. Katie is overwhelmed by the news and asks to continue with the funeral planning tomorrow.

It is clearly a blast from the past for Billy and he asks to have dinner with Honey and the kids to try and distract himself, once the kids have gone off to their rooms, Honey challenges Billy about what is on his mind and he ends up opening up about his regrets about how he treated Jamie all those years ago. Honey is taken aback as she admits she doesn't think he has ever spoke to her so honestly about his past and she is clearly drawn to him, the pair almost share a kiss but Will interrupts by getting up for the bathroom.

Robbie and Donna arrange for their friends and families to meet at Sonia's. Dot, Max, Jack, Sonia, Kim, Pearl, Rebecca, Martin, Pam, Les, Whitney and Jay are all present as Donna and Robbie announce their engagement and admit they have book the registry office for one months time. Everyone is surprised and glad of the good the news as it's clearly awkward between Kim and Jack. Pam agrees that her and Les will hang around for a little while to help Donna organise her big day.

Vicki is meeting Sonia for lunch in the cafe and asks Stacey to join them. Vicki is honest about her split from Spencer then changes the subject to Sonia's love life which makes Sonia uncomfortable and when Mariam enters she uses it as an excuse to get away. Sonia asks Mariam if Masood mentioned to her about her foster child who is a lawyer. Mariam is clearly reluctant to get involved until Sonia admits she is genuinely concerned about her uncles mental health if he ends up back inside. Mariam agrees to call her foster son to see if he will help but refuses to make any promises which Sonia is grateful for. With Sonia distracted, Vicki puts pressure on Stacey about her relationship with Martin which leads to a defensive Stacey calling Vicki a nosey cow which leads to the pair laughing and Stacey admits she used to have a crush on Spencer when she came to the Square which leads to Vicki laughing she can have him but Stacey shrugs off the idea and comments that she has... before realising what she is saying which causes Vicki to smirk. Later Vicki urges Martin to ask Stacey out on a date tomorrow night and Martin is delighted when Stacey agrees.

Carmel tries to make it up to Karen after knowing she upset her the day before but Karen ends up lashing out in frustration telling Carmel that she is sorry that her family falling apart is such an inconvenience to Carmel.

Thursday 3rd May

Kathy is adamant that Ian needs to go to the police station with the letters, he is reluctant to get involved with the police again but after seeing Max head to the Masood's for a meeting with his new lawyer, he decides that Kathy is right and heads to the police station concerned he may have a stalker.

It becomes clear during his visit to the police station that Ian thinks his stalker is Max seeking revenge for setting him up for Lucy's murder. Feeling relieved that he has the pressure of the letters of his shoulders Ian goes to see Kathy at the chippy and their conversation is interrupted by the alarm going off at the restaurant. Keen to figure out what is going on, Ian and Kathy head over and are left completely gob smacked when they come face-to-face with Steven who comments “Your not the only who can pretend to be dead Kathy...”

Mariam and Arshad are excited for their god son Chadda to come and visit. Masood feels uncomfortable as it is clear that Mariam is very proud of Chadda's success and feels a bit pushed out. Chadda arrives and Masood is surprised to discover Chadda is a sikh and wears a turban alongside his business suit.

Sonia and Max arrive for the meeting and Chadda discusses Max's case with him and Sonia in the kitchen. It becomes clear very quickly that Chadda is more than capable of supporting Max through this sentencing in the relevant way and Sonia is clearly impressed with his nonsense approach.

As Billy and Jay close up for the day, Katie arrives finally plucking up the courage to return. Billy tells her she will need to come back tomorrow to discuss her mum's funeral however suggests she join him for a drink and they can discuss Jamie.

At the Vic, Billy feels unc fomfortable as Katie relives her friendship with Jamie and how she used to stay over and explains to Jay she lived next door and her mum was an alcoholic and Jamie used to try and protect her from her mum's problems by suggesting sleep overs. Jay is fascinated as he hears Billy talk about Jamie's death for the first time and their complex relationship. Billy admits his biggest regrets in life is letting down Honey, how he wasn't able to be a father to Freddie Mitchell and the way he treated Jamie. Katie urges Billy to fight for his relationship with Honey and spurred on Billy calls Honey and asks her to meet him for a drink.

Vicki and Sharon help Martin prep for his date, and have a few glasses of wine as they do. Martin is clearly nervous about heading out with Stacey and Vicki gives him a pep talk. Kat helps Stacey get ready and reassures Stacey that she deserves happiness and a second chance with Martin if she really wants it.

Martin and Stacey are clearly still smitten with each other as they meet at the tube station, they go to a fancy restaurant for dinner but as neither can find something on the menu they want they end up ditching the restaurant and head back to the Square for a bag of chips and head to the allotments to chat. As Martin discusses how the allotment was a staple of his parents marriage, Stacey admits she hopes they have a future like that, smitten, the pair share a passionate kiss.

After having a few drinks helping Martin, Vicki and Sharon decide to have a night out and have a few more drinks as they get ready and they discuss Sharon and Phil's relationship with Sharon being honest with her sister about how many times Phil has disappointed her but she feels safe with him. Vicki is clearly concerned that Sharon is kidding herself on.

Karen runs into Keegan and annoyed at his dismissive attitude, tells him that Carmel is getting sick of having him around. Later Carmel is shaken when she arrives back at the flat to find their has been a break in, as she rushes out into the street for help, Karen is having a cigarette and rushes to her aid and calls the police but quickly comes to the conclusion that Keegan is behind it.

Friday 4th May

Ian and Kathy are completely gob smacked to find Steven standing in front of them and as it sinks in Ian is clearly delighted to see him again and rushes to hug him but Steven pushes him off telling him he knows what he and Kathy did. Ian is left completely confused, Steven tells Ian he knows none of them went to his “funeral” and that they don't really care about people. Kathy is confused but it begins to dawn on her when Steven talks about how manipulative Kathy is. Kathy asks Steven if Willmot-Brown is behind this?

Steven tells Kathy and Ian that James saved him, faked his death and took him away from his pathetic family. As Ian pleads his innocence, Kathy has enough and snaps telling Steven in very blunt terms the truth about Willmot-Brown. As the news sinks in Steven is left further shocked when he realises everything that James told him was a lie and as he discovers that Abi is dead and his baby is living with Tanya away from Walford it all begins to push Steven over the end and he freaks out.

As Steven has a full on breakdown, Ian steps in to comfort his son and convinces him that he needs help and takes him away in the car to be sectioned. Ian asks Kathy to go and tell Max that it is all over, while Stacey and Martin are shocked to see Ian loading Steven into the car but realising she doesn't want to mess up her chance with Martin, Stacey chooses not to get involved. Kathy seeks Max out as he stands outside the Vic smoking and reveals the truth about Steven left Max in tears as he realises it is all over...

Honey arrives at the Vic to meet Billy and is awkwardly introduced to Katie who joins Jay by the bar to leave Honey and Billy to chat. Sonia and Max arrive for a drink after the meeting the Ahmed's. Billy introduces Sonia and Katie revealing their connection in Jamie that takes Sonia aback. Sonia and Katie enjoy talking about Jamie with Max commenting that he has never heard Sonia talk about Jamie. Sonia and Katie clearly enjoy spending time together and swap numbers, once Sonia is out of ear shot Jay jokes to Katie that she better watch that Sonia doesn't think it's for a date which leaves Katie smirking.

Honey and Billy talk through their problems and realising they still adore one another end up kissing and Honey agrees to take things slowly in reuniting and everyone is chuffed to see they have sorted things out.

Sharon is very drunk by the time Vicki gets her to the club, and they bump into Martin and Stacey and chuffed to see her match making his worked, Vicki encourages them to celebrate however as Sharon becomes a bit worse for ware Mel encourages Vicki to take Sharon into the office and sober her up. Martin and Stacey use this opportunity to slip away which is when they oversee Steven but they head home together instead...

In the office Vicki talks about sobering Sharon up before taking her home to Phil, but as they talk about Phil, Vicki jokes that he doesn't compare to Dennis and Sharon makes a comment about Phil taking Dennis away which leaves Vicki suspicious...

Shakil and Keegan arrive back on the Square after being at the cinema only to find the police at the flat with Carmel and Karen. Keegan is horrified to discover that Karen has put him in the frame after their earlier run in which causes him to kick off at his mum and they have a massive row which leads to Keegan storming out and Shakil going after him. At her wits end as her family falls apart, Karen makes a phone call to Mitch to ask for his help.

Shakil chases after Keegan and finds him hiding in the alley behind the Vic, slumped on the floor in tears. Shakil tries to reassure Keegan that everything will work itself out but an upset and angry Keegan sobs that he feels like Shakil is the only person who tries to understand him. Shakil is taken aback when Keegan passionately kisses him and he pulls away which leaves Keegan horrified. Keegan runs off horrified leaving Shakil feeling guilty.

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Monday 7th May

Shakil is worried about Keegan as he hasn't come home and Carmel tries to appease her son's concerns. Keegan has spent the night sleeping in the alleyway behind the Vic embarrassed following his kiss with Shakil.

Across the Square Keanu is less than impressed when Mitch turns up in the Square after Karen has called him and is reluctant to let him in until Ted who is arriving home points out to Keanu that Karen has sought Mitch's help in bringing the family back together.

Karen explains to Mitch about what has happened to the family and he comforts her when she breaks down and he reassures her that he will fix things. Mitch heads out and is startled when he runs into Keegan and realises very quickly that he has been sleeping rough. Mitch takes Keegan back to the flat and it becomes clear that Keegan needs Mitch's help however when Keanu points out that Keegan and Karen can't stay in the same flat, Karen ends up asking Ted to let her stay over on his sofa so that her son has a home for the night.

Honey has agreed that Billy can move back in and the kids are chuffed to have him home as they spend some quality family time together. After finalising plans for her mother's funeral, Katie seeks out Sonia and asks her for a drink. They talk about Jamie, and Katie asks if Sonia knows about Jamie and Billy's history and how Billy treated Jamie, Sonia tries to change the subject but is taken aback when Katie admits she feels like they are connected and kisses her.

Martin and Stacey head to the cafe, where Mo makes a dig to Kathy about her family being one up on the fake death scenario which causes Stacey to chase Mo from the café. Martin and Stacey ask after Steven and Kathy admits that Ian has been at the hospital with him and he is know going to visit Tanya and baby Abi to break the news. Kathy also reveals that charges against Max have been dropped due to Steven being alive. Keen to change the subject, Kathy asks Martin when he is moving back in with Stacey which makes for an awkward conversation.

Vicki can't forget about the comment Sharon made about Phil, and spends the day with Dennis and probes to see how much he knows about his biological father. Dennis is clearly completely engaged as Vicki relives stories about Dennis and Louise ends up joining in, keen to know more about Vicki's last time living on the Square. When Phil arrives home and hears Dennis mentioned, he reacts badly and breaks up the situation which leaves Vicki only more curious...

Tuesday 8th May

Mitch is determined to try and get through to Keegan but he quickly realises that he has broken his trust and Keegan isn't willing to listen to him. Growing frustrated, Mitch heads out and tracks Keanu down at the Arches. Mitch tells Keanu that he needs his help in reuniting Karen's family, he needs Chantelle's number. Keanu warns him that Chantelle won't thank him for dragging her back in but Mitch is adamant he needs his daughter's help and makes a phone call.

Keegan is startled when Shakil turns up at the flat and refuses to go away until he lets him in. A sheepish Keegan tries to avoid Shakil's conversation but Shakil is just glad to see Keegan is fine and tells him to forget about what happened, he was just annoyed that he didn't come home. Shakil tells Keegan he is his best mate and he won't ever judge him. Keegan is relieved and breaks down at the mess of his family and Shakil urges Keegan to let Mitch fix it.

Billy and Jay complete Katie's mum's funeral service. After the service in the grave yard; Katie asks Billy to show her Jamie's grave but Billy is uncomfortable and makes his excuses to head home which leaves Katie frustrated. Following Billy and Jay back to the Square, Katie seeks out Sonia and asks her to show her Jamie's grave as Billy basically refused.

As they sit by Jamie's grave, Katie asks Sonia questions about her relationship with Jamie and is glad to hear about the good times they had. After kissing Sonia, Katie breaks down and reveals that Billy sexually abused her when she used to have sleep overs with Jamie...

With Sharon working this afternoon, Vicki suggests that she and Phil should spend some time together to get to know one another. Phil makes his excuses telling her he needs to work the books at the allotment. Vicki doesn't take no for an answer and turns up at the allotments with lunch for her and Phil. Phil awkwardly agrees to eat with Vicki, and grows frustrated when she begins to probe about his relationship with Dennis, his past with Dennis senior and asks Phil if he is jealous of Dennis. Growing frustrated Phil snaps at Vicki about how it was Dennis decision. As the guilt seeps through, confused, Vicki probes further and Phil panics as he realises Sharon hasn't told Vicki. Realising her instinct was correct, Vicki refuses to back down and Phil tries to leave the Arches however Vicki blocks his path and pushes until he snaps and admits he drove Dennis to his death... and Sharon knows it.

Martin and Stacey feel awkward after the conversation with Kathy the day before and agree to meet up for lunch to discuss their future. However when Hayley turns up again looking for Mo, Martin enjoys having a flirt with her so when Stacey turns up she is clearly jealous and reveals Hayley is her cousin which leaves Martin feeling awkward.

Thursday 10th May

Mitch and Keanu arrive back at the flat with a chippy to try and cheer Keegan up. Mitch is clearly anxious and is relieved when Chantelle finally turns up at the flat. Chantelle is cold with her father refusing to listen to his pathetic attempts at buttering her up. Chantele asks where Keegan is, upstairs Keegan is delighted to see his big sister and runs into her arms.

Chantelle is clearly a very calming influence on Keegan and she listens as he explains what has been happening with Karen. Chantelle explains to Keegan she understands that Karen is difficult but she is there mother and the only one they will ever have and urges him to make peace for the rest of the family's sake. Keegan agrees to back down and speak to the social worker, but is devastated when Chantelle makes it clear she is heading home tonight and isn't hanging around to see it play out.

As Chantelle goes to leave, she runs into Karen who is sitting outside smoking. Karen is delighted to see her daughter but Chantelle's disdain for her mother and her behaviour is very clear as she tells her mother she is going to drive all her children away if she doesn't start reigning in the devil in her.

Sonia is gob smacked by the revelation that Katie has just made and tries to take it in as Katie admits she has never told anyone what has happened to her. Sonia tells Katie that she needs to report it because Billy has children who need to be protected from him. Katie agrees to report Billy as long as Sonia goes with her.

Sonia is clearly struggling with her horror at the situation as she sits with Katie at the police station. As Katie is taken in for questioning, Sonia is left trying to digest the news. After being interviewed by the police Katie seeks comfort from Sonia and admits she doesn't want to be alone tonight and asks to stay with Sonia... oblivious to what is happening with Katie, Billy, Honey, Pam, Les, Jay and the kids have a games night at the flat.

Phil grabs Vicki as she goes to try and leave the Arches and she gives him a stern warning to take his hands off her, making it very clear she won't stand for his crap. He pleads with her not to tell Dennis as he can't face him hating him as he adores him. Vicki gives Phil a blank stare before storming into the Vic and ordering Sharon to the kitchen.

In the kitchen, Sharon is startled when a furious Vicki slaps her across the face and tells her that she is trying to knock some sense into her. Sharon is furious with Vicki's actions until she drops the bombshell she knows Phil was involved in Dennis death and Sharon knows about it. Sharon tells Vicki the story about Phil and Dennis, and how she planned to take Phil down but changed her mind. Vicki just glares at Sharon and asks her who she has become. When did she start letting people walk all over her. Sharon snaps back when she became a middle aged widow with nothing, and is quick to point out Vicki wasn't there to help her hold it together but Phil was, he helped give her the stability she lost with Dennis. Vicki coldly points out she wouldn't have lost it if it wasn't for Phil in the first place...

Martin and Stacey end up bickering about Hayley, but Martin refuses to back down and follows Stacey back to the house where the pair end up getting passionate on the kitchen floor...

Friday 11th May

Back at Sonia's; Katie and Sonia lie on the sofa watching a film. Katie is watching Sonia who is clearly exhausted after today's revelations. Katie asks Sonia if she has any questions for her. Sonia admits she doesn't feel like it's her place but Katie urges her to ask her questions about what happened with Billy.

Sonia feels uncomfortable but asks Katie what happened the first time. Katie explains that Jamie had wet the bed because he was so scared of Billy and his beatings so she had got out of bed because it was wet and Billy found her in the kitchen and when she explains instead of offering to change the bed, Billy suggested she sleep in next to him. Realising Sonia is getting uncomfortable, Katie stops the story and asks for Sonia to tell her about Jamie's death.

Sonia relives being at the hospital on Christmas Day and her heartbreak as Jamie slipped away. Caught up in the story Katie kisses Sonia and the pair end up heading upstairs together...

Sharon and Vicki are sitting on the Vic kitchen floor. Sharon admits she doesn't recognise herself any more and she hasn't really since the day Dennis died, she thinks part of her died with him. Vicki promises that she can help her find that part again, but she can't do it by standing by Phil.

Sharon admits she promised herself she would never find herself in a loveless abusive relationship like Den and Angie but she kind of has and she doesn't know how to escape. Vicki urges Sharon to take the leap and walks her across the Square to face Phil.

Phil is sitting at the kitchen table when Sharon arrives home, while Vicki waits out on the Square clearly nervous. Sharon startles Phil by asking if he loves her, as Phil tries to avoid saying the words giving excuses for his behaviour and kicking off with the basic sure, Sharon grows frustrated and lays into Phil.

She relives the Phil she fell in love with all those years ago, commenting how he was different from Grant because he was gentle, he cared but she tells him he's know much more painful that Grant ever was. She feels his contempt for her on a daily basis then starts listing off all the disasters of their marriage that she has forgiven him for: Dennis death, the Albert attack, Shirley and the gun, Ronnie and her murderous antics, setting Max up, drinking and almost killing himself, getting Denise pregnant, the heist but she can't forgive him for the way he has treated her since she made her first mistake of their relationship. She is walking away for good. She will leave Dennis tonight, but will be coming back for him. Phil does nothing to stop Sharon from walking out, but asks him not to tell Dennis the truth about his role in Dennis' death and Sharon agrees before saying “Goodbye Phil”.

As she leaves, Vicki is waiting and as Vicki goes to comfort her sister, she is taken aback as Sharon bursts into laughter as relief overcomes her.

Martin and Stacey lie on the kitchen floor, Martin asks Stacey if he can come home and she agrees. Martin also asks Stacey never to hurt him like she did at Christmas again. Stacey admits she will try her best not to let him down and they make a pact that they will be honest with each other. It's not long before passion takes over again...
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