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Deal or no deal: Is Max Branning getting cold feet in EastEnders?

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning
After the meeting, Fi tells Max she admires him for standing up to her dad. But is she sincere?

Max Branning's conscience leads him to tell Fi Browning that he wants to pull out of their deal

Who'd have thought it. It turns out that Max Branning may have a conscience after all. He's getting cold feet about involving innocent Carmel in Grafton Hill's plans and tells Fi he wants out of their deal. That's not what she wants to hear and, while outwardly giving the impression she admires Max's stance, schemes to keep him under her thumb.

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

As Max grows tired of manipulating innocent Carmel, Fi puts pressure on him to get insider information from the council

As Max grows tired of manipulating innocent Carmel, Fi puts pressure on him to get insider information from the council

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

But Max tells Carmel he won't need her assistance any longer

But Max tells Carmel he won't need her assistance any longer

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

Meanwhile, Luke visits Jay and makes an offer for the car lot. Will Jay accept?

Meanwhile, Luke visits Jay and makes an offer for the car lot. Will Jay accept?

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

Max tells Willmott-Brown that their arrangement is off, leaving Fi fuming

Max tells Willmott-Brown that their arrangement is off, leaving Fi fuming

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

Willmott-Brown is not pleased with Max's decision either – to say the least

Willmott-Brown is not pleased with Max's decision either – to say the least

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

After the meeting, Fi tells Max she admires him for standing up to her dad. But is she sincere?

After the meeting, Fi tells Max she admires him for standing up to her dad. But is she sincere?

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

After the meeting, Fi tells Max she admires him for standing up to her dad. But is she sincere?

After the meeting, Fi tells Max she admires him for standing up to her dad. But is she sincere?

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

When she turns on the charm, needless to say, Max can't resist!

When she turns on the charm, needless to say, Max can't resist!

Max Branning, Carmel Kazemi, Fi Browning

Elsewhere, Luke has some business suggestions for Ben. Is Ben about to be set up? Catch the drama on EastEnders this week on BBC1...

Elsewhere, Luke has some business suggestions for Ben. Is Ben about to be set up? Catch the drama on EastEnders this week on BBC1...