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Denise is horrified by Lucas's escape plan in EastEnders

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 07/03/2016 - Episode: 5241 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jordan puts his plan into action. Jordan (JOIVAN WADE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Getting back in touch with her ex-hubby Lucas has turned Denise's life upside down. But while the twisted serial killer still sends shivers down Denise's spine, at least she can comfort herself with the knowledge that Lucas is currently being detained at Her Majesty's pleasure. But for how long?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 07/03/2016 - Episode: 5241 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jordan puts his plan into action. Jordan (JOIVAN WADE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 07/03/2016 - Episode: 5241 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jordan puts his plan into action. Jordan (JOIVAN WADE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

After taking a suspicious phone call, Jordan tells Denise that Lucas is planning to escape from jail, and wants to flee abroad with them

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise quickly writes a message. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise quickly writes a message. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Appalled by the bombshell news, Denise pretends to go along with the idea, but frantically scribbles a note warning of the imminent escape

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise sticks a note onto Libby's bag. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Libby Fox (BELINDA OWUSU) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise sticks a note onto Libby's bag. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Libby Fox (BELINDA OWUSU) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

As Denise leaves for a family meal, she secretly sticks her note on her daughter Libby's bag

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise sticks a note onto Libby's bag. - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise sticks a note onto Libby's bag. - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

The note makes it clear Denise wants no part of Lucas's plan – but will it be acted upon?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise tries to stop Jordan. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Jordan (JOIVAN WADE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 08/03/2016 - Episode: 5242 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Denise tries to stop Jordan. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Jordan (JOIVAN WADE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Jordan soon realises Denise has no intention of going abroad, and is warned by his stepmum not to get involved with Lucas. But will he listen? Watch the drama unfold on EastEnders from Monday 7 March