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It's judgement day! Is Max heading to jail in EastEnders?

(Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

The wait is almost over. Following the dramatic murder trial that has gripped Walford – not to mention every EastEnders fan – Max's day of reckoning has finally arrived. Will he be sent to jail for killing Lucy – a crime he didn't commit? Or will Jane's shocking testimony keep him out of clink?

 

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As the locals gather in court to hear the verdict, Jane encounters Lauren, who is still torn over whether to speak up for her dad, or stick to Jane's scheme to keep Max out of prison...

 

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Jane has struck a deal with Max's dodgy lawyer Marcus, and she's desperate to keep Lauren from wrecking her plan. But will Lauren keep quiet?

 

(Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

As the tension mounts, prosecutor Hazel Warren makes her closing statement...

 

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Will the jury be convinced by the case against Max and find him guilty?

 

(Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Looking on from the public benches, tension is etched on the faces of Lauren, Carol and Stacey as they await Max's fate...

 

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As the jury delivers its verdict, Carol and Stacey leap to their feet!

 

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Later, as the Square tries to come to terms with the drama that has unfolded in court, Stacey confronts Jane over the shock evidence she gave at the trial.

 

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It's not long before Martin is drawn into the tense exchange.

 

(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Meanwhile, in the Square, Abi hands Lauren a plane ticket. Who is so eager to see the back of Lauren? And will she leave Walford when her family is in such turmoil?

Watch Max's trial reach its sensational climax on EastEnders from Monday, September 28 on BBC1