Hunter and Mel attempt to flee the Square, Jean has a run in with Shirley, and Dot pleads with Dr Legg to come home to die.
Mel is relieved when Jack promises to help her and Hunter leave Walford in a bid to escape arrest. Hunter, however, doesn’t want anything to do with Jack and is not happy with his meddling. Jack gets Mel and Hunter in the car and drives away from the Square. But the police are soon following. Will Mel and Hunter get away?
The Slater household are all set for a good night out for Valentine’s and Mo and Kat insist Jean go with them to the E20. Jean is still not feeling herself but Tiffany helps her get ready. She puts her fears aside and joins Mo and Kat at the club. The ladies find Martin and Stacey and interrupt their Valentine’s date. A fed up Martin wants some romantic time alone with his wife and calls in Kush to help them slip out.
Meanwhile, Jean is alarmed when Mo reveals that Shirley told her about Jean breaking down on her the day before. Furious that Shirley has been telling tales, Jean rushes out of the club to confront her.
Dot is upset when Sonia reveals that Doctor Legg wants to stay in the hospital rather than coming home for his final weeks. Determined that he should die at home, Dot visits him but Doctor Legg insists he’s staying put.
Also, Tiffany gets it in the neck from Stix for what happened to Vix and she makes a discovery about Evie. Mitch tells Mick to stay out of things when Mick tries to give him advice about Bailey.
First episode of EastEnders tonight.
EastEnders continues on BBC1 later on Thursday.
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