Bianca Jackson's heart-to-heart with Tiff Butcher leads to a surprising confession, Bobby Beale makes a disturbing discovery and Gray Atkins goes on the attack.
EastEnders favourite Bianca Jackson is all set for a weekend away. But her sister Sonia Fowler is worried about her daughter Bex Fowler. Bianca insists that Bex will be fine but she’s shocked when her own daughter Tiffany Butcher refuses to go with her.
Tiff has been talking to friend Keegan Baker and it’s given her second thoughts about her mum’s offer. Taking Bianca to task for not being there for her when she needed her, Tiff gets upset as Bianca explains her reasons. But she's not prepared for Bianca's shock admission. What has Bianca told her daughter? Later, Bianca thanks Sonia for looking after Tiff when she didn’t.
Ian Beale is getting increasingly frustrated with houseguest Rainie Branning’s behaviour. When he confronts her about it, she counters by bringing up their past sexual liaison. What neither of them have counted on is Ian’s troubled son Bobby Beale overhearing them.
He’s stunned by the discovery but accepts an apology from Ian. Still haunted by hallucinations of his murdered sister Lucy Beale, however, Bobby cuts the conversation short and rushes off. After Rainie does a good job of trying to wind up Bobby, memories of Lucy haunt him. Will he be pushed over the edge?
Gray Atkins is sulking as he’s feeling increasingly left out by wife Chantelle Atkins’ family. It’s not long before he’s lashing out at his wife once again. Chantelle bravely stands up to her violent bully of a husband. He begs her forgiveness for taking things out on her but will he really change his behaviour? Later, Chantelle makes a shock discovery that could change everything…
Also, Jean Slater is grateful for Daniel Cook’s support over her cancer treatment. Stuart Highway tries to support girlfriend Rainie but will she accept his help?
EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Thursday at 7.30 pm
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