Lola Pearce finds a flaw in her plan to win back Jay Mitchell, Jack Branning makes a dangerous decision, and Ian Beale clashes with his mum.
Ruby Allen overhears Billy Mitchell gossiping about her wealth and she’s furious with boyfriend Jay Mitchell for telling him.
Lola Pearce, meanwhile, is having a good day after Denise Fox offers her a job at the salon but when she realises Ruby and Jay are making up she feels deflated. After making a decision about the future for her and daughter Lexi Pearce, Lola plans to move back to Newcastle. What will Lexi’s dad Ben Mitchell say when Lexi lets it slip?
Jack Branning is in a confrontation with Tiffany Mitchell’s rapist Fraser and the situation gets out of hand as the two come to blows. Has Jack got himself into a dangerous position?
Meanwhile, Mel Owen is putting the finishing touches on her plan to scam Jack of all his cash and she spins Jack’s sister-in-law Rainie Branning a line so she can get into his house. Rainie lets Mel get on with whatever it is she’s up to but Mel’s soon interrupted by Tiffany. Mel manages to get rid of Tiff and is left alone. Will she really go through with her plan or will she have an attack of conscience?
Ian Beale is furious with mum Kathy Beale for not telling him that his business partner Masood Ahmed had shut up shop and left while he was out of the country.
Annoyed that Ian is having a go at her, Kathy gives him a reality check about his behaviour towards son Bobby Beale. Feeling terrible for not being there for Bobby when he was released from prison, a repentant Ian arranges a family meal. But will it help Bobby settle back into the Square?
Also, Jean Slater is annoyed with daughter Stacey Fowler when she interferes in her business. Chantelle Atkins tries to find a way to bring hubby Gray Atkins and dad Mitch Baker together.
EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday at the later time of 8.30 pm
Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for (opens in new tab)WhatToWatch (opens in new tab).com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.
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