EastEnders spoilers: Max Branning plots against the Carters!

Max finds a USB stick in EastEnders

Max Branning leaves Linda and Mick Carter feeling suspicious, while Peter Beale provides a shoulder for Ash Panesar to cry on.

Max Branning is up to something dodgy and the Carters better watch out, in Monday’s episode of EastEnders (8.05 pm, see our TV Guide for full listings)!

Max Branning approaches Linda Carter for a chat and she’s suspicious about what he wants to say to her. Linda’s hubby Mick Carter is not happy to see the two of them talking after Linda betrayed him with Max last year.

Insisting to Linda that he only wants to offer her an olive branch, Max makes it clear he just wants to make things less awkward between them. Linda warily takes him at his word. 

But it’s soon clear that Max has something else in mind for the Carters. He slips into Jack Branning’s house and starts searching for something. Eventually he picks up a USB stick.

What is Max plotting to do?

Week 3 EastEnders Tuesday 6206 Suki and Ash

Ash Panesar was gutted when Iqra Ahmed split up with her (Image credit: BBC/Jack Barnes)

Ash Panesar is feeling miserable after being dumped by girlfriend Iqra Ahmed. She feels terrible about the fact that she kept from her the shock revelation that her brother Jags Panesar is serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. 

With Iqra’s sister Habiba Ahmed pregnant with Jags’ baby, Iqra was horrified that Ash allowed her scheming mum Suki Panesar to frame Jags for Martin Fowler’s attack. 

Desperate to win round Iqra, Ash does her best to apologise for keeping the secret. But it’s a step too far for Iqra, who insists that she can’t bear being with her anymore. 

A miserable Ash heads to the Queen Vic to lick her wounds, feeling completely rejected. As she broods, Peter Beale comes into the pub… 

Peter sees a sad-looking Ash and he immediately goes to speak to her. He suggests that Ash go out on the lash with him to drown her sorrows.

What will Ash say and does Peter have an ulterior motive?

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Tuesday at 7.30 pm.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for WhatToWatch.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.