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Jack gets shot!
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*One-hour special* Whitney confronts Kylie when dog poo is posted through the Butchers' front door. Billie tells Kylie to stay away from his family. Kylie tells Billie that she's thrown the gun away, but she isn't convincing. Later, Billie and the Brannings celebrate Lauren's birthday at the club. Billie announces he wants to join the police like his uncle Jack (opens in new tab). Then Kylie appears and fires a gun... Whitney's hand is grazed by the bullet. Jack lies in a pool of blood. Max goes into shock. Billie tells Carol he wishes he'd taken the bullet and not his uncle. A heartbroken Carol agrees with Billie, who runs away. Roxy (opens in new tab) sees Janine apparently throwing Ryan out of their flat. Roxy takes a fancy to a flirtatious Ryan and asks him to put up some shelves in the salon. Roxy tells 'homeless' Ryan he can sleep on her couch for the night. Janine insists she's happy that their plan to reel in Roxy is working, but it's clear she's struggling with her emotions. Ryan confesses to Janine that he's in love with her, but he's gutted when she can't respond. Also, Ben confesses to Shirley he's scared that Louise will be more important to Phil (opens in new tab) than he is. Get EastEnders storylines first! Sign up to receive our EastEnders Extra newsletter (opens in new tab) Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop (opens in new tab)

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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.