EastEnders fans rumble which soap LEGEND is about to make a comeback

Sonia Fowler worries about Janine Butcher in EastEnders
EastEnders' Sonia Fowler was forced to make a mystery phone call to help Janine Butcher. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders viewers think that Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) called soap icon Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen) to save his troubled sister, Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) during last night's hour-long episode (Monday, November 28).

Janine has been falling apart with jealousy over her fiancé Mick Carter's (Danny Dyer) connection with ex-wife Linda (Kellie Bright) after he came to her rescue in EastEnders last night.

Linda was in trouble with her Community Payback Officer, Murray, after missing her appointment to look after Janine, who had a horrifying fall at the tube station.

Mick wanted to help set the record straight and as he was busy talking to Murray with Linda, Janine went out searching for him after he never returned from the Minute Mart when she sent him to buy gherkins for her pregnancy cravings.

Suki Panesar (Balvinder Sopal) riled Janine up when she mentioned that he may have gone to see Linda and later on, Mick lied to Janine about where he had been when he returned to The Vic.

Sid Owen as Ricky Butcher

EastEnders fans believe that Sonia was on the phone to Ricky Butcher. (Image credit: BBC)

A desperate Janine then did the unthinkable and lied that their unborn baby could be in medical danger in a bid to make him stay with her.

Mick was terrified and opened up to Sonia about his concerns, begging her to help him get Janine a scan at the hospital sooner due to her nursing connections.

Sonia soon realised that Janine was lying to Mick about their baby's health and went to tell Mick the truth, but she was stopped by Janine who forced her to abandon the plan.

Janine then threatened to end Sonia's nursing career if she were to tell Mick the truth, while Sonia pressured Janine to come clean.

"Mick will know the truth when I am good and ready," Janine fumed.

Janine Butcher has news for Mick Carter

Mick Carter confronted Janine over her lies. (Image credit: BBC)

"When you're good and ready for what?" Mick interrupted.

As it looked like Sonia was about to expose Janine's secret, she surprisingly supported Janine and lied that she had got her another scan for this afternoon.

While Mick and Linda shared a moment at the Vic, Janine showed up with some good news after she pretended to go for a scan with Sonia.

She told Mick that the baby was doing OK, but Janine was still convinced that there was something going on between Mick and his ex-wife and screamed at Sonia in a paranoid rage.

Sonia was then forced to make a phone call to a mystery person as she begged them to help Janine.

"You've gotta get back here. I should've called you before. I thought I could help, but I can't. Right, you wanna see the way she's acting, the things she's saying," Sonia said to the person on the phone.

Fans are convinced that it was Janine's brother, Ricky on the phone and that he's making his way back to Walford to help Janine.

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EastEnders continues Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.