'EastEnders' spoilers: Aaron Monroe realises his family is in danger

Neil attacks Aaron Monroe in EastEnders
Aaron Monroe is attacked by Neil. (Image credit: BBC)

Aaron Monroe gets a sinister warning from Neil in Tuesday's special hour-long episode of EastEnders (7:30 pm. see our TV Guide for full listings).

Aaron Monroe insists on going to work despite Harvey Monroe encouraging him to keep a low profile. It's not long before Aaron is faced with the sinsister Neil, who shows him a distrubing video. Aaron is shocked when Neil agressively threatens him for being a grass, throwing him against a wall.

Harvey turns up and tells Neil to get out but Neil hits back that he'd better watch out as he'll go after Harvey's daughter Dana Monroe. Aaron is furious with Neil's threats against his sister.

After the threats, a terrified Harvey phones Dana and tells her to come straight home. Meanwhile, Aaron reveals he has a plan to keep the racist gang off their backs. He says he's going to convince them that Neil has lost it.

Harvey Monroe talks to Aaron Monroe in EastEnders

Aaron Monroe makes a deal with the devil to protect dad Harvey Monroe and his sister. (Image credit: BBC)

As the hours tick by, Harvey worries that Aaron has put himself in danger. When he finally gets back he reveals that he convinced the gang to get rid of Neil but there's a catch... They have insisted that Aaron take over the operation in Manchester.

With Aaron's bombshell news rocking him to the core, Harvey begs Aaron not to go to Manchester. But his son insists there's no other way to keep the family safe. As Aaron heads off, he lies to Dana that he's off to Manchester for work. Will she believe him?

Dotty Cotton sleeps rough in EastEnders

Dotty Cotton is forced to sleep rough when she loses her home. (Image credit: BBC)

Dotty Cotton is busted staying at the bedsit rent free after Vinny Panesar is forced to tell mum Suki Panesar what she's been doing. Suki insists that unless Dotty pay rent she's out on her ear!

Meanwhile, Rocky Cant is at the gym when he and Sonia Fowler notice a desperate looking Dotty. She pleads with Nancy Carter to give her a job at the gym but Nancy disappoints her.

Rocky can't get Dotty off his mind and after finding her at Ruby's he offers to help her out with what little money he has. She's downbeat to realise that it's not going to be enough to get her somewhere to live. When Zack Hudson finds Dotty with a sleeping bag at the club, he advises her to swallow her pride and asks Sonia for help.

Unable to throw herself on Sonia's mercy and with nowhere to go and no money to help her, Dotty ends up sleeping rough in the allotments. She later finds Vinny and asks him to help her find a place to stay. He's taken aback when her request comes with the veiled suggestion that she'll date him if he helps her out.

Unsure whether Dotty is on the level, a confused Vinny explains to Karen Taylor about a 'girl' who has asked him out. Not knowing it's a self serving Dotty, Karen encourages him to go for it!

Vinny falls for Dotty's words and he tells her that he'll pay for her bedsit, inviting her out for a romantic meal.

Chelsea Atkins is exhausted in EastEnders

Chelsea Atkins struggles to keep on top of her lie. (Image credit: BBC)

Chelsea Atkins vents to Whitney Dean about the impossible situation she's found herself in, as she struggles to keep up her lies to husband Gray Atkins. 

Whitney encourages Chelsea to stay in the game, telling her that if she keeps her cool they will catch out Gray the moment he lets his mask slip.

Buoyed by Whitney's words, Chelsea paints on her best face as she puts dinner on the table for Gray, determined to play at happy families for now.

Callum Highway visits Phil Mitchell in EastEnders

Callum Highway puts in a good word for Ben Mitchell with Phil Mitchell. (Image credit: BBC)

Also, Callum Highway asks Phil Mitchell to give son Ben Mitchell a break but Ben's not impressed with his hubby's initiative.

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Thursday 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.