Eastenders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 30 January 2017

Walford post-bus crash, an interesting place that’s for sure – especially with Martin (James Bye) up and about with not a care in the world. So how has the disaster affected the residents and has Mick (Danny Dyer) dealt with Whitney-gate, yet? Let’s see what the week held in store:

Programme Name: EastEnders - Portraits 2017 - TX: n/a - Episode: EastEnders - Phil Mitchell (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Picture Shows: Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Stacey and Martin – baby talk ~ Stacey (Lacey Turner) has been hell bent on having a baby with Martin and since he was discovered under the bus, last week. So… with Martin showing no signs whatsoever of having suffered any lasting damage from the disaster in which a solitary unknown character died (yes, I am still harping on about that!), Stacey is raring to go. Although this does seem to have sprung up out of the blue and taken over their lives, at least Stacey has said she will go for help with her mental health ahead of the potential pregnancy. Stacey also has a run in with Carmel (Bonnie Langford) when she is trying to interfere with the way that Stacey is raising her grandson. I suspect that this will rear its head again!

Tony’s Wife Sniffs Around ~ Phil’s (Steve McFadden) late friend, Tony is a constant reminder of his near-miss and the arrival of Tony’s Wife has set alarm bells ringing for Sharon (Letitia Dean). Is she seeking revenge because Phil got the liver transplant over him? We wait with baited breath. Sharon and Phil have taken the time to have dinner together and re-connect, this week – but I doubt this is a long-term eventuality.

Babe – oh dear! ~ Babe (Annette Badland) is in trouble or causing trouble, that’s the long and the short of it. When Ian falls asleep at the bar (Mr Beale’s health is the issue, if you read the spoilers) and Babe accuses him of being drunk – it’s no wonder that Mick’s (Danny Dyer) blood boils over. Babe has already been warned numerous times by her despairing family and with rumours stating that the character’s days are numbered, could the end be nigh for her? I’ll miss Babe if and when she exits the square, she stirs the pot and causes controversy, I like that in a Walford resident!

Sisters… ~ Kim (Tameka Empson) marching into Denise’s (Diane Parish) adult learning class was not her brightest idea. Humiliating Denise in front of her class was the icing on the cake, hence the decision to tell Kim that she should consider herself abandoned. They’ve always endured a tempestuous relationship, but has this latest development spelled the beginning of the end for the feisty siblings? Whatever happens, I can’t help but think that Empson and Parish play the duelling pair brilliantly, they are entertaining even at the height of dramatic exchanges!

Jane Beale ~ I always like to round-off with a piece about a character and on this occasion I want to pay tribute to Jane Beale, who is played brilliantly by Laurie Brett. Jane was one of my first favourite female characters on the square and I was a bit gutted when she left. Although it was great to see Laurie move on to pastures new, and do so well outside of Walford, I am pleased that she has retuned, re-married Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and continues to grace our screens in a superb role. She has had some cracking storylines from the outset.

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