EastEnders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 20th March 2017

EastEnders never has a week without misery does it? Despite the fact that it’s Ben’s (Harry Reid) 21st birthday, there’s still not much to raise a smile about! Here are a few key moments:

A merry Ben is happy at the size of the crowd. Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID), Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Denise departs ~ …..only from the Minute Mart though! Denise (Diane Parish) has had more than enough after a chat with Head Office about training courses and all manner of other suggestions that she finds offensive sees her handing in her notice with no job to go to. Gotta love feisty Denise, though – there’s never a dull moment with her around and she has a confession from Kush (Davood Ghadami) to think on. It seems he doesn’t find her unattractive… boom chicka wow wow…

Yolande! ~ Yolande (Angela Wynter) was last seen in 2008 after leaving her philandering husband, Patrick (Rudolph Walker). In a well-kept secret move, she returned to tick off Denise about her customer service! Does this mean that she will be coming back again? I really hope so, I rather liked her and think Patrick could do worse than to have her back in his life.

Dennis the menace ~ Dennis (Bleu Landau) has been making a nuisance of himself to Auntie Michelle (Jenna Russell) quite successfully. He’s not giving up and she’s giving in! Even when it comes to her offer to bring home take away, he decides he doesn’t want pizza and instead requests fried chicken. Michelle foolishly offers to buy both! Then he’s calling her hurrying along, when is the boy going to desist? Not anytime soon I’ll wager…

Ben’s Birthday ~ Ben has the key of the door, never been 21 before – and it’s party time. He’s already feeling rather sorry for himself as Paul is not there to celebrate it with him and Pam and Les have remembered his big day by sending him a card, which stirs up memories. However, Jay (Jamie Borthwick) is soon teasing him about his lack of action in the bedroom and the party provides an opportunity for Ben to remedy this, with Johnny Carter (Ted Reilly). They’re both insistent that it was a one night stand in the cold light of day, but I actually think there’s something there and they’re not a bad match.

Whitney & Lauren sip their drinks as Whitney realises the real reason Lauren has dragged her to the bar. Lauren Branning (JACQUELINE JOSSA), Whitney Carter (SHONA MCGARTY) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Lustful Lauren ~ Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa)  has taken a fancy to another man, a fact that Whitney (Shona McGarty) is aware of. However, what Whitney is not prepared for is a night out at a cocktail bar that has been planned specifically so that Lauren can meet her crush. With Steven (Aaron Sidwell) trying to forge a bond with Max (Jake Wood), it appears that settling down is far from Lauren’s mind. Alarm bells are ringing (for me!) when she questions Jane (Laurie Brett) about her affair with Grant (Ross Kemp). It looks as though Lauren is experiencing a midlife crisis at the tender age of almost 23 years old!

 

 

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