In Walford…on Christmas Day…
Yusef’s announcement that he is taking Zainab and Kamil to Pakistan today throws Zainab’s world upside down. With Yusef controlling her every move, Zainab is forced to take drastic measures but her actions have huge consequences.
It’s the day of Ian and Mandy’s wedding and while Ian is getting everything ready for his big day, Mandy is having doubts about their future. Will Mandy go through with the wedding?
Zainab fears for her son when Yusef refuses to tell her where Kamil is. Scared about what Yusef will do, Zainab is forced to go along with his lies. Meanwhile, Masood is enraged that Zainab has allowed Kamil to be with someone else and he takes matters into his own hands.
With Bianca due home tomorrow, Ricky panics that Mandy may reveal all about the night they spent together and he manipulates Ian into taking her away.
Elsewhere, things are still strained between Kat and Alfie but they put on a united front to Jean. However, Jean seems to be showing signs that all is not well but Kat refuses to see them, adamant that she will look after her.
Zainab is at her wits’ end as Yusef fails to reunite her with her son but she continues to go along with his actions in order to get Kamil home safely. Meanwhile, Masood finally finds out about Zainab’s plight and he forces her to tell him exactly what is going on. However, Masood is shocked when he inadvertently sees evidence of Yusef’s abuse and he vows to get his son home.
Life at The Vic is strained and Jean is clearly not coping. Kat is determined to look after Jean but when she wanders off with Shenice, they all panic and set off in search for them. Realising that something has to change for the safety of his family, Alfie secretly makes a phone call.
Meanwhile, Ricky receives some bad news about Bianca’s release, will Bianca make it home for Christmas?
Just when Zainab thinks she is going to be reunited with her son, Yusef wickedly tells her that he cannot be manipulated. However, Masood is determined not to give up but when he finds out that Yusef has taken Zainab to get Kamil, he races against time to save his family.
Alfie is deeply concerned when he finds Jean still at The Vic. Kat insists that she can look after her but Alfie confronts Kat, telling her that she is using Jean as a distraction from their real problems.
Elsewhere, Bianca returns home but Ricky is feeling guilty about the night he spent with Mandy and thinks he should admit the truth.
Masood and Zainab try to foil Yusef’s plan to go to Pakistan, but has Yusef cottoned on to their scheming?
Phil is determined to catch his stalker and stages a stake-out but will his stalker fall into the trap?
Christian arrives back on the Square but how will he react when he react when he learns of Syed and Amira’s plans?
Bianca and Kat join forces to throw a Christmas Eve party for families but will Janine spoil the Christmas cheer?
As Masood frantically searches for Kamil, Zainab finally stands up to Yusef, but what consequences will this have for her family and the rest of the Square?
Denise opens a mysterious present on Christmas Day revealing a shocking a secret about one of the residents in Walford.
Everyone comes together for Christmas dinner at the Mitchells’s but Shirley is put off her food when she finds out some shocking news about Phil’s stalker.
Alfie overhears Jean and Kat having a heart-to-heart but will it reveal some shocking home truths?
As evil Yusef seeks his revenge on Zainab and Masood, his actions erupt in explosive consequences, putting the entire Square in danger.
It’s the morning after the night before and the residents of Albert Square are all still trying to comprehend the events of Christmas night and the damage that’s been done.
Shirley confronts Phil’s stalker, but with all the other commotion happening on the Square, how long will it take her to reveal their identity to Phil?
Derek finds himself an unexpected new apprentice in Liam, but how will Pat react when she see’s the two of them working together in the Square?
Buckling under his guilt, Patrick comes clean to Denise and Kim, but how will they react when they find out the truth?
Following her latest turn, Pat is in hospital awaiting the results of more tests but, behind the doctors’ backs, she checks herself out of the ward. What will it take for her to face up to the reality of her situation?
Bianca challenges Janine over her tormenting Pat over the loan she took out but her outburst leaves the family scrambling for cash when Janine moves up the repayment deadline.
Kat and Alfie throw a first birthday party for Tommy but, while Jean makes enough food to feed all of Walford, will the celebrations bring the couple closer together?
With the added pressure of meeting Janine’s new repayment deadline, Ricky, Bianca, Carol and the children all work together to find the money in time, with each making some personal sacrifices.
Michael and Janine head to The Vic for Tommy’s first birthday together, however when Janine storms out halfway through the celebrations, he’s confused. What has Janine got to hide?
Could Eastenders get any more exciting?