EastEnders: Janine gives birth on her wedding day, but her baby girl is critically ill! Will she die?!

As fans of EastEnders will know, Janine Malloy and Michael Moon are due to get married during Thursday night’s trip to Walford, however, as he’s going to confess that he did indeed take Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) to the financial cleaners, will Janine ditch him at the altar?

Well, if that doesn’t make her change her mind about marrying Michael, when he tells her he’ll only go through with the wedding if she rips up their pre-nuptial agreement, that might do it…

However, all of Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and Janine’s problems are about to become something of an irrelevance when they’re beset by what could be a horrible tragedy.

As we’ll see, Janine (Charlie Brooks) will go into labour on her wedding day, which is of course way too early, but despite being rushed to hospital, nothing can stop her baby girl being born prematurely…

A distraught Janine can only watch helplessly as medics hook her baby up to a life support machine and explain to the devastated mum and dad that there’s a high probability that their infant won’t make it.

Amid the drama, Janine decides that the baby girl needs to be given a name, and she tells Michael she’s calling the baby Patricia after her late stepmother Pat Evans…

However, as we reported last week, Michael ends up having other ideas, and he takes it upon himself to register the baby’s birth and call her Scarlett.

It of course remains to be seen how Janine will react to that news, and if the poor little baby will survive…

But I can’t see that EastEnders bosses will want to bring about yet another depressing baby saga, following the backlash they received when Ronnie Branning swapped her deceased baby for Kat Moon’s son, Tommy.

On the other hand, it of course brought the show a great deal of publicity, and as they say, any publicity is better than no publicity.

Do you think the show could get away with another infant death storyline?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.


  1. chantelle on June 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I really think that this story line is very upsetting i personal think that they should not bring the story-line to be another death of a baby it is bad enough it been a adult but been a baby is a different thing. I think it is too much to kill of another baby in Eastenders and obviously in others but. LET THE POOR BABY GIRL LIVE AND GIVE JANINE THE CHANCE TO SHOW PEOPLE THAT SHE CAN BE A GOOD MOM PLEASE DON’T MAKE IT MORE UPSETTING THAN IT ALREADY IS. thank you for taking your time to reed this. CHANTELLE

  2. chantelle on June 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    i fell sorry or janine i love michael and jay

  3. Charlotte on June 24, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I feel terribly sorry for Janine and Michael… They are such a good couple and it would be a shame if Scarlett died.

  4. Jess on June 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    i luv janine and michael so much. i want scarlett to live so badly!!!!!!!!!!!!

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