EastEnders Spoilers: Abi Branning has failed her exams, and she blames her sister Lauren! (VIDEO)


Fans of EastEnders will of course know that Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) was spang in the middle of revising for, then taking, her exams when her sister Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) was in the thick of her addiction to booze…

And as fans of the show may recall, during an alcohol fuelled rage a few weeks ago, Lauren tore up all of Abi’s revision notes, but though upset, Abi forgave her.

However, as we’re set to see in next week’s episodes, Abi’s not so forgiving when she learns that she’s failed her exams!

The drama begins on Tuesday, August 20, with Lauren arriving at her next counseling session and being happy to see Jake Stone (Jamie Lomas) there again. However, as the two chat, Lauren spots his wedding ring, and things go kinda downhill from then on.

But nonetheless, Lauren – for once – doesn’t dwell on her own problems, and as we’ll see in Thursday’s episode, she’s worried about Abi who seems distant and quiet…


So Lauren decides to organise a surprise party for her sister – sure that Abi will have passed her exams – but when everyone’s gathered and in party mode, Lauren can’t understand what’s wrong when Abi’s less than enthusiastic.

Likewise, Abi’s boyfriend Jay (Jamie Borthwick) is put out by her mood, and he quizzes her, pushing Abi until she blurts out that she failed her exams, and adds that it’s all Lauren’s fault!

On Friday, we’ll see that Abi is still upset and depressed as she begins to look for jobs, leaving Lauren and Jay concerned about her. Lauren feels guilty for the effect she had on Abi’s results, but Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) gives her some words of advice…


Lauren takes in what Kirsty has to say, and later, she reveals to Abi that she’s found a way for her to still follow her dream of becoming a vet. Abi’s thrilled, but will Lauren’s plan work?

Find out next week, but for now, here’s a look at what’s ahead in the next visit to Walford…

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.