Fans of EastEnders will of course know that super bitch Janine Moon is back on the Square, and as ever, she’s enjoying wielding the power that her money can buy her, and especially so when it comes to her estranged husband Michael…
And as we’ll see as the drama between the couple continues next week, Janine (Charlie Brooks) has plenty of cash and ire to back up her demand that Michael (Steve John Shepherd) give her custody of their daughter Scarlett.
However, she does love a good mind game or three, and to that end, in the episode that airs on Monday, May 6, we’ll see Michael installing a stairgate given that Janine has promised that he can have Scarlett for a few hours…
But when he goes to collect the baby, Janine will tell him that she’s changed her mind and he can’t have a visit with Scarlett.
On Tuesday 7, Michael’s nanny Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks) sees Janine in the Minute Mart and she tells her how upset Michael was yesterday. She adds that he didn’t need the upset as he’s already worried over an imminent VAT inspection.
On hearing this, Janine hatches another plan to get one over on Michael, and later, she goes to see him – right in the middle of the inspection – and offers for him to come and see Scarlett right there and then, knowing full well that he can’t.
However, in the episode that airs on Thursday 9th, Janine’s hard attitude seems to be softening somewhat, and she could be reconsidering her harsh stance with Michael, however, when she hears from Roxy (Rita Simons) that Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) is in a relationship with Michael, that all changes.
On Friday 10th we’ll see Janine telling Michael that it’s clear he hasn’t changed one bit, and equally clear that he has no interest in rebuilding their marriage, and once again, she vows not only to get custody of Scarlett, but she swears that she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure he never gets to see his daughter again.
Will she carry out her threat? Or can Michael somehow come up with the resources to fight her?
Find out next week, but for now, here’s a look at the next episode…