In the episode of EastEnders that airs on Wednesday 8th January, Lauren’s angry when she discovers Kirsty spent the night with Max…
Abi insists she doesn’t make a fuss, but Lauren can’t resist. Kirsty is unfazed and happily acts like she and Max are back together for good, while Max is again having doubts.
When Lauren later bumps into Jake, he tries to get her to understand how Max may feel. Jake then invites her over to his that evening, as Sadie and Bella are out, but Lauren reluctantly declines, knowing they need to be apart.
After her chat with Jake, Lauren makes peace with Max, but it’s not long before he’s asking questions about Tanya’s new boyfriend, leaving Lauren feeling sorry for him.
Kirsty later makes an elaborate home coming dinner for the Brannings, but Max is furious when he realises that Kirsty has cooked with white wine and given it to Lauren and he tells her to leave. Lauren is fed up with Max’s behaviour, and soon storms out and into the arms of Jake…
Elsewhere, Denise shows off her ring to Lucy, and decides an engagement party is in order. Later at the Minute Mart, Wayne arrives and on hearing about her engagement, is even more flirtatious with Denise. However, Mick soon scares Wayne away when he finds him hanging around Walford.
When Ian and Denise later return home, they find Wayne leaning against their gate but will Denise give in to Wayne’s advances.
Meanwhile, Tina tries to persuade Johnny to come with her and Shirley to a gay club. Linda is unhappy with the whole situation, while Johnny finds it deeply uncomfortable. Eventually he gives in and agrees to go, but Linda informs him he can’t because he’s working at The Vic.
When Shirley and Tina head off on their night out, Linda makes it clear they shouldn’t cross her again.
Also, Bianca isn’t swayed by Kat’s attempt to reunite her with Terry, but Kat still tries to convince her to give him another chance. After a chat with Carol, Bianca gives in and accepts an invitation to have dinner at Terry’s, but her old worries about him and his ex-wife soon resurface.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up…