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… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will know that Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) has been trying to make a business comeback now that he’s fully recovered from the breakdown he had last year.
However, his daughter Lucy (Hetti Bywater) has repeatedly told her father that she thinks it’s too soon for him to be embarking on new ventures, and when he persisted with his plan to open a new restaurant, she became increasingly angry…
So when she finds out that Ian has persuaded Janine Moon (Charlie Brooks) to back him in his plan to convert the old Emporium into an up-market eatery, she makes it very clear that she has no doubt it’s going to fail. Read more & comment »
Janine Moon is of course back in Walford, and she’s determined to get custody of her baby daughter Scarlett, and unluckily for her estranged husband Michael – who has of course been singlehandedly looking after Scarlett for months – Janine has the money to pay for top flight lawyers, while he does not!
However, when we see the episode that airs on Monday, April 29, Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is determined that he’ll do whatever it takes to keep Scarlett, and to that end – as Janine (Charlie Brooks) is due to spend time with her daughter – Michael secretes a baby monitor in among the baby’s things so that he can eavesdrop on what happens when Janine’s left alone with Scarlett… Read more & comment »
Janine Moon has a lot of bridges to build in Walford if she’s intent on sticking around, and it seems she is since next week, we’ll see her reopening Butcher’s Joints and trying to get on top of goings on at R&R while all the while, plotting to get custody of her daughter Scarlett…
She of course left Scarlett with her dad Michael (Steve John Shepherd) last year, and though at first, Michael was fuming to be left literally holding the baby, since then, he’s grown into the role of single parent, and is now determined that Janine (Charlie Brooks) won’t simply waltz back into his life and get custody of their daughter.
However, wealthy Janine has plenty of cash to hire top lawyers to fight her custody battle for her, while Michael does not – and as we’ll see this week, he tries and fails to sell his share of the gym to raise money – but he does realise that he has a secret weapon in that Janine isn’t naturally the maternal sort… Read more & comment »
Fans of EastEnders will surely know that Walford villain Janine Moon is headed back to the Square, and her return prompts the final storylines for Steve John Shepherd, who plays Janine’s husband Michael…
Steve announced that he was leaving the show earlier this year, but as yet, it hasn’t been revealed exactly how he’ll be written out.
However, when asked for how she’d like to see him leave, Charlie Brooks, who of course plays Janine, said, “I would like Janine to destroy Michael! That’s what I want!”
Charlie returns to EastEnders on Thursday 18 April, and as we reported earlier this week, she’s intent on getting back custody of her baby daughter Scarlett, but Michael is equally as determined that she won’t… Read more & comment »
In the episode of EastEnders that airs on Thursday, April 18, Janine Moon (Charlie Brooks) makes a return to the Square totally out of the blue, and of course, her homecoming stuns her abandoned husband Michael…
The drama begins as he and Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) meet up at Michael’s to talk about Tommy once again, and when he opens the door to find Janine on the doorstep, he can only gape as a confident Janine waltzes in, evidently amused to see Kat sitting there.
She immediately assumes that Kat and Michael (Steve John Shepherd) are an item, but Kat puts her straight right away while she and Michael begin to quiz Janine about where she’s been all this time… Read more & comment »
The bitch is back next week on EastEnders when the fabulously catty schemer Janine Moon (Charlie Brooks) turns up on husband Michael’s doorstep out of the blue…
And if she’s hoping to rekindle the romance in her marriage, her timing is good because smitten kitten Alice Branning (Jasmyn Banks) is set to make a move on Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and for a moment or two, he’s tempted!
However, throw into the mix Michael’s simmering passion for Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) who is of course the mother of his son Tommy, and it could all add up to romantic disaster for the Moons… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, after Kat Moon’s affair with Derek Branning, her husband Alfie (Shane Richie) ditched her and set up home with Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) but of course, Kat’s still the woman he loves; he just doesn’t want to admit it.
So he’s going to be jealous and upset yet again when Kat (Jessie Wallace) moves into Michael Moon’s house. Michael (Steve John Shepherd) is of course Kat’s son Tommy’s father…
And apparently, Kat is going to develop feelings for Michael as they get cosy in his wife Janine’s absence (Charlie Brooks) but that’s all set to change when Janine arrives back in Walford unexpectedly… Read more & comment »
In forthcoming episodes of EastEnders, we’re going to see that tired and stressed out new mum Janine Moon becomes increasingly suspicious about her husband Michael’s behaviour…
She already thinks he may be having an affair – and of course, he’s in the running to be Kat Moon’s mystery man – and of course, since he made her tear up their pre-nup on the day of their wedding, she’s long suspected he’s only hanging around for her money.
So, in an all or nothing decision, Janine (Charlie Brooks) presents Michael (Steve John Shepherd) with an ultimatum which boils down to, “It’s the cash or me…”
Not even giving him the option of phoning a friend, Janine will place a bag full of cash in front of Michael, and tell him that he can have all the money, but if he takes it, it’s the end of their marriage and the end of his contact with his daughter, Scarlett… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will surely know, actress Charlie Brooks is taking six months off from the show as of August, and until now, there’s been little hint at how her character, Janine Moon, will be temporarily written out…
But according to a report in today’s TV Biz, Janine’s set to leave not only Walford, but also her husband Michael (Steve John Shepherd) and possibly even her baby daughter, Scarlett.
The paper reports that we’ll see Janine leaving Albert Square after “testing Michael’s commitment to her with a suitcase stuffed with £450,000 in cash.”
An EastEnders insider said, “The storyline is action-packed. Janine and Michael have always had huge trust issues… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Michael Moon has recently become a husband and a father, and for a few moments there, it looked like he might just be about to turn over a new leaf…
He ‘fessed up to having scammed Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) and didn’t do a runner when he had a wobbly moment over his new responsibilities.
However, according to Steve John Shepherd, who of course plays Michael villainously well, his character will never be the sort of man who can be trusted with anything, but most particularly, money, which of course his wife Janine (Charlie Brooks) has bucket loads of.
And as we’ll soon see, Michael hasn’t given up on the idea of reliving her of it!
Speaking to Soaplife about Michael and how fatherhood may, or should, change him, Steve explained that when his character visits little baby Patricia, he feels “helpless…” Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, in last night’s hour-long episode, not only did Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) become Mrs Moon – after unwisely agreeing to rip up her pre-nup when Michael refused to marry until she did – she also became a mother when her daughter was born by caesarian section…
However, as the infant is nearly three months premature, she faces a long and arduous fight for life, and in Monday’s trip to Walford, we’ll see both Janine and Michael (Steve John Shepherd) struggling to come to terms with how ill their baby is.
And of course Michael is weighed down by a big burden of guilt given that he swore on his unborn daughter’s life when he lied to Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace) about having stolen from Jean Slater (Gillian Wright).
He did of course finally admit what he’d done, being unable to bear the thought that Jean would commit suicide if she was sectioned, but by then, he’d told the lie and had sworn on the baby’s life… Read more & comment »