A plethora of drama unfolds on EastEnders in the upcoming week of January 8-12, 2024. Multiple twists and turns await as different storylines are set to unfold. For starters, we see the six women trying hard to get away with the big murder in The Vic. Followed by Linda losing her cool and trying to find solace in spirits. Plus, Lauren is in the hot seat with the shocking new sister drama. Lastly, Jay is ready to prepare for the London marathon in her late wife’s memory. Here are all the big moments taking place in Walford.
Linda Loses Her Cool
The Six women were stupefied upon the arrival of construction workers at the café following the fire. Suki jumps in to stall the workers for a while. Meanwhile, she warns the ladies to move Keanu’s body quickly. As the ladies discuss the plan, Suki gets a call that could change everything. Later, Linda returns to the town after a few days away. However, she’s still hysterically scared to face the outside world. Stacey advises Linda to keep her cool and stay sober to avoid suspicion.
EastEnders: Lauren Returns To Be In The Hot Seat
It’s not been that long, and Lauren has already engaged in much drama. Trust us, there’s a lot more happening this week! EastEnders spoilers for next week say that Lauren finally gets released from police custody. She just wants to see Louie, but Peter pleads with her to stay for longer. When Lauren encounters Penny, she discovers that Peter knew about Penny’s secret. Shocked that Peter didn’t tell her, Lauren decides to exit immediately. She chooses not to forgive Peter for breaking their “no more secrets” deal.
Linda is worried now that Lauren’s back in town. She fears that Annie’s paternity, which she’s keeping from Lauren, will get disclosed. Whitney agrees to keep it under wraps. Things go downhill when Sonia approaches Lauren. As the mother-son duo is about to leave Walford, Sonia tells Lauren she has another sister in the town. Lauren storms into The Vic and confronts Lauren. Lauren asks Linda why she never told her that Annie is her sister. How will Lauren react?
The Six Unleash Intricate Planning
The Six decide to meet up to discuss their plan. Denise can’t make it in time because Jack introduces her to his daughter, Penny. Eventually, Denise does show up, only to get annoyed by finding Linda drunk again. Kathy intervenes before the matter heats up between the two. The women ultimately decide to meet at the café later at night to set their plan in motion.
Denise decides to have another meeting with the women in the pub’s Barrel store. She wants to open up about her fears but doesn’t get much support from the ladies. Her strange behaviour sparks suspicion in Jack and Chelsea, but they struggle to get her to open up.
Penny Struggles for Acceptance
As Lauren considers going away to Exeter, Bobby arrives to defend Peter. His words move Lauren, prompting her to stay in Walford for a while longer. When Penny learns that Lauren has forgiven Peter, she expects the same fate for herself. However, Lauren refuses to forgive her cousin and urges Sonia to deal with it.
Later on, the sisters reconcile and go on a flat hunt together. But Peter clarifies that he won’t allow Louie to live with someone caught up in the drug world. Penny tries to win over Peter, making him believe that she’s a good person. Will she succeed?
EastEnders: New Beginnings Unfold
Viewers will witness two of the characters turning a new leaf on EastEnders. Lily makes a comeback at school for the first time since giving birth to baby Charlie. To her surprise, she misses Charlie back home. In the meantime, Gina tells Peter about Jay’s plan to sign up for this year’s London Marathon. Peter agrees to train Jay. Will their collaboration be a success?
Phil Gears Up for the Fight
The tragic news of Aunt Sal’s demise reaches the Mitchells. Being a family man, Phill will get hit the most with the loss. It leads Phil to decide to ask Sharon about access to Albie. However, Zack stops him before he can go ahead.
On the other hand, Sam decided to take matters into her own hands. She warns Zack that Phill will drag Sharon through the courts if she doesn’t grant him access. Zack stands up to Sam while verbally thrashing her. Sam is shocked to discover that Kat knew about Albie’s paternity before Phil did. She starts to wonder what influence Sharon holds over Phil that he’s holding back.
EastEnders: Linda’s Wellbeing in Question, Eve Makes A Big Decision
Elsewhere in Walford, Alfie is recovering from treatment. He looks forward to movie night with Linda. George and Elaine reveal that Linda won’t be coming, leaving Alfie disappointed. Elaine expresses her concern to George about Linda’s well-being. George, in turn, advises her to back off as they can’t fix Linda.
Eve begins to move Suki’s possessions into the Slater house with Suki entangled in the murder drama. Will their new start turn out to be a welcome distraction? Or is it wrongly timed? Keep your fingers crossed, and stay tuned to TV Season and Spoilers for more exciting updates on EastEnders.