Fans of EastEnders have been waiting for Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) to return, and that day is nearly here!
Next week, the legend returns to Walford in the hopes of reconciling with her daughter Scarlett (Tabitha Byron).
A storm is brewing, and it won’t be long until Scarlett vanishes – and a fire breaks out, just like in the ancient days!
There are lives on the line, but will any of our Walford favourites die?
Meanwhile, Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) returns to the Square, and she’s not pleased to learn that Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton) hasn’t told Martin Fowler (James Bye) the truth about her role in Stacey’s (Lacey Turner) incarceration!
It all kicks off next week in Albert Square, and if you want a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out our first look gallery below!
The week of Janine’s comeback has arrived!
Sharon feels both anxious and perplexed.
As a favour, Zack agrees to drive Albie to an appointment.
Jean returns, and she immediately learns that Ruby hasn’t given Martin the whole truth.
Martin wants to speak with her, but Jean isn’t interested since she’s preoccupied with something else.
What is it that she is concealing?
Kat makes a choice regarding Scarlett.
She expresses her desire to be Scarlett’s caregiver, informing the social worker that it’s probably best if Scarlett never sees her biological mother again.
Will Scarlett and Kat be a good pairing?
Shirley and Jean had a conversation.
She is in desperate need of assistance!
She shows Shirley the marijuana and begs her to assist her!
Shirley puts her strategy into action.
Jean does not wish to get involved in any illicit activities.
Janine has returned!
Kat is taken aback when she sees her old foe.
Janine pleads with Kat for another shot with Scarlett.
Vi has given Rainie cause to be suspicious, so she goes to meet Linda, who is pregnant, and begins to probe about.
She’s on the lookout for something.
Will she learn that Max is the father of Linda’s child?
Ruby is confronted by Jean.
She promises her that she will tell Martin the truth today.
Will she make good on her threat?
Scarlett is missing, and Kat discovers it.
Is Tommy aware of more information concerning Scarlett’s disappearance than he’s revealing?
Will he come clean if that’s the case?
Janine messages Billy.
She wishes to bid him farewell.
He informs her of some terrible news: Scarlett has vanished! Janine clearly had no idea.
Kat is confronted by Janine.
She comes up with a scheme and sends Kat to the other side of London while she goes to Phil’s.