Next week's EastEnders episodes see Mel and Sharon's feud escalate into blackmail and some worrying threats, while Whitney sends Callum on another downward spiral.
Here's a full collection of 13 storylines to look forward to.
1. Mel resorts to blackmail
Vengeful Mel reckons that she has hit the jackpot after discovering the truth about Sharon's past affair with Keanu.
When Sharon finds out that Mel knows everything, she tries to stay on the front foot by warning her off. Unfortunately, Mel has managed to get her hands on the paternity test results which prove Sharon's betrayal – yikes.
Wasting no time, Mel makes her first blackmail demand by ordering Sharon to find a way to convince Louise to move back in with Lisa.
2. Sharon is at Mel's mercy
Crumbling in the face of Mel's blackmail, Sharon quickly comes up with a plan to satisfy her demands, telling Keanu that she can't bear living with him anymore. As a result, Louise and Keanu move in with Mel – job done.
Sharon hopes that she has done enough to get Mel off her back for good, but her new enemy soon starts making more demands. This includes some sinister threats that Sharon simply can't ignore.
3. Rainie pushes Stuart to breaking point
Rainie shows the extent of her addiction issues when she demands drugs from Sonia and attacks her when she refuses to cooperate. Stuart intervenes by carrying Rainie home, before resorting to drastic measures to tackle her problem once and for all.
Stuart knows that getting Rainie back on track won't be easy, but he's still alarmed by her ferocity as she struggles with withdrawal and bitterly blames him for everything.
4. Callum makes a discovery
As Rainie continues to make a scene, her behaviour is so loud that it disturbs grieving customers at the funeral parlour. Callum seeks an explanation from Stuart, and when he sees the drastic measures his brother is using to tackle Rainie's addiction, he orders Stuart to quickly think of a Plan B.
Insisting that he knows exactly what he's doing, Stuart confides in Callum about his own history as a recovering addict. Deciding not to stand in his sibling's way, Callum promises to help by talking Jay round over the noise. Highways united.
5. Whitney has news for Callum
Callum also has drama of his own to deal with when Whitney returns from holiday and drops a bombshell.
Even though their relationship is over, Callum is clearly still affected by Whitney's news and drowns his sorrows at the pub. Jay's efforts to help his friend don't go according to plan either, and a drunken Callum can't resist heading over to the Mitchell house to blame Ben for his problems.
6. Mitch and Gray go head-to-head again
Keegan's birthday sparks trouble for the Taylors when Mitch discovers that Gray has splashed out by purchasing him an expensive laptop.
The two men go head-to-head again, but are they any closer to settling their differences?
7. Tiffany confides in Keegan
Keegan's birthday also sees him spend some time alone with Tiffany, who's keen to confide in him about some of her recent troubles.
When Tiffany manages to get Keegan to herself after a hectic day, she explains what has been going on with her recently. Will he be able to provide the support she needs?
8. Chantelle's injuries are spotted
With a baby now on the way, Gray tries to convince Chantelle that he's taking steps to tackle his abusive behaviour by seeing a therapist.
When Chantelle accidentally cuts her hand, Gray insists on taking her to A&E to get checked out. However, a nurse spots a clue to Chantelle's hellish home life as she has visible bruises.
9. Louise resents Ben… but for how long?
Louise is bitter when she spots how quickly Ben has managed to worm his way back into the Mitchell family fold. (Well, he did nearly die!) Phil has already asked Ben to oversee a job that Shirley is doing for him, showing how much he trusts his son again.
Not on Team Ben just yet, Louise warns her brother to stay away from her. However, when Ben shows some generous behaviour and even bonds with Keanu over fatherhood, could some old animosities be resolved?
10. Ben is at a crossroads
It's an eventful week in general for Ben, as he continues to get involved in jobs which aren't strictly legit. He even meets up with a friend called Tubbs, filling him in on his latest money-making scheme and asking for his help.
Jean struggles seeing Ben on the Square, knowing the trouble he has caused recently. Ben starts to contemplate his actions in relation to the Slaters, but is he ready to throw them a lifeline?
11. Iqra questions her future
Iqra questions her job at the restaurant when Gray unintentionally makes a comment that gives her some serious food for thought. Ian makes matters worse by humiliating Iqra in his usual tactless style.
Could Iqra's future lie away from the restaurant?
12. Sheree's mother arrives
With Sheree aware of how much Ted is missing his late wife Joyce, she decides to set him up on a blind date with her mum Wanda. The pair get along well, but when their second date ends in disaster later in the week, Ted orders Wanda to leave.
Wanda later gives Ted another chance and after they have a heart-to-heart about Joyce, they end up sharing a kiss.
13. Jay is in the firing line
Jay shows his loyalty to Ben by helping him out on a job, but it turns out to be a big mistake.
Jay returns from the job with a fat lip, showing that Ben is still involved in dodgy activities. Will it be the last time he helps out his BFF?
EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One.
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