On EastEnders next week there’s trauma for Ben when he’s raped by Lewis. Plus Lola confronts Jay and Frankie, while Stuart decides to confess.
Read on for EastEnders spoilers for 23-26 May 2022.
Ben is raped
Callum will be seen raging at Ben for blabbing to Lewis about his vigilante actions and, with tensions at an all-time high, the couple are left wondering whether this could be the end of their relationship.
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Ben then heads to the Vic to drown his sorrows, while Callum is left covering when Lexi turns up for a sleepover and starts asking awkward questions about where Ben is. What neither know is that Ben is currently sending Lewis a message on a dating app – a move that results in him meeting the bartender for drinks.
With the Albert shut, the two of them head upstairs and one thing leads to another. But when Ben receives a selfie from Callum and Lexi, he has second thoughts and tries to leave, but Lewis bars his way and rapes him.
The next day, Ben finds himself struggling to process what’s happened. And when Callum finds out that his husband “slept” with Lewis, he’s mortified, especially when Lewis claims that Ben was the instigator of events. Will the truth be revealed?
Lola’s shock accusation
There’s bad news for Lola, who learns that Isaac has met someone else and isn’t coming back to the UK. And her mood isn’t improved when Honey overhears the conversation and crassly starts talking about how great things are with Jay.
Later on, Frankie invites Jay to Clara’s photography exhibition and, after spotting the exchange, Lola gets the wrong end of the stick. The exhibition then becomes the scene of an unexpected showdown when Lola shoulders her way in and accuses Jay of cheating with Frankie.
Jay, however, insists that nothing is going on between him and Frankie, while Lola eventually dissolves into tears and reveals that she’s been dumped by Isaac.
Stuart’s big confession
After Rainie discovers a stash of pills that Stuart has failed to dispose of, she realises he’s been lying about taking his painkillers. But when she questions him as to why he’d make her believe he’s addicted again, he rushes off to his chemo appointment to avoid answering.
The next day, though, Stuart finds he can avoid things no longer and ends up breaking Rainie’s heart when he admits he has no feelings towards Roland.
Will Lily remain Jean’s carer?
On Monday, Stacey will be seen refusing to let Lily stay off school to look after Jean, but after seeing how much Jean needs her, she reluctantly agrees.
But the next day, Kat voices her concerns when Lily repeats the same action and advises Stacey that the youngster instead stay with Martin for a few days. By Thursday, though, the situation has become more fraught, what with Jean refusing any aid from Stacey.
And when Lily returns from Martin’s, Stacey puts her foot down: Lily is not caring for Jean anymore.
Rocky makes Jubilee plans
Mick has ideas for the Queen’s Jubilee, which he shares with Sonia and Kathy. But when Rocky hears, he ultimately puts his foot in it once again with Sonia.
Determined to rebuild their relationship, he then tries to get Sonia to join him in planning for the event, but she gives him the knockback – all of which makes Rocky more desperate than ever to impress her.
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