EastEnders spoilers: Ben and Zack in violent showdown, Jay becomes Lola’s ‘boyfriend’

·4-min read
EastEnders spoilers (BBC)
These are your big EastEnders spoilers for 26-29 July 2022. (BBC)

Ben feels the full force of Zack’s anger on EastEnders next week, while Jay’s drunken antics land him in trouble with Honey.

It’s your EastEnders spoilers for 26-29 July 2022.

Ben manipulates Sam

EastEnders,25-07-2022,6526,Ben Mitchell (MAX BOWDEN),***EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2022***, BBC, Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Ben Mitchell (MAX BOWDEN) (BBC)

At Peggy’s, Ben notices Jonah’s drug dealer Tez giving Sam a packet of drugs. And it’s an observation that leads to Ben telling Phil that he should be concerned about Sam’s actions as he’s concerned that she could be ruining the bar’s reputation.

Read more: Next week on Emmerdale

Read more: Next week on Coronation Street

For her part, Sam quickly realises that she’s in danger of being ratted out for her association with Tez, but wins Ben's silence by installing him as co-manager at Peggy’s. This despite Ben also using Tez as his own dealer!

Zack lashes out at Ben

EastEnders,27-07-2022,6528,Zack Hudson (JAMES FARRAR);Dotty Cotton (MILLIE ZERO);Chelsea Fox (ZARAAH ABRAHAMS),****EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2022***, BBC, Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Zack Hudson (JAMES FARRAR);Dotty Cotton (MILLIE ZERO);Chelsea Fox (ZARAAH ABRAHAMS) (BBC)

When Zack discovers that Rocky is trying to sell his old car, he begs him to wait 24 hours, so he can find the cash to buy it back.

But his plan to ask Sam for an advance on his wages goes awry when Ben starts acting like the big boss. When an attempt to then secure a loan proves unsuccessful, Zack’s disappointment is palpable. So when Ben riles him further, Zack’s temper reaches breaking point and he ends up punching Ben to the ground at Peggy’s.

Sam can’t believe what she’s witnessing, but Zack defends himself on the grounds of his suspicion that Ben has been dealing drugs on the premises. However, Sam’s attention is soon turning elsewhere when police raid Peggy’s. Just who has tipped them off?

Eve and Suki get passionate

EastEnders,26-07-2022,6527,Suki Kaur Panesar (BALVINDER SOPAL);Eve Unwin (HEATHER PEACE),***EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2022***, BBC, Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Suki Kaur Panesar (BALVINDER SOPAL);Eve Unwin (HEATHER PEACE) (BBC)

During a meal at McClunky’s, Eve and Suki find themselves bonding. And, feeling a spark between them, Suki ends up inviting Eve home, where the two of them kiss.

But the morning after the night before sees Suki acting standoffish with Eve at the opening of the Panesars’ new GP surgery. It’s a reaction that leaves Eve certain of one thing: Suki will always try to hide their relationship.

A further twist then comes when, later in the week, Ash shows an interest in Eve, who friend-zones her. Ash then assumes that Suki must be putting Eve off, but when she leans in for a kiss, Eve gently turns her down.

Kat left angered by a wedding party surprise

EastEnders,26-07-2022,6527,Kat Moon (JESSIE WALLACE);Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN),***EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2022***, BBC, Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN),Kat Slater (JESSIE WALLACE) (BBC)

Lily puts forward the idea to Stacey that they should do something nice for Kat, hence the two of them deciding to throw a pre-wedding party for the bride to be.

Initially, Kat enjoys the event and has a laugh trying on knock-of dresses sent by Big Mo. But when Lily reveals that she has one further surprise in store, Kat is left furious when she realises what’s going on.

Billy attacks Jay

EastEnders,26-07-2022,6527,Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK);Lola Pearce (DANIELLE HAROLD),***EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2022***, BBC, Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK);Lola Pearce (DANIELLE HAROLD) (BBC)

Jay’s social life is still revolving around Frankie and Lola, with Monday’s episode set to see him get drunk and pretend to be Lola’s boyfriend in order to get a guy off her back.

But their antics are overseen by Ash and, soon enough, gossip starts to spread that the two of them must be having an affair. By Wednesday, it’s all getting rather messy, with Honey having been told that Jay has cheated, all of which leads to a protective Billy leaping in and punching Jay.

In the aftermath, Lola and Jay try to explain the misunderstanding, but will Honey believe what they have to say?

Karen wants to help Stuart

EastEnders,28-07-2022,6529,Karen Taylor (LORRAINE STANLEY);Callum Highway (TONY CLAY),****EMBARGOED TILL TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2022***, BBC, Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Karen Taylor (LORRAINE STANLEY);Callum Highway (TONY CLAY) (BBC)

Stuart wants Karen to do one thing: stop sending him leaflets about post-natal depression.

But Karen isn’t giving up so quickly and decides to reach out to Callum, encouraging him to speak to his brother about what’s been happening. But when Callum confronts his sibling in the Queen Vic, will Stuart listen?

Watch: Shane Richie to return to Albert Square