There’s a frightful time ahead on EastEnders for Linda at the Queen Vic’s Halloween party, as well as a massive scare for Sharon and Keanu when young Albie disappears.
Plus Ben seeks to offer protection to Lexi, while Rocky is dicing with danger when he gets on the wrong side of Nish.
It’s all your EastEnders spoilers for 30 October to 2 November 2023.
Halloween shock for Linda
Linda has big Halloween party plans at the Queen Vic, but Elaine fears that no one will be in the mood to mark the occasion in light of what’s happened to Jay. The atmosphere at the pub then sours further when Linda realises that George has been hiding something – chiefly, the fact he’s paid out 50 per cent of the Marbella bar sale to Cindy.
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After discovering this, Elaine is left both furious and hurt, but following a heart-to-heart with Linda, she agrees to listen to George, who explains his reasons for acting the way he has. Later, Elaine has a rethink where Halloween is concerned and attempts to get the party started, knowing that it was one of Linda and Mick’s big traditions.
However, after putting Ollie to sleep later that evening, Linda heads into the kitchen, where she receives an almighty shock. And while the Knights continue to host the Halloween festivities in the main bar, they’re unaware of the events unfolding upstairs…
Keanu puts his plan into action
Keanu throws his weight around on Monday when he intervenes in a showdown between Sharon and Dorian. But Sharon isn’t happy about what she sees as meddling on Keanu’s part. As for Dorian – he warns Sharon that if she goes to the police, he knows where she and Albie live.
Wednesday’s drama then finds Keanu deciding to put his plan as regards Albie into action. He’ll be seen going to Sharon’s to pick up the little lad to take him to a birthday party. But Sharon is later left angry to hear from one of the other mums that Keanu made an excuse about the party and took Albie off elsewhere.
When Keanu subsequently returns to the Square, he tells Sharon that something terrible has happened: he took Albie to the park and turned his back for a minute, only for the youngster to have vanished. As the police launch an investigation, Keanu reminds Sharon about Dorian’s threats. And later on, Zack finds a note pushed through the door demanding £50,000 for Albie’s safe return…
Can Ben shield Lexi from more heartache?
On Monday, Ben will be seen trying desperately to protect Lexi from the bleak realities of what’s going on with Jay following his accident. But the youngster is keen to be there for Jay and insists that Ben let her go to the hospital.
But as Ben tries to make sense of all that’s happened, he’s left fearing that Lexi will face more heartache when the police arrive at the hospital with questions about Jay’s actions.
Nish issues Rocky with an ultimatum
Rocky admits to Harvey that he owes Nish for a loan but has no way of paying the money back. Harvey’s suggestion is that he ask for lower repayments, but Nish isn’t having any of it and explains to Rocky that changes to the terms of their contract come with hefty financial penalties.
It’s a warning that leaves Rocky in turmoil as to how he’s going to cope with his mounting debts. And soon enough, Nish has realised that Rocky is fobbing him off when it comes to repayments. And so, in scenes to be shown on Wednesday, Nish tells Rocky that if he fails get him the money today, he’ll tell Kathy everything.
EastEnders airs on BBC One Monday to Thursdays, and streams on iPlayer.