Is Suki planning to get deadly revenge on EastEnders? And why have Ravi and Nish been taken into custody? Plus, Denise calls time on her marriage to Jack, and Honey gives Jay a recorded message from Lola.
As Christmas approaches in Albert Square, we reveal all the EastEnders spoilers for 18-22 December 2023:
Suki wants revenge on Nish
Stacey is flabbergasted when she receives some flowers from Eve at the bap van, but Suki is convinced she’s being duped. And sure enough, after taking a look at Nish’s laptop, Suki finds that he sent the flowers. Her conclusion? That Nish must also know about the affair.
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Heading to No 31, Suki then reveals what she knows to Stacey and the two of them start to worry about Eve’s safety. Fearing that something bad has happened, Suki then plots revenge and, the following day, asks Vinny to stay out for the evening so she can spend some time alone with Nish.
Stacey then bursts in on Suki while she’s preparing a meal and tries to her prevent her from doing anything stupid. But when Nish arrives home, Stacey makes a swift departure. So will Suki go ahead with her scheme? And how will Stacey react later on when Jack breaks the news that Ravi and Nish have both been arrested for Eve’s murder?
Denise feels her marriage to Jack is over
After making a shock discovery about Jack, Denise decides that she wants to end her marriage and packs her bags to leave. But she’s stopped in her tracks by a horrified Amy, who flees from No 27.
Jack and Denise then search desperately for the youngster and eventually find her crying in the playground. But Jack is quick to blame Denise for Amy’s mental state and insists that she not leave the family home.
Later, Jack attempts to make amends, but Denise is adamant: she cannot forgive him for using Amy’s mental health to blackmail her. And things go from bad to worse when Stacey then involves herself in Jack’s relationship troubles.
Will Sharon cancel her wedding?
On Wednesday, Sharon and Keanu are celebrating, as they head to the Queen Vic to mark the fact that Keanu has had his name added to Albie’s birth certificate.
But events on Thursday take a distressing turn when Sharon collects her dream wedding dress, only for Tommy to accidentally send the frock flying into the road. Sharon reasons that this must be a sign she needs to cancel the nuptials, but after some encouraging words from Linda and the delivery of a new dress from Kathy, Sharon decides to forge ahead.
Jay gets a message from Lola
The market traders may be in a celebratory mood, but Billy is feeling far from Christmassy as he’s still missing Lola. However, after he sets up an illegal stall, Honey agrees to turn a blind eye, but only if Alfie will join forces with Billy to lift his spirits. And soon enough, the two guys find that their sales are rocketing up.
By the week’s end, Honey will also be seen involving herself with Jay when she gives him a recorded message from Lola. After receiving some words of encouragement, Jay listens to it and is surprised by what he hears.
Bad news for Dean
It’s a rollercoaster week for Dean who, on Wednesday, is left shocked when he receives a call from the hospital about a transplant for Jade.
Gina is quick to offer her congratulations, but the positive reaction is premature because, on Thursday, Dean is left drowning his sorrows after Jade’s transplant is called off. But he’s later given food for thought when Rocky has a conversation with him on the topic of forgiveness.
Drama at the carol concert
Finally, there are concerns that the carol concert won’t go ahead when Kim loses her voice. But following some words of encouragement from Patrick, we’ll see Howie step up.
As the songs begin, the EastEnders Six – aka Sharon, Kathy, Linda, Stacey, Suki and Denise – all watch on as they try to mask their inner torment. But thanks to that pivotal flashforward scene, viewers already have an insight as to the kind of Christmas they’ll be getting…