Struggling to cope with being a new mum, Janine senses her world is falling apart next week when her husband Michael disappears.
Still in hospital with baby Scarlett, Janine is furious when Michael is late for the tot’s medical appointment. It’s only thanks to Alfie that he gets there at all!
Michael insists his lateness is down to bad luck, but Janine doesn’t believe him
The next day, Michael returns to the hospital, wanting his wife to sign papers giving him access to Butcher’s Joints business accounts
Janine has misgivings – she’s becoming convinced Michael is only after her money
Reluctantly, Michael attends a post-natal class with Janine. But it all proves too much for him when they practise resuscitation and the new dad rushes out!
When Whitney turns up, Janine asks her to look after Scarlett and then rushes off to find Michael. But has he gone for good? Watch EastEnders from Monday 16 July