Peter breaks Lola's heart
Friday 29 August,

Lola thinks her life is on the up after paying Dean a visit at Blades, when he agrees to permanently hire her.

Cindy's having her baby!
Thursday 28 August,

Cindy returns to Albert Square and heads to the Beales', only to be told by a stressed Ian that he doesn't want her there.

Rainie is on the warpath!
Tuesday 26 August,

Ian and Peter's hopes are crushed after being called in by the police, when they are told that the police haven't find the person they think killed Lucy.

Will Mick reveal Ian's dirty secret?
Monday 25 August,

Mick asks Lee, Whitney and Johnny to miss out on the Notting Hill Carnival to bring some carnival spirit to the pub, as he wants to cheer up a miserable Linda.

Nasty Nick contacts Charlie
Friday 22 August,

Yvonne tells Charlie they need to flee to Ireland to get away from Nick. Charlie tries to calm her down, suggesting his car may have been vandalised by Max, as a warning not to report Emma.

Emma is determined to expose Charlie
Thursday 21 August,

Emma is determined to arrest Charlie for impersonating a police officer. She's thrown when he insists he's undercover, then threatening to report her affair with Max unless she stops seeing him.

Max learns the truth about Charlie
Tuesday 19 August,

Max visits Dot to apologise for his bad attitude, but he makes a swift exit when he realises Charlie is there. When Charlie later hears Max talking to Emma, he's intrigued.

Ian plots to remove Patrick from his life
Monday 18 August,

Ian worries when Denise reveals that Patrick is recovering well. Left alone with Patrick after accompanying Denise to the hospital, Ian begs him not to tell Denise about Rainie.

Will Jay lose Abi for ever?
Friday 15 August,

Abi gets her exam results, telling Jay that she's got into the University of Liverpool. Hiding his unease, Jay arranges a gathering at Abi's house to celebrate.

Phil realises Rainie is a problem that needs sorting
Thursday 14 August,

Ian confesses to Phil that he was with Rainie on the night that Lucy died.

Ian cracks up at Lucy's press conference
Tuesday 12 August,

The day of the press conference, Ian begs Mick to keep Linda quiet. As Ian and Peter go into the conference, Sharon, Phil, Denise and Lola have to wait in a separate room.

Will Stacey appeal her prison sentence?
Monday 11 August,

Concerned that Kat is taking on too much, Alfie visits Stacey to ask her to appeal. Thinking this is Jean's doing, Stacey accuses Jean of using Alfie to manipulate her.

Kat gives birth to baby boys!
Friday 8 August,

Kat realises the babies are really on their way, as Stacey is led away by prison officers. Full of excitement and nerves, Alfie and Mo bring Tommy and Lily to the hospital.

Mick's arrested for kerb crawling!
Thursday 7 August,

*Hour-long episode*

Jean makes a shock suggestion to Stacey
Tuesday 5 August,

Kat and Alfie are suspicious of Jean's sudden visit to Walford, concerned when she claims she's left Ollie. Heading to prison to visit Stacey, Jean reveals why she's really back.

Are Kat's babies on the way?
Monday 4 August,

Kat suddenly gets pains and tells Alfie the babies might be on their way. Ever the opportunist, Alfie takes her into a children's shop, hoping that if her waters break they'll get some freebies!

Will Aunt Babe reveal Shirley's secret?
Thursday 31 July,

*EastEnders is on BBC2 tonight due to the Commonwealth Games*

Shirley busts Dean and Aunt Babe
Tuesday 29 July,

*EastEnders is on BBC2 tonight, and at a slightly later time, due to the Commonwealth Games*

Carol makes a shock discovery about Charlie Cotton
Monday 28 July,

Carol puts on a brave face ahead of her double mastectomy. The Butchers do their best to be supportive despite Bianca's money problems and the continued trouble over the hash brownies.