When his plan to burn down The Vic backfires, he ends up kissing Peggy!
Archie plans to bring financial ruin to the Mitchells by torching The Vic
When Ronnie notices that Peggy looks tired and stressed, the Walford matriarch tells her and Roxy that it’s because The Vic is losing money
The girls are upset that Peggy didn’t tell them about her financial woes sooner
Ronnie decides that they will have to put on their thinking caps to see if they can work out how to drum up more business and turn things around.
Later, Peggy is minding an empty pub while everyone is at the fireworks display. She hears a crash in the barrel store…
Archie appears and helps put out a fire. He tells he saw some kids running away from the pub, but really it was him who was trying to start a blaze…
Back at the car lot, Janine tries to comfort Archie after his plan to ruin the Mitchells has failed
As Janine wipes the smoke from Archie’s face, he’s suddenly remembers something…
When he tried to start the fire, he left Billy’s wallet on the floor of the barrel store so that Billy would take the rap
Later, Peggy calls Archie over to The Vic. She tells him that she found Billy’s wallet and knows what he was trying to do!
Archie tells Peggy that he had nothing to do with the fire, but she knows the truth and can barely stand to look at him. But when he grabs her, she’s forced to look him in the eye
Passion gets the better of Peggy, and the pair kiss. Watch the story unfold EastEnders from Monday, November 2, on BBC Two