Next week Max stops by to check up on Tanya and his girls – with his big brother Derek alongside him…
As Tanya continues to keep her cancer a secret, her problems only get worse when Carol confronts her about getting drunk in The Vic with Lauren. Carol knows something is up, but before she can find out, they’re interrupted by Rainie
After Abi’s caught stealing a pair of shoes and a positive pregnancy test is found in her bag, Tanya begins to despair at what’s happening to her family. Later, when Tanya’s ranting at her family about what she thinks of them, a voice booms, “ENOUGH!” Max is back
The atmosphere is tense as Max tries to find out what’s been going on. Tanya asks him to leave, but he refuses to go anywhere until he’s seen Lauren. Will Max find out that Tanya’s got cancer and has been missing chemo and radiotherapy sessions?
As Max and Tanya argue, they’re interrupted by the arrival of another Branning sibling, Derek. His domineering presence is immediately felt and not everyone is pleased to see him!
What secrets lurk in Derek’s past? Find out in EastEnders on BBC1 from Monday, November 21