Lauren Branning been chasing Dean Wicks for a while now – and we can reveal that Dean finally lets her catch him and sleeps with her. But why?
It looked like dodgy Dean (Matt Di Angelo) only had eyes for older woman Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) and he wasn’t backward at coming forward to let her know how he felt…letting his hands roam and his lips land on hers.
But Linda was shocked, not flattered and has been keeping out of reach of Dean’s wandering hands.
Is that why Dean turns his attention to Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) and takes her to bed? Or is he hoping to make Linda jealous?
Whatever his reasons, we don’t think Lauren has finally found “the one” in Dean. We think Dean could mess her up just as badly as Jake did…
After spending the night together, Lauren’s hurt when Dean tells her their relationship is just casual. Dean softens when he sees he has upset Lauren but we still doubt his intentions are honourable.
Dean had his heart set on taking over Mick’s life – not knowing that Mick (Danny Dyer), the man he thinks is his uncle, is actually his brother.
We think Dean hasn’t really given up on that plan. He thinks the Carters have it all – and he wants it.
Which is why we also think that Lauren won’t be the only person who is going to be hurt by Dean as the Carter family continues to slowly unravel.
You can see Dean seduce Lauren in EastEnders on BBC1, Monday, August 18.
EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Monday, August 11, 8.00pm.