EastEnders‘ Lauren Branning is set for a big shock when she discovers Stacey Slater at The Vic.
The old arch enemies run into each other when Stacey (Lacey Turner) decides to take refuge at the pub while she calms down over her confrontation with her cousin Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace). But she is in for an even more stressful encounter when Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) arrives.
Stacey has been absent from Albert Square for four years and was thought to be in Mexico, until Kat spotted her in London recently.
She has returned to Walford to warn Kat not to interfere in her comfortable new life with an unsuspecting boyfriend, but when the conversation becomes too much, she flees to The Vic where Lauren walks in on her.
The pair fell out six years ago when Lauren discovered her dad Max Branning (Jake Wood) and Stacey had been having an affair, and put a DVD of the taped evidence under the Christmas tree, which the Branning family played on Christmas Day.
Lauren was also the one who unmasked Stacey as the murderer of Archie Mitchell (Larry Lamb), when she gave a taped confession to Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks).
Will time have been a healer for the warring women, or will Lauren be the one to send Stacey’s new life crashing down?
Viewers can find out by tuning in to EastEnders tonight (Tuesday, February 18?.