EastEnders‘ Stacey Branning is set to have a showdown with her enemy Janine Butcher.
The single mum, who is played by Lacey Turner, decides to visit her arch-nemesis in prison so she can stop living a lie and get her life back, after returning to Albert Square as a frightened fugitive with her baby daughter.
She concocts the plan with cousin Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace).
“Stacey would love to return to Albert Square properly, but she just never thought it would be possible. When Kat tells her the plan, Stacey is shocked – but it’s worth considering if it means Stacey can be back with her family again,” the actress told Inside Soap.
“She doesn’t want to live a lie any more. She’s tired of always looking over her shoulder,” the 25-year-old added.
Their last encounter ended in Janine stabbing herself and framing Stacey for attempted murder, forcing her to go on the run.
With Stacey in hiding, Kat went to pay Janine a visit – but Stacey decides to meet her face-to-face when Kat’s talk fails.
However, Stacey, who has been living under a false identity for the past few years, faces the challenge of having to get inside the prison without her cover being blown.
The scenes will be shown on EastEnders on Tuesday, February 25.