Ricky’s back in the Square next week, but does he have the dosh to help cash-strapped Pat?
As Pat and her family face losing their home, everyone is relieved to hear that Ricky’s coming home. They think he must have earned a fortune in Dubai… But when he bumps into Mandy, he admits he’s come back with less money than he went away with!
Ricky goes to see Bianca in prison. She’s pleased to see him until he reveals that he’s lost all the money he earned in Dubai…
Bianca can’t believe what she’s hearing and is absolutely furious! She tells Ricky that she hates him and to get out of her sight!
Back in the Square, Ricky decides to spend the rest of the day with Mandy, but when they share a dodgy pill, he becomes breathless and has to be taken to hospital. Later, they end up sharing a kiss…
Pat’s disappointed that Ricky can’t help her out of her financial mire, but decides to take the family to Clacton for the day to forget about their money worries
Despite trying to forget her troubles, Pat can’t help but wonder what she’s going to do about her finances… Watch the story unfold in EastEnders on BBC1 from Monday, December 12