While the New Year celebrations are in full swing at the Vic, viewers will see grieving mother Ronnie sneak in and take Kat’s baby, Tommy, from his cot, leaving the body of her own son, James, in his place!
Reeling in despair over what she’s done, Ronnie breaks down in tears when Roxy pays a visit. Will Roxy put her sister’s state down to post-natal emotion, or will she find out what’s really going on?
Meanwhile, Kat returns home to the devastating news that baby Tommy has passed away. She and Alfie are heartbroken as they gather up his things.
Across the Square, Ronnie struggles to tell Jack the truth when she witnesses his unadulterated love for his new son. Concerned by her tears, she tells Jack she’s just overwhelmed with happiness…
Later, unable to breast-feed ‘James’, a desperate Ronnie longs to hold her own son again…
What will happen when Kat and Alfie go to the hospital to see ‘Tommy’? Will Kat realise her baby’s actually alive and well, and living across the street?
Later, Ronnie panics when the midwife turns up to check on the baby. Ronnie holds her breath as she checks her notes and picks up little ‘James’…
The midwife’s concerned that ‘James’ has lost weight and the clubfoot, which was noted, has now disappeared. But she’s more concerned about Ronnie’s emotional state. Has Ronnie got away with it?
As a funeral’s planned for ‘Tommy, will Ronnie be able to keep her terrible secret? Tune in to EastEnders on BBC1 on New Year’s Day