After fleeing Walford six years ago following the murder of her husband, Dennis, Sharon’s back next week!
At the start of the week, Phil’s stunned when a blast from the past turns up at his front door – it’s his old flame Sharon… in a wedding dress!
As a bemused Shirley looks on, Sharon tells Phil she desperately needs his help
It turns out that Sharon was about to get married again, but fled her wedding and needs Phil to return to the venue to pick up her son, Dennis junior
Phil races to the wedding venue with Sharon…
…but where’s Sharon’s son?
Sharon finds her son, but she also has to face her ex-fiance John (Jesse Birdsall)
John, it soon becomes clear, is a nasty piece of work
As John gets more irate, Phil steps in
Phil and Sharon go to leave, but realise that Dennis has vanished
John has Dennis in his car!
As Sharon looks on, John drives off with Dennis, so she and Phil give chase
Sharon gets her son back – little Dennis managed to flee John while Phil and Sharon were giving chase
Max tracks down Phil and asks him for help with Ian, who is sitting alone in a car and refusing to talk
Not wanting Sharon to see the state Ian’s in, Phil asks Max to look after her and little Dennis as he races off
Max takes Sharon and Dennis Junior back to his place
Max offers Sharon some of Tanya’s clothes, so she can get out of her wedding dress
Jack soon turns up and, seeing an unknown woman wearing Tanya’s clothes, he insinuates Max is paying for Sharon’s services!
Horrified, Sharon slaps Jack…
…but there’s clearly a spark between the pair
Jack apologises to a flirty Sharon
Later, Sharon is horrified to see the state Ian is in and takes him to see his daughter, Lucy
Lucy may be happy to see Sharon…
…but when she spots Ian, she immediately tells him to leave
Lucy pours her heart out to Sharon, revealing how hurt she was when Ian abandoned her
Sharon plays mediator, telling Lucy she should try to forgive her dad for his mistakes
Seeing the desperation in Ian’s eyes, Lucy agrees that he can come home
Back at Max’s place, Tanya comes home and is furious to find a blonde stranger wearing her clothes!
Sharon’s less than impressed with Tanya
Sharon heads to The Vic and tries to take in the changes since she was last there
Tanya and Sharon exchange fake smiles
She’s pleased to spot a familiar face in the pub
Overwhelmed by recent events, Sharon is keen to get out of the pub
But Jack wants to spend more time with Sharon
Jack offers Sharon and Dennis his place for the night
Realising it’s her best option, Sharon agrees
After sharing a passionate moment with Sharon the night before, Jack wakes up to find she’s gone!
One thing’s for sure – where Sharon goes, drama follows! Watch the action unfold on BBC1’s EastEnders from Monday, August 13