Shirley Carter is back! Everyone is surprised by her unannounced return. But they’re not half as surprised as she is when she learns what’s been going on between Linda, Mick and Stuart! Shirley looses her temper with Linda and when Stuart turns up she lashes out at him. She visits Tina and they vow not to let Mick get sent down without a fight.
After contacting Phil to help out again with Ritchie, Shirley learns that Phil will sort it in person. He’s going to make his own surprise return in just a few days. Later, Shirley and Tina plan to move out of the Vic but Shirley gets her fight back and instead gets Linda’s things together, throws them over the bar, and kicks out Linda and Stuart!
Martin is in a panic after Ruby’s revelation about the photo of her and Matt. Fearing retribution from Ruby and Stacey if they find out he gave it to the police, he asks Kush to take the rap for him. When Ruby tells Stacey about the photo and says that she’s decided to drop the charges, Stacey is horrified. She confronts Kush about the incriminating photo but a guilty Martin steps in and confesses that he’s the responsible party. An angry Stacey invites Ruby over to the house so that Martin can confess in person.
Keanu is put in a difficult position when Louise asks him to teach her to drive. He feels obliged to say “yes”, but when Sharon sees them talking she’s jealous.
EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Thursday.