Life has changed forever in EastEnders in the wake of the tragic death of Chantelle Atkins (Jessica Plummer) and the police want answers from her husband Gray (Toby Alexander-Smith). But will his grieving husband act hold water as Mitch Baker (Roger Griffiths) suspects foul play?
Meanwhile, Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton) gets the shock of her life when Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) shows up – and a showdown will soon follow…
Monday September 21
Gray is at the police station being questioned over Chantelle’s death. Karen and the family return from holiday – and their lives change forever.
Mitch suspects something is amiss between Kheerat and Gray and seeks answers.
Ruby argues with the bank and later admits to Martin that she has had her identity stolen. Later on, Stacey returns – and Ruby is shocked to see her.
Callum overhears Phil and Ritchie discussing Ben’s situation. Phil later confronts Callum about Ben’s plan.
Tuesday September 22
Stacey confronts Ruby and later meets up with Martin. She tells Martin she isn’t staying in Walford long. Ruby implores her to stick around so Martin can see the kids.
At the police station, Ben is questioned and they tell him that his story can’t be verified – he’s staying where he is.
Mitch meets Kheerat and sees Chantelle’s memory box. Kheerat explains that Chantelle was trying to leave Gray but Suki intervenes and silences Kheerat.
Sharon complains to Linda over Ian’s behaviour so Linda suggests that Sharon pack her bags but the plan backfires when Ian calls her bluff.
Denise works out that Amy has a crush on Isaac and tells him he can’t tutor her anymore.
Thursday September 24
Ian is still avoiding Max and claims the bank is delaying the payment. Linda tells Max that Ian is desperate for cash. Sharon discovers that Max signed over half the restaurant to Ian.
Amy finds a way to see Isaac. Isaac then spots a bag of weed on the floor and promises to hand it in. He pockets it as Amy watches on.
Kheerat tells Mitch that he spoke to Chantelle during lockdown – and he theorises that Gray may have killer her. Mitch later tells Karen about the theory.
Stacey tells Kat that she is worried Jean won’t forgive her for leaving and Kat reminds her what Jean has been through.
Friday September 25
Amy refuses to go to school and Denise asks if it’s about Isaac. Amy reveals that she saw Isaac smoking weed and while Isaac denies it, Jack doesn’t believe him. Isaac is sure Amy is lying because she fancies him.
Gray gets a visit from the police who reveal that they have some new information – will he be arrested?
Ruby asks Martin if he still has feelings for Stacey – he has to choose. He reassures her that nothing has changed and he decides to take Ruby for a break.
Ian apologises to Sharon and explains that he has a plan to pay Max back.
EastEnders domestic violence – get support
Two thirds of women who were experiencing abuse from their partner/ex-partner in June told a Women’s Aid study that their abuser had started using lockdown restrictions or the Covid-19 virus and its consequences as part of the abuse. (66.7% of those answering question – Women’s Aid Survivor Survey, June 2020).
At the height of lockdown over three quarters of women living with an abuser said they felt they could not leave or get away because of the pandemic. (78.6% of those answering question – Women’s Aid Survivor Survey, April 2020).
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