With Ronnie and Billy left guarding the Mitchell empire, no wonder Carl seems to be under the impression it’s pretty much his for the taking.
But he’s reckoned without the awesome might of one woman – Peggy Mitchell. Sadly, she’s not back to slap Carl around the face while squawking ‘Gerrouttamypub’ at him until his eardrums burst.
She does, however, visit Phil in hospital to tell him to stop lazing around in his hospital bed and get back to the Square before the neighbours forget who’s really in charge.
Kat realises she can’t stand in the way of Jean’s happiness and gives the cook her blessing to start a new life with Ollie. And as ever, Alfie is there to support his ex, leaving Roxy feeling a bit miffed. Although to be fair, she’s also sneaking about behind his back as she continues to see her sister in secret.
Sam tells Ava and Dexter he needs a kidney transplant, but we’re sure that in no way influenced his decision to get back in touch with them after all these years – it’s just a great big coincidence…
Lola panics when she discovers Auntie Ronnie has been left to babysit Lexi, and Abi is past caring whether Max is innocent or not, pointing out that his complicated love life is at the root of all his problems. We don’t care what those exam results say, we always knew she was the brightest Branning.
Lauren gets passionate with Jake, Alice tries out a sexy new look, and Lucy discovers some of the downsides to being Janine’s henchwoman. Still no word on whether there are any upsides, though.