Eastenders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 24 April 2017

Life in Walford has continues to be messy for its residents, with cunning plans unfolding and deceit in every corner of the Square, let’s look at some highlights…

Fi Browning (LISA FAULKNER) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Nicky Johnston

Ladies Night ~ New arrival, Woody is full of ideas, it seems and not all of them bad ones! His mates happens to be strippers, so a Ladies Night is planned and there are a few happy punters in The Vic that night, too. Let’s see if Woody can compete against Max Branning!

Derek’s hired! ~ Honey was starting to lose the will with her new ‘apprentice’, Derek – however despite many false starts from the well meaning pensioner, the pair have struck up a good working relationship. Whether Derek will always be able to have a handle on resident bully Keegan? Remains to be seen…

Investigations at The Vic ~ New character, Fi is on the prowl at the Queen Vic checking the books and generally stressing Shirl and co. out! Meanwhile Max continues to hover in the background until he can make his move. Troubling times ahead for the already scarred Carter family!

Abi’s house-share ~ Donna and Abi are busy cooking up a plot for Abi to move into the spare room in the shared house with Jay and Ben. Moving in with her two ex boyfriends doesn’t seem to faze the young Branning girl, however the boys are not so sure. Persuasive efforts go some way towards convincing them and even though Abi has had second thoughts about leaving Dot, it looks as though there will be a ‘Friend’ style living arrangement going on. It’s bound to be interesting!

Steven & Lauren ~ Over at The Beale house, Steven almost puts the mockers on Lauren’s second interview when he answers her mobile and claims that the caller has the wrong number! His plan is foiled when Lauren receives an email, but if Steven doesn’t want her to get the job and with her dad working against her too – Lauren’s career plans look doomed to fail.

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Eastenders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 17 April 2017

Sonia’s (Natalie Cassidy) back and inserting her trumpet into general conversation, again – as well as causing chaos as she tries to protect her daughter. Add a funeral and a spot of heckling at the Mayor into the mix and it all bodes well for a happy week in Walford! Here are some highlights…

‘Woody’ Woodward (LEE RYAN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Nicky Johnston

Bump it with a trumpet ~ Sonia may be back fleetingly to see her bullied daughter. She may have wreaked a spot of havoc, too by launching herself at Sharon (Letitia Dean) in the Square – that was funny! However, why oh why does Sonia’s trumpet have to be brought up on every given opportunity? Cassidy’s returns are becoming a ‘spot the word trumpet’ game for yours truly!

New Character (Hands high when we fly by!) ~ Lee Ryan (from Blue!) has joined the cast as Woody, sent by Linda (Kellie Bright) to help out at The Vic. His arrival did not go down well initially but it seems that he is having a positive impact on the pub’s takings – so we’ll see…

Bullying ~ Sonia’s intervention has brought Bex’s (Jasmine Armfield) ordeal to a head and although Louise (Tilly Keeper) is let off (should she have been? I don’t think so!) the two main culprits have had some comeuppance. Although they look set to transfer their wrath to Louise. Possibly not wise, have they met Phil (Steve McFadden)?!

Funeral ~ It’s Sylvie’s funeral and Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White) has gone all out and ordered a ‘MUM’ wreath from Billy (Perry Fenwick) at late notice. It seems rather extravagant when there is a distinct lack of turn out, but Shirl’s (Linda Henry) arrival heralds some sense of occasion and the pub is quite well patronised by Sylvie’s mates, so all is as it should be. RIP Sylvie!

Steven surprises Lauren by suggesting they shop for an interview outfit – his treat. Lauren Branning (JACQUELINE JOSSA), Steven Beale (AARON SIDWELL) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Lauren’s lament ~ Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) is on tenterhooks as she awaits news of a potential interview. When she finally cottons on to the fact that the email may have gone to her spam folder, she is delighted to discover that she has been invited to the interview she has been pinning her hopes on. Steven (Aaron Sidwell) is supportive as ever, although his dreams of a family are somewhat dashed. On the day of the interview, Lauren arrives to discover that her photocopier man is not the photocopier man. Playing with fire, Lauren…

2017 Eastenders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 10 April 2017

EastEnders has been packed with more juice than a blood orange and still the drama continues – here are a few of the highlights from Albert Square…

Alexandra D’Costa (SYDNEY CRAVEN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Stacey’s Preggers ~ Stacey (Lacey Turner) has been trying to get pregnant again so that she can truly have a baby belonging to Martin (James Bye) and she’s succeeded. Baby Fowler is conceived and the couple couldn’t be more delighted as they decide to keep the news between themselves. With Jean (Gillian Wright) back on the scene (hooray, might I just say? I love Jean!) I can’t imagine that the news is going to be met with a full hoorah as we all know what happened to post-natal Stacey last time. Let’s see where they’re going with this pregnancy storyline for the character. It could be a bumpy ride (pardon the pun!).

Bex’s Bullies ~ Bex (Jasmine Armfield) suffers again at the hands of bullies; Louise (Tilly Keeper), Madison (Seraphina Beh) and Sydney (Alexandra D’Costa). Destroying Bex’s guitar is one step too far, but luring her into a false sense of security by having Madison make her believe that she has broken away from the gang and wants to be friends, ends in more than tears. Handing over a box of sweets to Bex as a peace offering, let’s just say the chocolate ones aren’t chocolate! Louise is obviously not happy to be a part of the bullying but it looks as though she can se no way out. The storyline is reminiscent of bullying suffered by a few fellow pupils when I was at school and I’m sure is extremely relevant today. Bullying should be highlighted and EastEnders are doing a grand job of that.

Michelle tries to make amends with Bex while she helps out in the Café, but is stopped when Madison, Alexandra and Louise enter. Michelle Fowler (JENNA RUSSELL), Bex Fowler (JASMINE ARMFIELD), Louise Mitchell (TILLY KEEPER) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Sonia’s back! ~ Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) returns when her daughter cries out for help as a result of her bullying hell. So, is mummy going to put a stop to it? How long is she staying for this time? And most importantly of all, where’s her trumpet? Hee hee…

Ian steps back ~ Ian (Adam Woodyatt) starts to consider stepping back from his business empire building as Jane (Laurie Brett) tries to convince him that spending more time together would be a better use of his time. Will the workaholic take his wife’s advice and start to become all about the pipe and slippers? It is Ian Beale we’re talking about, I’ll believe it when I see it!

Lauren & Josh ~ Lauren I(Jacqueline Jossa) is dolling herself up for a night out with the girls again and happens to mention to Josh (Eddie Eyre) which nightclub opening she will be at. Of course he turns up, but she bolshie Lauren bolts when her crush goes to kiss her. What game is she playing?

Eastenders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 3 April 2017

Walford, Walford, Walford – what more can I say? Do you ever watch a week’s worth of EastEnders and wonder what it would be like if everybody was happy, just for once? I do, but it’s a fleeting thought! Here are the highlights…

Picture Shows: Sharon visits Michelle in hospital. Michelle Fowler (JENNA RUSSELL), Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Michelle’s misery ~ Michelle (Jenna Russell) is languishing in hospital following her alcohol-fuelled crash into the chippy. Sharon (Letitia Dean) is telling her what she wants to hear, for now. But it all begins to unravel as the week unfolds and reaches a pinnacle when the ‘cradle-snatcher’ comes face to face with her niece. Awkward! I have started to enjoy Jenna Russell’s performance as Michelle, I no longer compare to her to her predecessor anywhere near as regularly.

Lauren’s lured ~ Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) goes out to meet Josh the photocopier man again, he’s got a job in mind for her that he thinks she should apply for and she’s up for it! Oh dear Lauren, I don’t think this is going to end well. Firstly, is she going to cheat on Steven (Aaron Sidwell) with him and secondly, he works at Max’s (Jake Wood) office and daddy doesn’t seem keen on his daughter working with him. I don’t trust Josh – are we being set up to see an explosive storyline? I do hope so!

Shirley’s release date ~ Shirl (Linda Henry) has the death of her mother to deal with, the circumstances in which they happened not exactly being the best either, if we’re honest! However, with her release date imminent at least she can get out and help her sister? It looks like Shirl might have put pay to that though when she turns on her intentionally irritating cellmate.

Meddling Max ~ Max has been behaving even more strangely than before since his return and he has also been conspicuous by his absence too. He now appears to be interfering in Stacey’s (Lacey Turner) life by sticking his nose in on her feud with Carmel (Bonnie Langford). Just what is he trying to achieve and isn’t it great to have him back? I am a huge fan of Jake Wood, he does that role justice.

Kush and Denise ~ I just wanted to air my views on the latest couple to pair off in Walford. Denise (Diane Parish) and Kush (Davood Ghadami). It almost feels like it hasn’t come out of the blue, yet it does feel like it’s come out of the blue too! So soon after Denise has given birth to and given birth to Phil’s (Steve McFadden) baby, just where is this relationship supposed to go and does Kush see Denise as a mother figure? I’m 50/50 over this one because I actually quite like them as a couple, too – something about this set up also makes sense! I’m still none the wiser now I’ve written down my thoughts. I’m intrigued…

EastEnders Round-Up ~ Week Commencing 20th March 2017

EastEnders never has a week without misery does it? Despite the fact that it’s Ben’s (Harry Reid) 21st birthday, there’s still not much to raise a smile about! Here are a few key moments:

A merry Ben is happy at the size of the crowd. Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID), Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Denise departs ~ …..only from the Minute Mart though! Denise (Diane Parish) has had more than enough after a chat with Head Office about training courses and all manner of other suggestions that she finds offensive sees her handing in her notice with no job to go to. Gotta love feisty Denise, though – there’s never a dull moment with her around and she has a confession from Kush (Davood Ghadami) to think on. It seems he doesn’t find her unattractive… boom chicka wow wow…

Yolande! ~ Yolande (Angela Wynter) was last seen in 2008 after leaving her philandering husband, Patrick (Rudolph Walker). In a well-kept secret move, she returned to tick off Denise about her customer service! Does this mean that she will be coming back again? I really hope so, I rather liked her and think Patrick could do worse than to have her back in his life.

Dennis the menace ~ Dennis (Bleu Landau) has been making a nuisance of himself to Auntie Michelle (Jenna Russell) quite successfully. He’s not giving up and she’s giving in! Even when it comes to her offer to bring home take away, he decides he doesn’t want pizza and instead requests fried chicken. Michelle foolishly offers to buy both! Then he’s calling her hurrying along, when is the boy going to desist? Not anytime soon I’ll wager…

Ben’s Birthday ~ Ben has the key of the door, never been 21 before – and it’s party time. He’s already feeling rather sorry for himself as Paul is not there to celebrate it with him and Pam and Les have remembered his big day by sending him a card, which stirs up memories. However, Jay (Jamie Borthwick) is soon teasing him about his lack of action in the bedroom and the party provides an opportunity for Ben to remedy this, with Johnny Carter (Ted Reilly). They’re both insistent that it was a one night stand in the cold light of day, but I actually think there’s something there and they’re not a bad match.

Whitney & Lauren sip their drinks as Whitney realises the real reason Lauren has dragged her to the bar. Lauren Branning (JACQUELINE JOSSA), Whitney Carter (SHONA MCGARTY) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Jack Barnes

Lustful Lauren ~ Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa)  has taken a fancy to another man, a fact that Whitney (Shona McGarty) is aware of. However, what Whitney is not prepared for is a night out at a cocktail bar that has been planned specifically so that Lauren can meet her crush. With Steven (Aaron Sidwell) trying to forge a bond with Max (Jake Wood), it appears that settling down is far from Lauren’s mind. Alarm bells are ringing (for me!) when she questions Jane (Laurie Brett) about her affair with Grant (Ross Kemp). It looks as though Lauren is experiencing a midlife crisis at the tender age of almost 23 years old!

 

 

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