Pub. Launderette. Café. Garage. Market. And the worst nightclub in the history of evening entertainment. It’s fairly safe to say that these establishments lie at the heart of Albert Square. But when it comes to boredom thresholds, anything centred on whose pitch is whose at the market has to be right down there with Ronnie’s Ibiza photo album in terms of interest (or Who killed d Lucy, come to that).
So excuse me for not t taking my blood pressure pills ill to calm l my excitement when, shock, horror, Kat has a false alarm over going into labour (above) and, returning to work, Alfie discovers his pitch has been given away. An unrepentant Aleks (I’m still not getting this character – why would a hunky Latvian settle in a dump like this?) won’t back down, but later calls a truce after learning that Alfie went to his boss. Little does Alfie know, however, that Aleks is hell-bent on revenge. Ooh, what’s he going g to do? Challenge Alfi Alfie to a hair-quiffing con contest? Alfie’s day is about to g get worse, too, with the arr arrival of Jean and Lily on his doorstep. Jean tells Kat and Alfie why she’s left Oll Ollie and tells Stacey that she has found a way to get her released. Oh, please, no.
T Talking about storylines tak taking a dive, it’s Mick’s swimming gala, bu but who will shine – him or Deano? And d will i there be Speedos? Also, Ian is under pressure from Rainie’s blackmail (I’m such a fan of Tanya Franks), but after Mick spots him with her, is he busted? Ian begs Mick to keep his secret. Hmmmm. Megaphone alert?
ANYONE REMEMBER KEN? ME, NEITHER
CRIME DOESN’T PAY IN CARRIGSTOWN
With their marriage under strain due to meddling mother-in-law Pauline Fowler, Martin and Sonia decide it’s time to move out – but Pauline suggests they get a joint mortgage to buy her council house and live there together (above).
Convinced Maud Grimes’s new fiancé Sidney Templeton is a gold-digger, her son-in-law Fred Elliot and Audrey Roberts take him for a drive to probe his background – but are horrified when he suddenly dies in their car (above).