It’s hardly the headline of the century, but when rumours spread that the market is being moved, stallholders confront Carmel, who explains that it’s in the early stages. Still, it’s good to see that everyone is stirred to action. Usually, there’s so little movement in the market, the salespeople appear to be in an advanced stage of rigor mortis. But Martin (above, with Kush) is furious and goes on strike. Returning, he comes to blows following an argument with Stacey. Well, that was always on the cards; she must be exhausted after managing to excavate the occasional smile over Christmas.
There’s also conflict between Whitney and Lee, when the latter refuses to celebrate after hearing about Ryan’s engagement. This leads Whitney to confide in Mick – again. Quite why anyone turns to him as the fount of all wisdom is nothing short of insanity.
Now, just in case you thought things had gone a bit too calm, disaster strikes, and the Square is thrown into chaos. In true East End fashion, the residents rally round, but soon realise that the situation might be worse than they previously thought.