Eastenders, Neighbours and Home and Away
Max orders Steven to come clean about his ‘brain tumour’
There could be a few more walls getting head-butted by
Steven, whose life looks like it’s about to spectacularly fall apart. He’s trapped Lauren into staying with him by lying that he has a brain tumour – a porky pie that the equally bonkers Abi and Max are in on. But this week it looks like Max has finally developed a conscience, as he orders Steven to tell Lauren the truth.
The pair’s tête-à-tête isn’t the only time that Steven’s feeling the heat. Earlier, Lauren dumps baby Louie on Abi and insists on taking her 'dying' boyfriend to Walford General. She won’t take no for an answer, and Steven’s sweating like a turkey on Christmas Eve in the waiting room. How on earth will he get out of this one?
‘Steven’s lie about being ill was told in the heat of the moment
– he needed to come up with something fast, to stop Lauren leaving him,’ says our Eastenders mole. ‘Now, the chickens are coming home to roost, and he’s wondering how much longer he can keep up his charade.’
Terrified that he’s about to be exposed, Steven rings up Abi – who’s secretly besotted with her sister’s boyfriend– to help him.
She then calls Lauren and lies that she’s needed at home.
Lauren dashes off, but Steven’s relief is short-lived when Max makes an appearance. The scheming Mr Branning confronts Steven about his lies, and tells him that it’s about time his daughter knew the truth.
Returning to the Square, Steven braces himself to tell Lauren that he’s not got so much as a runny nose, let alone a tumour. As an upset Lauren later breaks down on Whitney, has she finally learnt the truth about her deceitful boyfriend?
Max confronts Steven about his twisted lies
Whitney lends a sympathetic ear to Lauren