In addition, Eve is devastated, Sharon has a plan, Keanu receives an offer, and Denise may cheat.
Ryan Malloy, who has previously visited Albert Square, is returning (Neil McDermott). Not everyone is happy to see Ryan back because of Lily Slater’s (Lillia Turner) underage pregnancy, but his sister Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty) could use his support as she worries about the health of her unborn child.
Denise Fox’s (Diane Parish) marriage is under stress, which might tempt her to cheat. Will she travel there with Aaron Thiara’s Ravi Gulati? In addition, Linda Carter’s (Kellie Bright) concerns about Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) might have an answer, and Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) hopes to advance with his new beginning.
Suki Panesar’s (Balvinder Sopal) news upsets Eve Unwin (Heather Peace), and Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) extends an olive branch to cousin Billy (Perry Fenwick). Can he accept it?
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- Troubled Whitney drops a bombshell on Ryan
Lily assists on the clothes stall while Whitney spends quality time with the young child over the break. Later on though, Lily starts to question her absent biological father Ryan and her mother Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner). Whit’s interference in Lily’s questioning angers Stacey, and the two women fight as a result. Despite her frustration, Whitney consents to let Stacey inform Ryan of Lily’s pregnancy when she is prepared. When the test results are delayed for another two weeks, poor Whit worries about the health of her own unborn child, and the father, Zack Hudson (James Farrar), encourages her to confide in her brother.
During the phone call, an upset Whitney ends up telling Ryan that his daughter is expecting a child, which prompts her to go tell Stacey, who is already dealing with a back injury, the news. However, Stacey learns that her van has been broken into before Whit can take responsibility. Right when Stacey thinks her day can’t get any worse, Ryan pitches up on the Square. But what does he intend?
Ryan’s return angers Stacey
Before a sheepish Lily shows up to see her dad, a shocked Stacey hears Ryan speak in the café. Ryan offers to help financially, and she enjoys their time together. But later, at The Vic, Ryan has a heated discussion about Lily’s situation with Ricky Jr.’s (Frankie Day) parents, Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf) and Jack Branning (Scott Maslen).
Stacey is upset when Ryan, Sam, and Ricky Jr. accompany Lily to the hospital for her first prenatal scan. But Ryan drops a bombshell just before the scan—what does he say? Lily and Ricky Jr. are thrilled to see their unborn child during the scan, but Stacey and Ryan are asked to leave when things become heated.
Later, Lily is upset with her mother’s treatment of Ryan, but Stacey reassures her that her father, Martin Fowler (James Bye), is the one who has always supported her. At some point, feeling like a burden to Stacey, Lily is torn over her family’s financial concerns as she makes a significant choice. Can Ryan be trusted, and what does Lily decide?
Will Denise cheat with Ravi?
Jack arranges for the family to have lunch at Walford East in an effort to make up for his recent outbursts. The extended clan eventually gets along well after a rocky beginning when Sam shows up after being invited by Ricky Jr. But when Jack discovers that Ricky Jr. and Lily are being bullied at school by Davinder ‘Nugget’ Gulati (Juhaim Rasul Choudhury), an argument occurs between Jack and Ravi. Denise and Jack continue to argue at home, and she storms out to apologize to Ravi.
But as soon as Denise and Ravi start dating, sparks start to fly, and her marriage problems get worse when Jack forgets Valentine’s Day. After discovering her father’s error, Amy Mitchell (Ellie Dadd) plans a romantic evening for him and Denise. However, because of what happened the previous evening, Ravi interrupts Denise as she is getting ready and professes his love for her. Denise tries to control her lust, but when she hears Jack tell Sam that Amy set up their date rather than him, she is devastated. Will Denise become unfaithful to Jack as a result of this, or has she already done so by turning to Ravi?
Sharon makes Linda an offer
In an effort to divert her attention from the anniversary of the death of her son Denny, Linda struggles on the first Valentine’s Day without her beloved Mick (Danny Dyer), so she is grateful when her best friend Sharon lends a hand in getting ready for The Vic’s festivities. After a particularly bad night, Linda confides in Sharon that she received a call from the lawyer: the jailed Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks), who is Mick’s legal wife, still wants to sell his share of the pub, and Linda is powerless to stop her because she is his wife.
Although Linda and Sharon try to come up with a plan, it soon becomes apparent that Linda might also have to sell her share. Sharon, however, makes Linda an offer she can’t refuse in an effort to aid her friend. Will Sharon be successful in buying Mick’s share of The Vic later on? Could Sharon be returning to the venerable bar once more?
Keanu tries to move forward
Since he assisted Phil in stopping dubious DCI Keeble (Alison Newman), Keanu has been keeping a low profile. He probably does this to prevent Phil from changing his mind about letting him go free. To help Keanu find employment, Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams) invites him to Peggy’s bar the following week. Keanu intervenes to save the day when a drunken patron attacks Sam and Chelsea. Will this persuade manager Sam to extend an employment offer to him?
Suki breaks Eve’s heart again
Suki is suggested as a potential buyer by Eve after she overhears Sharon discussing her offer to purchase half of the bar. After assisting Suki’s husband Nish (Navin Chowdhry) in convincing Suki to sign over half of her real estate empire to son Vinny, Eve is attempting to regain Suki’s trust (Shiv Jalota). Suki, however, refuses to let go and instead declares in The Vic that she and Nish will be renewing their vows of matrimony. Eve is devastated by this and fears that she has permanently lost Suki. Is their on-off relationship over?
Phil reaches out to Billy
Still feeling bad about almost sending Billy to jail, Phil finds Billy a job when he sees that the latter is having financial difficulties. Billy yells at Ben Mitchell because he rejects the offer (Max Bowden). Ben, however, convinces him to accept the position after all, pointing out that Billy can help raise some much-needed funds for Lola Pearce-(Danielle Brown’s Harold) family as her condition worsens. Will this mend fences between Phil and Billy as well?
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