Oh, we’ve got a bad feeling about this – what has Max Branning got himself embroiled in?
The end of tonight’s EastEnders bus crash aftermath episode featured a cryptic chat between Max (Jake Wood) and a well-spoken stranger in the lofty viewing gallery of The Shard.
And it sounded suspiciously like Max is hoping to flatten Walford and build all over it.
Something about the hush-hush meeting led us to believe that it was not exactly a respectable job interview when the stranger started talking about the deprived area he’d grown up in and the development that had happened there since.
Then he said to Max: “From what I hear, you’re going great guns,” and then congratulated him on his lack of emotional ties to his “connections” in Walford.
Chillingly, he asked about the pub, to which Max replied: “That’s next on my list.”
He added: “Let it burn for all I care.”
Oh, Max. Please don’t say this means you had something to do with the bus crashing into the market.
Especially when as the meeting was taking place, Stacey was leaving him a voicemail thanking him for his help in saving Martin.
It looks like this is just the start of a world of trouble for Albert Square.