Hayley is struggling to cope with her baby, Carmel is departing, Linda’s falling apart, and Cora’s also feeling the strain in next week’s EastEnders…
Monday November 5
As Carmel gets ready to leave Walford, she shares an emotional goodbye with Kush before doing one last good deed and departing the Square.
Hayley comes home and while the Slaters are out looking for her she collects baby things from the house.
Unable to cope, Hayley leaves her daughter on the Ahmed’s doorstep asking them to look after her.
Tuesday November 6
Hayley is struggling to come to terms with abandoning her baby, but Mariam is still hopeful the new mum will return for her baby.
Kat finds Hayley in the Square and wants to know where the baby is, but Hayley storms off.
Linda still refuses to visit Mick in prison. She’s shocked when Stuart turns up at The Vic, but with everybody out, she agrees to talk to him.
Thursday November 8
The Ahmed’s are concerned for Hayley’s baby and take her to hospital. Hayley arrives and when she hears her little girl is fine, she finally starts to bond with her.
Despite Hayley now wanting to keep her baby, Bev turns up and takes the little one home with her.
Kat is frustrated as Hayley allows her mum to take the baby and follows out of the hospital.
Friday November 9
Linda is angry when Tina interrupts her meeting with Stuart. As they return to The Vic, an argument breaks out and Linda stuns everyone with a huge decision.
Having found out Ray was lying about the money for her ring, Mel makes a phone call.
Ray panics when he realises she knows the truth, but can he cover his tracks?
Back at Bev’s, Hayley is still doubting her abilities to look after her baby.
Bev does her best to be a caring mother and tells Hayley the baby is a fresh start, but will Hayley agree?
Cora is struggling to cope with baby Abi.
As the cracks begin to show, will Max and Rainie be able to take advantage of the situation?
– EastEnders airs on BBC One on Mondays (8pm), Tuesdays (7.30pm), Thursdays (7.30pm) and Fridays (8pm)
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