(Christmas) Episode discussion for week starting 25 December

Sunday 25 December 2011, 00:01

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Zainab and Yusef - the explosive conclusion

Things come to a head between Zainab and Yusef. We always knew that someone was going to get hurt. But were you expecting this outcome? And what happens next??

Merry Christmas, Walford!

Meanwhile, here's how other residents of Albert Square are spending the big day... Who do you think most deserves to have a happy Christmas?

Give it up, Janine!

Some things can always be relied upon - that old friends will be true, and old foes like Janine relied upon to make life as difficult as possible. Should someone break Pat's confidence and tell Janine about Pat's failing health? Would it even make a difference? This is Janine, we're talking about...

Michael v Derek

While Derek is making alliances with Janine, and roping Liam into dodgy business, Michael is trying to enlist allies against his newest foe. Is Michael a match for Derek?

Happy Birthday Tommy!

The horrible events of last year seem like a nightmare now. Wonder what kind of Christmas Ronnie's having behind bars. For her, the nightmare is still real.

Discuss these festive hot topics, and anything else relating to this week's eps, in the comments section below. And Merry Christmas!!

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    Comment number 1.

    I want Janine to have a happy Christmas. She makes mistakes but it seems she'd love to be part of her family again. It's sad seeing her feel lonely or unloved.

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    Comment number 2.

    I hope zainab escapes yusefs evilness

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    Comment number 4.

    i think derek is phils stalker

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    Comment number 5.

    I think the writer of east enders hate females we always made out to be the worlds worst ! and one topic after the others more shocking than the previous I been a vitim of an abusive husband and all that bad stuff came flooding back not that the writer obviously care how much damage is done else where ! why can it not at times have some things go right ? and the bad ones illiminated ?

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    Comment number 6.

    Who didn't know the stalker was going to be Ben, I knew it deep down, but just didn't want it to be him. It was a complete letdown sorry. BK needs to leave immediately

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    Comment number 7.

    Wow! Best Christmas episode since 2009, and much better than last years! Well done! :)

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    sorry I don't agree with wellard1 this years was disappointing last years wasn't grate either but better than this years. last years I would say 7/10 and this years only a 5/10 just about .Christmas 2009 I would give 9/10 that's when Bryan wasn't the producer of the show so maybe he needs to look back at some older Christmas episodes and get some ideas because the last to Christmas episodes have been so disappointing.The reason I don't think tonight's was that good was you could of split the episode in to two half's and put them on any night of any week at any time of the year [if you had taken the fact it was Christmas away ] and you would of thought the episodes were just a bit better than normal nothing special plus there was no snow witch I understand it cant snow every year but it didn't last year so thought they would have it this year there was know scene in the Vic of everybody going in at lunch time for a Christmas drink and I thought it was predictable when masood was calling zainab saying he has Camile I knew yusef was going to grab her from behind and at the end it was obvious when masood was going to his room that yusef would be waiting in there.It would of been so much better if the Kat , Ronnie baby storyline was saved until Christmas day I think that could of maybe been the best Christmas episode ever. sorry Eastenders I know you plan quite early a head of story lines so you better get thinking now if you wanna make next years an episode to remember as I think this will be one many forget I just hope new year will be better as I heard Bryan say on this morning months back that there is a grate new year planned ???

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    Comment number 9.

    I think Yusef has been a good baddie over the last few weeks. But he cracked too easily in the xmas day episode. On past form, being a doctor et al he would of made sure Zainab took the pills. It is a shame months of a good story are brought to an end so weakly.

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    Comment number 10.

    OMG! Eastenders is soooooo good and exciting!
    I hate Yusaf soooo much!!! (I'm sure everyone does) LOL!
    He's going to put the whole of Albert square in danger just because, of his jealousy!
    It's a shame because, Tanya is going to die of cancer this christmas!
    I can't wait to watch the rest of Eastenders today!
    So glad Zainab and Masood are back together again!
    But Masood might die because of the fire!

    Latest Spoilers LOL!

    Reguards Jumaimah xxx

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    Comment number 11.

    this years xmas episode was lame! I expect better from Eastenders, it was so obviously ben who was phil's stalker and the yousef story line is boring now! how dumb is zainab to stay with the weirdo for so long? she could've asked afia for the girls address long ago! eastenders i watch you religiously, start some good story lines or bring back Bryan!

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    Comment number 12.

    wow eastenders was soo good (in my opinion) yousaf seriously needz to learn his lesson im soo happy that zainab was brave enough to stand up for hersellf and i can't belive phil'z own son was stalking phil i mean whats that all about im soo happy for roxy because it was about time she'd seen her daughter i just wish they all go back together as a family and i also wish tanya don't die...good work eastenders xx :)

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    Comment number 13.

    I really hate Yusef he should be happy because his daughter is married he "was" going out with Zainab but no he has ruin it :( i hope everyone survives the fire ad its Yuesf who dies :) good riddance 2 him!!!

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    Comment number 14.

    everybody, TANYA DOESNNT DIE YET!!!

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    Comment number 15.

    I hate Yuesef he is such a meanie,also it is a rumor that Tanyas cancer gets the better of her but...


    Max pre-propes 2 her exciting stuff.
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    Comment number 16.

    cant believe it was ben! so disapointing, thought it was going to be really suprising!

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    Comment number 17.

    Tonight's episode was good they should of made this episode happen on Christmas day tho as that was so disappointing.The explosion was really good and I thought the actresses who play Kim fox and zainab were excellent when the explosion happened.REALLY REALLY REALLY STUPID that know body else who lives on the square came out there houses to have a look what was going on apart from Alfie.Massod shouldn't of tried to save yuesef and there is defiantly somebody in with Ben to help him.At lest the b & b will finally get decorated after all these years about time it had a makeover.I take it yuesef is dead don't think they should kill him off but he should leave the square

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    Comment number 18.

    Wow wow wow that ep was so a flipping amazing i was jumping up and down in excitement so epic poor tamwar what's he gonna look like? yay plz let yusef b dead!poor Z gets over 1 thing and then they shove sommat else in her face! OMG omg jay looked relly fit
    and ben tut tut he's a nut case

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    Comment number 19.

    yay yusef might dead omg tamwar please please please please dont kill him off i love him he is so funny

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    Comment number 20.

    I think yuesef deserved to go like that ! Or does he ? Lets hope tam is ok :(


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