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Picture gallery: w/c 6 September 2010

Rob Francis | 00:00 UK time, Tuesday, 31 August 2010

What the blazes is going on this week? Why, it's only the fire at the Vic! Expect several sizzling storylines to reach boiling point before the smoke clears...

All washed up

Phil's behaviour has been panned by all around him, and now it's Peggy's turn to show him what a drip he's been. But who has she enlisted to get him back on track?


Who's the Daddy?

Ryan's stag do must have been extra low budget - looks like the luvved-up lad was forced to double up as his own strippergram! Ricky seems very happy, but without seeing what exactly's going on behind the bushes, we really wouldn't want to speculate why...


Here comes the bride... again

Seems like Janine is always heading up the aisle, usually for all the wrong reasons. Ricky and Pat certainly look like they've seen it all before. Will it be I do' or 'you're doomed' for hubby-to-be Ryan?


Keeping mum

Max has a few words of advice for troubled Stacey. But which of her many dark secrets is he encouraging her to keep a lid on. With so many to choose from...


Heat of the moment

When someone said "toast the bride and groom" this surely isn't what they meant?! Janine and and Ryan are desperate to get out as things get out of control at The Vic.


Burning Branning?

Poor Max and a terrified Vanessa seem to be trapped at the heart of the fire too. Who says we haven't had a scorching summer?

All fired up

Is Peggy about to exit Walford in a blaze of glory? Things don't look good for the Mitchell matriarch. And standing next to Phil is probably a dangerous move. With the amount of alcohol he consumes, he's likely to be a major fire risk in his own right.



Trapped in the Vic, Stacey's in no position to save herself. Who will be a hero and come to her rescue?



  • Comment number 1.

    Omg poor Stacey!!!

  • Comment number 2.

    is tht pic of janine bein held back in the fire?. And wonder why everyone is still in the vic as it burns surely if it is starter up stairs they would be awarre and gget out

  • Comment number 3.

    "When someone said "toast the bride and groom" this surely isn't what they meant?! " LOL LOVE IT!

    Can't wait for next week the explosion/fire will be fantastic EastEnders never lets us down with these type of stunts. The Queen Vic bust is really badly damaged Bet Archie would have been glad .

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  • Comment number 5.

    Erm why has my other comment be "referred" I didn't brake the "House Rules".

  • Comment number 6.

    thanks4 posting dis it luks gr8,..

  • Comment number 7.

    ryan might rescue stacey... Peggy will ....i wont say

  • Comment number 8.

    i found gr8 spoilers abt peggy if she dies in da vic or not

  • Comment number 9.

    Go Peggy! Teaching Phil.
    I think Ryan's stag is gunna be awesome!!!
    I think Janine is not feeling great.
    Is someone holding Janine back from getting out?!?!
    I don't want Vanessa or Max to die. They're great!
    I think Phil has got vodka to instensify the fire
    Is Lily with Stacey? OMG OMG OMG!

  • Comment number 10.

    no one's holding janine in the fire, clearly someone she actually likes is still in the vic and doesn't want to leave with out them, but the boys are holding her back cuz its too dangerous. wow. people got to think this through lol

  • Comment number 11.

    who wanna see images of behind the of the vic fire ?go to ds website check um out!!!

  • Comment number 12.

    luk every thre sum ppl on turpin rd

  • Comment number 13.

    what's ds website?

  • Comment number 14.

    Lily Dies!?!!!!

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  • Comment number 16.

    OMG thatt looks awesome but sad .... BYE Peggy Mitchell and her Slaps

  • Comment number 17.


    Lily doesnt die because Ryan Get Lily but he dnt get Stacey :'( But Ryan and Lily go outside i think but I know lilys not gonna die :)

  • Comment number 18.

    Well looks like yet another good week in Albert Square, can't wait to see it :D

  • Comment number 19.

    i think ryan will save stacey

  • Comment number 20.

    Looks like a great week
    Its obv stacey must die as she is leaving the programme aswell, and ryan will get to keep lilly and will find out she is his baby.

    Also Ishtiab Khan Why put that on here, people may not have wanted to know this.

    But apart from that looks like a great week

  • Comment number 21.

    RYAN IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FIT! looks like another good week!!!!!!!!!! :)
    ;) ;-)

  • Comment number 22.

    He he he he he he he he!!!!!!!!!! :L read something on the rack forumn (Forum ForEmn i donnno how ya spell it slow me!!!)
    annnnniiiiiwaaayyy so happy if its true
    it said ut was from a reliable source!!!!! :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
    happy happy happy happy (if its true i personally think it is!!)

  • Comment number 23.

    is anyone there??????
    i loveeee eastenders!!!!! :D

  • Comment number 24.

    Cant belive belive peggy dies :( shes the best on albert square , GET OUTAA MY PUB :') Peggys gonna be sadly missed :(

  • Comment number 25.

    ya im gona miss peggy too but im sure the scenes will be brilliant!! :( :):( :)

  • Comment number 26.

    omg, is phil gna die i hope not and i know stacey doesnt because theres script previews with her in after kat returns, shud b a really good week tbh and sad to see peggy leave!

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    wow what a great week looks action packed thanks enders for again a great year full of Drama with the live episode, Billie jacksons return, jack branings shotting and ronnies rape trauma thankx again for great quality acting and fantasic storylines! lookin good for 2011!

  • Comment number 29.

    I hope that Becca gets whats coming to her. She's pure evil. I want Jean to tell Stacy what is going on. Max and Stacy should also get togrther he would look after her and baby Lily. I don't think that Ryan and Stacy are a good match. Besides Janniene would make thier lives hell. I don't want Stacy to die in the fire as she is such a good character in the show, and a great actress. Please don't let baby Lily die either thats far to sad. Why not let Becca die in the Vic fire?

  • Comment number 30.

    there are some really good story lines comeing in eastenders i can not wait like when ryan and jainie take lily eastenders is the best keep up the good work

  • Comment number 31.

    looks like an exiting week. but im wondering how the fire started anyway (probably phil) i think ryan might save stacey but it might be too late and she dies but he saves lilly i heard that grant walks in in the fire??

  • Comment number 32.

    Go to google and type in digital spy it tells you everything happening in eastenders

  • Comment number 33.

    (this is wat happens trust me)Stunned by Stacey's confession that she killed Archie, Peggy demands that she get out of the pub and threatens to go to the police. Stacey pleads with her not to do so as she wants to be around for Lily. Stacey then tells Ryan that she needs to speak to him urgently and ushers him into the ladies' toilets, where she attempts to tell him the truth about Bradley. However, they are interrupted by Pat, who thinks Stacey is trying to get her claws into Ryan. Desperate to tell Ryan the truth, Stacey tries to go after him, but she is slapped by Pat, who reminds her that Ryan is now family. Stacey cries a desperate outpouring of grief as Ryan and Janine enjoy their special day.

    Meanwhile, a desperate Phil urges Billy to let him leave the boarded-up room in order to get more drugs. He attempts to break free, but Billy quickly blocks him. Angry and frustrated, Phil picks up the crowbar which Billy left in the room and smashes through the door demanding money, before rushing downstairs. Peggy, who was about to call the police to tell them about Stacey, catches sight of Phil and they end up in an intense argument in the hallway. The tension between them explodes and Phil smashes bottles as he dares Peggy to deny that she loves the pub more than him.

    When his mother doesn't respond, Phil threatens to burn down the pub. Peggy calls his bluff, but Phil strikes a match and throws it to the floor. The flames spread as Peggy desperately grabs the extinguisher, but Phil takes it and throws it to the ground. Peggy screams out for help, wanting to extinguish the flames, but everyone realises that it's a lost cause and desperately tries to evacuate The Vic. Amid all the commotion, Peggy attempts to stay behind to save the pub, but Roxy, Pat and Billy force her outside.

    Peggy soon realises that Phil is nowhere to be seen. Desperate for money, he is still inside, trying to smash open the till. As he makes his exit with the money, the wooden bar above comes crashing down, trapping him on the floor amid the flames. Peggy, Billy, Max and Ricky try desperately to get back into The Vic via the cellar door, but they fail miserably.

    Meanwhile, Stacey exits the ladies' toilets, unaware of what has happened, and finds herself surrounded by flames. Desperate to save Lily, Stacey battles her way through the flames and up the stairs. She grabs Lily, shielding her from the fire, but as she heads for the window, she realises they are boarded up. Scared for her life, Stacey picks up the crowbar and smashes the window, sending glass flying below. Soon afterwards, Janine, Bianca and Ryan look up to see Stacey and Lily trapped upstairs. Ryan climbs a ladder and Stacey hands him Lily, but will she escape to safety herself?

    Desperate to save her son, Peggy rushes back inside The Vic. Billy follows behind Peggy, who can see Phil trapped on the floor through the flames. Billy and Peggy manage to free Phil, but as they struggle to pull him away from the fire, the glass inside starts to explode. Peggy puts her life on the line as she tries to drag her son an inch at a time across the burning floor, but will any of them make it out alive? Or will their love of the Queen Vic put an end to the Mitchell family as we

  • Comment number 34.

    It will be really sad to see Peggy leave EastEnders, one of the most iconic characters of all EastEnders history. )=


    Phil, Stacey and baby Lily are trapped in the burning Vic. Will any of them get out alive?

    After Stacey reveals to Peggy that she killed Archie, Peggy attempts to phone the police while Stacey begs her not to for Lily. Stacey runs downstairs and drags Ryan to the ladies' toilets to tell him that he is the father of Lily but Pat gets the wrong idea and thinks that Stacey is trying to seduce him. Pat slaps Stacey, leaving her in tears. Meanwhile, while Peggy is phoning the police, Phil comes into the Vic and they end up in an intense argument in the hallway. The tension between them explodes and Phil smashes bottles as he dares Peggy to deny that she loves the pub more than him. When she doesn't respond Phil says that he will burn down the pub. Peggy calls this a bluff but Phil strikes a match and throws it to the ground. Peggy attempts to extinguish the flames but Phil throws the fire extinguisher to the ground. She cries for help, but it's too late and everybody evacuates... except for Phil and Stacey. Meanwhile, Stacey comes out of the toilet to see the Vic covered in flames. She attempts to evacuate but she remembers that Lily is still upstairs. Phil on the other hand decides to steal money from the tills in order to buy more drugs but this plan goes awfully wrong after he collapses. Stacey manages to find Lily and keep her sheltered. As she tries to open the windows she realises that they are boarded up. Desperate to escape, she grabs a crowbar and smashes a window. Ryan, Bianca and Janine look up to notice that Stacey and Lily still trapped inside. Ryan manages to get hold of a ladder and is able to free Lily. But Stacey is still trapped inside! Peggy on the other hand is still trying to save Phil from the building. Will Peggy risk her own life to save Phil? Does everyone find out about Stacey's big secret? And will Phil and Stacey both get out alive?

    Stacey definitely won't die in the fire since it has been confirmed that she is staying in EastEnders until 2011.


    I hope you enjoyed the summary (=

  • Comment number 35.

    Hmm - now is that Christian and Syed standing either side of Peggy as she pours water over Phil? Wishful thinking I know, but it does look slightly like them...

  • Comment number 36.

    thank god stacey isnt leavin becouse i was about 2 stop watchin eastenders

  • Comment number 37.

    Wooow Eastenders Getting Awesome Everytym Man Carnt Stop Waxtching it.
    But I Dont Want Peggy To Leave I Will Miss Her SLapping LMaO!!!! =D

  • Comment number 38.

    I love eastenders ! These episodes look really good. I hope Staceys gets out ok which i have a feeling hse will :) x

  • Comment number 39.

    how hot is eastenders latley.... lol litrerly.. i cant wait till stacey exsposes her self to the hole vic that she acualy killed archie.... i recon she dies in the fire coz for months now shes spose to have been leaving and so will pe...... ill let u gess wot im about to say lol. eastenders is the best soap of all time and it will be a shame to see some of the best charictors goin but they have never failed to replace old ones with great new ones so i no it will have many more great years to come ........

  • Comment number 40.

    what happens to stacey them

  • Comment number 41.

    there good thing pegg die in vic sshe called home im going love it next week when its on

  • Comment number 42.

    i hope they don't kill stacey off she needs a good exit

  • Comment number 43.

    The fire's on my birthday, mabey i shouldn't go to the pub like i planned...

  • Comment number 44.

    Oh my god. The bub is on bloody fire. I wander how the new bub will look like. By way I love east enders. Good luck yo peggy in the future. By salman

  • Comment number 45.

    what is goin on between max and stace guys lol relly hope sum1 saves stace and i missed the episode where ryan purposed 2 janine where did that cum from lol

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  • Comment number 47.

    Oh my god the bloody Vic is on fire. I feel sorry for Peggy and Stacey. Will they survive or not. Xxx salman

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  • Comment number 49.

    i new it ryan is going to save stacy and janine is gunna get annoyed with him so stacy and ryan are together well thats what i think anyway

  • Comment number 50.

    omg i new the vic was on fire like a week ago

  • Comment number 51.

    message to 22 how can you say that its a happy time i know its just a program but god this might acctually be happening in the world

  • Comment number 52.

    The vic's of fire!! wow scary stuff! cant wait till the episode. hel agrees! xx

  • Comment number 53.

    The present mediocrity of this once great drama is reflected in the dim witted and barely literate comments in this bog/blog

  • Comment number 54.

    Vic Fires Gonna Be Epic

  • Comment number 55.

    Gianna im happy because ERastenders is brill atm and i have a feeling its going to get better!!:-) btw you say ee is just a program its so much more to me!! hahah
    tonights ep was brilliant!!!

  • Comment number 56.

    Is anybody on?

  • Comment number 57.

    SPOILERS.......... all true

    phil & stacey dont die. Steve & lacey have been seen filming at elstree recently and i know Phil is in it the week after.

    nobody knows yet what will happen to peggy. nobody will know till the episode aires.


    i think peggy survives as everyone seems to be getting on with their lives the week after and if she'd died they'd all be distraught/grieving espicially phil.

  • Comment number 58.

    Its going to get very exciting!! Will anybody get out alive??

  • Comment number 59.

    WOW!!! what a great week! I can't wait to see what the vic looks like after it's makeover!!! Aparently we find out whether ricky or jack is sams babies father (what a mouthful) on the 14th of september!!!! OMG!!!

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  • Comment number 61.

    looking forward for this weeks eastenders tbh! ,
    i red the mag and for lilly is with stacey are stuck in the firee,
    i wanna know if they get outtt!
    i think peggy& phill will diee
    well peggy is leaving anywayy!

  • Comment number 62.

    We all know that Lacey Turner is leaving but I hope her charcter doesn`t die. I don`t want baby Lily to die either. I would have wanted Stacey to get together with Ryan but it would be too soon & as I said she`s leaving anyway.I guess with Stacey there is nowhere for the character to go now but I hope it`s a happy ending for her, Lily & Jean.

    I`ve said in another post that I don`t want Ryan & Janine to marry. She has done so many bad things & has never been brought to justice so she doesn`t deserve happiness. It gives out a bad message that a character can get away with murdering her husband & ripping people off. Janine will never change,I really can`t see this where this character can go now as any storylines would be going over old ground. It`s time she was written out.

    I`m looking foward to the Jane & Ian storyline but was surprised this week that she has to ask Ian if she can borrow his card to get money out, surely they`d have a joint account or would have her own bank account. This seems a really out of date idea having a woman nowadays having to ask her husband for money. Jane is too strong a charcter to be a doormat.

  • Comment number 63.

    i don't want no one to die if they do then eastenders story basically ends cause in the pics all of them are good players

  • Comment number 64.

    RONNIES PREGNANT!!! i predicted it but now its true!!

  • Comment number 65.

    looks like a good week i hope stacey and baby lily dont die i think phil and peggy die bye peggy miss u already good actor u are xx

  • Comment number 66.

    Did anyone notice when peggy nailed the wood to the door so phil couldn't get out!!! ....the door doesnt open outwards... it opens inwards, so phil can still get out of the room!!!

  • Comment number 67.

    i hope vanessa and max and stacey get out ok, i want phil to stay in there, and i know for a fact that peggys going x

  • Comment number 68.

    im so glad stcey is going i really do not like her she's like one of those people that agg me
    nd cannae beleive peggy is leaving
    it's just like when pauline fowler left didnt want her to go either

  • Comment number 69.

    peggy i carnt get out ma pub lol joke xx

  • Comment number 70.

    So the hen night had a male stripper, as usual, dancing with the women, yet the stag night, as usual, had no female stripper plus Ryan himself stripped. Why does EE pretty much always have strippers for the hen nights yet not for the stag nights? What kind of pathetic political correctness is this?

    Also, if there had been a female stripper or if a load of the guys had gone to a club with a pole dancer for Ryan's stag do, and if Charlie had been one of the guys there, bet he wouldn't have cheered, unlike Pat and Carol, because someone of Charlie's age would be regarded as a dirty old man if he did that but it's ok to have Pat dancing with a young male stripper - such sexist double standards.


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