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Nickie | 11:30 UK time, Monday, 22 August 2011

EastEnders becomes SouthEnders as Whitney, Fatboy, Shirley, Heather and Dot head to the seaside. And the drama comes with them...

Come chat about this week's episodes below. Be warned spoilers ahead!

Monday 22 August - 8pm

Rob's back in Walford... and back to his old tricks. Will Whitney fall for it this time?

And Heather and Shirley have to pretend to be an item so Heather can indulge her 80s obsession. Is Heather a better match for Shirl than Phil?


Tuesday 23 August - 7.30pm

Kim's in a bad way after an ex arrives with some devastating news. Denise convinces her to open up about her past...

Elsewhere, Dot's past is catching up with her in the form of her duplicitous sister Rose. Should she trust her?



 Thursday 25 August - 7.30pm

Fatboy's bruised and battered as Ryan steps in to protect Whitney from scheming Rob. Who will win?

Meanwhile, love is on the cards for Heather, but her romantic dinner is gatecrashed by an unlikely interloper...


Friday 26 August - 8pm

Phew what a week. Will Whitney regret going to the police? What will Lauren make of Ryan's fate? What did you think of Heather's holiday romance? And what about Rose? Too much trouble, or the breath of fresh air that Dot needs?



Go on, tell us what you think!


  • Comment number 1.

    First comment XD
    Can't wait for next week! Looks so dramatic! Can't wait til Southend!!

  • Comment number 2.

    It all kicks off tonight, Clare!

  • Comment number 3.

    i agree wid both ov u ... really interstingg week !! cnt wait til southenddd!!!!!!

  • Comment number 4.

    Whats happening with the R&R Club, it's been completly re-vamped and new signage put up, can't read what the sign say's though!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Firstly, Rob coming back for whitney? absolute genius! Loving that story line. Kims Ex? dont really care to be honest,Ryan and Rob on a cliff edge!!! so scary. I read in my magasin that only one will survive....I hope its ryan, Rob is evillll. And Does anyone notice that rose actually looks alot like dot? weird... This week is gunna be great!!! x

  • Comment number 6.

    Andrew, i was wondering that as well, but now that Janine owns half, she's probably changing everything...

  • Comment number 7.

    Oh, and hope verything goes well for Heather... Even if that man is a little overweight and scary...

  • Comment number 8.

    Ermm, randomland, they're not even on a cliff edge? And Kims ex tells her he has AIDS so...

  • Comment number 9.

    @ Lou1002 - that man is a little overweight?? Andf Heather isn't?? Helloo

  • Comment number 10.

    it's a pier rather than a cliff! and we'll have a behind-the-scenes video of it after the ep on thursday

  • Comment number 11.

    it looks so good, im proper buzzin about it. no joke im like the biggest eastenders fan ever. i hope ryan beats rob up but i think ryan goes on the run because rob treatens 2 kill ryan!!! i cant waitt 4 it

  • Comment number 12.

    So Kim might have HIV? Great story line, as if she dies of AIDS that will be all people with the disease need to see! Honestly, I am about to stop watching, have you guys run out of good story lines?

  • Comment number 13.

    Looks like an exciting week. So cool that they are in Southend. I live there.!!!!

  • Comment number 14.

    I have watched it so far and its brilliant, poor Kim , she is so bubbly and fun and it will be horrible if something tragic happened to her. The storyline about Rob coming back has been so dramatic so far . I hope Whitney and Fatboy get together they may not look like they suit, but honestly they're so good with each other.. I LOVE Eastenders , Bye !

  • Comment number 15.

    I am really scared I hope Ryan doesn't die xx

  • Comment number 16.

    EastEnders has got loads more good storylines like Ben mitchell coming back gay.
    It hasnt run out of good storylines I disagree with Bigsmile76

  • Comment number 17.

    I am sorrry BBC but was has happened to my beloved Eastenders lately? About a year ago it was very political, with the writers heavily adding into the script their own politcal and socail points of view. I could see straight through it. These days the story lines are so poor. Tuesdays was utter rubbish. Why would this guy come back into Whiteny's life after so long? Is she the only girl that he can sweet talk? Do you really think that she would be so vunerable after being treated so, badly so many times? Would she not developed just a hint of a hard edge by now? So what if her friend and her brother are together? This is not drama. Can you really not think of a better way to axe characters? You should read some blogs as you have really turned some viewers off. I only watch out of habbit. Who are these newbeeies coming in? They add no value, excitmement or intrigue to the general plot lines. I loved Eastenders and have watched since day one....not sure I can for much longer. Poor, poor, poor. Pull your socks up and get a script team together that love the programme as much as the fans do and that can write decent plot lines. Please! I don't watch any other soap. I have no clue as towho is still int eh show and who has deffinaltey left. I know some have left for maternity leave but are they really never coming back? Ricky and Bianca were back for 5 mins and then left again, I feel cheated, they are so good and funny together.

  • Comment number 18.

    id like to see Whitney and fat boy together they suit each other,

  • Comment number 19.

    let ryan kick robs ass , kat to have a baby with alfi even know he was told he can not father a child ,why doesn't Eastenders play an episode on a Wednesday the other soaps are beating bbc 1 .

  • Comment number 20.

    My Husband and I have watched Eastenders for many years now and have never felt to comment, but can someone please explain the ridiculous mistakes of late - for instance Fatboy received a call on his mobile telling him a Jaguar (that he doesn't own) has had a window smashed in. How did they get his mobile number?

  • Comment number 21.

    BBC What has happened to our Eastenders? The story lines are the worst I have ever seen. Nothing makes sense so many mistakes in the flow of the story. How would Fatboy receive a call about the Jaguar (that's not his) telling him a window has been smashed? How would Rob know what part of Southend Whitney is in? how would he know she is in Southend? He knows the Hotel, room number? eh! Characters are built up to be a certain way then act totally the opposite, like Ryan selling drugs and going with Lauren? Abbey and Jay breaking into Pub? Jane finding (or not finding) Ian's stash of cash? Phil broke in and found it. Phil taking drugs - drink yes drugs no.Dot knowing where Rose was and where the Pub was? Jack being friends with Michael? Janine getting her inheritance so quickly? Money transfers the same day for houses and clubs? Where has the comedy aspect gone? Please decide if this programme is supposed to be real life issues (if it is then it's misleading) or escapism? so disappointed with Eastenders at present. You have some great Actors let them act. Get some descent story lines that don't go over the same thing time after time. If I left home I would need more than one holdal for all my belongings? You could get Charlie back to ferry the leavers he could really cash in there. As anyone else noticed the new Grant and Phil in the Moon brothers? (I don't think so) Why not try something different do a competition and get ideas from new blood .

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  • Comment number 23.

    @ofcourse - He is VERY overweight, Heather too....

  • Comment number 24.

    Phil got Fatboy's phone number from Shirley so that Phil can check up on the car alot.

  • Comment number 25.

    I agree with previous comments that eastenders is loosing its appeal.

    -I dont think it makes sense that Michael is still lingering in the square.
    -We tend to see a lot of females of the square with attitude such as Kat, Stacey and recently Billy's grandaughter.

    I commend the BBC for incorporating sensitive issues into its story line, such as sexual luring and homosexuality in Islam. I felt that a lot of thought had been put into the Syed storyline.

    I think the BBC could explore domestic violence with men as the victims. From much enquiry, it seems that men feel a stigma from admitting to abuse where it exists. Another idea I feel the BBC could address is men getting breast cancer. Although it is a minority of men in comparison to women it is very unexplored.

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  • Comment number 27.

    Tonights 1 is going to be then BEST!!!

  • Comment number 28.

    Cant Wait For Tonights One :)

  • Comment number 29.

    i think ryan will beat rob up until he dies because ryan loves is sister whitney

  • Comment number 30.

    Cant Wait !! till todays episode Its gnna be great But i think Dot Wasent herslef when she went to eet her sister

    Ajmal Hussain

  • Comment number 31.

    Fat boy has Phil Mithcells car, that is how they drove to South End!! Come on fans pay attention...Another msitake tonight. Whiteny should have just made a run for it tonight when Rob was at her hotel door. She just opened the door and left him breeze past him. Tuesday she was runnging and hiding. Fellow bloggers are right, there is absolutely no continuity from one episode to another. Please soprt his out, its so bad.

  • Comment number 32.

    Ryan and Robs fight was great such great acting especially from Neil McDermott... shame he is leaving Walford, even though he doesn't get killed off I hope he does return he has had some tremendous storylines, from the 'Who are you?', one of Janines many husband that had to sit through her sick speech and be tortured to his affair with Stacey and now Lauren. WOOOHOOO Neil! Well Done Neil, hope you come back...

  • Comment number 33.

    ryan and rob fall of the peir rob break his neck and dies ryan runs coz he dont want 2 geet done 4 murder so he go 2 his uncle and when he there he see a photo of rob and he turnes out 2 be him and whitney brother he returnes in march and tell whitney there some BIG GOSSIP XX

  • Comment number 34.

    Omg so it turns out Whitney actually slept wiv her brother? Nice!

  • Comment number 35.

    ryan better live;)... soo robs actually her cousin if ryans whitneys brother and ryan went to his uncles and his uncle had photos of rob????

  • Comment number 36.

    omg it gets better and better , but why is ryan doing a runner the hole pier seen what happened isnt it enough witnesses ,

  • Comment number 37.

    Eastenders is my favourite show, i cant miss it no matter what. This week has been so dramatic, i nearly cried lol ;) cant wait 4 next week :) xx

  • Comment number 38.

    Tonights episode was fantastic! So sad to be leaving Southend behind! All of the square drama will seem boring now. Ryan left and it was so sad!! Made me cry, but they were happy tears because I love how Eastenders always knows how to make it upsetting even if you hate the person who is leaving. Thank you for making another brilliant departure Eastenders :')

  • Comment number 39.

    I thoroughly enjoyed eastenders this week, I was so pleased to see that Ryan didnt die, I didnt like Rob he freaked me out, I just love Fatboy so much, He is someone that everyone would like as a friend, and i would like as a son.

  • Comment number 40.

    @emz where did you find that information from? about ryan returning in march?

  • Comment number 41.

    I thought Ryan was going to die and i felt really sorry for Whitney. She has been through a lot

  • Comment number 42.

    Loving tonight's episode of Eastenders....in fact its been good all week. Thought the Heather and Shirley lesbian lovers due was class act....sooooo funny! Loving Fatboy....he is so funny. Don't want Ryan to leave as he is a really good actor....and handsome!!! Liking the fact that maybe Heather has found love at last. Hope Dot's sister is staying, Dots house needs livened up a bit!! Didn't want tonight's episode to end it was that good. Give us more episodes like this!!!!!!

  • Comment number 43.

    I can't believe Ryan's gone...:(
    I actually cried when he left- I love Neil so much and EastEnders will never be the same without him. I'm just hoping he'll come back...

  • Comment number 44.

    i can't wait for next week has ryan gone now for good xx

  • Comment number 45.

    OMG!!! Thank god Ryan wasn't killed off, but did he really have to leave????
    Bring him back Eastenders he's gorg!!
    Great actor and i almost shed a tear when he turned up on the beach with Whitney. Please bring him back, it won't be the same without him.

  • Comment number 46.

    I'm glad to see Ryan go he was a pointless character that was not needed in Eastenders don't get me wrong he's a good actor but i don't think he fitted in well to Eastenders

    hope heather and Andrew get back together

  • Comment number 47.

    EASTENDERS HAS GONE DOWN. IF the story lines had reality it would improve but all we get is move next door for sex, past story line with different people, and has been actors coming back. IF MORE VIEWS WATCH "NEW TRICKS" THEN IT SHOW WHAT THE PUBLIC THINK OF DEADENDERS.

  • Comment number 48.

    I hope he's gonre to live with lily and stacey
    @emz really OMG wherre did u hear that from Hope it's true

  • Comment number 49.

    gonna miss ryan :(!

  • Comment number 50.

    I agree with a lot of the posters on here, EE has gone badly downhill over the last 18 months. The Southend week has been mostly good, it`s been great seeing Heather & Shirley back together again. Shame Ryan has gone. I`m bored with Max/Tanya affair - old ground. Love Fatboy & Dot together. Heather`s almost romance was a big let down & unrealistic. Wasn`t there a s/l about my favourites The Masoods? They`ve disappeared mid-storyline. Very poor continuity. I`m losing interest. The Moons are complete rubbish. FGS do something before I give up on my favourite soap.

  • Comment number 51.

    Shame ryan has gone out off it he was a good actor :-)

  • Comment number 52.

    was a bit strange, Phil's magic car, they leave the square, whitney jumps into back of car to escape rob, turns corner, and then it teleports to outside of hotel lol, similar to heather going back, they leave the hotel, then BAM, back at home lol, they made it look like the beach is just on the next street from sq, but anyway, week was good

  • Comment number 53.

    Why were Heather and Shirley so negative about lesbians? The face that Heather made when the lesbian couple told them how they got together and the way she said to Andrew "you can't tell these days" about who's a lesbian - is she lesbianphobic?

  • Comment number 54.

    i think it was a good week. i would like to know if the stunt guy that went off the pier and knocked himself unconcious is ok.
    It was lovely to have the stars in southend that week.
    i did notice that the hotel had to change its name to the regal, but when shooting in adventure island, the name was still advertised. do i detect a back hander or two?


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