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Rob Francis | 14:00 UK time, Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Week commencing 15 August 2011:

Hell hath no fury...

Like Vanessa scorned. Jack, Carol and Darren struggle to keep her under control, as a terified Jodie looks on  What has tipped Vanessa over the edge?

Jack, Vanessa, Jodie, Carol and Darren


Style Queens

Pat and Jean battle for Norman's affections - but surely only one of them can be his Pearly Queen? Who's the real deal, and who is the imposter?

Pat, Norman and Jean


Kiss of death?

Whitney's lovin' lip-lock with luscious Lee - but  is her dishy date hiding a secret that could put her life in danger?

Whitney and Lee


Taking the Michael?

Looks like more snoggage is on the cards! Vanessa seems to have calmed down a bit - even if her hair hasn't - but will Michael making a move on her solve anything?

Vanessa and Michael


The waiting game

Trauma for Tanya as she visits the hospital. We're really hoping she doesn't become Walford's latest casualty.



Lauren order?

The police crack down on dodgy dealer Ryan after a tip-off, but is Lauren in their sights too?

Lauren and Ryan


Pull the other one

Alfie, Christain and Anthony get to grips with a tug of war in the Square. But who are they trying to pull and who will win? Place your bets everyone!

Alfie, Christian, Kat and Anthony




  • Comment number 1.

    First to Comment!! Wahoo!!

    I'm not suprise vanessa flips oput this week, she is wound very tightly, it was bound to happen some time! And i'm not sure the kitchen could have coped with any more cleaning, or the cushions any more fluffing.
    Tanya is getting on my nerves a bit. I used to love her but now she is doing to greg exactly what stacey and max did to her so she knows how it feels and she does it anyway. She knew how she felt about Max on the day she married Greg, she should have just said 'I Don't'.

    Haven't seen much of Dot recently, is she ok?

    Looking forward to this week, still loving the show. Keep it up EE! x x

  • Comment number 2.

    If Vanessa found out about the affair, then rightly so she deserves to get angry!!!
    I hope she attacks Max to the pulp for being a cheat!
    She suffered from her previous marriage, so this smart Barbie deserves HER

    Tanya seriously should've known better, I agree with Hazeldene15. I've lost
    all respect for Tanya for going back to Max just because of the "thrill" in
    being in an affair. Tanya already knows she will be cheated on by Max, so why
    ruin the best relationship she has with Greg? I sadly agree with Tanya's mum...
    Tanya is too spoiled.

    Looking forward to the tug-of-war competition!!!

  • Comment number 3.

    Whoo, Christian in next week! Missed him! Really can't be dealing with Max and Tanya right now, they've been together and then broken up too many times before! Hopefully with Christian will come Syed! Bring back Chryed, make EE interesting again!

  • Comment number 4.

    Why can't Michael focus on his own girlfriend? Ooh Vanessa must have found out! She'll rip Max's head off!

  • Comment number 5.

    Ohh Looks like a good week :):) Whats happening with Masoods??
    I think Max,Micheal and Syed are pulling the rope..
    Can you cancel the thing with Max , Tanya , Greg , Vanessa Please .. Its Borning now..
    Could You Make something happen with Ronnie and Micheal :)
    Could Lola Go out with Tyler or Antony ??

  • Comment number 6.

    i know this is really random but does anyone know what type of phone Kat has in EastEnders, you know the white touch screen one? :)

  • Comment number 7.

    Really looking forward to Vanessa losing it! Tanya and Max totally deserve it though! Also looking forward to the Tug of War stuff - I totally approve of Christian getting the guns out, he looks hot :D

  • Comment number 8.

    I think the script writers need to add a few lines about the riots and get some extra filming done or Walford will be the only place in London not to be affected. Surely Walford would be in the centre of things or will the residents all be blissfully unaware of the battles raging on London streets.

  • Comment number 9.

    Looks good this week, but will be happy when Max and Tanya thing is over, because its getting a bit boring.
    Cant wait to see Vanessa loose her temper, but i'm not so sure about what Michael is up to? Can't he find his own girlfriend.

    Also really looking forward to tug-of-war!!!

  • Comment number 10.

    I feel so sorry for Greg and Vanessa. I too have lost alot of respect for Tanya :L
    The tug-of-war looks funny- I know it is Anthony, Christian and Alfie Vs. Tyler, Syed and Eddie. Going by muscle power, I'd put money on Anthony and Christian's team winning :D

  • Comment number 11.

    I love anthony!

  • Comment number 12.

    I DISAGREEE WITH ALL THE COMMENTS ABOVE! Whhoo I LOVEE Max and Tanya Affair! It's an Amazing storyline and it fits well with the cancer storyline aswell! I Love Max and Tanya their Awesome! I'm totally for their affair! Their soul mates, they've always belonged with each other! After all they've been through and what they both put each other through, it's great to see they are both able to forgive and forget, which shows how strong their love is for each other! LOVE CONQUERS ALL! Yeah I admit I'll feel sorry for Vanessa and Greg. But to be honest Vanessa kinda of a mental reck and she's so posh and closed up.. and Greg's abit of a dope.. but he's sweet.. I'll feel more sorry for Greg than Vanessa.. And for the comments above saying that Tanya's just like stacey.. I disagree again.. stacey was just a cheap fling and it was a long tie ago.. Max got a bit bored (which is wrong) but before you could see that stacey and max liked each other strongly.. but in this affair you can see it in their eyes.. When Tanya and Max's eyes meet it just love.. BUT GREAT JOB WITH THE STORYLINE OF MAX AND TANYA.. Can't wait to see who she chooses.. but I have feeling she's going to make the wrong decision and choose Greg.. And I cann't wait to see Amira back on the show! DRAMA ALERT! Looks like Christian and Syed are already Dad's:)

  • Comment number 13.

    I do think Tanya and Max should get back together, because Tanya doesn't deserve Greg. And I disagree with Elaine ^^ because if stacey was just a fling, why did Max want to leave with her? And i don't understand why Whitney just has her sideburns hanging down? And Anthony isn't wearing any socks... he must be very blistery...

  • Comment number 14.

    I think Lee is Rob's nephew or friend what what it said on the spoliers

  • Comment number 15.

    Vanessa and Micheal?
    Alfie on a tug of war?
    Pat and Jean dressed up in pearl coats fighting over Norman?
    This week looks very interesting indeed :P

  • Comment number 16.

    im realy upset abt this i really wanted ty and whit 2 get 2gether
    and i love gregg an feel soooooooooooooo sorry 4 him

  • Comment number 17.

    i'm enjoying EE loads right now! just thrills and shrills! but what i'm really waiting for, is the penny to drop for Ryan, when he realises it was his new squeeze that told Janine about Stacey, making her flee with baby Lilly...I mean! If they've even thought about that as a possible story line - it would tie things up nicely.

  • Comment number 18.

    More contrived 'dramatic' storylines? The same storylines as time and time before?

    What has happened to Eastenders? There have been times over the years where it really has captured something. Most other times in between, it's just a re-hash based on presenting people as simply liars and cheats.

    What a waste of the license fee. At least cut it back from 4 nights a week.

  • Comment number 19.

    Elaine Tanya is just like Stacey, Tanya out of all people should know how it feels to be betrayed. When Tanya had an affair with Max when he was with Rachel, she broke her heart, but when Stacey did it to her she felt what Rachel was feeling and now she is doing the exact same thing but this time to Gregg and Vanessa. And Elaine Stacey was not a fling Max actually fell in love with her and when Stacey was leaving Max told her he loved her. Max's heart goes towards from one woman to another, so we can't exactly say that he actually loves Tanya

  • Comment number 20.

    I agree with BellaBerri - What I could never understand though was why Lauren was so upset about Stacy in the first place, afterall did Lauren not try to run over and kill her dad?

  • Comment number 21.


  • Comment number 22.

    I SO AGREE WITH ELAINE !!!!!!!!!
    max and Tanya are in love and should be together 4 eva. vanessa is kinda gettin on my nerves now but i do feel sorry for Greg he tries so hard to impress tanya. she shouldn't of married him! i hope she goes with Max! i FEEL SO SORRY FOR TANYA about the cancer thing. Hope she does'nt die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG why does whitney do with the wrong person it's not realistic at all that 1 person that has only lived for not a lot of time fall fo 3 abusers!
    I think it's Tyler Eddie and Syed pullind the rope I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVEEE the moon brothers TYLER IS SO FITTTTTT!!!!
    I don't agree with ryan and lauren at all and hope that ryan will exit by finding Stacey and Lily and going to livr with them!
    Norman shoud definatly go for Jean she deserves alittle bit of happines in her life

    BRING BACH STACEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 23.

    I'm so worried about Tanya! :(

  • Comment number 24.

    Tanya and Max together are just a disaster waiting to happen. I feel so bad for Vanessa, Max irritates me so much, as soon as he gets bored he moves onto another woman! Good on Jack for stepping in!
    I'm so over Michael, playing games with people, get rid of him i say!

  • Comment number 25.

    Thank god for Elaine and staceyback!!
    finally some other people who see that Max and Tanya don't want to be together, but they NEED to be together! they're soul mates and they will always love eachother. i do feel sorry for Greg and Vanessa, course i do, but Greg always tries to impress Tanya, and Vanessa is alwasy cleaning. Its good to see Vanessa having a leading role for a change, but i think she i taking it too far by temaing up with Michael, Michael Moon of all people! Poor Tanya, she looked really sad, can't wait for tonnights episode!

    Manya 4ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Comment number 26.

    I love anthony ssoo much hes soo fit!

  • Comment number 27.

    I think it is great that Amira is coming back, she has probly had the baby by now and has arrived to tell Syed. Also i think that Vanessa and Greg should get together. I would like to see more of Abi and Jay, i think they are really cute together.

  • Comment number 28.

    go on alfie bring it on mate

  • Comment number 29.

    it looks like its micheal lucky day!

  • Comment number 30.

    whitney is too good for him

  • Comment number 31.

    oooouuuu ryan seems to be trouble

  • Comment number 32.

    Loks lik another great week cant wait 4 amira to cum back :)

  • Comment number 33.

    Niiiice tug of war pic ;) Can't wait to see Vanessa in action and for the police to come get Ryan and Lauren (funny pun they did)!!! I hate them all so this is GREAT! Looks like an amazing week!

  • Comment number 34.

    All i can say is love love LOVE Tanya and Max and she should sort it out and get him back!

  • Comment number 35.


    SPOILER ALERT:In Summer 2011, Ben is set to return to Walford and begin a new storyline which involves him coming to terms with the fact that he is gay and desperately trying to hide it from his father. He will be caught kissing another teenager of the boxing club named Duncan by Patrick

  • Comment number 36.

    Max had 2 go :( wish he comes back a great character (: Keep it up EE this weeks been good!

  • Comment number 37.

    Loving the Tanya/Max storyline, I hope Max comes back!!
    Looking forward to the Tug-of-War, it'd be VERY difficult to loose with Christian on your side ;)

  • Comment number 38.

    Is Max coming back?? Coz if he does him and Tanya can be together, coz she didnt mean what she said and she does love him, it was just the shock of finding out that she might have cancer!!

  • Comment number 39.

    they belong with eachother, despite everything, they've still ended up here, really hope they get together properly!
    also, bit more of christian and syed would be good, oo and lots more of jay and abi..
    but my main point here is, BRING STACEY BACK, I know she's gone to try other things, but really hope that one day, she comes back to albert square:)

  • Comment number 40.

    the acting on fridays ee was outstanding. special praise goes to zoe, wow amazing, can't wait until next week, keep up this standard and you will win every gong going, well you do anyway, simply the best. :-)

  • Comment number 41.

    Who's that beind Alfie
    Looks like a great week :)

  • Comment number 42.

    With Ben set to come back in Sept and being Gay, is Eastenders gradually doing a modern day verson of Ronnie + Reggie Kray. I have been watching the relationship with Ben and brother Jay, and Ben has a sinister side which is well hidden, same as Ronnie Kray, and Jay a bit more approachable but can be evil too, like Reggie. Would be good to see something like the Krays in eastenders. Cora played by Anne Mitchell would make a good type of adoptive Mum (come close friend) to the boys Ben + Jay, as She was brilliant at playing a very shrewd Lady as Dolly Rawlings in "Widows". I hope eastenders will put Her into some type of role like that.

  • Comment number 43.

    I am so glad this storyline between tanya, Max and V is coming to an end...I found it hard to believe that Tanya was so fickle about it all..I am not a Max fan but almost felt sorry for him, the way tanya kept changing her mind. Perhaps now V's stepford wife betrayal will come to an end and she can play something a little more feisty, I love her character and am sure the bbc have something much better for her with the Eddie and Michael scenario. One more point...if she is is having withdrawl symptoms from the constant cleaning..she is welcome to my house anytime!

  • Comment number 44.

    I HAVE REALLY LOVED THE MAX AND TANYA STORYLINE! Im soo glad that it happened. No matter what, they will always love eachother so thee should just get back together now!. I love tanya and im so sad that she going to have cervical cancer :( Thats horrible!! I hope that doesnt mean she is coming out of it. LOve tanya too much :) xxxx

  • Comment number 45.

    So when Darren leaves it will be
    Jodie + Anthony
    Poppy + Tyler
    Vanessa + Michael
    Jean + Norman
    Whitney + Lee
    Kat + Alfie
    Lauren + Ryan

    When is Bianca coming back? When will Greg conme back?

  • Comment number 46.

    I think that Tanya and Max are perfect together! I hope that Max comes back and they can all live together again as one big family! I hope Tanya is ok though, hope she doesnt die! Looking forward to the tug of war and also looking forward to whatever else is going to happen between Tanya and Max!! Tanya&Max forever!!!

  • Comment number 47.

    These are the way the couples should be in EastEnders (past and present)


    MANYA 4EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 48.

    Vanessa and michael look like a good pair :O
    Hot men tug-of-war (:
    Max and Tanya were such sneaky people, great storyline!!

  • Comment number 49.

    Why are people talking about who Tanya should schoose? As if she has a choice! She can't choose Greg - he probably hates her now. He's sold the house that Tanya and her kids are in and Janine said that he was rude about her on the phone.

    Vanessa - she is a gold digger judging by tonight's show. Why do people want her to be with Greg - he can do much better than a gold digger who just wants another man to sponge off. Plus someone said that she had it bad with Harry so she deserves happiness now but she's the one who cheated on Harry and didn't he say that she had cheated more then once or have I got that wrong?

  • Comment number 50.

    Ithought Vanessa was fantastic. Great acting.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope she stays in eastenders forever.

  • Comment number 51.

    The Saga of the RING!!!!

    I am very confused did Vanessa find her engagement ring or does she have more than one because in one scene she does not have it on, in another it is there, then it is missing again...... Someone please explain this to me....

    Having said that what a great actress she is!

  • Comment number 52.

    i think that alfies team will win tug of war :)

  • Comment number 53.

    When is Max coming backk!! Tanya and Max should get back together and livee together with the kids!!! Tanya and Max obviously love eachother very much so they should get back together as soon as possible!!!
    Tanya&Max Forever!!!!

  • Comment number 54.

    i hate the new lauren she is always moody and i think it is really wrong that she and ryan are going out because one she is to young and two its not fair on whitney

  • Comment number 55.

    I can't belive Friday's episode I wonder what Rob will do. Poor Whitney! Great acting by Zoe Luker. I really would like an on set with Charlie Brooks Please! EastEnders

  • Comment number 56.

    Vanessa is OTT!

  • Comment number 57.

    I just LOVE Tanya!! Jo Joyner is an amazing actress!! I feel so sorry for Tanya she looks terrified in the picture!!! Bless her heart!!♥


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