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Nickie | 13:52 UK time, Monday, 17 October 2011

This week!

Will Syed be a good dad to baby Yasmin? And how will he cope with being caught between warring parties, Amira and Christian?

Whoever is hugging Mandy, it doesn't look like Ian... Should he trust her? And what will happen if he doesn't?

And speaking of Ian, what do you think of his delightful golfing attire?

Meanwhile, Tyler versus Fatboy. Who do you want Whitney to be with?

Discuss these burning issues and anything that comes to mind while watching the show this week!





  • Comment number 1.

    Yay! First comment! XD I'm not bothered about this Syed/Amira storyline.
    Isn't that Jack with Mandy? Ian get's jelous and ruins her chances with him or something so she smashes up his new car! (Eastenders must have a niiice budget!) Then they have a heart-to-heart and I think Ian proposes. Something like that :)
    I would rather it be Fats and Whit since Fats is so loyal to her and would be for life whereas Tyler is a flirt :/

  • Comment number 2.

    Why would Kat do that how Sad on Alifie

  • Comment number 3.

    Why is Greg coming back, it should be Max!! Tanya needs him, not Greg. What is the point in him coming back for one episode?? x

  • Comment number 4.

    I've heard Greg has an affair with Lauren and she gets pregnant! :O

  • Comment number 5.

    Poor fatboy :(

  • Comment number 6.

    Amira is soooo annoying! What she doesn`t realise is the fact that you don`t choose to be gay. Why is she that desperate to get back with Syed? He will never fancy her or really want her, and he cheated on her, doesn`t matter was it with a man or a woman. Does she need to be with someone like that? Before she was a bit spoiled, but all in all likable girl, but now she is just a silly and nasty cow.

  • Comment number 7.

    I think that Syed will leave Christian to be with Amira so he can be a Dad to baby Yasmin, because I think that Yasmin will eventually become more important to him than Christian. Just a thought...
    How could Kat do that to Alfie, they were ment to be and she has just committed the ultimate betrayal, twice, because she cheated on him with Michael which is how she got pregnant with his baby.....

  • Comment number 8.

    OMG !!! i hope whitney chooses tyler....they look cute together and i hate yusef and i hope that syed and amira get together to be a family with yasmin

  • Comment number 9.

    @X_TanyaBranning4Ever_X I agree. Max is one of the best characters, so where is he? Is Jake in another show right now?

    Amira is a nasty piece of work >:(

  • Comment number 10.

    Oh my god! Janine was HILARIOUS TONIGHT! XD I guess they do still know how to make storylines good! She makes any storyline funny!! Team Janine :)

  • Comment number 11.


    I write to express with sadness, disappointment and anger regarding the manner the character Jean Slater a bi-polar sufferer is portrayed in the continuing episodes of Eastenders.

    The character played as Jean is not a true to life representative of people with the condition of bi-polar. Rather; the character has been referred to on many occasions as "nutter" "off her head" and "looney". As a bi-polar sufferer myself, I find these comments of great insult. In a society that is working so hard to overcome barriers of discrimination against, colour, religion, sexuality, mental health issues and many more, your programme displays a blatant disregard regarding discrimination. For many on the outside world who have little or no understanding of bi-polar and may have not come into contact with a person with this condition, their opinions and views may be somewhat distorted by your ignorant representation and accompanying script.

    We are people who are caring, intelligent, bright with feelings and emotions, working hard to overcome the many barriers and challenges that bi-polar creates.

    The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to consolidate a number of laws, including the anti-discriminatory laws of the 70's, to allow people to be treated equally and with dignity and respect We may be treated differently but equally to allow us the same rights within society as non bi-polar people.

    Your storylines, in my opinion require an overall review with references to bi-polar, perhaps you should consult the professional health services for guidance. The words "nutter" "looney" are not only offensive but are also damaging to bi-polar people, who may feel that society regards us all in this manner. I welcome your comments.

    From a non "nutter" "looney" bi-polar sufferer.

  • Comment number 12.

    i sooooooooo want tyler and whitney be toger please comment if you want tyler and whitney to be together

  • Comment number 13.

    Jeannie, by having people react to Jean Slater in the ways in which you describe are likely done to show laws don't instantly change people's behavior, attitudes or feelings toward people with disabilities. As such, it's much more true to life than giving Jean a saccharine happy ending. Jean fights every day to keep it together, to live a normal life. I think it's realistic for her to have had this breakdown over Norman. She's thinking she's doing everything right and things are supposed to happen. What she didn't realize was it was all in her head. She may continue to have these kinds of challenges if she doesn't get help with her social skills.

  • Comment number 14.

    i love ians new snazzy golfing jumper,shame about the sports car.as for the clubs,well im a bit past the clubs these days...

  • Comment number 15.

    In Monday's episode I felt the BBC got their depiction of bipolar disorder just right. Jean's words to Alfie were very moving. Thank you.

  • Comment number 16.

    i want syed to go back with amira sooo they can play happy familes xxxxxx also i want tyler and whiney to be together xxx mandy is a golddigga fatboy just ruins the pic when wit and tyler are in it hahahahahahahhhahahahaha poor pat lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 17.

    omg poor fatboy i really want him and whitney to get together!!!
    omg and antony... I LOVE HIM XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX hes soo clueless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • Comment number 18.

    Syed with Amira, Zainab with Massood and Fat Boy with Witney!! Sorted!!

  • Comment number 19.

    tyler n witney are desperate for each other give them a chance to finally be together butof course get fatboy someone hes lonley lol!!!

  • Comment number 20.

    @Bigsmile76 - look at it from Amira's point of view: Amira loved Syed, still does, he was and is the love of her life. Syed totally deceived her - he pretended to be straight and pretended that he loved her like a boyfriend/husband does. In a way could say that he used her. And Christian was her friend. Both her husband and friend deceived and betrayed her. She's angry, who wouldn't be?. And to top it all, she had to cary and give birth to the baby of the man who did this to her and she has to take care of the baby every single day, looking at Yasmin and seeing Syed's eyes. It's difficult enough to get over what happend but then you have a baby who reminds you of that person everyday! Just imagine being in her shoes.

  • Comment number 21.

    @Ofcourse: I see your point, but what I was saying is that I don`t understand why Amira still wants Syed after everything she had to go through because of him. She wants him not to be gay, not to lie to her and to want her - and that is not going to happen! And using her baby to manipulate Syed is out of order too. IMHO

  • Comment number 22.

    i think whitney and fatboy should date as they make a better couple than whitney and tyler! also whitney has known fatboy longer! x

  • Comment number 23.

    i think that the best episode has got to be thursdays just for the fact fatboy finally kissed whitney

  • Comment number 24.

    i think kat shoudnt go to that guy mart i think she should go to alfie

  • Comment number 25.

    The editing on this weeks show was great. Gave a real sense if the the subtle relationships between the characters, showed great depth.

  • Comment number 26.

    I love eastenders, but i think that some of what goes on in it is taken out of proportion, you have to remember that it is a soap, so bad things are going to happen all the time, whitney will never be with fatboy because it will make her happy, sad but true :'(

  • Comment number 27.

    cant wait for next weeks xxxx

  • Comment number 28.

    whitney and fatboy are made for each other

  • Comment number 29.

    I wish tyler and micheal, and antony moon would leave

  • Comment number 30.

    Fatboy and Whitney make the cutest couple ever.Tyler will only break her heart,Fatboy loves Whitney for who she is.

  • Comment number 31.

    whitney has been with/kissed: tony, todd, billie, peter, connor, rob, lee, tyler and fatboy. thats not cool. i dont like the way fatboy is all on her when just the other month he was so in love with mercy then he sleeps with her sister faith and now he's so into whitney, i dont buy it. whitney just needs to chill out and stop jumping quick fast into getting with men. she move from one man to the next to quickly.

  • Comment number 32.

    EE should find someone to play frankie moon and mark wright from the only way is essex could be her boyfriend and he turns out to be someone from anthonys gambling past who he had problems with and frankie doesnt know this so anthony tries to split them up but shes having none of it and mark tries to blackmail anthony as he only got with frankie coz he found out who her brother was and he wants money from anthony but anthony cant get no money

  • Comment number 33.

    On Friday Ian called Pat Butcher Pam!!

  • Comment number 34.

    I want Whitney to be with fat oy not tyler because tyler thinks he can get all the girls. I think thatif whitney has fat boy in her life then she can really settle down. I want syed to be with amira because he has responsibilities now and for the sake of yasmin amira and ayed should put aside their differences and start again. christian will just have to accept that. also how can max be intimidated by lauren?! how can he allow her to kick him out of his own house!!!!!! Also if i was kati would start being nice to alfie considering SHE'S cheation on HIM.... Also Alfie has a heart of gold for standing by her side. Normoan is so sad how can he treat jean like that?! BRING STACEY AND SEAN BACK!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 35.

    Whitney should be with Fatboy, Whitneys been throu so much already and i think Fats will take things slow with her.
    I also think Amira should let Syed and Christian have a chance to prove to her that they're just as good as a man and women relationship with a child.
    Tanya is going through alot right now and i was surprised when Greg came back, after selling the house to Janine and making Tanya homeless. I know what Tanya did was out of order, but i want Greg and Tanya to get back together.
    Ian with Mandy dont work for me. I think Jane should come back with Lucy and Peter with a baby.
    I think Kat should tell Alfie what happened, and they work it out from there. I also think that Alfie should have a surprise from the past, a good surprise.
    Ronnie should come back.
    Phil should get over ben being gay.
    want stacey and sean to come back.
    Heather and dots sisters kid cant remember his name but to get with heather.
    Zainab with Massood.

  • Comment number 36.

    Fatboy And Whit should go out Fats Really deserves someone i hope That Whitney doesnt screw it up tho and dont hurt Fats

  • Comment number 37.

    Lauren is annoyng!! Why did she call Greg? Greg who Tanya cheated on? She should have called Max because Tanya loves him and he loves her, I don't care that Lauren hates Max, it's not about her, it's about Tanya. Plus if Laurn needed to tell someone then why not tell Ranie?

  • Comment number 38.

    Tyler: 'why don't you go and join your girly mates and have a girly dance'
    Lauren: 'why don't you shut your big sexist gob...'
    What's sexist about what he said? Girls talk about having 'girly nights' they talk about 'girly films' so why accuse a guy of being sexist when he calls it 'girly'?
    Also, females say things to guys like 'why don't you go and join your boys/mates and do your 'man' stuff' they say 'man' in a sarcastic way or in a negative way or females say 'why don't you join your guys and be all macho together' again they will say it in a negative/derogatory way. nobody calls them sexist!
    Lauren is the one being sexist cow by calling Tyler sexist, I bet she wouldn't call a girl sexist for saying similar things!

  • Comment number 39.

    @Bigsmile76 - sure I get that. I just wanted to point out Amira's point of view to show that she's not just being nasty, she's still angry about what happened. I know she should have got over it by now though. Also, I think she wants Syed back because her dad has made her think that she's damaged goods and nobody in the community will ever want her. That's not true though, in reality, lots of people will want her, Asians are not so backward!

  • Comment number 40.


  • Comment number 41.

    @kelz2010xx You're right. The Ian and Mandy pairing seems forced, and almost as random as her reappearance on the Square. Every time I see Ian pursuing Mandy, I have flashbacks to Ian's marriage to Cindy. And Cindy tried having Ian killed!

    @Ofcourse re: Lauren calling Greg: Lauren called Greg because even though Greg was crushed by Tanya's sexual relationship with Max, he didn't leave because he didn't love her. He probably still harbors deep feelings for Tanya. And how could Lauren have called her father? No one knows where he disappeared to!

    @Ofcourse re: feminism: What Tyler said was indeed sexist. He implied 'girly' meant Lauren's male friends in the room, too; and, by including guys like Fatboy in his definition of 'girly,' Tyler also implied that female interests and behaviors were inherently beneath him as a man. Sure, he was lashing out, but people really do let you know exactly who they are when the stakes are low. She's an idiot for giving him sex later on.

    As for Ben Mitchell, this interest in Christian is sudden and sad. Was Duncan the only other 15 year old gay boy in all of Walford?? Come on, Ben. You can do better.


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