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Coming up this week on EastEnders...

Nickie | 12:30 UK time, Monday, 1 October 2012

This week on EastEnders...

Kat and Alfie are back... but forced to beg for Phil's mercy. Will he forgive and forget? Or has he been getting comfortable behind the Vic bar?

Meanwhile, Lola's old friend turns up on the Square. But when she sees how much Lola has changed, will she be prepared to live and let live, or will Lola face serious consequences?

Abi and Jay kiss! Is it forever this time?

Discuss these and anything else about this week's EastEnders here

Plus, don't forget it's the last week to vote all things EastEnders in the National Television Awards.


  • Comment number 1.

    with kat and alfie back its gonna b EPIC !!!!!!
    poor lola xx

  • Comment number 2.

    haha kats face and aww lola hope evrything is fine 4 u xx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 3.

    YESSS! Abi and Jay are back together! I think lola/lexi is soo adorable

  • Comment number 4.

    i hope they dont take lexi off lola,shz doing a better job of it than michael moon,he may have the money to give his baby what money can buy,but lola and billy give their child what counts and money cant buy LOVE n AFFECTION.yeah she may be a bit slow on th uptake but thats cos shz only a bairn herself.it would show th social services in a bad light too if they did take lexi and not do owt about michael baby.

  • Comment number 5.

    why is phil taking the vic back again , last time he did it made no money and no one liked him the pub should belong to alfie moon !!

    + the women from social services the older women spoke to lola like a piece of crap i would report anyone that spoke to me like that.

  • Comment number 6.

    Well done BBC/Eastenders for showing the hypocratic world of "social care" and the harsh reality of how babies are taken away from loving, caring families in the UK! Over-zealous social workers pick on a vulnerable mother who does no harm to her baby and cares for her more than adequately, while two doors down there is a monster abusing his newborn and everyone seems to be allright with it! And well done for showing youngsters like Alexa who despite being brought up by foster carers, she herself turned out to be a a very troubled teenager, not something you would expect from a person who was looked after by lovely and ever so perfect foster parents!

  • Comment number 7.

    Once again the Eastenders Sadist Londoncentric Scriptwriters get it wrong with the poor women of Albert Square in the 'abduction' of baby Lexi from Lola by a callous middle class Social Worker. And Lola arrested. Yes, you got the response from your audience weeping at Lola's grief and yes, fine acting from Lola. But my tears were one of anger at how wrong the portrayal of the Social Worker was, plus that of the reality of a young mother unlikely to have her baby restored to her ever going by your record of hopeless life storylines. You really went to town on a professional whose main aim was seen to be one of criticism and disapproval and not how Social Work Training is in reality enacted on the ground; support for the care of the baby,and mother as a family needing encouragement for all that poor Lola was trying to do. It is hard enough for social workers whose successful work is mainly unseen but shown as heartless busybodies hell-bent on taking children away from their natural parents. No, I am not a social worker but was a councillor who has worked with and observed social work teams and involved with research into the practical side of the many strands of work Social Work teams are involved in. I also saw the overload of so many cases piled onto them. Yes there are rogue social workers and authorities who have failed badly in their accountability to the extent of appalling treatment of children and families. The media makes sure we know of these and so they should, but how about redressing the balance? How about noting the cases of Social Workers who have been killed in their work. How about showing the turning round of families needing encouragement that I have seen which is more like 90% plus, up and down the country of hundreds of Social Work Teams? Yes, you like to spark interest in having a dramatic story to enhance the viewing figures, but think before you destroy what is good about a service where Social Workers hardly ever own up to what their job is because of the media and also your thoughtless search for dramatic story lines.

  • Comment number 8.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 9.

    ps i asked my mother if she would complain herself but see responded that she has not got the time or the energy to react to ignorance when all her work time and most of her personal time is taken up looking after the children and families that are allocated to her. This is a Sunday and she has spent the whole day writing reports she can’t do in the week.

  • Comment number 10.

    It's a pity that the BBC appear to have a moderator who has refused a previous comment from me highlighting my support for overworked social workers who try to do their job whilst being berated by ill-informed programmes like Eastenders. Maybe it was my thought that it is a pity that the BBC had whistle-blowers highlighting an alleged paedophile in their midsts since the 60s/70s and it looks like this was brushed under the very thick BBC carpet. Pity the BBC moderators do not take more notice of inaccuracies in their television productions and moderate against these. . Instead the BBC get away with and are very willing to use scenarios which as well as being inaccurate are feeding off sensationalisation of individuals pain and plights again PITY ON YOU THE BBC

  • Comment number 11.

    I totally agree with everyone's comments about the social worker story line, I have never come on any sight and commented about anything on tv, but after watching tonight's episode of was tenders I have found myself being absolutely appalled by the portrayal that they have given of the social services... I wonder how many young mums are out there who could do with a little bit of support but have been too scared to ask for help and have now had their fears exaggerated after watching this?!
    Considering the amount of occasions things have happened to children you would of thought that people would try and portray social services in such a way that people are happy to approach them!! I wonder if any mums were watching and there baby had a nappy rash and wanted to ask someone about it but are now afraid that they will get accused of neglect?!
    God you have made me angry and ashamed to say that I watched your soap since I can remember!!


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