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Charlotte | 00:00 UK time, Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tempers fly

Tensions are high within the football team after a dismal match. Insults are traded and a full-blown fight kicks off in The Vic.

Shirley's having a rubbish time

Shirley has had a bit of a tough time of it lately and has decided to the best way of coping is by hitting the bottle hard. Kat sees Shirley stumbling around The Square and decides to take pity on her.


Look who's back

A bronzed and blonde Abi arrives back in Walford and gushes over baby Lexi. She's eager to know  what else has happened during her time away... who's going to fill her in?


Young love

Anthony and Alice finally get to go on a date, and a romantic Anthony pulls out all the stops to try and impress Alice. But how long will their happiness last?


A risky gamble

Devious Joey convinces Anthony to take part in an ill-fated poker match with Derek. When Derek raises the stakes, Anthony makes a foolish decision that could cost him dearly.


Sharon vs Tanya

After arranging a play date with Oscar and Dennis Jnr, Tanya and Sharon show their competitive sides... will these two ever be friends?



  • Comment number 1.

    cannot believe the way phil is treating shirley after everything he's done. he's making her vulnerable and making her loose everything so she comes back to him just so she doesnt tell his secret. what i dont understand is why he showed any emotion during the heather thing. he does not give a damn about her. he has done this before during the prison stuff with the way he spoke to her i wish EE wouldnt make us confused and just made it bloody clear shirley better get revenge on him if he gets away with what he's done and ends up with sharon i will be fuming. will never like him again after this.

  • Comment number 2.

    LOL @ Tanya & Sharon!:) I Feel So Sorry 4 Shirl And The Fights Look Promising!:);)

  • Comment number 3.

    The fight looks good!!

  • Comment number 4.

    I love EE and have watched it from the start. There are some sensitive issues which are well presented and sensitively tackled. However, I DO realise that it's only a soap and that the characters aren't real people! The actors do a fantastic job and the emotions they arouse are very real - it's a credit to them that they can have this effect on people. As much as I feel some of the characters are totally unlikeable, it's sensible to keep a grip on reality and realise they are really not real people! Roll on the next episode!

  • Comment number 5.

    Er i think we know its not real? But as a fav soap for years i prefer complex storylines than boring and predictable

  • Comment number 6.

    Sharon is going to be Tanya's sister. Since sharon was adopted by den and angie. She always said her real mother give her up at birth.

  • Comment number 7.

    And people have said we saw her real mum, the dates arent the same. Wish people would let it drop

  • Comment number 8.

    No, she wont be Sharon's mum, because she found her biological parents in 1990 but they rejected her, she went back to the Square devastated.

    I think whoever Cora's daughter will be may well be black, and this was why she gave her up as back then it was frowned upon to have this happen.

  • Comment number 9.

    i think phil go down know ben

  • Comment number 10.

    yesterdays EE episode was rlly sad i feel soooo sorry for jay; its bad enough seeing your 'brother' kill your friend and a lovley person then having to lye to his friends and then getting blamed for hevs death and now getting rejected by EVERYONE when he's is succh a lovley charictor and kind of cute!

  • Comment number 11.

    OMG Abbies hair O.O I HATE BEN PHIL DEREK JOEY AND MICHEL their all so evil , Poor Anthony and Jay,I wish I could go into my tv screen and give Jay a HUGE hug :( And after all Shirley's done for Phil,I mean she's just covered up about her Best friends death and all Phil does is leave her to end up like Ian did :( Sharon and Tanya will end up being best like Shirley and Heaver D:D (

  • Comment number 12.

    please bring back Grant or Staceys brother or Both !! we need some gorgeous hunks again!

  • Comment number 13.

    Ilocehceese shirley leaves phil but hes doing everything he can to make her vulnerable so she gors back to him. He is an arse doesnt care about anyone but himself.

  • Comment number 14.

    phil doesn't have time for shirley or jay he needs to think how to help ben i say try and frame it on jay or shirley or himself if he has to and plus she did try and drown ben he didn't know what hes doing shirley know what shes doing hes not even right upstairs poor kid also family comes first

  • Comment number 15.

    phil has plenty of time. he is spending time with sharon and he's even at work. hes begging shirley to come back to him and making her vulnerable so she doesnt have anything. is all just to keep himself out of prison.

  • Comment number 16.

    sharon has already met her real mother many years ago as any true eastender fan will know so there is no way she going to be tanyas sister tanya was told by her mother she was dead anyway

  • Comment number 17.

    hope that ben goes down big time and phil goes down for withholding information grant should have done a better job when he pushed him into the inspection pit

  • Comment number 18.

    that was the best break up scene ever. just epic !

  • Comment number 19.

    haha derek face also sharons and tanya haha !!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 20.

    Feeling so sorry for Jay! He did a wrong choice by trusting the Mitchells and now they have all let him down, every one of them. And now as people can't lash out at Ben because he is in prison, Jay is the one who takes all the beating from everyone at the Square! Billy is simply disgusting! Refusing to help Jay when he ows him big time, and - those sweaty underarms EWWWWWW!:( Somebody, give Billy a fresh shirt and a good deodorant - quick!

  • Comment number 21.

    tanya sister is right under her nose and its not sharon they are trying to make you think that. kats lover is phil believe it or not i don't know why they did that phone scene when it none of them thats all im saying

  • Comment number 22.

    philmitchell1 : Interesting! I am pretty sure that Tanya found her elder sister's birth certificate for a reason. The said sister is out there somewhere, but it's not Sharon, she is too young to be "Ava" and her mothers, both real and adopted, are known, and neither of them is Cora. Could it actually be Shirley? Shirley is as old as "Ava" would be and we don't know much about her childhood or her past. Will she lose one family (the Mitchells) to find another one(Cora and Tanya?)

  • Comment number 23.

    bigsmilie what did you think of the break up scene? i thought it proved once again phil loves her. what he said to sharon was so telling "but she didnt ask for this, she doesnt deserve this" "that just makes it worse" it would only make it worse for him if he loved her too. he's giving her an awful lot of mixed signals over the next few weeks. he's been doing that for 4 years. id find it very boring and predictable if it turned out he never loved her.

    i thought it could be shirley but the dates still dont add up

  • Comment number 24.

    kat i hot and very $exy

  • Comment number 25.

    Monalisa, I've always said Phil does care about Shirley, but some guys know how to treat a woman right, and some don't. Phil belongs to the second group. And Shirley is a middle aged woman who never became a grown up. That is another reason why she was such close friends with Hev, who really was just a big good child inside. And that is also the reason why she can't have a mature, happy relationship and sticks with Phil instead. Also, Shirley is 47/48, and "Ava" is the same age if she is alive (and I think she is).

  • Comment number 26.

    I see that sometimes with shirley. Im not sure this is true but im going to throw it out anyway. There are rumours that ronnie is back december

  • Comment number 27.

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  • Comment number 28.

    Feel really sorry for Lola and Lexi! They haven't got Ben or Jay now. But I just don't get why people have all fallen out with jay! I mean, yeah, he covered up the truth-but what was he SUPPOSED to do? Phil would've killed him!

  • Comment number 29.

    yere i totally agree!!!! jay is been treated like a killer when he didn't even kill her!
    he didn't really have a choice.....ben was like a brother to jay you wouldn't sintch on your bro wud ya????? and if he did phil would of KILLED him! anyway RIP heather!

  • Comment number 30.

    omg phils being a stubborn old fool who wont admit hes in love with shirl theyve dragged this out for 4 years !!

  • Comment number 31.

    Monalisa my name is IluvCheese2012 not iloceheese :D AND on Fridays ep he was crying bout Ben so he obviously does care bout some1 but himself nd if He's making Shirley vunrebale

  • Comment number 32.

    - however u spell vunrebale anyway - plus on da 14ths ep Last-ish part Phil was crying bout Ben so he does care so I was right (I think) but I agree he is an arse but a awesome actor ;)

    I luv EE cause itz cheesy

  • Comment number 33.

    P.s 3rd comment replying lol I dont know what I was right bout so yer soz I was'nt right lol
    Cya bye

  • Comment number 34.

    sorry that was a typo i think i was typing it on my ipad lol yeah he does love ben but its a q if he really does love shirley. i think he does deep down and is too stubborn to admit it so he's using anything he can to get her back. those scenes where hes got his phone on her number wondering if he should call her? those are the type of scenes that are so telling and what he said to sharon about shirley yet he is still a bit of an arse to shirley when there is no need.

  • Comment number 35.

    have you seen abis tan???

  • Comment number 36.

    phil is sick. using ben pleading guilty just to try and get shirley back and all just cos she knows his secret. i thought he said that her loving him made it all worse for him...so surely it would be better just to leave her alone ? is phil now gonna get his happy ever after with sharon? shirley ends up miserable after everything she's done for him.

  • Comment number 37.

    I love Eastenders baby Lexi is sooooo CUTE i agree with Janeybabe1 Sharron and Tanya will be sisters !!!!

  • Comment number 38.

    its quite hilarious that people think tanya and sharon can be sisters. sharons birth mother is Carol Hanley who we met in the early 90's. if they want to make cora cross sharons mother eastenders will have to re write their history. i doubt eastenders will go down that route, look what happened to corrie when they did this with betty.


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