Ian is shocked to realise that Kathy is planning to leave Walford.
Kathy is adamant that she can’t stay because of Ben, but can Ian get her to change her mind?
Meanwhile, Carmel knows something is bothering Shakil and asks Kush to speak to him. When Shakil admits that Bex spurned him for a teacher, Carmel overhears and so word quickly gets back to Martin.
It’s left to Stacey to try keeping Martin calm once the truth is out, while Bex is also unhappy with Louise for telling Shakil about her feelings for Gethin.
Elsewhere, Donna meddles in Robbie’s online dating.
Also today, Kim blames food poisoning from the Safari Supper evening when she’s sick, while Willmott-Brown and Fi continue with their scheming.
Due to Children In Need, EastEnders doesn’t air on Friday this week.