Frankie wants to move away from Albert Square, while Janine gets a shock at the hospital on EastEnders next week.
It’s your EastEnders spoilers guide to the week of 19-22 September 2022.
Janine is pregnant
Janine starts the week feeling unwell, and when Sonia brings a sick Scarlett over to the Vic, there’s a feeling that the two of them might be suffering from the same bug.
But while tending to Scarlett, Janine ends up fainting and is rushed to the hospital, where doctors reveal to her and Sonia that she’s actually pregnant.
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Reeling from the news, Janine is encouraged by Sonia to tell Mick. But with him being so preoccupied with that’s going on with Linda, will Janine get the opportunity to do so?
Linda reveals she still loves Mick
Mick may soon have Janine’s pregnancy revelation to deal with, but his attention is currently more focused on Linda’s hearing.
She’s left heartened when Mick reveals that he still cares for her and will help her in the fight to get Annie back. Linda, though, can’t help but be anxious as she waits to be called into court, despite reassurances from her new lawyer Anita.
The result of the hearing is currently being kept under wraps, but following the legal proceedings, Linda will be seen opening up to Sharon about her feelings for Mick after she realises how much he paid for a lawyer. But will she get to profess her love to the man himself?
Frankie announces exit
The exit of actress Rose Ayling-Ellis has already been announced, and her final scenes are fast approaching.
The upcoming drama will see Frankie tell Shirley that the girl she’s helping at school will be moving to Scotland – and that she’s been invited by the family to join them. But when Frankie then tells Mick about the opportunity, she’s left non-plussed by his unenthusiastic reaction.
Thankfully, encouragement for Frankie does come from Linda, but as she reveals to Callum on Tuesday, some fears do remain about leaving Walford behind. Will she opt to do what’s best for her career?
Alfie has plans
EastEnders made a big deal of announcing Shane Richie’s return to the soap, so we shouldn’t expect Alfie to be going anywhere soon – despite Phil obviously wanting him to leave as quickly as possible.
On Monday, it fast becomes clear that Alfie’s business in Albert Square is unfinished as he sets up a stall next to Billy’s and tries to raffle off his boat.
But just as the raffle starts to gain interest among the locals, it’s stopped by Honey, who castigates Alfie about his unlicenced activities.
Kheerat gets suspicious
Kheerat is encouraged to attend the opening of Walford East, but when a family friend asks about Ranveer, Suki is left in a state of panic, while Ravi swoops in to salvage the situation.
Later on, Kheerat tells his mum that he has his suspicions about Ravi and Ranveer, but she brushes him off. Her secret may be safe for now, but this perilous state of affairs surely cannot last…
Rocky gets bombshell news
Ash feels that Vinny has been ill-used by Dotty and tells her so, sparking a row between the two of them.
But when Rocky and Vinny try to break things up, events take a surprising turn. As a riled-up Vinny himself loses his temper, he blurts out that Rocky is Dotty’s real father. How will Rocky react to this bombshell news?
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