The resident of Albert Square will all be planning to have festive fun, but sadly, life just isn’t that simple in Soapland and over at the Mitchell household, the family are forced to face up to the fact it could be Phil’s last Christmas:
Meanwhile at The Vic, Lee is continuing to privately battle his demons, and feels unable to turn to his new wife Whitney or loyal family.
Will he finally confront his feelings and actions
That’s not all that’s going on though, and over on the other side of Walford, the reappearance of Max Branning is set to cause shockwaves for the Beales, as well as Lauren Branning, who might begin to regret watching him being wrongfully imprisoned for murder.
As the New Year draws closer, there will also be more drama for the Mitchells - but this time it’s Roxy and Ronnie at the centre of the carnage.
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