Seven huge EastEnders spoilers for next week as Mick grows closer to Janine and Harvey makes a decision
JANINE Butcher has had her eyes on Mick Carter ever since she returned to Walford and her feelings are only set to grow stronger.
The Vic landlord melts the villain's heart with a kind gesture for her daughter Scarlett. Get the lowdown on next week's Walford drama.
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1. Mick gets closer to Janine
Janine (Charlie Brooks) has been trying to patch things up with her daughter Scarlett as she is being investigated by social services.
However, the nine-year-old played by Tabitha Byron has been less than eager to have a relationship with her mother.
Unbeknownst to her, Janine gets help from Mick (Danny Dyer) as he tells her she needs to prove she is a good mother.
Following another one of Scarlett's rejections, Mick takes matters into his own hands to help the pair kiss and make up.
Mick gives Scarlett a special present, pretending it was all Janine's idea.
But while the gesture was certainly made out of kindness, Mick is unaware that stone-cold Janine is slowly but surely warming up to him.
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2. Bailey plays Cupid for Karen and Mitch
Twelve-year-old Bailey (Kara-Leah Fernandes) hatches a plan to push Karen (Lorraine Stanley) and Mitch (Roger Griffiths) back into each other's arms when she hears them argue over their sleeping situation.
And while Karen complains to the young girl about a leak in the roof (which has led to the former couple sharing the same bed), Mitch gets a surprise delivery.
When Karen receives her own parcel, Bailey is delighted to see everything is going according to her plan.
She even believes she can get away with it when she sees that Karen is none the wiser.
However, Bailey's half-brother Keegan (Zack Morris) and Mitch soon clock on.
A sympathetic Mitch has a chat with his daughter and tells he can't make him and Karen fall in love again.
Later on, Karen flirts with the delivery man that brought her parcel.
Soon after, Bailey and Mitch overhear her talk about the driver but get their hopes when they believe she is talking about her former partner.
Will they realise their mistake?
3. Harvey makes a shock decision
After his son Aaron's arrest, Harvey (Ross Boatman) decides to give himself and Dana (Barbara Smith) a fresh start by moving out of Albert Square.
He explains to Jack Branning (played by Scott Maslen) that he and his daughter need to leave and lies about his mother being ill.
A little white lie he believes will protect them as Harvey later reminds Dana that their landlord is also a police officer.
According to him, Jack could kick them out if he finds out about their link with Aaron.
But while Harvey is set to pack up and leave, Dana doesn't want to tag along.
Is she hopeful to rekindle things with Bobby?
Dana calls Peter Beale, telling him she is too sick to come in to work.
Believing she hung up on the phone, she subsequently reveals a huge secret while talking to Mila and Kioni… with Peter listening in.
4. Phil drops a bombshell on Kat
Faced with the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison, it's no wonder why Phil (Steve McFadden) is so stressed.
The villain loses his cool when Kat (Jessie Wallace) puts his phone on silent so they can have some alone time.
When he sees that he has missed multiple calls, Phil blames Kat and lashes out at her, only to apologise several moments later.
Knowing he could never accept being an informant for the police, and to spare Kat from heartbreak, Phil makes a tough decision.
After apologising to her for his behaviour, he puts an end to their relationship.
5. Sharon gets involved
Kat is understandably distraught by this abrupt breakup.
But when Sharon (Letitia Dean) learns that Phil ended things with her, she knows the Walford baddie is hiding something.
Lying the pressure on him, Sharon eventually gets him to admit that he hasn't said anything to Kat about his potential life sentence.
She gives him a chance to come clean, adding that if he decided not to, she would be telling Kat everything herself.
What will Phil do?
6. Stuart panics
Rainie (Tanya Franks) and Stuart (Ricky Champ) for a united front against the latter's cancer.
And after initially pushing her away from her upon finding out he was ill, Stuart lets Rainie in, letting her assist him during every step of his battle.
During an emergency appointment scheduled by Rainie, the doctor explains the surgery Stuart will be undergoing and makes it clear that the operation should be planned as soon as possible.
But when the doctor mentions pain medication, Stuart immediately panics and tells Mick he feels he is being punished for his past.
What is Stuart hiding?
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