Jean Slater (played by Gillian Wright) hasn’t told anyone she thinks her cancer has returned except Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton). She told him months ago, hoping Ruby would decide not to press charges against Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner). But the struggling club owner lied, telling her that she was trying her best but couldn’t help her daughter when in reality she had never tried to help him. More recently, she confessed this to EastEnders favorite Jean, and even admitted that Stacey hadn’t done anything wrong, as she had never pushed her down the stairs. Stunned, Jean left to visit her son Sean Slater (Robert Kazinsky), but before he left, she ordered Stacey to tell Martin the truth. She recently returned to Walford on the BBC soap opera, leaving Ruby on the edge of what her next move might be. But she’s been too distracted by growing cannabis in her garage and wants to get rid of it. Will Jean take revenge by setting up Ruby for drugs?
In the upcoming scenes, Jean meets Shirley Carter (Linda Henry), who tells him that she thinks she may be responsible for a fire.
The police arrive but they end up taking Jean on board for a possible drug offense.
At the police station, Jean refuses to comment on the grass found in his garage but when she gets up to leave, she ends up collapsing.
Meanwhile, Lily Slater (Lillia Turner) reveals to Martin Fowler (James Bye) that she had weed at Jean’s – and Ruby knew it.
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Ruby tries to explain to Martin what’s going on, but something is wrong with him.
He notices a text on Ruby’s police phone, thanking her for her help and informing her that a drug-related arrest has been made.
Furious at his constant betrayal of Jean, Martin decides to visit Stacey in prison.
He admits to his ex that he was wrong and explains what is going on with Ruby.
Shocked, Stacey tells Martin to sort out Ruby or she’ll kill her.
Ruby later takes a pregnancy test and cries when she checks the result – is she pregnant?
However, she doesn’t have much time to take in the news, as an angry Martin soon shows up to confront her.
Ruby is forced to tell the truth and admits that she had Stacey arrested and jailed for no reason.
If Jean decides to blame her and a stunned Martin is likely to confess to the police, the police are likely to take Jean at his word, as Ruby has proven she is a liar.
It looks like Ruby could end up serving jail time for something she didn’t do, just like Stacey.
After everything she’s done, it’s likely that Martin will turn on Ruby as well.
He might even back up Jean’s drug claims, and with schoolgirl Lily also ready to take revenge on Ruby, she might also make false claims about him to see her locked up.
Will that be enough to get Stacey out of jail sooner?
Stacey has no idea her mother’s illness, but Jean hopes Stacey will be away before it’s too late.
After sitting down on the news that her daughter is actually innocent for a few weeks, Jean was probably plotting revenge on the club owner.
Now that Stacey is back on screens, with Martin visiting, it seems possible the character is set to make a return to Walford.
Actress Lacey was also knocked out of the soap opera on maternity leave – would that be how her character returns to the plaza?
Hopefully Stacey will be home spending time with Jean before she gets worse, but will Ruby pay for her manipulative lies?
EastEnders continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on BBC One.