Aaron wants to flee – but finds the police at his door. Plus, Pam Coker is back with the aim of helping Ben, and Mick faces a health crisis following his break-up with Linda.
Full EastEnders spoilers ahead for the week of 10-14 January 2021.
The police catch up with Aaron
Aaron is set to leave town in order to take over the Manchester side of the operation. But despite dad Harvey’s pleas that he reconsider taking the job, Aaron is adamant that this is the only way he can keep his family safe.
Meanwhile, Bobby’s suspicions about Aaron’s association with the far-right are growing. But as the pair go head to head, Aaron accuses Bobby of manipulating Dana and then suggests that she accompany him to Manchester.
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By Thursday, Aaron will be witnessed attempting to exit, only for Bobby to show up – with the police in tow. So is this the moment when Aaron gets caught out?
Pam Coker returns – but can she help Ben?
Ben continues to suffer in the aftermath of the shock attack, with husband Callum trying but failing to get through to him.
Later on, Pam Coker puts in one of her periodic reappearances, with Ben seen breaking down as she comforts him. And by Friday, we’ll also get Kathy, Phil and Callum staging an intervention – which results in Ben admitting that he’s now scared for his safety.
Vinny helps homeless Dotty
Dotty finds herself without a roof over her head and ends up sleeping rough at the allotments. After asking Vinny if he can find her a place to stay, Dotty then suggests that they could give things a go romantically.
Vinny is wrongfooted by the request and reaches out to Karen who, not realising that he’s talking about Dotty, tells him to go for it. Hence Vinny then paying for Dotty’s bedsit and asking her out to dinner.
But, the next day, Keegan visits Dotty with some stern words. And when Vinny then asks Dotty for another date, she declines. With tempers flaring, Vinny accuses her of stringing him along, so Dotty decides to reveal exactly what Keegan said to her…
Mick tries to move on from Linda – but collapses
Following his break-up with wife Linda, we’ll see Mick being encouraged by Mitch and Rocky to start dating again.
After overhearing the conversation, a suspicious Rainie starts to follow Mick, only for him to then collapse after suffering a panic attack. But as Rainie comes to his aid and helps him recover, she ends up confiding in him about the pain of losing little Abi. Will her words be the catalyst for Mick revealing all about Annie’s paternity?
Can Chelsea keep her mask in place?
Chelsea is venting her frustrations to Whitney, but she’s encouraging her to stick to their plan. Whitney is sure Gray will slip up and that they’ll be there to catch him when he does.
That evening, a smiling Chelsea serves up dinner for an unsuspecting Gray as she attempts to play happy families. But for how long will she be able to keep up the act?
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