Eastenders Episode Synopsis' for the week from Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May 2012 - Mandy and Ian try to patch things up!

EastendersThis week on Eastenders, Carol struggles to hold things together for the sake of the kids in Bianca's absence and Ian and Mandy try to patch up their relationship. With thanks to BBC!

Monday 30th April

Mandy's determination to repair her relationship with Ian is dealt a blow by the return of a stricken Lorraine, who is desperate for help. Phil is aghast when an increasingly suffocated Jay asks Shirley if he can move in with her, while Carol struggles to hold her family together without Bianca.

Tuesday 1st May

Ian receives an unexpected visit from his accountant, who has alarming news about his recent spending - but will Ian have the courage to tell Mandy the truth about his finances? Lauren faces the day from hell as she tries to find herself a job, and Michael continues to reel Jean in when he presents her with the first return on her investment. Meanwhile, anticipation builds amongst the locals as Kim prepares to unveil the B&B's new sign with the help of a special Olympic guest.

Thursday 3rd May

Michael pulls out all the stops in a final, desperate bid to get his hands on the Vic's money - but will his fictional proposal be enough to fool Jean? Lauren is forced to swallow her pride and make a momentous decision about her future, while Carol receives some devastating news about Bianca. Mandy finally plucks up the courage to visit her mum in hospital, but will Lorraine be prepared for a reconciliation with her estranged daughter?

Friday 4th May

Tanya and Max are thrilled to welcome Lauren back home, but their delight soon turns to worry when they suspect that she is secretly drinking again. Tensions mount for Ian as his spending rages out of control, leading to a shocking outburst at Lucy. Meanwhile, as Carol's financial woes continue, she is forced to consider relocating the family away from Walford, while Whitney has some unexpected news for Tyler.

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