This week in Walford, Ian returns after Lauren and Whitney spot him in a homeless shelter but after two months out of the Square, is he a changed man?
Monday 30th July
Tanya questions Cora for more information on the sister she never knew existed, but is shocked when Cora reveals some painful details about her past. Meanwhile, new mum Lola feels the emotional strain as she's made to carry out community service for her recent offences. Masood is faced with a difficult decision when Zainab discovers his secret dream, and Syed snaps after hearing of Christian's plan for Yasmin.
Tuesday 31st July
Lucy makes a momentous decision about the cafe after a series of disasters threaten to derail her businesses. Poppy's attempt to cheer Alice up has unfortunate consequences for Anthony, while Max intervenes when relations between Tanya and Cora reach boiling point. A suspicious Kim becomes wary of Ray when he lies about his whereabouts, and Lauren receives a terrible shock at a homeless shelter.
Thursday 2nd August
Lauren finally plucks up the courage to tell a horrified Tanya and Max the truth behind Ian's disappearance. Michael is left feeling lonely and isolated when the reality that he is about to become a full-time father hits him, and Joey takes it upon himself to meddle between Anthony and Alice.
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