Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) is released from prison next week, but will find her relationship with daughter Lily becomes strained once she returns to Albert Square.
Stacey gets out of jail after appealing against her conviction for murdering Archie Mitchell, but soon becomes riled after discovering that Lily has been spending time with Whitney (Shona McGarty).
The reason for Stacey’s anger comes down to the fact that Whitney has revealed that her brother Ryan is actually Lily’s dad – something that Stacey has chosen never to tell her daughter. In the end, Stacey ends up telling Whit that she’s banned from seeing Lily and throws her out of the house.
Later in the week, Stacey does apologise to Whitney for her outburst and reassures her that she will always be a part of Lily’s life. But with Lily confused by her mum’s sudden return, will Stacey manage to mend things with her own offspring as easily?