Abi Branning’s 21st birthday party has gone with a bang in tonight’s EastEnders – but not in the way anyone was expecting.
As happens with every celebration in Albert Square, the whole evening descended into recriminations and tears after Abi had a major bust-up with Lauren.
The cause for the upset was, of course, down to the presence of Josh, who presented Abi with an expensive necklace in a bid to make Lauren jealous.
The gift had the desired effect, with Lauren flying off the handle and telling Abi that there’s no way Josh would be interested in her, a move that earned her a drink in the face.
But then came the cliffhanger moment when the birthday girl ended up in the arms of her sister’s boyfriend – the episode’s final shot being Abi and Steven tearing each others’ clothes off.
In the run-up to the passionate encounter, Abi was seen berating Steven for not going after Lauren, who had – by this point – stormed off after being ejected from the party.
After branding Steven “pathetic”, Abi found herself being shoved up against the kitchen wall and kissed.
Steven then made it plain that what was about to happen “didn’t mean anything” – Abi agreeing that she “didn’t care”.
But will they regret their actions on the morning after the night before? EastEnders returns on Monday at 8:00pm.
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