EastEnders: Kathy and Fi get revenge on James Willmott-Brown

Christmas means comeuppance for the wicked Weyland boss

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EastEnders’ James Willmott-Brown finds his days are numbered this Christmas as his latest attempt to intimidate former victim Kathy Beale fall flat and daughter Fi Browning turns against him.

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On Wednesday 27 December, the dastardly former Dagmar boss turns up at the cafe with a bunch of flowers for Kathy. His sick gesture is yet another way of manipulating the woman he raped 30 years ago as he tries once more to poison her mind into accepting his version of events – that their encounter was consensual and she had feelings for him.

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Having her tormentor back in her life after all this time takes its toll on Kathy, and she finds the strength to stand up to the sinister businessman when she realises how much he deliberately orchestrated the Weyland project to destroy Albert Square. Has James been planning revenge on the community that drove him out for decades by targeting Kathy’s home?

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Taking matters into her own hands, brave Kathy issues a stark warning to James to leave her alone and never go near her again…

Meanwhile, the scales are slowly falling James’s daughter Fi’s eyes as she questions her dad’s story that Kathy lied about the rape. When Fi tries to talk to Kathy about it again, Mrs Beale shuts it down and doesn’t want to rake up the past.

But while James and Kathy have their cafe confrontation, Fi is raiding her father’s office… Is she looking for proof about who is really telling the truth? Or up to something else as she begins to suspect her dad is hiding something?

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Eventually, she makes some alarming discoveries about the extent of her dad’s disturbing past and just how deep the lies run in her family. Disgusted at their behaviour and feeling completely hoodwinked, Fi switches sides and decides enough is enough – it’s time for her sinister clan to pay for their bad deeds…

How will Fi get revenge on her fearsome father, and could she be in danger from betraying him? And with James on borrowed time due his a terminal illness, how long has he got left?

You can watch a 60-second rundown of all next week’s drama on EastEnders below. Beneath that, there’s our exclusive Week in Walford review show

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