Spoilers

Max Branning’s trial commences

It’s a brief moment of happiness between Abi and her sister when a very pregnant Lauren surprises her with a visit. The sisters embrace as Sharon and Phil watch.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

But as we know, happiness doesn’t last in Walford and it doesn’t take long for Lauren to confront her sister to try to persuade her not to give evidence against their father, Max.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
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© BBC / Jack Barnes

Max’s trial promises to be very exciting and Lauren’s return will be pivotal because she knows that Bobby is the person responsible for Lucy’s death. Lauren had promised her boyfriend Peter that she would keep quiet when he shared the news with her about his brother. Now that her father is being charged with murder, this promise is one that we don’t think Lauren will be able to keep.

Lauren has her work cut out for her as she later tries to convince Cora not to give testimony either. As Cora refuses her granddaughter’s plea to help, the police arrive to take Cora to court as everyone in the Queen Vic looks on.

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Max pleads not guilty as the trial commences.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Cora then gives her testimony and points to Max.

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Marcus Christie quizzes Abi as she takes the stand – but will she stick with her story or change her mind and side with her father?

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Later, Lauren goes to visit Max in prison. Is she about to tell her father what really happened to Lucy that fateful night?

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

It has been hinted that Jane has worked with Marcus Christie to give Max an alibi. With the former Mitchell solicitor to represent him and Lauren back and fighting his cause, surely Max’s future is looking brighter? Dominic Treadwell-Collins has teased viewers, saying that the trial will be filled with twists and turns. Be prepared to expect the unexpected!

EastEnders airs these scenes the week commencing on Monday, the 14th September 2015.

About the author

Melissa Berry

An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!

  • william devane

    court i know who killed lucy bobby beale did it ok and let max out now or i will take you to court ok