During the past few weeks, EastEnders has hinted that Phil has turned to drink in his efforts to cope with his recent kidnapping by Gavin, and we will soon see that he makes no effort to hide this when he is spotted openly drinking in The Albert.
Jay finds him sat at the bar and tries to talk him round, but a drunken Phil falls out of his barstool.
Jay tries to help Phil up, but is pushed to the floor.
Later, Billy tries to help Jay get Phil out of the bar before Sharon sees the state he is in, but they are too late and Sharon, along with Aunt Sal, walk in.
Phil tries to come to terms with the effects of his kidnapping by drinking whiskey. Is this the beginning of another bout of depression and anger for the Walford hardman?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday, 24th November at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.