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Gavin’s return sparks trouble for Kathy

Just as Walford is preparing to say farewell to Peggy Mitchell, Margaret and Gavin turn up, leading to more trouble for Kathy, next week on EastEnders.

As Sharon and the Mitchell family are about to head off to the church, Sharon’s aunt, Margaret Midhurst, unexpectedly arrives at the house, demanding to speak to Sharon.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 04/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5310 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Sharon is rattled when Margaret shows up, wanting to talk about Gavin but Sharon sends her on her way Margaret Midhurst (JAN HARVEY), Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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She explains to Sharon that Gavin has been acting strangely, but with it being such a busy day, she sends her away.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 04/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5310 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Sharon is rattled when Margaret shows up, wanting to talk about Gavin but Sharon sends her on her way Margaret Midhurst (JAN HARVEY), Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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After the funeral, Kathy arranges to meet with Buster outside the tube station. As she waits for him, Gavin turns up and drags Kathy off with him into a car.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* As Kathy arrives at the tube to meet Buster, Gavin intercepts and drags her off to his car. Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Buster soon turns up as he sees her being driven off, and looks on surprised and concerned.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Buster is surprised and concerned to see Kathy driving off with Gavin. 'Buster' Briggs (KARL HOWMAN), Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Gavin leads Kathy through the Glasshouse.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Gavin leads a nervous Kathy through the Glasshouse, telling her he wants them to live there. Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Gavin leads a nervous Kathy through the Glasshouse, telling her he wants them to live there. Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH), Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Gavin leads a nervous Kathy through the Glasshouse, telling her he wants them to live there. Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH), Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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She looks at him nervously, yet shocked as he tells her he wants them to live there.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Gavin leads a nervous Kathy through the Glasshouse, telling her he wants them to live there. Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Gavin soon hears Margaret entering the house, so shoves Kathy into a bedroom, and locks the door.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Gavin hears Margaret enter the house and quickly shoves Kathy in a bedroom, locking the door.  Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH), Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Margaret and Gavin argue about Kathy, while she’s in the next room, listening to the conversation and frozen in fear.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Margaret & Gavin argue about Kathy.  Margaret Midhurst (JAN HARVEY), Gavin Sullivan (PAUL NICHOLAS) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 28/06/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 05/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September 2016 - 5311 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 28th JUNE, 2016* Kathy stands frozen with fear the other side of the door, listening for Gavin. Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Is Kathy in danger?

EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday 5th July, on BBC One. 

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