Since Max Branning returned to Albert Square in December, his revenge plot has been a very slow burning storyline. We’ve already seen him try to take down his own brother Jack by trying to make him lose custody of his step-son Matthew, but now it seems he may be moving his attention onto other members of his family who didn’t believe his innocence.
In fact, one of the worst culprits for this is Lauren Branning – played by Jacqueline Jossa. Lauren was, at the time of Max’s arrest and subsequent sentencing for Lucy Beale’s death, in a relationship with Peter Beale – Bobby’s older brother.
After discovering that Bobby killed his older sister Lucy, Lauren vowed to Peter to keep quiet and protect Bobby. However this came at a cost, and meant that Lauren had to watch her own dad get a lengthly sentence for murder.
When he discovered Lauren’s betrayal, Max told Lauren that she was dead to him. So surely he must be plotting revenge against her? Besides, she is working at his firm and is slowly falling her Max’s boss Josh.
Is Lauren’s new love interest part of Max’s grand revenge plot?!
Speaking about Max’s revenge, Jossa said: “To be honest, I didn’t really know what was going on and I still don’t know what’s going on, but I’m reading these scripts and going ‘Oh my god’ every week.
“I think Lauren was maybe one of the worst ones. So I think if Max was to have targets on a wall, I think my face would probably be on there!” she told Digital Spy.
EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One.