Shirley Carter has been faced with a big decision in EastEnders – either she needs to sell the freehold of the Queen Vic to Max Branning or she can’t afford the life saving treatment needed for Lady Di to survive.
The Carters are on the edge of disaster with their financial situation seemingly unfixable and, having overheard their tribulations, Max has swooped in to once again make his offer. However, this would mean handing control of Mick’s beloved boozer – but what other option does Shirley have?
With there being no other way to stump up the cash for Lady Di’s operation, Shirley has been seen to be pondering Max’s offer, even though she knows that Mick and Linda won’t like it.
In next week’s episode, she reaches a decision in the impossible situation that leaves her facing the loss of either the business or the family dog – and the family are left reeling when they discover what she has done.
Is Max about to steal the Vic from the Carters – and is this all part of his shady plan to bring down Albert Square?
EastEnders continues on Monday 24th April at 8pm on BBC One.