WALFORD residents are reeling after Kathy Beale’s café was set on fire but Cindy Beale is crushed by the incident.
The EastEnders icon played by Michelle Collins spirals out of control as she looks for somebody to blame for the fire next week.
Desperate for cash and under pressure, Rocky Cotton resorted to a vile plan that has wreaked havoc throughout Walford.
Rocky set his wife Kathy Beale’s café ablaze in an attempt to file a fraudulent insurance claim which would give him enough money to pay loan shark Nish Panesar his dues.
But just as Rocky rubs hands next week on BBC One, keen to get the money he needs after a job well completed, the Beales are distraught as one resident’s life hangs in the balance.
Cindy Beale (played by Michelle Collins) is quick to blame Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) for the incident.
She storms back to Walford after spotting a warm moment between Kathy and her husband Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt).
Meanwhile, George Knight (Colin Salmon) comforts Cindy in The Vic and encourages her to head back to the hospital after sharing some home truths about her behaviour.
Back at the hospital, Cindy appears to have forgiven Kathy as she and Ian put the earlier events of the day behind them.
Unfortunately, it’s not long before the police arrive to arrest Kathy for her involvement in the fire – is there more to the situation than meets the eye?
Later on, news of Kathy’s arrest is rife on the Square as she remains at the police station having been questioned through the night.
Elsewhere, Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe) and George are shocked to discover that Cindy slept the night at The Vic following a fallout with Ian.
Anna Knight (Molly Rainford) dotes on Cindy, but soon kicks her out when she later learns the villainess has been up to her old mischievous tricks.
Cindy tries to look for peace, retreating to No.45.
Later on, in an attempt to regain Ian’s trust, Cindy invites Kathy and Rocky to move back to No.45 which they gladly accept.
Could Cindy be keeping something?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.