Explosive exits for three EastEnders favourites in dramatic week

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EASTENDERS faces a shock triple exit as beloved characters prepare to move abroad.

Ricky – played by Sid Owen – starts to make plans to return to Germany.

Ricky asks Sam to move to Germany with him

Ricky plans to take Scarlett with him

Will Sam flee or stay for her son Ricky Jr.?

He has got custody of Janine’s daughter Scarlett, following her mum’s arrest, and plans to take her with him.

Since he arrived back in Walford, Ricky has started to reconnect with his ex-wife Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf).

He discussed his plans to move abroad with her and asked her to consider coming with him.

Next week, Ricky is excitedly making arrangements for his new life with Scarlett and Sam – but Sam is worried about telling her son Ricky Jr. that she’s leaving.

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Elsewhere, Martin threatens to tell the Branning’s, and says the police must be told that Ricky Jr. is the father of Lily’s baby.

A terrified Lily goes to find Ricky Jr. and breaks the news.

He rushes off in a panic, bumps into Sam and blurts it out.

She blows her chance to console him and upsets him by revealing she’s moving to Germany.

Meanwhile, Ricky is choosing an engagement ring for Sam while she is busy trying to make things right with Ricky Jr.

Phil and Kat can’t believe Sam still plans to go to Germany, given Ricky Jr.’s situation.

She goes to the Branning’s to explain why she has to go, but Jack is furious as their son could face criminal charges.

Later, Sam sees Jack and Ricky Jr. leaving for the police station and feels awful.

But then she turns around to find Ricky down on one knee holding an engagement ring.

Sam turns up to support her son at the police station.

After Jack loses his temper, Sam sits in with Ricky at the interview, and he’s glad to have her there.

Back in Walford, Ricky is stressing that Sam is so late they might miss their plane.

She finally arrives, and Ricky chivvies her to get moving.

Will Sam leave with Ricky and Scarlett?

EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on BBC One.

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