NISH Panesar is keeping Suki right where he wants her but could his villainous actions backfire on him?
Meanwhile, another EastEnders villain could get comeuppance for destroying an entire family. Here’s what you could expect.
Tension is brimming in Albert Square
Nish Panesar is keeping Suki where he wants her
But could he be taking things too far?
1. Suki plans a murder
The businesswoman portrayed by Balvinder Sopal is due for a massive shock this week when she gets news about her oldest son Kheerat.
BBC One viewers will remember that Kheerat left Albert Square in late 2022, after he’d taken the blame for the murder of Ranveer Gulati in an attempt to keep Suki out of prison.
This week, she’s devastated to learn that Kheerat’s trial has been brought forward.
Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) later announces more sad news about Kheerat and Suki struggles to keep it together.
To makes matters worse, her treacherous husband Nish (Navin Chowdhry) is having a party at Walford East and Vinny (Shiv Jalota) gets upset.
He soon heads home where he is comforted by his mother Suki but things go from bad to worse for her.
In later scenes, she panics as she discovers a hidden memory stick with footage of her attack on Ranveer.
Suki crumbles in total despair and is convinced Nish is keeping incriminating evidence to control her.
But there’s another twist – when Suki later gets home to discover the memory stick is missing, Nish surprises her by revealing he has it in his possession.
As fans of the London-based program will know, Suki has desperately been trying to get herself out of Nish’s grasp, most notably through her affair with Eve.
However, with Nish so close to the truth about her involvement in Ranveer’s death and his controlling behaviour getting out of hand, could she be tempted to get rid of him for good?
Christmas in Walford will be bringing a huge whodunnit on to our screens – could Nish be at the centre of it?
Could Kim escape Walford to avoid the consequences of her car crash?
2. Kim runs away
The influencer portrayed by soap icon Tameka Empson was on top of the world when she won brand new car for her work at the ‘Influencer of the Moment’ awards ceremony.
After catching Denzel Danes throwing a secret party with his friends, she decided to lift everyone’s spirits by taking the lad on a test drive.
She made a plan to drive him to McKlunky’s after he had been scolded by his father Howie for the party but it all went horribly wrong.
Just as she was about to take Denzel to a new dessert place, Kim grabbed her phone to let Howie know about her plans – only to realise she had accidentally taken her sister Denise’s phone.
She spotted a strange text from a shocking sender on the device and remained too distracted by her discovery to look at the road ahead of her.
Kim lost control of the car and, as mentioned above, crashed into the Argee Bhajee.
While she’d been given the all clear following the incident, Denzel was in need of urgent medical attention and it was too much for Howie to bear.
Howie (Delroy Atkinson) was thrown into a rage and decided to end his relationship with Kim, leaving her down in the dumps.
Coming up, he learns the true reason behind the crash as he delivers a letter regarding Kim’s impending court case.
This is another blow for Kim and she begins to worry about her potential sentencing.
Kim then decides to drag Denise (Diane Parish) to The Vic – what plan could the sisters come up with?
With prison being a possibility, could Kim be tempted to leave Walford to escape the consequences of the crash?
Will Denise help her run away as her marriage with Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) hits the rocks?
Will Jack slip up and try to get rid of Ravi?
3. Jack gets revenge
Speaking of the copper, Jack will be getting a rude awakening about his wife Denise as his daughter Amy Mitchell (Ellie Dadd) spirals out of control once again.
Amy was one of the first Walford residents along with Denzel Danes to figure out that Denise had been unfaithful to her father Jack with Ravi.
The teen pulls a sickie this week and Denise stays home to take care of her.
She finds an escape from all the recent revelations as she secretly drinks.
Tipsy, Amy acts out to Denise which prompts the latter’s daughter Chelsea (Zaraah Abrahams) to suggest she’s been drinking.
Denise discovers evidence that Chelsea is right and a furious row follows as Amy reveals she knows about her affair with Ravi.
It’s only a matter of time before Denise is caught up with the truth in front of Jack and she downplays her actions while she explains what’s been going on with Ravi.
This only leads Jack to realise the extent of his wife’s deceit and he furiously storms through Albert Square to confront Ravi.
With an investigation underway, Jack has been keeping an eye on the gangster but could he slip up and try to get rid of him altogether?
As mentioned above, December 2023 will mark the beginning of an explosive murder mystery and Ravi has been theorised by fans to be the main victim.
Is Ravi in mortal danger?
EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.