This week’s soaps have been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Here’s our pick of this week’s best – and most disappointing – bits.
1 Phil and Kat
Sometimes in soap, something happens that is so perfect you can’t quite believe it’s not happened before. Step forward, Phil and Kat. Our fave new Walford couple.
2 The Websters in a fridge
Or was it a freezer? No one really seemed sure. The peril never felt very real. And we never want to hear Kev singing Abba again. The bright spot, though, was when they were finally released from their frosty prison, Kev and Abi got engaged (yay!) and Debbie’s back to her usual, brilliant ways. Phew.
3 Gabby’s pregnancy
We’ve long been fans of young Gabby Thomas. She’s just the perfect mix of vulnerability and steely determination. Her relationship with stepmum Laurel is ace, and we cheered when she told Jamie that she was in charge. Go, Gabby!
4 Ruby and Stacey
We’re not totally on board with Stacey and Ruby being at each other’s throats, but just having them together on screen was a treat. And we were weirdly sympathetic to evil Ruby when Stacey made her wee in the bin.
5 Max’s exit
Fifteen years, umpteen romances, one of the best affair reveals in soap history, being buried alive, jailed for a crime he didn’t commit… only to wander out of Walford with everyone hating him. It’s the end of an era for the Brannings but we’re still quietly hoping April might come back one day.