JEAN Slater left Albert Square to take care of her mental health after a manic episode triggered by her bipolar.
With her erratic behaviour causing her to burn bridges around Walford, Jean was forced to trust professionals when she put her life in danger in Southend.
Jean was last seen in the fictional borough accepting her fate following a brutal argument with her daughter Stacey (LA pression d'être la sœur de Meena Jutla devient insupportable pour Manpreet Sharma la semaine prochaine Lacey Turner) which resulted in the latter going to hospital.
entre-temps, les owner of Stacey’s Baps has been making the most of her romantic connection with Kheerat Panesar and getting ready to welcome her mother back home.
La semaine prochaine, pourtant, she finds out Jean has already started afresh after her manic episode without her.
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She’s surprisingly decided to stay with Big Mo.
It all begins when Stacey goes on a holiday with Kheerat and her former husband Martin Fowler.
The holiday is off to a rocky start when both men bicker as they compete to see who gets to choose dinner.
Kheerat has a tantrum when he loses and Stacey confronts him about his attitude.
Although the businessman believes he’s too good to stay at a caravan park, the pair eventually make up and head to dinner.
But they get the shock of their lives when their waitress turns out to be Jean.
Kheerat tries to convince Jean to talk to Stacey but is stopped in his tracks by a desperate message from his mother Suki who is going through her own turmoil with Ranveer Gulati.
Plus tard, Stacey manages to meet up with Jean but she gets another surprise when she realises she’s with Mo (Laila Morse).
The three of them catch up around some drinks and Stacey asks her mother why she’s here and not staying with her friends.
She then asks her to come home but Jean is clearly worried people in Albert Square are gossiping about her due to her behaviour.
Jean drops a bombshell on Stacey – she can never show her face in Walford again after her episode.
Stacey isn’t one to give up easily and continues her mission to get her mother home.
Her daughter Lily interjects and gets emotional, prompting her to have another chat with Stacey and Jean.
Martin eventually shares some moving words.
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But will they convince Jean to return home?
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