Max is kicked out by Tanya Cross next week when she realises that his feelings for secret wife Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) are much stronger than he originally led her to believe.
Although Kirsty has finally agreed to divorce Max and is ready to leave Albert Square by this point, Tanya (Jo Joyner) decides that she can't live in another woman's shadow and asks her partner to leave their family home.
Wood told Inside Soap: "We filmed 20 pages of dialogue between Max and Tanya. It's beautifully done. It'll be truly heart-wrenching for the viewers to watch this, because it's a couple at breaking point.
"Max, for once in his life, is totally honest with Tanya about everything. He tells her all about Kirsty having a termination, and over the course of the conversation, it becomes clear to Tanya that Max still feels a lot for Kirsty. It's really painful for Tanya to hear."
He added: "There is a proper sense of finality to these scenes. I don't know what they have planned for us in the future, but from what I can sense, it feels like Max and Tanya could very well be coming to the end of the line as a couple."
EastEnders continues tomorrow (January 17) at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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