When Rob starts hanging around Walford again, Whitney (Shona McGarty) is stunned to come face-to-face with him and quickly realises that she's in danger. Wanting to get as far away from him as possible, she flees the Square by tagging along with Fatboy, Dot, Shirley and Heather as they head off to Southend.
However, wily Rob (Jody Latham) won't give up that easily and Whitney is terrified when the evil pimp catches up with her in the seaside resort.
Fatboy (Ricky Norwood) stays loyal to Whitney throughout the situation and tries to protect her - but Rob doesn't take kindly to his interference and shows his true colours by viciously losing his temper.
Speaking of next week's dramatic episodes, an EastEnders source commented: "Whitney is horrified when she realises that Rob has found her. Fatboy, wanting to be her knight in shining armour, confronts Rob - but Rob doesn't like anyone standing up to him and lashes out…"
EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday, August 25 at 7.30pm on BBC One.
Read more news and rumours about Rob's EastEnders return:-
> EastEnders return for Jody Latham
> EastEnders films Whitney, Rob showdown
> EastEnders star Neil McDermott to leave soap
> EastEnders character 'to go on the run'
> EastEnders character 'to commit murder'
To read full spoilers for Southend week and see more pictures, check back on our EastEnders pages from midnight.