Carol (Lindsey Coulson) has given her brother a frosty reception since his recent return to the Square, but she begins to warm towards Derek in an upcoming episode when he stands up for her as she argues with Shirley (Linda Henry).
Keen for a heart-to-heart, Derek (Jamie Foreman) takes Carol off for an ice cream and he soon tries to get his sister to open up by expressing sympathy over Billie's death.
Although a sceptical Carol doesn't think that Derek has changed his racist ways, he assures her that he regrets many of his actions from years gone by.
Finally willing to give Derek a chance, Carol brings him back to the house to continue their chat - but a furious Pat (Pam St Clement) makes it clear that he's not welcome and kicks him out.
Despite the setback, it seems that Derek may have repaired his relationship with Carol. Does he now have the family on side?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday, December 9 at 8pm on BBC One.
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