Roxy (Rita Simons) has fallen for Alfie (Shane Richie) while working alongside him at The Vic in recent weeks, and the story will soon come to a head as she struggles to keep a lid on her secret crush.
Next week's episodes see Alfie come to Roxy's defence when she is involved in an argument at the pub. Roxy is delighted that he's acting as her knight in shining armour, which doesn't go unnoticed by Christian Clarke (John Partridge) or Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman).
Christian addresses the subject head-on with his best friend, asking her when she's going to tell Alfie that she loves him.
Derek, meanwhile, decides to cause some mischief by letting Roxy believe that Alfie is in serious danger.
The bad boy launches his plan by sending Alfie away on a mysterious job for him, before teasing Roxy throughout the day by suggesting that there's something sinister afoot.
Pictured: Roxy is concerned after Derek sends Alfie away on a job.
Roxy is worried sick over Alfie, but he later returns home and is baffled to see her so concerned - he's only been doing laundry for Derek!
Back at The Vic, Roxy tells Alfie that Derek has been playing a game with her all day - and it's because he knows she has fallen for Alfie. How will Alfie react to Roxy's confession, and will he be tempted to cheat on Kat?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday, April 19 at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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