Last night (August 20), viewers saw everyone turn against Jay (Jamie Borthwick) in the aftermath of Ben Mitchell finally being exposed as Heather Trott's killer.
When Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) arrives back from Costa Rica next Monday (August 27), she has no idea that Ben has confessed to murder and that Jay is facing a charge for perverting the course of justice.
Lola (Danielle Harold) stays discreet about the goings-on when she comes face-to-face with the Brannings' youngest daughter, but quickly warns Jay that Abi is back and likely to find out the truth soon.
Jay holds out hope that he can give his side of the story to Abi before anyone else speaks to her, but he is dismayed when Max and Tanya get in there first - explaining how he covered for Ben from the start.
Although Jay later pays a visit to Abi to explain himself, she is sickened by his behaviour and immediately slams the door in his face.
The next day, Abi actively seeks out Jay following some reflection, as she wants an explanation for his actions.
Before Jay can fully explain himself, however, a concerned Tanya (Jo Joyner) drags Abi away and makes it clear that she doesn't want the pair to see each other. Will Jay ever be able to secure the forgiveness of the local residents?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 on BBC One.