Last night (November 26), viewers saw Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) left distraught when Joey ended their relationship after being blackmailed into doing so by Derek.
Lauren initially holds out some hope of fixing things with Joey (David Witts), but when he begs her to forget about him, she is left wondering whether he ever really cared for her.
Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) can see that something has upset her sister, but Lauren feels unable to confide in her as she cannot tell the truth about her brief romance with their cousin.
Later, Abi is shocked to find Lauren drinking a bottle of wine on her own at home in the middle of the day. When Abi confronts her, Lauren finally breaks down and sobs into her arms...
EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday, December 4 at 7.30pm on BBC One. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad