Max (Jake Wood) remains in a tricky situation in upcoming episodes, as it's clear that Kirsty still has strong feelings for him and isn't prepared to let him go.
Desperate to talk to her husband, Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) spots Max in the Square and they take a moment to speak privately. However, the conversation doesn't go well for Kirsty when Max declares that he wants her to leave Walford - and him - forever.
A livid Kirsty lets Max know exactly what she thinks of the way he's treated her, but the businessman stands firm by offering her the money for her train fare.
Soon afterwards, however, anger turns to passion for the pair and they end up in a surprise clinch…
When they go their separate ways again following their kiss, Max thinks that his problem is now resolved and Kirsty will respect his wishes by staying away.
Max goes to share the good news with Tanya, but unfortunately for him, Kirsty hasn't gone far…
EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday (January 4) at 8pm and 9pm on BBC One.
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