On tonight’s episode of EastEnders, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) received an offer she couldn’t refuse: a motel stay with Ravi Gulati (Aaron Thiara).
She obviously made every effort to refuse, but Ravi is a very convincing individual.
It wasn’t as easy as dropping everything and fleeing because I’m a mother with a caring family. Before having a passionate night with her on the side, Denise needed to take care of a few things, which brought her to daughter Chelsea (Zaraah Abrahams).
She informed Chelsea that she would be travelling to Oxford to see her daughter Libby and that Amy Mitchell (Ellie Dadd) needed someone to check on her while she was gone.
Denise appeared to be in perfect condition, and Chelsea was delighted to comply.
But when husband Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) unexpectedly arrived home, everything became much more difficult and complicated.
Denise wouldn’t be deterred, though, and kept up the story that she was going to visit Libby.
Later, when Chelsea arrived at the home, Denise apologised for not informing her that she was no longer required.
Chelsea had not, however, come around for that.
Suspicious Denise’s cover was blown when Chelsea disclosed that she had checked Libby’s social media and found out that she is staying in the Cotswolds for the upcoming week.
Denise was fast to tell her another lie, claiming that she only required some privacy and was ashamed to admit it. She acknowledged that she was going to a hotel, but she explained to her worried daughter that it was just for a quick treatment getaway.
Denise was free to continue spending her evening at the hotel after Chelsea was pleased.
But as soon as she realised the hotel room key card was missing, she realised she had an issue.
She looked all over the house for the lost fob before choosing to leave without it.
Jack stopped her at the door and demanded she put on a scarf so she wouldn’t get too cold.
Then, he revealed that he knew she had been lying by bringing out the lost key as his trump card.
Will Denise be able to persuade Jack that everything is okay or will Jack already know why she was really going to the hotel?