In recent EastEnders scenes, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), who had formed a life with fiancé Rocky Cotton (Brian Conley), discovered that their union had been founded on deception.
Rocky had been plagued by a dreadful secret while Kathy was planning their fantasy wedding: He was still wed.
In a previous episode, he told Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) the truth, and she called on partner Reiss (Jonny Freeman) for assistance.
The three of them devised a scheme to find Rocky’s wife, whom he wed 20 years before, and arrange for a divorce without Kathy ever knowing.
Rocky felt he couldn’t keep it to himself any longer when it turned out to be harder than they had anticipated.
He approached Kathy at work and said that he had lied about never having been married, which wasn’t well received.
When Kathy discovered that he hadn’t bothered to file for divorce, she became even more enraged and, in an emotional exchange, called it quits with him immediately.
After the argument, Rocky spotted Freddie Slater (Bobby Brazier) spray-painting badly spelled expletives on the vehicle window. He said that Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell), who had just seen his nan angry, had done it.
It didn’t take long for Freddie to reveal that he had helped Reiss in the past and had found the elusive Jo Cotton (Vicki Michelle).
When he revealed that he had given her Kathy’s address, Rocky was alarmed.
Nevertheless, it was too late for him to do anything about it since Jo was already at the door when a heartbroken Kathy opened it.
Will there be a major confrontation?