It has become abundantly evident over the past several weeks that Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell) from EastEnders has started to have feelings for Anna Knight (Molly Rainford).
In following scenes, he will devise a scheme to get closer to her by enlisting her assistance in organising Bernie Taylor’s (Clair Norris) birthday celebration. But when she begins to develop a relationship with his closest buddy, things don’t exactly go as planned.
Bobby Brazier’s suggestion of a “Cider, Cheese, and Chess Night” doesn’t completely win Anna over, so she decides to recruit Freddie Slater’s assistance. She hopes that he will come up with some better ideas in addition to hoping that the distraction will lift his spirits a little.
Freddie refuses the offer, adamant that he can’t handle it, which causes a heart-to-heart between him and Anna about their parental issues.
After finding his father, Freddie recently discovered the true cause of his father’s absence from his life. Freddie finally learned that Graham Foster had raped his mother, Little Mo, from Kat, Billy, and Alfie (Jessie Wallace, Shane Richie, and Perry Fenwick), who had been hiding their rendezvous with Graham Foster (Alex McSweeney).
Anna has been looking for her mother Rose Knight, who abandoned her nine years ago, in the meantime. However, this choice has strained her relationship with Gina (sister, Francesca Henry).
What Anna is still unaware of is that Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins), a legendary character from EastEnders, assumed the name Rose Knight while in witness protection.
As part of his strategy to act as a matchmaker between Bobby and Anna, Freddie decides to step away from the party preparations after they had a heart-to-heart. He resolves to remove himself entirely from the situation since he thinks that his presence would prevent them from developing a bond.
However, when Bobby tries to be someone he’s not, he actually ends up messing things up. Anna is polite and justifies her departure by stating that she must get to work.
Even though Bobby’s party is a huge success, Bernie’s, things aren’t exactly going as planned for him. When he begins to worry that Anna could harbour emotions for his best friend Freddie, he is devastated.
He is unaware that in the midst of the party, Anna was sidetracked by an unexpected report from her investigator.
She had promised Gina she would stop the hunt, but after talking it over with Freddie, she decided to go ahead and meet up with him.
Could Freddie and Anna have been on the right track to fall in love as Bobby fears if they were allowed to confide in one another? What does it leave him with, then?