In forthcoming EastEnders scenes, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) is going to go through a tough journey after being arrested for the café fire.
Rocky Cotton (Brian Conley), who is deeply in debt, makes the decision that it would be preferable to burn down the café and file an insurance claim than to tell his wife the truth about the state of his finances.
Since Rocky’s ex-wife Jo Cotton (Vicki Michelle) demanded £50,000 in exchange for her quiet over Rocky’s bigamy, the couple has struggled financially. As a result, Kathy was unable to pay for repairs when the café started to have electrical issues.
Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins), as the Beale family reels from the fire’s events, jumps to Kathy’s defense.
There has never been much of a pleasant connection between Kathy and Cindy, and more problems than Kathy would like to acknowledge have resulted from Cindy’s unexpected resurrection earlier this year.
Kathy forced her son Ian (Adam Woodyatt) to choose between her and Cindy after she found out that he was seeing her, and Ian’s decision left Kathy and Rocky without a place to live.
Nevertheless, Cindy quickly returns to Walford in a fit of wrath upon witnessing a tender moment between Kathy and Ian at the hospital. Kathy and Ian have now reconciled.
Cindy finds solace at the Vic from her ex-husband George Knight (Colin Salmon), whose callous disregard for her behavior motivates her to return to the hospital.
She appears to have forgiven Kathy when she gets there and is eager to move on from their former relationship with Ian.
But then the police show up and declare that Kathy is being arrested for the café fire, and that’s when everything changes. Is Cindy involved in this in any way?
The next day, word of Kathy’s detention spreads widely across Albert Square; the matriarch had spent the night being questioned by police.
As the hours pass, she starts to regret her choice to obstinately refuse a solicitor.
Cindy, meanwhile, keeps blaming everyone for the problems that have occurred. Her disgusting remarks quickly terrify Ian, and before long, the truth about Cindy’s visit to George is revealed, leaving Ian to question why they are even together.
Elaine (Harriet Thorpe) and George are startled to learn that Cindy spent the night at the Vic after her argument with Ian, but Anna (Molly Rainford) keeps spoiling her mother.
Unfortunately for Cindy, the bottom is becoming closer and closer as Anna quickly throws her out after learning the terrible truth.
Soon after Kathy shows up at the Vic, eager for another round with Cindy, Cindy withdraws to No. 45 in search of some quiet time.
Later, George shows up with some news that prompts Cindy to apologize to Ian and extend an invitation to Kathy and Rocky to return to No. 45 in an effort to win back his confidence.
Will the fighting ladies be able to get past their history or is this just a tragedy waiting to happen?