Planning Since her return, Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins) has caused chaos on EastEnders, and now that she is back, she is even more focused on George Knight’s (Colin Salmon) engagement to Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe).
Since the two had already kissed, Cindy is the first to provide a sympathetic ear when George is startled by an unexpected visitor in the Square.
After a 25-year hiatus, Cindy reappeared in August and has since shocked much of the square with the launch of Beale’s Eels, a new pie and mash establishment. Cindy is also in business with Matt Di Angelo, the rapist Dean Wicks.
Her ex-mother-in-law, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), has been the subject of several acrimonious run-ins, including one when Kathy was arrested for starting the café fire that rendered her son Peter Beale (Thomas Law) unconscious.
The public believed that Cindy had given birth in jail in 1998; she had been convicted after Ian was shot dead and she had attempted to escape with their children.
As it turned out, Cindy had married George under the alias Rose when she was under witness protection.
However, she abandoned George and their children, Gina (Francesca Henry) and Anna (Molly Rainford), nine years prior. Since then, she has reconciled with Ian while living covertly in France.
It was shocking to learn that George had moved in with his new fiancée, Linda Carter’s (Kellie Bright) mother Elaine, when she returned to Albert Square.
Elaine has, obviously, been quite cautious about what is or isn’t happening between George and Cindy ever then. But after disappearing from Anna and Gina’s life, Cindy is desperate to win them over and wants to show George that she is still the lady he fell in love with.
In later scenes, Cindy, who doesn’t like to allow anything or anybody get in the way of her goals, directly asks George whether he’s “satisfied with his life choices,” a question Elaine overhears.
That goes down just how you would expect with the landlady.
However, George is in the middle of explaining when his parents, Gloria and Eddie, unexpectedly show there.
George won’t talk to Elaine about his feelings after meeting his parents, which worries her.
But Cindy is aware of the reality—that George was adopted—and soon he confides in her about the circumstances.
Naturally, Cindy has a history of upsetting families. She had previous relationships with Simon Wicks (Nick Berry) and his half-brother David (Michael French).
Will George and Cindy start to become closer at this point? Is there serious difficulty in his relationship with Elaine?