In future EastEnders scenes, Denise Fox (Diane Parish) will experience heartache upon learning of Jack Branning’s (Scott Maslen) passionate night with Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner).
Watchers observed last week as Jack and Stacey eventually gave in to temptation after Jack and Denise got into a fight last week about their damaged trust and Jack’s inability to move on from her affair with Ravi Gulati (Aaron Thiara).
When Denise returns to No. 41 to defend her marriage, she expects to be devastated to discover that Jack has had an affair.
According to actress Diane Parish, Denise is heartbroken to learn that it was Stacey and not just any lady.
When Denise finds out, I believe it to be an outright betrayal. Complete treachery. Not only from Jack, but from someone she genuinely thought of as a friend as well.
“Denise has had a lot of beef with folks in the Square, and I have never had beef with Stacey.” She was never at odds with Denise. She has never had any issues with her, and she was really understanding during the whole baby process and other related things.
Therefore, it’s as if the rug has been ripped out from under her entirely because, you know, I believe Denise is alright because of what transpired with Ravi. She has been trying so hard to regain the trust since she feels like it has been betrayed and she has been tormented with remorse about it.
“I believe she would have been alright if he had said, look, I picked up some, some chick, it was a one-night affair, I was intoxicated.”
Diane is hopeful that Denise and Jack will get married even if Jack might end up the body on the Queen Vic floor at Christmas and Denise is heartbroken.
“Scott [Maslen], Ellie [Dadd], and tiny Frankie [Day] and I make jokes about ourselves and call us the Dysfunctionals, kind of like The Incredibles.” Because we have so much going on, we are known as the Dysfunctionals.
“I believe that there are broken families that manage to reunite in some manner, and perhaps there is a path back.” Since everything about this family is so complete, I would want to believe that there is a path back for them as a family.
In terms of Patrick and his relationship with Jack, it has been wonderful to observe the diversity of our families. We are a middle-aged couple who have gone through it all but have persevered through it all.
In my opinion, their family plays a significant role in the UK’s fabric due to the variety, age, and other aspects they represent, as well as their perseverance and mental health. In my opinion, it’s crucial.
Will Jack and Denise’s story finish happily, or will he wind up in the dreaded cufflinks on Christmas Day?