Charlie's a marked man; The shifty detective's lies are not much cop - and who's been vandalising his car?
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COVER BLOWN: Emma tries to arrest Charlie EASTENDERS Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri We all knew there was something super-shifty about "undercover detective" Charlie Cotton the minute he set foot in Walford. You didn't have to be Scott or Bailey to notice that coffins that wouldn't open and wads of cash being slyly slipped to undertakers were suspicious signs.
With Carol already party to his big secret, this week it's Max who has alarm bells ringing, when his squeeze DC Summerhayes reveals that Charlie is not a real policeman.
Max is delighted to have the upper hand but when Emma goes off to arrest Charlie for impersonating a police officer, she's forced to walk away when Charlie has some news that stops her in her tracks.
He might not be intimidated by Emma, but when he finds his car windows have been smashed in, he's panicked and recognises the handiwork of his dad, Nick.
Meanwhile, Charlie's mum Yvonne, is shaken to hear what's happened and insists they should flee to Ireland as soon as possible to escape Nick's clutches. Will Charlie agree? He's adamant he wants to stick around Walford, but is clearly rattled after receiving another sinister message on his phone from his dastardly dad.
Elsewhere, Peter is still offish with poor Lola. Yes, we know he's grieving but she doesn't deserve the silent treatment. Is it the end of the line for these two? We can't help noticing that Peter has fallen for someone else whose name also begins with "L".
CAR SMASHED: Charlie suspects his dad, Nick
SHAKEN: Yvonne has a plan for Charlie