It's not long now until we say goodbye to Babe Smith, could her latest ruffling of feathers be her exit storyline?
With the building tension between Lee and Mick, plus Mick's desperation to find the money to fly Elaine home reaches boiling point, it doesn't take long before Babe blames Whitney for the problems the family are going through.
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After Elaine suffered a stroke abroad, her insurance expired leaving her with a huge bill to fly her home. This leaves Mick in an almost impossible situation, that is until he resorts to drastic measures.
This all happens around his birthday and Mick is not interested in celebrating his 40th. After receiving a thoughtful gift from Lee and Whitney, Mick secretly tells his son to return the gift.
An eagle-eyed Babe is watching on and it is clearly getting to her that she is the only one left out of the loop.
Mick explains to Babe that Lee is actually responsible for the family's money troubles but Babe decides to blame it on Whitney.
Alone upstairs, Babe makes her move, telling Whitney that she has completely ruined Lee's life, that is until Whitney bites back, go on girl!
EastEnders airs these scenes on Friday, January 13 at 8pm on BBC One.