Tina Carter is set to get a major wake up call over her relationship with her daughter Zsa Zsa in EastEnders when a friend of hers turns up looking for help and Tina is forced to confront her abilities as a mother.
After recent events involving Billy Mitchell, Tina has hit self destruct and wakes up after a heavy night to discover with dismay that she got a tattoo with a local children’s entertainer Magic Marv. As you do.
Kathy Beale reaches out to her employee to offer some advice over her behaviour and Tina leaps into action to help a pregnant customer who is unwell.
When Tina later spots Shirley giving the woman, Georgi, money in the Vic, she is confused and when Georgi realises that Tina is the mother of Zsa Zsa, she turns cold on her and shares some harsh words.
Tina is upset to learn that Zsa Zsa reached out to Shirley to help her friend in need Georgi and determines to try and put things right by opening up to the newcomer.
Tina learns that Georgi has fallen out with her mum so plans to intervene, stealing her phone and getting in touch with the mother and giving away that Georgi is staying at the Vic. But this backfires as Georgi panics over what Tina has done.
Shirley tries to calm her down and stop her from leaving and then Shirley puts Tina in her place over her ill advised interference which leaves Tina upset.
But there is more drama to come as an unexpected turn of events throws Shirley and Tina into chaos. Can Tina handle the situation or will she give up? And as Tina struggles with Georgi, will this trigger a long awaited return for Zsa Zsa?
One to watch: Monday 19th February at 8pm on BBC One.