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Eastenders Baby James Funeral
It has been a sad time in Eastenders, with emotions running high both on and off screen.
The week starts with Jack trying to persuade wife Ronnie to give breastfeeding another go, but knowing 'James' is in fact Kat's baby Tommy, she can't bring herself to feed the new baby and ends up making yet another excuse.
Later on Bianca asks Ronnie to bring baby James out onto the square and give the residents a reason to smile again. Ronnie does eventually go out and when she meets Alfie in the cafe she nervously asks him if she can attend the baby's funeral and Alfie agrees.
Meanwhile Kat is over at The Vic crossing guests names of the list for the wake. Kat doesn't want Ronnie attending and she also makes it quite clear to her shocked husband that Father Charlie should keep well away too. Alfie tells Kat that she is being to harsh but determined to make her happy he tells Ronnie that it would be better if she didn't attend. However Ronnie doesn't appear to take any notice of Alfie's advice when we later see her pulling a black dress out of her wardrobe.
Tuesday 11th January
The day of the funeral arrives and Kat is still unable to accept the tragedy, in the morning she hides herself away in bed not able to face saying her final goodbyes. Alfie goes to visit Baby Tommy's resting place alone and later pleads with Kat to get out of bed so they can face the day together. Kat agrees and once ready she leaves The Vic along with her friends and family who are all doing their best to support her.
Meanwhile over at Jack and Ronnie's flat, Jack is getting Baby James ready to go for a walk with himself and Ronnie but is shocked when instead Ronnie decides to lock herself in the bedroom. But when Jack and the baby set out alone on their walk we see Ronnie watching the guests gathering for the funeral on the square, she then puts on her black dress and leaves the flat.
Once at the church, Kat starts to panic and cant bring herself to go inside, but after some comforting words from Alfie she takes a deep breath and enters the church. Once the service has finished, the family and friends follow Kat and Alfie over to the cemetery where the burial is about to take place. While the mourners say their goodbyes a grief stricken Kat breaks down as the reality of it all becomes to much for her to bare. Meanwhile Ronnie is watching it all from the distance and she to breaks down.
Seeing Kat grieving has struck a chord with Ronnie and she returns home picks up the baby and despite Jack demanding to know what she is doing, Ronnie marches over to the pub carrying the baby in her arms leaving viewers wandering just what she is up to??
After the funeral a grieving Kat reverts back to her bedroom where she shuts herself away from the world, but when Dad Charlie takes his daughter in a cup of tea he is met with an angry and frustrated Kat.
Kat is looking for someone to blame and as her Dad left Tommy alone when she trusted him to take care of her baby, Kat feels that he is the one at fault and that he once again let her down. She tells him that she still resents her mother for taking Zoe away from her all those years ago and now she blames him for losing Tommy. Charlie tries to reach out to his daughter but Kat tells him she can't stand the sight of him and with that he leaves.
Charlie is already finding the guilt of what's happened hard to live with, and seeing what he has done to his daughter only confirms his decision to leave and so he packs a suitcase and leaves the house. Meanwhile a tearful Mo rushes over to The Vic to tell Kat and Alfie about Charlie leaving hoping Kat will try to stop him, unfortunately an angry Kat says she is glad he is leaving. Eventually Alfie convinces Kat to go after him and they rush of to the tube station. Kat and Charlie do make up but Charlie still feels it is best to leave the square and tells Kat he is going to stay with Lynne for a bit. He then steps onto the train and waves goodbye to his daughter.
Things become even more strained for Kat and Alfie, when Alfie tries to keep things normal for his Wife but unfortunately Kat is shocked by the way Alfie is acting like nothing has happened and begins to question her marriage. Later Kat seeks comfort in Ronnie and Baby James and confesses to Ronnie that Alfie wasn't Tommy's real father.
The question on every one's lips is When will Kat find out the truth? Apparently Jack and Ronnie become extremely suspicious with Ronnie's behaviour and with Roxy owning the only photo of Ronnie and the real Baby James on her phone will she discover the truth and confront her sister with it? Recently a Eastenders spoiler revealed that Roxy makes a devastating discovery, could it be that her sister has stolen Kat's baby?
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