Lola (played by Danielle Harold) has been enjoying reconnecting with ex-boyfriend Jay (Jamie Borthwick) since she returned to EastEnders a couple of weeks ago.
However, their chemistry hasn’t gone unnoticed as Ben (Max Bowden) has picked up on Lola becoming distracted from their original mission.
Ben, Lola and their daughter Lexi come back to the Square to rinse Walford bad boy Phil (Steve McFadden) for what he’s worth.
Though, fed up with how Ben had been treating her as a pawn in his masterplan for father Phil, the schemer showed a nasty streak as he confronted his cousin at the end of tonight’s episode of the BBC soap.
Jay wouldn’t want you anyway
After Lola and Jay ran away from Ben when he offered to buy them all drinks at the Queen Vic, much to the annoyance of the young mother, the heir to the Mitchell empire called his cousin home under false pretences.
Leaving Jay at the E20 bar after sharing a kiss with the Walford undertaker, Lola was shocked to return to the Beale household to see Ben, not her daughter’s grandmother, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth).
Ben reminded her of their original plan for returning to the Square, telling his cousin to stay away from Jay as he was clearly distracting her.
However, hitting back, Lola told the father of her child: “You can’t tell me who I can and can’t see, Ben.”
At this point, Ben’s violent streak emerged as he pinned Lola up against the wall, with the young mother exclaiming: “I don’t need permission. Get your hands off me.”
Wanting to keep his hold over Lola, Ben menacingly told her: “Don’t talk to me like that, I don’t like it. Do you understand?”
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