He’s hiding his doubts, while she’s denying her mental illness.
During tonight’s EastEnders (12th April), Jean Slater (Gillian Slater) was in a celebratory mood once more after Harvey Monroe (Ross Boatman) agreed to marry her.
This latest development comes at a difficult time for Jean, who has been exhibiting signs of a mental illness relapse for some time.
Jean has maintained that she is fine, while Harvey, her new beau, has been oblivious due to his own problems. Harvey recently ended his relationship with Jean after discovering she attempted to seduce his pal Rocky Cotton (Brian Conley) in the Vic restrooms.
Meanwhile, Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner), Jean’s daughter, has been concerned for several weeks as her mother’s behavior has become increasingly erratic.
When Jean told young grandson Arthur how his father Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) was murdered at the tube station by evil Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith), Stacey was enraged, and the two had a major brawl. Jean moved in with Harvey right away, declaring that Stacey was no longer alive.
Stacey, on the other hand, hasn’t let this stop her from interfering in her mother’s life by scheduling a doctor’s appointment behind her mother’s back. Despite their split, Jean was unimpressed by this, as she was too preoccupied with partying with a group of stags and spontaneously proposing to Harvey.
Harvey was seen pondering Jean’s question tonight, while the woman herself celebrated with Shirley Carter (Linda Henry), confident that Harvey would say yes. After being threatened and assaulted by incarcerated son Aaron’s (Charlie Wernham) racist pal Neil, he was still struggling (Thomas Coombes).
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Rocky promised to keep quiet when Harvey’s daughter Dana (Barbara Smith) told him she was delaying going to university because of her father, but he ended up miming the truth to him.
Harvey made a big decision after telling Dana not to postpone her plans for him because of this news and Shirley’s encouragement that he should be with Jean.
Harvey later surprised Jean with a rose-petal-filled proposal at the flat, reaffirming his love for her. Jean was overjoyed to accept, while Harvey appeared to be having reservations based on his expression.
How will Stacey react when she learns of her mother’s unexpected engagement? Jean is unlikely to listen to her daughter’s concerns because she insists she isn’t ill. Will Harvey, on the other hand, notice that Jean is having a manic episode?
Will the couple’s wedding take place before Jean receives the assistance she requires?