EASTENDERS' Janine Butcher is back to her scheming best as she attempts to bag Mick Carter for Christmas.
Charlie Brooks' explosive BBC One character has her sights set on the head of the Queen Vic and her obsessive ways means she'll stop at nothing to get her man.
EastEnders spoilers show Janine getting flirty with Mick, played by Danny Dyer, as they put the decorations up at the pub.
Nancy and Shirley warily look on but miss the schemer as she switches up the Best Spouse In the Ouse questions for the festive quiz.
Mick is annoyed, but his tempers fade when Janine tells him she's taken care of his kids' presents with the help of Billy Mitchell.
The next day, Janine ramps up her cheeky streak in an attempt to catch Mick's eye as she dresses as Mrs Claus.
After realising Billy's choice of gifts was awful, she is dealt a further blow when her daughter Scarlett says she will be spending Christmas at the Slaters' home.
In a tender moment she turns to Mick for help, after she learns he will be spending the seasonal time away from wife Linda after she fled Walford with baby Annie.
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He encourages her to get in contact with the youngster.
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Yet Frank Butcher's daughter's troublesome streak doesn't fade, as she continues to try to attract Mick.
She tells Zack that Mick's daughter Nancy still likes him and he should ask him back out – despite Mick battering Zack in a recent fight.
Nancy is left furious but worse is to come when Janine's mind is set whirring after realising Mick's desperate desire to contact Linda.
He announces he is bringing his family together and Stuart helps him to plan the perfect family party.
Billy mentions Linda's battle with booze which adds to warped Janine's inspiration.
When Linda is a no-show at the doo, Mick is forced to explain the reality to Nancy.
His daughter then takes delight in sending Janine packing – but things take a dark twist when Janine's plan is revealed.
After taking a trip with Zack to try to sort their relationship once and for all, Nancy leaves Mick with an ultimatum on New Year's Eve.
Will he side with his family, or Janine?
Janine returned to EastEnders this year – with soap bosses vowing "she's changed."
The villain was most famous for pushing her husband Barry off a cliff.
As well as killing Barry while on honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, Janine also murdered fourth husband Michael Moon.
She tried to bump off second husband Ryan Malloy, fatally ran over Ronnie Mitchell’s long-lost daughter Danielle, attempted to defraud the Mitchell family and framed arch-nemesis Stacey Slater for attempted murder.
Executive producer Jon Sen and showrunner Kate Oates wanted to bring Janine back for some time, and at the time said they were looking forward to seeing the character lock horns with some “fresh meat”, as many of Walford’s current inhabitants had yet to cross her prior to her explosive arrival.
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