Cora Cross is set to return to EastEnders next month as Max Branning and Rainies mission to fake a marriage in order to prove they would be suitable parents for baby Abi hits a hurdle. Will Cora destroy Maxs hopes of bringing up his granddaughter?
After the funeral of Abis mum of the same name, Max vowed to make up for his failings as a dad and bring up the orphaned child – but Cora has remained determined that he never goes near her following all of his actions over the last years.
Max took desperate measures and faked a relationship with Rainie, paying her for her part in the act. But as the waters start to get muddied and Rainie kisses Max, more vows threaten to divide them and expose the shaky facade.
And then, in the midst of this tension, Cora will turn up in Walford – and she will mean business. Max and Rainie are taken aback by her arrival and it will only serve to cause them more problems as the battle heats up and dirty tricks are played.
Acclaimed actress Ann Mitchell is reprising her role for the storyline and viewers can expect some stand offs. But with both sides believing they are in the right and Rainie potentially not to be trusted by either, who will stand a chance of coming out on top in this war?
And will baby Abi be the main victim as things get nastier?