TV News Max secretly sabotages things for Lauren in Thursday’s Eastenders Posted on 07/27/2017 48 second read Max finds a way to make things worse for Lauren, but she’s oblivious to what he’s up to. Meanwhile, Carmel receives divorce papers from Umar. Later on, Max urges Carmel to keep their relationship a secret. Elsewhere, Dot’s stubborn side re-emerges when she refuses to accept Sonia’s help over discrepancies with her bills. Also today, Vincent makes alternative plans for the holiday, while Johnny continues to help Derek.