TV News Melanie Owen makes a mysterious return in Thursday´s Eastenders Posted on 01/11/2018 1 min read Mel Owen returns to Albert Square after nearly 16 years away, but the big question is why she’s back. Ian is surprised when Mel turns up at the cafe unexpectedly and they start to catch up. When Mel uses the conversation to her advantage, has an ulterior motive for returning been revealed? Meanwhile, Mariam and Arshad call the police about Daisy as a desperate search is launched. Ian finds Daisy hiding with Dave the cat, but the damage may have already been done when Masood learns that this could jeopardise Mariam and Arshad’s chances of fostering Daisy or any other children. Elsewhere, there’s a setback for Karen when she sees that the job is still being advertised and later finds out that other interviews are taking place.