EastEnders has been great of late, but this gangster plot line is not only baffling, it is also totally unnecessary. I suspect the NYD ratings for it will be quite low as viewers tend to wander away when gangster storylines dominate.
That said, Mick doing a potential hold up in doggy slippers was inspired and made me chuckle. But, I don't really see the point of this particular story. Like yourself, it's hard to know who they're robbing - and why. And who cares?
And the sudden disappearances of Lauren and Abi. I know they were supposed to be departing or are we still yet to see them depart?
They haven't left yet. It has dragged on though.
The episodes broadcast on Christmas Day and Boxing Day were both set on Christmas Day/Night.
They both ended on great cliffhanger, yet when the episode opened on 27th, it seemed to jump a few days. Tanya had vanished, and there was a sudden focus on different storylines.
To me, the last few episodes have felt very odd, it's as if they'd forgotten about the climax to the weyland and co story, so just slotted it in between the branning sister drama and the robbery.