Martin pleads with a reluctant Stacey to join him at the E20 for his school reunion and suggests she invites Ruby along. Ruby agrees to join them and as the night commences, she gets acquainted with some of Martin’s friends; Matt, Glenn and Ross.
(Picture BBC) Ruby enjoys her night out
With the drinks flowing, Ruby and Martin’s friends flirt and Ruby takes a particular shine to Ross. With the night coming to an end, Stacey and Martin depart leaving Ruby to continue the party without them.
As Ross, Matt and Glenn meet with Martin for the breakfast they arranged the night before, Ruby visits Stacey who is keen to find out what happened after she and Martin left the party. As Ruby and Stacey head off, they stop off at the chemist where Stacey overhears Ruby asking for the morning after pill.
(Picture BBC) Stacey overhears Ruby asking for the morning after pill
Stacey senses something is wrong and invites Ruby back home where she learns Ruby slept with Ross before passing out. However, Ruby tells her friend that when she woke up, Matt was on top of her. As Ruby blames herself for being drunk, Stacey tries to comfort her and insists she did nothing wrong – she was raped.
Meanwhile, Martin’s friends share their version of events and Martin learns Ruby slept with Ross and Matt. Martin questions his friends’ actions but they tell him it was consensual.
(Picture BBC) Martin’s friends tell him it was consensual sex
Stacey worries when she can’t get hold of Ruby and her fears grow when she learns from Martin that his friends are insisting it was consensual. Stacey storms off and goes to the police station to seek advice on what to do.
When she returns, she finds Ruby who is struggling to come to terms with what happened. Pained by memories from her own ordeal, Stacey tells a fragile Ruby there’s still time to go to the clinic, and then she can decide whether she wants to go to the police. Ruby agrees and goes to the clinic.
Martin seeks advice from Kush on what to do but is warned not to get involved and instead, offers to take her out for dinner.
Will Martin stand by Stacey or side with his friends? and will Ruby get justice?
EastEnders air these scenes from Monday 8th October