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    I hope we see more of her soon. She was a great character who was played by a wonderful actress - it felt like her drugs storyline wasn't complete in the episodes that she was in and when she left, i felt there wasn't a proper conclusion to it all so i hope she comes back so this storyline can continue!

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    With the time that she told Tanya about between being caught with drugs and having someone else after her, I don't think it will be long before she tries to make the peace with Tanya and get back under her roof.

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    Rainie

    Cora Cross gets a much-needed boost next week as her troubled daughter Rainie moves in with her.

    Rainie (Tanya Franks) ends up relying on support from her mother after Phil Mitchell continues to interfere with her messy personal life.

    After Phil (Steve McFadden) tells his partner Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean) about Ian and Rainie's sordid secret, she reminds him that it's not his problem and to stay well out of it.

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    Troubled EastEnders character Rainie Cross goes on the warpath next week, meaning that she poses more of a threat to Ian Beale's secret than ever before.

    When Rainie realises that she has nothing else left to lose, she prepares to tell the truth about how Ian (Adam Woodyatt) paid her for sex on the night that his daughter Lucy was murdered. Will Ian be able to stop her, or will he be too late this time?

    Digital Spy recently caught up with Tanya Franks, who plays Rainie, to hear more about her alter ego's future and the reasons behind her extreme behaviour.

    Was it a surprise when you got the call to return to EastEnders?
    "Yeah, it was actually! I was in Los Angeles at the time and the call came completely out of the blue. I had no idea that anybody was thinking about bringing Rainie back, so it was very nice to get the call."

    Have you always been interested in possibly coming back?
    "I have for the right storyline. There's been a couple of occasions in the past when I wasn't able to come back, and so this time was lovely because it was the right storyline and the right time. I felt happy about the story and working alongside these different characters, so I wanted to take it on. If something interests you then it's definitely worth talking about!"

    Have you enjoyed exploring Rainie now that she's back at rock bottom again?
    "Yes I have. It's a change to where Rainie was going before, as there was a point where she was perhaps having more of a hold on herself, but this is sometimes what happens to people. Unless someone with Rainie's problems really can commit to making the change, quite often they will end up going back to square one.

    "That's where Rainie is at the moment and it's a bit of a vicious cycle for her. It takes a lot of strength to want to come out of that situation. Some people can find that strength, thank goodness, but for some people it's so much more difficult. They need support from the people around them more than they like to admit."

    Rainie takes the money from Cora and leaves
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    Rainie is struggling to feed her addiction

    Does the role require much personal research on your part?
    "It does require research and I certainly have to make sure that there's a real understanding of what Rainie is going through at any given time and the effects of what she's using. That's why I love playing her, because she's always a challenge to me and I always learn something new from her."

    We'll have to wait and see if Rainie can turn things around, but do you hope something positive can come out of the story for the viewers?
    "I do. I think it'd be great if people could stop judging other people in society and start to realise that we all have our problems and issues. For some people it's addiction and for some people it might be emotional problems. They're all things that we have to tackle.

    "No matter what the choices are that people have made in the past, we should focus on how we can make somebody's day better now or tomorrow. I hope that having characters like this in a show like EastEnders makes people think once in a while, as that's definitely not a bad thing."

    Next week, it looks like Rainie is ready to expose Ian's secret… Why is that?
    "Rainie has almost entrapped herself with this need to get money for drugs, but at the same time, there's also a moral issue with it now.

    "Rainie thinks that society and the other characters on the Square are all quick to judge her, call her names and say that she's not worth anything. She thinks they should look at their own lives! They may not have her problems, but some of them are also doing bad things and she thinks they're not any better than she is. Rainie very much hits that moral defence of herself, so that's why she's a danger to Ian's secret."

    What happens when Cora tries once again to help Rainie?
    "There's always an interesting dynamic between Rainie and Cora. It's lovely, because those characters have a lot of history even though it's not necessarily a happy one.

    "Rainie did live with Cora before, but whether you can say they've actually been there for each other is a different thing. Cora has a lot of love for Rainie and still sees herself as her mother, so she tries to help in the best way she can.

    "I think it's quite interesting to explore how families manage to see past the tragic side when it really comes down to needing each other. This time, Rainie really needs Cora."

    Rainie promises to stay with Cora and get clean
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    Rainie promises to stay with Cora and get clean

    As Tanya, do you want Rainie to change or is it more interesting when she's troubled?
    "It's a real mixture, actually, because even when Rainie is getting back on track, I'm always aware that the troubled side of her is only a slight element away. Even if Rainie is having a good time, she's also fighting her own inner demons. That's always bubbling beneath, even if everything seems to be normal.

    "It's always interesting to explore the troubled side of Rainie because it's such a stretch and I learn so much about elements of the human psyche that I didn't know before. You have to go to a place that you may not necessarily want to."

    You always keep busy with other roles, but would you ever be interested in a more permanent deal with EastEnders?
    "Well, I did eight months on the last contract and that's quite a long time. I don't know, to be honest - I can't really say for sure. If it was talked about and I felt that it was really still going to challenge me as an actor in some way or another, then it's always worth thinking about.

    "But at the same time, if I was to take a permanent role with EastEnders, I wouldn't get a chance to work on all of the other lovely productions that I work on. I never say never because you never know what's going to happen, but right now it's lovely being able to come and go."

    Your scenes with Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell) four years ago were really memorable. Were you glad to get the chance to work with him again for your recent scenes?
    "Yeah, definitely. I enjoy working with Steve and I think our characters have an interesting dynamic. I think there's a kindred spirit there between Phil and Rainie, so that's always something that is interesting to explore."

    Phil drags Rainie off to the allotments
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    Phil and Rainie have been sharing more scenes

    What is Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale) like to work with?
    "I think the amazing thing with EastEnders is how the long-standing cast members like Adam still have such integrity towards the work. It feels like people want to do their best, and they want the show to be the best that it can be.

    "Adam's fun to work with and he's a lovely guy. Before this, we've never really had anything to do together. We've been in scenes together but never interacted properly, so it's been great to have that experience with him."

    How do EastEnders fans react to you?
    "Everybody's been lovely actually. Rainie seems to have been a character that has captured people's interest, so when people speak to me, it's usually from quite a positive point of view and that's always lovely! Nobody's been horrible or anything like that. Whether they are from a distance I don't know, but certainly when they approach me they're not!"

    Do you have a theory on who killed Lucy?
    "I don't! I think they've set it up so well that it could be a number of people. I don't have any idea. I'm sure there's probably a tiny core of people who do know, but I'm not one of the chosen few! That's a whole big tangled web, that one!"
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    Online talk of her return tomorrow and permanently in Spring

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    Rainie Cross is set to make a dramatic return to EastEnders in coming months as Tanya Franks is reprising the role she last played in 2014. Viewers will see Rainie make a brief appearance on Friday 19th January as part of the final episode of Abi Branning as Lorna Fitzgerald’s character dies. But she will then make a longer term return later in the year and will undoubtedly bring chaos to those around her.


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    she married max is this to get custody of abi baby?

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    rainie and jack have a history, secret child? history revisited?

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    i thought she was really sick like aids, hiv or up duffy but is she just really faking for max?

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