Ricky isn’t very pleased to see Sam (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)
Having brought a whole load of trouble home from Spain, Sam leaves it a few days before she heads over to see son Ricky (Frankie Day) and new granddaughter Charli.
However, Ricky is furious that she has been home for so long and hadn’t come to see him and the baby sooner.
What Ricky doesn’t know is that Sam has been facing trouble from drug boss Camillo, who tracks her down in Albert Square and gets violent because she owes him money.
Thankfully, Phil and Billy Mitchell (Steve McFadden and Perry Fenwick) are soon on hand to help her out, promising Camillo that they will get him his money.
‘She’s dealing with this major crisis,’ actress Kim Medcalf revealed. ‘It’s the only thing she can think about because it’s self-preservation.
‘Sam needs to get herself sorted, and then she can go to do the mum and granny thing. She tells Ricky that she had stuff going on that she didn’t want him getting involved in, but now she’s here for him.’
Sam finally goes to see Ricky after a few days (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)
With Camillo out of the way, Sam assures Ricky that her troubles are now behind her, and she is determined to be there for him and Charli.
However, Ricky remains cold, and soon Sam turns to Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) for help in getting through to him.
Finally, Sam is able to meet baby Charli, and is absolutely delighted to have a grandchild.
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‘She’s completely smitten,’ Kim explained.
‘I absolutely know that Sam adores Ricky, and she’s proud of him. I think that makes for a lovely relationship between the two of them. If she was just a bit more stable, she would be an amazing mum in many ways.
‘When she sees Charli, she’s just gaga over her. Although she doesn’t like to be called “granny”.’
Determined to be there for her family, Sam asks Phil for a place to stay, but what will he say?
‘Sam knows she has let Ricky down and not been the most conventional mum. But she does want to do the right thing.
‘It’s a big deal to see her son with this little baby and trying to cope with being a dad, so she does want to support him as much as she can.’
Will she be there for her son?