EastEnders spoilers: The single mother, played by Lorraine Stanley in the BBC soap, is in desperate need of money after losing her work.
Bernie tells Karen about her upcoming date with newcomer Molly the following week, but Karen’s ears perk up when she overhears Rainie and Stuart discussing their surrogate quest.
When Karen receives a call from someone demanding the money she owes them, she is shocked.
When Karen and Bernie arrive home, they discover the living room has been tipped.
When Mitch notices that someone has left threatening messages demanding payment, she realizes it’s a loan shark.
Karen play with the idea of being Rainie’s proxy for money and tells her family about it, but Bernie quickly shuts her down.
Is Bernie willing to act as their surrogate?
Can Bernie instead agree to be their surrogate?
Tiffany Butcher agreed to carry a child for Rainie and Stuart in exchange for money, according to EastEnders viewers.
Everything changed, however, when Tiffany’s sister Whitney learned of her scheme.
Whitney teamed up with Jack, concerned about Tiffany’s well-being, and warned her that the surrogacy would end in tears.
Tiffany decided it was a silly idea and backed out, much to Rainie’s dismay, when Jack found out that paying a surrogate in England is illegal.