Jean mentions to the troubled woman that she should be planning a dinner for Martin, and Ruby realises her error.
With Jean cutting her time with Ruby short, it seems she could be trying to get rid of her so she can visit Stacey.
While there, and in a hospital setting, she may finally explain to Stacey that she could be dying.
But will it make any difference to Jean’s decision?
EastEnders continues on Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC.