The villainous pair are said to be teaming up to secretly plot the demise of Walford's community hub.
It comes just days after the pub had a near miss when a bus took an unscheduled diversion and crashed through the market stalls outside.
During disaster week, Max (played by Jake Wood) met up with an unknown but sinister-looking company executive intent on demolishing parts of Albert Square.
Viewers have been left guessing if an arson attack is imminent after Max seemingly gave approval to the burning of the pub.
EastEnders spoiler: Aunt Babe and Max Branning to BURN down the Queen Vic
If Babe finds out about Max's plan she's going to team up with him, I can see it #EastEnders.
Aunt Babe (Annette Badland) is always plotting against the Carter family, but this time she may feel she has a reason for revenge following her arrest this week.
Could the two pair up to cause utter havoc in Albert Square?
Following Friday night's episode, there was speculation on social media that the two could cause some damage.
One viewer tweeted: "Max wants to burn down the pub… Babe curses them and the pub… Either they are teaming up or its it's some foretelling… #EastEnders."
"#EastEnders Aunt Babe will burn the Vic down paid by Max," predicted another, as a third posted: "Babe and Max to team up and take down the pub? #EastEnders."
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A fourth said: "If Babe finds out about Max's plan she's going to team up with him, I can see it #EastEnders."
Some fans believe that Aunt Babe may get the blame should the storyline occur, even if she is innocent.
One EastEnders fan tweeted: "Didn't Max want to burn down the Vic the other week? Maybe Babe will get the blame when she's actually innocent for once #EastEnders."
"Don't forget Max said the Vic is next babe dropped the curse but it for Max who will be responsible for the end of the Carters #EastEnders," posted another.
A third said: "Next story on #EastEnders: Who killed the #QueenVic? #Babe or #Max?"