Sharon’s great temptation
Struggling with a widening rift in her marriage to Phil, Sharon wrestles with the lure of a hot fling with young Keanu!
The devastating after-shock of Shakil Kazemi’s gang-related stabbing murder are still haunting Albert Square weeks after the tragic teen was laid to rest. Sharon is feeling the community’s pain more than most with her 12-year-old son Dennis also becoming entangled with a local gang. To Sharon’s relief, garage mechanic
Keanu, who works for her husband Phil at The Arches, has gone out of his way to protect Dennis from the gang’s in uence. Nevertheless, the rebel’s been intent on defying his mother, and Keanu’s warnings and the fear of her son being injured or killed has propelled Sharon to hide what’s going on from Phil. She’s keenly aware his notorious bad temper would explode and cause more harm than good if he knew!
Fatefully, the truth emerges when Phil senses Dennis’s awkward behaviour on seeing the gang again. Suspicious, he quizzes Keanu who keeps mum – only for his mother Karen to let slip the details. Furious, Phil blusters at Sharon for keeping him in the dark and then ies into a rage when Keanu defends her choice to stay silent, sacking him from the garage!
In the aftermath of the outburst, Sharon’s efforts to make peace with Phil are met with his stony silence, leaving her to apologise to Keanu for what’s happened. Sexual sparks are soon ying between Mrs Mitchell and the young stud and a ruffled Sharon con des to best friend Linda that she’s been irting with a younger man. Her agitation is even more evident following other close calls... before Sharon ponders Keanu’s invitation for drinks.
Trying to distance herself and focus on her marriage, Sharon realises that escaping the temptation that cute Keanu offers won’t be as easy as she’s making out. TVS