Will Jane be killed? Where are Stacey & Phil? When will Linda fess up? Who gets shot by Ted?
THERE’S A DEATH ON THE SQUARE – BUT IS THE CAUSE ACCIDENTAL OR DELIBERATE…?
What could possibly be more harmless than a neighbourhood garden festival? Certainly, the residents of Albert Square feel no reason to worry as they gather to celebrate Walford In Bloom. But little do they realise that a terrible chain of events will soon lead to the grisly death of one of their friends…
The day dawns bright while Walford’s most communityminded survey the result of their green-fingered labours – and the Square has never looked more beautiful! The trouble is, it’s just a facade…
Resentment is simmering, as a group of angry protesters heckle the visiting mayor, determined to put a stop to the planned ‘Halfway House’ hostel. A riot breaks out, but the police don’t have time to intercede before work on an exposed gas main is disrupted – with tragic consequences!
A fireball rips through Albert Square, throwing bodies into the air and causing the crowd to stampede in panic. But who has been injured – or worse?
Stacey is missing, and the Mitchells are deeply worried when they realise that Phil was standing near the blast. Meanwhile, across the Square, unstable Ted reaches for his gun – and soon, a shot is fired!
Steven Beale realises that he may have found his chance to silence interfering Jane – and in the most permanent way…
Against a backdrop of chaos and carnage, Steven’s worst nightmare unfolds this week – as Jane threatens to tell Lauren and Ian that his cancer story is a sick lie!
However, after Jane learns that Max is part of the deception – and that he’s secretly plotting to wreak a terrible revenge on the Square – her life is placed in deadly danger when Max orders Steven to silence her for good…
“Desperate times call for desperate measures,” insists our Eastenders spy. “Jane is threatening to undo months of Max’s wicked plotting – and don’t forget that he’s doing the bidding of some very ruthless people. Meanwhile, Steven has been pushed to the point of no return, and is left with very little choice but to do what Max tells him.”
The fuse is lit after Steven confesses to Max that Jane has rumbled the truth about his ‘illness’, and begs him for help. Meanwhile, Jane is slowly piecing together the jigsaw of Steven’s involvement with Max, and sets about confronting Walford’s master manipulator at the restaurant.
“Ian and Jane have always struggled with the notion that Max was happy to forgive and forget, given that he was wrongfully sent to jail for their daughter Lucy’s murder,” our source reminds us. “Of course, he was never going to let sleeping dogs lie, and once Jane realises what he’s been plotting, everything suddenly falls into place.”
Meanwhile, all hell breaks loose when the gas explosion rips through the Square.
The disaster buys Max some time, but he panics and puts pressure on Steven to sort out their problem with Jane once and for all.
As Steven and Jane face off in the mother of all showdowns at Beales, the desperate fella lashes out before taking a match to the building. Will he leave Jane to perish? Or could this be the end of Steven?