Luke squares up to Ben Eastenders
BEN THINKS LUKE LIKES HIM. BUT WE RECKON LUKE WILL BE ORDERED TO GET RID OF BEN!
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Smooth operator Luke Browning’s nicely tailored feathers were ruffled when he realised his new boyfriend Ben Mitchell’s mother is Kathy Beale. Ben, though, has no idea that Luke is the son of James Willmott-brown, the man who raped his mother in 1988.
Ben thought his dad Phil Mitchell’s temper tantrum at the family tea party in posh Luke’s honour had put Luke right off him. So Ben was surprised when Luke asked if they could start again. Except it wasn’t really Luke asking… Willmott-brown ordered him to get close to Ben.
And now that we know Ben will be exiting Albert Square at the end of this year, we reckon he’s going to become a casualty of the war twisted Willmott-brown is waging on Walford!
Phil tells his missus, Sharon, that he thinks Luke is using Ben. And he’s right! He just doesn’t know why, but he soon gets some pieces of the puzzle.
‘First, Luke takes advantage of his relationship with Ben to get to Jay and then offer to buy the car lot Phil gave him,’ our Enders insider reveals.
‘Luke then makes some exciting suggestions to Ben about expanding his garage business to a different clientele. And that’s when Phil really sits up and starts to take notice.’
But can Phil put the pieces of the puzzle together and see the bigger picture, which is, of course, that there’s a lot more at stake than just the car lot and garage?
And even if he did, would Ben listen to him? Or would he just think that Phil doesn’t like his taste in men?
Of course, there is the tiniest possibility Ben will leave by eloping with Luke. But the reality is more likely to be that Ben will get his heart broken when he discovers who Luke is… And, in a bigger tragedy, Luke could be ordered to kill Ben during Willmott-brown’s bitter battle.
Luke asks Ben for a second chance… But what does he really want from Kathy’s son?
Luke wants to buy the car lot, but will Jay want to sell it to him?