Mel’s In THE club!
There’s Trouble when Mel reopens walford’s Most dangerous night spot!
STORY So far
Mel Owen slipped straight back into the swing of Walford life with a spot of theft, some family trauma and a close encounter with the Mitchells. It’s as if she never went away!
The hard-bitten blonde and her testy teenage son, Hunter, are trying to build a new life in Mrs Owen’s old stomping ground. But as she prepares to reopen the nightclub where her dead husband, Steve, committed murder, can she lay the ghosts of the past to rest?
Or will someone in Albert Square help her look to the future?
Preparing to relaunch the nightspot in partnership with Sharon Mitchell, Mel is concerned when the burglar alarm keeps going off and she investigates.
With Jack Branning’s help (could he make it any more obvious how much he fancies her?!), they realise someone’s broken in and they’re not alone. But who can’t wait to sample the club’s cocktail menu ahead of the grand opening?
Later on, hormonal Hunter is put out when Jack muscles in on his mum’s preparations and he sets about sabotaging opening night, which is a significant day for the Owens for other reasons.
‘Knowing it’s the anniversary of Steve’s death, Jack reaches out to Hunter,’ reveals our Eastenders source. ‘Mel’s touched, but Hunter wants Jack out of his mum’s life! As they unveil the club’s new sign, Mel is fuming to see what Hunter has done…’
What has naughty Hunter been up to? Since discovering the truth about his murdering gangster father, the boy has been in bits. With the club being the scene of Steve’s biggest crime, does Hunter want to scupper the plan of setting up a business there?
Or is this all about his disapproval of Jack getting involved with his mum?
We love the idea of the club being reopened. Does anyone else still miss the R&R?! And with Mel at the helm, we predict lots of drama.
Although with Billy Mitchell as bouncer (Mel must be desperate on the security front!), how long before there’s murder on the dance floor once again?