Just when we thought we were finally getting over the shock that Bobby Beale killed Lucy Beale, EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins goes and promises tonight’s live show will be properly emotional.
We’re not *entirely* sure we’re going to be able to handle this. We’re probably going to need the entirety of Saturday and probably Sunday AND next week to get over it all.
We better stock up on chocolate.
Taking to Twitter after last night’s dramatic revelations that Bobby is the big killer, Dominic promised that tonight’s finale to the soap’s HUGE live week would be one big ‘sobfest’.
He wrote: “And there you have it. But the COMPLETELY LIVE fallout tomorrow is going to have you reaching for the tissues… #EELive.”
We did not sign up for this.
As well as guaranteeing that we’d be a giant ball of emotion at the end of tonight’s show, Dom also hinted that there’s way more to the story than we think.
Yikes. Could this mean another twist? Was someone ELSE involved?
In case you didn’t catch last night’s ridiculously dramatic shows, it all started with the first of the 30th Anniversary show when the Beale family were under scrutiny thanks to Lauren Branning’s letter which said that she knew Lucy was murdered in the Beale home.
With the note indicating that one of the Beales must have been behind the murder, the spotlight was on the family before Ian seemed to have pieced together all of the evidence and reached a conclusion.
And his conclusion? That Jane was the big killer, which he revealed by phoning her and saying: “It’s me. I know. I know you killed Lucy. Get everyone out the house, I’m coming home.”
Fun Wedding day for Ian and Jane.
However, in the second episode we were treated to a massive twist as we went back to Good Friday 2014, the night Lucy was murdered.
As well as walking through every piece of evidence they’d found so far, like how blood got to be on Max Branning’s shoe (it was a nosebleed, in case you missed it), the soap also messed with our heads as they moved from suspect to suspect, showing how it could have been any one of them because of their vast array of motives.
At one point, we were pretty convinced it was Denise Fox, after her and Lucy had a physical fight when Lucy overheard Denise telling someone on the phone that she wanted to leave Ian. But alas, we were wrong.
It all came to a head when Jane received a phone call presumable from Lucy and wandered round to the Beale household to see what was going on.
Whilst we thought this was the moment that we’d see EXACTLY how Jane killed her daughter, what we actually saw was Jane walking in the house and finding that Lucy was already dead.
In a dramatic final revelation, Jane then turned around and found Bobby standing in the living room in his PJs holding the infamous music box which was said to be the last thing Lucy heard before she died.
He then said: “Whatever she says, she started it. She made everyone unhappy.”
Cue famous duff-duffs and our jaws dropping to the ground – even if he was the bookies’ favourite to have been the killer. We just didn’t know and ARGH.
We’re not sure we’re ENTIRELY ready for whatever’s coming our way at 8pm tonight, but we’re going to have to try.
And then have a long lie-down to get over all the drama.
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